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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. …
WHAT’S IN A NAME? Tuesday, June 3
Vanellope, Rydder, Jceion and Burklee head the new annual list of most common baby names on the Social Security Administration register of first-time-appearing names. There were 63 Vanellopes …
EDITORIAL PRIVILEGE Tuesday, June 3
WHAT’S IN A NAME? Vanellope, Rydder, Jceion and Burklee head the new annual list of most common baby names on the Social Security Administration register of first-time-appearing names. There …
GIGADOLLARS & CENTS Wednesday, May 28
In April, Anton Purisima filed a claim in Federal District Court in New York City that Lowering The Bar blog calculated was for the largest monetary demand ever made in a lawsuit: "$2,000 decillion" (or 2 followed by 36 zeroes, which is many times …
ONLY IN FLORIDUH Wednesday, May 28
Calvin Rodriguez was arrested in Port St. Lucie in May as the man who'd been using a shaved key to steal cars from parking lots. His spree came to an abrupt halt as he sped away from police in a stolen Honda Civic, only to crash into a huge …
 
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