Odd Side – August 27, 2019

TSA: Man Checked Missile Launcher in Luggage at BWI

BALTIMORE (AP) – Federal officials say they’ve found a missile launcher in a man’s luggage at the airport in Baltimore.

The Transportation Security Administration said in a statement that the military grade weapon was located in the man’s checked luggage at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

TSA officers called airport police, who found the man and detained him for questioning. The unidentified traveler said he was in the military and coming home from Kuwait. He said he wanted to keep the weapon as a souvenir.

The TSA said the missile launcher was “not a live device.” But it was handed over to the state fire marshal for disposal.

The man lives in Jacksonville, Texas, which is about 115 miles east of Dallas. He was ultimately allowed to catch his flight home.

Twins on Way to Twins Festival Pulled Over for Second Time

TWINSBURG, Ohio (AP) – Twin brothers driving separately to the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, say each got pulled over for the second time in two years.

But this time they got off without a ticket and just a laugh.

Andy Baker says he and his twin brother Chad were driving from Nashville, Tennessee, to Twinsburg in northeastern Ohio on Thursday when they were stopped.

He says they were pulled over because the trooper thought the identical twins had identical license plates.

But there’s a slight difference because one plate has a zero, while the other has the letter O.

Baker told WEWS in Cleveland that the trooper got a good laugh out of it and was a good sport.

He says the brothers weren’t so lucky last year when they got tickets for speeding.

All Hands On Duck! Drivers Stop For Dozens of Ducks

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) – Dozens of ducklings have made a bid to create the world’s cutest traffic jam in a Maine city.

Even Make Way for Ducklings author Robert McCloskey couldn’t have envisioned a scene like the one in Biddeford on Wednesday morning.

Biddeford resident Karen Ramunno captured the scene on video as a mother duck guided 45 ducklings across a five-lane road.

The mother duck shepherded the babies across in two waves, one of 22 and another of 23. WCSH reports the impromptu duckling parade brought traffic to a standstill in both directions.

All made it across safely.

The adult duck was not likely the parent to all the young.

One possible explanation for the abnormally large brood is that some bird species will group fledglings together to make it easier to care for them.