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News of the Weird 3/13/14

News of the Weird 3/13/14

by Chuck Shepherd Sobering Signs In February, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that David Bell could not avoid being charged with DUI merely because he had been sober enough to pass all six [...]

News of the Weird 3/6/14

News of the Weird  3/6/14

By Chuck Shepherd Teach a Man to Fish ...The Drug Users Resource Center in Vancouver, British Columbia (heralded previously in News of the Weird for a vending machine dispensing 25-cent [...]

News of the Weird 2/27/14

News of the Weird 2/27/14

by Chuck Shepherd Prison Blues Norway's prison system is regarded as among the most inmate-friendly in the world, but convicted mass murderer Anders Breivik is still not impressed. Breivik, [...]

News of the Weird 2/20/14

News of the Weird 2/20/14

by Chuck Shepherd Find That Genius! Beijing Genomics Institute scientists are closing in on a technology to allow parents to choose, from several embryos, the one most likely to yield the [...]

News of the Weird 2/13/14

News of the Weird 2/13/14

by Chuck Shepherd Our Cold, Dead Hands The semi-obscure Florida Statute 790.15 took center stage in January following a Miami Herald report of a resident of the town of Big Pine Key who routinely [...]

News of the Weird 2/6/14

News of the Weird 2/6/14

by Chuck Shepherd Modest Meat The International New York Times edition published in Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 22 carried a page-one story noting increased worldwide demand by meat processors for pigs [...]

News of the Weird 1/30/14

News of the Weird 1/30/14

by Chuck Shepherd Going Postal America's returning warriors continue to experience inexplicable difficulty after putting their lives at risk for their country. It took 13 years for Army Sgt. Maj. [...]

News of the Weird 1/23/14

News of the Weird 1/23/14

by Chuck Shepherd Self-Appreciation Everyone's Above Average:  Ask Americans how they stand compared to their fellow countrymen, and in survey after survey, the vast majority rank themselves [...]

News of the Weird 1/9/13

News of the Weird 1/9/13

by Chuck Shepherd Robo Medicine At least two U.S. medical schools so far are early adopters of Dr. Benjamin Lok's and Dr. Carla Pugh's "Robot Butt" for teaching doctors-in-training to properly [...]

News of the Weird 12/26/13

News of the Weird 12/26/13

by Chuck Shepherd Annals of Science America's foremost advocate for frontal lobotomies as "treatment" for mental disorder, the late Dr. Walter Freeman, performed an estimated 3,500 lobotomies [...]

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