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The Ridge
Offbeat  (tags: bicycle, culture, environment, humans, interesting, off-beat, society, world )

Lone
- 19 hours ago - youtube.com
Video: A bike ride like no other
Legal Marijuana Is The Fastest-Growing Industry In The U.S.: Report
Offbeat  (tags: weed, marijuana, legalize, fastest growing industry, US, americans, culture, humans, off-beat, interesting, unusual )

Angela
- 19 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States and if the trend toward legalization spreads to all 50 states, marijuana could become larger than the organic food industry, according to a new report obtained by The Huffington Post.
Stop Getting Scammed and Ripped Off!
Offbeat  (tags: business, ethics, interesting, humans, off-beat, protection, scam, ripoff, criminals )

Kamia
- 1 day ago - everydaycheapskate.com
For 20 years I have interviewed thousands of people who have fallen for scams and ripoffs, and interviewed hundreds of criminals, too. I am frequently asked: "What makes people fall for scams? What makes someone a good 'mark'?" Make sure it is not you.
Taking Your Phone to Bed Might Lead to a Fire.
Offbeat  (tags: phone, bed, fire, girl, texas, sleep, americans, business, children, culture, health, humans, safety, society )

Lone
- 2 days ago - ba-bamail.com
VIDEO: This is the story of a little girl from Texas and how her phone nearly burned her is her sleep.
75 Pictures From the 2014 Finalists in Weather.Com's It's Amazing Out There Photo Contest
Offbeat  (tags: photo contest, society, unusual, wildlife, humans, world, environment, culture, humans, interesting, off-beat, pictures )

Kamia
- 2 days ago - weather.com
I'm a collector of amazing photos, and there were truly some really beautiful ones done by the finalists of Weather.com's annual contest. Enjoy seeing the world up close and person.
Survival Skills: 4 Myths About Staying Warm Outside in Winter
Offbeat  (tags: humans, interesting, protection, survival, cold, winter, hypothermia )

Kamia
- 2 days ago - outdoorlife.com
Although some parts of the country have been enjoying balmy weather recently, the winter is hardly over, and if you get stuck outside, these tips will help you know what to do to stay warm and survive.
When It Rains in Seattle, You Might See a Hidden Sidewalk Message - If You're Paying Attention
Offbeat  (tags: art, design, funny, humans, humor, interesting, off-beat, unusual )

Kathy
- 2 days ago - quirksee.org
Next time you're walking on a Seattle sidewalk on a rainy day, look down. You just might see a message reveal itself. At least that's the intention of Peregrine Church, the 21-year-old magician who has created the unusual art. His stenciled messages
Kind Woman Confronts Twitter Racist With Love
Offbeat  (tags: children, child, education, ethics, family, GoodNews, goodnews, humans, internet, women, humans, interesting, society, Body-Mind-Spirit )

James
- 4 days ago - thedailywh.at
Woman gives anonymous racist words of kindness and encouragement.
Jewish Soldier's WWII Letter, Written on Adolf Hitler's Stationery, Sent to Museum
Offbeat  (tags: americans, humans, Hitler, interesting, news, unusual, WWII )

Ben
- 4 days ago - smh.com.au
Danny Jacobson, a 26-year-old US Army sergeant clerk of the 179th Infantry, wrote a letter to his wife in Hitler's Munich apartment on Hitler's personal stationery.
Paddle Boarder Who Wanted To See Orcas Gets An Up-Close Look
Offbeat  (tags: paddleboarder, orcas, laguna beach, animals, environment, humans, society, wildlife )

Lone
- 5 days ago - npr.org
Rich German says he had been dreaming of getting a close look at orcas. That dream came true recently, as a pod of five orcas swam around -- and even under -- German while he stood on his paddle board off of Laguna Beach, Calif.
Canadian Passports Look Amazing Under Black Light
Offbeat  (tags: passport, canadian, security features, electronic chip, airport, culture, design, humans, photos, pictures, protection, society, unusual, world )

Lone
- 5 days ago - theweathernetwork.com
The 'new' passport -- which was made available on July 1, 2013 -- hosts a number of security features, including an electronic chip that helps airport officials validate its authenticity.
A Selection of Great Owl Moments
Offbeat  (tags: owls, selection, birds, animals, humans, interesting, off-beat, pets, photos, pictures, wildlife )

Lone
- 5 days ago - ba-bamail.com
VIDEO: Owls are a unique species of birds. They're nightly hunters, silent and watching.
19 Amazing Uses for Old Coffee Grounds
Offbeat  (tags: coffee grounds, practiacl uses, culture, humans, interesting, photos, pictures, society )

Lone
- 5 days ago - ba-bamail.com
Most of us discard the old coffee grounds, but you may want to hold on to them after reading about their many practical uses here. There is also a bonus video at the end you won't want to miss.
Beware of the Hog: How a Canadian Pet Pig Scared Off a Ham-Fisted Burglar
Offbeat  (tags: hog, canadian, pets, burglar, england, hero, intruder, animals, bizarre, culture, humans, interesting, protection, safety, society )

Lone
- 8 days ago - ourwindsor.ca
Ludwig, a 240-pound pet porker living with his transplanted family in England, is being hailed as a hero after rousting an intruder
 

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