Archive for July, 2011

Physicists in a flutter over signs that ‘God particle’ may have been found

Sunday, July 31st, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

PHYSICISTS in the United States believe they may caught a whisper of the Higgs boson - the subatomic particle proposed in the 1960s by Edinburgh University's Professor Pet...Source Related posts:Gravity, Not ... Read more..

Urn-usual items left on aeroplanes

Saturday, July 30th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

AN URN filled with ashes, plastic pumpkins and an artificial limb are some of the unusual items which have been left behind by Virgin Atlantic passengers....Source Related posts:Taco Bell sued over ... Read more..

Calif. motorcyclist lands in van back seat, unhurt

Saturday, July 30th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

(AP) - A California motorcyclist rear-ended a minivan and was hurled through a window into the back seat but was not injured. Investigators say the minivan driver made a turn ... Read more..

Heartbreak over Australian plonk

Friday, July 29th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

AN UNSTEADY forklift dropped a container full of fine Australian wine worth more than £600,000, smashing most of the bottles....Source Related posts:Australian, 94, sees red as ‘roo attacks Australian town rents homes ... Read more..

Boy’s neck pierced during ninja game mishap

Friday, July 29th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A Virginia boy escaped death after a bamboo spike he and his friends made while playing ninja pierced his neck....Source Related posts:Worlds Most Pierced Woman Adds New Piercing for Total of ... Read more..

Tortoise gets artificial wheel at vet hospital

Friday, July 29th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

(AP) - Watch out Mr. Hare, this tortoise has a wheel. A 12-year-old African tortoise that recently had its front left leg amputated due to injury is now moving just ... Read more..

Experts call for animal research rules to stop fact aping fiction

Friday, July 29th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Action is needed now to prevent nightmarish "Planet Of The Apes" science ever turning from fiction to fact, a group of experts have warned....Source Related posts:Purple Squirrel Awes Animal Experts Man places ... Read more..

Golden yacht believed to be most expensive

Friday, July 29th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

It's the gold standard of yachts - literally....Source Related posts:Russian Firm Debuts World’s Most Expensive SUV Recession Prompts Modern Day Calif. Gold Rush Abu Dhabi Hotel Adding Gold-Dispensing ATM Scottish Police Once Believed In ... Read more..

The many faces of a rugby superstar: Richie Gray goes global

Thursday, July 28th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

At one time, a picture of a man-mountain on the slopes of the world's highest peak might have been seen as conclusive proof of the existence of the Yeti....Source Related posts:Global ... Read more..

Fake Apple Store in China even fools staff

Thursday, July 28th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Chinese counterfeiters have had a field day pumping out knockoffs of Apple Inc's best-selling iPhones and iPads, but one appears to have gone a step further — a near flawless ... Read more..