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News Of The Weird 1/19/12

News Of The Weird 1/19/12

by Chuck Shepherd Anti-Theft ID Breakthrough: For people who become stressed when asked to prove their identities by biometric scans of fingerprints, hand prints or eyeballs, Japan’s Advanced [...]

News of the Weird 1/12/12

News of the Weird 1/12/12

by Chuck Shepherd Obsessions: (1) Don Aslett, 76, recently opened the Museum of Clean in Pocatello, Idaho, as the culmination of a lifelong devotion to tidying up. Highlights are several hundred [...]

News of the Weird 1/05/12

News of the Weird 1/05/12

Intelligent Design: If the male nursery web spider were a human, he would be sternly denounced as a vulgar cad. Researcher Maria Jose Albo of Denmark’s Aarhus University told Live Science in [...]

News of the Weird 12/29/11

News of the Weird 12/29/11

by Chuck Shepherd A regional development commission in Michigan, purchasing equipment for 13 counties in May using homeland security grants, bought 13 machines that make snow cones, at a total [...]

News of the Weird 12/22/11

News of the Weird 12/22/11

by Chuck Shepherd When Tattoos Aren’t Nearly Enough In some primitive cultures, beauty and status are displayed via large holes in the earlobe from which to hang heavy ornaments or to insert [...]

News of the Weird

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd Only the Government: Stung by criticism in 2007 that they were neglecting severely wounded service members, the Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs have now gone [...]

News of the Weird

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd Chinese Education Values: To get to their school, 80 children (aged 6 to 17) in the mountaintop village of Pili, China, near the borders with Tajikistan and Afghanistan, make a [...]

News of the Weird 12/01/11

News of the Weird 12/01/11

by Chuck Shepherd Was Moammar Gadhafi the last of the “buffoon dictators,” asked BBC News in October. His legend was earned not merely with his now-famous, dirty-old-man scrapbook of [...]

News Of The Weird 11/24/11

News Of The Weird 11/24/11

by Chuck Shepherd Enterprising reporters get stories by earning the trust of their sources, which Simon Eroro of the Post-Courier (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea) obviously did. At a banquet in [...]

News of the Weird 11/17/11

News of the Weird 11/17/11

by Chuck Shepherd At press time, Melinda Arnold, 34, was waiting to hear whether her mother would be accepted as an organ donor for her daughter—with the organ being the mom’s womb. Melinda (a [...]

News of the Weird

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd “You eat meat, so why not blood?” asked The Globe and Mail, which sampled several Toronto restaurants’ sanguinary haute cuisines, including the Italian eatery Buca’s [...]

News of the Weird 11/03/11

News of the Weird 11/03/11

by Chuck Shepherd Saddam Hussein Back in the News: (1) Mohamed Bishr, an Egyptian man bearing a remarkable resemblance to the late Iraqi dictator, claimed in October that he had been briefly [...]

News of the Weird 10/27/11

News of the Weird 10/27/11

by Chuck Shepherd “My ultimate dream is to be buried in a deep ocean close to where penguins live,” explained the former Alfred David, 79, otherwise known in his native Belgium as “Monsieur [...]

News of the Weird

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd Bureaucrat’s Delight: An update of the official index for classifying medical conditions (for research and quality control, and for insurance claims) was released recently, to [...]

News of the Weird

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd Risky Business Models: (1) Orlando-area cosmetic surgeon Jeffrey Hartog inaugurated Liquid Gold, a storehouse for patients’ frozen liposuctioned fat, charging $900 to safekeep [...]

News of the Weird

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd The medical establishment generally regards placentas (afterbirth) as biohazardous waste, but to New York City placenta chef Jennifer Mayer, they are a nutrient-laden meat that [...]

News of the Weird

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd “When I get to Africa, I have to worship him,” said Elizabeth Osei, part-time first lady of the Akwamu people of eastern Ghana, speaking of her husband Isaac, who is the [...]

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