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Offbeat Rings given to Salvation Army fetch $21K for toys Rings given to Salvation Army fetch $21K for toys
The Salvation Army in Boston says a former bell ringer has offered to pay $21,000 for two rings that a widow dropped into a red donation kettle in hopes they'd be sold to buy toys for poor children.
Offbeat 11-year-old Arkansas girl hails cab ... to Florida 11-year-old Arkansas girl hails cab ... to Florida
Arkansas police say an 11-year-old girl paid a cabbie $1,300 to take her to meet a boy in Florida, but that authorities caught up with the runaway in Georgia after her parents reported her missing.
Offbeat Officials: Woman had cocaine in custard packages Officials: Woman had cocaine in custard packages
Authorities say a woman arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport was carrying something extra in the packets of custard and milk powder in her luggage — cocaine.
Offbeat Science proves high heels do have power over men Science proves high heels do have power over men
The allure of high-heeled shoes is no secret among women, who have used them to entice men from the streets of Ancient Rome to the New York City sidewalks of Carrie Bradshaw. Heels have also been a controversial symbol in the battleground of sexual politics.
Offbeat There can be only 1: N. Korean leader's name banned There can be only 1: N. Korean leader's name banned
In North Korea, there can be only one Kim Jong Un. A South Korean official said Wednesday that Pyongyang forbids its people from using the same name as the young absolute leader.