Why we love the ladiesOctober 3, 2016 at 5:14 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Odd news from around the world
Scientists testing HIV cure report ‘remarkable’ progress after patient breakthrough: “UK scientists and clinicians working on a groundbreaking trial to test a possible cure for HIV infection say they have made remarkable progress after a test patient showed no sign of the virus following treatment. The research, being carried out by five of Britain’s top universities with NHS support, is combining standard antiretroviral drugs with a drug that reactivates dormant HIV and a vaccine that induces the immune system to destroy the infected cells. Antiretoviral drugs alone are highly effective at stopping the virus from reproducing but do not eradicate the disease, so must be taken for life. Fifty patients are taking part in the trial and early tests on the first person to complete the treatment show no signs of the virus in his blood, the Sunday Times reported. There is still a long way to go before the treatment can be deemed a success as the virus has previously re-emerged in people thought to have been “cured”
A Three-Year-Old Has Become An Overnight millionaire: “A New Zealand toddler has become a millionaire after scooping the top prize in a Bonus Bonds monthly draw. The three-year-old is now NZ$1,000,000 better off thanks to a modest NZ$250 investment made by his uncle when he was born. “My husband was literally pumping the air when he was on the phone,” the boy’s mother, from Christchurch, told the New Zealand Herald. “We always thought our boy was really special, he was born on Christmas Day, which is quite unique. And now he’s the youngest Bonus Bonds winner to date.”
Batty Greenie bureaucracy: “They’re the bizarre wire-mesh structures popping up across new roads around Britain that have puzzled many passing motorists. Designed to help bats overcome their reluctance to fly across roads, the ‘bat bridges’ are being erected at a cost of £2 million to the taxpayer. There’s just one snag – they don’t actually work. In fact, a study by experts last year showed they are virtually useless. Yet Government and council chiefs are continuing to build the bridges at a cost of more than £140,000 a time. The gantries, suspended between telegraph poles, are supposed to help bats navigate safely across the highways when migrating or searching for water sources. Seven are going up in Norwich soon, and highways chiefs say that despite the findings of the Government-commissioned survey, their approach remains the same. A bat expert who wrote the report branded the move ‘box-ticking for the sake of it’”
Shocking moment a black woman stands on water’s edge with her dog and taunts an oncoming croc with her THONG : “This is the shocking moment a woman standing on the water’s edge tries to scare off an oncoming crocodile armed with her sandal and flanked by a tiny pet dog. It was taken at Cahill’s Crossing in Kakadu National Park, a notorious stretch of crocodile-infested water in Australia’s Northern Territory. The woman can be heard shouting ‘come on!’ as she whacks her sandal – before roaring with laughter and then turning her back on the enormous apex predator. Local crocodile enthusiast Lyndon Anlezark, who was filming the confrontation from a safe viewing spot above, said the woman was lucky to escape with her life”
Forget the wheel clamp, security firm reveals stick on ‘Barnacle’ that blocks the entire windscreen: “A fine isn’t the only thing motorists worry about when they see a boot on their car-how much time it will take to remove the clamp is also a concern. Now, New York-based Ideas That Stick has created a new device that can be easily removed by motorists after paying parking tickets over the phone. Called ‘Barnacle’, this plastic sheet obstructs the driver’s view by attaching to the windshield with commercial grade suction cups and can only be removed by a code put into the integrated key pad. A built-in anti-tamper alarm will sound and will notify authorities if someone attempts to remove it. Drivers use the Barnacle’s ‘Pay and Remove’ system, which allows them to call and pay over the phone with a credit card, remove the device and return it to a drop off location within 24 hours”
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