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Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Week – Aug 05th to 12th Aug, 2012

Check out the top 10 offbeat stories……….
1. Impoverished South Korean gold medal gymnast who lived with his parents in a makeshift polyethelne greenhouse gets $440,000 in donations, “limitless amount of instant noodles.”

(CNN) – An impoverished South Korean gymnast has not only struck Olympic gold, but also reaped 500 million won (US$444,000) in the latest donation in a veritable rags to riches tale.

2. When researchers attached kittycams to house cats, they found a secret world of slaughter.

That mouse carcass Kitty presents you with is just the tip of a very bloody iceberg. When researchers attached kittycams to house cats, they found a secret world of slaughter.


3. Couple suing sherrif’s department for acting on a tip from a psychic who claimed a mass grave was on the couple’s property.

The owners of a Hardin area property that gained attention in the global spotlight in June 2011 for a purported “mass grave” are now suing the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and several media groups.

Joe Bankson and Gena Charlton, through their attorney, Andrew B. Sommerman, filed a lawsuit on June 5, 2012, in the 193rd Judicial District in Dallas claiming that the sheriff’s office and the media groups acted in reckless disregard and caused damage to the couple’s reputation and good name.

 
   4. “I had full cognitive and physical awareness,” he said. “But an almost complete paralysis of nearly all the voluntary muscles in my body.” Meanwhile, doctors debated whether or not to shut off life support.

“I had full cognitive and physical awareness,” he said. “But an almost complete paralysis of nearly all the voluntary muscles in my body.” Meanwhile, doctors debated whether or not to shut off life support.

It is a medical mystery you may find hard to watch, but what this woman lost to disease she has gained in strength and spirit.


5. MP calls for ban on tattooed preacher who ‘cures’ cancer by kicking people in the face

An evangelist who kicks followers in the face, claiming his violence will cure them of cancer, is to tour Britain this month – but his proposed visit has provoked outrage and demands that he be banned from entering the country.

6. Gender-neutral toy department

The London department store commissioned the multi-million pound Toy Kingdom to be grouped by theme rather than gender, with new zones including an enchanted forest, a miniature toy world, a circus big top and a sweet shop.


7Mystery illness causes woman to grow fingernails in place of hair

(WMC-TV) – What if an unknown illness cost you everything? That is what happened to a Mid-South woman whose medical crisis has baffled doctors for almost three years now.

It is a medical mystery you may find hard to watch, but what this woman lost to disease she has gained in strength and spirit.

Shanyna Isom was a high school graduate working toward a law degree.

   8. Yaeba (“double tooth”) is a trendy cosmetic procedure for Japanese women to make teeth crooked to enhance their sex appeal

 

‘Yaeba’ – ‘double tooth’ in Japanese – is a trendy cosmetic procedure for Japanese women to accentuate their canine teeth. Some say the imperfection makes them more approachable, but others worry it is sexualizing a childlike look.

  9. Women banned from water slide after ‘vaginal injuries’

A German water park has banned women from a high-speed slide – claiming whooshing water was causing “intimate injuries”.

10. AZ woman jailed for 4.5 months because authorities didn’t believe her name was real

Many a dumb redneck has called my voicemail to leave some anonymous anti-Mexican rant and wonder about my use of the word “nativism” to describe the plague of hate that has engulfed this state for several years.


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