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Recurring Themes

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published March 26, 2015

Recurring Themes

(1) A mummified monk in Mongolia became the latest religious figure whose followers insist he is not dead but living in a meditative trance. Dr. Barry Kerzin, among whose patients is the Dalai Lama, called the state "tukdam." Scientists attributed the monk's preserved condition to Mongolia's cold weather.

(2) After consulting its substantial research base, The Smoking Gun website reported that Steven Anderson's arrest in Fargo, North Dakota, in January was only the third time that someone operating a Zamboni had been charged with DUI. Anderson, 27, was arrested while (erratically) resurfacing the ice between periods of a girls' high school hockey game. [BBC News, 2-4-2015] [The Smoking Gun, 2-1-2015]

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