Oddities

January 18, 2019 - 3:30 pm
HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A wayward cat is safe after it was rescued from a dam in Indiana. The Huntington County Sheriff's Department writes on Facebook that a fisherman spotted the feline stranded on the spillway at the J. Edward Roush Lake dam. Officers could not reach the animal, so Army Corps of...
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This Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 provided by David Loome shows an ice disk that’s about 30 or 40 feet across at Baxter State Park in Millinocket, Maine. It's smaller than the ice disk measuring about 100 yards across formed in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook and garnered media attention around the word. (Courtesy David Loome via AP)
January 18, 2019 - 11:44 am
MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — The massive ice disk that formed on a Maine river has a baby brother. Officials at Baxter State Park in northern Maine shared a photo of an ice disk that's about 30 or 40 feet wide, located in wilderness more than 200 miles north of much larger disk that formed in...
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This Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 provided by David Loome shows an ice disk that’s about 30 or 40 feet across at Baxter State Park in Millinocket, Maine. It's smaller than the ice disk measuring about 100 yards across formed in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook and garnered media attention around the word. (Courtesy David Loome via AP)
January 18, 2019 - 11:24 am
MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — The massive ice disk that formed on a Maine river has a baby brother. Officials at Baxter State Park in northern Maine shared a photo of an ice disk that's about 30 or 40 feet wide, located in wilderness more than 200 miles north of much larger disk that formed in...
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This undated photo made available Thursday Jan. 17, 2019, shows the so called 'delay scarf' which a Munich commuter has knitted with each colour reflecting the amount of time her journey with Deutsche Bahn train service had been delayed. The hand-made scarf sold in an online auction for 7,550 euros (dollars 8,600) to the German Railway Deutsche Bahn. The money is being donated to a charity for the homeless. (Sara Weber via AP)
January 17, 2019 - 11:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest rail company, under fire for its unpunctual service, is trying to mollify one disgruntled commuter by buying her "delay scarf." Deutsche Bahn, which on Thursday announced plans to hire 22,000 more staff, bought the hand-made scarf in an online auction for 7,550 euros...
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In this Monday, Dec. 12, 2019 photo a Deutsche Bahn ICE high speed train is pictured in Munich, Germany. Less than three quarters of Deutsche Bahn’s long-distance trains arrived on time last year. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP, file)
January 17, 2019 - 6:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest rail company, under fire for its unpunctual service, is trying to mollify one disgruntled commuter by buying her "delay scarf." Deutsche Bahn, which on Thursday announced plans to hire 22,000 more staff, bought the hand-made scarf in an online auction for 7,550 euros...
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January 16, 2019 - 10:48 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An email about a bachelor party sent to the wrong person has led to an Arizona man taking a trip to a Vermont ski resort to attend the party of someone he doesn't know this weekend. William Novak of Phoenix got the email on Jan. 7 about the ski weekend for Angelo. He didn't...
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January 15, 2019 - 3:42 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two cats are living large at a $1,500-a-month studio apartment their owner rents for them in Silicon Valley, where a housing shortage has sent rents skyrocketing. The Mercury News reports the 20-pound (9-kilogram) cats named Tina and Louise moved to the studio in San Jose...
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This Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 photo provided by the Arizona Department of Public Safety shows the scene of a crash about 11 miles east of Flagstaff, Ariz. A tank trucker’s trailer detached from the truck and rolled on its side on slick pavement, spilling a river of liquid chocolate onto westbound lanes of Interstate 40. Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said the wreck required cleanup crews to pour most of the 40,000 gallons (151,412 liters) of chocolate into the highway median to lighten the damaged tanker so it could be towed away. The DPS said there were no injuries and the driver was not cited. (Arizona DPS via AP)
January 15, 2019 - 1:50 pm
FLAGSSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in northern Arizona had a sweet hot mess on their hands after a tank trucker's trailer detached from the truck and rolled on its side on slick pavement, spilling a river of liquid chocolate onto westbound lanes of Interstate 40. The Arizona Daily Sun reports the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Jeff Allen during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. Allen thanked the man who helped pull his vehicle out of the snow with tickets to next week's AFC Championship game. Allen said he got stuck on the way to Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, because of the snow, but he made it in time for the Chief's victory over the Indianapolis Colts because of the Good Samaritan. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)
January 13, 2019 - 3:57 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A random act of kindness has netted AFC Championship tickets for a man called Dave who helped dig a Kansas City Chief out of the snow. Offensive linesman Jeff Allen posted on Twitter that his car got stuck as he was heading to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Indianapolis...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Jeff Allen during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. Allen thanked the man who helped pull his vehicle out of the snow with tickets to next week's AFC Championship game. Allen said he got stuck on the way to Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, because of the snow, but he made it in time for the Chief's victory over the Indianapolis Colts because of the Good Samaritan. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)
January 13, 2019 - 3:56 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A random act of kindness has netted AFC Championship tickets for a man called Dave who helped dig a Kansas City Chief out of the snow. Offensive linesman Jeff Allen posted on Twitter that his car got stuck as he was heading to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Indianapolis...
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