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HUSH, HUSH Wednesday, May 14
In his March 23 sermon (according to The Huffington Post), Phoenix, Arizona, pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful World Baptist Church explained in detail why women in the congregation must refrain from speaking during services. Citing 1 Timothy 2:11 …
I WANT CANDY Wednesday, May 14
At a Hindu temple in India's Kerala state, the religious gift of choice — for offerings to deity Lord Muruga and for distribution from the deity to devotees — is a chocolate candy bar, which visitors bring in cartons, according to a March item …
DETAILS! Wednesday, May 14
After convicted murderer Loren Larson Jr. filed a federal lawsuit in Anchorage, Alaska, claiming his prison wristband ID "defil[ed]" him religiously because it was a "mark of the devil," a Goose Creek Correctional Center official lectured him on the …
WHAT FORCE? Wednesday, May 14
An unnamed British inmate published a letter in a prison newspaper in April alleging continuous religious discrimination against him by guards and officials. The man claims he's a practicing Jedi (and of course can't reveal his name because he fears …
INHUMANE SOCIETY Wednesday, May 14
Denmark's Copenhagen Zoo aroused worldwide ire in February when it slaughtered and publicly dismembered a healthy young giraffe ("Marius") to feed a hungry lion. Then, in March, the Zoo killed four healthy lions to make room for a new male. By …
TASTES LIKE CHICKEN Wednesday, May 14
Manhattan's New York Sushi Ko is only the most recent sophisticated restaurant to feature creative dishes made with Hormel Spam, and foodies and hipsters in fashionable neighborhoods have flocked to the foods. Spam is a well-known delicacy in …
O CANADA! Wednesday, May 14
Skylar Murphy, 18, happened to show up at Alberta's Edmonton International Airport in September 2013 with a black-powder-loaded pipe bomb in his carry-on, ready to board an international flight. Agents confiscated the bomb but allowed Murphy to …
UNCLEAR ON THE CONCEPT Wednesday, May 14
In March, Britain's most-tattooed man (the former Mathew Whelan, 34, now "King of Ink Land Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite"), whose body is 90 percent ink-covered, finally admitted he needed to undergo laser removal to clear up his skin. However, "Body …
In February, East Detroit High School swim instructor Johnathan Sails, 24, sitting poolside, dived in to help a drowning student — but only after first going to the locker room to change from his street clothes. He was charged with involuntary …
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 …
 
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