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What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?

admin November 16, 2017 Comments Off on What’s In A Name?

Death Wish Coffee is a cold-brewed, canned coffee its maker touts as “fiercely caffeinated.” (It has as much as 4 1/2 times more caffeine per ounce than regular coffee.) The company recalled its 11-ounce

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Buzz Over Maternity Photos

Buzz Over Maternity Photos

admin November 2, 2017 Comments Off on Buzz Over Maternity Photos

Emily Mueller, 33, of Ohio, asked a photographer friend, Kendrah Damis, to take pictures of her when she was pregnant with her fourth child — and covered in 20,000 bees. Mueller, who is a

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Bug Burger, Anyone?

Bug Burger, Anyone?

admin October 19, 2017 Comments Off on Bug Burger, Anyone?

Swiss grocery chain Coop announced recently that it will start selling burger patties made from mealworms as an alternative to beef. Essento’s Insect Burgers and meatball-like Insect Balls also contain rice, carrots and spices.

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Doctoring Up Your Order

Doctoring Up Your Order

admin October 5, 2017 Comments Off on Doctoring Up Your Order

Practicing physicians in Cairo, Egypt, opened a surgery-themed restaurant called D. Kebda in July, where they wear surgical scrubs and prepare their only offering, grilled beef-liver sandwiches, behind a glass partition. Kebda is a

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Security Robot Nearly Drowns

Security Robot Nearly Drowns

admin September 21, 2017 Comments Off on Security Robot Nearly Drowns

A security robot named Steve tumbled down several steps and into a fountain in Washington, D.C. New to the job, the robot had been patrolling the Washington Harbour area of Georgetown, mapping out its

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A Drink To Get You Toe Up

A Drink To Get You Toe Up

admin September 20, 2017 Comments Off on A Drink To Get You Toe Up

If you visit Dawson City in Canada’s Yukon Territory, you may find yourself sipping on a Sourtoe Cocktail at the Sourdough Saloon. The drink, conceived in 1973, includes the cocktail of your choice garnished

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My All-Time Favorites

My All-Time Favorites

Chuck Shepherd August 17, 2017 Comments Off on My All-Time Favorites

Weird News is forever, but this is my last “News of the Weird” column, as I am now exhausted after almost 30 years in the racket. In this final edition, I remember a few

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United States Of Ranch

United States Of Ranch

Chuck Shepherd August 3, 2017 Comments Off on United States Of Ranch

The Twisted Ranch restaurant in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis saw crowds swell in March after it revamped its menu with more than two dozen items made with ranch dressing. These included a

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Took It Too Far

Took It Too Far

Chuck Shepherd July 20, 2017 Comments Off on Took It Too Far

The art house San Francisco Dungeon has planned a two-day experimental “Rat Cafe” for those who feel their coffee or tea is better sipped while rats (from the local rat rescue) scurry about the

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Stop Those Fan Blades

Stop Those Fan Blades

Chuck Shepherd July 6, 2017 Comments Off on Stop Those Fan Blades

In a competition in March, perennial Guinness Book records jockeys Zoe L’Amore and Ashrita Furman squared off over the record for stopping blades on an electric table fan the most times in one minute

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