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ROBOT CAMEL JOCKEYS

ROBOT CAMEL JOCKEYS

Chuck Shepherd February 19, 2015 0

Two recent innovations to the generations-old Middle East sport of camel racing boosted its profile. First, to cleanse the sport of a sour period in which children from Bangladesh were trafficked for use as

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SANDRA, THE NON HUMAN PERSON

SANDRA, THE NON HUMAN PERSON

Chuck Shepherd February 5, 2015 0

A court in Buenos Aires, Argentina, granted a petition in ordering the freedom of a Sumatran orangutan from Buenos Aires Zoo. Sandra, age 29, is a “non-human person” and thus sufficiently advanced in “cognitive

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FOUND IT!!

FOUND IT!!

Chuck Shepherd January 22, 2015 0

At a recent art show at Paris’ Palais de Tokyo, Italian artist Sven Sachsalber brought in a large haystack, dropped a needle into it and gave himself two days to find it. Late the

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Very Easily Offended

Very Easily Offended

Chuck Shepherd December 18, 2014 0

— Steve Soifer, CEO of an international support group for people with “shy bladders,” excoriated DirecTV for its series of commercials featuring Rob Lowe, whose “awkward” TV character stands at a urinal and says,

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BABY BEAUTY

BABY BEAUTY

Chuck Shepherd December 5, 2014 0

Amanda Collins, 28, took beauty pageant mom down to the next level when she entered her daughter Luna in Britain’s UK Princess and Prince International pageant based entirely on the results of Luna’s ultrasound

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Sign Of The Times

Sign Of The Times

Chuck Shepherd November 21, 2014 0

“Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to Mecca, according to scholars who complained to Arab News in September. What for centuries has been a hallowed journey intended to renew the

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War is Hell

War is Hell

Chuck Shepherd November 10, 2014 0

— The newly inaugurated “Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent” (a project of Osama bin Laden’s successor, Ayman al-Zawahiri) failed spectacularly in its maiden mission in September when it attempted to commandeer an American aircraft

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Of Course!

Of Course!

Chuck Shepherd October 16, 2014 0

— Jonathan Thomas, 50, was charged with DUI and disorderly conduct in Washington Township, Ind., after driving through two backyards and getting his vehicle stuck in the second. Police reported that Thomas “showed his

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Seriously???

Seriously???

Chuck Shepherd October 1, 2014 0

German Rolf Buchholz, who owns the Guinness Book world record for most body piercings (453), said he was upset to be denied entrance into United Arab Emirates to do a performance at Dubai’s Fairmont

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FB World

FB World

Chuck Shepherd September 22, 2014 0

Up-and-coming Sicilian mobster Domenico Palazzotto, 28, was outed in August by Italy’s L’Espresso magazine as the owner of a Facebook page that shows off Palazzotto’s muscled, bare-chested body. One concern is that the site

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