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Doctor appears in court video call while performing surgery

The Medical Board of California said it would investigate a plastic surgeon who appeared in a videoconference for his traffic violation trial while operating. The Sacramento Bee reports Dr. Scott Green appeared Thursday for his Sacramento Superior Court trial, held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic, from an operating room. He was dressed in surgical scrubs with […]

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A quirky Presidents Day sale: Washington’s hair, JFK sweater

It’s almost Presidents Day, and now there’s a chance to own a quirky piece of White House history. Locks of George and Martha Washington’s hair, Andrew Johnson’s order of a national day of mourning after Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and the pen that Warren Harding used to end U.S. involvement in World War I are among […]

Music to my fears: Man swallows earbud while sleeping

A man is warning people against using headphones while falling asleep after health care workers had to remove a wireless earbud from his esophagus. Worcester resident Brad Gauthier, who detailed his bizarre experience in a Facebook post, went to bed Monday listening to music. He woke up Tuesday, shoveled snow for about an hour, and […]

Oklahoma lawmaker proposes ‘Bigfoot’ hunting season

A mythical, ape-like creature that has captured the imagination of adventurers for decades has now become the target of a state lawmaker in Oklahoma. A Republican House member has introduced a bill that would create a Bigfoot hunting season. Rep. Justin Humphrey’s district includes the heavily forested Ouachita Mountains in southeast Oklahoma, where a Bigfoot […]

NYC kids, 12 and 7, take SUV on 100-mile joyride, stop for cookies

A social media challenge may be why a 12-year-old boy from Queens, New York, took his parents’ luxury SUV for a joyride more than 100 miles long across state lines Monday. The boy and his 7-year-old cousin, who was in the passenger seat, are back home tonight after police from New Jersey and New York […]

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Mysterious silver monolith disappears from Utah desert

A mysterious silver monolith that was placed in the Utah desert has disappeared less than 10 days after it was spotted by wildlife biologists performing a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep, federal officials and witnesses said. “We have received credible reports that the illegally installed structure, referred to as the ‘monolith’ has been removed from […]

Police: Woman posing as FBI agent sought free fast food

Police have jailed a woman in Georgia accused of pretending to be an FBI agent to score a free fast-food meal, saying she allegedly threatened to arrest restaurant workers if they didn’t serve her a complimentary bite. Kimberly Ragsdale, 47, of Dallas, was charged Thursday with impersonating a public officer following repeated attempts to get […]

Alligators, pricey bananas and naked people: 2019 in Florida

In 2019, Florida Banana managed to eclipse Florida Man. From alligator antics to naked people doing wacky things, Florida did not disappoint in the weird news department this year. (So. Many. Naked. People.) In December, a Miami couple spent more than $100,000 on the “unicorn of the art world” — a banana duct-taped to a wall — […]