Oddities

March 30, 2020 - 7:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A boat that started doing doughnuts after hitting a wave in the Potomac River tossed the driver overboard. It happened around noon Sunday near Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood, WTOP-FM reported. A passing motorist helped get the man out of the water and brought him to...
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March 09, 2020 - 2:15 pm
ASHLAND, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman was arrested on drug charges after police determined the $5,000 cash she used to post an inmate's bail had a “strong odor of marijuana.” Authorities began investigating Stormy Lynn Parfait, 33, on Friday, shortly after she showed up at the Ashland jail to pay...
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March 09, 2020 - 10:22 am
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Lawyers for a longtime Alabama sheriff seeking a delay in his Monday theft trial wrongly claimed the officer was being tested for the illness caused by a new coronavirus. With Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely set to go on trial on felony charges, his attorneys told a judge...
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In this Thursday, March 5, 2020 photo, Christian Schmutz, of the Swiss Cheesemakers Association, hoists a 77-pound wheel of the Best of Show winner in the World Championship Cheese Contest at Monona Terrace in Madison, Wi.. The cheese, Gourmino Le Gruyere, is made by Michael Spycher of Mountain Dairy Fritzenhaus for Gourmino AG. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
March 06, 2020 - 12:49 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A gruyere from Switzerland has been named the world's best cheese, chosen from a record number of entrants from 26 nations in the World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin. The cheese from Bern, Switzerland made its maker, Michael Spycher of Mountain Dairy Fritzenhaus, a...
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Judge Douwe Dijkstra pulls out a piece of Appenzeller cheese at the biennial World Championship Cheese Contest, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wis. It's the largest technical cheese, butter and yogurt competition in the world. This year the competition had a record 3,667 entries from 26 nations. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
March 06, 2020 - 7:43 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A gruyere from Switzerland has been named the world's best cheese, chosen from a record number of entrants from 26 nations in the World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin. The cheese from Bern, Switzerland made its maker, Michael Spycher of Mountain Dairy Fritzenhaus, a...
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March 04, 2020 - 9:05 am
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An accent mark of the official seal of the capital city of the nation's most Hispanic state is in the wrong spot. The misplaced accent mark at the top of the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico's website was recently spotted by a reporter who uses an accent in his name, the Santa Fe...
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Megan Dority poses for a photo with the so called "Leaning Tower of Dallas" as a crew works to topple the structure north of downtown Dallas, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. The still standing structure is part of an 11-story building that found a second life online after surviving a first demolition attempt. The former Affiliated Computer Services building inspired jokes and comparisons to Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa when a Feb. 16 implosion failed to bring down its core. The company that engineered the blast said some explosives did not go off. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
March 02, 2020 - 5:22 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Leaning Tower of Dallas, the nearly iconic remnant of a high-rise building implosion gone awry, finally collapsed in a cloud of dust Monday after two weeks of being whacked with a headache ball. The tower collapsed about 3:15 p.m. after a few last whacks with a wrecking ball swung...
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February 28, 2020 - 2:13 pm
GROVEPORT, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio have seized an alligator that was being kept in the basement of a home. According to a Facebook post from the Madison Township Police Department, the owner of the 25-year-old reptile did not have an exotic animal permit and voluntarily surrendered the...
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Los Angeles police officers stand after a pursuit of a stolen hearse with with a casket and body inside on Interstate 110 in South Los Angeles Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. The hearse was stolen from outside a Greek Orthodox church in East Pasadena on Wednesday night. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says one person is in custody. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
February 27, 2020 - 7:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It has all the hallmarks of an only-in-Los Angeles crime: A thief stole a hearse — with a body inside — then went on a wild ride, ending with a chase and a crash on a busy freeway. Authorities say they found the body undisturbed inside a casket Thursday morning and took James...
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This Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 photo, shows part of the forested area and open space at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park west of the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. The park owned by Washoe County comprises the entire county's voting Precinct 7321 where only one person, a park employee lives. Unbeknownst to many, 108 of Washoe County's 555 precinct have no registered voters. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
February 27, 2020 - 5:18 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — What if a neighborhood precinct was voting in Nevada's presidential caucuses and nobody came? Democrats in one county were left scratching their heads about the possibility they had stumbled onto a phantom precinct during the party's third-in-the-nation presidential contest last...
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