Oddities

May 21, 2018 - 7:21 am
NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police in a Cleveland suburb thought they had a drunk on their hands when a man called to report a pig following him home from a train station. A North Ridgeville, Ohio, officer arrived on the scene early Saturday to find the man was very sober and a pig was in fact...
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In this April 2018 photo, Ben Bender capped his long golf career with a hole-in-one at Green Valley Golf Club in Zanesville, Ohio. Bender, who has hip bursitis, used his 5-wood to make a hole-in-one on the third hole. (Chris Crook/Times Recorder via AP)
May 17, 2018 - 1:23 pm
ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A 93-year-old Ohio man wrapped up his nearly seven decades of golfing with his first hole-in-one. Ben Bender told The Zanesville Times Recorder "the Lord knew" this was his last round and gave him a hole-in-one. Bender aced the 152-yard third hole last month at Green Valley...
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May 17, 2018 - 1:20 pm
ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A 93-year-old Ohio man wrapped up his nearly seven decades of golfing with his first hole-in-one. Ben Bender told The Zanesville Times Recorder "the Lord knew" this was his last round and gave him a hole-in-one. Bender aced the 152-yard third hole last month at Green Valley...
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May 17, 2018 - 7:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The owner for a New York City condominium is offering a trip to outer space included with the purchase of an $85 million dollar apartment. The condo is a 15,000 square-foot duplex located on the entirety of the 45th floor of the Atelier building on west 42nd street in Manhattan...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 file photo, Dr. Jerome Adams waits to be sworn in as the 20th U.S. Surgeon General by Vice President Mike Pence in Washington. Adams says he gave assistance to someone on a Delta Air Lines flight Wednesday, May 16, 2018, to Jackson, Mississippi. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 16, 2018 - 9:47 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When the call went out for a doctor on board, the U.S. surgeon general says he gladly stepped in to help with a medical emergency on a commercial flight. Dr. Jerome Adams, an anesthesiologist, said he assisted someone on a Delta Air Lines jet as he prepared to fly Wednesday to...
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May 16, 2018 - 6:30 am
CUMBERLAND, Wis. (AP) — Police had praise for students who created an illusion for a senior class prank that appeared to show a car had crashed into the principal's office. Students at Cumberland High School in Wisconsin used a junk car, some bricks, some tape and a black tarp to make it look like...
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May 16, 2018 - 3:40 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A group of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts depicting the country's territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea has sparked anger in Vietnam. The tourists arrived at the Cam Ranh international airport on Sunday night and after going through the immigration, took off...
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May 15, 2018 - 8:00 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police were called to investigate a domestic disturbance in a southern German town — and found a man arguing with a parrot. A resident in Loerrach, near the Swiss border, called the emergency number Monday to report his concerns about loud shouting from a next-door apartment that had...
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Allison Closs arrives for the Carlisle High School senior prom at Letort View Community Center at Carlisle Barracks in Carlise, Pa., on Friday, May 11, 2018, with a cutout of actor Danny DeVito. Closs and her famous two-dimensional date joined other Carlisle High School seniors Friday for prom. Closs purchased the cutout of DeVito online along with a scooter she used to move the figure with. (Michael Bupp /The Sentinel via AP)
May 14, 2018 - 3:38 pm
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school student took an unorthodox approach to prom and brought a cardboard cutout of actor Danny DeVito to the dance. WHTM-TV reports Allison Closs and her famous two-dimensional date joined other Carlisle High School seniors Friday for prom. Closs purchased...
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May 14, 2018 - 9:53 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — If you need to ride a public transit bus in Cleveland and Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County, there's no better person behind the wheel than Godwin McNeal. Cleveland.com reports the 64-year-old McNeal has been a driver for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority for 40 years...
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