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Offbeat 'Booze Traveler' host explores how world drinks 'Booze Traveler' host explores how world drinks
Jack Maxwell drinks for a living. From moss schnapps in Iceland to gut-busting raki in Turkey and homebrew in the Himalayas, he's learned the hard way that tippler's truism: "It's always 5 o'clock somewhere."
Offbeat TSA: Ice skates OK on plane; fake saw stays home TSA: Ice skates OK on plane; fake saw stays home (Photo Gallery)
The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday displayed thousands of items confiscated from carry-on bags over three months at Kennedy Airport. As the chaotic holiday travel season approaches, the agency wanted to remind the public what carry-on items are no-nos.
Offbeat Ireland's gay bull Benjy saved from slaughterhouse Ireland's gay bull Benjy saved from slaughterhouse
He faced execution for failure to perform. But Benjy, the gay bull of Ireland, has been saved following a worldwide appeal backed by "The Simpsons" co-creator Sam Simon.
Offbeat Peruvian frog juice drinkers laud health benefits Peruvian frog juice drinkers laud health benefits
Frogs from Peru's Lake Titicaca are the main ingredient in a juice blend that some Andean cultures believe has the power to cure asthma, bronchitis, sluggishness and a low sex drive.
Offbeat Southampton Airport unveils 820-wide mustache for 'Movember' Southampton Airport unveils 820-wide mustache for 'Movember'
Movember, or No Shave November, is off and running. It's a manly time of the year when moustaches are grown in the spirit of raising awareness for men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, and promoting annual check-ups to increase early cancer detection.
Offbeat Substance that gives natural gas its smell spills Substance that gives natural gas its smell spills
NorthWestern Energy says about 300 gallons of mercaptan spilled near the company's gas-gathering operation near Cut Bank. Natural gas is naturally odorless, so utilities add the chemical to give the gas its sulfuric smell that alerts people to a leak.