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  • LOOK: The Latest PARTY DRUG Is Being PULLED From The Shelves At HOME DEPOT

    05/15/2016 8:02:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies ^ | 5/10/2016 | unknown
    Okay, your HIGH is really screwin’ up my LAWN!!! People are IDIOTS and will ingest ANYTHING to catch a BUZZ — the latest — FLOWER SEEDS?! That’s right, people are CHEWING the seeds of: Hawaiian Baby Woodrose Sleepy Grass Blue Morning Glory Because they’re LEGAL, and apparently, mimic the high of LSD.
  • Syrian refugees pepper sprayed at 'Welcome Night' in Vancouver

    01/09/2016 8:34:45 AM PST · by Dartman · 30 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan.9/16 | THE CANADIAN PRESS
    VANCOUVER -- Police said they were looking for a suspect after more than a dozen Syrian refugees were pepper sprayed late Friday night in Vancouver. The attack happened outside the Muslim Association of Canada Centre during a "welcome night" event for newly-arrived Syrian refugees. City police said a crowd of men, women and children had gathered outside the MAC centre when a man wearing a white-hoodie apparently rode by on a bicycle and sprayed 15 to 30 people. Witnesses said several of those who were hit started coughing and complaining of burning eyes. Police said that a number of people...
  • MAN FLIPS OFF COP = gets PEPPER SPRAYED in return [Video]

    05/22/2015 7:56:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    Dude flipped cop off to test his 1st amendment rights to freedom of expression = not a good idea Saratoga Springs police released the camera they had confiscated on Saturday, showing officer Nathan Baker pepper spraying a man sitting in his car before grabbing the man’s arm and twisting it out the window. Officer Baker claimed he was arresting Adam Rupeka for disorderly conduct. Rupeka had flipped him off while driving past him. And while the New York statute for disorderly conduct includes a line about making an “obscene gesture,” the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which encompasses New...
  • Spiciest/Hottest Thai Food or any for that matter.

    01/06/2015 2:57:56 PM PST · by Vendome · 36 replies
    Vanity | 1/6/2015 | Vendome
    Okay. Doesn't fall under "Breaking News" but, I don't post articles very often. So, I drop off my Alki friend so he can do some walk in/walk out bail thing at the Sheriffs Department. I'm bored and spy a Thai restaurant across the street. At first my thoughts were just about some delish lemongrass soup. So I walk in and order their lemongrass soup. But, they offered a twist I hadn't been offered at othe Thai restaurants "You want regular or spicy?". "Huh? Why I'll take spicy. I love spicy anything" I responded Well, they tried to talk me out...
  • Birthplace of the domesticated chili pepper identified in Mexico

    04/18/2014 9:49:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 04-18-2014 | by Pat Bailey AND Journal reference: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
    Central-east Mexico gave birth to the domesticated chili pepper—now the world's most widely grown spice crop—reports an international team of researchers, led by a plant scientist at the University of California, Davis. Results from the four-pronged investigation—based on linguistic and ecological evidence as well as the more traditional archaeological and genetic data—suggest a regional, rather than a geographically specific, birthplace for the domesticated chili pepper. That region, extending from southern Puebla and northern Oaxaca to southeastern Veracruz, is further south than was previously thought, the researchers found. The region also is different from areas of origin that have been suggested...
  • It's Been an Honor

    09/13/2013 4:19:05 PM PDT · by MestaMachine · 281 replies
    Self | Sept. 13, 2013 | Mesta
    Dear FRiends,This day is Erev Yom Kippur, (Yom Kippur Eve,) usually commemorated with two festive meals, the giving of charity, and asking others for forgiveness. This is to ask YOUR forgiveness for not explaining why all of my pings have stopped without anyone knowing why. I wouldn't exactly call this a 'vanity', more like an explanation and apology to all of you who have added your names to any of my lists for why you don't get those oh, so many pings anymore.Below is what this post started as. And THIS is how it ended. I figured it was better...
  • Carolina Reaper pepper crowned the world's hottest pepper

    12/27/2013 9:07:41 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 92 replies
    upi. ^ | Dec. 27, 2013 | Evan Bleier
    According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the hottest peppers in the world are the Carolina Reaper peppers grown in South Carolina by Ed Currie of PuckerButt Pepper Co. Currie spent more than four years working with students at Winthrop University to alter a sweet hot pepper from the Caribbean and give it more zip. During tests at Winthrop, the Reaper averaged just shy of 1.6 million Scoville Heat Units. To put that in perspective, a standard jalapeno pepper registers around 5,000 on the Scoville scale. The previous record holder, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper, was measured by New...
  • Sriracha sauce maker ordered to cease some operations (California)

    11/27/2013 1:44:11 PM PST · by barmag25 · 60 replies
    Market Watch/WSJ ^ | 11/27/13 | Erica E. Phillips
    LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — The Southern California maker of a popular hot sauce has been ordered to cease operations that have allegedly emitted harmful odors into the surrounding community, after residents’ complaints of health problems prompted a lawsuit. A state court judge issued a decision late Tuesday finding that Huy Fong Foods Inc., the manufacturer of cult-favorite Sriracha “Rooster Sauce” and other chili sauce products, must “make changes in its site operations reducing odors and the potential for odors” at its Irwindale, Calif., factory. The injunction is slated to take effect on Dec. 9. Bloomberg Enlarge Image The company, which...
  • Hot Highlights From the First-Ever Sriracha Festival

    10/29/2013 5:49:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 28, 2013 | Jenn Harris
    Sriracha lovers united for the first-ever Sriracha Festival on Sunday in downtown Los Angeles. They came in droves with a line wrapping around the long city block outside Lot 163, where participants came armed with cameras, dressed in red T-shirts, and one, wrapped in a full Sriracha bottle costume. Melissa Joves from Cerritos made her own costume by wearing a red sriracha shirt with a rooster on it, red pants, red tennis shoes and a green hat. Wearing sunglasses and a smile, she peered out of the green head piece and proudly grasped her new copy of "The Veggie Lover's...
  • Cold and Chili Peppers Help Burn Fat

    10/18/2013 1:56:31 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | Oct 18, 2013 11:20 AM ET | by Douglas Main, LiveScience Staff Writer
    Eating chili peppers can help burn brown fat, research shows. What do low and chili peppers have in common? They both could help burn fat, a new study shows. Exposure to cold and consumption of chemicals found in chili peppers both appear to increase the number and activity of so-called brown fat cells, which burn energy, rather than store it as typical "white" fat cells do, said Takeshi Yoneshiro, a researcher at Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan. The study is the first to show that brown fat activity can be induced in people who appeared to...
  • Spicy Soup Burns Hole Straight Through Man's Stomach (Chinese Death Soup)

    01/01/2013 4:20:09 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | December 28, 2012 | Makini Brice
    Spicy Soup Burns Hole Straight Through Man's Stomach Doctors in China were dumbfounded after seeing the case of a 26-year-old man whose spicy food burned a hole in the wall of his stomach. For some more adventurous eaters, spicy foods are often an exciting dish to try. After all, though urban legends had proclaimed that eating spicy foods could give you an ulcer, the credit for that belongs to the Helicobacter pylori. That is why doctors in the Hubei province of China were dumbfounded after seeing the case of a 26-year-old man whose spicy food, they say, burned a hole...
  • Judge fines protester who got a mouthful of pepper spray (CAPTION the occupy freeloader)

    12/22/2012 6:05:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    KATU ^ | 12/21/12
    Judge fines protester who got a mouthful of pepper sprayBy Staff Published: Dec 21, 2012 at 9:49 PM PST PORTLAND, Ore. - An Occupy Portland protester who was blasted in the face with pepper spray was found guilty this week of ignoring police orders and will now have to pay a fine. **SNIP** A judge has now fined Nichols $260 for not listening to police and following their orders that day.
  • Still Occupying: Looking back on a year of pepper spray, parks, (rape tents,) even some petitions

    10/13/2012 3:45:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Red Lands Daily ^ | 10/13/12 | Phill Courtney
    Still Occupying: Looking back on a year of pepper spray, parks, even some petitionsBy Phill Courtney Posted: 10/13/2012 12:13:43 PM PDT One year later, the reviews are decidedly mixed. Some say the Occupy movement failed because there's been no fundamental, nor even a discernible change in how our country's run because they didn't have a plan, while others argue that Occupy succeeded and is still succeeding because it gave a voice to those who are too often voiceless. But perhaps the truth, as if often does, lies somewhere in between. **SNIP** One of Occupy's most important messages is that it...
  • Line-cutting fight prompted fatal Rite Aid shooting(VA)

    08/18/2012 3:01:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 98 replies ^ | 18 August, 2012 | Patrick Wilson
    Bernell Benn said he was simply in line at a Rite Aid pharmacy Thursday afternoon to pick up his medicine. He was chatting on the phone with his mother when he noticed that a man had cut in front of him. What happened next at the store in the 3600 block of Tidewater Drive is in dispute. Benn, in a jailhouse interview, said he was defending himself when he fatally shot that man in a gunfight. "I came to the store just to get my medicine," said Benn, who was crying as he was led into the interview at Norfolk...
  • College Pepper-Spraying Incident Begs Question: Who Will Pay for 'Free'? (YOU!)

    04/06/2012 3:29:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/06/12 | Paul Roy
    College Pepper-Spraying Incident Begs Question: Who Will Pay for 'Free'?By Paul Roy | Yahoo! Contributor Network – 1 hr 41 mins ago COMMENTARY | Exactly what are our children learning in college these days anyway? On Tuesday, April 3, a group of students at Santa Monica College, a community college, were protesting a proposed fee hike for some of the most popular courses. This led to some arrests and the use of pepper spray by the local police. According to a report in the Associated Press, the students were chanting, "No cuts, no fee, education should be free." This statement...
  • Students angry over pricey courses pepper-sprayed (Santa Monica College)

    04/04/2012 3:26:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/04/12 | GREG RISLING
    Students angry over pricey courses pepper-sprayedBy GREG RISLING | Associated Press – 2 hrs 37 mins ago SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A state agency that oversees California's community colleges asked the attorney general on Wednesday to assess the legality of a school's plan to charge students more for popular classes. The move comes the morning after Santa Monica College police pepper-sprayed demonstrators as students angry over the plan tried to push their way into a meeting of the school's trustees, authorities said.
  • Trade Secrets Act keeps pepper spray ingredients "secret"

    02/06/2012 4:49:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    WINK News ^ | 2/06/12
    Trade Secrets Act keeps pepper spray ingredients "secret"Story Created: Feb 06, 2012 at 6:28 PM FORT MYERS, Fla. - Law enforcement officers rave about pepper spray as a way to get compliance without drawing their guns. In recent weeks we've seen it gain scrutiny as law enforcement uses it as a way to control crowds at occupy events. But if you think it's natural and made of peppers, you're only about two-percent right. In fact, some ingredients in pepper spray are a highly guarded trade secret. **SNIP** Mesloh says no one regulates this industry to keep it from happening, not...
  • Pepper-Spray Used at UC Davis Becomes 'Hit' on Amazon (Defense Technology 56895 MK-9 Stream)

    11/29/2011 4:58:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    IB Times ^ | 11/29/11 | Shailesh Shrivastava
    Pepper-Spray Used at UC Davis Becomes 'Hit' on AmazonBy Shailesh Shrivastava November 29, 2011 5:56 AM EST Since a campus policeman pepper-sprayed Occupy protesters at the University of California, Davis, the campus has been witnessing protests almost every day. **SNIP** The pepper spray Lt. John Pike used has become famous since the brand name and product id have now been registered in people's mind. Amazon users have posted many creative pictures under the product "Defense Technology 56895 MK-9 Stream, 1.3% Red Band/1.3% Blue Band Pepper Spray." The sarcastic comments as the product review also show that people are in no...
  • (LAPD Cop Turned Author) Joseph Wambaugh Solves the Great UC Davis Pepper-Spraying Incident

    11/28/2011 3:46:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times Op-Ed ^ | November 27, 2011 | Joseph Wambaugh
    Joseph Wambaugh solves the great UC Davis pepper-spraying incident Forget hiring Bill Bratton. You can learn all you need to know by reading the papers. In light of the terrible financial crisis at our California universities, I feel the need to rescue UC Davis, whose administrators are, according to The Times, negotiating a price with the Kroll security firm in New York for none other than former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton to fly West and tell us what went wrong on the day that students were pepper sprayed. I can save the university a hefty Kroll consulting fee by suggesting...
  • Pregnant teen, elderly woman among pepper sprayed (Occupy Wall Street: Seattle)

    11/16/2011 11:35:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/16/11 | AP
    SEATTLE (AP) — A downtown march and rally in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement turned briefly chaotic as police scattered a crowd of rowdy protesters — including a pregnant 19-year-old and an 84-year-old activist — with blasts of pepper spray. Protest organizers denounced the use of force, saying that police indiscriminately sprayed the chemical irritant at peaceful protesters. The Occupy Seattle movement released a written statement late Tuesday expressing support for "a 4-foot 10-inch, 84-year-old woman, a priest and a pregnant woman who as of this writing is still in the hospital." Dorli Rainey is an activist who...
  • Pepper spray used at San Diego 'Occupy' protest

    10/14/2011 8:31:29 PM PDT · by quantim · 53 replies · 1+ views
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Oct 14, 7:55 PM EDT | GREGORY BULL
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- San Diego police on Friday used pepper spray to break up a human chain formed by anti-Wall Street demonstrators at a downtown plaza where they've camped for a week. Police in the early morning began removing about a half-dozen tents after warning demonstrators their personal belongings couldn't stay in the Occupy San Diego camp. Demonstrators can continue protesting without the tents, tarps and tables, authorities said. One man was arrested before 8 a.m. for interfering with a police officer after he sat down and refused to take away his tent, police Lt. Andra Brown said. After...
  • Ancho Chili recipes and ideas

    09/15/2011 8:05:30 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 28 replies
    One of the big successes in this year's garden has been my Ancho Chilis. I've already smoke-roasted a dozen or so with mesquite, until they were shriveled and dry. They make a great addition to beans or chili once you rehydrate them and strain out the skins. But what else do you do with an nice Ancho? I have a bunch more still on the plant and they are really nice, dark green and really delicious looking. I've been harvesting jalapenos and using them for cooking, but I have never cooked with raw Anchos, and was looking for ideas about...
  • World record sought for Trinidad Scorpion Butch T chili

    04/24/2011 11:25:18 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Apr 24 | Pauline Askin
    SYDNEY : Beware, Naga Viper. Your reign as the world's hottest chili pepper may be coming to a close. A group of Australians is seeking world record status for a new variety of chili, a bright red pepper so potent that processing it for eating requires gas masks and protective chemical warfare-like clothing. The "Trinidad Scorpion Butch T" chili, a mere 2.5 cm (1 inch) long, comes it at a fiery 1.46 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU) per chili, according to testing by Melbourne firm EML Chemical == taking it well past the Naga Viper British Chili, the current Guinness...
  • Compound in celery, peppers reduces age-related memory deficits

    10/13/2010 10:45:36 AM PDT · by decimon · 11 replies
    UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS ^ | October 13, 2010 | Diana Yates
    CHAMPAIGN, lll. — A diet rich in the plant compound luteolin reduces age-related inflammation in the brain and related memory deficits by directly inhibiting the release of inflammatory molecules in the brain, researchers report. Luteolin (LOOT-ee-oh-lin) is found in many plants, including carrots, peppers, celery, olive oil, peppermint, rosemary and chamomile. The new study, which examined the effects of dietary luteolin in a mouse model of aging, appears in the Journal of Nutrition. The researchers focused on microglial cells, specialized immune cells that reside in the brain and spinal cord. Infections stimulate microglia to produce signaling molecules, called cytokines, which...
  • Police: Bicyclist Pepper Sprays Dogs, Owner(CO)

    09/21/2010 7:09:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 76 replies ^ | 20 September, 2010 | Deb Stanley
    LAFAYETTE, Colo. -- A cyclist said he was acting in self-defense when he aimed pepper spray at two dogs and their owner in Lafayette. "I carry pepper spray because of the dogs," Erich Toll told the Boulder Daily Camera. "I'm not going to get bit." Toll said he sprayed the dogs because they charged him. He said he sprayed the dog's owner when the man came running after him. The dog's owner told the newspaper his dogs were no threat and he denied physically threatening the cyclist. The newspaper reported that Lafayette police and Boulder County sheriff's deputies interviewed both...
  • Protesters Pepper Sprayed Outside Marine's Funeral

    08/29/2010 11:59:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    KTLA-TV ^ | 8/29/10 | Staff
    Police in Nebraska arrested a man for allegedly macing demonstrators outside the funeral of a U.S. Marine on Saturday. The incident happened just before 10 a.m. about a block away from First United Methodist Church during funeral services for Staff Sgt. Michael Bock. Bock, 26, was killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province on August 13. Officers says the suspect drove by in a pickup truck and sprayed mace at protesters and counter-protesters. The protesters were members of a small Kansas congregation -- Westboro Baptist Church -- that often demonstrates at military funerals.
  • India Plans Cot Chilli Grenades

    06/25/2009 11:47:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 1,247+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 25 June 2009
    Indian scientists say the chillis will immobilise but not kill people Indian defence scientists are planning to put one of the world's hottest chilli powders into hand grenades. They say the devices will be used to control rioters and in counter-insurgency operations. Researchers say the idea is to replace explosives in small hand grenades with a certain variety of red chilli to immobilise people without killing them. The chilli, known as Bhut Jolokia, is said to be 1,000 times hotter than commonly used kitchen chilli. Scientists at India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) are quoted as saying the potent...
  • A Ghost Story (World’s Hottest Chilli Pepper Used by Defense Scientists)

    06/24/2009 10:23:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 919+ views
    LiveMint ^ | Samar Halarnkar
    The author who considered his chilli tolerance was quite high until he tasted the Naga chilli has now no doubt about the ferocity of the world’s hottest chilliIn February, I had a taste of the world’s hottest chilli, the Naga chilli, also called the Bhoot Jolokia in Assam (bhoot for ghost, perhaps a reference to its other-worldly fire). It was, with no exception, the hottest I have ever tasted. What I had really was just a dab of chilli paste, smaller than a child’s teardrop. It spread a pleasant fire through my mouth, set off little pinpricks on my forehead,...
  • Dr Pepper artifact may reveal soft drink's origin

    05/04/2009 7:59:19 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 53 replies · 2,703+ views
    yahoo ^ | 04-may-2009 | JAMIE STENGLE
    DALLAS – Poking through antiques stores while traveling through the Texas Panhandle, Bill Waters stumbled across a tattered old ledger book filled with formulas. He bought it for $200, suspecting he could resell it for five times that. Turns out, his inkling about the book's value was more spot on than he knew. The Tulsa, Okla., man eventually discovered the book came from the Waco, Texas, drugstore where Dr Pepper was invented and includes a recipe titled "D Peppers Pepsin Bitters."
  • A PSA from Evil Conservative Radio: Don't Try and Eat the World's Hottest Pepper (Video)

    02/15/2009 11:27:14 AM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 16 replies · 539+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 15 Feb 09 | EC
    I wonder if some Obama voters feel the same way as this guy... A wave of self-confidence and euphoria that doesn't last that long.. followed by what seems like unending pain. For those of us who didn't vote for Obama, our analogy starts about halfway through this short video.
  • Now, 'Naga chilly' to scare away wild elephants

    01/14/2009 8:49:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 346+ views
    The world's hottest chilly, 'Naga chilly', or 'bhoot jolokia' in Assamese dialect, could be the latest weapon against marauding wild elephants who have wrecked havoc in many parts of Northeast. 'Bhoot jolokia', a chilly pepper that grows mostly in Assam, has shot to limelight after the DRDO developed a non-lethal grenade from it that could be used in anti-terrorist operations. The DRDO and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are now working on developing the 'chilly' into a powder that could be coated on fences and ropes to scare away wild pachyderms. "Two months back, a WWF experiment observed that the...
  • The man who fell off a sofa while laughing at Have I Got News For You - and ended up in court

    06/11/2008 3:46:47 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 26 replies · 127+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/11/08
    A man was handcuffed, arrested and dragged before a court after falling off the settee with laughter while watching Have I Got News For You. Christopher Cocker, 36, was enjoying the BBC1 show when a joke made by panellist Paul Merton had him doubled up with laughter. He collapsed on the floor - but the thud startled his downstairs neighbour who, believing he had collapsed, called police. Officers arrived and said Cocker was initially co-operative but became 'aggressive' when they asked his name and tried to shut his front door. He was eventually disabled with parva spray through the gap...
  • Chemists measure chilli sauce hotness with nanotubes

    05/08/2008 6:10:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies · 754+ views ^ | 05/08/2008 | Source: Oxford University
    Indispensable in hot kitchens: the nanotube Oxford chemists have found a way of using carbon nanotubes to judge the heat of chilli sauces. The technology might soon be available commercially as a cheap, disposable sensor for use in the food industry. Professor Richard Compton and his team at Oxford University have developed a sensitive technique to measure the levels of capsaicinoids, the substances that make chillies hot, in samples of chilli sauce. They report their findings in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal The Analyst. The current industry procedure is to use a panel of taste-testers, and is highly...
  • Caption Democratic voters waiting in line to be spayed - er - sprayed...

    11/11/2007 8:22:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies · 136+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/10/07
    Olympia Police officers pepper spray protesters lined up at the Port of Olympia, Saturday morning, Nov. 10, 2007, in Olympia, Wash. At least 12 people have been arrested today as protests of military-cargo shipments from the Port of Olympia moved to downtown and the Plum Street entrance to Interstate 5, according to the The Olympian. (AP Photo/The Olympian, Tony Overman)
  • Doctors Test Hot Sauce for Pain Relief

    10/30/2007 9:26:39 AM PDT · by xzins · 97 replies · 1,077+ views
    LasVegas Sun ^ | 30 Oct 07 | Lauren Neergaard
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Devil's Revenge. Spontaneous Combustion. Hot sauces have names like that for a reason. Now scientists are testing if the stuff that makes the sauces so savage can tame the pain of surgery. Doctors are dripping the chemical that gives chili peppers their fire directly into open wounds during knee replacement and a few other highly painful operations. Don't try this at home: These experiments use an ultra-purified version of capsaicin to avoid infection - and the volunteers are under anesthesia so they don't scream at the initial burn. How could something searing possibly soothe? Bite a hot...
  • Woman, cops exchange pepper spray blasts

    05/16/2007 6:40:14 AM PDT · by bedolido · 9 replies · 363+ views
    mercurynews ^ | 05-15-2007 | Staff Writer
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark.- A woman in Hot Springs has been arrested after she allegedly exchanged blasts of pepper spray with two police officers. Police said Lawanda Diane Clay, 38, produced a can of pepper spray when two officers were investigating a disturbance complaint Sunday. Clay refused to drop the can, and Cpl. Carl Holland used his own pepper spray on her, police said. Clay responded by allegedly spraying Holland and then the other officer, Patrick Langley, police said. Holland hit Clay twice in the leg with his night stick and she dropped the spray and was handcuffed.
  • Study: Capsaicin may cut fat cell growth

    03/08/2007 6:48:35 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 310+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 03.07.07
    Taiwan scientists have found evidence that suggests capsaicin -- the substance that gives red pepper a spicy kick -- can reduce the growth of fat cells. Gow-Chin Yen and colleagues at the National Chung Hsing University in Taichung, Taiwan, cite previous research suggesting obesity can be reduced by preventing immature fat cells, called adipocytes, from developing into mature cells. Past research also linked capsaicin to a decrease in the amount of fat tissue and decreased blood-fat levels. With that knowledge, the researchers tested capsaicin's effects on pre-adipocytes and adipocytes growing in laboratory cultures. They found capsaicin prevented pre-adipocytes from filling...
  • Chilie (peppers) aid Sumatra jail break

    08/22/2006 2:29:07 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 9 replies · 567+ views
    BBC News ^ | 08/22/06 | BBC News
    Eighteen Indonesian prisoners broke out of jail using an unusual weapon - the chilli pepper. Prisoners at Pematang Sinatar jail in Sumatra mixed hot chillies with water in plastic bottles to spray at guards. The fiery liquid temporarily blinded the guards, allowing prisoners to grab their keys and make the break for freedom. Sixteen of the inmates had now been recaptured, a police official said, but two were still on the run. The men were meant to be on their way to breakfast but instead stormed the prison gate, Detective Den Martin told the Associated Press news agency. They were...
  • Fiery Hot Ice Cream Lives Up To 'Cold Sweat' Name

    07/05/2006 10:10:52 AM PDT · by Abathar · 115 replies · 2,108+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | July 5, 2006 | AP
    ANGIER, N.C. -- Cold Sweat ice cream is hot. In fact, it's so hot customers at Sunni Sky's ice cream shop in Angier, N.C., have to sign a waiver stating that they’ve been warned. Sunni Sky's makes its Cold Sweat-flavor treats with milk, sugar, three kinds of pepper and two kinds of hot sauce. It's so spicy that just touching it makes your fingers feel hot, according to the News and Observer. The waiver for the fiery mixture has dozens of signatures. Pregnant women and people with health problems are not supposed to eat it. Anyone younger than 18 needs...
  • Pepper extract could stop prostate cancer growth

    03/15/2006 12:10:39 PM PST · by Daralundy · 24 replies · 1,083+ views
    Nutraingredients ^ | March 15, 2006
    Capsaicin, the compound that gives red pepper its heat, could stop the spread of prostate cancer, claims a new study. Red chilli pepper has previously been linked to inhibiting the growth of pancreatic cancer cells, and has been suggested to cut fat and energy intake when added to the diet. “We show that capsaicin has a profound inhibiting effect on the growth of prostate cancer cells in vitro and in vivo , inducing apoptosis [programmed cell death] of prostate cancer cell lines,” wrote lead author Akio Mori from the University of California, Los Angeles. The new study, published in the...
  • Beatles 'Pepper' best albums list

    01/09/2006 6:39:28 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 285 replies · 3,822+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | January 8, 2006 | DAVE TIANEN
    Perhaps the first thing that leaps out is that it's a very Beatle-centric list. "Sgt. Pepper" is No. 1 as it often is in such lists, but two of the top three albums are by the Beatles, three of the first five and four of the first 10. The first 10 are: 1) "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by the Beatles 2) "Pet Sounds" by the Beach Boys 3) "Revolver" by the Beatles 4) "Highway 61 Revisited" by Bob Dylan 5) "Rubber Soul" by the Beatles 6) "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye 7) "Exile on Main Street" by...
  • Pepper Spray Released in Toys R Us

    11/27/2004 9:07:24 PM PST · by crushelits · 3 replies · 272+ views ^ | Saturday, November 27, 2004 | ap
    NEW YORK — Pepper spray (search) was released inside an elevator at Toys R Us' crowded flagship store Saturday, sending at least three people to the hospital and leaving others with irritated eyes, fire and police spokesmen said.Police were reviewing video camera footage to find out who discharged the spray at the toy chain's Times Square (search) store during the busy shopping weekend. The store was not evacuated, and within a few hours it was packed with shoppers who were unaware of the incident.It was unclear how many shoppers were affected. Firefighter Kevin Nolan said five people were taken to St. Vincent's...
  • [Bush] Protesters clash with cops [Armed w/ cayenne pepper paintballs]

    10/15/2004 8:11:45 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 28 replies · 1,775+ views
    Mail Tribune ^ | 10-15-04 | SANNE SPECHT and JACK MORAN
    Police in riot gear fired pepper balls at protesters in Jacksonville Thursday after they refused to clear the street upon President Bush’s arrival to spend the night. Two people were arrested for disorderly conduct during the confrontation at 8 p.m. between protesters and police on California Street not far from where Bush and wife Laura were staying.snip..........Steveros said he was also shot with a pepper ball and shoved with a baton as he attempted to help the man who had fallen on the sidewalk in front of the Jacksonville Inn. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters said officers in the...
  • Wrestler Gomez dies at 77

    05/08/2004 2:03:25 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 46 replies · 614+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | May 7th 2004 | Peter Hegarty
    Pepper Gomez, a legend in Bay Area wrestling and one of the sport's most popular figures during its Golden Age, has died. He was 77. Gomez, who lived on Central Avenue, passed away Thursday morning at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland. During the 1960s, thousands of wrestling fans sat down in their living rooms Friday nights to watch Gomez take on opponents like Killer Kowalski, Strangler Lewis and Whipper Watson on KTVU. ----------------- snip ----------------- Gomez began wrestling professionally in 1953 in Portland and Seattle before arriving nine years later in the Bay Area, where he raised his arms in triumph...
  • Maui Police Say Fatal Shooting Justified (Pics)

    03/04/2004 10:54:17 PM PST · by Justice · 17 replies · 226+ views ^ | March 4, 2004 |
    Maui Police Say Fatal Shooting Justified Brother Questions Police Use Of Force POSTED: 3:43 pm HST March 4, 2004 UPDATED: 4:42 pm HST March 4, 2004WAILUKU, Maui, Hawaii -- Maui's police chief said Thursday the use of deadly force that killed a man on a Kihei beach was justifiable.The shooting happened on a Kihei beach Sunday evening. It started when a woman called police because a homeless man had exposed himself to her daughters, police said.A person in the area tried to assist an officer in detaining Ben Ogden (pictured, right). Ogden shot the person with bear repellant, according to...
  • Greenville Mississippi police officer suspended after DUI arrest (at least he was off duty)

    09/08/2003 3:37:31 AM PDT · by WKB · 57 replies · 433+ views
    The Clarion Ledger, Jackson Ms. ^ | September 8, 2003 | The Associated Press
    A Greenville police officer has been suspended from duty after being charged with driving under the influence. Police Chief Lon Pepper Jr. would not name the officer, but the Sunflower County Sheriff's Department identified him as Joseph Chillus. Chillus was pulled over by the Mississippi Highway Patrol on Mississippi 448 in Sunflower County on Aug. 30. He was taken to the sheriff's department, where he failed a DUI test. Pepper said the Greenville Police Department did not learn about the incident until Friday. Pepper said the officer has "been placed on suspension until the final disposition of the case."
  • Discovery Of 'Hot Pepper' Receptor In Heart May Explain Chest Pain, Lead To New Treatments

    09/01/2003 10:49:05 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 302+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 9-1-2003 | Penn State
    Source: Penn State Date: 2003-09-01 Discovery Of 'Hot Pepper' Receptor In Heart May Explain Chest Pain, Lead To New TreatmentsThe secret to heart attack chest pain may be on the tip of your tongue. Although they may seem unlikely bedfellows, Penn State College of Medicine researchers found evidence to suggest that the same type of nerve receptors that register the burning sensation from hot peppers in the mouth may cause the sensation of chest pain from a heart attack. "Our study is the first to demonstrate that the 'hot pepper' receptor exists on the heart and may be responsible for...