Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:16:15 -0400She fell critically ill after drinking tea from a Chinatown herbalist.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:03:49 -0400Welcome 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.
Fri, 20 May 2016 12:59:18 -0400Here at The Offbeat, we scan the headlines 24/7 to bring you a little something special on Fridays.
Fri, 13 May 2016 10:03:20 -0400Every week here at The Offbeat, Wheezy the Weird News Pig, genetically engineered from Walter Cronkite’s favorite hairbrush in the basement of the Poynter Institute, digs through a pile of newspapers to bring you the week’s strangest reports.
Fri, 6 May 2016 10:00:24 -0400Here at the Offbeat, a hermetically sealed bunker hidden deep in the Sonoran Desert stocked with a year's supply of Cheetos and Mountain Dew, we scan the wires and local reports 24/7 for news of the strange. The bizarre. The unexpected.
Mon, 9 Feb 2015 15:01:21 -0500A Louisiana man has found a 2.01-carat yellow diamond while searching for gems at an Arkansas state park.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:46:16 -0500Pennsylvania State Police say a Michigan man has been jailed on charges he stayed at a posh southwestern Pennsylvania resort by pretending to be a doctor.
Thu, 6 Nov 2014 14:00:14 -0500A restaurant server received a tip so generous Tuesday that she didn't know what to say. And it came from a woman dining alone with a $15.61 tab.
Mon, 3 Nov 2014 09:33:50 -0500Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around a Maryland highway after an armored truck's door burst open.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:26:37 -0400A San Diego County woman has been attacked and stabbed in her home by an intruder dressed as the Grim Reaper on Halloween.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:11:47 -0400Police in central Alabama say a man's own dog helped officers bust him on a drug charge.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:34:26 -0400Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending a Rochester bar's "zombie prom" party.
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:12:14 -0400A family was driven from their suburban St. Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls.
Wed, 8 Oct 2014 17:38:53 -0400Police in the east Portland suburb of Gresham say a 21-year-old man who had just bought a handgun and was openly carrying it as he walked along a street was robbed of the weapon by a second man who also had a gun.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:20:48 -0400Once a cutting-edge manufacturing plant, the abandoned domes off Interstate 8 are the center of supernatural rumors.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:54:43 -0400A Chinese man who ate contaminated sushi recently learned that his body had been infested with tapeworm.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:18:33 -0400An infrared camera at the National Key Deer Refuge in Florida recently captured a cat's seemingly harmless walk that nearly ended in disaster.
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:20:57 -0400A man's middle-of-the-night attempt to escape from a western Montana jail ended with him retreating through the ductwork and surrendering so his fellow inmates could get some sleep, Ravalli County prosecutors said.
Tue, 9 Sep 2014 17:17:52 -0400A toad, a zombie and abstract rain. Joe Dana's ten favorite viewer photos of the storm.
Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:58:23 -0400A Minnesota mom was outraged after a police chief decapitated her 5-year-old son's pet chicken, leaving its head in the yard for the family to find.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:07:23 -0400A Michigan woman says she regrets posting a Facebook of her "high' dog that went viral and prompted angry responses from pet lovers.
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 17:41:42 -0400A study found that people are more likely to engage in sexting from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays.
Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:20:36 -0400Morning drivers in West Virginia were shocked to see a naked man on all fours being led on a leash by a woman wearing a purple nightgown
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:22:07 -0400Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:40:02 -0400A Billings woman is charged with assault with a weapon after prosecutors say she cut her husband's face with a knife, causing an injury that required surgery.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:24:25 -0400It's impossible not to stare at Kim Dillenbeck's dog Pig. Born in Atlanta with severe deformities and adopted by the Alabama woman, the 8-month-old mutt has gangly legs, a body that appears to have been chopped in half and no neck.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:04:53 -0400Police at the Jersey shore have accused a Philadelphia couple of having sex in the surf.
Tue, 3 Jun 2014 12:19:32 -0400It wasn't just the bride and groom taking the plunge at this central Minnesota wedding.
Thu, 29 May 2014 12:10:54 -0400A sheriff's deputy investigating reports of vandalized flags at an upstate New York cemetery has caught the culprit in the act.
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:24:36 -0500Fire officials say Phantom was stuck in the tub for 25 minutes with her feet in the air after suddenly falling.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:16:35 -0500Survival 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
Mon, 9 Feb 2015 18:13:29 -0500A 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.
Mon, 9 Feb 2015 18:14:04 -0500Occasionally, 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
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:14:59 -0500You Won't Believe Some Of The Crazy Things People Have Tried To Carry On Planes
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:53:46 -0500An 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.
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:06:55 -0500An 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
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:50:47 -0500A 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.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:07:15 -0500A harbour seal near Victoria put on a show when it attacked a giant octopus in B.C.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:10:01 -0500The actor, a star in his native Mexico, talks about making his first romantic comedy.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:06:06 -0500"I find it disturbing how marginalized women are in the director’s chair," the actor says.
Fri, 3 Feb 2017 08:48:13 -0500The 19-year-old actor talks about the making of "The Space Between Us."
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 06:24:34 -0500The actor found success by making more personal choices.