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An Australian mining town has a shortage of available women, so the mayor offered a solution: recruit ugly women as new residents. He told the newspaper the city should attract, quote, "beauty-disadvantaged women." The mayor says his comments were twisted after women responded furiously. One local woman says local men are more numerous but not so great. We've got a saying, she said, that the odds are good, but the goods are odd.
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