Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News – March 27, 2010

What’s the longest place-name in America? Let’s journey to Worcester County in Massachusetts, where there’s a lake that can literally take your breath away. It’s Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. The name, which has 17 g’s, is pronounced, naturally, as it’s spelled.  Not that pronouncing it “naturally” is possible.  According to author Bill McLain, this Nipmuck Indian word means, “You fish on your […]

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TV Sitcom?

In case you haven’t been following me on Facebook, I’ve been trying to get an audition for the lead character in a new sitcom being produced this June. Just heard back from the producers… whoo hoo!  They like what they see from me and want me to audition for the lead role!  So do me a favor, friends… put April […]

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Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News – March 24, 2010

Scientists at Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia have discovered why your cat would rather eat a mouse than a chocolate bar.  There is a major defect in cat genes which prevents them while maturing from developing the taste receptors that detect sweets. Researchers can’t say what meat actually tastes like to cats.  ***MARLAR: My guess is lasagna.  Otherwise, why […]

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Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News – March 20, 2010

A heavy-duty helicopter plucked a mustang named Colorado off a western Arizona river sandbar Tuesday morning, reuniting him with his owner.  Colorado spent five days stranded on the sandbar along the Gila River about 36 miles southwest of Phoenix.  The Gila’s swift-moving current prevented an earlier rescue and the horse was trapped on the sandbar with a few bushes and […]

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Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News – March 19, 2010

Britons trying to cheer up their hospitalized friends and relatives often have to do so standing up; sitting on the bed usually isn’t allowed.  In a commentary published Wednesday in the British medical journal BMJ, Dr. Iona Heath argues the recommendation is unjustified and denies patients the chance to be close to their loved ones.  British authorities claim the ban […]

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