Odd News Stories

Customer finds 7-foot gator inside Florida post office

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SPRING HILL, Fla. — They say neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night will stop the U.S. Postal Service, but an alligator could...

Mysterious black substance on Wells Beach is many dead bugs

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WELLS, Maine — Scientists have determined that a black substance that had settled near the shore line over several days at a beach in...

Skeletons of related Viking-era men to reunite for exhibit

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The skeletons of two related Viking-era men, one who died in central Denmark and the other who was killed in England...

German military to ship surplus beer back from Afghanistan

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BERLIN — The German military says it has found a solution for an unusual logistics problem its troops in Afghanistan face: a glut of...

Bear wandering in downtown Florida city eludes searchers

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NAPLES, Fla. — A black bear seen wandering in downtown Naples has eluded wildlife officials even as sightings of the animal continue. ...

No shirts, pants or undies needed on bike ride, just a mask

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PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia bike riders won’t need their shirts, pants, skirts or even underwear — just a mask. ...

Candidate punched, interrupted by sex toy on drone at event

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M — A New Mexico sheriff who is running for mayor of Albuquerque was punched at a campaign event by a man who...

Woman recovers wallet lost 46 years ago in California

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VENTURA, Calif. — A woman from Ventura was reunited with a wallet she lost 46 years ago after an employee working on remodeling Southern...

Ohio ready to announce 2nd Vax-a-Million incentive winners

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio residents who were recently vaccinated may want to answer their phone Wednesday even if the number isn't familiar. It might...

US soldiers mistakenly raid Bulgarian sunflower oil factory

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SOFIA, Bulgaria — The owner of a small sunflower oil factory in Bulgaria has accused U.S. soldiers of illegally storming his facility during a...