Strange News

February 01, 2018 - 7:39 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A motorcyclist got the ride of his life in Georgia when a sinkhole opened up in a parking lot and swallowed him and his bike. The Augusta Chronicle reports city firefighters pulled the man from the hole at the Augusta Exchange parking lot Wednesday. The motorcyclist had minor...
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January 31, 2018 - 1:19 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Wednesday launched an urgent investigation into the loss of thousands of classified documents that were sold with two second-hand filing cabinets. The cabinets were sold by a Canberra furniture shop at a discount price because they were locked...
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January 30, 2018 - 11:54 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — An American teacher in Vietnam is in trouble for making offensive comments about one of the country's most revered figures. Daniel Hauer, an English teacher in Hanoi, commented on Facebook that he was getting a genital piercing with a part in the shape of late Gen. Vo Nguyen...
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January 30, 2018 - 2:50 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, former New York Yankees pitcher Al Leiter (LY'-tur) and E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt are among the 20 newest members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The class of 2017 also includes singers Debbie Harry and Frankie Valli and "Cake Boss...
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January 30, 2018 - 11:56 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Why did the chicken cross the road? And did it have its owner's permission? The New Hampshire Legislature is considering a bill that would make trespassing fowl a violation, not for the chicken, but for its owners. Under the proposal, anyone who knowingly, recklessly or...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2007, file photo, the moon takes on different orange tones during a lunar eclipse seen from Mexico City. During a lunar eclipse, the moon's disk can take on a colorful appearance from bright orange to blood red to dark brown and, rarely, very dark gray. On Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, a super moon, blue moon and a lunar eclipse will coincide for first time since 1982 and will not occur again until 2037. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
January 29, 2018 - 9:46 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon is providing a rare triple treat this week. On Wednesday, much of the world will get to see not only a blue moon and a supermoon, but also a total lunar eclipse, all rolled into one. There hasn't been a triple lineup like this since 1982 and the next won't occur...
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January 29, 2018 - 4:46 pm
DEMOTTE, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana woman has honored her father's memory with a humorous obituary that recounts his fondness for his family and details how he left behind 32 jars of Miracle Whip, 17 boxes of Hamburger Helper and other items that could prove helpful in a zombie apocalypse. The...
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Chris Miller
January 29, 2018 - 12:15 pm
Imagine buying a new flat screen TV just in time of the Super Bowl, only to find out it's a fake -- not a fake brand-name, or anything like that, but a fake TV. Undercover cops working the parade route in Slidell Sunday were asked to investigate some suspicious activity, and found two men loading...
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January 29, 2018 - 7:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police say two truck trailers loaded with 44 tons (48.5 U.S. tons) of chocolate were stolen in southern Germany and there's no sign of the sticky-fingered perpetrators. Police said Monday the trailers packed with 400,000 euros ($496,100) worth of chocolate were stolen from an...
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January 26, 2018 - 1:57 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Cathy Stepp's daughter says her mother wore a fake nose and sunglasses to try to help her pass a 2011 driving test after she failed her initial attempt. The Chicago Tribune reports that Stepp had her daughter, Hannah,...
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