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Out-Bidding the Oil Companies

University of Utah economics student Tim DeCristopher has single-handedly delayed an oil and gas auction by the Bureau of Land Management in Utah. DeCristopher outwitted and outbid the assorted oil companies by registering as a bidder and offering...   read more

Winning Hearts and XXX in Afghanistan

Numerous retired CIA operatives have confirmed (on the condition of anonymity) that they used some creative alternative methods to win over Afghanistan’s tribal leaders. Agents have found Viagra to be a effective tool in remote areas, particularly...   read more

Fish and Wildlife Twists Photo of Rare Wolf

Conservationists are asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stop exploiting a photo of a rare Mexican Gray wolf stepping out of a pen and into freedom because the female wolf depicted in the award-winning photograph by George Andrejko actual...   read more

EPA Most Wanted List

In an attempt to redeem itself after almost eight years of relative inactivity, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an FBI-style most wanted fugitives list for people charged with environmental crimes. The fugitives are wanted for...   read more

Gay Marriage is Good for the Economy

During a break in a youth soccer tournament a few years ago, one of the other fathers on my son’s team surprised me when he told me that he was a strong supporter of gay marriage. He explained that it was good for his business.   “What do you do...   read more

Disputed Ballots in Minnesota: You Be the Judge

The recount in the Senatorial election in Minnesota between Norm Coleman and Al Franken may come down to decisions made about several hundred challenged ballots. Minnesota Public Radio has put together 10 examples of disputed ballots. You be the j...   read more

Oxford American Dictionary Word of the Year Stirs Controversy

Do you keep the tires on your car properly inflated to maximize your gas mileage? Have you removed the roof rack from your vehicle to streamline the car and reduce drag? Do you turn your engine off rather than idle at long stoplights? If you said ...   read more

Entire Nation Plans to Move

The first democratically-elected leader of the Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, announced the creation of a fund to move the entire population of his country because of the threat that the island nation will be inundated due t...   read more

Obama Used as Army Recruiting Tool

An Army career counselor suggests a new pitch to be used to convince former soldiers to rejoin: "A President Elect who says he'll get us out of Iraq. What are you waiting for?"   New Army Recruiting Tactic: Obama will "Get Us Out of Iraq" (by Br...   read more

Afghan Air Base Under Attack...From Birds

There were 125 bird strikes against aircraft taking off, landing or taxiing at Bagram air base from January through November 1. Now the Army is looking for falcons, the ones with feathers and talons.   Wanted: Falcons, Handlers For Mission in Af...   read more

Are Modern Pirates Really All Bad Guys?

Puntland is an unrecognized independent nation inside the borders of Somalia. The Pirates of Puntland are social bandits in the tradition of Robin Hood, not buccaneers. They steal from the rich and share the cash with extremely poor communities. T...   read more

America's Most Sex-Crazed Congressional District

West Palm Beach Congressman Tim Mahoney (D-FL), whose predecessor resigned in the wake of a sex scandal, agreed to a $121,000 payment to a former mistress who worked on his staff and was threatening to sue him. Mahoney was elected two years ago fo...   read more

Large Hog Farm Produces More Waste than Philadelphia

According to a study by the Government Accountabilty Office, one hog farm, Smithfield Farms in Virginia, produces far more sanitary waste than the 1.5 million residents of Philadelphia.   Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations: EPA Needs More In...   read more

Mobsters Gave FBI Agent Retirement Bonus

For 15 years, some of the most feared gangsters in Boston said ex- FBI agent John Connolly took care of them. In fact, they said, he was part of the gang.   Agent Seen as Mob Insider (by Edmund H. Mahony, Hartford Courant)       read more

Innocent Canadian Forced to Change Name to Avoid Terror Watch List

A Quebec businessman whose name is one of the many that have erroneously landed on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's flight passenger watch list has decided to change his name to avoid lengthy security hassles at the airport.   Quebec M...   read more
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Unusual News

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Prev 1 ... 113 114 115

Out-Bidding the Oil Companies

University of Utah economics student Tim DeCristopher has single-handedly delayed an oil and gas auction by the Bureau of Land Management in Utah. DeCristopher outwitted and outbid the assorted oil companies by registering as a bidder and offering...   read more

Winning Hearts and XXX in Afghanistan

Numerous retired CIA operatives have confirmed (on the condition of anonymity) that they used some creative alternative methods to win over Afghanistan’s tribal leaders. Agents have found Viagra to be a effective tool in remote areas, particularly...   read more

Fish and Wildlife Twists Photo of Rare Wolf

Conservationists are asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stop exploiting a photo of a rare Mexican Gray wolf stepping out of a pen and into freedom because the female wolf depicted in the award-winning photograph by George Andrejko actual...   read more

EPA Most Wanted List

In an attempt to redeem itself after almost eight years of relative inactivity, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an FBI-style most wanted fugitives list for people charged with environmental crimes. The fugitives are wanted for...   read more

Gay Marriage is Good for the Economy

During a break in a youth soccer tournament a few years ago, one of the other fathers on my son’s team surprised me when he told me that he was a strong supporter of gay marriage. He explained that it was good for his business.   “What do you do...   read more

Disputed Ballots in Minnesota: You Be the Judge

The recount in the Senatorial election in Minnesota between Norm Coleman and Al Franken may come down to decisions made about several hundred challenged ballots. Minnesota Public Radio has put together 10 examples of disputed ballots. You be the j...   read more

Oxford American Dictionary Word of the Year Stirs Controversy

Do you keep the tires on your car properly inflated to maximize your gas mileage? Have you removed the roof rack from your vehicle to streamline the car and reduce drag? Do you turn your engine off rather than idle at long stoplights? If you said ...   read more

Entire Nation Plans to Move

The first democratically-elected leader of the Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, announced the creation of a fund to move the entire population of his country because of the threat that the island nation will be inundated due t...   read more

Obama Used as Army Recruiting Tool

An Army career counselor suggests a new pitch to be used to convince former soldiers to rejoin: "A President Elect who says he'll get us out of Iraq. What are you waiting for?"   New Army Recruiting Tactic: Obama will "Get Us Out of Iraq" (by Br...   read more

Afghan Air Base Under Attack...From Birds

There were 125 bird strikes against aircraft taking off, landing or taxiing at Bagram air base from January through November 1. Now the Army is looking for falcons, the ones with feathers and talons.   Wanted: Falcons, Handlers For Mission in Af...   read more

Are Modern Pirates Really All Bad Guys?

Puntland is an unrecognized independent nation inside the borders of Somalia. The Pirates of Puntland are social bandits in the tradition of Robin Hood, not buccaneers. They steal from the rich and share the cash with extremely poor communities. T...   read more

America's Most Sex-Crazed Congressional District

West Palm Beach Congressman Tim Mahoney (D-FL), whose predecessor resigned in the wake of a sex scandal, agreed to a $121,000 payment to a former mistress who worked on his staff and was threatening to sue him. Mahoney was elected two years ago fo...   read more

Large Hog Farm Produces More Waste than Philadelphia

According to a study by the Government Accountabilty Office, one hog farm, Smithfield Farms in Virginia, produces far more sanitary waste than the 1.5 million residents of Philadelphia.   Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations: EPA Needs More In...   read more

Mobsters Gave FBI Agent Retirement Bonus

For 15 years, some of the most feared gangsters in Boston said ex- FBI agent John Connolly took care of them. In fact, they said, he was part of the gang.   Agent Seen as Mob Insider (by Edmund H. Mahony, Hartford Courant)       read more

Innocent Canadian Forced to Change Name to Avoid Terror Watch List

A Quebec businessman whose name is one of the many that have erroneously landed on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's flight passenger watch list has decided to change his name to avoid lengthy security hassles at the airport.   Quebec M...   read more
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