Category Archives: Odd news

Best offbeat moments in sports of 2015

Novak Djokovic eating grass at Wimbledon, a pistol-packing referee in Brazil or a Scottish goalkeeper travelling to the wrong ground for a game. It's been a bumper year for world…

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Pope's comments on global warming top notable quotes list

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Pope Francis' comments that human activity is mostly to blame for global warming top a list of the most notable quotes of 2015, as compiled…

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Huge 1.5 Mile-Wide Asteroid To Fly Past Earth On Christmas Eve

AsteroidA huge 1.5 mile asteroid will hurtle past Earth on Christmas Eve – flying past 28 times further out than the moon.Rumours have circulated that the fly-past of asteroid 2003…

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On a roll: Peru's skateboarding bulldog hungry for extreme sports title

Otto, the skateboard-riding bulldog who set a world record last month coasting down a sidewalk in Lima, has his sights set on a new prize: most talented extreme-sports dog. The…

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Norway Apologises For Making Gingerbread Jets

Norway has apologised for offending some of its citizens by posting a picture of a block of gingerbread with shapes cut out to resemble F-35 fighter jets. The idea for…

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Paging owners of abandoned jets: Malaysia wants them out

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Attention owners of three jumbo jets parked at Malaysia's main airport: please remove your aircraft immediately or the airport will. Malaysia's airport operator took the…

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Hundreds of full coffee cans wash up on Florida beach

INDIALANTIC, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of sealed coffee cans & vacuum-packed coffee bricks have washed ashore along Florida's Space Coast & officials believe they may be from containers that fell…

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Is it a bird, or a 100mph delivery in Dunedin Test?

A low-flying seagull was blamed for interfering with the speed gun on Friday when New Zealand's Neil Wagner bowled a ball clocked at 160 kilometres (99.4 miles) per hour —…

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Otter Cub Who Lost Mum Is Found On Doorstep

An otter cub was discovered crying out on a doorstep after becoming separated from its mother during heavy rain. The 10-week-old was found at the back door of a house…

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Q&A: The Boston Yeti is back, just in time for winter

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Yeti is back — just in time for another winter. The furry phantom provided much-needed comic relief last winter when the city fell siege to…

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