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OKG Newsletter


Topic: weird

Redneck Crime


News of the Weird


In Morehead, Ky., in December, two men, ages 44 and 18, were charged with theft for allegedly swiping an 18-inch-long bearded dragon lizard from the Eagles Landing Pet Hospital and trying, in two beve...
 
Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ironies


News of the Weird


Copenhagen, one of the "greenest" cities in the world, endured an added 41,000 extra tons of carbon-dioxide-equivalent in December during the 11-day "climate summit." The 15,000 delegates required 2,0...
 
Thursday, February 4, 2010

Government in Action!


News of the Weird


What Recession? A December USA Today analysis revealed that during the first 18 months of the recent recession, beginning December 2007, the number of federal employees with six-figure salaries shot u...
 
Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fine Points of the Law


News of the Weird


In November, Powhatan County, Va., prosecutors dismissed charges against five corrections officers despite evidence that they were involved in inappropriately fondling a K-9 service dog. During traini...
 
Thursday, February 4, 2010

Compelling Explanations


News of the Weird


Being the first licensed male prostitute in Nevada (and thus the U.S.), explained "Markus" in a January interview for Details magazine, is to him "a civil rights thing." "It's just the same as when Ro...
 
Thursday, February 4, 2010

Creme de la Weird


News of the Weird


Russell Vanderwerf, 44, an agent of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, was arrested in Metairie, La., in December and charged with damaging property while staying at the Res...
 
Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Entrepreneurial Spirit


News of the Weird


Economic Recovery in Denver: As of early January, at least 390 new Denver businesses had applied for sales-tax licenses as dispensaries for legal (medicinal) marijuana. By comparison, Starbucks coffee...
 
Thursday, February 11, 2010

Slut Birds


News of the Weird


A team of researchers led by a University of Connecticut professor, writing recently in the ornithology journal The Auk, declared the local saltmarsh sparrow to be America's most promiscuous bird, in ...
 
Thursday, February 11, 2010

Least Competent Deer


News of the Weird


A seven-point buck was found dead in Viroqua, Wis., in November, apparently after losing a head-butting contest with a cement-statue buck. Ramming contests are common during mating season, and the cem...
 
Thursday, February 11, 2010

Least Competent Criminals


News of the Weird


Two partners in crime were sentenced to four years in jail between them by England's Manchester Crown Court in December. Ali Abdullah, 28, and Muqtar Nuren, 22, had offered to take driver's license te...
 
Thursday, February 11, 2010
 
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