Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 26th, 2012

‘C+’ in Chemistry…, Man frees 17-pound…., 40 pounds of mercury….., 7 Secure Places…, Dad and 2 sons…, 248 human fetuses…, Man purchases 17-pound…, Marathon s*x session…, A 34-year-old grandmother…, 89 year old stabs man to death…1. ‘C+’ in Chemistry Leads To Lawsuit Against School District. A former Albany High student is suing the school district because of the grade his chemistry teacher, Peggy Carlock, gave him last year, in hopes of getting a court order for the district to change the grade to an A+

A former Albany High student is suing the school district because of the grade his chemistry teacher, Peggy Carlock, gave him last year, in hopes of getting a court order for the district to change the grade to an A+

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 26th, 2012

2. Man frees 17-pound lobster from Connecticut restaurant – “he received a send-off from a group of children chanting ‘Let Larry Live’ and the lobster was given a salute from the Niantic River Bridge operator who sounded the lift bridge’s siren as the boat carrying it headed back to sea.”

A Connecticut man purchased a 17-pound lobster at a Waterford restaurant, then released the crustacean back into Long Island Sound. Don MacKenzie of Niantic tells The Day of New London ( http://bit.ly/MGvGHb) he knew the lobster, nicknamed “Lucky Larry” by local children, would have to be about 80-years-old to reach his current size and felt it deserved to live.

3. What not to do if and when you find 40 pounds of mercury…

More than a dozen people, including four children, are being watched for symptoms of mercury poisoning after they were exposed in the north-central Iowa town of Armstrong. Emmet County emergency manager Terry Reekers says a construction worker remodeling a house found a plastic bottle with about 40 pounds of liquid mercury on Friday.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 26th, 2012

4. 7 Secure Places to Ride Out the Apocalypse

Whether it be the Mayan Apocalypse, a nuclear winter, viral epidemic or zombie outbreak – whatever the method – you can rest assured that the apocalypse is coming. When the end of civilization as we know it arrives, you’ll need somewhere safe and warm to weather the storm. Here, follows seven secure places to ride out the apocalypse.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 26th, 2012

5. Dad and 2 sons go looking for 13 year old daughter and find her in car with half n*ked man… 

A father and his two sons found a Port St. Lucie man literally with his pants down in a car with the father’s teenage daughter early Monday, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. The sons roughed up Christopher Torres, 18, of the 800 block of Southwest Java Avenue, Port St. Lucie, and held him until deputies arrived. The girl is 13 years old and told a detective she and Torres had met just hours earlier and had sex, his affidavit states.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 26th, 2012

6. 248 human fetuses found in Russian forest 

Villagers in Russia’s south Urals region have stumbled upon a gruesome discovery— four barrels left in a forest containing 248 human fetuses, prompting an official probe, officials said Tuesday. Police in the Sverdlovsk region said the fetuses, preserved in formaldehyde, were kept in barrels with tags marked with surnames and numbers.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 26th, 2012

 7. Man purchases 17-pound lobster from Connecticut restaurant and sets it free

Don MacKenzie of Niantic tells The Day of New London he knew the lobster, nicknamed “Lucky Larry” by local children, would have to be about 80-years-old to reach his current size and felt it deserved to live. MacKenzie won’t say how much he paid The Dock restaurant to take Larry off the menu. He took the lobster back to sea Tuesday, releasing it in a secret location.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 26th, 2012

8. Marathon s*x session with 5 wives kills man

A wealthy businessman from Nigeria – and husband to six women – died after allegedly being forced into a marathon s*x session with his elder five wives after they became jealous when the man had s*x with his youngest spouse.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 26th, 2012

9. A 34-year-old grandmother is wanted after baby eats bag of cocaine.

A 34-year-old grandmother sought by Palmetto police after her grandson allegedly ingested crack cocaine surrendered to authorities Tuesday afternoon, and the woman’s 22-year-old boyfriend was taken into custody that evening, Channel 2 Action News reported. Channel 2 Action NewsCharlie Martin, 22, was taken into custody Tuesday. He is charged with possession of cocaine, cruelty to children in the first degree and reckless conduct. SpecialEbony Daniel, a 34-year-old woman whose 13-month-old grandson allegedly ingested cocaine, surrendered to authorities Tuesday afternoon. Ebony Daniel turned herself in about 5:35 p.m. after arrest warrants were issued for her and Charlie Martin, charging both with possession of cocaine, cruelty to children in the first degree and reckless conduct.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 26th, 2012

10. 89 year old stabs man to death, only punishment is to give a camel to the family of the deceased.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 26th, 2012