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Odd News

Leonardo painting has coded 'soundtrack'
Associated Press - Thu Nov 8, 2007
ROME - It's a new Da Vinci code, but this time it could be for real. More»

Fla. police officer sues victim's family
Associated Press - Tue Oct 9, 2007
CASSELBERRY, Florida - A police officer who slipped and injured a knee during a rescue call has sued the family who phoned 911 after their 1-year-old boy nearly drowned. More»

Photo: "Tasers do not work on raccoons" "Tasers do not work on raccoons"
Wisconsin Gazette Extra - Sat Oct 6, 2007
Terrified, Theresa Griffin heard something coming up the stairs from the finished basement of her South Pearl Street home. More»

Photo: Australian navy defends paying for breast implants Australian navy defends paying for breast implants
AFP - Wed Sep 19, 2007
SYDNEY - The Australian military Sunday defended its decision to pay for some female sailors to have breast implants, saying the operations were not carried out for cosmetic reasons. More»

Photo: Nebraska state senator sues God Nebraska state senator sues God
Associated Press - Mon Sep 17, 2007
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The defendant in a state senator's lawsuit is accused of causing untold death and horror and threatening to cause more still. More»

Photo: Simpson named suspect in casino break-in Simpson named suspect in casino break-in
Associated Press - Thu Sep 13, 2007
LAS VEGAS - Investigators questioned OJ Simpson and named him a suspect Friday in a break-in at a casino hotel room involving sports memorabilia. More»

Officer in a Snit - McDonald's Worker in Jail for Over-salting Burger
Associated Press - Sat Sep 8, 2007
UNION CITY, Gaeorgia - A 20-year-old McDonald's employee spent a night in jail and is facing criminal charges after a police officer complained that the burger she prepared with too much salt made him sick. More»

China: You May Not Reincarnate without Government Permission
Times Online, UK - Fri Aug 3, 2007
Living Buddhas in Tibet have been banned from reincarnation without permission from Chinese government. More»

Photo: Flying Saucers Go Into Production Flying Saucers Go Into Production
Sky News - Thu Aug 2, 2007
A "flying saucer" that glides three metres above the ground and carries two people has gone into commerical production. More»

Press Release : Alien Technology RFID results in 30% ROI
Fibre 2 Fashion - Mon Jul 30, 2007
Alien Technology Corporation, an industry leader for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products and services, in partnership with Simet, proudly announces the world's first EPC-compliant fabric roll tracking application at Griva S. More»

Photo: Fans honor 'world's worst poet' Fans honor 'world's worst poet'
Associated Press - Mon Jul 30, 2007
EDINBURGH, Scotland - The land that gave the world Robert Burns also has the dubious honor of producing the "world's worst poet". More»

Photo: "Heartland" Americans See Cheney as a "Rock Star" "Heartland" Americans See Cheney as a "Rock Star"
New York Times - Mon Oct 16, 2006
TOPEKA, Kansas - Grace Mosier lives with her mom and dad, goes to birthday parties, takes ballet classes and is just like a lot of other 6-year-old girls - Except that she happens to be obsessed with Dick Cheney. More»

Judge Blames ADHD for Causing Him to Wrongfully Arrest 11 People
Associated Press - Fri Mar 31, 2006
SANFORD, Florida - A judge who had 11 people arrested for accidentally going to the wrong courtroom told an ethics board he was "horrified" by what he had done and blamed the problem on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. More»

Report: McKinney Punches Cop
WXIA-TV - Wed Mar 29, 2006
According to sources on Capitol Hill, US Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) punched a Capitol police officer on Wednesday afternoon after he mistakenly pursued her for failing to pass through a metal detector. More»

Photo: US 'plans stealth shark spies' US 'plans stealth shark spies'
BBC - Wed Mar 1, 2006
Pentagon scientists are planning to turn sharks into "stealth spies" capable of tracking vessels undetected, a British magazine has reported. More»

Photo: "Deadeye" Dick Cheney Steps Up War on Lawyers - Shoots One "Deadeye" Dick Cheney Steps Up War on Lawyers - Shoots One - Sun Feb 12, 2006
Dick Cheney, the Vice-President of the United States, accidentally shot and wounded a 78-year-old hunting buddy while hunting at a Texas ranch this weekend. More»

Study: Plants Behave Like Humans
Sydney Morning Herald - Mon Jan 23, 2006
Plants are not unlike humans - they can talk to each other and even call in reinforcements when the going gets tough. More»

Photo: William Shatner Sells Kidney Stone for a Good Cause William Shatner Sells Kidney Stone for a Good Cause
BBC - Wed Jan 18, 2006
Star Trek actor William Shatner has sold his kidney stone for $25,000 (£14,000) to an online casino, to raise money for a housing charity. More»

Photo: Strange Fish Washes Ashore in the Cayman Islands Strange Fish Washes Ashore in the Cayman Islands - Mon Jan 16, 2006
Cayman Brac - A strange looking sea creature washed up on the shores of Cayman Brac this weekend. More»

Photo: Fire-Starting Hotspot in California Fire-Starting Hotspot in California
GEOTIMES - Fri Jan 13, 2006
In August 2004, a mysterious patch of hot soil triggered a forest fire in Southern California's Los Padres National Forest. More»

Ann Coulter Claims Liberals Want To Rape Her
News Hounds - Thu Dec 8, 2005
O'Reilly wanted to talk about the far left smear sites attacking Ann Coulter and trying to keep her off CNN on The Factor tonight. More»

Armed and dangerous - Flipper the firing dolphin let loose by Katrina
The Observer UK - Mon Sep 26, 2005
It may be the oddest tale to emerge from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina - armed dolphins, trained by the US military to shoot terrorists and pinpoint spies underwater, may be missing in the Gulf of Mexico. More»

Reporter Infiltrates Raelian Cult
AFP - Wed Sep 21, 2005
MADRID - To register it depends on your sexual proclivities. More»

Light bulb malfunction sends 18 to hospital with radiation burns
AP - Thu Sep 15, 2005
COLUMBIA, Tennessee - A malfunctioning light bulb in a school gym exposed more than 100 people to short-wave radiation for an hour, sending 18 to the hospital with severe sunburns and swollen eyes. More»

Neighbors Find Obscenity Mowed Into Lawn
KETV - Wed Sep 14, 2005
OMAHA, Nebraska - An Omaha man mowed an obscenity into his lawn, and now his neighbors are upset because they don't want their children to see the nasty language. More»

Photo: Big game 'could roam US plains' Big game 'could roam US plains'
BBC - Wed Aug 17, 2005
If a group of US researchers have their way, lions, cheetahs, elephants and camels could soon roam parts of North America, Nature magazine reports. More»

Photo: Pope Condemns "corrupting influence" of Harry Potter Pope Condemns "corrupting influence" of Harry Potter
Times Online UK - Tue Jul 12, 2005
A letter written by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, before he was elected Pope in April, condemns the boy wizard as a potentially corrupting influence on children. More»

Raining Frogs in Serbia
Ananova - Mon Jun 6, 2005
Traffic came to a halt and locals fled inside after thousands of frogs fell from the sky onto a Serbian village. More»

O'Reilly Calls the ACLU a Terrorist Organization
Media Matters - Thu Apr 14, 2005
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly labeled the American Civil Liberties Union a "terrorist group" for filing a lawsuit against Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and for opposing Bush administration anti-terrorism measures that the group believes are unconstitutional. More»

Scientists Back Caning
Annanova - Wed Mar 30, 2005
A Russian scientist claims a beating on the naked buttocks with a cane is the perfect way to cure everything from depression to alcoholism. More»

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