Nevada deer picture

May 31, 2014 at 5:07 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“After a minute or two of staring through my scope, I dropped my rifle in the grass, fell to my knees, and prayed for this blessed creature.”

“I just couldn’t pull the trigger!”

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Salvationist returns $US125,000 dropped by truck: “A SALVATION Army worker in California is being rewarded for his decision to return a bag containing $US125,000 that fell from an armoured truck. Joe Cornell told The Fresno Bee he found the cash on Tuesday after a Brinks truck pulled away from a red light in Fresno and left the sack behind. “I got on my radio and called my boss. ‘Hey, I found a bag of money.’ ” Cornell, 52, works in a Salvation Army substance-abuse rehabilitation program. Brinks spokesman Ed Cunningham said he isn’t sure how the truck lost the money, and he called the incident a security issue. The company will give Cornell a $US5000 reward and make a separate $US5000 donation to the Salvation Army.”

American eggs would be ILLEGAL to sell in the UK… and vice versa: “If you’ve ever compared store-bought eggs in the U.S. with those in the UK, you’ll have noticed a few very significant differences in taste, color and quality. This is due to the differing ways the eggs are farmed, stored and treated in the two countries – techniques so contrasting that eggs from the UK would actually be considered illegal if they were sold in America, and vice versa. UK eggs, for instance – which typically have more orange yolks than their American counterparts – are stored at room temperature, while those in the U.S. are required by law to be stored at lower than 45 degrees Fahrenheit in order to prevent the risk of Salmonella spreading. British grocery stores and households do not refrigerate their eggs because 90per cent of store-bought eggs in the UK come from hens that have been vaccinated for salmonella.”

Mother-of-four, 33, died after British doctors missed her cancer THIRTY TIMES: “A mother-of-four died after doctors missed 30 chances to diagnose her cervical cancer, an inquest heard. Jeannine Harvey, 33, was left so ravaged by pain that she was unable to get out of bed without help. But despite consultations with her GP and doctors at three hospitals, her cervical cancer was repeatedly misdiagnosed as a potential torn ligament, protruding discs, sarcoma and ‘nerve pain’. At one point, Miss Harvey’s sister became so desperate for her sibling to be treated, she got down on her knees to beg doctors to admit her. By the time medics realised the accountancy student – whose youngest child was only two when she died – was suffering from advanced uterine cancer of the cervix, it was too late. She died at a hospice in July 2012 – eight months after a blood test first raised concerns.”

Repurposed fridge creates water out of thin air: “An undergraduate student is using repurposed fridges to create drinking water from thin air to help people in developing countries. The machine, which can be run by solar power, is designed for use in humid climates and can provide enough water to meet the daily needs of a small family. It works by drawing air into a cool fridge with reused computer fans and passing it through a cold copper tube. As the warm, humid air cools in the tube the vapour contents condense to form water. The water is then collected at the bottom of the fridge in a container and is stored at a low temperature to reduce any health risks or contamination. The project is being led by Dr Amin Al-Habaibeh, a reader in advanced design and manufacturing technologies at the university and the leader of the Innovative and Sustainable Built Environment Technologies (iSBET) Research Group.”

How to tell someone’s age from their name: Researchers reveal the average Britney is 20, Liam is a toddler, while Mildred is 78: “It is said you should never ask a woman her age – but researcher say that by simply knowing her name, it may actually be possible to work out how old people are. Researchers plotted hundreds of names and their popularity. They then created a series of graphs that reveal when each name hit its peak – showing when the person was most likely to have been born. Picture Mildred, Agnes, Ethel and Blanche. Perhaps you imagine the Golden Girls or your grandmother?s poker game. These are names for women of age, wisdom and distinction. The median living Mildred in the United States is now 78 years old. Researchers at website fivethirtyeight.com analysed data from the Social Security Administration, which records birth names dating back to 1880. On the younger names, they found Madison, Sydney, Alexa and Hailey were most likely to be between 9 and 12 years old. Young names include Liam, most likely to be under 5, Jayden and Aiden for boys, while for females Ava, Isabella and Lily were likely to be toddlers.”

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