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  • 'I love having men at my feet,' says Hillary as she accidentally crashes wedding brunch

    02/27/2016 2:25:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/26/16 | Francesca Chambers
    'I love having men at my feet,' says Hillary as she accidentally crashes wedding brunch and takes pictures with the groom and his friends Hillary Clinton accidentally crashed a wedding brunch this morning in Charleston, South Carolina - but she made it up the groom and his friends by posing for photos. 'I love having men at my feet,' Clinton said as the man of the hour, Joe Schreck, and his 10 groomsman kneeled around her for a group shot. Clinton's campaign photographer had instructed the men, who had just ordered a round of Bloody Marys at the bakery and...
  • Human foot found in shoe on Vancouver Island beach

    02/10/2016 7:08:17 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | February 10, 2016
    The foot is the 13th to wash up on B.C.'s coastline since 2007 and 10 of those feet have been identified as belong to seven people. The coroner says that in all of the cases where feet have been identified either accident or suicide was involved. Sooke RCMP and the Coroner are investigating. It is too early to say if the situation is suspicious, police said. Disembodied feet come ashore occasionally on B.C.’s coast.
  • The Reason Why You Should Soak Your Feet In Listerine

    01/27/2016 12:56:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Sun Gazing ^ | January 27, 2016
    Day in and day out our hands and feet take a beating. Out of all our body parts they are perhaps the most used ones, making problems and issues that develop with them inevitable. Feet in particular are often overlooked and many of us will have to deal with calluses, cracked heels, toenail fungus, and dead skin at some point in our lives. These things can grow worse over time and it's best to treat them right away, before what was once a simple case turns into a nightmare of a problem. There are all sorts of gels, creams, sprays,...
  • Restaurant Worker Prepares Shawarma With His Feet

    06/30/2014 11:00:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, June 30, 2014
    A worker was caught on camera preparing shawarma with his feet, prompting public calls on Saudi authorities to punish the restaurant. But officials later denied the restaurant is based in the Gulf Kingdom and said it could be in Turkey. A picture showing the worker squeezing the shawarma meat on the bar with his feet with the help of two other workers was published on social networks in the Kingdom. “Social network users called for action against the restaurant and slammed those workers for abusing public health at a time when demand for restaurant food surges during Ramadan,” Sada newspaper...
  • Discovery Of Human Foot On Seattle Waterfront Adds To Appendage Tally

    05/07/2014 4:18:49 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07 May 2014 | Mike Brunker
    The discovery of a human foot in a running shoe on the Seattle waterfront this week is at least the 15th such appendage found along the Pacific Northwest coastline since 2007. The human foot in a white New Balance tennis shoe was found Tuesday morning on the shore at Centennial Park, just north of downtown.
  • More renounce US citizenship but deny stereotype

    04/27/2014 8:08:31 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 34 replies
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | April 27, 2014 | ADAM GELLER
    Inside the long-awaited package, six pages of government paperwork dryly affirmed Carol Tapanila's anxious request. But when Tapanila slipped the contents from the brown envelope, she saw there was something more. "We the people...." declared the script inside her U.S. passport — now with four holes punched through it from cover to cover. Her departure from life as an American was stamped final on the same page: "Bearer Expatriated Self." With the envelope's arrival, Tapanila, a native of upstate New York who has lived in Canada since 1969, joined a largely overlooked surge of Americans rejecting what is, to millions,...
  • Church Traditionalists Livid at Pope for Washing Feet of Two Girls on Holy Thursday

    03/30/2013 5:32:33 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 137 replies
    Slate ^ | 30 May 13 | Daniel Politi
    In the short time since Pope Francis became leader of the Catholic Church, his every move has been scrutinized for signs of what his plans could be for his rule. And while his focus on austerity and the world’s poor has excited many who thought the Church was too out of touch with reality, traditionalist Catholics have been devastated. Francis’ decision to wash the feet of two girls, including a Muslim, during a traditional Holy Thursday ritual “has become something of the final straw,” writes the Associated Press. For traditionalists, it was a clear sign that Francis has no...
  • 15 of the Ugliest Celebrity Feet (You Won’t Believe The Pretty Faces These Ugly Feet Belong To)

    02/10/2013 6:31:29 AM PST · by equaviator · 29 replies
    When we started out on this journey of the feet, we weren’t really sure what we were going to find. We knew that while everyone unreasonably expects celebrity women to be perfect from head to toe, that’s unrealistic. It’s enough for us that they have style and grace, most, if not all, of the time. What we didn’t anticipate, though, was exactly whose feet didn’t seem like they had been so graceful. We love the celebrities on this list, but we are honestly wondering with all the money and resources that these women have access too, why are their feet...
  • Canada: Severed foot sent to party office ["another human body part" also]

    05/29/2012 8:53:23 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2012, 11:32 PM EDT | unattributed
    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- A severed human foot was mailed to the headquarters of Canada's Conservative Party and another body part was discovered when police intercepted a second suspicious package, police said Tuesday. Police were called shortly after a receptionist opened a blood-soaked box at the headquarters of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's party. The first officers to arrive saw what appeared to be blood stains on the package and immediately called in a special hazardous-material unit. When the specialists opened the package, police found the severed foot inside. Police said the package was addressed to the Conservative Party of Canada...
  • Gecko Feet Inspire Amazing Glue That Can Hold 700 Pounds On Smooth Wall

    02/17/2012 11:26:05 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 2/16/12
    ScienceDaily (Feb. 16, 2012) — For years, biologists have been amazed by the power of gecko feet, which let these 5-ounce lizards produce an adhesive force roughly equivalent to carrying nine pounds up a wall without slipping. Now, a team of polymer scientists and a biologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered exactly how the gecko does it, leading them to invent "Geckskin," a device that can hold 700 pounds on a smooth wall. Doctoral candidate Michael Bartlett in Alfred Crosby's polymer science and engineering lab at UMass Amherst is the lead author of their article describing the...
  • Another Severed Foot Washes Ashore in British Columbia, Unlike Other 12

    11/10/2011 7:19:34 AM PST · by Sopater · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 10, 2011
    Another severed foot was found washed ashore in Canada over the weekend, bringing the total of mysterious feet found since 2007 to 13, the U.K. Daily Mail reports. A group of young campers discovered a size 12 men's hiking boot on British Columbia's Sasamat Lake. What separates this foot from the other 12 found in the British Columbia and Washington state was that it was found in fresh water, not salt water -- and it was found in a hiking boot, not a running shoe. Police said they do not suspect foul play and believe that the feet detached naturally...
  • Rescued from the trash can: Harper the deformed puppy is back on his feet again

    09/23/2011 8:16:09 PM PDT · by rawhide · 27 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 23rd September 2011
    A deformed puppy rescued from a garbage bag has finally learnt to walk. Little Harper was saved from a certain death when a woman in Sanford, Florida, saw a man selling pit-bull puppies outside a Save-A-Lot holding a squirming trash bag. When she asked him what was in the bag he at first refused to show her but he finally handed over the bag containing a puppy so deformed it couldn’t walk or hold up its head.
  • What to do about a bad case of "Zombie Hoof"...

    07/09/2011 6:11:22 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 60 replies
    Every summer without fail, I get the worst case of what the Missus and I call "Zombie Hoof", where my heels crack open till they bleed. It is painful enough that I hesitate to put on shoes and it is difficult to walk. I've been using this heel balm ("Flexitol") the Missus came up with at Walgreens and it works fairly well on the worst of the cracks, but after the fact and it takes a good three days till it stops hurting. The cream is made in Australia, and the label says the main ingredient is concentrated urea. (No,...
  • Obama Refers to the Internet as "The Internets"

    07/06/2011 8:17:05 PM PDT · by cookcounty · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 6, 2011 | RCP staff
    "When President Bush made the same mistake during his campaign for President in 2000, he was roundly criticized as unintelligent."

    02/24/2011 5:59:28 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    Dick Morris .com ^ | Dick Morris
    THE DICK MORRIS POLL ON WISCONSIN Published on on February 24, 2011 Printer-Friendly Version For Immediate Release: For further information, contact Sandy Frazier at ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF THE DICK MORRIS POLL and FIRST STATEWIDE POLL RESULTS FROM OF WISCONSIN VOTERS February 24, 2011 Dick Morris, a veteran pollster with thirty years of experience in national and international polling, is announcing the launch of The Dick Morris Poll, which will focus on timely political issues and candidates. Drawing on his polling expertise, Dick will provide the results and an analysis of each poll. Dick Morris was President Clinton's...
  • Prosecutors: Woman stabbed man over feet insult

    09/17/2010 11:18:07 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 19 replies ^ | Sep. 17, 2010 | unknown
    The Snohomish County prosecutors office says that an 18-year-old Monroe woman stabbed a 19-year-old man after he teased her that her feet smelled. The Herald of Everett reports that the man was found by police with a steak knife sticking out of his back, buried a few inches in. His lung had collapsed. Officials say he'll recover from his injuries. Charging papers say that trouble started when Dallas Amber Smith was drinking and hanging out with friends and was challenged to do a back flip. When she took off her shoes to do the back flip, she was teased. Smith...
  • Amputee Cat Gets Bionic Feet

    06/25/2010 10:00:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | June 25, 2010 | Biggirl
    LONDON (AFP) – A cat which lost both back paws after a traumatic accident involving a combine harvester has regained a spring in its step after being fitted with prosthetic limbs. In a groundbreaking surgery carried out by Noel Fitzpatrick, a Surrey-based veterinary surgeon, the custom-made implants "peg" the ankle to Oscar's foot and mimic the way in which deer antler bone grows through skin.
  • Running shoes may cause damage to knees, hips and ankles

    01/04/2010 10:00:35 AM PST · by decimon · 54 replies · 1,682+ views
    Elsevier Health Sciences ^ | Jan 4, 2009 | Unknown
    Greater stresses on joints than running barefoot or walking in high-heeled shoes observedNew York, NY, January 4, 2010 – Knee osteoarthritis (OA) accounts for more disability in the elderly than any other disease. Running, although it has proven cardiovascular and other health benefits, can increase stresses on the joints of the leg. In a study published in the December 2009 issue of PM&R: The journal of injury, function and rehabilitation, researchers compared the effects on knee, hip and ankle joint motions of running barefoot versus running in modern running shoes. They concluded that running shoes exerted more stress on these...
  • Washed Up Severed Feet a Mystery for Canadian, U.S. Authorities

    11/04/2009 7:24:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies · 2,060+ views ^ | 10/29/2009 | By SARAH NETTER
    Somewhere in the Pacific Northwest there are several bodies missing their feet. Yet another sneaker-clad foot has washed ashore in British Columbia -- the eighth foot in two years, stumping authorities in both Canada and the United States. Seven of the feet, including the most recent foot, have been found in the waters of British Columbia. The other foot found off the coast of Port Angeles, Wash. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Annie Linteau told today that on all of the feet there is "no evidence of being severed or artificially removed." While Canadian authorities seem to be leaning...
  • Foot found on Richmond beach is seventh foot found on B.C. coast

    10/29/2009 8:39:24 AM PDT · by llevrok · 157 replies · 5,448+ views
    RICHMOND - A right foot has been found inside a running shoe on a beach in Richmond, the seventh foot found along B.C.’s coast in two years, RCMP said Wednesday. Two men walking on the beach Tuesday evening found the foot in a white size 8.5 Nike running shoe on the beach at No. 6 Road and Triangle Road, the RCMP said. The BC Coroners Service confirmed the remains were human through a forensic autopsy and will conduct more forensic tests in its investigation with the RCMP. Exams by forensic pathologists and anthropologists will help determine physical characteristics, which, combined...
  • Obama Puts Feet Up on Museum Piece Desk

    06/11/2009 7:49:02 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 42 replies · 3,808+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-11-09 | Mike's America
    No class! No class! Obama puts his shoes up on the Resolute Desk as he speaks by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu June 8, 2009 [Official White House Photograph] In the Middle East, it's deemed offensive to show the soles of one's shows to a person and the fact that this is an official White House photograph, not a candid press shot, was thought to be a sign of disrespect. As Don Surber points out, the Israelis have a lot more to worry about from Obama than just this photograph. Obama appears ready to toss them under the...
  • Checkout these shoes, more like a foot glove !!!

    05/29/2009 10:25:08 AM PDT · by Scythian · 112 replies · 6,687+ views
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  • Texas bans nibbling fish pedicures

    10/09/2008 1:58:29 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 17 replies · 599+ views
    Telegraph ^ | October 9, 2008
    The US state of Texas has banned fish pedicures over health and safety concerns, denying salon customers the opportunity to enjoy the sensation of hundreds of small fish nibbling away the dead skin from their feet. Fears were raised over the safety of having the same fish clean the skin of multiple customers, leaving them open to possible infections, said Susan Stanford of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. She also said because the foot baths and holding tanks are home to live fish, they cannot always be properly cleaned and disinfected. Ms Stanford said she knew of no...
  • Sharon Stone 'wanted to botox son's feet to stop them smelling' - court papers claim

    10/01/2008 6:24:16 PM PDT · by melt · 26 replies · 914+ views ^ | 10/01/08 | John Bingham
    The claim was reportedly contained in court papers obtained by a celebrity website following Ms Stone's unsuccessful custody battle with her former husband Phil Bronstein. The document portrayed the 50-year-old star of the Basic Instinct films as an alarmist parent who had become convinced that Roan, whom the couple adopted, suffered from a spinal condition despite there being "no evidence" to back up her belief. Judge Anne-Christine Massullo of San Francisco Superior Court also reportedly suggested that Ms Stone's acting commitments meant that she was often an absent parent who passed on many of her responsibilities to third parties because...
  • Sixth foot washes up in B.C.

    06/19/2008 11:56:08 AM PDT · by Renfield · 114 replies · 145+ views
    National Post (Canada) ^ | Brian Hutchinson
    VANCOUVER -- Yet another human foot encased in a running shoe has washed up on B.C.'s south coast, intensifying a macabre mystery that has flummoxed police and forensic investigators. It's the second foot to turn up this week and the sixth in less than a year. Wednesday's discovery on Vancouver Island is the most gruesome. The man-sized right foot appeared to have been sawn from its owner's leg. Unlike the others that have been found, including one discovered Monday near Vancouver, this one was not detached at the ankle joint; there was no evidence of disarticulation. "It was cut clean,...
  • Brutal crime or bizarre coincidences?

    06/08/2008 12:53:16 PM PDT · by Renfield · 14 replies · 182+ views
    Globe and Mail (Canada) ^ | 6-06-08 | JUSTINE HUNTER
    ANCOUVER — Mike Ladislaus knew something was wrong even before he felt the awful weight of the sneaker in his hand. At this time of year, the Fraser River is swollen and running fast. Its grey-green waters leave all manner of detritus, collected throughout a 1,400-kilometre journey from the headwaters to the shores of Kirkland Island. Two weeks ago, Mr. Ladislaus was patrolling the dikes on the island with his dog, Sophie. It's a familiar routine and Sophie is trained to ignore the debris as she sniffs out beavers that might harm the protective banks on this sliver of farmland...
  • The shoes that grow with your feet

    04/24/2008 5:56:44 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 25 replies · 85+ views ^ | 04/24/08 |
    A new range of children’s shoes mean parents no longer have to rush to the shops every time their little ones’ feet grow - because the shoes can grow with them. Inchworm shoes can extend by one full shoe size so when kids’ feet grow, all parents need to do is simply adjust the shoe to fit. Inchworm shoes are available in child sizes only and cost around £48 They are altered by simply pressing a button on the side of the shoe and pulling the toe out to the required length. Parents know what size they have pulled the...
  • Police baffled as human feet wash ashore in Canada

    03/03/2008 3:26:18 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 108 replies · 217+ views
    AFP ^ | Feb 16, 2008 | Staff
    OTTAWA (AFP) - A severed human foot has been found in Canada's westernmost Gulf Islands, marking the third such discovery in six months stumped police said Saturday, noting all three are right feet, size 12, male and shod in sneakers. "It is not known at this time what relationship, if any, this foot has with the two feet recovered last year in the same area," Constable Annie Linteau of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement. The two previous cases are still under investigation and federal police "have yet to determine if foul play is involved" in the...
  • Roommate killed over 'stinky feet'

    10/15/2007 5:13:17 PM PDT · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 11 replies · 60+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/8/07
    CHICAGO (AFP) - A Texas man is accused of stabbing his roommate to death because the man complained about his smelly feet, police said Monday. William Antonio Serrano, 20, was charged with murder. "Serrano and the victim, who are roommates, got into an argument in which the victim told Serrano his feet had a foul odor," police said in a statement. "At that time, Serrano retrieved a knife and stabbed the victim numerous times." The Houston Chronicle said the two men rented a small bedroom in a Houston apartment from a married couple with a baby. The mother and child...
  • New orchid smells like 'sweaty feet'

    07/16/2007 7:03:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 331+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/16/07 | Garance Burke - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO - Scientists announced Monday the discovery of a rare — and stinky — orchid species that flourishes only in the wet meadows of a beloved portion of Yosemite National Park. Botanist Alison Colwell said the species' minute, tennis-ball yellow flowers weren't what first led her to it, but rather the smell of sweaty feet that the Yosemite bog-orchid emits to attract pollinators. "I was out surveying clovers one afternoon, and I started smelling something. I was like, 'Eew, what's that?'" said Colwell, who works for the U.S. Geological Survey in El Portal. "It smelled like a horse corral...
  • Chicago Woman Born With Tiny Arms Denied McDonald's Service For Using Feet

    07/02/2007 10:33:36 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 140 replies · 4,564+ views
    FOX ^ | 07/02/07 | Unknown
    A woman has filed a lawsuit against a McDonald's franchise, claiming that employees in two suburban Chicago restaurants refused to serve her because a birth defect forces her to use her feet as hands. Dawn Larson was born with Holt-Oram Syndrome, which left her with diminutive hands just six inches from her shoulder, according to a report Monday in the Chicago Sun-Times. "I drank my baby bottle with my feet," she told the paper. "Nobody ever taught me how to do it, I just did it. I can ride a regular 10-speed bike. I can swim. It has not been...
  • Washing Feet Endangers Students, School Says

    03/23/2007 10:47:32 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 16 replies · 893+ views ^ | 03/23/07 | Payton Hoegh
    ( - If Jesus washed his disciples' feet at a Georgia college in 2007, he'd likely be accused of "hazing." That's the position a Christian ministry at Savannah State University has found itself in, after it washed the feet of its new members. The campus ministry Commissioned II Love (C2L) was also accused of "harassing" students by sharing their faith. Washing of feet is a symbolic gesture of servitude in the Christian faith, following the example of Jesus, who washed the disciples' feet during their last meal before his crucifixion, as recounted in the New Testament gospel of John (13:1-17)....
  • Israeli Reserve Soldiers Accuse Government Of 'Cold Feet' Over Conflict

    08/21/2006 5:55:05 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 456+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-22-2006 | Rory McCarthy
    Israeli reserve soldiers accuse government of 'cold feet' over conflict · Brigade signs letter calling for Lebanon inquiry· Newspaper demands general's resignation Rory McCarthy in Jerusalem Tuesday August 22, 2006 The Guardian (UK) A brigade of reserve soldiers angrily accused the Israeli government yesterday of fighting a war with "indecision" and "cold feet" as criticism mounted over the handling of the conflict in Lebanon. In the most outspoken acknowledgment of Israel's failings in the war, one retiring senior army officer also admitted that the military felt "a certain sense of failure" after 34 days of combat. Brigadier Yossi Heiman, head...
  • For women's feet, bliss is turning to blisters

    05/02/2006 10:11:26 AM PDT · by randita · 71 replies · 2,187+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 5/2/06 | Tanya Barrientos
    Posted on Tue, May. 02, 2006 For women's feet, bliss is turning to blisters After being coddled by winter footwear, they now must suffer the indignities of warm-weather shoes. By Tanya Barrientos Inquirer Staff Writer Look down. There's a raw human drama taking place right now at shoe level. The annual sacrifice of women's feet. Protected by socks and tights all winter long, coddled by boots and sneakers, the feet of females everywhere have turned tender and weak. Each toe, each heel, each insole has become a pillow of soft pink. So vulnerable. So defenseless. And so unprepared for the...
  • Washing of the Feet on Holy Thursday And More on Days of Abstinence

    03/28/2006 4:11:48 PM PST · by NYer · 1 replies · 509+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 28, 2006 | Father Edward McNamara
    ROME, MARCH 28, 2006 ( Answered by Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I understand that it is in fact liturgically incorrect to have the main celebrant at the Holy Thursday Mass wash the feet of women. Correct? -- J.C., Ballina, Ireland. During the Holy Thursday liturgy at our parish, there are a number of foot-washing stations set up around the Church, and the people in the pews get up and bring someone else to one of the stations and wash their feet. Most of the people in Church take part in this, washing...
  • Man OK After Falling 130 Feet From Copter(no injurys at all !)

    01/31/2006 10:16:58 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 47 replies · 1,308+ views ^ | 1 31 06 | Associated Press
    VIENNA, Austria - A man plummeted 130 feet from a helicopter Monday but escaped injury because deep snow cushioned his fall. The 42-year-old was suspended from the helicopter by a rope to make repairs when the knot came undone and he slipped free, police in the Upper Austria town of Hallstatt said in a statement. Although a fall from that height normally would result in death or serious injury, the deep snow drifts broke the man's fall, officials said. He was taken by rescue helicopter to a nearby hospital for a medical checkup as a precaution but appeared to have...
  • Brothers meet at 25,000 feet

    12/06/2005 6:59:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 455+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 6, 2005 | Capt. Eric Badger
    12/5/2005 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Families normally get together for holidays -- but at 25,000 feet? Not hardly. But two pilots from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing found a way to accomplish a mission and have a family reunion at the same time. Capts. Greg Matthew Amig reunited in the skies over Southwest Asia, where Greg refueled his brother’s aircraft on Thanksgiving Day. The brothers are stationed together at this forward-deployed base. Greg is 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot. He is deployed from Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Matthew is a 16th Expeditionary Airborne Command...
  • Aching Feet? Early Humans Figured Out Solutions

    09/27/2005 6:34:57 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 641+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8-20-2005 | Erik Trinkaus
    Aching feet? Early humans figured out solution Scientist says some sort of arch support goes back 26,000 years The first supportive footwear was probably modest, but it definitely predates the Nike Empire. Erik Trinkaus at Washington University in St. Louis says the first shoes designed to do more than insulate and cushion were worn between 26,000 and 30,000 years ago in Eurasia. He has no old shoes to prove the claim. They wouldn't have survived that long. Instead, Trinkaus studied anatomical evidence in early modern humans and found a reduction in the strength of the smaller toes in folks of...
  • High-heel Hell: High heels can be murder on feet, but some women can't kick the habit

    09/06/2005 6:41:12 AM PDT · by pissant · 83 replies · 2,277+ views
    journal times ^ | 8/24/05 | Dawn Fallik
    Dawn Joslin's feet hurt so much last week that she wore sneakers to work for the first time. But there she was at lunchtime, despite corns, bunions and three major foot surgeries, sitting at Lord & Taylor's trying on high-heeled slingbacks. Would they hurt her feet? Yes. Would she wear them anyway? Of course. "I just like the look of them," says the 50-year-old comptroller. "I used to wear the stilettos, but gave those up in my 30s. No doctor has ever told me not to wear heels." Blame Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw and her Manolo Blahnik obsession (and...
  • Touching the Pope's sole

    06/13/2005 6:48:14 AM PDT · by te lucis · 18 replies · 676+ views
    The late Pope John Paul II was probably his most famous patient. Father Josef Eugster recalls that he had to go through three tests before he was allowed to treat the holy man on Nov 26, 2003. The late Pope John Paul II was one of Father Josef’s patients. He massaged the Pope's feet for 30 minutes. Josef's first client was far more humble. He was a 74-year-old farmer who apparently suffered severe back pain. Father Josef tried foot reflexology and the farmer felt such excruciating pain that he fled and went into hiding. After tracking him down at a...
  • Vt. Boy's Sneakers Named Smelliest in U.S.

    03/22/2005 5:19:03 PM PST · by neal1960 · 13 replies · 984+ views
    AP ^ | 03/22/2005 | Lisa Rathke
    Vt. Boy's Sneakers Named Smelliest in U.S. By LISA RATHKE Associated Press Writer There wasn't much left of the sneakers Noah Nielsen entered into the contest Tuesday, but it was the stench that earned him the top prize.
  • Taser sues N.C.-based rival over advertising (Stinger CEO suggests a duel @ 30 feet)

    12/21/2004 8:08:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies · 512+ views ^ | 12/21/04
    Taser sues N.C.-based rival over advertising Associated Press Posted on Tue, Dec. 21, 2004 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Taser International Inc. has filed a lawsuit against North Carolina-based rival Stinger Systems Inc., a rival maker of stun guns, alleging false advertising and unlawful patent marketing. On Tuesday, Taser said Stinger claims to be certified by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and that its gun was the first ATF-certified weapon. Scottsdale-based Taser said the ATF does not certify stun guns, it regulates them, and also said it now owns a product that has been regulated by the ATF since the...
  • Hating America's Success

    10/12/2004 8:43:03 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies · 800+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | October 12, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "The creation of the United States of America is the central event of the past four hundred years." Thus does Walter A. McDougall of the University of Pennsylvania begin the first volume of his acclaimed new American history, Freedom Just Around the Corner (HarperCollins).Not surprisingly, this central event has evoked a wide range of opinions. Tens of millions of immigrants have voted with their feet to slough off prior allegiances and join the boisterous experiment that makes "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" its official goal.The result has been an astounding success. "We dominate every field of human endeavor...
  • In the Relentless Pursuit of Fashion, the Feet Pay the Price

    09/04/2004 1:04:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 842+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 31, 2004 | LORRAINE KREAHLING
    Americans seem to suffer a disconnect between what logic dictates is good for their health and what they do. They exercise, but they also sunbathe. They eat large salads instead of dinner, but snack on high-calorie, high-cholesterol junk foods. This habit extends down to the toes, or at least the toes of many women. Just ask the podiatrists and foot and ankle surgeons who do a brisk business in repairing feet wounded by the fashion industry's love affair with high-heeled shoes. "The current trend in fashion is very bad for women's feet," said Dr. Lloyd Smith, president of the American...
  • Oldest human footprints discovered in Italy

    03/13/2003 1:46:22 PM PST · by vannrox · 29 replies · 799+ views
    News in Science ^ | 3-13-2003 | Reuters
    The newly-discovered footprints descending an inclined slope of an extinct volcano (Pic: University of Padua)  Markings in hardened volcanic ash, dubbed "devils' trails" by local Italian villagers, have been confirmed as the oldest-known footprints ever made by humans. The fossilised hand and footprints belong to three early humans who were probably climbing down the side of the Roccamonfina volcano in southern Italy about 385,000 to 325,000 years ago, report a team of Italian palaeontologists in today's issue of the journal, Nature. "We believe that these tracks are the oldest human footprints found so far," said Professor Paolo Mietto of...
  • Smelly feet man denied access to library may start new life in Germany

    06/05/2002 12:14:34 PM PDT · by dighton · 26 replies · 1,757+ views
    Algemeen Dagblad and Ananova ^ | 06/05/2002 | Marc Kruyswijk
    A Dutch man says he may move to Germany if he is convicted of disturbing the peace with his smelly feet.The man prefers to walk around without his shoes on but provoked complaints in a university library.He refused to put his shoes back on or stop visiting the library at Delft University and was charged with disturbing the peace.The 40-year-old caused further upset when he took his shoes off in court at The Hague.The man, named only as Gerald, made an official complaint when the judge ordered him to put his shoes back on.Gerald's complaint was over-ruled by a panel...
  • Butchered war victims line up to vote with their feet

    05/14/2002 5:48:55 AM PDT · by Happygal · 7 replies · 286+ views
    Irish Independant/Daily Telegraph ^ | May 14, 2002 | Tim Butcher
    THE thousands of voters who had both hands cut off by rebels in Sierra Leone are being instructed to leave a print of their big toe on ballot papers for the presidential and parliamentary elections today. Amputees like Mohammed Tarawali, a 20-year-old who had both hands hacked off with an axe by rebel soldiers near the town of Port Loko three years ago, have been practising for weeks, in the dust of the Murray Amputee Camp. The ballot paper is divided into squares for the nine presidential candidates and parties. If the mark touches one of the dividing lines the...