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TOKYO—Saying the outdated system needed to be upgraded or replaced to avoid similar problems going forward, millions of inconvenienced Japanese warp commuters expressed frustration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

On public display for the first time in 20 years, the Shroud Of Turin—believed by millions to be Christ's burial shroud, despite being carbon-dated to the Middle Ages—is once again a hot topic of debate. What do you think?
  • "Christ's burial cloth? Give me a break. It looks like some stinky hippie used the good towels."

    Ricky Allen Civil Engineer
  • "Whether or not the face on the Shroud is truly that of our Lord, no man—except, of course, a trained scientist using radiocarbon dating—can say."

    Linda Flynn Chiropractor
  • "The 'Members Only' insignia on the left breast should be proof enough that the Shroud is fake."

    Lawrence Kingman Systems Analyst
  • "I'm not traveling all the way to Italy to see the Shroud Of Turin when we've got the world's largest ball of twine right here."

    Stacie Mazzilli Hairstylist
  • "That's nothing, man. I have Jesus' actual autograph. He signed my Bible at GodCon '97."

    Josh Taveras Security Guard
  • "You know those scientists who debunked the Shroud? They're all going to hell."

    Chad Swan Plumber

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