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Unlikely stories from around the nation and the world.
10/13/2017 05:07 AM
Follow Your Dreams, Except Maybe This One
A man in Iowa led police on a chase after refusing to pull over for a traffic stop. He said he wanted to be chased because it was a goal on his "bucket list." Now he faces multiple charges.
10/12/2017 05:33 AM
That's A Lot Of Pumpkin Pie
Every year Half Moon Bay, Calif., holds a giant pumpkin contest. The winner weighed 2,363 pounds and is the heaviest pumpkin in the competition's 44-year history.
10/06/2017 05:00 AM
A Restaurant Robber Takes Time To Cook, Clean And Tip
Security video shows a man breaking into a restaurant. He hammered open the cash register, but also made food, then refrigerated the leftovers and cleaned up. He also put a dollar in the tip jar.
10/06/2017 05:00 AM
Proof Of The Dangers Of Pumpkin Spice
A school in Baltimore was evacuated for what was thought to be a potentially dangerous substance. It was a pumpkin spice air freshener.
10/05/2017 05:39 AM
I'm Not Drunk, I'm A Time Traveler
Police in Casper, Wyo., arrested a man for public intoxication. He said he was a time traveler from the year 2048 and aliens forced him to drink.
10/05/2017 05:36 AM
Thief Targets Martial Arts Gym
A man in Rio de Janeiro tried to rob a gym, which turned out to be a martial arts gym. Surveillance video shows him being chased by students in jiu jitsu uniforms.
10/04/2017 06:06 AM
Love At Second Sight
Jessica Gomes and Aaron Bairos were born on the same day in the same hospital. Their paths crossed in high school and also in a driver's ed class. They got married last month.
10/04/2017 05:57 AM
Sweet, Sweet Little Ramona
An NPR editor mistakenly posted on NPR's Facebook page about a baby and a cat. It went viral, after people said it was something happy to read about after recent bad news.
09/29/2017 05:02 AM
Talk About Self-Love
An Italian woman had a wedding ceremony to marry herself. She said she promised friends if she didn't find her soul mate by age 40 she would have a solo wedding — "sologamy." It has no legal weight.