Great Philosophers Of The 20th Century

January 26, 2016 at 2:53 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

~ John Glenn… As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind – every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder.

~ Desmond Tutu… When the white missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.

~ David Letterman… America is the only country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professional wrestling is real but the moon landing was faked.

~ Howard Hughes… I’m not a paranoid, deranged millionaire. I’m a billionaire.

~ Old Italian proverb… After the game, the King and the pawn go into the same box.

~ Betsy Salkind… Men are like linoleum floors. Lay ’em right and you can walk all over them for thirty years.

~ Jean Kerr… The only reason they say ‘Women and children first’ is to test the strength of the lifeboats.

~ Zsa Zsa Gabor… I’ve been married to a communist and a fascist, and neither would take out the garbage.

~ Jeff Foxworthy… You know you’re a redneck if your home has wheels and your car doesn’t.

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

British cops BREAK INTO ‘unsecure’ homes: “Police have been accused of ‘breaking and entering’ and ‘trespassing’ after letting themselves into people’s unlocked homes and tweeting pictures as part of a bizarre anti-burglary drive. The Coventry City Police team has faced an angry backlash on social media after publicising how officers have been testing front doors while carrying out burglary patrols of the city. The photos, one of which has been retweeted by West Midlands Police’s chief constable, showed police inside hallways to make a point that the homeowner’s property was ‘unsecure’. But the approach has sparked outrage online, with one Twitter user, Craig Walder, posting: ‘If you enter my home like this, don’t be surprised if I use reasonable force when I hear you.'”

Man reveals how a Big Issue seller thanked him for giving him change and hot drinks by treating HIM to a coffee after winning £20 on a scratchcard: “A touching post about a Big Issue seller’s generosity after winning £20 on a scratchcard has been warming the hearts of thousands on social media. Joe Wilson shared a photo of Glasgow magazine seller, Daniel Collins, who had bought him a coffee with the winnings to say thank you for the hot drinks, money and chats he had given him in the past. He wrote in the post, uploaded to Facebook on Saturday: ‘This is Daniel. He sells the Big Issue outside Hillhead library. Each week, I stop and have a chat, give him a couple of quid, if I have it, and buy him a coffee from the place I go to for a breakfast. ‘Today, I did the same as usual but when I went to pay for my breakfast, the girl in the cafe told me it had already been paid for…by Daniel. ‘He’d won £20 on a scratchcard and decided he was going to treat me for a change. ”

Australian bikini designer who achieved overnight success with her cheeky designs: “An Australian bikini designer has struck a goldmine with her cheeky designs and clever marketing tactics and now runs a business that turns over millions of dollars in sales. 26-year-old Karina Irby says she has one goal in mind with her designs – for customers to realise the Port Macquarie designer’s mantra: ‘it’s not just a bikini, it’s a lifestyle.’ To advertise her designs, she uses models dusted with sand while posing on beautiful beaches. Self-taught, the young designer spent hours ‘YouTubing’ to learn how to make and design swimwear. In an interview with the Daily Mail Australia she said: ‘When I launched we had about 100 pieces in 12 different styles online, they sold out within a week. Buyers from Australia, America, Europe, Russia and as far away as Iceland are snapping up the swimwear Ms Irby’s showcases on her Instagram account”

Monkey adopts pup: “A monkey in southern India seems to have a serious case of ‘puppy love’ and has ‘adopted’ a homeless puppy. The rhesus macaque has taken the abandoned dog under its wing – and now the pair are inseparable. They are so close in fact, and their bond so unbreakable, that they go everywhere together and are the talk of Erode, Tamil Nadu in southern India. A series of touching photographs, viewed 170,000 times on Facebook, shows the rhesus macaque feeding, cleaning and protecting the tiny puppy as though it were its own baby. Another shot shows the monkey picking dirt and fleas off the little dog, in a cleaning session in the middle of the street. Bizarrely, he even clutches the puppy to its chest as it leaps from a tree – as the dog holds on. The monkey also shows its aggressive side, bearing its teeth to frighten off stray dog.”

Purr-fect storm of confusion as electoral commission mistakenly sends an enrol-to-vote letter to a cat – named Chairman Meow: “A woman was shocked to received a letter addressed to her pet cat reminding him to enrol to vote in time for the next election. Tiana Lyes posted a photo of the head-scratching letter, sent from the Electoral Commission to her cat Chairman Meow, onto Twitter on Saturday and within days it drew hundreds of comments and laughs. She believes that her cat received the letter because their vet sends mail directly to Chairman Meow and Ms Lyes has recently changed addresses. But in a sad twist, she revealed Chairman Meow won’t be able to enrol not only because he’s a feline, but because he is missing. Ms Lyes said she is hoping that his internet fame because of the letter mishap will help bring Chairman Meow home.

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG SIDE EFFECT

January 25, 2016 at 12:32 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s breakfast time, and a woman asks her husband, “Would you like some bacon and eggs, a slice of toast, and maybe some grapefruit juice and coffee?”

He declines. “Thanks for asking, but, I’m not hungry right now. “It’s this Viagra,” he says. “It’s really taken the edge off my appetite.”

At lunchtime, she asks him if he’d like something. “How about a bowl of soup, homemade muffins, or a cheese sandwich?”

He declines. “The Viagra,” he says, “really trashes my desire for food.”

Come dinner time, she asks if he wants anything to eat. “Would you like a juicy rib eye steak and some scrumptious apple pie? Or maybe a rotisserie chicken or tasty stir fry?”

He declines again. “No,” he says, “it’s got to be the Viagra. I’m still not hungry.”

“Well,” she says, “Would you mind letting me up? I’m starving.”

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Crocodile takes morning dip in Florida Keys swimming pool: “A crocodile apparently decided a morning dip in a Florida Keys swimming pool was just the thing it needed. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin says an Islamorada homeowner called around 7:30 a.m. Thursday to report the croc in his pool. A photo provided by the sheriff’s office shows the large reptile floating languidly in the shallow end of the pool. Herrin said the animal was about 8 feet long. Herrin says deputies and officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission safely removed the animal and returned it to its native habitat. The American crocodile is designated as a federal threatened species. It lives mainly in brackish waters of South Florida and the Keys. Islamorada is 77 miles north of Key West.”

Guantánamo detainee refuses to leave: “Three Guantánamo detainees were slated to leave the US prison in Cuba this week after about 14 years in captivity. But early Wednesday morning, only two were willing to board the plane. The third, Mohammed Ali Abdullah Bwazir of Yemen, balked at the last minute, even though he has a history of hunger striking to protest his indefinite detention without trial. In recent days, Bwazir was “frightened” to leave the prison and go to a country where he has no family, his lawyer, John Chandler, said. The country has not been identified. Chandler also said his client, who was born around 1980 and brought to Guantánamo in 2002, was depressed. He compared his client to a character in the prison movie “The Shawshank Redemption” who has spent so much of his life behind bars that he cannot handle life on the outside after finally being paroled. “Can you imagine being there for 14 years, and going to a plane where you could finally leave, and saying ‘No, take me back to my cell?’”

Atlanta couple terrorized by unknown glitch that brings dozens of people and police to their home demanding STOLEN phones: “An Atlanta couple is being bombarded by people pounding on their front door, sometimes in the middle of the night, sometimes with a cop, demanding that they hand over a missing phone. Christina Lee and Michael Saba’s answer is always the same: ‘Your phone-tracking app is wrong, we’re sorry you’ve come all this way. This has happened before.’ They received more than a dozen visits in the last year – and two already in the first month of 2016. As the visits continue, Lee and Saba are getting more and more worried that one day the person who believes their stolen iPhone is inside their home won’t be as understanding as the last. ‘My biggest fear is that someone dangerous or violent is going to visit our house because of this,’ Saba told Fusion.”

Diver leaned out of cage to pat Great White shark on the nose: “This is the incredible moment one daredevil diver reached out of his underwater cage and patted a Great White shark on the nose. Not content with merely watching the terrifying predator prowling the underwater environment, the three scuba divers decide they want to get up close and personal. One member of the group decides the only way to attract the shark’s attention is by teasing it with some bait. And so some food is floated out of the cage to attract attention. The Great White swims up to the cage, and it is this moment where the diver leans his body between two rungs, and reaching out his hand, pats the beast on the nose. The other two divers remain in the confines of the cage, one photographing the incredible, if not heart-stopping encounter”

Sperm whales washed up dead on British beaches ‘were part of pod which has also lost 12 other members: “The four tragic whales found washed up on British beaches are believed to be part of the same all-male group as 12 more found dead around Holland and Germany last week. British experts say the three males found in Lincolnshire and one in Norfolk are part of a bachelor pod that ventured into the North Sea from deeper water and were unable to feed in shallower depths. Twelve more sperm whales, also all male, were found washed n or off the coast of the Dutch island of Texel and the German islands of Wangerooge and Helgoland last week. Pods can include more than 20 of the 30-tonne animals, and it is believed that all of them may die after venturing into a stretch of water that is almost impossible to escape without going back the way they came.”

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Some unusual logic

January 24, 2016 at 7:45 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Australian baby delivered from dead car crash victim: “A BOY has been charged with manslaughter after a pregnant woman was killed in a high speed crash with a stolen car in Hobart, police say. The 15-year-old who cannot be identified for legal reasons was also been charged with motor vehicle stealing, police said. A 32-week-term baby was delivered alive from the woman who died in the collision about 1am today in central Hobart. “At this stage the baby is alive,” police Commander Glenn Frame told reporters this morning. The woman, 24, died as a result of the crash and her unborn child was later delivered at the Royal Hobart Hospital, police said. Police said her two-year-old son was also in the car and received only minor injuries. The woman was returning home after dropping her partner to work at a bakery.”

Crazy cyclist: “MOTORISTS were left stunned when a cyclist rode past them on a busy Sydney street with a young boy desperately clinging to his back – with neither wearing a helmet. The man was snapped riding through peak hour traffic at about 6pm on Tuesday with shopping bags in one hand and the boy with his arms tightly wrapped around his neck. Police who were shown the photo of the man were shocked to see such blatant disregard for the child’s safety. She said traffic in the area was heavy and people are often breaking road rules in the area making it even more dangerous for the rider and his young passenger. “It’s so dangerous, especially in that part of the city and during peak hour when cars around me are running red lights,” she said.

Garlic ‘reverses build-up of deadly plaque that clogs arteries and triggers heart attacks’: “Aged garlic extract reduces dangerous plaque buildup in arteries, according to the study from Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. That helps prevent the progression of heart disease – which is the leading cause of death worldwide. The study involved 55 patients between the ages of 40 and 75, each of whom were diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. The screenings were conducted through cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA), an imaging technology that measures deposits and build up in arteries. After being evaluated, the participants were either given a placebo or a dose of 2,400 milligrams of aged garlic extract each day. One year later, a follow-up screening was conducted. The study determined those who had taken aged garlic extract had slowed the total plaque accumulation by 80 per cent”

Pink for girls?: “A 26-year-old bather found her skin turned bright pink for three days after she mistook luxury bath oils from Lush for soap and rubbed them all over herself. Abi Shenton, of Bournemouth, Dorset, used the products called Razzle Dazzle which are supposed to be diluted in water – but she covered her body with them by mistake. She tweeted Lush to ask for help, before a friend who works for the cosmetics retailer helped her to remove the stain with lemon juice, olive oil and a gritty face wash. A description of the £2 oils on the Lush website says: ‘What if your hinges all are rusting? Razzle Dazzle ’em with splendiferous raspberry ripples, bergamot and juicy Persian lime!’ And a Lush spokesman told MailOnline today: ‘We are as red in the face as Abi at the idea that one of our bath melts has been mistaken for a soap.’

Bungling British bureaucrats announce new English test for migrants… but spell ‘language’ WRONGLY: “Home Office officials bungled the announcement of David Cameron’s new English test for migrants policy after they misspelled ‘language’, it was revealed today. The embarrassing memo on the department’s website was headed ‘New English langauge (sic) test for family route migrants’. David Cameron came under attack this week for ‘threatening’ Muslim wives who do not learn English with being removed from the UK – and the test is a product of that. Broadcaster Anita Anand wrote on Twitter: ‘Beyond parody – Home Office can’t spell ‘language’ in their note to migrants who have been told to learn English.’ Neil Ainger ‏wrote: ‘If migrants fail this they risk deportation. So who exactly from the Home Office are we deporting?’ The new rule affects non-European partners and parents of British citizens or people settled in the UK.”

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A Man’s Age, as shown by a trip to the hardware store

January 23, 2016 at 8:48 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

You’re in the middle of some kind of project around the house – mowing the lawn, putting in a new fence, painting the living room or whatever. You’re hot and sweaty, covered in dust, lawn clippings, dirt or paint. You have your old work clothes on. You know the outfit – shorts with the hole in the crotch, old t-shirt with a stain from who-knows-what and an old pair of tennis shoes.

Right in the middle of this great home improvement project you realize you need to run to the hardware store to get something to help complete the job. Depending on your age you might do the following:

In your 20s: Stop what you’re doing. Shave, take a shower, blow-dry your hair, brush your teeth, floss and put on clean clothes. Check yourself in the mirror and flex. Add a dab of your favourite cologne because you never know, you just might meet some hot chick while standing in the checkout lane. And you went to school with the pretty girl running the register.

In your 30s: Stop what you’re doing, put on clean shorts and shirt. Change shoes. You married the hot chick so no need for much else. Wash your hands and comb your hair. Check yourself in the mirror: still got it. Add a shot of your favourite cologne to cover the smell. The cute girl running the register is the kid sister to someone you went to school with.

In your 40s: Stop what you’re doing. Put on a sweatshirt that is long enough to cover the hole in the crotch of your shorts. Put on different shoes and a hat. Wash your hands. Your bottle of Brut Cologne is almost empty so you don’t want to waste any of it on a trip to the hardware store. Check yourself in the mirror and do more sucking in than flexing. The hot young thing running the register is your daughter’s age and you feel weird thinking she is spicy.

In your 50s: Stop what you’re doing. Put on a hat; wipe the dirt off your hands onto your shirt. Change shoes because you don’t want to get dog crap in your new sports car. Check yourself in the mirror and swear not to wear that shirt anymore because it makes you look fat. The Cutie running the register smiles when she sees you coming and you think you still have it. Then you remember the hat you have on is from Gold Coast’s Bait & Beer Bar and it says ‘I Got Worms.’

In your 60s: Stop what you’re doing. No need for a hat anymore. Hose the dog crap off your shoes. The mirror was shattered when you were in your 50s. You hope you have underwear on so nothing hangs out the hole in your pants. The girl running the register may be cute, but you don’t have your glasses on so you are not sure.

In your 70s: Stop what you’re doing. Wait to go to the hardware store until the chemist has your prescriptions ready too. Don’t even notice the dog crap on your shoes. The young thing at the register stares at you and then you realize that something is hanging out the hole in your crotch.

In your 80s: Stop what you’re doing. Start again. Then stop again. Now you remember you need to go to the hardware store. Go to Target instead and wander around trying to think what it is you are looking for. You think someone called out your name. You went to school with the old lady who greeted you at the front door.

In your 90s & beyond: What’s a hardware store? Something for my garden? Where am I? Who am I? Why am I reading this? Did I send it? Did you?

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

TRIPLE barrel shotgun launched at Las Vegas firearms show: “Over 64,000 gun fans have descended on Las Vegas for the first major gun show of 2016 – and a triple barrel shotgun is among the new weapons on display at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show. Called the Triple Crown, its maker Chiappa launched new models at the show. At first glance, it looks just like a normal shotgun – but actually has a third barrel above the traditional two. The firing sequence of the barrel is right, left top, although on some models of the shotgun this can be changed. It fires standard 20 and 28 gauge cartridges. The shotgun was first revealed in 2013, but this year the firm behind it has two new versions, a 20 and 28 gauge. Both the new gauges have a 26-inch barrel and the overall length of the shotgun is 43 inches. The new shotguns will retail for approximately $2,039 – $2,079, according to Fox News”.

Volvo promises ‘DEATHPROOF’ cars by 2020: “Volvo has promised that by 2020, no one will be killed or seriously injured by one of its new cars. The Swedish company, which has built its reputation on safety, says a world where nobody dies in car accidents is closer than most people think. It maintains that the solution to a crash-free world lies in self-driving cars, but a host of high-tech safety features are making drivers safer – and better – in the meantime. The past decade has seen dramatic development by various automakers in the field of collision-avoidance technology. Blind-spot detectors now watch for oncoming vehicles, adaptive cruise controls reduce speed based on cars ahead, and camera systems warn drivers when they drift out of their lanes. Detectors can even pick up on a drowsy driver’s subtle changes in behavior to indicate it’s time for a break. ‘The long term vision is that cars shouldn’t crash,’ said Volvo spokesman Jim Trainor.”

Some Irish plumbing: “This apprentice plumber was just moments away from finishing work when his boss came in to check on his progress. The young man said he thought he had done ‘not too bad’ a job in fitting his first ever toilet, proudly running his hand over the lid as he spoke. It was only when his boss asked him to close the door that he realised he had made one fatal mistake. Ready to point out the mistake that has been made, the boss asks: ‘You wouldn’t do me a favour? Close that door there for me.’ It is only when the apprentice reaches for the handle that he realises the toilet is in the way and will stop the door from closing. In a moment of pure frustration he shouts, ‘ah for f***’s sake!’ and slaps the toilet as his boss and another colleague laugh in the background.

Gunman shoots a South African police officer in the back while he was writing a ticket. But cop fires back and chases him: “The shooter, a man in a grey hoodie, jeans and a blue baseball cap, is seen walking through the bush at the side of the road before standing in front of the police car, putting himself in direct view of the dash cam. The gunman then approaches Mr Alexander and says something that makes him turn away from the stopped car to face him. He demands the officer hand over his firearm and shoots him in the back when he refuses. Apparently protected by a bullet-proof vest, Mr Alexander immediately drops to the ground and takes cover behind the parked Mercedes-Benz before returning fire. The officer is seen radioing for back up as he runs out of shot in pursuit of the man. Mr Alexander finishes issuing the Mercedes-Benz driver a fine for driving in a restricted lane before being taken to hospital, where he was treated for a flesh wound.”

Snake-proof fences used to fortify Australian homes against feared serpent plague: “Melissa Holt, whose home backs on to Settlers Run Golf and Country Club in Botanic Ridge, 45km from the CBD, said sightings of tiger and other snakes were now daily events. “My husband sees them on the golf course frequently and we’ve had one in the house,” Mrs Holt said. “When one of our neighbours found one in her laundry before Christmas, we decided to act.” She said several of her immediate neighbours had installed the protective fencing, with the issue highlighted by yesterday’s Leader story about a woman who was bitten by a tiger snake in Cranbourne and revealed several dogs in her area had been killed by snakebites. “I didn’t hesitate,” Ms Holt said. “We have two young children to think about and the $800 spent on the fencing was not a consideration when it came to their safety. The fencing does not provide a complete barrier.”

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Cats like boxes — any boxes

January 22, 2016 at 12:03 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Odd news from around the world

Bungling British bureaucrats again: “A taxi driver was banned from taking children to school after he was reported for kissing and hugging his two young daughters. Tony Kemp, 60, from Kirkbymoorside was suspended from the school run for six days by North Yorkshire County Council after they said an allegation had been made against him. The council refused to tell him why he was suspended, but a colleague told him he had been seen kissing and cuddling two girls outside a school – which he then realised were his daughters, who are nine and 11. Once officials realised the error, Mr Kemp was reinstated, but he is furious at how he was treated by the council and ‘devastated’ that the accusation was made. He says he can not understand why he was not told what the allegation was, and why he was not interviewed as a matter of urgency – which would have given him the opportunity to explain what had really happened”

Muslim schoolboy, 10, quizzed by police after writing ‘I live in a terrorist house’ when he meant ‘terraced’: “A Muslim boy has been quizzed by police after mistakenly writing that he lived in a ‘terrorist house’ rather than a ‘terraced house’. The 10-year-old made the error during an English lesson at a primary school in Accrington, Lancashire, and the following day officers arrived at his home to interview him and examine the family laptop. Speaking to the BBC, the boy’s family said the incident on December 7 had shocked them and asked for the police and school to apologise. His cousin, who has not been named to protect his identity, said: ‘You can imagine it happening to a 30-year-old man, but not to a young child. ‘If the teacher had any concerns it should have been about his spelling. ‘They shouldn’t be putting a child through this. He’s now scared of writing, using his imagination.’

Australia’s “squeezy” ketchcup sachets praised: “IT IS a fairly standard thing found in every shop in Australia. We begrudgingly pay 30c for them, and generally take them for granted. And yet people overseas are losing their minds over our incredible invention. Reddit user Youlikeitlikewhat posted a video of the “magical” easy-to-squeeze sauce packet in use, and people couldn’t believe what they were watching. He captioned the video: “Australians not only have a beautiful country. And beautiful people. They also have these motherf***ing personal sauce dispensers.” Even overseas news sites couldn’t believe how cool these things were. “Why can’t we get these here? Australia has the best no-mess ketchup sachets ever,” read a headline on UK site The Sun. But Aussies quickly reassured everyone that these aren’t really that big of a deal. “This is a normal boring thing that every shop has in Australia”

Homeowner is stunned when the old vase in the attic turns out to be antique Chinese flask which sells for nearly £500,000: “A homeowner had an unexpected surprise after finding an old vase in the attic which was worth nearly £500,000. The unidentified man had no idea of the value of his Chinese antique when he took it to be valued at an auction house in Honiton, Devon. And he was stunned to discover the family heirloom that had been collecting dust for decades was worth a fortune. It was identified as a rare puce-enamelled blue and white dragon bianhu moon flask from the Imperial Court during the Qianlong period of 1736 to 1795. The vase was deemed so valuable it went on tour in the Far East, visiting Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Singapore before finally being sold. It was eventually purchased by someone in Hong Kong for £488,000. The moon flask was previously owned by a colonel who served in Her Majesty’s Royal Army Medical Corps in China in the early 1900s.”

Cat looks suspiciously like Star Wars character Kylo Ren: “This is the amazing image of a cat which was abandoned at a welfare shelter that looks suspiciously like Star Wars character Kylo Ren. Corey the cat was put up for adoption by Monmouth County SPCA in New Jersey when someone online noticed the cat’s resemblance to actor Adam Driver who plays Kylo Ren in the blockbuster movie. The Oriental Shorthair is 2 and a half years old and ‘has the softest fur you’ll ever feel’. According to Monmouth County SPCA’s Facebook page: ‘After a social media whirlwind, Corey the cat has been adopted!”

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Lies, lies and more lies

January 21, 2016 at 2:34 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Overloaded truck is so heavy it breaks the GROUND: “A shocking video has emerged from China of an overloaded truck passing across a road, when the earth beneath it collapsed and it suddenly fell into a sink hole. The incident happened in Zhangzhou city, Fujian Province, southeast China during the day on January 12, reports the People’s Daily Online. When the overloaded vehicle was turning a corner, it broke the road beneath it and caused a giant hole. After the road collapsed, the lorry quickly fell into the ground. All that was remaining was the front of the truck sticking out of the road, with the driver still in it. According to the report, a 13-foot-deep hole occurred after the overloaded truck pressed into the road. Pictures show that the truck was hoisted out by heavy duty vehicles after the accident.

Woman who could be Australia’s drunkest driver faces court: “A Queensland woman who could officially be Australia’s drunkest driver has faced court for the first time after police allegedly recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.48 per cent – nearly 10 times the legal limit. Angela Bisson, 42, from Southport, fronted court today on high range drink driving charges and kept tight-lipped as she was questioned by reporters about the incident last month. The mother was allegedly discovered passed out in her car at a Runaway Bay cafe, stunned traffic police said they have never seen a reading so high. Professor Jake Najman, from the University of Queensland’s Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre told News Corp: “That’s a crazy reading – I’ve never heard of one that high,’’ “You’re reaching the point of being comatose at 0.3 so by 0.4 you should be out of it completely, if not close to dead.’’

Angry young woman collapsed and froze to death after house party: “A young woman froze to death after leaving a house party and she wasn’t discovered until a passer-by walked past her body hours later. Elizabeth Luebke was allegedly intoxicated when she left a house party, which only a few blocks away, and CCTV shows the young woman collapsing in front of the residence at 4:30am. Ms Luebke is said to have left her friends after an argument that night and was wearing shorts, stockings and a tank top, according to New York Daily News. A Milwaukee County Medical Examiners’ report says sub-zero temperatures was the cause of her death. The girl’s mother, Kathryn Luebke, came to look for her daughter and came upon the scene while police were investigating. She told investigators her daughter was hospitalised last October with a blood alcohol content of 0.40 after she was found unresponsive at a bar.”

Tourist forgets wife at service station, drives for 100 kilometres: “A WOMAN was driven to fury after her forgetful husband left her behind at a service station. The couple, along with their teenage son, had enjoyed a holiday in Brazil and were on a road trip back to Argentina when the mistake happened, according to local media. The man, only known by his first name of Walter, filled up his car with petrol and then went to the toilet at the service station in the Brazilian area of Passo Fundo, however he failed to notice his wife Claudia was not in the car when he returned. So he drove off. It was approximately 100km later that he realised she was missing. Claudia, who had been asleep in the back of the car, had gone in to the shop to buy a snack”

North Korea claims to have invented an alcoholic drink that doesn’t give you a hangover: “North Korean scientists claims to have invented an alcoholic beverage that does not leave you with a hangover. Koryo Liquor is a spirit distilled from rice wine and fermented ginseng root, and despite an ABV of 43 per cent, is supposedly hangover free. North Korean media claims the ‘brandy’ is a result of several years work by state food scientists, adding that Koryo Liquor is ‘highly appreciated by experts and lovers’. Kim Jong-Un’s state scientist’ have reportedly been able to distil the miracle spirit by using rice rather than sugar during the fermentation process. ‘Koryo Liquor, which is made of six-year-old Kaesong Koryo insam [ginseng], known as being highest in medicinal effect, and the scorched rice,’ the Pyongyang Times reported.”

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A helpful friend

January 20, 2016 at 2:41 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Man who loved salt dies of overdose: “A man who was obsessed with sea salt to the extent that his wife even tried to hide the seasoning from him died of a sodium overdose, an inquest heard. Peter Maynard, 56, from Kemsing in Kent, died after he developed extremely high levels of sodium in his blood, which caused excess fluid in the brain. An inquest into his death was told that Mr Maynard suffered from a number of health conditions, and believed he would die if he did not take sea salt every day. When he was admitted to the Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough, Hampshire, Mr Maynard had a sodium reading of 191, way above the healthy level of 140. He had also been suffering from seizures before he died in hospital on October 2. The cause of death was given as excess fluid in the brain as a consequence of severe acute hypernatraemia, an excessive concentration of sodium in the body.”

Who will teach the teachers?: “A boy’s spelling homework has gone viral after his mother shared it on Twitter in despair over glaring errors made by his teacher. Twitter user Amanda, who goes by the handle Pandamoanimum, from Kent, shared an image of the note she found pasted into her son’s literacy homework book, saying: ‘My son has spellings from school that they want him to learn. I’m currently holding my head and sighing.’ An image of the spelling test, which included the misspellings ‘sincereley’ and ‘immediateley’, has been retweeted more than 1,700 times and liked more than 1,500 times on Twitter. The spelling task, designed to help Year 6 pupils improve their spelling ahead of their SATs, came with a note, saying: ‘For homework each week, I will be sending home six words from the recommended spelling test which I will then pick up in class the following work.’ It seems the teacher meant to write ‘week’ instead of work, but made an error”

Sheep stranded on precarious ledge 2,600ft up Welsh mountain is saved by abseilers: “A sheep trapped on a mountain ledge for days had to be rescued during a blizzard by a team of abseilers. The animal was spotted unable to move out of danger around 2,600ft up Tryfan mountain in Snowdonia, north Wales, earlier this month. Incredible footage shows the rescuers abseiling down the mountain’s rocky face before finally catching the sheep on the ledge. The two workers then used a special harness to secure the animal and get it to safety. RSPCA inspector Mike Pugh said the rescue was made increasingly difficult due to blizzard conditions. ‘Once released from the bag the sheep was so hungry he just stayed nearby feeding while we sorted out all the ropes and equipment.’

McDonald’s launches new dish offering Japanese diners fries with a double CHOCOLATE topping: “McDonald’s is launching a controversial new dish which will feature a serving of classic French fries covered in double chocolate sauce. The fast food giant will start selling the ‘salty-sweet’ McChoco Potato dish from next week, but fans eager to try the unusual combination may be disappointed to discover it will only be served in Japan. But customers in Japan will be able to experience the ‘ideal combination’ of French fries drizzled with two types of chocolate sauces – chocolate with cacao flavour and white milk chocolate. McDonald’s purists may be alarmed by the development, but the chain’s Japanese branches are known for creating unusual and quirky gastronomic combinations. Previously, they offered Shaka Shaka Potato fries topped with cheese sauce or bacon, a shrimp burger and even a ‘cream stew pie’.”

Instagram fitness star shares image of her ‘stomach rolls’: “One Instagram fitness is earning more adoring praise than ever, not because she reached her goal weight or clocked in an all-time best marathon time – but because she flaunted her belly rolls. A typical shot shared on Fit Body Guides creator Anna Victoria’s her popular Instagram page features the young California woman dressed in gym clothes and showing off her super-toned tummy, or else really flaunting her colorful fruit and veggie-heavy meals. But three days ago, the 27-year-old took her fans by surprise – in the best way – by showing off the rolls that appear on her stomach when she sits down. Anna, who is currently living in Italy, definitely has an enviable body. But Anna wanted to make sure her fans know even she isn’t perfect. Just like everyone else, she has rolls in her stomach when she sits down – though hers seem to be more made out of skin than fat”.

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A good news story

January 19, 2016 at 11:44 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

An employee of a Target store in Indiana has become an internet star after a story about his patience and kindness to a customer was shared by tens of thousands online.

Ishmael Gilbert, 19, a cashier at Target in Glendale, Indiana, had only been working at the store for a few days when an elderly woman pulled up to his till. Right behind her was young mom Sarah Owen Bigler, 35, who later posted her lengthy account of the following events on her Facebook page.

‘Yesterday Matt was sick. I picked up Archie from the sitter and Eloise from school and decided to run to Target for a few things,’ she wrote. ‘I had hoped to be in and out quickly. I found a line with just one person ahead of me and began organizing my items on the conveyor.’

However, after organizing herself, Sarah looked up to see that the one person ahead of her was an elderly woman who was attempting to pay for her items entirely in change and with each one paid for separately.

‘Part of me, the part that had a long day at work, the part of me who had a one-and-a-half year old having a melt down in the cart, the part that had set an unnecessary timeline for Target and getting home, was frustrated with this woman and the inconvenience she had placed on me,’ wrote Sarah.

‘BUT then I watched the young employee with this woman. I watched him help her count her change, ever so tenderly taking it from her shaking hands. I listened to him repeatedly saying “yes, mam” to her.’

She added that not once did the cashier roll his eyes or make any outward signs of being at all annoyed or inconvenienced by the women. ‘He was nothing but patient and kind,’ said Sarah.

Then, the mother also saw that her daughter Eloise was watching too and, she realized that ‘I hadn’t been inconvenienced at all’ and that instead, this stranger was teaching her daughter an important lesson in the golden rule.

‘Furthermore, I realized that I too needed a refresher on this lesson,’ she added.

After the woman completed her transaction, Ishmael rang through Sarah’s items and thanked her for waiting so patiently. She, in turn, thanked him for his own extraordinary patience and, despite having initially been in a hurry, pushed her cart back in the store to find a manager and describing what she had witnessed.

The next day she shared the full story online, closing her tale with: ‘If you are ever in the Glendale Target, give Ishmael a smile and a nod. The world could use more people like him.’

The post quickly began to pick up steam, being shared by thousands who were inspired by the story. In five days, it has been shared 22,000 times.

Ishmael, himself a young father of a one-year-old daughter named Namya, woke up the following day to discover he had become an overnight internet star. ‘I was asleep at home and everyone was texting me, “check Facebook, check Facebook,”‘ he told The Indianapolis Star.

He explained that the elderly woman was ‘all worked up’ as the line behind her got longer. In fact, she was shaking. But Ishmael didn’t hesitate in helping her.

‘It just feels good to be recognized for good work,’ he added about his new online popularity. ‘But this isn’t something new. I treat all customers the same, the way I want to be treated.

‘It felt good because that’s the kind of example I want to be for my daughter,’ he added.

In light of his new fame, his mother Amiee Smith Gilbert, 40, posted to Facebook about how proud she was of her son, saying that as she watched him be interviewed by the media: ‘I looked at my son I was proud to be his mother and know that my hard work and effort was worth it . I felt very proud that this young father was being acknowledge for his outstanding customer service and positive energy in the workplace. I have always tried my best to raise my children to respect everyone no matter their race, age or gender.’

She went on to thank Sarah for sharing the story as well as others who shared the post and helped it spread across the country.

‘I asked Ishmael how he felt about his story and what did he learn from this he said “I want people to know that I AM a young hard working father trying to provide for my daughter,”‘ she wrote.

‘He said that he wants to get his life right for 2016. So he went into this job with positive energy and wanted to do his best,’ she added. ‘I told him to remain humble and continue to be the best Target employee you can be. He said hopefully he will inspire others to be kind and treat everybody like you would want to be treated. He said he really wants to share his story on the Ellen Show!’

Original story here

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Electric shock treatment to cure male infertility: “A hand-held zapper could help tackle infertility in men. The device, roughly the size of a mobile phone, sends out mild pulses of electricity, which are thought to stimulate the production and movement of sperm. It’s based on the idea that the positive electrical charge from the device (sperm naturally has a negative electrical charge) increases the concentration of sperm and draws it out of testicles, where they are produced, and into the semen. Researchers at Sheba Medical Center in Israel tested the technique in an animal study and found that holding the device close to the scrotum increased sperm concentration by 200 to 1,600 per cent, with the sperm being found outside the testicles and inside the tubes known as epididymis, where they mature. They are now testing the treatment on ten men who are infertile due to an extremely low level of sperm.”

Brilliant British policing again: “A businessman who dialled 999 as masked raiders ransacked his shop was astonished when a lone police community support officer [unarmed auxiliary cop] on a bicycle turned up ten minutes later. The gang, believed to be armed, were still at the children’s clothing boutique when Sam Islam rang. But by the time the PCSO arrived they had gone, taking up to £5,000 of designer goods and injuring two of Mr Islam’s employees who tried to stop them. Yesterday he said: ‘I couldn’t believe it when I saw him ride up on a bicycle. ‘There were four armed men in balaclavas and a push-bike patrol attended. How reassuring is that?’ Merseyside Police apologised for the ‘not proportionate’ response to his call”

Bizarre black frog fish that WALKS along the ocean floor caught off the coast of New Zealand: “A weird black fish that looks like a creature from another planet has surfaced in New Zealand. Pictures of the deep-sea fish were posted by Te Papa Museum’s Facebook page on Friday. ‘Frogfishes have the fastest bite of any vertebrate. Their mouths expands at the speed approaching a .22 rifle bullet – and that’s in a medium 800x denser than air,’ reads Te papa Museum’s post. According to the complete Australian fishing encyclopedia, frogfish are ambush predators and can eat almost anything that will fit into their large mouths. This includes other fish as well as crabs and shrimp.

The moment a ‘bush dentist’ removes two rotten teeth from a smiling Australian using only a pair of pliers, a wooden bat and some CARDBOARD: “A bush dentist has removed two rotten teeth from a man using only a pair of pliers, a wooden bat and some cardboard. The spine-tingling footage uploaded to YouTube on Saturday was filmed in Coober Pedy, South Australia, which is known as the ‘the opal capital of the world’. ‘Greg had little income and little work. As a joke we offered to pull his teeth out for him. He accepted and that was that,’ Mr Bell said. The video shows the surprisingly calm Greg attaching a pair of pliers to a rotten tooth, before biting down on a piece of cardboard, preventing him from chipping his remaining teeth. Greg doesn’t flinch as the dentist uses a wooden bat to knock the pliers upwards, extracting the rotten tooth. The teeth popped from their sockets with ease Mr Bell said. Showing no signs of pain Greg thanks the dentist”

Dumb black broke into elderly couple’s home. Is arrested at shopping mall the next day where he told couple to meet him to hand over more money: “We are a little more than two weeks into 2016. But one bungling teenager is already in the running for dumbest criminal of the year. His deeds have been deemed so stupid, a police chief has even given him the title already. Donte Hayes, 17, of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, was arrested after he scheduled a follow-up meeting with a woman he kidnapped, because he wanted to steal more money off her. Nether Providence Police Chief David Splain told Philly.com: ‘We were the last ones he was waiting to see. He was waiting for a little old woman. On January 3, at around 3am police said Hayes entered the victim’s house through an unlocked first-floor kitchen window. Hayes then awoke the woman – who is in her late 70s – by tapping her on the shoulder with his gun, police said.”

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Point of view

January 18, 2016 at 2:09 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Secret switch reveals 007-style stash, court told: “An elaborate secret car compartment worthy of a James Bond movie was found when a young man was pulled over for a random breath test, police have alleged. Police told court on Saturday of their surprise find when they uncovered a concealed switch near the steering wheel, which, when pushed with a demister button, opened the door to a hidden compartment in the glove box. Police allege 40 clear MDMA capsules weighing 7.9 grams and $4000 cash dropped from the secret compartment. Christopher Anderson, 22, was stopped for a random breath test just after midnight on Friday in Surry Hills. After allegedly spotting a “burner” [disposable] Nokia mobile phone, police searched the car, and said they found a second Nokia phone, an iPhone and 3.1 grams of cocaine inside a plastic bag in the glove box.”

Monks discover recipe book dating back to 1793 that includes unusual recipes for Pigs Ears and even a chicken curry: “Monks have discovered a recipe book that dates back to 1793 stashed away in their archives, which contains some unusual recipes for pigs ears and even one of the first chicken curries. The handwritten pages were compiled by generations of cooks in the kitchen of Begbrook House in Frenchay, near Bristol, which belonged to a wealthy local family. But when the house was burnt down by suffragettes in 1913, the fragile book of 142 recipes was passed onto the monks at Downside Abbey, in Somerset. Among the food-spattered pages of appetising recipes is one for Fricassee of Pigs Feet and Ears – which is stewed meat served in a thick white sauce – and also a pigeon stew. The book also contains a recipe for a chicken curry. ‘It seems to be a working kitchen cookbook as opposed to being for special occasions. But it’s evoked so much interest because it’s a Georgian, Regency cookbook.”

Birthplace of the Vespa BANS the iconic moped: “The mayor of the Italian city that gave birth to the Vespa has banned the scooter, leading to widespread outrage and protests. Vespas produced before 1999 are now set to be banned in Genoa, north-west Italy, in a bid to tackle pollution. The ban on scooters in the centre of in Genoa has led to such outrage that the mayor has been forced to postpone the ban until later this year. Mayor Marco Doria signed off in December on an anti-smog initiative due to come into force in February, which would have stranded close to 20,000 riders of the two-wheeler, whose name in Italian means ‘wasp.’ But the measure banning their use in large areas of the city centre between 7am and 7pm has sparked such a backlash it has been suspended until April to give people time to organise alternative transport – and may yet be scrapped.”

Woman competing in notorious 300-mile Alaskan dog sled race is forced to drop out after getting frostbite in her EYE: “A competitor in a 300-mile dog sled race through the snowy Alaskan wilderness was forced to drop out after getting frostbite on her eyeball. Brenda Mackey, from Nenana, Alaska, halted her dogs at the Kalskag checkpoint during the Kuskokwim 300 race, complaining to medics about a pain in her eye. She was told that the frostbite was so severe that she would need a cornea transplant, according to race officials. She added in a post earlier today: ‘My eyeball was quite hard to the touch yesterday and I couldn’t see out of it for around 15 hours – just a grey haze.’ Fortunately, Ms Mackey has regained sight in her eye, and will be seeing a specialist tomorrow to assess whether the frostbite has done any permanent damage. The notoriously difficult race was made particularly treacherous this weekend, with an icy and wind-whipped trail, according to the Alaska Dispatch News.”

Hundreds of women gather at ‘free the nipple’ picnic: “A ‘free the nipple’ picnic which began for a group of friends but swelled to thousands has attracted criticism and even threats of violence. Around 50 women showed up to bare their breasts after Zoe Buckley Lennox, 22, and Amanda Haworth, 21, organised the event for a group of friends so their nipples could ‘enjoy a cool breeze and challenge the patriarchy all at once’. Around 50 women showed up to bear their breasts. Despite it being ‘2016 and too hot for t-shirts’, the event didn’t avoid controversy. ‘What a horrible thing to expose children to and how sad that women feel the need to do these things to get attention,’ one woman wrote on the page. ‘If you want to be treated like equal’s [sic] maybe stop doing childish and attention seeking things. ‘Your [sic] really just promoting pornography more than anything.’”

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Doctors remember …

January 17, 2016 at 2:41 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

1. A young couple came in, both upset and confused about the fact that the woman had become pregnant.

They stressed the fact that they were on birth control, specifically they were on the pill.

However, before I could say anything, the boyfriend quietly took me aside…

And explained to me that he had been taking the pill instead of his girlfriend because “she had a weak stomach and couldn’t take pills…”

2. A patient came in for an STD check. She was very upset and continued to stress the fact that she only ever had one partner.

“And even if my boyfriend is sleeping with other people, it shouldn’t matter,” said the patient. “My boyfriend uses a condom every time and makes sure to wash it thoroughly after every use.”

The ER nurse asked the patient what she meant when she said her boyfriend “washes it every time.”

The patient explained that her boyfriend washed the same old condom with hot water and soap before he used it. Every time. I had to kindly explain to a grown woman that condoms are a one-time use product. She had no clue.

3. These weren’t patients of mine, but I once overheard the following conversation in the waiting room:

Man 1: My daughter is allergic to wheat.

Man 2: So she can’t eat bread or anything?

Man 1: We only give her white bread.

Man 2: Oh yeah, I guess bread only has wheat if it says it on there. Like whole wheat or whatever.

Man 1: Yeah, I guess.

Man 2: So can she eat pizza?

Man 1: Only cheese pizza.

4. More than one patient has come into my vet’s office complaining about their dog’s chest.

One man thought his male dog’s nipples were giant blood-sucking ticks. He actually tried poking at them and lightly pulling on them, complaining that “they are impossible to remove…”

A woman also came in complaining that her dog had “huge tumors” growing on its chest. Nope. Again, just nipples.

5. My best friend’s mom is a nurse at a hospital in an area with a lot of gang activity.

More than once, she has had to explain to the family of her deceased patients that you can’t get a brain transplant after getting shot in the head. Or at all really.

6. Not a doctor, but a good friend of mine is. He once told that he had to explain to one of his patients that regular Band-Aids do not cure anything at all, but just cover up a wound.

The patient in question had tried to cure her recently diagnosed type-II diabetes by sticking Band-Aids all over herself…

7. A lady had to have her foot amputated and was given waiver forms to sign pre-op. The patient is asked if she needs time to think about her decision.

She’s surprisingly calm and nonchalant, she doesn’t seem to care much about what they do to her limb.

The doctor gets suspicious and probes a bit further, asking why she’s not more concerned. The patient says she understands that they have to operate, but that “it’s okay because the foot will grow back.”

The doctor had to explain to the woman that she is not, in fact, a salamander, and that limbs do not grow back in humans.

8. I once had a meeting with a patient about their diet and nutritional intake.

I ended up having to explain to this person that, no, Coca-Cola is NOT in fact a vegetable. Just because it says “contains vegetable extracts” on the side of a can of Coke does not mean it can count as one of your “five veggies a day…”

9. A woman came in for a well-baby check with her 6-month-old, and she had what looked like chocolate milk in the baby’s bottle.

The doctor started explaining to her as kindly as he could that she shouldn’t be giving her baby chocolate milk, at which point she interrupts him and says “oh that isn’t chocolate milk. Its coffee! He just loves it!”

10. Another lady I was seeing for clinicals was diabetic, and she would come in every week with stupid high blood sugar levels (250–560-ish), not knowing why they were so high.

“Well, I have been drinking about 3 of the 48oz Quiktrip slushies every day for a while now. They’re just so good! And they aren’t food or drink, they’re slushies! So they don’t have any sugar in them, and I don’t need to record them!” It was so hard to convince her that those are so full of sugar it isn’t even funny.

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Speed reading DOESN’T work: “In a world of email and social media, speed reading could be the answer to the always on generation’s prayers. However, researchers studying the techniques and apps available say they don’t work. They looked at decades of research – and concluded speed readers don’t remember what they read. ‘Examining decades’ worth of research on the science of reading, a team of psychological scientists finds little evidence to support speed reading as a shortcut to understanding and remembering large volumes of written content in a short period of time,’ they said. The report, published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, shows that that there are no magic shortcuts when it comes to reading more quickly while still fully understanding what we’ve read. While some may claim prodigious speed reading skills, these claims typically don’t hold up when put to the test.”

Old bits of painted log go up for sale at trendy interiors shop in upmarket part of London – and they SELL OUT: “A trendy interiors in an exclusive area of London selling painted logs for £10 each have already sold out of the novel accessories. The pieces of plain firewood – which are then jazzed up with a lick of yellow, pink or orange paint – proved so popular over the festive period, the store continued to stock them. The novel concept left some people gobsmacked with one saying: ‘The world has gone stark raving bonkers.’ Others compared the sale of painted logs to the Harry Enfield sketch ‘I saw you coming’ where his antique salesman flogs rubbish to gullible rich women. However the store insisted they had ‘no negative response’, have now sold out of painted logs and may even hold a tutorial to teach others how to do their own one. The interior store, in affluent Muswell Hill in north London, sells an array of pricey home accessories”

How your scented candle could KILL you: “With our doors and windows firmly shut against the winter cold, lighting a few scented candles is a trick many use freshen up a stuffy room. But this act could be turning your home into a death trap as perfume chemicals can cause a dangerous cocktail that can kill, according to scientists. Experts say the simple perfumes can mutate on contact with air and if rooms are not properly ventilated they can build up to dangerous levels. Tests were carried out on six similar modern houses over the course of five days by Professor Alastair Lewis of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science at the University of York”.

Australia: Woman wakes up in hospital to find a wild ferret latched onto her bleeding hand: “A woman recovering in hospital got the shock of her life when she woke to find a wild ferret chomping down on the flesh between her thumb and finger. The 41-year-old Wyong patient was due to be discharged from Gosford Hospital on the Central Coast later that day, but ended up spending an extra 24 hours in bed thanks to the surprise visitor. ‘It wouldn’t let go so they had to get the security guard to come in. He tried to get it off but it wouldn’t let go,’ a hospital employee who spoke to the woman after the attack told the Herald-Sun. It took the security guard a good few minutes to pry the ferret from the lady’s bleeding hand, eventually loosening its grip and allowing him to relocate it to a safe spot on the hospital grounds. The woman spent another day in hospital as staff cleaned up the wound, gave her a tetanus shot and administered antibiotics.”

The ultimate survivors: “Researchers have successfully revived microscopic creatures that had been kept frozen for 30 years. Tardigrades, also known as waterbears or moss piglets, are tiny water-dwelling organisms. They’re segmented, with eight legs, and measure 1mm in length. Scientists at at Japan’s National Institute of Polar Research retrieved the creatures from a frozen moss sample collected in Antarctica in 1983. The sample had been stored at minus−20 degrees for just over three decades. Two waterbears were resuscitated. One of them died after 20 days, but the other went on to successfully reproduce with a third specimen hatched from a frozen egg. It laid 19 eggs, of which 14 hatched successfully. Found throughout the world, tardigrades can survive extreme pressure, such as deep underwater, and can even live in the vacuum of space for several days.

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