Oddities

A spectator tosses crumbs for an Ivanka Trump lookalike to vacuum at Jennifer Rubell's art exhibit "Ivanka Vacuuming 2019" on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Flashpoint Gallery in Washington. The art piece titled "Ivanka Vacuuming," runs through Feb. 17 at the Flashpoint Gallery. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
February 05, 2019 - 6:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new art exhibit at a Washington museum shows an Ivanka Trump lookalike pushing a vacuum cleaner and invites spectators to toss crumbs for her to clean up. The art piece by Jennifer Rubell, titled "Ivanka Vacuuming," opened Feb. 1 and continues through Feb. 17 at the Flashpoint...
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February 03, 2019 - 4:24 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Voters in a municipality in northwestern Germany have delivered a clear message: no street names, thanks. Official results from a referendum held on Sunday showed 60 percent of voters in Hilgermissen rejected the local council's plan to name the streets, while 40 percent supported the...
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This Wednesday Jan. 30, 2019 photo provided by Winfield, Ind., Town Marshal Daniel Ball shows a horse that became stuck between two tree trunks in northern Indiana amid subzero cold. The town marshal arrived at the scene Wednesday morning to find the horse wedged between the trunks of multi-trunked tree and cut away branches with a chainsaw until the horse was able to pull itself free. (Courtesy of Daniel Ball via AP)
January 31, 2019 - 12:49 pm
WINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana town marshal wielding a chain saw rescued a horse that became wedged between two branches of a tree trunk amid subzero cold . Winfield Town Marshal Dan Ball says the horse somehow became stuck in the multi-trunked tree Wednesday morning in the town about 15 miles (...
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In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, without tourists and park rangers to discourage them during the government shutdown, elephant seals have expanded their pupping grounds in Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif. About 60 adult seals have birthed 35 pups took over a beach knocking down a fence and moving into the parking lot. (John Burgess/The Press Democrat via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 7:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A colony of elephant seals took over a beach in Northern California during the government shutdown when there was no staff to discourage the animals from congregating in the popular tourist area, an official said. Now they're not going anywhere. About 60 adult seals that gave...
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This Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 surveillance image released by the Fall River, Mass., Police Department on its Facebook page shows a female suspect in an attempted robbery of the Fall River Municipal Credit Union, who got cold feet and left without a penny. The police are looking for the suspect. (Fall River Police Department via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 11:42 am
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts are looking for a woman they say intended to rob a bank but got cold feet and left without a penny. Fall River police tell the Herald News the woman walked into the Fall River Municipal Credit Union on Monday afternoon and approached a teller. Police...
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January 30, 2019 - 11:41 am
PARKER, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota school district is using a talking hot dog to announce closures due to the extreme cold . In a video posted to the Parker School District's Facebook page, Mr. Hot Dog says: "I'm a hot dog! I need some heat! I'm not a cold dog! ... You cannot have school! It's too...
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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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