Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News

62-year-old Edward Ates is up on murder charges in Hackensack, New Jersey, and he’s chosen an interesting defense. Ates says he’s too fat to have killed his former son-in-law– at least not the way prosecutors claim it happened. The victim, 40-year-old Paul Duncsak, was shot six times as he walked down a hallway in his home. The shooter first fired […]

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Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News

Tragedy struck the Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand when an American tourist died while swimming with dolphins on a Dolphin Watch EcoTours trip with her husband and mother-in-law. The 22-year-old woman was found face down in the water after jumping in the Tory Channel with a group of swimmers. Attempts to revive the woman by emergency crews were unsuccessful. Police […]

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Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News

An Austin, Minnesota, man returned from vacation to discover his home had been broken into and his collection of 800 rare comic books was gone.  ***MARLAR: Police are questioning his mother.  A Florida couple is in the news for getting married in a Wal-Mart where they met. ***MARLAR: When you get such a great markdown on spouses, you gotta jump […]

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WANT TO BE DEPRESSED AND MISERABLE?

(From Charles B. Beckert, Ph.D.) Really concentrate on mistakes that you’ve made, especially mistakes you can’t do anything about. Always compare yourself to others. This works best when you compare your worst traits with their best traits. When someone else has a problem, be sure to make it your problem too. For added misery, you can also find some way […]

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Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News

Doctors have always assumed that both human ears were basically the same. But a UCLA study of babies may change a lot of assumptions about the way the brain works, because it found that the right ear is better at picking up speech-like sounds, while the left ear is better at processing music. ***MARLAR: So one ear is for talking […]

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Happy 41st Birthday to Me

I celebrate my 41st birthday today.  And I have to tell you that I am actually beginning to FEEL old now.  They say life begins at forty, and that might be true (I’ve yet to see that), but one thing is for sure… childhood is OVER.  I came to this realization after noticing a few things in my life.  For […]

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Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News

The Al-Riyadh newspaper reports that a woman in Khamis Mushayt, Saudi Arabia, asked for a divorce because her husband of 30 years lifted her veil while she was sleeping so he could see her face for the first time. The paper says that wives never showing their faces to their husbands is not an Islamic edict but a tradition practiced […]

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My Phone Is Way Cooler Than Your Phone…

So, you’re excited about getting that new super-thin cell phone that takes photos and holds 100 songs, are you?  Oh puh-leeze… that is SO mid-March, 2009.  I’m guessing your family also plays games on giant cardboard squares with dice and tiny pieces of plastic you have to move by hand.  How positively ancient! The newest cell phones allow you to […]

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Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News

A recent survey of more than 7000 Americans shows that seven out of ten people would rather spend six months in Hades (Hell) than spend six months of their lives without television. ***MARLAR: Obviously, someone is not doing a very good job of telling people what Hell is really like! But then again, considering the new fall TV season, there […]

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