Odd & Interesting

Subscribe

Tease photo

Dozens of nude models brave cold, rain for Polar Bear Paint

Cold feet can’t stop naked models from parading around New York City.

Tease photo

Vacancy sign flashes at Florida jail dubbed ‘Green Roof Inn’

A Florida sheriff says rooms are available and a new retro-neon sign purchased with drug-seized assets features a blinking “vacancy” light.

Tease photo

Professor replaced after insisting Australia isn’t a country

An online adjunct professor incorrectly told a student that Australia isn’t a country and gave her a failing grade, prompting Southern New Hampshire University to replace the instructor.

Tease photo

Farthest photos ever taken, from nearly 4 billion miles away

The NASA spacecraft that gave us close-ups of Pluto has set a record for the farthest photos ever taken.

Tease photo

Massachusetts’ high court: Do you know this justice?

A man’s portrait has hung for years outside the chambers of the chief justice on Massachusetts’ highest court. The problem? No one knows who he is.

Tease photo

Man punches and kicks 150-pound bear who attacked his puppy

A Maine man says he punched and kicked a 150-pound bear, scaring it away after it attacked his puppy in the woods.

Tease photo

Watch: Thousands Celebrate Bolivia's Oruro Carnival

Thousands of colorfully dressed dancers and musicians kicked off Carnival celebrations in the Bolivian city of Oruro on Saturday. (Feb. 10)

Tease photo

Drivers, and Oxford comma, come up big in lawsuit settlement

A Maine dairy company has settled a lawsuit over an overtime dispute that was the subject of a ruling hinging on the use of the Oxford comma.

Tease photo

Simple sketch helps police ID market theft suspect

Police say an extremely simple sketch helped investigators identify a suspect in a theft from a Pennsylvania farmers market.

Tease photo

Fans return Eagles CB Sidney Jones’ lost cellphone

A group of fans have helped return Philadelphia Eagles rookie cornerback Sidney Jones’ lost cellphone during the team’s Super Bowl victory parade — but not before taking a selfie.

Tease photo

Japan public grade school under fire over Armani uniform

A Tokyo public school has adopted Giorgio Armani uniforms for students, triggering criticism in a country where hefty school fees are already burdening young parents.

Tease photo

Valentine condom campaign urges lovers to think of animals

An environmental group wants couples to think of wild animals before acting like them this Valentine’s Day.

Tease photo

Watch: Kansas City Zoo Welcomes 5-foot Baby Giraffe

The Kansas City Zoo's newest arrival is a baby giraffe. The female was born Feb. 2 and doesn't have a name yet. Zookeepers say it'll be several more weeks before she's debuted to the public. (Feb. 9)

Tease photo

Give me a toy: Florida boy gets trapped in vending machine

When a young Florida boy wanted a stuffed toy, he crawled inside a claw-style vending machine in the play area of a restaurant to fetch one. And, he got stuck inside the glass-encased structure.

Tease photo

Romanian study: Half-day old snow is safe to eat

How safe is it to eat snow? A Romanian university has published the results of just such a study.

Tease photo

Couple inundated with mystery packages wants it to stop

A Massachusetts couple says it was fun when they started receiving free mystery packages from Amazon they hadn’t ordered.

Tease photo

Cops: Naked man covered in cooking oil attacked family

A Pennsylvania man is facing charges after police say the 19-year-old attacked his family while tripping on LSD and then resisting arrest while naked and covered in cooking oil.

Tease photo

From anteaters to zebras: London Zoo counts its creatures

Gibbons Jimmy and Yoda, Max the Eurasian eagle owl and Bhanu the lion have stood up to be counted as London Zoo conducts its annual audit of creatures big and small.

Tease photo

Watch: About 70 Cars Collide in Iowa (Timelapse)

Authorities in Iowa say one person died and several others were hurt after dozens of vehicles collided along a snow-covered stretch of Interstate 35 near Ames. (Feb. 6)

Tease photo

It’s a boy: Gorilla baby in Leipzig Zoo named Kio

The Leipzig Zoo says a baby gorilla born in December is a boy and has been named Kio, meaning “the Strong.”

Tease photo

Boston restaurant offers $3K burger with engagement ring

For $3,000, patrons at one Boston restaurant can order a burger that comes with an engagement ring on the side.

Tease photo

Mexico: Someone tried to mail a tiger cub

Mexican inspectors have found tigers in all sorts of situations: on leashes, in neighbors’ yards and wandering the streets.

Tease photo

Space sports car now flying toward asteroid belt beyond Mars

The world's first space sports car is cruising toward the asteroid belt, well beyond Mars.

Tease photo

Woman says store-bought lettuce had a 3-inch lizard in it

A Maine woman who prepared a salad says she realized after a couple of bites that her fork was stuck in a 3-inch lizard, minus the tail.

Tease photo

Lady Doritos? It’s not happening, PepsiCo says

Don’t expect to see “lady Doritos” on store shelves. The company behind the cheesy chips said Tuesday that it’s not developing a line of Doritos designed specifically for women, despite widespread online speculation that it was.