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  • NFL Investigating Laser Aimed At QB Tom Brady During AFC Championship Game

    01/22/2019 6:42:48 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 33 replies
    KMBC 9 News ^ | January 22, 2019 | William Joy
    A KMBC 9 News photojournalist's camera caught someone using what appears to be a laser pointer directed at Tom Brady's face during Sunday night’s AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. The first instance caught on camera was on a hand-off from Tom Brady to Sony Michel in the fourth quarter. The previous play was a punt that appeared to be muffed by Patriots' receiver Julian Edelman but was later overturned. Laser researcher Charles Cobb, DDS, MS, PhD., said based on the size of the spot, it looks like the person was sitting far back in the end zone, possibly in...
  • Meat consumption must drop by 90% to avert climate crisis, report warns

    01/22/2019 10:53:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Thu, Jan 17, 2019, 13:12
    Meat consumption in western countries such as Ireland may need to drop by 90 percent to avert a climate catastrophe and reverse the current obesity epidemic, a new study has warned. The research by 20 influential food scientists, published in the Lancet Medical Journal, suggests the global food system is unsustainable and driving the planet towards environmental destruction while simultaneously leaving billions of people either underfed or overweight. […] To get the required daily intake of calories, people would be expected to eat almost 18 times as much dry beans, soy and nuts. … To promote the shift to a...
  • Cocaine in London river is making eels 'hyperactive,' researchers say

    01/21/2019 6:03:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/21/2019 | Jennifer Earl
    A team of scientists at the university studied wastewater that's entering into the river from nearby sewers during storms and found traces of the drug within 24 hours of the overflow, the Independent reports. Compared to other major cities, the level of cocaine entering London's water system — likely through users' urine — is much higher. "Increases in caffeine, cocaine and benzoylecgonine [a metabolite] were observed 24 hours after sewer overflow events,' King's College London researchers said in a paper that detailed their findings, according to the Evening Standard. London's water treatment plants are tasked with purifying the water but...
  • Fossil shark named after 80s video game

    01/21/2019 10:29:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/21/2019 | Staff
    A newly discovered species of ancient shark has been named after a 1980s arcade game. The shark swam in the rivers of what is now South Dakota, US, about 67 million years ago, living alongside iconic dinosaur species such as T. rex. It's been named Galagadon, after the 1981 Japanese-US game Galaga, because its teeth resemble the spaceships in the game. The specimen is described in the Journal of Paleontology. "It may seem odd today, but about 67 million years ago, what is now South Dakota was covered in forests, swamps and winding rivers," said co-author Terry Gates, from North...
  • Doctors ask that you please not put parsley in your vagina

    01/21/2019 4:27:55 AM PST · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1-21-2019 | Miranda Larbi
    In a recent article by Marie Claire on how to bring on periods, the author said that the herb is a natural emmenagogue – meaning that it can stimulate or increase menstrual flow. While that is true, there’s a massive difference between sprinkling a bit of parsley over your pasta and shoving a bunch into your vagina. Marie Claire said: “Parsley can help to soften the cervix and level out hormonal imbalances that could be delaying your cycle, helping your period come faster.” “If you’re struggling to find a dish based on parsley, don’t panic – the most effective forms...
  • Mike Pence, Newt Gingrich Evacuated After Fire damages MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN Studios in D.C.

    01/21/2019 3:09:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    WSET ^ | 01/20/18 | ABC
    Well this isn't good. LadyQanuck @LadyQanuck Follow Follow @LadyQanuck Mike Pence, Newt Gingrich Evacuated After Fire damages MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN studios in D.C. as Mike Pence scheduled to appear Coincidence? Nothing to see here https://wset.com/news/nation-world/mike-pence-newt-gingrich-fire-fox-news-studio-dc ~~~ Oliver @oliverartist 4h4 hours ago Replying to @LadyQanuck @POTUS and @VP lives are in danger now @SpeakerPelosi are the 3rd in line for the presidency @SecretService @FBI And that tweet from @donnabrazile needs to be investigated https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxYc_VRWwAAtUvz.jpg
  • Where Did Those 93 People Go?

    01/20/2019 12:35:23 PM PST · by FrogMom · 46 replies
    Self ^ | 1-20-2019 | FrogMom
    What the hell!? This alarms hell out of me. I remember reading about the 93 total people, only 8 or 9 of which were actual Congress Critters. They mentioned Pelosi's family included on the plane. The "Source URL" link above is to a Free Republic thread on the topic. That thread provides a CNN link. The FR thread was posted at 5:24 PM on 01/18/2019 (is it safe to assume PST?). The linked CNN article was "Updated 7:02 PM ET, Fri January 18, 2019". That would have been 4:02 PM PT. So, today I'm in a discussion about this in...
  • Dubai-bound plane makes emergency landing over cabin poisoning fears as passengers...

    01/20/2019 10:15:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 01/19/2019 | Will Stewart
    One described it as “some kind of plague” and another claimed sickly passengers had “greatly dilated pupils”. Fearing mass poisoning on board, the pilot decided to make an emergency landing in the southern Russian city of Volgograd. Doctors and paramedics from five ambulances rushed on board the Airbus A321-211, videos show. Several passengers were taken for urgent medical treatment. Their conditions were not immediately known. Particularly affected were passengers between rows 21 and 26 in economy class. A woman passenger from Sochi said left the aircraft in Volgograd: "I was woken by a young woman screaming for assistance. “She yelled...
  • Yale students can now select from THREE gender options

    01/19/2019 6:56:32 PM PST · by massmike · 32 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | 01/19/2019 | Jesse Stiller
    Yale University announced through an email that students can now register to identify their gender as “non-binary,” as a result of policy changes for the school regarding transgender individuals on campus, according to the Yale Daily News. The new policy is in response to a petition, launched in November, from Yale’s LGBT community to President Peter Salovey. The petition called on the university to offer more rights for transgender students at Yale. The petition came in the wake of the Department of Health and Human Services' plans to change the rules of Title IX to refer to gender as an...
  • A Russian Startup Wants to Project Giant Billboards in Space

    01/18/2019 11:17:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | January 18, 2019 | Avery Thompson
    One Russian company has announced a plan to build gigantic billboards in space, lighting up the night sky with advertisements for companies like Coke, McDonald’s, and KFC. If they’re successful, we could start seeing advertisements floating in the sky as soon as 2021. On the one hand, this is a pretty incredible technological marvel. The company, StartRocket, plans to launch dozens of tiny CubeSats into orbit roughly 280 miles above the ground in a single rocket. Those CubeSats would then fly in formation and deploy giant reflective sails to send the Sun’s light to the Earth. Each one of these...
  • Woman Sets Fire to Husband After Row Over Phone Password Turns Violent

    01/18/2019 7:22:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    www.theepochtimes.com ^ | January 18, 2019 | By Simon Veazey
    Warning: Pictures in social media posts contain scenes some may find distressing ====================================================================== A man died two days after his wife set him on fire following an argument sparked by his refusal to give her his phone password. Dedi Purnama, 26, was repairing the roof of his house in a coastal village in Indonesia on the afternoon of Jan. 12, according to local media reports, when his wife called up to him, wanting to access his phone. He refused and climbed down the ladder. An argument followed. He then reportedly hit his wife, Ilham Cahyani, who then grabbed a fuel...
  • Blood from the young now on sale for the old in San Francisco: report

    01/18/2019 6:50:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    You don’t have to drink the blood of children to reclaim the vigor of your lost youth. You can mainline it. For $8,000 a liter. Ambrosia, a startup founded by a Stanford Medical School graduate, has begun pouring the blood of the young into the hardened arteries of their elders in five cities, one of them San Francisco, according to a new report. The company calls its intravenous interventions “young plasma treatments.” Ambrosia says it sucks the blood (so to speak) of donors aged 16 to 25. For the older patients undergoing what the startup acknowledges is a “medical treatment,”...
  • US Submarine Commander Sacked After Hiring TEN Hookers For Hotel Orgy

    01/17/2019 7:52:28 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 104 replies
    The Sun ^ | 01/17/18 | Jon Rogers
    A US Navy submarine commander has been fired after he hired ten prostitutes to party in his hotel room. Captain Travis Zettel, of the USS Bremerton, paid for the women while his submarine was on a “farewell” tour of the Philippines last March. The commander is said to have bragged to two sailors at a hotel pool that he’d “ordered ten girls to arrive at the hotel,” according to the Kitsap Sun. At the time the sub was docked at Subic Bay in the country. One of the sailors then saw around ten “provocatively dressed” women outside the hotel entrance...
  • The Strange Marketplace for Diabetes Test Strips

    01/17/2019 10:45:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    outline.com ^ | January 14, 2019 | Ted Alcorn
    Jeenah Moon for The New York Times On most afternoons, people arrive from across New York City with backpacks and plastic bags filled with boxes of small plastic strips, forming a line on the sidewalk outside a Harlem storefront. Hanging from the awning, a banner reads: “Get cash with your extra diabetic test strips.” Each strip is a laminate of plastic and chemicals little bigger than a fingernail, a single-use diagnostic test for measuring blood sugar. More than 30 million Americans have Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and most use several test strips daily to monitor their condition. But...
  • Man gets banned from Royal Caribbean Cruises after jumping off ship for viral fame

    01/17/2019 6:32:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 16, 2019 | Kerry Justich
    A group of men aboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise ship got banned from the cruise line for life, after one of them jumped from the 11th floor of the ship while it was docked in the Bahamas. Nick Naydev, 27, of Vancouver, Wash., took to his Instagram on Friday to post a video of himself jumping off of his room’s balcony from the Symphony of the Seas ship into the ocean. The video, which was recorded by his friend Konstantin Kryachun, captures the men standing on the balcony and laughing as Naydev gets ready to take the leap. In midair,...
  • Video shows people twerking on top of moving SUV on busy Interstate [Not FL]

    01/16/2019 12:33:50 PM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    www.wfla.com ^ | 01/16/2018 | Staff
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (WCMH) – Video from a Missouri freeway shows two people ‘twerking’ on top of a moving vehicle. It happened Monday during rush hour in St. Louis. Video shows two people dancing on top of a Suburban. Another person is halfway out a window recording everything. The woman who recorded the video told KSDK she did not call police, but hoped posting the video to social media would lead someone to recognize the people. Police call this kind of behavior a safety hazard. “They could fall off of the car and cause other drivers to wreck. It’s a...
  • California set to seize 1,100 miles of coastline

    01/16/2019 9:10:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2019 | Chriss Street
    The California Coastal Commission is set to empower local government to take thousands of properties through eminent domain along 1,100 miles of coastline to prepare for sea level rise. Despite California being battered by 4-8 inches of torrential rain and flooding from an El Niño weather cycle, E&E News reported that the State of California in late January will authorize eminent domain authority for local jurisdictions to implement a “managed retreat” policy that will allow taking and demolishing coastal homes and businesses. […] CCC retreat guidance is expected to also entail dismantling and relocating of dozens of wastewater treatment and...
  • Kumbh Mela: Hindus converge for largest-ever human gathering

    01/16/2019 6:28:22 AM PST · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/15/2019 | Michael Safi and Kakoli Bhattacharya
    From June last year, Dilip Trigunayak would stride out each morning to the banks of the Ganges and will the holy waters to recede. The clock was ticking. In six months, the floodplains where he stood would be the site of the largest human gathering in the world, probably ever. The festival started on Tuesday morning when tens of thousands of Hindu ascetics charged – roaring, naked and ash-smeared – into the water, sanctifying it for the tens of millions of pilgrims who will follow in the coming days and weeks. Praygraj is said to be one of four sites...
  • YouTube BANS dangerous Bird Box- inspired video challenges that encourage you to drive [tr]

    01/16/2019 6:14:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16, 2019 | Victoria Bell
    YouTube has banned people from posting videos of dangerous pranks, following a series of challenges inspired by the Netflix film Bird Box. These challenges involved performing tasks blindfolded - including driving a car, running and even a tattoo artist working on a client while driving. One US teenager crashed her vehicle after pulling her hat over her eyes and driving towards oncoming traffic in the name of the so-called 'Bird Box Challenge'. Youtube have already forbid content containing dangerous activities but have now revealed new policies on videos that put people in danger.
  • 28,000 Pounds of Discarded Banana Peels Will Be Put to Good Use After Disney Races

    01/16/2019 2:30:28 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Runners' World ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jacob Meschke
    It’s not just in Mario Kart—banana peels can be a real problem for many races around the country, not only causing hazards for runners and spectators, but leaving massive amounts of rotting waste behind for volunteers to clean up. Chiquita, the massive international fruit producer, is taking steps to change that. When the gun of the Walt Disney World 5K went off at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, it signaled the start of Chiquita’s new role as the official banana sponsor of the entire Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, as well as other runDisney events throughout the year. The move...