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News of the Weird: 5 Odd Topics in News this Week

Phoebe Cohen, Scarlet Staff

October 15, 2020

1. No ConFusion A small pond has been no trouble for Jackson Oswalt of Memphis, Tennessee. On the eve of his 13th birthday, Oswalt successfully constructed a homemade nuclear fusion reactor in his own home. The machine was able ...

News of the Weird: 5 Odd Topics in News this Week

Phoebe Cohen, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2020

1. Roll for Initiative  Talk about dedication, Canadian citizen Robert Wardhaugh, is now entering a new year with the Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) game campaign he runs. For Wardhaugh, 2020 marks his 38th year running the...

News of the Weird: 04/24/2014

April 25, 2014

French fry truck burns to a crisp Caught fire in Walmart parking lot (ABC) - A tractor-trailer traveling from Canada to New Jersey with 40,000 pounds of french fries in tow burst into flames in a parking lot in Waterville, ...

News of the Weird [04/02/2014]

April 3, 2014

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="10691" style="vc_box_rounded" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="300x300"][vc_column_text]Alaskan priest arrested for DUI, in possession of guns and marij...

News of the Weird

March 20, 2014

Testicle-eating cousin of piranha in the Seine

September 13, 2013

A fisher reels in a South American Pacu By Senegal Carty (TF1) - Parisian authorities were called by a fisherman who had just caught a Pacu, a species known for having teeth that resemble those of a human, and supposedly, a taste for male genitalia. The Pacu, despite being a ...

Kuwaiti man lures stray lion into his car

September 13, 2013

A lion roaming the streets of a suburb is captured by a passerby By Senegal Carty (TodayOnline) - In a country where large and dangerous animals are often kept as pets by the wealthy, a runaway lion was found wandering a suburban area of Kuwait on Su...

Man in Singapore has huge doll collection

September 13, 2013

Recently acquired six thousand Barbies By Senegal Carty (Global Post) - Jian Yang, the successful thirty-five year old Director of Strategy of Omnicom Media Group, has a collection of about nine thousand dolls - enough to line three walls of his living room, fill nine ca...

London building’s reflection hot enough to melt cars

September 12, 2013

Sunlight reflected off a skyscraper seriously damages a Jaguar parked nearby By Senegal Carty (TF1) - On August 29, a businessman who had parked near the 525-foot Talkie-Walkie in London returned to his Jaguar to find that its rearview mirror and part of the body had melted. For about two hours each day, the m...

Legally blind to receive gun permits in Iowa

September 12, 2013

People with seriously impaired vision now allowed to own and carry firearms By Senegal Carty (Huffington Post) - In Iowa, it recently became legal for the legally blind to purchase guns and carry them in public. The term ‘legally blind’ is used to describe those whose best vision, even with cor...

News of the Weird

November 11, 2012

Weird is in the Eye of the Beholder By Claire Tierney  editor-in-chief Body part Confusion  Naples, Florida faced a conundrum in 2001 when City Councilman Fred Tarrant demanded local artist Ted Lay’s “Famous Tongue Mo...

News of the Weird

November 5, 2012

Five weird news stories about dolls By Claire Tierney  editor-in-chief Cavity Search Orient Industry has been supplying Japan’s Showa University School of Dentistry with life-sized synthetic patients to practice and train their students upon. The dentistry school model is ba...

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