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December 31, 2004
Current Weird News Making Headlines

New Aluminum Can Blends Pop Music And Soda Pop
2004-12-31 - Stuttgart, Germany - A new type of energy drink is letting German consumers blend soda pop and pop music in the same can.

Comb-Over: The Movie
2004-12-31 - Denver, CO - A hair-raising documentary is exposing the "earliest remedy for baldness" -- the comb-over.

Minnesota Man Is Worlds's First Astral Travel Agent
2004-12-31 - Battle Lake, MN - A travel agent in Minneapolis is a real trip himself.

Summertime And The Butt Facials Are Easy
2004-12-31 - Brooklyn, NY - Summer is all about relaxing for most folks -- but for Brooklyn spa owner Kristine Panariello, it's about getting her staff ready to do a lot of "butt facials."

Man Changes Name To Pronoun 'They'
2004-12-31 - Branson, MO - It may drive grammarians crazy, but a Branson, Missouri, man has legally changed his name to the pronoun "they."

Jamaican Resort Offers Flu Shots By The Pool
2004-12-31 - Negril, Jamaica - A lot of people go to Jamaica to get a tan -- but for the past few months, some folks were going there to get flu shots.

Photographer Flushing His Talent Away
2004-12-31 - Glenside, PA - A photographer is flushing his talent away -- literally.

Everybody's Doing The 'Lynndie'
2004-12-31 - London, England - There's a new craze sweeping the internet and it's called "The Lynndie."

Artist Selling His Snot Ball For $20K
2004-12-31 - London, England - A London artist who collected mucus from his nose for two years and displayed the resulting ball of snot at four separate art exhibitions is now ready to part with his prized possession -- to the tune of roughly $20,000.

Around The Weird - Bizarre News Briefs for December 30th, 2004
2004-12-30 - Santiago, Chile - A 22-year-old Chilean man has won a new car after spending more than 54 hours kissing the vehicle. Jose Aliaga was the last of 27 people to stand smooching the car in a competition sponsored by a Santiago radio station. According to Prensa online, he was only given one seven-minute break every three hours during the two-day-plus smooch session.

Flash Lites December 30th, 2004 - Rip 'N' Read Recap
2004-12-30 - Jericho, NY - Hopefully, Star Jones will be a better wife than she was a bride because she's been chosen as the "Biggest Bridezilla of 2004" by the producers of "Bridezillas," a reality series on the WE: Women's Entertainment cable network. "The View" host beat out Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez for the dubious honor.

The Mental Benefits Of Movies
2004-12-30 - New York, NY - Why spend $200 an hour lying on a couch telling your troubles to a therapist when you can get the same benefits by renting a movie?

Ay Carumba! Hot Peppers Replacing Vioxx And Celebrex For Arthritis?
2004-12-30 - Albany, NY - Now that major arthritis drugs like Vioxx have been proven dangerous to patients' health, some folks are turning to hot peppers to make their pain chill out.

Making A New Year's Resolution? You're Doomed To Fail
2004-12-30 - Beverly Hills, CA - A weight loss expert is predicting 98 percent of folks who make a resolution to lose weight this year will fail in their attempt within three weeks.

More Tubby Children And Less Low-Carb Craze For The New Year
2004-12-30 - Atlanta, GA - Here's something to chew on while making your New Year's resolutions: 71 million Americans will be cutting calories in the new year.

Tips To Keep Champagne Sparkly During 2005 Parties
2004-12-30 - Guerneville, CA - The bubbly will be flowing at New Year's parties across the world this year, but there are some tips you need to know to keep the champagne sparkling well into next year.

A Shot Of Olive Oil Will Cure Your New Year's Hangover
2004-12-30 - New York, NY - A shot of olive oil should be included with the shots of vodka or rum you slam down on New Year's Eve.

Auditions Being Held For Million Dollar Ideas
2004-12-30 - Minneapolis, MN - If you think you have an idea for an invention worth millions, be prepared to hawk your product at the Mall of America in Minnesota on Jan. 6.

Howard Stern Inspires Big Tips
2004-12-30 - Washington, D.C. - Pizza drivers all over Washington, D.C., owe shock jock Howard Stern a big thanks.

Tsunami Stirring Up Waves Of Sea Serpents
2004-12-30 - Portland, ME - The recent tsunami in south Asia is stirring up lots of relief efforts -- and it could also be splashing all sorts of unknown sea creatures onto the shoreline.

Flash Lites December 29th, 2004 - Rip 'N' Read Recap
2004-12-29 - Auckland, New Zealand - The New Zealand TV network TV3 is facing a wave of controversy for its decision to air the Leonardo DiCaprio film "The Beach" just 24 hours after the devastating tsunami in South Asia. The 2000 movie was filmed at two of the resorts affected by the waves but a network official says technicalities prevented the film from being pulled from the schedule.

Keep Smoking While Planning To Quit
2004-12-29 - Chicago, IL - Planning to quit smoking for the New Year?

Iraqi Prison Scandal Top P.R. Gaffe Of 2004
2004-12-29 - San Francisco, CA - Donald Rumsfeld won't win any awards for how he handled the Iraqi prison issue. In fact, one public relations expert says it's a textbook example of how NOT to deal with scandal.

Largest Mass Hypnosis Tries To Make Good On New Year's Resolutions
2004-12-29 - El Dorado Hills, CA - The largest mass hypnosis event ever offered will be held Jan. 8 and it will try to fulfill many people's New Year's resolutions by putting them to sleep.

DUI Checkpoints Will Be Useless New Year's Eve
2004-12-29 - Los Angeles, CA - Although there will be a lot of DUI checkpoints on the road this New Year's Eve, it still won't stop a massive wave of drunks from getting behind the wheel.

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