All posts tagged "news"

  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 4.12.17

    World’s Coolest City Recently, in Dubai (the largest city in the United Arab Emirates), Dubai Civil Defense started using water jetpacks that lift firefighters off the ground to hover in advantageous positions as they work the hoses....

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 4.5.17

    TP Goes High Tech JACKSON HOLE, WY – China’s public-park restrooms have for years suffered toilet-paper theft by local residents who raid dispensers for their own homes (a cultural habit, wrote Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post,...

    • Posted April 4, 2017
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 3.29.17

    Location, Location, Location A highlight of the recent upmarket surge in Brooklyn, N.Y., as a residential and retail favorite, was the asking price for an ordinary parking space in the garage at 845 Union Street in the...

    • Posted March 28, 2017
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 3.22.17

    Entrepreneurial Spirit Perhaps there are parents who, according to the Cinepolis movie chain, long to watch movies in theaters while their children (age 3 and up) frolic in front in a jungle-gym playground inside the same auditorium....

    • Posted March 21, 2017
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 3.8.17

    Updates of Previous Characters—and Some Recurring Themes Tammy Felbaum surfaced in News of the Weird in 2001 when she, originally Mr. Tommy Wyda, consensually castrated James Felbaum (her sixth husband), but he died of complications, resulting in...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 3.1.17

    U-S-A! U-S-A! Although discouraging the marriage of children in developing nations has been U.S. foreign policy for years, a data-collecting watchdog group in America disclosed in February that 27 U.S. states have no minimum marriage ages and...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • THE NEWS OF THE WEIRD 2.22.17

    The Man With the Golden Mop San Francisco’s best-paid janitor earned more than a quarter-million dollars cleaning stations for Bay Area Rapid Transit in 2015, according to a recent investigation by Oakland’s KTVU. Liang Zhao Zhang cleared...

    • Posted February 21, 2017
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 2.15.17

    EWWWW! On Jan. 31, doctors at Stanley Medical College and Hospital in Chennai, India, removed a live, full-grown cockroach from the nasal cavity of a 42-year-old woman whose nose had been “itchy” earlier in the day. Two...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 2.8.17

    Work of a Researcher “Field work is always challenging,” explained Courtney Marneweck of South Africa’s University of KwaZulu-Natal in a recent journal article, but studying the sociology of a white rhino’s dung meant developing a “pattern-recognition algorithm”...

    • Posted February 7, 2017
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 1.18.17

    Leading Economic Indicator The salary the Golden State Warriors pay to basketball whiz Stephen Curry may be a bargain at $12 million a year, but the economics is weirder about the prices Curry’s fans pay on the...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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