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Oddities

Customer sues Chopt eatery chain over salad that she says contained a piece of manager’s finger

A customer has filed a lawsuit against the fast casual chain Chopt over a salad that she says contained a piece of the manager’s finger.

Robbery suspect’s colorful underwear helped police arrest him, authorities say

Authorities say a pair of multicolored briefs peeking out above a robbery suspect’s low-slung trousers helped police arrest him.

Awkward lie: Rory McIlroy’s ball lodges in the lap of a spectator at World Tour Championship

It was the most awkward lie of the day for Rory McIlroy. The four-time major winner’s tee shot on the par-3 13th hole at the World Tour Championship somehow landed in the lap of a female spectator as she lay on grass to the right of the green.

A horse loose on a flight to Belgium forces a cargo jet back to New York

A cargo plane headed from New York to Belgium had to return after a horse escaped its stall and got loose in the hold.

Wisconsin snubs bourbon by elevating the brandy old fashioned to state cocktail status

In Wisconsin, the old fashioned cocktail comes with brandy, not bourbon. Now, state lawmakers have made it somewhat official.

‘Extraterrestrials’ return to Mexico’s congress as journalist presses case for ‘non-human beings’

The lower chamber of Mexico’s congress has once again turned to spectacle, giving hours of its time to a controversial character pressing the case for “non-human beings” he said were found in Peru.

4 men charged in theft of satirical golden toilet titled ‘America,’ at Churchill’s birthplace

Four men have been charged over the theft of an 18-carat gold toilet from Blenheim Palace, the sprawling English mansion where British wartime leader Winston Churchill was born.

Long distance! Wrongly measured 3-point line on Nuggets’ court fixed ahead of tipoff with Mavericks

The 3-point shot of Dallas forward Grant Williams felt slightly off all morning in practice on the new, brightly painted Denver Nuggets court.

NASA spacecraft discovers tiny moon around asteroid during close flyby

The little asteroid visited by NASA’s Lucy spacecraft this week had a big surprise for scientists _ a mini moon.