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News of Weird 4/4/13

News of Weird 4/4/13

by Chuck Shepherd Wait ... What? A startup company in Austin, Texas, also serving San Francisco, promises to take its customers’ incoming U.S. mail three times a week, photograph it and deliver [...]

News of The Weird

News of The Weird

By Chuck Shepherd Doping on Ice Leaders of the ice-fishing community, aiming for official Olympics recognition as a sport, have begun the process by asking the World Anti-Doping Agency to randomly [...]

News of the Weird 3/7/13

News of the Weird 3/7/13

By Chuck Shepherd Making Outsourcing Work for You A Verizon risk team, looking for data breaches on a client’s computers, discovered that one company software developer was basically idle for [...]

News of the Weird 2/21/13

News of the Weird 2/21/13

By Chuck Shepherd Not Even a Pin Drop Officials at England’s 12th-century St. Peter’s Church in Seaford, East Sussex, which is renowned for its eerie quiet, created a 30-minute CD recently of [...]

News of the Weird 11.25

News of the Weird 11.25

Librarian Graham Barker, 45, of Perth, Australia, casually revealed to a reporter in October that his hobby of 26 years—harvesting his own navel lint daily, just before he showers—has now won [...]

News of the Weird 11.04

News of the Weird 11.04

Belt-Tightening Greeks: In October, Greece’s largest health insurance provider announced, in a letter to a diabetes foundation, that it would no longer pay for the special footwear that diabetics [...]

News of the Werid 10.28

News of the Werid 10.28

Modern Mummies: New York City artist Sally Davies offered in October the latest evidence of how unattractive today’s fast foods are to bacteria and maggots. Davies bought a McDonald’s Happy Meal [...]

News of the Weird 10.14

News of the Weird 10.14

More Creative Alternate-Site Surgery: Doctors from the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Washington announced in September that they could just as well handle certain brain [...]

News of the Weird 10.07

News of the Weird 10.07

Edible “dirt” has recently appeared on the menus of several of the world’s most renowned restaurants (e.g., the top-rated Noma in Copenhagen, Shakuf in Tel Aviv, Gilt in New York City). [...]

News of the Weird 9.16

News of the Weird 9.16

LEAD STORY More than a half-million children in the U.S. take antipsychotic medicines and (reported The New York Times in September) “(e)ven the most reluctant (doctors) encounter a marketing [...]

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