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Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – April 13th 2012

Blind author’s pen runs out…, Woman hires female private eye to…,  Dying man gets his final wish…, RMS Titanic-shaped tent…, Seattle Police…, Unusuаl Map…, German incest couple lose…, Shark gulps another shark…, The Junkie old Folks´Home – Aging Addicts…, Drunk man bites a snake…

1. Blind author’s pen runs out, police forensics team rescue the manuscript

But after hours of hard work and careful thought, she was left devastated when she was told that 26 pages were blank because her pen had run out of ink. The 59-year-old mother feared that the manuscript was lost but the generosity of her local police force meant that it was gradually recovered using forensic technology.

Police save words of blind author who wrote 26 pages after pen ran out

2. Woman hires female private eye to see if her boyfriend would cheat on her. Turns out he would. He’s now dating the female private eye

When Samantha Phipps met Jack Ewing she was hoping her run of bad luck with men would change. In the past she’d dated two-timers, a guy who slapped her after their first row and another who insisted on bringing his friends along on all their dates.

3. Dying man gets his final wish to see his dog

Two weeks ago, Roger Calvert was getting a routine check up in Pittsburgh when it was discovered the cancer he had 5 years ago had returned and he only had a few days to live.

Robert Calvert, his wife Debbie and Bailey 4. How about Camping fun with RMS Titanic-shaped tent? Moreover there’s room enough for everyone!

With the mania for the Titanic’s 100th tragic anniversary coming up, the flavor seems to be one of the rulers of the season, when it comes to luxury lifestyle news. After the recent unveiling of the MS Barmoral Titanic trip, it’s now the chance for campers to relive the same aura, by the RMS Titanic shaped tent, which tags along with a $12,000 price tag.

RMS Titanic shaped Tentanic tent

5. Seattle Police: That woman saying SRS convinced her brother to kill himself? Yeah, that’s bogus.

Wednesday evening, a redditor calling herself sisterofblackvisions made an awful claim: Her brother, who used the screen name Black_Visions, killed himself in March. The reason, she said, is that other users on the site shamed him for his purported misogyny and directly told him to kill himself.

6. A Most Unusuаl Map

7. German incest couple lose European Court case to keep children

Patrick Stuebing and Susan Karolewski had four children together, two of whom are described as disabled. The European Court of Human Rights said Germany was entitled to ban incest.

Patrick Stuebing and Susan Karolewski

8. Candid camera: Shark gulps another shark whole

The photo says it all: an alien-looking shark, adorned with mossy hairs and a flat face, with its mouth agape and a slender bamboo shark headfirst inside. Though not unusual for a shark to snack on another shark, it’s not typical behavior — and it’s certainly not common for humans to catch the action firsthand.

shark-eats-shark.jpg

 9. The Junkie old Folks´Home – Aging Addicts Find Refuge in Dutch Care Facility Named Woodstock

With The Hague is still in darkness, at 5:30 in the morning, the night has ended in Woodstock. The first residents of the home walk into the lobby, past the abandoned pool table and the jukebox: a limping man with an emaciated, birdlike face; a man whose face is all but hidden underneath his hooded sweatshirt; a woman with puffy eyes, wearing a bathrobe. Driven by an invisible force, they make their way up the wheelchair ramp toward a door labeled “Medicatie,” or Drug Dispensary. It opens at 6 a.m.

 Aging drug addicts are kept off the streets in a new Dutch home for junkies.

 10. Drunk man bites a snake (Bonus: Super cute photo of snake stitches. Dawww!

Thursday evening Sacramento police were called out to the north part of the city for disturbance where they encountered a rather unusual scene: a drunken man was laying on the floor being accused by a man of taking not one but two bites out of a snake.

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