The 'odd-news' Category

Shark attacks French diplomat

French diplomat attacked by shark

Woman says dog ate her checks

This woman took money out of her former husband’s account. Without permission, of course. When the police questioned her, guess what her first response was? Read about her response here. She is still under investigation, for identity theft and forgery.

Hitler Beheaded

Hitler was beheaded by a man, and he was punished by the court for this. His punishment? $1228. Read about it here: Hitler Beheaded

World’s oldest dog

Chanel turned 21 last week, and that makes her the world’s oldest dog. She got a certificate from the Guinness Book of Records. Here are the details for you: Name: Chanel Type: Dachshund (Rescue Dog) Location: Port Jefferson, NY Owner: Denice (& Karl) Shaughnessy Previous record holder: Butch (1975-2003)

Dumb thief?

Here is one guy who is not so gifted intellectually. He sent a forged cashier’s check to a cell phone company, and ordered 50 phones. He got arrested by the police, after they got a complaint about him – from the FBI. Yes, that is the FBI. Read the story here: Stolen phones recovered because […]

Does H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Affect Healthy People?

The whole world is now at the risk of getting infected by swine flu, albeit sporadically. So far, in USA, 1 person has been dead and 91 have been infected (as of April 29th; source: CDC). Since it is a new virus/strain, most people will not have immunity to this virus. Many people ask this […]

Famous paleontologist a fossil thief?

Has anyone heard of fossils being stolen? That has happened here. Nate Murphy, the famous paleontologist has pled guilty to fossil theft. Technically, yes, he stole. But he did not steal it from someone’s house – he  took it from government property, without permission. And what did he “steal”? Dinosaur bones, of all things! Read […]

Anna Sui the fashion designer – what recession?

Anna Sui is very famous fashion designer. She started envolvement in fashion design in her early ages. She started with her dolls and her neighbor’s toy soldiers for her own personal version of Academy Awards. Well after beginning she started to make and design her own clothes from magazines. Aftr her graduating from high school […]

World Naked Bike Ride

Event: World Naked Bike Ride, Australia Location: Australia Dates: 7th, 9th, 14th, 15th and 21st March, 2009 So what is World Naked Bike Ride? It is an event where the bike riders face traffic without wearing any clothes. Strictly speaking, the participants can wear as little as they want to. According to them, they do […]

What is HELOC?

Today my friend asked me, what is HELOC? I didn’t have a clue. So, I looked up the term, and found out what it is: HELOC is an abbreviation of Home Equity Line of Credit. This refers to a loan in which the lender agrees to lend a maximum amount within an agreed period. This […]