Oddities

November 01, 2018 - 7:31 am
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a half-naked woman fell twice through a restaurant's ceiling and landed in its kitchen. News outlets report 26-year-old Harley C. Morton was arrested Tuesday on charges including trespassing and disorderly conduct. A Kingsport police report says a...
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This undated photo provided by the Josephine County Sheriff's Office shows Adrian Ochoa. Police in Grants Pass, Ore., arrested Ochoa, 19, and another teen suspected in a pumpkin-fueled crime spree, marking an end to weeks of splattered gourds and shattered car windows across the southern Oregon town. (Josephine County Sheriff's Office via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 7:59 pm
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Police in the southern Oregon town of Grants Pass have arrested two men suspected in a pumpkin-powered crime spree, ending weeks of incidents of smashed gourds and broken car windows. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Jacob Solomon and Adrian Ochoa, both 19, face multiple...
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October 31, 2018 - 6:40 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There is a sigh of relief after police recovered a giant inflatable colon that is used to teach about the dangers of colon cancer. Kansas City, Missouri, police on Tuesday announced on Facebook that a tip led officers to locate the "pilfered intestine" inside a vacant house...
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October 30, 2018 - 10:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's annual decadent display of binge eating and bad behavior known as Wing Bowl is over after 26 years. The event hosted by a sports radio station the Friday before the Super Bowl drew thousands of rowdy fans to the Wells Fargo Center in the early morning hours to...
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October 26, 2018 - 10:27 am
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Just in time for Halloween, a rare "corpse flower" that gets its nickname from its putrid smell is expected to bloom next week at Dartmouth College's greenhouse. Named Morphy, the titan arum is native to Sumatra's equatorial rainforests and has a long, pointy stalk with a skirt...
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This photo shows a detail of a Dec. 28, 1774 Pennsylvania Journal and the Weekly Advertiser at the Goodwill Industries in Bellmawr, N.J., Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. A quick eye by Goodwill workers in southern New Jersey turned up the original 1774 Philadelphia newspaper with an iconic "Unite or Die" masthead. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 25, 2018 - 3:27 pm
BELLMAWR, N.J. (AP) — A quick eye by Goodwill workers in New Jersey has turned up an original 1774 Philadelphia newspaper with the iconic "Unite or Die" snake design on the masthead. The frayed Dec. 28, 1774, edition of the Pennsylvania Journal and the Weekly Advertiser boasts three items signed by...
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Veterinarians and assistants cut the body of a whale into pieces at the De Haan beach on Belgium's North Sea shore, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2018. A dead fin whale was pulled ashore on the Belgian coast, drawing onlookers undaunted by the putrid smell, it was two decades since a similar whale hit the Belgian beaches. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 25, 2018 - 10:08 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A dead fin whale has been pulled ashore on Belgium's North Sea coast, drawing onlookers undaunted by the putrid smell. It has been two decades since a similar whale has hit the Belgian beaches. Fin whales, which can weigh up to 45,000 kilograms (49 tons), are the second-largest...
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October 24, 2018 - 7:21 am
CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) — A judge removed his robe and gave chase after two handcuffed inmates made a run for it from his Washington state courtroom. Video obtained by The Daily Chronicle shows Judge R.W. Buzzard leap into action when 22-year-old Tanner Jacobson and 28-year-old Kodey Howard bolted for...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2012 file photo, Tonae Johnson eats her lunch in the park in front of a Martin Luther King Jr. statue during the warm summer weather in Buffalo, N.Y. A community activist says he has gathered more than 6,000 signatures to replace the sculpture of the civil rights leader. Samuel Herbert says his goal is to get 10,000 signatures and a new statue by 2020. He says the 8-foot bust of King that sits in a namesake park in Buffalo doesn't look like the civil rights leader. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
October 23, 2018 - 2:13 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A community activist says he has gathered more than 6,000 signatures to replace a large sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr. in a western New York park. Samuel Herbert tells WIVB-TV his goal is to get 10,000 signatures and a new statue by 2020. He says the 8-foot bust of King...
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October 22, 2018 - 7:22 am
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — It wasn't a cat in a tree, but a dog in a heating duct that took firefighters to a home in Virginia. The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department arrived Friday night to find the small dog trapped in the HVAC system. Video shows firefighter Mark Williams cutting a hole...
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