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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
In February, East Detroit High School swim instructor Johnathan Sails, 24, sitting poolside, dived in to help a drowning student — but only after first going to the locker room to change from his street clothes. He was charged with involuntary …
LEAST COMPETENT CRIMINALS Wednesday, May 14
At an April press conference, as Houston police officers announced they were after two burglars who'd broken into Katz's lingerie boutique, surveillance video showed two armed men cautiously creeping through the store until one accidentally bumped …
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 …
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."
 
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