2 weeks of odd news: ‘Dead’ men; brides and Fiona’s flame
MOCHA MASTER: SKOREA BARISTA ADORNS COFFEE WITH WORKS OF ART
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Would you like cream, sugar and art with that?
A South Korean barista is charming customers at his coffee shop by drawing intricate artwork on the foamy cream topping their drinks.
Lee Kang Bin uses food coloring and small brushes, spoons and tools that look like mini ice picks to draw people, animals, Disney characters and landscapes on coffee.
This week in odd news: Expensive mistake and meatball theft
FLORIDA PYTHON DEVOURS DEER THAT WEIGHS NEARLY 4 LBS. MORE
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Researchers studying invasive Burmese pythons in Florida came upon something they'd never seen before: an 11-foot-long python had consumed an entire deer that weighed more than the snake itself.
This week in odd news: Skunk fire, sleepwalker, T-Rex walk
BARE SCARE: NAKED MAN FIRES GUN, FLEES AFTER CRASH
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man crashed his vehicle into another car, got out, stripped naked, fired a gun into the air and ran off into the woods in North Carolina.
This week in odd news: Pizza stalker and the stolen thumb
WOMAN TELLS KENTUCKY POLICE SHE'S 'MOTHER MARY' AFTER CHASE
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A woman who led police on a chase told arresting officers that she was Mother Mary en route to pick up Baby Jesus and had permission from God to speed.
WDRB-TV cites an arrest report saying a Kentucky trooper attempted to pull over 52-year-old Connie Allen, of Tennessee, on Saturday, but she ignored him. A high-speed chase ensued.
This week in odd news: Lettuce lizard; Dog and pony show
ROMANIAN STUDY: HALF-DAY OLD SNOW IS SAFE TO EAT
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — How safe is it to eat snow? A Romanian university has published the results of just such a study.
This week in odd news: Dog found after 10 years; 1-2-3 mom
FAMILY'S DOG TURNS UP 10 YEARS AFTER VANISHING FROM HOME
APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — A family has been reunited with its dog 10 years after the dog went missing.
Debra Suierveld and her family assumed their dog Abby had died after she ran away in 2008 from their home in Apollo, but decade-old sadness turned to joy on Saturday when Suierveld received word someone had found the dog.
This week in odd news: Burrito beaning; Cow’s new pals
COW ESCAPES FARM TO RUN FREE WITH WILD BISON IN POLAND
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A farmyard cow in Poland has chosen freedom this winter, roaming with a herd of bison for three months after escaping its pen.
The reddish brown cow has been spotted following bison across corn and rapeseed fields bordering the Bialowieza Forest in eastern Poland as they forage for abandoned corn cobs and other food.
This week in odd news: Airborne car, the umbrella lockdown
BANKARITO? FLORIDA POLICE SAY DUI SUSPECT MISTOOK BANK DRIVE-THRU FOR TACO BELL
SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man was charged with driving under the influence after mistaking a bank drive-thru for a Taco Bell.
This week in odd news: Chase & embrace and ‘Amazing Grace’
A LOFTY PROPOSAL: 'MARRY ME' ETCHED IN SNOW, SEEN FROM ABOVE
NEVIS, Minn. (AP) — An aviation student in northern Minnesota pulled off a sky-high marriage proposal by writing "Marry Me" in the snow, then flying his long-time girlfriend over his handiwork.
Gavin Becker enlisted his family's help to pen the life-changing question using a snow blower on the frozen Eight Crow Wing Lake near Nevis.
This week in odd news: Chickens saved and falling iguanas
FLORIDA MAN CALLS 911 TO REPORT HIMSELF DRUNK DRIVING
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities are sharing the details of an unusual 911 call on New Year's Eve, from a man who said he wanted to report himself drunk-driving.
Polk County Sheriff's officials say the dispatcher kept him talking while directing officers to the scene.
This week in odd news: ‘Stooges’ hairdo and a $284B bill
POLICE: SUSPECT WEARING "TRUST ME" T-SHIRT STEALS CAR
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A suspect wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with "Trust Me" allegedly stole a car with an accomplice in Fairfax County, Virginia.
The Washington Post reports that the two suspects from Falls Church were arrested by police in the stolen car not long after the unlocked Honda Civic was taken as it warmed up.
This week in odd news: Toupee trouble; shoplift near cops?
MAN WHO FEARS THE TASMANIAN DEVIL CLAIMS FATHER-IN-LAW USED TOUPEE TO SCARE HIM
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man who says he has a fear of the Tasmanian Devil claims his father-in-law repeatedly scared him with a toupee that looks like the cartoon character.
This week in odd news: Fatberg on display and a ‘java jam’
HOLY COW! WANDERING BOVINE RETURNED TO PHILLY NATIVITY SCENE
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A cow in Philadelphia apparently wanted to be away from the manger, as it escaped twice Thursday morning from a church's live nativity scene.
Stormy, the 7-year-old brown and white Hereford, was back munching hay at Old First Reformed Church of Christ by 7:15 a.m. after two sets of adventures on snowy downtown streets.
This week in odd news: Dino mash, big avocado, elf returns
POLICE: WOMAN DROVE WITH TRANSIT SIGN STICKING OUT OF CAR
SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a woman was drunk when she continued driving with a mass transit sign sticking out of the roof of her car.
The 52-year-old was pulled over Saturday on Route 46 in South Hackensack when police noticed something odd. Police say the woman had a New Jersey Transit sign protruding through the roof of her car.
The week in odd news: Opossum in liquor store; Sphinx found
'POSSUM ON A GUM BUSH:' OPOSSUM BREAKS INTO LIQUOR STORE, GETS DRUNK AS A SKUNK
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An opossum that apparently drank bourbon after breaking into a Florida liquor store sobered up at a wildlife rescue center and was released unharmed.
This week in odd news: Snake in pants and a cow in a pool
A WORK OF FART: SUSPECT'S OVERWHELMING GAS SHUTS DOWN INTERROGATION
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A police interrogation of a Kansas City man charged with drug and gun offenses ended prematurely when an investigator was driven from the room by the suspect's excessive flatulence.
A detective reported that when asked for his address, 24-year-old Sean Sykes Jr. "leaned to one side of his chair and released a loud fart before answering."
This week in odd news: Baby Frankenstein; Tears for beers
FEARS SQUASHED: ZUCCHINI MISTAKEN FOR WWII BOMB IN GERMANY
BERLIN (AP) — A worried resident in Germany alerted police to what he thought was a World War II bomb in his garden. Officers rushed over — and found a particularly large zucchini.
This week in odd news: Bathtub gator; Too fat for prison?
BROKE? NOPE. MAN SAYS HE'S PENNILESS, BUT DEPUTIES FIND $4K ON HIM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio defendant who vowed he was penniless and couldn't pay a fine now faces a big one after deputies escorting him from court found he had over $4,000 in his clothes.
The week in odd news: Bible drugs; Canal jump; Putin’s pup
FRIDAY THE 13TH: FLIGHT 666 MAKES IT SAFELY TO HEL
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Helsinki airport says Flight 666 has arrived safety in HEL — the airport code for the Finnish capital — for the last time.
The Finnair flight took off from Copenhagen, Denmark, in the 13th hour of Friday the 13th, headed for Helsinki Vantaa airport.
This week in odd news: Canal jump, skinny dippers, brawls
DRIVER TELLS TROOPERS THAT CAR CHASE WAS ON HIS BUCKET LIST
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Patrol says a man pulled over in Des Moines after a car pursuit told state troopers that he wanted to be chased because it was on his bucket list.
This week in odd news: Dog with longest tongue; Koala mala
ARRESTED DRUNK MAN CLAIMS HE TIME TRAVELED TO WARN OF ALIENS
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Police say a central Wyoming man they arrested for public intoxication claimed he had traveled back in time to warn of an alien invasion.
Casper police say the man they encountered at 10:30 p.m. Monday claimed he was from the year 2048.
This week in odd news: Hitchhiking raccoon; Teen has 2 aces
RACCOON JUMPS ON MOVING COLORADO POLICE VAN, TAKES A RIDE
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado Springs police officer heading to an accident scene in a van got a big surprise when a raccoon jumped onto the front windshield of the vehicle and stayed there until the officer pulled over.