Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 7th 2012

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 7th 2012

Poor dog was stung on the nose by a wasp…, Maunsell Sea Forts were small fortified towers… , A New Yorker Seeks $900,000,000,000,000 Settlement Over… , 5 Cleanest Places on Earth… , The thinnest house in the world… , Lets be honest… , Romanian model Ioana Spangenberg has natural 20-inch waist… , heaviest baby ever born in China… , most expensive car ever sold in Britain… , Superman climbed in front of America’s first president for…

1. Poor dog was stung on the nose by a wasp – Before and after photos.

2. The Maunsell Sea Forts

The Maunsell Sea Forts were small fortified towers built in the Thames and Mersey estuaries during the Second World War to help defend the United Kingdom. They take their name from their designer Guy Maunsell.

3. A New Yorker Seeks $900,000,000,000,000 Settlement Over Placement Of Her Kids In Foster Care

A New York woman whose two boys were removed from her custody by child welfare officials has filed a federal lawsuit accusing city officials of violating her civil rights. To make things right, Fausat Ogunbayo, 46, would like $900 trillion, according to her lawsuit, which was filed last week in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.

4.  5 Cleanest Places on Earth

As a child when you were forced to clean your room, you probably grabbed a duster and begrudgingly waved it at the furniture. Cleaning would have been less of a chore if you’d been given a turbo-molecular pump and a fusion reactor. What child wouldn’t want the ability to create temperatures up to 10,000 times hotter than the sun?

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5. The thinnest house in the world — feeling claustrophobic just looking at it! 

This is probably one of the most bold projects i’ve seen. We’re talking about the Keret House, the thinnest house in the world, and it will soon be developed in a narrow void between the buildings on 22 Ch?odna Street and 74 ?elazna Street in the district of Wola, Poland.The project was designed by Jakub Szcz of Centrala and was specially build for Isreali writer Etgar Keret who strongly believes that this type of house can provide great work conditions.

6. Lets be honest

 7. Romanian model Ioana Spangenberg with her shocking but natural 20-inch waist

What a waist!  Romanian model Ioana Spangenberg is so little in the middle that a British tabloid has dubbed her “The Human Hourglass.” Spangenberg, 30, said her 20-inch waist comes by way of Mother Nature and not by dieting.

	Ioana Spangenberg says her her 20-inch waist comes by way of Mother Nature and not by a corset or dieting.

8. 15.5-Pound Baby Named Chun Chun Born in China

Chun Chun was born in Xinxiang in China’s Henan Province and is the heaviest baby ever born in China. The Daily Mail reports that the baby boy was delivered in a caesarean section which lasted about 20 minutes. Chun’s mother, Wang Yujuan, already has one child. Yujuan’s first child, a girl, was nearly half Chun Chun’s size at 8.8 pounds.
chun chun9. Classic Ferrari breaks records after selling at auction for £20.2MILLION 

A classic Ferrari has become the most expensive car ever sold in Britain – changing hands for a staggering £20.2MILLION. The legendary Ferrari 250 GTO is the world’s most sought-after car, especially as there were only 39 models built between 1962 and 1964.

Sold: This Ferrari 250 GTO went under the hammer for £20.2million

10. ‘Superman’ Busted After Climbing George Washington Statue in NYC

A New York City oddball known for getting into trouble while dressed as Superman mounted the George Washington statue in Union Square Park on Monday and launched into a bizarre series of rants.A man in Superman dress boldly climbed the bronze steed and sat on the saddle in front of America’s first president for about 45 minutes.

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