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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 …
SCIENCE FAIR Wednesday, May 7
China's Chengdu Commercial Daily reported in March that Liu Yougang, 23, had surgery to remove a whistle he'd swallowed when he was 9. He'd been having worsened breathing — and made "shrill whistle sounds" when asleep.
WHAT A JERK! Wednesday, May 28
An unnamed 60-year-old Buddhist monk was arrested in Nantou County, Taiwan, in April after a convenience-store manager said he was caught red-handed swiping packs of beef jerky. "I don't know why," he told police, "but lately I had this craving for …
SIZE MATTERS, COMRADE Wednesday, May 21
The downfall of Russia-sympathizing Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych in February (which eventually provoked Vladimir Putin’s retaliation against Ukraine) accelerated when his countrymen …
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 …
TOOTH HURTY Wednesday, May 21
Skylar King, 28, filed a lawsuit in Clayton, Missouri, in April against dentist Mark Meyers (and his Same Day Dentures clinic) for a 2009 session in which Meyers somehow obtained King’s consent to …
HARD CASH Wednesday, May 21
As of late March, the Sainsbury’s supermarket in Basford, England, still had an operational ATM on an outside wall even though its screen and controls were only 15 inches off the ground, forcing …
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT Wednesday, May 21
Wellma “Tootie” Shafer, 46, was fired as a cashier at Last Chance Market in Russell, Iowa, after a customer reported her engaging in “sexual” banter at the register. Her boss, Rick …
IT’S GOLDEN Wednesday, May 21
For this year’s annual April 25 fundraising project, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) sold a 60-second “message,” digitally downloadable for a donation of $2.11 — but …
 
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