Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – April 11th 2012

Miss Universe Changes Rules…, Simpsons…, Goatse…, Greyhound layover…, Rooster visits fried chicken restaurant…, Hillary Clinton Thanks…, Misbehaving Kids Pay…, great sculpture…, Boy Brings…, Canada is awesome…

1. Miss Universe Changes Rules to Include Transgender Women

The Miss Universe pageant is changing its rules and will allow transgender women to take part in all of its competitions starting in 2013, the organization and gay rights group GLAAD said on Tuesday.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – April 11th 2012

2. ‘Simpsons’ creator reveals location of Springfield

“Springfield was named after Springfield, Oregon,” Groening tells the upcoming issue ofSmithsonian magazine in an in-depth Q&A. “The only reason is that when I was a kid, the TV show Father Knows Best took place in the town of Springfield, and I was thrilled because I imagined that it was the town next to Portland, my hometown.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – April 11th 2012

3. The man behind Goatse has been found

Sometime in the late 20th century a na*ed man bent over, spread his ass and took a picture. Eventually that picture, known as Goatse, became one of the most venerable memes in internet history. Who is this man, and how did his ass take over the internet?

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – April 11th 2012

 4. During a 9-hour Greyhound layover in Nashville, man commits more than 10 felonies including carjacking, arson, and pooping on a desk

Metro police say they’ve never encountered a man quite like William Todd, who they say in just nine hours managed to wreak havoc on Nashville. “He was just on a terror. I’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Sgt. Tony Blackburn.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – April 11th 2012



5. Rooster visits fried chicken restaurant every day and yells at people for eating his friends

A rooster has ironically taken up residence in the meadow across the street from Gus's Fried Chicken in Collierville, where he eyeballs customers as they arrive for lunch Monday afternoon.

6. Hillary Clinton Thanks ‘Texts From Hillary’ Guys For The ‘LOLZ’

On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton took a few minutes away from her texting (and all her other duties as secretary of state) and met with the two guys who have turned her into the latest Internet meme.

Hillary Clinton

7. Should Parents of Misbehaving Kids Pay More to Fly?

Flying the friendly skies always feels a bit like playing a game of Russian roulette. There are the real life and death worries, like hoping and praying that you and your plane arrive at your destination in one piece. Then there are the worries that only feel like life and death, like hoping that you and your plane arrive on time and that your luggage does too.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – April 11th 2012

8. This is an awesome shot but unfortunately with no attributiоn so if you know anything about this great sculpture please let me know in the comments.

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 9. Boy Brings 50 Bags of Heroin for Show and Tell

Bridgeport police have arrested a man after his 5-year-old stepson brought 50 packets of heroin to school.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – April 11th 2012

10. Reason #63752 why Canada is awesome

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – April 11th 2012