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July 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Spider fire, and other stuff you might have missed this (and last) week

Bats? Spiders? Giant snails? Mysterious human skulls? No, it’s not Halloween. But it is a different kind of holiday, if you will: the triumphant return of the offbeat-news roundup, after a week’s hiatus. To celebrate, I give you The Weird News Double-Week Double Whammy! Two weeks’ worth of weirdness, jam-packed into one easy-to-digest list.

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June 27, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Naked Marshawn, and other beasts you might have missed this week

My my, there was a whole lot of inappropriate (or perceived-to-be-inappropriate) behavior around town this week: bears crashing parties, creepy people who aren’t really creepy, and creepy people who truly are. On the more tasteful side of things, there’s Seahawks superstar Marshawn Lynch, who’s planning to bare more to the media than ever before. Read on for…

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May 23, 2014 at 11:10 AM

‘Pay to potty,’ and other stuff you might have missed this week

This was not a great week to be an animal. Or a small child. …Or an adult who snacks on pet treats, but that one seems like a known risk. Below are five offbeat stories you might have missed on seattletimes.com. Here’s hoping our brethren in the animal kingdom fare better next week.

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Comments | More in List, Roundups, Weird news | Topics: animals, children, copper river salmon