Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 04th, 2012

Sculptures…, India jail…, Popular senior…, god damn water bear…,  Flash Mob at Gate 38…,  balloon fight…,  Dull and Boring link…, vampire skeletons of Bulgaria…,  picturesque villages…, TV Weatherman…

1. I balance rocks as a temporary art form. I photograph the sculptures and then take them apart, returning the rocks to the places I found them.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 04th, 2012

2. A court in India jailed a man and sent a woman to a womens shelter for marrying into a different caste/religion

Blossoming love affair between a dalit youth and a Muslim girl has triggered a communal tension in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district, with the dalits being asked to leave the village.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 04th, 2012

3. Popular senior denied diploma because his GUESTS cheered too much. Principal demands 20 hrs community service before releasing diploma

Winning football teams are use to a lot of cheering. But for the second leading tackler of the Mt. Healthy Fighting Owls, cheering has earned Anthony Cornist a penalty he doesn’t think he deserves.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 04th, 2012

4. The god damn water bear

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 04th, 2012

5. What Honor Looks Like: The Flash Mob at Gate 38

Honor is a hard term to describe. It doesn’t have a color or weight or shape. If someone were to ask me what honor looked like, I’d probably struggle with what to say. But something happened on May 23, 2012 at 9:31 a.m. at Gate 38 of Reagan National Airport that might change that.  A flash mob of sorts broke out. But not like you’ve seen on YouTube with highly choreographed dance numbers or people singing a song in unison.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 04th, 2012



6. Police: Pa. man attacked child after losing water balloon fight

A northeastern Pennsylvania man faces charges he assaulted a 9-year-old boy after losing a water balloon fight. Investigators say 33-year-old Joe Mongeon started the water fight with the child but became angry when the boy hit him with a water balloon on Saturday in Scranton. Witnesses told police Mongeon chased the child down, pushed him to the ground and began kicking him.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 04th, 2012

 

7. Vote due on Dull and Boring link

Residents of the Perthshire village of Dull are due to hear this week whether efforts to forge ties with the US town of Boring have been successful. Officials in Oregon are set to vote on whether the two places should become “sister communities”. If the vote is passed, the community council in Dull insists it could have real benefits for the Scottish village.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 04th, 2012

8. The vampire skeletons of Bulgaria: Human remains from Middle Ages found with iron rods staked through their chests.

If you thought vampires were simply the stuff of myth and legend – and perhaps the odd teen horror film – think again. Archaeologists in Bulgaria have unearthed two skeletons from the Middle Ages pierced through the chest with iron rods to keep them from turning into the undead. They are the latest in a succession of finds across western and central Europe which shed new light on just how seriously people took the threat of vampires and how those beliefs transformed into the modern myth.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 04th, 2012

 9. China recreates one of Austria’s most picturesque villages, Hallstatt [with pictures]

A $940 million Chinese clone of one of Austria’s most picturesque villages, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hallstatt, recently opened its doors to visitors in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong amidst some controversy. In a nation known for its skill in manufacturing knock-offs ranging iPhones to Hermes Birkins, the replica village is perhaps the most ambitious attempt at Chinese reproduction yet.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 04th, 2012

10. TV Weatherman shot by his ex-boyfriend with crossbow in home invasion.

A Tennessee man has been charged with attempted murder after shooting a TV weatherman in the chest with a crossbow during a home invasion. Gerald Delbert Taylor, 53, from Johnson City, is accused of breaking into the home he once shared with Robert William Batot, 43, and firing a crossbow bolt into Batot’s chest during an altercation.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 04th, 2012