Oddly Enough Features
Gettysburg wax museum selling historical figures
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A life-sized animatronic Abe Lincoln is among the historical figures and tableau scenes from a Gettysburg wax museum set to hit the auction block just months after the town celebrated the 150th anniversary of his "Gettysburg Address."...
Fortune cookie turns Bronx woman into millionaire
NEW YORK (AP) -- A 75-year-old New York woman found her fortune in a cookie....
Cookbook returned to library after 21-plus years
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- More than two decades after a cookbook was checked out of a Kansas library, it's just now been returned....
Airline: Iraq stops landing over official's son
BEIRUT (AP) -- Iraqi authorities on Thursday denied permission to a plane belonging to Lebanon's national carrier to land in Baghdad after a son of an Iraqi minister missed the flight, Middle East Airline said in a statement....
16th-century manual shows 'rocket cat' weaponry
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- You're a 16th-century German prince plotting to crush a peasant rebellion, or perhaps you're leading an army against the Ottoman Empire or looking to settle the score with a rival nobleman. What's a guy looking for a tactical edge to do?...
Wake up and smell the bacon ... with a bacon app
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Want to wake up to the sound of bacon sizzling on the stove with its aroma drawing you out of bed?...
LaughFest organizers claim new sunglasses record
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- There appears to be another arcane world record in Grand Rapids, this time for the most people wearing sunglasses at night....
NYC artists live on 'human hamster wheel'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ever feel like you're on a big hamster wheel and you can't get off?...
German court: implants no impediment to police job
BERLIN (AP) -- A German court has ruled that a prospective Berlin police recruit's breast implants cannot legally be used as grounds to keep her off the force....
NY Times prints Northup correction 161 years later
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Times has printed a correction for misspelling 161 years ago the name of a black man who was sold into slavery and whose memoirs were turned into the Oscar-winning movie "12 Years a Slave."...
The federal government is starting to join banks, utilities, and countless other industries in moving more information and operations online to save money. But a paper industry-backed group called Consumers for Paper Options recently launched a PR campaign to slow the federal government's dive into the digital age, arguing that the government is racing ahead of the public's ability to get online. They were able to place language in last month's budget deal that forces the government to resume paper delivery of annual Social Security earnings statements to 150 million Americans.
One year later, do you think the election of the Argentine-born pontiff Pope Francis was a positive change for the Catholic Church?