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Episode #227 Baseball Dentures and the Amarillo Chupacbre

Episode #227 is the second episode with Louie and Matt hanging out at SeaTac airport! This week they talk about the Chupacabra hanging out the zoo and Ty Cobb’s dentures!

Do you think this is a real chupacabre?

Here’s Ty Cobb’s Dentures!

Odd News Stories

UPI.com – Texas city shares photo of unidentified ‘object’ outside zoo

UPI.com – Ty Cobb’s dentures up for auction online

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Episode #226 – Tennis Haircuts and the Politically Correct Mountain

Episode #226 begins with Matt and Louie doing some morning drinking at the airport, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about getting haircuts at a tennis match and changing the name of a mountain!

Strange News

ESPN.com – Two fans removed from US Open quarterfinal match after haircut prank at Arthur Ashe Stadium

TimesOfIsreal.com – Oregon’s Swastika Mountain to soon be renamed

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Episode #225 – The Undertaker Contest and Horse Punches

Episode # begins with Matt’s dad hoarding plastic baseball helmets, then the guys get into some vintage strange news. This week they revisit episode #165 with the grave digging competition and punching a horse!

Odd News Stories

DW.com – Hungarian gravediggers face off in high-speed contest

NYpost.com – Maniac punches carriage horse, attacks two others in Central Park: driver

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Episode #224 Strange Music and Mullet Champion

Episode #224 has Matt getting all the details about Louie’s stay in a giant potato, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about about International Strange Music Day and the Mullet Championships!

Here’s the Mullet winner!

Odd News Stories

UPI.com – International Strange Music Day promotes expanding musical horizons

USAtoday.com – Who has the best kid mullet in America? Meet 8-year-old Emmitt Bailey.

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Episode #223 Seagull Tongue Twister and Crazy Hair Sheep

Episode #223 begins with Matt and Louie talking about their independent experiences visiting the Museum of Devilish Things in Vancouver, WA! For this week’s podcast they hop into the time machine and revisit the seagull that stole a man’s tongue and the sheep the gets along overdue haircut.

Odd News Stories

NZherald.co.nz – Woman bites off man’s tongue during street brawl, seagull swoops down and eats it

Huffpost.com – Wild Australian Sheep Gets Sheared Of 78 Pounds Of Wool

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Episode #222 Adult Ferris Wheel and Adult Ice Cream

Episode #222 begins with Matt telling Louie the history of Moses Lake, WA and Louie telling Matt about getting a haircut from a pregnant lady, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the couple having some adult shenanigans on a ferris wheel and the ice cream that tastes like a dive bar!

Odd News Stories

FoxNews.com – Couple arrested for having sex on Ohio amusement park’s Ferris Wheel

ComicBook.com – Miller High Life Launches Dive Bar Flavored Ice Cream

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Episode #221 – Wrong Clean Up and Illegal Hairdoo

Episode #221 has the guys hopping into the time machine and revisiting some strange news. This week they talk about the guy that broke into a house to clean it and barbers in New York doing illegal haircuts!

Odd News Stories

UPI.com – New Jersey house cleaner accidentally breaks into wrong home, cleans up

WGRZ – New York legalizes giving a haircut on Sundays

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Episode #220 – Sexy Garlic and Monkey Madness

Episode #220 have Matt debriefing Louie about his trip to the world’s largest magic convention, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the sexy garlic commercial and people being surprised when monkeys do monkey stuff!

Odd News Stories

WashingtonPost.com – Japanese city alarmed by biting, clawing, attacking monkeys

APnews.com – S. Korean garlic video ad roasted over purported obscenity

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Episode # 219 – Self Defense Sword and the Underwater Music Festival

Episode #219 has the guys talking about Matt getting into learning magic tricks and Louie’s predictions of the magic conference he’s attending. Finally they get into the strange news! This week the talk about using a sword for self defense and the underwater music festival!

Odd News Stories

KKtv.com – Part of man’s hand cut off with a sword at a 7-Eleven, officials say

Fox35Orlando.com – Diving into some tunes at Florida underwater music festival

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Episode #218 – Summoning Bigfoot and Fake Cricket

Episode #218 begins with the guys talking about making pennies in residual checks from television appearances, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the guy that summoned bigfoot and the fake cricket match that was used to hustle people in Russia!

Odd News Stories

NewsObserver.com – Man says he killed his friend because he ‘summoned Bigfoot,’ Oklahoma sheriff says

News7H.com – Scammers arrested after livestreaming fake IPL from farmer’s field to con gamblers in Russia

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Episode #217 – Waffle Robbery and the Orange Lobster

Episode #217 starts with Matt debriefing Louie about his recent TV appearance, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the family dinner at the Waffle House that turn into a robbery and they orange lobster who tried to sneak into the Red Lobster!

Odd News Stories

WBTW.com – Police: Family of 6 sits down at North Carolina Waffle House, then 3 rob it

RedLobster.com – Rare One-in-30-Million Orange Lobster Rescued by Red Lobster

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Episode #216 – HOV Baby and Space Hamster

Episode #216 begins with Matt not carrying his carry on luggage onto a plane and Louie’s family fostering a kitten, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the baby that got a tick for being in the HOV lane and the hamster that went to space!

Here’s the space hamster

space hamster

And here’s Louie’s kitten:

kitten

Odd News Stories

People.com – Pregnant Woman Contests HOV Ticket by Saying Fetus Is Passenger After Roe v. Wade Decision

Sky News – A giant step for hamkind: Hamster survives daring trip into the stratosphere on a flying balloon

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Episode #215 – Time Travel Sexting and NASA’s Moon Roaches

Episode #215 begins with Matt’s shocking discovery that mosquito hawks don’t actually eat mosquitos! Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the woman who stabbed her husband over a vintage picture of her on his phone and the fate of the cockroaches that than NASA fed moon dust to!

Odd News Stories

TimesNewsNow.com – Wife stabs husband over explicit photos with ‘another woman’, discovers images were of her younger self

APnews.com – NASA: Give us back our moon dust and cockroaches

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Episode #214 – Banksy Resigns and Renting The ‘Rouge

Episode #214 begins with Louie trying to do his laundry and a laundromat in Yuba City and Matt visiting the Exploding Whale Park! Then they get into the strange news. This week they riff on the guy who resigned from his job because everyone thought he was Banksy and how to rent a room at the Moulin Rouge!

Odd News Stories

News.sky.com – Welsh local councillor William Gannon resigns after repeated allegations that he is Banksy ‘undermining’ his ability to work

NPR.org – Airbnb is renting out the iconic Moulin Rouge for three one-night stays

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Episode #213 Napping Bus Driver and Out of Shape Murderer

Episode #213 begins with Matt getting in a fight at a drug store in Canada, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the bus driver who loves edibles and why you should always up your cardio game before you murder someone!

Odd News Stories

Courant.com – Bus driver who was on CT’s I-95: He didn’t know his gummy snacks included THC

Kiro7.com – Deputies: South Carolina man died of heart attack while burying body

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Episode #211 – Corpse Water and Witch Emancipation

Episode #211 has Louie and Matt hanging out in Seattle at a farmer’s market while they drank coffee, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about corpse water from lake mead and the last Salem Witch finally getting her day in court!



Odd News Stories

DailyMail.co.uk – Las Vegas witchcraft shop starts selling ‘CORPSE WATER’ after body of potential mob victim was found in a barrel at bottom of Lake Mead during historic drought

BostonHerald.com – Last Salem ‘witch’ pardoned in Massachusetts, thanks to North Andover Middle School students

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Episode #210 – Josh Fight Redux and Creepy Doll Beach

Episode #210 begins with Louie’s tiny home and Matt’s trip to Alaska, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the second annual josh fight and the creepy baby dolls that are washing ashore in Texas!

Odd News Stories

APnews.com – Pool noodle fight over the name Josh again attracts hundreds

FoxNews.com – Creepy dolls washing ashore on Texas coast: ‘There’s a lot of nightmares out there’

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Episode #209 – NATO Beer and Bald Harassment

Episode #209 has Matt reminiscing about Seattle’s legendary Lusty Lady and Louie telling about his trip to Las Vegas to sneak into a magic convention, then they get into the strange news. The week they talk about the NATO beer and the court that determined calling a guy “bald” is sexual harassment!

Odd News Stories

NBCchicago.com – Finland Brewery Launches NATO-themed Beer With ‘Taste of Security’

TheGuardian.com – Calling a man ‘bald’ is sex-related harassment, employment tribunal rules

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Episode #208 – President Jim Carey and Glue Girl

Episode #208 begins with Matt’s TED Talk about how the word “Mahalo” is used in Hawaii, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the conspiracy theory that Joe Biden has been replaced by Jim Carey and the tale of the mythical Glue Girl

Odd News Stories

Forbes.com – Jim Carrey Responds To Bizarre MAGA Theory Claiming That He Is Joe Biden

Market Watch.com – ‘Glue girl’ protests Timberwolves owner’s alleged animal rights abuses by trying to glue herself to the court at an NBA game

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Episode #207 – Dieting Alligators and Reparation Cake

Episode #207 has hopefully the final tale in the saga of Louie selling his condo and we learn all about matt’s AirBnB in Hawaii. Then we get into the strange news. This week they chat about the alligator that loves diet coke and the cake that was stolen 77 years ago!

Odd News Stories

Newsweek.com – Alligator Breaks Into Florida Family’s Garage, Starts Chugging Diet Cokes

Wabe.org – U.S. soldiers ‘return’ cake to Italian woman for 90th birthday

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Episode #206 Naked Sushi and Ghost Fudge

Episode #206 has both Louie and Matt travelling with horrible internet service, so you get a couple of their favorite stories from the past! This week you’ll revisit the naked sushi delivery service and how to make ghost fudge!

Odd News Stories

Reuters.com – Japan sushi chef using bodybuilder delivery to buoy COVID-19 hit business

FirstPost.com – US man’s gravestone missing for 150 years was being used to make fudge; recognised during auction sale

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Episode #205 – Outhouse Rescue and Easter Bunny Condoms

Episode #205 begins with the flood of offers for Louie’s condo coming in while he’s hanging out with Matt! Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the woman that was rescued from an outhouse and the Easter Bunny who gave out condoms at an elementary school!

Odd News Stories

APnews.com – Woman rescued after falling in toilet trying to get phone

WFLA.com – Parent dressed as Easter Bunny handed out condoms at elementary school, district says

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Episode #204 Magic Ear Gummies and Farts in a Jar

Episode #204 starts with Matt trying to convince Louie that old episodes of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast are a legit way to notify the potential buyer of his condo of its condition. Then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about Mike Tyson not being able to sell ear shaped gummies and the lady that is able to sell farts in a jar!

Odd News Stories

GoodWordNews.com – Mike Tyson can’t sell ear-shaped cannabis gummies in Colorado

insider.com – A reality star who says she made $200K from selling her farts in Mason jars is pivoting to selling them as NFTs

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Episode #203 – Treasure Jail, Pirahna Bees, and Steve!

Episode #203 – This week they guys are joined by Steve Hamilton, a fan favorite on the podcast! This week they chat about they treasure hunter that’s in jail for not telling people where the treasure is and the man eaten by piranhas while trying to escape from bees!

Odd News Stories

Wavy.com – 6 years and counting: Ex-treasure hunter still stuck in jail

9News.com.au – Man eaten by piranhas after jumping into lake to escape bees

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Episode #202 – Amputee Noodles and Porta Potty of Death

Episode #202 begins with Matt telling Louie about his haircut and then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the guy that had some limbs removed after he ate some old noodles and the porta potta of death!

Odd News Stories

FoxNews.com – New England college student has legs amputated after eating leftover noodles

Cleveland.com – Bulldozer crushes Florida man to death in porta potty at landfill

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Episode #198 – Fake Bomb Threat and Stolen Heads

Episode #198 begins with Matt trying to figure out what Cobra Kai is all about and Louie ruining the ending of the movie Coda. Then they get into the strange news. This week they riff about the guy who called in a bomb threat to the right town, but in the wrong country and the person who stole a box of human heads!

Odd News Stories

Darik.news – Man who mistakenly threatened to send a bomb to the Ottawa, Ohio Police Department amid protests by truck driver

NBCnews.com – Stolen box of human heads investigated by Denver police

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Episode #197 – Ice Brothel and Unknown Dinner

Episode #197 is the finale in the saga of Louie movie, you’ll hear about all the donuts that the moving crew brought, which was the gift that kept on giving all week! Then they get into the strange news, this week they talk about the Ohio mayor who thinks ice shanties will turn into ice brothels and they newly discovered fish that’s delicious!

Here’s the fish:

Odd News Stories

DRGnews.com – ohio mayor concerned ice shanties could lead to prostitution

IFLscience.com – Australians Have Accidentally Been Eating A Fish Unknown To Science

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Episode #196 – Eyes on Art and the Doll Murder

Episode #196 begins with Louie moving to a new home and we are introduced to Matt’s new donkey. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the security guard that drew eyes on a painting and the murder victim that turned out to be a discarded sex doll.

Here’s the updated art:

Here’s the life size doll:

Odd News Stories

Carribean.Loopnews.com – Russian gallery says security guard added eyes to avant-garde work

1011now.com – Suspected human remains found on Ga. hiking trail turn out to be life-size doll

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Episode # 194 Catching Chupacabra and Curing Cannibalism

Episode #194 has the guys in the same country and in the same room! They get caught up on Matt’s beard and Louie’s fancy shirt! Then they get into the strange news, this week they talk about the lady that rescued a Chupacabra and the guy who tried to cure his cannibal tendencies by eating people!

Odd News Stories

WSBtv.com – ‘Mystery animal’ escapes from Pennsylvania wildlife rescue

FOXnews.com – Idaho murder suspect charged with cannibalism; believed eating victim could ‘cure his brain,’ authorities say

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Episode #193 Dead Paycheck and Drone Sausage

Episode #193 has the guys chatting about Louie’s upcoming move and people who have fine china. Then they get into the strange news, this week they talk about the dead man who tried to collect a paycheck and attaching a sausage to a drone to catch a dog!

Odd News Stories

Washington Examiner – Irish police investigate claim dead man taken to post office

Independent.co.uk – Dog rescued from mudflats using sausages dangled from drones

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Episode #192 – Fake Jail Guard and 18 Half Siblings

Episode #192 begins with Louie digging through the trash like a forensic investigator and Matt continuing to promote avocados. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the fake jail guard at a high school, and the man that has 18 half siblings (spoiler alert, it’s not Duggar family).

Odd News Stories

BigRapidNews.com – Corrections officer impersonator arrested at Miami school

ExploreJeffersonPA.com – Say What?!: Nebraska Man’s At-Home DNA Test Reveals He Has 18 Half-Siblings

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Episode #189 Robot Murder and Raining Fish

Episode #189 begins with Matt and Louie talking about how their 2021 ended and how their 2022 had started, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the Amazon Alexa that tried to get a kid to kill themself, and the town where it rained fish!

Odd News Stories

News.Yahoo.com – Alexa Attempts To Set Off Robot Revolt By Telling Kid To Touch Live Plug With Penny

PopCrush.com – Texas Town Experiences Strange Phenomenon of Fish Raining From the Sky

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Episode #188 – Potty Mouthed Crow and Zebras on the Lamb

Episode #188 begins with Matt grilling Louie about his dislike of Batman and Spiderman, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the crow that’s teaching kids how to swear and a couple of zebras on the lamb!

Odd News Stories

OregonLive.com -Friendly, foul-mouthed crow befriends entire Oregon elementary school before state police are called in

TheStar.com – Zebras on the run for months in Maryland have been captured

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Episode #187 – Fake Arm Test and the Spicy Ad

Episode #187 begins with Matt getting reacquainted with the music of Ani DiFranco, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the guy who took a fake arm to get the COVID vaccine and the ad that was too hot for curling…yes curling, the sport where you slide stones down an ice rink.

Odd News Stories

TimesOfIsreal.com – Italian man uses fake arm in attempt to dodge COVID jab

Worldakkam.com – Sex toy sponsorship “too racy for curling crowds”

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Episode #186 – Pretty Camels and Pot Brownie

Episode #186 begins with Louie cleaning up a homeless guys poo, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about how to cheat at a camel beauty contest, and the world’s largest pot brownie!

Odd News Stories

Aljazeera.com – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/8/dozens-of-camels-barred-from-saudi-beauty-contest-over-botox

Boston25news.com – Company weeds out competition, bakes 850-pound pot brownie

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Episode #185 – Ikea Sleepover and the Toy Hall of Fame

Episode #185 has the guys kickin’ it in Louie’s kitchen. This week they chat about Louie having the COVID and then they get into the strange news. They talk about the people that got stranded overnight in an Ikea and the surprising inductees to the toy hall of fame!

Odd News Stories

Insider.com – Ikea manager describes ‘fun’ sleepover after a massive snowstorm strands 31 people in giant furniture store

8NewsNow.com – National Toy Hall of Fame welcomes American Girl dolls, Risk, sand as 2021 inductees

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Episode #184 – Breastfeeding a Cat and the Stripper Monkey

Episode #184 begins with Matt’s triumphant return to the USA after his birthday trip to Ecuador. After learning about that trip, they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the lady that got kicked off a flight for breastfeeding a cat and the stripper who has a monkey that bit a kid!

!Odd News Stories

DailyStar.co.uk – Woman ‘breastfed cat’ on plane and refused to stop as horrified passengers watched on

FoxNews.com – Monkey belonging to Texas special team’s coach stripper girlfriend bites child on Halloween

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Episode #183 – Sleep Tour and VIP Autopsy

Episode #183 starts with the guys trying to do positive, uplifting comedy, then they get into the strange news. This week, they talk about the bus tour for people to sleep on and the event that sold $500 VIP tickets to an autopsy!

Odd News Stories

FortWayneNBC.com – For sleepy Hong Kong residents, 5-hour bus tour is a snooze

King5.com – Family of man dissected at autopsy event says they didn’t give consent

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Episode # 182 – Pay It Forward and Mummy Twinkie

Episode #182 has the guying trying to figure out who Kevin Kline is, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about why “paying it forward” is lame and the mummy twinkie!

Odd News Stories

Mirror.co.uk – Starbucks barista says ‘pay it forward’ chain is actually ‘extremely annoying’

SmithsonianMag.com – Scientists Study Twinkie Mummified by Mold

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Episode #181 swallowing bullets and delivery robots

Episode #181 the guys celebrate Matt’s 40th birthday and then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the prisoner that swallowed a shotgun shell and they robots that deliver food!

KTIV.com – Shotgun Shell Found in Alabama Prisoner’s Stomach During Body Scan, Sent to Hospital

News5Cleveland.com – Food delivery robots huge hit on Ohio college campus

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Episode #179 – Unemployed Wizard and Psychic Fraud

Episode #179 has things getting back to normal, with Matt and Louie complaining about people trying to get them to downgrade their airline seats. Then they get to the strange news. With week they chat about the wizard who got laid off of the city’s payroll and the man who is suing a psychic!

Odd News Stories

Cle.ens-lyon.fr – New Zealand City’s ‘Official Wizard’ Has Been Taken Off Its Payroll
Complex.com – California Man Sues Psychic Who Allegedly Promised to Lift Curse Placed by Ex-Girlfriend

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Episode #178 Hamster Stockbroker and the Bear Pee Fire

Episode #178 – Begins with Matt talking about him losing use of his limbs, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the Hamster that’s crushing it in the stock market and the wild fire that was started because someone wanted to sip the sweet nectar that is bear pee!

Here’s the hamster picking stocks!

Odd News Stories

NPR.com – A Crypto-Trading Hamster Performs Better Than Warren Buffett And The S&P 500

KTVU.com – Hiker allegedly tried boiling bear urine to drink before starting Fawn Fire

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Episode #177 Finding Yourself and a Delicious World Record

Episode #177 begins with Louie commenting on Matt letting his hair grow out. Then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about Mutlu, who joined a search party looking for himself and the guy who ate his world record catfish before it could be verified!

Here’s Mutlu searching for himself:

Here’s the catfish before it was eaten:

Odd News Stories

GeekReporter.com – Drunk Turkish Man Reported Missing Joins Search Party for Himself

KBTX.com – Catfish eaten before being verified can’t qualify for record

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Episode #176 – Bootleg Chicken and Ghost Fudge

Episode #176 begins with Matt talking about his Las Vegas Adventure to see Marc Ribillet. Then they get into this weeks spicy stories. The guys chat about smuggling KFC into New Zealand and the delicious fudge where the secret ingredient is ghosts!

Here’s Marc’s Flamingo video:

Odd News Stories

WashingtonExaminer.com – Two men arrested for alleged illegal smuggling of Kentucky Fried Chicken

FirstPost.com – US man’s gravestone missing for 150 years was being used to make fudge; recognised during auction sale

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Episode #175 Illegal Beer and the Missing Phone Booth

Episode #175 has the boys together recording in Louie’s kitchen and they are joined by Louie’s daughter. This week they chat about the beer that’s illegal in 15 states and the city that had their prize landmark, a phone booth stolen!

Odd News Stories

Today.com – New Samuel Adams beer is so strong, it’s illegal in 15 states

9news.com – Tiny town of Cope wants its phone booth back

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Episode #174 – Old Lobsterlady and Poopza Rolls

Episode #174 starts with Louie getting ready to get his first legal haircut in 18 months! Then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the 101 year old lobsterlady and the guy who pooped onto the pizza rolls at the store!

Odd News Stories

APnews.com – At 101, she’s still hauling lobsters with no plans to stop

HuffingtonPost.com – Alleged Pizza Roll Pooper Apprehended After Oklahoma Grocery Store Incident

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Episode #173 Banana Hole and Wacky Nobel Prizes

Episode #173 begins with Matt giving Louie a hard time for oversleeping and missing their Zoom meeting record the podcast. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the guy that filled a pothole with a banana tree and the Nobel prize awards for wacky discoveries.

Odd News Stories

NBCphiladelphia – Florida Man Fed Up With Potholes Plants Banana Tree in Road

GoodWordNews.com – Ig Nobel Prize winners celebrate weirdest scientific discoveries

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Episode #172 – Finding Grimace and COVID Barbie

Episode #173 has Matt and Louie creating a dating app for listeners of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast! Then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about finding out what the McDonald’s mascot Grimace is and the COVID inspired Barbies!

Odd News Stories

Huffpost.com – What The Heck Is Grimace Anyway? McDonald’s Manager’s Answer Has People Shook

News.Sky.com – Barbie creates doll of vaccine scientist Professor Sarah Gilbert in hope of inspiring girls to get into STEM careers

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Episode #170 – Illegible Robbery and Paranormal Structure Failure

Episode #170 begins with Louie telling Matt about how his tent got smashed by a garbage can lid when he visited Colon, Michigan. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the guy whose handwriting foiled a robbery and the ghost hunter who fell through a roof!

Odd News Stories

DailyAdvent.com – Bank Robbery Goes Awry Because Of Some Bad Handwriting

BuffaloNews.com – Ghost hunt ends in fall through roof at Central Terminal

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Episode #168 – Yellow Dress Crime Spree and Walking on Water

Episode #168 has Matt and Louie chatting about the challenges of being in the Midwest, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the Yellow Dress Crime Spree and Walking on Water!

Odd News Stories

Kiro7 – Deputies say man in yellow dress stole school bus, drove loader through home

FoxNews.com – Florida man in bubble-like vessel washes up on beach, sheriff says

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Episode #167 – Michelangelo’s Fingerprint and Bonus Watertower

Episode #167 begins with Louie heading out on the road, and Matt finally cutting off his lovely covid hair! Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about Michelangelo’s fingerprint and buying a watertower!

Odd New Stories

TheJerusalempost.com – Michelangelo’s fingerprint possibly found on 500 year old statue

USAtoday.com – Florida town accidentally sells water tower for $55,000

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Episode #164 – Nice Dogs and Getting Gummed by a Whale

Episode #164 begins with Louie visiting Matt’s dad’s hometown, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about dogs too nice for China and the guy that got gummed by a whale!

Odd News Stories

UPI.com – Chinese police academy auctioning off dogs too friendly for law enforcement

NBCnews.com – Commercial lobster diver survives terrifying moments inside whale’s mouth

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Episode #163 – cat thief and flintstones fines

Episode #163 begins with Matt and Louie in Berkeley, CA and their adventure to the liquor store. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the cat owner that is trying to reunite goods stolen by her cat with the items owners and the lady that fought the city over her flintstones house and won!

Odd News Stories

Yahoo News – An Adorable Cat Thief’s Owner Reveals Her Stealthy Exploits

Huffpost.com – Yabba Dabba Dispute Solved: Fred Flintstone House Can Stay

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Episode #161 – Radioactive Booze and the Robot Artist

Episode #161 has the boys at the Moon Rabbit Ranch and Louie tells about his fight with a dog owner, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat the booze made from apples from Chernobyl and the robot that makes self portraits.

Odd News Stories

LiveScience – Alcohol made from radioactive Chernobyl apples seized by Ukraine government

MSN – AI robot artist tries to master self-portraits without having an actual self

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Episode #159 – Poop Wall and the Mummy Cult Leader

Episode #159 begins with Matt asking Louie about his East Coast road trip and them comparing stories about the dead bodies buried under Yale! Then they get into the strange news, this week they chat about the wall of poop and the cult leader that’s a mummy!

Odd News Stories

News.Yahoo.com – Michigan man builds ‘poop wall’ after dispute with neighbor: Report

wavy.com – Cult leader found mummified, wrapped in Christmas lights; 7 members charged with abuse of a corpse and child abuse

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Episode #158 – Glue Eye and Pool Bones

Episode #158 begins with Louie and Matt reviewing vegan pastrami sandwiches, and the gas that they give Louie. Then they get into the strange news. this week they chat about the lady who glued her eyes shut and the crew that found bones under a pool in Las Vegas!

Odd News Stories

NBCnews.com – Michigan woman glues her eye shut after mistaking nail adhesive for eye drops

UPI.com – Crew installing pool at Las Vegas home finds ice age animal bones

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Episode #157 – 40 Day Cave and the Plane Baby

Episode #157 starts with Matt trying to convince Frogzilla lives in his pond, and Louie commenting on how rickety the bridge over his pond is. Then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the people who lived in a cave for 40 days as part of a science experiment and the baby that’s first breath was the sweet recycled air on an airplane!

Odd News Stories

NYdailyNews.com – 15 volunteers emerge from dark cave in France after 40 days in total isolation

APnews.com – Nurses, doctor help ‘lucky’ mom who gave birth on flight

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Episode #153 – No Gnomes and Oily Pennies!

Episode #153 Begins with Matt getting his second COVID shot and Louie invites Matt and Erika to the Oregon Vortex. Then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the lack of garden gnomes in europe and they do an addendum to the oily penny story from episode #149.

Odd News Stories

UPI.com – British garden stores facing gnome shortage

FoxNews.com – Coinstar fixes Georgia man’s oily penny paycheck problem

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Episode #149 – Penny Revenge and Moonlighting Door Dash

Episode #149 starts with Matt scolding Louie for his lack of work ethic on working on his farm and Louie having to prove he’s himself to the US Government! Then they get into the strange news. This week they tackles the guy that got paid in 500 pounds of pennies and the prosecutor’s side hustle working for Door Dash!

Odd News Stories

KMOV.com – Mound of pennies dumped in man’s driveway; he blames feud over final paycheck

NBCphildadelphia.com – Bucks Co. Prosecutor Demoted for DoorDash Food Delivery Job During Work Hours

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Episode #148 – Sausage DNA and Geriatric Ken

Episode #148 begins with Louie revealing why he’s in “beer time out” and Virginia not allowing Matt in, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about he sausage that led to a burglar’s arrest and Ken (Barbie’s other half) getting his AARP Card!

Odd News Stories

IrishTimes.com – Banger clanger: Half-eaten sausage helps police solve cold case

Wavy.com – Barbie’s Friend Ken Turns 60 Years Old

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Episode #147 Seagull Got Your Tongue and Wild Sheep

Episode #147 begins with Louie trying to decide if it’s ethical for him to get the COVID vaccine and Matt going to the cheapest doctor he can find. Then they get into the strange news. This week they riff about the seagull that stole a guys tongue and the sheep with 78 pounds of wool!

Odd News Stories

NZherald.co.nz – Woman bites off man’s tongue during street brawl, seagull swoops down and eats it

Huffpost.com – Wild Australian Sheep Gets Sheared Of 78 Pounds Of Wool

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Episode #146 – Crocheting Cocaine and the Civil War Chicken

Episode #146 begins with Matt rubbing holy dirt on his “limbs and loins” and getting back into the swing of things by being annoyed by people at the airport. Then they get strange news. This week they tickle your ears and your gums with the story of the cocaine hidden in a crochet kit at a thrift show and the civil war reenacting chicken!

Odd News Stories

FoxNews.com – Seattle woman finds 1 kilo of cocaine in crochet kit she bought at thrift shop, police say

AJC.com – Teen’s Civil War-reenacting pet chicken found in Alabama

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Episode #143 – Hunting Bigfoot and the Living Ghost

Episode #143 starts the Matt and Louie’s visiting a sketchy burrito truck and them not allowing Louie to order Juarez Fries. Then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the Official Bigfoot Hunting Season in Oklahoma an the lady who can’t convince the government she’s alive!

Odd News Stories

Huffpost.com – Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants To Create An Official Bigfoot Hunting Season

TheJournal.ie – A French woman who was ruled dead in 2017 is fighting to be declared alive

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Episode #142 – Real Fake Chatbots and Hiding From COVID

Episode #142 has the guys reunited in person! This episode had Louie spying on Matt’s neighbors in the Queen Anne neighborhood and the sandwich that changed Matt’s life! If that’s not enough, this week they talk about creating a chatbot out of your dead loved one’s corpse and how to hide from COVID!

Odd News Stories

TheSummit.com – Microsoft Granted Patent to Reanimate Dead People as 3D ‘Chatbots’

NPR.org – Man Allegedly Hid From Coronavirus And Authorities In Chicago Airport For 3 Months

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Episode # 139 – Wolfdog and Twifi

Episode #139 begins with Louie doing more construction and Matt learning that kids can’t hold their poop. Then they about the strange news. This week you’ll learn about the “wolf dog” that ate a kids arm and naming your kid Twifi to get free internet!

Odd News Stories

NYDailynews.com – 2-year-old child loses arm after reaching into wolf-dog’s cage at grandma’s animal rehab facility

MyJoyOnline – Parents name daughter after internet provider to get free Wi-fi for 18 years

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Episode #138 – Arm Junk

Episode #138 is the first episode with guys doing the podcast from separate locations. Matt is at his farm in Oregon and Louie is in quarantine after a gig. You’ll hear about Louie’s price for exposing himself to COVID and Matt Rescuing a child! If that’s not enough, this week they talk about he guy that’s growing a penis on his arm!

Odd News Stories

The-Sun.com – Dad who lost his penis to horrific blood infection becomes first man in the world to have a new one built on his arm

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Episode #137 Wall Whiskey and Cave Bears

Episode #137 begins with Louie’s wife emailing the wrong Louie Foxx and the challenges associated with having a fake name. Then they get into the strange news. This week they crack open a bottle of whiskey and chat about the couple that found prohibition whiskey inside their wall and the cave bear discovered by a reindeer herder!

Here’s the cave bear!!!!

cave bear

Odd News Stories

Channel3000.com – Couple finds more than 66 bottles of Prohibition-era whiskey hidden in the walls of their New York home

KSAT.com – Perfectly preserved Ice Age cave bear found in Arctic Russia

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Episode #135 Peeing Pastor and Sushi Strippers

Episode #135 is the final episode from the White Center location of the Odd and Offbeat studios! This epic episode begins with Louie talking about car wrecks outside his condo and Matt dealing with corporate censorship. Then they get into the odd news which is 100% censorship free! This week they talk about the pastor that pee’d on someone on a flight and Delivery Macho (see video below) which is the only way to get sushi!

Here’s a peek at the sushi delivery:

Odd New Stories

FoxNews.com – Police ID pastor accused of urinating on female Delta passenger: ‘He peed on me!’

Reuters.com – Japan sushi chef using bodybuilder delivery to buoy COVID-19 hit business

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Episode #133 – Cat Chat and Gold Poo

Episode #133 begins with a final update on Louie’s bathroom construction and Matt travelling to South Dakota, which we learn is native for “land without masks“. When they get into the strange news, this week they explore an app that will allow you to talk to your cat and a great way to win a silly walk contest, but a horrible way to smuggle gold.

Here’s the low down with the cat chat app:

Here’s the gold that was in the guys butt:

Odd News Stories

King5.com – Former Amazon engineer creates app that reportedly translates your cat’s meows

AllThatsInteresting.com – Airport Staff Notices Man ‘Walking Strangely’ — Then Finds Over 2 Pounds Of Gold In His Rectum

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Episode 131 – COVID Erotica and Pregnant Runnings

Episode # 131 begins with us learning about Matt’s side hustle as a beatnik poet! Then they get into the strange news. The guys dip their toes into some COVID erotica and learn about the pregnant lady that can run faster than Matt and Louie combined!

Odd News Stories

NYpost.com – Bizarre COVID-19 erotica novel goes viral

Kiro7.com – WATCH: Woman runs mile in under 6 minutes while 9 months pregnant

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Episode #130 – Copy Cat and Dynamite Whale

Episode #130 starts with Louie trying to figure out why Matt has an American Girl doll collection, and what he should do with it. Then they get into the strange news stories. This week they talk about the best way to clone your cat and how to properly memorialize the whale that you blew up!

You can watch historical video of the whale blowing up here:

Odd News Stories

People.com – Iowa Woman Has Her ‘Wonderful’ Cat Cloned After His Death

LiveScience.com – ‘Exploding Whale Memorial Park’ honors whale that went out with a bang

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Episode #127 – Fake Bread and Vintage Sandwich Theft

Episode #127 – Starts with the guys going to a “COVID Safe” haunted house with teenagers, then Matt relives his favorite haunted house when he got to shoot zombies with paintballs in Georgia! Then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about Ireland’s Supreme Court declaring the Subway’s bread is not bread and the 60th anniversary of the time a guy stole Nixon’s sandwich!

Odd News Stories

OilCityNews.com – SUBWAY BREAD ISN’T BREAD, IRISH COURT SAYS

FoxNews.com -Illinois man keeps sandwich Richard Nixon half-ate 60 years ago

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Episode #125 – Licorice Death and Carrot Art

Episode #125 begins with Matt learning to babysit a teenager, and teaching an adult how to hang out at a park. This week’s strange news is about the guy who died from eating too much licorice and the 32 of carrots that someone calls art!

Odd News Stories

TwinCities.com – A man died after eating a bag of black licorice every day

UPI.com – 32 tons of carrots dumped on London street for art installation

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Episode # 123 – Snake Baby Momma and Fakie Island Rescue!

Episode 123 begins with how Matt and Louie are dealing with the smoke and our experiences hanging out with sloths. Then they tackles this week’s strange news. They riff on the snake who had babies 15 years after he last rendezvous with another snake, and how to get rescued from a island!

Here’s the snake baby momma and her babies!

Image from UPI.com

Here’s the sweet SOS in the sand:

image from NPR.org

Odd News Stories

RealityTVworld.com – 62-year-old python lays eggs 15 years after last encounter with a male

NPR.org – Stranded Mariners Rescued From Island In Micronesia, Thanks To ‘SOS’ Etched In Sand

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Episode #122 – Virtual Airplane Passenger and Zombie Bugs

Episode #122 starts out with what’s ailing Matt and Louie. Matt then talks about getting into fights on Facebook , then they get into the strange news! This week they talk about the new video game where you’re a passenger on a 6 hour flight and zombie bugs!

Here’s a sneak peak a the game Airplane Mode!

Odd News Stories

Polygon.com – Airplane Mode is Microsoft Flight Simulator for the rest of us

Miami Herald – ‘Zombie’ cicadas infected with psychedelic fungus can survive without most of their bodies

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Episode #120 – Beer Fire and Urban Corn

Episode #120 begins with the guys talking about listening to true crime podcasts while sleeping in Walmart parking lots, then they get into the strange news. This week they riff on the guy who saved his house from a fire with Bud Light and the urban corn stock!

UPI.com – Man uses Bud Lite to keep wildfire flames away from California home

Huffington Post – Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mourns Brief Life Of Urban Cornstalk

ArgusLeader – The kernel of hope: Sioux Falls mourns loss of 57th Street corn

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Episode #119 – Iceland Scream and Eating Your Own Bits

Episode #119 starts with the guys checking in with each other. This week we learn about Matt rewatching the X-Files with new eyes and Louie shopping for car insurance for his sixteen year old. Then they get into the strange news. This week they yell at Iceland and learn about John McAfee having to eat his own junk!

Odd News Stories

THE JAKARTA POST – Iceland invites people to scream to release pandemic frustration

Tweaktown.com – John McAfee now has to ‘eat his own d*ck’ with BTC not at $500,000

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Episode #118 – Lemonade Bailout and Robot Fans!

Episode 118 starts out with Matt and Louie pitching their new idea to roast people you are in facebook fights with, and Matt’s nephew insulting him! This week they talk about a financial bailout for lemonade stands, and Japanese baseball fans that are robots!

Here’s some robots cheering on human baseball players!

Odd News Stories

Fox10Phoenix.com – Coronavirus prompts Country Time to offer lemonade stand stimulus checks for kids

Reuters.com – Dancing robots replace fans at Japanese baseball game

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Episode #114 – Accidental Invasion and the Michigan Treasure Hunt!

Episode 114 begins with some morning whiskey drinking and getting COVID at the dog park! Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about art imitating life as Poland plays out a 1980’s style polish joke when they accidentally annex part of the Czech Republic and the they guy in Michigan who buried treasure around the state!

Odd News Stories

NPR.org – Poland Accidentally Invades Czech Republic In ‘Minor Misunderstanding’

UPI.com – Michigan jewelry store’s inventory buried for statewide ‘treasure hunt’

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Episode #109 – Beard Punch and the Lost Amazon Ring

Episode #109 is the first of several episodes where both Louie and Matt are out of town going on separate adventures.

This episode starts with Matt telling us about shooting up is girlfriend with IVF drugs, then they get into the strange news. This week you’ll hear about why men have beards and why your Amazon Prime box is the new Cracker Jack box!

Odd News Stories

FoxNews.com – Beards evolved so men could take punches to the head, study finds
BBC.com – Amazon worker loses engagement ring in customer’s parcel

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Episode #107 – Concrete Pee and The Cannonball Run

Episode #107 starts with Louie learning Spanish, Matt trying to do an in-person show and their thoughts using electric toothbrushes. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about using pee to make concrete on the moon and the new Cannon Ball Run race records!

Odd News Stories

IndianExpress.com – Human urine could make lunar concrete for building Moon base

Driving.ca – People keep breaking illegal Cannonball Run records during lockdown

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Episode #106 – Man Arms and the Tiger Rodeo

Episode #106 starts with tales of the unemployment office courting Louie and ghosting Matt! Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the lady who has man arms and the Mexican cowboys lassoing a tiger!

And here’s the guys lassoing a tiger:

Odd News Stories

RTI.ie – Hands transplanted onto woman adapt to her body

UPI.com – Loose tiger lassoed on street in Mexican suburb

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Episode #103 – Magnet Nose and the Chicken Poop Park

Episode #103 Matt and Louie debrief you on the first Odd and Offbeat Variety show and then try to figure out what Tik-Tok is, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the scientist who tries to fight the COVID-19 by getting magnets stuck up his nose and the city in Sweden that’s covering their parks in chicken poop!

Odd News Stories

BBC.com – ‘Virus-fighting’ scientist gets magnets stuck in nose

UPI.com – Swedish city dumps chicken poop on park to deter holiday celebrations

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Episode #101 – El Chompo and the Brain Violin

Episode #101 opens with the guys promoting Zeus, and some projects they’re working on. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the Guard Alligator and the lady that played a violin during her brain surgery!

Odd News Stories

CentreDaily.com – Guard alligator ‘El Chompo’ protected drugs for Pennsylvania dealers, prosecutors say

USAtoday.com – Woman plays the violin while undergoing surgery to remove brain tumor at hospital in London

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Episode #99 – Trading TP and the Cocaine Hippos!

Episode #99 starts with Matt roasting Louie about his haircut, and Matt’s new bidet, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the guy trading TP on the streetcorner and Pablo Escobar’s cocaine hippos!

Odd News Stories

San Diego Union Tribune – An unlikely hero: Surfer sets up toilet paper exchange on Encinitas street corner

Flipboard.com – Pablo Escobar’s ‘cocaine hippos’ may be helping river ecosystems in Colombia

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Episode #98 – TP Baby and the Leap Year Baby

Episode #98 starts with the Matt making fun of Louie’s “quarantine beard”, and Louie making fun of Matt’s lack of guns. Then they get into the strange news.

This week is all about babies! You’ll hear the guys talk about the lady that had a baby in the TP aisle of the Walmart and the couple that has two kids both born on Feb 29th, but 4 years apart!

Odd News Stories

FoxNews.com – Missouri woman gives birth in Walmart toilet paper aisle, report says

CNN.com – Couple beats astronomical odds with second baby born on Leap Day

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Episode #97 – Vintage LSD and the Samurai Weed Deal

Episode #97 – Starts with Matt’s challenges trying to renew his drivers license and Louie getting a flat tire, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about finding vintage LSD and the guy who got stabbed by a samurai sword because he forgot to bring week home for his partner!

Odd News Stories

Pitchfork.com – Synth Repairman Accidentally Gets High By Touching LSD Left in Vintage Buchla

MLive.com – Ypsilanti man stabbed with samurai sword after failing to buy marijuana for partner, police report says

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Episode #93 – Carisa Hendrix In Studio!

Episode #93 has magician and actress Carisa Hendrix visiting the studio! She talks about acting in a Charles Manson movie that was endorsed by Charles Manson, performing on Penn and Teller’s TV show Fool US and petting a wild fox!

magician Carisa Hendrix

Here’s Carisa performing as Lucy Darling on Penn and Teller’s Fool Us:

For more info on Carisa Henrix visit: http://www.carisahendrix.com/

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Episode #92 – El Chapo Beer and Gluing Dads Stuff to the Ceiling

Episode #92 starts with Matt and Louie talking about middle school kids and the hypnotist that wanted to do an X Rated show for them. Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about El Chapo’s line of beer and the kid that slowly glued his dad’s stuff to the ceiling!

Here’s a pic of the ceiling:

from metro.co.ukhttps://metro.co.uk/2020/01/16/son-glues-dads-belongings-to-the-ceiling-and-adds-more-for-every-day-he-doesnt-notice-12066865/

Odd News Stories

Foodandwine.com – New ‘El Chapo’ Beer Readies for Release in Mexico

Metro.co.uk – Son glues dad’s belongings to the ceiling and adds more for every day he doesn’t notice

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Episode #90 – Reptile Tacos and the Superhero Drug Dealer

Episode #90 started with the guy chatting about overpriced airport cocktails they had this week, then they get into the strange news stories. This week they chat about tacos made from iguanas and the superhero drug dealer!

Odd News Stories

Miami Herald – Tacos, anyone? Iguanas are falling from trees, and people are selling the meat online

KOMO news – Real-life superhero ‘Phoenix Jones’ in super trouble, facing drug charges

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Episode #89 – Utah Condoms and Coked Up Boars!

Episode #89 starts with the guys talking about Louie filming a TV show in Los Angeles, and him trying to steal a rat’s tumor! Then they get into the odd news. This week they talk about the recalled Utah themed condoms and boars that have a cocaine addiction!

Utah condoms
Image from Fox13now.com

Here’s Louie on the set of the TV show:

Fox13now.com – Utah’s governor defends decision to pull ‘crass’ condoms from HIV campaign

News.Sky.com – Wild boar discover and snort £17,000 of cocaine in Tuscan forest

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Episode #88 Science Arson and the Drug Phone

Episode #88 starts out with Louie exploring castle remains in Vermont and Matt swimming with a bullshark in Belieze! Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the parents that were shocked that their 12 year old set the lawn on fire with a magnifying glass and the foldable smart phone invented by Pablo Escobar’s brother!

Here’s the family putting out the fire!

Odd News Stories

CBSaustin.com – 12-year-old Texas boy sets yard on fire with Christmas gift, family says

PressFrom.info – Pablo Escobar’s brother released a foldable smartphone that he claims can only be destroyed by fire

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Episode #83 – Cocaine Sweater and Cowboy Pigeons!

Episode #83 opens up with the guys talking about performing at corporate events and haunted places in San Antonio and Louie’s visit to the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, TX. Then they get into some sweet news stories. This week they talk about Columbia suing Walmart over a sweater and pigeons wearing cowboy hats!

Here’s the offensive sweater:

santa cocaine sweater

Here’s a pigeon heading to the rodeo:

pigeon with cowboy hat

Odd News Stories

QZ.com – Colombia is threatening to sue Walmart over a cocaine-themed holiday sweater

TheGuardian.com – Pigeons wearing tiny cowboy hats spotted in Las Vegas

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Episode #81 – Brain Worm and the Glasses Ban

Episode #81 begins with Matt and Louie talking about the world’s greatest con, the Photo Booth! Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the 15 year old worm living in a a man’s brain and Japan’s ban on wearing glasses!

Here’s what a tape worm looks like:

Image from Newsweek.com

Odd News Stories

Newsweek.com – FLESH-EATING TAPEWORM REMOVED FROM MAN’S BRAIN AFTER 15 YEARS OF INFECTION

FoxNews.com – Japan ban on women wearing glasses sparks backlash

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Episode #77 – Eating a Ring and TV Head Addendum

Episode #77 – Begins with Louie’s story about they lady at the airport who didn’t believe her metal hip would set off the metal detector. Then they get into this weeks stories. The guys talk about the lady who had a dream she ate her wedding ring, and really did. They also do follow up on the TV Head Story from a previous Odd and Offbeat episode.

Odd News Stories

KTLA – San Diego Woman Dreams She Swallowed Her Engagement Ring, Wakes up to Discover She Actually Did

WTVR.com – Police believe they know the identity of the masked man leaving vintage TVs on doorsteps

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Episode #72 – Drone Bombs and Biting a Camel in the Testicles

Episode #72 begins with Matt telling Louie how shady his daughter’s school is after Louie reveals there have been 3 murders at the school. Then they get into the odd news. This week they talk about the man who used a drone to drop bombs on an ex’s house and a woman biting a camel in the testicles!

Odd News Stories

ZDNet.com – Man allegedly used drone to pelt ex-girlfriend’s home with bombs

NYPost.com – Woman bites camel’s testicles in bizarre truck stop showdown

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Episode #71 – Emotional Support Clown and the TV Man

Episode #71 begins with Matt sharing his experience in the Bahamas a week after Hurricane Dorian. Then they get into the hard hitting strange news stories. This week they explore the man who hired an emotional support clown and the TV man leaving TV’s on peoples porches!

Here’s video of the TV man:

Odd News Stories

Junkee.com – A New Zealand Man Hired An Emotional Support Clown To Sit In On His Redundancy Meeting

The Verge – Human dressed as TV trolls town by leaving TVs on people’s porches

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Episode #70 – World’s Chillest Man and Protesting Vegans

Episode #70 begins with the guys talking about riding miniature horses, then they get into the news stories. This week the talk about the World’s Chillest Man who wouldn’t stop smoking and drinking during an armed robbery and the meat eater’s protesting vegans by eating a squirrel!

Here’s the World’s Chillest Man in action:

Odd News Stories

InsideEdition.com – Meet the ‘World’s Chillest Man’ Who Sipped Beer During Robbery

Sky News – Anti-vegan protesters who ate raw squirrels outside food stall fined

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Episode #69 – Offensive Plate and Wife Carrying

Episode #69 of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast starts with the guys chatting about the Louie buying a vintage taxidermy shark and Matt visiting the Kill Bill Church! If that’s not enough, then they get into this weeks odd news stories. They talk about the Governor fighting the DMV over a license plate and the wife carrying competition!

You can watch video of the World Wife Carrying Championship here!

Kill bill church
Kill Bill Church
image from KRON4.com

Odd News Stories

Today.com – A governor intervened so this mom could keep her hilarious license plate

Reuters.com – Lithuanian couple defends world wife-carrying championship title

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Episode #67 -More Steve and Drunk Seagulls!

Episode #67 episode has Steve Hamilton in studio where we talk about drunk seagulls!

drunk seagulls

Odd News Stories

Sky News – “Dozens of ‘drunk’ seagulls found on South West beaches”

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Episode #66 – Faja Heist and the Poop Museum

Episode #66 begins with the guys drinking a 60 year old bottle of Guinness that Louie bought at a junk shop in Wyoming! Spoiler Alert: It doesn’t kill Matt or Louie.

Then they get into the odd news stories. This week they talk about stealing $2 million in body shaping undergarments and the poop museum in Japan!

Odd News Stories

WPRL.org – Burglars Lift $2 Million Worth Of Body-Shaping ‘Faja’ Undergarments

SCMP.com – Japanese poop museum turns bodily function into a ‘cute’ and fun exhibition for children and adults alike

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Episode #65 – Tupac Firing and the Devil Party

Episode #65 is the second installment of Matt and Louie’s adventures in Wyoming where they visit ghost towns and the world’s largest mineral hot springs! Then they get into the stories. This week they talk about the guy that got fired from his job because he loved Tupac too much and the devil visiting a kids birthday party!

Plus we get our weekly visit from Life Coach Randy!

Here’s Jerry who got fired from his job for loving Tupac:

Here’s the video so the New Jersey Devil crashing a kids party:

Odd News Stories

Consequence of Sound – Iowa government employee ousted after constantly emailing his colleagues about Tupac

HuffPost.com – New Jersey Devils Mascot Runs Through Window At Boy’s Birthday Party


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Episode #64 – Whiskey, Rattlesnake, Uranium and Hotdog Water

Episode #64 is the first in a series of the Odd and Offbeat Podcasts that were recorded while the guys were in Wyoming! They talk about cowboys judging Matt’s painted toe nails and Louie trying to check into a hotel at 2am!

This week the guys chat about they guy arrested hauling whiskey, a rattlesnake and Uranium! Plus they also chat about the newest health food…Hotdog Water!

hot dog water

If that wasn’t enough, we get a visit from Life Coach Randy!!

Odd News Stories

GlobalNews.ca – Couple caught with rattlesnake, uranium, whiskey in stolen car, Okla. police say

USA Today – Hot Dog Water: Creator hopes his satire becomes the next craze

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Episode #63 – Heavy Metal Knitting and Shame Bags

Episode #63 begins with Louie telling Matt about the most awesome librarian ever! Then they get into the strange news stories. This week they talk about the most awesome story ever on the podcast, The Heavy Metal Knitting Championship (see video below)!
If that wasn’t enough they also riff on the shop that is using plastic bags to shame customers who use plastic bags!

Plus we get a visit from America’s favorite lifecoach, Life Coach Randy!

Here’s the Heavy Metal Knitting Championship:

Odd New Stories

Loudwire.com – THE FIRST-EVER HEAVY METAL KNITTING CHAMPIONSHIP WAS AS RIDICULOUS AS IT SOUNDS

The Irish Times – Shop gives customers embarrassing plastic bags in bid to change behaviour

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Episode #58 – Twin Paternity and Cheese Rolling

Episode #58 begins with Matt and Louie chatting about the etiquette of a therapeutic massage, then they get into some weird news. The first story is about the twins that a both the parents of the same child. Next they cover the nail biting results of the world cheese rolling competition!

You can watch the cheese rolling here:

Odd News Stories

The Guardian – Brazil: judge rules identical twins must both pay support for nine-year-old girl

BBC.com – Cheese rolling race crowns new champion

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Episode #57 – Likes Wanted and Free Viagra!

Episode #57 begins with Matt and Louie trying to decide if Louie’s is an A-hole and Matt wine tasting with a sheep dog. This week they riff about the fugitive who for a mere 15,000 likes on his wanted poster would turn himself in and the french town that’s offering free Viagra to residents!

Plus we get our weekly visit from Life Coach Randy!

Odd News Stories

SpectrumReport.com – Fugitive Refuses To Surrender Unless 15,000 People ‘Like’ His Wanted Photo

People.com – Mayor Offers Free Viagra to Couples Who Move to his French Village in Hopes of Boosting Population

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Episode #56 – Human Compost and Naked Art

Episode #56 starts with the guys talking about seeing Jurassic Park at the symphony and Matt’s “coffee name”. Then they get into the strange news stories. This week they talk about people turning people into dirt and getting naked to check out an art gallery!

Plus we get another visit from our favorite lifecoach Randy!

Odd News Stories

Spokesman.com – Washington could add ‘human composting’ option to burial, cremation

Vaping Underground – Unclothed man displays more than art in Moscow gallery stroll

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Episode #51 – Naked Karate at the Walmart and the Easter Bunny Fight

Episode #51 starts with the guys talking about Matt getting to hold a plast cast of Jimi Hendrix’s penis, then they get into the strange news. The first story is of a family that trashes a Walmart and ends up doing naked karate in the parking lot.

They give a quick shout out to the band The It City, and get into the next story. This story is about the Easter Bunny getting into a fight! Here’s video of it:

Odd News Stories

FoxNews.com – Chaos at Walmart as woman performs karate, son exposes himself, dog steals food, police say

NBCnews.com – Easter Bunny gallantly hops to the rescue of woman in Florida brawl

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Episode #49 – Cats in Pants and the Entrance to Hell

Episode #49 begins with Matt and Louie talking about trading fireworks to kids in Mexico, then they get into the strange news. In this episode they start with the man who smuggled cats into Singapore by shoving them down his pants! The second story is about finding the entrance to hell in England!

Here’s a peek at the markings found at the entrance to hell:

Entrance to hell


Odd News Stories

USA Today – Man caught trying to smuggle 4 kittens at Malaysia-Singapore border by hiding them in his pants

Sky News – Hundreds of ‘witches’ marks’ – including entrance to ‘hell’ – found in caves at Creswell Crags

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Episode #48 – Dubstep Mosquito Repellent and The Great Baby Escape!

Episode #48 is the first international episode of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast! Matt is working on a cruise ship and Louie is on vacation on the same ship, so they did a podcast!

This episode begins with them discussing how to smuggle booze onto a cruise ship, then they get into this week’s stories. They talk about using Scrillex music as mosquito repellent, and the group of one year old kids that escaped from daycare!

Odd News Stories

Sky News – Skrillex dubstep ‘could protect against mosquitoes’
TribLive.com – Band of toddlers escapes Louisiana day care, found wandering near highway


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Episode #47 – Mannequin Party and the Arrow Phone

Episode #47 begins with Louie and Matt chatting about their favorite Ludacris lyrics, then they get into the strange news. This week they tackle the story of the guy that has a naked mannequin party in his front yard, and the guy whose phone saved him during an arrow attack. As a bonus they also talk about Buzz Aldrin’s wrestling career!



Also as promised, here’s Buzz Aldrin wrestling:

Here’s the arrow through the phone:

and here’s the mannequins!

Odd News Stories

Finance.yahoo.com – Man saved from ‘bow and arrow attack’ by his mobile phone

Brietbart.com – Man forced to shorten fence gets even with nude mannequins

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Episode #45 – Emergency Math and the sky penis

Episode #45 begins with Matt and Louie trying to figure out how office dynamics work, and whether or not they should start throwing their own office parties, then they get to the news stories.

The first story is about a kid who calls 911 for help, and to get some insight on how 911 works they call Louie’s sister in law who works for 911.

The second story is about a pilot that draws penis’s in the sky that are visible only to radar, who is now our favorite pilot!





Odd News Stories

KVOA.com – Boy calls 911 for homework help, dispatcher comes to his aid
NDTV.com – Pilot draws penis in the sky

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Episode #43 – Scotty McQueen and The Mindreading Car

Episode #43 Welcomes Scotty McQueen into the studio. They chat with Scotty about his phD in mind reading, and about living in Harry Anderson’s basement. Then they get into the news story about scientists creating a device to read your mind!

Odd News Stories

Telegraph.co.uk – Why mind-reading is a science, not a magic trick

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Episode #42 – Drinking With Cops and Africa in Africa

Episode #42 welcomes Matt back into the studio and he catches us up on his adventures in Africa and Louie talks about smuggling donuts in the USA from Canada. Then they get into some strange news. The first stories is about the police department that is encouraging people to drink to excess. The next story is the song Africa playing on an infinite loop in Africa!

Odd News Stories

NPR.org – Police Seek Volunteers To Drink To Excess
UltimateClassicRock.com – ARTIST WANTS TO LOOP TOTO’S ‘AFRICA’ IN DESERT ‘FOR ALL ETERNITY’

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Episode #38 – Injecting Semen and Turtle Wheelchair

Episode #38 starts out with the guys talking about how Matt is getting ready for his upcoming trip to Africa, then they get into the strange news stories. This week they talk about the guy that injected himself with his own semen to cure his back pain and the turtle with a LEGO wheel chair!

Here’s an X-Ray of the guys arm with the semen inside:

Here’s the turtle with the LEGO wheelchair:


Odd News Stories

Inverse.com – Man Learns the Hard Way Why You Shouldn’t Inject Yourself With Semen  

APnews.com – Injured turtle gets around on Lego wheelchair while healing

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Episode #35 – Eric Haines and the Airport One Man Band

Episode #35 of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast has past guest Steve Hamilton in as an bonus host while Matt and Louie interview Eric Haines. We learn how Eric never ran away with the circus, his dad dropped him off at the circus! Then they get into the story of the a one man band that plays at the airport at 5am…and as luck turns out that one man band is their guest Eric Haines!

Here’s a video of Eric performing at the airport:



Odd News Story

Bustle.com – This One-Man Band in the Seattle Airport Makes Us Incredibly Sad For Some Reason

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Episode #26 – Coin Flip for Jail and the Face Fart

Episode #26 begins with the guys talking about olde tyme photos and vintage prisons then they get into the weird news.  This weeks stories are about the police that flip a coin to see if someone goes to jail, then they talk about farts leaking out of your mouth.  To dig a little bit into the face fart situation, they call Dr. Jody to get her opinion on farts.

Odd News Stories

Reuters – “Georgia police use coin toss to decide whether to arrest woman”

WLWT.com – “Farts can leak out through your mouth if you hold them in, expert says”

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Episode #20 – Kindergarten Pole Dancer and Lawn Theft

Episode #20 opens with the guys getting caught up after a week apart chatting about Matt’s near death experience visiting Cuba and Louie visiting a space alien’s grave in Texas!  In week’s news stories you will learn about the kindergarten that hired a stripper for the first day of school and stealing a California woman’s lawn.

Odd News Stories

SCMP.com – “First day of kindergarten? Chinese school welcomes kids with a pole dancer”
LVB.com – “Out of the ordinary: Thieves steal California woman’s new lawn”

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Episode #19 – Boob Shirt and the Getting Locked in an Escape Room

Episode #19 opens with Matt and Louie talking about roping goats and underground gardens…and that’s just what they did last week!   Then they get into the news stories.  This week you will learn about the T-Shirt that makes your boobs look bigger.  We also call Ky Dobson who owns NW Escape on Wheels to help us understand the guy that broke into an escape room, and couldn’t get out!

Odd News Stories

iRadio.ie – “Clever 3D optical illusion t-shirt makes your boobs look bigger”
Columbian.com – “Man accused of break-in at Hazel Dell escape-room business”

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Episode #17 – Senior Citizens at a Metal Show and the Psychic Octopus

Episode #17 starts with a recap of Matt’s journey to New York, then we get into the strange news stories.  They guys talk about a couple of senior citizens who sneak out of the nursing home to go to a metal show. Also back by popular demand we have the Odd and Offbeat’s animal expert Karla Majewski of Pacific Animal Productions where she helps us learn more about octopuses (yes, that’s the correct plural of octopus) and why they might be psychic! Today’s episode is sponsored by Troubadour Botanicals.

Odd News Stories

ScaryMommy.com – “2 Nursing Home Escapees Attend Heavy Metal Concert Because, YOLO”
GQ.com – “Japan’s “Psychic” Octopus Was Butchered and Sold After Predicting Three World Cup Games”

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Episode #14 – Traveling Exorcism and the Cat Lawsuit

Episode #14 has Louie and Matt talking about how to “not” save a parking spot, how a cat sued a corporation for $700K and exorcism’s on a train.

Odd News Stories

NBC News – “Grumpy Cat’ wins $700,000 in federal case over identity”
Mirror.co.uk – “Man ‘performs exorcism’ on train as ‘possessed’ woman screams ‘devil’ in front of commuters”

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Episode #7 – Cocaine Turtle and the Alligator Gender Reveal

Episode #7 is an all amphibian episode of the Odd and Offbeat Podcast!

This week Matt and Louie talk about the sea turtle that got caught up in a drug smuggling ring and how they do gender reveals in Louisiana! You’ll also hear more stories about why Matt can’t get car insurance and how a bottle of tequila got Louie out of a speeding ticket!

Odd News Stories

flkeysnews.com – “Sea turtle found trapped among bales of cocaine”
naplessnews.com – “Louisiana family uses alligator for their ‘gender reveal’”

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