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Maserati Patrol Car Raises Police Suspicions

Associated Press | Posted 08.12.2014 | Weird News

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Police patrol cars are usually Fords or Chryslers, not Maseratis. So when a patrolman in Braintree, Massachusetts, spotte...

THIS SUCKS: Parakeet Gets Stuck In Vacuum Cleaner

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.06.2014 | Weird News

A parakeet who got sucked up into a Shop-Vac is getting by on a wing and a prayer. "Birdie," a 8-year-old parakeet belonging to Marie Margarone of ...

Boy Accidentally Reenacts Tongue-Sticking Scene From 'A Christmas Story'

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.14.2014 | Weird News

A middle school student in Easthampton, Mass., is feeling licked after getting his tongue stuck on a metal pole. The student, whose name has not be...

Car Thieves Foiled By Stick Shift

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A trio of would-be Massachusetts car thieves had to hit the brakes on their plan because none of them knew how to drive a ...

LOOK: 6-Clawed Lobster Finds New Home

Posted 09.09.2013 | Weird News

At least one lobster has managed to stay out of hot water this summer. Lola, a six-clawed lobster caught off the coast of Hyannis, Mass., was donat...

Girl Kicked Out Of Camp Over Kiss: Lawsuit

AP | Posted 09.28.2013 | Weird News

WESTPORT, Conn. — The parents of a 15-year-old Connecticut girl sued a summer camp in Massachusetts on Monday, saying their daughter was kicked ...

Woman Allegedly Assaults Sandwich Maker Over 'Too Many Pickles'

Posted 05.14.2013 | Weird News

If you pick a peck of pickled peppers, this chick might punch you in the face. Tina Drouin, 49, turned a little sour when a sandwich maker in Quinc...

Jesus Christ! Sign From Above Found Down Low

Posted 03.26.2013 | Weird News

Move over Shroud of Turin, there's a new theological tarp in town. What looks like a paint-stained cloth to some is nothing less than the glorious...

Thief Stuffs PBR Cans Down Pants, Claims They're His Penis: Cops

Posted 03.06.2013 | Weird News

And he would've gotten away with it, too, if -- no, no he wouldn't have. Jonathan Scull, 26, allegedly tried to steal two cans of beer from a liquo...

You'll Never Guess What Caused This Car To Explode

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.29.2013 | Weird News

A keyless remote was the key to how a 2012 Honda Civic suddenly exploded in the parking lot of a Stoneham, Mass., shopping center Sunday afternoon. ...

Air Force Can't Explain Diamond-Shaped UFO

Lee Speigel | Posted 01.25.2013 | Weird News

It's taken over two weeks for the Air Force to suggest that a UFO reported over Massachusetts may have only been a huge cargo plane, but even they're ...

Man Gets Ticket After Getting Run Over By Own Truck

Posted 11.28.2012 | Weird News

This guy just can't catch a brake. A Lynn, Mass. man was issued a traffic citation on Monday after being run over by his own pickup truck. Polic...

RANSOM NOTE: If You Want To See The Rest Of The Flamingos...

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.07.2012 | Weird News

Arthur O'Neil is not exactly tickled pink after having 40 flamingo statues stolen from his yard in the last four months. O'Neil, a retiree in Mansf...

Girl Bitten By Rabid Bat After Stranger Tells Her To Hold It

Posted 07.25.2012 | Weird News

Beware of strangers bearing bats. Ten-year-old JoJo Keefe of Spencer, Massachusetts was with her family at a local park last week when she and some...

Alleged Thief Got Stuck Under Garage Door During Attempted Robbery

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.27.2012 | Weird News

Manuel Fernandes allegedly attempted to rob a Rent-A-Center in Brockton, Mass., and instead he had nine hours of his life stolen from him. Police s...

These People Swear They Won't Pay A Fine For Cursing

AP | Posted 06.26.2012 | Weird News

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. -- Several dozen people have held a profanity laced rally to protest a Massachusetts town's bylaw allowing police to hand out $20...

RABBIT RUCKUS: This Statue Has War Veterans Hopping Man

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.17.2012 | Weird News

War veterans in Dedham, Mass., are up in arms ...

BOVINE BROUHAHA: These Party Crashing Cows Drank Up The Suds

AP | Posted 05.25.2012 | Weird News

BOXFORD, Mass. -- Police say a roving group of cows crashed a small gathering in a Massachusetts town and bullied the guests for their beer. Boxford ...

Woman's Torso Sent To The Wrong Address

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.23.2012 | Weird News

Part of a dead woman's body was mistakenly sent to the BJ's Wholesale headquarters in Westborough, Mass. on Friday -- all because of an itty bitty shi...

WATCH: This Is The World's Fastest Robot

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2012 | Weird News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A four-legged robot known as the Cheetah lived up to its name on Monday, setting a new land speed record for legged robots by ...

WATCH: This Is The World's Fastest Robot

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2012 | Weird News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A four-legged robot known as the Cheetah lived up to its name on Monday, setting a new land speed record for legged robots by ...

PHOTOS: Rhode Island Bakery Offers 'TSA-Approved' Cupcakes

Posted 01.17.2012 | Travel

UPDATE, 1/17: Baker Kelly Colgan emails HuffPost Travel to report that one of her cupcakes successfully passed TSA screening at T.F. Green Internation...

TSA Defends Confiscation Of Mass. Woman's Cupcake (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 03.10.2012 | Weird News

PEABODY, Mass. -- The federal Transportation Security Administration is defending its decision to confiscate a frosted cupcake from a Massachusetts wo...

Weird Advertisements Bring Together Classical Music And Crime Scene Cleanup

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2012 | Weird News

By Tim McLaughlin BOSTON, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Who says beautiful music and blood spatter cleanup can't go together. When Ch...

Fowl Play: City Threatens 80-Year-Old 'Bird Lady' With Jail

Posted 12.08.2011 | Crime

This law is for the birds, but it shouldn't be, according to an 80-year-old woman who's defied a Massachusetts town rule that bans feeding ducks and g...