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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
- 6 hours 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.
VIDEO - Fake Dogs Scare Real Geese From Wis. Park
Offbeat  (tags: animals, canada geese, fake dogs, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, culture, dogs, funny, humans, off-beat, protection, society )

Lone
- 1 day ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Parks officials in Stevens Point, Wisconsin had a fowl problem. Canadian Geese were making a mess of a park, so officials enlisted cardboard versions of man's best friend. (Aug. 28)
How Much Is a Year of Life Worth?
Offbeat  (tags: Medication, Healthcare NICE, NHS, DOH )

Ray
- 22 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Thinking about the cost-benefit decisions on the affordability of drugs made by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) involves a grim question: how much is a year of life worth? How much should you, the taxpayer,
Blue Bird of ?!?! Happiness   video
Offbeat  (tags: americans, bizarre, funny, goodnews, humans, off-beat, pictures, interesting, unusual, humor, women )

Mm
- 10 hours ago - youtube.com
OK this is my 3rd try. No Poop on my head today just PINE SAP...Care2 won't let me post photos, but one remedy Gasoline! Torch!
Calgary Man Fights Off Coyote in Living Room With Vacuum
Offbeat  (tags: coyote, living room, vacuum cleaner, Calgary, animals, bizarre, humans, off-beat, safety, society, wildlife )

Lone
- 7 hours ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
A four-legged visitor got a little too close for comfort to a Calgary family earlier this week.
4 Mysteries That Shape Every Thinking Woman's Life
Offbeat  (tags: world, women, mystery, thinking, intelligent, what, who, why, when where )

Darren
- 2 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
Emma Brockes, author of She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me, explains how questions with no right answers can be confounding--and can also crack open a whole new set of possibilities.
Giant Panda Accused of Faking Pregnancy for Extra Buns
Offbeat  (tags: panda, fake pregnancy, chinese panda, animals, bizarre, culture, funny, health, interesting )

Lone
- 1 day ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
A giant Chinese panda has been accused of faking a pregnancy in a cunning bid for free buns.
Victorian Strangeness: The Pig Singing Competition
Offbeat  (tags: X Factor, Animals, talent show )

Ray
- 4 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Cheer/groan (delete according to mindset): The X Factor is back. Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of the show's Victorian forebear, where the hopefuls had to sing while carrying a pig.
African-American Police Officer: Ferguson 'Heart Wrenching'
Offbeat  (tags: Ferguson, Missouri, USA, African-American, Police, BBC )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
The killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown led to days of protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri, and amplified a rift between the town's African-American residents and the police in the region. But what about police officers who are also black?
The Odd Objects Looted From Washington DC in 1814
Offbeat  (tags: History, War, White House, USA, UK )

Ray
- 22 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
It's been 200 years since the British burned Washington, but objects looted in 1814 will probably never be returned, writes Tammy Thueringer.
How a Drone Busted An Illegal Fishing Operation | TakePart
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, news )

Christeen
- 1 minute ago - takepart.com
This drone was used for the good.
   

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