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2009-05-25 15:20:00

The last of the nation's first stair-climbing wheelchair was quietly sold this spring, with its high-price tag having resulted in disappointing sales.  The poor sales of Johnson & Johnson's iBOT, which failed to sell more than a few hundred units, raises the question of how much society is willing to pay for such high-tech assistance for the disabled.  A veteran who lost both legs in Iraq received the last known available iBOT last month, which was donated after its original...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.