Oddities

June 19, 2018 - 6:29 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency wants its wooly mammoth tusk back. The Bureau of Land Management in Alaska on Tuesday asked the public's help in recovering an approximately 10,000-year-old tusk stolen from the Campbell Creek Science Center, an interpretive center in east Anchorage. The...
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June 13, 2018 - 10:14 pm
WINSTED, Minn. (AP) — A young woman endured an exhaust-ing ordeal when she got her head stuck in a truck's oversized tailpipe at a Minnesota music festival. Firefighters used a power saw to free the woman from her predicament at last weekend's Winstock Music Festival in Winsted, about 40 miles west...
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June 13, 2018 - 6:20 pm
WINSTEAD, Minn. (AP) — A young woman endured an exhaust-ing ordeal when she got her head stuck in a truck's oversized tailpipe at a Minnesota music festival. Firefighters used a power saw to free the woman from her predicament at last weekend's Winstock Music Festival in Winsted, about 40 miles...
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A raccoon stretches itself on the window sill of the Paige Donnelly Law Firm on the 23rd floor of the UBS Tower in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The raccoon stranded on the ledge of the building in St. Paul captivated onlookers and generated interest on social media after it started scaling the office building. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 3:35 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A raccoon that became an internet sensation by scaling a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul was safely trapped Wednesday and released back into the wild. The raccoon looked a bit bedraggled but healthy after it was caught before dawn atop the UBS Plaza. Technicians took...
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The raccoon that scaled the UBS Plaza was caught in a live trap baited with cat food overnight in St. Paul, Minn., and was picked up by Wildlife Management Services Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Nearby Minnesota Public Radio branded the raccoon with the hashtag #mprraccoon. The woodland creature also had its own Twitter account, with one tweet saying, "I made a big mistake." Many feared for the raccoon's safety. The raccoon will be released in the wild. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 1:55 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A raccoon that became an internet sensation by scaling a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul was safely trapped early Wednesday, and animal control officials were preparing to release it back into the wild. The caged raccoon looked a bit bedraggled but healthy after it was...
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June 13, 2018 - 1:52 pm
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Two sisters. Two new babies around the same time — again. Piedmont Columbus Regional said in a statement that sisters Mara Meighan and Jennifer Solis went into labor on the same day last week and gave birth nearly at the same time at the hospital's midtown campus in west...
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Penka the cow under quarantine in the village of Kopilovtsi, Bulgaria, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The cow was saved from being put down after pressure of public discussion, after it strayed outside the EU borders, from Bulgaria into Serbia. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
June 13, 2018 - 9:04 am
KOPILOVTSI, Bulgaria (AP) — A Bulgarian cow has won fame and Europe-wide support since she wandered into neighboring Serbia for two weeks last month and authorities threatened to put her down on her return. Bulgaria is a European Union member; Serbia isn't. EU rules state that any animal entering...
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A raccoon stretches out on a windowsill high above downtown St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The raccoon stranded on the ledge of a building in St. Paul captivated onlookers and generated interest on social media after it started scaling an office building. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 8:44 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A raccoon that appeared to be stranded on a ledge after climbing more than 20 stories of a high-rise office building in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, has made it to the roof, easing concerns that the animal could plummet to its death. Onlookers and reporters tracked the...
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June 12, 2018 - 8:11 pm
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Residents of a Massachusetts city are hoping to set a world record for the largest paper airplane. The Revolving Museum of Fitchburg revealed a 64-foot-long (19.5-meter-long) plane at the Fitchburg Municipal Airport on Tuesday. There was no plan to fly the nearly 1-ton (0.9-...
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June 11, 2018 - 8:37 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Most times it's bad weather or bird strikes that delay flights. This time it was an alligator. Anthony Velardi says his plane had just landed at the Orlando International Airport on Monday when he spotted the large reptile casually lumbering across the tarmac toward a pond. He...
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