Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 25th, 2012

The Cat-Murdering Dog…, Marine Veteran calls…, Super-computer…, Serial legal filer…, Chinese superfan Jiang Xiaoshan…, Clown…, Texas Mom…, Fake Chinese Ikea Store…, Invisible Bicycles…, Number 1 fan…1. “Pep, The Cat-Murdering Dog” was a black Labrador Retriever admitted to Eastern State Penitentiary on August 12, 1924.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 25th, 2012

2. Marine Veteran calls for a #!@*& swear-in on Monday at Middleboro Town Hall – the Massachusetts town which recently banned cursing.

An Internet activist hopes some 200 people will join him in a vocal protest of Middleboro’s new anti-profanity bylaw on the Town Hall lawn at 12:30 p.m. Monday. On June 11, 183 voters approved a change in how the town’s 1968 cussing bylaw would be enforced. The measure shifts violations from a criminal offense to a non-criminal offense punishable with a $20 ticket.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 25th, 2012

3. Super-computer designed to predict the weather for the next 100 years gets it wrong inside 48 hours

But critics say the money would have been better spent getting the next day’s forecast right. John Hirst said taxpayers would be well served by the massive computer because it would ensure Britain leads the world in climate science.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 25th, 2012

4. Serial legal filer claims the Kardashians terrorized him on the Tower of Terror ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, tased him, and then Khloe Kardashian, dressed as a sumo wrestler, body-slammed him to the curb.

He has targeted President Barack Obama, rapper Kanye West and producer Simon Cowell. Jonathan Lee Riches, also known as “Gino Romano,” has filed so many outlandish cases in the federal court system against celebrities, politicians and other public figures that judges have warned against — or barred him from — filing other frivolous documents.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 25th, 2012

5. 26-year-old Chinese superfan Jiang Xiaoshan dies after staying up twelve straight nights to watch every match at Euro 2012. He drank and smoked while watching, and returned to work during the day.

A soccer fan in China has died after staying up for 11 straight nights to watch every game of Euro 2012, according to a report in Chinese newspaper Sanxiang Metropolis. Jiang Xiaoshan, 26, died after Ireland’s 2-0 defeat to Italy on June 18, according to the report.



Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 25th, 2012

6. Clown arrested for CP: “I know how to interact with kids.”

An Arkansas clown was arrested Wednesday after a large amount of child pornography was allegedly found on his home computer. Police say they discovered someone downloading explicit images of children over a file-sharing network, then traced the download to the Internet service provider of Thomas Harold Morgan, also known as”Sondance the Clown.” They then obtained a search warrant for the 47-year-old’s home, the New York Daily News reported.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 25th, 2012

7. Texas Mom Accused of Trying to Sell Infant for $4,000

Megan Heichelbech thought she was responding to a standard adoption ad earlier this month, but her gut told her something was wrong the day she was supposed to buy a plane ticket to bring 4-month-old Eden back to her home in Florida. “It was not an ad to urgently sell the baby,” Heichelbech told ABCNews.com, adding that the costs and fees were similar to the ones that applied when she adopted her 5-year-old daughter.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 25th, 2012

 8. This Fake Chinese Ikea Store Might Be Better Than the Real Ikea

After seeing the fake Apple Chinese store, I was pretty much prepared to see a knockoff store of anything. Who could they steal from next? Microsoft? Dell kiosks? 99-cent stores? Nope. Instead, they copied the pride (or bane) of Sweden: Ikea.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 25th, 2012

9. Invisible Bicycles 

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 25th, 2012

10. Number 1 fan

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 25th, 2012