All posts by Chuck Shepherd

  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 6.29.16

    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 now has a reservation waiting list of 40,000 (since it only seats 42). Besides...

    • Posted June 28, 2016
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 5.18.16

    Google Sees the Future Google filed a U.S. Patent Office application on April 28 for a vision-improvement device in liquid form that, once inserted (i.e., injected directly into the eyeball!), solidifies into not only a lens replacement...

    • Posted May 17, 2016
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  • 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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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 5.4.16

    That’s Entertainment! One notably hypersuccessful YouTube channel (700,000 subscribers) features Mr. Lauri Vuohensilta of Finland pulverizing various objects (such as a bowling ball) in a 100-ton hydraulic press. “I think it’s built into every person—the need to...

    • Posted May 3, 2016
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 4.27.16

    The Internet’s Promise Fulfilled (for Men, Anyway) Japan’s Tenga toy company appears to be first on the market with a virtual reality bodysuit (for use with the Oculus Rift “Sexy Beach Premium Resort” 3-D game) containing a...

    • Posted April 26, 2016
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