Oddities

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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Fiona moves in for a close-up in Hippo Cove at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Fiona will turn one on Jan. 24. Her parents are Bibbi and the late Henry. Nile hippos are considered vulnerable. Merchandise inspired by Ohio's famous baby hippo, Fiona, has returned nearly half a million dollars to the Cincinnati Zoo. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the zoo has collected about $480,000 in sales from businesses with merchandising agreements. Products include everything from clothing and ornaments to beer and ice cream. (Liz Dufour /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 6:46 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Merchandise inspired by Ohio's famous baby hippo, Fiona, has returned nearly half a million dollars to the Cincinnati Zoo. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the zoo has collected about $480,000 in sales from businesses with merchandising agreements. Products include everything from...
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This Nov. 3, 2016, photo provided by Brad Williams shows the computer programmer holding his 1-year-old son Lucas Royce Williams next to a wrapped cheesesteak sandwich to compare his son's size, at their home in the Philadelphia suburb of Glenside, Pa. In a Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, blog post, Brad Williams outlined the "Cheesesteak for Scale" system he devised to measure his son's growth each month following the boy's birth in October 2015, according to Philly.com. (April Williams via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 5:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia father put the city's signature sandwich to use in a whole new way: measuring his baby's size in cheesesteaks. Philly.com reports Thursday that computer programmer Brad Williams used a foolproof system he calls "Cheesesteak for Scale" to measure the growth of his...
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