Recent Oddities Headlines
at 15:07 on January 30, 2015, EST.
Candy maker's Deflategate chocolate football was a joke but winds up raising $20K for charity
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A dented chocolate football created by a Pennsylvania candy maker to poke fun at the New England Patriots' "Deflategate" scandal has ended up raising $20,000 for charity.
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at 16:49 on January 28, 2015, EST.
A survivor! Bart the cat crawls back from grave days after being hit by car in Florida
TAMPA, Fla. - Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and crawled back from the dead — literally.
at 12:30 on January 28, 2015, EST.
As pet reptile grows, Lithuanian student realizes it's probably not a lizard
VILNIUS, Lithuania - A baby caiman has found a new home at a Lithuanian zoo after its previous owner tried to sell it online, apparently upon realizing that the pet reptile he was raising in his bathroom wasn't a harmless lizard.
at 10:43 on January 28, 2015, EST.
Kangaroo surviving alpine winter hops his way to dispelling 'No kangaroos in Austria' slogan
VIENNA - A kangaroo is on the loose in frigid and snowy Austria, hopping his way toward dispelling a famous slogan.
at 09:27 on January 28, 2015, EST.
Police: Delaware man arrested after officers discover cocaine hidden in his prosthetic leg
DOVER, Del. - Police say a Delaware drug suspect went out on a limb to transport a stash of cocaine, but he was busted when officers discovered the drug hidden inside his prosthetic leg.
at 08:31 on January 28, 2015, EST.
Snowstorm sasquatch? Watch out for the Boston yeti, seen strolling around and hailing cabs
BOSTON - The monster storm in Boston has brought with it another monster — a yeti.
at 21:40 on January 27, 2015, EST.
Firefighters rescue 2 cows that fell through ice on pond south of Colorado Springs
FOUNTAIN, Colo. - Firefighters in Colorado have rescued two cows that plunged through the ice on a pond.
at 18:18 on January 27, 2015, EST.
New Mexico woman unaware her used van had 13 1/2 pounds of marijuana hidden inside for years
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - A woman drove a van for more than 13 years without realizing there was marijuana hidden inside.
at 08:01 on January 27, 2015, EST.
Those fish are too fishy: Belfast opportunists warned not to eat mackerel scooped off the road
BELFAST, Northern Ireland - This fish tale might be a wee bit hard to stomach.
at 18:24 on January 25, 2015, EST.
Dog gets new lease on life at Utah animal sanctuary after escaping euthanasia in Indiana
KANAB, Utah - A dog is getting a new lease on life at a Utah animal sanctuary a month after escaping a worse fate in Indiana: being euthanized and having its cremated ashes mixed with those of its late owner.
at 16:42 on January 25, 2015, EST.
Police: Man trying to break into Texas store falls through ceiling, lands in front of officer
HOUSTON - Authorities say a man's plans to break into a Houston store fell through, after he crashed through the ceiling and landed in front of police.
at 16:41 on January 25, 2015, EST.
Naked violinist files $1.1 million lawsuit over arrest outside Portland courthouse last year
PORTLAND, Ore. - A Hillsboro, Oregon, man arrested after playing a violin while naked outside the federal courthouse in Portland last year is suing police.
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