Every week in this space, we’ll take a look at the news and offer our own incisive blend of commentary, analysis, and poop jokes. The news you need, from a voice you can trust, in the 90 seconds you have to spare: that’s Woot Weads the Wire.
TAMPA, Fla. (UPI) -- An outage Wikipedia blamed on "networking issues" in Florida left users unable to use the information Web site for several hours Monday.
Hardest hit was the guy who usually updates the "List of Wikipedia Outages" page, who was reportedly unable to connect.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (UPI) -- Some very patient fans of the rock band The Who in Rhode Island have traded in tickets to a canceled 1979 show for tickets to an upcoming Who concert.
As an added bonus, a local pizza place will accept the stub for a free downgrade from a large pie to a small.
TRELLEBORG, Sweden (UPI) -- A man, mowing his lawn near Trelleborg, Sweden, found what police said was a 110-pound artillery shell protruding from the ground.
Artillery experts say a full grown artillery can shed one or two times a year as they grow, and will sometimes even trade their shell for a tin can!
PORTLAND, Ore. (UPI) -- An Oregon woman who has been seen swimming in public pools while dressed as a mermaid said she is living out a childhood fantasy.
Sources in the know say that, ever since a young age, the woman has dreamed of being trespassed from public pools.
NEW YORK (UPI) -- Most American car owners think automakers have gone too far with in-car connectivity technology that is distracting and dangerous, a poll found.
The poll's sample allegedly came from a random pool of drivers equipped with a factory-standard dash-mounted 3-D poll-taking device.