NEWS OF THE WEIRD

March 16, 2017 Jamie Moses 0






EXPLOITING VILLIANS In February, two teams of South Korean researchers announced cancer-fighting breakthroughs — by taking lessons from how two of medicine’s most vexing, destructive […]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

February 16, 2017 Jamie Moses 0






unclear on the concept — The British Medical Association issued a formal caution to its staff in January not to use the term “expectant mothers” […]

NEWS OF THE WIERD

February 9, 2017 Jamie Moses 0






Wait, What? — Surgery on a 16-year-old Japanese girl, reported in January by New Scientist, revealed that her ovary contained a miniature skull and brain. […]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

February 2, 2017 Jamie Moses 0






Compelling Explanations — In Hong Kong in December, Mr. Lam Chung-kan, 37, pleaded guilty to stealing a bottle of a co-worker’s breast milk at work […]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

January 12, 2017 Jamie Moses 0






OOPS! Organizers of the Christmas Day caroling program at the Nelum Pokuna theater in Colombo, Sri Lanka, drawing thousands of devout celebrants, were apparently confused […]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

November 17, 2016 Jamie Moses 0






The Passing Parade The Passing Parade • (1) The world’s first constantly flowing (and free!) “wine fountain” opened in Abruzzo, Italy, in October, to help […]

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NEWS OF THE WEIRD

November 10, 2016 Jamie Moses 0






Can’t Possibly Be True • Kids as young as 6 who live on a cliff top in China’s Atule’er village in Sichuan province will no […]

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News of the Weird

November 3, 2016 Jamie Moses 0






by Chuck Shepherd Redneck Chronicles • Thousands flocked to the annual Roadkill Cooking Festival in Marlinton, West Virginia, in September, featuring an array of “tasting” […]

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October 27, 2016 Jamie Moses 0






Compelling Explanations • In September, Charles Lawrence III, 60, was sentenced to eight years in prison for attempted sexual assault despite his claim that it was […]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

October 20, 2016 Jamie Moses 0






Fine Points of the Law ν Compelling Explanation: Senate bill 1342, passed in the Idaho legislature earlier in 2016, authorizes schools to use the Bible […]

News of the Weird

September 22, 2016 Artvoice 0






  What Goes Around, Comes Around ■ One of the Islamic State’s first reforms in captured territory has been to require adult women to dress […]

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September 15, 2016 Artvoice 0






These Shoes Weren’t Made for Walkin’ ■ The upscale clothier Barneys New York recently introduced $585 “Distressed Superstar Sneakers” (from the high-end brand Golden Goose) […]

News of the Weird

August 26, 2016 Jamie Moses 0






Leading Economic Indicators •  Since Bulgaria, on Romania’s southern border, lies close to Romania’s iconic Transylvania region, Bulgarian tourism officials have begun marketing their own […]

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July 28, 2016 Artvoice 0






WEIRD NUMBERS MAKING THE NEWS RECENTLY ■ The Transportation Security Administration announced in May that it had collected $765,000 in loose change left behind in […]

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July 21, 2016 Artvoice 0






■ FASHION CHALLENGES Beautician Sarah Bryan, 28, of Wakefield, England, who garnered worldwide notoriety last year when she introduced a wearable dress made of 3,000 […]

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Undignified Deaths

July 14, 2016 Artvoice 0






(1) Australian lawyer William Ray was killed on May 22 when he was thrown from his all-terrain “quad bike” in rural Victoria state and pinned […]

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Fetishes on Parade

July 14, 2016 Artvoice 0






Recidivist Jesse Johnson, 20, was charged again in June (for suspicion of disturbing the peace) after he had crawled underneath a woman’s car at an […]

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Police Report

July 14, 2016 Artvoice 0






A Woman at the Top of Her Game: In Nashville, Tennessee, in June, sex worker Jonisia Morris, 25, was charged with robbing her client by […]

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Wait, What?

July 14, 2016 Artvoice 0






Brigham Young University professor Jason Hansen apologized in May after coaxing a student (for extra credit) to drink a small vial of his urine in […]

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The Passing Parade

July 14, 2016 Artvoice 0






— Quixotic Malaysian designer Moto Guo made a splash at Milan’s fashion week in June when he sent model after model to the runway with […]

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The Job of the Researcher

July 14, 2016 Artvoice 0






A team of researchers is following about 30 tabbies, calicos, and others, recording their moves and sounds, to somehow learn whether housecats have dialects in […]

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Litigious Societies

July 14, 2016 Artvoice 0






(1) Insurance agent John Wright filed a lawsuit in Will County, Illinois, in June over teenagers playing “ding dong ditch,” in which kids ring a […]

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Suspicions Confirmed

July 14, 2016 Artvoice 0






— (1) In June, District Attorney Jerry Jones in Monroe, Louisiana, dropped drug and gun charges against college football players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones […]

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New World Order

July 14, 2016 Artvoice 0






A leading Chinese orthopedic surgeon continues to believe that “full-body” transplants are the next big thing in medicine, despite worldwide skepticism about both the science […]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

July 7, 2016 Artvoice 0






■ Recurring Theme Peaks In May, an apparently devout woman named Katy Vasquez of Winter Park, Florida, posted a sincerely written entry on Facebook (and […]

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

June 30, 2016 Artvoice 0






LEAD STORY Getting Fannies in the Seats The Bunyadi opened in London in June for a three-month run as the world’s newest nude-dining experience, and […]

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June 23, 2016 Artvoice 0






By Chuck Shepherd LEAD STORY – APP NAUSEAM In May, the Norwegian Consumer Council staged a live, 32-hour TV broadcast marathon — a word-for-word reading […]

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June 9, 2016 Artvoice 0






by Chuck Shepherd LEAD STORY – Cashing In By 2009, when Zimbabwe’s central bank gave up on controlling inflation, its largest currency was the 100 […]

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June 2, 2016 Artvoice 0






Born in Sweden, she gave up a career as a trained electrician to come to the United States to pursue her goal of looking “like a cartoon character” — which she has surely achieved with her now-16-inch waist. [WRTV (Indianapolis), 5-19-2016]






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May 26, 2016 Artvoice 0






BY CHUCK SHEPHERD Lead Story Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced they had recently (a first, they claimed) transmitted high-speed digital data […]

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May 19, 2016 Artvoice 0






BY CHUCK SHEPHERD Lead Story Google filed a U.S. Patent Office application on April 28th for a vision-improvement device in liquid form that, once inserted (i.e., injected […]

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May 12, 2016 Artvoice 0






Among her complaints: “turning pale” in the “harsh light”; lack of “Guerlain’s moisturizer”; inability to look at herself for months (because glass mirrors are prohibited); and “worrying” about being hit on by “lesbians” (thus causing “wrinkles”).






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April 28, 2016 Artvoice 0






by Chuck Shepherd The Internet’s Promise Fulfilled (for Men, Anyway) • Japan’s Tenga toy company appears to be first on the market with a virtual […]

News of the Weird – 4.21.16

April 21, 2016 Artvoice 0






Eva Tiamat Medusa, 55, of the Phoenix area, has almost completed her journey (she calls it “transspecieism”) to become a “mythical beast” — like a dragon video-game character — through purposeful facial scarring, surgical implants and even removal of both ears.






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April 14, 2016 Artvoice 0






Yet Another Way to Tell If You’re DUI: Maryann Christy, 54, was arrested in Roselle, Illinois, in January when police spotted her driving through town with a 15-foot-tall tree firmly lodged in the grille of her car, sticking straight up. She was apparently too intoxicated to recall where she “acquired” the tree or how many minutes earlier that was.






News of the Weird 4.7.16

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Police, finally armed with a warrant after months of neighbors’ complaints about loud music, raided Michael Baker’s small one-bedroom apartment in Croydon, England, in March and confiscated 34 loudspeakers that allegedly Baker had been using at high volume at “all hours.” After entering the home with the aid of a locksmith, police left Baker with only a CD player and a pair of earphones.






News of the Weird – 3.31.16

March 31, 2016 Artvoice 0






Murders are being committed over hair weaves, reported WMC-TV (Memphis, Tennessee) in March, with one likely explanation being a belief that a person who acquires tufts of human hair surely acquires the fortunes — good or bad — of the person who grew the hair.






News of The Weird – 3.24.16

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Trying to put (as a critic charged) “lipstick on a pig,” Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder boasted in March that the lead-in-the-water crisis plaguing the city of Flint for months now had actually spurred job growth. Though Snyder has been heavily criticized for tight-fisted budgeting that enabled the crisis, 81 temporary workers have been recently hired — to hand out bottled water so that residents would not have to hydrate themselves with poisoned municipal water. 






News of the Weird – 3.17

March 17, 2016 Artvoice 0






The online-pornography colossus Pornhub’s charity fundraising promotion during February benefited the Moclips Cetological Society (“Save the Whales”) in honor of World Whale Day on Feb. 13.






News of the Weird 3/10/16

March 10, 2016 Artvoice 0






Evangelicals Applaud Sexual Predator: The Jacksonville (Florida) City Council was addressing a proposed amendment to its Human Rights Ordinance (one that would specifically protect gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders) in January when Roy Bay, 56, stood during the comment period and insisted that those kinds of lifestyle protections are what led him on a 20-year history of molesting one little boy after another.






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March 7, 2016 Artvoice 0






Longtime National Symphony cellist David Teie announced in November that his crowdfunding project was hugely successful, freeing him to produce an album of music meaningful to cats. (Cats, for example, relax in response to the earliest sound of their mother’s purring, which Teie clocked at 23 harp notes a second.)