Oddities

This Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, photo provided by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol shows elephants being transferred to another trailer for transportation to Iowa after the floor of the trailer they were riding in started to give way on U.S. 69 near Eufaula, Okla. A veterinarian from the area helped move the pachyderms. (Oklahoma Highway Patrol via AP)
January 25, 2018 - 4:24 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A circus that owns four elephants that were briefly stranded this week along an Oklahoma roadway also had a pachyderm escape its enclosure and roam free through a Wisconsin residential neighborhood last summer, federal records show. A female Carson & Barnes Circus elephant...
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January 25, 2018 - 4:23 pm
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey couple recently changed their wedding venue from a judge's chambers to a courthouse bathroom after a relative had an asthma attack. Brian and Maria Schulz were set to tie the knot on Jan. 2 when the groom's mother had difficulty breathing. She was taken to a women...
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This Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, photo provided by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol shows elephants being transferred to another trailer for transportation to Iowa after the floor of the trailer they were riding in started to give way on U.S. 69 near Eufaula, Okla. A veterinarian from the area helped move the pachyderms. (Oklahoma Highway Patrol via AP)
January 25, 2018 - 3:55 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A circus that owns four elephants that were briefly stranded this week along an Oklahoma roadway also had a pachyderm escape its enclosure and roam free through a Wisconsin residential neighborhood last summer, federal records show. A female Carson & Barnes Circus elephant...
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January 25, 2018 - 11:58 am
EUFAULA, Okla. (AP) — Deer, cattle and horse sightings are common in Oklahoma, but not elephants. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says four circus elephants were spotted briefly on a roadside Wednesday after the truck carrying them to Iowa broke down. Trooper Dwight Durant said Thursday that the floor...
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January 25, 2018 - 11:53 am
LYNN, Mass. (AP) — An anonymous donor has paid a more than $600 veterinarian bill for a cat rescued from a Massachusetts apartment fire. The Daily Item reports that the 1-year-old cat named Christopher survived the fire earlier this month that left his owner homeless, but required a week at an...
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January 25, 2018 - 10:28 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A farmyard cow in Poland has chosen freedom this winter, roaming with a herd of bison for three months after escaping its pen. The cow has been spotted following the bison across meadows bordering the Bialowieza Forest in eastern Poland as they forage for food. Rafal Kowalczyk...
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January 25, 2018 - 9:59 am
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey couple recently changed their wedding venue from a judge's chambers to a courthouse bathroom after a relative had an asthma attack. Brian and Maria Schulz were set to tie the knot when the groom's mother had difficulty breathing. She was taken to a women's room at...
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January 25, 2018 - 7:48 am
MIAMI (AP) — Looking for stripper poles, a coffin with cherry red lining and a velociraptor? You might want to check out the upcoming auction of gaudy items that decorated two mansions once owned by a former developer in South Florida. The Miami Herald reports the former estate of Thomas Kramer...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016, file photo, Grumpy Cat poses for photos with her owner, Tabatha Bundesen, in New York. According to documents obtained by The Washington Post, Bundesen won a lawsuit first filed three years ago against the Grenade beverage company. She signed on for the cat to endorse a “Grumpy Cat Grumpuccino,” but the company subsequently used the cat’s image to help sell other products, which an eight-person jury on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, found was unauthorized. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 25, 2018 - 1:37 am
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — It still won't make her smile, but Grumpy Cat has won some scratch. A California jury gave the furry frown queen more than $700,000 this week in a federal lawsuit over the use of her identity. According to documents obtained by The Washington Post, owner Tabatha Bundesen of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016, file photo, Grumpy Cat poses for photos with her owner, Tabatha Bundesen, in New York. According to documents obtained by The Washington Post, Bundesen won a lawsuit first filed three years ago against the Grenade beverage company. She signed on for the cat to endorse a “Grumpy Cat Grumpuccino,” but the company subsequently used the cat’s image to help sell other products, which an eight-person jury on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, found was unauthorized. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 25, 2018 - 1:23 am
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — It still won't make her smile, but Grumpy Cat has won some scratch. A California jury gave the furry frown queen more than $700,000 this week in a federal lawsuit over the use of her identity. According to documents obtained by The Washington Post, owner Tabatha Bundesen of...
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