Archive for January, 2011

Pig poo a pollution problem? Potty train a porker

Monday, January 31st, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Taiwan has been experimenting with a simple solution to the perennial problems of pollution, smell and excessive water use on pig farms: train the pigs to use a toilet....Source Related posts:That’ll ... Read more..

Following GPS directions, car crashes into church

Monday, January 31st, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Two British seniors landed in hospital in southern Germany after their car's global positioning system directed them to drive into a church....Source Related posts:Woman Crashes Car While Attempting to Kill Spider ‘Satan’ ... Read more..

No app for this: Croc gulps phone, starts ringing

Monday, January 31st, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

(AP) - Workers at a Ukrainian aquarium didn't believe it when a visitor said a crocodile swallowed her phone. Then the reptile started ringing. The accident in the eastern city ... Read more..

Til Death Do You Part: Pakistani teen electrocuted for eloping

Monday, January 31st, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | 1 Comment »

A father and four uncles are facing murder charges in Pakistan for allegedly torturing to death a 17-year-old girl because she shamed the family by eloping....Source Related posts:Pakistani Lawyer Seeks Death ... Read more..

Horse rescued from swimming pool

Monday, January 31st, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A HORSE had to be rescued from a swimming pool it had accidentally fallen into....Source Related posts:Crematorium to heat swimming pool Man Falls Asleep in Car, Crashes Into Apartment Complex Pool Cowboy Gets ... Read more..

BBC apologizes to Japanese over atomic bomb joke in quiz show

Sunday, January 30th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

British broadcaster BBC on Sunday issued an apology to its Japanese viewers offended by a joke on a survivor of the atomic bombing of Japan in World War II....Source Related posts:Hotel ... Read more..

Five missing American sailors rescued in Philippine Sea

Sunday, January 30th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Combined rescue teams from the U.S. and Philippine coast guards found five missing American sailors and their damaged sailboat in waters between the islands of Leyte and Mindanao on Sunday....Source Related ... Read more..

Boy blasts Megadeath from cellphone to scare off pack of wolves

Sunday, January 30th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A 13-year-old Norwegian boy used music from the heavy metal group Megadeath to scare off a pack of wolves....Source Related posts:Mother scares off two wolves Boy George Looks at Jail Time After ... Read more..

Dozens get double money at faulty cash machine

Saturday, January 29th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Dozens of people who took advantage of a cash machine paying out double the requested sums will not have to return the extra money....Source Related posts:Foot Massaging Machine Kills Three People Good-hearted ... Read more..

Taser launches new stun gun for wildlife

Saturday, January 29th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Problem bear sneaking around your trash can? Don't get mad, get a Taser....Source Related posts:Man With Stun Gun Shot With Real Gun In Self Defense Cops Taser 76-year-old tractor driver Woman charged with ... Read more..