Oddities

Doug Henning, right, who was adopted as a baby, poses with his biological father after meeting face to face for the first time on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at Logan International Airport in Boston. Henning, of Eliot, Maine, wore a costume like the one actor Will Ferrell's character wore in the movie "Elf" and he broke into the same awkward song from the movie while meeting his father. (Rebecca Taylor Henning via AP)
December 04, 2020 - 6:32 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Just like a real-life movie, the story of Buddy the Elf meeting his biological father has come to life, just in time for the holidays. Doug Henning wore a costume like the one actor Will Ferrell’s character wore in “Elf” while meeting his father face to face for the first time last...
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Peru Police officers and other volunteers help corner Wally the Wallaroo on the train tracks behind Maze Lumber, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Peru, Ill. Wally escaped from his owner Nathan Drewel in Peru shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Wally jumped into the Illinois River and was rescued by a random fishing boat who scooped him up in a fishing net and was transported to Bridgeview Animal Hospital in Peru for treatment. (Scott Anderson/NewsTribune via AP)
December 04, 2020 - 3:01 pm
PERU, Ill. (AP) — Police in Peru, Illinois, are no strangers to chases — unless what they’re after hops away on two legs. Officers in the city about 95 miles (152 kilometers) southwest of Chicago were joined Wednesday afternoon by firefighters and even residents in a two-hour pursuit of a runaway...
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A monolith stands on a Stadium Park hillside in Atascadero, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Days after the discovery and swift disappearance of two shining metal monoliths half a world apart, another towering structure has popped up, this time at the pinnacle of a trail in Southern California. Its straight sides and height are similar to one discovered in the Utah desert and another found in Romania. (Kaytlyn Leslie/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)
December 03, 2020 - 6:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Days after the discovery and swift disappearance of two shining metal monoliths half a world apart, another towering structure has popped up and then quickly vanished, this time from the pinnacle of a trail in California. After photos were posted on social media, the tall, silver...
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This 2017 photo provided Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, by Battledore Ltd., of Kingston, N.Y., shows the first commercially produced Christmas card dated December 1843. The card, a hand-colored lithograph designed in England by John Callcott Horsley, is among the rare holiday-themed items being sold online through a consortium run by Marvin Getman, a Boston-based dealer in rare books and manuscripts, through the weekend beginning at noon on Friday, Dec. 4. (Dennis M V David/Battledore Ltd. via AP)
December 03, 2020 - 3:00 pm
The first commercially printed Christmas card is up for sale — a merry Victorian-era scene that scandalized some who denounced it as humbug when it first appeared in 1843. The card, being sold online starting Friday through a consortium run by Marvin Getman, a Boston-based dealer in rare books and...
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EDS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT - A wooden phallus sculpture about two meters high stands on the Gruenten mountain, Rettneberg, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. After the mysterious disappearance of the wooden penis, unknown persons have now created a replacement. On the 1738 meter high Gruenten in the Allgaeuer Alps, there is again a new phallus sculpture, supported by several beams. (Davor Knappmayer/dpa via AP)
December 03, 2020 - 6:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — Just days after a large phallus sculpture mysteriously disappeared from a Bavarian mountainside, a similar wooden carving has appeared in its place, German news agency dpa reported Thursday. The saga began several years ago, when a 2-meter-tall (almost 7-foot) tall sculpture appeared...
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FILE - This Sept. 20, 1966 photo provided by the San Diego Air and Space Museum shows an Atlas Centaur 7 rocket on the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, Fla. A mysterious object temporarily orbiting Earth is the Centaur upper stage of this 54-year-old rocket, not an asteroid after all, astronomers confirmed Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Observations by a telescope in Hawaii clinched its identity, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. (Convair/General Dynamics Astronautics Atlas Negative Collection/San Diego Air and Space Museum via AP)
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December 03, 2020 - 5:50 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A mysterious object temporarily orbiting Earth is a 54-year-old rocket, not an asteroid after all, astronomers confirmed Wednesday. Observations by a telescope in Hawaii clinched its identity, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The...
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December 02, 2020 - 4:17 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A noontime boom that was heard and felt from southern Ontario to Virginia was likely caused by a disintegrating meteor, according to an organization in western New York that keeps track of such phenomena. Witnesses across the area reported hearing the boom or seeing a fireball...
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FILE-This 1918 file photo shows President Warren G. Harding delivering an address in St. Louis, Mo. The centennial of President Warren G. Harding's election was marked Monday in his home county in Ohio with a modest radio tribute rather than the grand museum and homestead re-opening envisioned before the pandemic. Harding, a Republican, was elected Nov. 2, 1920, his 55th birthday, succeeding Democrat Woodrow Wilson. He beat a fellow Ohio newspaper publisher, James Cox, on a platform of restoring normalcy after World War I and the 1918 influenza pandemic. (AP Photo, File)
December 02, 2020 - 3:27 pm
MARION, Ohio (AP) — U.S. President Warren G. Harding's remains will stay right where they have lain since 1927 after a judge rejected a request to exhume them. The grandson of the nation's 29th president and his lover, Nan Britton, went to court in an effort to get the Republican’s remains dug up...
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AThis Nov. 27, 2020 photo by Terrance Siemon shows a monolith that was placed in a red-rock desert in an undisclosed location in San Juan County southeastern Utah. New clues have surfaced in the disappearance of the gleaming monolith in Utah that seemed to melt away as mysteriously as it appeared in the red-rock desert. A Colorado photographer told a TV station in Salt Lake City that he saw four men push over the hollow, stainless steel structure in Utah on Friday night. (Terrance Siemon via AP)
December 01, 2020 - 7:06 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New clues have surfaced in the disappearance of a gleaming monolith in Utah that seemed to melt away as mysteriously as it appeared in the red-rock desert — though it's no longer the only place where a strange structure has come and gone. A Colorado photographer told KSTU-TV...
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November 30, 2020 - 10:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police in southern Germany have opened an investigation into the disappearance of a large wooden sculpture of a phallus from a mountainside where it appeared without explanation several years ago. Local newspaper Allgaeuer Zeitung reported Monday that the 2-meter-tall (almost 7-foot)...
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