Saturday, May 06, 2006

Oddly Enough

My Google home page is host to news headlines from the New York Times, BBC, CNET -- to name a few.

(It's actually getting pretty cluttered, what with the other boxes showing updated weather in Hamburg, San Diego and Sturgeon Bay, a box that shows recently received Gmail, another listing the recent "How To" Of The Day from, Word of the Day, Quote of the Day, etc. Hmmm, it might be time for a spring cleaning...?)

But, even though there are important headlines from around the world right in front of me, I always seem to look at the Reuters Oddly Enough headlines first!

Check out two of my favorites from today.

The first one is about the apparent penchant the Chinese have for spitting in public places and how the government in China is tryint to dissuade them from continuing this practice, in light of the upcoming Olympics in Beijing in 2008.

The next one is from Reuters' Berlin bureau. Apparently a brothel in Berlin has found a lucrative niche market, catering to men who are either new to brothels or new to the product they offer.

Yes, we have to keep track of the serious goings-on in the world today -- but sometimes you've just got to relax and laugh!

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