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In India, Rice Replaces Ice in Charity Bucket Challenge
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, goodnews, food, India, rice bucket challenge, poor, give, hunger )

Naoko
- 3 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
The famous "ice bucket" challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but with a twist- they are replacing ice with rice in a bid to help the country's vast population of poor, hungry people.
Edible Insects a Boon to Thailand's Farmers
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, diet, ecosystems, water, Thailand, food, insects, food )

Naoko
- 6 days ago - the-japan-news.com
Depending solely on the rains to either yield a good rice crop or leave their fields dry and barren, farmers in this village in northeastern Thailand, the country's poorest region, led a precarious and back-breaking existence. Then they discovered bugs.
Vending Machine Feeds Stray Cats & Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: vending machine, strays, cats, dogs, food, water, recycling, istanbul )

Marie
- 6 days ago - blog.petspyjamas.com
It is estimated that over 150,000 stray cats and dogs wander the streets of Istanbul, so the Pugedon Smart Recycling Boxes will come as a sweet relief to the hungry creatures. Only a few have been released so far and operate at no charge to the city.
Lonely Cat and Stray Become Fast Friends
Offbeat  (tags: activists, americans, family, humans, interesting, sadness, safety, women, GoodNews, cats, animalcruelty, protection, rescued, pets, sadness, suffering, animalwelfare, food, news, pictures, safety )

Kelly
- 8 days ago - catchannel.com
The loud cries in the middle of the night woke up the couple. As soon as they put the outdoor light on, the cries stopped. This continued for a couple of nights, until the couple decided to get a flashlight, go outside and wait for the cries again.~KITTY
Native Soup for the Soul - ICTMN.Com
Offbeat  (tags: food, foods, veggies, Native American )

Sharon
- 14 days ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
Came up in my facebook account. From Native causes.
Harvest 40 Different Fruits From This One Tree
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, environment, ethics, food, humans, interesting )

Frans
- 20 days ago - industrytap.com
Imagine one fruit tree in your backyard that produces 40 varieties of fruit. The picture above is a representation of what a fully blossomed "Tree of Forty Fruits" will look like. It is being created by Syracuse University professor Sam Van Aken...
Why Raccoons Wash Their Food Before Eating
Offbeat  (tags: Racoon's, eating, wash, food, cute, adorable )

Marie
- 28 days ago - mnn.com
The short answer for why raccoons wash their food is, they don't. Surprised? I sure was! You, like me, have probably always heard about how raccoons like to wash off their meal before they dine.
"Top Chef" Winner Richard Blais Gives a Chef's Take on Cat Food
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, funny, food, pets, cats, cats'food, interesting )

Zora
- 34 days ago - catster.com
We chat about his time with the famous Fancy Feast cat and why cats love gravy so much.
The Prisoners of War Who Grew 33,000 Lettuces
Offbeat  (tags: ww1, food, POW )

Ray
- 34 days ago - bbc.co.uk
When thousands of British men were interned in Germany at the start of World War One, they rolled up their sleeves and made the best of it. In their prison camp on the River Spree in Berlin,
This Tree Produces 40 Different Types of Fruit
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, interesting, food, odd )

Shaheen
- 40 days ago - sciencealert.com.au
Award-winning artist Sam Van Aken has grown a hybridised fruit tree that produces 40 different varieties of stone fruit each year.
Washington Woman Eating Only Pet Food for An Entire Month
Offbeat  (tags: pet food, bizarre, culture, food, health, humans, pets, society, unusual )

Lone
- 56 days ago - ca.shine.yahoo.com
"You would be surprised how tasty dog and cat food can be when it's made right,"
Ever Heard A Porcupine Squeak With Pure Joy While Enjoying A Pumpkin? (Warning: Cuteness Overload!)
Offbeat  (tags: video, Porcupine, pumpkins, Halloween, squeals and sounds of joy, wildlife, pets, GoodNews, protection, food, family, treatment, food, CoolStuff, organic, greenliving, environment, garden, performance, off-beat, odd, funny, goodnews, humor )

Kelly
- 63 days ago - trendting.com
Take this adorable pet Porcupine Called "Teddy Bear" for example. For Halloween his owners brought him a huge basket of his favourite treats - pumpkins. The squeals and sounds of joy he makes while munching through them are simply adorable. ~THIS IS BABY
Zack's Shack: Utah Boy's Lemonade Stand Sends Wheelchairs to Developing Countries
Offbeat  (tags: lemonade stand, wheelchairs, boy, cookies and lemonade, Developing Countries, business, children, culture, food, humans, society )

Lone
- 63 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Eleven-year-old Zack Francom's lemonade stands are changing lives. Since 2010, the Provo, Utah, boy has been selling cookies and lemonade at his annual Zack's Shack to buy wheelchairs for people in developing countries.
Child Abuse? 17-Year-Old Drops After Eating Only Chicken Nuggets Since Age 2 | TakePart
Offbeat  (tags: children, diet, food, nutrition, corporate, parenting, odd, safety )

Jude
- 65 days ago - takepart.com
We can talk about McDonald's nutrition standards. We can talk about our economy's effects on our children. This offbeat story is worth a read.
 

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