A daily look at life's oddities by Ana Samways

Sideswipe: Something for the weekend

Dave Engledow's photograph series depicts the 'World's Best Father'. Photo / Supplied
Dave Engledow's photograph series depicts the 'World's Best Father'. Photo / Supplied

Art: Photographer Dave Engledow started out trying "capture the dazed, sleep-deprived obliviousness of the new father" and ended up with a darkly funny photo series called World's Best Father.

Sentimental: The fifty most romantic photos of all time is a swoon-worthy selection of love triumphing over adversity.

Local: Want a café where your toddlers are welcome...even catered to? Here's a list of toddler-friendly cafes in and around Auckland.

Picture this #1: Gay dads dress their baby up like a Sofia Petrillo from The Golden Girls.

Inspired by Conservative propaganda about the show turning a generation gay.

Picture this #2: Sad icons.

Society: In an attempt to curb the increased rates of infanticide the state of Nebraska has decriminalised child-abandonment. It was intended for babies, but legislators didn't put an age limit on it and caregivers have been dropping off their teenagers instead.

Film: Rare, behind-the-scenes photos from the making of Jaws.

Animal cuteness: A baby hedgehog drinking a shot of milk... And a chameleon washing its hands.

Getting hitched: Although I've never had one of my own (hint, hint) I am obsessed with TV's Four Weddings Australia and time and time again the same cheesy songs appear on the show - usually songs from 80s movies...but if you are lucky enough to be getting hitched (hint, hint) then these top 10 wedding songs have the cheese with a dollop of retro class.

Video: Monsters is a powerful PSA that portrays parents who have been drinking heavily as scary monsters in the eyes of their children.

- NZ Herald

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