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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TOKYO—Saying the outdated system needed to be upgraded or replaced to avoid similar problems going forward, millions of inconvenienced Japanese warp commuters expressed frustration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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Population Reaches 7 Billion

According to the United Nations, the population of Earth will reach 7 billion today. What do you think?

  • "I liked it more back when it was just 4 billion. A lot more neighborly."

    Andy Heil Systems Analyst
  • "We should do something to celebrate. What’s everybody doing later tonight?"

    Tricia Loomis Game-Bird Farmer
  • "That's a lot of people. Maybe now my kids will understand what I mean when I tell them they're not special."

    Dale Goodland Unemployed

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