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Restaurant Tipping Abuse Under Investigation
Offbeat  (tags: Restaurant, tipping, abuse, Underhand practice )

- 1 day ago -
Business Secretary Sajid Javid has ordered an investigation into the "abuse" of tipping in restaurants.
Escaped Wiener Dog WILL NOT BE STOPPED!
Offbeat  (tags: too cute, funny, dachshund, weinerdog )

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- 1 day ago -
Check out this wiener dog race. Most of the Dachshunds ran for the finish line, but one determined little doggy made a break for it eluding would be captors, including some of the players, as he took a tour of the ballpark
Nation With Crumbling Bridges and Roads Excited to Build Giant Wall
Offbeat  (tags: funny, truthful, sarcasm, Andy )

- 5 hours ago -
As AmericaâEUR(TM)s bridges, roads, and other infrastructure dangerously deteriorate from decades of neglect, there is a mounting sense of urgency that it is time to build a giant wall.
On This Day 2001: Milosevic to Face Genocide Charge
Offbeat  (tags: On This Day, Slobodan Milosevic, War Crimes, Tribunal, Hague )

- 1 day ago -
Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic is to be charged with genocide - the most serious of all war crimes.
Suicide-Risk Behaviour Patterns Identified - Study
Offbeat  (tags: study, report, mental health, Suicide-risk )

- 1 day ago -
Depressed people who display "risky behaviour", agitation and impulsivity are at least 50% more likely to attempt suicide, a study has found.
Frank Sinatra, I'Ve Got You Under My Skin   video
Offbeat  (tags: music, Frank Sinatra, society, humans )

- 1 day ago -
Just wanted to hear a little bit more of FRANK!
Guantanamo Bay: Obama Considering Closure Options
Offbeat  (tags: White House, Options, Guantanamo Bay. )

- 20 hours ago -
The White House says President Barack Obama is considering "a wide array" of options for closing the controversial US military prison at Guantanamo Bay.
Send Your Name to MARS
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, interesting, technology, unusual )

- 5 hours ago -
This is one of the coolest promotions IâEUR(TM)ve seen in a long time, and it comes as no surprise that the king of cool, NASA, came up with the idea. You can literally send your name on a microchip to Mars by signing up here before September 8, 2015...
Fall In Love With These Mutts
Offbeat  (tags: mutts, animals, dogs, interesting, off-beat, pets, photos, pictures )

- 5 hours ago -
Dogs are among the most varied species in the animal kingdom, coming in all sorts of colors, shapes, and sizes. Some people prefer pure-bred, predictable pooches with known traits and temperaments
On This Day 1980: Polish Workers Win Trade Union Rights
Offbeat  (tags: On This Day, Trade Union, Poland )

- 1 day ago -
Striking Polish workers have won a sweeping victory in a two-month battle with their Communist rulers for the right to independent trade unions and the right to strike.
On This Day 1982: PLO Leader Forced From Beirut
Offbeat  (tags: On This Day, PLO, Beirut, Military, Israeli )

- 1 day ago -
The leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) has left his Beirut headquarters after more than a decade.
Blood Sugar Monitor Tested on Diabetes Patients
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Health Care, diabetes, monitoring, implants, NHS patients, UK )

- 1 day ago -
A blood sugar monitor that can stay in the body for up to five months is being tested on NHS patients.
Information Watchdog Investigates 'Charity Data Sales'
Offbeat  (tags: watchdog, Data Sale, Charity )

- 6 hours ago -
The Information Commissioner's Office is looking into claims that an 87-year-old man's personal details were sold or passed on by charities up to 200 times.
On This Day 1959: Anglo-US TV Debate Makes History
Offbeat  (tags: Prime Minister, President, TV debate, UK, USA )

- 1 day ago -
British prime minister Harold Macmillan and American president Dwight Eisenhower have given an historic live television broadcast from Downing Street.
The Struggles of the World's Hairiest Family
Offbeat  (tags: Hypertrichosis, Rare Condition, Health )

- 3 hours ago -
Jesus Aceves was born with a rare condition that means he has thick hair all over his face. About 30 members of his family also have hypertrichosis making them almost certainly the hairiest family in human history.
21 Quotes From Pope Francis' Encyclical Worth Noting
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, interesting )

- 2 hours ago -
This is a good man.
Borowitz Report(Humor!) -Nation With Crumbling Bridges and Roads Excited to Build Giant Wall
Offbeat  (tags: humor, society, off-beat, wildlife, culture, environment, ethics, funny, bizarre, safety, protection )

- 8 minutes ago -
Nation with Crumbling Bridges and Roads Excited to Build Giant Wall
Man Dies After Being Shot By Police in North London
Offbeat  (tags: Shooting, Police, IPCC, Investigation )

- 20 hours ago -
A man has been shot dead by police in north London.The 43-year-old white man was shot outside a flat on the sixth floor of Picardy House, a 12-storey former local authority building in Enfield.
I-Wonder: How Do Supermarkets Tempt You to Spend More Money?
Offbeat  (tags: Supermarkets, Shopping, Money, Waste )

- 8 minutes ago -
When supermarkets first opened in the UK people were afraid to pick up items and put them in their trolley for fear of being told off. Now we have the opposite problem;

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