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TOKYO—Saying the outdated system needed to be upgraded or replaced to avoid similar problems going forward, millions of inconvenienced Japanese warp commuters expressed frustration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

Earth Ranked Number One Party Planet

FRAMINGHAM, MA—Noting its high concentration of nightlife, droves of attractive singles, and atmospheric conditions allowing liquid alcohol to exist, the ‘Princeton Review’ on Monday ranked Earth the Milky Way galaxy’s top party planet for the fifth year in a row.
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Could Osama Get The Bomb?

Last week, President Bush disclosed that Osama bin Laden has been trying to acquire nuclear weapons. What do you think of the possibility?
  • "Come on, how's a multi-millionaire with close ties to the world's most ruthless, amoral arms dealers gonna get his hands on a nuclear device?"

    Larry Messick Systems Analyst
  • "If so, he missed his chance: The Emmys were a few weeks ago."

    Barry Frees Plumber
  • "Let me guess what's next: bin Laden has an asteroid the size of the moon, and he's aiming it straight at the Earth."

    Kim Welker Speech Therapist
  • "Shit, we should be trying to find this guy."

    Dan Butler Landscaper
  • "As a lifelong New Yorker, I must admit that central Kansas is not without a certain rustic, remote charm."

    Ronald Foray Advertising Executive
  • "What's this? I'm sorry, I stopped paying attention to the news about three weeks ago out of sheer psychological self-preservation."

    Lois Vanderpyl Architect

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