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Tuesday August 9th

QuickHits for Oct. 8

Highest IQ

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The Daily Beast, a reporting and opinion Web site, recently did a study of the intelligence of major U.S. metropolitan areas. Raleigh-Durham came out on top. Guess they didn’t take Duke into account …
 

UNC doctor

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Dr. Stephen Gamboa, a UNC clinical professor, went with a group of physicians to the White House to help President Obama advocate for national health care reform. SOCIALIST!

Gucci Mane

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N.C. A&T withdrew its support of Gucci Mane’s Homecoming
performance after learning of
possible gang ties. It takes real poetic prowess to write a song called “Cuttin’ off fingaz.”

Wind turbines

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Duke Energy and UNC are opening a wind farm to study how animals interact with turbines. Images of ducks being shredded to pieces come to mind. UNC, prepare to feel the wrath of PETA.

Coyotes

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N.C.’s coyote population is on the rise. They used to only exist in western counties. Now they are in all 100 counties. At the same time, cattle death rates have mysteriously risen.

Tom DeLay

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Former Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, quit “Dancing with the Stars” after being diagnosed with stress fractures in his feet. Too bad he didn’t get far enough to start paying off the judges.

 

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