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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 10:24

The race is on for the two-hour marathon

LONDON — The two-hour marathon.

For distance runners, it’s a mystical goal equivalent to the four-minute mile that Roger Bannister broke in 1954; a test so difficult some have estimated it may be 50 years or more before anyone achieves it.

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 21:45

Weird National Briefs (03/08/2017)

Sticky fingers

 

GREENWICH, Conn. – A young boy eager for a gumball during a visit to the barbershop got more than he bargained for when he got his finger stuck in the machine.

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 12:15

Weird National Briefs (03/01/2017)

Mother knows best

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - A Pennsylvania college student’s mother reminded him to take out the trash _ by sending it to him in a care package.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 11:17

Weird National Briefs (02/22/2017)

Big shot

ALBANY, N.Y. - It was quite a night for a New York state college basketball fan who made a half-court shot to win a $500 gift card and received a marriage proposal seconds later.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 12:24

Weird National Briefs (02/15/2017)

Core concern

WENATCHEE, Wash. - A second semitrailer-truck full of apples has crashed into the Columbia River.

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 13:14

Weird National Briefs (02/08/2017)

Amphibious absence

SAN MARCOS, Texas - A reward for the return hundreds of endangered salamanders missing since November from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service aquatic center in Central Texas has been increased to $20,000.

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 13:28

Weird National Briefs (02/01/2017)

Deer defense

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. - A Massachusetts man fighting a speeding ticket in court had a unique explanation - the officer’s radar gun may have picked up a deer.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 12:50

Weird National Briefs (01/25/2017)

Marble madness

INDIANAPOLIS - A trucker has lost his marbles in the Indianapolis area.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 12:28

Weird National Briefs (01/18/2017)

Better late than never

SAN FRANCISCO - A book of short stories titled “Forty Minutes Late” has been returned to a San Francisco library - 100 years late.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 13:40

Weird National Briefs (01/11/2017)

Booze cruise

YORK, Pa. - Police say a Pennsylvania woman drove into a river to avoid arrest, then ignored officers and continued drinking beer as she floated in the vehicle.

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