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News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published March 20, 2015

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The Jeju Island Korean restaurant in Zhengzhou, China, staged a promotion last month to pick up lunch tabs for the 50 "most handsome" people to dine there every day. Judging was by a panel of cosmetic surgeons (who were partnering with the restaurant) and, as contestant-diners posed for photographs, they were evaluated on "quality of" eyes, noses, mouths and especially foreheads (better if "protruding"). [Daily Telegraph (London), 1-13-2015]

The owner of the Kingsland Vegetarian Restaurant in a suburb of Canberra, Australia, apologized in February for the cockroach infestation that contributed to a $16,000 fine, explaining that, for moral reasons, he could not bring himself to exterminate living things -- even cockroaches. (Less well-defended were Kingsland's toilet, grease and food-storage shortcomings.) [Brisbane Times, 2-1-2015]

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