Tag Archives: Offbeat

Starbucks Trademark Fighting Mount Rainier Logo Knockoff

The Seattle Times reports Starbucks is having to defend its trademark around the world as imitators make substitions including in Japan where the mermaid is replaced with Mount Rainier.

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Body of 1942 Airman Found Encased in Glacier on Mount Mendel in Kings Canyon National Park

News10 reports climbers near the summit of 13,710-foot Mount Mendel in Kings Canyon National Park found the head and shoulder of a man protruding from the ice at the base of a glacier and it is believed he is the … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Profs Unveil Backpack That Generates 7.5 Watts

Science Daily reports University of Pennsylvania biologists have created a backpack that generates 7.4 watts of electricity.

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Hiker Stranded Overnight on Loon Mountain Gondola While Search Takes Place Below

The AP reports a Thomas Landeen was stranded overnight on a Loon Mountain, NH, Loon Mountain gondola while searchers hunted for him below.

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Sony Will Pay You $5 If You Didn't Like Vertical Limit

Sony has agreed to a class action settlement regarding fake critic comments that pushed five movies including Vertical Limit.

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Swiss Hikers Told To Sing Show Tunes to Scare Away Bears

Ananova reports flyers are telling Swiss hikers to sing showtunes — particularly songs from “The Sound of Music” to scare away bears.

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Trio Plans Nude Hike Across Britain

The Daily Dispatch reports Stephen Gough, 46, the naked rambler who walked end to end in Britain in 2003/04 is planning a repeat performance but this time will be accompanied by 33-year-old girlfriend Melanie Roberts and a librarian who does … Continue reading

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WV Fishermen Cut Short Trip After Bear Drinks Their Beer

The Charleston Daily Mail reports two West Virginia fishermen cut short their trip after a bear drank their Coors Light beer and ate their food.

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Woman Uses Cell Phone Light to Flag Rescue Helicopter

CBS5 reports Kathy Karlen used a lighted cell phone to flag a rescue helicopter at Shiloh Park near Windsor, California.

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A New Search in The Woods — Letterboxing

The Boston Globe reports a new variation on geocache — called letterboxing.

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