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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TOKYO—Saying the outdated system needed to be upgraded or replaced to avoid similar problems going forward, millions of inconvenienced Japanese warp commuters expressed frustration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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Rise Of The Far Right In Europe

From France to Austria to the Netherlands, ultra-nationalist, far-right political parties hostile to immigration are making gains throughout Europe. What do you think?
  • "Who cares if a bunch of fjord-niggers wanna go all fascist? We can take 'em."

    Chris Winfield Plumber
  • "Darling, I just returned from Fascism Week in Milan, and I dare say floral prints are back with a cold, steel vengeance this year."

    Eileen Tenace Buyer
  • "I thought France already was fascist. The French guy at the coffee shop sure is."

    Paul Bevacqua Cab Driver
  • "If everyone has food on the table and the trains run on time, maybe it's worth the occasional mile-deep pit of innocent civilians."

    Dan Eichelberger Systems Analyst
  • "Imagine how awful it would be if there were a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe. It'd be just like the last 2,000 years all over again."

    Laurie Almon Architect
  • "Just keep your eye on them shifty-looking Luxembourgers. They're just waiting for the rest of the world to blink."

    Raymond Fingers Civil Engineer

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