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The Trees Started It, Your Honor

The Trees Started It, Your Honor

Chuck Shepherd June 22, 2017 Comments Off on The Trees Started It, Your Honor

Wesley Pettis, 24, charged with damaging 60 trees in West Jordan, Utah, in 2016, was ordered to probation and counseling in March, stemming from his defense that, well, the trees had hurt him “first.”

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Empty ATM Stolen

Empty ATM Stolen

Chuck Shepherd May 25, 2017 Comments Off on Empty ATM Stolen

Thieves attempted a smash-and-grab of an ATM at Mike and Reggie’s Beverages in Maple Heights, Ohio, in spite of the fact that the owners had left the ATM’s door wide open and put up

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Use Your Head

Use Your Head

Chuck Shepherd May 18, 2017 Comments Off on Use Your Head

In his third try of the year in January, Li Longlong of China surpassed his own Guinness Book record by climbing 36 stairs while walking on his hands (beating his previous 34). Among the

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Entombment And Egg Hatching

Entombment And Egg Hatching

Chuck Shepherd May 4, 2017 Comments Off on Entombment And Egg Hatching

French artist Abraham Poincheval told reporters in February that in his upcoming performance, he will entomb himself for a week in a limestone boulder at a Paris museum, and then, at the conclusion, sit

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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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