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  • Are we alone? Do we want to know?

    02/28/2015 4:34:21 PM PST · by NRx · 8 replies
    WaPo ^ | 28 Feb 2015 | Joel Achenbach
    ...So began SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, a form of astronomical inquiry that has captured the imaginations of people around the planet but has so far failed to detect a single “hello.” Pick your explanation: They’re not there; they’re too far away; they’re insular and aloof; they’re zoned out on computer games; they’re watching us in mild bemusement and wondering when we’ll grow up. Now some SETI researchers are pushing a more aggressive agenda: Instead of just listening, we would transmit messages, targeting newly discovered planets orbiting distant stars. Through “active SETI,” we’d boldly announce our presence and try...
  • Edmonton 'Freezeway' Would Be Skating Lane For Commuters

    02/27/2015 7:46:31 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | 2-25-15 | KELLY MCEVERS
    Edmonton, Alberta, spends five months a year below freezing. Now, the Canadian city is considering a proposal to create a 7-mile skating trail for Edmontonians to use during their winter commutes.
  • Art Class Allows You To Smoke Pot And Paint

    Art Class Allows You To Smoke Pot And Paint February 19, 2015 marijuana art class puff pass paint Students in this cannabis-friendly art class paint and smoke marijuana with their fellow artists.
  • Freep a Poll! ("What color is this dress?" weirdness of the day)

    02/27/2015 4:32:22 PM PST · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    FOX 31 Denver ^ | 2-26-15 | KDVR
    What color is this dress? Black and blue White and gold
  • One of CNN's aviation experts thinks Putin stole missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

    02/27/2015 1:17:57 PM PST · by McGruff · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 26, 2015 | Pamela Engel
    Private pilot and science writer Jeff Wise, one of CNN's aviation analysts during the network's wall-to-wall coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, has a wild theory about the plane's true location. In short, he thinks that the plane landed on a remote runway in Kazakhstan and might be part of a larger plot Russia orchestrated but has yet to fully play out. Investigators have not offered any conclusive explanation as to what happened to the plane after it vanished from radar, leaving plenty of opportunities for crazy theories to gain ground. People have speculated that the plane was shot...
  • The girl who gets gifts from birds

    02/27/2015 12:53:34 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | 25 February 2015 Last updated at 17:09 ET | Katy Sewall
    Lots of people love the birds in their garden, but it's rare for that affection to be reciprocated. One young girl in Seattle is luckier than most. She feeds the crows in her garden - and they bring her gifts in return.
  • NASA scientists stumped by mystery 'alien lights' on dwarf planet Ceres

    02/26/2015 9:41:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 65 replies
    A mysterious dwarf planet has left scientists scratching their heads after a strange light was seen shining from it. The dwarf planet Ceres has stumped boffins at NASA after a spacecraft sent to investigate it took these stunning pictures. In the images taken by NASAs Dawn spacecraft, a bright spot is seen projecting out from the darkness of the surface. A second bright light is seen close to the other one, leaving scientists completely baffled.
  • Video: Man, woman fall into sinkhole in train station

    02/26/2015 2:38:38 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 11 replies
    WOKV ^ | 02/23/15 | Jonathan Tully
    SEOUL A man and a woman were subjected to a terrifying fall, as a sinkhole suddenly opened underneath them, according to FoxCT.com. The whole incident was filmed via surveillance cameras in a Seoul train station. The couple emerge from a train, only to fall into the hole. CNN reports the hole was nearly 10 feet deep.
  • 5 tips (from scientists) on how to survive a zombie apocalypse

    02/25/2015 11:51:49 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 55 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 25 Feb 2015 | Rob Waugh
    Got a plan for what youd do if a zombie outbreak led to the total collapse of civilisation?Bad news you are almost certainly doing it wrong.Simply hiding inside buildings or God forbid, running around smashing in zombie skullswith a baseball bat is a terrible idea, Cornell University researchers revealed after running the first complete mathematical simulation.The best way to survive is actually to run for country areas in particular sparsely populated mountains (the researchers give the example of the Rockies, but the Cairngorms ought to do it).By all means ignore the hordes of the undead and...
  • Raht Racer velomobile may let riders pedal "as fast as a car"

    02/25/2015 8:40:08 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    gizmag ^ | 2-23-14 | Ben Coxworth
    Instead of directly driving the wheels, the Raht Racer's pedals are connected to a unique flywheel generator that powers the vehicle's 20-kWh electric motor (located in the rear wheel hub). As with regular pedal-assist electric bicycles, this system senses the torque being applied to the pedals by the rider, then uses the motor to amplify it. In the case of the Raht Racer, however, it's supposedly amplified to the point that an average adult should be easily able to maintain a cruising speed of around 30 mph (48 km/h) or over.
  • Cornell researchers find safest place to hide from zombies

    02/25/2015 2:58:43 PM PST · by workerbee · 47 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/25/15 | Kate Seamons
    ***SNIP***The researchers used a number of techniques that are used when modeling real diseases, and the abstract ends with this dismal line: "We build up to a full scale simulation of an outbreak in the United States, and discover that for 'realistic' parameters, we are largely doomed." But Phys.Org relays a glimmer of hope by way of Alex Alemi, a grad student involved in the research: He says those who want to remain safe from the undead for as long as they can should head to the northern Rockies. He explains that while books and movies typically show an outbreak...
  • Will holidays [vacations] soon be uploaded to our MINDS? {snip}

    02/25/2015 7:33:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Jonathan O'Callaghan for
    The holiday of the future will still provide memories of strolls along sunny beaches, the sensation of sand between your toes and the peaceful rush of the ocean, but there will be one crucial difference. You won't have ever actually been away - in fact you might not have even left your home. Instead, people will download memories to their brains to make them feel as if they have been on a sun-kissed holiday. ... All this will be made possible by significant advancements in our understanding of the brain. .. And crucially, our knowledge of the map of neural...
  • Elsa the Ice Queen vs. Algore the Global Warming Freak. Who wins?

    02/24/2015 4:36:12 PM PST · by buffaloguy · 10 replies
    vanity | me
    Battle of the Century: Elsa the Ice Queen vs Algore the Global Warming Freak. Who wins and why?*
  • Mummy Found Hiding [sic] Inside Ancient Buddha Statue

    02/23/2015 5:43:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    livescience.com ^ | Tia Ghose,
    The mummy may have once been a respected Buddhist monk who, after death, was worshipped as an enlightened being, one who helped the living end their cycle of suffering and death, said Vincent van Vilsteren, an archaeology curator at the Drents Museum in the Netherlands, where the mummy (from inside the Buddha statue) was on exhibit last year. The secret hidden in the gold-painted statue was first discovered when preservationists began restoring the statue many years ago. But the human remains weren't studied in detail until researchers took scans and samples of tissue from the mummy late last year.
  • Military court tosses aggravated assault conviction of HIV-positive airman

    02/23/2015 5:34:34 PM PST · by Rabin · 9 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 23, 2015 | The Associated Press
    The nation's highest military court has reversed the aggravated assault conviction of a Kansas airman accused of exposing multiple sex partners to HIV. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces unanimously ruled Monday that prosecutors failed to prove that any of (the) acts were likely to transmit HIV to his partners. The court upheld for "offensive touching to which his sexual partners did not provide meaningful informed consent". It also upheld his conviction for adultery, even though his wife participated.
  • A close call of 0.8 light years [Nibiru?]

    02/22/2015 7:43:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | Provided by University of Rochester
    A group of astronomers from the US, Europe, Chile and South Africa have determined that 70,000 years ago a recently discovered dim star is likely to have passed through the solar system's distant cloud of comets, the Oort Cloud. No other star is known to have ever approached our solar system this close - five times closer than the current closest star, Proxima Centauri. In a paper published in Astrophysical Journal Letters, lead author Eric Mamajek from the University of Rochester and his collaborators analyzed the velocity and trajectory of a low-mass star system nicknamed "Scholz's star." The star's trajectory...
  • Octopus jumps out of water and attacks huge crab

    02/21/2015 10:38:02 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 2/21/15
    Who knew an octopus could do this?
  • "Torch" Building In Dubia Burning, Major Damage Reported (online)

    02/20/2015 4:52:22 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 35 replies
    na | RACookPE1978
    One of the world's tallest skyscrapers is burning now in Dubai, not an area known for terror attacks to date. Extensive damage to the sides, exterior and upper floors. No reported cause yet. Evacuated, but clearly, nobody if additional casualties and victims are trapped on higher floors.
  • Marijuana dating app High There bubbles up onto the App Store

    02/20/2015 4:27:56 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    AppleInsider ^ | Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | AppleInsider Staff
    iPhone owners finding it difficult to connect with their peers through the tetrahydrocannabinolic haze have a new option with High There, a Tinder-like matchmaking app that specializes in bringing together users with a penchant for bud. To differentiate itself from similar social networks, High There gives users the ability to define their marijuana preferences in detail. When creating a profile, users can specify their preferred method of THC ingestion, their energy level while baked, and various pastimes that hold their interest. Typical features needed to reach parity with competitors such as person-to-person text chat are of course included....
  • Our 'Hands On' VP, Literally "Joe Biden's Hands Across America

    02/20/2015 7:33:40 AM PST · by outinyellowdogcountry · 19 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/19/15 | David Rutz
    http://freebeacon.com/culture/joe-bidens-hands-across-america/ Vice President Joe Biden cant keep his hands to himself when women are around. The latest woman to fall into the Biden snare was Stephanie Carter, wife of new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. Biden laid hands on her shoulders and whispered in her ear as Carter spoke about his new job Tuesday, and the moment went viral. Biden also made bad headlines for himself in January when, during a day of trying to charm incoming members of the U.S. Senate and their families, he bestowed a rather unwanted kiss on the head of Sen. Christopher Coons (D., Del.) daughter....
  • Don't let her go! Kentucky police put out arrest warrant for Frozen's Elsa because it's so cold

    02/20/2015 6:39:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 20, 2015 | Lydia Will Gress
    A police force fed up with the unusually cold weather has jokingly put out an arrest warrant for Frozen's Princess Elsa. Harlan City Police, in Kentucky, announced the warrant on their Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon after temperatures dropped to minus 17 degrees. It wrote: 'HPD has issued an arrest warrant for Queen Elsa of Arendelle.
  • Murder suspect dubbed 'Michelangelo of buttocks injections'

    02/19/2015 4:37:43 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 2/19/2015 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) "A Gothic hip-hop artist who did illegal cosmetic surgery on the side boasted at her murder trial Thursday that her body sculpting work was so popular she was dubbed "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections." http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/dancers-death-reveals-world-of-pumping-parties-surgery/ar-BBhJOL9?ocid=U142DHP
  • Festivities to mark birthday of North Korea's late leader Kim Jong Il [1:08]

    02/18/2015 8:33:39 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 10 replies
    Reuters YouTube ^ | 2-16-15 | Deborah Lutterbeck
    Pyongyang residents enjoy swimming, skating and flower displays to mark "Day of the Shining Star," commemorating former leader Kim Jong Il's birthday. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
  • Desperate bride marries wedding guest instead of groom

    02/18/2015 3:39:54 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 57 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 2/18/15 | Mark Molloy
    A cold-hearted bride made sure her Hindu wedding went ahead when her groom fell ill - by marrying a guest instead. Jugal Kishore, 25, was rushed to hospital in India after suffering an epileptic seizure on his wedding day, the Times of India reports He returned to the venue to find his 23-year-old bride, named Indira, had already moved on to another man, says the report. The woman was apparently angry at not being informed of her partners medical condition and announced she would happily marry someone else at the wedding. Step forward Harper Singh, her sisters brother-in-law, who saved...
  • Saudi Preacher Bandar Al-Khaybari Demonstrates: The Earth Does Not Revolve around Itself

    02/18/2015 3:31:24 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 78 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | Jan 28-31, 2015
    Following are excerpts: Bandar Al-Khaybari: Someone is asking whether the Earth moves or whether it is fixed in place. Does it move or remain fixed? The Truth, as described by our scholars Imam Ibn Baz and Sheik Saleh Al-Fawzan, is that the Earth is fixed and does not move. This is in keeping with the Quranic text, and it makes sense as well. [...] There is ample Quranic evidence that it is the sun that revolves around the Earth. As for evidence based on reason... The [Westerners] present all kinds of theories, but we Muslims also have theories and brains....
  • Oklahoma lawmaker seeks to do away with AP history

    02/17/2015 3:46:09 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 17 replies
    kFOR.COM ^ | FEBRUARY 17, 2015 | DALLAS FRANKLIN
    Oklahoma lawmaker seeks to do away with AP history courses, says they emphasize what is bad about America Lawmakers argue that AP courses are similar to Common Core and that they violate legislation since Common Core was repealed last year.
  • Knight club: The mace-wielding fighters who REALLY go medieval (...)

    02/16/2015 4:27:22 PM PST · by Ramius · 21 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 2/16/2015 | Claire Carter
    As maces crash into shields and battle axes cut into armor, knights are left wounded and bloodied on the battlefield. But while this scene appears reminiscent of a Medieval clash, these fights are happening in the U.S. with the launch of a new extreme sport in the form of a medieval fight club. The Armored Combat League of America (ACL) sees knights from different states face each other in battle, armed with maces and swords. The Armored Combat League of America has launched its own Medieval fight club, where people dress as knights in full armor and equip themselves with...
  • Hitler finds out about Brian Williams. (U knew it was going to happen)

    02/16/2015 12:50:05 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 6, 2015 | orwellsspectre
    Hitler Finds Out About Brian Williams youtube video It just never gets old....
  • Report: LAX Flight Has To Return To Gate After Woman Stung By Scorpion

    02/15/2015 8:30:51 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    LAX was unable to confirm the incident, but ESPN reported that the woman, who was reportedly sitting two rows in front of coach Wayne Tinkle, was stung before Alaska Airlines flight 567 had taken off. According to Tinkle, the plane had flown in from Mexico prior to Oregon States flight. The woman was taken away in an ambulance to be examined.
  • 6 Awful Lessons I Learned Transitioning from Female to Male

    02/15/2015 7:57:26 AM PST · by Salman · 43 replies
    Cracked ^ | February 15, 2015 | Amanda Mannen, Roman Jones
    If you're a man and want to throw your office into turmoil tomorrow, all you have to do is show up in a dress. If you're a woman and want to utterly disrupt the lives of everyone around you, just grow a beard. What we're saying is that people cling so desperately to gender roles that when anyone colors outside those lines, the world freaks the **** out. No one knows this better than transgender people. ...
  • Crowds attack Ebola facility, health workers in Guinea

    02/14/2015 6:56:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Crowds destroyed an Ebola facility and attacked health workers in central Guinea on rumors that the Red Cross was planning to disinfect a school, a government spokesman said on Saturday. Red Cross teams in Guinea have been attacked on average 10 times a month over the past year, the organization said this week, warning that the violence was hampering efforts to contain the disease.
  • McDonald's customer is displeased with the alleged slow response of staff to her refund request

    02/14/2015 6:39:43 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 73 replies
    Dec 28, 2014
    For your viewing pleasure. Probably not a good idea to let your kids see or hear this. You have been warned. Customer meltdown at McDonald's over refund
  • Mr. Grey To Beat Christ February Opening Day; Industry Projects $91M Bow

    02/14/2015 9:40:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 14, 2015 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Update, Saturday 3:30 AM: In Friday late night grosses, Universal Focus Fifty Shades of Grey is poised to hit a February opening day record with industry estimates predicting a first day of $31M for the feature adaptation of E.L. James fan femme novel and revised weekend projections standing at $83M for FSS and a potential four-day of $91M. Should Fifty Shades final at its current weekend projections, it is bound to find a place among the top R-rated weekend openings of all-time. 2003s Matrix Reloaded currently owns the top FSS for an R-Rated film with $91.77M while 2004s Passion of...
  • Los Angeles Lakers Nick Young claims a dolphin tried to drown him over girlfriend Iggy Azalea

    02/13/2015 1:51:39 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    National Post ^ | February 12, 2015 | Cork Gaines
    In a bizarre tale that would be more believable as a bad movie script, Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers claims a dolphin tried to drown him over his rapper girlfriend, Iggy Azalea. The story started earlier this week when Azalea sent out a simple tweet that read, Nick is scared of dolphins. Following the Lakers game on Tuesday night, Young was asked why he was afraid of dolphins. He then recounted a story about a time he and Azalea went for dolphin rides while vacationing in Cabo.
  • President Barack Obama: 'YOLO man'

    02/12/2015 7:11:39 PM PST · by Daffynition · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | February 12, 2015 | Betsy Klein
    Washington (CNN)The President of the United States is willing to do just about anything to promote his signature health care law, and that includes wielding a selfie stick and dropping a "YOLO, man," on camera. In a renewed effort to get Americans to sign up for healthcare.gov before the Sunday deadline, President Barack Obama brought out his selfie stick in a video for BuzzFeed Motion Pictures. The video published on Thursday features Obama and BuzzFeed's Andrew Ilnyckyj doing "things everybody does but doesn't talk about."
  • Gaffney Peachoid Getting A Makeover

    02/12/2015 5:48:31 PM PST · by Resettozero · 27 replies
    WSPA.com ^ | Updated: Feb 06, 2015 1:48 PM EST | Chris Abbotts
    GAFFNEY, S.C. - No, the Gaffney Peachoid isn't covered up because it's cold. The water tower is draped in a protective curtain as crews work to give it a facelift. Last year, work began to give it a makeover. Workers prepped the giant peach-shaped landmark by putting up a support system that allowed them to hang the curtain safely for sandblasting and painting. Now that the cover is up, they will start the make it look shiny and new. The project is expected to be finished by the end of the month.
  • Loblaws [grocery store] male cashier files grievance over pigtail ban

    02/12/2015 4:41:44 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    CBC News ^ | February 12, 2015 | CBC News
    A cashier at an Ottawa Loblaws grocery store has filed a discrimination grievance with his union, alleging he was told he could not wear pigtails to work. Adam Stone, 22, told CBC News he expresses himself through his hair and has worn various styles and wigs to work over the past year. "I'm also openly gay and queer-identified. So I also feel it's a representation of my sexuality and my gender presentation," said Stone, who has worked for Loblaws for about four years. On Tuesday, he said his store manager told him that his pigtails were a health and...
  • Man stole $1,500 in filet mignon steaks from Roosevelt Hotel: NOPD

    02/12/2015 2:27:54 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 43 replies
    Times Picayune ^ | February 11, 2015 | Heather Nolan
    New Orleans police need help identifying a man seen in surveillance photos stealing several boxes of filet mignon steaks from The Roosevelt Hotel. Police said the man pried open a locked gate and walked away with the boxes in an unknown direction. The theft occurred after 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at 130 Roosevelt Way. The steaks are valued at more than $1,500, police said...
  • The Most Unique Rocket Launch Youll Ever See

    02/12/2015 11:12:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | Nancy Atkinson
    Girandolas are flying horizontal wheels and are a favorite of pyrotechnicians.
  • Schnauzer walks several blocks to find owner in hospital

    02/12/2015 10:46:51 AM PST · by ozarkgirl · 28 replies
    kcrg.com ^ | Feb 11, 2015 | Jill Kasparie
    CEDAR RAPIDS Theres no denying the bond that develops between people and their pets. A miniature schnauzer in Cedar Rapids proved that nothing, even distance, can break that bond. Nancy Franck and her two miniature schnauzers, Sissy and Barney, live in southeast Cedar Rapids. Franck, however, has been staying 15 to 20 blocks away at Mercy Medical Center following a surgery. Shes been in the hospital for about two weeks. Last Saturday Nancys husband, Dale, was devastated when Sissy unexpectedly ran away from home We looked up and there was this dog just that was just running across the...
  • Muslim manager tells staff to blow away the competition it doesnt end well

    02/12/2015 1:19:23 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 38 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 11 Feb 2015 | Rob Waugh
    A telecoms sales manager sent his staff a text message urging them to blow away the competition at a trade show and the Muslim man ended up in jail. Quebec sales chief Saad Allami, 41, said the message was intended to pump up his staff but it led to a team of police officers storming his home and telling Allamis wife he was a terrorist. Allami is now suing the Quebec police force for 65,000. He says he was arrested three hours after sending the message, while a squad of police officers conducted an intrusive search of his...
  • The woman who will never grow up: 20-year-old looks like a young child ...

    02/10/2015 1:32:49 PM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 02-10-2015 | By Madlen Davies
    A Chinese girl with a rare medical problem has the appearance of a child - despite being 19-years-old. Zeng Yushan was born in June 1994 in the township of Huzhu in Fushun County in south-western China's Sichuan Province. At seven years old, she stopped growing and was diagnosed with a tumour on her pituitary gland, which caused a deficiency in growth hormones. The pituitary gland is found behind the bridge of the nose and below the base of the brain, and is about the size of a pea. It releases hormones growth and puberty hormones, among others, directly into the...
  • Fifty Shades of Green

    02/10/2015 1:15:32 PM PST · by Heartlander · 2 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | February 10, 2015 | Wesley J. Smith
    Fifty Shades of Green Wesley J. Smith February 10, 2015 12:25 PM | Permalink The war on humans continues as attacks againsthuman exceptionalism from the environmental movement keep on coming.A recent essay in High Country News pushes the meme that Mother Nature should have standing to bring lawsuits in court. From, "Should Nature Have Standing to Sue?" by Adam Sowards, environmental historian at the University of Idaho: Today, global climate change, biodiversity losses and habitat fragmentation are creating unprecedented social and ecological problems. Environmental crises require serious changes in governance and legal systems and, arguably, in morality..."The idea that what...
  • Iran Reportedly Has Developed New Fighter Jet.

    02/10/2015 8:14:41 AM PST · by Purdue77 · 16 replies
    Iran English Radio (2/9) reported that Irans Aerospace Industries Organization and the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) have developed the double-cockpit supersonic Saeqeh 2 fighter jet. According to Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami, the new plane has enhanced combat capabilities when compared to the first generation of the Saeqeh jet.
  • Woman bites off attacker's tongue, keeps it as evidence

    02/10/2015 5:57:04 AM PST · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    WPXI ^ | 2 Feb 2015 | Laurel Lee
    A mother bit off an attackers tongue and carried it in her mouth all the way to her home to ensure his capture. Adele Barber, 29, was walking in an alleyway near her home when a man brushed past her. Moments later, he ran back, pushed her against a wall and assaulted her, despite it being broad daylight. Barber, who had been a victim of rape in the past, had enough clarity to realize she could fight back. [I was] more determined this time," she explains, "I thought Ive got to get evidence and show this is not consensual. No...
  • Girl, 11, charged with murder in beating death of 2-month-old baby

    02/10/2015 5:06:26 AM PST · by ToxicMich · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | 2015-01-10
    An 11-year-old girl in Ohio has been charged with murder after she allegedly beat a 2-month-old baby to death.
  • McDonald's Employee Gets Fired & Goes Crazy (Video)

    02/09/2015 4:05:49 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 43 replies
    February 8, 2015 | Abelaj50
    Title says it all: McDonald's Employee Gets Fired & Goes Crazy
  • Another JPMorgan Banker Dies After Murder-Suicide: Chokes Wife, Stabs Himself To Death

    02/09/2015 3:11:33 PM PST · by dynachrome · 59 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-9-15 | Tyler Durden
    By now, there have been so many banker-related suicides that it has become a moot point of i) tracking them all or ii) trying to find a pattern. And yet, one name continues to stand out: JPMorgan. The bank which has been most prominent among the list of "suicided" bankers notched one more casualty over the weekend when "a JPMorgan Chase & Co. employee strangled and stabbed his wife to death before turning the knife on himself, according to police who are treating the couples death in Bergen County, New Jersey as a murder-suicide."
  • Mind Blowing These 23 Unbelievable Facts Will DESTROY Your Understanding Of Time

    02/08/2015 4:22:05 PM PST · by gorush · 57 replies
    blindfold.com ^ | unknown | unknown
    Time has always perplexed the human race. Weve tried to define it, track it, and measure it since the emergence of civilization. However, facts like these listed here show us how distorted our perception of time can be and how much we still need to learn about the fourth dimension.
  • Motorist cited for using flashlights in place of headlights

    02/08/2015 1:05:19 PM PST · by don-o · 28 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | February 6, 2015
    The Knoxville Police department sent out a reminder on their Facebook page Thursday stating that flashlights should never be used in place of headlights in a vehicle. Officials say a Sweetwater resident was pulled over twice in an 18 hour period for driving after dark with only flashlights used to light up the road. The flashlights were reportedly strapped in with a bungee cord attached to the vehicle's bumper. The driver was first stopped by KPD in East Knoxville, then later by another officer in North Knoxville.