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

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

X-ray photo of a man with (!!) nails in his head.
What the heck? Click the pic for the story.
  • 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.

I’m New Here: Tell Me More.

This is True has been covered by many large publications, such as the New York Times.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 to get them — your email privacy has been Randy’s strict policy since 1994:

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