Oddly enough


Oddly enough

Mom who mocked pregnant giraffe livestream gives birth

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.

A South Carolina mom whose impression of a livestreamed pregnant giraffe at an upstate New York zoo was viewed more than 30 million times on Facebook has given birth.

Erin Dietrich posted a Facebook Live video of herself Saturday walking around a bedroom wearing a giraffe mask and showing of her pregnant belly. The video mocks the ongoing YouTube livestream of a pregnant giraffe named April at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y. Millions of people have watched the stream over more than two weeks awaiting the birth of April’s fourth calf.

Dietrich beat her to the punch Wednesday night by giving birth to an 8-pound, 2-ounce boy named Porter. She brought the giraffe mask to the hospital and posed holding her newborn.

Mouse delays British Airways flight for 4 hours

SAN FRANCISCO

How he squeaked through security is anyone’s guess.

A little mouse made for a big delay on a British Airways flight from London to San Francisco.

The passengers were buckled up and ready to go when the crew told them that a mouse-spotting meant they couldn’t take off.

The crew joked that the mouse couldn’t enter U.S. airspace without a passport, and told everyone they needed a whole new plane. That meant a four-hour delay.

They told KGO-TV in San Francisco after the flight arrived Wednesday that despite the delay, most passengers were happy to be on a mouse-free aircraft, especially since they would be eating on the flight.

British Airways apologized and said they were satisfied that only two-legged passengers were on the flight once it took off.

Parking spot in Brooklyn on market for $300,000

NEW YORK

A parking space at a garage in Park Slope, Brooklyn, is on the market for $300,000.

NBC New York says the last one there sold for $280,000.

A neighborhood resident, Julie Hollar, said the sky-high parking costs more than her parents paid for their house.

Julia Kite of the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives said it’s also around the current price of a condo in another part of Brooklyn.

Associated Press

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