Odd & Interesting

Subscribe

Tease photo

Watch: Meteor credited for bright light, noise rattling Michigan

Experts say a bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky above Michigan was a meteor.

Tease photo

Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F

Even thermometers can’t keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia’s remote Yakutia region, which hit minus 67 degrees Celsius (minus 88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas Tuesday.

Tease photo

German linguists: ‘Alternative facts’ the non-word of 2017

German linguists have declared the phrase “alternative facts,” popularized by White House aide Kellyanne Conway, the non-word of 2017.

Massachusetts police arrest man for stealing manhole covers

Massachusetts police say they have arrested a man who stole seven manhole covers and put traffic cones in their place.

Tease photo

Helmet Cam: Firefighter catches child thrown from burning building

The DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department in Decatur, Georgia has released footage of a dramatic rescue during a January 3 apartment fire.

Tease photo

Butcher trapped in freezer uses sausage to bash his way out

A British butcher who got locked in a freezer says he was saved by a frozen sausage that he used as a battering ram.

Tease photo

Ritz Carlton, a luxury Saudi prison, takes Feb. 14 bookings

The Ritz Carlton in Saudi Arabia’s capital may be reopening its doors in time for Valentine’s Day, after serving for several months as a prison for the country’s elite caught up in what the government has described as a crackdown on corruption.

Tease photo

Watch: Crews free entangled humpback whale near Maui

A humpback whale spotted near Maui has been freed of braided line caught in its mouth. Federal and state agencies say the whale has an excellent chance of survival.

Tease photo

Woman's Taco Bell maternity photos go viral

Expectant mom Kristin Johnston picked an unusual location to shoot her maternity photos -- a Georgia Taco Bell.

Tease photo

Car crashes into the second floor of a Southern California building

The Orange County Fire Authority in Santa Ana posted photos of a vehicle that crashed into the second floor of a small office building Sunday.

Tease photo

Bear attacks man who let his dog out for a walk

A man says he was letting his dog outside in Florida when a large bear attacked him.

Tease photo

Tattoos lead Thai police to arrest Japanese gang member

Thai police said they have arrested a 74-year-old fugitive Japanese gang member who was recognized when photos of his full-body tattoos were circulated online.

Tease photo

Police: Motorcyclist survives 75-foot fall off bridge

Authorities in South Carolina say a motorcyclist survived a 75-foot (23-meter) fall after being thrown from his bike after a crash.

Police looking for skier pulled by car, falling in video

Police in New Hampshire are looking for a skier shown in an online video being dangerously pulled down a street by a car and then falling.

Outdoor center warns skiers of dive-bombing owl

Officials at a Maine outdoor center are warning skiers to watch out for an “aggressive dive-bombing” owl that recently struck a man.

Tease photo

Florida women celebrates her 112th birthday

Isabel Castano is celebrating her 112th birthday.

Tease photo

Boston museum to protect art with pest-sniffing dog

Boston’s venerable Museum of Fine Arts has gone to the dogs.

Tease photo

Williams McDonald’s beefs up with new technology

Putting an ambitious foot forward in its efforts toward digital innovation, McDonald’s in Williams has unveiled a new model that includes mobile ordering, self-serve kiosks and table-side delivery.

Tease photo

Beach blades! Maine teen glides over frozen sand, surf

Beachgoers in Maine have caught an unusual sight — an ice skater’s blades gliding over frozen sand and surf.

Tease photo

New church bells, constant ‘Amazing Grace’ draws fire

An Albuquerque resident says new bells and the constant playing of “Amazing Grace” by a Latino Catholic church have created a living hell for her.

Jurors order police officer to pay couple she snooped on

Jurors in Florida decided a police officer owes $15,000 in damages to a couple she illegally snooped on more than 100 times over the past two years.

Tease photo

A lofty proposal: 'Marry Me' etched in snow, seen from above

An aviation student in northern Minnesota pulled off a sky-high marriage proposal by writing "Marry Me" in the snow, then flying his long-time girlfriend over his handiwork.

Tease photo

No wedding, no Crown: What's a royal obsessive to do?

Are you a royal desperado, in that binge watching kind of way?

Tease photo

Diet Coke gets new look, new flavors amid sinking sales

Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try to invigorate the sugar-free soda's slumping sales.

Tease photo

Florida busboy finds, returns purse containing $1,500

When a Florida couple stopped for a quick hamburger while returning from a visit with their grandchildren, they left a purse containing $1,500 in cash hanging on the back of a chair.

Previous