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Study: Other Countries Weird

BOSTON—Examining a wide variety of cross-cultural data, a Boston University study released Monday determined that other countries are weird.

Japanese Family Puts Aging Robot In Retirement Home

KYOTO, JAPAN—Saying the move to the assisted care facility was the right decision after so many years of operation, members of the Akiyama family finally put their aging robot in a retirement home, sources reported Friday.

North Korea Successfully Detonates Nuclear Scientist

PYONGYANG—Hailing it as a significant step forward for their ballistic weapons program just hours after suffering a failed missile launch, North Korean leaders announced Monday they had successfully detonated a nuclear scientist.

Tokyo Portal Outage Delays Millions Of Japanese Warp Commuters

TOKYO—Saying the outdated system needed to be upgraded or replaced to avoid similar problems going forward, millions of inconvenienced Japanese warp commuters expressed frustration Thursday following a Tokyo portal outage that caused delays of up to eight seconds.
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Arafat's $1.3 Billion

PLO leader Yasser Arafat has amassed a personal fortune of $1.3 billion—much of it allegedly coming from international aid intended for his people. What do you think?
  • "Wow, you could strap a lot of dynamite to a lot of teens with that kind of cash."

    Phil Dixon Systems <br>Analyst
  • "I had my suspicions when I saw footage of PLO soldiers throwing some really, really great rocks."

    Melissa Unger Dentist
  • "Shit, you'd think he'd be able to afford to move."

    Danny Ploeg Sales&nbsp;Representative
  • "It's not surprising. Arafat's compound is among among the most lavish cement dwellings in the entire West Bank."

    Rachel Kittridge Florist
  • "Arafat's got $1.3 billion? I guess he does have a nickel for every time somebody called him a terrorist."

    Bob Lawton Civil Engineer
  • "So as much as he hates the Jews, deep down he's really not all that different."

    Ron Runnels Cashier

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