Oddly Enough

Axe to grind? Paris hangout has a better idea: throw one

Axe to grind? Paris hangout has a better idea: throw one

Published 27/10/2017

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Thousands of migrating pelicans get free lunch in Israel

Thousands of migrating pelicans get free lunch in Israel

Published 24/10/2017

A visit from tens of thousands of migrating pelicans may be a gift for bird-watchers, but for Israeli fish farmers it can be costly. In response, Israeli authorities have taken to feeding the birds to help preserve the farms' stocks. [more…]

Macron`s dog Nemo caught peeing on presidential fireplace

Macron`s dog Nemo caught peeing on presidential fireplace

Published 23/10/2017

Even presidential pets show the occasional disdain for pomp and protocol. [more…]

German zoo hopes to cure panda`s bad walking habit with sex

German zoo hopes to cure panda`s bad walking habit with sex

Published 22/10/2017

Zookeepers at Berlin's main animal park are hoping to cure a young female panda's habit of walking backwards by introducing her to one of life's most precious pleasures: sex. [more…]

Brazilian who led U.S. to $17 million under mattress pleads guilty

Brazilian who led U.S. to $17 million under mattress pleads guilty

Published 19/10/2017

A Brazilian whose arrest led U.S. authorities to discover $17 million hidden under a mattress pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges that he tried to launder funds tied to one of the largest pyramid schemes ever. [more…]

New York police round up wandering cow in Brooklyn park

New York police round up wandering cow in Brooklyn park

Published 17/10/2017

New York City police wrangled a cow on the loose in a Brooklyn park on Tuesday after the animal became a spectacle for tourists and New Yorkers alike when it was spotted roaming the streets and enjoying the park facilities. [more…]

Swiss flushing away millions in gold and silver every year

Swiss flushing away millions in gold and silver every year

Published 12/10/2017

While London's sewers can get clogged with fatbergs made up of grease and diapers, it seems Switzerland's waste system is flecked with silver and gold. [more…]

Exorcism excise: U.S. psychic pleads guilty to $3.5 million tax evasion

Exorcism excise: U.S. psychic pleads guilty to $3.5 million tax evasion

Published 05/10/2017

A self-proclaimed psychic who was paid $3.5 million by an elderly Massachusetts woman in exchange for claiming to cleanse her of demons pleaded guilty on Thursday to trying to avoid paying taxes. [more…]

Rugby: `Stupid` Wales hooker misses Cheetahs match after lion bite

Rugby: `Stupid` Wales hooker misses Cheetahs match after lion bite

Published 29/09/2017

Wales hooker Scott Baldwin was bitten on the hand while trying to pet a lion in South Africa, causing him to miss Ospreys' defeat to the Cheetahs in their PRO-14 match on Friday. [more…]

Having the right name at the right, or sometimes wrong, time

Having the right name at the right, or sometimes wrong, time

Published 29/09/2017

When reporters descended on upstate New York to ask about a stunning prison break in 2015, state police spokesman Major Charles Guess took their questions. [more…]