Oddities

The California cafe is brewing up what it calls the world's most expensive coffee - at $75 a cup.
Jeff Chiu/AP Photo
May 15, 2019 - 8:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California cafe is brewing up what it calls the world's most expensive coffee — at $75 a cup. Klatch Coffee is serving the exclusive brew, the Elida Natural Geisha 803, at its branches in Southern California and San Francisco. The 803 in the coffee's name refers to the record...
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This 2009 photo provided by Catherine Quintana shows her father, Ernest Quintana, in Fremont, Calif.
Catherine Quintana via AP
March 08, 2019 - 7:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ernest Quintana's family knew he was dying of chronic lung disease when he was taken by ambulance to a hospital, unable to breathe. But they were devastated when a robot machine rolled into his room in the intensive care unit that night and a doctor told the 78-year-old patient...
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Lincoln, a 3-year-old Nubian goat, is poised to become the first honorary pet mayor of the small Vermont town of Fair Haven.
Robert Layman/The Rutland Herald via AP
March 07, 2019 - 3:33 pm
FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A 3-year-old Nubian goat named Lincoln is poised to become the first honorary pet mayor of the Vermont town of Fair Haven. The nanny goat was chosen this week by townspeople for the one-year post at the community's Town Meeting Day. Lincoln takes office Tuesday. The ballot of...
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July 23, 2018 - 9:51 pm
BEND, Ore. (AP) — A little girl who lost her beloved stuffed lion on a hike in the Oregon backcountry was reunited with her favorite toy over the weekend after a community effort to identify her. Hiker Holly Spaman, who recently moved to Bend, Oregon, from Yakima, Washington, ran into Audrianna...
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