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Giant rabbit dies after United Airlines flight to United States
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
A 3-foot-long giant rabbit died at a United Airlines pet holding facility in Chicago following a flight from London, in another embarrassment for the airline as it struggles with a global backlash this month over a passenger dragged from his seat. The 10-month-old Continental Giant breed rabbit named Simon, who was tipped to become one of the world's largest rabbits, had appeared to be in good condition upon arrival at the facility at Chicago's O'Hare airport, an airline spokesman said. Simon was due to be picked up by a celebrity who had bought him.
Bigfoot on the lam: Sasquatch statues vanish from Ohio store
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NORTH LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio are on the lookout for Bigfoot after a gift shop owner reported that statues of the hairy creature vanished from outside her store.
What's in a name? Bronx Zoo proudly displays 'snot otters'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NEW YORK (AP) — It's a salamander by any other name — and some of those names are comical.
Dye for mulch leaks from trailer, turning creek bright red
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP) — A mulch dye that leaked from a company's property is being blamed for turning the waters of a western New York creek a bright red.
Reports of dog attacks interrupt Connecticut mail service
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Some residents of a Connecticut neighborhood aren't receiving their mail at home anymore because a local dog is reportedly biting the mailmen.
Police: Man grew pot because he thought it'd be legal soon
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — Vermont police have arrested a man who acknowledged growing marijuana to prepare for possible statewide legalization of the drug.
Horny male seeks mate: Kenya's last northern white rhino joins Tinder
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
By Katharine Houreld NAIROBI (Reuters) - Like many guys using the Tinder dating app, Sudan loves the outdoors and travels widely. The catch: he's the world's last male white northern rhino and desperately needs to mate. 6 ft tall and 5,000 pounds if it matters." Conservationists are hoping that Sudan's Tinder profile will help them raise enough money for $9-million fertility treatment as all attempts at getting him to mate naturally have failed.
World's last male northern white rhino gets help from Tinder
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive.
Wild monkey spotted in central Florida neighborhood
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials are warning central Florida residents to stay away from wild monkeys after one was spotted in the area.
New York bowler rolls perfect 300 game in just 86.9 seconds
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A New York bowler has rolled a perfect 300 game in less than 90 seconds.
World's last male northern white rhino gets help from Tinder
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
The world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive. "I don't mean to be too forward, but the ...
World's last male rhino getting help from Tinder dating app
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive.
Stork delivery? Woman gives birth to baby at Nebraska zoo
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
A woman whose baby was due mid-May went into labor early and gave birth at a Nebraska zoo. Drea Hubbard was born Sunday at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, weighing 5 pounds, 5 ounces. Her mother, 24-year-old ...
Torrents of juice flood Russian town after factory accident
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
MOSCOW (AP) — A flash flood of fruit juice from a beverage plant in southern Russia has flowed into a town's streets and into the River Don.
Stuck cow pulled from muddy ditch by Florida deputies
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
WAHNETA, Fla. (AP) — Sometimes a law enforcement officer's duty involves rescuing a cat from a tree. In one Florida county, it also can involve rescuing a cow.
Deputy wrangles feisty alligator in central Georgia
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
MACON, Ga. (AP) — An alligator has been apprehended at a park in central Georgia after a sheriff's deputy wrestled the creature.
Larry Bird delivers Pacers' 2021 All
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana wants the NBA All-Star Game and sent Larry Bird to get it — in an Indy car.
Toy given to police officer as safety talisman gets to Ohio
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Ohio have received a stuffed toy given by a child to a Pennsylvania police officer to help keep him safe.
Larry Bird delivers Pacers' 2021 All
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
Indiana wants the NBA All-Star Game and sent Larry Bird to get it — in an Indy car. Bird drove four blocks down Fifth Avenue in his specially themed car to deliver the Pacers' bid to host the 2021 game ...
Civil War
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
Dozens of Civil War-era cannonballs unearthed at a Pittsburgh construction site will be removed by a Maryland firm. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2oEtKnf ) reports Ordnance Holdings Inc., ...
Police pick up adorable intruders: A pair of pygmy goats
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets.
Just a minute: FIU baseball tops Marshall in a speedy finish
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Who says baseball is slow?
Want to own a town? Tiny Oregon community for sale for $3.5M
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
TILLER, Ore. (AP) — In the tiny, dying timber town of Tiller, the old cliche is true. If you blink, you might actually miss it.
For sale: Tiny Oregon town, including 6 houses, closed store
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
TILLER, Ore. (AP) — In the tiny, dying timber town of Tiller, the old cliche is true. If you blink, you might actually miss it.
AP PHOTOS: Remote Oregon town for sale for $3.5 million
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
Almost an entire Oregon town is for sale for $3.5 million - or about $3.9 million if you also want the local elementary school, which is a separate deal. The tiny community of Tiller, encircled by the ...
Vienna bartender appeals fine for public belching _ and wins
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
VIENNA (AP) — He who burps loudest laughs best — at least in this case.
Coin flip decides new president of southern Illinois village
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
MARION, Ill. (AP) — A coin flip has decided who will lead a tiny southern Illinois town after an election this month ended in a tie.
Massachusetts man sentenced for burial plot sale scam
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to selling unused burial plots that had already been purchased by other people and pocketing the cash.
Cops: 10 pounds of pot wrongly sent to Pennsylvania pastor
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
YEADON, Pa. (AP) — Police are trying to determine who shipped 10 pounds of marijuana from California to a pastor in the Philadelphia suburbs.
Correction: Monaco
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
MONACO (AP) — In a story April 20 about a flying car, The Associated Press reported erroneously the driving range of the AeroMobil vehicle. It is 700 kms (435 miles), not 100 kms (62 miles).
Buyer wanted: Tiny Oregon town for sale
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
In the tiny, dying timber town of Tiller, the old cliche is true. If you blink, you might actually miss it. But these days, this dot on a map in southwestern Oregon is generating big-city buzz for an unlikely ...
After three weeks, French artist succeeds in hatching eggs
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
French artist Abraham Poincheval, who famously spent a week inside a rock and two weeks inside a bear sculpture, has succeeded in hatching chicken eggs after incubating them for some three weeks. Poincheval embarked on his latest project in late March of imitating a mother hen by incubating some 10 eggs with his own body heat inside a glass vivarium at Paris' Palais de Tokyo contemporary art museum. Earlier this year, the artist spent a week inside a block of stone, while in 2014, he lived in a hollowed-out bear sculpture for two weeks.
Yo, Adrian! Pet shop from 'Rocky' films demolished
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia storefront featured prominently in the "Rocky" films has been demolished.
Chilly justice: Man ticketed for warming up car loses case
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Warming up your car in the driveway might be a Michigan winter tradition, but a judge says it's not legal in a Detroit suburb if no one's behind the wheel.
Coin toss decides winner of small Illinois village election
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
MARION, Ill. (AP) — The flip of a coin has decided the next leader of a tiny town in southern Illinois after an election earlier this month ended in a tie.
Bus ad promoting US city festival shows images from Europe
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bus ad promoting a Concord, New Hampshire, arts festival takes a detour through Europe.
Man in bunny suit who blew air horn at police pleads guilty
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
SPARTA, N.J. (AP) — A man who wore a bunny costume and repeatedly blew an air horn inside a New Jersey police station has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.
Coin toss set to decide who is leader of Illinois village
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
MARION, Ill. (AP) — A coin toss will decide who will be the next leader of a tiny town in southern Illinois.
Cockfighting in Cuba: clandestine venues, state arenas
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
By Sarah Marsh and Alexandre Meneghini CIEGO DE AVILA (Reuters) - Cuban farmer Pascual Ferrel says his favorite fighting cock's prowess was "off the charts," so after it died of illness he had the black and red rooster preserved and displays it on his mantelpiece beside a television. "He fought six times and was invincible," the 64-year old recalled fondly, talking over the crowing of 60 birds in his farmyard in the central Cuban region of Ciego de Avila. Last year, Ciego de Avila opened its first official cockfighting arena with 1,000 seats, the largest in Cuba, to the dismay of animal rights activists who see it as a step backward.
Starbucks barista has meltdown over Unicorn Frappuccino
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
SEATTLE (AP) — A Starbucks barista has taken to social media hoping to make orders for the coffee chain's much buzzed about Unicorn Frappuccino disappear.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Flying car to go on sale
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for over a million dollars you too can soon fly around in a car. A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light-framed ...
Police detonate 19th
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
HULL, Mass. (AP) — An antiques collector in Massachusetts says he didn't realize he had an explosive 19th-century cannonball sitting in his home until a bomb squad detonated the device.
Who stashed gold inside a British piano? It's a mystery
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
LONDON (AP) — British officials say they have been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a "life-changing" amount of money.
Arena bans cowbells after some are thrown during hockey game
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania arena has decided it really needs less cowbell.
Loud sex sounds interrupt pro tennis match in Florida
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — An outdoor professional tennis match in Florida came to a brief halt amid sounds of loud sex.
Austrian town finds its hermit after international search
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
VIENNA (AP) — A months-long international search by an Austrian town to find a new hermit has ended — and Stan's the man.
Testing begins after brown spots appear in 2 Florida cities
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
SPRINGFIELD, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is looking into complaints about brown spots that are appearing on cars, boats, air conditioning units and other objects in a couple of cities.
Indian officials to lose red beacon lights atop their cars
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's officialdom is set to come down a notch.
Images show North Koreans playing volleyball at nuclear test site
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
U.S. experts who have been forecasting an imminent North Korean nuclear test said on Tuesday they were surprised when they viewed their latest satellite images of the country's nuclear test site and saw volleyball games under way. With tension mounting between Pyongyang and Washington, analysts had thought they would see activity suggesting preparations for an underground explosion at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site and were not expecting what the photos, taken on Sunday by a commercial satellite, revealed. "We see that at three locations in the facility – in the main administrative area, at the support area, at the command center and at the guard barracks near the command center - they have volleyball games going on," said Joe Bermudez, an expert with 38 North, an independent North Korea monitoring project based in Washington.
Live video feed that showed giraffe birth to be taken down
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A livestreamed video of a pregnant giraffe that has enthralled millions of YouTube viewers since February is coming to an end.