Oddities

July 25, 2018 - 12:30 pm
PITTSGROVE, N.J. (AP) — A woman trying to fend off a rabid fox that was biting her in the leg reached down with one hand to hold shut its mouth and with the other strangled it. "I couldn't do anything else to get it away from me," Tammy DuBois, 52, of Pittsgrove, told NJ.com "I don't like to kill...
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July 24, 2018 - 4:58 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A veteran writer for "The Simpsons" says the show isn't based in Massachusetts despite several references to the state. The Boston Globe reports Mike Reiss recently sat down for a segment on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss the show and his new book, "Springfield Confidential: Jokes,...
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This Monday, July 16, 2018, photo provided by the American Dairy Association Mideast shows Ohio State Fair butter sculpture depicting the character Ralphie in bunny suit pajamas from "A Christmas Story" in the Dairy Products Building at The Ohio Expo Center & State Fair in Columbus, Ohio. This and other sculptures mark the 35th anniversary of the 1983 movie. The American Dairy Association Mideast says sculptors spent more than 400 hours creating the refrigerated display unveiled Tuesday, July 24, 2018, crafted from more than a ton of butter. (American Dairy Association Mideast via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 1:23 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The butter sculpture at this year's Ohio State Fair brings a bit of Christmas in July with a dairy display of key elements from the 1983 film "A Christmas Story," which was partly filmed in Cleveland. In addition to the traditional butter cow and calf, the sculpture unveiled...
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July 24, 2018 - 9:24 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Orchestra has acquired a Super Bowl champion. Eagles center Jason Kelce will play baritone saxophone with the orchestra Tuesday to benefit the team's autism challenge. The music will accompany the team's highlights from NFL Films. In the offseason, Kelce played...
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July 23, 2018 - 9:51 pm
BEND, Ore. (AP) — A little girl who lost her beloved stuffed lion on a hike in the Oregon backcountry was reunited with her favorite toy over the weekend after a community effort to identify her. Hiker Holly Spaman, who recently moved to Bend, Oregon, from Yakima, Washington, ran into Audrianna...
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