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Weird News Round-Up: Cannibal Colonists, Man Loses Savings for Stuffed Banana
Weird News Round-Up: Cannibal Colonists, Man Loses Savings for Stuffed Banana

Hungry for a midnight snack? Be glad you live in this century. Here's why: • Anthropologists… >>

Genetically Modified Food: 7 Things Every Shopper Needs to Know
Genetically Modified Food: 7 Things Every Shopper Needs to Know

Are you trying to sort out the pros and cons about genetically modified food and genetically… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Worst First Date Ever, Senator Proposes Seersucker Ban
Weird News Round-Up: Worst First Date Ever, Senator Proposes Seersucker Ban

This week's oddest headlines will make you thankful for even the lamest first dates, your freedom… >>

Who Said It Best: 'Veep' or Real Life VP Joe Biden?
Who Said It Best: ‘Veep’ or Real Life VP Joe Biden?

Vice President Joe Biden is well known for his garrulousness, but how does his loquacity hold up… >>

Boston Bombing: An Emotional First Aid Kit
Boston Bombing: An Emotional First Aid Kit

Once again, senseless carnage has been visited upon the innocent. And once again, we are following… >>

The Winters Of Our Content: Remembering Jonathan Winters At His Funniest
The Winters Of Our Content: Remembering Jonathan Winters At His Funniest

A first-person recollection of the improv master's hilarious drama-class instruction, and clips… >>

The Most Shocking Break-Ups of the Last Five Years
The Most Shocking Break-Ups of the Last Five Years

This month marks the 43rd anniversary of the 1970 break-up of the Beatles. Here, eight recent… >>

Funny Photos Inspired By Real News Headlines
Funny Photos Inspired By Real News Headlines

As professional Digesters, our editorial team is exposed to hundreds of headlines every day… >>

7 Ways the Sequester Is Really Going to Hurt Kids
7 Ways the Sequester Is Really Going to Hurt Kids

There's nothing abstract about $85 billion in federal budget cuts. Here's how extreme… >>

Social Media Trends: Get Pinned, Go to Jail
Social Media Trends: Get Pinned, Go to Jail

Forget "cake in a mug": One small town newspaper is using Pinterest to put criminals behind bars. >>

Weird News Round-Up: Vatican Loves Batman, Edible Hotel Opens
Weird News Round-Up: Vatican Loves Batman, Edible Hotel Opens

As with recent weeks, the Vatican, Batman, and Dennis Rodman seem to be hot topics. Let's see… >>

8 Wacky
8 Wacky “We The People” Petitions That Actually Got Signatures

We The People, whitehouse.gov's official online petition service, is America's new home for… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Pope's Sweetie Talks, Teacher Gives 3rd Graders Lie Detector Test
Weird News Round-Up: Pope’s Sweetie Talks, Teacher Gives 3rd Graders Lie Detector Test

The Catholic church named its new pope this week—and he has a forthcoming ex-crush. This and more… >>

9 Amazing Moments When We Almost Reached World Peace
9 Amazing Moments When We Almost Reached World Peace

Former NBA star and serial eccentric Dennis Rodman's recent so-called diplomatic mission to North… >>

5 Secrets the FBI Doesn't Want You to Know
5 Secrets the FBI Doesn’t Want You to Know

We investigate a few of the juicier government secrets from one of the nation's most private… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Killer Bees Swarm Tampa, Batman Is Real
Weird News Round-Up: Killer Bees Swarm Tampa, Batman Is Real

There's the big news this week- a recovering U.S. economy, North Korea threatening nuclear action… >>

More Tough Times for America's Post Offices
More Tough Times for America’s Post Offices

An article published yesterday in The New York Times is bringing more attention to the troubles… >>

13 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Being Pope
13 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Being Pope

He's the Holy Father, but he's also a man, and running the Church is a job. Here's the lowdown on… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Rodman Loves a Dictator; Jersey Shore Sea Monster
Weird News Round-Up: Rodman Loves a Dictator; Jersey Shore Sea Monster

The sequester may be this week's most important news item, but automatic spending cuts and the… >>

Comedians in Chief? Funny Presidential Quotes
Comedians in Chief? Funny Presidential Quotes

Obama jokes about his dubious birth certificate, Lincoln ribs some lawyers, and George W. Bush… >>