Oddities

February 14, 2019 - 1:39 pm
WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — Drivers were startled to see a hungry bear that got stuck in the back of garbage truck and took a ride across a stretch of eastern North Carolina. News outlets report that a motorist called Bertie County 911 on Wednesday morning about a bear hanging off of the truck on U.S...
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Cockroach with heart
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February 14, 2019 - 8:32 am
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Not in the Valentine's Day spirit? A Texas zoo has a cockroach that can help. The El Paso Zoo is running a promotion called "Quit Bugging Me" that allows people to name cockroaches after ex-spouses, former friends or anyone else on the nope list. On Thursday, the cockroaches...
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This undated photo provided by Greater Clark County Schools in Jeffersonville, Ind., shows a purse of a student who attended the school in the mid 1950s. It was recently discovered when a construction crew demolished part of the old Jeffersonville High School building. The purse, which contained a prom invitation, photos and other items from 1950s America, will be returned to its now 82-year-old owner after workers found it while demolishing part of an Indiana high school. (Greater Clark County Schools via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 11:06 am
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A purse containing a prom invitation, photos and other items from 1950s America will be returned to its now 82-year-old owner after workers found it while demolishing part of an Indiana high school. Martha Everett lost the black stitched purse more than six decades ago...
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February 13, 2019 - 10:28 am
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire couple honored as a "Breeder of the Year" by the American Kennel Club faces an animal cruelty charge. Police in Durham say 18 cocker spaniels were seized from owners Bonnie and Wilson Pike, of Durham. Deputy Police Chief Rene Kelley tells seacoastonline.com the...
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February 12, 2019 - 12:05 pm
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city's penalty of jail time for teenage trick-or-treaters has scared up some ridicule and a possible policy change. The Chesapeake City Council is set to vote Tuesday on an amendment to a 50-year-old law that threatens teens with up to six months in jail if they go...
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February 11, 2019 - 9:21 am
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he briefly took control of a small plane during a short commercial flight over western Alaska, authorities said. The teen was in the front passenger seat of the Piper Cherokee Six on a recent Yute Commuter Service flight from Napakiak to...
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February 09, 2019 - 5:52 pm
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Minneapolis resident reported a strange intruder in her basement. It was a horse. Inver Grove Heights police arrived at the woman's home late Friday night to find a pale-colored horse walking through various rooms as officers watched...
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In this Jan. 15, 2019 image taken from surveillance video, a woman smashes the windows of "Back Home Restaurant" in the Bronx borough of New York. Police say that she became upset after ordering a patty and was told that the restaurant had run out of them. She returned with a bat and smashed two windows. (New York City Police Department via AP)
February 09, 2019 - 4:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who couldn't get a beef patty at a favorite New York eatery used a baseball bat in protest. On Saturday, police released surveillance video of the woman in action in the Bronx — smashing a restaurant's windows after learning the eatery had run out of her favorite food...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 aerial photo provided by the City of Westbrook, Maine, a giant spinning ice disk, center, rests on the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine. City officials say Maine's famous giant spinning ice disk may soon meet its end, due to unseasonably warm temperatures. (Tina Radel/City of Westbrook via AP)
February 07, 2019 - 4:09 pm
WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Maine's giant spinning ice disk may soon meet its end because of unseasonably warm weather. The Portland Press Herald reports the disk in the Presumpscot River has lost most of the shape and appearance that made it look like a blue moon. Westbrook spokeswoman Tina Radel says...
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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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