Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 17th 2012

 Jason Russell masturbating…, Metal bands per capita…, Cat Detects Owner’s Brain…, Rainbow Parties…,  Man killed buried under…, 6 Tiny Mistakes…, Osama plot to kill Obama…, Butter Egg Challenge…, Don’t Drop Your Old Books…, Drunk Driver Hits…

1. The man behind KONY 2012, Jason Russell, has been arrested for masturbating in public.

Jason Russell, 33,  was allegedly found masturbating in public, vandalizing cars and possibly under the influence of something, according to the SDPD. He was detained at the intersection of Ingraham Street and Riviera Road.

Kony 2012 Filmmaker Detained: SDPD

2. Metal bands per capita [statistics]

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 17th 2012

3. Cat Detects Owner’s Brain Aneurysm

Noah, an orange and white tabby, began obsessing over his owner’s head last year. In an interview with The Northern Virginia Daily, Janet Batten says, “He constantly smelled my head on the right side, in the front, and in my eye and in my nose. Sometimes he would really push to get into my head. He began to make this sound I had never heard before. I began to get suspicious.”

Orange and White Tabby Cat

4. From Rainbow Parties to Butt-Chugging: A Timeline of Moral Panics in the Last Decade

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 17th 2012

5. Man killed buried under 20-foot mound of pinto beans 

Raymond Segura Jr. was pronounced dead at the Brush, Colorado, facility of the Kelley Bean Company after efforts to reach him alive were unsuccessful, Morgan County Undersheriff Dave Martin said. “We moved several tons of beans to get to him,” Martin said.

Man killed buried under 20-foot mound of pinto beans

 6. 6 Tiny Mistakes That Caused Apocalyptic Explosions

Anyone who’s ever assembled Ikea furniture knows that screwing in bolts is no walk in the park. You’ve got to turn and turn and turn, and sometimes you just want to say “Eh, good enough” and take a nap (on the floor, of course, since your furniture probably isn’t safe for sleeping).

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 17th 2012

 7. The Osama plot to kill Obama, because “Biden is totally unprepared for the presidency”

Before his death, Osama bin Laden boldly commanded his network to organize special cells in Afghanistan and Pakistan to attack the aircraft of President Obama and Gen. David H. Petraeus.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 17th 2012

 8. Developer cooks up 30-day ‘Butter Egg Challenge’

“So, rise and shine,” implores cloud developer Jason Nunnelley at the start of his YouTube video. “Had a really rough one yesterday; spent several hours working on some server data recapturing; anyway …”

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 17th 2012

9. Don’t Drop Your Old Books, You Could Make Some Masterpieces of Them

Su Blackwell realized that she actually could create some artworks in a similar way. Those are not the books which are made only for kids and those paper sculptures definitely do not fold up when you open them, but they are great examples that you can create a true artwork even from old used book.


10. Drunk Driver Hits Alcohol Rehab Center

A drunk driver crashed his car into an alcohol rehabilitation center early Thursday morning, just hours into his 21st birthday, police said. Damien Dasilveira Bittar, 21, faces charges of DUII, reckless driving and second degree criminal mischief. His car was impounded.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 17th 2012

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