All posts tagged "news of the weird"

  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 7.12.17

    Hog Hunt Tourists and father-son duos looking for out-of-this-world bonding experiences are paying up to $50,000 for the opportunity to hunt feral hogs from helicopters in Texas, sometimes using machine guns. “There’s only so many places in...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 3.16.16

    Take That, Portland! Seattle’s ambitious Office of Arts & Culture has allocated $10,000 this year to pay a poet or writer to create a work while present on the city’s Fremont Bridge drawbridge. The office’s deputy director...

    • Posted March 15, 2016
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 3.2.16

    Cat Culture 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...

    • Posted March 1, 2016
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 2.24.16

    Channeling George Carlin “Military Intelligence”: The head of U.S. Navy intelligence has for more than two years been prohibited from accessing classified information (as the Pentagon disclosed to The Washington Post in January). Vice Admiral Ted Branch...

    • Posted February 23, 2016
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 2.17.16

    Intelligent Design Wired.com’s most recent “Absurd Creature” feature shows a toad devouring a larva of a much-smaller beetle, but the “absurdity” is that the larva is in charge and that the toad will soon be beetle food....

    • Posted February 16, 2016
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

    The Patient Will See You Now Professional patients now help train would-be doctors, especially in the most delicate and dreaded of exams (gynecological and prostate), where a becalming technique improves outcomes. One “teaching associate” of Eastern Virginia...

    • Posted November 24, 2015
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

    Is It Really a “Problem” If 99 Percent Wish They Had It? Among those struggling with psychological issues in modern America are the rich “one-percenters” (especially the mega-rich “one-percent of one-percenters”), according to counselors specializing in assuaging...

    • Posted November 3, 2015
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