Odd & Unusual

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When her cellphone's service went down this week because of an AT&T network outage, Bernice Hudson didn't panic.

By By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press February 27, 2024
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Whales sing loud enough that their songs travel through the ocean, but the mechanics behind that has been a mystery.

By By MARIA CHENG, Associated Press February 27, 2024
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A Colorado man who died after getting bitten by a Gila monster was hardly alone in having the gnarly looking lizard for a pet.

By By MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press February 27, 2024
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Astronomers have discovered what may be the brightest object in the universe, a quasar with a black hole at its heart growing so fast that it swallows the equivalent of a sun a day.

By By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer February 20, 2024
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It's not yet known what killed an endangered fin whale, but people can marvel at the large marine mammal as it decomposes on an Oregon beach.

By By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press February 19, 2024
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Paul McCartney no longer gently weeps for his original bass guitar.

By By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press February 19, 2024
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They couldn't see it, but they could hear it.

By ERALDO PERES and ELÉONORE HUGHES, Associated Press February 13, 2024
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Shipwreck hunters have discovered a merchant ship that sank in Lake Superior in 1940, taking its captain with it, during a storm off Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

February 13, 2024
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One of the great interspecies love stories of our time has come to an end.

By ASHRAF KHALIL, Associated Press February 2, 2024
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Even by Alaska standards, there is a lot of snow this winter.

By MARK THIESSEN, Associated Press February 2, 2024
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A truck hauling zebras and camels for a series of weekend circus performances caught fire early Saturday on a northeastern Indiana highway, prompting a police rescue of the animals, which roamed along the freeway, some munching on grass.

January 28, 2024
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Researchers say a rhinoceros was impregnated through embryo transfer in the first successful use of a method that might later make it possible to save the nearly extinct northern white rhino subspecies.

By TOM ODULA, Associated Press January 26, 2024
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The aging reformed mobster who has admitted stealing a pair of ruby slippers that Judy Garland wore in "The Wizard of Oz" gave into the temptation of "one last score" after an old mob associate led him to believe the famous shoes must be adorned with real jewels to justify their $1 million insured value.

By JOSH FUNK, Associated Press January 23, 2024
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Benito the giraffe has left Mexico's northern border and its extreme weather conditions and is headed for a conservation park in central Mexico, where the climate is more akin to his natural habitat and already a home to other giraffes.

By ALICIA FERNÁNDEZ, Associated Press January 22, 2024
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In what's become an annual winter tradition, hundreds of people carrying torches set fire to a giant wooden beetle effigy in Custer, South Dakota, to raise awareness of the destructive impact of the mountain pine beetle on forest land in the Black Hills.

January 21, 2024


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