Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 30th 2012

Millionaire Is Worried…, Time person of the year candidate…, stopped at Dulles International Airport…, Sir Can-A-Lot…, need to delete their Facebooks…, attacks Sacramento cop car…, Chinese buy paper iPads…, Canned Unicorn Meat…, 5 Things Nobody Tells You…, Woman sues McDonald’s…

1. Millionaire Is Worried it Will Be Awkward When She Demands Money from Homeless Man

In January, 30-year-old Emily Leach won $1,000,000 on a scratch-off ticket she bought at a California Liquor & Tobacco store. She used the money to pay off medical bills she had incurred while receiving treatment for a pancreatic tumor. She bought her mom a dog. She exhibited the kind of exorbitant generosity normally reserved for cartoon billionaires and Mitt Romney, by handing out $100 bills to strangers.

Millionaire Is Worried it Will Be Awkward When She Demands Money from Homeless Man

2. Finally, a Time person of the year candidate that we can believe in…!

General manager, Reddit Reddit, the self-proclaimed “front page of the Internet,” hit a pretty huge milestone in December: 2 billion page views in a single month, more than any but a handful of sites worldwide.

TIME 100 Poll Erik Martin3. Woman stopped at Dulles International Airport with 5 lbs. of heroin…in her stomach.

On March 14, 2012, 52-year-old Bola Adebisi arrived at Dulles International Airport (a few miles outside of Washington D.C.) on a flight from Ethiopian Airlines that originated in Nigeria.  As has become the custom in the United States, Bola received a very intimate and personal welcome to America in the form of a TSA pat down.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 30th 2012

4. Hormel introduces ‘Sir Can-A-Lot’ to mark Spam’s 75th birthday. Now that they have a mascot, I’ll eat it!

Exactly 75 years ago, the Golden Gate Bridge opened in San Francisco, comedian Bill Cosby was born and Spam first appeared on shelves.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 30th 2012

5. Jewish High School for girls tells students they need to delete their Facebooks or be expelled as it violates their moral code

A Jewish High School for girls has been accused of ordering pupils to delete their Facebook profiles or risk expulsion. Female pupils at Beis Rivkah High School in Brooklyn, New York, have reportedly been told to remove their accounts from the social networking site as bosses tried to address a supposed decline in pupils’ ‘code of modesty’.



Crackdown: Beis Rivkah High School in Brooklyn wants its pupils to obey the Jewish Orthodox code of modesty

 6. ‘Machete’, wearing sombrero and boxing glove, attacks Sacramento cop car…or maybe it was Strongbad (you gotta check out the mug shot)

Sacramento police said an officer was sitting in a patrol car in the 2600 block of Fairfield Street in the Noralto neighborhood about 1 a.m. this morning when a man walked up and leaped upon the hood of the vehicle.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 30th 2012

 7. Chinese buy paper iPads for ancestor worship

Paper replicas of Apple’s iPad and iPhone are selling like hot cakes in China this year as millions prepare to honour their ancestors in an age-old annual festival that has taken on a modern twist. Tomb Sweeping Day, which falls on April 4 this year, sees families remember their ancestors by laying out food at their grave sites and burning paper replicas of daily necessities such as clothes, money, cars and houses.

Shop owner Chow Kum Len shows off a paper replica iPad that is produced to be burnt as an offering to the dead in 2011. Paper replicas of Apple's iPad and iPhone are selling like hot cakes in China this year as millions prepare to honour their ancestors in an age-old annual festival that has taken on a modern twist. (AFP Photo/Roslan Rahman)

 8. Canned Unicorn Meat A Big Hit On Amazon.com

It sounds cliche, but in order to succeed you have to stand out. You may offer outstanding quality or lowest price, but more and more companies use ‘weirdness’ as their strategy. Case in point – Canned Unicorn Meat from ThinkGeek.com

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 30th 2012

 9. 5 Things Nobody Tells You About Having a Career

It was only a couple of years ago that I was working a physical labor job that kept me clinched tightly in the asshole of poverty while I tried to come up with new ways to convince myself that I had it all under control. But on the upside, my routines were pretty simple — I worked, came home, relieved stress with games and beer, went to sleep … rinse and repeat.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 30th 2012

 10. Woman sues McDonald’s for turning her into a hooker

Don’t get too excited, guys. Oral s*x hasn’t made it to the Dollar Menu just yet. Instead, we have news of a woman who’s filed a lawsuit against McDonald’s, alleging that the billion-dollar burger bordello played a part in turning her into a prostitute.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 30th 2012