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Whoa! - Hello Kitty Is Not a Cat and Never Has Been Company Insists
Offbeat  (tags: business, culture, design, funny, humans, interesting, odd, off-beat, society, world, bizarre, children, business, culture, design, funny, humans, humor, interesting, off-beat, society, unusual, world )

Caree
- 4 hours ago - news.msn.com
Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan's global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: "But she's got whiskers!" The moon-faced creation that adorns everything from pencil cases to pyjamas isn't a
In America, Children Come to Guns Early
Offbeat  (tags: Guns, Children, USA )

Ray
- 4 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
This week, a nine-year-old girl firing an Uzi submachine gun accidentally shot to death her weapons instructor. Not all Americans grow up shooting guns - but those who do often start young.
Newly Found Mayan Cities
Offbeat  (tags: world, Mexico, unusual, discovery, Mayan culture )

Alexandra
- 5 hours ago - metronews.ca
Two lost Maya cities recently uncovered by an international team of scientists in Mexico could help decipher the story of the empire's early capitals to the south that were eventually abandoned for large cities on the Yucatan peninsula.
Bill Maher Supports ALS, But Wants Cheney to Take the 'Douse Yourself in Gasoline Challenge' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Americans, Bill Maher, Dick Cheney, 'Ice Bucket Challenge', funny, humor, off-beat, politics, interesting )

Carrie
- 5 hours ago - rawstory.com
HBO host Bill Maher on Thursday became the latest celebrity to take the "Ice Bucket Challenge" in support of ALS, and then issued his own challenge to former Vice President Dick Cheney.
5 Largest Public Transit Systems in the U.S. » EcoWatch
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, interesting )

Christeen
- 7 hours ago - ecowatch.com
See how people travel.
VIDEO - A Sweet and Funny Compilation of Bulldogs!
Offbeat  (tags: Bulldogs, Compilationdogs, animals, funny, humor, off-beat, pets, society )

Lone
- 7 hours ago - ba-bamail.com
Bulldogs are some of my favourite dogs, mainly because they are so funny looking, and, even for dogs, are incredibly loyal and loving dogs. This compilation of bulldog videos is both sweet and hilarious!
Arthur Conan Doyle's Eerie Vision of the Future of War
Offbeat  (tags: Writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, UK )

Ray
- 8 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
A century ago Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a short story about the threat of starvation in Britain - caused by enemy submarines - and the need for a Channel Tunnel. Was his bleak vision justified?
10 Little-Known Facts About America - Grandparents.Com
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, interesting )

Christeen
- 11 hours ago - grandparents.com
Some fun facts.
Excited Lioness Pounces on Conservationist for a Hug ... Forgetting She's Bigger Than Him
Offbeat  (tags: Lioness, hugs, big cat, conservationist, video )

Marie
- 12 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
When faced with a lioness clawing at its flimsy cage, most of us would do a runner. But Valentin Gruener calmly approaches the cage - and lets the beast run wild.
Weirdest Worm Ever? Clawed Creature Finds Its Family Tree
Offbeat  (tags: science, discovery, research, fossil worm )

Beatrice
- 15 hours ago - livescience.com
When researchers first discovered the fossil worm Hallucigenia in the 1970s, they were so perplexed they identified its head as its tail and its legs as its spines. Now, this 505-million-year-old worm, whose fossil was discovered in Canada's Burgess
10 Most Beautiful Natural Arches in the World
Offbeat  (tags: nature photography )

Alexandra
- 20 hours ago - womanitely.com
There are many beautiful natural arches in the world. Whether large and impressive or delicate and small, these arches are a visual wonder of how fascinating our planet is.
 

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