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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TOKYO—Saying the outdated system needed to be upgraded or replaced to avoid similar problems going forward, millions of inconvenienced Japanese warp commuters expressed frustration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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China Quarantines Mexicans

Hoping to contain the swine flu, China is rounding up visitors from Mexico and holding them in conditions that Mexican government has described as "unacceptable." What do you think?
  • “At least in America we pay them $3 an hour to be in those conditions.”

    Tommy Williamson Luggage Repairer
  • “This is awful news for the millions of Mexican college kids who traditionally flock to rural China for its cheap drinks and holiday atmosphere.”

    Marianne Parsone Watch Repairer
  • “This is eerily similar to the internment of the Japanese during the Vietnam…er, the Civil…er, World War…agh! History!”

    Nathaniel Campos Jig Borer

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