Oddities

This photo from video provided by KCBS2/KCAL9 shows dead fish at Malibu Lagoon State Park, as state workers prepare to remove the stinking mess in Malibu, Calif., Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The unexplained die-off has left hundreds of fish floating in a recently restored lagoon on the tony Malibu coast. Scientists believe the massive die-off, which began last Wednesday, is very likely caused by unusually warm water temperatures. Officials are doing tests on the water and the fish. (KCBS2/KCAL9 via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 7:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials were trying Monday to solve a stinky mystery: A die-off has left hundreds of fish floating in a recently restored lagoon on the tony Malibu coast. Scientists believe the Malibu Lagoon die-off, which began last Wednesday, is likely caused by unusually warm...
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August 27, 2018 - 11:28 am
WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman's 3 ½-foot lizard that went missing nearly a month ago is home again safe and sound. Liz Rose says her black and white tegu lizard named Tiggs was found close to her home in a neighbor's shed Sunday, no worse for wear other than being a little skinnier...
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August 26, 2018 - 2:08 pm
THERMAL, Calif. (AP) — Talk about driving a lemon! Authorities say a man has been arrested in Southern California after deputies found about 800 pounds (363 kilograms) of stolen lemons inside his car. Riverside County sheriff's officials say 69-year-old Dionicio Fierros was arrested Friday and...
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August 24, 2018 - 10:59 am
ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) — A black bear wandered the lobby of the Colorado hotel that inspired Stephen King to write "The Shining." Stanley Hotel vice president Reed Rowley tells KDVR-TV 300 guests were sound asleep as the bruin figured out how to open the door and climbed over furniture. A front...
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August 21, 2018 - 12:39 pm
STONEHAM, Mass. (AP) — Maybe she just had a few babies to deliver. A Boston-area zoo is looking for a female stork that flew away last week and has evaded experts since. The Stone Zoo in Stoneham posted on Facebook that the 3-foot-tall, white-bellied stork took off Friday during training for the "...
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Long exposure picture shows driving cars on the highway just before sunrise near Frankfurt , central Germany, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
August 18, 2018 - 11:06 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it has made no preparations for the possibility that aliens might land in the European country. In a response to questions from opposition Green Party lawmaker Dieter Janecek, the government said "there are no protocols or plans for a possible first contact...
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Visitors look at the so-called corpse flower, known for the rotten stench it releases when it blooms, at the Huntington Library Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in San Marino, Calif. The flower, nicknamed "Stink," began blooming unexpectedly on Thursday night, Huntington spokeswoman Lisa Blackburn said. (AP Photo/Ariel Tu)
August 17, 2018 - 8:20 pm
SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — Visitors were flocking to the Huntington Library in Southern California on Friday to get a whiff of a so-called corpse flower, known for the rotten stench it releases when it blooms. The flower, nicknamed "Stink," began blooming unexpectedly on Thursday night, Huntington...
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August 17, 2018 - 5:43 pm
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine restaurant says news about the anger surrounding a change in its french fries has reached people all over the world. Bolley's Famous Franks co-owner Leslie Parsons tells the Kennebec Journal a newspaper in China wanted to try its fries and it received a call from...
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August 17, 2018 - 4:47 pm
NEWCASTLE, Maine (AP) — There's plenty of fish in the sea — and almost as many on a Maine highway. The Portland Press Herald reports a truck carrying 35 barrels of bait fish tipped over Thursday in Newcastle, spilling the pungent fish all over the road and backing up traffic. The Lincoln County...
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August 16, 2018 - 7:43 pm
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California deputy fired several beanbag rounds into a back car window to free a trapped bear that had likely been searching for snacks. El Dorado County Sheriff's spokesman Anthony Prencipe said Thursday that officers were called after the bear was seen...
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