Odd & Interesting


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Watch 1,069 dancing robots break world record

A technology company in China has broken the the world record for most robots dancing simultaneously.

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Police hunt suspected TV thief in ‘I’m Broke Baby’ T-shirt

Police in suburban Kansas City are on the hunt for a man accused of stealing a TV while wearing a T-shirt with the phrase “I’m Broke Baby” on it.

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Video shows thief using forklift to steal ATM from Arkansas bank

Police in Arkansas are asking the public for help identifying the those responsible for stealing an ATM from a bank using a forklift.

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Watch: Dog pushes shopping cart at California grocery store

"I'm still shook." That's what user @ashleen tweeted when she uploaded a video of a German Shepard dog pushing a shopping cart in a California grocery store.

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Scooter driver watching phone drives into massive sinkhole

A scooter driver looking down at his cell phone drove into a large sink hole on a street in China.

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Former Arizona sheriff candidate summoned for shoplifting shoes

A former Mohave County Sheriff candidate has been summoned to appear in court following a shoplifting incident reported late last month, police say.

Police question man looking for dentures on woman's balcony

A wary woman in southern Germany alerted police after a man buzzed on the door and asked for permission to search her balcony for his false teeth.

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Prosecutors: Prof killed boyfriend as part of sexual fantasy

The fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched in an online chatroom between a Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee, whose plan included killing someone and then themselves, prosecutors told a Cook County judge Sunday at a bond hearing for the men.

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Scam Alert: Looking for a caregiver job? Watch this video

Are you looking for a nanny or caregiver job? Do you search for these jobs on websites such as care.com or sittercity.com? If so, then you should look out for nanny or caregiver scams.

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Can't see the solar eclipse? Tune in online here, on TV or make a pinhole camera

For those not in the 14 states comprising the eclipse's "path of totality," here's a look at some of the viewing opportunities online and on TV:

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Golden retriever digs up $85,000 worth of heroin in family's backyard

An Oregon family’s golden retriever has been honored by a sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in a family’s backyard.

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Middle school dad banned for Facebook post on burning school

The father of a Florida middle schooler is banned from school property after posting on Facebook that he was ready to burn down the school.

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Man denies purposely spraying manure on border patrol car

A man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about why he wasn’t doing more to arrest people in the country illegally.

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Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother-in-law’s lost ring

A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot.

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Woman stuck in swimming pool turns to Facebook for help

A New Hampshire woman who became stuck in a swimming pool after the ladder broke turned to Facebook to ask for help getting out.

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Missouri couple aligns wedding day with solar eclipse

A Missouri couple will be sharing their wedding day with Monday’s solar eclipse.

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Widow won’t sign, and that puts timeshare giant in a bind

There’s a new twist in the standoff between an octogenarian widow in Florida who refused to sell her townhome and the giant developer that constructed a timeshare resort around her vacant, two-story building anyway.

NY courts spokesman fired after saying he ‘barely’ worked

The New York state court system’s longtime communications chief has been fired after inadvertently telling a reporter that he “barely” went to work.

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Big catch! Drunken woman allegedly bites fisherman’s line

It wasn’t exactly the catch a Florida man was hoping for while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Instead, deputies say a drunken 22-year-old woman cursed at him before swimming up to his fishing line, biting it and swimming away with the rigging.

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Driver forced to gun engine and jump rising drawbridge

A driver was forced to gun his engine and jump a drawbridge that began rising as he crossed it with his family.

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Video: Elephants help Nepal tourists escape flooding

Nepalese hotels sent elephants to help stranded tourists ride to safety in a district has been devastated by recent flooding and landslides.

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Japan more at ease with robots and automation than US

Humans have long been fascinated about the potential of robots. And a little worried.

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Prison for woman who poisoned coworkers' coffee with Windex, Ajax

A Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for poisoning her coworkers’ coffee with Windex and dish soap.

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Man charged with spraying manure on US Border Protection car

A man who says his livelihood in agriculture has been nearly ruined by people who entered the country illegally to work on local farms is facing charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement.

16-year-old is running for Kansas governor seat

He won’t even be able to vote, but a 16-year-old Wichita high school student says he’s serious about his bid to run for governor of Kansas.