Oddities

February 18, 2018 - 9:30 am
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York's Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words "Washington's hair." A librarian who had been cataloging old books gingerly opened the yellowed envelope to find a lock of...
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February 18, 2018 - 9:28 am
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York college says it has discovered a lock of George Washington's hair pressed in the pages of an old book. While officials at Union College in Schenectady can't say for sure it's the real deal, the historical evidence is there. Library archivists found the snippet in...
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February 18, 2018 - 9:26 am
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York college says it has discovered a lock of George Washington's hair pressed in the pages of an old book. While officials at Union College in Schenectady can't say for sure it's the real deal, the historical evidence is there. Library archivists found the snippet in...
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February 15, 2018 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Feel as though you're in the dark when it comes to the underwater world? New York's American Museum of Natural History is working on just the solution: a floor-to-ceiling installation depicting creatures that glow. Photographers got a sneak peek on Thursday as one of the...
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February 14, 2018 - 11:39 am
BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — A high school in southeast Idaho was briefly placed on lockdown after a bull escaped an auction yard and stormed past the campus. The Times-News reports the Black Angus bull rampaged across the town of Burley on Tuesday, trampling over signs and charging at people before...
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February 14, 2018 - 11:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police are investigating a case of severe pizza stalking in the western town of Dortmund. Police are looking for someone who's bombarded a lawyer by sending scores of pizzas to his office. They said Wednesday the annoyed lawyer pressed charges in January but told them he had no...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 23, 2017, file photo, Frank Kerrigan holds onto a photograph of his three children John, Carole, and Frank, near Wildomar, Calif. A family who thought they had buried their loved one only to found out he was alive 11 days after his funeral is now suing the California county responsible for what they say started as a mix-up but became a cover-up. (Andrew Foulk/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
February 13, 2018 - 9:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relatives who thought they had buried their loved one only to find out he was alive 11 days after his funeral sued a California county Tuesday. The suit filed by Frank Kerrigan's family accuses the Orange County Coroner's Office of negligence, concealment and intentional...
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A penguin gets a heart-shaped nesting material from biologist Spencer Rennerfeldt at the California Academy of Sciences Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in San Francisco. Academy staff handed out the hearts to the penguins who naturally use similar material to build nests in the wild. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
February 13, 2018 - 6:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Penguins are looking for love with big red hearts at a San Francisco aquarium. In what has become an annual Valentine's Day tradition, biologists handed out red felt hearts to the 14 African penguins at the California Academy of Sciences on Tuesday. The animals grabbed the...
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February 13, 2018 - 11:34 am
JOHNSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — Railway workers in the Adirondacks have been trying to move a derailed locomotive that has been left running for a week. The Post-Star reports the Saratoga & North Creek Railway locomotive went off the tracks in Johnsburg, New York, on Feb. 6 while it was being used to...
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February 13, 2018 - 8:10 am
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman who claims to be a psychic has been convicted of scamming people — again. WRC-TV reports Gina Marie Marks, who worked under the name Natalie Miller, pleaded guilty Friday to multiple counts of felony theft for stealing $340,000 from five people who sought help...
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