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Waste Makes Taste

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Oct 3,2011 - Authorities in China's Zhejiang province detained 32 people accused of operating a criminal network selling “poisonous and harmful cooking oil” made from used grease dredged from drains behind restaurants.

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Rules, Rules, Everywhere a Rule

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Sep 26,2011 - Mayor Ray Alborn of Ruidoso, N.M., issued an executive order prohibiting anyone from entering a village building with a firearm. When citizens protested that the gun ban is...

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Risky Relaxation

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Sep 19,2011 - Massages could prove fatal, according to the Food and Drug Administration, which said King International’s ShoulderFlex Massager has already killed one user

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Join the Nuclear Club

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Sep 12,2011 - Swedish authorities arrested Richard Handl, 31, for trying to split atoms in his kitchen.

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Advances in Asshology

Want an artificial sphincter?

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Sep 2,2011 - Scientists have created an artificial sphincter to combat fecal incontinence, which “because of degenerated or weakened internal anal sphincter has a high incidence rate in aging populations.”

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Road Worriers

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Aug 29,2011 - Vermont State Police reported that truck driver Reginald Bailey, 70, pulled over to the side of the road in Berlin to urinate.

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Power of Suggestion

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Aug 22,2011 - William Melchert-Dinkel, a former nurse from Faribault, Minn., persuaded two people he met online to commit suicide.

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Smoking Hazards

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Aug 15,2011 - Despite “overwhelming evidence” that smoking during pregnancy is harmful to a developing child, researchers at England’s Southampton University reported that some pregnant women smoke because they want smaller babies

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Litigation Nation

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Aug 8,2011 - Kyle Richards, 21, an inmate at Michigan’s Macomb County jail, filed a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Snyder and the state, insisting he is being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment because jail rules prevent convicts from possessing erotic and pornographic materials.

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Big Brother Is Back

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Aug 1,2011 - Russia’s largest retail bank has begun using automated teller machines with built-in lie detectors. Speech Technology Center developed the voice-analysis system for Sberbank to prevent consumer credit fraud by interrogating customers applying for credit at the ATMs.
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