News: Weird News

Mexico City Launches a Competition for Official Emoji

Saturday  05:25,   24 june 2017
Mental Floss

How do you capture an entire metropolis in just a few tiny images?The competition, organized by Laboratorio para la Ciudad, the city government’s civic innovation lab, will help government officials understand how people relate and respond to the[...]

Boy Apologizes to Little Girl Like a True Gentleman — the Internet Rejoices

Saturday  05:25,   24 june 2017
Good Housekeeping

His mom has taught him[...]

Top marathon runner robbed of shoes at gunpoint

Saturday  05:25,   24 june 2017
Sky News

A top South African athlete has been mugged at gunpoint while out on his morning run. Nine-time Comrades Marathon winner Bruce Fordyce was robbed of his trainers and watch by two men who pulled up in a car near his home in Parktown,[...]

Cardinal cut: Italy's tailor to the stars of the Church

Saturday  05:25,   24 june 2017
AFP

Raniero Mancinelli cannot afford to drop a stitch. Pope Francis is creating five new cardinals next week and the race is on to have their scarlet robes ready in time. The Italian tailor's family shop, located just outside the walls of Vatican City,[...]

California man visits Disneyland 2,000 days in a row

Friday  20:05,   23 june 2017
AFP

As one of the world's largest entertainment companies, Disney is used to adoring fans but one man has topped them all, visiting its California theme park 2,000 days in a row. Jeff Reitz marked the milestone on Thursday, using his Disneyland[...]

This Politician Might Be The First To Deliver A Speech While Breastfeeding

Friday  19:41,   23 june 2017
Refinery29

After being the first woman to breastfeed on the floor of Australian parliament last month, Larissa Waters is making news for yet another first. The senator is now also the first politician to deliver a speech while breastfeeding. Last night, a[...]

This Politician Might Be The First To Deliver A Speech While Breastfeeding

Friday  19:41,   23 june 2017
Refinery29

After being the first woman to breastfeed on the floor of Australian parliament last month, Larissa Waters is making news for yet another first. The senator is now also the first politician to deliver a speech while breastfeeding. Last night, a[...]

Colorado researchers are putting microchips in rattlesnakes

Friday  15:25,   23 june 2017
CBS News

Researchers are attempting to track prairie rattlesnakes' every moveJoseph Ehrenberger of Adaptation Environmental Services said the goal of the research is safety for mountain visitors and their dogs, which can be at risk from encounters with[...]

It's a girl: Japan zoo's star panda baby gets a checkup

Friday  15:15,   23 june 2017
Associated Press

Tokyo's Ueno Zoo said Friday the panda, born June 12, was ruled a female by examining experts. The still nameless cub has been doing well, drinking mother ShinShin's milk. Panda cubs gradually get black markings on their ears, eyes and paws,[...]

It's a girl: Japan zoo's star panda baby gets a checkup

Friday  15:15,   23 june 2017
Associated Press

Tokyo's Ueno Zoo said Friday the panda, born June 12, was ruled a female by examining experts. The still nameless cub has been doing well, drinking mother ShinShin's milk. Panda cubs gradually get black markings on their ears, eyes and paws,[...]

Man Proposes to His Girlfriend, and to Her 5-Year-Old Daughter: 'Can I Be Your Father?'

Friday  09:42,   23 june 2017
Inside Edition

An Indiana man proposed twice - once to his girlfriend and again to her daughter. Grant Tribbett  knew that the woman of his dreams came as a package deal.He couldn’t ask for her hand in marriage without including her 5-year-old daughter in[...]

Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

Friday  08:00,   23 june 2017
Reuters

A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes, cartoon characters and Cinderella's castle, for one of the world's biggest sand-sculpture festivals. Working with 7,000 tonnes of[...]

Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

Friday  08:00,   23 june 2017
Reuters

A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes, cartoon characters and Cinderella's castle, for one of the world's biggest sand-sculpture festivals. Working with 7,000 tonnes of[...]

Migrants chic hits Paris catwalk

Thursday  19:30,   22 june 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

Balenciaga brought the refugee look to Paris men's catwalks Wednesday with a collection which seemed to evoke Europe's migrant crisis and the dreams of thousands seeking a new life there.  Designer Demna Gvasalia -- a child refugee[...]

Migrants chic hits Paris catwalk

Thursday  19:30,   22 june 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

Balenciaga brought the refugee look to Paris men's catwalks Wednesday with a collection which seemed to evoke Europe's migrant crisis and the dreams of thousands seeking a new life there.  Designer Demna Gvasalia -- a child refugee[...]