Saturday, March 12, 2011

Here's a quick glimpse of some of the quirky stories that happened across the United States this week, courtesy of our CNN affiliates.

Twins give birth to babies on same day
A bond between twin sisters is even more extraordinary after they delivered babies on the same day at the same Indianapolis hospital.

Professor cited for punching mascot
A University of St. Thomas math professor is banned from the Sports Pavilion and Williams Arena for one year after he punched Minnesota mascot Goldy Gopher in the face.

Coleslaw-covered women wrestle at Bike Week
It's a Central Florida attraction like no other -- coleslaw wrestling during Bike Week.

Gambler forgets $20K cash and ring
 People leave items behind all the time at Nacho Mamma's restaurant in Bristol, Rhode Island. But it's not every day a bag filled with cash and a diamond ring ends up in the lost and found.

Robot solves Rubik's Cube
Two electrical engineering students at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, have built a robot that solves the Rubik's Cube puzzle in nearly record time.

Cops say millionaire used stolen card
A 54-year-old Michigan dentist who told Polk County authorities his net worth was between $3 million to $4 million was arrested Saturday night on allegations of finding a lost credit card and using it to buy two large pizzas with extra olives.

'Witches' cast spell on Charlie Sheen
A group of witches and warlocks from Salem, Massachusetts, cast a spell on actor Charlie Sheen. Witches and warlocks across the country are angry at the actor for mocking their beliefs and calling himself a warlock in his recent rants.

Coach lets injured player score
A basketball coach from Central Missouri is getting accolades for letting an opposing player score a basket -- and he says it just "felt right" at the time.

City selling sinking homes
The city of Lubbock, Texas, is willing to sell seven houses for just pennies on the dollar, but just like the last such sale, there is a catch.


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