Oddities

Paige Packard, right, and Allison Thompson, second from right, hold up baby outfits Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz., as they join most of the sixteen pregnant nurses who work together in the intensive care unit at Banner Desert Medical Center as they attend a news conference as they talk about all being pregnant at the same time, with most of them due to give birth between October and January. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 17, 2018 - 1:40 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant. The nurses at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa outside Phoenix joked Friday they thought there was something in the water when it became clear they...
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August 17, 2018 - 8:33 am
FLOYD, Va. (AP) — The moon over Virginia was half-visible that May evening, as was the one on the softball field, authorities say. The Roanoke Times reports 57-year-old Debbie L. McCulley is accused of mooning the stands, but a judge Thursday said the indecent exposure charge could be dropped...
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This Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, photo provided by Temple University shows a plaque commemorating a 45-year relationship that began when Sharyn Rubin first met Eric Schlesinger as he held open elevator doors in a dorm for her during move-in day on Sept. 6, 1972, with the plaque installed outside the elevator where they met at the university in Philadelphia. Rubin introduced herself days later at a college mixer by walking up to Schlesinger and saying, "Hi, Mr. Elevator Man." She died last year from colon cancer. The quote is now affixed to the elevator, which will be named for Shari Rubin Schlesinger on Friday. (Joseph V. Labolito/Temple University via AP)
August 16, 2018 - 5:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's Temple University is honoring a 45-year relationship sparked in a campus elevator. Sharyn Rubin and Eric Schlesinger briefly met on move-in day on Sept. 6, 1972, while she was moving in and he was operating a dorm building elevator. The Philadelphia Inquirer...
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August 16, 2018 - 5:38 pm
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city has tweaked its sign for Paul Manafort Drive because the name agitated some residents. The Hartford Courant reports workers put up a new sign this week to make clear the street in New Britain is named after ex-Mayor Paul Manafort, not his son who worked...
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August 16, 2018 - 4:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's Temple University is honoring a 45-year relationship sparked in a campus elevator. Sharyn Rubin and Eric Schlesinger briefly met on move-in day on Sept. 6, 1972, while she was moving in and he was operating a dorm building elevator. The Philadelphia Inquirer...
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August 16, 2018 - 1:04 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Health officials in one Colombian coastal city have a controversial recommendation for residents trying to stay cool during an intense heat wave: Take a break from sex. Santa Marta city health secretary Julio Salas sparked a mix of laughter and disbelief this week when he...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2016 file photo, a young visitor gets a close up view of Mara, a 12-year-old hippopotamus at the Los Angeles Zoo. Police are investigating after a video shows a man spanking a hippopotamus at the Los Angeles Zoo. The video shows the man crossing a railing last week and sneaking up on two hippos, Rosie and Mara. He smacks Rosie on the rear and her mother lifts her head as the man runs off and raises his arms in gesture of victory. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
August 14, 2018 - 1:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police are investigating after a video shows a man spanking a hippopotamus at the Los Angeles Zoo. The video shows the man crossing a railing last week and sneaking up on two hippos, Rosie and Mara. He smacks Rosie on the rear and her mother lifts her head as the man runs off and...
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August 13, 2018 - 10:43 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A bear took a stroll into an unlikely snack venue — a Connecticut liquor store. The mid-sized creature lumbered across a parking lot in Bristol Monday afternoon, getting close enough to the entrance of Crazy Bruce's Liquors to trigger a sensor that automatically opened an...
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August 13, 2018 - 2:52 pm
STARK, Minn. (AP) — It was not a fairy tale, but a rescue on a Minnesota lake did involve a rainbow unicorn. A sheriff's deputy and a reserve deputy from the Chisago County Sheriff's Office spotted a group of five women on a large, inflatable rainbow unicorn floating on Fish Lake on Saturday. KMSP-...
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August 13, 2018 - 11:01 am
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts firefighters say a man who donated to their muscular dystrophy drive accidentally dropped his wedding ring into their boot. The Gloucester Daily Times reports that firefighter Lukas McRobb was collecting donations in the city on Friday when he found the plain...
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