Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 20th 2012

Positive English slogan at an Anti-US rally in Pakistan…, First ‘test-tube’ hamburger to roll off the assembly line…, Scientists announce that dolphins are actually non-human people…, Little girl’s cyclops Cosplay is adorable and/or horrifying…, Five-year-old boy lives as girl…, Million Mustache March…, Man found alive after 2-months in snow-buried car…, Tech-Savvy Kenyan village chief uses Twitter account…, Nomophobia – fear of being without your phone…, i am a Greek…

1. Surprisingly positive English slogan at an Anti-US rally in Pakistan 

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 20th 2012

2. First ‘test-tube’ hamburger to roll off the assembly line this year

The world’s first “test-tube” meat, a hamburger made from a cow’s stem cells, will be produced this fall, Dutch scientist Mark Post told a major science conference on Sunday. Post’s aim is to invent an efficient way to produce skeletal muscle tissue in a laboratory that exactly mimics meat, and eventually replace the entire meat-animal industry. 

Hamburger via Wikimedia

3. Scientists announce that dolphins are actually non-human people

Dolphins deserve to be treated as non-human “persons” whose rights to life and liberty should be respected, scientists meeting in Canada have been told. A small group of experts in philosophy, conservation and dolphin behaviour were canvassing support for a “Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans”.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 20th 2012

4. Little girl’s cyclops Cosplay is adorable and/or horrifying

Kids can do no wrong when it comes to cosplay, but this moppet went far beyond the call of duty with this jarring cyclops costume. Photographer Danny Choosnapped this bizarre cyclopean attire.

Little girl's cyclops cosplay is adorable and/or horrifying

 5. Five-year-old boy lives as girl in youngest case of Gender Identity Disorder

Little Zach was just three when he began refusing to live as a boy, instead choosing to wear pink dresses and ribbons in his long, blonde hair – because he has Gender Identity Disorder (GID). Zach is one of the youngest in Britain ever to be diagnosed with GID – meaning he feels like he’s a girl trapped in a boy’s body.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 20th 2012

6. Million Mustache March!

The American Mustache Institute (AMI) is planning a “Million Mustache March” on the nation’s capital, part of an ongoing campaign to convince lawmakers to create government incentives to grow facial hair. Rally organizers plan to mobilize their mustache-wearing compatriots on April 1 at the White House and march to Capitol Hill.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 20th 2012

7. Man found alive after 2-months in snow-buried car

A Swedish man was found alive inside a snow-covered car where he spent two months without any food, according to reports. The 45-year-old man appeared to get sustenance from melted snow and was found Sunday in his sleeping bag in the car’s backseat.

Man Found Alive After 2-Months in Snow-Buried Car

8. Tech-Savvy Kenyan village chief uses Twitter account to fight crime

Twitter is being used as a crime-fighting tool by a tech-savvy village chief in Kenya. Francis Kariuki, the administrative chief of Lanet Umoja, has used the micro-blogging site for everything from tracking down missing sheep to stopping home invasions.

'Help, sheep missing': How Twitter is fighting crime in Kenya

9. Nomophobia — fear of being without your phone — is on the rise

Nomophobia — the fear of being without your cellphone — is on the rise, according to a new report sponsored by SecurEnvoy, a company that specializes in digital passwords. Using the online polling service OnePull, SecurEnvoy found that 66% of the 1,000 people surveyed in the United Kingdom say they fear losing or being without their phone.

Nomophobia

 10. i am a Greek

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 20th 2012

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