Offbeat News: Family Pet Comes Back from the Dead, Stupid Criminals and More

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A family from England is shocked after their pet cat they thought they’d buried turned up alive. The Robinsons believed their cat died after it went missing during a recent storm. The family searched for their missing Willow for ten days before finding the remains of what they believed was their kitty.

The cat they found had similar markings to Willow, but was run over so the vet couldn’t do a proper scan. Caterina Robinson says her children Josh and Buddy were so devastated they had to take a day from school. As you might’ve guessed, the Robinsons held an emotional burial for their beloved pet. So imagine their shock when when the real Willow showed up two days later.

As it turns out, Willow is alive, but the Robinsons have buried and mourned over someone else’s cat.

“It’s amazing but we obviously have someone else’s cat buried in our garden,” says Caterina. “We can at least say that they had a nice burial.”

“…’Altitude’ Sickness”

In case you missed it, more than 100 passengers were left stranded in an airport hotel in Germany for three days after their TAP Air Portugal flight was cancelled. The cause? The co-pilot was drunk.

The flight had been scheduled to take off Friday from Stuttgart Airport in Germany to Lisbon, Germany when an airport staff member noticed the co-pilot stumbling and reeking of alcohol.

Authorities chose to keep the plane grounded and gave the 106 passengers hotel rooms to stay in overnight. Okay, but on Saturday, passengers found out their flight had been rescheduled for yesterday, leaving them stranded at the airport all weekend. The airline was not immediately available for comment, but at last check – everyone finally got on their way.

“Just Your Every Day Betty Crocker-Kardashian”

Helen Rosner, a food writer for The New Yorker has taken a very different approach to crisping her chicken… by using her $400 Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer. And so no one feels left out, she shared her method to “maximize skin crispiness” on Twitter.

“I am using an astonishingly expensive hair dryer to remove all moisture from a chicken to maximize skin crispiness when I roast it,” wrote Rosner. She went on to explain her odd process to Allure magazine.

“For crisp skin, whether you’re cooking a chicken or a duck or a fish, you want there to be as little water moisture as possible, which is sped up by a fan,” Rosner explains. “And that’s all a hair-dryer really is — a hand-held fan that you can pretty easily bring into the kitchen.”

And by the way? Rosner says you can “use any hair dryer on the chicken,” even one without a “cool” setting, but Rosner won’t be parting with her Dyson anytime soon.

“The fact that it’s way, way, way better at drying my hair than any other dryer I’ve tried is just a bonus,” says Rosner. “The fact that it helps my roast chicken be so great is a double bonus.”


  • An Alabama man (with a long criminal history) led police on a wild goose chase around town that ended INSIDE a Walmart. Police say they were investigating the local trafficking of meth when Steven Bertrand Dawson refused to stop for officers. Police followed Dawson on a 20-mile chase that ended when Dawson crashed into a barrier in front of a Walmart. But that’s not where it ended – Dawson then ran inside the store, where police detained him in the produce section. When they returned to his vehicle, officials found a woman passed out in his front seat. She was subsequently taken to the hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
  • A Queens man called the cops to report he was hiding in his bathroom from armed men, but when cops showed up… all they found was his huge stash of weapons. The man claimed he was hiding from shooters in his apartment, but when officials arrived, they found the man sweating and laughing with his arsenal of hand guns, rifles, magazines, ammunition, and fireworks nearby. The unidentified man admitted to drinking alcohol and taking pills. Obviously, he’s expected to face a number of charges.

-For more ‘Offbeat News‘, tune into 99.5FM/740AM KMZN during The Morning Brew with Bob Allen to hear more quirky and funny offbeat news.

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