AP - ap.online.headlines.strange http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.strange News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:45:14 -0400 Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:50:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/28/AS-ODD--Australia-Woolly.Sheep/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_AS-ODD--Australia-Woolly.Sheep c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:39a0 SYDNEY (AP) — Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of them all. Human skull donated to Goodwill store in Texas Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:29:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/28/US-ODD--Skull.Donated-Goodwill/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-ODD--Skull.Donated-Goodwill c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:39fb AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police are scratching their heads trying to work out who donated a human skull to a thrift store in Austin, Texas. Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:22:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/28/US-Death-Valley-Sailing-Rocks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-Death-Valley-Sailing-Rocks c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3b64 DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth. Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:38:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/28/US-Ancient-Skeleton/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-Ancient-Skeleton c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3c9d PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room. Vermont bistro scolded for removing its bacon sign Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:45:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/27/US-ODD-Offensive-Bacon/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-ODD-Offensive-Bacon c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3674 WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont restaurant that removed a bacon advertisement called insensitive to vegans and Muslims is being criticized for doing so. Image of Asia: A healthy trio of panda cubs Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:42:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/28/AS--Asia.Photo.Showcase/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_AS--Asia.Photo.Showcase c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:39fc In this photo by Kin Cheung, panda triplets are examined at their 1-month medical checkup at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China. The official Xinhua News Agency says the girl and two boys are healthy and have grown to about a kilogram in weight since their birth July 29. The cubs were only the fourth triplets known to have been born in artificial breeding programs, but it wasn't clear how many survived previously. China devotes major resources to increasing the population of its unofficial mascot and regularly announces the births of giant pandas at zoos and at the Wolong breeding center in the southwestern province of Sichuan, where most wild pandas live. State court: Workers' comp OK for kickball injury Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:23:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/27/US-ODD--Kickball-Workers_.Comp/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-ODD--Kickball-Workers_.Comp c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:342d COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation. 5-pound Pomeranian is world's fastest on 2 feet Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:35:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/28/US--Pets-Go.Dog.Go/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Pets-Go.Dog.Go c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3775 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jiff was already cute, lovable and talented. Now he's proven he's speedy too. Crested Butte to be Bud Light's 'Whatever' town Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:09:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/26/US-ODD--Bud.Lite.Town/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-ODD--Bud.Lite.Town c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2ce9 DENVER (AP) — Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for "Whatever" — a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign. Maine lobsterman catches rare blue lobster Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:47:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/25/US--Rare.Blue.Lobster/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Rare.Blue.Lobster c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:27cf SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster. Woman accused of setting fire with burned bacon Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:42:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/27/US--Bacon.Arson/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Bacon.Arson c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:35e1 VERNAL, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman accused of using a pound of bacon to start a fire in her ex-boyfriend's house will stand trial on arson charges. Tortoises in controversial art exhibit removed Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:40:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/26/US--Aspen-Tortoise.Exhibit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Aspen-Tortoise.Exhibit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2f9a ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Three tortoises wearing iPads for a controversial Aspen, Colorado, art exhibit have been removed at a veterinarian's request because of wet, cool weather. Arizona man drives hour to save injured bear Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:23:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/26/US--Bear.Cub.Saved/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US--Bear.Cub.Saved c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2d1e PHOENIX (AP) — An injured bear cub is recovering in Arizona after a man who initially thought it was a dead dog along the side of the road scooped it up and drove it 80 miles to get help. Gold thief offers to pay for pilfered nugget Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:35:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/25/US-ODD-Stolen-Gold-Nugget/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-ODD-Stolen-Gold-Nugget c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2848 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man suspected of walking out of a Juneau, Alaska, jewelry store with a gold nugget worth nearly $5,000 developed a conscience and paid for it — after his image was distributed by police through a "crime stoppers" program. Moose shows up at German office canteen Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:47:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/25/EU-ODD--Germany-Moose.Visit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_EU-ODD--Germany-Moose.Visit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:26fa BERLIN (AP) — Maybe he got hungry? Bear heads stolen from remote Maine cabin Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:30:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/26/ME-ODD--Bear.Heads.Stolen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_ME-ODD--Bear.Heads.Stolen c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2c5c FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The person who broke into an off-the-grid cabin in remote western Maine didn't get away with money, jewelry or other valuables. Police say the thief took a pair of bear heads. New York meat truck driver charged in stinky spill Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:26:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/26/NY--ODD-Meat.and.Motorists/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_NY--ODD-Meat.and.Motorists c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2c5d QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — State authorities have charged the driver of a truck that lost part of its load of expired meat outside an upstate New York mall, resulting in some irate motorists whose vehicles drove over the stinky spill. Colorado marshal can't adjust to high altitude Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:54:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/25/US-ODD--Marshal-Altitude.Adjustment/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-ODD--Marshal-Altitude.Adjustment c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2728 NEDERLAND, Colo. (AP) — Nederland, Colorado's town marshal says he is resigning after just six months because he can't adjust to the altitude. Coffee shop on honor system works in North Dakota Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:09:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/24/US-ODD--Self-Service.Coffee.Shop/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-ODD--Self-Service.Coffee.Shop c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:21ad VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — The owner of a North Dakota coffee shop is flattered his decision to operate the business on the honor system garnered international attention earlier this summer, but those who equate it to the goodness of all humanity might want to help themselves to a decaf K-Cup. Firefighters rescue poodle with paw stuck in drain Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:55:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/odd/2014/08/23/US-ODD-Poodle-Stuck-In-Tub/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_odd_US-ODD-Poodle-Stuck-In-Tub c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:1ee1 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A poodle was freed with the help of Albuquerque firefighters after one of its paws got stuck in a bathtub drain for several hours.