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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012
Plastic surgeons in Turkey and France told CNN in November that mustache implants have suddenly surged in popularity as Middle Eastern men use their increased lip bushiness to convey power and prestige
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
In May, two members of the Senate Intelligence Oversight Committee requested the total number of U.S. citizens who have been legally spied upon (by phone calls, email, etc.) since...
Thursday, March 22, 2012
In Houston in November, LaDondrell Montgomery, 36, had been sentenced to life in prison for armed robbery, despite vigorous protestations of his innocence. About a week later, in December, he was, in fact, exonerated. During Montgomery's...
Friday, Jan. 6, 2012
So much "weird" news just involves different people caught in the middle of the same old weirdness. Once again this week, check out recent recurring themes, as well as an important update of a previous story...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011
The thief who made off with the valuable lamp from St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Winson Green, England, in October might well return to the building soon—for confession. Clearly visible on the surveillance video inside was...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011
In July, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office in Roseville, Calif., was closed for a week after a driving school student crashed into the building and left a 4-foot-by-5-foot hole in the wall. In August in Brisbane, Australia, a young man...
Monday, Oct. 10, 2011
In August, the Securities and Exchange Commission's inspector general revealed that in 2010 the agency paid a $1,200 cash award to one of the very employees who had been singled out for allowing Bernard Madoff to talk his way out of SEC...
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011
Republican Tennessee state Rep. Julia Hurley apologized in July and said she would pay for the refinishing of her desk in the legislative chamber after it was revealed that she had carved her initials in it during a January session. "It was like 1 in the morning on the last day of the...
Thursday, June 16, 2011
In May, a man exploring rural property in Lebanon, Ore., came across what appeared to be a classic World War II-era bomb. Unfamiliar with the proper way to handle this scenario, the man became the most recent person to make the unwise decision to load the bomb into his vehicle and...
Friday, May 27, 2011
In March, the Montana House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at reducing the state's high rate of driving under the influence (DUI), but it came over the objection of Republican Rep. Alan Hale (and, later, Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy). Hale, who owns a bar in Basin, Mont., complained that tough DUI...

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