Odd Side

Odd Side – June 25, 2019

Metal Turtle Sculpture at Boston Playground Burns Children BOSTON (AP) – Boston authorities have covered a new turtle sculpture at a playground after several parents complained that the bronze model…

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Odd Side – June 18, 2019

Road Closes When Bee Boxes Fall Off University Truck PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Traffic was disrupted in a Washington state city when boxes holding thousands of bees fell off a…

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Odd Side – June 4, 2019

Snake Turns Up in Washing Machine Smelling ‘Like Downy’ EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) – An escaped pet snake that apparently slithered into a suburban Chicago family’s washing machine ended up smelling…

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Odd Side – May 28, 2019

Massachusetts Town to Fine People Who Pilfer Beach Rocks WESTPORT, Mass. (AP) – A Massachusetts town is sick of homeowners and businesses raiding its beaches for free landscaping materials. So…

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Odd Side – May 21, 2019

Thai Oil Rig Workers Rescue Dog Swimming 135 Miles Offshore BANGKOK (AP) – A dog found swimming more than 135 miles from shore by workers on an oil rig crew…

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Odd Side – May 14, 2019

Watching Ice Melt? Residents Compete to Guess Time of Thaw WEST DANVILLE, Vt. (AP) – It’s officially spring in one northeastern Vermont community, where people bought tickets to guess when…

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Odd Side – May 7, 2019

Firefighter Recruitment Ad Touts ‘Low Pay, Cool Helmet’ CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri county trying to recruit new firefighters is getting real with its sales pitch, saying in…

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Odd Side – April 30, 2019

Bad Idea: Pouring Gas on Wet Ballfield, Setting It On Fire RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (AP) – Authorities say it could cost over $50,000 to repair a Connecticut baseball diamond where somebody…

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Odd Side – April 9, 2019

Squirrels Are Damaging Some Maple Syrup Operations DANVILLE, Vt. (AP) – Maple syrup producers have more than the weather to worry about. Frenetic squirrels are chomping on equipment, crimping the…

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Odd Side – April 2, 2019

Knitting With a Repurpose: Woman Makes Suit of Plastic Bags GREECE, N.Y. (AP) – Rosa Ferrigno’s new suit takes recycling to an extreme — she knitted it from more than…

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Odd Side – March 26, 2019

Lost Rings Returned to Boston Couple BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two rings lost in the snow at a Connecticut highway rest stop nearly month ago have been found and returned…

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Odd Side – March 19, 2019

Rare Sea Creature Washes Ashore in Southern California SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) – A 7-foot sea creature that washed ashore in Southern California has been identified as a hoodwinker sunfish,…

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Odd Side – March 12, 2019

Teacher Wins $10K for Reading Fine Print in Insurance Policy ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida insurance company has awarded a Georgia high school teacher $10,000 for reading the…

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Odd Side – March 5, 2019

House Call Turns Into Horse Call for Police in Minnesota INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say a suburban Minneapolis resident reported a strange intruder in her basement. It…

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Odd Side – February 26, 2019

Volunteer Discovers $4,000 Inside Donated Book in Phoenix PHOENIX (AP) — KPNX reports that volunteer Cathy McAllister was sorting books for a charity book sale in Phoenix last weekend when…

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Odd Side – February 12, 2019

Idaho Looks Into Loud Cannon Fire at Governor’s Inauguration BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho National Guard’s commanding officer says he will look into 19 startlingly loud ceremonial canon blasts that…

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Elephant Seals Take Over California Beach During Shutdown SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A colony of elephant seals took over a beach in Northern California during the government shutdown when there…

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Odd Side – January 29, 2019

German Man Survives Ride Between Two Train Cars at 125 Mph BERLIN (AP) – Police say a German man who ducked out of a train for a cigarette during a…

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Odd Side – January 22, 2019

Austrian Train Workers Rescue Wild Goat Buried in Snowdrift BERLIN (AP) — Austrian news agency APA reported Wednesday two workers leapt out of the train and shoveled through the snow…

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Odd Side – January 15, 2019

Cincinnati Zoo’s Premature Hippo Fiona Hits Big Milestone CINCINNATI (AP) – The Cincinnati Zoo is celebrating another milestone for its famous premature baby hippo. The zoo said Wednesday that Fiona…

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