Oddities

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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This Oct. 17, 2018 photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows a rescue team lowering themselves into an old abandoned mine shaft to rescue a man who fell into the shaft on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, the near Aguila, Ariz. A hospital spokeswoman said the man who fell into the old abandoned mine shaft is in good condition awaiting surgery for two broken legs. Sheriff's officials say the man fell into the shaft Monday an was found two days later by someone who heard his calls for help. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP)
October 18, 2018 - 10:45 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man who fell to the bottom of an old abandoned gold mine shaft, broke both his legs, fought off a trio of rattlesnakes and went two days without food or water before a friend heard his cries for help is lucky to be alive, said the head of a rescue team. "He is a very...
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October 18, 2018 - 2:08 pm
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia store has had 20 right-foot shoes stolen over the course of three break-ins this year. The Roanoke Times reports Roanoke County police arrested 21-year-old Manuel Carlos Ramirez-Godoy in Sunday's burglary of Clean Soles, seizing seven right-foot Nike Air Jordans and a...
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October 17, 2018 - 7:29 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man stumbled upon a trove of historical documents possibly worth thousands of dollars after purchasing an abandoned storage unit for $20 in a Phoenix suburb. The Arizona Republic reports Don Smith discovered a collection of about 200 letters belonging to Henry Ellsworth...
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October 17, 2018 - 4:08 pm
A high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade sugar cookies and shared them with several classmates, police in Northern California said Wednesday. The student and a friend baked the cookies and shared them with at least nine classmates at their public charter high...
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October 15, 2018 - 7:12 am
HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Deputies in California have used Doritos to lure a pig "the size of a mini horse" back home. The pig was running around a neighborhood when the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office received the call Saturday. One of the deputies had Doritos in her lunch bag. Video shows...
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A 12-pound (5.5 kilogram) lunar meteorite discovered in Northwest Africa in 2017 rests on a table, in Amherst, N.H. The rock, which is actually comprised of six fragments that fit together like a puzzle, was found last year in a remote area of Mauritania, but may have plunged to Earth thousands of years ago. The meteorite could sell for $500,000 or more at an online auction that runs from Thursday, Oct. 11, until Oct. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi)
October 10, 2018 - 5:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Anyone who can't make it to the moon to gather a few lunar rocks now has the opportunity to buy one right here on Earth. A 12-pound (5.5 kilogram) lunar meteorite discovered in Northwest Africa last year is up for auction by Boston-based RR Auction and could sell for $500,000 or more...
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In this image released by the Dutch Police on Monday Oct. 8, 2018, an abandoned lion cub is caged after being found in a field, near Tienhoven, Netherlands. A jogger's run through the Dutch countryside turned into a walk on the wild side when he discovered a lion cub in a field. Police say the young cub was found Sunday in a cage dumped in a field near Tienhoven between the central cities of Utrecht and Hilversum. Police have taken to Twitter to appeal for help in tracing the animal's owner, while the young cub, a male believed to be about five months old, is being cared for by a foundation that looks after big cats. (Dutch Police via AP)
October 08, 2018 - 8:57 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A jogger's run through the Dutch countryside turned into a walk on the wild side when he discovered a lion cub in a field. Police say the young cub was found Sunday in a cage dumped in a field near Tienhoven between the central cities of Utrecht and Hilversum. Police...
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October 04, 2018 - 7:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A newcomer to San Francisco has created a free app to make it easier for people to report poop and used needles on the city's famously dirty streets. Sean Miller, 24, moved to San Francisco from Vermont after college last year and says he was astonished by the amount of public...
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