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OKG Newsletter


Topic: weird

Risky investment


News of the Weird


In December, a prominent online game player, Buzz "Erik" Lightyear, won the auction for ownership of a virtual space station in the Planet Calypso game, paying 3.3 million Project Entropia Dollars (PE...
 
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Police Blotter


News of the Weird


Clovis, N.M., Nov. 21: "The (grandmother), who said she relied on a walker for mobility, said the (son-in-law) had come into the bathroom while she was using it and had grabbed and twisted her nose un...
 
Thursday, January 28, 2010

People With Issues


News of the Weird


Ewwwwww! Prominent eastern Idaho prosecuting attorney Blake Hall, 56, was fired in November (and he also resigned from a major national political position) after his conviction for stalking an ex-girl...
 
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Least Competent Criminals


News of the Weird


World's Laziest Bank Robbers: In December in Cardiff (Wales) Crown Court, James Snell was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a bank robbery from which he made his getaway in his own car with an easy-...
 
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Great Art!


News of the Weird


In December, Portuguese dancer Rita Marcalo, seeking to raise public awareness of the tragedy of epilepsy (which has afflicted her for 20 years), performed a 24-hour "show" at a West Yorkshire, Englan...
 
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Government in Action!


News of the Weird


In January, the Berkeley (Calif.) School Board began consideration of a near-unanimous recommendation of Berkeley High School's Governance Council to eliminate science labs from its curriculum, reason...
 
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cutting-Edge Research


News of the Weird


In December, University of London math professor Simon Blackburn published a complicated, square-root-deriving formula to determine whether a driver has enough room to parallel-park within a given spa...
 
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Are the Terrorists Safe?


News of the Weird


Although the U.S. military stateside can direct a drone aircraft halfway around the world to deliver bombs mostly on highly specific targets in Iraq, the Pentagon acknowledged in December that even af...
 
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Update


News of the Weird


President Obama's figurine was expected to lead in sales for the second straight year in the traditional "caganer" craft industry in Spain's Catalonia region. As News of the Weird reported in 2008, th...
 
Thursday, February 4, 2010

Why Africans Remain Impoverished


News of the Weird


The huge, $27 million statue ("African Renaissance") being built in Dakar, Senegal, was conceived to boost tourism and be a point of African pride, acting as a magnet for visitors and museum-goers. Pr...
 
Thursday, February 4, 2010
 
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