Oddities

  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.

Ark. baby survives 100 ft. fall from cliff

  Floodwaters force bride to take a boat to her wedding

Shots fired at Mammoth Cave over an alleged bigfoot sighting

  Neighbors find cat with arrow shot through its body

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

Man steals ambulance, goes to KFC for some chicken

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Costa Rica officials say tainted alcohol kills at least 19

  Officer responds to house party complaint, rides mechanical bull

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

Man survives after being swept over Niagara Falls

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

  GRAPHIC: Tennessee hospital treats several people for zebra bites

  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.'

Body parts found in gator after Florida man discovered dead

A person found the body floating west of Fort Meade and saw an alligator had parts of it in its mouth.

Walmart bans woman for eating half of cake, demanding to pay half price, police say

She reportedly reasoned with the cashier that she was only buying half the cake so she should only pay for half.

  Honeybees moved from Louisville building

  Back from the dead: Doctors revive man 20 minutes after electrocution

  Large yellow jacket nests spotted in Alabama

Crater appears in German field, apparently caused by WWII bomb

  Accused arsonist caught in the act by her own surveillance camera

Woman trapped in St. Louis jail stairwell for 2.5 days

  ATTACK SQUIRREL: North Alabama deputies rescue wild rodent in meth bust

Deputies say a drug suspect claimed he held the squirrel captive and used it as an attack squirrel. They also say he was feeding it meth to keep it aggressive.

  Burglar steals camera that continues to film him in the act, authorities say

He also is accused of stealing a paint brush

Man calls police after luring suspect onto a ‘romantic date’

“... I ain’t hiding; I didn’t do that ...,” she posts on Facebook

Lost & Found: Police searching for owner of missing items

If you are missing a drawstring bag filled with Q-Tips, syringes, and a small bag of suspected methamphetamine, it’s been found...and waiting for you at the police station.

  Flesh-eating bacteria: What you need to know

Already this year, there have been reports of people picking up flesh eating bacteria in Gulf waters.

Security camera captures mysterious creature: ‘What the heck?’

The internet is trying to figure out what was captured on a woman’s security camera, because no one seems to know “what the heck” was wandering around her neighborhood.

Police chief gives $575 ticket for tossing cigarette butt out window

The chief recently doled out a hefty ticket after a 21-year-old driver flicked a cigarette butt out of his Ford Mustang.

  Person looking for owners of Bible bought at Goodwill

It was bought without knowledge of the history between the covers, and now the owner wants to return it to the original Kinley family.

Cockfighting case has authorities seeking place to house thousands of birds

They found 3,000+ fowl, including some they say show signs of cockfighting

Experts tried to open safe locked for 40 years; tourist cracks it on first try

A Canadian museum has held a safe that is thought to be last opened in the 1970s. One tourist was able to crack the code on his first try.

  Bear in search of food breaks into car, destroys everything inside

Police said bears in the Lake Tahoe area have learned to open car doors.

  'I was in complete shock’: Family receives graduation cake made of Styrofoam from Walmart

Mary Flores planned to celebrate her daughter’s high school graduation in style. Things did not go as planned and now she wants more than just a $60 gift certificate.

  House teeters on the edge of cliff over Lake Michigan

These homeowners don't know what to do with a house that is too expensive to fix, but could cost even more in fines if it falls.

  Did you know leaving a water bottle in your car could be dangerous?

Firefighters said the hot weather can set some unexpected things on fire, and put you in danger.

  Customers flocked to restaurant surrounded by flooding for special event

A Miller City, Illinois woman kept her restaurant open despite floodwaters rising for their 3rd annual Crawfish Boil event at the Horseshoe Bar & Grill on Saturday.

  Missouri man’s home is flooded, but he’s still living in it

His kitchen is now covered with nearly 12 inches of water. Even so, Boatman still continues to live in his home.

  Bear goes after woman’s lunch in car seat

Brenda McCloskey said she had just finished up working on a property in the Camp Varnum area, when she spotted the bear near the back of her parked Subaru.

  ‘I’d rather go to jail than go back home’: Florida man drives 100 mph down interstate while standing through sunroof

The Florida Highway Patrol pulled over 70-year-old Leonard Olsen after he was veering from lane to lane, sometimes driving over 100 mph.

  Caught on Cam: Bobcat climbs power pole

Eventually, utility crews were called in, and a lineman used a bucket truck and pole to give the cat an encouraging nudge to reverse his climb - a camera crew caught the whole sequence.

  Meet Angus, the 6-legged bull

Angus the bull looks perfectly normal at first glance, but get closer and you’ll see the two extra legs that set him apart.

  MYSTERY: Key fobs, garage door openers useless in Ohio neighborhood

There’s been many theories about what could be behind the issue. People have speculated it could be the airport, or maybe even NASA.

Woman attacked by bees after wind blows beehive off tree, onto her head

The woman was reportedly stung about 30 times. She’s expected to make a full recovery.

Watch where you step: Jellyfish washing ashore in Myrtle Beach

On your next trip to the beach in the Grand Strand, you may want to keep an eye on where you step.

  Rescued hummingbird returns again this spring

Four years after a Georgia man nursed an injured hummingbird back to health, the bird returns every spring after its migration from South America.

Two die in motorcycle crash after vulture strike in Kansas

The Kansas Highway Patrol said a man and a woman were riding on a motorcycle when a vulture came out of the north ditch and struck the driver in the head.

  Brands roll with stoner ‘holiday’ as pot legalization grows

Many other businesses inside and outside the multibillion-dollar cannabis industry are using April 20, or 4/20, to roll out marketing and social media messaging aimed at connecting with consumers driving the booming market.

  Man suffered racing heartbeat until his ambulance hit a pothole

The squad had a 20-minute drive to the emergency room, and at one point, the patient’s heart was beating at a rate of 200 beats per minute.

  One big mistake? After week in jail, Ohio woman let go with all charges dropped

Ashley Foster is just happy to be out of jail.

  Women attack Good Samaritan during wild gas station fight over hot dogs in Akron, witness says (video)

A dispute over hot dogs led to a violent, obscenity-laced attack at an Akron gas station Friday night.

Customs discovers caprine skull shipped to facility in Memphis

U.S. Customs and Border Protection made a rare find in Memphis last week.

Exotic African pet cat is on the loose in Virginia

Rocky’s been on the prowl since October but just showed up in the Virginia Beach area.

Dust devil tears through park, caught on camera

It wasn't a tornado, it was a dust devil - and it was caught on camera. No one was hurt at Alan Whitt Park, but the video shows the potential danger.

Doctors remove tiny bees living in woman’s eyes

Doctors treating a Taiwanese woman found four tiny bees living under her left eyelid.

Woman calls 911 about burglar in bathroom; deputies find trapped Roomba

When she reported the possible burglary, the woman told dispatch the suspect had locked the bathroom door, but she could see shadows moving underneath.

Woman lived 99 years with organs in wrong place

Rose Marie Bentley had situs inversus with levocardia, which basically means her vital organs were reversed, though her heart was in the right place.

70-year-old motorcyclist killed by flying turkey

Authorities said the turkey flew across a road in Oakland Township, MI, and hit the man so hard in the chest that he crashed into a guard rail.

Crank it up: Music can repel mosquitoes

Researchers in Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and Thailand found that electronic dance music kept mosquitoes at bay.

2 men arrested after shooting each other while wearing vest

Two Arkansas men have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault after police say they shot each other while taking turns wearing a bulletproof vest

  Raccoon litter found in AR dumpster

A Fred's Pharmacy employee says it was clear a person dropped them off sometime Tuesday.

Dozens of dead animals once again found in woman’s freezer

Animal Control Supervisor Meghan Conti says the dead animals had been stored in freezers or in a plastic container in the garage, where they decomposed beyond recognition.

  ‘You’re talking 1,000s’: Poisonous toads invade Florida community

Residents of Palm Beach Gardens have a massive outbreak on their hands. They expect the problem to grow in the coming weeks.

  Positively WAVE: Canada goose running around with an arrow through it has been caught, saved

For weeks, people near Lake Shelby in Shelby County have been on a wild goose chase.

  Cat saves couple from carbon monoxide poisoning

The couple’s SUV had been running in the garage for around eight hours, filling their home with dangerous CO gas.

Pilot orders 23 pizzas for passengers stranded on snowy tarmac

An Air Canada flight to Halifax, Nova Scotia, was diverted when it was unable to land because of poor weather and then sat on the tarmac for hours.

Caught on camera: Houston worker survives flying out of construction bucket hit by truck

The utility worker is in stable condition after the impact sent him flying and he dangled upside down and sideways in his safety harness until his coworkers could lower him down.

  ‘No HOA’: Man makes entire house pink, says neighbors can’t do anything about it

The walls are pink, the gutters are pink, the roof is pink, the chimney is pink. It’s all pink.

  Swept away: Family survives avalanche across I-70

Shaune Golemon and his family were headed home from a day of skiing on Sunday when the unimaginable happened. His young daughter who was in the back seat of their truck was the first to notice the danger coming their way as they drove home on Interstate 70 in Summit County, Colorado.

Vandals damage statue of Gen. Lee, except this one fought in WWII

Gen. William C. Lee was the commanding officer of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II, and his statue stands in front of his namesake museum, the William C. Lee Airborne Museum.

Vegan bride bans meat-eating guests, including mom, from wedding

Invitees to an upcoming Australian wedding agreed to the bride-to-be’s request to eat from a vegan menu. But the Aussie decided that wasn’t enough.

Rare oarfish, ancient omens of natural disaster, captured by Japanese fishermen

The fish were captured alive but later died. Some fear of impending tsunamis or earthquakes in the region.

  Ice anglers land record-setting sturgeon

The MN Dept. of Natural Resources says that’s not only the longest lake sturgeon caught on record, but the longest fish - period. and could be 100 years old.

  Mint copy of Super Mario Bros. video game sells for record $100K

The iconic video game was purchased by a group of collectors.

  ‘Carlton’ dance can’t be copyrighted, feds say

Alfonso Ribeiro is suing two video game publishers for using the dance without permission in Fortnite and the NBA 2K series games.

Man accused of locking family inside house, setting it on fire after Cheez-It argument

The suspect’s brother and 61-year-old mother were able to escape the house via the second floor, and no one was injured.

Polar bears invade Russian town

The polar bears have attacked people and entered buildings, and parents are scared to send their children to school. Experts blame the invasion on a lack of habitat brought on by climate change.

‘It’s just amazing’ says veterinarian after ‘frozen cat’ makes full recovery

Fluffy is quite the lucky animal. Cat's and their nine lives? Dr. Jevon Clark may now be a believer.

Holy water: Giant cross washes ashore on Florida beach

The sacred symbol appeared on a Fort Lauderdale beach over the weekend.