Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 9th 2012

Weird Foods of the World and the People Who Eat Them, It’s Pretty Amusing, Wright bros’ first bike shop may be demolished, Cat on a soccer field delays match, Man suspected of putting meth in business’ coffee, I hate everything about this…, the mysterious sound from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, Pakistani Parking enforcement use forklift, Rhino dies in anti-poaching demo by conservationists.

1. Weird Foods of the World and the People Who Eat Them

When traveling to other countries, you will encounter a number of diverse cultural traits. Activities that may seem odd or bizarre to you may be perfectly normal elsewhere.This is all too common when it comes to strange foods eaten in other countries. With that said,  if you are brave enough to try any of these bizarre foods, then our hats are off to you.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 9th 2012

2. This blog re-posts examples from Facebook of people who think stories from The Onion are real. It’s Pretty Amusing.

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3. Wright bros’ first bike shop may be demolished

An Ohio building constructed around the first Wright brothers’ bicycle shop has been declared a public nuisance and may eventually be demolished, despite a resident’s effort to preserve the site. The Wright brothers ran the shop in the late 1800s, before their pioneering flight.

Wilbur (Left) and Orville Wright sitting on a porch in Dayton, Ohio

4. Mississippi house bill: Call It ‘Gulf Of America,’ Not Gulf Of Mexico

A Democratic member of Mississippi’s state House has introduced legislation that would “for all official purposes within the State of Mississippi,” change the name of the Gulf of Mexico to Gulf of America.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 9th 2012

5. Man suspected of putting meth in business’ coffee

The Billings Police Department arrested a man suspected of putting methamphetamine the coffee at a local tax business on Wednesday. He was booked into the Yellowstone County Detention Facility on suspicion of felony criminal distribution of dangerous drugs and partner or family member assault.

6. I hate everything about this…

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 9th 2012

 7. Meet the Bloop, the mysterious sound from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean 

In the summer of 1997, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration picked up a sound from deep beneath the Pacific. The sound seemed to come from an animal far larger than any we’ve ever seen. This was the Bloop. The Bloop is one of about a half-dozen unexplained sounds that the NOAA’s Acoustic Monitoring Project has picked up in its more than twenty years listening to the noises of the Pacific.

Meet the Bloop, the mysterious sound from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean

8. I’m not sure if I should laugh and give it a beer or put it in a cage and drop it in a pit…

9. Pakistani Parking enforcement use forklift to trap illegally parked cars 

In Pakistan, there’s no good system for tracking vehicle registrations. So, instead of issuing tickets to illegally parked cars, the vehicles are essentially trapped close to the spot they’ve illegally parked in, until their owner pays the fine.

10. Rhino dies in anti-poaching demo by conservationists

A conservation group demonstrating an anti-poaching method for reporters in South Africa accidentally killed the rhinoceros they were using in the demonstration. The rhino, nicknamed Spencer, went into convulsions and died after he was shot with a tranquillizer dart in front of a crush of TV cameras and photographers who had been invited to document an operation to insert a poison capsule into his horn.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – February 9th 2012