Jae’s Odd News

White Dress, Blue Dress, See Dress, Buy Dress

Stroop 2Newsrooms came to a standstill Thursday with the publishing of the now famous photo of a dress. There’s nothing particularly special about the dress. It wasn’t part of the Oscar-hype. There was nobody famous in the dress (or falling out of it). There were no special fashion features that would set Project Runway alight. It was just a nice stripy dress that many conservative women would wear to a dinner or a show. It’s not the dress itself, but the reaction to the dress that makes this week’s Odd News report.

Headline: Debates Rage Over Color of Dress Photographed in Rare Light

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Forever 21

This weeforever youngk’s Odd News is the tragic story of a sick child with a potentially fatal illness. Family members of the 14-year-old victim are scrambling to organize telethons to increase awareness of this disease before it spreads – but they fear it’s too late.

Headline: Boy Diagnosed With ‘Fear of Growing Up’

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Boyz to Men

Scout SignMany a wholesome life-lesson has been learned by participating in the Scouts (either gender). This week’s Odd News is about a nature hike gone horribly wrong and a lesson this Boy Scout troop will never forget.

Headline: Cub Scouts’ Hike Leads to Nude Beach

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What Not to Wear

Breaking Fad 2Odd News has been on an education kick lately. There seems to be more than the usual share of teachers standing in corners wearing dunce hats. Maybe these too are part of the new Arkansas teacher dress code.

Headline: State Takes Over Arkansas School District That Had To Make Teachers Wear Underwear

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ABC 123

Bad Apple2ABC 123We’re back to the Land of Ed for this week’s Odd News. Recently, a jury found a teacher guilty of felonious lesson planning. This case sets a new legal precedence for government intervention in the schools and strikes at the very heart of academic freedom.

Headline: Teacher Convicted of Showing High School Class Violent Movie

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Don’t Smoke & Drive

Cigarettes Odd NewsWe’ve all seen the ads – smoking can seriously damage your health – demonstrated nicely in this week’s odd news story.

Headline: Man Runs Over Own Head

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Canned Response

GUN SIGNThis week’s odd news is about a school principal fighting back against school violence.

Headline: Principal: Let Students Hurl Canned Food at  Intruders 

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Toilet Police

This week’s odd news pits the First World against the Third and reminds us that there are places where Microsoft is a brand of toilet paper.

Headline: India to check on toilet use in ‘real time’

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Ashes to Trashes

goodwill donations’Tis the season for returning gifts, but this week’s odd news is about one gift the store didn’t want.

Headline: Goodwill Workers Find Cremated Remains in Donation

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Oui-the Jury

ouijaWith all the talk about juries lately, it seemed timely to revisit some old odd news. This is the story of one bold jury’s attempt to find the truth despite hindrance by lawyers, the legal system, and evidence in general.

Headline: Retrial Order in “Ouija Case”

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Santa Blahs 

Santa squashed…maybe you’re expecting a story about an ironically evil Santa (or four) robbing little old ladies (or jewelry stores) at gunpoint.

Headline: Santa Gang Rob Albanian Jewelry Store

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University Loses Marbles

brain poster odd newsRecent odd news reports that the University of Texas has lost its mind. I think this headline should read Missing brains were destroyed.

Headline: University of Texas Says Brains Were Destroyed

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Resurrectual Interference 

ON bedroomToday’s Odd News comes from Canada and clearly demonstrates that Americans don’t have a lock on religious fanaticism. I may be jumping to conclusions, but I don’t think this family is Episcopalian.

Headline: Hamilton Family Left Corpse Upstairs for Six Months Expecting Resurrection

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Ban the Bananas

Banana Gun1I don’t want to talk about people going bananas in this post; I want to talk about a specific banana – The most dangerous banana on the planet.

Headline: Man Arrested; Deputies say he Aimed Banana at Them

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