2010 had some great moments and many of them were pretty odd, so we have covered some of the oddest / offbeat stories of 2010 which will remind you the happenings.
Copenhagen buses play Cupid with ‘love seats’
A Copenhagen bus company put up ‘love seats’ on 103 of its vehicles for people looking for a partner. “Even love at first sight is possible on the bus,” said a spokesman for the British owned Arriva company to explain the two seats on each bus that are covered in red cloth and a ‘love seat’ sign. “The 250 ‘love seats’ on its buses is an attempt to encourage passengers to flirt,” said the spokesman. The experiment also aims to convince car drivers to leave their vehicles at home and opt for a more social mode of transport.
Cell-phone-equipped golden coffin
Shoppers at an international luxury fair in Verona, Italy, found a cell-phone-equipped golden coffin among the items on display. The phones will help ‘the deceased’ contact relatives if they have been buried alive by mistake. The coffin was priced at 280,000 euros (381,000 dollars), while a diamond-studded, cancan-style wedding gown in pink chinchilla fur could be scooped up for 220,000 euros. More traditional items included a boat running on a Ferrari engine and a crystal-covered piano.
Aussie men shoot each other in buttocks ‘to see if it hurts’
Two Australian men needed surgery after shooting each other in the buttocks during a drinking session to see if it would hurt. The men, both aged 34, used an air rifle to fire at each other. By next day, both were in hospital to have pellets removed from their buttocks and legs. “The men were sharing a few beers when they thought it would be interesting to see if they shot one another with an air rifle, if it would penetrate their skin or it would hurt,” a police spokesman said.
UK woman puts cat in rubbish bin, fined
A British woman sparked international outrage after CCTV film of her picking up a cat and dumping it in a rubbish bin was posted on the internet. She was fined 265 pounds ($420) for animal cruelty. Mary Bale, 45, was also banned from keeping animals for five years after admitting to causing unnecessary suffering to the cat, a four-year-old tabby called Lola. Bale’s home in Coventry, central England, was at one point put under police guard after her actions shocked animal lovers and even attracted death threats
Bank robbery suspect uses flower bouquet during heist
A robber in New York came up with a disarming way to pull off his latest bank heist, approaching the teller’s window with a large bouquet of flowers and handing over a hold-up note. The man walked up to the teller, pulled a note from the bouquet which demanded money, and said “Give me all your 100s, 50s; don’t be a hero.” Police say the teller gave the man cash and he fled, leaving the flowers behind. The same man also robbed a Capital One bank the week before, using a potted plant instead.