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TOKYO—Saying the outdated system needed to be upgraded or replaced to avoid similar problems going forward, millions of inconvenienced Japanese warp commuters expressed frustration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

On July 25, an Air France Concorde crashed during takeoff near Paris, killing 113 people, including 96 Germans. What do you think of this first-ever crash of the supersonic jet?
  • "Man, that's more Germans than the French killed in WWII."

    Bill Ready Systems Analyst
  • "They still have those Concordes? That's so cute. I thought they went the way of Evel Knievel's X-1 Skycycle."

    Jill Connelly Psychologist
  • "I almost took that doomed Air France Concorde flight. Thank God, though, I chose instead to fly on Le Jette de Valu."

    Lynn Innis Homemaker
  • "I took the Concorde from New York to London in the early '90s, and it wasn't all that great. Macaulay Culkin kept kicking my seat."

    Michael Kipp Landscaper
  • "Man was not meant to break the sound barrier, and now we are paying mightily for our hubris."

    Robert Coleman Optometrist
  • "I once crashed my dad's Chrysler Concorde, but I only killed, like, four people."

    Doug Dyer File Clerk

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