Elephants easily outeat humans in contest

July 9th, 2009 Zan Posted in Funny Offbeat News, Offbeat News No Comments »

In the fight of pachyderms vs. people — the pachyderms now have the upper trunk. Three circus elephants scored a decisive victory over three human competitive eaters at a cross-species eating contest Friday, chomping down on 505 hot dog buns in six minutes. The humans forced down only 143 buns in the bout at Brooklyn’s Coney Island….Source

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Game show looks to convert atheists

July 8th, 2009 Zan Posted in Funny Offbeat News, Offbeat News No Comments »

What happens when you put a Muslim imam, a Christian priest, a rabbi and a Buddhist monk in a room with 10 atheists? Turkish television station Kanal T hopes the answer is…Source

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More use grazing sheep, goats against invasive weeds, vines

July 7th, 2009 Zan Posted in Funny Offbeat News, Offbeat News No Comments »

In between rows of grapevines at a Mendocino County farm in California, dozens of sheep are milling about, munching on the grass and weeds. Sarah Cahn Bennett, co-owner of the family-owned Navarro Vineyards in Philo, Calif., says they began using the flock of 70 in June to keep the vineyard trimmed and minimize the work of tractors and manual labor….Source
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Police: Robbers Hit Gas Station, Ran Out Of Gas

July 6th, 2009 Zan Posted in Dumb Criminal Offbeat News, Funny Offbeat News, Offbeat News No Comments »

State police in New York say two Pennsylvania men robbed a gas station and might have gotten away if they had also fueled up. Troopers said they caught 29-year-old Lonnie Meckwood, of Carbondale, and 51-year-old Phillip Weeks, of Tunkhannock, after their getaway car ran out of gas while the were trying to escape late Monday night....Source
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Jet Forced To Land After Man Strips Naked

July 3rd, 2009 Zan Posted in Crazy Offbeat News, Funny Offbeat News, Offbeat News No Comments »

A US Airways flight made an emergency landing in Albuquerque, N.M. on Tuesday after a passenger decided to strip naked, CBS station WCBS-TV reported. Passengers said it was a sight to see. Cell phone pictures taken from inside the plane showed a passenger, identified as Keith Wright from the Bronx, sitting naked in his seat near the rear of the plane. Flight 705, bound from Charlotte to Los Angeles, was forced to make....Source
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How’s it spelled? Web search engines unscramble goofs

July 3rd, 2009 Zan Posted in Funny Offbeat News, Offbeat News No Comments »

“Swan Flu,” “Brack Obama” and “Paperview boxing” are among the top misspelled words typed into the Yahoo search engines in the last month, says Yahoo Buzz editor Vera Chan. “These things jump out at us, especially when there is a breaking news story and (Yahoo users) want to follow up on a story,” she says. “It’s interesting to see the different variations of these spellings.”…Source
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Miss. police nab toothy prowler

July 3rd, 2009 Zan Posted in Funny Offbeat News, Offbeat News No Comments »

Brandon Norwood had just taken out the trash at his grandparents’ Jackson home around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday when he noticed something peering at him from under his grandmother’s car. “I saw a snout sticking up. I knew it was a reptile,” Norwood, 21, said. “I kept my distance. Momma didn’t raise a fool. But I got down on my hands and knees, and that’s when I saw it was an alligator.”…Source

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Nepal Requires Pocketless Uniform On Airport Workers To Stop Bribe-Taking

July 2nd, 2009 Zan Posted in Funny Offbeat News, Offbeat News No Comments »

Nepal's airport workers have been accused of taking bribes from travelers prompting the government to require them to wear uniform without pockets to stop the malpractice....Source
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Oz Crop Circles Blamed On ‘High’ Wallabies

June 30th, 2009 Zan Posted in Funny Offbeat News, Offbeat News No Comments »

A red neck wallaby in AustraliaWallabies are getting high on opium from poppy fields and flattening crops, an Australian official has said. Wallabies are creating chaos in the pharmaceutical poppy industry. The marsupials have been snacking on poppies growing in fields in Tasmania, the world’s largest producer of legally-grown opium for medicines. Afterwards, they hop round in circles before crashing on top of the crops and trampling them to the ground…Source

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Groin-bulge Buddha taken off shelves

June 29th, 2009 Zan Posted in Funny Offbeat News, Offbeat News No Comments »

Do not worship this little (big) guy!

A Japanesse company said today it had agreed with an ancient temple that it would withdraw a controversial plastic figurine – a seated, grinning Buddha with a bulge between its legs. “We agreed to stop its sale and recall it,” said a company employee, adding that the firm had also spoken to the eighth century Todaiji temple in the former capital of Nara, known for its giant bronze Buddha statue…Source

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