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Mass Exorcisms Performed on Students in the Philippines

When a large group of students starts acting strangely, some collapsing and others convulsing, most school administrators would call a doctor or at least check to see if the students hadn’t studied for a surprise quiz. At a school in the Philippines last week, they took the...

VIDEO: Alex Calder’s “Lola”

Alex Calder has released a single for his song “Lola” (no relation to The Kinks song of the same name). It’s a tune that wil lbe released on his album out on January 20th called Strange Dreams and while he may have them (strange dreams, that is), this song is not strange by any means. […]

Here’s Nichole Scherzinger’s Strange Make-Out Session With Lewis Hamilton’s Helmet

Overtheweekend,LewisHamiltonsecuredaFormulaOneWorldChampionshipwithavictoryattheAbuDhabiGrandPrix.Idon’tknowanythingaboutFormulaOneracingandfrankly,neitherdoyou.IamhoweverfamiliarwithLewisHamilton’sgirlfriend,NicoleScherzinger.The36-year-oldentertainerwastheleadsingeroftheinsanelypopulargroupPussycatDollsandhasalsomadeanameforherselfasasoloartist.

Gabby Agbonlahor Opens Scoring for Aston Villa vs. Southampton

Southampton hadn't conceded in five matches, while Aston Villa had scored one goal in their last seven. Football being a strange game, it should come as no surprise that Villa were the ones to open the scoring on Monday. Gabby Agbonlahor...Show More Summary

The Bogus Academic Journal Racket Is Officially Out of Control

Academic publishing is a strange phenomenon, one that normal people—who might assume, for instance, that people generally get paid for doing what they do professionally—often misunderstand. Back in graduate school, I met for tea oneShow More Summary

Bill Cosby Called A ‘Serial Rapist’ By New Accuser, As Strange Green Room Ritual Revealed

Once adored by millions, Bill Cosby is now being called a “serial rapist” as more accusers come forward with stories about the actor forcing himself on them. We are not talking about obscure women here, not that it would matter, but well respected members of the entertainment business and society as a whole. Show More Summary

What last night’s “The Newsroom” gets wrong about “disruption” in media

2 hours agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Few television shows in history have elicited the strange combination of hatred and obsession that HBO’s “The Newsroom” has. Viewers, particularly those who live and work in the media world that Aaron Sorkin’s fantastical weekly drama...Show More Summary

‘Last Year’ Embraces 80?s Horror Movie Clichés

Investigating strange noises, spilling up to explore a seemingly abandoned cabin, gratuitous nude scenes — we have film franchises dedicated to making fun of these overused 80?s horror movie tropes, even though we secretly love them. Last Year is the kind of game that embraces these familiar clichés, because they’re great. It’s dripping with love […]

The Strangeness Of Our Love Of Our Pets, Ctd

A reader is moved by this post: I have sat in the waiting room of my vet’s office three times a week for the last two months, waiting while my beautiful Maine Coon gets subcutaneous fluids for his failing kidneys. I have seen an entire cross section of the population – all ages, all economic […]

The Strange Intimacy of Serial

David Haglund, Katy Waldman, and Willa Paskin discuss the latest episode of Serial. Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed This article originally appeared in Vulture. My wife Heather and I are both avid listeners of Serial, the public radio...Show More Summary

A Map of the Silly and Slightly Rude Place Names of Great Britain

4 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The “armchair adventurers” at Strumpshaw, Tincleton & Giggleswick have created the Marvellous Map of Great British Place Names, a geographic compendium of silly, strange, and slightly rude locales in Great Britain. Highlights include Galloping Bottom, Assington Green, and Shag Point. The map is available in two versions: a traditional Old School design, and a typographic […]

Woolgathering Catastrophe in Congo

Trying to tell the stories of the latest human catastrophes in the Democratic Republic of Congo feels like woolgathering. Not the popular definition of a "flight of fancy," or Patti Smith's phantom woolgatherers clothed in "strange archaic cap and dress," in her magnificent story/poem Woolgathering. Show More Summary

Fox loses his head in Super Smash Bros. glitch video

Something strange is going on in the world of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U...in this one bugged copy of the game, anyway. Player Terrence Boykin has taken to Miiverse to post screenshots of misshapen Marios, Yoshis, and Zero Suit Samuses, but the...

Sacred Service

The Emperor Wu looked at his strange visitor. A bearded monk with big bulging eyes stood in front of him. He had come all the way from India and was regarded as a great teacher of Buddhism. The Emperor, eager to get an affirmation of...Show More Summary

Terraqueous - of Land and Water

Illustration: Helmer Jonas Osslund. 'Sommarlandskap från Nordingrå' I came across the word terraqueous a couple of days ago and had no real idea what it meant, but like so much in the strange and enchanting world of the synchronous,Show More Summary

'Kourtney And Khloe (Hardly) Take The Hamptons' Episode 4 Recap

It's always a strange and eerie episode of "Kardashians" when Princess Kim K is the voice of reason. On last night's epsiode of "Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons" (still using the word "take" very lightly), Kim dropped some really powerful knowledge bombs on all of us. On Scott wanting to leave rehab: "He's just being... Show More Summary

Why Geoscientists Use Spaceships To Measure Underground

5 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We all rely on our senses to make sense of the world around us – but our senses can only take us so far. To better understand the Earth and its processes, geoscientists rely on a host of strange tools and bizarre research methods to expand the powers of their usual senses. Read more...

Woman Gets Restaurant's Logo Tattooed on her Hip for a Year of Free Curry

The tattoo is also supposed to represent her dad, who is a regular at the restaurant. There's no denying that people love free food. So much so, that they are willing to do strange (and regrettable) things for a complimentary meal. According...Show More Summary

That New Platinum-Edition Beyoncé EP Is Streaming on Spotify

The good news? Beyoncé's Beyoncé Platinum Edition is on Spotify. Strange but true, the diva has kept her album off the service for some time now — even before fellow pop-star Taylor Swift started her campaign against streaming. But if you're the pioneer, you can't stay with the trends, especially... More »

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