Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 19th 2012

Santorum on euthanasia in the Netherlands…, Kroger debuts 164 item vending kiosk concept…, Hazmat Crew On Scene Of Ink Spill …, The blue whale – how I met the largest animal ever…, NASA simulates fly through of ginormous crack in Antarctic glacier…, Italians recreate oranges as weapons…, How to unclog your drain…, Bond Goldeneye for N64 remade in real life…, Kindest Regards for “Cock pics” in response…, Amazing Facts…

1. Santorum on Euthanasia in the Netherlands

Rick Santorum on euthanasia in the Netherlands – is this guy serious? LMFAO!

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 19th 2012

2. Kroger debuts 164 item vending kiosk concept

About the size of an enclosed bus stop, the robotic kiosk is a self-contained, refrigerated vending machine that can carry up to 200 items. It is restocked daily with such staples as toiletries, cleaning supplies, and perishables that include fresh milk, bread, fruit, and ground beef. It accepts cash, debit cards, credit cards, and federal supplemental nutrition-assistance program cards.

Kroger Co. has a robotic kiosk about the size of an enclosed bus stop on the Ohio Northern University Campus in Ada, Ohio. Prices for the kiosk's items are the same as at the chain's traditional stores.

3. Hazmat Crew On Scene Of Ink Spill At Fort McHenry Toll

A hazmat crew, Baltimore City police, the Department of the Environment, MdTA officials and Baltimore City firefighters are on the scene for an overturned tanker truck that spilled an unknown amount of non-toxic ink, later identified as printer ink. It happened at the Fort McHenry toll plaza around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Even though the ink is water-based, it’s still considered a hazmat situation.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 19th 2012

4. The blue whale – how I met the largest animal that has ever existed

On Monday, off the southern coast of Sri Lanka, my wife and I had the privilege of seeing five blue whales. And not just a gray bump in the far distance, as with many whale-watching trips. Two of them swam within 30 metres of the boat, which, as it happens, is about a blue whale’s length away. They stuck around too, getting closer and closer and gracing us with several minutes in their company.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 19th 2012

5. NASA simulates fly through of ginormous crack in Antarctic glacier, takes you for virtual ride

Swooping through the trenches of the Death Star likely ranks high on every geek’s bucket list, but even an earthbound version won’t really do the trick. Fortunately, the folks at NASA have rigged up a passable alternative — flying through a massive 19-mile crack across Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier. The crack was discovered last October and measures 60 yards wide and 50 yards deep, certainly more than enough clearance to accommodate adventurous fliers.

It's a trap! NASA uses The Force in virtual fly-through of ginormous Antarctic crack

6. Italians recreate a medieval uprising using oranges as weapons

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 19th 2012

7. How to unclog your drain – Do it yourself the easy way!!

8. Bond Goldeneye for N64 remade in real life

9. Kindest Regards: An open letter to the guy who sent some primo “Cock pics” in response to my Craigslist listing for my Xbox 360

As you well know, these are fraught economic times, particularly for cash-strapped graduate students like myself. I placed my advertisement and hoped for the best, but what you sent me exceeded even my fondest hopes. What I did not expect, however, was something for nothing; to wit, five premium “cock pics” delivered directly to my Gmail, along with a polite request for my phone number and address.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 19th 2012

10. Amazing Facts

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