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News of Weird 4/4/13

News of Weird 4/4/13

by Chuck Shepherd Wait ... What? A startup company in Austin, Texas, also serving San Francisco, promises to take its customers’ incoming U.S. mail three times a week, photograph it and deliver [...]

News of The Weird

News of The Weird

By Chuck Shepherd Doping on Ice Leaders of the ice-fishing community, aiming for official Olympics recognition as a sport, have begun the process by asking the World Anti-Doping Agency to randomly [...]

News of the Weird 3/7/13

News of the Weird 3/7/13

By Chuck Shepherd Making Outsourcing Work for You A Verizon risk team, looking for data breaches on a client’s computers, discovered that one company software developer was basically idle for [...]

News of the Weird 2/21/13

News of the Weird 2/21/13

By Chuck Shepherd Not Even a Pin Drop Officials at England’s 12th-century St. Peter’s Church in Seaford, East Sussex, which is renowned for its eerie quiet, created a 30-minute CD recently of [...]

News of the Weird 11.25

News of the Weird 11.25

Librarian Graham Barker, 45, of Perth, Australia, casually revealed to a reporter in October that his hobby of 26 years—harvesting his own navel lint daily, just before he showers—has now won [...]

News of the Weird 11.04

News of the Weird 11.04

Belt-Tightening Greeks: In October, Greece’s largest health insurance provider announced, in a letter to a diabetes foundation, that it would no longer pay for the special footwear that diabetics [...]

News of the Werid 10.28

News of the Werid 10.28

Modern Mummies: New York City artist Sally Davies offered in October the latest evidence of how unattractive today’s fast foods are to bacteria and maggots. Davies bought a McDonald’s Happy Meal [...]

News of the Weird 10.14

News of the Weird 10.14

More Creative Alternate-Site Surgery: Doctors from the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Washington announced in September that they could just as well handle certain brain [...]

News of the Weird 10.07

News of the Weird 10.07

Edible “dirt” has recently appeared on the menus of several of the world’s most renowned restaurants (e.g., the top-rated Noma in Copenhagen, Shakuf in Tel Aviv, Gilt in New York City). [...]

News of the Weird 9.16

News of the Weird 9.16

LEAD STORY More than a half-million children in the U.S. take antipsychotic medicines and (reported The New York Times in September) “(e)ven the most reluctant (doctors) encounter a marketing [...]

News of the Weird 9.09

News of the Weird 9.09

The Continuing Crisis Texas State Rep. Joe Driver, an 18-year House veteran whose website notes his opposition to “big spending habits of liberals in government,” was revealed in August to have [...]

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 [...]

News of the Weird 8.26

  By Chuck Sheppard Updates The Yaohnanen tribe on the South Pacific island of Tanna believe their true ancestral god is Britain's Prince Philip (based on photographs of him with the [...]