Archive for February, 2010

Lottery winner received prize day she died

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | 2 Comments »

A lottery winner who was struck and killed by a car in northern Ohio on the day she got her cheque had just spent some of the money on wedding ... Read more..

Zardari slaughters goats to ward off evil: report

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has a black goat slaughtered at his house almost every day to ward off "evil eyes" and protect him from "black magic," a newspaper reported ... Read more..

FBI: Suspected robber ‘sick of being poor’

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

The FBI says a Pennsylvania man told authorities he robbed a bank because he was "sick of being poor."...Source Related posts:FBI: Ohio bank suspect lowers hood when told FBI Says H1N1 Bandit ... Read more..

Group Calls For Robot To Replace Famous Groundhog

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

An animal rights group wants organizers of Pennsylvania's Groundhog Day festival to replace Punxsutawney Phil with a robotic stand-in. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it's unfair to ... Read more..

Falcons shut out after wedding gaffe

Saturday, February 27th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

RARE peregrine falcons are to be barred from accessing the steeple of a church in Perth after their hunting sprees led to a pigeon's head landing on a ... Read more..

A’s Prospect Retires To Enter Priesthood

Saturday, February 27th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Oakland Athletics prospect Grant Desme is retiring from baseball to enter the priesthood....Source Related posts:Woman Finds Baseball Card from 1869 Men Illegally Enter Britain in Fake Christmas Tree Stadium Neighbor Shelled By Foul ... Read more..

Frozen car explodes after owner tries to thaw it out

Saturday, February 27th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A 76-year-old German man trying to thaw out his car incinerated it instead when he decided to speed things up by putting a blow heater under the hood....Source Related posts:Police: Man ... Read more..

Scientist: Aliens May Already Be On Earth

Friday, February 26th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Scientists and other experts are gathering in London to consider new ways - and new places - to search for alien beings. Britain's Royal Society - an eminent group equivalent ... Read more..

Teacher, 100, gets degree a day before dying

Friday, February 26th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

It was Harriet Richardson Ames' dream to earn her bachelor's degree in education. She finally reached that milestone, nearly three weeks after achieving another: her 100th birthday....Source Related posts:N.J. Woman Celebrates ... Read more..

117 in hospital after drinking holy water

Friday, February 26th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

MORE than 100 Russian Orthodox believers were taken to hospital after drinking holy water in the eastern city of Irkutsk, Siberian authorities said....Source Related posts:Parents Starve Teenage Girl, Survives ... Read more..