Oddities

April 12, 2017 - 7:42 am
GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — After nearly six decades and millions of newspapers delivered, Mel Rulison has called it quits. The 87-year-old retired last Sunday as a route driver for The Leader-Herald, a 7,500-circulation daily afternoon paper published in Gloversville, in New York's Mohawk Valley...
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April 11, 2017 - 1:50 pm
HAVRE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana resident who wrote "sexual favors" in the memo line on a check to pay his property taxes is complaining that the check hasn't been cashed. Scott Dion of the city of Havre says he sent the check for $745.77 to the local treasurer last November. Dion tells the Billings...
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April 11, 2017 - 12:28 pm
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Great Britain doesn't exist in Slovakia. There's an institution with a power to issue fines of up to 6,600 euros ($7,000) for those who would disagree. The state Geodesy, Cartography and Cadaster Authority has warned Slovakian media that a 1995 law says the country that...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, a United Airlines passenger plane lands at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Twitter users are poking fun at United's tactics in having a man removed from an overbooked Chicago to Louisville flight on April 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
April 11, 2017 - 10:54 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A day after viral videos of a bloodied man being dragged off an overbooked United Express flight at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport by aviation security fueled criticism of the airline, Twitter users poked fun at the airline's tactics. "We overbooked but you pay the price," ''...
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FILE - This Friday, March 21, 2014, file photo, shows a Wendy's restaurant in Providence, R.I. A Nevada teen's joke Twitter campaign to win a year of free chicken nuggets from Wendy’s may become the platform’s most retweeted post of all time. Carter Wilkinson launched the effort on April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
April 11, 2017 - 10:24 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A teen's Twitter stunt to win a year of free chicken nuggets from Wendy's might become the platform's most retweeted post of all time. Carter Wilkinson asked the fast food chain on Twitter last week how many retweets it would take for him to get free nuggets for a year. Wendy's...
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April 10, 2017 - 3:09 pm
POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania volunteer fire company says it has canceled this year's Easter egg hunt for children because of "unruly" parents in past years. The Norco Fire Company in North Coventry Township says on its Facebook page the annual children's event won't be held this year...
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The Saturday, April 8, 2017 photo provided by the police in Dachau shows a convertible car that was hit by a flush of liquid manure in Altomuenster near Munich, southern Germany. A farmer who didn't close the top lid of his manure barrel took a curve and a flush of liquid manure spilled out in the very moment when a man and his daughter approached. (Police Dachau via AP)
April 10, 2017 - 10:43 am
BERLIN (AP) — One can only imagine the expletives uttered by a Bavarian driver and his teenage daughter after a farmer accidentally filled their convertible with a trailer full of manure. German police say the incident happened Saturday near the town of Altomuenster, about 30 kilometers northeast...
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Sergio Garcia, of Spain, celebrates at the green jacket ceremony after the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 10, 2017 - 9:10 am
DENVILLE, N.J. (AP) — An authentic green jacket from Augusta National Golf Club that was once bought for $5 at a thrift store has sold at auction for more than $139,000. Green Jacket Auctions says the distinctive sport coat worn by members of the famed Georgia club and presented each year to the...
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April 09, 2017 - 7:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston college is presenting honorary bachelor's degrees to six members of a New Hampshire family, five of them posthumously. Wentworth Institute of Technology said the members of the Downing family graduated with two-year degrees between 1914 and 1965. The surviving Wentworth...
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Phil Regan, 80, an assistant minor league pitching coordinator, throws batting practice with New York Mets players before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, April 7, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 07, 2017 - 7:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — On the second day of his life as an octogenarian, former big league pitcher Phil Regan walked out to the infield and threw batting practice for the New York Mets. On a brisk afternoon before Friday night's game against the Miami Marlins, Regan took his tosses from about 30 feet,...
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