Odd World

  • Boys dial 911 in search of Santa

    Two young brothers from southeastern Wisconsin are likely hoping they haven’t landed on Santa’s naughty list after police showed up at their doorstep.

  • NYC pair weds on subway train

    A young couple in New York City decided they spent so much time on the subway they might as well get married there.

  • No croaking: New frog species groans, coughs

    Scientists have discovered a new frog species in southern New Jersey that makes some un-froglike sounds.

  • Wife awarded $530m in record divorce

    The estranged wife of a London financier was awarded £337 million ($530 million) on Thursday in one of the biggest divorce settlements seen in a British court.


  • Putin’s tiger kills 15 goats in northeast China

    A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping farmers in northeastern China on edge.

  • Man still in hospital after naked fall

    A Boston man remains in the hospital after police say he fell naked through the ceiling of a women’s bathroom at Logan Airport and then assaulted an elderly man.

  • Woman locked up after locked out of home

    Police say a woman who was locked out of her apartment has been locked up after officers who helped her regain entry found pot plants and drug paraphernalia inside.

  • Thai PM pats reporter on head, tugs his ear

    Thailand’s military-installed prime minister, known for scolding journalists, is trying a new tack: patting their heads and tugging their ears.

  • This odd world: New Jersey’s land-lovin’ seal bound for Detroit

    A seal with a fondness for New Jersey beaches — and the food-sharing fishermen and beachgoers that come with them — is headed for Detroit after becoming a little too friendly with the locals.

  • California cat cafe is catnip for feline fans

    Cat lovers in Northern California are pouncing at the chance of spending time with feline company at a new cat cafe in Oakland.

  • Mother, daughter give birth on same day

    A southwest Florida woman and her daughter both gave birth at the same hospital on the same day.

  • Australian surfer kicks shark as it bites his foot

    A 20-year-old competition surfer says he accidentally stepped on a shark's head before it bit him off the Australian east coast.

  • Man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

    He might have got away with it if it hadn’t been for his supermarket loyalty card.

  • Drunken Santa zombie enters home

    Police have cited a 21-year-old man they say entered a St. Paul home drunk and dressed as a Santa Claus zombie, terrifying a 16-year-old girl who locked herself in a bathroom.

  • Man sends paper check years after rack thefts

    Some 54 years after stealing several newspaper racks, a US Navy veteran has sent a letter of apology and a check for $200 to The Ledger of Lakeland, Florida.

  • Patient takes wheel of ambulance

    Authorities say a patient wanting out of an Arizona hospital used an ambulance as his getaway vehicle.

  • East Java artist weds fairy

    Hundreds of locals, artists and government officials flocked to an old house in Sekaralas village in Ngawi, East Java, on Wednesday to attend a “wedding” between a 63-year-old local and peri — a pretty, fragrant, supernatural woman in Javanese mythology.

  • Woman dug up dad’s grave ‘with respect’

    A lawyer for a woman accused of ransacking the grave of her father in search of his “real will” wants a judge to suppress her written statement to police that she dug it up “with respect” and he “would be OK with it.”

  • California teens arrested in 920 chicken deaths

    Deputies have arrested four young men — one adult and three juveniles — suspected of breaking into a California chicken ranch and killing more than 900 birds with a golf club.

  • Cow dies after being pelted with softballs

    Phoenix police say a family’s pet cow died after being pelted with softballs.

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