Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 23th 2012

Don’t Re-Nig in 2012…, two porn stars…, Apple’s new iReality…, 9 Strangest Musical Instruments…,  Driver cuts in line…, Hedgehogs saved…, Drag Queens Protest Chick-Fil-A…, Cat Survives 19-Story Fall …, ant spiral of death…, Man calls 911…

1. Creator of the “Don’t Re-Nig in 2012” bumper sticker says it’s not racist at all

The Hinesville, Georgia native told Forbes that the sticker has been in their inventory since June 2010, but only starting selling in the last few days. As previously reported by Newsone, renege is defined as “to go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract.” When asked about the racist connotation of the word “nigger,” and the obvious play on the word used on the bumper sticker, Smith had a predictably ignorant excuse handy.

Racist anti-Obama sticker

2. Teenager actually gets two porn stars to agree to go to his high-school prom with him, but is thwarted when school refuses to let them come

An 18-year-old Minnesota high school senior spent the last several weeks on a quest worthy of its own teen s*x comedy: he sent Tweets to hundreds of female porn stars in the hope that one of them would go to prom with him. After two of them said yes, it seemed that his dream of wining and dining two women he’d watched have s*x with other dudes was about to come true.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 23th 2012

 3. Apple’s new iReality

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 23th 2012

 4.  9 Strangest Musical Instruments 

Take an already strange instrument – the theremin is played by waving your hand in the air – and stick a stuffed honey badger inside it, and you’ve got the Badgermin! Sonically, it’s no weirder than a theremin (used in many Sci-Fi movies because of its other-worldly sound) but adding the badger just takes it over the top.

The Badgermin

 5. Driver cuts in line at gas station, blows up pump

An impatient driver in Miami Beach cut in line at a gas station and crashed into a pump causing an inferno, destroying her Jeep and the gas pump. Thankfully, there were no reported injuries…

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 23th 2012

 6. Hedgehogs saved from death by McFlurry 

David and Goliath had nothing on this. One of Britain’s smallest and least aggressive animal charities has coaxed a giant multinational into changing its ways – for the sake of the nation’s hedgehogs.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 23th 2012

 7. Drag Queens Protest Chick-Fil-A For Funding Right-Wing Organizations Via Viral Music Video

What does it take to get noticed these days?  If you ask Willam Belli, Detox, and Vicky Vox, it takes three drag queens and a catchy song slamming Chick-Fil-A for funding right-wing anti-gay organizations.  It is no secret that Chick-Fil-A is a Christian-owned food chain and follow the Christian beliefs very strictly, even to the point of closing their doors on Sunday.


 8. Cat Survives 19-Story Fall From Boston Apartment Building 

Rescuers are calling her a miracle cat. Her name is Sugar, a white ball of fluff that survived a fall from her owner’s window on the 19th floor of a Storrow Drive high rise.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 23th 2012

 9. How to create an ant spiral of death

As creepy as it sounds, the ant spiral of death is deadly only to the ants involved in it. The ants circle and circle into one heaving vortex until they drop dead from exhaustion. Bad things can happen when instincts go wrong.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 23th 2012

10. Man calls 911 on wife after she won’t leave him alone so he can check his facebook page.

A Florida man is serving jail time — all because he wanted to check his Facebook page. Problem was his wife wouldn’t leave him alone. The Tampa Bay Times reports 57-year-old Doyle Hardwick gave his wife beer in hopes she would go to sleep.


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