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Offbeat Condors to hold hairy back contest Condors to hold hairy back contest(Video)
The Bakersfield Condors are "back" at it with another offbeat promotion. On Friday night, the team is hosting a hairiest-back contest.
Offbeat Social painting grows popular at bars, art studios Social painting grows popular at bars, art studios(Photo Gallery)
The Fox and Hound pub in downtown Philadelphia boasts all the fixings of a standard sports bar: huge TVs, numerous beers on draft and a menu filled with burgers, wings and nachos. So what are all the easels and canvases for?
Offbeat Hasbro asks Facebook fans for their Monopoly rules Hasbro asks Facebook fans for their Monopoly rules
Starting Tuesday through April 3, Facebook fans can debate 10 'house rules' that are on the site. The top rules will make it into the House Rules Edition that will be available in the fall. They'll also be in the classic Monopoly's game guide in 2015, although officially the rules will not change.
Offbeat Girl Scout sells 18,107 boxes of cookies Girl Scout sells 18,107 boxes of cookies(Video)
Girl Scout Katie Francis of Oklahoma City sold 18,107 boxes of cookies in a seven-week sales period that ended Sunday night. The previous mark was set by Elizabeth Brinton, who sold approximately 18,000 one year in the 1980s.
Offbeat Minor-league Durham Bulls to wear R2-D2 jerseys Minor-league Durham Bulls to wear R2-D2 jerseys
The Durham Bulls - the minor-league baseball team made world famous in the 1988 Kevin Costner film "Bull Durham" - are going back to the movies for one game this season.
Offbeat Ireland needs shaggy sheep for 'shearing Olympics' Ireland needs shaggy sheep for 'shearing Olympics'
The Irish require at least 6,000 sheep as hosts of this year's Golden Shears World Championships. But they're more than 1,000 short with just weeks to go before an event dubbed "the Olympics of sheep shearing."
Offbeat Police seek man who sucked toes at Wal-Mart Police seek man who sucked toes at Wal-Mart
Police say a man in North Carolina sucked a woman's toes at a Wal-Mart after he convinced her he was a podiatry student and persuaded her to take off her shoes.