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Meet Twister, a Rescue Kitten With a Hind Leg Bent Backward
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, monday's Miracle Cat, Twister, Kickstand, adopted by Mel Rems, awesome-pawsome pics, interesting )

Barb
- 3 hours ago - catster.com
"We wonder if she even realizes she is hindered at all," says an SPCA official who helped her.
What Does Your Gem Say About You?
Offbeat  (tags: precious stones, gems, culture, design, humans, interesting, off-beat, pictures, society, world )

Lone
- 1 day ago - ba-bamail.com
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.
Saving Coffee From Extinction
Offbeat  (tags: Coffee, Under-Threat, Arabica, Robusta, extinction )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
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,
Five Hundred New Fairytales Discovered in Germany
Offbeat  (tags: culture, goodnews, humans, interesting, fairy tales, society, unusual, world )

Kathy
- 8 hours ago - theguardian.com
A whole new world of magic animals, brave young princes and evil witches has come to light with the discovery of 500 new fairytales, which were locked away in an archive in Regensburg, Germany for over 150 years.
Who, What, Why: Can You Reduce Sugar in Food Without Anyone Noticing?
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Sugar, WHO )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
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.
Is the UK Still a Christian Country?
Offbeat  (tags: Religion, UK )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
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".
21 Facts About Dogs That Will Blow Your Mind
Offbeat  (tags: Dogs, facts, mind, blowing, offbeat )

Scooby
- 5 hours ago - barkpost.com
Everyone knows that Irish Wolfhounds are the biggest dogs in the land and that a dogâEUR(TM)s brain is specialized for scent, but here are a few quirky and mind-blowing facts that you probably donâEUR(TM)t know related to our beloved pups..
Bride Delighted as White Barn Owl Soars Majestically Down Church Aisle to Deliver Rings in Wedding Ceremony Surprise
Offbeat  (tags: Owl, ring bearer, wedding, church, Sunderland, UK )

Scooby
- 2 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
The look on the bride's face is priceless as a white owl gracefully glides down the aisle to deliver the rings in a wedding surprise that well and truly paid off for the groom and best man.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Jailed for Accepting Illegal Payments of Cash-Filled Envelopes From U.S. Businessman While in Offi
Offbeat  (tags: Israel, prime minister, jailed, illegal, money, businessman, envelopes )

Scooby
- 1 hour ago - dailymail.co.uk
Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in jail for accepting illegal payments from a U.S. businessman.
22 Strong Contenders for The Most Stupid People On Earth - Zingerule.Com
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, funny, humor )

Glenn
- 18 hours ago - zingerule.com
They can barely pass the exams that give them the right to watch "Sesame Street".
Curious Eight-Week-Old Hippo Makes a Splash
Offbeat  (tags: hippo, penguins, world, animals, interesting, off-beat, photos, wildlife )

Lone
- 9 hours ago - msn.com
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.
Amazing Dog Learns to Bounce on Children's Trampoline to Clear 6ft Fence and Escape the Back Garden to Follow His Owner to Work
Offbeat  (tags: paddy, dog, trampoline, escapes, video )

Scooby
- 8 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
Most dogs will burrow beneath the fencing to escape their owners' back gardens.
Could YOU Watch This Video Without Crying? Emotional Organ Donation Film Goes Viral - and Reveals Why Dogs Really Are a Man's Be
Offbeat  (tags: organ donor, video, dogs, offbeat, crying )

Scooby
- 7 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
They say dogs are man's most loyal companions. And this moving film highlights just how close a canine's bond to his owner can be.
EU Citizens Not Eligible for Referendum Vote, Says No 10
Offbeat  (tags: EU citizens, Referendum, Membership, UK )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Citizens from most EU countries living in the UK will not get a vote in the referendum on Europe, No 10 has said.
Rain Deluge Brings Floods to Texas and Oklahoma
Offbeat  (tags: Weather, Rain, Floods, Environment, globalwarming, water, USA )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
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.
Californian Drought: Challenges for Farmers and City Dwellers
Offbeat  (tags: climate-change, globalwarming, trees, wildlife, environment, weather, nature, drought, USA )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
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,
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 )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
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.
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 )

Scooby
- 11 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
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.
DNA Study Suggests Dog Evolution 'Earlier Than Thought'
Offbeat  (tags: Dogs, DNA, Evolution, Study )

Ray
- 8 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than previously though, Swedish researchers have suggested.
Oil Platform Ablaze in Gulf of Mexico, 28 Workers Evacuated âEUR" Coast Guard
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Accident, Ecology, Global economy, Oil, Science, USA )

Ray
- 3 hours ago - rt.com
A fire broke out early Friday morning on a small oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, forcing the evacuation of 28 workers. No injuries were reported, but a 1.4-mile oil slick was visible in the water.
Suicide Rate Among African-American Boys on the Rise âEUR" Study
Offbeat  (tags: suicide, black children, society, environment )

Sandra
- 1 hour ago - rt.com
The suicide rate among young African-American boys has almost doubled since 1993, according to a new study.
Multiple Arrests as Dozens Rally in Oakland Against Police Brutality
Offbeat  (tags: Police, Protest, Rally, USA )

Ray
- 1 hour ago - rt.com
Dozens of protesters have been arrested this weekend in Oakland, California during rallies against police brutality and a new protest policy implemented by the mayor, who called for monitoring of street demonstrations.
Ayr Hospital Surgeon Amputated Leg With 'Rusty Hacksaw'
Offbeat  (tags: Hospital, surgeon, amputated leg, rusty hacksaw, B&Q DIY store, Scotland, UK )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
A hospital surgeon allegedly used a "rusty hacksaw" to amputate a patient's leg after attempting to get a suitable instrument from B&Q.
Do You Remember the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle?
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Childhood, Nostalgia, Stunt Cycle, Evel Knievel )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
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.
6 Of The Most Ridiculous Stunts Pastors Have Pulled To Get People To Church
Offbeat  (tags: odd, humor, funny, bizarre, religion )

Glenn
- 18 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
What Christians won't do to win souls to Christ.
Cunard's Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth Cruise Ships Join the Queen Mary 2 in Liverpool for a Synchronised 'River Dance' Cel
Offbeat  (tags: cunard, liverpool, queen elizabeth, queen mary 11, ships, docked, uk, england, red arrows )

Scooby
- 7 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
The world's largest and grandest ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2, has joined for the first time on the River Mersey with fellow fleet members the Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth for an unprecedented 'dance' in celebration of Cunard's 175th
 

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