Thought-Provoking Entertainment

This is True is a weekly email newsletter with several short bizarre-but-true news items from legitimate news outlets from around the world. Each story ends with a comment — a tagline which is humorous, ironic, or opinionated (or with luck, some combination of the three). True is non-partisan.

How did he get so popular so fast?
Well, for one thing, he writes funny stuff.

—New York Times

Subscribe to get stories of human weirdness by email each week: basic subscriptions are free.

Randy’s weekly newsletter includes weird-but-true stories like…

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  • A man sued his doctor because he survived his cancer longer than the doctor predicted.
  • Two robbers were in the process of their crime when one changed his mind and arrested the other.
  • A woman had her husband’s ashes made into an egg timer when he died so he could still “help” in the kitchen.
  • Only 68 of 200 Anglican priests polled could name all Ten Commandments, but half said they believed in space aliens.

Of course, every issue includes a link to easily unsubscribe should you decide at any time to quit.

Why should I subscribe?

True’s Mission is to Promote More Thinking in the World. But if readers aren’t entertained by the stories, they won’t read very many. So its vehicle is weird-but-true news from legitimate news sources from around the world. The result spans the gamut of the crazy things we humans think we can get away with: this collection of jaw-dropping examples of the human thought process, and the realization that we can do better — a lot better!

This site also has an extensive weird news archive, an active and thought-provoking blog, and several sister sites such as the thought-provoking (yet entertaining!) memes site Randy’s Random, and Randy’s educational Spam Primer to help you regain control of your inbox.

So spend some time looking around: there’s a lot of fun stuff that has been added since 1994! But be sure to subscribe for free in the box on this page — your email privacy has been Randy’s strict policy since 1994.

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