From the WTF? file - a story about a guy who deliberately infects himself with hookworm to cure his asthma.
It works, but the story is not for the faint-hearted:
I became infested almost immediately, it must have been either the first or second day I spent walking barefoot through the latrines...Seeing me the locals would often get fairly aggressive, wondering what the hell a white guy was doing walking around barefoot in their toilets...An angry man with a machete when you are standing isolated and alone in such an alien place is trying...
It apparently also might work for Crohn's Disease or other auto-immune problems.
I read this long article from the New Yorker about a guy who falls for the Nigerian Spam Scam. I thought I might learn why people do it. 5000 words later, I am still baffled.
Speaking of people who are easily scammed - Nicole Kidman still loves Tom Cruise???
From the "Day Late and a Dollar Short" file"
Zacharias Moussaoui says he's not guilty. Uh, dude, you shoulda thoughta that before the trial.
And finally, an ad for some talented artists in my neighborhood. I have the necklace with the little chips of irridescent glass and I have gotten more compliments on that than on any other jewelry I have ever worn. It is incredibly pretty in person.