Oddities

November 18, 2017 - 10:13 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite. Finnish experts were scrambling to calculate its trajectory and find...
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November 18, 2017 - 9:16 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite. Finnish experts were scrambling to calculate its trajectory and find...
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November 18, 2017 - 6:39 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 night's...
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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 - 6:05 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The air crew who used their U.S. Navy warplane to create a vulgar sky writing above the town of Okanogan, Washington, this week have been grounded, the U.S. Navy said Friday. An electronic warfare plane from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in western Washington state created...
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This photo provided by Bill Suthard shows an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it, decorated with tinsel and ornaments in Huntersville, N.C. The roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals. The weed has been growing unencumbered across from the Huntersville Fire Station for a year and has amassed a cult following. The fire station tweeted pictures of Cone Weed decked in tinsel and ornaments last week. (Bill Suthard via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 3:28 pm
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — At first, it was an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it. Now, the roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals. WBTV reports someone decorated the "Cone Weed" with tinsel and ornaments last week. The weed has been...
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In this photo provided by Shannon Kirkman, taxi driver Terry Samlall poses for the NYC Taxi Drivers calendar in New York. The NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar has twelve New York City cabbies smirking and smoldering their way through 2018 in a tongue-in-cheek pinup calendar that’s raising money for a venerable social-service organization. (Shannon Kirkman via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 2:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City cabbies have been called a lot of things over the years ... courteous, reckless, sometimes rude. But sexy? That's the tongue-in-cheek goal of a quirky pinup calendar featuring a dozen New York City taxi drivers smirking and smoldering in provocative poses in and around...
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November 17, 2017 - 12:56 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train. Police say 20-year-old Julio Rodriguez was arrested earlier this month after trying to steal a train from a rail yard just south of downtown Phoenix. Union Pacific Railroad workers say they were alarmed when...
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Taxi drivers Terry Samlall, left, and Luis Marte share a laugh about their photos in the NYC Taxi Drivers calendar, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 in New York. The NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar has twelve New York City cabbies smirking and smoldering their way through 2018 in a tongue-in-cheek pinup calendar that’s raising money for a venerable social-service organization. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 17, 2017 - 12:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City cabbies have been called a lot of things over the years ... courteous, reckless, sometimes rude. But sexy? That's the tongue-in-cheek goal of a quirky pinup calendar featuring a dozen New York City taxi drivers smirking and smoldering in provocative poses in and around...
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November 17, 2017 - 12:50 pm
SARVER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple is suing the police and an insurance company because they say they were handcuffed for hours in a patrol car after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana. Edward and Audrey Cramer say in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that a Nationwide Insurance Co...
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