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Odd & Unusual

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A 74-year-old man leaped into a Florida pond and wrestled open the jaws of an alligator that lunged from the water to attack his three-month-old puppy.

By Carrie Clauson November 30, 2020
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Rocky, the stowaway owl, is back in the wild.

By Associated Press November 30, 2020
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A customer left a $3,000 tip for a single beer as a restaurant voluntarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Associated Press November 27, 2020
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HALLE, Belgium — New Kim is worth her weight in gold and then some — actually much, much more.

By RAF CASERT Associated Press November 26, 2020
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A hulking, never-occupied building sardonically likened to a robot’s head that has loomed over the Russian city of Kaliningrad for decades is to be demolished next year, the region’s governor says.

By Associated Press November 21, 2020
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Cooking chickens in a Yellowstone hot spring landed three people in hot water.

November 16, 2020
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A man who crashed his car into a Montana grocery store and fled the scene was later arrested after running nude through a nearby retirement home, police said.

By Associated Press November 16, 2020
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A Michigan couple whose large family attracted attention by growing to include 14 sons has welcomed their first daughter nearly three decades after the birth of their first child.

By Associated Press November 16, 2020
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Gorillas are highly sociable animals –- up to a point. A crowded mountain can make silverbacks more violent, scientists say.

By Christina Larson, Associated Press November 9, 2020
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The Wisconsin State Patrol had a little advice for a guy who transported a snowmobile by strapping it to the roof of his Toyota Corolla: Bad idea.

November 9, 2020
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A young Ukrainian tourist lost an arm and an Egyptian tour guide a leg in a rare shark attack at the end of October off Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, officials said.

By Associated Press November 9, 2020
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A former birdkeeper who stole a pair of penguins from a British zoo and sold them on Facebook was sentenced last Friday to 32 months in prison.

By Associated Press November 9, 2020
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A giant iceberg the size of the U.S. state of Delaware is floating toward the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, raising fears it could indirectly endanger young wildlife.

By Associated Press November 9, 2020
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Authorities say a 10-foot Burmese python was removed from under the hood of a car in Florida.

By Associated Press November 9, 2020
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The train was left perched upon one of two tailfins known as “flukes” several yards above the ground.

By Associated Press November 9, 2020
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Scientists say they have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago.

By Associated Press November 9, 2020
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McRib, the fast-food sandwich that went viral before viral was a thing, is back.

November 9, 2020
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It’s a beetle that can withstand bird pecks, animal stomps and even being rolled over by a Toyota Camry. Now scientists are studying what the bug’s crush-resistant shell could teach them about designing stronger planes and buildings.

By Marion Renault, Associated Press October 28, 2020
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Andrew Orkin was taking a break from his evening jog to sit by Prospect Park Lake when he turned around and was startled to see a tangle of wriggling snakes.

By Marion Renault, The Associated Press October 26, 2020
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Rudolph and his still-shiny nose are getting a new home, and it’s bound to be a lot nicer than the Island of Misfit Toys.

By Associated Press October 26, 2020
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Police said Friday they arrested a man suspected of stealing a ring-tailed lemur from the San Francisco Zoo, where officials rewarded a 5-year-old boy who helped recapture the endangered primate with a lifetime membership.

By Associated Press October 26, 2020
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Researchers have discovered fossils of a tiny burrowing reptile among a vast expanse of petrified wood in eastern Arizona.

By Associated Press October 26, 2020
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Law enforcement officers who pulled a driver over for a traffic violation in Mississippi allegedly discovered about 37 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside a spare tire stashed in the vehicle.

By Associated Press October 26, 2020
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Police in Oslo, Norway, have seized a tuned, privately-owned electric scooter with a top speed of 58 kilometers per hour (36 mph), which is nearly three times the speed limit for it.

By Associated Press October 26, 2020
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Finnish carrier Finnair will start selling business class airplane food in supermarkets in a move to keep its catering staff employed and to offer a taste of the airline experience to those missing flying in the COVID-19 times.

By Jari Tanner, Associated Press October 19, 2020

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