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Armed & Clumsy Wednesday, April 30
Americans (mostly men) continue to accidentally shoot themselves. Several law enforcement men did: a cop in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the leg at a bagel shop (December); a former police officer and firearms instructor in Glenwood, Nebraska …
PRICE OF FRIENDSHIP Wednesday, May 7
"Whoever said, ‘Money can't buy you friends' clearly hasn't been on the Internet recently," wrote The New York Times in April, pointing to various social media support services that create online superstars by augmenting one's Facebook "friends," …
WE ALL SCREAM Wednesday, May 7
In April, Haagen-Dazs announced two new ice
MARKETING CHALLENGES Wednesday, May 7
In January, London's Daily Telegraph found three British companies competing to sell deodorant supposedly made especially for women's breasts. According to one, Fresh Body, "We're replacing ‘swoobs' — dreaded boob sweat — with smiles."
GOSH, THAT'S A GOOD SAMMICH! Wednesday, May 7
Owner Christian Ingber opened a sandwich shop in Gothenburg, Sweden, called "A Fucking Awesome Sandwich." An American expatriate told Stockholm's The Local that Swedes think English "curse words" are "cute and charming."
MEDICAL MARVEL Wednesday, May 7
London's Daily Star featured Sarah Beal, 43, of Arley, Warwickshire, England, in a March story demonstrating her skin condition in which writing words on her skin makes it puff up for about an hour before receding. It's referred to by doctors as the …
RESEARCHER'S JOB Wednesday, May 7
Cornell University graduate student Michael Smith, disappointed at the paucity of research on the pain of honeybee stings, decided to evaluate stings himself (but in line with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 on safe self-experimentation). Smith's …
GOOD TO GO Wednesday, May 7
North Carolina's Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine is already well known to NOTW readers for creating functional organs in the lab (most notably, growing a human bladder and a rabbit's penis). In an April article in the Lancet, the …
THE EYES HAVE IT Wednesday, May 7
While Medicare is still among the most costly federal services, and U.S. doctors continue to drop out of the program because of paltry fees for some procedures, other specialists are rewarded with such outsized compensation that almost 4,000 …
PLAY MISTY FOR ME Wednesday, May 7
Visitors to the New York City office of Clear Channel radio station group chairman Bob Pittman are greeted exotically as they step off the elevator by a "tunnel" of "fine mist." However, a spokeswoman told a New York Post reporter in March that it …
 
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