Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 07th, 2012

Swiss Army Survival Tampon…,  ‘AGT’ singer…, Fitness trainer gains…, AT&T …, Top 25 Coolest Garages …, Normandy beach…, mishandling babies…, Billy the Exterminator…, Woman castrates man…, ROLLER COASTER…

1. Yes, That’s a Tampon in My Mouth: The Swiss Army Survival Tampon — 10 Survival Uses | The Art of Manliness

Do me a favor for the next five minutes.  Try to forget everything you know about tampons.  I know, it’s hard.  But pretend that this is the first time you have ever seen or heard of the item below, and it is a new survival product on the market: the Tactical Adventure Medical Preparedness Outdoors Necessity (T.A.M.P.O.N.).

2. Military has no record of ‘AGT’ singer being injured

Timothy Michael Poe’s singing talent and his story of struggling back from a brain injury caused by a grenade in  Afghanistan captivated the crowd on Monday’s episode of “America’s Got Talent.” After just one song, Poe was already being called a favorite to win it all.

3. Fitness trainer gains and loses 70 pounds in 1 year — on purpose

When Drew Manning stepped out from behind the cardboard cutout of his former fat self on Monday, the audience of “Good Morning America” was appropriately shocked. The fitness trainer’s journey had come to an end after successfully losing more than 70 pounds — six months after he purposely gained the same amount. “Like it never happened,” host George Stephanopoulos said.

4. AT&T Wants To Force Everyone Off Dialup…Except Me

Reader yesfarro doesn’t exactly live far from civilization, but she does live far from civilized telecommunications. Mobile phone reception isn’t great, but more importantly, there is no broadband. No cable, no DSL, no anything. She gets by using dial-up through aT&T, but even that has become significantly slower than usual due to a problem with the phone lines that no one—not AT&T, not BellSouth—knows how to resolve.

5. The Top 25 Coolest Garages on Earth

We generally try to avoid using this little rest stop on the Information Autobahn as a bully pulpit, but if you have a sweet car, you really should keep it in a sweet garage. No, we’re not asking you to erect a 10,000 square foot temple of zoom that has diamonds mixed in the floor concrete and mahogany wall paneling with gold leaf detailing, but we are asking you to refrain from parking your FerrariBentley or whatever next to the Great Wall of Pool Toys. You know, something you wouldn’t be ashamed of your fellow gearheads seeing.

6. On this day, the Allied forces landed on Normandy beach; June 6, 1944

August 2010 marked the completion of Hemloft. Now all that was left to do was add some final landscaping and decorating touches, and take some photos to share with friends.

7. Uproar over nurse intern who posted pictures of her mishandling babies

A college in East China has issued a public apology for a student who caused an uproar online by posting photographs of newborn babies being held in a dangerous manner. Xiao Shiyu, 22, who had been working as an intern at the Children’s Hospital affiliated to Zhejiang University’s medical school, uploaded the pictures to Sina Weibo and can be seen holding the babies upright by the shoulder, leaving them with no neck support.

8. ‘Billy the Exterminator’ & Wife Busted for Synthetic Weed

Billy Bretherton from A&E’s reality show “Billy the Exterminator” has been arrested for synthetic marijuana possession along with his wife Mary — and TMZ has the bug-eyed mug shots. Law enforcement tells TMZ, police were dispatched to the Courtyard Marriott in Benton, Louisiana on April 28th in reference to a 911 hang-up call. When cops arrived at the Brethertons’ hotel room, we’re told they discovered what they suspected was synthetic marijuana and some drug-smoking device.

9. Woman castrates man with her bare hands

Police in Shelby say they arrested a woman over the weekend after she squeezed a man’s testicles out of his scrotum. Joyce Maxine Gregory, 35, is charged with malicious castration and assault inflicting serious bodily injury, according to Shelby Police Chief Jeff Ledford.

10. Student, 20, who was hours from death after developing huge brain tumour survives thanks to a ROLLER COASTER

Hours from death with a brain tumour, Emma Bassett went on a rollercoaster ride – and it saved her life. The schoolgirl had no idea of the danger she was in when she visited a theme park days before a hospital appointment to discover why she was suffering bad headaches and dizziness. But when she finally saw the doctors, they told her she had a tumour so big it had stopped vital fluid moving around her brain. The rollercoaster had relieved the build up of pressure by briefly redistributing this liquid.

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