Humor

 
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Bitter humor: Jewish or Eastern European?

By Marvin Olasky
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Humor | Did you hear the one about the poor peasant whose goat has died? The peasant catches a golden fish who tells him, “Ask for anything you want.” The peasant…

This will make more than a few balls of yarn

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | Shaun the Australian sheep had gone the whole six years of his life without a haircut, until Thursday. Shaun had been hiding for years on a farm on the island…

Firefighters rescue poodle trapped in the bath

Firefighters rescue poodle trapped in the bath

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | Selene Ortega, 12, was giving her poodle Morita a bath on Friday in Albuquerque, N.M., when something went wrong. Morita started screaming and Ortega realized…

Energy-efficient power plant sets birds on fire

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | Sometimes well-meaning environmental measures can cause adverse affects. A state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert powers 140,000 homes but…

I went to jail and all I got was this lousy T-shirt

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | It was a case of mug shot inception in Madison, Maine, when a man wore something special to his jail booking: a T-shirt with his mug shot printed on it. 

Doughnut-eating champ out-eats cops, but can’t outrun them

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | A North Carolina fugitive was dangerously close to the cops Tuesday when he participated in—and won—a doughnut-eating contest hosted by the local police…

Copyright battle: photographer vs. monkey

Copyright battle: photographer vs. monkey

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | A case of “monkey see, monkey do,” brought British nature photographer David Slater a lot of attention in 2011. He was in Indonesia, photographing crested…

Web reads: One doctor saves 50 million lives, another aborts ‘for Jesus’

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Lifesaver. The BBC tells the story of a little-known American doctor who helped save 50 million lives by coming up with an oral rehydration formula for…

Massive fruit spill cause for celebration at the Oakland Zoo

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | Animals at the Oakland Zoo indulged in an unexpected treat Wednesday after a truck overturned on Interstate 580 in California. The zoo received about 13,000…

Battling cartoon bad guys in Times Square

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | New York City officials are cracking down on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Hello Kitty impersonators. Times Square is a tourist trap, and these colorful characters…

Weird Al’s new album is predictably good for a laugh

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Weird Al Yankovic—the famous parodist who turned Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” into “Eat It” and The Knack’s “My Sharona” into…

Chasing a spider with a blowtorch is not a good idea

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | A roundup of wacky news

 
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