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Cow Spotted Riding in a Tiny Car
Offbeat  (tags: animals, bizarre, culture, funny, humans, society, unusual, cow, tiny car, Kazakhstan car )

- 18 hours ago -
VIDEO - This viral video from Kazakhstan shows a rickety green car transporting a cow in the back seat!
Number of Same-Sex Weddings Revealed for the First Time
Offbeat  (tags: Marriage, Same-Sex Marriage, UK )

- 1 day ago -
Just over 1,400 same-sex marriages took place in the first three months of the new law, official figures have revealed. Of these, 56% were female couples and 44% were male.
Sanctions Can Give a Major Boost to Reindeer Meat Industry in Siberia
Offbeat  (tags: government, interesting, society )

- 13 hours ago -
With US and European meat disappearing from supermarkets in Russia, there is an opportunity for domestic producers to fill gaps in the market.
Victorian Strangeness: The Drunken Monkey That Smashed Up a Bar
Offbeat  (tags: News Papers, Archive, Animals, Britain, UK )

- 5 hours ago -
The British Newspaper Archive is a treasure trove of outlandish tales from the Victorian press. Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of a monkey that went on a drunken rampage.
Outrage as Pitbull Mix Eats Through a $20 Stash of Marijuana... and Owner LAUGHS
Offbeat  (tags: Michigan, pit bull, marijuana, dog, stoned, laughs, cruelty )

- 15 hours ago -
Pet lovers across the nation are outraged at a Michigan woman whose dog ate a bag of marijuana -- then laughed as the poor pooch got stoned.
High Tide / Low Tide! (Interactive Photos - Low & High Tides of Same Site))
Offbeat  (tags: UK, photos, low tide, high time, photographer, Michael Marten )

- 17 hours ago -
Marten took photos of the same locations 8 &16 hours apart, & showed the contrast between those images, a work displaying the dynamic nature of the tides & how landscape can be drastically different on a daily basis. click on photos - see low & high tide
Language: Top 100 Cockney Rhyming Slang Words and Phrases
Offbeat  (tags: Cockney, rhyming slang, language, verses, east end, London, UK, cockney )

- 3 hours ago -
Rhyming slang is believed to have originated in the mid-19th century in the East End of London, with sources suggesting some time in the 1840s. It dates from around 1840 among the predominantly Cockney population of the East End of London
Offbeat  (tags: environment, goodnews, teachers )

- 20 hours ago -
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Pledge $1 Million to DonorsChoose
The Fraught World of UK Surrogacy
Offbeat  (tags: Babies, surrogates, women, regulation, UK )

- 1 day ago -
In the UK you cannot pay for a woman to have your baby, regulation is loose and arrangements depend entirely on trust. Demand for surrogates far outstrips supply.
A Quiz on British History You Can Do in the Car
Offbeat  (tags: Quiz, British History, UK )

- 5 hours ago -
Do you know your ancient from your modern? Test your knowledge of British history with these 12 quick questions.
Is This Britain's Friendliest Fox? Pudding Is So Tame She Can't Be Released Into the Wild
Offbeat  (tags: Pudding, fox, tame, UK, face book, rescued )

- 1 hour ago -
Pudding the fox has abandoned the call of the wild and has almost become a pet at a rescue centre in Northamptonshire.

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