START A PETITION37,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Offbeat

URGENT - PETITION - Say NO to the Closure of Lyon's Museum of Textiles & Decorative Arts
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, Lyon, France, museum, textiles, decorative arts, Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratif, heritage, history )

Evelyn
- 129 days ago - change.org
This museum has approx 2.5 million textile objects covering 4.5 thousand years of history. Its closure would be a massive loss to world as well as French heritage. (Lyon was a major capital of silk weaving.)
Solid Gold Coin Worth $4m Stolen From Berlin Museum
Offbeat  (tags: Coin, Crime, museum, Germany, Europe )

Ray
- 238 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A giant gold coin bearing the Queen's image, and worth $4m (£3.2m), has been stolen from a museum in Germany.
'Worst View in the World': Banksy Opens Hotel Overlooking Bethlehem Wall
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, hotel, graffiti artist, Banksy, Bethlehem, Palestine, The Walled Off Hotel, Wall, art, museum, dialogue )

Evelyn
- 262 days ago - theguardian.com
British artist launches Walled Off hotel in hope of bringing Israeli tourists - and dialogue - to Bethlehem (although for Israelis this means breaking the law!) as well as others.
Get Lost in These Entrancing Photos of Museum Specimens
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, photos, art, history, museum )

Anna
- 356 days ago - audubon.org
For a recent project, artist Ernest Goh took inspiration from naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace and the Malay Archipelago's rich faunal history.
Refugees Become Art Guides in Germany
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, Refugees&Relief, interesting, culture, Germany, Iraq, Syria, training, museum, guide )

Naoko
- 703 days ago - the-japan-news.com
Berlin's Museum of Islamic Art is one of four in the German capital training refugees from Syria and Iraq to act as guides for others who have come to the country seeking shelter from war and hardship.
The Nine Lives of Russia's Hermitage Cats
Offbeat  (tags: cats, museum, Russia )

Jeri
- 736 days ago - economictimes.indiatimes.com
For more than a century visitors have marvelled at the Hermitage Museum's precious collections, and for just as long dozens of cats have prowled the Saint Petersburg palace's sprawling cellars.
Museum Cats Have Crawled Down Through Russian History
Offbeat  (tags: cats, history, museum, Russia )

Jeri
- 987 days ago - irishtimes.com
Hermitage museum houses 70 cats in its basement and courtyards
Denmark: Charles Darwin's Barnacles Found in Museum
Offbeat  (tags: Charles Darwin, museum, Denmark )

Ray
- 1185 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A collection of barnacles sent by Charles Darwin as a gift to a colleague 160 years ago have been found in Denmark, it's been reported.
9/11 Museum: Obama Attends New York Ceremony
Offbeat  (tags: 9/11, Museum, World Trade Center Towers, USA )

Ray
- 1286 days ago - bbc.co.uk
President Barack Obama has joined September 11 survivors and rescuers at the dedication of a memorial museum on the site of the attacks in New York.
Kenya to Build Africa's First Underwater Museum
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, Africa, museum )

CherAWAY
- 2003 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Kenya is on the brink of building Africa's first underwater museum, which will be dedicated to studying marine life and shipwrecks.
Monster Titaniboa Unveiled at Smithsonian
Offbeat  (tags: giant, snake, titaniboa, Smithsonian, museum, crazy, huge, big, random, bizarre, animals, off-beat, odd, interesting, unusual )

Lindsey
- 2067 days ago - news.yahoo.com
New York commuters arriving at Grand Central Station were greeted by a monstrous sight: a 48-foot-long, 2,500-pound titanoboa snake. The good news: It's not alive. Anymore. But the full-scale replica of the reptile - which was unveiled at..
PETA Wants To Turn OJ Simpson's House Into Museum
Offbeat  (tags: PETA, OJ Simpson, animals, meat, murder, museum, animals, bizarre, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, pets, unusual )

Lindsey
- 2131 days ago - thepostgame.com
PETA would like to buy and turn OJ's five-bedroom home in Kendall, Fla., into a "Meat is Murder" museum. Simpson was infamously accused of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in 1994.The museum would supposedly teach visitors that "nonviolence
Museum Celabrates Life Of Doraemon Creator
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, manga, anime, Doraemon, museum, Kawasaki, Fujiko F. Fujio, manga charactor, popular, children, interesting )

Naoko
- 2272 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Aomost everyone in Japan knows the story of Doraemon, the blue cat who can produce dream toys from a magic pocket in his tummy. Now, the city of Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, thinks it's time tell the story of the man behind that iconic charactor.
Balloon Bombs, Poisons All in a Day's Work at Noborito
Offbeat  (tags: museum, war, balloon bombs, poisons, Kawasaki, military, Peace Education, Japanese Army, history, secret )

Naoko
- 2592 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
"Balloon bombs aimed at North America were released by the thousands," says Meiji University professor Akira Yamada, running his hand in an up-and-down motion across a diagram of the Pacific Ocean.
Will the Man-Eaters of Tsavo Come Home ?
Offbeat  (tags: man-eater, Tsavo, wilderness, return, dangerous, museum, US, Chicago, Kenya, terror )

Naoko
- 2769 days ago - standardmedia.co.ke
More than 100 years ago, the two lions roamed the wilderness of Tsavo in Kenya where they made a reputation as the two most dangerous wild canines ever to inhibit the African savannah plains.
 

butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Popular Tags for: Offbeat

Most Active Stories Today in Offbeat tagged with museum

top story finders in Offbeat

1. Carole K 160 popular stories

2. Animae C 156 popular stories

3. Christeen A 149 popular stories

4. Ted W 141 popular stories

5. Marianne R 137 popular stories

6. Pat B 128 popular stories

7. Mary T 113 popular stories

8. Laura H 111 popular stories

9. Peggy B 99 popular stories

10. Lawren R 97 popular stories

more top news finders »

What makes a top story finder?
A top finder is someone who submits stories that become popular and are promoted to the front page.

wanted: news analysts

Get Active in the Care2 News Network!

Help ferret out the most noteworthy of the Newly Submitted stories and promote them to the Front Page.

care2 news network tools

News Network Bookmarklet

Submit stories from your browser toolbar with the easy to use Add to Care2 News! bookmarklet.

News Network Syndication

Get this page in RSS. Keep up to date with the Care2 News Network in your favorite RSS reader. Yahoo!, Newsgator, Bloglines, and more!
Find out how to subscribe!

care2 newsletter spotlight

Join over 2 Million Care2 Subscribers! Sign up for our FREE Newsletters, Delivered to your Inbox!





New to Care2? Start Here.