DAD, ABOUT YOUR WILL:

April 12, 2015 at 5:33 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A man was telling his buddy, “You won’t believe what happened last night.

My daughter walked into the living room and said, “Dad, cancel my allowance immediately, forget my college tuition loan, rent my room out, throw all my clothes out the window; take my TV, and my laptop. Please take all of my jewelry to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. Then, sell my car, take my front door key away from me and throw me out of the house. Then, disown me and never talk to me again. And don’t forget to write me out of your will and leave my share to any charity you choose.”

“Holy Smokes,” replied the friend, “she actually said that?”

“Well, she didn’t put it quite like that. She actually said, “Dad, meet my new boyfriend – Mohammed. We’re going to work together on Hillary’s election campaign.

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

That good ol’ British socialized medicine again: “Doctors at a scandal-hit hospital covered up a series of horrendous mistakes that led to the death of a twin baby boy, a coroner has ruled. Thor Dalhaug died an hour after birth following a difficult delivery during which he suffered fatal brain damage due to a doctor’s errors, ruled Stuart Fisher, senior coroner for Central Lincolnshire. In a damning report, he said an unsupervised junior surgeon tried to deliver the baby using forceps in an ‘unorthodox and unacceptable’ way. The coroner also concluded that senior managers at Lincoln County Hospital had tried to remove the fact that forceps had been used from an account of the birth. The report will come as a blow to the hospital, which has just been taken out of ‘special measures’. United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust was put on a turnaround regime almost two years ago because of concerns over high death rates. It is meant to have made a host of improvements. But Thor’s parents said the report revealed that staff had behaved ‘appallingly’ over their son’s death in September 2013.”

Now you can have a deckchair from the Titanic: “A 103-year-old deckchair recovered from the wreck of the Titanic is expected to fetch around £80,000 at auction. The chair was on the first class promenade deck when the liner sank after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912. It was found bobbing on the surface of the Atlantic by the crew of the Mackay-Bennett, who were sent to recover the bodies of the victims after the tragedy. The ship’s log records six or seven deckchairs being picked up and taken back to port in Halifax, Nova Scotia. One was given by a crew member to Captain Julien Lemarteleur, who had previously worked on board the Mackay-Bennett. It has since been owned for 15 years by an English Titanic collector who kept it by a large window overlooking the sea at his home on the south coast. The anonymous owner has never sat on it due to its fragile state and instead used it as a display item. The chair is made of teak wood and has an adjustable footrest at the front. It is 57 inches long, 23 inches wide and 35 inches tall

How DOGS can help diagnose prostate cancer: “Dogs can sniff out prostate cancer with 98 per cent reliability, a new study has shown. The research, carried out in Milan, backs up tests carried out by the charity Medical Detection Dogs. Its co-founder Dr Claire Guest said the charity’s research found a 93 per cent reliability rate when detecting both prostate and bladder cancer. She hailed the new study, describing the findings as ‘spectacular’. The latest research, by the Department of Urology at the Humanitas Clinical and Research Centre in Milan, involved two dogs sniffing the urine of 900 men – 360 with prostate cancer and 540 without. Scientists found that dog one got it right in 98.7 per cent of cases, while for dog two this was 97.6 per cent. They said the dogs are able to detect prostate cancer specific volatile organic compounds in the urine but said an important question remains of how a dog would find it in daily practice.”

Strange idea of beauty in Kazakhstan: “Military officials in Kazakhstan have introduced a Miss Army competition in the hope of encouraging more recruits. The Kazakhstani Ministry of Defence has chosen 123 of its prettiest female soldiers and posted their photos online where viewers can vote for their favourites. The pictures show the women in three set poses – in military uniform, with weapons and in civilian clothing – and they have already been viewed more than 30,000 times. A spokesman for the MoD said: ‘Voting began this week and the competition is open until the 10th of May.

A dog that skis — the easy way: “A skier in Switzerland proved that his dog is certainly his best friend when he brought it along to a snowy slope for a day of skiing. Videoed descending the crisp ski runs of the small resort of Minschuns in Val Müstair, Adrian Schaffner is initially featured ascending the mountain on a button lift. Perched on his shoulders looking entirely at ease is his dog Sintha – an Appenzeller mix according to the owner, who noted alongside the upload of the original video that he only knows the breed of the dog’s mother. Once at the top, Mr Schaffner points his skis down the mountain and takes off at speed with the dog remaining calmly sat on his back. The dog appears to be enjoying the sensation of speed as it points its face into the wind and the camera angle changes to show the skier’s descent. After a long ski to the bottom, Mr Schaffner comes to a stop and the dog jumps from his shoulders and onto the ground.

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

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