Recent Oddities Headlines
at 16:35 on August 01, 2014, EDT.
Man accused of stealing Boulder garbage truck may have been 'freaked' by neighbourhood police
BOULDER, Colo. - A man accused of stealing a garbage truck in Boulder this week may have been scared by officers responding to an unrelated call near his home.
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Slick commute: Semitrailer overturns on Indianapolis highway, coats lanes with butter
INDIANAPOLIS - A semitrailer has overturned on an Indianapolis interstate, spilling what police say are 45,000 pounds of packages of butter and other dairy products.
at 12:26 on July 31, 2014, EDT.
Who's got the goat? Police investigate disappearance of grand champion animal at Colorado fair
GREELEY, Colo. - Police in Greeley, Colorado, are investigating who's got the goat — a grand champion animal that vanished this week from a county fair.
at 12:24 on July 31, 2014, EDT.
Grandma writes letter thanking Idaho trooper for professionalism, kindness during traffic stop
BOISE, Idaho - A woman who got a speeding ticket while on a recent vacation to Idaho wrote a note to the Idaho State Police thanking the trooper for the kindness he showed her grandchildren during the stop.
Fisherman finds 1-in-30-million calico lobster, donates it to New Hampshire aquarium
HAMPTON, N.H. - A fisherman has caught a rare lobster that's bright orange with dark blue spots.
at 11:02 on July 30, 2014, EDT.
Police: Naked intruder fell asleep in New Mexico couple's bed, stole a soda
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed.
at 14:02 on July 30, 2014, EDT.
Mysterious crop circle on Bavarian wheat field attracts many visitors
BERLIN - Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.
at 13:09 on July 30, 2014, EDT.
Caught on the Web: Man dressed as Spider-Man fights Irishman in Dublin street, goes viral
DUBLIN - Dublin's friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man has become a social media phenomenon after being caught on video fighting a man who allegedly tried to steal his money.
Twice as nice: Indianapolis man celebrating 2nd $1 million lottery ticket win in past 3 months
INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis man has won two $1 million lottery prizes in the past three months.
at 09:02 on July 30, 2014, EDT.
More charges laid in police pursuit that ended on Corner Gas movie set
ROULEAU, - New charges have been laid against a 27-year-old woman from Okotoks, Alta., after a police pursuit across southern Saskatchewan that ended on the set of the "Corner Gas" movie.
at 14:09 on July 29, 2014, EDT.
Couple wants to add 'Seamonster' to names; Massachusetts court to hear petition
HOLYOKE, Mass. - Sea monsters may exist only in the imagination, but a Massachusetts couple wants to make them part of their names.
at 13:58 on July 28, 2014, EDT.
Strip club endorses Democratic pastor from Arizona in a close race for Congress
PHOENIX - An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, says he's happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix.
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