Oddities

In this undated photo, Korey Nolan of Hampton Falls, N.H., stands with the surfboard he made using hundreds of Dunkin' Donuts coffee cups and other single-use materials. He compressed the raw materials together and finished the board using bamboo, epoxy and more. (Ioanna Raptis/Portsmouth Herald via AP)
March 30, 2019 - 3:57 pm
HAMPTON FALLS, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man placed second in an innovation contest after fashioning a surfboard out of hundreds of used Dunkin' Donuts coffee cups. Thirty-two-year-old Korey Nolan, of Hampton Falls, spent seven months collecting the cups for a competition put on by surf brand...
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March 29, 2019 - 6:28 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in Mexico say they caught a man who stole a front-end loader, drove it to a local bank, knocked down a wall, chained a safe to the machine and tried to drag it off. Prosecutors in the central state of Morelos say the loader had a front bucket as well as a jackhammer the...
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March 29, 2019 - 12:33 pm
BILLERICA, Mass. (AP) — A skunk that somehow got its head stuck in a discarded can of beer is being cared for by veterinarians in Massachusetts. Animal control officers in Billerica (BILL'-rick-ah) posted a picture of the unfortunate critter on Twitter. They said it "amazing" that its head could...
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This photo provided by Claremont, N.C. Rescue shows a rescue crew digging out a pit bull wedged inside a pipe late Tuesday, March 26, 2019 near Claremont, N.C. Claremont Rescue Chief Eric Jones said in a Facebook post that his agency was called late Tuesday night to the scene, where Rocky the dog's worried owner stood. The rescuers dug holes in different locations to try to find Rocky, eventually locating him at a junction between the cast iron and corrugated pipe. (Claremont, N.C. Rescue via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 10:19 am
CLAREMONT, N.C. (AP) — A pit bull intent on chasing down an opossum was foiled when he ended up wedged around 100 feet (30 meters) into a pipe in North Carolina. Claremont Rescue Chief Eric Jones said in a Facebook post that his agency was called late Tuesday night to the scene, where Rocky the dog...
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In this photo released by the Taronga Zoo Sydney, three Sumatran tiger cubs born at the Taronga Zoo in their habitat, Monday, March 25, 2019, in Sydney, Australia. Taronga Zoo manager Mandy Everett said the cubs were born on Jan. 17 to first-time mother Kartika. The female cubs were named Mawar, or Rose in Indonesian, and Tengah Malam, which means Midnight. The male’s name is Pemanah, or Archer. (Rick Stevens/Taronga Zoo Sydney via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 3:34 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Three boisterous 10-week-old rare Sumatran tiger cubs have play-wrestled and explored their jungle habitat in their first public appearance at a Sydney zoo. Taronga Zoo manager Mandy Everett said Friday the cubs were born on Jan. 17 to first-time mother Kartika. The female cubs were...
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Workplace bullying claimant David Hingst covers his face as he leaves the Court of Appeal in Melbourne, Australia Friday, March 29, 2019. The Australian appeals court on Friday dismissed a bullying case brought by the engineer Hingst who accused his former supervisor of repeatedly breaking wind toward him. (Ellen Smith/AAP Image via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 2:29 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian appeals court on Friday dismissed a bullying case brought by an engineer who accused his former supervisor of repeatedly breaking wind toward him. The Victoria state Court of Appeal upheld a Supreme Court judge's ruling that even if engineer David Hingst's...
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North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread poses for a portrait at the state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D., Thursday, March 28, 2019. Godfread, who claims he is 6-foot-11 3/4 inches, is challenging New York City councilman Robert Cornegy Jr., a 6-foot-10 councilman from Brooklyn's claim of being the tallest male politician in the world. Comegy was certified by Guinness World Records in January. But wait, Brad Sellers, a former Ohio State and Chicago Bulls star listed at 7 feet, also says he has a claim. Sellers is now the mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio. (AP Photo/James MacPherson).
March 28, 2019 - 4:58 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — It didn't take long for a New York City councilman's claim that he's the world's tallest male politician to draw some challenges. Robert Cornegy Jr., a 6-foot-10 (208 centimeter) councilman from Brooklyn, was certified by Guinness World Records in January and honored for the...
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This March 25, 2019, image taken from Twitter shows a photo of vertically sliced bagels in St. Louis by Alek Krautmann. The Midwest man who brought his coworkers bagels sliced like bread is getting an earful from New Yorkers and social media. Even Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and New York City's chief of detectives Dermot Shea weighed in favoring the traditional horizontally-sliced bagel. (Alek Krautmann via Twitter via AP)
March 28, 2019 - 4:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers have strict rules when it comes to their iconic foods, and one of them, apparently, is you never slice a bagel like a tiny loaf of bread. A Midwestern native is getting an earful from New Yorkers and social media since he tweeted a photo of vertically sliced Panera...
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, awards N.Y. City Councilman Robert Cornegy, Jr. the Guinness World Record's tallest male politician, Wednesday March 27, 2019, at City Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
March 28, 2019 - 6:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A 6-foot-10 (208 centimeters) New York City councilman from Brooklyn has been named tallest politician in the world. Robert Cornegy Jr. was honored for that distinction at a City Hall ceremony on Wednesday after being officially certified by Guinness World Records as world's tallest...
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March 28, 2019 - 4:59 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Police in Australia set off a panic when they locked down a Melbourne train station after a street entertainer's instrument was mistaken for a rifle. Commuters described panic at Melbourne's Flagstaff Station when police in body armor carrying assault rifles stopped a...
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