Recent Oddities Headlines
at 09:26 on November 26, 2014, EST.
Your plane gets stuck? Russians from the Arctic are willing to give it a push
MOSCOW - In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway.
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at 22:54 on November 25, 2014, EST.
Man facing felony charge after Colorado sheriff's deputies say he pointed banana at them
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A man is facing a felony menacing charge after two western Colorado sheriff's deputies say he pointed a banana at them and they thought it was a gun.
at 13:30 on November 25, 2014, EST.
Seattle mayor pardons tofu turkey for Thanksgiving to draw attention to hunger in community
SEATTLE - As Thanksgiving approaches, Tofurkys in Seattle can breathe easy, even if real turkeys can't.
at 14:04 on November 25, 2014, EST.
Police: New Mexico man posts photos of stolen guns on Facebook, which victim spotted
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he posted Facebook photos of stolen guns from an unsolved burglary.
Southwest Ohio family recovers missing 400-pound concrete Sasquatch statue
CINCINNATI - A southwest Ohio family is searching for Sasquatch no longer.
at 08:56 on November 21, 2014, EST.
Furry mystery: New Mexico woman's kitten that ran away on Halloween somehow ends up in Maine
WESTBROOK, Maine - A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery.
at 21:04 on November 20, 2014, EST.
No nut too tough: Oregon holiday festival commissions 41-foot, 16,000-pound nutcracker
ROSEBURG, Ore. - Sponsors of the annual holiday festival near Roseburg have commissioned a whopper of a centerpiece — a wooden nutcracker intended to stand 41 feet tall, weigh more than 16,000 pounds and work its jaw with enough force to crush coconuts.
at 17:02 on November 19, 2014, EST.
Cuban couple domesticates large Caribbean rodents called hutias
BAINOA, Cuba - Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets.
at 10:27 on November 18, 2014, EST.
Police: New Mexico theft suspect tried to escape by climbing through hospital's ceiling tiles
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico State Police say a woman suspected of stealing a vehicle tried to escape from custody by climbing through ceiling tiles at a hospital where she was being treated.
at 15:28 on November 14, 2014, EST.
Biology class test with question referring to 'big bootie' pulled from Charlotte high school
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Officials in a North Carolina school district have pulled a class assignment in a genetics test that referred to a "big bootie."
at 15:28 on November 13, 2014, EST.
Maternal bonds: Florida woman and her daughter both give birth at same hospital on same day
FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Florida mother and daughter have given a new meaning to family togetherness: Both women gave birth at the same hospital on the same day.
at 15:24 on November 13, 2014, EST.
Not dead: Michigan man has to convince election workers he's not dead before voting
LEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Dale Hopfinger ran into a problem while trying to vote in Michigan: He was told he was dead.
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