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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TOKYO—Saying the outdated system needed to be upgraded or replaced to avoid similar problems going forward, millions of inconvenienced Japanese warp commuters expressed frustration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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Berlin Wall Came Down 20 Years Ago

On Nov 9, 1989, the East German government announced that it would allow free travel between East and West Germany, an act that eventually led to the reunification of Germany. What do you think?
  • "I recall it was really touching when the East German government bureaucrats were tearfully reunited with the West German government bureaucrats."

    Troy Hall Systems Analyst
  • "I can still remember exactly what I was doing when I heard the news. I was fiddling with my slap bracelet when the newscaster cut in to Designing Women, causing me to spill New Coke all over my Big Johnson shirt."

    Daphne Varenka Oak Tanner
  • "What a great 20 years. It'll almost be a shame when the wall goes back up tomorrow."

    Scott Lee Railroad Car Loader

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