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Curious Eight-Week-Old Hippo Makes a Splash
Offbeat  (tags: hippo, penguins, world, animals, interesting, off-beat, photos, wildlife )

- 8 minutes ago -
From a curious eight-week-old hippopotamus making a splash to the tiniest penguins in the world -- animals in the news around the world. Vanessa Johnston reports.
The Man And The Dog - 90 Second Video Ad That May Bring A Tear To Your Eyes
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, health, humans, interesting, pets, society )

- 2 hours ago -
As his owner gets carted off to the hospital after a stroke, this dog becomes (naturally) worried and depressed. But the ending provides a big surprise that lifts up the pups spirits... Featured story (Video On Site) on today's Animal News Sentinel.
So Did One Drive Oneself? Prince Charles Turns Up to a Church Concert - But His Car's the Star as Fans Queue to See Aston Martin
Offbeat  (tags: aston martin, church, gloucestershire, england, uk, prince charles )

- 2 hours ago -
As the heir to the throne, Prince Charles is accustomed to a large following wherever he goes. But surprisingly it was his royal Aston Martin that stole the show when he turned up at a concert in Fairford, Gloucestershire, yesterday.
The Family Dog as We Know It Today Was Invented in the London of the 19th Century.
Offbeat  (tags: London, UK, dogs, Victorians, book, companionship )

- 3 hours ago -
Dogs have been companions to humans for tens of thousands of years. In a new book, Dr Philip Howell argues that it was the Victorians who âEUR~inventedâEUR(TM) the modern dog with a place at the heart of the family.
Queen Elizabeth II Owns Every Dolphin in Britain and Doesn't Need a Driving License
Offbeat  (tags: Queen, Queen Elizabeth II, passport, laws, dolphins, sherry, wine, driving, Australian government, swans, sturgeon, UK )

- 3 hours ago -
Did you know she is immune from prosecution? That she has her own personal poet, paid in Sherry wine? Or that she holds dominion over British swans and can fire the entire Australian government?
Pictures of the Day: 24 May 2015
Offbeat  (tags: Pictures of the day: 24 May 2015 )

- 6 hours ago -
Cute cow.
22 Strong Contenders for The Most Stupid People On Earth - Zingerule.Com
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, funny, humor )

- 9 hours ago -
They can barely pass the exams that give them the right to watch "Sesame Street".
At Least a Dozen People Have Been Arrested in the US City of Cleveland During Protests After An Officer Was Cleared of All Charg
Offbeat  (tags: Protests, Police, Courts, Civil Unrest, USA )

- 9 hours ago -
At least a dozen people have been arrested in the US city of Cleveland during protests after an officer was cleared of all charges relating to the killing of an unarmed black couple.
6 Of The Most Ridiculous Stunts Pastors Have Pulled To Get People To Church
Offbeat  (tags: odd, humor, funny, bizarre, religion )

- 9 hours ago -
What Christians won't do to win souls to Christ.
Californian Drought: Challenges for Farmers and City Dwellers
Offbeat  (tags: climate-change, globalwarming, trees, wildlife, environment, weather, nature, drought, USA )

- 9 hours ago -
California is now well into a fourth year of severe drought.This year's record low mountain snowpack, which the state relies on to get through its dry summers,
Do You Remember the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle?
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Childhood, Nostalgia, Stunt Cycle, Evel Knievel )

- 9 hours ago -
Almost more than they remember the man himself, many people still fondly reminisce over the toys based on stunt motorcyclist Evel Knievel. Simon Fry looks at a slice of childhood nostalgia.
Is the UK Still a Christian Country?
Offbeat  (tags: Religion, UK )

- 9 hours ago -
Are we losing our religion? The answer for the UK seems to be "Yes", while the answer for the developing world is a resounding "No".
Rain Deluge Brings Floods to Texas and Oklahoma
Offbeat  (tags: Weather, Rain, Floods, Environment, globalwarming, water, USA )

- 9 hours ago -
A deluge of rainfall has burst rivers and brought flood warnings to several southern US states, with Texas and Oklahoma the worst hit so far.
EU Citizens Not Eligible for Referendum Vote, Says No 10
Offbeat  (tags: EU citizens, Referendum, Membership, UK )

- 9 hours ago -
Citizens from most EU countries living in the UK will not get a vote in the referendum on Europe, No 10 has said.
Ayr Hospital Surgeon Amputated Leg With 'Rusty Hacksaw'
Offbeat  (tags: Hospital, surgeon, amputated leg, rusty hacksaw, B&Q DIY store, Scotland, UK )

- 15 hours ago -
A hospital surgeon allegedly used a "rusty hacksaw" to amputate a patient's leg after attempting to get a suitable instrument from B&Q.
Saving Coffee From Extinction
Offbeat  (tags: Coffee, Under-Threat, Arabica, Robusta, extinction )

- 15 hours ago -
Two billion cups of coffee are drunk around the world every day and 25 million families rely on growing coffee for a living. Over the past 15 years,
Who, What, Why: Can You Reduce Sugar in Food Without Anyone Noticing?
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Sugar, WHO )

- 15 hours ago -
Tesco has announced it will reduce the level of sugar in its own-label soft drinks by 5% per year. But how can you reformulate recipes subtly, asks Chris Stokel-Walker.
Legitimizing Censorship: Islamophobia Studies at Berkeley
Offbeat  (tags: Education, Islam, Muslims, University, censorship, society )

- 17 hours ago -
Islamophobia studies is the latest addition to the academic pantheon of politicized, esoteric, and divisive studies whose purpose is to censor criticism of differing views by stigmatizing critics as racist or clinically insane. The University of
What Does Your Gem Say About You?
Offbeat  (tags: precious stones, gems, culture, design, humans, interesting, off-beat, pictures, society, world )

- 18 hours ago -
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.
The World's Best Observation Decks
Offbeat  (tags: photos, pictures, interesting, news, travel, unusual, world, society )

- 18 hours ago -
not for the faint of heart
Unique Home That Starred on TV Has Remarkable 1,800-Year History
Offbeat  (tags: mansion, roman, floors, somerset, history, whitestaunton )

- 1 day ago -
Whitestaunton is a Grade I listed 15th Century manor house that contains a probably unique juxtaposition of modern and ancient elements. In the kitchen alone there are 3rd Century Roman walls, a 15th Century doorway and 21st Century fittings.
New Zealand Migration to Australia Reverses
Offbeat  (tags: New Zealand, Australia, migration )

- 1 day ago -
New Zealand and Australia have an agreement allowing their citizens to live and work freely in either country,For the first time in 24 years more Australians have moved to New Zealand to live and work than the other way around.
Huge Republic of Ireland Vote for Gay Marriage
Offbeat  (tags: same sex marriage, Republic of Ireland )

- 1 day ago -
The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum.
German Woman Annegret Raunigk, 65, Has Quadruplets - Media
Offbeat  (tags: health, births, quadruplets, artificial insemination, Germany, Europe )

- 1 day ago -
A 65-year-old German woman has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure, Germany's RTL television reports.

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