Odd & Interesting


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Drone carrying drugs, cellphones crashes at Arizona prison

Guards at the state prison in Buckeye recovered a crashed drone that was trying to deliver marijuana and cellphones to inmates.

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Belgian divers identify sunken German WWI U-boat

WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 22 bodies inside

Belgian authorities have identified a German submarine that went missing over a century ago during World War I.

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Holiday tips and gifts for your survivalist

There are survivalists ready to keep themselves alive for months with nothing more than a plastic fork (perhaps an exaggeration), then there’s a greater universe of preppers who might need some help with bug-out gear come the end of the world.

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LISTEN: Man in Las Vegas - the 1 in New Mexico - pens Amazon HQ song

Amazon is sorting through 238 proposals to house the company’s second headquarters, and a Las Vegas man is trying to woo the online giant with a song. A man from Las Vegas, New Mexico, that is.

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Omaha fire chief nixes plans for flaming-hot 2018 calendar

There will be no smoldering firefighter calendar coming from the Omaha Fire Department next year.

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Navy plane traces obscene sky drawing over Washington town

Navy grounds air crew that made vulgar drawing in sky

Residents of the town of Okanogan, Washington, got quite an air show courtesy of the U.S. Navy.

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Man gets his dying wish: To be buried with cheesesteaks

A man who always joked that he didn’t want to venture into the afterlife hungry got his wish when he was buried with two cheesesteaks from his favorite sandwich shop — Pat’s King of Steaks in Philadelphia.

Lawsuit: Couple detained after hibiscus mistaken for pot

A Pennsylvania couple is suing the police and an insurance company because they say they were handcuffed for hours in a patrol car after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana.

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NAU professor indicted for stalking student, firefighters

A Northern Arizona University professor is accused of stalking a student and two firefighters she met online.

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Trump’s cheeseburger in Japan still drawing lines

Haruyuki Sano traveled 1 ½ hours for a taste of the same cheeseburger U.S. President Donald Trump ate with Japan’s prime minister during his visit last week.

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Interstellar visitor shaped like giant fire extinguisher

A newly discovered object from another star system that’s passing through ours is shaped like a giant pink fire extinguisher.

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Goods worth $400K stolen from Venus Williams' Florida home

Burglars hit tennis star Venus Williams' Florida home, stealing $400,000 worth of goods while she was at the U.S. Open, police said Thursday.

Small town Connecticut election decided by coin toss

An election for the governing board of a small Connecticut town has been decided by a coin toss.

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Phoenix man tries turning locomotive into a runaway train

A Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train.

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Museum of the Bible, built by Hobby Lobby owner, opens in DC

The $500 million Museum of the Bible is a project of the conservative Christian family that owns the Hobby Lobby arts and crafts chain. Hobby Lobby president Steve Green said the Washington museum is a nonsectarian effort to educate people about the Bible’s broad influence. (Nov. 16)

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Drive-thru-window becomes squeeze-thru for McDonald’s thief

A McDonald’s drive-thru window became a squeeze-thru window for a woman who apparently needed a fast food fix.

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Bank robber with poor spelling skills pleads guilty

A Massachusetts man authorities dubbed the “spelling bee bandit” because the notes he passed to tellers during multiple bank robberies in the Boston area contained the same spelling error has pleaded guilty.

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Card game company says it’s fighting 'the wall' by buying U.S.-Mexico border land

The party game Cards Against Humanity says it’s bought U.S.-Mexico border land and hired a lawyer to try to stop President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.

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Video: Texas suspect breaks out dance moves before arrest

A man who led police on a nearly 20-mile chase through Houston was taken into custody only after dancing once he stepped out of his car.

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Kingman boy, 11, faces felony charges for bringing BB gun to school

A fourth-grader was taken into custody Tuesday for bringing a BB gun to Desert Willow Elementary School in the 3700 block of Prospector Street.

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Massachusetts police stop driver for pizza box license plate

Police officers in a Massachusetts town jokingly recommend drivers get a little more creative if they make their own illegal license plates.

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6 Czechs fined for sporting 'Borat mankinis' in Kazakhstan

Six Czech tourists who dressed up in skimpy swimsuits made famous by Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat” have reportedly been detained by authorities in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana

Man smeared in deer blood struggles with police, arrested

A 62-year-old man has been arrested after police received a report of someone smeared in blood outside a western Michigan gas station.

Town drops the ‘men’ from its Board of Selectmen

A Massachusetts town has removed the word “men” from the name of its governing body.

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Another North Carolina woman hits lottery jackpot twice

A North Carolina woman hit the jackpot with two scratch-off lottery tickets, marking the second such instance in three weeks.