Archive for November, 2009

Getting Enough Sleep? They Aren’t In West Virginia

Sunday, November 29th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Sleepless in Seattle? Hardly. West Virginia is where people are really staying awake, according to the first government study to monitor state-by-state differences in sleeplessness. West Virginians' lack of sleep ... Read more..

‘Twilight’-themed restaurant planned

Sunday, November 29th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A new restaurant set to open next year in Washington state will be called Volterra after a city in the popular Twilight vampire novels, which are set in the town ... Read more..

Ex Quebec Lieutenant Governor Files Not Guilty Plea To 6 Charges

Sunday, November 29th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | 1 Comment »

Former Quebec Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault entered on Tuesday a not guilty plea for six charges of fraud, forgery and breach of trust leveled against her. According to the auditor generals ... Read more..

French Telco Sets $1.5 Billion Program To Prevent Staff Suicide

Sunday, November 29th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

France's largest telecommunications firm is setting aside $1.48 billion to fund a stress-reduction program for staff aimed at ending a spate of suicides among its workers....Source Related posts:Over a billion curse ... Read more..

Fla. Man Creates 9,000-Pound Rubber Band Ball

Sunday, November 29th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Joel Waul has spent the last six years carefully wrapping and linking and stretching rubber bands of various sizes into the ball shape. The Guinness Book of World Records declared ... Read more..

British Woman Walking Again After Two-Year Paralysis Following Sneeze

Sunday, November 29th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A British mother of three is finally walking again after being paralyzed for two years. She became paralyzed after a forceful sneeze broke her back....Source Related posts:Woman Spends 12 Hours a ... Read more..

Man guilty of sexual Christmas cards of ex

Sunday, November 29th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A man was sentenced to two years of probation for sending sexually explicit Christmas cards of his ex-girlfriend to her relatives....Source Related posts:South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty To Having Sex With ... Read more..

Russian Firm Debuts World’s Most Expensive SUV

Sunday, November 29th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

What comes standard in the world's most expensive SUV? For starters, there are diamond-encrusted speed gauges, gold-plated windows, a tungsten exhaust and a promise to protect occupants from a rocket ... Read more..

Queen Elizabeth Greeted Scottish Pop Singer With Uncharacteristic High-Five

Sunday, November 29th, 2009 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Britain's Queen Elizabeth "high-fived" Paolo Nutini when they met. The Scottish pop singer claims the 83-year-old monarch addressed him in the unusual manner when they met at the official royal ... Read more..

Man steals car because he lacks bus fare

Sunday, November 29th, 2009 Posted in Dumb Criminal Offbeat News, Offbeat News | No Comments »

A man who was too proud to beg for bus fare so he stole an SUV to get home to Gatineau was sentenced to six months in jail Wednesday....Source Related posts:10 ... Read more..