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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TOKYO—Saying the outdated system needed to be upgraded or replaced to avoid similar problems going forward, millions of inconvenienced Japanese warp commuters expressed frustration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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Al-Qaeda's New Leadership

Following Osama bin Laden's death, the Egyptian-born Saif al-Adel has reportedly been named interim leader of al-Qaeda. Here are some of the new terror head's qualifications:

  • Emerged as the clear favorite in both the Peshawar caucuses and South Waziristan primaries
  • Rated an ENTJ, also known as "the executive," on the Myers-Briggs test
  • Able to grow a ratty beard with just enough gray to look dignified
  • Subverting Western ideals was the subject of al-Adel's NYU gender studies thesis
  • As a current al-Qaeda member, he's already familiar with the terrorist network's payment system and PeopleSoft benefits-management software
  • Can keep a straight face while telling suicide bombers they can each expect 72 virgins in heaven
  • Absolutely nailed "America will soon be awash in blood and tears" reading during auditions
  • Real troublemaker

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