The population of Argentina is half Spanish and half Italian

October 28, 2014 at 3:11 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Steel helmets abandoned by Argentine armed forces who surrendered to the British at Goose Green of the Falkland Islands in 1982

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Police Chief thinks rape is an appropriate punishment for traffic offences”: “In response to the arrests of three law enforcement officials in Oklahoma for sexually assaulting women while on the job, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper told women they can avoid getting raped by a cop if they simply follow traffic laws. Raw Story first pointed out on Tuesday that Capt. George Brown, a state trooper, shared a few tips for women in an interview with local NBC News affiliate KJRH. Brown told the KJRH anchor that women can keep their car doors locked and speak through a cracked window if a trooper approaches them. If the trooper asks a woman to get out of the car, Brown said, she can ask “in a polite way” why he wants her to do that. But the “best tip that he can give,” the anchor said on air of her interview with Brown, “is to follow the law in the first place so you don’t get pulled over.” In the past month, a Tulsa County Deputy, an OHP trooper and an Oklahoma City police officer have all been charged with repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting women while on the job.”

Ebola, Schemola. What do NYC cops care? “Contrary to the constant reminder that state and city health officials have been planning for months to safely treat people with Ebola, the news program NY1 The Call showed video of New York Police Department officers discarding face masks and latex gloves, which they had used in connection with securing Dr. Spencer’s apartment, into a corner garbage can on a public sidewalk near Dr. Spencer’s apartment – a blatant disregard for the safe disposal of possibly hazardous medical waste.”

Supermarket under spotlight after photos of unusual penis packaging go viral: “A SUPERMARKET has found itself under the social media spotlight after some unusual milk packaging appeared on its shelves over the weekend. A number of people took photos of the rather rude looking buttermilk cartons at a Tesco store in Ireland, posting them to social media, sparking an interesting online debate. One Reddit use wrote “the small crease on the right made a huge difference lol.” “Someone in the marketing department has some serious issues they need to work through,” another wrote. Some believed the penis look-a-like design had an underlying message. “Its probably intentional. Its subliminal advertising to women,” johnnybones23 said. A link to the product on Tesco’s Irish website meanwhile proves that it’s not a photoshop job.”

‘Worst driver in China’ repeatedly hits nearby car: “Inexperienced drivers might find parking challenging at times, but one man in China took it to a whole new level. CCTV footage shows the motorist driving a grey Sedan bumping into an adjacent car more than 10 times in 10 minutes. Seemingly unfazed by the damage, the driver continues to awkwardly reverse his car but repeatedly hits his bumper and right side car door. Police later arrested the man for hit and run and confiscated his licence. They said his driving was so “poor” thanks to a near four-year break from driving due to university studies.” [Amusing video at link]

The choc-ice loaded with friendly bacteria that can ward off sore throats: “Scientists at Pacific Dental College and Hospital, in India, tested a choc-ice containing bifidobacteria, which normally live in human intestines, to see if it had any effect on streptococcus, a strain of bacteria that commonly causes sore throats. Thirty volunteers ate either the probiotic choc-ice or a normal choc-ice once a day for 18 days. Those who had the probiotic ice cream had lower levels of streptococci in their saliva, according to results published in the journal Oral Health Preventive Dentistry. Probiotics are thought to rebalance the bacteria in our body, introducing ‘friendly’ strains to take the place of harmful ones.

And don’t forget to catch up with all the Strange Justice before you go.

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