Oddities

March 26, 2018 - 7:01 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Crews have replaced a telephone pole in Providence, Rhode Island, that was being held together by duct tape. WJAR-TV reports the pole was split in two several weeks ago when it was struck by a truck. A crew with National Grid used tape to hold the pole together, and a...
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In this Thursday, March 21, 2018 photo, Steve Jalbert poses in Berlin, Vt., with the beard he plans to enter in the Make-a-Wish fund-raising contest on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Burlington, Vt. Jalbert said he was encouraged to enter the contest by people who admired his beard. One of the judges will be Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor best know as the "Most Interesting Man in the World" of the Dos Equis beer commercials. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
March 24, 2018 - 12:02 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The man made famous by being "the most interesting man in the world" while pitching Dos Equis beer is lending his expertise with his perfectly groomed facial hair by helping to judge a contest looking for the best beard in Vermont. Jonathan Goldsmith, whose close-cropped...
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In this Thursday, March 21, 2018 photo, Steve Jalbert poses in Berlin, Vt., with the beard he plans to enter in the Make-a-Wish fund-raising contest on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Burlington, Vt. Jalbert said he was encouraged to enter the contest by people who admired his beard. One of the judges will be Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor best know as the "Most Interesting Man in the World" of the Dos Equis beer commercials. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
March 24, 2018 - 11:45 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The man made famous by being "the most interesting man in the world" while pitching Dos Equis beer is lending his expertise with his perfectly coiffed facial hair by helping to judge a contest looking for the best beard in Vermont. Jonathan Goldsmith, whose close-cropped...
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March 23, 2018 - 8:30 am
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Even Father Jesus isn't above the law of man. A Mississippi city has denied a proposal for a church by a man named Father Jesus, saying he failed to have a professional engineer draw up the plans. Jesus said the church he's calling "Saints of the Most High" wouldn't be very...
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In this Wednesday, March 14, 2018 photograph Constantin Reliu speaks to media, outside a courtroom, in Vaslui, northern Romania. A Romanian court has rejected a man's claim that he's alive, after he was officially registered as deceased, according to a court spokeswoman who said that the 63-year-old man has lost his case because he appealed too late. I am a living ghost,” he said venting his frustration against local authorities and his wife who he says unlawfully took ownership of a property after he was declared dead. (Simona Voicu/Adevarul via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 9:05 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Days after one Romanian court told a man he was officially dead despite evidence to the contrary, another court has declared that a man who was truly dead could get his driving license back. A court in the northern city of Iasi on Thursday confirmed that Valerian Vasiliu...
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March 22, 2018 - 7:53 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court has ruled that a man who died last year should get his driver's license back after it overturned a ban. The court in the northern city of Iasi Thursday confirmed the ruling that Valerian Vasiliu should have his license returned and be reimbursed a fine he...
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This undated photo provided by the Vanderburgh County Jail in Evansville, Ind., shows Derrick Faria. Police said Faria took a cab to and from a bank robbery, Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Evansville and that he paid the driver with some of his stolen cash. Faria was arrested less than an hour after the robbery. (Vanderburgh County Jail via AP)
March 16, 2018 - 1:57 pm
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old Indiana man took a cab to and from a bank robbery and that he paid the driver with some of his stolen cash. Derrick Faria was arrested less than an hour after Thursday's robbery of a Fifth Third Bank branch in Evansville. The Evansville Courier...
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In this Wednesday, March 14, 2018 photograph Constantin Reliu speaks to media, outside a courtroom, in Vaslui, northern Romania. A Romanian court has rejected a man's claim that he's alive, after he was officially registered as deceased, according to a court spokeswoman who said that the 63-year-old man has lost his case because he appealed too late. I am a living ghost,” he said venting his frustration against local authorities and his wife who he says unlawfully took ownership of a property after he was declared dead. (Simona Voicu/Adevarul via AP)
March 16, 2018 - 12:22 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Constantin Reliu learned in January that he was dead. After more than 20 years of working as a cook in Turkey, the 63-year-old returned home to Romania to discover that his wife had had him officially registered as dead. He has since been living a legalistic nightmare of...
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In this Wednesday, March 14, 2018 photograph Constantin Reliu speaks to media, outside a courtroom, in Vaslui, northern Romania. A Romanian court has rejected a man's claim that he's alive, after he was officially registered as deceased, according to a court spokeswoman who said that the 63-year-old man has lost his case because he appealed too late. I am a living ghost,” he said venting his frustration against local authorities and his wife who he says unlawfully took ownership of a property after he was declared dead. (Simona Voicu/Adevarul via AP)
March 16, 2018 - 12:10 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Constantin Reliu learned in January that he was dead. After more than 20 years of working as a cook in Turkey, the 63-year-old returned home to Romania to discover that his wife had had him officially registered as dead. He has since been living a legalistic nightmare of...
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March 16, 2018 - 11:20 am
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old Indiana man took a cab to and from a bank robbery and that he paid the driver with some of his stolen cash. Derrick Faria was arrested less than an hour after Thursday's robbery of a Fifth Third Bank branch in Evansville. The Evansville Courier...
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