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Offbeat  Family maintains hold on pit-spitting contest Family maintains hold on pit-spitting contest
When it comes to pit-spitting in southwestern Michigan, it's tough to beat the Krause family, who on Saturday maintained their dominance in the 41st International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship.
Offbeat Man eats 61 franks and buns to win Hot Dog Eating Contest Man eats 61 franks and buns to win Hot Dog Eating Contest
High-ranking chowhound Joey "Jaws" Chestnut dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend before Friday's annual hot dog eating contest, then packed away 61 franks and buns to hold onto his coveted mustard yellow winner's belt.
Offbeat Floating strip club navigates regulatory shoals Floating strip club navigates regulatory shoals
A new attraction on Alaska's Kodiak Island features exotic dancers who entertain fishermen on a converted Bering Sea crabbing boat dubbed the "Wild Alaskan" - and it's already encountered choppy regulatory seas.
Offbeat Fat camps offer pudgy pets a way to slim down Fat camps offer pudgy pets a way to slim down (Photo Gallery)
It's not just a people problem: Growing rates of obesity in pets have led to the emergence of fat farms offering "pawlates," ''doga" and "Barko Polo," doggie versions of Pilates, yoga and Marco Polo to help slim down man's best friend.
Offbeat For sale: Small South Dakota town, bar included For sale: Small South Dakota town, bar included
A businessman looking to invest more time in his traveling concession business is seeking a buyer for his rural, southeastern South Dakota town - for the price of $400,000.