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Snail mail: There’s an app for that

Wait ... What? A startup company in Austin, Texas, also serving San Francisco, promises to take its customers' incoming U.S. mail three times a week, photograph it and deliver it back to the customers via mobile phone app, for $4.99 a month. The company, Outbox, provides some value-added services, removing the customer from junk-mail lists and paying bills. Still, Outbox's unorthodox business model assumes that a growing number of people absolutely hate opening, filing or discarding pieces of paper. Co-founder Will Davis told CNN in February that at least he does not fear competition: "No one is crazy ...

April 08, 2013 | | News of the Weird


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Caught on Video: Christ's Return

November 06, 2012 | | News of the Weird


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Horse show jumping is a longtime Olympics sport, but for the last 10 years, equestrians have been performing in "horseless" show jumping, in which horse courses are run by "riders" on foot (who, by the way, do not straddle broomsticks). According to an October report in The Wall Street Journal, an international association headed by retired pro equestrian Jessica Newman produces at least 15 shows a year, with between 40 to 130 competitors galloping over jumps that vary from two to four feet high (five feet in "Grand Prix" events), with the "riders" graded as if they were on horses ...

October 30, 2012 | | News of the Weird


Oh, you darned kids

Michael Monsour, the former CEO of Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette, Pa., was charged with assaulting his brother, Dr. William Monsour, in their father's home.

March 28, 2012 | | News of the Weird


There’s justice for you

Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme cost 16,500 investors a total of as much as $18 billion, according to the court-appointed trustee, but at least Madoff is not on death row.

March 27, 2012 | | News of the Weird


They are better than one

Twice during 2011, babies with two heads were born in Brazil.

March 25, 2012 | | News of the Weird


It’s so hard to please most dogs

Veterinary technician and food blogger Lauren Hicks recently inaugurated service on what is surely one of the few food trucks in the country catering exclusively to dogs.

March 23, 2012 | | News of the Weird


Bridging past to the future

Traditional bridge replacement on as prominent a highway as Interstate 15 in Mesquite, Nev., has generally required rerouting traffic for as long as a year, but the new "accelerated" technology necessitated detours for less than a week.

March 22, 2012 | | News of the Weird


You get what you pay for

There was no "individual mandate."

March 21, 2012 | | News of the Weird


Post traumatic garbage you mean

Former 11-year-veteran police officer Louise McGarva, 35, filed a lawsuit recently, asking the equivalent of about $760,000, against the Lothian and Borders Police in Edinburgh, Scotland, for causing her post-traumatic stress disorder.

March 20, 2012 | | News of the Weird


But you made a promise

Jesse Dimmick filed a lawsuit in Topeka, against Jared and Lindsay Rowley - whom he has been convicted of kidnapping in a notorious 2009 episode that resulted in his being shot by police.

March 18, 2012 | | News of the Weird


Hit man wasn’t a hit

Sheriff's deputies arrested novelist Nancy Mancuso Gelber, 53, in Bryan, Texas, after she had allegedly arranged a hit on her husband.

March 16, 2012 | | News of the Weird


This gets to the bottom

March 14, 2012 | | News of the Weird


You didn’t see that, did you?

March 13, 2012 | | News of the Weird


Luckily he’d gotten shot

March 09, 2012 | | News of the Weird


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