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Offbeat Dog escapes Texas backyard, somehow gets to Ohio Dog escapes Texas backyard, somehow gets to Ohio
A small dog that escaped its fenced-in yard in Texas was found outside a southwest Ohio animal shelter, and its owners have no idea how he traveled more than 1,000 miles in a few days.
Offbeat Willie Nelson's armadillo returned after theft Willie Nelson's armadillo returned after theft
A stuffed armadillo that serves as an on-stage mascot for country music legend Willie Nelson has been returned after being kidnapped from a Las Vegas-area show.
Offbeat Woman pays $200 bill with coins, town says no more Woman pays $200 bill with coins, town says no more
Officials in Millcreek Township, along with its water and sewer authorities, have adopted a policy limiting how much change they'll accept from residents paying sewer bills and other fees.
Offbeat Million jars of peanut butter dumped in New Mexico Million jars of peanut butter dumped in New Mexico
Nearly a million jars of peanut butter are being dumped at a New Mexico landfill to expedite the sale of a bankrupt peanut-processing plant that was at the heart of a 2012 salmonella outbreak and nationwide recall.
Offbeat Social painting grows popular at bars, art studios Social painting grows popular at bars, art studios(Photo Gallery)
The Fox and Hound pub in downtown Philadelphia boasts all the fixings of a standard sports bar: huge TVs, numerous beers on draft and a menu filled with burgers, wings and nachos. So what are all the easels and canvases for?
Offbeat Minor-league Durham Bulls to wear R2-D2 jerseys Minor-league Durham Bulls to wear R2-D2 jerseys
The Durham Bulls - the minor-league baseball team made world famous in the 1988 Kevin Costner film "Bull Durham" - are going back to the movies for one game this season.
Offbeat Ireland needs shaggy sheep for 'shearing Olympics' Ireland needs shaggy sheep for 'shearing Olympics'
The Irish require at least 6,000 sheep as hosts of this year's Golden Shears World Championships. But they're more than 1,000 short with just weeks to go before an event dubbed "the Olympics of sheep shearing."