Offbeat

  • 9mm creature, named Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, discovered by Canadian scientist Vazrick Nazari
  • Space rocks
    12:35 pm WP
    A 466 million-year-old space collision is still raining shrapnel down on Earth
  • The odds of that happening are about one in 133,000
  • Block of ice containing fox put on display outside hotel in Fridingen
  • Rejected tiger cub finds human love
    Jan 14, 2017 Balaram Menon
    Four-month-old Elsa was born in a travelling circus and rejected by her mother. Now the little Siberian tiger is being cared for by a human couple, and she’s growing up fast
  • How high is too high for a pile of chicken droppings?
  • Canines rescued from a dog meat farm
    Jan 11, 2017 Balaram Menon
    Raised for meat in South Korea, 200 dogs are rescued from rusty cages on a dog-meat farm and headed for new homes in the US
  • Cuban takes advertising to new heights
    Jan 10, 2017 Balaram Menon
    Cubans are adept at inventing ways to earn cash but Felix Guirola stands - or rather, cycles - head and shoulders above them. The handyman, who loves heights, provides advertising space for companies on homemade bikes that tower up to 7.5 meters. He rides them around Havana in an ingenious way of getting around strict marketing regulations in the Communist-ruled island.
  • Wedding on a plane at 35,000 feet
    Jan 09, 2017 Cleofe Maceda, Senior Web Reporter
    Couple ties the knot aboard a plane adorned with floral decorations and in presence of more than 100 guests
  • Thai baby elephant swimming to health
    Jan 07, 2017 Balaram Menon
    After losing part of her foot in a snare, baby elephant ‘Fah Jam’ is now learning to walk again - in water
  • Frozen river now winter wonderland
    Jan 03, 2017 Balaram Menon
    Frozen river at the Swiss-French border in Les Brenets turns into a giant skating rink
  • Rubi Ibarra’s 15th birthday party resembled a rock concert on Monday after thousands of people showed up in response to an invitation by her father that went viral and made her the toast of the country.
  • Hiba Al Sharfa, a 27-year-old teaching assistant with Down syndrome, works at a Gaza City school for children with special needs where she was once a student
  • When the earth moves
    Dec 23, 2016 Mick O’Reilly
    Gravity signals may provide a little extra warning before an earthquake strikes
  • The write stuff
    Dec 16, 2016 WP
    Japanese children have fallen in love with writing with cheap fountain pens
  • Say cheese!
    Dec 14, 2016 AFP
    Polaroid cameras and instant printed photographs are making a comeback