Men Are Now Happier Than Women - Modern times seem to be riddled with growing gaps - the income gap, the achievement gap, the tolerance-of-celebrity-gossip gap. Now here's another one to worry about, according to today's New York Times: the growing happiness gap between men and women.Original news source

Lucky Pilot - Bob Roberts, the pilot of a small plane that crashed onto Interstate 95 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,USA, sits in the remains of his plane, waiting for emergency officials to take him to the hospital for treatment.[Pics]Original news source

Crossword Puzzle Solved With a Hitch - It was the crossword puzzle fan's version of getting his marriage proposal plastered on a stadium Jumbotron.Original news source

News of the Weird, June 24, 2007 - WEIRDNUZ.M011 (News of the Weird, June 24, 2007) by Chuck Shepherd Copyright 2007 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved. Lead Story * The relatively recent creation of almost-obscene wealth has precipitated a crisis in Britain and New York City because the resulting demand for professional butlers far exceeds the supply.

News of the Weird, June 17, 2007 - WEIRDNUZ.M010 (News of the Weird, June 17, 2007) by Chuck Shepherd Copyright 2007 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved. Lead Story * People can develop intimate, romantic relationships with objects (beyond mere fetishism, which produces only short-term arousal), according to one of Germany's most renowned sexologists,

US Navy To Cover Up Its Swastika-Shaped Barracks In San Diego,California - The US Navy is to spend $600,000 to remodel a set of barracks in Southern California that resemble a swastika when viewed from above, officials said.Original news source

190,000 people who couldn't get into a First World country now immigrating to Britain each year - Britain's population is growing faster than expected because of the sustained high levels of immigration, government statisticians have said.A political row erupted yesterday after demographers predicted that a net average of 190,000 people will migrate annually to Britain in the coming years – a sharp increase on the previous forecast of 145,000.Original news source

Criticism Upsets Video Professor - You've probably seen infomercials for the Video Professor on late-night TV; a kindly-looking John Scherer has been pitching his company's computer training videos for two decades now. But Video Professor, Inc. has no problem using less-friendly tactics when confronted with criticism, and the company is now suing more than 100 anonymous Internet posters over derogatory comments that they made about Video Professor's business.Original news source

Crew Paints Over Roadkill Raccoon - A photograph sent to CBS 2 shows a raccoon dead in the middle of a Lemont street, and yellow stripes painted right over its body by road crews.As CBS 2 West Suburban Bureau Chief Mike Puccinelli reports, the outraged viewer who sent in the photograph was not the only one upset by the incident.Original news source

6 Ark. nuns excommunicated for heresy - Six Catholic nuns have been excommunicated for heresy after refusing to give up membership in a Canadian sect whose founder claims to be the reincarnation of the Virgin Mary, the Diocese of Little Rock announced Wednesday.Original news source

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