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Offbeat Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada
He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking journey to the Pacific coast.
Offbeat Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s
In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.
Offbeat Man with many piercings denied entry to Dubai Man with many piercings denied entry to Dubai
A heavily tattooed German man whose face is embellished with horn implants and more than 100 piercings said Sunday he was refused entry to Dubai without reason, forcing him to skip a planned appearance at a nightclub.
Offbeat Small town sues all its voters over election Small town sues all its voters over election
The Colorado mountain town of Montezuma is suing its 61 registered voters in an effort to sort out the results of an April election that the lawsuit says was filled with errors.
Offbeat Can dogs become jealous? Study says it's possible Can dogs become jealous? Study says it's possible
A psychology professor decided to study for the first time whether the human emotion of jealousy really happens in dogs. The nine-month study published in July in the science journal PLOS ONE hints that it could be possible.
Offbeat 12-year-old girl sells champion steer for $100,000 12-year-old girl sells champion steer for $100,000
A 12-year-old Morris girl needs a bigger piggy bank. Shaelye Varner showed the grand champion steer at the Illinois State Fair, then sold it at auction for a whopping $100,000 — shattering last year's fair record of $62,000.
Offbeat Nixon's back! (At least on Twitter) Nixon's back! (At least on Twitter)
If you believe the media reports, Richard Nixon suffered a stroke in 1994 and died days later at age 81. But the "Nixon" on this Twitter feed has never been more alive, sounding off on everything from the Russians to the Academy Awards
Offbeat Petition: Strapping iPads to tortoises is cruel Petition: Strapping iPads to tortoises is cruel
A Colorado art museum is standing by an upcoming exhibit featuring three tortoises with iPads mounted on their backs, despite calls from animal-rights activists to call off the exhibit as animal abuse.
Offbeat 5-year-old mayor loses re-election in Minnesota 5-year-old mayor loses re-election in Minnesota
Robert "Bobby" Tufts may have lost his bid for a third consecutive term as mayor of his tiny northern Minnesota tourist town, but the 5-year-old isn't taking it too hard.
Offbeat Yes! Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar Yes! Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar
A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.