Oddities

November 21, 2017 - 7:33 am
LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A report of a car crashing into a pizza and ice cream shop on Long Island turned out to be a scene for a film starring Billy Crystal. Police in Long Beach tell Newsday that officers and firefighters were dispatched Monday morning after someone reported a vehicle had crashed...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2015, file photo, shoppers carry bags as they cross a pedestrian walkway near Macy's in Herald Square, in New York. At Macy's flagship store in New York, a chance to sit on Santa Claus' lap is by appointment only in 2017, for the first time ever. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
November 20, 2017 - 12:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Santa Claus may be coming to town, but you'll need a reservation to see him. At Macy's flagship store on 34th Street in New York, a chance to sit on Saint Nick's lap is by appointment only this year, for the first time ever. Starting Monday, eager families can go online to sign up...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2015, file photo, shoppers carry bags as they cross a pedestrian walkway near Macy's in Herald Square, in New York. At Macy's flagship store in New York, a chance to sit on Santa Claus' lap is by appointment only in 2017, for the first time ever. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
November 20, 2017 - 8:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Santa Claus may be coming to town, but you'll need a reservation to see him. At Macy's flagship store on 34th Street in New York, a chance to sit on Saint Nick's lap is by appointment only this year, for the first time ever. Starting Monday, eager families can go online to sign up...
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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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