Odd News Stories

Satan tries to get a date on the Boston subway system

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BOSTON — The Prince of Darkness is apparently looking for a date on the Boston subway system. ...

No cat-astrophe: Police find kittens in ‘suspicious package’

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NEW MIAMI, Ohio — A police bomb squad responding to a suspicious package call at an Ohio church made an unexpected discovery: six newborn...

Emirati arrested for stealing camel for gift to girlfriend

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Emirati police have arrested a man for allegedly stealing a highly valuable newborn camel to give to his girlfriend...

UK’s chief mouser celebrates 10 years on the prowl

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LONDON — Larry the cat, a four-legged inhabitant of London’s 10 Downing St., is marking a decade as Britain’s mouse-catcher in chief on Monday. ...

Turkish man strikes up 37-year friendship with swan

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EDIRNE, Turkey — An unusual friendship between a Turkish man and a swan he rescued has endured for decades. ...

Ancient shell horn can still play a tune after 18,000 years

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WASHINGTON — A large conch shell overlooked in a museum for decades is now thought to be the oldest known seashell instrument — and...

Teen’s Civil War reenacting chicken found in Alabama

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CULLMAN, Ala. — A Mississippi teen who lost his Civil War-reenacting pet chicken Peep outside a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Alabama was reunited with...

Tennessee man leaves $5 million to pet border collie

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It won't be a dog's life for a Tennessee canine whose owner recently died. ...