Topic: Weird

No more weird architecture: China’s Xi appeal divides public

BEIJING - Chinese Internet users were divided Thursday after leader Xi Jinping reportedly called for an end to ‘weird architecture’ in a country that has seen a huge construction boom.Much of China’s older building stock is made up of Soviet-style concrete blocks, but in recent ...

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September 21, 2014

‘My relationship is weird’

Wilmington:  Aubrey Plaza’s Life After Beth co-stars found her relationship with Jeff Baena ‘weird’. The 30-year-old actress is currently dating filmmaker Jeff Baena and stars in his comedy horror movie Life After Beth. Recalling shooting one scene in the movie, which ...

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic tops charts with parody album

AFPLOS ANGELESUS comedian-singer “Weird Al” Yankovic has scored a career-first number one album following a viral video campaign parodying two of the biggest hits of the past year.Yankovic, 54, famed for his spoof 1984 version of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” - ...

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March 28, 2014

You’re likely to have weird dreams when there’s a full moon

Daily MailBern-People have more weird and wonderful dreams around the time of the full moon, a British study found. The content of our dreams doesn’t vary with the seasons or with the days of the week, it showed.But in the week or so surrounding a full moon, they are decidedly more ...

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January 17, 2014

Weird and wonderful British royal gifts

AFPLONDON-A garden gnome, a chocolate royal coach and a falconry glove were among the gifts presented to Britain’s royal household last year, it was revealed on Wednesday.Queen Elizabeth II was the lucky recipient of a gold jewelled photo frame set on a jewelled ostrich egg when Sheikh ...

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December 12, 2013

Weird stories of 2013

AFPPARIS-Throughout the year, some events provide a bit of respite from the daily grind and remind us that human nature and failings are qualities shared worldwide. Here is a lighthearted selection from AFP’s “offbeat” stories for 2013: A tired German bank employee dozed off on ...

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October 07, 2013

Gaga’s weird meat bag

NEW YORK: Lady Gaga made Cher carry her ‘’weird’’ meat handbag. The 67-year-old singer loved the unusual outfit - which was made from raw beef - donned by the singer at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) and thought it was a ‘’work of art’’, ...

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September 03, 2012

Weird homework excuses

A BRITISH lecturer has revealed that a student once used the excuse “I was arrested for being a spy” to explain their lack of homework.It is just one of a number of weird excuses that John Curry has heard over the last 14 years, reports Metro.Curry explained that the student claimed ...