Oddities

September 30, 2018 - 2:23 pm
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A Texas man found a scenic location in the Colorado mountains to propose to his girlfriend, but the couple ran into trouble on the way down. The Boulder County sheriff's office says 27-year-old Joshua Mason of Denton, Texas, took 28-year-old Katie Davis on a hike Saturday to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2012, file photo, Steven May, right, walks with his dog, Winnie beside his attorney, David Pisarra, with his dog, Dudley in Santa Monica, Calif. California courts could be going to the dogs, and maybe the cats too, under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law, signed Thursday, Sept. 28, 2018, gives judges the discretion of applying rules similar to those in child-custody cases when determining who gets the family pet following a divorce. It takes effect Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
September 28, 2018 - 9:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California courts could be going to the dogs — and maybe cats, too — under a new law granting judges authority to settle disagreements over who keeps the family pet in divorce cases the same way they handle child-custody disputes. Until now, Fido and Kitty have been considered...
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September 27, 2018 - 12:22 pm
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A picnic for a 60-year-old grandfather fizzled out pretty quickly when he and his grandsons were kicked out of a park in Virginia for drinking kombucha. The bubbly, fermented tea originated centuries ago in China and typically contains a slight bit of alcohol. That's what got...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 photo, Dylan Dyke, a 12-year-old Michigan boy with autism, spends time with his ducks, Nibbles, left, and Bill, outside his Georgetown Township, Mich. home. New guidelines will allow Dyke to keep his ducks, which are his emotional support animals. Georgetown Township officials had issued a nuisance order to Mark and Jennifer Dyke after receiving multiple complaints from neighbors about their son Dylan's ducks straying from their property. An ordinance variance approved Wednesday night, Sept. 26 includes guidelines, including specifics on the ducks' coop. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 12:18 pm
GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — New guidelines will allow a 12-year-old western Michigan boy with autism to keep his ducks, which are his emotional support animals. Georgetown Township officials had issued a nuisance order to Mark and Jennifer Dyke after receiving multiple complaints from...
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A kangaroo crosses the street on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Jupiter, Fla. The kangaroo has escaped from an animal sanctuary in South Florida. Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Tuesday were hunting for the 5-year-old kangaroo named Storm in an area of Palm Beach County known as Jupiter Farms. (Robbie Linton via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 11:15 am
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A runaway kangaroo in South Florida has wildlife officers sending up a pair of drones to help search for a second day. More than a dozen officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have been joined by state troopers and local law enforcement in the...
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A beluga whale swims in the River Thames off Gravesend, near to London, Wednesday Sept. 26, 2018. Animal welfare group RSPCA said Wednesday the beluga whale seems “able to move fast in the water and dive” it appears to be feeding properly and swimming strongly, and officials hope it will return to the open sea. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 10:44 am
LONDON (AP) — British officials say the beluga whale spotted in the River Thames seems to be feeding properly and swimming strongly. The animal welfare group RSPCA said Wednesday the whale is "able to move fast in the water and dive." Officials hope it will return to the open sea. The beluga whale...
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The Philadelphia Flyers mascot
AP Photo/Tom Mihalek
September 24, 2018 - 11:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot — a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty with a wild, orange beard. The character's debut triggered an outpouring of comments online, including "Good luck sleeping tonight, Flyers fans" and comparisons to ZZ...
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September 23, 2018 - 11:50 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have nearly $18 million worth of cocaine hidden inside the boxes. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says in a Facebook post that the drugs were found in two pallets of bananas that were donated because they were...
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September 20, 2018 - 10:45 am
STUART, Fla. (AP) — Being in touch with nature is one thing. But gardening au naturel is quite another for some neighbors of a Florida man who's been doing yard work in the nude. The miffed residents tell news outlets they've called the Martin County Sheriff's Office, but the man continues to do...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 photo, Gabe Williams works on a exhibit at the Cannabition cannabis museum in Las Vegas. The museum celebrating all things cannabis with displays that include a glass bong taller than a giraffe and huggable faux marijuana buds is the newest tourist attraction in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 20, 2018 - 2:57 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets. Las Vegas' newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis. Nobody will be allowed to light up at Cannabition when it opens Thursday because...
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