Oddly Enough Headlines

Sun, Apr 20 2014

Ohio couple married for 70 years dies hours apart

- An Ohio couple who met as teenagers and were married for 70 years, almost never sleeping apart, died from natural causes within a span of 15 hours, according to their daughter.

20 Apr 2014

Airline says teenager survived flight over Pacific in jet wheel well

- A teenaged boy has survived a flight from California to Hawaii in the wheel well of a jetliner, an airline said on Sunday.

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Fri, Apr 18 2014

Filipinos nailed to cross in Easter ritual frowned on by church

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CUTUD, Philippines - Nearly 20 Filipinos and a Danish filmmaker were nailed to crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday, a practice the Roman Catholic Church frowns upon as a distortion of the Easter message.

18 Apr 2014

Thu, Apr 17 2014

Every dog has his day in court, in New Jersey

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A computer glitch is likely to blame for a summons that called a German Shepherd to report for jury duty, court officials in New Jersey's Cumberland County said on Wednesday.

17 Apr 2014

Fri, Apr 18 2014

Fly me to Sochi, demands Cathay passenger armed with chocolate bar, court hears

HONG KONG - A passenger on board a Hong Kong-bound Cathay Pacific flight, armed only with a Toblerone chocolate bar, demanded the plane fly to Sochi so he could watch the Winter Olympics, a court heard.

Oddly Enough, World 18 Apr 2014

Wed, Apr 16 2014

North Korean embassy complains to UK after salon mocks leader's hair

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LONDON - North Korea failed to see the joke when a London hair salon used a picture of its leader Kim Jong Un to try to attract more customers and has written to Britain's Foreign Office asking it to stop what it calls a "provocation".

16 Apr 2014

Teenager uses Facebook to save Romania's stray dogs

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BUCHAREST - When French film actress Brigitte Bardot began a campaign to spare the thousands of stray dogs in Romania's capital from being put down, she did it with a $150,000 (89,306.98 pounds) donation scheme.

16 Apr 2014

A gay artist will get his images on stamps in Finland

HELSINKI - Finland's postal service will honour "Tom of Finland" with stamps taken from his work - homoerotic drawings of muscular men wearing tight, black leather uniforms, when they wear anything at all.

16 Apr 2014

Fri, Apr 11 2014

Clever chimps at Kansas City Zoo make brief break to freedom

KANSAS CITY - Seven chimpanzees used an improvised ladder from a tree to scale a wall and briefly escape their enclosure at the Kansas City Zoo on Thursday, a zoo official said.

11 Apr 2014

California town moves against Sriracha hot sauce plant

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LOS ANGELES - The small Southern California town of Irwindale has opened a new front in its battle against what it says is a pungent, tear-inducing odor from a chilli processing factory owned by the makers of Sriracha-brand hot pepper sauce.

11 Apr 2014