Offbeat roundup (May 11, 2009)

Lighting struck Burj DubaiOffbeat snippets from other sources…

Amazing lyre bird’s sound imitations [Youtube]

Chinese county retracted a rule urging its workers to smoke more for tax income [BBC]

Dubai – Lighting struck Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest structure (pic) [Wickedreport]

India – Air powered motorbike [Youtube]

Indian village with 250 sets of twins [Telegraph]

Japan – Pet poop recycling machine [Japanprobe]

Japan – Ningen Shogi, human Japanese chess game [Mainichi]

Lucky – A ticket holder in Spain has won a €126m lottery [Euromillion]

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