Offbeat

Offbeat In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860 In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860
Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air.
Offbeat Smartphone trial judge exasperated by phones in court Smartphone trial judge exasperated by phones in court
So far one of the biggest problems for a federal judge overseeing a patent battle between the world's largest smartphone makers isn't about stolen ideas. It's getting the roomful of smartphone devotees to turn off their devices.
Offbeat Animals vie for mayor in Colorado fundraiser Animals vie for mayor in Colorado fundraiser
The chief operating officer at the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter in Colorado knows she's not supposed to have favorites, but she wants soulful-eyed bloodhound Pa Kettle to be mayor.
Offbeat Researchers net 'zombie bass' with electricity Researchers net 'zombie bass' with electricity
Bernie Fuller has fished for decades, yet he's never witnessed anything to match the sight of dozens of zombie bass eerily rising out of a north Alabama lake.