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Offbeat Researchers net 'zombie bass' with electricity Researchers net 'zombie bass' with electricity
Bernie Fuller has fished for decades, yet he's never witnessed anything to match the sight of dozens of zombie bass eerily rising out of a north Alabama lake.
Offbeat Startup aims to poach workers at tech bus stops Startup aims to poach workers at tech bus stops
Where some see a queue of engineers awaiting private commuter shuttles, one San Francisco startup sees an opportunity to lure talent from top Silicon Valley tech firms.
Offbeat Amazing photo: 8 hours of takeoffs at LAX Amazing photo: 8 hours of takeoffs at LAX
Mike Kelley took approximately 370 photos from an identical position at LAX's south complex and consolidated 75 frames into one image.
Offbeat No tacos for you: NY fast-food chain 'bans' Putin No tacos for you: NY fast-food chain 'bans' Putin
Mighty Taco, a Buffalo-based chain of Mexican fast-food restaurants, has banned Russian President Vladimir Putin from all of the company's 23 locations in western New York.
Offbeat Dog escapes Texas backyard, somehow gets to Ohio Dog escapes Texas backyard, somehow gets to Ohio
A small dog that escaped its fenced-in yard in Texas was found outside a southwest Ohio animal shelter, and its owners have no idea how he traveled more than 1,000 miles in a few days.
Offbeat Willie Nelson's armadillo returned after theft Willie Nelson's armadillo returned after theft
A stuffed armadillo that serves as an on-stage mascot for country music legend Willie Nelson has been returned after being kidnapped from a Las Vegas-area show.
Offbeat Woman pays $200 bill with coins, town says no more Woman pays $200 bill with coins, town says no more
Officials in Millcreek Township, along with its water and sewer authorities, have adopted a policy limiting how much change they'll accept from residents paying sewer bills and other fees.