<![CDATA[Weird News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/weird/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:54:29 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:54:29 CST Weird 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Heck, yeah! Rednecks hold their blanking Summer Games http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article92799042.html#storylink=rss There were no world-class athletes or top-notch sporting venues, but there was cold beer, barbecue and a muddy tug-of-war Saturday at the event formerly known as the Redneck Olympics.

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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 16:31:02 CDT By DAVID SHARP ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article92799042.html
Decades later, Grinch who stole Christmas lights sends $50 http://www.kansascity.com/news/weird/article92799057.html#storylink=rss A Grinch who stole Christmas lights from a small Michigan town has repented decades later by sending $50.

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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 15:26:01 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/weird/article92799057.html
Alaska whale-watchers rescue swimming deer in distress http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92654752.html#storylink=rss An Alaska whale-watching cruise turned into a rescue mission for an unusual aquatic species — a distressed, swimming deer.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:21:02 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92654752.html
Man sues to get license to marry Kentucky prison inmate http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92577157.html#storylink=rss To get a Kentucky marriage license, Bradley Jones just has to bring his fiancee to the clerk's office, but there's a problem: She's in prison and can't make the trip.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:51:03 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92577157.html
Dirty deed: Shoplifter bags 26 containers of laundry soap http://www.kansascity.com/news/weird/article92605297.html#storylink=rss He didn't make a clean getaway.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:25:25 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/weird/article92605297.html
Bikini-clad Swedish cop makes arrest while sunbathing http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article92549577.html#storylink=rss She was off duty and wearing a bikini but that didn't stop Swedish police officer Mikaela Kellner from catching a suspected thief.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:46:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article92549577.html
Rare, foul-smelling 'corpse flower' blooms in New York City http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92572032.html#storylink=rss A foul smelling plant known as the "corpse flower" is finally blooming at the New York Botanical Garden in New York City.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:50:30 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92572032.html
Mounted police officer rides through drive-thru on horseback http://www.kansascity.com/news/weird/article92565197.html#storylink=rss A mounted police officer in upstate New York has been spotted going through a Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru on horseback.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:05:27 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/weird/article92565197.html
He's a skydiver working with a net _ but no parachute http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92298997.html#storylink=rss He's made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world's most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for "Ironman 3." But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he'll be remembered for is the one he's making without a parachute. Or a wingsuit.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:01:03 CDT By JOHN ROGERS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92298997.html
GPS tells driver to turn around; car ends up almost vertical http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92326162.html#storylink=rss Police in Vermont say a car ended up almost vertical when the driver swerved quickly in response to her GPS ordering her to "turn around."

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:36:06 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92326162.html
Chinese rocket sends streak of light across Western US sky http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92298537.html#storylink=rss A Chinese rocket body streaking across the night sky over the Western United States lit up social media as people shared photos and video of the bright object.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:06:02 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92298537.html
'Pokemon Go' player finds $2,000 at Pokestop in New Jersey http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92346107.html#storylink=rss A "Pokemon Go" player has found $2,000 in cash at a Pokestop in New Jersey.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:26:01 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92346107.html
Oregon State Fair to feature marijuana http://www.kansascity.com/news/weird/article92329677.html#storylink=rss A new crop will be featured at the Oregon State Fair this year: marijuana.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:41:02 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/weird/article92329677.html
Norway mulls giving mountain peak to Finland http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92329022.html#storylink=rss Norway is considering moving a mountain — or at least its peak — to neighboring Finland.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:50:39 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92329022.html
It's so hot in New York that manure is bursting into flames http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92316512.html#storylink=rss Owners of a horse stable had been storing manure in large piles that frequently spontaneously combusted in the excessive heat and dry conditions.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:31:06 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92316512.html
Satire site blames Merkel for burnt pizza, Pokemon problems http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92301612.html#storylink=rss Who's to blame for socks with holes and empty beer glasses?

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:46:00 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92301612.html
China asks Vietnam to investigate defaced passport http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92277472.html#storylink=rss China is asking Vietnam to investigate reports that a border agent at the Ho Chi Minh City airport defaced a Chinese passport after images in media reports show the words "f-- you" scribbled twice over maps of the contested South China Sea.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:41:01 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92277472.html
Police: Bridal shop co-owner stood naked in store window http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92212587.html#storylink=rss The co-owner of a bridal shop has been charged with indecent exposure after three women reported him standing naked next to mannequins in the store's display window.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:15:27 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92212587.html
Circus acrobats tie the knot on tightrope during show http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92099217.html#storylink=rss Two circus acrobats tied the knot on a tightrope during a performance in Houston.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:16:03 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92099217.html
Oops! Trump: Clinton's VP pick was bad New Jersey governor http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92133392.html#storylink=rss Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took a shot Wednesday at Hillary Clinton's running mate, Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, for doing a terrible job as governor of New Jersey.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:06:08 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92133392.html
Officials at historic tourist spot warn of 'fake monk mafia' http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92131872.html#storylink=rss Visitors to one of Boston's top tourist destinations are being asked not to give money to what officials have dubbed "the fake monk mafia."

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:11:03 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92131872.html
US tourist spends night on roof of Milan's Duomo cathedral http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92075242.html#storylink=rss The caretakers of Milan's historic Duomo cathedral on Wednesday requested additional police surveillance in light of an incident in which an American tourist was locked inside overnight and the terror attack on a French church.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:06:03 CDT By COLLEEN BARRY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92075242.html
Norway mulls giving mountain peak to Finland http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92115767.html#storylink=rss Norway is considering moving a mountain — or at least its peak — to neighboring Finland.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:26:03 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92115767.html
Michigan biker nabbed after Facebook post about eluding cops http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92108157.html#storylink=rss A suburban Detroit motorcyclist was apparently fast enough to leave police in the dust during a chase, but not swift enough to stop from bragging about it on Facebook.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:40:34 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92108157.html
Butter sculpture offers Cavs fans new way to savor NBA title http://www.kansascity.com/news/weird/article92073017.html#storylink=rss Fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers now have a new way to savor the team's NBA title.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:11:01 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/weird/article92073017.html
US Marine Corps horse honored for Korean War valor http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92071662.html#storylink=rss A U.S. Marine Corps horse who served during some of the bloodiest fighting of the Korean War has been posthumously decorated for bravery.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:51:01 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article92071662.html
Twitter has a field day after Nixa, Mo., man accused of having sex with a cow http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article91854757.html#storylink=rss A 68-year-old man from Nixa, Mo. was charged last week with unlawful sex with an animal

The cow’s owner said she walked into her barn and found Darrell Helton trying to have sex with one of her cows

She told authorities it was the second time she caught Helton doing it

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Think Trump and Clinton fall flat? Vote for Cat in the Hat http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article91911282.html#storylink=rss Voters who think presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fall flat can now choose the Cat in the Hat.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:46:02 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article91911282.html
No typical salmon run: Fish spills across Alaska highway http://www.kansascity.com/news/weird/article91915817.html#storylink=rss Alaskans are always excited by salmon runs, unless it's across a highway.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:35:28 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/weird/article91915817.html
Man, 62, playing 'Pokemon Go' at night gets stuck in mud pit http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91866127.html#storylink=rss Authorities say a 62-year-old man playing "Pokemon Go" at night in the woods behind his New York home became stuck in waist-deep mud and had to be rescued.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:06:02 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article91866127.html