Odd & Interesting
Raccoon freed after being trapped in vending machine
Police say a raccoon trapped in a vending machine at a Florida high school is now free.
Coast Guard finds 43 bales of pot floating off California
Authorities have found 1,300 pounds (590 kilograms) of plastic-wrapped marijuana floating in the ocean near Santa Catalina Island off the ...
UK judge sentences Schwimmer lookalike to 9 months in jail
A British judge has sentenced a lookalike of “Friends” actor David Schwimmer to nine months in prison for theft and ...
Authorities: Woman pulls gator from pants during stop
Officials say a Florida woman who pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop and illegally ...
Residents purr-turbed over cat’s ouster from police force
A North Carolina police department is evicting its pet cat named Sgt. Butters, and some residents are mounting a campaign ...
Trooper finds parked driver playing Pokemon Go on 8 phones
Man dies after competing in California taco-eating contest
A man died shortly after competing in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball game in California, authorities said ...
Rare Amur leopard cubs go on view at zoo; no names yet
Visitors may now get a look at two rare leopard cubs at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York.
Monarch symbol of species in crisis as US protections shrink
Hand-raising monarch butterflies in the midst of a global extinction crisis, Laura Moore and her neighbors gather round in her ...
NYC funeral home dog is 1 millionth ‘canine good citizen’
Who’s a good dog? The American Kennel Club says there are now a million of them.
Scientists say monster penguin once swam New Zealand oceans
Scientists in New Zealand said Wednesday they’ve found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size ...
Police: Man broke into hotel, took shower, stole TV
Library of spider silk could hold secrets for new materials
A scientist is creating a sort of “silk library” that could be the key to designing newer and better materials.
Florida man arrested for threatening others with nunchucks
Police say they’ve arrested a Florida man who’s accused of threatening his neighbors with nunchucks and bug spray before cutting ...
Ohio State University seeks to trademark the word ‘The’
Ohio State University wants to trademark the word “The” when used as part of the school’s name on university merchandise.
Man invites police to help mow lawns in all 50 states
An Alabama man who traveled to all 50 states to mow lawns for free says he’s traveling cross-country again to ...
Son can’t use name shared with dad to market competing firm
A South Carolina personal injury lawyer known for his ads has won an order keeping his son from using their ...
WATCH: 50 old TVs mysteriously appear on neighborhood’s porches
Bear breaks into house, leaves by pushing through a wall
A black bear broke into a Colorado house over the weekend and left by breaking through a wall “like the ...
Man just out of German jail allegedly steals sparkling wine
A 25-year-old man found himself back behind bars in Germany after he was accused of stealing sparkling wine the day ...
Missing dentures found stuck in throat 8 days after surgery
Here’s why it’s best to remove false teeth before surgery: You just might swallow them.
Bear falls on Northern California patrol car
They probably don’t train people for this at the Sheriff’s Academy.
Angry wasps help German police nab fleeing fugitive
A fugitive in Germany has been nabbed thanks to the help of angry wasps.
Heinz offers to help reformed ‘Ketchup Thief’
Judge tells restaurant iguana thrower: Don’t brag about it
An Ohio judge has told a man who threw an iguana at a restaurant manager that he’s not allowed to ...
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