Oddities

February 12, 2019 - 5:44 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say some people who went into an abandoned home to smoke marijuana found a caged tiger. They called the city on Monday and the major offender animal cruelty unit and animal shelter volunteers arrived on the scene. Authorities nicknamed the tiger "Tyson" after the movie...
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February 12, 2019 - 9:10 am
PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man authorities say caught a tuna out of season and then dumped the headless, 400-pound carcass in the woods has been placed on probation after pleading guilty to related charges. The Salem News reports that Harold Wentworth, of Gloucester, pleaded guilty on...
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February 11, 2019 - 11:30 am
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — It's almost Valentine's Day, and at Towson University in Maryland a mother has been trying so hard to find a date for her son that police are concerned. The Baltimore Sun reports that a woman in her 50s wearing a multicolored scarf approached students in two campus buildings last...
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In this Jan. 15, 2019 image taken from surveillance video, a woman smashes the windows of "Back Home Restaurant" in the Bronx borough of New York. Police say that she became upset after ordering a patty and was told that the restaurant had run out of them. She returned with a bat and smashed two windows. (New York City Police Department via AP)
February 09, 2019 - 3:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who couldn't get a beef patty at a favorite New York eatery used a baseball bat in protest. On Saturday, police released surveillance video of the woman in action in the Bronx — smashing a restaurant's windows after learning the eatery had run out of her favorite food...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 aerial photo provided by the City of Westbrook, Maine, a giant spinning ice disk, center, rests on the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine. City officials say Maine's famous giant spinning ice disk may soon meet its end, due to unseasonably warm temperatures. (Tina Radel/City of Westbrook via AP)
February 07, 2019 - 3:09 pm
WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Maine's giant spinning ice disk may soon meet its end because of unseasonably warm weather. The Portland Press Herald reports the disk in the Presumpscot River has lost most of the shape and appearance that made it look like a blue moon. Westbrook spokeswoman Tina Radel says...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2018 file photo, Ivanka Trump listens to question during a Generation Next White House forum at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. A new art exhibit at a Washington museum shows an Ivanka Trump lookalike pushing a vacuum cleaner and invites spectators to toss crumbs for her to clean up. Ivanka Trump and her brothers Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump criticized the exhibit as a sexist attempt to humiliate her. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 05, 2019 - 2:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new art exhibit at a Washington museum shows an Ivanka Trump lookalike pushing a vacuum cleaner and invites spectators to toss crumbs for her to clean up. The art piece by Jennifer Rubell, titled "Ivanka Vacuuming," opened Feb. 1 and continues through Feb. 17 at the Flashpoint...
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February 04, 2019 - 10:07 am
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials have launched their annual contest to guess how long the ice will last on Lake Memphremagog. The Caledonian Record reports for its "Ice Out" contest, the Newport Parks and Recreation put a large drawing of a bottle of vanilla extract on a platform attached to a...
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February 03, 2019 - 3:24 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Voters in a municipality in northwestern Germany have delivered a clear message: no street names, thanks. Official results from a referendum held on Sunday showed 60 percent of voters in Hilgermissen rejected the local council's plan to name the streets, while 40 percent supported the...
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Don Crisman poses for a photo in his Kennebunk, Maine, home on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, holding a Super Bowl LI ball signed by a few Patriots NFL football players. Crisman has never missed a Super Bowl and will be heading to Atlanta to watch his 53rd Super Bowl as the Patriots take on the Chiefs. (Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via AP)
February 02, 2019 - 1:59 pm
KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — One of the handful of fans who has seen every single Super Bowl is keeping the streak alive as he prepares to cheer for his New England Patriots. Donald Crisman, of Kennebunk, Maine, said he's happy to feel well enough to go to Atlanta for his 53rd consecutive Super Bowl...
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In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, without tourists and park rangers to discourage them during the government shutdown, elephant seals have expanded their pupping grounds in Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif. About 60 adult seals have birthed 35 pups took over a beach knocking down a fence and moving into the parking lot. (John Burgess/The Press Democrat via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 6:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A colony of elephant seals took over a beach in Northern California during the government shutdown when there was no staff to discourage the animals from congregating in the popular tourist area, an official said. Now they're not going anywhere. About 60 adult seals that gave...
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