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The Aristocrats! Wednesday, March 5
Timothy Margis, 38, had risen professionally to become the director of Public Safety of Concordia University in River Forest, Ill. He's also the man who was fired in February after admitting that he'd committed a "lewd act" in a colleague's office …
Creme de la Weird Wednesday, March 5
DIY Pervert: Andrew Stoodley pleaded guilty in February in England's Stroud Magistrates Court for invading the privacy of a neighbor woman whom he'd admitted photographing surreptitiously about 100 times. ("She is a very beautiful woman," he said, …
Clumsy Wednesday, March 5
The surveillance video of The Shambles bar in Chicago showed that an attempted break-in one night in January went awry when the unidentified perp removed the front entrance lock but gave up and fled seconds later when he couldn't open the door — …
Least Competent Criminal Wednesday, March 5
Robert Williams, 42, was charged with robbing a PNC Bank in Laurel, Md., in February after starring in the surveillance video by twice spilling his entire loot ($20,650) on the bank's floor. After he finally gathered the bills and fled in a pickup …
Undignified Deaths Wednesday, March 5
In December, a 38-year-old man, apparently fed up with his girlfriend's demands that he continue accompanying her at a shopping mall in Xuzhou, China, threw himself off a seventh-floor balcony, to his death. A witness reported the man yelling that …
Modest Meat Wednesday, February 5
The International New York Times edition published in Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 22 carried a page-one story noting increased worldwide demand by meat processors for pigs raised in the fresh air rather than enclosed in pens — illustrated by a photograph …
The Entrepreneurial Spirit! Wednesday, February 5
The convenience beverage market got jumbled recently when, first, Oregon-based Union Wine Co. announced in November that it would soon sell its Underwood pinot gris and pinot noir in 12-ounce cans and, second, London department store Selfridges …
Marketing Challenges Wednesday, February 5
"Does Germany really need a gourmet restaurant for dogs?" asked Berlin's Bild newspaper. Regardless, Pets Deli in Berlin's Grunewald neighborhood offers servings for about $4-$6, either take-out or arranged in metal bowls on Pets Deli's floor. Said …
Swimfan Wednesday, February 5
Around Tokyo, "idle boredom is an impossible option," wrote Vice.com in December, as a reporter described a resort just out of town where one could swim in a pool of green tea, coffee, sake or (the most popular) wine. "A giant bottle of merlot" …
The Joy of Research Wednesday, February 5
A team of Czech Republic researchers led by Vlastimil Hart, writing in Frontiers in Zoology in December, reported that dogs (among a few mammals), dealing with a nature's call, spontaneously align their body axis with the Earth's magnetic field. To …
 
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