OddNews A Blog Where All Is Odd, Weird, Bizarre, and Unusual! Fri, 04 Oct 2019 20:17:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Best Guns for Home Defense Fri, 04 Oct 2019 20:17:33 +0000 Gun TrainingThere are several things to consider when arming your home for defense. Things like the size of the household and how many adults and children are in the house. How many family members will be using the firearm, and what … Continue reading ]]> 0 Everything You Need to Know About Soil Erosion and Its Prevention Fri, 05 Apr 2019 18:52:39 +0000 Hill FarmingSoil erosion is the forceful removal of topsoil or silt due to exposure by elements such as water, wind, ice, and gravity. It is therefore important for you as an individual to pay attention to the signs and report to … Continue reading ]]> 0 What to Look for in a Gun Holster Thu, 07 Feb 2019 00:13:25 +0000 Gun HolsterWhen you are choosing a new gun holster for yourself or a loved one, there are certain things that you need to think about. This includes material, the size, the model of the gun and much more. To help you … Continue reading ]]> 0 Are Artificial Plants Better Than Real Ones? Why You Should Consider Investing in Artificial Options Sat, 06 Oct 2018 19:07:30 +0000 Artificial PlantLive plants are no longer considered to be the norm. Artificial plants have made their way into both interior and exterior spaces. Homeowners can choose silk or plastic plants that have been designed, painted and shaped to feel and look … Continue reading ]]> 0 6 Ways Businesses Can Make a Profit From Waste Wed, 29 Aug 2018 05:59:43 +0000 Continue reading ]]> 0 Do You Know What Your Teenager Wants for His Upcoming Birthday? Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:48:23 +0000 Gift BoxIt is the biggest mystery of the universe – what do teenage boys prefer? There is no one-word answer to this question. While some of them prefer skateboards, others prefer video games. Some of them prefer metal music, and others … Continue reading ]]> 0 Common Recipe for a Superhero Hit Tue, 07 Aug 2018 23:33:57 +0000 Avenger SuperheroesSuperhero films – there’s something about this genre of movies that keeps us coming back. From Superman to Antman, at any given time during the year there’s (probably) a hero filled blockbuster showing at your local theater. Stories with comic … Continue reading ]]> 0 The History of Gin Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:09:29 +0000 Gin AlcoholGin has become one of the most popular spirits of today, often mixed with tonic. However, it’s actually been around for quite some time, with confirmed roots dating back to the 17th century. If you’re interested to learn a little … Continue reading ]]> 0 How to Have the Perfect 4th of July Celebration Sat, 24 Mar 2018 15:18:30 +0000 4th July Sparkler American FlagGreat news: the perfect 4th of July party actually exists outside of Pinterest! It doesn’t take Martha Stuart or a staging queen to pull it off, either. If you really want to impress your patriotic partygoers this year, it can … Continue reading ]]> 0 Most Famous Gunfights in American History Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:27:20 +0000 Man With GunYou’ve likely heard countless tales of good guys and bad guys battling it out with guns, of cops in pursuit of robbers, and of soldiers fighting for their countries. Some of these tales have become legends, yet some of them … Continue reading ]]> 0 5 Strange Ways Winter Affects Daily Life Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:39:30 +0000 Chicago BlizzardWeird winter weather has a way of wreaking havoc on our lives, almost forcing us to slow down and chill out. Literally. One day it could be blissfully sunny and the next a blizzardy storm that causes chaos for people … Continue reading ]]> 0 4 Ways Cities Save Money on Sewer Repair Sat, 23 Dec 2017 18:03:57 +0000 Concrete PipesUnited States cities are suffering from aging infrastructure, from bridges to highways and sewers. Aging water and sewer systems are a major concern that’s been amplified by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Sewer systems were unable to properly manage the overflow … Continue reading ]]> 0 Absurd Laws You’ve Been Breaking and Could Be Jailed For Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:20:14 +0000 Handcuffs ArrestIn the free world, every single person has to abide by certain rules of law. Why? Well, there are a bunch of reasons that range from the fact anarchy is packed full of flaws, people can’t be trusted to rule … Continue reading ]]> 1 Exploring the World’s Oceans Sat, 28 Oct 2017 23:05:30 +0000 Underwater FishAccording to estimates made by NOAA’s National Geophysical Data Center, the world’s oceans consists of 321,003,271 cubic miles of water. It has also been acknowledged that they cover 71 per cent of Earth. So, what can actually be found within … Continue reading ]]> 0 Is Squirrel Girl The Most Powerful Superhero In The Marvel Universe Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:26:40 +0000 SquirrelWhether or not you are a comic book enthusiast, sure you have heard of the many goings-on of Marvel superheroes thanks to the current comic book film adaptations. With comic book films always on the minds of Hollywood executives, actors … Continue reading ]]> 0 Home Sweet Home: How To Deal With Bad Neighbors Fri, 05 May 2017 03:28:27 +0000 Bad NeighborOne thing that might be wreaking havoc on your life could be your relationship with your neighbor. Because you are at your home at least once in the day, the chances are that you will come across them quite often. … Continue reading ]]> 0 3 Reasons To Never Go Out Again! Thu, 06 Apr 2017 21:51:45 +0000 Home CouchIt’s something that has been touted a lot before, staying in is the new going out, where people would rather lounge on their sofas than head out for an “epic” night out, and it seems that the preference for staying … Continue reading ]]> 0 6 Of The Most Dangerous Jobs On Earth Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:07:17 +0000 SnakeLike most people, I’m sure there are certain things about your job that bore you to tears. However, when you consider what other people have for a nine-to-five, it can make your cushy office job seem much more appealing! Here, … Continue reading ]]> 0 Laws to Restrict Unhealthy Alcohol Consumption Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:47:46 +0000 Beer PintAlcohol is considered a social drink by many societies around the world. While others limit the consumption of the drink, there are many others who have no restrictions on the amount of alcohol as well as the drinking age. There … Continue reading ]]> 8 Protecting Your Rights When Talking To Police Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:44:29 +0000 Policewoman ToyThe average person is becoming a lot more aware, these days, of the risks that are posed by encounters with the police. It doesn't benefit anyone to assume that the worst will happen. However, any of these encounters are likely to be fairly serious, so they should be taken seriously. Continue reading ]]> 6 Top Tips: How To Cope With Court Mon, 30 May 2016 15:55:04 +0000 CourtroomIf you’ve been accused of a crime, whether you’re guilty or not, the steps you must take are largely similar. In a lot of cases, you’ll have to attend a court, and it can be a stressful ordeal at the … Continue reading ]]> 3 Things You Need To Know About Being Arrested On The Road Fri, 27 May 2016 15:04:40 +0000 Police Toy CarHave you ever been pulled over on the road by a police car? It can be quite shocking. You might have been driving along, when suddenly, you saw blue lights flashing in your mirror. You may not even understand what you did wrong. But now, you need to find a place to pull over that's safe. How should you handle this situation? Continue reading ]]> 3 Common Moving Mistakes You Must Avoid Wed, 04 May 2016 00:32:52 +0000 Moving CardboardIt is normal for people to make certain rookie mistakes when doing something for the very first time. This applies to moving too. Changing your place of living is quite a bittersweet experience. Thus, you will not be your best … Continue reading ]]> 3 What Should I Do If I Am Charged With A Crime? Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:28:34 +0000 Crime JailNo one thinks it will ever happen to them, and then they are charged with a crime. Not only is it a traumatic experience, but it is also a surprising one. It is the element of surprise that makes your … Continue reading ]]> 3 How to Choose the Right Windows for Your Home Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:05:36 +0000 Window Frame HouseHave your windows been through the worst part of their lives? Are they now winding down their last days in relative disarray? Well, you aren’t alone. Replacing windows is something every homeowner will have to do at some point in … Continue reading ]]> 3 How to Choose the Perfect Lawyer Wed, 27 Apr 2016 04:03:40 +0000 Judge Hammer CourtThere are many reasons why you might need a lawyer. It can be something as simple as drafting a trust, or it can be the transactions of real estate that you need to do. Alternatively, you may also need a … Continue reading ]]> 4 Replacing Your Windows for Cheap Wed, 27 Apr 2016 03:22:23 +0000 Window AtticAre you going to replace your windows? This is obviously not something you do all the time, and you probably haven’t done it before. Whether it is actually the first time you are getting replacement windows for your home, or … Continue reading ]]> 4 The Do’s And Don’ts Of Personal Injury Claims Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:48:33 +0000 Accident Banana PeelPersonal injury can be devastating. Not only do you have to contend with the immediate ill-effects, but you also have to cope with financial worries if you’re unable to work. If that injury wasn’t your fault, you need to make … Continue reading ]]> 3 Disturbing The Peace Charges: What You Should Know Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:45:25 +0000 Police ArrestDisturbing the peace is a crime in which someone violates another person’s personal peace. Although most of us agree with the law itself, the actions that constitute breaking it are often minor affairs. Whether you had an argument in public … Continue reading ]]> 3 What Should I Do If I’m Caught Driving Under The Influence? Wed, 06 Apr 2016 00:39:59 +0000 Car Keys AlcoholThousands of people become injured in drunk driving cases every single year, so it’s a prevalent problem. However, if you have been unfairly accused of being under the influence, what can you do to fight that charge? Like any legal … Continue reading ]]> 3 How Axe Throwing Lessons for Teens Lay Roots in the Community Sat, 02 Apr 2016 02:06:47 +0000 Axe WoodOver the past ten years, axe throwing leagues have been opening up across Canada, especially in the GTA. For the most part, they’ve been adult-only venues, but some of them are now opening up lessons for teens. It’s an amateur … Continue reading ]]> 3 Women Are Leaving Criminal Law In Worrying Numbers Thu, 10 Mar 2016 18:40:14 +0000 Justice LawReports from the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) have shown that women are quitting criminal law practice at a much higher rate than men. The report was released last weekend at a CLA conference in London, Ontario, under the title “The … Continue reading ]]> 4 Laws Any Gun Owner Must Obey Thu, 10 Mar 2016 01:30:17 +0000 GunOwning a firearm is something which many people feel entitled to. It’s true that, in the United States, adult individuals have the right to bear arms. However, there are certain dangers surrounding gun use – no matter how careful you … Continue reading ]]> 5 The 6 Weirdest Things Ever Found on a Construction Site Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:17:44 +0000 Construction TruckConstruction happens all over the world on a daily basis, so it’s simply a matter of odds that we’ll uncover some unexpected — and sometimes downright bizarre — findings along the way. Here are six of the strangest examples I could … Continue reading ]]> 8 Winning at Casino Games According to the Movies Tue, 20 Oct 2015 21:49:02 +0000 Poker CasinoThe modern generation relies heavily on videos, they watch them, they make them, they edit them, but can they learn from them? More specifically can they learn something properly, like how to play poker and win? In the interest of … Continue reading ]]> 2 Another Great Reason to Give Up Soda Wed, 09 Sep 2015 00:25:37 +0000 Soda CansIn caring for our health, we always try to make the best decisions for our bodies. For many, this involves making the choice to cut out some of the least healthy food and drink options including those that are high … Continue reading ]]> 3 Jurassic Park: Sadly Realistic Sat, 06 Jun 2015 00:16:19 +0000 Tyrannosaurus Rex SkeletonI know, I know—dinosaur fights, Unix systems, rapid breeding, clones that work better, not worse, than designed—it seems far-fetched to call this movie realistic. But the last time I had watched Jurassic Park was before I graduated high school. When … Continue reading ]]> 8 5 Reasons Libraries Aren’t Dead Yet Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:22:23 +0000 Library photo by Timetrax23. License: CC BY-SA 2.0.With the development of modern technology and nearly everyone using search engines such as Google to find information, it is surprising to walk down the street and find that the local library still remains open to the public for use. … Continue reading ]]> 5 7 Unusual Alcohols You Might Regret Trying Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:15:37 +0000 Amazake. Photo by Bex Walton. License: CC BY 2.0.1. Amazake Although the alcohol percentage of this Japanese drink is low, it doesn’t make it any easier to imbibe. White, thick and with an aftertaste – this is one highly suspicious-looking liquid. Like many Asian alcohols, it’s made from … Continue reading ]]> 3 5 Diseases Spread by Bats Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:33:22 +0000 Bats Flying DogsBats are very extraordinary creatures. They are the only known flying mammal and one of only a few creatures on the planet to successfully use echolocation to hunt for their food. Bats are also hugely beneficial to humans in that … Continue reading ]]> 3 Unusual Valentine’s Day Adventure Ideas Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:49:04 +0000 Treasure MapIdeas for all – from the tight fisted romantic to the inspiration-dry eccentric aristocrat. Need to treat your special someone, but sick of money-grabbing restaurant chains upping prices and threatening to bring your bank balance back to its student days … Continue reading ]]> 3 The World’s Weirdest Festivals Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:39:40 +0000 Cheese Rolling Festival. Photo by Dave Farrance. License: CC BY-SA 3.0.The Cheese Rolling Festival Every year in the West Country one very unusual annual festival takes place. The cheese rolling festival of Cooper’s Hill is infamous for its sheer inexplicable concept, and involves a wheel of cheese battling humans to … Continue reading ]]> 6 Avoid These Rookie Mistakes in Homebrewing Sun, 06 Jul 2014 20:35:27 +0000 Beer SamplerPhoto by Quinn Dombrowski. Starting producing your own beer can be an incredibly amusing process. First of all, you will be pleased with yourself, since you have started learning a completely new skill. This is a very important side of homebrewing, since … Continue reading ]]> 7 When Professional Jocks Were Geeks Fri, 21 Jun 2013 23:35:24 +0000 Ryan FitzpatrickWe’re all well aware of the struggle between brains and brawn, but some people were blessed with both. A surprising number of athletes have incredible academic pasts, and some were even hoping to follow a much geekier career path. Here … Continue reading ]]> 3 Cow On The Loose Wanders To McDonalds Tue, 15 May 2012 12:02:45 +0000 An escaped cow made its way to a fast food restaurant Monday afternoon. I like the line: “No word if the cow placed an order”. That’s priceless!]]> 3 Strangest Laws Every California Driver Needs to Know [Infographic] Wed, 11 Jan 2012 01:08:46 +0000 Many states have strange laws that make little sense in today’s world. Whether they are very old or inspired by an unlikely event, you can still face consequences for breaking them. These are the strangest laws California drivers need to … Continue reading ]]> 5 Strangest Car Recalls [Infographic] Mon, 02 Jan 2012 03:10:06 +0000 There were some rather strange recalls throughout the automotive industry in 2011. Certain Chevrolet Cruzes were recalled because the steering wheel could have been improperly fastened to the steering column. This could have caused the steering wheel to accidentally detach … Continue reading ]]> 1 Swedish Man Arrested After Trying to Build a Nuclear Reactor at Home Sat, 06 Aug 2011 18:11:15 +0000 A man from Sweden was arrested after trying to start a nuclear reaction in his own kitchen. 31-year-old Richard Handl said that he was only doing it as a hobby and didn’t know that it was illegal. It is illegal … Continue reading ]]> 2 News Headline Fail Wed, 13 Jul 2011 02:33:40 +0000 I guess LA Times should hire better editors if they let this get published without noticing. "This long headline will be 126 characters" is not really a catchy headline is it? Continue reading ]]> 2 TV Fail: Star Trek’s Maquis NOT Involved In Bin Laden Mission Thu, 30 Jun 2011 01:13:22 +0000 Some time ago a German news station had a major image fail due to a humorous mix-up. While reporting the news about US Navy SEALs succeeding in killing Osama bin Laden, they mistook a Star Trek Maquis fan-made emblem for the for the actual SEAL Team Six emblem. Continue reading ]]> 3