Oddities

In this 2014 photo provided by Ryan Parker, two pigs consume discarded milk at Nights And Weekends Homestead in Newport, Maine. The state of Maine has recently clarified rules about giving food waste to pig farms. (Photo courtesy Ryan Parker)
October 13, 2019 - 10:34 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste. A law saying schools can give food scraps away to pig farmers is now on the books in the state. The practice of feeding human food waste to pigs goes back...
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Marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya celebrates under the clock after crossing the finish line of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge after 1:59:40 in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. He is the first human ever to run a marathon under two hours. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
October 12, 2019 - 4:29 pm
VIENNA (AP) — Roger Bannister, 1954. Eliud Kipchoge, 2019? Like the sub-four minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday. But this time there's an asterisk: Olympic champion Kipchoge performed his feat under conditions so tightly controlled to...
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This Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, photo provided by Chris Persic shows walnuts and grass under the hood of his family's SUV, in the Pittsburgh area. It turns out squirrels stored more than 200 walnuts under the hood of the car. Persic's wife, Holly, discovered the walnuts and grass when she popped the hood after going to start the car and the vehicle smelled like it was burning. (Chris Persic via AP)
October 09, 2019 - 10:25 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh area couple found out where all their walnuts have gone. It turns out squirrels stored more than 200 of them under the hood of the couple's SUV. Chris Persic tells KDKA-TV his wife called to say the vehicle smelled like it was burning. When she popped the hood, she...
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In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 photo, a goat stands in the bathroom of a home in Sullivan Township, Ohio. The goat named "Big Boy," who had escaped from a farm several miles away, was found napping in the bathroom after it broke into the home by ramming through a sliding glass door. (Jenn Keathley via AP)
October 09, 2019 - 8:01 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio homeowner never envisioned becoming semi-famous because of a goat butting its way into her home and taking a nap in her bathroom. "This is the most random story in the world," Jennifer Keathley said Tuesday, breaking out into laughter. The break-in happened Friday when an...
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October 06, 2019 - 9:02 pm
LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — A deer crashed through the window of a Long Island hair salon and ran amok before breaking out the front door with a straightening iron in tow. The buck's surprise visit Saturday to the Be.you.tiful salon in Lake Ronkonkoma was captured by the salon's security camera...
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This photo released Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, by the Salem, N.H. Police Department shows a wooden cross with images attached that was suspended between two trees as part in a group of rock configurations called America's Stonehenge in Salem, N.H. The vandalism was reported to the police Sunday by the property's owners. (Salem Police Department via AP)
October 03, 2019 - 5:59 pm
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say it appears someone used a power tool to vandalize a stone at group of rock configurations called America’s Stonehenge. The vandalism was reported to the Salem police Sunday by the property’s owners. The stone was knocked over. Police also said an 18-...
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October 03, 2019 - 11:54 am
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — A young moose that got stuck in a New Hampshire swimming pool has been successfully coaxed out. New Hampshire Fish and Game Department biologists and conservation officers were called to a Bedford home Tuesday to help remove the young bull. He was in the water for several hours...
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- In this Sept. 21, 2017 photo provided by Silvies Valley Ranch, Colby Marshall, vice president of Silvies Valley Ranch poses for a picture in Burns, Ore. Silvies Valley Ranch owns five bulls that were found dead with sex organs and tongues removed. The deaths of the bulls recall mutilations of livestock across the West and Midwest in the 1970s that struck fear in rural areas, and caused people to carry guns. Marshall believes a cult is behind the bull deaths. (David Zaitz/Silvies Valley Ranch via AP)
October 02, 2019 - 10:51 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The first dead bull was found in a timbered ravine in eastern Oregon. There was no indication it had been shot, attacked by predators or eaten poisonous plants. The animal’s sex organs and tongue had been removed. All the blood was gone. In the next few days, four more Hereford...
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October 02, 2019 - 4:52 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who says his donated sperm was used to father at least 17 children in violation of an agreement that allowed for more than five has sued an Oregon fertility clinic. Dr. Bryce Cleary believes it’s possible that he has many more children from his sperm donations 30 years...
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In this Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, photo, a San Francisco Public Works crew removes boulders from a sidewalk along a street in San Francisco, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. A group of San Francisco neighbors say they bought boulders and had them delivered to their sidewalk to stop people from camping and dealing drugs on their street. (Liz Hafalia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
October 02, 2019 - 12:08 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of San Francisco neighbors said they had to do something to make their street safe. Their answer? Some giant rocks. Fed up with what they see as the city's failure to combat homelessness and rampant drug use, the neighbors had boulders delivered to their sidewalk to...
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