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OKG Newsletter


Topic: weird

Spare the Rod


News of the Weird


In September, engaging in a 300-year tradition of the Dussera holiday in India's Tamil Nadu state, Hindu priests ritually whipped 2,000 young women and girls over a five-hour period as penance for a r...
 
Thursday, December 24, 2009

Smooth Reactions


News of the Weird


In July, Charles Diez was charged with attempted murder for his reaction to a bicyclist who was carrying his 3-year-old son on the bike unsafely on a busy Asheville, N.C., street. According to police,...
 
Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ironies


News of the Weird


Dr. Hulda Clark, 80, passed away in September of multiple myeloma, an advanced cancer of the plasma cells. Before she was stricken, she had authored three books touting her eccen­tric remedies as cure...
 
Thursday, December 24, 2009

Least Competent Criminals


News of the Weird


Vincent Salters, 46, was arrested in East Knoxville, Tenn., in November after having shoplifted shoes the day before from the Shoe Show store. He had dashed out hurriedly with several display shoes, b...
 
Thursday, December 24, 2009

Compelling Explanations


News of the Weird


From a police report in the North Bay (Ontario) Nugget (Nov. 7): An officer at a traffic light, realizing that cars had not moved through two light changes, walked up to the lead car to investigate. T...
 
Thursday, December 24, 2009

Least Competent Criminals


News of the Weird


Brier Cutlip, 22, and Paul Bragg, 25, who were on parole and prohibited from possessing firearms, were rearrested in December in Elkins, W.Va., when they showed up for a parole appointment. However, t...
 
Thursday, December 31, 2009

Common sense takes a vacation


News of the Weird


Three men were convicted in August in Kansas City, Mo., of having convinced "numerous" customers to buy 3-by-4-inch laminated "diplomat" cards that, promoters said, would legally free them from ever h...
 
Thursday, December 31, 2009
 
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