Oddities

June 07, 2019 - 12:17 pm
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — Police who surrounded a house in eastern Texas because they thought they had a burglary in progress found a deer instead. The homeowner called Lufkin police early Thursday after she heard glass breaking. The woman hid in a closet and realized she had left her weapon in the...
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This March 16, 2019 photo provided by Animal Adventure Park shows April the Giraffe with her new male calf on in Harpursville, N.Y. There will be no more babies for April, the giraffe that enthralled worldwide YouTube audiences with two livestreamed pregnancies and births. Jordan Patch, owner of Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, says Thursday, June 6, 2019 that 17-year-old April will start contraceptives Friday and retire from the park’s breeding program. (Animal Adventure Park via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 5:25 pm
HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — There will be no more babies for April, the giraffe that enthralled viewers worldwide with two livestreamed pregnancies and births. Jordan Patch of Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, says Thursday that 17-year-old April will start contraceptives on Friday and...
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June 05, 2019 - 5:26 am
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A battery-powered glider crashed into the roof of a Connecticut home, injuring the pilot and scaring a mother and her two children who were watching TV. Neighbors described hearing a small explosion when the aircraft hit the home in Danbury Tuesday night and became partially...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26., 2019 file photo, Jenny Slate poses for a portrait to promote the film "The Sunlit Night" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Slate will speak at this month’s graduation ceremony for Cuttyhunk Elementary School, a one-room schoolhouse on the island that has a year-round population of around 12. Slate’s audience will be Gwen Lynch, this year’s lone graduate of the school that goes up to 8th grade, her family and other Cuttyhunk residents. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
June 04, 2019 - 11:58 am
CUTTYHUNK ISLAND, Mass. (AP) — The single graduating student on a tiny Massachusetts island is nonetheless receiving the star treatment. Actress and comedian Jenny Slate will speak at this month's graduation ceremony for Cuttyhunk Elementary School, a one-room schoolhouse on the island that has a...
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In this May 23, 2019 photo, Principal Kenny DeMoss gives closing remarks during Parkersburg High School's 2019 graduation ceremony, in Parkersburg, W.Va. The West Virginia principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in the address to his school's graduating class says he didn't mean to use someone else's work. DeMoss has issued a statement saying he should have cited his sources in the speech, but asserted the ideas were his own. (Michael Erb/News and Sentinel via AP)
May 31, 2019 - 5:00 pm
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in an address to his school's graduating class says he didn't mean to use someone else's work. Parkersburg High School Principal Kenny DeMoss has issued a statement saying he should have cited his sources in...
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May 31, 2019 - 3:42 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an 11-foot (3.4-meter) alligator busted through a kitchen window and broke several bottles of red wine in a Florida home before it was captured. Police tweeted that the gator was removed from Mary Wischhusen's Clearwater condominium early Friday. No one was...
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May 31, 2019 - 3:29 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Air Force officials say their pilots did not intentionally draw male anatomy with aircraft contrails in the skies above the Phoenix area. Photos taken of a series of sky ovals near Luke Air Force Base have circulated on social media and some say the shapes resemble male genitals...
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Lacy Ramirez Gruss, the reading clerk in the Oregon House of Representatives, at left in red jacket, reads a bill in its entirety on the House floor at the Capitol in Salem, Ore., on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Republicans, who are in the minority in the House, have insisted since April 30 that bills be read in their entirety, not just by their summaries as is customary, in order to slow down business and try to wrest concessions from Democrats. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
May 28, 2019 - 6:12 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republicans have forced a clerk in the Oregon Legislature to read aloud every word in nearly every piece of legislation, giving granular details about farm loans, motor vehicle taxes and other government minutiae as the minority party uses the stalling tactic to try to gain...
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May 28, 2019 - 2:38 pm
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a ball python slithered out of a toilet and bit a South Florida man on the arm. Coral Springs police spokesman Chris Swinson said the man was treated at the scene after the 4-foot (1.2-meter) snake bit him when he lifted the toilet seat on Sunday morning...
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In this Friday, May 17, 2019 photo, a sea dragon swims at the Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego in San Diego. The Southern California aquarium has built what is believed to be one of the world's largest habitats for the surreal and mythical sea dragons outside Australia, where the native populations are threatened by pollution, warming oceans and the illegal pet and alternative medicine trades. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
May 22, 2019 - 8:34 am
LA JOLLA, California (AP) — At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but then an eye moves among its leafy appendages, and ridges of tiny, translucent fins start to flutter, sending the creature gliding through the water like something from a fairy tale. A Southern California aquarium has...
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