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Mar 22, 2006

Show me the money!

from the 15% dept.

ROANOKE, Va. - When a couple left a huge tip on the table at a local restaurant, their waitress figured it had to be a joke.

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Mar 21, 2006

Let's talk about sex

from the Education dept.

TOPEKA, Kan. - School districts in Kansas must get parents' written permission before teaching their children sex education, the state Board of Education decided Wednesday.

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Mar 16, 2006

Girls Gone Wild in North Dakota

from the Read this VERY carefully dept.

"They're all over the place, some in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Panama City," said the 23-year-old from Franciscan University of Steubenville. "A few are in Cancun, lots in New Mexico. We even had a group that went to North Dakota."

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Mar 7, 2006

Make That 32 Flavors.

from the Dairy Products dept.

Japanese researchers have succeeded in making the sweet smell of vanilla come out of the last thing people could imagine -- cow dung.

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Feb 16, 2006

Lockheed Saves Surfing.

from the Surf or Die dept.

A material developed to protect electronics in nuclear weapons could resolve a shortage after the major supplier of surfboard foam suddenly closed its doors late last year, officials said on Monday.

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Feb 13, 2006

We're Number One!

from the Hometown pride dept.

Florida has been dubbed the shark capital of the U.S.

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Mom, I'm REALLY Ready To Do Homework!

from the Dept. of Health, Education, and PARTYING! dept.

Bolivia's foreign minister says coca leaves, the raw material for cocaine, are so nutritious they should be included on school breakfast menus

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Jan 24, 2006

Expensive Ass Toilet Seat Lifted

from the But does it lift itself? dept.

A reminder for all you trusting souls out there: Never leave your storage unit unlocked. Even if the only thing worth taking is a toilet seat. A $2,700 toilet seat.

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Jan 20, 2006

Giant Jelly Fish Attack Tokyo!

from the Will they never learn? dept.

A slimy jellyfish weighing as much as a sumo wrestler has Japan's fishing industry in the grip of its poisonous tentacles.

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War is Heck

from the Not tonight, honey, I have a blackout dept.

Making love for many of Iraq's Muslim population not only requires a willing partner but also a sure supply of water -- preferably hot in the winter -- to enable the participants to take a shower afterwards before going to pray.

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Alvin Ailey Residency Program In Atlanta Public Schools

from the Arts Education dept.

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER LEADS ACCLAIMED RESIDENCY PROGRAM IN ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Building on its remarkable success over the last five years, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater [AAADT], led by acclaimed Artistic Director Judith Jamison, returns with its acclaimed week-long residency program at two Atlanta Middle Schools - Inman Middle School and John F. Kennedy Middle School.

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Jan 18, 2006

Vote For Me And I'll Set You Free

from the He can't be that much worse than any other candidate dept.

Minnesota voters, who eight years ago elected a former professional wrestler as their governor, may find a self-proclaimed vampire on the ballot for the office this year.

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Jan 16, 2006

Green Eggs and Ham

from the Frankenpig dept.

Taiwan, home to the world's first transgenic glowing fish, has successfully bred fluorescent green pigs that researchers hope will boost the island's stem cell research, a professor said on Thursday.

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Dec 29, 2005

Japanese Crushes Self in Pi Record

from the Math dept.

A 59-year-old man from Chiba Prefecture recited pi, or the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, from memory to 83,431 decimal places from Friday to Saturday to set an unofficial new world record.

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Dec 20, 2005

Another excuse to cancel Christmas

from the Holiday spirit dept.

A group of 40 people dressed in Santa Claus costumes, many of them drunk, rampaged through New Zealand's largest city, robbing stores and assaulting security guards, police said Sunday.

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Dec 16, 2005

An excuse to cancel christmas

from the Bah, humbug! dept.

Christmas is damaging the environment, says a new report by the Australian Conservation Foundation. The report titled "The Hidden Cost of Christmas" calculated the environmental impact of spending on books, clothes, alcohol, electrical appliances and lollies during the festive season.

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Dec 6, 2005

Basket weaving is Next

from the New Sports Sensation dept.

Underwater Hockey slowly sweeps the nation.

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Oct 24, 2005

And you thought modern art was just a pile of crap

from the Ars gratis ars dept.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/16/opinion/16porter.html

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Oct 19, 2005

One Way Death

from the who'd a thunk? dept.

"OneWay" Bullet Resistant Glass means "unidirectional" armor. This unique product allows return fire through the glass while protecting from hostile fire. This is unconventional armor for unconventional warfare and uncommon tactical situations: for when there is no other option but to shoot back in order to increase the chances of survival.

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