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· May, 2013

Stories about Humor from May, 2013

New «Squadron» of Exorcists for the Archdiocese of Madrid

The Cardinal Archbishop of Madrid, Monsignor Rouco Varela, is assembling a team of eight exorcists to address "the high demand from his parishioners for help in being freed from demonic...

Coffee Art Goes 3D in Japan

In Japan where green tea remains the hot beverage of choice, latte art is growing phenomenon, whether it be 3D foamy creations or a vending machine that serves cappuccino with...

YouTube Blocked in Tajikistan After Video of President Dancing Goes Viral

As tensions surrounding elections slated for November continue to poison the political mood in Tajikistan, a video of President Emomali Rahmon singing and dancing at his son's wedding has gone...

Kindness Mascot Gives Up on Singapore

Singa, Singapore’s courtesy lion and then mascot for kindness since 1982 has resigned. Complaining against an “increasingly angry and disagreeable society” the lion felt it’s time to take a break....

Laughing at Russia's Eurovision Shooting Spirit

Earlier today, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on his country's fifth place finish in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. At a press conference, Lavrov denounced supposed voting irregularities, claiming...

KFC Deliveries Smuggled into Palestine Through Secret Tunnels

Palestinian Anas Hamra, from Gaza, claims he got his Kentucky Fried Chicken delivered – after a seven hour wait. His story tallies with a recent New York Times report which...

Tinker, Tailor, Compass, Wig: Russia's Amusing American Spy Scandal

Fogle's alleged letter (written in awkward if grammatically correct Russian) looked like "Nigerian spam run through Google translate".

Comoros Chats About Identity on Twitter

The hashtags #TesPasComorien and #Teamcomoco are stoking conversation among Comorian Twitter users about what it means to be from the island nation of Comoros.

Dirty Words Russian Girls Can’t Say on the Internet

Earlier this week, opposition figure Maria Baronova penned an open letter to writer and political dissident Eduard Limonov, wherein she dropped a sexual bombshell. Her text unabashedly refers to “masturbating...

PHOTOS: Guerrilla Art Project Captures Japan's Northeast in Portraits

Photographs of about 400 people collected from Japan's tsunami-devastated northeastern Tohoku region make up an exhibition at Tokyo's Watari Museum of Contemporary Art by French artist JR as part of...

Spain: Bullfighting Nuns vs. Animal-Loving Children

The children of "El cuarto hocico", a virtual animal protection group in the form of a blog created by children from Orba de Muel school (Spain), offered the nuns of...

Australia’s SandwichGate: PM Julia Gillard Better Take Cover

The mainstream media have been accused of trivialising political coverage in Australia over an incident involving Prime Minister Julia Gillard and a sandwich on 8 May 2013. Apparently, it even...

Conservative Pundit Sues South Korea's Saturday Night Live TV Show

Political satire in South Korea is having a rough go of it these days. The country's version of American comedy show Saturday Night Live faces a lawsuit filed by a...

Lebanon's Happy Offshore Oil Billboards

Social Media and Sarcasm in Lebanon

Costa Rican Blogger (Almost) Meets Obama

Absurdity Takes to the Streets in Russia

"A Monstration is a parody of a traditional demonstration, with absurd demands and slogans, where every participant says what they want."

Turkmen Leader Falls off Horse

Trinidad & Tobago: Warner's Future History

Game Over: Pakistan's Young and Rich Head to the Polls

A new online game packs humorous punches at Pakistan's new batch of young and rich voters who say they will bravely dodge bombs to take part in Pakistan's upcoming historic...

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