Archive for October, 2010

‘Death ray’ torments Vegas sunbathers

Sunday, October 31st, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

MGM Resorts International is taking the heat for an intense beam of searing desert sunlight, jokingly dubbed the "death ray," that some hotel guests say poses a risk of severe ... Read more..

Text-a-Squirrel scheme aims to track city’s native reds

Sunday, October 31st, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

EXPERTS hope a simple text message could help save a small group of red squirrels under threat from greys in a Scottish city....Source Related posts:Text Message Ends Robber’s Spree Text messages to ... Read more..

Typo sends callers to sex line, not charity

Sunday, October 31st, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

NFL fans never know what to expect from Chad Ochocinco but even they were probably surprised when dialing a number from a charity cereal box featuring the attention-seeking Cincinnati Bengals ... Read more..

Clerk says man stuck tongue in her ear

Saturday, October 30th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Police are looking for a man who stuck his tongue in the ear of a dollar store clerk in Grimsby, Ont....Source Related posts:Man has pearl stuck in ear for 41 years Okla. ... Read more..

FBI finds ‘Waldo’

Saturday, October 30th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

The alleged bank robber investigators dubbed the "Where's Waldo Bandit" has been arrested....Source Related posts:‘Waldo Bandit’ strikes in Oregon FBI Says H1N1 Bandit Is In Custody FBI: Elusive ‘Granddad Bandit’ Robbed 21 Banks Bank ... Read more..

Man beats odds to win lottery twice

Saturday, October 30th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

For a Missouri man, luck comes in pairs....Source Related posts:Man fails to win restitution by poker, gets prison ‘Beaky’ the blue tit beats the odds US beats Scotland to win oat cuisine title Psychic ... Read more..

Bear trouble a-bruin at gas station

Saturday, October 30th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

All things being equal, Lori Ellingbœ says she's had worse customers at her Radium, B.C. gas station....Source Related posts:Police: Robbers Hit Gas Station, Ran Out Of Gas Man Robs Gas Station, Gets ... Read more..

7ft tapeworms, sexual infections, tarantula bites – just another day for navy doctors of yesteryear

Friday, October 29th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Seven-foot worms in the gut, giant spider bites and lightning strikes were just some of the dangers facing travellers on the high seas in the 19th century, medical archives...Source Related posts:Doctors ... Read more..

Russian alien believer re-elected to top chess job

Friday, October 29th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A Russian regional leader who says he was once abducted by aliens was re-elected on Wednesday as president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) in a vote that opponents said ... Read more..

Man Takes DJ’s Bet, Tattoos Station’s Logo On His Forehead

Friday, October 29th, 2010 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

When 48 year old David Jonathan Winkelman from Iowa was arrested Thursday on a misdemeanor charge and his mugshot subsequently taken, the photo swiftly went viral on the internet showing ... Read more..