Here’s to you, Mr. Can'tfindhiswaytothetrashcan guy!
It seems one Ogden, Utah, man was a little more than a casual fan of the occasional cold one after work.
Last year, Century 21 property manager Ryan Froerer — acting on a tip from a real estate agent — went out to check on a townhouse, but when he got therem he realized he’d missed the party.
KSL-TV reports that Froerer was greeted by a barrage of beer cans — tens of thousands of them — piled high on the floor of the otherwise abandoned abode.
"As we approached the door, there were beer boxes, all the way up to the ceiling,” Froerer said. "It's just unbelievable that a human being could live like that."
But "live like that" someone had, and for quite some time.
Froerer snapped a few pictures of the boozy metallic mountain and e-mailed them to friends, but soon they were circulating among beer fans everywhere.
Luckily for Froerer, once the townhouse was de-brewskified, it was clean enough to lease out again.
The estimated 70,000 cans (that amounts to 24 beers a day for the beer dude's eight-year stay) were recycled for $800.
Click on the picture boxes at the top of the story to see the beer house.
Thanks to Out There readers Lou G., Katie L., David and Jessica F. and Kristen O.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Wake up! We're closing!
The lights are out at MinneNapolis, a store at the Mall of America that sold naps for 70 cents a minute.
The nap center, which charged $14 for 20 minutes in a private, themed room, brought in fewer than 1,600 customers during its six-month run. That was far short of owner Steev RamsDell's projections.
He blamed the failure on the high number of tourists who shop at the mall.
"We had people who said they loved our service and they'd be back next time they were at the mall — next year," he said. "We couldn't develop the repeat business."
The concept seems to work in some places. MetroNap sells space in sleep pods in the Empire State Building in New York and at the airport in Vancouver, British Columbia.
RamsDell still hopes to make money from tired Minnesotans. He said he has signed a lease in the trendy Uptown neighborhood in Minneapolis and plans to open a smaller version of MinneNapolis on June 1.
It's the Perfect Accent for His Living Vvvrrrooooom
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Auto art has been taken to a new level after an Orange County man bolted a 1974 black Lamborghini Countach to a wall inside his home.
Millionaire Richard Moriarty hired a 70-ton crane to lower the Italian sports car into his mansion through a skylight in the living room. On Friday, a five-man crew hung the 1,000-pound engineless vehicle from a steel-reinforced wall with loops of half-inch-thick steel cable.
Explaining the unusual placement for the car, Moriarty said, "I have a Lamborghini and I've got a big wall."
The car's engine was removed and transformed into a "200-mph coffee table," he said.
This isn't the first time Moriarty, an heir to the family that developed South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, has installed offbeat elements in his home. Previous innovations include an indoor rifle range and a 28-foot-high interior waterfall, architect Fleetwood Joiner said.
And Moriarty's irreverent tastes don't stop at home decor.
The 58-year-old organized exotic parties in the 1980s, and more recently he planted a vineyard on his 3.5-acre estate and began bottling wines under such labels as "Wretched Excess" and "The Idle Rich."
Better Late Than Never
BATON ROUGE (AP) — A Nebraska businessman has squared it up with the city of Baton Rouge — and himself — by paying a traffic ticket he got 42 years ago.
Bob Sweeney, president and chief executive officer of the Applied Information Management Institute in Omaha, Neb., sent a $250 check to Baton Rouge City Court in March for a ticket he received on June 16, 1964.
Although the ticket for running a red light couldn't have been for more than $50, according to City Court officials, Sweeney said he felt he owed more.
"I try to lead an honest life," he said. "I look at the extra money as accrued interest."
Sweeney said found the old ticket a few months ago while cleaning out his desk.
Despite paying the fine, Sweeney said he still does not believe the signal light was red when he drove through an intersection. In a letter he sent to the court along with his check, Sweeney still protested.
The ticket "states I ran a red light," the note says. "I did not, if you believe me after 40 years."
His wife, Donna, supports her husband's story.
"We had the four kids in the back seat and it was hot as blue blazes," she said. "I remember saying 'Oh Bob, it's yellow, you made it through before it turned red."
A nearby patrol officer obviously disagreed, stopping the car and issuing the citation.
Sweeney said he would have paid the ticket if he had not forgotten about it.
"I just stuck it in my desk," he said. "It got lost in the shuffle."
Thanks to Out There reader Scott M.
Behold! He With Nothing Better to Do
NEW YORK — Don't have a talent? Make one up.
That's what this guy does.
Ashrita Furman holds the world record for fastest mile while hula-hooping, fastest mile running like a fool with an egg in a spoon and fastest mile juggling on a pogo stick — among many, many others. In fact, Furman holds more Guinness World Records than anyone else on the planet.
Click on the link below to see him in action on FOX.
If She Asks for ID, Just Hand Her a Mirror
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Ashley Dawn Dover chose the wrong checkout line at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Bentonville.
When Dover took out a checkbook and a credit card to pay for merchandise Tuesday, the cashier noticed the items were hers.
The clerk's car had been broken into at the store parking lot two days earlier. The 20-year-old Dover was arrested by police as she drove away from the store, after the checkout clerk notified police.
Dover faces multiple felony charges.
Officers found the checkout clerk's checkbook and credit cards in Dover's vehicle, along with merchandise purchased with them.
Thanks to Out There reader Paul W.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Taylor Timmins.
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