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Offbeat McDonald's runs out of French fries in Venezuela McDonald's runs out of French fries in Venezuela
Venezuela's more than 100 McDonald's franchises have run out of potatoes and are now serving alternatives like deep-fried arepa flatbreads or yuca, a starchy staple of traditional Venezuelan cooking.
Offbeat Famous white cobra finally gets name: Adhira Famous white cobra finally gets name: Adhira
A white monocled cobra that briefly became a national celebrity after it roamed a Southern California neighborhood for several days in September now has a new name.
Offbeat Hasbro to replace phallic Play-Doh toy Hasbro to replace phallic Play-Doh toy (Photo Gallery)
It was an embarrassing Christmas for Nivea Cabrera after she was accused by her fiance's mother of giving her 5-year-old granddaughter a sex toy. A mortified Carbrera asked the child where she got the penis-shaped plastic cylinder.
Offbeat South Korean to drop Sony film in North by balloon South Korean to drop Sony film in North by balloon
A South Korean activist said Wednesday that he will launch balloons carrying DVDs of Sony's "The Interview" toward North Korea to try to break down a personality cult built around dictator Kim Jong Un.