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Romanian witch tax caps off a big year for witches

Recently, the Romanian government passed what people are calling a “witch tax.” The tax applies to  people who are employed as witches and fortune tellers, who must now pay income taxes and into government pension funds. There seems to have been a lot of witch related media over the past year. Curses and praises alike
Corpse flower

Corpse Flower | Amorphophallus titanium blooms around the country

Native to Sumatra, the “corpse flower” — officially known as the amorphophallus titanium — is a flower of many mysteries. The flower starts as a tuber, lives most of its life as one big leaf, and then blooms into a giant, rotting-flesh-smelling flower. Most corpse flowers only bloom two or three times in their lives,

A Hot Mess | Sarah Palin Runner’s World Interview

Where are you running to? Did you see the Sarah Palin Runner’s World interview? It may give us some idea of what she’s running for, but is the real question that we should be asking “What’s she running from?” Where’s Sarah Palin headed these days? That’s a question that has the Republican party stumped. Is
I do believe the guy who wrote this book, Mathew Honan, created Joe Wilson is Your Pre-Existing Condition. Image from Amazon.com.

Joe Wilson Is Your Pre-Existing Condition | Playful Patriotism

Who’s unpatriotic now? During the eight years of Republican reign that preceded President Barack Obama’s election, fans of President Bush often fought criticism of him by saying that the critic was “unpatriotic,” “anti-American,” you know what I’m talking about. So liberals got a reputation of being unpatriotic, but my how the tables have turned. The
Photo of a vulture bird in flight.

Alleged Israeli vulture spy ruled Zionist plot by Saudis

While it may sound like something straight out of the Adam Sandler comedy movie “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan,” the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz News states that Saudi Arabia is crying Zionist plot over an alleged vulture spy. Reportedly tagged for scientific research by Tel-Aviv University, the Israeli vulture spy accidentally flew into rural

“The Amazing Randi” exposes bomb detection fraud

It’s been said that a magician never reveals his secrets. In the case of “The Amazing Randi” and the current controversies surrounding crock bomb detectors unscrupulous companies are attempting to peddle for soldiers in Iraq, James Randi is happy to reveal exactly what’s going on. As you’ll see, the military should never invest in such

Pregnant Woman Pregnant Again | A Rare Superfetation Case

A son conceived 2 ½ weeks after a daughter Todd and Julia Grovenburg of Arkansas are expecting new additions to their family. However, unlike the vast majority of expectant mothers with two kids on the way, Julia Grovenburg isn’t going to have twins, and the children aren’t going to be at least nine months apart.
The child's doctors? (Photo: understory.ran.org)

Dead Baby Found Alive | ¿Milagro o Farca?

Miracle or farce? How is it that a country that is the world’s third largest exporter of chalk boards and a significant beef exporter make such a mistake? Are their doctors working with Fisher Price tools? How can a dead baby be found alive… during the child’s funeral? That’s right: premature baby declared dead wakes
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75 1/2 Bedford St. in Greenwich Village a Hot Property

75 1/2 Bedford St. in Greenwich Village carries a hefty price tag Only in New York City would a 9-and-a-half-foot-wide house go for $2.7 million. That’s exactly what’s happening, though, as the house at 75 1/2 Bedford St. in Greenwich Village is on the market. It’s the skinniest house in New York City, and though
File photo of the character Sgt. Schultz from “Hogan's Heroes.”

Internet land rush may lead to .nazi, .gay and .god domains

The masses have pushed the .com domain name to the limit. Now the Internet domain name system devised by the the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is preparing for some competition from a battery of subject-specific domains like .love, .god, .gay and .nazi. These and other colorful domain names may be headed
An M4 carbine rifle (left) versus baby nail clippers.

TSA confiscates nail clippers from gun-toting soldier

Red State reports the story of a company of gun-toting soldiers who recently returned to the United States after a tour of Afghanistan. Despite the fact that U.S. Customs had already inspected the solders’ possessions and separated them from their ammo before putting them on the flight out of Afghanistan – and the soldiers hadn’t
Flying saucer

New York UFO sightings were likely balloons

Reports are beginning to emerge of a New York UFO sighting. It seems that some unidentified objects appeared over New York City on Wednesday. Almost immediately, New Yorkers took to Twitter and began tweeting about the UFO in New York City skies. Balloons can be mistaken easily for flying saucers, if seen at the right
Watch out, cubs! You may not be getting or giving what you bargained for. (Photo: stayawayfromtools.blogspot.com)

Miss Cougar USA | Wanting Dates, Needing Internet Loans

Cougars seek love online and off, use internet loans Relationships are a tricky business. Whether we meet people out and about or online (in between searching for internet loans), we all have a social side of ourselves that is longing to connect with others. When it comes to companionship, we tend to seek out those
Logo for Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. Apparently they don't teach the differences between 16- and 22-year-olds in health class, if Guerdwich Montimere's ruse is any indication.

Guerdwich Montimere, 22, nabbed for posing as high schooler

Guerdwich Montimere clearly subscribes to the notion that high school represents “the best days of our lives.” The 22-year-old graduated from Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 2007. A basketball star, he helped lead his team to the state semifinal before going on to a brief playing career at an Illinois junior college.
Rosemary Port

Rosemary Port Files $15 Million Lawsuit Against Google

Rosemary Port says her privacy was violated Rosemary Port, the blogger behind “Skanks in NYC,” is suing the biggest company in the world. OK, so I don’t really know if Google is the biggest company in the world, but I am assuming it is. In any case, Google revealed Rosemary Port’s identity last week after

Bikini-Clad Morgan Haley Arrested For Carjacking, Assault

Hot time, summer in the city It takes enterprise to make it in the world today. With such a tight economy, whatever you can bring to the table that sets you apart from the competition is necessary. People are more hesitant than ever to fork over their money freely, and as it is there are