Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 29th 2012

Houston man shot in the head after singing karaoke…, Cigarette Smoking Man…, On The Rock …, Animatronic Cat Ears…,  19 inch TV in hte pants…, Dogs’ feet give Japan scientists paws for thought…, Pakistani protesters hold up “SHiT AMRiCA”…, Stephen Hawking went to a s*x club…, Playboy to plan a strip club in space…, Younger Patients More Likely to Live Longer after Heart Transplant…

1. Houston man shot in the head after singing karaoke, because another group of patrons didn’t like the music he chose 

A man was shot to death inside a taqueria in southwest Houston early Monday morning. The shooting occurred at the Mexican restaurant at 6401 Hillcroft near Sandspoint about 2:30 a.m., according to the Houston Police Department.

Police are investigating a shooting at a Mexican restaurant at 6401 Hillcroft near Sandspoint. Police believe the shooting was sparked over a dispute about a karaoke song.  Photo: Johnny Hanson, Houston Chronicle

2. William B. Davis: The X-Files’Cigarette Smoking Man, Champion Water Skier

The Cigarette Smoking Man, water skiing. I’ll just give you a minute to let that sink in. Ready? William B. Davis portrayed the Cigarette Smoking Man on the hit sci-fi conspiracy series The X-Files. However, Davis is far more than just an actor: He’s a skeptic, a director, an author, and champion water skier. I know, this is a lot to handle.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 29th 2012

3. On The Rock 

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 29th 2012

4. Animatronic Cat Ears (they match your expressions!)

Everyone has their own opinion about today’s fashions and what “looks good to wear,” but one thing that we can all agree on is that fashion is difficult and hard to understand and know about, and none of us really know anything about it. Those are facts! Facts we’ve all agreed on.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 29th 2012

5. Man arrested with 19 inch TV in his pants!

A Minnesota man was charged for allegedly trying to leave a store with a 19-inch TV in his pants, police said. Eric Lee King, 21, of Columbia Heights was charged with misdemeanor shoplifting and fifth-degree felony possession of a controlled substance Friday in Dakota County District Court, St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.



Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 29th 2012

6. Dogs’ feet give Japan scientists paws for thought

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 29th 2012

7. Pakistani protesters hold up “SHiT AMRiCA” placards during a protest against the ISAF’s burning of the holy Quran

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 29th 2012

 8. A brief history of the time Stephen Hawking went to a s*x club

He may spend his working days contemplating the deepest mysteries of the universe, despite having been robbed of almost all physical movement by the cruelties of motor neurone disease. But it seems the world-famous British physicist Stephen Hawking also has an interest in more earthier matters. Cambridge university today admitted the 70-year-old has visited a swingers’ s*x club in California.

Frequent visitor: Stephen Hawking has reportedly been a visitor to a s*x club in California for five years

 9. One small step for porn: Playboy to plan a strip club in space

It would certainly be the club all men would want to go to. Playboy have teamed up with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic in designing a futuristic gentleman’s club that literally is, ‘out of this world’. In the March issue of the iconic magazine, readers will be treated to a sci-fi themed depiction of fun and games aboard a space station.

Five-star: Diners in the Playboy Space restaurant would be able to defy the laws of gravity in a spinning room

 10. Research: Younger Patients More Likely to Live Longer after Heart Transplant

heart transplant survivor