Oddities

April 10, 2018 - 7:20 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers renovating the old Dayton's department store in downtown Minneapolis have discovered a mystery: the mummified remains of a monkey. Crews found the carcass last week in an air duct on the seventh floor of the century-old building. Cailin Rogers is a spokeswoman for the...
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This photo provided by Paul Cyr shows a massive ice carousel that's 427 feet in diameter on Saturday, April 7, 2018, on a frozen lake in Sinclair, Maine. Volunteers say it’s large enough to beat the old record held by a town in Finland; four outboard engines were used to make it rotate. (AP Photo/Paul Cyr)
April 07, 2018 - 4:39 pm
SINCLAIR, Maine (AP) — Residents in a Maine town believe they've created the world's largest ice carousel on a frozen lake. About 100 volunteers cut a circle in the ice that's 427 feet (130 meters) in diameter, and they used four outboard boat motors to get it rotating on Saturday. It happened in...
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April 07, 2018 - 11:12 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian cyclist has set off on Saturday from the heart of downtown Cairo heading to Moscow to support Egypt's national soccer team in the World Cup. Mohammed Nufal, 24, embarked on the long-haul journey from the famed Tahrir Square and is planning to traverse seven countries across...
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April 07, 2018 - 9:35 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian cyclist has set off from the heart of downtown Cairo heading to Moscow to support Egypt's national soccer team participating in the World Cup. Twenty-four year old Mohammed Ibn Nufal embarked on the long-haul journey Friday and is planning to cross seven countries including...
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April 05, 2018 - 1:20 pm
WINSLOW, Maine (AP) — A traveling petting zoo in Maine says its reindeer has unexpectedly given birth to the first baby reindeer in the state in more than 20 years. Pony X-Press co-owner Ed Papsis says the reindeer is a dark brown female calf and it was born at a farm on Easter Sunday. Papsis tells...
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April 04, 2018 - 9:15 am
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police are investigating reports of "zombie-like" raccoons in northeast Ohio. WKBN-TV reports Youngstown police have received more than a dozen calls in the past three weeks about raccoons acting strangely in the daytime. Photographer Robert Coggeshall says he was playing...
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This image from video provided by the Los Angeles Fire Department shows firefighters dropping a video camera down a large hole Sunday, April 1, 2018, next to where a 13-year-old boy fell through through the small hole at right into a river of sewage in the Griffith Park area of Los Angeles. Jesse Hernandez was swept away and spent more than 12 hours in the toxic environment of the sewer system before being rescued. (Capt. Erik Scott/Los Angeles Fire Department via AP)
April 02, 2018 - 7:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was miraculously rescued Monday after falling into a river of sewage in Los Angeles, getting swept away and spending more than 12 hours in the city's toxic and mazelike underground sewer system. Jesse Hernandez had been playing with other children on wooden...
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Firefighters search for a 13-year-old boy in a hole near the LA River at the 134 and 5 Freeway interchange Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. The 13-year-old boy, who fell into a drainage pipe during a family Easter outing at a Los Angeles park, was found alive early Monday following a frantic, 12-hour search of the underground system, authorities said. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times via AP)
April 02, 2018 - 3:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was miraculously rescued Monday after falling into a river of sewage in Los Angeles, getting swept away and spending more than 12 hours in the toxic environment of the city's mazelike underground pipeline system. Jesse Hernandez had been playing with other...
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Firefighters search for a 13-year-old boy in a hole near the LA River at the 134 and 5 Freeway interchange Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. The 13-year-old boy, who fell into a drainage pipe during a family Easter outing at a Los Angeles park, was found alive early Monday following a frantic, 12-hour search of the underground system, authorities said. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times via AP)
April 02, 2018 - 3:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was miraculously rescued Monday after falling into a river of sewage in Los Angeles, getting swept away and spending more than 12 hours in the toxic environment of the city's mazelike underground pipeline system. Jesse Hernandez had been playing with other...
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March 31, 2018 - 11:59 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio woman has given new meaning to baby on board. WXIX-TV reports Tiffany and Patrick Stone, of Camp Dennison, were headed to an Anderson Township hospital Friday morning not long after Tiffany's water broke for the delivery of their third child. But Ember Ray Stone wasn't...
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