Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 22th 2012

Redundant Flamingos…, Swim team loses title for shaving hair…, Titanic vs. Noah’s Ark…, Dumb Crimes…, Sweden’s ‘cosiest’ summer house…, Bizarre Don Zimmer Bobblehead Doll…, Loescher is actually a half orangutan…, Argentine commuter train crashes…, Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite (Info-graphic)…, Who needs batman when there is facebook… 

1. Redundant Flamingos

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 22th 2012

2. Swim team loses title for shaving hair

That’s right, improper shaving. Not shaving points mind you, but shaving of body hair. And, as it turns out, if the unnamed player implicated had only shaved a couple hours earlier, she and her teammates would still have their county title.

Broadneck swimmer Lauren Fogarty swims at Anne Arundel County Championships — Annapolis Capital

3. Titanic vs. Noah’s Ark

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 22th 2012

4. Dumb Crimes: Self Storage Drug Busts 

Small businesses often use storage facilities to house product stock. Business owners who work from home or in small offices don’t have a lot of extra space, and the investment in a storage unit leaves them (at least a little) room to stretch out. But storage units also get a lot of attention in the news for a less respectable business enterprise: drugs. Less-than-bright drug producers and sellers have been known to use mini storage to keep their illicit products secure. Oddly, they also often get caught, either due to reports of strange activity at the storage facilities, or through police investigations. Here are a few storage unit drug busts that boggle the mind.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 22th 2012

5. Sweden’s ‘cosiest’ summer house for sale

What may just be Sweden’s smallest house is being sold in Mellbystrand, southern Sweden – a beach getaway measuring in at just 3 metres squared – but the buyer won’t be getting much more than the absolute basics.



Sweden's 'cosiest' summer house for sale

6. Bizarre Don Zimmer Bobblehead Doll, I have no idea what to say about this.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 22th 2012

7. If you just discovered that you were head of the CIA and half orangutan, you’d probably pull a gun on a woman that told you stop smoking, too

Mark Loescher tried to tell police he couldn’t go to jail. See, Loescher is actually half orangutan and needed to get to the “Fusion Center” as soon as possible to check on his monkey blood. All of this is actually a matter of national importance too, since Loescher also claims to be the director of the C.I.A. Police didn’t believe him and he ended up behind bars.

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8. Argentine commuter train crashes, killing 49 people 

A packed commuter train plowed into the buffers at a Buenos Aires station during Wednesday’s morning rush hour, killing at least 49 people and injuring more than 600 in Argentina’s worst rail crash in three decades.

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 9. Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite: The Truth About What Could Really Happen If You Let Them (Info-graphic) 

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 22th 2012

10. Who needs batman when there is facebook?

A Sicilian drug dealer was arrested in the U.K. after he was spotted in some unusual pictures. Michele Grosso, 27, took photos with a wax President Obama figure. The figure is known to be located at Madame Tussauds in London. A Sicilian drug dealer was arrested in the U.K. after he was spotted in some unusual pictures. Michele Grosso, 27, took photos with a wax President Obama figure. The figure is known to be located at Madame Tussauds in London.

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