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Weird Things

  1. only in america
    Bike Thief Lassoed by Bystander on Horseback in Oregon Walmart Parking Lot“I mean, who gets on their horse at Walmart and chases after somebody and lassoes him other than the Lone Ranger?” a witness remarked.
  2. weird things
    City Employee Gets in Trouble Again for Talking Like a Robot He faces a second suspension. 
  3. weird things
    NYC Psychic Arrested for Charging Sucker $713,975This is a weird one.
  4. weird things
    Chlorine-Gas Attack Interrupts Furry ConventionNineteen people had to go to the hospital.
  5. cannibalism
    Brazilian Cannibals on Trial for Making Pastries Out of Women In the name of religion, of course.
  6. crimes and misdemeanors
    Guy Played by Ryan Gosling Peed on Candy at CVSRobert Durst just can’t stay out of trouble.
  7. oh albany!
    Assembly Speaker Silver Accuses NYT of Mix-upThe paper published an article about Sheldon Silver’s decades-long attempt to block a low-income housing development.
  8. weird things
    Fake Sign-Language Interpreter From Mandela Memorial Resurfaces in Strange AdA company pulled Thamsanqa Jantjie out of a psychiatric hospital to film it.
  9. stupid things
    D’Souza Made Unfunny ‘Between Two Ferns’ ParodyWith himself in Zach Galifianakis’s seat.
  10. the internet
    Q&A: Susan Orlean on @Horse_ebooks and Her Internet ObsessionsAn interview with the writer about her latest article.
  11. weird things
    Dianne Feinstein Once Startled a Drone and Made It CrashWeird.
  12. weird things
    John Liu Doesn’t Seem Ready to Give Up the Campaign TrailThe former comptroller is still sending reporters his schedule.
  13. office politics
    New York Representative Refers to Paul Ryan As ‘Naughty Boy’Weird!
  14. weird things
    Congressman Thought He Had a Secret Illegitimate Daughter, But He Doesn’tRepresentative Steve Cohen was wrong.
  15. pranks
    No, a Firefighter Is Not Giving Away His Mini-Horse on CraigslistIt’s a prank.
  16. mysteries
    Billionaire Real-Estate Mogul Is Blabbering Fool, Lawyer ClaimsHas Tamir Sapir been smiling and nodding his way through major real-estate deals for over ten years?
  17. weird things
    Koppel’s Son Had Heroin, Cocaine, and Prescription Drugs in System at Time of DeathThis contradicts the story of his accidental binge death as told by the only two witnesses.
  18. ink-stained wretches
    Times Describes Boyish Businessweek Editor in Unusually Evocative Manner“Mr. Tyrangiel is 37, and, with his rosy cheeks and bright brown eyes, seems like he should be playing stickball in 1940s Brooklyn.”
  19. bearbacking
    So, This HappenedWe didn’t really understand what was so terrifying about China until we saw this.
  20. mysteries
    Former Merrill Lynch Executive Forced to Declare Bankruptcy Just to Keep a $14 Million Roof Over His HeadHow did things go so wrong for this tan man?
  21. people who may or may not be classified as ‘hoarders’
    Man Treasures Splinter That Was in Someone’s Bum 68 Years Ago“I’m not embarrassed about it. I’m comfortable with it.”
  22. ink-stained wretches
    With New CNN Partnership, Vice ‘Grows Up’“I don’t give a s–t about shoes and denim anymore. I give a s–t about what the f–’s happening,” says founder.
  23. the end of greenwich
    Christmas Won’t Come to Greenwich This YearThings get darker in the suburb to the north.
  24. in other news
    Dobbs Says Farewell, Cites Desire to ‘Engage in Constructive Problem-solving’After 30 years at CNN, Lou Dobbs will “pursue new opportunities.”
  25. in other news
    Lou Dobbs ResignsTonight will be the longtime CNN anchor’s last show.
  26. weird things
    Piece of Jet Engine Falls in Long Island Family’s YardA 20-lb engine part falls off a Delta jet.
  27. the end of greenwich
    Thousands of Creepy, Disgusting Bugs on the Loose in GreenwichRelative poverty has driven officials in the bedroom community to the north to do crazy things.
  28. the cycle of life
    WSJ: Nothing Gold Can Stay’The Wall Street Journal’ gets oddly reflective in a real-estate story.
  29. ballsy crime
    Hassan Nemazee Fooled Banks TwiceAt least!
  30. weird things
    NYMag.com Commenters Go ProMartell, Till07, Wallfly, and others are in a new HSBC ad. Weird.
  31. badgers
    Our New Favorite Thing: BadgersFinally, we’ve met an animal we actually like.
  32. ballsy crime
    Accused Ponzi Schemer Has a Body Count“He probably had enough heads to fill a semi-truck.”
  33. the greatest show of our time
    Blake Lively Claims to Have Done Time in ‘Disney Prison’Blake Lively was on the ‘Late Show’ last night and everything about it was bizarre.
  34. pessimism porn
    Australia No Longer An OptionWas moving Down Under your backup plan? Think again.
  35. early and awesome
    George Bush: Shoe Toss Was ‘One of the Most Weird Moments of My Presidency’Really? Can that possibly be true?
  36. weird things
    Madoff + Watermelons = WTF?A dispatch from the land of bizarre press releases.
  37. neighborhood watch
    The Mysterious Baby-Pacifier Tree of Borough ParkThey’re gross to look at up close, but it’s pretty from a distance!