News: Weird News

$14.7 Million Atlanta Home With Bunker Called Safest in America

Sunday  15:10,   22 october 2017
Bloomberg

Have trouble sleeping at night? Perhaps the anti-ballistic bedroom doors, 15,000-square-foot bunker, and off-grid water and power access at this Atlanta home will make you feel a little more secure.Call it the Wayne Manor of the[...]

Last post: Titanic victim's letter sells for record $238,000

Sunday  10:10,   22 october 2017
Reuters

A personal letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic sold at auction on Saturday for 126,000 pounds ($238,000), a record price for correspondence from the doomed liner. The letter is one of the last known to have[...]

A Beautiful Italian Town Will Pay You Up to $2350 to Move There

Saturday  14:25,   21 october 2017
Mental Floss

A quaint Italian village near Naples is trying to boost its dwindling population using cold, hard cash.So Italian municipalities outside major cities have been going to extremes to try to drum up future residents, including giving away homes for[...]

Coin-tossing elderly Chinese woman causes flight chaos

Saturday  14:00,   21 october 2017
AFP

She was flying Lucky Air, but that wasn't enough for an elderly Chinese woman who tossed coins at the jet's engine to wish for a safe flight, prompting authorities to detain her and ground the flight. The incident occurred on Wednesday at[...]

Stray Dog Crashes A Wedding And Finds His Own Happily Ever After

Saturday  09:36,   21 october 2017
MSN

Wedding crashers can often be unwelcome and obnoxious freeloaders. But that was not the case with this one. Wedding crashers can often be unwelcome and obnoxious freeloaders. But that was not the case when an unexpected guest showed up at[...]

Dutch family sells everything to bet on bitcoins

Friday  19:54,   20 october 2017
AFP

A Dutch family has sold virtually all they own, including a business, their home, two cars and a motorbike and invested the takings in bitcoin just as the virtual currency is soaring to new heights. "We are putting everything into bitcoin, we've[...]

Dutch family sells everything to bet on bitcoins

Friday  19:53,   20 october 2017
AFP

A Dutch family has sold virtually all they own, including a business, their home, two cars and a motorbike and invested the takings in bitcoin just as the virtual currency is soaring to new heights. "We are putting everything into bitcoin, we've[...]

Puppy eyes: The tail wagging the dog?

Friday  19:53,   20 october 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

Your dog may be a master manipulator, deliberately making puppy eyes to pull at your heart strings, according to a study Thursday into a ploy many mutt owners have long suspected.  The research suggests that dogs may be in control[...]

Puppy eyes: The tail wagging the dog?

Friday  19:53,   20 october 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

Your dog may be a master manipulator, deliberately making puppy eyes to pull at your heart strings, according to a study Thursday into a ploy many mutt owners have long suspected.  The research suggests that dogs may be in control[...]

Archaeology fossil teeth discovery in Germany could re-write human history

Friday  16:10,   20 october 2017
dw.com

A 9.7-million-year-old discovery has left a team of German scientists scratching their heads. A team of German archaeologists discovered a puzzling set of teeth in the former riverbed of the Rhine, the Museum of Natural History in Mainz[...]

Check out this 'beach ball-sized' puffball mushroom found in Iowa

Friday  16:10,   20 october 2017
USA TODAY

The mushroom was measured at 18 inches across and 10 inches deep. That's on the upper end of the average size of puffball mushrooms, which typically range between 8 to 20 inches, according to Polk County Conservation.Puffball mushrooms are round in [...]

Sports physician diagnoses gorilla's injury

Friday  15:57,   20 october 2017
Sky News

The head physician of an American university football team has been called in to treat an injured gorilla after she got into a scuffle with her den-mate. Jumoke, a 32-year-old female gorilla who was born and raised at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle,[...]

CIA cans K9 trainee that flunks smell test

Friday  08:01,   20 october 2017
AFP

A dog named Lulu has flunked out of a CIA bomb-sniffing course, with the spy agency saying that despite a series of perks it just wasn't her line of work."A few weeks into training, Lulu began to show signs that she wasn't interested in[...]

China mobile users tap phones to 'applaud' president's speech

Friday  07:50,   20 october 2017
AFP

Missed out on the orchestrated applause at China's Communist Party Congress? Cheer up: this being China, you can join the praise through your mobile phone. China's ubiquitous WeChat platform has released a game allowing the country's hundreds of [...]

100-year-old grandma shares advice with strangers

Thursday  14:12,   19 october 2017
CBS News

Eileen Wilkinson, who will turn 101 in January, says her secret to longevity is living a good, clean life[...]