Oddities

Blockbuster Alaska General Manager Kevin Daymude moves a display case featuring the jockstrap worn by actor Russell Crowe in the 2005 movie "Cinderella Man" at the video store location in Anchorage, Alaska, on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. HBO's John Oliver bought the jockstrap and other items at auction and sent them to Anchorage, in hopes it would help the store stave off pressure from streaming movie services. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
May 02, 2018 - 9:31 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A celebrity jockstrap that's been the buzz of Alaska for nearly two weeks went on display Wednesday at one of the nation's last Blockbuster video stores in an effort to ramp up business. "I tell you, we're going to get a lot of traffic, is what I'm expecting," said Kevin...
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This 2017 photo provided by Fort Ticonderoga shows a lock of Benedict Arnold's hair along with the paper wrappings that have enclosed it, at Fort Ticonderoga, in Ticonderoga, N.Y. The hair will be exhibited for one weekend only, Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, 2018, at the New York fort Arnold helped capture in opening weeks of the Revolutionary War. The fort's curator said the lock, donated by a direct of descendant of Arnold's in 1952, was wrapped in paper, top, inscribed by Arnold's son Henry and enclosed in another paper, right, addressed to Henry and his brother, who were living in Canada. (Gavin Ashworth/Fort Ticonderoga via AP)
May 02, 2018 - 3:30 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A rarely displayed lock of American traitor Benedict Arnold's hair will be exhibited at the New York fort he helped capture with the help of Vermont's Green Mountain Boys in the Revolutionary War's opening weeks. Officials at Fort Ticonderoga announced Wednesday that locks of...
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May 02, 2018 - 1:55 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State police say drivers clamored to pick up cash on an interstate in Indianapolis after the back doors of a Brinks armored truck swung open and hundreds of thousands of dollars flew out. State police spokesman Sgt. John Perrine says investigators don't know exactly how much...
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This undated photo released by the Leicester Police Department shows a fingerprint left in a hunk of Play-Doh that led them to a shoplifting suspect at a Walmart in December 2017. The suspect used the malleable clay-like toy in an apparent attempt to neutralize several electronic anti-theft devices. That attempt failed, but the suspect left a fingerprint impression. Police announced Wednesday, May 2, 2018, that the Connecticut Forensics Laboratory helped find a match for the print. (Leicester Police Department via AP)
May 02, 2018 - 11:20 am
LEICESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police department says a fingerprint left in a hunk of Play-Doh led them to a shoplifting suspect. Leicester (LESS'-tuhr) police responded to Walmart on Dec. 11 after an employee found several electronic anti-theft devices that had been covered in the...
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May 02, 2018 - 9:43 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a man sent to state prison for bank robbery has robbed the same Cleveland bank branch the day after his release. Federal prosecutors in Cleveland say 40-year-old Markiko Sonnie Lewis was indicted Tuesday on a single count of bank robbery for robbing a Cleveland Key...
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May 02, 2018 - 9:41 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a man sent to state prison for bank robbery has robbed the same Cleveland bank branch the day after his release. Federal prosecutors in Cleveland say 40-year-old Markiko Sonnie Lewis was indicted Tuesday on a single count of bank robbery for robbing a Cleveland Key...
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May 02, 2018 - 8:08 am
FREDON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey dairy farm says it hopes customers will like its new ice cream flavor incorporating another regional favorite food — pork roll. Windy Brow Farms, in Fredon Township, says it has introduced the state's first "Taylor ham ice cream," referring to the specific...
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May 02, 2018 - 7:04 am
BELLPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Long Island say a man who held up a string of businesses while hiding behind a surgical mask has been identified by his mother. Officials say the 50-year-old Bellport man turned himself in on Monday, two days after Suffolk County police released a picture of the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, file photo, Cheryl Rehmann has a message painted on her back by Matthew Wellstein before the start of the naked bike ride in Philadelphia. The annual ride of naked bicyclists through Philadelphia’s streets has been so popular, organizers are teaming up with the artist behind New York City’s Bodypainting Day to launch another body-painting event. Philly Bodypainting Day will debut Sept. 8, 2018, the day of the 10th Philly Naked Bike Ride. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek, File)
May 01, 2018 - 8:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The City of Brotherly Love apparently loves getting naked. The annual ride of naked bicyclists through Philadelphia's streets has been so popular organizers are teaming up with the artist behind New York City's Bodypainting Day to launch another body-painting event. Philly...
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May 01, 2018 - 8:05 pm
STOCK ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who allegedly slapped the water near a group of mating manatees has found himself being slapped with a harassment charge. A Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report identifies the culprit as Luis Miguel Perez, a 49-year-old fisherman in the Key West...
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