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DO YOU EAR IT?

DO YOU EAR IT?

Chuck Shepherd August 7, 2014 0

Artist Diemut Strebe offered his re-creation of the famous ear of Vincent van Gogh for display in June and July in a museum in Karlsruhe, Germany. In part, he built the ear with genes

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MODEST MEAT

MODEST MEAT

Chuck Shepherd March 5, 2014 0

The International New York Times in Kuala Lumpur recently carried a page-one story noting increased worldwide demand for pigs raised in the fresh air rather than in pens. The piece was illustrated by a

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EVERYONE IS ABOVE AVERAGE

EVERYONE IS ABOVE AVERAGE

Chuck Shepherd February 23, 2014 0

Ask Americans how they stand compared to their fellow countrymen, and in survey after survey, the vast majority rank themselves “above average” in such areas as driving skill, sexual prowess and honesty. A recent

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COLOR BLIND

COLOR BLIND

Chuck Shepherd February 7, 2014 0

Dave Wilson, a white conservative candidate for the board of the Houston Community College System, pulled off an astonishing victory over the African-American incumbent, by distributing campaign materials that made him — Wilson —

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NUCLEAR TRACTOR PULL

NUCLEAR TRACTOR PULL

Chuck Shepherd January 23, 2014 0

Edward Teller, the famous theoretical physicist known as the “father of the hydrogen bomb” for his work on the World War II-era Manhattan Project, died in 2003. His daughter Rene told The Free Press

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ON GUARD!

ON GUARD!

Chuck Shepherd January 8, 2014 0

When Franco Scaramuzza saw two men pepper-spraying a couple in a shopping center parking lot in Nashville, Tenn., he bravely responded in the only way he knew how. Scaramuzza, who teaches the art of

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EXCUSE ME … IS IT DAY OR NIGHT?

EXCUSE ME … IS IT DAY OR NIGHT?

Chuck Shepherd December 4, 2013 0

In April, 2008, the Swiss watchmaker Romain Jerome, who the year before created a watch made from remnants of the Titanic, introduced the “Day & Night” watch, which doesn’t provide the hour or the

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THE BAR IS ALWAYS OPEN

THE BAR IS ALWAYS OPEN

Chuck Shepherd November 20, 2013 0

A 61-year-old Texas man admitted to a hospital appeared to be falling-down-drunk even though he denied having had a single drink. He was found to be manufacturing beer in his stomach. With “auto-brewery syndrome,”

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LAME FASHION

LAME FASHION

Chuck Shepherd November 7, 2013 0

Among the ensembles witnessed by a New York Times critic at the Paris Fashion Week this year were a hat with objects resembling steroid-enhanced stalks of peas; a shoe that appeared to sprout “twig-studs”;

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Seriously?

Seriously?

Chuck Shepherd October 3, 2013 0

“With its neatly cut lawns and luscious tropical vegetation,” wrote a BBC News reporter in July, Miracle Village, Fla., is an “idyllic rural community” of 200 residents. About half of these are registered sex

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