THE SHIRE’S IQ

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Good news ev­ery­one. The shire’s IQ level has had an enor­mous boost. It’s thanks to the re­cent pur­chase of Claire Gra­ham’s famed “The Edge” — the Charles Wright de­signed tro­phy house on Flagstaff Hill — by a cer­tain Pro­fes­sor Charles Mackay, who was able to plonk down the $4.85 mil­lion crispies to buy the pad. The good pro­fes­sor, who is a top re­searcher in im­munol­ogy, has the sort of CV you couldn’t and cer­tainly shouldn’t make up. So un­less you are a mem­ber of the Aus­tralian Academy of Sci­ence, the cur­rent head of in­flam­ma­tory re­search for none other than Pfizer Inc in the US, have been a re­searcher at MIT in the US, and are cur­rently a huge bof­fin at Monash Univer­sity and Sydney Univer­sity (phew, how does he do it?) then, sorry, you are no longer the smartest per­son in the shire. (And you know who Co­conut means!) Ap­par­ently the good pro­fes­sor, who puts his feet up in salu­bri­ous Vau­cluse, Sydney, is rent­ing out his Port two-bedder for $6300 a week as a hol­i­day let. Wel­come to the shire, pro­fes­sor, it’s an hon­our.

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