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News of the Weird

News of the Weird

By Chuck Sheppard The cure for emphysema is cigarette smoke piped directly into the lungs, according to chemist Gretha Zahar, whose clinic has treated 60,000 people in Jakarta, Indonesia, in the [...]

News of The Weird

News of The Weird

by Chuck Sheppard Equal justice under the law might just depend simply on whether a judge’s stomach is growling when he pronounces sentence, according to a study of 1,000 parole decisions during [...]

News Of The Weird 4/28/11

News Of The Weird 4/28/11

By Chuck Sheppard Businesses typically resist government regulation, but in March Florida’s interior designers begged the state House of Representatives to continue controlling them, with a [...]

News Of The Weird 4/21/11

News Of The Weird 4/21/11

By Chuck Sheppard A tank and several armored vehicles with dozens of SWAT officers and a bomb robot rolled into a generally quiet Phoenix neighborhood on March 21, startling the residents. [...]

News of the Weird 4/14/11

News of the Weird 4/14/11

By Chuck Sheppard Laney Wallace, 16, won the beauty contest at the 53rd Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, Texas, in March and the next day fulfilled the first duty of her reign: to behead and [...]

News of the Weird

News of the Weird

By Chuck Sheppard A 200-exhibit installation on the history of dirt and filth and their importance in our lives opened in a London gallery in March, featuring the ordinary (dust), the educational [...]

News of the Weird 3/24/11

By Chuck Sheppard The Feral Professor: Tihomir Petrov, 43, a mathematics professor at California State University Northridge, was charged in January with misdemeanors for allegedly urinating twice [...]

News of the Weird 3/17/11

News of the Weird 3/17/11

By Chuck Sheppard 21st-Century American Exports? In strife-torn Sudan (land of the Darfur murder and rape atrocities and a per-capita annual income of $2,200), an epic, year-long Ponzi scheme [...]

News of the Weird 3/10/11

News of the Weird 3/10/11

By Chuck Sheppard New York University arts professor Wafaa Bilal had his camera surgically removed in February—the one that was implanted in the back of his skull in November to record, at [...]

News of the Weird

News of the Weird

By Chuck Sheppard Getting Old, Young: (1) Jack Smeltzer broke a record in the tractor pull championships in Columbus, Ohio, in January — doing a “full (track-length) pull” of 692 pounds. [...]

News of the Weird 2/10/11

News of the Weird 2/10/11

“Tall, slim, facial symmetry,” “good teeth,” along with classic makeup and dress and graceful movement, might comprise the inventory list for any beauty contest winner, and they are also the [...]

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