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News of the Weird 9/19/13

News of the Weird 9/19/13

by Chuck Shepherd First Amendment Blues In the public libraries of Seattle (as in most public libraries), patrons are not allowed to eat or sleep (or even appear to be sleeping) or be shirtless or [...]

News of the Weird 9/12/13

News of the Weird 9/12/13

by Chuck Shepherd Happiness Is a Clean Toilet Beginning in 2011, about three dozen people in Tokyo have been meeting every Sunday morning at 6 a.m. on a mission to scrub down, one by one, the [...]

News of the Weird 8/29/13

News of the Weird 8/29/13

by Chuck Shepherd Queen of the Night The conflicted double life of Israeli Orthodox Jew Shadar Hadar, 34, might be as formidable to manage as that of an international spy. Though deeply and [...]

News of the Weird 8/22/13

News of the Weird 8/22/13

by Chuck Shepherd Haute Water The upscale restaurant at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced in August that it would soon add a 20-item selection of waters from around the world, priced [...]

News of the Weird

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd Roach Motel At age 20, Kyle Kandilian of Dearborn, Mich., has created a start-up business to fund his college expenses, but it involves a roomful (in the family home) of nearly [...]

News of the Weird 8/8/13

News of the Weird 8/8/13

by Chuck Shepherd Government in Action The National Security Agency is a "supercomputing powerhouse," wrote ProPublica.org in July, with "machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands [...]

News of the Weird 7/18/13

News of the Weird 7/18/13

by Chuck Shepherd Priorities At a June hearing, a Philadelphia judge became so exasperated at defendant Robert Williams' seeming cluelessness about his need to keep his probation appointments that [...]

News of the Weird 7/11/13

News of the Weird 7/11/13

by Chuck Shepherd Community Activism Despite Chicago's recent crisis of gang-related street murders, the Roseland Community Hospital in a tough south-side neighborhood is on the verge of closing [...]

News of the Weird 7/4/13

by Chuck Shepherd SIEGING CHEATERS As many as 50 exam monitors were forced to take cover at a high school in Zhongxiang, China, in June, fending off outraged students (and some parents) who hurled [...]

News of the Weird 6/27/13

News of the Weird 6/27/13

by Chuck Shepherd Eye Opener Chengdu, China, barber Liu Deyuan, 53, is one of the few who still provide traditional "eye-shaving," in which he holds the eye open and runs a razor across the lids' [...]

News of the Weird 6/20/13

News of the Weird 6/20/13

by Chuck Shepherd Very Personal Hygiene Orestes De La Paz's exhibit at the Frost Art Museum in Miami in May recalled Chuck Palahniuk's novel and film "Fight Club," in which lead character Tyler [...]

News of the Weird 6/13!3

News of the Weird 6/13!3

by Chuck Shepherd Very Personal Hygiene Orestes De La Paz's exhibit at the Frost Art Museum in Miami in May recalled Chuck Palahniuk's novel and film "Fight Club," in which lead character Tyler [...]

News of the Weird 6/6/13

News of the Weird 6/6/13

by Chuck Shepherd THE MITES ATE THE CHEESE The Food and Drug Administration proposed recently to limit the quantity of tiny "mites" that could occupy imported cheese, even though living, crawling [...]

News of the Weird 5/23/13

News of the Weird 5/23/13

by Chuck Shepherd Backyard Barnyard The Department of Agriculture reported recently that in four of America’s largest cities—New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Denver—nearly one home out of [...]

News of the Weird 5/16/13

News of the Weird 5/16/13

by Chuck Shepherd Charming The beauty pageant each April at the Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, Texas, requires traditional skills like interview poise, evening-gown fashion and talent, but [...]

News of the Weird 5/9/13

News of the Weird 5/9/13

by Chuck Shepherd Frontiers of Parenting Caribou Baby, a Brooklyn, N.Y., “eco-friendly maternity, baby and lifestyle store,” has recently been hosting gatherings at which parents exchange tips [...]

News of the Weird 5/2/13

News of the Weird 5/2/13

By Chuck Shepherd Well-Earned Retirement In March, twin sisters Louise and Martine Fokkens, 70, announced their joint retirement after more than 50 years each on the job—as Amsterdam [...]

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