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DETAILS! Wednesday, May 14
After convicted murderer Loren Larson Jr. filed a federal lawsuit in Anchorage, Alaska, claiming his prison wristband ID "defil[ed]" him religiously because it was a "mark of the devil," a Goose Creek Correctional Center official lectured him on the …
WHAT FORCE? Wednesday, May 14
An unnamed British inmate published a letter in a prison newspaper in April alleging continuous religious discrimination against him by guards and officials. The man claims he's a practicing Jedi (and of course can't reveal his name because he fears …
MORE HAMSTER BUTTS! Wednesday, June 18
Noting Japan's latest social trend, two paperback photo books — both with portraits of hamsters' rear ends — have experienced surprising and still-growing printing runs. Japanese society has long seemed easily captured by anything kawaii (or …
INHUMANE SOCIETY Wednesday, May 14
Denmark's Copenhagen Zoo aroused worldwide ire in February when it slaughtered and publicly dismembered a healthy young giraffe ("Marius") to feed a hungry lion. Then, in March, the Zoo killed four healthy lions to make room for a new male. By …
SHOULDA BOUGHT A CITYBEAM Wednesday, June 18
Another driver died after being unable to dodge his own vehicle. A 58-year-old man was hit by his SUV in New York City in June after he double-parked and was opening the door on the passenger side and realized that the vehicle was still in reverse …
TASTES LIKE CHICKEN Wednesday, May 14
Manhattan's New York Sushi Ko is only the most recent sophisticated restaurant to feature creative dishes made with Hormel Spam, and foodies and hipsters in fashionable neighborhoods have flocked to the foods. Spam is a well-known delicacy in …
THE BIG SLEEP Wednesday, June 18
Dead or just in "deep meditation"? Renowned Hindu guru Shri Ashutosh Maharaj, in his 70s, passed away in January (so concluded police in Jalandhar, India), but His Holiness' disciples have refused to release the body, keeping it in a commercial …
O CANADA! Wednesday, May 14
Skylar Murphy, 18, happened to show up at Alberta's Edmonton International Airport in September 2013 with a black-powder-loaded pipe bomb in his carry-on, ready to board an international flight. Agents confiscated the bomb but allowed Murphy to …
After the U.S. Postal Service finalizes its purchase of "small-arms ammunition," it will be the most recent federal agency to make a large purchase of bullets for its armed agents (more numerous than the public realizes). In the last year or so, …
UNCLEAR ON THE CONCEPT Wednesday, May 14
In March, Britain's most-tattooed man (the former Mathew Whelan, 34, now "King of Ink Land Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite"), whose body is 90 percent ink-covered, finally admitted he needed to undergo laser removal to clear up his skin. However, "Body …
 
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