Too Much Brawn, Not Enough Brains

A gang of German bank robbers trying to blow open an ATM machine used too much explosive and destroyed the entire bank.  The blast reduced the bank building in the village of Malliss to rubble and damaged cars more than 100 yards away, yet the targeted ATM machine was left completely intact.  “Something evidently didn’t work the way the robbers […]

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Joining Jihadist Groups

Young Muslims are still flocking to radical jihadist groups in record numbers. A United Nations study found that at least 25,000 people from more than 100 nations have left home to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and other radical groups. The number of foreign terrorist fighters worldwide increased by 71 percent from mid-2014 to March 2015.

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Synchronicity

Twin sisters Erica and Tashina Ackley, 22, who found out they were pregnant on the same day, gave birth just hours apart in the same Maine hospital. “We thought it would be cool if we had our babies on the same day,” said Tashina, “but we didn’t expect that it would happen.”

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Marijuana Usage

College graduates account for only about 17 percent of marijuana use. About 76 percent is consumed by adults who never attended college or dropped out. “Most of the marijuana market is more Walmart than Whole Foods,” says Carnegie Mellon University professor Jonathan Caulkins, author of a new analysis of weed use.

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‘Emo’ youths murdered in Iraq

Shiite death squads have killed more than a dozen young Iraqis over the past month for wearing Western-style emo clothes.  The Interior Ministry singled out the emo subculture—made up of youths who listen to Western emo music and wear tight jeans and long hair— last month, branding it “devil worshiping” and calling on the “moral police” to stamp it out. […]

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