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Residents perished, but Formosan termites survived Katrina just fine.

Right-wing French group serves pork soup to the poor to exclude Muslims and Jews. A crowd of soup activists chanted, "We are all pig eaters! We are all pig eaters!"

Red rain dumps alien bacteria from a comet over India, scientist claims.

At least 17 dogs in President Bush's security detail were put up at a five-star hotel in New Delhi; hotel staff were told to address the dogs by their rank, as "sergeant-major" or "lieutenant."

In Vietnam, musician Gary Glitter, was found guilty of sexually abusing two preteen girls. He will be jailed for three years and must pay the girls' families 5 million dong. Wait, wasn’t the dong what got him into trouble in the first place? By the way, that translates to $320 compensation per girl.

Scientists are performing research into mind control of monkeys, rats, sharks, and other fish. "We believe," said a researcher at the University of Washington, Seattle, "we are the first to record neural activity from a monkey doing a somersault.”

A quantum computer program has produced an answer without actually running. This scheme could have an advantage over straightforward quantum computing. "A non-running computer produces fewer errors," says team member Onur Hosten.

A 54-year-old Ohio man was jailed after being caught hiding in bathrooms to collect the urine of adolescent boys. "I'm drinking their youth," he explained.

Because sometimes, a toot is as good as a pile.

 

 

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