Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.
Axe throwing takes aim at sunny Los Angeles
Axe throwing may not seem to have a place in Los Angeles, where sun and surf reign supreme, but the city's first venue featuring the niche sport is counting on people to ditch the waves for steel hatchets. On a sunny fall day, a group of real estate agents visited the North Hollywood warehouse that is home to LA Ax to try their hand at the sport.
And the fattest bear in Alaska is ... 409 Beadnose
In an Alaska clash of tubby titans that has become a social media sensation, a shaggy, brown and possibly pregnant mother known as 409 Beadnose was crowned on Tuesday as Fattest Bear of 2018. Beadnose nosed out a larger Alaska brown bear, a male called 747 – and likened to a jumbo jet – in online votes collected by staff at Katmai National Park and Preserve during a wildly popular event called Fat Bear Week. Male bears are bigger but Beadnose was deemed to be more round.
(With inputs from agencies.)