Category Archives: Odd News

10 Oddest Sentences Handed out by Judges

Hang around a courtroom long enough and you are bound to see some wacky behavior. More often than not, that unusual behavior is coming from the defendants, but every now and again, it's the judges who get a little "creative" with their sentencing — usually in an effort to make the punishment fit the crime.…
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Boston taxi driver returns $187K left in cab

A Boston taxi driver returned $187,000 cash inheritance left in his cab over the weekend, police said. Raymond "Buzzy" MacCausland drove an unidentified man to a hotel in downtown Boston on Saturday. MacCausland found a backpack in the backseat after he dropped the man off.  MacCausland searched for an ID and found stacks of $100,…
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Man Fined $175 For Trying To Help A Panhandler

A Canadian man was ticketed for removing his seatbelt in traffic while attempting to give money to an undercover cop he mistook for a panhandler. Dane Rusk was fined $175 for unbuckling his seatbelt when he attempted to give $3 in change to a man that appeared to be a panhandler while leaving a mall in…
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Student Brings Video Game To Prom As His Date

A California high school student expressed his love for one of his favorite video games by bringing it to his prom as his date. Chris Burwell shared photos of himself and the disc of Nintendo video game “Super Smash Bros. Melee” attending his high school’s prom. “I took my one true love Melee to prom,”…
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Hungary Gravediggers Compete in National Race

Dozens of gravediggers gathered in Hungary for the nation's first ever national grave-digging competition to promote the occupation. Participants competed in 18 two-person teams to dig graves 2 feet and 7 inches wide, 6 feet and 6 inches long and 5 feet and 3 inches deep, using tool such as shovels, rakes, axes and pickaxes.…
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Ottawa University Bans Free Yoga Class

Jennifer Scharf has been offering free yoga lessons at the Centre for Students with Disabilities since 2008 — just this September, however, she received an email telling her the yoga class had been suspended. According to The Telegraph, Scharf was shocked “after being told by Ottawa University’s student federation her yoga class was being cancelled…
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Arrested for pooping while working on a story

A Phoenix TV station said a reporter is no longer with the network after he was arrested for defecating in a resident's yard while working on a field report. A Goodyear resident called 911 May 16 to report a man she recognized as KPHO/KTVK reporter Jonathan Lowe had picked up several papers from the street…
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15 Things That Have Been Banned

Why would anyone attempt to ban coffee? As crazy as it sounds, it was banned not just once, but five times — most recently in 1777 in Prussia. Frederick the Great banned the good old cup 'o Joe because he thought drinking the stuff interfered with people's consumption of beer — and he thought beer…
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Mountain Lion Found Napping on Front Porch

A Utah woman who spotted what she believed to be a dog napping on her porch quickly realized the animal was actually a young mountain lion. Kathy Inman of Heber said she and her husband, Floyd, looked out a window Wednesday night and saw what appeared to be a yellow dog napping on their front…
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Barber Calls for Beard Tax

A Barber has waged war on free facial hair by calling on Government to implement a beard tax. Antony Kent, who owns salon chain UK Barber Shops which has a branch in Worcester, would charge people with bushy beards £100 a year under his law, while those with more modest stubble would have to cough…
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World War l Cannon Stolen from Veterans Home

Thieves managed to steal a 1-ton World War l cannon from a veterans home in California. Local police are seeking the suspects in the May 1 theft as they hope to return the cannon which has stood outside the home since 1947. Police in California are seeking the suspects that were caught on surveillance camera attempting…
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Hotel staff welcome businessman’s bizarre requests

A businessman's bizarre requests to staff at a Salt Lake City hotel are going viral after photos of his successes were posted online. Sean Fitzsimons, 28, whose hotel requests went viral thanks to a Reddit post by friend Janet Fortener, said he has been visiting Salt Lake City from Denver every alternating week for about…
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Passenger Fears Professor Doing Math Is A Terrorist

An Ivy League professor aboard an American Airlines flight was questioned after a passenger mistook a math equation for Arabic and possible Islamic code for a terrorist attack. Guido Menzio, an economics professor at the University of Pennsylvania, was working on a differential math equation as the Syracuse-bound plane was preparing to take off from…
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KFC takes ‘Finger Lickin’ Good’ literally

Fast food giant KFC announced a new twist on its "Finger Lickin' Good" slogan -- edible nail polish designed to taste like chicken. KFC has edible nail polish that tastes like chicken, because that's just the sort of world we live in, now. The chain's ad firm, Ogilvy & Mather, worked together with spice company McCormick,…
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Small Rodent Shuts Down CERN!

Sometimes, a mouse can move a mountain. That is what officials from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) found when the Large Hadron Collider, which is the world's "most powerful" atom smasher, got shut down when a weasel-like rodent decided to try eating one of its power cables. The furry animal was discovered near…
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Bitcoin Transaction Have Gone Horribly Wrong

A Bitcoin transaction appears to have gone horribly wrong after a hapless user accidentally charged themselves $137,000 (£94,000) over trying to make a $5 transaction. The transaction, which took place on Tuesday, details how the sender apparently intended to transfer 0.0001 BTC (around $5, or £3.44) to a recipient, but was charged 291,2409 BTC or $137,000…
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