Oddities

November 17, 2017 - 12:04 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Residents of the town of Okanogan, Washington, got quite an air show courtesy of the U.S. Navy. Officials for Naval Air Station Whidbey Island say one of their planes created sky writings in the shape of male genitals in the skies over the rural community on Thursday. Many...
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November 17, 2017 - 9:01 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 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 17, 2017 - 8:12 am
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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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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November 16, 2017 - 9:57 am
BOLTON, Conn. (AP) — An election for the governing board of a small Connecticut town has been decided by a coin toss. The Journal-Inquirer reports that Republican Michael Eremita on Tuesday kept his seat on Bolton's five-member Board of Selectmen with a coin-toss win over Democratic challenger Kim...
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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 - 6:29 am
TOKYO (AP) — Haruyuki Sano traveled 1 ½ hours for a taste of the same cheeseburger U.S. President Donald Trump ate with Japan's prime minister during his visit last week. "It tasted great, like steak," the pastry-maker said after savoring the 100 percent U.S. Angus beef Colby Jack Cheeseburger at...
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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 - 4:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — Haruyuki Sano traveled 1 ½ hours for a taste of the same cheeseburger President Donald Trump ate with the Japanese prime minister during his visit last week. "It tasted great, like steak," the pastry-maker said, after savoring the 100 percent U.S. Angus beef Colby Jack Cheeseburger at...
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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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President Donald Trump looks for bottle water as he pauses while speaking about his trip to Asia in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 15, 2017 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump had his own water bottle moment. Trump paused an address to the nation Wednesday to reach for water during a blow-by-blow account of his five-nation trip to Asia. Trump first reached into the lectern, to no avail, and required help from others in the room to...
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