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This month, Jan. 17, 2018 will mark Benjamin Franklin's 312th birthday [1-3]. To remember this extraordinary man and to celebrate his 312th birthday, I constructed the following dozen mathematical Oddities in his honor: 1. Franklin's new age and his birthdate 117 (1/17) have an interesting numerical ...

Radiohead's copyright assertions over Lana del Rey's song exemplify the economic Oddities of this area of law. Defenders of copyright law argue that it's necessary to foster creativity, but the crucial question is how long it should last. When copyright laws were first established in Britain for books the term ...
... for possessing disproportionate assets beyond her known sources of income. Jail officials had given special facilities to her as a quid pro quo. I reported it to authorities. After this report, I was slapped a defamation suit notice. If you stir the hornet's nest, be prepared for all kinds of Oddities," says Roopa.
After over four decades, the giant genie down at Trimper's Rides and Amusements has finally been let out of the bottle. One of the park's iconic funhouses - Aladdin's Lamp (Salem Aleikum) - has been permanently retired. The decision was made due to increased costs to maintain and reduced ridership.
Bart Taber holds a sword that was confiscated by security after being found concealed in a cane. facebook · twitter · email; Print; Save. Every year, more than 140,000 individuals pass through the Howard County courthouse's security system, leaving plenty of opportunity for stories from the premise's ...

(Oregon Coast) - In many ways, this year on the Oregon coast was not that eventful. Not like 2016, when a storm ripped through a condo in Rockaway Beach, a tornado hit two coastal towns and some odd mysteries in the way of beach finds really lingered. 2017 had its share of wild occurrences, however, ...
There are some things in life that will never be determined or explained, and some that just don't make any sense. •Don't look now, but we could have an all-celebrity presidential race in 2020. Although she has publicly said she won't run, there seems to be somewhat of a groundswell of support for Oprah ...
The S.C. legislative session started Tuesday, and a common theme in our recent state governance is that much of the legislation that's proposed would do more harm than good. Unfortunately, if recently prefiled legislation (bills filed in advance for the upcoming year) is any indication, 2018 will be more of ...
In the last issue, we celebrated the demise of Miiverse by looking back at some notable Miiverse posts. Originally, this issue was planned for December and was supposed to be holiday themed, with an emphasis on holiday-related Oddities from years past. But, it turns out 90% of publications in December ...
The last of Asus' Oddities, the ROG Spotlight, is truly a novelty. The magnetically attachable RGB-led lamp projects the Asus ROG logo and only the Asus ROG logo. It's Aura-sync enabled, so it'll fit in perfectly alongside the ROG logos already on your ROG monitor, keyboard, mouse, GPU, and motherboard.
LACA is a growing archive of Oddities and printed matter that provides ever-changing insight into the private space of the artist's studio and the public forums for art around the city. According to Loman, "We had to make a flexible architecture for the archive because we had no idea what we were going to ...
John Wilcox/The Boston Herald via APPat Payaso, a candidate for Boston City Council, takes a moment to talk politics on City Hall Plaza in Boston in September. Payaso's last name means clown in Spanish, and he dresses like one, right down to the makeup, red nose, baggy pants and rainbow fright wig, ...
November was a good month topped off with some engaging exchange with young readers and generous expression of resonance from virtual strangers for my inaugural article, "You're not alone". Out of all, a particular exchange has stayed with me and I thought I'll pick up today's column from there -- "Do ...
The animal kingdom is full of wondrous, wild and weird stories. So it's no surprise that animals made headlines across the globe in 2017 for rare, odd and heroic episodes. Here is a look at some of the stories that captured our readers' attention.
In this Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 photo, Pat Payaso, a candidate for Boston City Council, takes a moment to talk politics on City Hall Plaza in Boston. (John Wilcox / AP). William J. KoleAssociated Press. New England craved a little comic relief in 2017, and the mirth gods came through with all manner of welcome weirdness.
Oregon auto Oddities. From Loco to Subis, a look at some street story standouts. 7006275. Subaru Outback cars sit in the West Village parking lot at Mt. Bachelor ski area on Thursday. (Andy Tullis/Bulletin photo) - Bulletin. true. Subaru Outback cars sit in the West Village parking lot at Mt. Bachelor ski area ...

Lettie bursts into "This Is Me" after Barnum bars her and her fellow Oddities from attending one of his fancy afterparties. This comes as a surprise to them. Didn't Barnum love them? In a way, he did. The movie version of Barnum believed in his Oddities, and he coerced them, back when they were trembling ...
When mostly covered in sand, stingrays get really hard to spot. Image: Wiki commons/James St. John. The incredible disappearing stringray! Now you see him, now you don't. Now you do. Youtube: Chelle Gilham. A large fever of stingrays at Panama City Beach, Florida. Youtube:TI612. Stinger of the ...
Over 38 years, seven CDs, 51 A-sides and 66 B-sides, the group make dizzying progress, from angular Salford post-punk Oddities to alt national treasures. A multitude of lineups hurtle through northern rockabilly (Fiery Jack), hypnotic repetitive mantras (Living Too Late), Brix Smith-era big riffs and tunes ...
Happy New Year! My name is Brandon and I am a longtime enthusiast, chronicler, and author of Ocean City's amusement and boardwalk history. I have been collecting and archiving Ocean City memorabilia for over 20 years and am excited to share some of my unique findings and knowledge in the form of ...
OAKS, Pa. (CBS) -- Inside a shopping center in Oaks, an old tire factory holds an ever-growing collection of Americana: the American Treasure Tour. This huge display once required a special appointment to see. Now it has regular public hours and all-new attractions. In 2016, Meisha Johnson got a ...
This season, we have been taking periodic looks at interesting Bills' numbers, facts and Oddities throughout the years, with a simple goal of uncovering one fun "did you know?" for each season throughout team history. We left off with 1979, when first overall draft pick Tom Cousineau spurned the Bills to ...
In this Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 photo, Pat Payaso, a candidate for Boston City Council, takes a moment to talk politics on City Hall Plaza in Boston. (John Wilcox / AP). William J. KoleAssociated Press. New England craved a little comic relief in 2017, and the mirth gods came through with all manner of welcome weirdness.
Subaru Outback cars sit in the West Village parking lot at Mt. Bachelor ski area on Thursday. (Andy Tullis/Bulletin photo) 7006275. View larger image | Buy photo. A- A+. Gary A. Warner. The Bulletin. View stories and bio. The meaning of 'Subaru'. Nearly all of the most popular vehicles in each state are built ...
Lettie bursts into "This Is Me" after Barnum bars her and her fellow Oddities from attending one of his fancy afterparties. This comes as a surprise to them. Didn't Barnum love them? In a way, he did. The movie version of Barnum believed in his Oddities, and he coerced them, back when they were trembling ...
When mostly covered in sand, stingrays get really hard to spot. Image: Wiki commons/James St. John. The incredible disappearing stringray! Now you see him, now you don't. Now you do. Youtube: Chelle Gilham. A large fever of stingrays at Panama City Beach, Florida. Youtube:TI612. Stinger of the ...
Casino Poker for Beginners: Exposed Cards, Fouled Decks & Other Oddities 101 If this ever happens, don't play the hand! Alert the dealer immediately. This is so rare that in many years of regularly playing poker in casinos, I experienced it only once. I was in a tournament at Caesars Palace when I noticed ...
When I was growing up in Charleston, New Year's was one of the biggest celebrations of the year for my parents. They went all out; the ceilings were draped with that stretchy ribbon, twirled with two colors and records were playing Comedians' standup routines. Mother's dining room table overflowed with ...
The topic of net neutrality has been kicked around quite a bit over the past few weeks. It is obvious opinions are very divided on this front. The recent vote to repeal net neutrality has not been well-received by the general population, mainly because it will change everything we know about the internet.
The Careerist: The Cheapskate billionaire, Judicial Oddities + Moore. Why can't President Trump get more high-powered lawyers to plead his cases? Follow the (lack of) money. Plus, judges on the outs and under investigation. By Vivia Chen | December 15, 2017 at 07:00 AM. X ...
Lost and Found: Festival brings VHS Oddities to the screen. By Tim Clodfelter Winston-Salem Journal; 11 hrs ago; (0) · facebook · twitter · email. Found Footage Festival. Joe Pickett (left) and Nick Prueher introduce a found video clip at the Found Footage Festival. Erik Ljung. New Age Miracles. Former satanist John ...
This article was originally published by The Spaces, a digital publication exploring new ways to live and work. As Britain's contentious Postmodern architecture comes of age, the rebellious style is attracting a new generation of admirers. Best known for its striking shapes and bright colors, the eclectic ...
Kansas City, MO. -- When two Kansas City area companies partnered on a simple t-shirt design, they had no idea it would generate big sales and a big buzz online. Oddities Prints and Normal Human have teamed up on the release of a t-shirt that features a smaller image of Kansas City's iconic 'Heart ...
#March 15 - harbor Patrol responded to the A-2 Anchorage (Americas Cup Harbor) to investigate a subject acting erratically aboard a sailboat he set adrift. The naked subject was throwing items from the vessel into the bay as the boat drifted through the anchorage hitting other vessels. After approximately ...
If anything, major auto shows are exercises in overexposure. Right on schedule, throngs of international media descend on bright, stuffed convention centers to craft individual coverage of the latest and greatest on four wheels. Amidst all the gleaming concepts and world debuts, there's a fair bit of ...
Dr. Lydia Kang, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will discuss the history of medical quackery at the next Omaha science Cafe at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Kang graduated from Columbia University and New York ...
In some cases, the data is too perfectly regular or full of Oddities, making it difficult to understand how it could have been generated by the ...
It's one of several questions about Lancaster County Oddities -- places, objects, signs, landmarks and more that don't quite make sense.
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) -- A dog wouldn't come out after chasing a cat into a tunnel dug by a giant tortoise in the back yard of a home in a ...
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials, JFK, served as the 35th president of the United States before he was ...
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has acquitted a murder accused on the ground that the testimony of the sole witness was "improbable and ...
As you may have heard, Leonardo's Salvator Mundi (ca. 1500) brought the house down at Christie's New York on Wednesday night, selling for ...
SIS Building at 85 Albert Embankment, London (1990-4) by Terry Farrell & Co. Photography: Lucy Millson-Watkins (c). As Britain's contentious ...
Somewhere in Litchfield, Connecticut, amid the sprawling foliage that attracts leaf peepers to this part of New England each fall, there's an old ...
Archive Oddities like the Snowden laptops are exactly that--Oddities. The majority of collections in most archives are correspondence and other ...
From time to time we all see a bird we can't identify. Poor lighting may be one reason, and if the bird moves into better light, we suddenly may ...
Fragile and colleagues use the Cosmos code to study other space Oddities such as tidal disruption events, which happen when a molecular ...
Haunting Estate-Planning Oddities: How a Napkin Put Ted Williams on Ice. You may think that a notarized legal document would outweigh a ...
By Colleen McGrath/Staff PhotographerAlice Cody and husband John Troxler own Antiques and Oddities on Nottingham Road in Hagerstown.


 

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