Archive for June, 2010

Ice-cream music policeman censured

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A POLICEMAN who played ice-cream-van music over a loud- speaker to calm a gang of unruly youths acted inappropriately, his commanders have ruled....Source Related posts:Ice cream retailer has cicada flavor wings ... Read more..

Man Seeking Help For Stray Dog Arrested For DWI

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A man who went to a New York village police station seeking help for a stray dog found trouble instead after police say he drove there drunk. Monroe police say ... Read more..

Oh, what a tangled web… BBC reveals its shady sites

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

YOU might expect a shady dating agency to be behind the websites www.desperate russianhousewives.co.uk and www. singlessos.co.uk – but they are actually run by the BBC....Source Related posts:BBC apologizes to Japanese ... Read more..

Bomb squad robots make pancakes

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Bomb squads from around New Mexico got a chance to sharpen their skills by using a remote-controlled robot — not to blow things up, but to make pancakes....Source Related posts:Robots battle ... Read more..

NY trash ‘recycler’ avoids $79K in fines

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A woman in an upstate New York village nearly had to pay $79,000 in fines for her hobby of picking through curbside trash and piling the items in her yard....Source Related ... Read more..

Cambodian ‘Jungle Woman’ Runs Away Back To Forest

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A woman dubbed the "jungle woman" after emerging naked and unable to speak from the wilds of northeastern Cambodia three years ago has apparently fled back to the forest, her ... Read more..

Wheelchair ramp stolen from Ohio home

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Police in northeast Ohio say they're looking for thieves who stole a wheelchair ramp from a woman's home, and a local business is offering to replace it with a free ... Read more..

“Sack Tapping” Results In Testicle Loss For One Boy

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Sack tapping or punching of another person in the groin has gone out of control among boys in schools as one victim had to undergo operation to remove one of ... Read more..

Dog’s on a sure footing at toilet

Monday, June 28th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A DOG nicknamed Grumpy Stumpy spent almost a year mastering how to go to the toilet, after an operation to amputate his front limb left him tumbling over every time ... Read more..

£22k compost shed wins design prize

Monday, June 28th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

IT COULD be the world's most expensive composting shed – and now it has been hailed as one of Scotland's best pieces of architecture....Source Related posts:Man Making $100K A Year Lives ... Read more..