Oddities

A baby crawls during the Baby Race event to mark international Children's Day in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Twenty five babies took part in the crawl competition with red carpet to protect their knees, as mums, dads, grandparents and other onlookers encourage the competitors.(AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
June 01, 2019 - 9:14 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — In Lithuania, the rat race of life apparently starts early. Twenty-five babies have taken to the red carpet in Lithuania in a crawling race as their parents, grandparents and onlookers cheered the spectacle. Saturday's event in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, was the...
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In this May 23, 2019 photo, Principal Kenny DeMoss gives closing remarks during Parkersburg High School's 2019 graduation ceremony, in Parkersburg, W.Va. The West Virginia principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in the address to his school's graduating class says he didn't mean to use someone else's work. DeMoss has issued a statement saying he should have cited his sources in the speech, but asserted the ideas were his own. (Michael Erb/News and Sentinel via AP)
May 31, 2019 - 6:00 pm
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in an address to his school's graduating class says he didn't mean to use someone else's work. Parkersburg High School Principal Kenny DeMoss has issued a statement saying he should have cited his sources in...
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May 31, 2019 - 4:42 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an 11-foot (3.4-meter) alligator busted through a kitchen window and broke several bottles of red wine in a Florida home before it was captured. Police tweeted that the gator was removed from Mary Wischhusen's Clearwater condominium early Friday. No one was...
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May 31, 2019 - 4:29 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Air Force officials say their pilots did not intentionally draw male anatomy with aircraft contrails in the skies above the Phoenix area. Photos taken of a series of sky ovals near Luke Air Force Base have circulated on social media and some say the shapes resemble male genitals...
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This undated photo provided by KOMO News shows a car-share vehicle parked at a Seattle duplex. Dan Smith took exception to the car2go Mercedes that has been parked there since May 17, 2019. He says he doesn't know who parked the car there, but it wasn't one of the tenants. By the next day he had erected the barricade, preventing other customers from using the vehicle. He wants Share Now, which operates car2go, to pay storage fees. The company says it won't tolerate having its vehicle held for ransom. (KOMO News via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 6:54 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle man took exception to a car-share vehicle that was parked without permission at his duplex. So he built a fence around it. Dan Smith told KIRO-TV he doesn't know who parked the car2go Mercedes May 17, but it wasn't one of his tenants. He contacted Share Now, the company...
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Lacy Ramirez Gruss, the reading clerk in the Oregon House of Representatives, at left in red jacket, reads a bill in its entirety on the House floor at the Capitol in Salem, Ore., on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Republicans, who are in the minority in the House, have insisted since April 30 that bills be read in their entirety, not just by their summaries as is customary, in order to slow down business and try to wrest concessions from Democrats. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
May 28, 2019 - 7:12 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republicans have forced a clerk in the Oregon Legislature to read aloud every word in nearly every piece of legislation, giving granular details about farm loans, motor vehicle taxes and other government minutiae as the minority party uses the stalling tactic to try to gain...
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May 28, 2019 - 3:38 pm
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a ball python slithered out of a toilet and bit a South Florida man on the arm. Coral Springs police spokesman Chris Swinson said the man was treated at the scene after the 4-foot (1.2-meter) snake bit him when he lifted the toilet seat on Sunday morning...
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This Tuesday, May 21, 2019 speed camera picture provided by the Police in Viersen, Germany, shows a Pigeon in front of the windscreen of a car. Police in western Germany are attributing to divine intervention a speeder’s avoidance of a ticket, after a pigeon flew in front of a traffic enforcement camera at the last second. Perhaps inspired by this week’s Ascension Day national Christian holiday, Viersen police said 'the Holy Ghost must have had a plan' to help the driver. (Kreispolizeibehoerde Viersen via AP)
May 28, 2019 - 9:53 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police in western Germany say divine intervention saved a speeding driver from getting a ticket, after a pigeon photobombed a traffic enforcement camera at just the right moment. Perhaps inspired by this week's Ascension Day national Christian holiday, Viersen police said "the Holy...
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May 22, 2019 - 1:43 pm
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Construction workers have unearthed fossils in a Denver suburb that experts say could be from a rare horned dinosaur. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science said Monday that it is exploring the construction site near a retirement community in Highlands Ranch where a...
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In this Friday, May 17, 2019 photo, a sea dragon swims at the Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego in San Diego. The Southern California aquarium has built what is believed to be one of the world's largest habitats for the surreal and mythical sea dragons outside Australia, where the native populations are threatened by pollution, warming oceans and the illegal pet and alternative medicine trades. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
May 22, 2019 - 9:51 am
LA JOLLA, California (AP) — At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but then an eye moves among its leafy appendages, and ridges of tiny, translucent fins start to flutter, sending the creature gliding through the water like something from a fairy tale. A Southern California aquarium has...
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