News of the weird
Friday 27 March 1998
Traffic calming: Police in Toronto are experimenting with personality tests as a device to calm drivers affected with road rage. Drivers who are showing signs of anger will be presented with a questionnaire asking 10 questions about driving habits. After filling in ther answers, they will receive an assessment ranging from "calm sea of tranquillity" to "your anger threatens lives".
No God: Contrary to expectations, God did not appear on American TV at midnight on Tuesday. Hon-Ming Chen, leader of a Taiwanese sect that had predicted it, said that we can now also discount his prediction that God will turn up in person on 31 March and carry us all off in spaceships.
Life & Style blogs
Karl Lagerfeld's famous cat made £2m last year - that's more than Cara Delevingne earned
Google April Fools': company unveils backwards search engine and huggable digital assistant
Fast food Britain: The number of takeaways soars across the nation's high streets
Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
Apple Watch: What is it good for?
Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
Katie Hopkins reported to the police for race hatred by Labour MP Simon Danczuk after tweet about Pakistani men
- 1 Rape threats, death threats and a police investigation after video poking fun at an Islamic Party in Malaysia goes viral
- 2 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 3 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
- 4 6-year-old writes ice cold Valentine's card to his stepmother
- 5 Syrian child photographed 'surrendering to camera because she thought it was a gun'
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