Wednesday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Baseball is, of course, a game of stats. But here are some numbers you might have missed related to yesterday's All-Star game in Kansas City. K-C has more barbecue joints per capita than any other U.S. city. That's 80 according to the Kansas City Barbeque Society. And there are more than 200 fountains in the so-called "City of Fountains." Five were colored blue for the All-Stars. But the one All-Star statistic that really counts is the score. The National League shut out the American League 8-0.


TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- It's the stuff dreams are made of -- especially for baseball card collectors. A treasure trove of cards was found in an Ohio attic. Family members were cleaning out their grandfather's home when they stumbled across a find that could be worth millions. They're century-old baseball cards of Hall of Famers like Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and Cy Young. And the cards are in superb condition. Karl Kissner says coming across grandpa's card collection is like finding the Mona Lisa in the attic. The best 37 cards are going up for auction next month.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- They're looking sharp. The U.S. Olympic team is modeling their uniforms for the opening ceremony of London Games. The duds were designed Ralph Lauren. Men will wear navy blue blazers with the Olympic team patch, along with a red and navy tie. Women will pair the blazers with scarves with red, white and blue stripes, and a knee-length cream-colored skirt. Berets are back, too. Team members will top it off with navy berets highlighted with red and white stripes. The powder-blue berets worn at 2002 Winter Olympics were instant hits. They quickly sold out at stores around Salt Lake City.


WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) -- A Florida strip club is taking the "Octomom" to court. T's Lounge in West Palm Beach is suing Nadya Suleman. The club charges Octomom was supposed to start dancing topless today. Octomom also has a topless gig at The Playhouse Gentleman's Club in Hollywood, Florida. T's Lounge is seeking a court order to prevent Octomom from dancing at the rival club beginning Friday. Suleman claims she was bad-mouthed by a bartender at T's Lounge, who called her crazy in a TV interview.


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The swallowed ice isn't the kind you'll find in a drink. Police in the Salt Lake City area charge Angela Winters Hardman took a big gulp and swallowed a $4,000 diamond engagement ring. Authorities say Hardman asked to see the ring at a Macy's jewelry counter. An employee there says Hardman switched the ring with an obvious phony but denied taking the real one. According to authorities, Hardman then let nature take its course. She's charged with pawning the diamond ring, after what's described as the "natural digestive process." Hardman is now charged with felony retail theft.


NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New Orleans police are looking for a pair of gator-nabbers. Ten baby alligators were stolen from the Audubon Zoo. The next day, a woman told police two men had left eight baby alligators in her yard. The reptiles have been returned to the zoo, but they haven't been put back on display. Deputies recovered another of the stolen gators, but didn't know it came from the zoo. Authorities say that critter was released into a canal. New Orleans police say they've gotten two arrest warrants in the case.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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