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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Weird

Dangerous thrills


News of the Weird


A new sports center in Mexico City will be devoted to the revival of ancient Aztec- and Mayan-created games that are rarely played in Mexico because they are dangerous, including a field-hockey-like c...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sexual Confusion


News of the Weird


A February New York Times/CBS News poll, asking respondents if they approve of gays serving openly in the military, found that 79 percent of self-identified Democrats approve if openly serving gays ar...
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Noodlemania


News of the Weird


Computer hardware engineer Toshio Yamamoto, 49, this year celebrates 15 years' work tasting and cataloguing all the Japanese ramen (instant noodles) he can get his hands on (including the full ingredi...
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ironies


News of the Weird


Karen Salmansohn, 49, prominent author of self-help books for women with relationship and career problems, including "Prince Harming Syndrome" and "How to Make Your Man Behave in 21 Days or Less Using...
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Creme de la Weird


News of the Weird


What stunned officials in Polson, Mont., the most wasn't that Brent Wilson, 53, was charged in March with attempting to illegally acquire ownership of someone else's house. It was that Wilson had atte...
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Government Health Care Follies


News of the Weird


Britain's National Health Service in Warwickshire recently assigned Mavis Eldridge to receive care at the Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham for the age-related macular degeneration she is suffering in ...
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Compelling Explanations


News of the Weird


In January the California Historical Resources Commission formally claimed, on behalf of the state, about 100 items of property on the surface of the moon having been left behind during the 1969 Apoll...
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Aristocrats!


News of the Weird


The Aristocrats!Steven Plank, 52, was arrested in Port St. Lucie, Fla., in March after a spat with his disabled father, who had apparently used the stove out of turn to boil some potatoes. According t...
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Leading Economic Indicators


News of the Weird


American companies continue trying to outsource work overseas, no matter how increasingly improbable the project. The Chronicle of Higher Education in April reported on the University of Houston busin...
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Least Competent Criminals


News of the Weird


Police in Berwick, Maine, made an easy collar in April, solving four residential burglaries. As it turns out, their two suspects (ages 33 and 32) committed the crimes while wearing their GPS monitorin...
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010
 
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