Oddly Enough Headlines

Thu, Oct 23 2014

Belgium chocolate maker ISIS needs to change its name again

BRUSSELS - Late last year, a Belgian chocolate maker changed its name from Italo Suisse, because the company no longer had any real association with either country. Now it's changing the name again - because the new name it picked was ISIS.

23 Oct 2014

Woman who gouged her eyes in California sues over viral photo

LOS ANGELES - A nurse at a Los Angeles hospital took a photo of a woman who gouged out her own eyes with pencils, and the patient sued the hospital and its administrators after the picture went viral on the Internet, her attorney said on Wednesday.

23 Oct 2014

Mon, Oct 20 2014

California woman gets stuck in chimney trying to sneak into home

LOS ANGELES - A California woman who tried to sneak into a house through the chimney got stuck and had to be rescued by firefighters, who used dish soap to help extricate the soot-covered intruder, authorities said on Monday.

20 Oct 2014

Tue, Oct 21 2014

Massage and mooo-d music soothe Vietnam beef cake beauty contestants

MOC CHAU Vietnam - This year's winner of the Moc Chau beauty contest has an American father while her mother is of Dutch and Cuban heritage. She's also pregnant, which is fine with the judges since contestant 1386 is a four-year-old cow.

21 Oct 2014

Fri, Oct 17 2014

Australian returns home from holiday with spider in stomach

SYDNEY - An Australian man had a spider removed from his stomach after it burrowed its way into his body and survived for three days before being removed.

17 Oct 2014

Wed, Oct 15 2014

Topless activist fined for exhibitionism in attack on Putin wax figure

PARIS - A Ukrainian activist belonging to topless feminist group Femen was convicted for exhibitionism by a Paris court on Wednesday for having attacked a statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin at a wax museum in the capital.

15 Oct 2014

Thu, Oct 9 2014

German police find record heroin haul in truckload of gherkins and garlic

DUESSELDORF Germany - Police have found Germany's biggest-ever stash of heroin, with an estimated street value of 50 million euros ($60 million) (37.04 million pound), hidden in a truckload of pickled cucumbers and garlic.

09 Oct 2014

Sausage, Greece's 'protest dog', dies of heart attack

ATHENS - Sausage, the ginger mongrel who became famous for appearing at anti-austerity protests and barking at riot police at the height of Greece's debt crisis, has died of a heart attack, local officials said on Thursday.

09 Oct 2014

Mon, Sep 29 2014

McGinley even angled for advantage with fish tank

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GLENEAGLES Scotland - Such was the meticulous attention to every detail during Paul McGinley's victorious campaign as European Ryder Cup captain, the Irishman even made careful plans for the fish tank in the team room.

Oddly Enough, Sport 29 Sep 2014

Thu, Oct 9 2014

China on the lookout for Putin's roaming tiger

BEIJING - China is on the hunt for a Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, state media said on Thursday, after the animal roamed across the border, likely in search of food.

09 Oct 2014