AP - ap.online.headlines.strange http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.strange News Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:10:06 -0400 Snake wrapped around armrest halts Japanese 'bullet' train Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:03:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/26/AS--Japan-Snake.on.Train/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_AS--Japan-Snake.on.Train c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:2a1 TOKYO (AP) — A passenger spotted a snake curled around the armrest of another passenger's seat on a Japanese Shinkansen "bullet" train on Monday, forcing the train to make an unscheduled stop. Long dog-gone trip: Florida pooch travels to Boston and back Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:53:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/27/US-ODD-Dog_s-Journey/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-ODD-Dog_s-Journey c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:826 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Pyrenees mix named Apollo is back home in Florida after a journey that took him to the Boston area. Police: Woman robs Arby's restaurant, flees in taxi cab Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:42:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/27/US-ODD--Robbery.Suspect-Cab/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-ODD--Robbery.Suspect-Cab c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:869 GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman faces armed robbery charges after police say she robbed an Arby's restaurant in Gainesville and then hailed a cab to get away. Austrian customs officials find human intestines in luggage Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:30:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/27/EU-Austria-Intestines-in-Luggage/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_EU-Austria-Intestines-in-Luggage c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:835 VIENNA (AP) — Austrian customs officials are used to finding unusual items in travelers' luggage. But human intestines were not on their list — until now. Bear at Polish zoo finds WWII mortar grenade Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:03:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/27/EU-ODD-Poland-Bear_s-Explosives/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_EU-ODD-Poland-Bear_s-Explosives c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:8b9 WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Taking a toy from a bear can be dangerous, especially when the toy is a mortar grenade. Swooping, gliding over the Alps at free-flight festival Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:05:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/25/EU--France-Free-Flight.Festival/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_EU--France-Free-Flight.Festival c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-33c SAINT HILAIRE DU TOUVET, France (AP) — In wild costumes, wingsuits and even home-made flying machines, thousands of people are gliding through the French Alps in the world's oldest free-flight festival. Alaska council to vote on cat leash law Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:31:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/24/US-ODD--Cat.Leash.Law/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-ODD--Cat.Leash.Law c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-78d KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Cats will need leashes just like dogs if a proposal before the Kenai council wins approval. Hold your nose: Stinky corpse flower blooms in New Hampshire Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:51:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/24/US--Dartmouth-Corpse.Flower/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Dartmouth-Corpse.Flower c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-7e5 HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A flower that got its nickname from its putrid smell is blooming at Dartmouth College for the first time since 2011. Scholars who studied liars, put pants on rats win Ig Nobels Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:14:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/23/US--Ig.Nobels/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Ig.Nobels c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-1186 BOSTON (AP) — A Swede who wrote a trilogy about collecting bugs, an Egyptian doctor who put pants on rats to study their sex lives and a British researcher who lived like an animal have been named winners of the Ig Nobels, the annual spoof prizes for quirky scientific achievement. Drone to the face doesn't stop Bone Thugs-n-Harmony show Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:04:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/27/US--Bone.Thugs-N-Harmony-Drone/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Bone.Thugs-N-Harmony-Drone c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:5c2 VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The hip-hop rhythms of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony are too fierce to be stopped. Even by a drone to the face. Michigan quintuplets work first jobs together at McDonald's Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:21:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/23/US--Quintuplet.Co-Workers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Quintuplet.Co-Workers c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-deb POTTERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Three 18-year-old brothers and their two 18-year-old sisters have landed their first jobs, together, at a McDonald's in Michigan. She ate 7 corncobs and was sick as a dog - but pup recovered Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:08:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/22/US-Dog-Eats-Corncobs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-Dog-Eats-Corncobs c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-149d VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A dog who rooted through the trash from a family dinner and ate seven corncobs is recovering after a charity raised money for surgery. Sold: New York mansion of 'Keeping up with the Joneses' fame Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:17:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/22/US-ODD-Keeping-Up-With-the-Joneses-Mansion/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-ODD-Keeping-Up-With-the-Joneses-Mansion c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-12d2 RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — A dilapidated New York mansion believed to have inspired the phrase "Keeping up with the Joneses" has sold at auction for $120,000. 4 white lions, 3 white tigers born in zoo in Poland Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:19:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/22/EU--Poland-White.Cubs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_EU--Poland-White.Cubs c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-15ad BORYSEW, Poland (AP) — Seven rare white wild cats — four lions and three tigers — have been born in the past week in a private zoo in central Poland. Driver caught using mannequin to drive in carpool lane Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:25:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/23/US-ODD--Carpool.Lane.Mannequin/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-ODD--Carpool.Lane.Mannequin c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-e26 BREA, Calif. (AP) — A California driver has been cited for using a mannequin — not the required human being — to drive in the carpool lane. Out of the wild: Police chase bear through Alaska city Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:59:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/20/US-ODD-Downtown-Bear-Chase/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-ODD-Downtown-Bear-Chase c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-1f64 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A young black bear led police on a two-hour chase through the streets of downtown Anchorage, Alaska — scurrying down sidewalks and across lanes of traffic and even ducking behind a Pizza Hut along the way. Hold your nose: Stinky corpse flower opens in New Hampshire Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:00:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/23/US--Dartmouth-Corpse.Flower/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Dartmouth-Corpse.Flower c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-c21 HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A flower that got its nickname from its putrid smell is started to bloom Friday at Dartmouth College for the first time since 2011. Man who lost phone fleeing cops posts online: Don't call me Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:52:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/20/US--Drug.Suspect_s.Facebook.Warning/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Drug.Suspect_s.Facebook.Warning c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-221c SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania drug suspect who dropped his cellphone while running away from police took to Facebook to warn his friends not to call that phone number. Horse named Mercy freed from septic tank by rescue workers Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:42:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/21/US--Horse-Septic.Tank/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Horse-Septic.Tank c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-1ca2 BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) — Officials say animal rescue workers have freed a horse that fell into a septic tank hole in central Florida. Send in the clown complaints: Spate of reports raises alarm Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:13:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2016/09/23/US--Suspicious.Clown.Sightings/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Suspicious.Clown.Sightings c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-fe4 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police are encouraging caution amid a rash of public complaints and social media reports in a number of states of people dressed like clowns and acting suspiciously, even if they think many are knucklehead pranksters or simply bogus.