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Odd World

  • 86-year-old woman writes romance novel

    An 86-year-old Utah woman became a first-time novelist by writing a steamy romance novel about a bored housewife.

  • Austrian woman accused of making porn films in church

    An Austrian woman has been charged after she allegedly sneaked into a village church and filmed herself performing sexual acts, police said Thursday.

  • Woman accused of stealing 7 lobster tails

    A woman faces petit theft charges after officials say she stuffed seven frozen lobster tails in her pants and walked out of a Publix supermarket without paying for them.

  • Mayor asked to quit over dog poop incident

    The mayor of a wealthy California town who was caught on camera tossing dog poop onto the walkway of a political opponent is being asked to resign by residents who say he smeared their image.

  • Firm sued for forcing workers to pray

    A federal agency sued a New York customer service provider on Wednesday after allegations the company forced employees to pray, thank God for their jobs and say “I love you” to managers and colleagues at work, and fired those who protested.

  • Thousands hug trees in world record bid

    More than 2,000 people, mostly students wearing their school uniforms, gathered in Nepal’s capital on Thursday in a bid to set a world record for the largest tree hug.

  • Alleged smuggler hides bird eggs in pants

    Australians call tiny swimming trunks “budgie smugglers”, but the term might have a new meaning after customs officials at Sydney’s airport said Wednesday that they found 16 wild-bird eggs in the crotch of a passenger’s pants.

  • Lucey is tops in beautiful bulldog event

    Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog.

  • Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

    A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.

  • Second Pakistani arrested for cannibalism

    Pakistani police Tuesday arrested a second man suspected along with his brother of eating a newborn baby whose head was found at their home, officials said.

  • 79-year-old flutist joins elementary band

    One member of the Kennedy Elementary School band in Dubuque brings a certain maturity with him. That’s because Tony Boland is a 79-year-old flute player.

  • Crocodile caught wandering around California mall

    Don't shed any tears for a crocodile that was captured wandering outside a pet store at a Northern California shopping mall.

  • Home intruder turns out to be a duck

    Police in Massachusetts responding to reports of an intruder in a woman’s home quickly quacked the case.

  • Lady complains about marijuana quality

    Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer.

  • Pharmacist keeps husband’s body for 7 years

    A South Korean woman has been found living with the apparently embalmed body of her husband seven years after he died of cancer, police and media reports said Wednesday.

  • Dog dials 911 on owner’s smartphone

    When emergency dispatchers in Sarpy County picked up a recent call, all they heard were the sounds of breathing and scratching.

  • Man hospitalized with chain saw in neck

    A tree trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck.

  • 'How to Poo on a Date' wins odd book-title prize

    A guide to coping with an awkward romantic moment has been awarded a prize for the year's oddest book title.

  • Students charged after dog’s beer photo

    Authorities say two students at a New York state college were charged with animal abuse after a dog was held upside down over a keg and forced to drink beer.

  • Search on for biting suspect in brawl

    The search is on for a woman suspected of biting another woman’s finger amid a dispute over a parking spot at a mall.