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Category Archive for 'Oddball'

So sad. I’ve known a few hoarders in my time, and it’s a tough situation. When you have someone who can’t even let go of their trash, it’s impossible to talk them out of it: CHESHIRE, Conn. —A 66-year-old woman described by police as an apparent hoarder was found dead under a pile of debris […]

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I just love this

Kidnapper releases nine-year-old boy who annoyed him by endlessly singing off-key (via Raw Story ) On Tuesday, 9-year-old Willie Myrick claimed that he escaped from kidnappers who were holding him for ransom by endlessly singing a gospel song. In what could be called a modern day version of the classic O. Henry story “The Ransom […]

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Haunted

I thought this was interesting: SOMERVILLE, N.J. — Someone, or some thing, is tickling people, rearranging shoes and otherwise wreaking havoc at the historic Hotel Somerset, a Main Street boarding house and home of the popular McCormick’s Pub. It might sound funny, but residents and the hotel owner said suspected ghosts that have been reported […]

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Naked before God

Hmm. KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

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ROFLMAO

This is a man after my own heart: Fargo, ND – Local resident Todd Fox has been detained for “reckless endangerment” and “illegal use of high-powered fire-breathing weaponry” for attacking snow with his flamethrower. Fox reportedly became so fed up with the week-long blowing snow epidemic in his area that he decided to KILL IT […]

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Heh

Q&A with Tony Matelli, artist behind Wellesley College’s scantily-clad sleepwalking statue (via boston.com) David L. Ryan, Globe Staff By Jaclyn Reiss, Boston.com Staff A realistic-looking statue of a man sleepwalking in his underwear near the center of Wellesley College created a stir not only among the women on campus, but also news and media outlets […]

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The feast of St. Blaise

All these years, and I still had no idea why St. Blaise’s day is celebrated today by blessing throats. So I looked on Google. It’s because on his way to being beheaded, St. Blaise (an Armenian physician) is said to have healed a kid with a fish bone stuck in his throat. (His own throat […]

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Prose vs. poetry

Russia may be the only country in the world where people take these questions this seriously. Russian stabbed to death for preferring prose to poetry (via AFP) A dispute between two Russians over the respective merits of poetry and prose ended up with one of them, a former teacher, stabbing his friend to death, investigators […]

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Skateboarding toddler

See, I still can’t do this!

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Sisters

I think about this sometimes. So many people using donor eggs, in-vitro fertilization — so many people who will be biologically related to each other and won’t even know it!

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