Oddities

A kangaroo crosses the street on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Jupiter, Fla. The kangaroo has escaped from an animal sanctuary in South Florida.
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September 26, 2018 - 9:44 am
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A runaway kangaroo in South Florida has wildlife officers sending up a pair of drones to help search for a second day. More than a dozen officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have been joined by state troopers and local law enforcement in the...
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September 23, 2018 - 10:50 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have nearly $18 million worth of cocaine hidden inside the boxes. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says in a Facebook post that the drugs were found in two pallets of bananas that were donated because they were...
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September 13, 2018 - 10:20 am
URANUS, Mo. (AP) — Cue the giggling: A small Missouri town has a new newspaper called The Uranus Examiner. KYTV reports that the newspaper's launch was announced Wednesday, just days after GateHouse Media said it was shuttering Pulaski County's local paper, the Daily Guide. The new publication's...
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This photo from a rental ad provided by S.F. Shannon Real Estate Management LLC shows a toilet and bathtub in the kitchen of a 200-square-foot apartment in St. Louis. The toilet, bathtub, oven and sink all share a room. A St. Louis man is the new tenant of the tiny apartment. (S.F. Shannon Real Estate Management LLC via AP)
September 04, 2018 - 11:41 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man is the new tenant of a tiny apartment with a unique layout — the kitchen and bathroom are in the same place. Yep. The toilet, bathtub, oven and sink are all in one room. The 200-square-foot (18.5-sq. meter) apartment is in St. Louis' tony Central West End. The ad...
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Close-up of running shoe, getting ready for jogging
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August 31, 2018 - 7:30 am
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Try walking a mile in these shoes. The Roanoke Times reports a Virginia shoe store lost mostly shoes designed for the right foot over the course of two break-ins this summer. Clean Soles operator Rob Wickham says his two-year-old sneaker store was raided by two people on July 20...
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August 17, 2018 - 4:43 pm
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine restaurant says news about the anger surrounding a change in its french fries has reached people all over the world. Bolley's Famous Franks co-owner Leslie Parsons tells the Kennebec Journal a newspaper in China wanted to try its fries and it received a call from...
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A tattoo artist applying his craft onto the hand of a female
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August 03, 2018 - 3:28 pm
PHELAN, Calif. (AP) — A beauty queen in the Southern California desert community of Phelan has given up her crown rather than cover up her tattoos. Sierra Leyde didn't have tattoos when she was named Miss Phelan at age 17. But she celebrated her 18th birthday with tattoos of flowers on her upper...
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July 27, 2018 - 5:30 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have freed a bear that got caught in a storm drain for about an hour. Colorado Springs Utilities workers and Colorado Parks and Wildlife Southeast Region workers arrived to the residential neighborhood Thursday to work out a strategy to get the bruin out...
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July 22, 2018 - 10:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City art dealer who bought the contents of a New Jersey storage locker filled with paintings for $15,000 says he got more than he bargained for. He found half a dozen paintings he believes were done by artist Willem de Kooning, whose works have sold for millions of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 6, 2018 file photo, German astronaut Alexander Gerst, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, waves as he boards prior to the launch at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Video posted Saturday, July 21, by the European Space Agency shows German astronaut Alexander Gerst ‘dropping in’ for a live performance with German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk from the International Space Station. Gerst played a duet of Kraftwerk’s 1978 song “Spacelab” with the band Friday night to cheers from the audience. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, file)
July 21, 2018 - 9:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — Kraftwerk fans are used to hearing otherworldly tunes, but the German electronic music pioneers took it to another level at a gig in Stuttgart. Video posted Saturday by the European Space Agency shows German astronaut Alexander Gerst "dropping in" for a live performance from the...
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