Oddities

FILE - In this Thursday, April 27, 2017 file photo, Dutch King Willem-Alexander greets well-wishers during celebrations marking his 50th anniversary on Kingsday in Tilburg, south central Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander told national daily De Telegraaf in an interview published Wednesday, May 17, 2017 that he has ended his role as a regular "guest pilot" on KLM's fleet of Fokker 70 planes after 21 years and will retrain to fly Boeing 737s. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
May 17, 2017 - 2:40 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch passengers on KLM flights might have recognized the co-pilot's voice when he introduced himself on the airline's Cityhopper services. It was not just their co-pilot telling them weather conditions and estimated time of arrival. It was their king. King Willem-...
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May 17, 2017 - 11:09 am
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — A Texas man is suing a woman he went on a date with for the price of a movie ticket after he says she texted through the film and left him at the theater. Brandon Vezmar filed the claim for $17.31 last week. The 37-year-old tells the Austin American-Statesman ( https://...
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May 17, 2017 - 11:09 am
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — A Texas man is suing a woman he went on a date with for the price of a movie ticket after he says she texted through the film and left him at the theater. Brandon Vezmar filed the claim for $17.31 last week. The 37-year-old tells the Austin American-Statesman ( https://...
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May 17, 2017 - 8:57 am
MIAMI (AP) — What did a South Florida woman do when she lifted the lid on her toilet and found an iguana inside? She closed it again and called 911. Lt. Scott Mullin of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's Venom One unit tells the Miami Herald ( http://hrld.us/2rezbhp ) it's the first time he's found an iguana...
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May 17, 2017 - 8:57 am
MIAMI (AP) — What did a South Florida woman do when she lifted the lid on her toilet and found an iguana inside? She closed it again and called 911. Lt. Scott Mullin of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's Venom One unit tells the Miami Herald ( http://hrld.us/2rezbhp ) it's the first time he's found an iguana...
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May 15, 2017 - 12:21 pm
WILMOT, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who was injured in a house explosion is thanking Siri for saving his life. Christopher Beaucher says he was checking on his mother's vacant cottage in Wilmot on May 1 when he saw something suspicious and went inside. He tells WMUR-TV ( http://bit.ly/2pNoixW...
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May 15, 2017 - 12:21 pm
WILMOT, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who was injured in a house explosion is thanking Siri for saving his life. Christopher Beaucher says he was checking on his mother's vacant cottage in Wilmot on May 1 when he saw something suspicious and went inside. He tells WMUR-TV ( http://bit.ly/2pNoixW...
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In this grab taken from video, Verdun Hayes gestures as he tandem skydiving, in Devon, England, Sunday, May 14, 2017. A 101-year-old D-Day veteran has broken the world record for the oldest tandem skydiver. Hayes, a great-grandfather, jumped out of a plane from 15-thousand feet in Devon, UK, on Sunday accompanied by four generations of his family. (Skydive.buzz via AP)
May 15, 2017 - 10:06 am
LONDON (AP) — A 101-year-old D-Day veteran has become the oldest person in the world to skydive. Bryson William Verdun Hayes completed a tandem skydive with members of his extended family on Sunday at an airfield in Honiton, southwest England. Among those jumping were Hayes' son, grandson, great-...
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May 15, 2017 - 9:34 am
WILMOT, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who was injured in a house explosion is thanking Siri for saving his life. Christopher Beaucher says he was checking on his mother's vacant cottage in Wilmot on May 1 when he saw something suspicious and went inside. He tells WMUR-TV ( http://bit.ly/2pNoixW...
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May 13, 2017 - 2:15 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana (AP) — A Montana beekeeper has recovered hives that were stolen from him in California, thanks to an agricultural sting operation. Lloyd Cunniff of Choteau reported 488 hives stolen in January, after he had transported them to California for the almond pollination season. A tip...
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