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UK wife who poisoned husband is foiled by spelling mistake LONDON (Reuters) - A British woman who tried to kill her husband by poisoning his Christmas drink of sparkling fruit wine with anti-freeze was jailed for 15 years on Monday after being undone by a spelling mistake and a trail of text messages.
Reuters | Nov 23, 2015 4:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Slideshow: The Week In Pictures Week Of November 23, 2015 Read full story for latest details.
The Onion | Nov 23, 2015 2:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
American Voices: Texas Votes Against Experts Fact-Checking Textbooks The Texas school board has voted against allowing academic experts to fact-check their textbooks, instead instituting a rule that any textbook review panels must be composed of a majority of people with sufficient content expertise and experience to audit
The Onion | Nov 23, 2015 2:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Editorial Cartoon: Profits Of Doom Read full story for latest details.
The Onion | Nov 23, 2015 2:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News in Brief: Nation Demands More Movies Where Guy Reveals He Was Wearing Bulletproof Vest LOS ANGELESConcerned moviegoing citizens across the nation issued an urgent appeal to Hollywood studios this week to make more films in which a guy is shot multiple times in the chest and then, later on, is revealed to have been wearing a bulletproof vest
The Onion | Nov 23, 2015 2:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News in Brief: Sudden Death Of Aunt Creates Rupture In Family Gossip Pipeline VIRGINIA BEACH, VAGrieving family members of local aunt Laurie Shelton confirmed Monday that the 48-year-old womans unexpected death had caused a major breach in their gossip pipeline, suddenly disrupting access to the latest dirt on all their relatives.
The Onion | Nov 23, 2015 2:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News in Brief: Bartender Going To Pretend That Last Drink Was Supposed To Be Served On Fire OAK PARK, ILSwiftly regaining his composure after initially jumping at the sight of flames erupting from the cocktail glass, local bartender Nick Brower confirmed Thursday that he was just going to pretend he had every intention of serving that last drink
The Onion | Nov 23, 2015 2:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Condo board asks for dog DNA tests to fine owners who don't scoop Some Florida condo owners are steaming after their homeowners association asked them to submit their dog's DNA in order to fine owners who don't pick up after their pets. | Nov 22, 2015 02:15 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
American Voices: Adele Blocks New Album From Streaming Though her new album 25 is on track to shatter sales records nationwide, digital streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music will not have access to Adeles latest release, a marketing decision that Adele herself was reportedly instrumental in making.
The Onion | Nov 20, 2015 9:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pope drops rock album on Deezer Move over Adele. You released your album on the same day Pope Francis dropped his long-awaited rock release Wake Up! | Nov 20, 2015 8:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend