News of the Weird

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

September 28, 2014

Week of September 28, 2014

LEAD STORY -- Frontiers of Flight Dutch inventors Bart Jansen and Arjen Beltman struck again recently when Pepeijn Bruins, 13, called on them to help him grieve over his pet rat, Ratjetoe, who had to be put down because of cancer. Having heard of the inventors' work, Pepeijn asked if... continue

September 21, 2014

Week of September 21, 2014

LEAD STORY -- New Frontiers in American Vacuousness The WE cable network disclosed in August that it had ordered a nine-episode adaptation of a British series, "Sex Box," in which a couple enters a large opaque chamber on stage and has intercourse. The pair, pre- and post-coitally,... continue

September 14, 2014

Week of September 14, 2014

LEAD STORY -- A Nerd's Rhapsody Nicholas Felton's latest annual recap of his personal communications data is now available, for just $30. Key findings, graphically presented, of Nicholas' busy 2013 (according to a report by He received 44,041 texts and... continue

September 07, 2014

Week of September 7, 2014

LEAD STORY -- They Didn't See This Coming? (1) 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 in August to fulfill a performance of sorts at Dubai's Fairmont Hotel. Buchholz... continue

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