News of the Weird

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

October 26, 2014

Week of October 26, 2014

LEAD STORY -- Eye of the Beholder The Osiligi Maasai Warrior choir, from Kenya, in ornate, mystifying native costumes and uncalled-for headdresses, happened to be touring the U.K. this fall, coinciding with the recent Paris Fashion Week in which the most celebrated designers from the... continue

October 19, 2014

Week of October 19, 2014

LEAD STORY -- Signs of the Times "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 spirit of Islam (that all Muslims are... continue

October 12, 2014

Week of October 12, 2014

LEAD STORY -- Bionic Shoes Police in Japan's Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and commandeered a list of about 1,500 purchasers of the company's signature "tosatsu shoes" -- shoes with built-in cameras. Investigators have begun visiting the purchasers at... continue

October 05, 2014

Week of October 5, 2014

LEAD STORY -- Professional Biology Research The job of determining stress levels in whales is itself apparently stressful. The most reliable information about tension lies in hormones most accurately measured by researchers' boarding a boat, sidling up to a whale and waiting until it... continue

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