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A News of the Weird Classic (July 1990)


News of the Weird


Orange County (Calif.) Superior Court clerks discovered last fall (1989) that they had failed to complete the paperwork to make nearly 500 pre-1985 divorce judgments final.
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Recurring Themes


News of the Weird


According to a case report in the New Zealand Medical Journal, announced in August, yet another person has swallowed whole a standard-size toothbrush.
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Overzealous


News of the Weird


David Winkelman, 48, was arrested in Davenport, Iowa, in September on a misdemeanor warrant, still sporting "The Tattoo."
 
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Great Art!


News of the Weird


In October, the award-winning London theater company Duckie announced plans for a June 2011 production, "Lullaby," at the Barbican Pit.
 
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Chutzpah!


News of the Weird


The ski-mask-wearing armed robber who knocked off a Wendy's in Atlanta on July 31 later called the store to ridicule the staff for having so little cash.
 
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Least Competent Dictator


News of the Weird


In September, when Ms. Nomatter Tagarira was sentenced to 39 months in jail for fraud, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe hoped to close the book on an embarrassing episode.
 
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Least Competent Criminals


News of the Weird


Larry Shawn Taylor, 18, was arrested in Seattle in September, having been rather easily identifiable when police stopped him.
 
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Undignified Deaths


News of the Weird


A 29-year-old man, in a group of 12 "ghost hunters" on a field trip in Iredell County, N.C., in August, was killed by a speeding train.
 
Thursday, October 21, 2010

A News of the Weird Classic (October 2003)


News of the Weird


News of the Weird reported in December 2002 that Inga Kosak had won the first World Extreme Ironing Championship in Munich.
 
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bright Ideas


News of the Weird


The older the religion, the seemingly more likely its practitioners are to adopt clever workarounds to theological obligations that modern society has rendered inconvenient.
 
Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Continuing Crisis


News of the Weird


In a heartwarming climax to an adopted son's emotional search for his birth mother, Richard Lorenc of Kansas managed to track down mom Vivian Wheeler, 62, to find a "bearded lady."
 
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Didn't see that coming


News of the Weird


Doctors announced in September that they could handle certain brain surgeries by access from the nose and, more recently, the eye socket.
 
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Least Competent Criminals


News of the Weird


Donald Denney and his father (also named Donald Denney) concocted a plan on the telephone for Dad to smuggle the son a ball of black-tar heroin into his Colorado prison.
 
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Undignified Deaths


News of the Weird


A 23-year-old man on Chicago's South Side is still alive after he reported being shot twice on Sept. 17 by different people in different neighborhoods.
 
Thursday, October 14, 2010

A News of the Weird Classic (November 1995)


News of the Weird


Ellie Jenkins' job, as a counter for the Mosquito Control Commission in Savannah, Ga., is to drive around to 38 specified locations and stand with her arms and legs spread.
 
Thursday, October 14, 2010
 
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