Oddities

November 26, 2019 - 7:25 am
LORIS, S.C. (AP) — A farm animal with unbridled ambition in South Carolina has given new meaning to the phrase “get off your high horse.” Horry County Fire Rescue workers say they were called Sunday to a barn in Loris, where a horse somehow managed to leave its stall and climb into a hayloft. They...
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, photo, Mohammed al-Shenbari demonstrates to balance objects using what he calls a mix of mind and body, in the yard of his home in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip. The 24-year-old self-taught Palestinian artist says he can balance almost any object. A fitness and bodybuilding coach, al-Shenbari says his healthy lifestyle helped him slowly develop "the great focus" required to balance the objects. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
November 26, 2019 - 1:08 am
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — Whenever Mohammed al-Shenbari sees a new object, he quickly tries to find its “balancing point” and make it stand in a way that appears to defy the law of gravity. The 24-year-old self-taught Palestinian artist says he can balance almost any object, using what he...
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November 23, 2019 - 6:56 am
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say they responded to a rogue vehicle spinning in reverse around a suburban cul-de-sac with a lone occupant inside: a Black Labrador. News outlets report residents called police Thursday after seeing the dog trapped and clambering around in the car as...
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November 22, 2019 - 9:26 pm
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — An insurance company is offering a $50,000 reward to help find a masked man in a full-length black gown who stole more than $1 million in diamonds from a Hawaii jewelry store on Halloween. Maui police say the gowned and masked man also wore black gloves to rob Greenleaf...
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November 22, 2019 - 9:00 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man found with $400,000 in illegal drugs hidden in spoiled goat intestines at an airport has been arrested. Cenen Placencia of Kodiak was arrested Wednesday at Anchorage’s international airport, authorities said. Investigators with Alaska State Troopers searched a...
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Hunter, a young Belgian Malinois, keeps an eye on Jazz, a nine-day-old giraffe, at the Rhino orphanage in the Limpopo province of South Africa, Friday Nov. 22 2019. Jazz, who was brought in after being abandoned by her mother at birth, is being taken care of and fed at the orphanage some three hours North of Johannesburg, and has been befriended by Hunter and its sibling Duke. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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November 22, 2019 - 9:35 am
MOKOPANE, South Africa (AP) — A dog in South Africa has befriended a baby giraffe that was abandoned at birth, rescued and taken to a local orphanage. Jazz the giraffe arrived at The Rhino Orphanage just days after birth. A farmer found him in the wild, weak and dehydrated, and called the center...
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A vehicle travels along a street after several inches of hail fell Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Laveen, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
November 21, 2019 - 8:47 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Large hail coated the desert in parts of the Phoenix metro area as a string of storms that unleashed three days of wet weather blew out of Arizona. National Weather Service meteorologists say hail fell Thursday afternoon in parts of Phoenix and the suburbs of Goodyear, Avondale,...
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This photo released by Saint-Martin-la-Plaine zoo shows the red panda that broke out of a zoo in the Rhone region of southeastern France, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. The park said the panda escaped last Friday by climbing branches broken by snowfall and swinging from tree to tree. Officials said the panda, a cat-sized nocturnal animal with reddish fur and a shaggy tail, would probably be spotted in a tree. (AP Photo/Saint-Martin-la-Plaine zoo)
November 21, 2019 - 11:24 am
PARIS (AP) — A search is on for a red panda that broke out of a zoo in the Rhone region of southeastern France. Officials at the Saint-Martin-la-Plaine Zoo said the endangered animal was last seen 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the park by a surprised motorist. The park said the panda escaped last...
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November 20, 2019 - 4:38 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Police in Sweden say a wanted man was found asleep in a bed in a furniture store north of Stockholm. Police spokesman Tobias Ahlen says the staff at the Ikea store in Uppsala on Monday contacted the police after they found the 25-year-old sleeping in the bed department. They were...
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This Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, photo provided by the Oakland Zoo shows a Grizzly bear in water behind broken glass in Oakland, Calif. A child visitor, not the Grizzly bears, cracked a glass viewing window at the Oakland Zoo's bear exhibit and officials say there are no safety concerns. (Oakland Zoo via AP)
November 19, 2019 - 9:48 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A child, not the grizzly bears, cracked a glass viewing window at the Oakland Zoo’s bear exhibit, and officials say there’s no need to fear the bears will get out. Oakland Zoo spokeswoman Erin Harrison said in a statement Tuesday that a child hit a rock against the glass...
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