Oddities News Archive - August 22, 2009
Ken Livingstone, the former mayor of London, plans to marry his longtime partner at the zoo in a pavilion next to the reptile house. Livingstone and Emma Beal have been involved with each other for more than a decade and have two children.
The right location is a key to business success, experts say, but a teahouse is celebrating its 50th anniversary despite being in the remote Canadian Rockies. One might think convenience and steady walk-up traffic would be important to the survival of a tea shop.
A Swedish navy boat made an unexpected landing Saturday when it ran up on shore during a festival in Soderkoping, a witness said. A Combat Boat 90 was traveling at high speed and attempted to stop suddenly in front of the audience at Kanalfest along the Gota Canal.
An 3-foot-long alligator ventured far from home and ended up in the Chicago River, officials say.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.