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Detroit is full of weird, historic, beautiful, and sometimes just unusual landmarks. A new book called Secret Detroit: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure takes the reader through 90 of these locations, including some familiar (the Dequindre Cut, Third Man Records Pressing Plant, the DIA) and ...
For years, we've been mourning the loss of great neighborhood record stores like Greenwich's Other Music, Bleecker Street Records and Rebel Rebel — all which shuttered in 2016 — but one Brooklyn-based shop is ready to fill the void. Carroll Gardens' Black Gold celebrated the opening of its SoHo ...

TOKYO - Imagine a national budget that reflects steady growth, gives a healthy boost to science and technology while reserving big slices of the overall pie to defence and social spending. It's generous with infrastructure improvements, and is certain of unquestioning, unanimous approval in parliament.
Kudos, as ever, to Vladimir Jurowski for making epic connections. Not only did he bookend a rich LPO concert with two very different symphonies from the late 1930s by Stravinsky and Shostakovich; he also masterminded and attended the early evening special event, another variegated shell in the ...
Space Oddities: We Need a Plan to Stop Polluting Space Before It's Too Late. Before we start colonizing other planets, we have to deal with all the junk we've hurtled into the atmosphere. Getty Images. There is a lot of junk floating out in space, and it's a problem we've been talking about, in fits and spurts, ...
In 1965, construction was completed on Ocean Playland Amusement Park on 65th street bayside, on a large peninsula-type lot that protruded out into the bay at a price tag of over $2 million. The park was only 860 feet long and 375 feet wide and sat behind a 1000-car parking lot off of Coastal Highway.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Tim Shaw is an interesting guy with a very weird collection. The lecturer and psychic medium is a self-professed collector of oddities. That collection includes things like Ouija boards, voodoo dolls, and even a monkey paw, as well as seemingly harmless objects like dolls and ...
This may be the biggest rent party Buffalo has ever seen. For seven hours on April 14, 54 local music acts will fill the Tri-Main Center's 525,000 square feet with every imaginable strain of music. Some 55 local artists will transform every corner of the six-floor former windshield-wiper factory into their own ...
Often referred to as the heart and hub of town, Ocean City's “South End” at the Inlet has been hosting families and making memories for well over a century. It's gone through many major changes through the years but it's proven to never disappoint those who venture down to take in the exciting lights, ...
Morbid Anatomy and Green-Wood Cemetery are teaming up for a new exhibit called "The Power of Images: Life, Death and Rebirth," with artwork by the cemetery's inhabitants. Pictured: Currier & Ives, "The Soldier's Grave." Photo Credit: The Green-Wood Historic Fund Collections. By Shaye Weaver ...
In 1921, the El Paso Herald ran a semiregular column, “Oddities In The El Paso News.” Following are some excerpts from those columns: Sept. 5, 1921. El Paso has merchants who observe “siesta hour.” A few stores in South El Paso close between 1 and 3 o'clock each afternoon, while the proprietor takes ...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Days after one Romanian court told a man he was officially dead despite evidence to the contrary, another court has declared that a man who was truly dead could get his driving license back. A court in the northern city of Iasi on Thursday confirmed that Valerian Vasiliu ...
P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) comes alive with the oddities in Twentieth Century Fox's THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. (20th Century Fox). Hugh Jackman's portrayal of P.T. Barnum in the feature film The Greatest Showman gave the world a glimpse of the incredibly unique man who, like a force of nature, ...
Our most updated look at what a new Android user should download first is here – in this Android apps starter pack. Today I'm going to make the process really, really simple, and drop the following unto your brain: Google Creative Lab. Users that've never used an Android device before – or have had an ...
SOCORRO, N.M. (AP) — A giant stuffed teddy bear sitting on a park bench holding a toy gun near an elementary school has sparked anxiety in one New Mexico town. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports the teddy bear was spotted Tuesday in Socorro, New Mexico, but police say no laws were broken. Socorro ...
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say the hatch of a cargo plane carrying precious metals accidentally flew open upon takeoff — scattering at least 3 tons of gold on the runway. An investigation is underway after the incident Thursday at the airport in the far east city of Yakutsk, according to the Tass ...
TROY, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit police department will get a police cat following a successful social media campaign. The Troy Police Department launched an initiative on March 6 to reach 10,000 Twitter followers by April, with the incentive of adding a furry feline to their team. The department had ...

March 30, 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of a nine-alarm fire that spread down Ocean City's famous Boardwalk destroying the Dough Roller restaurant and severely damaging Marty's Playland arcade and apartments. The winds were a key factor in the spread of the fire. Recalling the great Boardwalk ...
The oddities of audit, and what needs to be done to put things right. Findings of a comprehensive survey highlight some devastating conclusions, none more so than who's protecting the interests of minority shareholders at audit time? PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 14 March, 2018, 12:47pm. UPDATED : Wednesday, 14 March, ...
The bathroom. When you think about it, while it may not be the room you spend the most time in, it's probably the room you visit the most during the day. My most memorable experience from my first day in my present digs at Trump Park in upper Westchester three years ago was my first visit to the bathroom.
This undated photo provided by John Brandenburg shows a Sno-Cat co-owned by Brandenburg. Authorities in Colorado are looking for a man suspected of stealing the Sno-Cat fitted out to look like the “General Lee,” the famous car featured in the classic television series “The Dukes of Hazzard.
A platinum asteroid and a diamond planet are duking it out to be the celestial body with the most bling. And there's all the ingredients for a sweet galactic rager going on at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Then there's a planet that "snows" titanium oxide, the main ingredient in sunscreen. There's a ...
5 oddities in the German government's coalition agreement. From state-funded cleaners to "wolf removal," here are five curiosities that made it into the coalition agreement Germany's governing parties signed in Berlin on Monday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel next to Horst Seehofer and Olaf Scholz.
This illustration from NASA shows Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the sun. NASA is accepting online submissions until April 27, 2018, for sending your name on the spacecraft all the way to the sun. (NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben via AP) ...
BATAVIA, Ill. -- The Batavia Depot Museum might be small in size, but it's huge in history. The museum at 155 Houston St. began as a train station in 1848. Since 1975, the site has housed hundreds of artifacts from Chicago's western suburbs — highlighting everything from railroad history to dental devices.
Bill Tracy, legendary dark ride designer and industry leader for his time, was a mysterious man with a passion for unique artistry. It's not widely known that Tracy was a major contributor to Ocean City's amusement businesses. Yet, he's still having an impact in town. Tracy built three classic dark ride ...
A library-turned-cafe. A historic bank-turned-Asian-fusion kitchen and lounge. Long Island is home to all kinds of restaurants, from established eateries to local gems. But do you know their unusual origins and oddities from yesteryear? We've compiled these little-known facts. Want to see your favorite ...
(CNN) - Beads! Beads! Beads! It's all anyone ever thinks about when it comes to Mardi Gras. Beads draped from trees like Spanish moss after the floats pass on St. Charles Avenue. Beads by the pound slung around every neck in sight, from preschoolers to frat brothers to grandmas planted in camp chairs ...
When the flags of the world got their spotlight moment at this year's Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, they were unified by two principles: sportsmanship and uniformity. "Flags come in lots of different shapes, not just square and rectangular, and the rectangular ones are different shapes. They can be 2 by 3 ...
New experimental evidence that, at high temperature and extreme pressure, water can form a superionic state with both solid and liquid features has been obtained by US researchers. The results, which back up a 30-year-old prediction, could help explain the interior dynamics and magnetic fields of the icy ...
Spotted: Trail cams catch oddities and beauty of local wildlife. Photo by Joe Garris/NJDEP — A red-tailed hawk is captured swooping down on a deer carcass in Kittatinny's Flatbrook region. Photo by Joe Garris/NJDEP — A bobcat is seen strolling through a grassy stretch of Sussex County. Photo by Joe ...
Objects on auction in Cape Town tell of hard lives and early deaths 200 years ago, when loved ones might be mourned in rings made of gold, enamel . . . and the deceased's own hair. 04 March 2018 - 00:00 By MARY CORRIGALL. Objects on auction in Cape Town tell of hard lives and early deaths 200 years ago, when ...
A library-turned-cafe. A historic bank-turned-Asian-fusion kitchen and lounge. Long Island is home to all kinds of restaurants, from established eateries to local gems. But do you know their unusual origins and oddities from yesteryear? We've compiled these little-known facts. Want to see your favorite ...
Good or bad, positive or negative, I can't get enough politics, sports, feature, crime, lifestyle … any type of news. It's a good addiction for this line of work. The days would be pretty long if you weren't a news junkie. One of my guilty pleasures is oddity news — off-beat or unexpected stories from all corners of ...
(CNN) - Beads! Beads! Beads! It's all anyone ever thinks about when it comes to Mardi Gras. Beads draped from trees like Spanish moss after the floats pass on St. Charles Avenue. Beads by the pound slung around every neck in sight, from preschoolers to frat brothers to grandmas planted in camp chairs ...
OPINION: I've recently come to the realisation that those strange moments in life – life's little oddities – are something to be embraced, and not balked at. As it turns out, they make for quirky stories and in the arms of a great storyteller (i.e. not me), they can make the most mundane of situations completely ...
Graziosi's initial idea was an online shop called Hudson Trading Company, but at the last minute she pitched Jersey City Oddities Market, a pop-up fair she began after she struggled to nab spots at more traditional bazaars. She thought the Hudson Trading pitch would be "more digestible" for the judges but ...
When the flags of the world got their spotlight moment at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, they were unified by two principles: sportsmanship and uniformity. "Flags come in lots of different shapes, not just square and rectangular, and the rectangular ones are different shapes.
Spotted: Trail cams catch oddities and beauty of local wildlife. Photo by Joe Garris/NJDEP — A red-tailed hawk is captured swooping down on a deer carcass in Kittatinny's Flatbrook region. Photo by Joe Garris/NJDEP — A bobcat is seen strolling through a grassy stretch of Sussex County. By Bruce A.
The Sentinel's Managing Editor John Cutter talks with Craig Pittman, author of “Oh, Florida! How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country,” about why some see Florida as a punchline and others paradise. To outsiders, Florida seems baffling. It's a state where the voters went for Barack ...
New experimental evidence that, at high temperature and extreme pressure, water can form a superionic state with both solid and liquid features has been obtained by US researchers. The results, which back up a 30-year-old prediction, could help explain the interior dynamics and magnetic fields of the icy ...
ELON Musk's company SpaceX has successfully tested their Falcon Heavy rocket by sending a sports car into space. Images of the cherry red Tesla Roadster, sitting atop the rocket, were beamed back to Earth after yesterday's launch from the Kennedy Space Centre, in Florida. Riding along in the car was ...
Kennedy said, “there was no requirement to put in affordable housing” at his Wolf Point development because the property was grandfathered in under rules that applied before adoption of the city's affordable housing ordinance. […] Nevertheless, Kennedy is correct in stating no legal mandate required him ...
The oddities that paved the way for man to fly in space. A Tesla car 'driven' by a dummy is now on a mission to Mars, is just one of the many unusual things that have been sent into space to test the capability of rockets. Troy Lennon. The Daily TelegraphFebruary 8, 201812:00am. Miss Baker, a squirrel monkey, with a model ...
All-time highs, oddities: The stock market is full of them. The stock market has never had a flawless run as there have been oddities along the way. ... Still, for all the strange things happening in the stock market, we're looking at history being made, like oddities in a trading volume whose explanations aren't ...
We see something we've never seen, or don't see often—or have only heard of it and have been searching for a long time to find it—and we can't help but satiate that curiosity for oddities. Polly Hatter has had a love for curiosities for a long time—as long as he remembers, in fact. But he's not just curious ...
This dark little oddities store in the Allentown neighborhood is stuffed with a pleasantly depressing blend of the magically unusual. The Weeping Glass opened in the fall of 2017 with a focus on odd art, unusual gifts, natural history, antiques, and all things morose. It's part curiosity shop, part event space. The macabre space ...
NEW YORK CITY -- While the corruption trial of a former top governor's aide and two Syracuse business executives in New York City promises to be dense and lengthy, it has had its odder moments. Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is accused along with Syracuse-based Cor ...
According to a recent announcement on their Facebook page, Carmine Oddities Boutique (Facebook) is moving from their home on Orange Blossom Trail. According to the post, their reason for moving is that their property was bought up by Dr. Phillips Charities, as part of the upcoming Packing District ...
There was little considered normal about the 2017 season for the Green Bay Packers. Losing Aaron Rodgers just five and a half games in made sure of that. But looking back, oddities, unexpected letdowns, and strange coincidences abound. As Green Bay prepares to continue on into what has already ...


 

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