Posts Tagged Oddities

In bike-loving Colorado city, ambulances get racks for rides

This photo made available on Jan. 23, 2015, by University of Colorado Health, shows a Poudre Valley Hospital ambulance fitted with a bike rack, in Fort Collins, Colo. In a testament to how much the city loves its bikes, the hospital has installed bike racks on its ambulances after encountering increasing numbers of cyclists who had bicycle accidents or medical emergencies. (AP Photo/University of Colorado Health, Kelly Tracer)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Showing how much one Colorado city loves its bikes, cyclists who go to the hospital by ambulance no longer have to leave their rides behind.

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US man close running 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco man is one race away from completing seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.

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Dancing genitals clip not progressive enough for some Swedes

STOCKHOLM (AP) — In socially liberal Sweden, an educational video for children featuring dancing genitals has become an online hit — and even drawn criticism for not being progressive enough.

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Tourists get knockout photo of Stallone atop ‘Rocky’ steps

In this Jan. 17, 2015, photo provided by Peter Rowe, Rowe, right, takes a selfie with friends Jacob Kerstan, left, Andrew Wright, third from left and actor Sylvester Stallone in Philadelphia. Rowe said the three friends had just finished racing up the staircase at the city's Museum of Art when they saw Stallone. Stallone made the steps famous in his first turn as fictional boxer Rocky Balboa, who used them as part of his training regimen. Thousands of people now visit the steps each year to re-create the run. (AP Photo/Peter Rowe)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A group of tourists who ran up the “Rocky” steps got a knockout photo at the top — a selfie with Rocky himself.

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