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Thought for the day

“I reject your reality and substitute my own.”

Adam Savage

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Latrine duty is lucky? I didn’t know that.

Reuters via Yahoo! News
latrine.jpg Cleanliness has long been next to godliness for the hygiene-conscious Japanese, but fortune-tellers are now advising those who want to succeed in life to start by scrubbing the smallest room.

“Cleaning the toilet to attract luck” published this month is the latest in a series of books advising readers on how to attract good fortune using a brush and an array of cleaning fluids. “Don’t just wipe the floor, polish it,” the book instructs. “It’s important to maintain a positive mood while cleaning.”

The books are inspired by Buddhist teachings and feng shui, a traditional Chinese belief that people’s fortunes are determined by their surroundings.

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Repentant thieves?

Yahoo! News
Burglars have struck twice at the Guyandotte United Methodist Church [in Huntington, W.Va.] but the second time they may have remembered that commandment, the one that goes, “Thou shalt not steal.”

Thieves first jimmied the church’s door locks Monday night and stole about $5,000 worth of sound and office equipment, church treasurer Rocky Frazier said. Then, they broke back the next night and returned everything. “They taketh and the Lord giveth back,” Frazier said Friday. “It’s like there’s a higher power at work.”

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It was probably that lightning bolt that fried their car that did the trick. 

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…And I always thought the Spanish were intelligent…

IOL
It is no longer just little green or red men that allow or prohibit pedestrians from crossing the street in the Spanish municipality of Fuenlabrada, south of Madrid.

The municipality of 190,000 residents has introduced pioneering traffic lights, on which the traditional male silhouettes alternate with long-haired ones wearing skirts, the daily El Pais reported Friday.

Traffic signs indicating pedestrian crossings also show female as well as male figures.

The traditional all-male traffic signs are gradually being replaced with “egalitarian” ones, according to sources of the left-wing municipal government.

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Next: Remove gender from the Spanish language 

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Assaulted peanut — Thanks, Katherine

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