Odd & Interesting

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Imagine a town clock that displays not the minutes and seconds that govern our lives, but time that moves faster or slower based on how fast rivers are running.

By Associated Press February 7, 2022
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A wandering chicken was caught sneaking around a security area at the Pentagon, a local animal welfare organization said.

By Associated Press February 6, 2022
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Peacocks could be on the outs in some South Florida neighborhoods after the Miami-Dade commission agreed to loosen a law protecting the birds.

By Associated Press February 4, 2022
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Some residents think a northern Alabama city’s new logo might be sending the wrong message.

By Associated Press January 29, 2022
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A Detroit-area judge has apologized for wishing that she could send a 72-year-old immigrant with cancer to jail for a weedy property.

By Associated Press January 23, 2022
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A decaying, 122-year-old Victorian marketed as “the worst house on the best block” of San Francisco has sold for nearly $2 million — an eye-catching price that the realtor said was the outcome of overbidding in an auction.

By Associated Press January 22, 2022
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Auction house Sotheby’s Dubai has unveiled a diamond that’s literally from out of this world.

By Associated Press January 21, 2022
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A 4 billion-year-old meteorite from Mars that caused a splash here on Earth decades ago contains no evidence of ancient, primitive Martian life after all, scientists reported.

By Associated Press January 18, 2022
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Gruyere cheese does not have to come from the Gruyere region of Europe to be sold under the gruyere name, a federal judge has ruled.

By Associated Press January 17, 2022
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Always remember to tip your server, if you know what’s good for you.

By Associated Press January 16, 2022
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Twin panda cubs made their first public appearance this week before devoted fans in Tokyo, but they will be on display only briefly for now — over three days — due to a spike in COVID-19 cases driven by the omicron variant.

By Associated Press January 15, 2022
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A single page of artwork from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book sold at auction Thursday for a record $3.36 million.

By Associated Press January 14, 2022
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Maine’s famous rotating ice disk is back.

By Associated Press January 14, 2022
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Treasure hunters who believe they found a huge cache of fabled Civil War-era gold in Pennsylvania are now on the prowl for something as elusive as the buried booty itself: government records of the FBI’s excavation.

By Associated Press January 11, 2022
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A German shepherd named Tinsley, first thought to be a lost dog, successfully led New Hampshire state police to the site of its owner’s rollover crash.

By Associated Press January 9, 2022
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The backward Wright Flyer that was at the center of an embarrassing license plate mistake in Ohio last year flew through the approval process with little to no discussion, records show.

By Associated Press January 8, 2022
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Parts of the Florida Panhandle got a dusting of snow early this week after temperatures dropped dramatically from the previous day when the thermometer was at typical beach weather.

By Associated Press January 7, 2022
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A mama black bear and three cubs clambered up a tree and napped in the middle of a Virginia neighborhood before voluntarily ambling on hours later, wildlife officials said this past week.

By Associated Press January 3, 2022
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Adam Headlee enjoys his political memorabilia. Already at age 25, the legislative aide has packed his office in Ohio’s capital with collectible conversation pieces: campaign buttons, historic photographs, a display of founding father bobbleheads.

By Associated Press January 1, 2022
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Two New Hampshire brothers have gotten their holiday regifting skills down to an art — they’ve been passing the same hard candy back and forth for over 30 years.

By Associated Press December 30, 2021

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