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SHOULDA BOUGHT A CITYBEAM Wednesday, June 18
Another driver died after being unable to dodge his own vehicle. A 58-year-old man was hit by his SUV in New York City in June after he double-parked and was opening the door on the passenger side and realized that the vehicle was still in reverse …
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 …
THE BIG SLEEP Wednesday, June 18
Dead or just in "deep meditation"? Renowned Hindu guru Shri Ashutosh Maharaj, in his 70s, passed away in January (so concluded police in Jalandhar, India), but His Holiness' disciples have refused to release the body, keeping it in a commercial …
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 …
After the U.S. Postal Service finalizes its purchase of "small-arms ammunition," it will be the most recent federal agency to make a large purchase of bullets for its armed agents (more numerous than the public realizes). In the last year or so, …
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 …
Robert Kiefer, 25, was arrested in Akron, Ohio, in February after losing his composure over an expected check that hadn't arrived in the mail. Rather than complain to the check issuer, Kiefer did as others have done in NOTW's experience — he …
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 …
BOYS WILL BE BOYS Wednesday, June 18
Police in Lincoln, Nebraska, tracking down a call about a missing 3-year-old boy downtown, located him in the type of place where other toddlers have turned up after briefly escaping the sight of their parents: inside a toy vending machine. The boy …
POLICE YOURSELF, COPPER Wednesday, June 18
In the second such incident noted here in four months, an overenthusiastic police officer handcuffed and detained a firefighter working a 911 call, ostensibly because the firefighter refused to stop and move his fire truck to the officer's …
 
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