Monday November 20th 2017

Latest Weird, Strange and Odd News

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Turkeys thriving, causing ruckus in San Francisco suburbs

Turkeys thriving, causing ruckus in San Francisco suburbsMARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go away.


Posted on 19 November 2017 | 8:59 pm

Scooby the camel returned to Ohio owners after getting loose

Scooby the camel returned to Ohio owners after getting looseTOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A young camel named Scooby is back at home after going on a 90-minute jaunt that blocked traffic and provided an uncommon photo opportunity for motorists in Ohio.


Posted on 18 November 2017 | 6:12 pm

100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky

100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic skyCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite.


Posted on 18 November 2017 | 3:13 pm

Navy grounds air crew that made vulgar drawing in sky

Navy grounds air crew that made vulgar drawing in skySPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The air crew who used their U.S. Navy warplane to create a vulgar sky writing above the town of Okanogan, Washington, this week have been grounded, the U.S. Navy said Friday.


Posted on 17 November 2017 | 11:05 pm

'Cone Weed' gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina town

'Cone Weed' gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina townHUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — At first, it was an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it. Now, the roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals.


Posted on 17 November 2017 | 8:29 pm

Lawsuit: Couple detained after hibiscus mistaken for pot

Lawsuit: Couple detained after hibiscus mistaken for potSARVER, Pa. (AP) — A couple who say they were handcuffed for hours in a police patrol car after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana are suing the police and an insurance company.


Posted on 17 November 2017 | 8:02 pm

NYC taxi drivers camp it up in playful pinup calendar

NYC taxi drivers camp it up in playful pinup calendarNEW YORK (AP) — New York City cabbies have been called a lot of things over the years … courteous, reckless, sometimes rude. But sexy?


Posted on 17 November 2017 | 7:15 pm

Phoenix man tries turning locomotive into a runaway train

Phoenix man tries turning locomotive into a runaway trainPHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train.


Posted on 17 November 2017 | 5:56 pm

Finnish police rap deputy minister for hiding in car boot in government crisis

Finnish police rap deputy minister for hiding in car boot in government crisisFinnish police reprimanded a man for traveling in a car boot to hide his meeting with Prime Minister Juha Sipila during a government crisis last summer, saying this was breach of the traffic code. A police statement did not name the man in the boot, but in effect indicated the traveler was State Secretary Samuli Virtanen, who is also the deputy to Foreign Minister Timo Soini. The meeting took place in June, a day after Virtanen’s co-ruling Finns party had elected anti-immigration hardliners as its new leaders.


Posted on 17 November 2017 | 4:05 pm

Man gets his dying wish: To be buried with cheesesteaks

Man gets his dying wish: To be buried with cheesesteaksPLAINS, Pa. (AP) — A man who always joked that he didn't want to venture into the afterlife hungry got his wish when he was buried with two cheesesteaks from his favorite sandwich shop — Pat's King of Steaks in Philadelphia.


Posted on 17 November 2017 | 3:53 pm

Billionaire Norwegian given $30,400 drunken driving fine

Billionaire Norwegian given $30,400 drunken driving fineCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 22-year-old Norwegian student has been handed a 250,000-kroner ($30,400) fine for drunken driving — but can still count herself lucky.


Posted on 17 November 2017 | 10:32 am

Correction: MOMA-Stolen Art story

Correction: MOMA-Stolen Art storyNEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 12 about the theft of photographs from a museum in New York, The Associated Press erroneously reported where the theft took place. It was at MoMA PS1 in Queens, not the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.


Posted on 17 November 2017 | 1:44 am

I went to Brazil for a bath, says McLaren reserve Norris

I went to Brazil for a bath, says McLaren reserve Norris(Reuters) – A canceled Formula One tire test meant McLaren reserve Lando Norris effectively flew all the way from Britain to Brazil this week just to take a bath. The 18-year-old, racing in this weekend’s Macau F3 race, told reporters he was soaking in the bathtub after arriving in Sao Paulo when the two-day test at Interlagos was canceled for security reasons. The Formula Three European champion then flew back to Paris, on to Shanghai and Macau.


Posted on 16 November 2017 | 5:32 pm

California woman leads officers on second chase in 2 days

California woman leads officers on second chase in 2 daysLOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say the same woman led officers on vehicle chases through Southern California on back-to-back days.


Posted on 16 November 2017 | 5:20 pm

Small town Connecticut election decided by coin toss

Small town Connecticut election decided by coin tossBOLTON, Conn. (AP) — An election for the governing board of a small Connecticut town has been decided by a coin toss.


Posted on 16 November 2017 | 2:57 pm

Drive-thru-window becomes squeeze-thru for McDonald's thief

Drive-thru-window becomes squeeze-thru for McDonald's thiefCOLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — A McDonald's drive-thru window became a squeeze-thru window for a woman who apparently needed a fast food fix.


Posted on 16 November 2017 | 2:02 pm

Cards Against Humanity says it's fighting border wall

Cards Against Humanity says it's fighting border wallHOUSTON (AP) — The party game Cards Against Humanity says it's bought U.S.-Mexico border land and hired a lawyer to try to stop President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.


Posted on 16 November 2017 | 12:09 pm

Trump's cheeseburger in Japan still drawing lines

Trump's cheeseburger in Japan still drawing linesTOKYO (AP) — Haruyuki Sano traveled 1 ½ hours for a taste of the same cheeseburger U.S. President Donald Trump ate with Japan's prime minister during his visit last week.


Posted on 16 November 2017 | 11:29 am

Trump pauses address to nation to take 2 big swigs of water

Trump pauses address to nation to take 2 big swigs of waterWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump had his own water bottle moment.


Posted on 15 November 2017 | 10:12 pm

Oh, man! Town drops 'men' from name of its governing board

Oh, man! Town drops 'men' from name of its governing boardBROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts town has removed the word "men" from the name of its governing body.


Posted on 15 November 2017 | 8:44 pm

Man smeared in deer blood struggles with police, arrested

Man smeared in deer blood struggles with police, arrestedCUSTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 62-year-old man has been arrested after police received a report of someone smeared in blood outside a western Michigan gas station.


Posted on 15 November 2017 | 7:15 pm

Viral video star looks to reunite with mystery dance partner

Viral video star looks to reunite with mystery dance partnerBORDENTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man is looking for the woman who busted a move while he danced in a supermarket parking lot.


Posted on 15 November 2017 | 6:18 pm

6 Czechs fined for sporting Borat mankinis in Kazakhstan

6 Czechs fined for sporting Borat mankinis in KazakhstanPRAGUE (AP) — Six Czech tourists who dressed up in skimpy swimsuits made famous by Sacha Baron Cohen's "Borat" have reportedly been detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana.


Posted on 15 November 2017 | 4:06 pm

Massachusetts police stop driver for pizza box license plate

Massachusetts police stop driver for pizza box license plateHOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Police officers in a Massachusetts town jokingly recommend drivers get a little more creative if they make their own illegal license plates.


Posted on 15 November 2017 | 12:24 pm

Another North Carolina woman hits lottery jackpot twice

Another North Carolina woman hits lottery jackpot twiceGRANITE FALLS, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman hit the jackpot with two scratch-off lottery tickets, marking the second such instance in three weeks.


Posted on 15 November 2017 | 10:40 am

BBC News – Also in the News

‘World’s oldest wine’ found in 8,000-year-old jars in Georgia

Pottery found near Tbilisi shows wine-making was taking place 8,000 years ago, scientists say.

Posted on 13 November 2017 | 10:47 pm

W1A News boss Neil Reid on his worst decision ever

W1A head of news, Neil Reid, from the TV parody appears on BBC News Channel for its 20th anniversary.

Posted on 10 November 2017 | 4:56 pm

Carrickfergus couple celebrate wedding with marathon

Gillian Cordner and Gary Connolly’s passion for running carried over to their wedding day.

Posted on 10 November 2017 | 4:16 pm

Poles told to breed ‘like rabbits’ to fight falling birth rate

A Polish government ad uses the example of bunny rabbits to try to encourage people to have more babies.

Posted on 9 November 2017 | 1:41 pm

Australian jockey Caboche suspended for punching horse

Dylan Caboche receives a two-week penalty for striking the animal’s ribs before a race.

Posted on 9 November 2017 | 1:30 am

Sheep ‘trained to recognise celebrities’ in Cambridge University study

The animals have demonstrated the ability to recognise familiar human faces, according to a study.

Posted on 8 November 2017 | 2:56 pm

German police find ‘WW2 bomb’ was big courgette

A pensioner was alarmed by a monster courgette in his garden in south-west Germany.

Posted on 3 November 2017 | 2:46 pm

Australia cockatoos chew billion-dollar broadband

The Australian parrots have damaged infrastructure worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Posted on 3 November 2017 | 11:26 am

Iceland campaigners to redress drop in women MPs

Icelandic campaign launches to redress fall in numbers of women MPs.

Posted on 1 November 2017 | 1:10 pm

Hong Kong activist sentenced for tuna sandwich attack

A pro-democracy activist is given a jail term for throwing a sandwich at Hong Kong’s former leader.

Posted on 1 November 2017 | 12:40 pm