Recent Oddities Headlines
at 20:30 on May 22, 2013, EDT.
Veterinary surgeons remove basketball-sized hairball from tiger in US that stopped eating
CLEARWATER, Fla. - It's not unusual for a cat to get a hairball, but a 400-pound (180-kilogram) tiger needed help from veterinary surgeons when he couldn't hack up a soccer ball-sized hairball by himself.
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at 11:59 on May 21, 2013, EDT.
Move over Usain! Feathered Bolt sells for $400,000 after only 1 year in priciest pigeon sale
BRUSSELS - Flying high above Europe's economic crisis, a local lightning-fast pigeon called Bolt became the world's most expensive racing bird when his Belgian breeder sold it for 310,000 euros ($400,000) to a Chinese businessman.
at 13:19 on May 17, 2013, EDT.
US zoo looking into conception mystery after birth of anteater; no male in pen
GREENWICH, Conn. - An anteater has given birth at a Connecticut conservation centre, prompting officials there to wonder how the mother conceived.
at 08:32 on May 16, 2013, EDT.
2 candidates tied in mayoral election in Philippines flip coin to decide winner
MANILA, Philippines - What do you do when two candidates running for mayor in the Philippines get exactly the same number of votes? You get them to toss a coin.
at 21:53 on May 13, 2013, EDT.
NY police officer trying to help cat in tree gets stuck, needs fire department to get him down
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Authorities say a New York police officer who tried to rescue a cat stuck in a tree got caught himself and needed a little help getting back down to the ground.
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