Oddities News Archive - August 04, 2008

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - A 12-year-old girl just wanted to show her cousin the view from her family's rooftop.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- A man believed to have died in a Colorado flood in 1976 has been found living in Oklahoma.


Airport police say an Israeli family headed to Paris accidentally left their 4-year-old daughter at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport.


Canadian authorities are asking for the public's help in locating Tickles the python who was stolen from the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo.

By BILL TROTTER; OF THE NEWS STAFF SUTTON ISLAND - This offshore island, one of five islands that make up the town of Cranberry Isles, has no year-round residents.

EIGHT boys aged eight to 11 bounced on a bouncy castle in shifts for 24 hours to break the world bouncing record, in Michigan, US. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.