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READERS' CHOICE Wednesday, May 14
In a popular April "viral" Internet news story, three young men were spotted on late-night surveillance video at a drinking-water reservoir near Portland, Oregon, with one of them relieving himself into the 38-million-gallon facility. Utility …
GIT ALONG, LITTLE SHLOMOS Wednesday, June 18
Orthodox Judaism requires a divorcing spouse to obtain the permission of the other via a document called a "get," leaving much power in the hands of the responding spouse — and leading to an occasional resort to trickery or violence to persuade an …
FOR THE BIRDS Wednesday, June 18
Emergency crews in the U.K. once again came under criticism in June when dozens of police and firefighters, in three trucks and using a cherry-picker, blocked off a busy street in Cheltenham for an hour so they could rescue and release a bird (a …
SAUCY TONGUES Wednesday, June 18
An historic, decades-old snit ended in May in the state of Tabasco, Mexico, where two men (now in their 70s) who were the very last living speakers of their village's Ayapaneco language resumed talking to each other, and through the efforts of …
WHAT DICKS! Wednesday, June 18
If tiny Iceland has a worldly cultural showcase, it's the Icelandic Phallological Museum, founded in Reykjavik in 1997 and housing 300 penises and penile parts from 93 different animals. So far, however, it lacks an exhibition-worthy human penis. …
UNCOMFORTABLE FOOD Wednesday, June 18
Former NYPD officer Gilberto Valle, 30, was convicted in 2013 of conspiring to kidnap and torture — and then cook and eat the corpses of — an unspecified number of women he had listed on a website called DarkFetishNet.com, even though he insists …
HIT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME! Wednesday, June 18
Winston-Salem surgeon Stuart Meloy and associates recently won their patent for an "orgasm machine" (first mentioned in NOTW in 2001), allowing patient trials to begin soon by a Minnesota company. The often-described birth of the device came as Dr. …
CRAPPY JOB Wednesday, July 16
Municipal engineers in Melton Mowbray, England, were called out in June to fix a lingering sewer overrun caused by, they found, "hundreds" of tennis balls that had apparently each been flushed down toilets. Said the project manager, "We expect …
BROWNIE POINTS Wednesday, July 16
After two third-graders wet their pants on May 15 at Mill Plain Elementary School in Vancouver, they blamed teachers for too-strictly enforcing their classroom's "rewards" system, in which good behavior earns students points redeemable for, among …
CHIP-FACED Wednesday, July 16
Japanese snack company Calbee recently staged a promotion around popular singer Nana Mizuki, giving away 10 backstage passes to her Aug. 3 Yokohama concert to the purchasers of 10 lucky bags of secretly marked potato chips. Her perhaps-hugest fan, …
 
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