Oddities

Woman trapped in St. Louis jail stairwell for 2.5 days

Authorities say a woman was trapped in a St. Louis jail stairwell for more than two days after not understanding how to get out of the building

Lost & Found: Police searching for owner of missing items

  Flesh-eating bacteria: What you need to know

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

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

  Person looking for owners of Bible bought at Goodwill

Cockfighting case has authorities seeking place to house thousands of birds

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

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

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

  House teeters on the edge of cliff over Lake Michigan

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

  Customers flocked to restaurant surrounded by flooding for special event

  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

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

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

Watch where you step: Jellyfish washing ashore in Myrtle Beach

  Rescued hummingbird returns again this spring

Two die in motorcycle crash after vulture strike in Kansas

  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.

  Man allegedly killed parents and brother over porn money, police said

They said 29-year-old Grant Amato sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to a woman through a pornographic website.

  Owl takes death-defying ride after colliding with SUV

This driver was shocked to see what he thought was roadkill staring back at him with blinking yellow eyes.

Arkansas man pleads guilty to attempted plane theft charge

A 19-year-old Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to trying to steal a commercial plane so he could fly to Chicago to attend a rap concert

DNA test helps man find his birth mother after 47 years

Christian Guerrero received a DNA test as a Christmas gift, and along with a Facebook group, he found his mother.

Mummified body discovered in old supermarket location

Just after 10 a.m. Thursday, police received a call that a body was found inside an old No Frills Supermarket.

  Wild hogs, other wildlife overrun Austin residential neighborhood

Andy Sernovitz said his neighborhood and asks for government authorities to intervene.

Man, 34, wrecks home with ax after he thought wife damaged his action figures

After allegedly causing more than $5,000 worth of damage, the man was arrested on domestic-related charges of disorderly conduct and felony damage to property.

  Terrifying crash leaves vehicles stacked

A morning commute came to abrupt and alarming end, with an SUV pushed up onto the cab of a truck, and with another car crushed underneath.

  Woman, who has been in a coma for 14 years, gives birth at a nursing home

Police are investigating the possible rape of the woman, who gave birth to a healthy baby boy, even though she's been in a coma for more than a decade.

  OUCH! Player slams face-first into backboard on block attempt

A North Central College (IL) basketball player is on the mend after an attempted block went horribly wrong Wednesday night.

Kansas teen to get high school, Harvard diplomas in 1 month

A 16-year-old Kansas high school student will soon earn his high school diploma _ and a few days later he'll travel to Harvard to collect his bachelor's degree

Weed that sprouted holiday cheer mysteriously uprooted

A street corner weed that had been decorated with Christmas ornaments and brought out holiday goodwill in Ohio has apparently met an early demise

Runaway cow caught on I-80 recovering at animal sanctuary

A cow bound for a slaughterhouse that led authorities on an hour-long chase along Interstate 80 before being captured is recuperating at an animal sanctuary

Armed standoff ends after SWAT member sings Christmas carol

Authorities say an armed Pennsylvania man who held off SWAT members for 10 hours surrendered after one of them sang him a Christmas carol

From duct-taped shoes to $11M: Man leaves surprise donations

A Washington state social worker built up an $11 million estate that he left to children's charities and came as a surprise to those closest to him

Montana lawmaker proposes state rock and roll song

For goodness sake, Democratic Rep. Jacob Bachmeier of Havre would like to see the 2019 Legislature declare the "Hippy Hippy Shake" Montana's official rock and roll song

Man held after using front-end loader to make get-away

Anchorage police have arrested a 42-year-old Anchorage man suspected of stealing a front-end loader and using it as his get-away vehicle after a burglary

2 homeless men allegedly broke into home, cooked dinner

Two homeless men have been charged with burglary after a California man says he came home to find them cooking dinner

NY baby is named after highway where she was born in a car

It was my way and the highway for a newborn New Yorker, who's named after the expressway where she was born in her parents' minivan as they raced to the hospital

6 customers draw guns on men attempting to steal tools

Authorities say two men were surrounded by customers with guns while attempting to steal tools from a Washington store

Officials: Man broke into home, got owner to give him a ride

Authorities in Maine say a man broke into a home, had a bite to eat, watched TV and even got a car ride from his unsuspecting victim

Man finds a $10,000 surprise inside designer bag on subway

A purse left in a Manhattan subway station held a $10,000 surprise for the man who found it

Michigan couple remarry after realizing 1st try wasn't legal

A Michigan couple learned that they broke the law when they wed two years ago, so they asked a judge to void the illegal marriage and then to do it all over again

Police: Naked man tears down neighbor’s holiday decorations

Investigators say a 61-year-old Wisconsin man has been arrested after tearing down a neighbor's Christmas decorations while drunk and naked

Aquarium apologizes for tweets about sea otter

California's Monterey Bay Aquarium has apologized after some people perceived a tweet about a sea otter as body-shaming