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  • Judge: You cannot name your baby ‘Nutella’ (France)

    01/26/2015 7:57:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 75 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | January 26, 2015 | By Yaron Steinbuch
    A French judge spared a baby girl from being named Nutella – changing her name to Ella instead to save her from a lifetime of teasing. “The name ‘Nutella’ given to the child is the trade name of a spread,” the court ruled, according to a La Voix Du Nord. “And it is contrary to the child’s interest to have a name that can only lead to teasing or disparaging thoughts.” The parents wanted to name the girl after the popular chocolate spread, but the judge said that the name was not in the interest of the baby girl, who...
  • Houston woman marries herself in elaborate ceremony

    01/26/2015 2:17:07 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 52 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 01/26/2015 | Craig Hlavaty
    A woman who vowed that if she didn’t find love by the time she turned 40 married herself earlier this month in a lavish ceremony here in Houston, according to reports. Yasmin Eleby married herself at the Houston Museum of African American Culture on January 3 in a lavish ceremony with10 bridesmaids in attendance, plus family and other guests on hand to celebrate the event. For this ceremony, Eleby’s minister sister performed the spiritual service, as it’s not legal to marry yourself. The pictures from the ceremony look normal, except that Eleby is by herself in the photos and not...
  • Deflategate fallout: NFL focusing on Patriots' locker-room attendant

    01/26/2015 1:18:34 PM PST · by mojito · 75 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 1/26/2015 | Jay Glazer
    Deflategate has taken another twist. FOX Sports has learned that the NFL has zeroed in on a New England Patriots locker-room attendant in connection with the scandal of improperly inflated footballs used in the AFC championship game against Indianapolis. The person of interest was already interviewed by the league. The NFL is trying to determine whether any wrongdoing by this individual occurred, sources tell FOX Sports. There is surveillance video showing the attendant taking the footballs from the official's locker room into another room at Gillette Stadium before bringing them out to the field, sources tell FOX Sports.
  • Students respond to Obama’s State of the Union address

    01/26/2015 12:50:59 PM PST · by pabianice · 10 replies
    The UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 1/26/15 | Simon
    Speaking to a Republican-controlled Congress for the first time since he took office, President Barack Obama emboldened millions of Americans and showed us how the country’s future must be re-written. In essence, Obama gave two speeches, each of which tells the fate of two separate unions. The first one focused on a nation of healers and how our worst days are behind us. And rightfully so. With over 240,000 private sector jobs added per month in 2014, an unemployment of 5.6 percent, the lowest it has been in six years, gas prices nearly $2 a gallon and the highest high...
  • Terrifying time loop: The man trapped in constant deja vu

    01/26/2015 10:01:36 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 January 2015 Last updated at 07:48 ET | By Emma Ailes
    The group of scientists from the UK, France and Canada who studied the strange case of the man with "chronic deja vu" think one possible cause of the phenomenon could be anxiety. The man's condition was so persistent he avoided watching television, listening to the radio and reading newspapers because he felt he had "encountered it all before". Dr Chris Moulin, a cognitive neuropsychologist at the University of Bourgogne who worked on the study, says the man had a history of depression and anxiety, and had once taken the drug LSD whilst at university, but was otherwise completely healthy. "This...
  • Turn Off Your Heat: Living in a cold home will make you a healthier, stronger, better person

    01/25/2015 8:57:51 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 91 replies
    Slate ^ | 23JAN2015 | Reihan Salam
    My dearest wish is to one day have the pleasure of living in a small cabin in the frigid wilderness. There I will spend my nights covered in heavy wool blankets, eating smoked fish and dried fruit. Over time, my beard will grow to the point where I’ll be indistinguishable from a medium-sized woodland creature. The villagers I’ll come to know during my rare visits to town will call me “the wolfman,” not least because I will communicate solely by howling and scratching out messages with my clawlike fingernails. For now, I live in a big city, where such unconventional...
  • Pair Of Alleged Young Torches Arrested For Setting Fire To Walmart Store

    01/25/2015 6:32:28 PM PST · by W. · 29 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 1.25.2015 | TSG Staff
    An 11-year-old South Carolina boy is facing an arson charge after allegedly setting a fire inside a Walmart that caused millions of dollars in damages to the business, police report. The boy’s 13-year-old cousin has also been charged in connection with the December 31 blaze. According to investigators, the boy stole a lighter while inside the Columbia store and, with his cousin, used it to set a fire in the Walmart’s greeting card aisle. The ensuing blaze caused significant damage to the store, though no injuries were reported.
  • Millions of GMO insects could be set loose in Florida Keys

    01/25/2015 9:42:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2015 11:36 AM EST | Jennifer Kay
    Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set loose in a residential U.S. neighborhood. […] Dengue and chikungunya are growing threats in the U.S., but some people are more frightened at the thought of being bitten by a genetically modified organism. More than 130,000 signed a Change.org petition against the experiment. Even potential boosters say those responsible must do more to show that benefits outweigh the risks. […]...
  • Edward Snowden: Apple iPhone with Secret iFeature Allows Government to Spy on You

    01/24/2015 8:40:48 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 62 replies
    Tech Times ^ | January 24, 9:59 AM | Aaron Mamiit
    Apple's iPhone has "special software" that authorities can activate remotely to be able to gather information about the user.
  • 18 Fantastic Products from SkyMall, America's Final Great Bastion of Innovation

    01/24/2015 10:51:11 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 91 replies
    Yahoo! Tech ^ | January 23, 2015 | Alyssa Bereznak
    On Thursday, the company behind the nearly ubiquitous in-flight catalog SkyMall filed for bankruptcy. As the Wall Street Journal put it, the institution was simply a “victim of evolving rules and technology that now lets airline passengers keep their smartphones and tablets powered up during flight.” For those who spent the majority of their early ’90s flights thumbing through the quarterly magazine, this is a tragedy. Like the mall staple Sharper Image, the catalog pushed the boundaries of absurdity in almost every category of domestic existence. Rather than attempt to fill the space of a practical retailer, the SkyMall catalog enticed you...
  • Americans to Eat 1.25 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl

    01/24/2015 9:13:46 AM PST · by SamAdams76 · 41 replies
    Washington, D.C. – With the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving upon us – Super Bowl Sunday – there’s no hotter time of year for chicken wings, which have become a staple food on Super Bowl menus. According to the National Chicken Council’s 2015 Wing Report released today, 1.25 billion wings will be eaten during Super Bowl XLIX, as fans watch the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots battle for the Lombardi Trophy, matching the record tied last year when the Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos. Wings with RanchTo put that into perspective, if 1.25 billion wing...
  • Select Miss Universe National Costumes 2015 - BECAUSE REASONS

    01/24/2015 6:13:05 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 60 replies
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    Miss Argentina Miss Australia Miss Brazil Miss Canada FOR THE WIN Miss Dominican Republic Miss Ecuador Miss Korea Miss Turks & Caicos I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THIS IS Miss USA Miss Uruguay Moar here
  • Abortion radicals chant in paddy wagon after arrest

    01/23/2015 4:01:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 23, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Today, the radical communist pro-choice on abortion group, Stop Patriarchy, uploaded a video showing them chanting after their arrest at the March for Life. You can read about how these loud feminist abortion pushers blocked the pro-life March for Life in D.C. yesterday- here. So, very proud of themselves, they actually video taped a chant inside the “paddy wagon” after their arrest. Like- who does that? And..who took the video? A tweet posted by the group reads, “RT! View from inside the paddy wagon…”Every generation, has an obligation, to WOMEN’S LIBERATION!” #Roe42 #DC” The group wasted little time attempting to...
  • Archaeologists May Have Found the Oldest Copy of One of the Gospels-(A mummy's mask)

    01/23/2015 12:03:21 PM PST · by virgil283 · 8 replies
    tatler ^ | January 21, 2015 | Chris Queen
    "New technology that allows scientists to remove the glue from the masks of mummies without damaging the ink on the paper used to make the mask has yielded an exciting discovery: a piece of papyrus that may contain the oldest known copy of one of the gospels. The finding, a fragment of the Gospel of Mark, which dates back to the year 90, is one of several fascinating texts that archaeologists are discovering in the masks of mummies. This first-century gospel fragment was written on a sheet of papyrus that was later reused to create a mask that was worn...
  • Do you own an iPhone? Then you're SMARTER than an Android user:

    01/23/2015 2:29:44 AM PST · by moose07 · 132 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | Friday, Jan 23rd 2015 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Do you own an iPhone? Then you're SMARTER than an Android user: Infographic reveals link between education and phone choice Study found states with more college graduates, such as Alaska and Vermont, have higher iPhone sales New Mexico, Iowa and Delaware have lowest percentage of iPhone users, and a lower number of graduates The more densely populated an area, the more chance iPhone sales will be higher, according to the research Previous study found that iPhone owners are vainer and spend more on clothes than those who have Android iPhone users have a reputation for being smug – and...
  • Navy Commander at Guantanamo Base Fired Amid Alleged Affair, Suspicious Death

    01/22/2015 5:42:51 PM PST · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 21, 2015, | LUIS MARTINEZ
    The officer in charge of the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been fired for a “loss of confidence” after he allegedly had an affair with a woman whose husband was recently found dead in the waters off the base. Captain John Nettleton was relieved of command on Wednesday by Rear Adm. Mary M. Jackson, commander of Navy Region Southeast, “due to loss of confidence in Nettleton's ability to command,” according to a statement from the Navy. The statement declined to give additional details because of an ongoing investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), which is...
  • American liberals and conservatives think as if from different cultures

    01/22/2015 11:42:52 AM PST · by sparklite2 · 31 replies
    He noted that liberals in the West tend to live in urban or suburban areas and often have fairly weak social and community ties, move more often and are less traditionally religious. They are more individualistic than conservatives and very unlike most people in Eastern cultures. Conservatives, on the other hand, tend to be more connected to their communities and may live in the same areas throughout their lives, maintaining strong social and familial bonds and commitments, and are more traditionally religious. This puts them more in line with the holistic-thinking majority of the world. "This study shows that the...
  • What Are Liberals? (fun little vanity)

    01/22/2015 10:41:09 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 101 replies
    1/22/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    The American Left is an enemy every bit as dangerous as Al Qaeda, every bit as treacherous as ISIS, every bit as murderous as Nazis, every bit as power-mad as Stalin. They are a vile, foul, Satan-revering, repulsive Orc army. They are odious, hideous slime-covered slugs, they are atrocious diseased vermin. They are not even human beings. They are loathsome demonic,sub-human animals and must be cut out of country before they poison and destroy it. Jesus once said, "Yea verily, I love all mankind, except for the American left. My Father shall damn to eternal hellfire, for they cannot be...
  • "Ye wouldn't be long getting frostbit" EXTENDED UNCUT Northern Ireland Teenager UTV Interview

    01/22/2015 10:34:13 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-22-15 | Alex McQuitty
    The full version of the interview. Ruairi McSorley
  • Man traded his dog for gun to shoot his son

    01/22/2015 9:49:44 AM PST · by Daffynition · 20 replies
    KCCI.com ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | staff reporter
    MASON CITY, Iowa —Authorities said a man charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm was sentenced Wednesday. Bill Douglas Thorne, 58, of Mason City, received a prison sentence of 21 years in federal prison. Thorne was convicted by a jury on the charge in April. Federal authorities said Thorne traded his dog for a .22 caliber rifle that he intended to use to shoot his son on July 24, 2012.
  • 'Vindskip' cargo ship uses its hull as a giant sail

    01/22/2015 8:33:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    cnn ^ | Peter Shadbolt,
    Called the "Vindskip," the Norwegian design uses the high sides of its container ships as sails, turning the whole vessel into a wind-assisted airfoil. Designed by Lade AS, the Oslo-based company says the hybrid merchant ship -- which would still have a liquefied natural gas-powered engine -- could achieve fuel savings of 60% and reduce emissions by 80%. It's the brainchild of Terje Lade, who used his skills as a speed sailor to develop his aerodynamic design. He says the futuristic container ship works more like an airplane than a conventional sailing ship. .... The ship would be able to...
  • Recycled Whisky Waste Has £140M Potential ( ... as Fish Food)

    01/21/2015 5:42:03 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 20th January, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Recycled whisky waste has £140m potential • The Scotch whisky industry could generate £140 million through recycling whisky wastes into fish feed for Scotland’s fish farming industry and help build a more circular economy. The possibility was highlighted in the Circular Economy Scotland report, which examines how the certain sectors such as oil and gas and the food industry can use their strengths to generate millions of pounds worth of value from materials used in these areas. It suggested the whisky industry could continue to capture heat and electricity from whisky wastes, but biorefining wastes could produce two more products...
  • Wife Comes Home to See What Her Husband Has Done to the House: ‘I’m in Shock’

    01/21/2015 9:48:30 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 98 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Jan. 21, 2015 | Dave Urbanski
    Diane Andryshak said she and her husband hadn’t been at odds. “We were not fighting, we were not arguing,” she told WABC-TV. Which is likely why the Middletown, New York, woman was extra shocked when she returned to her house Monday expecting to see this: …but instead she found her home demolished, with all of her belongings inside — courtesy of her husband of nine years, police said.
  • Police Investigate Family for Letting Their Kids Walk Home Alone.

    01/21/2015 8:13:32 AM PST · by petercooper · 47 replies
    Slate ^ | 01/16/2015 | Slate- Hanna Rosin
    On a recent Saturday afternoon, a 10-year old Maryland boy named Rafi and his 6-year old sister, Dvora, walked home by themselves from a playground about a mile away from their suburban house. They made it about halfway home when the police picked them up. You’ve heard these stories before, about what happens when kids in paranoid, hyperprotective America go to and from playgrounds alone. I bet you can guess the sequence of events preceding and after: Someone saw the kids walking without an adult and called the police. The police tracked down the kids and drove them home. The...
  • Planned Parenthood security guard sings “God is pro-choice”

    01/20/2015 8:50:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 19, 2015 | saynsumthn
    A video filmed by a pro-life protester outside a Planned Parenthood in Ann Arbor shows the abortion giant’s security guard, Bernie, singing and dancing foolishly to mock the protesters. “Pro-choice, pro-choice, oh, we know God’s pro-choice,” he sings as he waves his arms. “God’s pro-choice that’s why he slaughters those eggs in the fallopian tube,” he mockingly says. VIDEO ON LINK Bernie then starts another tune, “Joy to the world, Planned Parenthood is here,” before walking away. Back in October, I blogged about an abortion clinic security guard who wears a Jesus wristband ( read here) – are we starting...
  • 'Invisible Boyfriend' Generates Texts And Calls To Help Convince People You're In A Relationship

    01/20/2015 5:47:08 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 20, 2015 | Caroline Moss
    Single but wish you weren't? There's an app for that. Meet "Invisible Boyfriend" (and "Invisible Girlfriend"), the app designed to send you texts, calls, and even leave voicemails to help you convince everyone around you that you've found love. The apps, founded by St. Louis’s Matthew Homann and Kyle Tabor, launched today.
  • Hey, my car's not clean!

    01/19/2015 1:33:48 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 31 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-14-15 | News200x
    SACRAMENTO (KTXL) — A very close call was caught on camera a local car wash.
  • Party invoice: Boy sent bill for birthday no-show

    01/19/2015 9:47:19 AM PST · by bgill · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | Jan. 19, 2015 | unkown
    A five-year-old was billed for failing to attend a friend's birthday party - resulting in threats of legal action. Alex Nash, from Cornwall, was invited to the party just before Christmas. An invoice for £15.95 was sent by his schoolfriend's mother Julie Lawrence, who said Alex's non-attendance left her out of pocket and his parents had her details to tell her he was not going. Alex's father Derek said he had been told he would be taken to the small claims court for refusing to pay.
  • Australia fighter jet data theft 'shows cyber-spy risk'

    01/19/2015 2:47:28 AM PST · by moose07 · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 January 2015 | BBC
    The reported theft by Chinese spies of designs for Australia's new warplane, the US-built F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet, highlights the risk of cyber-espionage, an Australian minister said. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop also told Sky News she was confident that the US would guard its intellectual property. She was responding to media reports, citing leaked US documents, of the theft of a huge amount of F-35 data. Australia has ordered 72 F-35 jets, due to come into service in 2020. The F-35 is the most expensive defence project in US history. The stealth aircraft, manufactured by US-based Lockheed Martin, was...
  • Jilted John': eBay Honeymoon Man Jilted A Third Time (D'Oh Alert)

    01/18/2015 11:57:19 AM PST · by goldstategop · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 01/18/2015 | BBC News
    A man who auctioned his ex-fiancée's honeymoon place for charity on eBay has been jilted for a third time. John Whitbread, from Leicestershire, auctioned the £1,800 trip to the Dominican Republic in the hope of finding a female companion. The highest bidder failed to pay the winning sum of £8,000, and now the second highest bidder has pulled out after offering to pay £7,900. Mr Whitbread is now selling £10 raffle tickets for the chance to join him. All of the money raised from the "Jilted John" raffle will go to Balls to Cancer. "It's just been knock after knock...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Screenwriter mysteriously killed in 1997 after finishing script..

    01/18/2015 11:09:34 AM PST · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    EXCLUSIVE: Screenwriter mysteriously killed in 1997 after finishing script that revealed the 'real reason' for US invasion of Panama had been working for the CIA... and both his hands were missing
  • Man credits Star Wars costume with saving his life

    01/18/2015 10:27:11 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Loxley, who says he “began Storming around Australia for the Monash Children’s Hospital in Melbourne in a full Sandtrooper Star Wars costume” two years back, is crediting the armour for saving his life. ... He said the suit is often criticized by Star Wars fans as ineffective against attacks ranging from laser blasts to rocks thrown by Ewoks. "So all those people that rag on the old stormtrooper because you know, the armor doesn't do this, it doesn't do that ... it stopped a snake bite and probably saved my life today," he said. Loxley said the snake appeared to...
  • Irish Cabinet minister announces he’s gay

    01/18/2015 9:22:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2015 11:05 AM EST | Shawn Pogatchnik
    A senior Cabinet minister in Ireland says he’s gay, becoming the first openly homosexual government figure in the history of the traditionally conservative Catholic country. Sunday’s announcement on state radio by Health Minister Leo Varadkar received widespread praise for its straightforward honesty. Analysts said his decision was likely to be viewed with hindsight as a landmark of social change in a country that, until 1993, outlawed homosexual acts. Varadkar said he decided to declare his sexuality in advance of government moves this year to advance gay rights. These include plans to legalize gay marriage, permit homosexual men to donate blood,...
  • Man shot dead at Pompano Beach Taco Bell

    01/18/2015 7:11:39 AM PST · by Daffynition · 50 replies
    MiamiHerald ^ | 01/14/2015 | CBS-4
    A man who police say was attempting an armed robbery was shot dead in a Pompano Beach Taco Bell parking lot Tuesday. Investigators said 21-year-old Rontavis Holton confronted Ronald Farmer, 37, just after 6 p.m. in the restaurant parking lot near West Atlantic Boulevard and Northwest 6th Avenue. Holton, wearing a ski mask and sunglasses, told Farmer to pull down his pants during the attempted robbery. Detectives said Farmer was able to reach for his own gun and shoot Holton. Holton was rushed to the hospital where he died.
  • Czech silly walkers pay tribute to Monty Python

    01/18/2015 12:33:25 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    Daily Naqtion ^ | Sunday, January 18, 2015 | AFP
    Fans of the British comedy group Monty Python perform their skills during the International Silly Walk Day on January 7, 2015 in Brno, Czech Republic. Around 50 participants in costumes presented the Silly Walk, based on a sketch from the Monty Python troupe. PHOTO | MICHAL CIZEK | AFP BRNO, Czech Republic Nicole Schickova adjusts her unruly fake moustache, as crucial to her outfit as her bowler hat, and takes two comical giant steps, thrusting her leg up as far as it will go, before dragging her rear foot over. The 24-year-old's Austrian friend, also in moustache and hat, shuffles...
  • Former Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton to reopen as…abortion clinic, headed by ‘trans man’

    01/16/2015 4:00:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Fri Jan 16, 2015 | Pete Baklinski
    The former Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton, New Brunswick — closed since July — has received a name change and a new director and will reopen shortly for business as usual as a “family practice” that offers a “full-scope of reproductive care, including abortions.” Clinic 554’s new director is Dr. Adrian Edgar, a “transguy” who specializes not only in the killing of pre-born children in their mother’s womb, but also in offering people who identify as LGBTQ “primary care services.” On top of abortion and offering a full range of contraceptive services, the clinic is “excited” to offer “transgender, gender variant,...
  • Police: Juvenile posed as doctor at St. Mary's hospital

    01/16/2015 12:03:14 PM PST · by Daffynition · 21 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | Jan 15, 2015 | kate jacobson
    West Palm Beach police busted a juvenile who was posing as a doctor — with a white lab coat and all — for a month at St. Mary's Medical Center. Police said they got a call on Jan. 13 about a juvenile walking around in a white doctor's lab coat and carrying a stethoscope who was telling people he was a doctor
  • Solving the "Call to Prayer" noise pollution problem around mosques. ~ Vanity

    01/16/2015 11:10:07 AM PST · by GraceG · 30 replies
    I was thinking about the Duke case of them wanting to "broadcast" out their screeching bellowing "call to prayer" that they feel has to pollute the air every 5 times a day. Then i thought of this. Apparently it is NOT "haram" or forbidden to use technology to send out their screeches, otherwise they wouldn't be allowed to use loudspeakers and pre-recorded mooselimb bellowing. So if Tech is not an issue, why not use tech to solve the problem? Low power and LEGAL FM transmitters can be bought that can send out a signal over about a mile radius and...
  • Deep in UFO country, a prepper's dream home for sale: Roswell nuclear missile silo

    01/16/2015 3:35:30 AM PST · by Kartographer · 31 replies
    Yahoo Homes ^ | 1/15/15 | Jennifer Karmon
    Deep in the heart of flying-saucer land, a real estate agent is peddling conspiracy theorists' dream home. This Atlas-F nuclear missile silo — decommissioned, of course — is one of a dozen around Roswell, New Mexico, a remote town best known as the site of a supposed flying-saucer crash in 1947. (Almost 50 years later, the Air Force revealed that the wreckage was actually an atomic-age spy contraption meant to detect minute atmospheric evidence of Soviet nuclear test blasts on the other side of the planet.) Century 21 agent Jim Moore, who's marketing the 25-acre property, recently gave the New...
  • Boy Says He Didn't Go To Heaven; Publisher Says It Will Pull Book

    01/15/2015 10:59:39 PM PST · by LucyT · 50 replies
    NPR ^ | January 15, 201510:20 PM ET | Bill Chappell
    Nearly five years after it hit bestseller lists, a book that purported to be a six-year-old boy's story of visiting angels and heaven after suffering a bad car crash is being pulled from shelves. The young man at the center of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, Alex Malarkey, said this week that the story was all made up. "I did not die. I did not go to Heaven," Alex Malarkey wrote. He continued, "I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention. When I made the claims that I did, I had never...
  • Siberian woman becomes latest victim of unexplained mass sleep epidemic

    01/15/2015 3:06:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    Almost all of the victims have fallen asleep suddenly, some literally as they walked, and remembered nothing at the point of awakening. Many of the village’s 582 residents have now suffered the condition several times and have even been unconscious for as long as five days at a time. Doctors have already ruled out viruses and bacterial infections, while scientists have been unable to find any chemicals in the soil or water that might be behind the epidemic. ... The first reports of a problem in the area emerged in early 2010, but the number of incidents has been steadily...
  • The Boy With the Incredible Brain

    01/15/2015 10:31:05 AM PST · by Hot Tabasco · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/15/2015 | Me
    A young man with incredible math skills and brain power
  • Wisconsin pursuit ends when suspect loses prosthetic leg in fence

    01/15/2015 8:40:44 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-15-15 | Anne Jungen
    Fuselier continued into Trempealeau County at speeds that reached 80 mph until officers lost him on Gilmeister Road and found his car in a ditch, the complaint stated. Authorities from both counties followed footprints into a wooded area for more than one mile and across a creek before a deputy found Fuselier on the ground unable to get up because his prosthetic leg was stuck in a fence, according to the complaint. Police found meth and a pipe in his car.
  • Church canceled lesbian woman’s funeral, family says (Denver CO)

    01/14/2015 11:05:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    KIRO-TV, CBS 7, Seattle ^ | 4:27 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 | Jay Strubberg
    Dozens gathered outside a Colorado church to protest Tuesday after a bereaved family said the pastor stopped a woman’s funeral when he found out she was a lesbian. According to KMGH, Denver’s New Hope Ministries ended Vanessa Collier’s funeral Saturday after the minister saw a video tribute that showed Collier kissing her significant other, which the family had refused to edit. […] The pastor who called off the funeral defended his actions to KCNC, saying he hadn’t been aware of the video until right before the service, and that he gave the family the chance to edit it. …
  • Conman Guilty of Selling Urine as Whisky (U.K.)

    01/14/2015 5:19:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 12th January, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Conman guilty of selling urine as whisky • A British conman has been labelled “a danger to public health” and handed a suspended prison sentence after admitting to selling urine as whisky. Nicholas Stewart, 35, tricked holidaymakers in Blackpool into buying bottles of what appeared to be sealed, 1.5 litre bottles of Jack Daniel’s whiskey and Smirnoff vodka. Security staff seized the bottles – which were being sold at £10 each – after they noticed Stewart approaching tourists at the Coral Island slot machine complex. However, scientific analysis revealed that while some bottles contained flat cola, others contained urine and...
  • Kurt Busch: Ex was trained killer

    01/14/2015 7:00:00 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 20 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 14, 2015 | AP
    DOVER, Del. -- The NASCAR driver known as "The Outlaw" testified Tuesday he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin dispatched on covert missions around the world who once returned to him in a blood-splattered gown. "Everybody on the outside can tell me I'm crazy, but I lived on the inside and saw it firsthand," Kurt Busch said when his attorney, Rusty Hardin, questioned why he still believed Patricia Driscoll is a hired killer. In an interview late Tuesday, Driscoll called Busch's assertion "ludicrous," saying he took it "straight from a fictional movie script" she has been working on for...
  • Frozen House in Detroit freezes cars to the street

    01/13/2015 8:03:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    FOX 28 ^ | January 12, 2015 | Faran Fronczak
    <p>They have the Detroit Auto Show going on, but also in the Motor City now has a frozen house!</p> <p>This 100 year old Detroit home has turned into a gigantic icicle formation --- after all the pipes burst. According to neighbors, when the weather turned cold in November, whoever was staying here left and never told the water company.</p>
  • Witness on 'underwear bomber' plane speculates intelligence agencies behind Paris attack

    01/13/2015 3:14:17 PM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 19 replies
    1776 Channel ^ | January 13, 2015 | Alan Jones
    Retired attorney Kurt Richard Haskell conjectured on the Paris attacks on Sunday during an interview from Costa Rica with 1776 Channel, which can neither confirm nor readily dismiss his theories. “The Muslims being used in these plots are being trained overseas by undercover CIA pretending to be Al Qaeda/ ISIS. I think all of them were trained that way. They think they are in terrorist training camps when they are instead being trained to be patsies.” -Kurt Haskell during interview with 1776 Channel Haskell ran for U.S. Congress in 2012 as a Democrat in Michigan’s 7th District where he received...
  • Principal tells kids to bring canned goods to class, throw them at possible gunmen

    01/13/2015 11:32:46 AM PST · by EinNYC · 57 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/13/15 | Meg Wagner
    This school encourages food fights. An Alabama middle school asked students to bring canned goods to school so they can throw them at potential gunman. W.F. Burns Middle School in Valley, Ala., said the tactic is part of the ALICE method, which stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate, and teaches students what to do during a shooting. Principal Priscella Holley sent a note home to parents Friday asking them to send their students back to class with an eight-ounce can of beans, corn, soup or any other food. Arming kids with cans that can be used as weapons gives...
  • Strange Sky Sounds form music when arranged

    01/13/2015 3:32:40 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/12/15
    Fascinated by the Strange Sky sounds occurring over the world for the last 3 years I decide to take a closer look at them in Ableton Live (Digital Audio Workstation software) and the results were most interesting.