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  • In Canada, Theories Swirl With the Tide as 14th Human Foot Washes Ashore

    05/13/2018 10:45:44 AM PDT · by Theoria · 59 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12 May 2018 | Dan Bilefsky
    The mystery has haunted Canadians for more than a decade: One by one, human feet clad in running shoes have floated ashore on British Columbia’s southern coast with gruesome regularity.Last weekend, foot No. 14 was discovered by a man strolling on a beach on Gabriola Island, a sleepy and picturesque enclave, population 4,000, that is known for its captivating sandstone and close-knit artistic community.This time, the foot, squeezed between a pile of logs, wore what appeared to be a hiking boot, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The 13 feet found previously along the coast since 2007 were in...
  • 13th dismembered foot found on British Columbia shore

    12/11/2017 10:56:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 108 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/10/2017 | Nicole Javorsky,
    A man walking his dog on a British Columbia beach this week made a grisly discovery: A foot in a shoe, along with part of a lower leg. Adding to the mystery is that it is the 13th foot to wash up on the Canadian province's coastline over the past decade. "Our early analysis suggests these are human remains and we will do further investigation and testing ... in the coming weeks," said Andy Watson, a spokesman for the BC Coroners Service, about the Thursday discovery. The remains included a tibia and fibula. The Coroners Service said all previous 12...
  • Disney theme parks could harness foot recognition technology

    08/01/2016 8:38:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    fox ^ | 08/01/2016
    he technology could provide an alternative to “rather invasive methods” for acquiring guest information, such as retinal and fingerprint identification, according to the patent filing. “These methods are obtrusive and some guests may not feel comfortable providing this type of biometric information to a third party,” it added, noting that accessories such as hats and sunglasses could also limit the effectiveness of the technologies. The technology could be used at amusement parks, theme parks, sporting events and other entertainment venues, according to Disney. The entertainment company has no immediate plans to use the system, according to the Orlando Sentinel, which...
  • Explosive That Injured Man in New York's Central Park Likely 'an Experiment,' Cops Say

    07/04/2016 4:36:09 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 3, 2016 | Dean Schabner
    The explosive that severely injured a man in New York's Central Park today was likely "an experiment with fireworks or explosives," but did not seem like a device made deliberately to hurt anyone, officials said. It was still not clear exactly what the explosive was, but police said they did not believe it was connected to terrorism. Mark Torre, commanding officer of the NYPD bomb squad, added that investigators are leaning toward considering this the work of an explosive "hobbyist," an amateur or someone who knows chemistry. It could have even been some sort of "experiment" that was not meant...
  • Blast in Central Park severs man’s foot

    07/03/2016 1:00:17 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3 July 2016 | EDGAR SANDOVAL, RYAN SIT, STEPHEN REX BROWN
    A blast in Central Park severed the foot of a young man visiting New York from northern Virginia Sunday, witnesses said. The NYPD’s bomb squad was investigating the area of the park near E. 68th St. and Fifth Ave. Witnesses said the victim stepped on a device or fireworks, causing the blast. His foot was “all but gone,” one witness told the Daily News. Two of the victim's shocked friends described the ghastly sight moments before being taken away in an ambulance. "We don't know what happened. There was a small explosion and then dust," said one friend who didn't...
  • Somehow, The Jameis Winston Suspension Just Got Stranger(FSU, Football)

    09/21/2014 6:26:02 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    BI ^ | 9-21-2014 | Cork Gaines
    September 20, 2014Cork Gaines Jameis Winston, who has been suspended for Florida State's game against Clemson, showed up before the game in full pads and started to warm up with his teammates before being sent back to the locker room by head coach Jimbo Fisher. Winston was originally suspended from just the first half of the game for yelling a profanity-laced statement in front of fellow students on campus. That suspension was later increased to the full game when the school reportedly learned that Winston lied about the full nature of what had happened. Despite the suspension, Winston appeared to...
  • 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.
  • Vietnam HFMD outbreak surges past 100,000, CDC issues travel notice

    11/08/2012 12:22:53 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 5 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11-8-2012 | Robert Herriman
    The Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MoH) is reporting a large-scale outbreak, rivaling last year’s numbers. This has prompted federal health officials in the United States to issue recommendations for travelers to the Southeast Asian country, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel notice Nov. 7. According to the MoH, there were approximately 116,418 people in 63 provinces confirmed with hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) from January1 to October 7 2012; 42 people in 15 provinces have died.
  • 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...
  • Human Foot Sent to Tory HQ

    05/29/2012 8:28:57 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 34 replies
    Sun News Network ^ | May 29, 2012 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    "A Conservative Party staffer made a horrifying discovery late Tuesday morning, partially opening a package that contained what police say appeared to be a human foot. The overwhelming stench from the package sent a staffer running to call police. "Upon arrival, officers noted that the package possibly had blood stains on it," police said in a statement." --- Update: A seoond package addressed the federal Conservative party H.Q. was intercepted at Canada Post. It has been confirmed that the second package contained a human hand.
  • Rick Santorum Convicts Trayvon Martin Shooter On Hannity Show

    03/23/2012 4:28:30 PM PDT · by red flanker · 149 replies · 2+ views
    The Conservative Review Blog ^ | March 23, 2012 | Marcus Porcius
    Just moments ago on the Sean Hannity radio show, GOP candidate and RINO Rick Santorum took it upon himself to convict George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case. He said, and I’m paraphrasing slightly: It was a heinous crime and he did a despicable, unjustifiable thing and the Sanford police should have reacted to that immediately. Again, I am paraphrasing a little as I did not have a recorder running to get his exact words, but that was essentially his statement.
  • 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...
  • Blast From Paul Krugman's Past: "Social Security Is A Ponzi Scheme And Will Soon Be Over"

    09/13/2011 9:11:10 PM PDT · by Squeeky · 16 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | Sept. 13, 2011 | Tyler Durden
    It is one thing (what thing that is we are not sure, but we have heard others say it, so like all good lemmings we will say it too) for Rick Perry to call Social Security a ponzi scheme. After all he is some crazy, foaming in the mouth conservative, as uber-Keynesian liberal Paul Krugman may call him. And that's fine. What confuses us, however, is why Social Security would be called a ponzi by the same liberal noted previously: none other than Paul Krugman himself. Exhibit A, from a distant 1997, which perhaps one would have expected to remain...
  • Graphic: Another foot washes ashore in B.C.

    09/01/2011 7:30:04 AM PDT · by Palter · 44 replies
    National Post ^ | 31 Aug 2011 | National Post Staff
    VANCOUVER—Another foot has washed ashore in Vancouver, police said Tuesday.Tuesday’s discovery marks the eighth foot to be found on the B.C. coast since August 2007. Three more have washed up in nearby Washington.Vancouver police Const. Jana McGuinness said that a person reported finding “the remains of what appear to be a human foot and leg bones in a running shoe” on Tuesday afternoon.“The shoe was found floating in the water next to the Plaza of Nations marina in False Creek,” she said in a news release.Police and officials from the BC Coroner’s Service are investigating the discovery.“There is no indication...
  • 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,...
  • Florida Man Sets Home on Fire While Cleaning His Foot With Rubbing Alcohol

    06/17/2011 2:36:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Naples News ^ | June 17, 2011
    Officials say a Florida Panhandle man set fire to his home while trying to clean an infection on his foot. The Fort Walton Beach Fire Department reports that the man told deputies he was sitting on his bed, using rubbing alcohol to clean his foot Wednesday morning. His lit cigarette came into contact with the flammable liquid and set his sheets on fire. He removed the bedding and ran to get a fire extinguisher, but the flames grew out of control while he was gone. The man and several other people in the home were able to get out and...
  • VANITY: Anyone here had foot surgery? My young teen is having his foot operated on tomorrow...

    05/15/2011 2:30:06 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 117 replies
    worrying brain ^ | 5/15/11 | self
    ... and I wanted any tips anyone has for the first few days of recovery. I know the foot has a lot of nerves in it and I am worried about the pain. I have visited "Dr. Google" and people recovering from the same surgery mention the word AGONY a lot. Mama wants to minimize the pain for her kid! He is 14, the surgery is to remove an accessory navicular bone that has grown on his foot in the last two years and since he is a competitive athlete, it's causing him a lot of pain. So he really...
  • Now I have two right feet: Chinese man has left foot attached to other leg in bid to save it

    02/08/2011 6:17:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 26, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A hospital in China has sewn the left foot of a patient on to his right leg in a bid to save both the foot itself and his left limb. The patient, named as Mr Ma, had the surgery in Zhengzhou, in central China, following a work accident two weeks ago which badly damaged his left leg. It appears that doctors felt that the infected wound in the leg would have ultimately led to amputating the foot and leaving the limb 7in shorter - so decided to make their radical decision. They decided to attach the left foot to the...
  • Extraordinary Measures(East Coast Blizzard)

    12/25/2010 5:27:32 PM PST · by XEHRpa · 14 replies
    Foot's Forecast ^ | 12/25/2010 | Mr. Foot
    6:15 PM Saturday 12/25/2010 - As has been projected for days by various computer models, and outlined in our Storm Technical Analyses, the U.S. East Coast this weekend will experience the most high impact winter storm since March 1993. With Blizzard Warnings in effect from the New York City metro area to Southern New England, and Winter Storm Watches or Warnings covering all of the Carolinas, it is fair to say this event has lived up to the moniker our team assigned of "Snow Miser Surpriser." The extraordinary measures that countless thousands of public safety, service and logistics sector employees...
  • Foot washes up on West Coast

    12/15/2010 10:20:53 AM PST · by Baynative · 75 replies
    Toronto ^ | 12/15/2010 | QMI Agency
    Another human foot has washed up on the West Coast, this time in Tacoma, Wash. Police are baffled by the Dec. 5 find in the Tideflats area, on the Pacific coast, where a child's size-six boot containing a human foot was found washed ashore. Police said the boot is an Ozark Trail brand hiking boot, which were sold in Wal-Marts in 2004 and 2005.