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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TOKYO—Saying the outdated system needed to be upgraded or replaced to avoid similar problems going forward, millions of inconvenienced Japanese warp commuters expressed frustration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 Life Of Diana, Princess Of Wales

Today marks 20 years since the funeral of Princess Diana, known to many as the “people’s princess.” The Onion looks back at the life of Princess Diana before it was cut tragically short.

  • July 1, 1961

    Diana Frances Spencer is born into an average aristocratic family and grows up dreaming of one day marrying a handsome distant cousin

  • August 2, 1979

    Diana becomes smitten with Prince Charles after watching him ably plunge the African nation of Rhodesia into post-colonial civil war

  • February 3, 1981

    An ecstatic Diana wins BBC Radio 1’s Marry A Prince phone-in contest

  • July 29, 1981

    Diana weds Prince Charles, inspiring wealthy women across the globe to believe that they too could someday become even wealthier

  • June 21, 1982

    Diana gives birth to Prince William, who is third in line for dragging this whole thing out

  • Sept 15, 1984

    Diana gives birth to her hottest son

  • November 20, 1995

    Diana confesses that she cheated on Charles with the people of the British Empire, whom she adores

  • July 1996

    Like everyone else that summer, Diana is swept up by the “Macarena” dance craze

  • August 28, 1996

    Diana and Charles divorce, further fueling rumors that the royal relationship is on the rocks

  • January 7, 1997

    Turning her attention to humanitarian work, Diana clears a 10-acre minefield in war-torn Uganda

  • August 31, 1997

    British tabloids publish a scandalous exposé alleging that Diana has been killed in a car crash

  • 2017

    The spirit of Princess Diana lives on in thousands of now worthless Beanie Babies around the world

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