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FOR METAL'S SAKE Wednesday, May 7
Shai Hulud, the aggressively loud 
product of an angry kid, has mellowed 
with age — just a little
SHAPESHIFTER Wednesday, May 7
Indie rock icon Conor Oberst has many stylistic lives. Here are nine
"Whoever said, ‘Money can't buy you friends' clearly hasn't been on the Internet recently," wrote The New York Times in April, pointing to various social media support services that create online superstars by augmenting one's Facebook "friends," …
WE ALL SCREAM Wednesday, May 7
In April, Haagen-Dazs announced two new ice
In January, London's Daily Telegraph found three British companies competing to sell deodorant supposedly made especially for women's breasts. According to one, Fresh Body, "We're replacing ‘swoobs' — dreaded boob sweat — with smiles."
Owner Christian Ingber opened a sandwich shop in Gothenburg, Sweden, called "A Fucking Awesome Sandwich." An American expatriate told Stockholm's The Local that Swedes think English "curse words" are "cute and charming."
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.
MEDICAL MARVEL Wednesday, May 7
London's Daily Star featured Sarah Beal, 43, of Arley, Warwickshire, England, in a March story demonstrating her skin condition in which writing words on her skin makes it puff up for about an hour before receding. It's referred to by doctors as the …
RESEARCHER'S JOB Wednesday, May 7
Cornell University graduate student Michael Smith, disappointed at the paucity of research on the pain of honeybee stings, decided to evaluate stings himself (but in line with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 on safe self-experimentation). Smith's …
GOOD TO GO Wednesday, May 7
North Carolina's Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine is already well known to NOTW readers for creating functional organs in the lab (most notably, growing a human bladder and a rabbit's penis). In an April article in the Lancet, the …
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