Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 29th, 2012

Face-eater’s system…, Customers Walked Out In Droves…, World’s Oldest Purse Found…, human genitals’ dinner…, Earthlings…, the trick eye museum…, Flight attendant goes off…, Tongue Controlled MP3 Player…, Unstoppable Robot Army of Huizhou…, Dad’s hilarious amusement park…

1. No bath salts found in face-eater’s system. Just weed

Lab tests detected only marijuana in the system of a Florida man shot while chewing on another man’s face, the medical examiner said Wednesday, ruling out other street drugs including the components typically found in the stimulants known as “bath salts.”

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 29th, 2012

2. Legendary P.J. Clarke’s Bartender Doug Quinn Says He Was Fired Last Night, And Customers Walked Out In Droves

A tipster tells us that P.J. Clarke’s legendary bow-tie wearing bartender Doug Quinn, who was once profiled by the New York Times and called the “Bartender Of Your Dreams,” abruptly found himself out of his job last night. We were able to reach Quinn this morning by telephone.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 29th, 2012

3. World’s Oldest Purse Found—Studded With a Hundred Dog Teeth?

Excavators at a site near Leipzig (map) uncovered more than a hundred dogteeth arranged close together in a grave dated to between 2,500 and 2,200 B.C. According to archaeologist Susanne Friederich, the teeth were likely decorations for the outer flap of a handbag. “Over the years the leather or fabric disappeared, and all that’s left is the teeth. They’re all pointing in the same direction, so it looks a lot like a modern handbag flap,” said Friederich, of the Sachsen-Anhalt State Archaeology and Preservation Office.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 29th, 2012

4. Tokyo police launch probe into chef Mao Sugiyama’s ‘human genitals’ dinner

Japanese investigators are looking into whether a demented chef broke the law when he cooked his severed genitals and served them to five dinner guests. The guests at the May event knew they’d be dining on the chef’s private parts – in fact, they paid $250 for the pleasure.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 29th, 2012



5. A third of Earthlings believe in UFOs, would befriend aliens

That’s the word from a new National Geographic Channel study finding that 80 million Americans are certain UFOs exist and that one in 10 believe they’ve spotted one. “We wanted the pulse on people’s opinions,” says Brad Dancer, senior vice president of research and digital media for National Geographic. “We wanted to get a sense of how Americans view UFOs, what people believe and how mainstream pop culture may or may not be playing into their opinions on it.”

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 29th, 2012

6. This is awesome – the trick eye museum 

The only thing which Koreans love more than taking pictures is having their picture taken. So I shouldn’t have been surprised to find in Busan an entire museum dedicated to the art of posing for funny photos. But still… I was surprised. The Trick Eye Museum, underneath the Heosimcheong Spa, is one of the most bizarre places we’ve been in a long time.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 29th, 2012

 7. Flight attendant goes off on passenger after 5 hour delay

A frazzled flight attendant freaked out at passengers who were furious about a five-hour flight delay at LaGuardia, The Post has learned. American Eagle attendant Jose Serrano got so agitated at one point that the six-year veteran dared terrified passengers get off the plane if they “had the balls” to do it, witnesses said. “I’ve been in five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said 47-year-old Army veteran Scott Custer. “I’ve been in combat and I’ve never felt anxiety like I did sitting on that plane.”

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 29th, 2012

8. With Tongue Controlled MP3 Player : Listen to the music through teeth?

You have probably heard about the Play-A-Grill, brainchild of artist Aisen Chacin, earlier too. But at that time it wasn’t actually for sale. There is not much to talk about the Play-A-Grill, Tongue Controlled MP3, which is now available in the market, but it deserves appreciation for being one of the weirdest things designed. The MP3 is functional and it’s not a joke that it is controlled using the tongue. There are control button provided like as in normal MP3 Player and and the sound is transmitted via bone conduction. That means not speakers or headphones.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 29th, 2012

 9. The Unstoppable Robot Army of Huizhou, China

This guy is ex-PLA. And he is building an army of robot supersoldiers. The Iron Legend workshop in the Southern city of Huizhou is quietly assembling an army of killer robots, to be deployed nationally to protect strategically significant locations. We take a photo tour.

 Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 29th, 2012

 10. Dad’s hilarious amusement park ride freak out!