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Unlikely stories from around the nation and the world.
02/16/2018 05:11 AM
Careful, Alexa Is Listening
In a TV commercial for Amazon's Alexa speaker, a guy tells it to order cat food. An owner filed a complaint saying their smart speaker heard the ad and ordered cat food.
02/14/2018 05:09 AM
Kansas Governors: Teenagers Yes, Dogs No
A Kansas man filed papers for his dog to run for governor after seeing reports about teenagers running, because there is no age requirement. But Kansas' secretary of state said no to the dog.
02/14/2018 05:03 AM
There Are 2 Very Different Adam Rippons
One is an Olympic figure skater and the other is a video game developer. The game developer has been getting a lot of tweets this week.
02/12/2018 09:54 AM
WWII Bomb Shuts Down Flights At London City Airport
The unexploded ordnance, described as a 500 kg German bomb by local authorities, has prompted the cancellation of all flights on Monday from the airport. The bomb was found in the River Thames.
02/09/2018 06:18 AM
A Mystery Portrait In Massachusetts
A portrait of a justice hangs in the Massachusetts Supreme Court, but nobody knows who the person in the portrait is. The current chief justice is asking the public's help to identify the person.
02/07/2018 04:52 AM
Farmer Calls Police Over Tiger In Cow Shed
A farmer in Scotland called the police after spotting a tiger in his cow shed. It didn't move for a while. He then realized it was a stuffed toy tiger.