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  • Wait, What?
  • Wait, What?

    A weekly roundup of international news oddities
      The Tail Company, based in the United Kingdom, is starting production of its newest offering, miTail—a Bluetooth-enabled animatronic tail that wearers can control with a phone app, Nerdist reported on May 13.
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  • The Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • The Entrepreneurial Spirit

    A weekly roundup of international news oddities
      When Damien Desrocher, 28, decided to "return to nature" in December, it meant leaving his job as an Air Force computer technician and moving to the northern French town of Wahagnies, where he started raising snails.
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  • Family Values
  • Family Values

    A weekly roundup of international news oddities
      You let your grown son, his girlfriend and their child move into your house, and what thanks do you get in return? For a 43-year-old Lone Rock, Wisconsin, woman, "Happy Mother's Day" was expressed with a shock to the neck from a Taser wielded by her 22-year-old son, Andrew Peterson.
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  • Weird Sports
  • Weird Sports

    A weekly roundup of international news oddities
      The World Toe Wrestling Federation has announced that the 2021 championship matches will go ahead in August in Derbyshire, England, (what a relief!) and organizers are looking for people who want to dip their toes in the water of pro competition.
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  • Gaming the System
  • Gaming the System

    A weekly roundup of international news oddities
      The man and his wife got married four times and divorced three times, claiming eight days of leave for each wedding. The bank complained to the city labor department, which sided with the employee and fined the bank about $670 for violating the regulation, sparking public criticism.
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  • Schemes
  • Schemes

    A weekly roundup of international news oddities
      Police in Naples, Florida, are looking for a woman identified only as "Rosalia," a self-described witch who is suspected of swindling more than $100,000 from at least 10 victims.
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  • Metaphorically Speaking
  • Metaphorically Speaking

    A weekly roundup of international news oddities
      Camille Coelho, 54, of Brookline, Massachusetts, an ICU nurse at South Shore Hospital, set out at low tide for a stroll with her son's dog, Lucy, along Constitution Beach on April 8 to relax and look for sea glass, but found herself stuck in mud that reached past her knees instead.
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  • Government in Action
  • Government in Action

    A weekly roundup of international news oddities
      Authorities in Sri Lanka arrested Caroline Jurie, the reigning Mrs. World, after she snatched the crown from the head of Pushpika De Silva as she was crowned Mrs. Sri Lanka on national television on April 4, allegedly injuring her.
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  • April Fools
  • April Fools

    A weekly roundup of international news oddities
      An April Fools' Day prank went wrong in Wichita, Kansas, on ... April 1, KWCH-TV reported, when Arnthia Willis, 58, called her daughter that morning and said she'd been shot.
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  • Parent of the Year
  • Parent of the Year

    A weekly roundup of international news oddities
      Jose Manuel Navarrete, 25, is being held on $100,000 bond on suspicion of child endangerment in the San Diego Central jail after he carried his 2-year-oldA daughter into the elephant habitat at the San Diego Zoo on March 19, the Associated Press reported.
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