Oddities

This undated photo provided by the Bentley family shows Rose Marie Bentley, before the end of her life. Bentley lived with all her internal organs, except for her heart, on the wrong side. Cameron Walker's medical students in his Oregon Health & Science University were examining the heart of Bentley's body, when they noticed the blood vessels were different. When they opened the abdominal cavity, they discovered all the other organs were on the wrong side. (Courtesy Bentley Family via AP)
April 09, 2019 - 9:45 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rose Marie Bentley was an avid swimmer, raised five kids, helped her husband run a feed store, and lived to the ripe age of 99. It was only after she died that medical students discovered that all her internal organs — except for her heart — were in the wrong place. The discovery...
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April 09, 2019 - 8:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A soccer fan says in a lawsuit that the California Department of Motor Vehicles violated his First Amendment rights by rejecting a personalized license plate he said would celebrate his favorite team, but which the DMV determined might be deemed offensive. Jon Kotler applied for...
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In this photo taken on Friday March 29, 2019, tourists wearing mankinis travel in a horse cab in Market Square in Krakow, Poland. Police in southern Poland say they are investigating four English-speaking tourists spotted last week in Krakow wearing only mankinis, as worn by Borat, the fictional Kazakh alter ego of comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen. If convicted, the men could face up to 30 days in custody or fines of 5,000 zlotys ($1,300) each. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 04, 2019 - 8:56 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Police in southern Poland say they are investigating four English-speaking tourists spotted last week in the historic city of Krakow wearing only mankinis. The four men were caught on CCTV and by an Associated Press photographer Friday as they walked in the picturesque...
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This Monday, April 1, 2019 photo, shows an aerial view of the Flintstone House in Hillsborough, Calif. The San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Hillsborough is suing the owner of the house, saying that she installed dangerous steps, dinosaurs and other Flintstone-era figurines without necessary permits. The owner and her attorney say they will fight for the rights of property owners and Fred and Barney fans everywhere. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)
April 04, 2019 - 1:08 am
HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (AP) — Towering dinosaurs stand among fanciful mushrooms in the sloping backyard. A life-sized Fred Flintstone welcomes visitors near the front door. And by the driveway on the lawn is a giant "Yabba Dabba Do" sign in orange, purple and red. The latest battle in the war between...
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April 02, 2019 - 4:12 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — There's no escape from the long arm of the law in Sweden. Not even sitting naked in a sauna. Police spokewoman Carina Skagerlind says an off-duty police officer found himself sitting in the same sauna in Rinkeby, a Stockholm suburb, as a fugitive who had dodged a jail...
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In this undated photo, Korey Nolan of Hampton Falls, N.H., stands with the surfboard he made using hundreds of Dunkin' Donuts coffee cups and other single-use materials. He compressed the raw materials together and finished the board using bamboo, epoxy and more. (Ioanna Raptis/Portsmouth Herald via AP)
March 30, 2019 - 3:08 pm
HAMPTON FALLS, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man placed second in an innovation contest after fashioning a surfboard out of hundreds of used Dunkin' Donuts coffee cups. Thirty-two-year-old Korey Nolan, of Hampton Falls, spent seven months collecting the cups for a competition put on by surf brand...
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March 29, 2019 - 7:28 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in Mexico say they caught a man who stole a front-end loader, drove it to a local bank, knocked down a wall, chained a safe to the machine and tried to drag it off. Prosecutors in the central state of Morelos say the loader had a front bucket as well as a jackhammer the...
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March 29, 2019 - 1:33 pm
BILLERICA, Mass. (AP) — A skunk that somehow got its head stuck in a discarded can of beer is being cared for by veterinarians in Massachusetts. Animal control officers in Billerica (BILL'-rick-ah) posted a picture of the unfortunate critter on Twitter. They said it "amazing" that its head could...
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This photo provided by Claremont, N.C. Rescue shows a rescue crew digging out a pit bull wedged inside a pipe late Tuesday, March 26, 2019 near Claremont, N.C. Claremont Rescue Chief Eric Jones said in a Facebook post that his agency was called late Tuesday night to the scene, where Rocky the dog's worried owner stood. The rescuers dug holes in different locations to try to find Rocky, eventually locating him at a junction between the cast iron and corrugated pipe. (Claremont, N.C. Rescue via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 11:19 am
CLAREMONT, N.C. (AP) — A pit bull intent on chasing down an opossum was foiled when he ended up wedged around 100 feet (30 meters) into a pipe in North Carolina. Claremont Rescue Chief Eric Jones said in a Facebook post that his agency was called late Tuesday night to the scene, where Rocky the dog...
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In this photo released by the Taronga Zoo Sydney, three Sumatran tiger cubs born at the Taronga Zoo in their habitat, Monday, March 25, 2019, in Sydney, Australia. Taronga Zoo manager Mandy Everett said the cubs were born on Jan. 17 to first-time mother Kartika. The female cubs were named Mawar, or Rose in Indonesian, and Tengah Malam, which means Midnight. The male’s name is Pemanah, or Archer. (Rick Stevens/Taronga Zoo Sydney via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 4:34 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Three boisterous 10-week-old rare Sumatran tiger cubs have play-wrestled and explored their jungle habitat in their first public appearance at a Sydney zoo. Taronga Zoo manager Mandy Everett said Friday the cubs were born on Jan. 17 to first-time mother Kartika. The female cubs were...
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