Odd News Stories

Stories that lean towards the unusual

Hoe no! Facebook snafu spells trouble for gardening group

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Moderating a Facebook gardening group in western New York is not without challenges. There are complaints of wooly bugs, inclement weather and the novice...

Florida man tries to throw live gator onto building’s roof

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DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. — A Florida man told police officers he was “teaching it a lesson" when he tried to throw a live...

Deputy helps hoof wayward cows home along Michigan road

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MASON, Mich. — A sheriff’s deputy hoofed it for 3 miles along a two-lane Michigan road to help guide eight wayward cows back to...

Gutter ball: Michigan man finds 160 bowling balls under home

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NORTON SHORES, Mich. — A Michigan man made a striking discovery under his house when he went to demolish his back stairs: about 160...

Salon owner sells business for $1 to ‘worthy’ employee

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Salon owner Pio Imperati took a chance and hired hairstylist Kathy Moura right out of technical high school 15 years...

Eye-popping 6,000 fake lashes seized at New Orleans airport

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NEW ORLEANS — Three thousand pairs of fake eyelashes have been seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents after officials determined they were...

Trooper performs Heimlich after motorist chokes on marijuana

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ROOTSTOWN, Ohio — An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper successfully performed the Heimlich maneuver after a man allegedly attempted to swallow a bag of...

Dig at Pilgrim and Native American memorial sparks intrigue

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Archaeologists combing a hill near Plymouth Rock where a park will be built in tribute to the Pilgrims and their Native American predecessors have...

Glue gaffe: 2 men freed in Greece after drug bust mix-up

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THESSALONIKI, Greece — A public prosecutor in northern Greece cleared two men arrested on drug trafficking charges after authorities acknowledged that a white substance...

Colby would be official Wisconsin cheese under bill

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MADISON, Wis. — In cheese-obsessed Wisconsin, which proudly touts itself as America's Dairyland, the dairy cow is the official domestic animal, milk is the...