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He wanted to head home to Champlain Towers. His girlfriend wanted him to stay. She may have saved his life. – Washington Post June 28, 2021 – Weirdness Wednesdays June 30, 2021

This is a more unusual Weirdness Wednesday choice – He wanted to head home to Champlain Towers. His girlfriend wanted him to stay. She may have saved his life.: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/06/28/erick-de-moura-condo-collapse-florida/ By Jaclyn Peiser June 28, 2021 Erick De Moura woke up … Continue reading

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The wartime bunker and other surprising things that wash up on beaches – Weirdness Wednesdays June 23, 2021

This is a more unusual Weirdness Wednesday choice – The wartime bunker and other surprising things that wash up on beaches: https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tripideas/weird-and-wonderful-things-washed-up-on-beaches/ss-BB1d2ndn?li=BBnbklE. Slightly longer article. Rachel Truman 5/8/2021 34 slides to look through. The first slide is the wartime bunker. Looking … Continue reading

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State Sport of Maryland Is Jousting – Weirdness Wednesdays June 16, 2021

This is a more unusual Weirdness Wednesday choice – State Sport of Maryland Is Jousting: https://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/html/symbols/sport.html. Slightly longer article. Specific reference is here – https://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/html/symbols/sport.html#jousting Jousting became the official sport of Maryland in 1962 (Chapter 134, Acts of 1962; Code … Continue reading

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New dinosaur species found in Australia was as long as a basketball court – NBC News June 8, 2021 – Weirdness Wednesdays June 9, 2021

This is a more positive Weirdness Wednesday choice – New dinosaur species found in Australia was as long as a basketball court: https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/new-dinosaur-species-found-australia-was-long-basketball-court-rcna1136. Slightly longer article. By Denise Chow June 8, 2021 The specimen, nicknamed “the southern titan,” is the … Continue reading

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New Exhibition at Warsaw Zoo Honors Polish Couple Who Saved Jews During World War II – Haaretz April 11, 2015 – Weirdness Wednesdays June 2, 2021

This is a more positive Weirdness Wednesday choice – New Exhibition at Warsaw Zoo Honors Polish Couple Who Saved Jews During World War II: https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/exhibition-at-warsaw-zoo-honors-couple-who-saved-jews-1.5349911. Thought it was an honor to share this couple’s decision to aid Jews during World … Continue reading

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We bought a World War II ship on eBay – CNN May 25, 2021 – Weirdness Wednesdays May 26, 2021

This is a more positive Weirdness Wednesday choice – We bought a World War II ship on eBay: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/couple-buy-world-war-ii-ship-cmd/index.html. Slightly longer article, but here’s a brief synopsis. I rarely play the lottery as the odds of winning tend to be … Continue reading

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$26 million SuperLotto Plus ticket was destroyed in the laundry, Norwalk store manager says – KTLA May 13, 2021 – Weirdness Wednesdays May 19, 2021

This is a more strange Weirdness Wednesday choice – $26 million SuperLotto Plus ticket was destroyed in the laundry, Norwalk store manager says: https://ktla.com/news/local-news/clock-ticking-on-l-a-county-superlotto-plus-winners-last-day-to-claim-26-million-prize/. Slightly longer article, but here’s a brief synopsis. I rarely play the lottery as the odds … Continue reading

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A FIELD GUIDE TO THE LONG HISTORY OF SKYJACKINGS CrimeReads May 10, 2021 – Weirdness Wednesdays May 12, 2021

This is a more serious Weirdness Wednesday choice – A FIELD GUIDE TO THE LONG HISTORY OF SKYJACKINGS: https://crimereads.com/skyjackings/. Slightly longer article, but here’s a brief synopsis. JULIA SIRMONS May 10, 2021 For those of us obsessed with them, stories about … Continue reading

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Belgian farmer accidentally moves French border BBC May 4, 2021 – Weirdness Wednesdays May 5, 2021

This is a slightly different and humorous Weirdness Wednesday choice – Belgian farmer accidentally moves French border: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56978344. Slightly longer article, but here’s a brief synopsis. A farmer in Belgium has caused a stir after inadvertently redrawing the country’s border … Continue reading

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Paradise lost: Italian hermit forced to leave island he guarded for 32 years Global News.ca April 27, 2021 – Weirdness Wednesdays April 28, 2021

This is a sad Weirdness Wednesday choice – Paradise lost: Italian hermit forced to leave island he guarded for 32 years https://globalnews.ca/news/7812992/italy-island-hermit-evicted-budelli/. Longer article, but here’s a brief synopsis. I saw it a few days ago, but didn’t realize he … Continue reading

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