Share this story...
Latest News

Watercooler news from The Associated Press

Odd News

  • 160-foot-long Italian sandwich is quickly devoured in Maine

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — This was a sub worth diving into. Eleven sandwich shops in Maine combined forces to create a 160-foot-long (49-meter-long) Italian sandwich. The ginormous sandwich disappeared as quickly as it was created Thursday, devoured by hungry passersby in Portland’s Monument Square. Organizer Jim Britt said details will be sent to Guinness World […]
  • Dad accused of putting girl in game machine, stealing prizes

    SALEM, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts teacher has been charged with putting his toddler into a game machine at a New Hampshire shopping mall and using her to steal prizes. Police in Salem say 34-year-old Anthony Helinski, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, turned himself in Wednesday, five days after witnesses at the Mall at Rockingham Park recorded […]
  • Plants, but no pants: Florida man gardens in the nude

    STUART, Fla. (AP) — Being in touch with nature is one thing. But gardening au naturel is quite another for some neighbors of a Florida man who’s been doing yard work in the nude. The miffed residents tell news outlets they’ve called the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, but the man continues to do yard work […]
  • Fishmonger offers lobsters some herb before the butter

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine (AP) — These lobsters are going to pot in more ways than one. A Maine lobster pound is banking on using marijuana to try to make cooking the crustaceans a little more humane. The business, Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, is owned by a registered medical marijuana caregiver. The owner, […]
  • Delaware DMV selfie zones aim to discourage license photos

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s Division of Motor Vehicles has installed “Safe Selfie Zones” at its four locations, to allow newly licensed drivers to share the news — and not their personal details. WBOC-TV reports that the zones feature a bright backdrop in front of which people can take pictures of themselves to share on […]
  • Police in New Jersey search for alligator on the loose

    MULLICA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey are warning residents about an alligator that’s on the loose. Authorities say the 3- to 4-foot gator was spotted along Hamburg Avenue in Mullica Township on Tuesday afternoon. Police say residents should be careful letting small pets outside. Animal protection workers are helping police search for […]
  • Mountain lion visits Colorado motel but doesn’t stay long

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A mountain lion has been caught on surveillance camera dashing to the doorstep of a Colorado motel office, venturing toward the open doorway and then wandering away. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Jason Clay says nobody was hurt in the Sept. 9 encounter. The Boulder Daily Camera reported Tuesday the lion […]
  • Authorities pull globe, not honey pot, from bear cub’s head

    BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — A bear cub in Wisconsin had a Winnie the Pooh moment, but it wasn’t a honey pot that got stuck on its head. It was a hard plastic globe. Authorities rescued the cub Sunday after a passer-by spotted it near Balsam Lake with the mother bear nearby. The Polk County […]
  • Driving lesson ends with car landing in a swimming pool

    MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (AP) — A driving lesson went off the deep end in Maryland when authorities say the car jumped a curb, crashed through a fence and landed in a swimming pool. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer tells The Washington Post the driver and passenger were uninjured Saturday, albeit soaking wet. […]
  • Careless whiskers: Train commuter caught on video shaving

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man caught on video lathering up and giving himself a shave while riding on a New Jersey train was violating the agency’s rules. A fellow rider on the Northeast Corridor line of New Jersey Transit took the video Thursday night and tweeted it . Some commenters said they were impressed […]