Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 17th 2012

eBay Moron Sells Safe Containing $26,000 for $123…, No More King-Sized Snickers…, How to set a table, Man throws TV at girlfriend after threesome …, British spies stumped by Charlie Chaplin’s birth mystery…, Mom With Crying Baby Unwisely Uses the Emergency Exit…, Weird Crime Wednesday…, a computer case on fire that is made out of Magnesium?…, More pets died on Delta Airline…, Jennifer’s Chopped Salad Took a Turn For the Worse…

1. eBay Moron Sells Safe Containing $26,000 for $123

Some lamentable sucker in California sold a locked safe on eBay for $123 with a warning of “WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET. NOTHING MORE AND NOTHING LESS.” The “nothing less” bit came back to bite him in the accumulation of wealth when the buyer cracked open the safe and found $26,000.

eBay Moron Sells Safe Containing $26,000 for $123

2. No More King-Sized Snickers: Company To Set Calorie Limit

Fans of king-sized Snickers and Twix bars may want to stock up.  The candy maker Mars Inc. reportedly is planning to impose a 250-calorie limit on its chocolate products by the end of next year. The king-size Snickers bar has 540-calories, while the normal size Snickers bar contains 280 calories, with 14 grams of fat.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 17th 2012

3. How to set a table

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 17th 2012

4. Man throws TV at girlfriend after threesome … because his GF kissed the other girl

A 22 year old man and his wife planned a threesome, because why the hell not? Jorge Silva and his wife were getting down to it with another woman when Silva’s wife said he “freaked out”. What brought on this rage? Well, according to Mrs. Silva it was when she started kissing the other woman, when she started getting into it with the “third” in their threesome (who was a woman), out of nowhere, all of a sudden, her husband started hitting her

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 17th 2012

5. British spies stumped by Charlie Chaplin’s birth mystery

The entertainer is celebrated as one of London’s most famous sons, newly declassified files reveal that Britain’s MI5 domestic intelligence service found no records to back up Chaplin’s claim that he was born in the city on April 16, 1889.

AP Photo

6. Mom With Crying Baby Unwisely Uses the Emergency Exit to Get Off the Plane Faster

There is nothing that makes you more desperate to escape the claustrophobic confines of an airplane than a screaming child. It can certainly feel like an emergency when one is in the vicinity, but one woman in Vietnam got a little carried away with the urgency of the situation.

Mom With Crying Baby Unwisely Uses the Emergency Exit to Get Off the Plane Faster

 7. Weird Crime Wednesday: Taking a hostage doesn’t mean you get to make really weird demands

When Ignacio Gabriel Munoz woke up on the morning of May 10, 2011, he decided that it would be the first day of the rest of his life.  I know that sounds cliche, but it’s not if you’re going to do something that will end up with you obtaining the objects of your wildest/craziest dreams….or in jail.  Ignacio was going to take a hostage and use the leverage of innocent human life to make some pretty outrageous demands.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 17th 2012

8. How hard could it be to set a computer case on fire that is made out of Magnesium?

I am writing this memo to explain what happened to the case our NeXTCube Computer, Serial Number AA001032.As you know, years ago, when NeXT first contemplated making computers, Steve Jobs decided that machines should be in the shape of a cube, and that they should be built from cast magnesium…

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 17th 2012

9. More pets died on Delta than any other Airline

More pets died on Delta Air Lines than on any other carrier last year, according to data released by the federal government. Out of 35 pets that died on airlines last year, 19 died on Delta flights. That’s up from 16 the previous year.

Tara Zimmerman, left, of New York, and her dog Pablo check-in with Delta Air Lines employee Robert Hoffman at LaGuardia Airport in New York, in this Nov. 23, 2005, file photo.  A half-million pets fly each year, according to statistics complied by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

10. Jennifer’s Chopped Salad Took a Turn For the Worse

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 17th 2012