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AP Top Strange News At 10:51 a.m. EDT

Former 41-pound fat cat in Texas slims down to 19 pounds
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DALLAS (AP) -- A former 41-pound cat dubbed Skinny has lost more than half of his weight to become the darling of a Dallas veterinary clinic....

ATM workers forget bag of cash, man drives off with $150K
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a man drove off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees who were replenishing ATMs mistakenly left it on a lawn in northern New Jersey....

Oldest ever giant panda celebrates with bamboo, veggie cake
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HONG KONG (AP) -- The oldest giant panda ever in captivity tasted a vegetable ice cake and, of course, bamboo in celebration of her 37th birthday....





Putrid-smelling flower attracts large crowds in California
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Officials with UC Berkeley's botanical garden say the garden had its busiest day in more than a decade as people flocked to get a whiff of the "corpse flower," a plant known for its pungent odor....

Hiker climbs tree to escape coyotes, gets stuck for 5 hours
MANCHESTER, N.J. (AP) -- A hiker trying to escape from coyotes in a wooded area of southern New Jersey has gotten stuck in a tree for nearly five hours....

Get the waffles! Maple syrup spills on New Hampshire highway
KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- The only thing missing was the waffles....

3 sets of twins born same day at Montana hospital
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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Three sets of fraternal twins were born on the same day at a Bozeman, Montana, hospital - adding up to more than half of the hospital's births that day....

Florida man wins Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West
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KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- A white-bearded Florida man has won the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his 15th attempt....

New Jersey chain saw artist has tools swiped
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey chain saw artist says somebody nicked his tools....

Owl with an attitude wins face-off with deputy
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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A Boulder County sheriff's deputy got into a face-off with an owl with an attitude, and the owl won....