Oddities

In this April 2017 photo released by Doug Unkrey, artist Unkrey poses for a photo with a large hammer he created at his studio in Geyserville, Calif. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat says police in Healdsburg in California's wine country are looking for the enormous artwork that vanished in the first weekend of October 2018. (Erika Linn via AP)
October 10, 2018 - 9:32 pm
HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California are looking for a hammer. A really, really big one. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat says police in Healdsburg in California's wine country are looking for an enormous artwork that vanished over the weekend. The artwork was an 800-pound ball...
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An inflatable sculpture entitled "Sea Monsters HERE" extends from a rusting warehouse called Building 61 at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. The installation was created by UK-based artists Filthy Luker and Pedro Estrellas. The former military base is free and open to the public. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 09, 2018 - 4:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A giant sea monster has taken over a building at Philadelphia's Navy Yard, but only temporarily. The inflatable sculpture titled "Sea Monsters HERE" is at a rusting warehouse called Building 611. It features huge purple tentacles bursting out of windows and reaching from the...
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October 06, 2018 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's one of the enduring mysteries of life in New York City: Just how many squirrels live in Central Park? There could soon be an answer. Counters started roaming the 840-acre park on Saturday for its first ever Squirrel Census . Organizers of the two-week count tell The New York...
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October 05, 2018 - 11:39 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man recently learned that a rock he's been using as a doorstop is a meteorite worth $100,000. The Smithsonian Museum and Central Michigan University say the nearly 23-pound hunk of iron and nickel is the sixth largest meteorite found in Michigan. David Mazurek...
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October 04, 2018 - 1:43 pm
GILBERT, Minn. (AP) — Police in a small northern Minnesota community have been taking some strange calls about birds that seem to be intoxicated. Citizens in Gilbert on the state's Iron Range have reported the birds flying into windows, cars and acting confused. In a cheeky Facebook message , the...
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October 02, 2018 - 4:19 pm
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut family has been reunited with their dog five years after the beloved pet went missing. The Norwich Bulletin reports that Norwich Assistant Animal Control Officer Donna Gremminger spotted the 17-year-old female dachshund last Thursday in a parking lot in a city...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2012, file photo, Steven May, right, walks with his dog, Winnie beside his attorney, David Pisarra, with his dog, Dudley in Santa Monica, Calif. California courts could be going to the dogs, and maybe the cats too, under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law, signed Thursday, Sept. 28, 2018, gives judges the discretion of applying rules similar to those in child-custody cases when determining who gets the family pet following a divorce. It takes effect Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
September 28, 2018 - 9:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California courts could be going to the dogs — and maybe cats, too — under a new law granting judges authority to settle disagreements over who keeps the family pet in divorce cases the same way they handle child-custody disputes. Until now, Fido and Kitty have been considered...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2012, file photo, Steven May, right, walks with his dog, Winnie beside his attorney, David Pisarra, with his dog, Dudley in Santa Monica, Calif. California courts could be going to the dogs, and maybe the cats too, under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law, signed Thursday, Sept. 28, 2018, gives judges the discretion of applying rules similar to those in child-custody cases when determining who gets the family pet following a divorce. It takes effect Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
September 28, 2018 - 9:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California courts could be going to the dogs — and maybe cats, too — under a new law granting judges authority to settle disagreements over who keeps the family pet in divorce cases the same way they handle child-custody disputes. Until now, Fido and Kitty have been considered...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2012, file photo, Steven May, right, walks with his dog, Winnie beside his attorney, David Pisarra, with his dog, Dudley in Santa Monica, Calif. California courts could be going to the dogs, and maybe the cats too, under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law, signed Thursday, Sept. 28, 2018, gives judges the discretion of applying rules similar to those in child-custody cases when determining who gets the family pet following a divorce. It takes effect Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
September 28, 2018 - 8:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California courts could be going to the dogs — and maybe cats, too — under a new law granting judges authority to settle disagreements over who keeps the family pet in divorce cases the same way they handle child-custody disputes. Until now, Fido and Kitty have been considered...
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September 27, 2018 - 9:03 am
WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Halloween decoration hanging in the window of a North Dakota home is so scary that it prompted calls from concerned neighbors and at least one plea for police assistance. The sign reading "Help Me," which appears to be written in blood, is part of Becky Muhs' display for...
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