Oddities

August 28, 2018 - 5:08 am
ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) — European Hornets have been removed after building a large nest in a car in Ohio, in a scene that looked like a horror movie. Travis Watson, who owns The Bee Man, was called into action after the nest was found inside the El Camino on Sunday. Watson tells WJW-TV the queens...
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This photo from video provided by KCBS2/KCAL9 shows dead fish at Malibu Lagoon State Park, as state workers prepare to remove the stinking mess in Malibu, Calif., Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The unexplained die-off has left hundreds of fish floating in a recently restored lagoon on the tony Malibu coast. Scientists believe the massive die-off, which began last Wednesday, is very likely caused by unusually warm water temperatures. Officials are doing tests on the water and the fish. (KCBS2/KCAL9 via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 6:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials are trying to solve a stinky mystery: A die-off has left hundreds of fish floating in a recently restored lagoon on the tony Malibu coast. California State Parks Angeles District Superintendent Craig Sap said Monday that scientists believe the Malibu Lagoon...
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August 24, 2018 - 9:59 am
ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) — A black bear wandered the lobby of the Colorado hotel that inspired Stephen King to write "The Shining." Stanley Hotel vice president Reed Rowley tells KDVR-TV 300 guests were sound asleep as the bruin figured out how to open the door and climbed over furniture. A front...
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August 22, 2018 - 12:17 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Coast Guard is offering a reward for information about brass gongs and bells that have been stolen from 10 buoys off of Maine's coast. The Coast Guard says nine bells were stolen from Penobscot Bay, and one was stolen off Bailey Island in Harpswell. The bell assembly...
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August 21, 2018 - 12:00 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police are looking for a man who dumped fish heads in woods near an elementary school. The perpetrator won't have to clean up. A grizzly bear took care of that. The fish dumper, however, faces a $300 fine for discarding garbage that attracts animals. Alaska...
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August 21, 2018 - 11:39 am
STONEHAM, Mass. (AP) — Maybe she just had a few babies to deliver. A Boston-area zoo is looking for a female stork that flew away last week and has evaded experts since. The Stone Zoo in Stoneham posted on Facebook that the 3-foot-tall, white-bellied stork took off Friday during training for the "...
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August 20, 2018 - 8:25 am
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — State police in Connecticut usually pull over cars for driving too fast. But on Sunday, troopers stopped and ticketed 10 cars for going too slow. Police received several calls from angry motorists Sunday about what were described as high-performance, racing-type cars slowing...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014 file photo people take a break outside the Gasthaus Aescher near Ebenalp, Switzerland. The Gasthaus Aescher, built into a cliff above a valley in northeastern Switzerland, has been run by the same family since 1987. Authorities in Appenzell-Innerrhoden canton said Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 that the current tenants, Nicole and Bernhard Knechtle-Fritsche, are giving up the lease at the end of the 2018 season. (Steffen Schmidt/Keystone via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 5:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — One of Switzerland's most picturesque restaurants will soon be looking for a new operator. The Gasthaus Aescher, built into a cliff above a valley in northeastern Switzerland, has been run by the same family since 1987. It gained recognition outside the Alpine nation when it was...
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Visitors look at the so-called corpse flower, known for the rotten stench it releases when it blooms, at the Huntington Library Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in San Marino, Calif. The flower, nicknamed "Stink," began blooming unexpectedly on Thursday night, Huntington spokeswoman Lisa Blackburn said. (AP Photo/Ariel Tu)
August 17, 2018 - 7:20 pm
SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — Visitors were flocking to the Huntington Library in Southern California on Friday to get a whiff of a so-called corpse flower, known for the rotten stench it releases when it blooms. The flower, nicknamed "Stink," began blooming unexpectedly on Thursday night, Huntington...
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August 17, 2018 - 3:47 pm
NEWCASTLE, Maine (AP) — There's plenty of fish in the sea — and almost as many on a Maine highway. The Portland Press Herald reports a truck carrying 35 barrels of bait fish tipped over Thursday in Newcastle, spilling the pungent fish all over the road and backing up traffic. The Lincoln County...
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