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Ironies


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Jamie Riley, 27, was arrested in November for endangering her 3-month-old son by holding him "like a football."
 
Thursday, December 9, 2010

A News of the Weird Classic (May 2007)


News of the Weird


Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre made News of the Weird in 2004 and 2007 because of continued petty territorial fighting among the six Christian denominations that share management of the church.
 
Thursday, December 9, 2010

A News of the Weird Classic (February 1992)


News of the Weird


In September (1991), the Avon, Colo., town council resorted to a contest to name the new bridge over the Eagle River, linking Interstate 70 with U.S. Highway 6.
 
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ironies


News of the Weird


Horatio Toure, 31, was arrested in San Francisco in July after snatching an iPhone from a woman on the street and bicycling away.
 
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Leading Economic Indicators


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In September, Russia's finance minister publicly urged citizens to step up their smoking and drinking, in that the government's new "sin" taxes mean more revenue.
 
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Cutting-Edge Science


News of the Weird


A team led by a University of Oklahoma professor, studying Mexican molly fish, discovered that females evaluate potential mates on sight, based on the prominence of the moustache-like growths on males' upper lips.
 
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Surgery That Can't Possibly Be True


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Janis Ollson, 31, of Balmoral, Manitoba, is recovering nicely after being almost completely sawed in half in 2007 by Mayo Clinic surgeons.
 
Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Entrepreneurial Spirit


News of the Weird


A shop in Santa Cruz, Calif., opened in September selling ice cream infused with extract of marijuana.
 
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Drastic measures


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Greece's largest health insurance provider announced that it would no longer pay for the special footwear that diabetics need for reducing pain but would pay instead for amputation.
 
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Modern Mummies


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New York City artist Sally Davies offered in October the latest evidence of how unattractive today's fast foods are to bacteria and maggots.
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Compelling Explanations


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Raymond Roberts, 25, was arrested in Manatee County, Fla., in September after an ordinary traffic stop turned up a strong smell of marijuana.
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010

I Demand My Rights


News of the Weird


A lawyer in Xian, China, filed a lawsuit in September against a movie house and film distributor for wasting her time because she was exposed to 20 minutes of advertisements.
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bright Ideas


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British entrepreneur Howard James, who runs several online dating sites, opened another in August to worldwide attention: dates for ugly people.
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Super-Exclusive Addresses


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104-year-old Montana copper-mine heiress Huguette Clark has cloistered herself for the last 20 years in an ordinary room at an unnamed New York City hospital.
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Least Competent Criminals


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Xavier Ross, 19, passing by a piano at an art exhibit in front of the Grand Rapids, Mich., police station in October, could not resist sitting down to play a few notes.
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010
 
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