A 9-year-old girl ended up teaching an art museum about copyright law.
Little Julia Illana of Durham, N.C., went to the North Carolina Museum of Art (search) over New Year's weekend with her parents to view an exhibit of French 19th- and 20th-century paintings.
The second-grader whipped out her pad and pencils and did what art students have done for decades — sketched some of the paintings.
"I love to draw in my notebook," Julia told WTVD-TV of Durham.
But as she sketched her own renditions of Picasso's "Woman With Bangs" and Matisse's "Large Reclining Nude," a security guard walked over and asked her to stop.
He told Julia and her parents that sketching was forbidden because the paintings, on loan from the Baltimore Museum of Art (search), were protected by copyright.
"If you wrote a book and someone saw that book and copied it," Julia's mother explained to her, "then people would think that that person was the one who wrote the book when you were the actual one."
It turns out the museum had it wrong. Visitors are legally entitled to sketch works of art.
The North Carolina Museum of Art apologized and now lets sketchers scribble away, as long as they don't get in the way of other visitors.
Julia planned to go back the following weekend and try her hand at a Cezanne.
A Provo, Utah, woman apparently got naked for God.
The unnamed 49-year-old drove up to a post office in neighboring Orem Tuesday morning and walked inside — wearing nothing but her boots and glasses.
"After checking her mailbox, she stepped into the lobby long enough to tell everyone to repent," police officer John Savage told the Deseret News.
Then she got back into her car and drove off. Police, alerted by postal staff, pulled her over quickly.
"Officer Savage stopped the woman as she was driving away from the post office for her next destination, wherever in the world that might have been," said police Lt. Doug Edwards.
Savage said he asked her why she hadn't put on the coat lying on the passenger seat, but she simply replied that he needed to repent.
The woman has a history of mental illness, Edwards said. She was taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center (search).
UNION, Mo. (AP) — Ann McDonald knew the baby was coming and there wasn't a hospital in sight, so she pulled over and delivered the child outside — what else? — a McDonald's restaurant.
Chayse Westin McDonald was due Jan. 12. But on Sunday, Jan. 9, Ann McDonald knew her time was getting near — and fast.
Problem was, there is no hospital in this eastern Missouri town, and the closest one was 15 minutes away.
McDonald and the child's grandmother, Linda Cuneio, got in the car, but it soon became evident they wouldn't make it to a hospital.
So they pulled over at a McDonald's in Union. The baby was born beneath the golden arches.
"I was standing by her and I thought I better get something," Cuneio told KMOV-TV of St. Louis. "I better catch this baby. Just at that instance, the [emergency medical technician] walked up."
The irony of the location wasn't lost on mother or grandmother.
"Of course everyone is like, 'Are you going to name him Ronald?'" Ann McDonald said.
Ann McDonald's husband is serving in Iraq. He is expected home in April.
— Thanks to Out There reader Harley W.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two teenagers were arrested on charges they bombed their high school with a bucket of eggs from a low-flying airplane.
During the incident on June 15, panicked officials evacuated about two dozen people from the top floors of a hotel when the two-seat Piper Cub (search) circled low over downtown Gettysburg, then disappeared.
"You hate to think what might have happened — even unintentionally," Adams County prosecutor Brian Sinnett said. He called the prank "one of the most bizarre cases that I've been involved in."
The two Gettysburg High students were arrested Jan. 7 on charges including risking a catastrophe and reckless endangerment. They were caught after telling others about the incident, authorities said.
They were not identified because they are juveniles — one 15 years old, the other 15 or 16.
Sinnett said the boys dropped at least one bucket of eggs on the roof of the high school, hours before the start of the final day of class before summer vacation.
"To the best of my knowledge, it wasn't even reported at the time," Sinnett said. "I don't know that [school officials] necessarily saw it at first."
They also were charged with taking a Christmas wreath from Gettysburg High last month. The investigation into the stolen wreath, Sinnett said, helped authorities link the boys to the aerial egging.
Sinnett said the boys confided in others about the incident.
During the incident, police tried to signal the plane using flashlights. Fog and darkness prevented authorities from reading the tail number.
The airplane, which belonged to the father of the boy at the controls, apparently landed at a private family airstrip. The boy does not have a pilot's license, Sinnett said.
AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — In a city where a huge flock of crows has been pestering people for years, officials are fighting back with a hazing program aimed at disrupting the birds' sleep with noise and light and driving them into the countryside.
Scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (search) and the state Department of Environmental Conservation started harassing the crows Monday, and will continue through the week using hand-held lasers, pyrotechnics and amplified crow distress calls.
"They are beautiful creatures, and we don't want to hurt them. We just want them out of our downtown," said Mayor Timothy Lattimore. "We wish them well — just somewhere else."
The invasion began about 15 years ago when more than 50,000 crows started wintering in this small upstate city 20 miles west of Syracuse — outnumbering the human population of 28,574.
Residents complain that the crows are a noisy nuisance and that they soil the city with feces and drive off other songbirds.
Three years ago, a businessman organized an informal crow hunt. Last year, the two-day contest in February attracted 208 hunters — some from as far away as Kentucky and Arizona — who killed 1,061 birds.
Crow season runs from Sept. 1 to March 31, but crows can only be hunted Friday through Monday because of a quirk in a 1918 federal law covering migratory birds.
The scientists counted some 63,800 birds before hazing began.
BERLIN (AP) — The hottest thing in German music right now is a 4-year-old girl's made-up song about a crocodile.
Joy Gruttman's song, "Snappy the Little Crocodile" ("Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil"), is the No. 1 song on the German charts.
Her family posted the song on a Web site as a joke, but a radio station in Cologne, Germany, got hold of it and made it a hit.
Gruttman is the youngest recording artist to make it to the German Top 10, let alone No. 1.
"Snappy" beat out songs by Kylie Minogue and Linkin Park. The song is even appearing as remixes in German dance clubs.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Paul Wagenseil.
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