NFL TEAM OWNER GIVES INNovember 12, 2015 at 4:01 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Daniel Snyder, owner of the NFL “Washington Redskins”, has announced that the team is dropping the word “Washington” from the team name which will henceforth be simply known as “The Redskins.”
It was reported that he finds that the word ‘Washington’ offensive and imparts a negative image of corruption, cheating, and lying, and is not a fitting role model for young fans of football or American Indians.
Odd news from around the world
Why women love bad boys: “People with pathological personality traits may have more success in securing long-term relationships. This is according to a recent study of nearly 1,000 heterosexual men and women who showed pathological tendencies such as neurotic behavior and impulsiveness. The study found that certain extremes were tied to success in romantic relationships. Men and women considered to be pathologically reckless were found to attract a higher number of short-term partners than people with average personalities. ‘While they are selfish, rule-breaking, imprudent and rebellious, they are also brave, reckless, independent and self-reliant—they live frantic, galvanizing lives,’ says Gutiérrez. ‘This captivates many people. This desirability could also have an evolutionary basis.’ The study also linked obsessive compulsive traits to higher incomes. Though limited, the study suggests that deviant personality traits may be variations that help humans to survive.”
The latest food fad: “Next time you get the snuffles, forget the honey and lemon. Instead, tuck into a giant bowl of that childhood favourite – jelly. Why? Because scientists say its core ingredient – gelatine – can give your immune system a powerful boost. Gelatine, a solid, tasteless protein that’s made from slowly boiling bones (you may have noticed it when you leave meat stock in the fridge and it turns solid and wobbly), is also the secret behind why a bowl of warming chicken soup is good for you – because it is packed with amino acids, such as alanine and serine, which help build a powerful immune system. It’s also great for your looks. When you boil bones, the collagen in them breaks down. Then, as it cools, it reforms into gelatine, which has a similar chemical composition. Collagen keeps skin youthful and elastic so, by eating gelatine, you’ll get many of the same benefits. Jelly is the quickest way to get a boost of gelatine. The gelatine in jelly is also derived from boiling bones, but has added sugar and colouring”
Unusual drug epidemic in Iceland: “A hallucinogenic drug emblazoned with a Swastika that causes people to foam at the mouth and attack people at random is sweeping across Iceland, it has emerged. The mauve-coloured pill, which contains LSD, causes a state of ‘aggressive delirium’ and police say they have reported a surge in its use in the capital Reykjavik. A number of students and teenagers have been rushed to hospital after collapsing and foaming at the mouth when taking the drug, which is said to be selling on the black market for £12 a tablet. The drug has reportedly been linked to violent assaults. There are fears that the pills, which are so strong police are being told not to handle them without gloves, are being smuggled out to clubs and bars all over the country. The latest attack happened in Suournes when a young man launched an unprovoked attacked on a neighbour before foaming at the mouth, vomiting and collapsing on the ground. Police said he had taken one pill and had two more in his pocket”
An expensive trinket: “A large blue diamond has become the most expensive piece of jewellery after being sold at an auction for £32million. The 12.03 carat gemstone, dubbed The Blue Moon Diamond, was bought after a tense eight-minute showdown in Geneva, with a total of 30 bids. It was given the highest possible grading, Fancy Vivid Blue, after being declared internally flawless by the Gemological Institute of America. Yesterday, it was purchased by a Hong Kong collector who has since renamed the diamond The Blue Moon of Josephine. The Blue Moon was discovered in January 2014 by Petra Diamonds, which owns the Cullinan Mine in South Africa. Then a 29.62-carat rough diamond, it was bought by New York-based Cora International which spent six months cutting and polishing the Blue Moon. Sotheby’s says experts took five months for an ‘intense study’ of the original Blue Moon diamond, and a master cutter took another three months to craft, cut and polish the stone.”
Family finds historic children’s toys including carved wooden birds, dusty marbles and dominoes hidden in their attic for over 100 years: “A home owner has uncovered a treasure trove of old children’s toys dating back to the mid 1800s in the attic of his family home. Bruce Mear, 59, was clearing out Roseneath Cottage in Sydney’s west preparing it to be put on the market for the first time in over 100 years, when he discovered toys hidden under floorboards in the three-room storage attic. The Mear family had lived in the Parramatta home, originally built by pastoralist Janet Templeton, since 1949 until Mr Mear’s mother died last year. Mr Mear and his family noticed a pattern with the toys and after doing some online research they discovered that in the 1800s young children couldn’t play with toys on a Sunday unless they were from Noah’s Ark. The animals unearthed are from a classic Noah’s Ark toy from that era, and a child living in the property before the Mears must have buried the trinkets as a time capsule.”
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