Oddities

November 18, 2017 - 5:51 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finnish experts are scrambling to calculate the trajectory of a blazing fireball that lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds in an attempt to find the celestial body. Tomas Kohout of the University of Helsinki's physics department says Thursday's...
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November 17, 2017 - 8:59 am
PLAINS, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who always joked that he wanted to take something to eat when he died has gotten his wish. Richard Lussi's family buried him with two cheesesteaks from Pat's King of Steaks in Philadelphia — topped with Cheez Whiz but no onions. His grandson, Dominic, tells The...
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November 16, 2017 - 8:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 12 about the theft of photographs from a museum in New York, The Associated Press erroneously reported where the theft took place. It was at MoMA PS1 in Queens, not the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. A corrected version of the story is below: Police search for...
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A 100 percent U.S. Angus beef Colby Jack Cheeseburger as part of U.S. President Donald Trump set is seen at Munch's Burger Shack restaurant in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The cheeseburger Trump had during his recent visit to Japan is still drawing lines at the Tokyo burger joint. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 16, 2017 - 4:21 am
TOKYO (AP) — The cheeseburger President Donald Trump ate during his visit to Japan is still drawing lines at a Tokyo burger joint. Yutaka Yanagisawa, the owner-cum-chef of Munch's Burger Shack, recalls Trump praised the meal and shook his hand after he served the burger to him and Japanese Prime...
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November 15, 2017 - 3:43 pm
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts town has removed the word "men" from the name of its governing body. Brookline approved changing the Board of Selectmen to the Select Board at a Town Meeting vote Tuesday. The title "selectman" has been replaced with "select board member." The five-member...
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November 15, 2017 - 9:30 am
PRAGUE (AP) — A group of 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. Sporting lime green "mankinis" and black wigs, the men had hoped to take a picture in front of the "...
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November 15, 2017 - 7:24 am
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Police officers in a Massachusetts town jokingly recommend drivers get a little more creative if they make their own illegal license plates. The Hopkinton Police Department says in a Facebook post Sunday a driver was stopped with a license plate made from a pizza box. The...
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November 14, 2017 - 9:19 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Denmark says a man is suspected of stealing 12 of Copenhagen's green public benches that Danes instantly associate with the capital city. Investigator Jesper Cederholm says the unidentified Dane, who was briefly detained Aug. 29, had confessed to stealing 12...
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November 13, 2017 - 10:54 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — The last ferry in a new Sydney Harbor fleet will be christened Ferry McFerryface — Sydney's second favorite choice after the now famous jokey Mc-moniker, Boaty McBoatface. New South Wales state government officials overruled the most popular name for the ferry after the trendsetter...
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November 10, 2017 - 7:39 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy is investigating a slapping incident near San Diego that left a SEAL candidate in a coma. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the candidate was injured on Oct. 12 during a study session at the Naval Special Warfare training complex in Coronado. The paper says as an...
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