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Young woman fired over Twitter before starting job

CLOSE Here’s some advice for teens looking to gain work experience and fluff up that resume — don’t get fired before you can clock in. A young woman that goes by the Twitter handle @Cellla was axed from a job at a pizza place in Texas before her first da

AZCentral, 8 November 2017
 

The Offbeat: Mad pooper; Valley Pokemon king

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 … Don’t Tell Me.”  This week in weird: Cle

AZCentral, 8 November 2017
 
The Offbeat: Craigslist nightmare, Chewie mom cashes in and upchucking on Abdul

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

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 remote seaside cave. This week: The Craigslist Horror; she’s a VERY happy Chewbacca; a ghost goes shopping; and

AZCentral, 8 November 2017
 
The Offbeat, Father's Day edition: Giant birds, drug tamales, hobbits

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

Welcome back to The Offbeat, your home for the week’s weirdest news. While our head curator is on vacation, the inmates are running the asylum, which means KC and the Sunshine Band on iTunes, cat videos on YouTube and massage therapists on standby. This

AZCentral, 8 November 2017
 

Offbeat: Bipedal bear, Cheetos Museum and more

Welcome back to The Offbeat, an experiment into the outer limits of human endurance run by Hydra scientists and executives of the Monsanto Corp. This week we have a bipedal bear, a cunning monkey’s plans for world dominion, your HR rep’s worst nightmare

AZCentral, 8 November 2017
 
Offbeat: Antique Twinkie, ugliest dog, married by Dad, homeless library cat and more

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

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 your wee

AZCentral, 8 November 2017
 

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

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. Eat green, get

AZCentral, 8 November 2017
 

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

Every week, the crew of the satellite station in geosynchronous orbit over Apache Junction 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. Bon

AZCentral, 8 November 2017
 

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

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. This w

AZCentral, 8 November 2017
 

The Offbeat: Crowdfunding hippies; yin and yang of Pokemon

Despite leaked emails over the weekend that clearly show The Offbeat crew unfairly favors Hostess products to Little Debbie, we soldier on, gathering the week’s weirdest news for your Friday slacking-off pleasure. This week: A British family needs your h

AZCentral, 8 November 2017
 

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

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. This week

AZCentral, 8 November 2017
 

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

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. This week, our crack research team, composed of bored Olympic lifeguards and a near-s

AZCentral, 8 November 2017
 

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

Welcome back to The Offbeat, where we’ve just replaced our team of weird-news researchers with a crateful of absinthe-addicted marmots. This week in weird: Donald Trump: naked and (you're) afraid; Pokemon Go will not rest until it has driven you to madne

AZCentral, 8 November 2017
 

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

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. Here they are on the scale of weird from Towhead Dye Job t

AZCentral, 8 November 2017
 
San Francisco woman dies after drinking toxic tea

San Francisco woman dies after drinking toxic tea

SAN FRANCISCO  — A San Francisco woman who fell critically ill after drinking tea from a Chinatown herbalist has died, while a man who also was sickened has recovered. The tea leaves bought at Sun Wing Wo Trading Co. contained the plant-based toxin Aconi

AZCentral, 8 November 2017
 

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