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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Rest Insured

    By Jim Gorzelany Insurance can be a car owner’s largest and most complex long-term ownership cost. There are a lot of misconceptions out there, so we contacted industry experts for answers to some of the most common – and most misunderstood...

    Accidently on Purpose

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims. Ten people were...

    Ramesh Ponnuru: Proposed Obamacare fix would only make things worse

    For the most part, the political debate over President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul has become a duel between vague slogans: Republicans say they want to "replace" the Affordable Care Act but generally don't say with what. Democrats say they want...

    Marla Ridenour: New Botox treatment gets Green JV soccer player back on field

    Of course Grace Riley was afraid. The ninth-grade junior varsity soccer player from Green High School lay on the bed of a CT scanner in Casper, Wyo. A doctor she barely knew was about to inject Botox into the muscles in her lower legs. She and her...