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Weird Wild Stuff: June 2024

Words by Shelton Hull  We’ll start this column with an update on the cicadas swarming our nation with Brood XIX running wild through the Southeast and Brood XIII moving northwest. As if that’s not weird enough, apparently some of these cicadas are literal zombies, thanks to a new fungal infection called Massospora cicadina, which exclusively targets Brood XIII. The Illinois

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Words by Shelton Hull April Fools’ Day will have come and gone by the time you read this. We deliberately waited to file this column until afterwards, just in case anything interesting comes up on that particular day. And that is exactly what happened. So, in lieu of the usual

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Words by Shelton Hull The late great gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson

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December 26, 2023
Words by Shelton Hull   Well, 2023 is almost over, and we have seen all kinds of weirdness this year. We have a Democrat as mayor of Jacksonville and a football team that’s actually good (despite the incessant fickleness of sports media, who are still getting used to it), both

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November 15, 2023
Words by Shelton Hull Here’s some breaking news: Men are vain. You may know that already, if you’re a Carly Simon fan or just a woman in general, but this is extreme. “GQ,” which has been at the forefront of masculine culture for decades, recently ran an article about

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