Category Archives: Odd news

3 suspended over horse mix-up after male beats fillies

A 3-year-old filly named Ruby Queen had never won a race until she appeared to blow past the field as a 110-1 longshot at an Ohio horse track. But it…

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'Zombie nativity' back in Ohio yard a year after controversy

CINCINNATI (AP) — A "zombie nativity" that spurred complaints & zoning violation notices last year is on display again in a suburban Cincinnati yard, with a alter to avoid fines….

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Sweet potato silo in North Carolina town burning for 2 weeks

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Smoke from burnt sweet potatoes wafting around the North Carolina town of Farmville has nothing to do with holiday baking. Farmville town manager David Hodgkins says…

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Cheetahs attack officer on a South African air base

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African Air Force says two cheetahs, which live on an air base to keep other animals off the runway, have attacked an officer. Air Force…

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Tiger and goat forge unlikely friendship in Russian zoo

A goat sent to a Russian safari park as live prey for a Siberian tiger has instead befriended the huge cat & the two have become inseparable in a story…

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Sponge Injection Could Save Gunshot Victims

A sponge injection could save the lives of people with gunshot wounds. A device called XSTAT 30 squirts out 92 tiny compressed cellulose sponges coated with a blood absorbing substance….

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Letter To Santa Preserved In Chimney For 60 Years Reveals Heart-Meltingly Simple Wishes

A builder used Facebook to track down the author of a 60-year-old letter to Father Christmas requesting a refreshingly modest list of presents The heartwarming letter, asking for “slippers &…

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Man surrenders after hearing cops outside storage unit

EDGEWATER, Fla. (AP) — A man who authorities say was growing marijuana in a central Florida storage unit panicked when he heard a police helicopter hovering nearby & called 911…

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Cheetahs attack officer on a South African air base

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African Air Force says two cheetahs, which live on an air base to keep other animals off the runway, have attacked an officer. Air Force…

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Meet Britain's grave-obsessed cemetery hunters

Some prefer to spend their leisure time immersed in music or on the sports field, yet for a small group of tombstone tourists, Britain's graveyards are their playground. The "Cemetery…

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