Check out the weekly top 10 offbeat stories from around the world…………
Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for Missouri, causes furore with explanation of his no-exceptions policy on abortion
Chinese beachgoers wear face-kinis in Qingdao, northeast China’s Shandong province. The face masks allow people to enjoy the water and sand — but not the effects of the sun.
In the police report, it looked like an open-and-shut case: A Fort Lauderdale police officer responded to a complaint of a man blasting loud music in his back yard, the homeowner refused to turn it off and walked away when the officer tried to arrest him.
One of the displays in Body Worlds, a world famous exhibit showcasing the parts of the human body through plastinated, preserved corpses, may look too familiar to Chinese audiences……
6. US woman Diana Nyad attempts Cuba to Florida swim
A 62-year-old American woman is making good progress on her latest attempt to become the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without the protection of a shark cage, her support team says.
A mug-shot of Mark David Chapman, who shot and killed John Lennon, is displayed on the 25th anniversary of Lennon’s death at the NYPD in New York December 8, 2005.
8. Football coach accused of sexting players’ mom
A popular DeKalb County high school football coach was suspended after a parent accused him of sexting her.
Lorain police arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection to a string of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup thefts from January to June at the Sunoco gas station on Oberlin Avenue near his home.
10. Turtle taped to balloons floats over Calif. city
OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Humane Society officials in a Southern California city are trying to determine who duct-taped a turtle to a bunch of balloons and sent it soaring