Archive for July, 2009

Saucy sausage ads condemned

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A saucy radio advert for sausages which encouraged listeners to reveal "where you like to stick yours" was criticized by Britain's advertising watchdog on Wednesday. The ads for Mattesons smoked ... Read more..

Goat’s crowning as king of Ireland in doubt

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

The annual crowning of a goat as king of Ireland at one of the country's oldest fairs is in doubt after organizers said the heir to the throne may be ... Read more..

Fruit seller tries to ride Obama’s coattails

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

U.S. President Barack Obama has inspired an African immigrant to proclaim himself the "Obama of Volgograd" and run for mayor in the southern Russian region. Campaign posters for Zhoakim Krima, ... Read more..

Drizzle causes emergency in Chilean city

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

In one of the driest regions on Earth, even a drizzle can cause an emergency. Less than 1/100th of an inch of rain fell on the Chilean port city of ... Read more..

“Vegan streaker” held over attack plans

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A Dutch animal rights activist, known in the Netherlands as the 'vegan streaker', has been arrested on suspicion of planning an attack against Queen Beatrix because she wears fur....Source Related posts:Woody ... Read more..

Family’s Lucky Escape As Plane Hits Car

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A family in Germany has had a lucky escape after a plane which was taking part in an air show hit their car. The biplane was performing tricks including loops ... Read more..

Pants Music Lover Pops The Question In Cinema

Monday, July 27th, 2009 Posted in Funny Offbeat News, Offbeat News | 1 Comment »

A music lover has proposed to his girlfriend at a local cinema by screening a spoof pop video of him singing a romantic power ballad in his pants. Hannah McDonagh, ... Read more..

Baby Red Pandas Saved By Wet Nurse Dog

Monday, July 27th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Two abandoned red panda cubs are thriving at a northern China zoo thanks to the milk and loving care of a surrogate mother dog. The cubs, born on 25 June, ... Read more..

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Crashes Into Wis. Home

Monday, July 27th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

One southern Wisconsin homeowner is probably not in love with the Oscar Mayer wiener. The famed hot dog's Wienermobile crashed Friday into the deck and garage of a home in ... Read more..

Teen Fined $25,000 For Cost Of NH Mountain Rescue

Monday, July 27th, 2009 Posted in Crazy Offbeat News, Offbeat News | No Comments »

A Massachusetts teenager who spent three nights alone on Mount Washington in April after he sprained an ankle and veered off marked trails has been fined more than $25,000 for ... Read more..