Oddities

February 12, 2018 - 7:10 am
WILLOWICK, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been reunited with her wedding dress 32 years after a dry cleaner mix-up. Ame Bartlebaugh says she went looking for her mother's wedding dress at her grandmother's house in Willowick on Feb. 4. The 25-year-old is getting married in December 2019. Bartlebaugh...
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This photo provided by Andy Golub shows a nude model in a see-through poncho poses with her umbrella in the rain and cold during the Polar Bear Paint body-painting event in New York City's Times Square on Saturday Feb. 10, 2018. (Andy Golub via AP)
February 11, 2018 - 5:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cold feet can't stop naked models from parading around New York City. Dozens of body-painted models walked through the chilly streets and posed for photos in a drizzle on Saturday as part of the Polar Bear Paint, a nude spin on the traditional polar bear plunges that see people in...
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February 10, 2018 - 9:06 am
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — An online adjunct professor incorrectly told a student that Australia isn't a country and gave her a failing grade, prompting Southern New Hampshire University to replace the instructor. Buzzfeed News reports that the 27-year-old student in Idaho was assigned to compare...
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This undated photo provided by the Center for Biological Diversity in Tucson, Ariz., shows condom packages designed by Lori Lieber from the center's "Endangered Species Condoms" series, featuring rhyming maxims and Shawn DiCriscio's illustrations of animal species threatened by population growth. As part of the center's "Pillow Talk" program, hundreds of the condoms will be distributed for free during evening Valentine's Day events for adults on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, and the San Diego Natural History Museum. (Center for Biological Diversity via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 11:04 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An environmental group wants couples to think of wild animals before acting like them this Valentine's Day. The Center for Biological Diversity is handing out endangered species condoms at the Carnegie Science Center's adults-only Valentine's event Friday in Pittsburgh. The...
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February 09, 2018 - 7:22 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A group of fans have helped return Philadelphia Eagles rookie cornerback Sidney Jones' lost cellphone during the team's Super Bowl victory parade — but not before taking a selfie. Jones was with several of his teammates in Philadelphia on Thursday as they celebrated the Eagles'...
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This undated photo provided by Taimei Elementary School shows new school uniforms designed by Italian brand Armani. The Tokyo public school has adopted expensive Giorgio Armani uniforms for students, triggering criticism in a country where hefty school tuition is already burdening young parents.(Taimei Elementary School via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 3:32 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo public school has adopted Giorgio Armani uniforms for students, triggering criticism in a country where hefty school tuition is already burdening young parents. Taimei Elementary School in Tokyo's upscale Ginza shopping district has announced plans to introduce the optional...
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February 08, 2018 - 3:14 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine dairy company has settled a lawsuit over an overtime dispute that was the subject of a ruling hinging on the use of the Oxford comma. Drivers with Oakhurst Dairy filed the lawsuit in 2014 seeking more than $10 million. Court documents filed Thursday show that they...
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February 08, 2018 - 2:38 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish volunteer in a secondhand charity shop has found $8,284 in the pocket of a coat he was preparing to put on sale. Jens Erik Christensen told a regional daily that the woman's coat was in a bag with other clothes left in the DanChurchSocial shop's container near...
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February 08, 2018 - 11:33 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle was forced to return to Anchorage early Wednesday after a passenger locked himself in the bathroom, took off all his clothes, and refused to follow crew instructions. Kate Danyluk, a passenger on the flight, told The Associated Press she...
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This photo made available by the Titusville Fire and Emergency services shows fire fighters attempting to rescue a boy who crawled inside a claw-style vending machine, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Titusville, Fla. The boy sat atop the stuffed toys while firefighters took just 5 minutes to get him out. (Titusville Fire and Emergency Services via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 10:57 am
TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When a young Florida boy wanted a stuffed toy, he crawled inside a claw-style vending machine in the play area of a restaurant to fetch one. And, he got stuck inside the glass-encased structure. Thankfully, off-duty firefighter Jeremy House was also having dinner at the Beef...
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