Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – May 22nd, 2012

Batmobiles…, wonder…, clock rather disturbing…, Burger…, Buddhists…, VP of Palo Alto’s SAP Arrested…, Dead Pigeons…, Illegal immigrant…, Flesh-Eating Bacteria…,  Man survives plunge over Niagara Falls…

1. Batmobiles

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – May 22nd, 2012

2. Ever wonder what happened to those end-of-the-world folks after May 21 last year?

For a while, their message was everywhere. They paid for billboards, took out full-page ads in newspapers, distributed thousands of tracts. They drove across the county in RVs emblazoned with verses from the books of Revelation and Daniel. They marched around Manhattan holding signs. They broadcasted day and night on their network of radio stations. They warned the world.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – May 22nd, 2012

3. I find this clock rather disturbing

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – May 22nd, 2012

4. A Burger With 1,000 Strips Of Bacon

Where would the internet be without the joy of bacon? In the past year, it’s been adopted as the tastier viral alternative to cats and Ryan Gosling and today, it might have reached its pinnacle.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – May 22nd, 2012

5. The Buddhists really know how to design a nice floor. Check these out!

With all that ancient construction has given us to marvel at, have you ever stopped to think about what purpose it serves? After researching, I have found that there is not much information out there about ancient flooring. So, I decided to embark on a journey through the ancient world with a focus floor construction and floor coverings. Join me as I take you on a journey through the “Ancient Wonders of the Flooring World.”

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – May 22nd, 2012

6. VP of Palo Alto’s SAP Arrested in LEGO Bar Code Scam

An executive at a Palo Alto software giant was charged Monday with four felony counts of burglary, after authorities said he allegedly made his own bar code stickers, switched the tags, and then bought boxes of LEGOs at Target stores for huge discounts.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – May 22nd, 2012

7. Why Aren’t Cities Littered With Dead Pigeons?

Any fair-sized city in the United States is lousy with pigeons, hoovering up bread crumbs from public squares and head-bobbing so much they look like little Jay Zs groovin’ to some fresh beats. The favorite rumpus room of the pigeon, New York City, is thought to contain anywhere between 1 and 7 million of the flapping rats of the sky.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – May 22nd, 2012

8. Illegal immigrant worked 20 years at airport security

An illegal immigrant worked undetected at Newark Liberty International Airport for 20 years, and used a dead man’s identity to acquire a top position in airport security, officials said. The man was known to co-workers as Jerry Thomas, and for nearly 20 years he has guarded some of the most secure areas of one of the nation’s busiest airports.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – May 22nd, 2012

9. Man Sues Doc after “Flesh-Eating Bacteria” Consumed His P*nis Days after Implant Surgery

A Peruvian man who had to have his p*nis amputated after it was infected by “flesh-eating bacteria” following an implant surgery is suing his anesthesiologist in a Miami courtroom for medical malpractice.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – May 22nd, 2012

 10. Man survives plunge over Niagara Falls; only 3rd person without safety device to survive

A man survived a plunge of at least 180 feet over Niagara Falls in an apparent suicide attempt Monday — only the third person known to have lived after going over the falls without a safety device. Niagara Parks Police said witnesses reported seeing the man climb over a railing 20 to 30 feet out over the Horseshoe Falls at 10:20 a.m. and “deliberately jump” into the Niagara River. Seriously injured, he surfaced in the lower Niagara River basin near the Journey Behind the Falls observation platform and managed to make it to shore on his own.

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – May 22nd, 2012