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Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
 Florida’s second-most populous county, Broward, announced in December it was removing the agricultural tax break for 127 properties because it appeared their “farming” work was a sham. Broward’s property appraiser estimated the county had lost “hundreds of millions of dollars” over the
Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014
 At least two U.S. medical schools so far are early adopters of Dr. Benjamin Lok and Dr. Carla Pugh’s “Robot Butt” for teaching doctors-in-training to properly (and compassionately) administer prostate exams. The robot, bent over a desk to simulate the patient profile, has sensors to alert the
Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013
 Is the signature smell of Texas A&M University more “Italian lemon, bergamot and iced pineapple” (that open into “a body of vivid florals, raw nutmeg and cinnamon”) or more “bat feces” and “chilifest stink”? The two commentaries were contrasted in a November Wall Street Journal