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34 Kg Philippines Pearl Is the World's Biggest Ever Found!
Offbeat  (tags: Philippines, Pearl, Fisherman, Biggest Ever Found )

Derek
- 1 day ago - bbc.in
The pearl is 61cm (2ft) wide and 30cm long and, if confirmed, will easily beat the current record holder, the Pearl of Lao Tzu, which weighs 6.4kg.
Three of NamibiaâEUR(TM)s Most Famous Lion Family Were Poisoned âEUR" Why?
Offbeat  (tags: namibia, lions, donkey, poisoned, sad news )

Scooby
- 18 hours ago - theconversation.com
Less than a year later, on August 9 2016, three of the Musketeers were killed in Purros Conservancy by poison set by cattle farmers. These lions had been troubling people for some time.
VIDEO: Quick Thinking Harbour Seal Hops on Boat to Escape Orcas
Offbeat  (tags: harbour seal, hopping on boat, escaping orcas, animals, bizarre, humans, interesting )

Lone
- 15 hours ago - cheknews.ca
A harbour seal became a sudden stowaway on a small boat near Powell River today as it tried to escape a pod of killer whales.
South Africa Clinic Treats, Cares for Two Dogs Who Cope With Hardships Differently
Offbeat  (tags: animals, dogs, photos, South Africa, hardships, International Fund for Animal Welfare )

Lone
- 15 hours ago - ifaw.org
Recently we had two emaciated dogs arrive at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic, an International Fund for Animal Welfare partner, within days of one another.
Owen Smith Calls for Second Brexit Vote
Offbeat  (tags: Brexit, Second Vote, Membership, UK, EU )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith has called for a second Brexit vote. "If the Labour Party believes that working people in this country are going to be ill-served by leaving the European Union,
Louisiana Floods: Obama 'Heartbroken' After Tour
Offbeat  (tags: Obama Tour, Louisiana floods, USA )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
President Barack Obama has toured the flood-ravaged areas of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he vowed to help residents rebuild in the coming months.
Team GB Return From Olympics: Poet Pam Ayres Pays Tribute
Offbeat  (tags: Team GB, Tribute, Poet, UK )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
The poet and broadcaster Pam Ayres has written a specially-commissioned piece to mark the return of Team GB from the Rio Olympics. It was written fo
Cat Dominates Pet Bed Despite DogâEUR(TM)s Attempts VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: pet bed, dog, cat, animals, humor, interesting, pets, society )

Lone
- 15 hours ago - petcha.com
A big dog canâEUR(TM)t even get a corner of a pet bed claimed by a cat.
Nigel Farage to Speak at Donald Trump Rally
Offbeat  (tags: Election 2016, Trump Rally, Nigel Farage, USA )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
UKIP leader Nigel Farage is to address supporters of Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Mississippi later. He will appear before 15,000 activists in Jackson, although it is unclear whether he will share a stage with the Republican presidential nominee.
This Is By Far the World's Most Adorable Squid - VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: squid, osean depths, coast of California, googly-eyed, animals, bizarre, environment, interesting, humans, unusual )

Lone
- 15 hours ago - mnn.com
While studying the ocean depths off the coast of California, the E/V Nautilus came across this googly-eyed stubby squid.
Italy Quake: Scenes of 'Confusion and Shock'
Offbeat  (tags: Confusion, Shock, Earthquake, Italy, Europe )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Survivors of a powerful earthquake in Italy have described the horror of the moment it struck, wiping out towns and leaving dozens of people dead
What Queues Up Better Than the British? Trilobites! | Science | AAAS
Offbeat  (tags: fossil, trilobites )

Nelson
- 10 hours ago - sciencemag.org
Trilobites, fossil hunters' favorite arthropods, dominated Earth's ancient oceans for hundreds of millions of years.
10 Very Eccentric Sides Of Famous People - Listverse
Offbeat  (tags: Famous People, eccentric )

Nelson
- 10 hours ago - listverse.com
Everyone has a strange side--including famous historical figures.
The Daily Cute: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, animals, cats, interesting, pictures )

Christeen
- 21 minutes ago - parade.com
Some real cuties here.
Why Trump Voters Wished They Lived in the 1950s
Offbeat  (tags: Election 2016, Trump Supports, Survey, USA )

Ray
- 14 minutes ago - bbc.co.uk
A survey by Pew Research found that supporters of Trump and Clinton have very different opinions about America's past - and whether the country was better off in an era like the 1950s.
Protests Over Huge N Dakota Oil Pipeline
Offbeat  (tags: Protests, Oil Pipeline, USA )

Ray
- 18 minutes ago - bbc.co.uk
More than 100 protesters have gathered in Washington DC to express their fears about a huge oil pipeline which will cross four states in the western US.
Italy Earthquake: Death Toll Over 240 Amid Rescue Efforts
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Death Toll, Italy, Europe )

Ray
- 21 minutes ago - bbc.co.uk
The death toll in the Italian earthquake stands at 241 as thousands of rescuers continue efforts to find survivors.
Out of Place Artifact: The Mysterious Stone Egg of Lake Winnipesaukee | Ancient Origins
Offbeat  (tags: stone egg, mystery )

Nelson
- 39 minutes ago - ancient-origins.net
In 1872, construction workers digging a hole for a fence post near the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in New England found a lump of clay, with an egg shaped artifact inside it, six feet below the ground.
The Mysterious Marree Man of Outback Australia: Largest Geoglyph in the World | Ancient Origins
Offbeat  (tags: geoglyph.Australia, marree man )

Nelson
- 30 minutes ago - ancient-origins.net
Etched into the dry sand of Australia's barren outback is the world's largest geoglyph, known as "Marree Man," an enormous figure of an Aboriginal man hunting birds or wallabies with a throwing stick
   

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