Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 3rd 2012

Error Code…,  Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway…, A Deaf Woman Who Can Finally Hear…, Japanese cat lovers…, Your Last Year on Earth…, Frenchman sues over Google…, Zamboni driver scores 0.32…, Cleaning up the “hood”…,  Woman loses 434 lbs in two years…, Sorry for Misunderstanding…

1. Error Code

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2. Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years… Also NOPE! 

They call it “Ball’s Pyramid.” It’s what’s left of an old volcano that emerged from the sea about 7 million years ago. A British naval officer named Ball was the first European to see it in 1788. It sits off Australia, in the South Pacific. It is extremely narrow, 1,844 feet high, and it sits alone.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 3rd 2012

3. A Deaf Woman Who Can Finally Hear Meets Ellen 

4. Japanese cat lovers snarl at new law

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 3rd 2012

5. What Would You Do With Your Last Year on Earth?

As December 2012 gets closer, doomsday prophets flood the Internet and credit the Maya for predicting the end of the world. Getting into the swing of things, First Choice, the home of cheap holidays, commissioned a YouGov poll questioning more than 2,000 people as to exactly how they’d like to spend their final months on Earth. The results may surprise you.



The End of the World Travel Bucket List Infographic

 6. Frenchman sues over Google Views urination photo 

The man, who is aged around 50 and lives in a village of some 3,000 people in the Maine-et-Loire region, is demanding the removal of the photo, in which locals have recognised him despite his face being blurred out. He also wants 10,000 euros in damages.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 3rd 2012

 7. Zamboni driver scores 0.32

The Apple Valley man who allegedly drove a Zamboni while drunk in January had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.32, according to charges filed this week in Dakota County District Court. Joel K. Bruss, 34, faces four charges, three gross misdemeanors and one misdemeanor, of driving while impaired in the Jan. 30 incident in which parents at an Apple Valley ice arena called police to report Bruss was driving a Zamboni erratically.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 3rd 2012

8. Cleaning up the “hood”

POLICE watched seven people sell drugs in Marshall Courts and Seven Oaks, two districts in south-eastern Newport News, in Virginia. They built strong cases against them. They shared that information with prosecutors. But then the police did something unusual: they sent the seven letters inviting them to police headquarters for a talk, promising that if they came they would not be arrested. Three came, and when they did they met not only police and prosecutors, but also family members, people from their communities, pastors from local churches and representatives from social-service agencies.

 Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 3rd 2012

 9. Woman loses 434 lbs in two years…looks pretty dang good now

mother-of-four, who once weighed more than her whole family put together – has lost an incredible 31 stone. Marie Eaton, 42, tipped the scales at 50 stone two years ago – five stone more than her husband and four children combined. But she more than halved her body weight after going on a strict diet before having a gastric sleeve fitted.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 3rd 2012

 10. Sorry for Misunderstanding

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 3rd 2012