All posts tagged "news"

  • 160622NewsoftheWeird
    NEWS OF THE WEIRD 6.22.16

    App Nauseam In May, the Norwegian Consumer Council staged a live, 32-hour TV broadcast marathon—a word-for-word reading of the “terms of service” for internet applications Instagram, Spotify and more than two dozen others, totaling 900 pages and...

    • Posted June 21, 2016
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  • 160615TOU
    THEM ON US

    Rodeo queen flags down Nat Geo In honor of Flag Day, National Geographic ran a pictorial story on flags from around the world. The feature, written by Melody Rowell, published on June 11. The photo gallery featured...

    • Posted June 14, 2016
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  • 160615NewsoftheWeird
    NEWS OF THE WEIRD 6.15.16

    Who’s a Good Boy? Life is good now for British men who “identify” as dogs and puppies, as evidenced by a BBC documentary (Secret Life of the Human Pups) showing men in body outfits (one a Lycra-suited...

    • Posted June 14, 2016
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  • 160608Buzz
    THE BUZZ: This Is Home

    Council stays the course to limit commercial development as citizens show up in droves for rally. JACKSON HOLE, WY – “I want people to know we are listening, we will work to fix what is broken. ...

    • Posted June 7, 2016
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  • 160608TOU
    THEM ON US 6.8.16

    Wildlife in Yellowstone: Humans JACKSON HOLE, WY – Bad behavior and poor decision-making continues at the nation’s first national park. Author Lee H. Whittlesey can forget adding a chapter or two to his 1995 and 2014 editions...

    • Posted June 7, 2016
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  • 160608NewsoftheWeird
    NEWS OF THE WEIRD 6.8.16

    Cashing In By 2009, when Zimbabwe’s central bank gave up on controlling inflation, its largest currency was the 100 trillion-dollar bill—barely enough for bus fare in Harare and not even worth the paper needed to print it....

    • Posted June 7, 2016
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  • 160601NewsoftheWeird
    NEWS OF THE WEIRD 6.1.16

    People With Issues Ms. Pixee Fox reported in May that she was recovering nicely from cosmetic rib-removal surgery, performed by one of the few doctors in the world who offers it (Dr. Barry Eppley of Carmel, Ind.)....

    • Posted May 31, 2016
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  • 160525NewsoftheWeird
    NEWS OF THE WEIRD 5.25.16

    Medical Milestone Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced they had recently (a first, they claimed) transmitted high-speed digital data through slabs of pork loin and beef liver. The signal cleared the muscle and gristle...

    • Posted May 24, 2016
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  • 160525TOU
    THEM ON US

    Manhunt leads to grizzly discovery JACKSON HOLE, WY – The manhunt for a father-son team on the lam from Utah ended in Sublette County Wyoming where authorities arrested Flint and Dereck Harrison on kidnapping charges. The story...

    • Posted May 24, 2016
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  • 160511NewsoftheWeird
    NEWS OF THE WEIRD 5.11.16

    Jail Is Hell The eye-catching Vietnamese model and Playboy (Venezuela edition) Playmate Angie Vu complained to the New York Daily News in April that her five-plus months in jail in Brooklyn have been “torture” and “cruel” because...

    • Posted May 10, 2016
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