Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Week – Mar 2nd to 8th Mar, 2013

Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Week – Mar 2nd to 8th Mar, 2013

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1. Animal ban for student who fried flatmate’s hamster

A university student who fried a hamster has been banned from keeping animals for eight years.

James White, who studies in York, fried his flatmate’s pet while he was drunk, Selby Magistrates’ Court heard. Experts could not establish whether the creature had died before or after it was put into the hot pan, the court was told.


2. State lawmaker defends bike tax, says bicycling is not good for the environment

Representative Ed Orcutt (R – Kalama) does not think bicycling is environmentally friendly because the activity causes cyclists to have “an increased heart rate and respiration.”

3. Miners lose jobs over the Harlem Shake


THIRTY seconds of fun has cost up to 15 miners their jobs in Western Australia.

A group of workers from Barminco and Hahn Electrical Contracting were fired for their involvement in a re-enactment of the viral dance craze, the Harlem Shake.

The news comes as US aviation safety authorities investigate an incident where an airline allowed university students and passengers to perform the popular dance in the aisles of a plane during a flight.

4. Jon Stewart to Direct Serious Film, Will Take Hiatus From ‘Daily Show’


LOS ANGELES — Jon Stewart, serious film director?

Mr. Stewart, the stand-up satirist and “Daily Show” host, said on Tuesday that he would direct his first movie, a drama called “Rosewater,” from a screenplay that he wrote.


5. Receptionist Mistakes Fresh Prince Theme Song for Threat; School Goes Into Lockdown

The teen’s voicemail greeting triggered a lockdown at his Pennsylvania school after a receptionist misheard his rendition of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song.


6. Long Island man issued summons for laughing too loud in his own home

There’s no pursuit of happiness for this Long Island man — local cops busted him for laughing too loudly in his own home.

Robert Schiavelli, 42, was recently slapped with two “absurd” summonses because his next-door neighbor complained that he could hear his hearty guffaws from across the driveway.

7. Applebee’s waitress asks patron for ID, gets own stolen driver’s license in return


Imagine you’re a waitress, out with friends on a night off, when you lose your wallet. Cash, credit cards, driver’s license—all gone. Your bank later informs you that checks are being issued in your name.

8. Dunkin’ Donuts Worker Stops Robbery With Hot Coffee


A quick-thinking worker at a Connecticut Dunkin’ Donuts threw hot coffee at a man who tried to climb through the drive-through window to rob the store, telling him “go run on Dunkin'” as he fled.


9. Police dog accidentally fires gun into Lawrence home

10. Andrew W.K. Named the Face of… Playtex “Fresh + Sexy” Wipes (For Wiping Off Before/After Sex)

Gleeful grossout time! Be prepared for that iconic image of Andrew W.K.‘s bloody visage (as well as the phrase I Get Wet) to take on a whole new meaning…

Playtex– yes, that Playtex, the feminine sanitary products manufacturer– has named W.K. the face of its new line of “Fresh + Sexy” wipes, which are designed for use by both genders before and after sexual activity.

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