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They just don't get it

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Oct. 11, 2016

They just don't get it


The membership of the Westerly (Rhode Island) Yacht Club voted in June to retain the club's men-only admission policy, which some members told a Providence Journal reporter was necessary to preserve the club's "family atmosphere." Apparently, according to the report, they feared being tempted at social events by having unmarried women around (as "full" female members, instead of the currently allowed "spousal" members).




The Chessington (England) World of Adventures theme park, after upgrading its authentic jungle experience, nonetheless had to post a noise restriction in July because some patrons apparently cannot resist the urge to do loud Tarzan impressions, which officials said "confuse" the monkeys. [Providence Journal, 6-23-2016] [Surrey Comet, 7-14-2016]


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