Offbeat News 26th May 2010

Offbeat NewsOffbeat News is a selection of weird news stories that have surfaced in the last week. This is a selection of the best Offbeat news stories that we found and we hope they will leave you as astounded as they did us:


The Champs Elysees Goes Green For Farmers

The most famous avenue in Paris has been turned into a huge strip of farmland, during a two day event that is set during a holiday weekend.

The Young Farmers Union, which represents 35,000 farmers under the age of 35, created mini fields along the one kilometre avenue, each filled with everything from farm animals to lavender.

The weather also co-operated for this amazing event, the the full article shows how amazing the Champs Elysees looked during the festival.

Click HERE for the full article


When Surf Is Up – It’s A Dogs Life

Buddy, a Jack Russell terrier from California, just loves it when the waves are big enough for surfing.

The dog, who has been surfing for 10 of his 12 years, goes out surfing with his owner 2 or 3 times a week.

This weekend he is entering a competition for surfing dogs on Imperial Beach.

It’s one thing to see a dog surfing, it’s a whole new level when they actually have competitions for dog surfing.

This has to be an amazing event to see.

Click HERE for the full article


Captain America Groped Women With A Burrito

A Florida man who was dressed as Captain America, was arrested in Melbourne for groping women with a Burrito stuffed down his pants.

He was charged with misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct, resisting an officer without violence and marijuana possession, but will not serve time in jail.

Click HERE for the full article and picture


Blind Date Robbed And Left Naked On Roadside

A man used the infamous Craigslist site to find himself a companion for the night, and found himself being forced to strip at gunpoint, and then being robbed.

Having got into the truck owned by his male “companion”, they drove to a remote location, where the incident took place.

The police were fortunately able to locate the man’s residence, by tracing earlier phone calls between the two.

I am sure there are plenty of morals to be said about this story, I will leave it up to you, my readers, to leave a comment and say what you think.

Click HERE for the full story


Mom Gives Birth Driving Herself To Hospital

A woman from Minnesota was on the way to hospital to have her baby, when nature took over.

While driving, her waters suddenly broke, and the baby just slipped out.

The father was not driving, because he has a history of seizures, so while she cuddled the baby, he steered the car until they got to the hospital.

The mother and 8 pound baby boy are reported to be doing well.

It’s a shame that this didn’t happen in a “delivery van” as this might have led to some more humorous comments.

Click HERE for the full story


Man Bites Man Over Dogs At Park

A fight broke out over the behaviour of their dogs at a suburban park in New York, and this resulted in the two men fighting.

A third man tried to intervene, and one of the others bit him on the wrist.

According to the sheriff’s office, nobody has been arrested, but the case is still being investigated.

I wonder if the dogs thought about throwing pepper over them?

Click HERE for the full story


Sources

ABC News Australia

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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