Oddities

January 15, 2019 - 2:42 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two cats are living large at a $1,500-a-month studio apartment their owner rents for them in Silicon Valley, where a housing shortage has sent rents skyrocketing. The Mercury News reports the 20-pound (9-kilogram) cats named Tina and Louise moved to the studio in San Jose...
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This Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 photo provided by the Arizona Department of Public Safety shows the scene of a crash about 11 miles east of Flagstaff, Ariz. A tank trucker’s trailer detached from the truck and rolled on its side on slick pavement, spilling a river of liquid chocolate onto westbound lanes of Interstate 40. Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said the wreck required cleanup crews to pour most of the 40,000 gallons (151,412 liters) of chocolate into the highway median to lighten the damaged tanker so it could be towed away. The DPS said there were no injuries and the driver was not cited. (Arizona DPS via AP)
January 15, 2019 - 12:50 pm
FLAGSSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in northern Arizona had a sweet hot mess on their hands after a tank trucker's trailer detached from the truck and rolled on its side on slick pavement, spilling a river of liquid chocolate onto westbound lanes of Interstate 40. The Arizona Daily Sun reports the...
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January 13, 2019 - 2:52 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A random act of kindness has netted AFC Championship tickets for a man called Dave who helped dig a Kansas City Chief out of the snow. Offensive linesman Jeff Allen posted on Twitter that his car got stuck as he was heading to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Indianapolis...
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January 12, 2019 - 4:55 pm
GREAT NECK, N.Y. (AP) — Administrators at a New York middle school are begging students to leave their winter hats made by Italian apparel company Moncler at home because the pricy tops keep getting lost. The New York Post reports that administrators at Great Neck North Middle School on Long Island...
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January 11, 2019 - 11:24 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A new brewery is set to launch in a Cold War-era missile command center near Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Grist House Craft Brewery has set its sights on a structure known as "the bunker building" at the former Nike missile base. It was one of several U.S. Army-...
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January 11, 2019 - 4:55 am
BRIDEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A man who police say placed a 3-foot alligator on top of another man in Connecticut as part of an extortion attempt has pleaded guilty to reduced charges. The Connecticut Post reports 30-year-old Isaias Garcia, of Garland, Texas, entered his plea Thursday to unlawful...
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January 10, 2019 - 4:40 pm
RIVERSIDE, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man doing doughnuts in a car he had just bought struck a power pole in Ohio, sending him and his two children to the hospital. Authorities tell the Dayton Daily News the man was doing the stunt in his Pontiac G8 in a snowy parking lot in Riverside on Wednesday...
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January 10, 2019 - 6:18 am
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — To identify the burglary suspect who broke into a closed Florida police substation and ate an officer's chicken dinner, detectives didn't need to lift fingerprints or get DNA from the discarded meal. The ID cards authorities say the suspect left behind did the trick...
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January 09, 2019 - 2:32 pm
BERWICK, Pa. (AP) — An attorney for a Pennsylvania woman charged with drunken driving hinted his client's coat-chewing could've thrown off the results of her breath test. The (Bloomsburg) Press Enterprise reports the argument came during a hearing Tuesday for 47-year-old Jana Moschgat. An officer...
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January 09, 2019 - 9:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian train workers have shut down their track clearing operations to rescue a mountain goat after seeing it get buried in a deluge of snow they had been clearing from the rails. Austrian news agency APA reported Wednesday two workers leapt out of the train and shoveled through the...
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