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Offbeat Minor-league Durham Bulls to wear R2-D2 jerseys Minor-league Durham Bulls to wear R2-D2 jerseys
The Durham Bulls - the minor-league baseball team made world famous in the 1988 Kevin Costner film "Bull Durham" - are going back to the movies for one game this season.
Offbeat Ireland needs shaggy sheep for 'shearing Olympics' Ireland needs shaggy sheep for 'shearing Olympics'
The Irish require at least 6,000 sheep as hosts of this year's Golden Shears World Championships. But they're more than 1,000 short with just weeks to go before an event dubbed "the Olympics of sheep shearing."
Offbeat Police seek man who sucked toes at Wal-Mart Police seek man who sucked toes at Wal-Mart
Police say a man in North Carolina sucked a woman's toes at a Wal-Mart after he convinced her he was a podiatry student and persuaded her to take off her shoes.
Offbeat Police: Man's 'gun' turns out to be a tattoo Police: Man's 'gun' turns out to be a tattoo
Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man's home after members of a tree removal crew he'd told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.
Offbeat Scrap dealer's bargain turns out to be Faberge egg Scrap dealer's bargain turns out to be Faberge egg
There is good luck, outrageous good fortune - and now there is the case of the scrap metal dealer who found one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs at a flea market in the American Midwest.
Offbeat LepreCon invades downtown Portland to benefit police charity LepreCon invades downtown Portland to benefit police charity(Photo Gallery)(Video)
From around a corner in downtown Portland, a tall woman appears with a large Irish flag floating behind her on a pole, her small shorts and top matching the bright neon colors of the flag.

Moments later, a cheery horde of green-clad revelers pour around the corner as well, dancing and skipping their way down the sidewalk to their next stop.