Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 27th 2012

Colorado parents force…, Bike Parkour Is The Best Parkour…, Who Invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos…, strange enough to keep it…, Dancing in standardized tests…, Life of Sparrow…, Venice sinking 5 times faster…, Woman charged…, Tacocopter Aims To Deliver Tacos…, experimental military aircraft…

1. Colorado parents force cancellation of Easter Egg hunt

Organizers of an annual Easter egg hunt attended by hundreds of children have canceled this year’s event, citing the behavior of aggressive parents who swarmed into the tiny park last year, determined that their kids get an egg.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 27th 2012

2. Bike Parkour Is The Best Parkour

3. The Janitor Who Invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos 

Richard Montañez worked as a janitor at the Frito-Lay Rancho Cucamonga plant in California since 1976, but that all changed when he decided Cheetos needed an extra kick. Call it luck or a craving, but for Montañez it all began while eating a cup of corn.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 27th 2012

4.I do archaeology work in Indiana and found this about a mile into a forested area. I thought it was strange enough to keep it. 

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 27th 2012

 5. New York City bans references to Dinosaurs, Birthdays, Halloween, Dancing in standardized tests

According to the paper, the mandate is meant to curb fear that references to those topics might stir controversy among students. Dinosaurs, officials said, could bring up evolution, Halloween could suggest paganism, and birthdays might create animosity among students who are Jehovah’s witnesses, since they don’t celebrate them.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 27th 2012

 6. Expressive Scenes From the Life of Sparrow…

Capturing a sparrowwhile fighting, is a good luck, as these birds do not differ militancy. 57-year-old postman and photographer Urs Shmidli  from Switzerland was able to capture many expressive scenes from the life of sparrow. Urs was watching the sparrows since two years in his garden. He has not only patience and a good lens, but he owns a garden, which is very favourite of birds. Through all this, we are able to enjoy these amzing shots (often with a dramatic storyline.) Have a look…

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 7. Scientists: Venice sinking 5 times faster than originally thought

Venice appears to have more nicknames than street names. It’s known as the “Queen of theAdriatic,” the “City of Water,” “City of Masks,” “City of Bridges,” “The Floating City,” and “City of Canals.”

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 27th 2012

 8. Woman charged with break-in at Cowell’s house 

A woman accused of breaking into Simon Cowell’s house wielding a broken brick and then hiding in the entertainment mogul’s wardrobe appeared in a London court Monday. Leanne Zaloumis, 29, was charged with aggravated burglary after the incident on Saturday night.

FILE - American Idol" judge Simon Cowell  speaks during the 2007 Fox Winter Press Tour in this January 20 2007, file photo in Pasadena, Calif. British Police say 29-year old woman, Leanne Zaloumis has been charged with breaking into Cowell's house by smashing a window with a brick late Saturday March 24, 2012, but was detained by Cowell's security team before reaching the entertainment mogul who was at home at the time.  Zaloumis is to appear in court Monday March 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Rene Macura, File)

 9. Tacocopter Aims To Deliver Tacos Using Unmanned Drone Helicopters

It’s an unmanned drone helicopter shooting a taco from space down at you and your colleagues during lunchtime! The Internet is going wild for Tacocopter, perhaps the next great startup out of Silicon Valley, which boasts a business plan that combines four of the most prominent touchstones of modern America: tacos, helicopters, robots and laziness.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 27th 2012

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 27th 2012

 10. Family of three encounters experimental military aircraft and becomes sick. Air Force gets caught lying about it not existing, but still won’t provide help.

On the evening of December 29, 1980, Betty Cash, Vickie Landrum, and Colby Landrum (Vickie’s 7-year-old grandson) were driving home from a dinner out together.  At approximately 9:00 PM, the trio noticed a strange light through the trees that surrounded the small, two lane road on which they were traveling.  They figured it was just the lights from an airplane approaching the nearby Houston Intercontinental Airport, so they thought nothing of it.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 27th 2012