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News of the Weird 3/21/13

News of the Weird 3/21/13

by Chuck Shepherd Holy Handguns One of the many decisions greeting Pope Francis, as Salon.com pointed out, is whether to officially recognize a Patron Saint of Handgunners—as urged by a U.S. [...]

News of the Weird 1/17/13

News of the Weird 1/17/13

by Chuck Shepherd Jails Need Locks Too? “Fulton Jail Will Get Working Cell Locks,” read the Dec. 19 Atlanta Journal-Constitution headline. The county commission serving Atlanta had finally [...]

News of the Weird 1/10/13

News of the Weird 1/10/13

by Chuck Shepherd Fragrance of War Updating “The Smell of Napalm in the Morning”: A cosmetics company in Gaza recently began selling a fragrance dedicated to victory over Israel and named [...]

News of the Weird 1/3/13

News of the Weird 1/3/13

by Chuck Shepherd The Continuing Crisis Floyd Johnson pleaded guilty to attempted murder in an odd scene in a New York City courtroom in November. Johnson has only one leg, and had been charged [...]

News of the Weird 12/27/12

by Chuck Shepherd Questionable Judgments Police were seeking a 6-foot-3 man concerning an attempted child-abduction in November after a father intervened as the man led the father’s 2-year-old [...]

News of the Weird 12/20/12

News of the Weird 12/20/12

by Chuck Shepherd ARTFUL DODGERS The head of the Perse School in Cambridge, England, recently instituted a “10-Second Rule” for minor disciplinary infractions: Students could avoid punishment [...]

News of the Weird 12/13/12

News of the Weird 12/13/12

by Chuck Shepherd Hair lip Plastic surgeons in Turkey and France told CNN in November that mustache implants have suddenly surged in popularity as Middle Eastern men use their increased lip [...]

News of the Weird 12/6/12

News of the Weird 12/6/12

by Chuck Shepherd PANDA GRADUATION PARTY Yes, This Is Really How They Do It: The Wolong Panda Training Base in Sichuan, China, released a series of photos to China Daily in October to mark the [...]

News of the Weird 11/29/12

News of the Weird 11/29/12

by Chuck Shepherd Paint It Gone If an asteroid is ever on a collision course with Earth, it is feasible that the planet could be saved by firing paintballs at it, according to an MIT graduate [...]

News of the Weird 11/23/12

News of the Weird 11/23/12

by Chuck Shepherd Did I Say That Out Loud? No Do-Overs: By 2009, James Washington believed he had gotten away with a 1995 murder, but then he had a heart attack, and on his deathbed, in a fit of [...]

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