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Pictures of the Day: 28 April 2015
Offbeat  (tags: Pictures of the day: 28 April 2015 )

- 7 minutes ago -
Great photos.
Viewpoint: Who Are the People in the Dark Corners?
Offbeat  (tags: Internet, Computers. Social Media, Trolling )

- 24 minutes ago -
There are many types of people who have been demonised in the age of social media - computer users who take refuge in anonymity to post extreme or offensive views. Jamie Bartlett wanted to talk to the people behind the masks.
S. Carolina Police Should Get Prison for Repeatedly Tasing Disabled Woman - Prosecutors
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Court, Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, USA )

- 43 minutes ago -
Two former South Carolina police officers should get at least a year in prison for using a Taser eight times on a mentally disabled woman who posed no threat to the officers, federal prosecutors say.
Acts of Violence and Destruction Won't Be Tolerated in Baltimore - Maryland Gov.
Offbeat  (tags: violence, destruction, Freddie Gray, Protests, Baltimore City, USA )

- 1 hour ago -
Acts of violence and destruction will not be tolerated in Baltimore City, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said as he announced a state of emergency after riots broke out in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody.
Clinton Cash Questions Over Russian Deal
Offbeat  (tags: Russia, Clinton, Questioned, Politics, USA )

- 1 hour ago -
On Thursday the New York Times and the Washington Post both published articles digging deep into the Clinton family finances - and the possible conflicts of interest they have created.
Sound of Crinkling Tin Foil Can Cause Seizures in Cats
Offbeat  (tags: Elderly, cats, tin foil, seizures, warning )

- 1 hour ago -
Even deaf cats can end up unconscious after hearing the sound of crinkling tin foil, say vets
GMO-Free Burritos: Chipotle 1st Fast-Food Chain to Ditch Genetic-Modifications
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Agriculture, Animals, Biology, Corporate Results, Corporate news, Ecology, Food, GMO, Retail, USA )

- 2 hours ago -
Chipotle has become the first fast-food chain to ban genetically modified foods, known as GMOs, in all foods served in its restaurants. The Mexican fast-casual chain has removed non-organic soy and corn from its tortillas and other menu items.
âEUR<EU Exit Would Cost Britain Up to £215 Billion, German Study Predicts
Offbeat  (tags: Tags EU, Economy, Politics, UK )

- 19 hours ago -
A British exit from the European Union could cost the UK billions of pounds, a report published by two German institutes predicts.
Jihadi JohnâEUR(TM)s Extremist âEUR~MentorâEUR(TM) Cannot Be Deported Because of His Human Rights
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Al-Qaeda, Crime, Law, Religion, Terrorism, UK )

- 19 hours ago -
An extremist preacher with links to Jihadi John and the Muslim Brotherhood is living freely in London, as the UK government cannot deport him due to the Human Rights Act.
Best Friends: 22 Photos of Babies Meeting Pets for the First Time
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, animals meet babies )

- 21 hours ago -
Inspired by the sweet moment when TODAY anchor Savannah Guthrie's baby, Vale, first met Wrangler in the Orange Room, we asked members of our parenting community to send us photos of their own babies meeting the family pet for the first time.
Quacking Duck Ringtone Helps Firefighter Rescue Ducklings
Offbeat  (tags: baby ducks, off-beat )

- 22 hours ago -
Quack! Quack! A duck call ringtone helped a Louisiana firefighter rescue six ducklings from a storm drain.
Clean Up Your Unsightly Yard With a Rentable Goat
Offbeat  (tags: goat rental )

- 22 hours ago -
If you're interested in getting rid of unwanted vegetation, but hate weed-whackers, Amazon will send a professional to scope out your yard.
One of SydneyâEUR(TM)s Oldest Homes, a Grand Six-Bedroom Cottage Built for a Whaling Captain, Goes Up for Sale... With a 200 PAGE Boo
Offbeat  (tags: sydney, oldest, house, home, australia, whaling, captain )

- 1 day ago -
One of Sydney's oldest surviving homes is expected to go under the hammer for $4million in the much sought after harbourside suburb of Millers Point next month.
Wrongfully Imprisoned Man Eats A Bacon Cheeseburger After 36 Years Behind Bars
Offbeat  (tags: exonerated, wants bacon cheeseburger )

- 1 day ago -
Michael Hanline spent 36 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. When he was finally released, one of the first things he asked for was a hamburger. Specifically, he wanted a bacon cheeseburger that he had seen in commercials.
Uproar as Artist Dyes Geysir Pink
Offbeat  (tags: artist, pink geysir, geyser, food dye )

- 1 day ago -
Chilean artist Marco Evaristii poured red fruit dye into the Strokkur geyser in Iceland, which made it erupt pink. He claimed it was artistic, but the local landowners failed to appreciate its artistic value. He was interrogated by the police.
Historic Dharahara Tower Collapses In Nepal Earthquake
Offbeat  (tags: Historic Dharahara Tower Collapses )

- 1 day ago -
The devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, killing hundreds, has also destroyed several historic landmarks. Kathmandu's nine-story Dharahara Tower, first built in 1832, was reduced to rubble.
BBC Sport. Athletics: ' Paula Got People Off Their Bums'
Offbeat  (tags: BBC Sport, Athletics, Marathon, Paula Radcliffe )

- 1 day ago -
On Sunday, Paula Radcliffe will say her farewells to the London Marathon. The greatest female marathon runner in history will run the race in a competitive guise one final time and in his latest BBC Sport column

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