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Elephant Grabs Tourist's GoPro and Takes World's First 'Elfie'
Offbeat  (tags: elephant, selfie, tourist, animals, bizarre, culture, funny, humans, humor, interesting, off-beat, photos, pictures, society, unusual, wildlife )

Lone
- 1 day ago - msn.com
Christian LeBlanc got the selfie of a lifetime when an elephant grabbed his GoPro and snapped a pic of the two of them together. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) shows us the world's first 'elfie'.
What Does Your Gem Say About You?
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Lone
- 3 days ago - ba-bamail.com
Precious stones have a wide variation of color and beauty, and for eons they have been used to symbolise personality traits, nobility and personal choices.
Make Supermarkets Hand Over All Unsold Food to Charities and Offer to the Needy.
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Marco
- 3 days ago - you.38degrees.org.uk
Rather than wasting millions of pounds worth of food that is still usable, make supermarkets donate their leftover products that are still safe to eat, to food banks.
Five Hundred New Fairytales Discovered in Germany
Offbeat  (tags: culture, goodnews, humans, interesting, fairy tales, society, unusual, world )

Kathy
- 4 days ago - theguardian.com
A whole new world of magic animals, brave young princes and evil witches has come to light with the discovery of 500 new fairytales, which were locked away in an archive in Regensburg, Germany for over 150 years.
German Woman, 65, Gives Birth to Quadruplets
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Caree
- 6 days ago - msn.com
A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television said Saturday. RTL said the babies stood a strong chance of survival but possible
Bird Photography By John & Fish
Offbeat  (tags: birds, animals, photographing, beauty, nature, taiwan, arts, culture, humans, off-beat, photos, pictures, world, unusual )

Lone
- 6 days ago - ba-bamail.com
This brother and sister duo have been photographing birds since 2006. Amazed by the beauty of nature, they began taking pictures of the birds of Taiwan
Stunning Photography of Nature
Offbeat  (tags: arts, culture, interesting, off-beat, photos, pictures, unusual, world )

Lone
- 6 days ago - ba-bamail.com
Photographer Ian Plant travels the world, looking for hidden spaces that lurk between the familiar, to show us striking scenery. Interested in a nature shot from a different perspective he takes the ordinary and shines a light on their splendor.
100,000 Christians Killed Yearly for Their Faith
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Penny
- 7 days ago - clarionproject.org
Islamic extremism has created cultural and human genocide on levels unprecedented in modern times. Where is the outcry from the West?
Iraq Tries to Improve Human Rights Through Education
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq, society, education, human rights, culture, government, protection, safety )

Penny
- 7 days ago - al-monitor.com
In a society where conservative religious trends and the rule of tribal law are on the rise, the dissemination of human rights principles is a difficult task.
Starbucks Comes to Tottori; Poster Compares It to Perry Arriving in Japan
Offbeat  (tags: Starbucks, coffee, Japan, Tottori, Snaba Coffee, off-beat, culture )

Naoko
- 8 days ago - japantoday.com
There's still at least one place that's Starbucks-free, though, and that's Tottori, the last prefecture in Japan without a branch of its own.
How Many Basic Foreign Language Words Do You Know?
Offbeat  (tags: quizz, languages, foreign language words, culture, humans, interesting, off-beat, world )

Lone
- 12 days ago - ba-bamail.com
Buenos días! Parlez-vous Français? Grande! Willkommen!
Yay, It's Another Cat Day!
Offbeat  (tags: cats, animals, bizarre, culture, funny, humans, humor, interesting, off-beat, pets, photos, pictures, unusual )

Lone
- 17 days ago - ba-bamail.com
Here are this week's best in cats that are funny, sweet, or downright bizarre.
PETA Euthanized A Lot Of Animals At Its Shelter In 2014, And No-Kill Advocates Are Not Happy About It
Offbeat  (tags: americans, animals, culture, PETA, euthanasia, crime, dogs, cats, pets, protection, safety, society )

Penny
- 18 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The group euthanized 2,454 of its 3,369 cats, dogs and other animals, the vast majority of which were owner surrenders, meaning that they'd been relinquished to the group voluntarily. Just 23 dogs and 16 cats were adopted.
The Difference Between Islam and Islamism?
Offbeat  (tags: Islam, Islamisation, Turkey, Muslims, culture, ethics, protection, safety, society, world )

Penny
- 18 days ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
To understand the root cause of social intolerance and institutionalized violence, it is important to look more closely at how Islamic scriptures refer to non-Muslims. These labels and lies, fed to Muslims from earliest childhood, apparently do not go
 

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