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October 2015

VW repurposes diesel cars as Halloween fog machines

in Business/Culture
Halloween fog (Used under the CC-BY-2.0 license. Source: flic.kr/p/6r5Dns)

Auto manufacturer Volkswagen unveiled at its Chattanooga manufacturing facility an ingenious way to sell its diesel cars – the sale of which had been halted after the discovery that they used a “defeat device” for emissions testing – by marketing them to be used as Halloween fog machines, rather than…

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Local girlfriends release study linking semen consumption with cancer

in Health
Research lab (Used under the CC-BY-SA-2.0 license. Source: flic.kr/p/xg4zco)

The results of a scientific study were released today by a group of local girlfriends, in cooperation with the UT College of Medicine in Chattanooga, linking the consumption of semen with an increased risk of cancer. The study’s results were published on the same day that a completely different study…

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7 Bridges Marathon changes name after bridge-counting error

in Sports/Rec
Marathon (Used under the CC-BY-2.0 license. Source: flic.kr/p/pG65ms)

Organizers of the 7 Bridges Marathon announced that they would be changing its name to “6 Bridges Marathon” after it made an error when counting the number of bridges. “We were certain that we had the right number of bridges,” said director Gavin Pawket. “I used the fingers on both…

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Music community comes together to look at Stratton Tingle’s dreadlocks

in Business/Culture

SoundCorps, the new Chattanooga-based nonprofit organization created to boost the local music scene and to view Stratton Tingle’s hair style of dreadlocks, held their launch party last night at the new Revelry Room. The who’s who among the Chattanooga music community movers and shakers all gathered to rub elbows with…

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Transgender comedian Ann Coulter entertains UTC campus

in Education/Politics
Comedian Ann Coulter (Used under the CC-BY-SA-2.0 license. Source: flic.kr/p/9iTZXA)

The popular transgender comedian Ann Coulter (born Andrew Hart Coulter in 1961) entertained the campus of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC) today, delivering her edgy stand-up act as a satirical ultra-conservative figure, in the same vein as Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report television show and columnist Ed Anger…

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