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BEST BUTT FORWARD Wednesday, July 2
The Skin By Molly salon in Brooklyn (and by now, perhaps, competitors) offers "facials" for the derriere (occasioned by a recent social-media fascination with "bum selfies.") Molly's is the "Shiney Hiney Facial" ($65 for a 30-minute treatment), …
SMALL HAUL Wednesday, July 2
A "stocky" man in his 30s wearing a Cincinnati Reds baseball cap was sought in New York City in June after holding up five banks in the space of about three-and-a-half-hours but nabbing a total of only $449 (still, an average of $128 an hour). …
LIKE WATCHING PAINT DRY Wednesday, July 2
Notorious San Diego tagger Francisco Canseco, 18, was in a downtown courtroom in June for a hearing on 31 misdemeanor paint-vandalism charges and apparently could not contain his boredom. While waiting (as officials discovered only the next day), …
PULL YOUR WHAT? Wednesday, July 2
Argentinian agricultural scientists in 2008 created a "methane backpack" to collect grazing cows' emissions (with a tube from the cow's rumen to the inflatable bag) to see how much of the world's greenhouse-gas problem was from livestock. Having …
TURN YOUR HEAD Wednesday, July 2
When three parrots were stolen from a home in Saxilby, England, in June, the owner provided police with their descriptions, even though all three are African greys, quite talkative and look very much alike. One of the three, however, has asthma and …
POOTY CAT Wednesday, July 2
A black-and-white housecat, Lenny, was turned back to a shelter near Rochester, New York, in April, only two days after adoption because the new owner could not tolerate Lenny's flatulence. (A more brave second adopter, even though "warned," has …
UPDATE Wednesday, July 2
Turns out (contrary to an April 20 NOTW report) that Dayton, Ohio, transit driver Rickey Wagoner was not saved by the religious book in his pocket that absorbed a bullet from an attack by "three black teenagers." After a thorough investigation, the …
NEW WORLD ORDER Wednesday, July 2
Plant City High School near Tampa announced its 2014 valedictorian, Ms. Dhara Patel, had graduated with a grade-point average of 10.03. She not only vanquished the students who'd fought for the formerly coveted 4.0, but aced her heavy load of the …
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 …
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 …
 
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