News Oddities
Admiring teen's courage, Dwayne Johnson declines prom invite
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) An eastern Minnesota teen who asked her celebrity crush Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to prom got a huge surprise when he actually responded.
Apr 23 7:22PM AP

Penn State says wilderness is too risky for outdoors clubs
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) A near-century-old outdoor recreation club will now refrain from going outside because it is too dangerous out in the wilderness, according to officials at Penn State University.
Apr 23 7:20PM AP

Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.
Apr 23 6:07PM AP

Fake Shadow-Boxer Helps Single Japanese Women Feel Safer At Home
Customers can choose to have their shadow man box, do karate or swing a baseball bat.
Apr 23 5:30PM Weird News

Dream job: Harley-Davidson interns get a free motorcycle
MILWAUKEE (AP) Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its summer internship program.
Apr 23 2:39PM AP

Airline passenger fined after keeping free airline apple
DENVER (AP) The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has fined a woman $500 for not declaring she was bringing a free apple into the U.
Apr 23 1:41PM AP

Squirrel wins UC Berkeley student senate seat
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) The University of California, Berkeley has elected a squirrel to its student senate.
Apr 22 8:12PM AP

Police try to unlock phone with dead man's finger in Florida
LARGO, Fla. (AP) Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man's finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of their investigation.
Apr 22 6:42PM AP

It's true! Broadway was traffic-free for 2 Manhattan miles
NEW YORK (AP) It was a bold New York experiment: closing Broadway to traffic for two Manhattan miles.
Apr 21 10:15PM AP

It's true! Broadway was traffic-free for 2 Manhattan miles
NEW YORK (AP) Broadway was closed to traffic for two Manhattan miles, but only for a few hours.
Apr 21 10:11PM AP

Police rescue baby raccoon trapped under SUV hood
EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) A baby raccoon halted Northern California traffic after he crawled inside the engine compartment of an SUV stopped at a traffic signal.
Apr 21 8:24PM AP

It's true! Broadway is traffic-free for 2 Manhattan miles
NEW YORK (AP) Broadway is closed to traffic for two Manhattan miles.
Apr 21 3:01PM AP

Officials say postal worker hoarded over 17K pieces of mail
NEW YORK (AP) A postal worker who prosecutors say hoarded away more than 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail in New York City allegedly told investigators he was overwhelmed by the amount of mail he had to deliver.
Apr 20 10:02PM AP

Officials say postal worker hoarded over 17K pieces of mail
NEW YORK (AP) A United States Postal Service worker who prosecutors say hoarded away more than 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail in New York City allegedly told investigators he was overwhelmed by the amount of mail he had to deliver.
Apr 20 9:58PM AP

Germany: Truck tips over, floods field with fish
BERLIN (AP) Oh sprat!
Apr 20 3:21PM AP

Michigan couple gives 14th son creative middle name
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son.
Apr 20 2:13PM AP

Mom: Preschool's ban of the term 'best friend' is silly
GEORGETOWN, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term "best friend."
Apr 20 2:12PM AP

No turkeys, please: Owner seeks gander for pet goose
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) Lucy is a lover of long walks and a shared dinner of weeds, and she's looking for love.
Apr 20 1:51PM AP

Conspiracy Theory Believers Are The Most Skeptical And The Most Gullible People
The 25 most profound Shower Thoughts on Reddit from the last week.
Apr 20 1:14PM Weird News

It's Always 420 In These Ridiculous Marijuana Stock Photos
Here are the cheesiest ones.
Apr 20 1:01PM Weird News