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Offbeat Drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar Drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar
One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell.
Offbeat Provocative 'Holy Barbie' exhibit pulled amid outrage Provocative 'Holy Barbie' exhibit pulled amid outrage (Photo Gallery)
A provocative art exhibit featuring Barbie fashion dolls as religious figures such as the Virgin Mary and her boyfriend Ken as a crucified Jesus Christ has been cancelled amid complaints and threats by angry believers, the artists behind the collection said Friday.
Offbeat Dog named 'Lazarus' survives euthanasia attempt Dog named 'Lazarus' survives euthanasia attempt (Photo Gallery)
Animal control officer Wanda Snell knows what she saw: A veterinarian inserted a needle into the black-and-brown mutt and injected a deadly chemical meant to euthanize the dog no one had adopted. The animal moved a bit and was already still and quiet when she left the shelter for home.
Offbeat Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons
The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.
Offbeat Harpist's mellow tones soothe gorillas at Minn. zoo Harpist's mellow tones soothe gorillas at Minn. zoo
Now Tacheny, 57, a zoo volunteer, plays once a month for an appreciative audience that ambles down to the barrier as soon as Tacheny begins setting up her beautifully carved wooden harp. She's been doing it for nearly a decade.