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News of the Weird 8/11/11

News of the Weird 8/11/11

by Chuck Shepherd For years, many traditional funerals in Taiwan—especially in rural areas or among working classes—have included pop singers and bikinied dancers, supposedly to entertain the [...]

News of the Weird 8/4/11

News of the Weird 8/4/11

by Chuck Shepherd A More Reputable Career: Thomas Heathfield was a well-paid banking consultant with a promising career in Maidenhead, England, but gave it up this year to move to South Africa and [...]

News of The Weird 3/3/11

News of The Weird 3/3/11

by Chuck Shepherd Leading Economic Indicator The government of Romania, attempting both to make amends for historical persecution of fortune-telling “witches” and to collect more tax revenue, [...]

News of the Weird 2/17/11

News of the Weird 2/17/11

By Chuck Shepherd The ear has a “G-spot,” explained the Santa Clara, Calif., ear-nose-and-throat surgeon, and thus the moans of ecstasy that Vietnamese “ear pickers” reportedly elicit from [...]

News of The Weird 2/3/11

News of The Weird 2/3/11

by Chuck Shepherd Those Ingenious Western Spies! In January, Saudi officials detained a vulture from Tel Aviv University (part of endangered-species research), calling it a spy and alarming its [...]

News of the Weird 9.2.10

by Chuck Shepherd's Updates In 2007 News of the Weird highlighted the clothes cults of impoverished Congo: “In (the country that) has lost an estimated 4 million people in the civil wars of the [...]

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