Oddities

This Aug. 26, 2019 photo shows Wendy Auger standing by her vehicle in Rochester, N.H. The state Division of Motor Vehicles asked Auger to surrender the plate, which reads "PB4WEGO." The division said phrases related to excretory acts aren't permitted. Gov. Chris Sununu said Wednesday, Aug. 28, he reached out to the division and "strongly urged them" to allow Auger to keep the plate. Auger, who was appealing the recall, said "I'm stoked."/Foster's Daily Democrat via AP)
August 29, 2019 - 9:52 am
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's governor has stepped in to help a woman keep a 15-year-old vanity license plate showing a common phrase parents say. The state Division of Motor Vehicles asked Wendy Auger to surrender the plate, which reads "PB4WEGO." The division said phrases related to...
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August 29, 2019 - 8:09 am
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A group that monitors sea turtles in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, has reported finding a two-headed Loggerhead hatchling. News outlets report Sea Turtle Patrol Hilton Head Island says the hatchling was found alive Tuesday and released into the ocean. The group...
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August 27, 2019 - 6:35 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of beer can collectors are heading to New Mexico for a "CANvention." The Albuquerque Journal reports the Brewery Collectibles Club of America is scheduled Thursday to start celebrating different types of beer cans at its three-day national gathering at the...
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From left, Cora Dutschke, 3, Audrey Brouillette, 3, Darrell Brouillette, 8, and Emily Brouillette, 6, grandchildren of Slidell's Mary Beth and Doug Meyer, wear intrigued looks as they put their hands on the new world-record grapefruit, before the Meyers were presented with framed certificates from the Guinness Book of World Records by Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, for the seven pound, 14.64 ounce grapefruit that they grew, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 in a ceremony held at LDAF offices in Baton Rouge, La. The grapefruit was 13.6 ounces (385.6 grams) heavier and 1¼ inches (3.2 centimeters) bigger around than the 2006 record, set in Brazil. (Travis Spradling/The Advocate via AP)
August 27, 2019 - 2:24 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A basketball-sized grapefruit has brought two world records to a Louisiana couple. The giant citrus grew in the yard of Mary Beth and Doug Meyer of Slidell. The Guinness Book of World Records says it's the world's heaviest and largest in circumference. It weighed 7 pounds,...
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Director of Moesgaard Museum Mads Kähler Holst replaces the first of many pedestrian signals for Viking signals in Aarhus, Denmark, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. The red and green Viking inspired signs have been chosen to symbolise Aarhus's special Viking history. (Photo: Henning Bagger / Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
August 26, 2019 - 8:25 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — It's safe to cross when the green Viking is walking, but stop when the red one is standing. That's the message to pedestrians in Aarhus as it unveils new crossing signals to celebrate the history of Denmark's second largest city. City council member Buenyamin Simsek, in...
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In this photo provided by David Cimetta, Melanie and Jim OâConnor paint each other's nude body while standing next to their bicycles before the start of the Philly Naked Bike Ride in Philadelphia on Saturday Aug. 24, 2019. (David Cimetta via AP)
August 24, 2019 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hundreds of bicyclists have been caught with their pants down — and their shirts and underwear off, too. The cyclists gathered in a Philadelphia park on Saturday to disrobe before saddling up and setting off on the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride. About 3,000 riders pedal a 10-...
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In this photo provided by David Cimetta, Melanie and Jim OâConnor paint each other's nude body while standing next to their bicycles before the start of the Philly Naked Bike Ride in Philadelphia on Saturday Aug. 24, 2019. (David Cimetta via AP)
August 24, 2019 - 6:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hundreds of bicyclists have been caught with their pants down — and their shirts and underwear off, too. The cyclists gathered in a Philadelphia park on Saturday to disrobe before saddling up and setting off on the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride. About 3,000 riders pedal a 10-...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, image from video, New Zealand House Speaker Trevor Mallard bottle-feeds lawmaker Tamati Coffey's baby, Tutanekai Smith-Coffey, while presiding over a debate in parliament in Wellington, New Zealand. Mallard said Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, he’s been trying to make parliament a more baby-friendly place since taking on the role nearly two years by adding baby chairs, family rooms and soon, a slide. He’s also increased the flexibility around family leave for lawmakers. (Parliament TV via AP)
August 22, 2019 - 11:21 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The man who presides over New Zealand's parliament has been called a baby whisperer. He was in action again this week, gently rocking, bottle feeding and burping a colleague's infant as a lawmaker ranted about gas prices. Speaker Trevor Mallard held baby Tutanekai for...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2017 file photo, a castle is pictured in Bielefeld, Germany. The Germany city that’s been the subject of a long-running online conspiracy theory claiming it doesn’t really exist is offering big bucks to whoever proves that’s true. City officials in Bielefeld said Wednesday they’ll give 1 million euros ($1.1 million) to the person who delivers solid proof of its non-existence. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)
August 21, 2019 - 7:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German city that's been the subject of a long-running online light-hearted conspiracy theory claiming it doesn't really exist is offering big bucks to whoever proves that's true. Officials in Bielefeld said Wednesday they'll give 1 million euros ($1.1 million) to the person who...
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August 20, 2019 - 5:47 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A young girl discovered something slithery at a New Jersey airport security checkpoint: a 15-inch-long snake. Transportation Security Administration officials at Newark Liberty International Airport said in a release that it appears the thin, black snake with a yellow ring...
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