odd news http://www.kplu.org en Dinosaur skull seized from Wyoming home http://www.kplu.org/post/dinosaur-skull-seized-wyoming-home <p>JACKSON, Wyo. – U.S. customs officials have seized a dinosaur skull from a Wyoming home as part of a federal Homeland Security Department investigation.</p><p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 18:22:23 +0000 The Associated Press 7266 at http://www.kplu.org Dinosaur skull seized from Wyoming home Caught: Lobster Cannibals Captured On Film Along Maine Coast http://www.kplu.org/post/even-lobsters-eat-lobsters-even-wild Step back, lobsters coming through!<p>This summer lobsters exploded in number along the Maine coast. There were so many crustaceans crawling along the ocean floor – and into fishermen's traps – that lobster prices <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/07/12/156681184/lobster-glut-low-prices-leave-boats-high-and-dry">plummeted</a>. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:45:47 +0000 7260 at http://www.kplu.org Caught: Lobster Cannibals Captured On Film Along Maine Coast Dog-fur knitting: New craft, old Northwest tradition http://www.kplu.org/post/dog-fur-knitting-new-craft-old-northwest-tradition <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2012/11/112712DP_WoollyDogs_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>PORTLAND - As the cold winter weather rolls around, you may pull your warm wool sweater from the back of the closet. But these days, some people are knitting sweaters out of a different animal: dogs. It's a new craft movement that is actually part of a very old Northwest tradition.<p>At the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, you can find all sorts of yarn, from mohair to angora. And even some of the sheep and rabbits and goats that grew them. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:08:49 +0000 7226 at http://www.kplu.org Dog-fur knitting: New craft, old Northwest tradition Owls attack! People being 'swooped' in Seattle-area parks http://www.kplu.org/post/owls-attack-people-being-swooped-seattle-area-parks <p>Barred owls have been swooping down on people in Seattle-area parks.</p><p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 17:42:10 +0000 The Associated Press 7069 at http://www.kplu.org Owls attack! People being 'swooped' in Seattle-area parks Shark falls from sky onto California golf course http://www.kplu.org/post/shark-falls-sky-california-golf-course <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px; ">SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. — Golf club employees in Southern California came to the rescue when a shark dropped out of the sky and flopped around on the 12th tee.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 23:12:53 +0000 The Associated Press 6843 at http://www.kplu.org Man dies after live roach-eating contest in Florida http://www.kplu.org/post/man-dies-after-live-roach-eating-contest-florida <p></p><p>DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — Authorities say the winner of a roach-eating contest in South Florida died shortly after downing dozens of the live bugs as well as worms. The grand prize in Friday night's contest was a live python.</p><p>The Broward County sheriff's office says in a news release that it is waiting for an autopsy to give the official cause of death.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 23:38:04 +0000 The Associated Press 6641 at http://www.kplu.org Washington family reunited with missing python http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-family-reunited-missing-python VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Vancouver, Wash.-area family has been reunited with a 4-foot-long pet python inadvertently left behind in a move two months ago. KATU-TV reports (http://is.gd/TEWv1E) that the python named "Snake" caused a stir when it was found on Monday. A Clark County animal control officer went to an apartment Tuesday to evict the creature and found it hiding behind a baseboard below a sink. Snake's owner Carrie Olin says there was a mix-up during her move over who exactly had the python. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 16:44:40 +0000 The Associated Press 6579 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's No.2! Bloomberg Businessweek ranks U.S. cities http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-no2-bloomberg-businessweek-rank-us-cities <p>Seattle is the second-best city in the country, <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-09-26/san-francisco-is-americas-best-city-in-2012" target="_blank">according to Bloomberg Businessweek</a>. The news org evaluated and ranked the largest 100 U.S. cities and published its results today.</p><p>San Francisco grabbed the gold ring at No. 1.</p><p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 00:38:41 +0000 Jake Ellison 6494 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's No.2! Bloomberg Businessweek ranks U.S. cities Human finger in Idaho trout belongs to wakeboarder http://www.kplu.org/post/human-finger-idaho-trout-belongs-wakeboarder <p></p><p>SPOKANE, Wash. – A human finger found inside a fish at Idaho's Priest Lake has been traced to a wakeboarder who lost four fingers in an accident more than two months earlier.</p><p>Fisherman Nolan Calvin found the finger while he was cleaning the trout in early September. He put it on ice and called the Bonner County, Idaho, sheriff's office.</p><p>The Spokesman-Review newspaper reports that detectives were able to get a fingerprint off the severed digit. They matched it to a fingerprint card for a 31-year-old man.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 23:47:31 +0000 The Associated Press 6471 at http://www.kplu.org Don't blame fish for West Seattle hum http://www.kplu.org/post/dont-blame-fish-west-seattle-hum <p></p><p>Don't blame a fish mating call for the humming noise that annoyed West Seattle residents over the Labor Day weekend.</p><p>A University of Washington associate professor who studies the Midshipman fish says he placed a hydrophone in Puget Sound, Elliott Bay and the Duwamish River Thursday night and heard no fish calls.</p><p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:56:18 +0000 The Associated Press 6298 at http://www.kplu.org Shooting bulletproof glass injures man at Lyman  http://www.kplu.org/post/shooting-bulletproof-glass-injures-man-lyman LYMAN, Wash. — A man found out what happens when you shoot bulletproof glass after he tried it near Lyman. Shotgun pellets ricocheted and hit him in the face, arm and stomach. Skagit County sheriff's Chief Criminal Deputy Tom Molitor told the Skagit Valley Herald (http://is.gd/Yl8eX2 ) the injuries to the 21-year-old from Brier were superficial and he declined medical aid. Deputies and fire department medics responded Monday to a pit where two men were shooting at the piece of ballistic glass. The other man was not hit. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:07:56 +0000 The Associated Press 6129 at http://www.kplu.org Everett man arrested in fatal parrot stabbing http://www.kplu.org/post/everett-man-arrested-fatal-parrot-stabbing <p>EVERETT, Wash. — An Everett man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend's parrot to death with a serving fork.</p><p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:09:03 +0000 The Associated Press 6040 at http://www.kplu.org Not a hallucination: 7-foot python lost in Seattle park http://www.kplu.org/post/not-hallucination-7-foot-python-lost-seattle-park <p>A Seattle Animal Shelter spokeswoman says a 7-foot-long python has been reported lost in a city park.</p><p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 02:21:21 +0000 The Associated Press 5971 at http://www.kplu.org Who's making 'mysterious' crop circles near Wilbur, Wash.? http://www.kplu.org/post/whos-making-mysterious-crop-circles-near-wilbur-wash <p>The hotspot for &quot;mysterious&quot; crop circles in the Northwest is Wilbur, an eastern Washington town of about 1,000 humans surrounded by wheat fields.</p><p>This summer, you can add to the town&rsquo;s stats: The best-kept secret &ndash; Who makes the crop circles showing up near Wilbur.</p><p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 20:34:56 +0000 Jake Ellison & Evan Hoover 5872 at http://www.kplu.org Who's making 'mysterious' crop circles near Wilbur, Wash.? Study: Coastal Oregon waters slightly caffeinated http://www.kplu.org/post/study-coastal-oregon-waters-slightly-caffeinated The Northwest is known for its love of coffee. Now evidence of that is showing up in the Pacific Ocean. Researchers have found low levels of caffeine at half a dozen locations on the Oregon Coast.<p>Caffeine does not occur naturally in the environment in the Pacific Northwest. Marine scientists believe the java jolt gets into seawater through treated sewage and septic runoff.<p>A Portland State University graduate student collected water samples at 14 coastal beaches and seven nearby river mouths. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 00:48:12 +0000 Tom Banse 5709 at http://www.kplu.org Study: Coastal Oregon waters slightly caffeinated