Archive for March, 2010

German Family Wins U.S. Asylum To Home-School Children

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A German family has been granted political asylum in the U.S. for the unusual reason of enabling the parents to home-school their children, a practice that is illegal in Germany....Source Related ... Read more..

N.J. Dog Wins Award After Losing Almost 40 Pounds

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Nate walked away with an award at a veterinary convention over the weekend for losing close to 40 pounds, thanks to a special diet. It has given him tons of ... Read more..

Scientists nose out new ID weapon

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

SCIENTISTS have sniffed out a new form of identification that might replace fingerprint and iris technology: scanning noses....Source Related posts:Scientists Prove Cloak Of Invisibility Is Real Scientists discover ‘the elixir of ... Read more..

4 Charged With Hacking Into Concert Ticket Sites

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say four California men made more than $25 million reselling tickets to concerts and sporting events they acquired by hacking into Ticketmaster.com and other Web ... Read more..

‘Temperamental’ pet bull attacks, kills owner

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

An eastern Pennsylvania man was attacked and killed by a "temperamental" pet bull a day before his 53rd birthday, the coroner's office said Monday....Source Related posts:Runaway bull attacks car and home Woman ... Read more..

Pest control called after snake found in school

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

PEST control staff were called out to deal with a snake that was found at a primary school....Source Related posts:Snake Head Found in Food at T.G.I. Friday’s Highschool Students Bit By Venomous ... Read more..

Woman With Donated Heart Climbs Tower In Chicago

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Melissa Simon's climb to the top of the John Hancock building would have been physically impossible for her just a couple of years ago....Source Related posts:‘Spiderman’ climbs world’s tallest tower Fox trots ... Read more..

Inquiry launched over fight between doctors

Monday, March 29th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

BRAZILIAN authorities have launched an investigation after two doctors physically fought while a mother was in labour, delivering a stillborn baby....Source Related posts:Medical Board Reprimands Doctors Who Found No Baby After ... Read more..

Boat Made Of Bottles To Sail Across Pacific

Monday, March 29th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A boat made of plastic bottles anchored in Sausalito, California is readying to set sail on a transpacific journey Sydney, Australia. Made of more than 12,000 recycled plastic bottles held ... Read more..

Average handbag weighs same as toddler

Monday, March 29th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

THE average handbag weighs the same as a 15-month-old toddler, according to a new survey....Source Related posts:Toddler Survives Fall Out Of Apartment Window Soldier Video Tapes Son Fighting Another Toddler Toddler Starved To ... Read more..