Oddities

January 09, 2018 - 7:55 am
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Maine marine biologist says footage of her swimming with a humpback whale shows the large mammal protecting her from a tiger shark. Nan Hauser, president of the Center for Cetacean Research and Conservation and a Brunswick resident, says she uploaded footage of her...
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In this image from video, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, left, waves and walks off as a life-sized cardboard cut-out figure of himself is placed next to the microphone during a media conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday Jan. 8, 2018. Prayuth evaded questions by bringing out a life-sized cardboard cut-out of himself, and telling reporters to "ask this guy" if they had "any questions on politics or conflict" then turned on his heel and walked off, leaving the mock-up behind, to bemused looks and awkward laughter from the assembled media. (TPBS via AP)
January 08, 2018 - 7:20 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister evaded journalists' questions on Monday by bringing out a life-sized cardboard cutout of himself and telling the reporters to quiz it instead of him. Prayuth Chan-ocha then turned on his heel and walked off, leaving the mock-up behind, to bemused looks and...
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January 08, 2018 - 2:48 pm
FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) — Sometimes a snow day calls for a song. That's what a Kentucky principal did, posting a musical message for parents to let them know classes were canceled due to icy roads. Union Pointe Academy Principal Chad Caddell posted the video Monday on the school's Facebook page ,...
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January 07, 2018 - 3:04 pm
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (AP) — Postal carriers say a rafter of aggressive wild turkeys have prevented them from delivering mail to more than two dozen homes in a Cleveland suburb. Cleveland.com reports residents on a number of streets in Rocky River have had to pick up their mail at the post office...
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January 06, 2018 - 1:54 pm
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a North Dakota man who wheeled a shopping cart with stolen merchandise out of a Hobby Lobby craft store was stopped by snow. Police say 22-year-old Dustin Johnson filled up a cart with about $4,000 in products at a Hobby Lobby store in Minot on Wednesday. After...
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Britain's William Etherton holds a camera on the North Sea island of Suederoog, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. The English boy has been reunited in Germany with a video camera he lost four months ago on the other side of the North Sea. News agency dpa reported that the camera was handed back to the 10-year-old Saturday on Suederoog, a small island off Germany’s western coast a little south of the Danish border. (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 12:41 pm
BERLIN (AP) — An English boy has been reunited in Germany with a video camera he lost four months ago on the other side of the North Sea. The German news agency dpa reported that the camera was handed back Saturday to the 10-year-old from Hull on Suederoog, a small island off Germany's western...
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This undated provided by Heritage Auctions shows a 1793 penny made by the U.S. mint in Philadelphia. The penny went up for auction at the annual Florida Numismatic Convention in Tampa, Fla., this week. (Heritage Auctions via AP)
January 05, 2018 - 11:54 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When is a penny worth $300,000? When it's one of the first copper coins struck at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, in 1793. The annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention was held in Tampa this week. It's considered one of the five largest coin and currency collectors'...
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In this image taken from CCTV provided by Brian Ingberg, shows a man stealing a bottle of vodka from Cafe 33 bar in Copenhagen on Tuesday Jan. 2, 2018. Copenhagen police were on Thursday Jan 4, 2018, were investigating the theft of a bottle of vodka claimed to be the world's most expensive at 1.3 million US dollars.(Brian Ingberg via AP)
January 05, 2018 - 8:02 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police say a valuable bottle of vodka that was reported stolen from a Copenhagen bar has been found. Copenhagen police say the bottle — which is worth $1.3 million, according to its owner — was recovered intact. Police say the investigation is continuing. The...
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January 05, 2018 - 7:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Any mists spotted rising over the swamp may just be Washington wielding its newest weapon in its never-ending war on rats: dry ice. The District of Columbia's rodent control division's program manager, Gerard Brown, tells The Washington Post the frozen form of carbon dioxide...
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January 05, 2018 - 2:22 am
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Provo police say a man broke into the department's evidence room undetected and took back his bike. Deseret News reported Thursday that the burglary went unnoticed until the person who originally was found with the bike was arrested again and told officers David Elwin Snow was...
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