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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 ...
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 ...
"As a longtime fan of Ripley's, I'm incredibly excited for our team to bring the offbeat and unbelievable world to the live stage," said Michael Mills, CEO of Mills Entertainment, which will produce The Carnival of Curi-Oddities tour. "This one-of-a-kind show will integrate variety acts from the Ripley's universe ...
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 ...
More than 16,000 people will become citizens at Australia Day ceremonies across the country on Friday, while others protest the 'Invasion Day' date. Updated Updated 7 hours ago. Cockroach races, thong-throwing contests and citizenship ceremonies have become Australia Day staples but not all will be celebrating this ...
Being the first in the country on the fair-going calendar, the Florida State Fair is also the first to roll out the outrageous deep-fried food. Among this year's entries is a Banana Frenkel Funnel Cake, a funnel cake surrounded with a ring of bananas and topped with custard and a choice of chocolate or caramel ...
Joe Rauen, who will play Feb. 8 at the Orland Park Public Library, demonstrates a guitar he made from a shovel. (Mike Nolan / Daily Southtown). Mike NolanDaily Southtown. Privacy Policy. It's not unusual to find an assortment of tennis rackets and hockey sticks in the basement of a home, but in the case of Joe Rauen, the ...
Carmine Oddities Boutique (Facebook | Website) is hosting a unique workshop on Saturday, March 3 where participants can learn professional taxidermy on a small scale. The class will share how to create their own piece using “domestically raised, naturally-deceased rats.” Students will learn proper ...
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 ...


 

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