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Acclaimed 3-Star French Chef: I Want Out of Michelin

September 21, 2017

(Newser) – To receive a Michelin star, let alone three, is a coveted honor for most chefs. But Sebastien Bras isn’t most chefs, ...

Ice Ax That Dug Into Trotsky’s Skull No Longer Under a Bed

(Newser) – “Who knows if it is the real ax?” says Leon Trotsky’s grandson, Esteban Volkov, dismissively to the Guardian. Keith Melton, for ...

Ex-Navy SEAL Has Novel Idea to Defeat North Korea

(Newser) – Forget nukes and sanctions. A former Navy SEAL and current author has a more innovative idea for bringing down North Korea’s ...

The Thing About North Korea That’s Toughest to Understand

(Newser) – Reporter Evan Osnos of the New Yorker traveled to North Korea in August to gauge first-hand the mood of the nation ...

He Knew Everything About Everyone, but Is Veiled in Mystery

(Newser) – “Nobody ever learned everything about Tom Corbally,” Eamon Javers writes at Buzzfeed. He should know. Despite a 10,000–word feature on the ...

Woman Has Insane Bathroom Incident on First Date

(Newser) – This might be the worst date in Tinder history. Or the worst date in history, period. Two Brits were on a ...

‘Dragon Booger’ Emerges From Lost Lagoon

(Newser) – Pectinatella magnifica, a water-dwelling blob, has long confounded scientists trying simply to categorize them. The brown-green snotty lumps are called bryozoans, ...

Inventor of Voicemail Says Everything Must Go

(Newser) – Tech titan Scott Jones, best known for inventing voicemail and founding the search engine ChaCha, is moving on. The Indiana native ...

Battered Houston Donates $20K to Give Weather Guy a Break

(Newser) – There amid the flooding, the loss, and the devastation of Hurricane Harvey was Houston meteorologist Jeff Lindner, working nonstop to give ...

Germany Orders Biggest Evacuation Since WWII

(Newser) – The US and UK blanketed Germany with at least 1.3 million tons of bombs during World War II, and as much ...

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