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Entries from June 2008

Transvestite Toilets

June 18th, 2008 · 9 Comments

In Bankok, Thailand there are seperate bathrooms for teen boys who prefer to dress as girls at one rural high school.   No more tough decisions about which toilet to take to or having to go to the teachers lounge. The Kampang School in northeastern Thailand conducted a survey last term that showed more than 200 […]

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My Name is: “Freedom from Oppression”

June 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

More Than 5,000 Chinese Children Have Been given the birth name, ‘Olympic Games’ Or, in Chinese, “Aoyun.” A states spokesperson has been quoeted as saying, “It is not uncommon for Chinese children to be given names of common events and popular slogans—such as Defend China, Get Rich, Stay Healthy, Strong Nation and Space Travel.  I […]

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Multi-Year Treasure Hunt Ends

June 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Dan Deming had heard the rumours about the buried treasure on his central Wisconsin farm for years and at first he made some halfhearted attempts to find it, and then searched in earnest for the next 5 years after receiving a metal detector for his birthday. “I dreamed of finding 100’s of bars of gold […]

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