Oddities

In this May 5, 2019 photo, the Handel & Haydn Society performs its rendition of Mozart's "Masonic Funeral" at Symphony Hall in Boston. When they finished the piece, a youngster in the audience blurted out loudly: "WOW!" The organization has mounted a search for the kid it's calling the "Wow Child" — not to reprimand, but to offer a chance to meet the conductor. (Chris Petre-Baumer/Handel & Haydn Society via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 12:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — America's oldest performing arts group is looking for a child who was literally wowed by a recent classical music concert. The Handel & Haydn Society had just finished its rendition of Mozart's "Masonic Funeral" at Boston's Symphony Hall on Sunday when a youngster blurted out...
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This May 4, 2019, photo shows the eagle that flew through the plate glass window into the living room of Stacy Studebaker in Kodiak, Alaska. The eagle with an 8-foot wing span did considerable damage to the home in Kodiak, Alaska, before the homeowner and a neighbor were able to coax it out of the house. (Stacy Studebaker via AP)
May 07, 2019 - 10:33 pm
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Many are familiar with uninvited guests unexpectedly crashing at the house, but an eagle took such a scenario to new heights in Kodiak. An eagle grabbed a piece of freezer-burned halibut that someone had thrown out, and apparently misjudged its climb up a cliff with the 4-...
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In this picture taken on Monday, May 6, 2019, visitors view an exhibition of animal excrements at the Prague Zoo, Czech Republic. The park has opened a new permanent exhibition that put on display wide range of animal feces. Placed on the outside walls of a new building with toilets, the exhibition offers information and samples from fossil turds, also known as coprolites, to the excrements of current animals of various size, shape, texture and color. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
May 07, 2019 - 9:22 am
PRAGUE (AP) — After producing plenty of elephant dung and other manure for years, Prague Zoo has capitalized on its expertise by creating a new permanent exhibit on the world of animal excrement. It displays information and samples of everything from fossil turds, also known as coprolites, from...
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May 07, 2019 - 8:17 am
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say a Florida woman pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop. The Charlotte County sheriff's deputy stopped a pickup truck Monday afternoon after it ran a stop sign and 22-year-old driver Michael Clemons told him he and his 25-...
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May 04, 2019 - 2:50 pm
PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An iguana injured when a man pulled the lizard from under his shirt and threw it at an Ohio restaurant manager remains in protective custody at a humane society that is awaiting court permission to provide medical treatment. The turquoise female iguana that police named "...
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May 03, 2019 - 2:19 pm
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina driver got a case of shell shock after a turtle flying through the air on a busy highway shattered his windshield. John Gardner said the rear tire on a truck near him hit the turtle Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 501 near Conway and flung the reptile into his...
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May 02, 2019 - 1:52 pm
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say a man who robbed a bank used his unwitting father as a getaway driver. An affidavit written by a police detective says Keith Tilton dropped his 39-year-old son, Joseph Donald Tilton, at a Lewiston bank Tuesday afternoon, believing his son needed to cash a...
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April 30, 2019 - 1:14 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman is recovering from more than 20 bee stings after heavy winds blew a hive off a tree and it landed on her head. Firefighters in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe it happened Monday afternoon as the woman picked up her child from daycare. Assistant Chief Andrea Glass...
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22-year-old Arabian mare Jenny walks home from her daily tour in the surroundings of Frankfurt, Germany, March 8, 2019. Jenny's owner opens the stable door for the horse every morning and the animal decides for itself where she wants to spend the day. (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 9:59 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Not far from the glass and steel towers of Germany's banking capital, a 22-year-old Arabian mare is causing a stir with her languid daily strolls through a Frankfurt neighborhood. Owner Werner Weischedel says his old nag Jenny, who's recently found social media fame after...
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April 30, 2019 - 8:13 am
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a western Pennsylvania man flushed his grandparents' ashes down a toilet after his mother kicked him out of her home. The Tribune-Review reports that Thomas Wells was arraigned Monday on two counts of abuse of a corpse and a criminal mischief charge...
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