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Inexplicable


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Edible "dirt" has recently appeared on the menus of several of the world's most renowned restaurants.
 
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Can't Possibly Be True


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Until August, Nettleton Middle School near Tupelo, Miss., had a strict policy for election of class officers for 6th-, 7th- and 8th-graders.
 
Thursday, October 7, 2010

It's Good to Be a British Criminal (continued)


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Briton Tania Doherty believed in 2008 that she was finally rid of ex-boyfriend Kawa ali Azad, who had stalked and assaulted her after she ended their affair in 2006.
 
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Unclear on the Concept


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Police in New Albany, Ind., arrested two alleged counterfeiters in August but believed that a much bigger operation was in play.
 
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Update


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America's most prolific litigant (and News of the Weird mainstay) may finally have met his match.
 
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Least Competent Criminals


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Mark Smith, 59, was arrested at a bank in Watsonville, Calif., in September after he had allegedly threatened a teller with a bomb (spelled "bom") and demanded $2,000.
 
Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Classic Middle Name (all-new!)


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Arrested recently and awaiting trial for murder: Larry Wayne Call, Faith, N.C. (September); Kenneth Wayne Carlson, Hines Creek, Alberta, Canada (August) ...
 
Thursday, October 7, 2010

A News of the Weird Classic (September 2005)


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In July 2004, a federal appeals court ruled that the leak-safety standards for the long-awaited nuclear waste repository at Nevada's Yucca Mountain were too weak.
 
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Still no explanation


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Ingrid Paulicivic filed a lawsuit in September against Laguna Beach, Calif., gynecologist Red Alinsod over leg burns she bafflingly acquired during her 2009 hysterectomy.
 
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Questionable Judgments


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Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, commissioned an in-state firm to create a direct-mail campaign highlighting the many benefits of a Drake education.
 
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bright Ideas


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Adult doll maker Diego Bortolin specializes in lifelike, precisely detailed, fully flexible, anatomically correct models of humans.
 
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Civilization in Decline


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The first day of school, according to Mia Lin, 16, of Framingham, Mass., "is like a movie premiere."
 
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Recurring Themes


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Jonne Wegley joined the Army in 2009, but during basic training was distracted by troubles at home.
 
Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Pervo-American Community


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Michael Edwards Jr., 28, was arrested in July after he followed a customer to her car and sprayed her from a bottle whose liquid was part semen.
 
Thursday, September 30, 2010

A News of the Weird Classic (April 2004)


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Democratic leaders needed Rep. Bengie Regensberg to cast an emergency vote and sent state police to retrieve him at the Santa Fe motel where he was headquartered.
 
Thursday, September 30, 2010
 
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