White Dress, Blue Dress, See Dress, Buy Dress
Newsrooms 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.
This week’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’
Boyz to Men
Many 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
What Not to Wear
Odd 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.
ABC 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.
Don’t Smoke & Drive
We’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
This week’s odd news is about a school principal fighting back against school violence.
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.
Ashes to Trashes
’Tis the season for returning gifts, but this week’s odd news is about one gift the store didn’t want.
With 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”
…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
University Loses Marbles
Recent odd news reports that the University of Texas has lost its mind. I think this headline should read Missing brains were destroyed.
Today’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.
Ban the Bananas
I 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.