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Posted March 04, 2015in News of the Weird

Newest right

The Utah Court of Appeals ruled in February that Barbara Bagley has a legal right to sue herself for her own negligent driving that caused the death of her husband. [...]

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Posted February 25, 2015in News of the Weird

The unhoneymoon

A Saratoga Springs, New York, resort has begun accepting totally defeated husbands and wives for a relaxed weekend that includes divorce, bringing to America a concept already successful in six [...]

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Posted February 18, 2015in News of the Weird

Weird news you can use

It turns out that a person having a heart attack is usually safer to be in an ambulance headed to a hospital than to already be a patient in a [...]

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Posted February 11, 2015in News of the Weird

Good ol’ boy

A miles-long traffic jam on Interstate 20 near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Jan. 25 and on into the next morning was caused by an 18-wheeler that jackknifed and overturned when the [...]

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Posted February 04, 2015in News of the Weird

Big-tent mentality

The Project Theater Board at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, decided in January to cancel its upcoming annual presentation of the feminist classic “Vagina Monologues.” The all-women’s college [...]

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Posted January 28, 2015in News of the Weird

Name games

Fourteen employees of a Framingham, Massachusetts, pharmacy were indicted in December for defrauding the federal government by filling bogus prescriptions (despite an owner’s explicit instructions to staff that the fake [...]

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Posted January 21, 2015in News of the Weird

Spidey Sense Gets Real

Among the breakthroughs demonstrated by the computer chip company Intel’s RealSense system is a cocktail dress from Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht that not only senses the wearer’s “mood,” but also [...]

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Posted January 14, 2015in News of the Weird

Other Best Friends

People’s love for their pets reached a new high in December when a British man paid a veterinarian the equivalent of $500 to perform delicate surgery on a sick office [...]

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Posted January 07, 2015in News of the Weird

Annals of injustice

Richard Rosario is in year 18 of a 25-to-life sentence for murder, even though 13 alibi witnesses have tried to tell authorities that he was with them — 1,000 miles [...]

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Posted December 31, 2014in News of the Weird

Cliche come to life

  For her Advanced Placement World History class at Magnolia (Texas) West High School in December, Reagan Hardin constructed an elaborate diorama of a Middle Ages farm — which her [...]

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