AP Oddities

AP Oddities

More condoms, fewer cigarettes found in annual beach cleanup

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — Volunteers cleaning up New Jersey beaches last year found everything but the kitchen sink. Oh wait, they found one...
Police: Angry fast-food worker beans supervisor with burrito

Police: Angry fast-food worker beans supervisor with burrito

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Police say a fast-food worker upset at having to work a morning shift has given new meaning to a burrito...
Dozens dressed as Tyrannosaurus rex descend on public square

Dozens dressed as Tyrannosaurus rex descend on public square

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — His name means "king of the tyrant lizards," but sometimes Tyrannosaurus rex just wants to party.Make that many T. rexes....
New York City's tree sweaters to stay in place

New York City's tree sweaters to stay in place

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Parks Department says a cluster of trees in a Manhattan neighborhood can keep their crocheted sweaters.The...
Police investigate how a handgun ended up in driver's bumper

Police investigate how a handgun ended up in driver's bumper

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Talk about gunning the engine.Authorities say a driver near Tacoma, Washington, saw an object strike the front of his car...
Germany: Truck tips over, floods field with fish

Germany: Truck tips over, floods field with fish

BERLIN (AP) — Oh sprat!A tractor-trailer tried to take a turn and toppled over, tipping its entire load of fish onto a German farmer's...
'Brazen Botanist' sentenced to jail for plant thefts

'Brazen Botanist' sentenced to jail for plant thefts

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who police dubbed the "Brazen Botanist" after he was captured on a surveillance camera stealing plants from...
Dozens of nude models brave cold, rain for Polar Bear Paint

Dozens of nude models brave cold, rain for Polar Bear Paint

NEW YORK (AP) — Cold feet can't stop naked models from parading around New York City.Dozens of body-painted models walked through the chilly streets...
Michigan man uses battle ax to fight off intruder

Michigan man uses battle ax to fight off intruder

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man whose hobbies include ritualized combat with replica weapons from the Middle Ages says he wielded a...
NJ will trap turkeys troubling Jersey Shore neighborhood

NJ will trap turkeys troubling Jersey Shore neighborhood

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has drumsticked up a plan to deal with flocks of wild turkeys that are ruffling some feathers...

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