Oddities

  First ‘murder hornet’ nest in US discovered in Washington state

The world’s largest hornet at 2 inches long, the invasive insects can decimate entire hives of honeybees and deliver painful stings to people.

  Cat that snuck aboard 1,800-plus mile flight settles into new home

Ky. woman mistakenly planted seeds from China, and this is what happened

  ‘Whoa! That was close!’: Lightning nearly hits Oklahoma trooper

A golden birthday: Tenn. dog, 20, becomes oldest living golden retriever

  Arkansas man caught licking couple’s doorbell camera amid coronavirus crisis apologizes

‘So worth it’: Younger brother brings llama to unamused sister’s wedding

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  More than 1,000 dead birds in Sikeston, Mo. believed to be from Sunday’s storm

Are you jumping for joy? It’s leap day

Sheriff’s office offering free coronavirus drug tests

WATCH: Javelina caught speeding in Arizona

Coming in ‘Hot’: 2 Ga. correctional officers arrested for smuggling drugs in Hot Pocket

Runoff for Arkansas House seat unofficially ends in tie

Colorado woman fined for feeding deer in home

A Colorado woman was fined for multiple instances of feeding deer inside her home.

Broom challenge makes big return after false claim about gravitational pull

A tweet claiming Monday was the only day a broom can stand up on its own led to thousands posting pictures and videos online.

Mother clings to SUV door as thief drives off with toddler inside

A car thief drove away with a toddler in the back seat in Washington, D.C.

  ‘Not on my watch’: Best Buy employee who stopped crook becomes online sensation

The video has even led to a potentially life-changing offer.

  Skillet curling: Cast iron cookware puts a new spin on curling in the South

60-foot alligator bonfire ready to burn for Christmas

Family finds owl hiding in Christmas tree

  WATCH: Dash camera captures deer jumping over moving vehicle on Tennessee road

Last full moon of the decade to peak at 12:12 on 12/12

Alligators, snakes seized from home during assault arrest

  ’Narwhal’ staying with rescue; role as therapy dog

The extra feature isn't causing any complications.

Steele Police look for owner of lost ‘dope and weed’

Police said if the owner wants to come claim the drugs, they’re welcome to come get it.

German shepherd with rare genetic condition will remain a ‘puppy’ his entire life

A German shepherd who will remain “puppy-sized” for life due to a condition called Pituitary Dwarfism has become a sensation online.

Student captures photo of deer being butchered in N.C. nail salon

High Point University student Morgan Taylor came across an unexpected sight on Wednesday night after witnessing what appears to be an employee at a local nail salon butchering a deer carcass inside of the establishment.

N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

The man didn't even get the rabies vaccination that day, but if he did, the bill shows it would have been an extra $13,048 charged.

  Camel, cow and donkey caught on the lam

The unlikely trio walked into the neighborhood east of Goddard, Kan., Sunday afternoon and immediately attracted a crowd.

  Watch: Apparent meteor flashes across night sky in St. Louis area

An apparent meteor has brightened the night sky over St. Louis.

2 rescued after Uber driver veers into NY swimming pool

The car veered off a busy boulevard, crashed through a neighboring fence, went airborne and landed in the 10-foot deep pool.

  Massive beehive removed from National Civil Rights Museum

The National Civil Rights Museum had some temporary visitors removed -- 35,000 bees.

Man says ‘psychotic’ cow nearly killed him

In spite of her almost killing him last month, he still takes care of the cow.

Teen breaks into German prison in bid to win back jailed ex

Prison authorities in the northwestern town of Vechta told news agency dpa the 18-year-old scaled a 4-meter (13-foot) wall last week to get to his ex's window.

  Not exactly grilled fish: Driver hits bass in Kansas

A Kansas man has a story to tell after he hit a fish. Well, actually, the fish hit him.

  Couple finds 3.29-carat brown diamond at Arkansas diamond park

Pat Choate and her husband, John, have visited the park several times over the years, even finding five diamonds before. But their biggest find came Tuesday when Pat spotted a 3.29-carat brown diamond.

Driver miraculously survives accident with logging truck

Photos from the Whitfield County Fire Department show logs rammed through the front of the Nissan Xterra to the rear hatch.

Michigan authorities condemn home after more than 100 animals found at property

"Animals ranging from dogs, horses, a deer, chickens, a myriad of different types of animals, and some of them were left inside the residence and allowed to defecate inside the residence and then just be left inside the house,” the sheriff said.

Prosecutors suspect man of illegally detaining Dutch family for nearly a decade

Prosecutors announced Wednesday on Twitter that the man, whose identity was not released, is suspected of involvement in "deprivation of liberty and harming the health of others."

  100+ birds dead, hundreds more seriously hurt after striking NASCAR Hall of Fame building

Three-hundred birds struck the NASCAR Hall of Fame building in uptown Charlotte Wednesday night, leaving many of the birds dead or seriously hurt.

GRAPHIC: Man cuts through leg with chainsaw; dog saves his life

He began yelling for help and his 1-year-old pup ran to the rescue.

  14-foot beehive removed from 100-year-old building

A 14-foot long beehive was removed from a Memphis building set for demolition.

A Maui family’s world record avocado made guacamole enough for 20

The seeds actually came from a family member in Kailua.

Florida man wore female underwear, tried on baby clothes during break-in, deputies say

A 36-year-old Florida man is accused of breaking into a woman's home, threatening her and her baby, forcing her to watch porn while he masturbated, stealing thousands of dollars worth of her property and assaulting her.

  Hanapaa! Wahiawa man reels in a 106-pound ulua

He says it's all thanks to his ‘lucky charms.’

Homeowner finds naked man singing in kitchen, drinking milk

Authorities say a Pennsylvania homeowner who heard someone singing inside his home found a naked man drinking milk in his kitchen.

  Alabama woman calls sheriff’s office to test her meth, deputies say

Deputies say Jennifer Hall thought her meth was tainted with another drug, according to the sheriff’s office.

Suspected car prowler’s shocked face captured on dashcam

The car owner called police and handed over the tapes.

  Northern lights to dip into America’s heartland this weekend

Weather permitting, the aurora borealis could be visible as far as south as Iowa in the middle of the country.

Dry shampoo can explodes, destroying Missouri woman’s car

It's lucky no one was around when the dry shampoo exploded. This story could have ended much, much worse.

Area 51 events mostly peaceful; thousands flock to Nevada desert

Events involving thousands of Earthlings answering an internet buzz about an invitation to "Storm Area 51" in the Nevada desert have been mostly festive, with crowds numbering in the low thousands and few arrests, officials said.

  U.S. Navy: Mysterious UFO videos are real

The U.S. Navy has finally acknowledged that videos appearing to show UFOs flying through the air are real and were recorded years ago by fighter pilots.

  Driver crashes through couple’s bedroom, couple thrown from home

The vehicle hit the couple’s bed as it passed through the home.

Rare full Harvest micromoon is coming Friday the 13th

The last time a full moon and Friday the 13th happened at the same time was Oct. 13, 2000. It won't happen again until Aug. 13, 2049.

  105-year-old N.D. woman has lived in the same home since birth

Her family says her determination to stay in the house has kept her going.

  Civil War cannonballs found on beach after Hurricane Dorian

“I wanted to get a metal detector and especially after the hurricane and see if there’s anything, any history or artifacts that kind of washed up on the shore,” Lattin said. “We actually just got lucky with no equipment, just spending a day at the beach.”

73-year-old woman gives birth to twins in India

The mother and her 80-year-old husband have been married since 1962 but were not able to conceive naturally.

  SCSO: Boa constrictor stolen from Delta Fair

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies need help locating a red-tail boa constrictor that was stolen from the Delta Fair.

Intoxicated Utah woman called police to report drunk driver

When police pressed her for more information about the drunk driver, the woman gave her own license plate and started laughing on the phone.

Florida man throws urine on prosecutor during sentencing hearing

The arrest reports says the urine went inside the prosecutor's mouth and all over his clothing.

  ‘That’s a once-in-a-lifetime alligator right there’: Mississippi alligator hunters capture 700 lbs. monster

The team also holds the record for length, capturing a 14 foot 3/4 inch gator in 2017.

Doctors pull brown recluse out of woman’s ear in Mo.

She thought it was water in her ear, but when it wouldn't go away, she went to see a doctor.

  A fishing expedition’s catch of the day: A sailor hanging onto his capsized boat. He’d been there 12 hours.

The man had hypothermia, but he survived.

Man ticketed after dirty diaper hits Indiana officer’s car on highway

The suspected litterer claimed he had simply rolled down the window, and the wind blew the diaper out.

  Long-lost siblings meet for the first time in nearly 53 years

Jim Lawless flew from Houston to Jackson County, Ky., after he received the results a few weeks ago.

A man found a message in a bottle in Russian decades after it was sent. Russian media found the author.

Russian media tracked down the man who said he tossed the bottle into the sea that was found some 50 years later and 2,000 miles away on the coast of Alaska, KTUU reported.

  VIDEO: Sharks spotted feeding along stretch of beach in S.C.

A Richmond, Va., woman vacationing along the Grand Strand caught quite the marine life spectacle while on the beach Monday morning.

Ark. baby survives 100 ft. fall from cliff

According to KARK, the mother and her child were walking the trail when she lost control of the stroller.

  Floodwaters force bride to take a boat to her wedding

A Heartland bride’s wedding day had a soggy start.

Shots fired at Mammoth Cave over an alleged bigfoot sighting

Mammoth Cave would like the public to know there are not any ongoing threats to the park and it is safe to visit.

  Neighbors find cat with arrow shot through its body

Animal control and took the black cat to an animal shelter where the arrow was removed.

  S.C. man recreates iconic ‘The Lion King’ intro with donkey named Nathan

With the release of the live action version of 'The Lion King,' almost everyone is familiar with the iconic intro to the 'Circle of Life' ballad. But you've never heard it like this.

Man steals ambulance, goes to KFC for some chicken

It was an easy get. The keys were in the ambulance and it was already running.

Costa Rica officials say tainted alcohol kills at least 19

The ministry said in a Friday report that the investigation continues, but so far it has counted 14 men and five women who have died after drinking adulterated liquor since early June. The victims ranged from 32 to 72 years of age.

  Officer responds to house party complaint, rides mechanical bull

One officer in Kilgore, Texas decided to try out the bull. And he managed to stay on it for almost 30 seconds, before falling off.

Children found riding in pool on roof of car, mom arrested

Her two daughters rode inside of the empty pool to hold it down on their drive back home.

Man survives after being swept over Niagara Falls

A man who was swept over Niagara Falls was able to escape without serious injury, according to Canadian police.

  Emergency crews in Virginia use dish soap, oil to rescue cat with head stuck in a grate

Police and firefighters in Virginia used dish soap and oil to grease the cat up and get it out of the storm grate. It wasn't until a vet showed up with a sedative that they were able to get it free.

  GRAPHIC: Tennessee hospital treats several people for zebra bites

The sheriff’s office in Blount County, Tenn., said they have received four reports of zebra bites at a privately-owned farm with exotic animals.

  Funeral home driver in carpool lane: ‘He doesn’t count in the back?’

Nevada Trooper Travis Smaka pulled over a driver on Interstate 15 who was driving a Chrysler minivan alone in the HOV lane.The suspect then told Smaka he wasn't truly by himself - he was transporting a corpse in the back.

  ‘Does anybody know what type of dog this is?’ Police chase massive ‘canine’

The Spring Hill Police asked for help identifying a four-legged creature it was tracking overnight - a really large 'dog.'