Oddities

January 30, 2019 - 4:21 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in India's most populous state have been ordered to bar code stray cows and use vacant buildings to shelter them in response to farmers' complaints that the closure of slaughterhouses has created a menace of crop-destroying, free-range cattle. An order by the Hindu...
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January 29, 2019 - 11:03 pm
EUNICE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico high school was forced to delay classes after authorities say vandals slipped onto campus and pour vegetable oil throughout the hallways. The Hobbs News-Sun reports the slick attack at Eunice High School in Eunice, New Mexico, reportedly occurred late Sunday and...
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Fractions
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January 29, 2019 - 6:42 am
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Police dispatchers are trained to deal with a number of situations, and a dispatcher in Indiana had to know her numbers when a boy called 911 seeking help with his homework. Lafayette Police dispatcher Antonia Bundy answered the call from the boy, who said he had "a bad day...
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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) celebrates as he walks up court during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
January 26, 2019 - 7:19 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It took a bear — Jazz Bear — to catch a bat and leave the high-flying hijinks to the NBA players. A wayward bat flew around the court inside the Vivint Smart Home Arena about an hour before Utah's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, interrupting the pregame...
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January 25, 2019 - 6:44 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A classic scene from a decade-old episode of "The Office" helped an Arizona mechanic save an unconscious woman's life. The Arizona Daily Star reports that 21-year-old Cross Scott found a woman locked in her car this month and broke in, finding she wasn't breathing. He doesn't...
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January 24, 2019 - 9:12 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police say an intoxicated German man who ducked out of a train for a cigarette during a short stop got into trouble when he tried to jump back on board between two cars after the train departed without him. Police said Thursday the 33-year-old clung on to the coupling during frigid...
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January 24, 2019 - 6:42 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Humane Society has rescued 84 cockatiels from an apartment. The society posted on Twitter that officers were called to the apartment in the Rancho Bernardo section on Wednesday morning and found most of the birds flying freely in "unsanitary conditions." Sgt. Laurel...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, photo Dr. Richard Henderson, a veterinarian with Galveston Veterinary Clinic, checks over one of two emus caught by animal control officers at Parker Elementary School in Galveston, Texas. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
January 23, 2019 - 11:42 am
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Police in coastal Texas have captured a pair of runaway emus that had been on the lam for a day after escaping from their owner's backyard. Emus aren't permitted in Galveston, but police say a man recently brought the large, flightless birds to the island after the death of...
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January 18, 2019 - 3:30 pm
HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A wayward cat is safe after it was rescued from a dam in Indiana. The Huntington County Sheriff's Department writes on Facebook that a fisherman spotted the feline stranded on the spillway at the J. Edward Roush Lake dam. Officers could not reach the animal, so Army Corps of...
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This Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 provided by David Loome shows an ice disk that’s about 30 or 40 feet across at Baxter State Park in Millinocket, Maine. It's smaller than the ice disk measuring about 100 yards across formed in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook and garnered media attention around the word. (Courtesy David Loome via AP)
January 18, 2019 - 11:44 am
MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — The massive ice disk that formed on a Maine river has a baby brother. Officials at Baxter State Park in northern Maine shared a photo of an ice disk that's about 30 or 40 feet wide, located in wilderness more than 200 miles north of much larger disk that formed in...
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