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    In Memoriam: Weekly World News Dies At 28

    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/offbeat/2007/07/weekly_world_news_goes_online.html

    [size=12pt]In Memoriam: Weekly World News Dies At 28[/size]
    "World's Most Reliable Newspaper" Stops Printing -- Decrease In Elvis Sightings Expected

    Farewell Bat Boy... guy holding paper is George W. Bush (AP) Blame microscopic alien vampires, or the general shift in media away from papers, but the Weekly World News tabloid will soon only be available online. For the past 28 years, shoppers across America, including the author of this blog, have long enjoyed their fascinating take on reality. Now, like a saucer in the night, it's gone with little or no explanation!

    Personally I'm madder than a teetotaler at Oktoberfest! But despite my angst, starting Aug. 27, readers will have to trade ink stains for carpal tunnel syndrome in order to get their fix of the weird, wacky and wonderful. And while conspiracy theorists may blame the CIA for killing off the only paper that covered it honestly, it appears that the Weekly World News is another victim of an industrywide downward trend.

    And so, in light of this alarming, shocking and terrifying news, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of my favorite WWN headlines from over the years. Readers are encouraged to add their own (National Enquirer stories NOT allowed!) or share memories from the past three decades of slow-moving checkout lines.

    10) "The Moon is Made of Green Cheese But -- WHAT ABOUT MARS?"

    9)"Man Poses as CPR Dummy To Meet Women"

    8)"Mother Nature Endorses Gore for President"

    7)"Astronomer Rebuked For Endless Staring into Space"

    6)"Man Marries Computer -- Becomes Gigamist"

    5)"Seeing Eye Squirrels For Blind Dogs"

    4)"TRUCKER ABDUCTED -- RETURNS WITH ALIEN PROSTATE!"

    3)"Tiny Terrorists Disguised As Garden Gnomes"

    2)"Shopping Mall Where Lions Work As Security Guards"

    1)"Vegan Vampire Attacks Trees"
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    — CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Ping-pong is the most popular sport in this small town, though not when it's played by humans! Dog owners train their canines to play the game, and sporting goods stores sell miniature dog paddles, which the frisky pets hold in their mouths. "The most challenging part is teaching the dogs to hit the balls, not run after them," said referee Dan Worthers.

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    Re: In Memoriam: Weekly World News Dies At 28

    Bummer, I loved that paper.
    A friend asked me to bring back a newspaper from the States when I visited once and this is the one I brought back.
    Classic.
    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

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    Re: In Memoriam: Weekly World News Dies At 28

    I used to pick it up every week from a newstand near where I went to university.

    A sad day indeed.

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