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Other Than That, Mrs. Lincoln, How Was the Play?

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Apr 22,2011 - After its Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year, killing 11 workers and causing the largest offshore spill in U.S. history, Transocean Ltd. awarded bonuses...

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When a Designated Driver Isn’t Enough

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Apr 15,2011 - After spending the day touring New Hampshire brewpubs, two men were “goofing around” in the back of their Boston-bound tour bus...

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Holier Than Thou

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Apr 8,2011 - When a German doctor praised Pope Benedict XVI for setting an example by having an organ donor card, the Vatican explained the pope wouldn’t be donating any organs.

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Stock Up Before the Hoarders Get It

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Apr 1,2011 - Fire officials investigating an explosion that blew the roof off a home in Gobles, Mich., noted two barrels of gasoline had been in the basement.

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Kool-Aid’s off the Menu

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Mar 25,2011 - A restaurant chain pulled its billboard ads that made reference to People’s Temple leader Jim Jones and to the mass suicide he orchestrated in 1978.

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Smell Away Unwanted Pounds

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Mar 18,2011 - A device that lets food be inhaled rather than eaten will go on sale this fall in France...

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Not-So-Smart Art

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Mar 11,2011 - Wafaa Bilal, 44, who had a camera inserted in the back of his head for an art project, underwent surgery to remove part of the camera...

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Man Purse of the Week

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Mar 4,2011 - They proceeded with a strip search and found “another small baggie” containing crack rocks in the foreskin of his penis.

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Rogue Cocks

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Feb 25,2011 - Jose Luis Ochoa, 35, died shortly after being stabbed in the leg by a razor-sharp blade attached to the leg of a rooster that attacked him ...

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Static-Cling Art

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Feb 18,2011 - Laura Bell created a 14-by-4-foot replica of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” out of laundry lint.
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