Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – April 05th 2012

Letter from a prisoner…, Earth- anechoic chamber mutes 99.99%…, damn pretty…, Weird dreams…, e-lane…,  22 year-old Batman cereal on eBay…, Drunk men strip na*ed…,  April Fools’ Jokes…, hire fat people…,  waaaterrrr…….

1. Received this letter from a prisoner to the publishing house I work at today..He may want to rethink this profession. 

2. The quietest place on Earth- anechoic chamber mutes 99.99% of all noises, causes hallucinations.

If you’ve been to a crowded airport, sporting event, or even a kid’s birthday party lately, a little peace and quiet might sound like the perfect thing to help you kick back and relax. Just don’t let things get too quiet, or you might drive yourself a wee bit insane: the anechoic chamber at Orfield Laboratoriesin Minnesota can mute 99.99% of all sound, but visiting the silent oasis isn’t as calming as you might expect.

3. This poor woman is just too damn pretty… 

On a recent flight to New York, I was delighted when a stewardess came over and gave me a bottle of champagne. ‘This is from the captain — he wants to welcome you on board and hopes you have a great flight today,’ she explained.

'Good looking woman': But Samantha Brick says that her pleasing looks have been a curse, with many of her own s*x becoming resentful

 4. When weird dreams turn into reality! 

Vietnam based architect Dang Viet Nga had this childhood dream to create an architectural masterpiece that could set a standard in the field of artistic and eccentric structural designs. With this highly ambitious project in mind, Nga created this absolutely beautiful and unusual Crazy house.

Crazy House

 5.  Do you text and walk? An “e-lane” has been created for people like you in Philadelphia.

As part of an April Fool’s Day gag, an “E-lane” popped up in Philadelphia, taking a cheeky jab at distracted walkers. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said the designated lane for distracted walkers takes aim at the dangers of distracted walking, according to the Associated Press.


6. Guy finds 22 year-old Batman cereal on eBay and eats it.

A few months back, I heard about an interesting tome called The Great American Cereal Book.  I ordered it as soon as it became available because I love any sort of weird or highly specific pop culture ephemera.  The book is great.  I even felt compelled to write a review of it on my infrequently updated and oft-forgotten about catchall side blog.

 7. Drunk men strip na*ed and go through a car wash. Cop: “Pressure washing yourself will not increase intelligence or sobriety.”

Lucky for three drunk Abbotsford men who went na*ed through a carwash, their records will remain squeaky clean. Const. Ian MacDonald tweeted Wednesday morning “pressure washing yourself will not increase intelligence or sobriety.”

 8. The Top 10 Vehicles That Could Be April Fools’ Jokes

Sunday is April Fools’ Day (No, really, it is!), so be on the lookout for pranks, gags, and other sundry acts of bamboozlery being lobbed in your general direction. So if someone offers you a jar of peanut butter, politely decline. Look before you sit, lest you land on a whoopee cushion. And please, for the love of all that is sacred – and some of the stuff that isn’t – DO NOT borrow a pair of binoculars (even if you encounter a rare species of bird).

Top 10 Vehicles that Could Be April Fools' Jokes title

 9. Hospital in Texas will no longer hire fat people

(MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY Victoria Hospital in Texas has stated they will no longer hire anyone with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or higher. To put that in perspective, that’s 210 pounds for someone 5′, 5″.

 10. waaaterrrr…….