Strange News http://enews.earthlink.net/channel/news/str Strange News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2016 EarthLink Networks Inc. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:03:32 EDT Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:25:35 EDT 5 Swooping, gliding over the Alps at free-flight festival http://enews.earthlink.net/article/str?guid=20160925/2024b2de-f49a-412d-a530-084b0a1d45ed SAINT HILAIRE DU TOUVET, France (AP) — In wild costumes, wingsuits and even home-made flying machines, thousands of people are gliding through the French Alps in the world's oldest free-flight festival. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:03:32 EDT 20160925/2024b2de-f49a-412d-a530-084b0a1d45ed Associated Press Hold your nose: Stinky corpse flower blooms in New Hampshire http://enews.earthlink.net/article/str?guid=20160924/062d6ab4-f5d6-4832-86dd-e98f1b8086d6 HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A flower that got its nickname from its putrid smell is blooming at Dartmouth College for the first time since 2011. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:51:23 EDT 20160924/062d6ab4-f5d6-4832-86dd-e98f1b8086d6 Associated Press Driver caught using mannequin to drive in carpool lane http://enews.earthlink.net/article/str?guid=20160923/701b847a-b1c9-4853-885d-cc8390cc31d0 BREA, Calif. (AP) — A California driver has been cited for using a mannequin — not the required human being — to drive in the carpool lane. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:17:53 EDT 20160923/701b847a-b1c9-4853-885d-cc8390cc31d0 Associated Press Michigan quintuplets work first jobs together at McDonald's http://enews.earthlink.net/article/str?guid=20160923/6fa982e3-ca33-4053-b032-39bd07766962 POTTERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Three 18-year-old brothers and their two 18-year-old sisters have landed their first jobs, together, at a McDonald's in Michigan. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:21:25 EDT 20160923/6fa982e3-ca33-4053-b032-39bd07766962 Associated Press Scholars who studied liars, put pants on rats win Ig Nobels http://enews.earthlink.net/article/str?guid=20160922/0e7d5be7-170e-482a-a0a1-d676463d0346 BOSTON (AP) — A Swede who wrote a trilogy about collecting bugs, an Egyptian doctor who put pants on rats to study their sex lives and a British researcher who lived like an animal have been named winners of the Ig Nobels, the annual spoof prizes for quirky scientific achievement. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:13:26 EDT 20160922/0e7d5be7-170e-482a-a0a1-d676463d0346 By MARK PRATT Associated Press