Odd & Interesting

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Plunging into a frozen lake and swimming laps may not be everyone’s good time but for winter swimmers who return year after year to a northern Vermont lake near the Canadian border, there’s nothing better.

By Associated Press February 26, 2024
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Leap year. It's a delight for the calendar and math nerds among us. So how did it all begin and why?

By LEANNE ITALIE, AP Lifestyles Writer February 25, 2024
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Women in matching checkered aprons, headscarves and a rainbow of running shoes limbered up Tuesday as they prepared for the centuries-old pancake race in this English country town.

February 19, 2024
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection dog sniffed out something unusual in luggage from a traveler returning from Africa — mummified monkeys.

By Associated Press February 12, 2024
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An Oklahoma judge agreed to step down Friday after she was caught sending hundreds of texts from the bench while overseeing a murder trial in the killing of a 2-year-old boy, including messages that mocked prosecutors and were sprinkled with emojis.

By Associated Press February 12, 2024
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An inert rocket of the type used to carry a nuclear warhead has been found in the garage of a home of a deceased resident in Washington state, police said.

By Associated Press February 5, 2024
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Australian police came to the aid of a 3-year-old boy after he became trapped inside a claw machine at a suburban shopping mall.

By Associated Press February 5, 2024
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Not all heroes wear capes. Some don’t wear anything at all.

By Associated Press February 5, 2024
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Officers in a Detroit suburb found a furry surprise as they patted down a theft suspect: A tiny blue-eyed puppy, zipped inside the man’s jacket pocket.

By Associated Press January 29, 2024
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With their purple, gold and green colors and toy babies hidden inside, king cakes are staples of Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, but apparently they’re also valuable enough to steal — at least this time of year during the Carnival season.

By Associated Press January 29, 2024
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A spaniel born with six legs that was found abandoned in a supermarket parking lot is now like other dogs after having her extra limbs surgically removed.

By Associated Press January 22, 2024
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A fan of English soccer club Wolverhampton was unable to celebrate his team’s late winner in an FA Cup replay — because he’d been plucked from the crowd to stand in as a match official.

By Associated Press January 22, 2024
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A Kansas couple has been charged with fraudulently collecting more than $215,000 in retirement benefits on behalf of a dead relative while they concealed his body inside their home for six years.

By Associated Press January 22, 2024
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A 26-year-old man who tried to sell what he claimed was a walking stick used by the late Queen Elizabeth II has been sentenced for defrauding eBay buyers.

By Associated Press January 15, 2024
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With a deep freeze approaching, an animal shelter in Poland sent out an urgent appeal to people to adopt or at least temporarily shelter some of its dogs until the dangerous cold spell passes.

By Associated Press January 15, 2024
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Humorous and quirky messages on electronic signs will soon disappear from highways and freeways across the country.

By Associated Press January 14, 2024
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A man crashed his car outside a Bass Pro Shop in Alabama, stripped down to his birthday suit and plunged into the giant aquarium inside the store, police said.

By Associated Press January 8, 2024
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Time is apparently running out for California’s “Inverness Shipwreck,” an old wooden boat that became an Instagram star as it rotted on a shoreline north of San Francisco.

By Associated Press January 8, 2024
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday revived a child sexual exploitation lawsuit filed by the man who appeared naked as a 4-month-old on the cover of Nirvana's 1991 album "Nevermind."

January 1, 2024
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RED LAKE, Minnesota (AP) — More than 100 people stranded while fishing on an ice chunk that broke free on a Minnesota river were rescued Friday, authorities said.

January 1, 2024
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A civil rights leader was escorted by police out of a North Carolina movie theater after he insisted on using his own chair for medical reasons, prompting an apology from the nation's largest movie theater chain.

By BEN FINLEY, Associated Press January 1, 2024
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NEW YORK (AP) — It was a loaded diaper, but not like you would think.

December 26, 2023
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Abraham Lincoln’s top hat is missing from a bronze sculpture along the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky.

By Associated Press December 18, 2023
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One Kentucky family got a little something extra when they picked out their Christmas tree this year: an owl.

By Associated Press December 18, 2023
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An extremely rare white leucistic alligator has been born at a Florida reptile park.

By Associated Press December 11, 2023

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