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Weekly Review

December 7, 2021

No arrests were made in connection to a 200-child brawl at a trampoline park in Tampa, Florida. Read More

November 30, 2021

“Believe me, the English will not have a magic Christmas,” said Jean Michel Fournier, a French fisherman who helped form a blockade at the port of Calais to prevent trade until the two countries sort out their post-Brexit fishing licensing. Read More

November 23, 2021

A school district in Missouri announced that it will be hiring its own high school students as cooks, maintenance workers, and childcare providers to compensate for staffing shortages. Read More

November 16, 2021

Agencies reported a critical shortage of people trained to play Santa Claus over the holidays this year. Read More

November 9, 2021

Taliban officials instructed taxi drivers in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province to refuse rides to gunmen unaffiliated with their organization. Read More

November 2, 2021

Buckingham Palace said that Queen Elizabeth would not attend the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, where local residents have complained of a growing rat infestation. Read More

October 26, 2021

A medical school in Japan discovered that it had mixed up plumbing and, for the past 30 years, had been serving toilet water for “drinking, washing hands, and gargl[ing].” Read More

October 19, 2021

“How do you oppose the Holocaust?” a Texas teacher asked an administrator who said that educators should consider “other perspectives” in lessons about the Shoah. Read More

October 12, 2021

A school in Belgium alerted parents that their children had been playing games they had seen on Squid Game and beating up the losers as a way to approximate killings in the show. Read More

October 5, 2021

It was announced that pieces of a bridge on which A. A. Milne, author of the Winnie the Pooh books, played with his son will go up for auction at the same house that sold 20 tons of the Berlin Wall. Read More

September 28, 2021

A U.S. federal judge ordered Facebook to release records of all posts promoting violence against the Rohingya ethnic group that the company had previously declined to share because of privacy concerns. Read More

September 21, 2021

The pope expressed confusion as to why some cardinals were refusing the COVID-19 vaccine. Read More

September 14, 2021

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton of Washington denied responsibility for siccing six zebras on residents of the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Read More

September 8, 2021

Major General Christopher Donahue was the last American soldier to leave Afghanistan, marking an end to the United States’ longest war, the cost of which lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee have mentioned only once since September 11, 2001. Read More

August 31, 2021

Harvard University’s new chaplain is an atheist. Read More

August 24, 2021

Sri Lanka’s president demoted the country’s health minister, who advocated for sorcery as a treatment for COVID-19. Read More

August 18, 2021

Dozens of articles written by the co-founder of the fact-checking site Snopes were taken down after an investigation revealed that he had serially plagiarized BuzzFeed. Read More

August 10, 2021

Three people were injured when an iceberg collapsed at Tennessee’s Titanic Museum Attraction. Read More

August 3, 2021

The Thai government banned frightening news. Read More

July 27, 2021

Researchers developed a test that can detect a type of brain tumor in urine. Read More

July 21, 2021

“We just call it the variant,” said the CEO of Delta Air Lines, speaking of the Delta strain of the coronavirus. Read More

July 13, 2021

A Saharan dust plume reached Texas. Read More

July 7, 2021

China celebrated the 100th anniversary of the CCP with a mass wedding, a trivia contest, and a speech in which President Xi warned foreign governments that those who interfere in China’s affairs will have their “heads bashed bloody against a great wall of steel forged by over 1.4 billion Chinese people.” Read More

June 30, 2021

At least 5,000 birds disappeared during a British pigeon race. Read More

June 22, 2021

It was reported that a West Virginia congressman used campaign funds for 53 purchases at Chick-fil-A. Read More

June 15, 2021

A White House press corps flight to the G7 summit was delayed because one of the plane’s engines was filled with cicadas. Read More

June 8, 2021

“Partisan voting legislation will destroy the already weakening binds of our democracy,” said Senator Joe Manchin, announcing that he would vote against his own party’s election reform bill. Read More

June 3, 2021

Senate Democrats killed a Republican-sponsored bill that forbade the creation of “certain human-animal chimeras.” Read More

May 25, 2021

More than 100 people lined up outside of an abandoned Bay Area gas station for the chance to sniff a corpse flower in bloom. Read More

May 18, 2021

Engineers in San Francisco were attempting to silence a loud hum emitted by the Golden Gate Bridge that could be heard 10 miles away. Read More