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HERE, KITTY ... Wednesday, May 21
An unnamed 40-year-old man was charged in Briec, France, in May for a February incident in which his cat knocked over his statue of Buddha, demolishing it. The man apparently so reveres Buddha that, …
WOE IS TREE Wednesday, May 21
In April, Brazilian authorities told reporters folks in remote Ayopaya, needing to recover three motorbikes stolen by two men, tied them to a tree of woe for several days until relatives came up with …
IF THE SHOE FITS Wednesday, May 21
NOTW has seen the extraordinary discomfort some women embrace just to be able to wear a certain pair of designer shoes. The number and ingenuity of foot doctors serving such women has recently grown. …
POOR LITTLE RICH BOY Wednesday, May 28
Ethan Couch, 17, was convicted of DUI manslaughter last year after killing four people, but benefited at sentencing from a counselor's testimony describing him as a victim of "affluenza," a condition in which children of wealthy families hopelessly …
CRAPPING OUT Wednesday, May 28
One of the leading theories as to the cause of a radiation leak at a nuclear waste dump near Carlsbad, New Mexico, in February is the facility's recent, unanticipated switch to "organic" kitty litter. An inorganic variety had been used to absorb …
LEAST COMPETENT CRIMINALS Wednesday, May 7
Recurring Theme: An unnamed "gangland" bomber was killed in March in Dublin, Ireland, when the payload exploded prematurely. The detonation occurred on the morning of March 30, which marked the daylight saving time change in Ireland, and police …
YOU CAN BE TOO RICH Wednesday, May 14
Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corp. (and the world's fifth-richest person, according to Forbes) is a big basketball fan. In April, it was reported he had an interest in buying the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team. An associate told the Wall Street …
OVERKILL Wednesday, May 14
Speaking on a popular Christian Internet podcast in March (reported by Houston's KHOU-TV), Pastor John Benefiel of Oklahoma City's Church on the Rock described how, in a 2007 blessing, he might've prayed "too hard." He was trying to help …
HUSH, HUSH Wednesday, May 14
In his March 23 sermon (according to The Huffington Post), Phoenix, Arizona, pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful World Baptist Church explained in detail why women in the congregation must refrain from speaking during services. Citing 1 Timothy 2:11 …
I WANT CANDY Wednesday, May 14
At a Hindu temple in India's Kerala state, the religious gift of choice — for offerings to deity Lord Muruga and for distribution from the deity to devotees — is a chocolate candy bar, which visitors bring in cartons, according to a March item …
 
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