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‘I’ll Have The $5,000 Burger’

‘I’ll Have The $5,000 Burger’

Chuck Shepherd April 20, 2017 Comments Off on ‘I’ll Have The $5,000 Burger’

“I tried the $5,000 hamburger, and it was absolutely worth it,” wrote the apparently straight-faced CNBC reviewer Robert Frank in February, describing his meal at the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay restaurant Fleur. (The burger

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One Tough Cookie

One Tough Cookie

Chuck Shepherd March 30, 2017 Comments Off on One Tough Cookie

Girl Scout Charlotte McCourt, 11, of South Orange, N.J., saw her cookie sales zoom recently when she posted brutally honest reviews of the Scouts’ cookies she was selling. She gave none of them a

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Funeral Procession Pole Dancing

Funeral Procession Pole Dancing

Chuck Shepherd March 16, 2017 Comments Off on Funeral Procession Pole Dancing

Two years ago, China’s Ministry of Culture cracked down on the centuries-old tradition of festive, over-the-top funeral ceremonies designed to ensure the family that the deceased died properly. The ministry arrested the song-and-dance people

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A Smashing Good Time

A Smashing Good Time

Chuck Shepherd March 2, 2017 Comments Off on A Smashing Good Time

What was billed as the United Kingdom’s first “Rage Cage” opened in Nottingham, England, in December. Patrons could use crowbars, baseball bats and hammers to smash crockery, electronics and glassware at prices ranging from

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What Isn’t Sexual Harassment?

What Isn’t Sexual Harassment?

Chuck Shepherd February 16, 2017 Comments Off on What Isn’t Sexual Harassment?

University of Kentucky professor Buck Ryan disclosed that he had been punished by his dean for singing the Beach Boys classic “California Girls” in a lesson comparing American and Chinese cultures. The university alleged

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Breaking The Ice

Breaking The Ice

Chuck Shepherd February 2, 2017 Comments Off on Breaking The Ice

— The Space World theme park in Kitakyushu, Japan, opened a popular ice-skating rink in November, but was forced to close it two weeks later because it was extremely unpopular with social media critics.

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Kiddie Beat-Down School

Kiddie Beat-Down School

Chuck Shepherd January 19, 2017 Comments Off on Kiddie Beat-Down School

An estimated 3.2 million kids aged 5-12 take mixed-martial-arts classes, training to administer beatdowns modeled after the adults’ Ultimate Fighting Championships, according to a report in ESPN magazine, which profiled the mohawked Derek “Crazy”

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The Future Of Travel

The Future Of Travel

Chuck Shepherd January 5, 2017 Comments Off on The Future Of Travel

Australian aviator David Mayman has promised investors that his jet packs will hit the market by mid-2017. Early clients will pay $250,000 for one. The device is said to fly a person at up

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Don’t Drink & Forklift Drive

Don’t Drink & Forklift Drive

Chuck Shepherd December 15, 2016 Comments Off on Don’t Drink & Forklift Drive

Ashley Basich, 49, was arrested in Cheyenne, Wy., and charged with DUI after police found her using an industrial forklift to pick up and move a van that she said was blocking her driveway.

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Clean Off The Gravel First

Clean Off The Gravel First

Chuck Shepherd December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Clean Off The Gravel First

Thousands flocked to the annual Roadkill Cooking Festival in Marlinton, W.V., in September. It featured an array of “tasting” dishes — black bear, possum, elk, snapping turtle. Judges deducted points if the “chef” had

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