Archive for October, 2009

With Cataracts Gone, Gorilla Rediscovers World

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A 42-year old lowland gorilla at Miami's Metrozoo is back on exhibit after undergoing state-of-the-art surgery that has restored her sight. Josephine the gorilla underwent surgery Friday to remove severe ... Read more..

Suicide Note Found From Reality Star Who Allegedly Killed Wife

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Authorities have discovered a suicide note from Ryan Jenkins, a Canadian businessman and reality TV star who is believed to have killed his wife, Jasmine Fiore, and tried to cover ... Read more..

Two hurt in floor collapses during ‘ghost walk’

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Fire officials say a "ghost walk" tour had a scary ending in Ohio when the floor of a 164-year-old log cabin collapsed, injuring two people....Source Related posts:Hole-in-the-floor ashtray apparently leads to ... Read more..

Toronto city services line gets calls on cheesecake, chicken wings and ghosts

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Are chicken wings considered a city service? One person apparently thought so, in one of a few unusual calls the city of Toronto received on its new city services line....Source Related ... Read more..

Teen found riding in box on van, mom charged

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

An Alabama woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after police say she let her daughter ride in a cardboard box on top of their van. ... Read more..

Teenagers Find Rare Mastodon Fossils In Creek

Monday, October 26th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Two 13-year-olds exploring a creek bed near their homes discovered a mastodon mandible and tusk that could be as old as 150,000 years, CBS station KCNC-TV reported. The discovery this ... Read more..

Parisians: Chez McDonald’s Near Louvre Distasteful

Monday, October 26th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

French culture and American convenience will come together in December — thanks to plans by the McDonald's restaurant chain to hang its shingle in the shadow of the Louvre....Source Related posts:Man ... Read more..

Fla. Woman, 74, ‘Filleted’ By Pack Of Raccoons

Monday, October 26th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | 1 Comment »

"We're not talking about a lot of little bites here, she was filleted."  That's how Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd described an attack on 74-year-old Gretchen Whitted of Lakeland, Florida ... Read more..

Couple Takes ‘The Plunge’ At Aquarium In Colo.

Sunday, October 25th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

The fish and sharks at the Downtown Aquarium in Denver had some special visitors Friday - a wedding party. Tammy Parker and Ron Eaton took the plunge all decked out in their ... Read more..

Woman fatally mauled by pet bear

Sunday, October 25th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Authorities say a woman was killed by her pet black bear as she cleaned its cage. The Morning Call newspaper reports that a state Game Commission spokesman says Walz kept ... Read more..