Oddly Enough

By | March 18, 2020
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Reuters Oddly Enough

Ecclesiastes 3

To everything there is a season – and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace…”


“I, a stranger and afraid, in a world I never made…” (A. E. Housman)

Just a few weeks ago, we all went about our business in a world we all knew pretty well — then all of a sudden the world changed.  

And it looks to me like it’s going to be a while before the world gets back to the way it was. And this should be a wake-up call for us all to treasure each day and care for those we love because our world and our lives are very fragile. And the best thing we can ever give or leave behind is love.

And as I am reminded by Ecclesiastes, there is a time for everything: A time to be born and a time to die. A time to mourn and a time to dance. And… there’s a time to weep, and a time to laugh.

One of my favorite sites that always makes me smile is a Reuter’s news site called Reuters Oddly Enough. It’s a site dedicated to the news of the strange and bizarre. Some of these articles are sure to make you laugh and others are sure to make you scratch your head.

What could be better right now than a good smile or a hearty laugh? This site is my candle in the darkness and I hope you will enjoy it too.

Cloudeight Site Pick - Reuters Oddly Enough

Here are are few teasers of the kinds of articles you’ll find on Reuters Oddly Enough:

Cat vs. chants: Friendly feline tests Buddhist monk’s patience
A Thai temple cat’s bid for affection during five-hour-long New Year prayers was enough to test the patience of a Buddhist monk as he tried to maintain his chanting concentration.

Wakanda free trade forever? Fictional nation removed from U.S. trade list
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said it removed the fictional country of Wakanda from an online list of nations that have free trade agreements with the United States on Thursday.

Dying for a better life: South Koreans fake their funerals for life lessons
A South Korean service is offering free funerals – but only to the living.

‘Something novel’: Chinese cafe dyes pups to look like pandas
Would you like your dog transformed into a panda?

Australia bars entry to Vietnamese woman for failing to declare raw pork
Australia has refused entry to a Vietnamese woman for failing to declare 10 kg (22 lb) of raw pork, seafood and poultry on arrival in Sydney, its first expulsion under a more strict biosecurity law, authorities said on Tuesday.

A 70-year-old biking grandmother conquers Bolivia’s ‘Death Road’
Bolivia´s “Death Road” might seem an odd place for a septuagenarian grandmother on two wheels.

Take a break from the world and grab a smile and maybe a laugh. It won’t cost you a thing but your willingness to take some time to laugh.

Visit our site pick “Reuters Oddly Enough” and you’ll find yourself smiling and maybe even laughing! And that is a good thing, right?

One thought on “Oddly Enough

  1. Debbie Fahlman

    Thanks for this! Since I was put on self isolation by my doctor’s, since I’m “high risk”, being confined to my house is driving me crazy!
    This will give me something to occupy my time so I don’t go stir crazy!
    Thanks for helping us so much in so many ways!


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