Odd & Interesting


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Video captures frightening motorcycle-car road rage incident

An apparent case of extreme road rage between a motorcycle and sedan on a California highway was captured on video.

Professor to student mom: Just bring your baby to class

A professor in Tennessee has a solution for a student who missed class after she couldn’t find someone to babysit her 3-year-old girl: Just bring the child to class.

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Government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

Government websites, many of them in Ohio, were hacked Sunday with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group

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Not quite warp speed: Speeding man had alien doll passenger

Police say a motorcycle officer who stopped a driver for speeding on a suburban highway north of Atlanta had an ‘extraterrestrial encounter’ — sort of.

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Town limits councilman’s nightly loudspeaker broadcast of taps

A Pennsylvania town councilman who broadcasts taps at his home through loudspeakers every night must limit the activity.

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Toilet charity gets Indian village to take on Trump name

A charity that provides toilets to poor Indians is leading an effort to rename a tiny northern village after President Donald Trump, saying the gesture is meant to honor relations with the U.S. and draw support for better sanitation in India.

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Chinese parents alarmed by miniature crossbow craze

Powerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the new must-have toy for schoolkids across China — and a nightmare for concerned parents and school officials.

Cops: Woman jailed for shooting toward inattentive husband

A Pennsylvania woman has been jailed because police say she fired a gunshot in the direction of her inattentive husband.

Family expected euthanized dog’s ashes, got his frozen body

A Pennsylvania family expecting to pick up the ashes of their beloved pet were instead handed the animal’s frozen body.

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Albuquerque TV truck stolen while crew worked on crime story

While a television news crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the Albuquerque downtown area, a thief drove off in the station’s SUV.

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Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world’s ugliest dog

Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion.

Workers help woman find prize necklace buried in hospital waste

A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her special necklace thanks to a group of hardworking sanitation workers.

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Video: Gorilla at Dallas Zoo decides to bust a move

The Dallas Zoo is sharing this June 23 video of a gorilla that zoo officials say has a passion for splashin' and his moves looks like he's dancing.

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California father buries wrong man after coroner’s mistake

Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend.

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Al Capone song, pocket watch fetch over $100K at auction

BOSTON (AP) — Artifacts connected to some of the nation’s most notorious gangsters sold for more than $100,000 at auction Saturday.

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Kind act spreads to 167 drivers at Indiana McDonald’s

A customer’s act of kindness at a southern Indiana McDonald’s sparked a chain reaction of niceness in its drive-thru line.

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Driver rescued after van gets stuck in Wisconsin drawbridge

Firefighters had to rescue a man after his minivan became wedged in a drawbridge in downtown Green Bay.

Big catch: Fisherman finds camera, returns it to owner

A man who was fishing in the Tennessee River reeled in a waterlogged camera and then used social media to track down its owner in Florida.

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Police: Man faces charges after stealing more than 500 signs

An Ohio man is facing charges after police say he stole more than 500 signs, claiming they were an eyesore and a distraction to drivers.

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Rats! DC working to fight rodent problem as complaints rise

The nation’s capital is taking a modern approach to dealing with an old problem: rats.

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World’s Ugliest Dog Contest awards underdogs’ inner beauty

The World’s Ugliest Dog Contest is celebrating man’s best friend’s perfect imperfections in California on Friday.

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Empty NYC transit bus rolls down street, hits church, cars

An empty New York City transit bus rolled backward down a hilly Brooklyn block and smashed into a church and parked vehicles during a crash caught on video .

Worker bit in tussle with would-be thief over stripper pole

Police in Little Rock say a mall worker wrestled away a stripper pole from a would-be thief who bit the employee during the struggle.

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British schoolboys don skirts amid shorts ban in heatwave

Boys at a British high school have found a novel way around strict uniform rules banning shorts, as the country swelters through a heatwave.

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Suspect lights cigarette at end of wild police pursuit

Los Angeles police say a woman led officers on a wild chase in a suspected stolen car that lasted a half-hour and ended when she crashed into a pole.