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San Francisco woman dies after drinking toxic tea

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:16:15 -0400

She fell critically ill after drinking tea from a Chinatown herbalist.


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The week's 5 weirdest news stories: KFC sunscreen, parkour fail and more

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:03:56 -0400

Welcome back to another Offbeat, where we’ve collected the top five strangest news reports of the week as chosen by the tenured professors at the Ryan Lochte School for Kids Who Can’t Crime Good.


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The Offbeat: Naked Donald Trump, Pokemon Go (of course), public-sex pigs and more

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:57:39 -0400

Welcome back to The Offbeat, where we’ve just replaced our team of weird-news researchers with a crateful of absinthe-addicted marmots.


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The Offbeat: Racist Pokemon, scaling Trump Tower and fighting crime with pasta

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:52:42 -0400

Welcome back to another edition of the week in weird, where we announce the strangest events to hit the wires hours before we air the footage of the actual competition.


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The Offbeat: Poop Cafe, Pokemon will destroy you, more

Fri, 5 Aug 2016 10:03:01 -0400

Hey there and welcome to another week of The Offbeat, where we here at Offbeat Central, a co-op vegan pedal-powered co-working space in a repurposed downtown loft, bring you the week’s news of the strange, the weird and the latest from Florida.


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The Offbeat, Aug. 5

Thu, 4 Aug 2016 14:01:26 -0400




The Offbeat: Crowdfunding hippies; yin and yang of Pokemon

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:01:47 -0400

This week: British hippies, 'Pokemon Go,' election monkey business, students prank Google with Harambe, cooking urine


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The Offbeat: Pokemon Go, Trump's tiny wall and more

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:03:49 -0400

Welcome back to another edition of The Offbeat, where our crew of disgraced former Trump speechwriters labors in a swamp-cooled shed somewhere near Tonopah to bring you the week’s weirdest news stories. Think of it as a breath mint for your brain.


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The Offbeat: Pokestop fails, Jaws returns and building a better butt

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:48:02 -0400

Every week, the crew of the satellite station in geosynchronous orbit over Gilbert monitors Earth communications for the weirdest news. Here are this week’s top picks, including a synthetic kiester, beaver attacks and Colorado’s mystery bear.


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The Offbeat: Zoo jokes, the sleepy wide receiver, more

Fri, 8 Jul 2016 10:01:21 -0400

Hey there and welcome to another artisanal, organic, gluten-free helping of your week in weird news. This week we have all-you-can-eat kale; why you can’t believe everything you read; the tale of the sleepy, sleepy wide receiver; and more.


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Offbeat: Antique Twinkie, ugliest dog, married by Dad, homeless library cat and more

Fri, 1 Jul 2016 13:36:41 -0400

It’s been another busy week here at The Offbeat HQ, where our minions -- genetically engineered to have computer-mouse hands, a superior sense of absurdity and the ability to subsist on nothing but Mountain Dew and beef jerky -- have narrowed down yo


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Offbeat: Bipedal bear, Cheetos Museum and more

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:01:02 -0400

Welcome back to The Offbeat, an experiment into the outer limits of human endurance run by Hydra scientists and executives of the Monsanto Corp.


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The Offbeat, Father's Day edition: Giant birds, drug tamales, hobbits

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:25:40 -0400

In this week's report: A 1,000-pound family-minded bird, a man apparently jonesing for tamales, and proof hobbits existed


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The Offbeat: Craigslist nightmare, Chewie mom cashes in and upchucking on Abdul

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:45:58 -0400

Welcome back to The Offbeat, your home for the week’s weirdest news as curated and illustrated by a community of cloistered monks living in a seaside cave.


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The Offbeat: Mad pooper; Valley Pokemon king

Fri, 3 Jun 2016 10:03:02 -0400

Happy Friday from the Offbeat, where our staff of 50 trained squirrels tirelessly scours the internets to bring you the stories most likely to be read by Paula Poundstone on the next episode of NPR’s “Wait, Wait …


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The Offbeat: Bees attack! Stoned sheep and more

Fri, 27 May 2016 10:01:34 -0400

It’s Friday. Which means that not only have you been counting the minutes to quitting time since your alarm went off, it’s also time for our weekly roundup of some of the oddest news to hit the wires this week.


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The Offbeat: Porn tabs, snakes in trees, panda proof-of-life

Fri, 20 May 2016 12:59:18 -0400

Here at The Offbeat, we scan the headlines 24/7 to bring you a little something special on Fridays.


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Raw: Firefighters Save Horse Stuck in Bathtub

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:24:36 -0500

Fire officials say Phantom was stuck in the tub for 25 minutes with her feet in the air after suddenly falling.


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The Astonishing Moment a Baby Humpback Whale Is Taken by Orcas

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:16:35 -0500

Survival of the fittest is a phrase that rules the animal kingdom, meaning that even a creature as majestic as a baby humpback whale is prey for a stronger species. This video, captured at the Revill


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Owls Appear to Hold A Dance-Off in Adorable GoPro Video

Mon, 9 Feb 2015 18:13:29 -0500

A wildlife photographer set up a GoPro camera in her backyard and captured two burrowing owls who appear to have a dance-off after she leaves the house. Jen Markham (@jenmarkham) has the video.


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Baby Girl Born 'Pregnant' With Twins

Mon, 9 Feb 2015 18:14:04 -0500

Occasionally, doctors and parents get a shock during seemingly routine births. Researchers recently highlighted one unusual case from 2010, in which a newborn girl in China came into the world "pregna


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20 Crazy Things People Have Tried To Carry On Planes

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:14:59 -0500

You Won't Believe Some Of The Crazy Things People Have Tried To Carry On Planes


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Snowboard and Skier in Dramatic Collision on the Slopes

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:53:46 -0500

An unlucky snowboarder slipped while on the the slopes in the Horseshoe Bowl at the Breckenridge Ski Resort, Colorado, causing him to go board-first into another skier.


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Las Vegas hotel implosion didn't topple elevator shaft

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:06:55 -0500

An elevator shaft withstood a more than 2-ton explosive punch meant to implode a Las Vegas hotel, and crews now are planning a little more work to finish the job. Most of the 12-story Clarion casino-h


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Young woman fired over Twitter before starting job

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:50:47 -0500

A young woman that goes by the Twitter handle @Cellla was axed from a job at a pizza place in Texas before her first day. Why? She tweeted "Ew I start this (expletive) job tomorrow" on Feb. 6 at 11:43 p.m., according to multiple news organizations.


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