Offbeat

  • US Government Website Accidentally Says Singapore Is In Malaysia
    As the US prepared for a summit some hoped may bring peace to the long-divided Korean peninsula, Washington accidentally hinted at another unlikely reunion by listing Singapore as part of Malaysia. The US State Department published on its website remarks made Monday by top diplomat Mike Pompeo ahead of the historic meeting, in a post initially stating they were delivered at a hotel in "Singapore, Malaysia".
  • Six-Foot Snake Found At UNESCO World Heritage Site Agra Fort
    A nearly six-foot snake was rescued from the Mughal-era Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on Tuesday. Authorities alerted animal welfare NGO Wildlife SOS after finding the rat snake in the control room of the sound-and-light show organised at the fort by Uttar Pradesh Tourism.
  • Watch: Police Officer Rescues Toddler Who Ran Into Traffic On Busy Highway
    A dash cam captured the heart-stopping moment a toddler ran into traffic. The child, who police said "escaped his mother's watchful eye", was spotted by a vigilant police officer who ran after him and managed to scoop him up to safety. The police officer was awarded for his heroic actions.
  • 'Where Is Singapore?' Americans Ask Google As Donald Trump Meets Kim Jong-Un
    As US President Donald Trump landed in Singapore for a historic summit with reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, curious Americans went on the Internet to know all about the summit - starting with some basic questions like 'Where is Singapore'.
  • Report A Rat: Real-Time Map To Plot Paris Rodent Sightings
    Rats have become an increasingly common sight in Paris over the past few years, but one local official wants to make sure everyone knows just how many are being spotted daily in his corner of the French capital. Geoffroy Boulard, who heads the municipal council of the 17th Arrondissement, has set up an interactive map where residents can signal rodent sightings in real time.
  • Fan Gets Too Close For Comfort To Reporter On Live TV. Watch Awkward Moment
    The scope of things going out of hand is immense when you're on live TV. Case in point - this eager fan who got too close for comfort to a reporter as he reported live from Russia.
  • Delivery Man Leads Lost Ambulance To Its Location, Hailed As Hero
    Every time we order food for delivery, we literally count the minutes to its arrival. And if by some chance, the delivery person arrives even slightly later than the time stipulated, most of us see red. Well, for all such times in the future (because it will happen), you may want to think of this one delivery guy who chose to do something more important than making that delivery on time.
  • Man Scales Five Floors To Rescue Child Dangling From Window
    Spiderman has nothing on this man in China who scaled five stories of a building to save a child hanging from a window. Footage of the heroic rescue is circulating all over social media and has won the hearts of many.
  • YouTube Star Faces Flak Over Viral Clip Showing Monkey Smoking Marijuana
    Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, a Russian-American YouTube star with nearly 10 million subscribers, is facing backlash for a viral video he posted on Twitter and Instagram two days ago. The clip shows a monkey appearing to smoke marijuana and passing out. It's unclear whether Mr Zdorovetskiy, better known by his YouTube username VitalyzdTv, filmed the video or initiated the drug use.
  • Man Climbs Up On Section Between Two Escalators. Onlookers Watch In Shock
    Is the regular way of riding an escalator too mainstream? Or is getting some exercise on one's commute necessary? We're not sure what the reason for his actions were but a man in China was spotted climbing up the section between two escalators. The strange clip is circulating on social media and collecting quite a few reactions.
  • Power Bank Explodes In Man's Bag, Shocking Moment Caught On Camera
    The shocking moment an external battery pack exploded in a man's bag was caught on CCTV. Fortunately, the man miraculously managed to escape any serious injury.
  • Doctor Pulls Out Blood-Sucking Leech From Man's Nose In Horrifying Video
    A 51-year-old man from China had been suffering chronic nosebleeds for over a week when he finally made his way to the hospital. A shocked doctor figured out what was causing his suffering: a blood-sucking leech was lodged inside the poor man's nose. A seriously gross video going viral on social media in China shows the doctor pull out the leech - still very much alive and wriggling - from the man's nose.
  • ICYMI: This Pic Of Merkel, Trump From G7 Summit Launched A Thousand Memes
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel posted an extraordinary picture from this weekend's G7 summit in Canada. The German leader's commanding presence and Mr Trump's defiant posture immediately caught the Internet's attention and the photo was quickly turned into a hilarious meme. We bring you the 10 best memes.
  • Demolition Team Finds Pot Of Gold In Abandoned House
    A demolition team called in to tear down an abandoned house in western France this week struck gold -- literally. At the house in the Brittany town of Pont-Aven the workers found a lead container that they initially took for a World War II artillery shell. But then "they shook it and heard the sound of coins," the head of Bat'isol construction company, Laurent Le Bihan, told AFP at the weekend.
  • He Was Arrested For Car Theft. Then Cops Found Out About His Illegal Pet
    Cops In Florida, USA were surprised to find an exotic monkey clinging to a man as they arrested him for car theft. Sadly, for the carjacker, he had to part ways with both the vehicle and his pet.

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