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  • The killer rat of Brooklyn: Vicious rodent is filmed attacking and killing a PIGEON [tr]

    10/13/2015 6:26:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 13, 2015 | Anneta Konstantinides
    It's all fun and games until a pizza becomes a pigeon. On the heels of recent viral videos featuring rats love for pizza is this gruesome clip of one rodent having a very different kind of feast as he attacks and kills a pigeon in front of shocked New Yorkers. When the video begins the rat has already sunk it's teeth into the poor pigeon, which is seen desperately trying to flap its wings and escape.
  • Terrified Man Sets Himself on Fire After a 'Yeti Said He Would Die Soon'

    10/12/2015 5:25:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 2nd October 2015 | Rory McKeown
    A TERRIFIED man set himself on fire after claiming he came face-to-face with a Yeti – who told him he would die soon. The disturbed man was so scared by the "meeting" that he doused himself in petrol and set himself alight. The incident happened in the village of Malyy Manok, in the Republic of Khakassia, in south-central Russia. He said he came face to face with the mythical creature – also known as the Abominbal Snowman – in the Taiga forest. The man died from his injuries. Yetis are claimed to be large, ape-like beasts living in the Himalayan...
  • TV host confuses video game footage for Russian airstrikes

    10/12/2015 5:18:58 PM PDT · by McGruff · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 12, 2015
    An Egyptian television anchor has come under fire for mistaking what appears to be video game footage for Russian airstrikes against ISIS. Talk show host Ahmed Moussa aired video during his show praising Russia for what he said were Russian airstrikes in Syria. But the footage used was originally uploaded to YouTube in 2010 under the category of "Gaming," and looks to be from a video game.
  • Wife Faints After Seeing Husband With Girlfriend in Shopping Mall

    10/12/2015 4:45:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, October 11, 2015 | By Staff Published
    Husband not only ran away from mall and also left countryA woman in Kuwait was shocked when she she saw her husband with another woman in a shopping mall and fainted on the spot. The husband, who was also shocked, not only ran away, leaving his wife to be attended by the mall’s paramedics, but also fled from Kuwait.This incident went viral on social media. Many said that the husband’s reaction is worse than his shameful affair. Mubarak, a Kuwaiti man, said that no matter what the consequences, he should not left his wife in that condition and run...
  • Is the Jersey Devil in Galloway Township? (Photo/Video)

    10/12/2015 4:24:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | Kelly Roncace
    For more than 200 years, people living in or passing through New Jersey's Pinelands have reported seeing a strange, winged creature that has come to be known as the Jersey Devil. There are tons of stories about the monster, and thousands of witnesses who claim they have encountered it. Late Tuesday night, I received an email from a reader who recently became one of those witnesses. Dave Black of Little Egg Harbor Township was driving home from his security guard job in Atlantic City when he saw what he thought was a llama running in and out of the trees...
  • On Your Mark: The Chicago Cubs will win the World Series, per Marty McFly

    10/12/2015 1:11:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | By Jeff Nowak
    It’s beginning to seem like Marty McFly may have been onto something. The Cubs sure are an interesting team to watch. Nothing demonstrates that point more effectively than mad-hatter manager Joe Maddon calling for two suicide squeezes in the second inning on Saturday, en route to a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Now, if you’re like me, you wonder why this isn’t always the play with a runner on third and fewer than two outs. I’ve almost never seen it played correctly by opposing defenses, and isn’t it more reliable than a fly ball to the outfield? But...
  • What are white holes?

    10/12/2015 8:35:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | by Fraser Cain, Universe Today
    White Hole. Credit: =================================================================================================================== Black holes are created when stars die catastrophically in a supernova. So what in the universe is a white hole? It's imagination day, and we're going to talk about fantasy creatures. Like unicorns, but even rarer. Like leprechauns, but even more fantastical! Today, we're going to talk about white holes. Before we talk about white holes, let's talk about black holes. And before we talk about Black Holes, what's is this thing you have with holes exactly? Black holes are places in the universe where matter and energy are compacted so densely together that their...
  • Weird Animal With 'Body of Buffalo and Head of Crocodile' Baffles Everyone

    10/11/2015 10:15:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Express ^ | Tue, Oct 6, 2015 | Selina Sykes
    A REMOTE village has become the scene of a real-life sci-fi film after a strange creature was discovered.With scaly skin and calf-like hooves, the bizarre animal looks like a genetic mutation between a buffalo and a crocodile. The creature, which was found in Thailand, appears to have the rough, scaly head of a reptile and limbs and hooves of a mammal. It is not the first time a genetic cross between two species has been found, but it is one of the most unusual animals spotted. The animal died soon after birth, according to a local website, but is believed...
  • Man Knocked Out by Hot Sauce in Fight Over Graham Crackers

    10/10/2015 7:39:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Oct 10, 2015
    Police say a man threw a hot sauce bottle and knocked his victim unconscious in a fight over graham crackers. Riveria Beach police say Shawn Deandre Thomas was eating graham crackers this week at a church that provides meals for the homeless. Authorities said Thomas became upset when someone asked for his crackers so he picked up a bottle of hot sauce and allegedly threw it at the man's head, knocking him unconscious. According to a police report, Thomas also punched another man in the throat when he tried to intervene. Thomas is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly...
  • Man Arrested After Allegedly Pretending to Be CIA Employee at Local High School

    10/10/2015 5:56:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2015 | K. QUERRY
    An Edmond man is facing a federal complaint after he allegedly pretended to be an employee of the CIA to get inside a local high school. On Friday, parents of students at Edmond North High School received a letter from the principal about an unusual incident at the school. “We wanted to advise you that the North staff has been working today with federal law enforcement officials, regarding a male subject who identified himself in the school’s office as a federal agent. This was a North parent who has previously identified his employer as a federal law enforcement agency; however,...
  • How Ants Survive Flooding by Forming Giant Rafts

    10/09/2015 10:23:05 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 40 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 10/06/2015 | Brian Clark Howard
    When waters start to flood a fire ant colony, they take evasive action. Worker ants link legs and mouths together, weaving a raft in a process that can take less than two minutes (see pictures).
  • ISIS's masked monster: Revealed, the tubby jihadi executioner dubbed The Bulldozer [tr]

    10/09/2015 9:42:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2015 | Jay Akbar
    He is a 20-stone savage who has amassed a bloody reputation as one of ISIS's most unsightly executioners. The obese extremist known only as 'The Bulldozer' has beheaded unarmed men and amputated young children as part of the terror group's so-called 'Chopping Committee'. And just like Jihadi John, the ISIS executioner who was eventually unmasked as Mohammed Emwazi, the coward has never dared to show his face on camera.
  • Is 'Extreme Phone-pinching' the most senseless Internet trend ever? [tr]

    10/09/2015 7:47:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2015 | Corey Charlton
    Move over planking - the latest absurd craze to sweep the internet is 'extreme phone pinching'. The stunt involves holding a (presumably expensive) cellphone with just forefinger and thumb over somewhere you wouldn't like it to fall and revelling in the anxiety it causes. Social media is now awash with people dangling their phones over bridges, drains, city streets and toilets - all of which is then filmed and shared.
  • Poll: Do you think a pedestrian bridge between Jersey City and NYC is a good idea?

    10/09/2015 3:27:00 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | Octoer 9, 2015
    Would you want to walk to Manhattan if you worked there? Or just take a stroll or bike ride over to Battery Park? A Jersey City resident has high hopes for just that concept. Kevin Shane dreamed up the concept of a pedestrian bridge linking the Sixth Street Embankment in Downtown Jersey City and Lower Manhattan.
  • Suspect dangling from San Francisco building in standoff now in custody

    10/08/2015 9:20:53 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 28 replies
    KRON4 ^ | October 7, 2015, | Vince Cestone
    A man who ran from a California Highway Patrol traffic stop and threatened to jump from a two-story building in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood early this evening was taken into custody with the help of a family pet, according to police. The suspect’s cat was brought to the scene by family, Gatpandan said.
  • I am worried about Obama's Oregon visit tomorrow ~ Vanity

    10/08/2015 5:14:15 PM PDT · by GraceG · 75 replies
    I have read several stories about Obama visiting the small Oregon town where the shooting occurred, specifically the stories about how the Town doesn't want Obama there. I don't know what it is, but every-time I have read these stories I got a chill down my spine. Like there is some sorta set-up taking place. I dunno why, but if the left is so desperate to get gun control I feel all it would take is an incident in this town while the president is there to solidify the left's push for gun control. Again, not sure why I get...
  • Man who calls police to say he’s ‘too high’ found in pile of Doritos (Article and 911 call)

    10/08/2015 12:26:43 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 55 replies
    My Fox 8 ^ | October 8, 2015 | Web Staff
    AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- An Ohio man made a strange, and not-so-wise call to police last Friday to tell them that he was "too high" on marijuana. Police arrived at the 22-year-old man's home at approximately 5:20 p.m, according to WJW. There, they found him on the floor "in a fetal position," surrounded by, "a plethora of Doritos, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish and Chips Ahoy cookies." According to a police report, the man told the officer that he couldn't feel his hands because he smoked too much weed. The 22-year-old gave the officer the keys to his car, where he had smoked...
  • UK firms develop drone-freezing ray

    10/08/2015 11:24:36 AM PDT · by McGruff · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/8/2015 | Chris Baraniuk
    Three British companies have created a device to deter drones from entering sensitive areas by freezing them in mid-flight. The Anti-UAV Defense System (Auds) works by covertly jamming a drone's signal, making it unresponsive. After this disruption, the operator is likely to retrieve the drone believing that it has malfunctioned.
  • Vladimir Putin celebrates 63rd birthday by scoring 7 goals in hockey game [snip]

    10/08/2015 8:00:21 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 19 replies
    NYDN ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | AP
  • Everyone in China Is Wearing Plastic Plants on Their Heads and Nobody Knows Why

    10/08/2015 6:54:59 AM PDT · by bgill · 75 replies
    yahoo ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 | Jilhan Forbes
    Hip college students and grown folks alike are scratching their clover-laden heads wondering who got the idea to walk around with Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Secret Garden sprouting from their tresses. “I think this comes more from Western culture,” one student told the Times. “It’s fun, but I guess it’s also about protecting the environment, to show that you care about nature,” a peddler of the green headgear offered (which is interesting considering the country is one of the biggest polluters of out planet). But probably the best explanation came from a 24-year-old medical student, who best sums up how the...
  • Behold the 'Trumpkin': Illinois Man Paints ... Pumpkins

    10/08/2015 2:33:32 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 23 replies ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | NBCWashinigton
    What started out as a $5 pumpkin from Walmart became a viral Internet sensation after an Illinois man painted Donald Trump's face on the pumpkin and dubbed it "Trumpkin." John Kettman, of La Salle, Illinois, has since painted two more pumpkins with candidates' faces — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The three candidates were chosen in part because the excitement they were generating on his Facebook feed.
  • Matt Barnes Drove 95 Miles to ‘Beat the (Tar)’ Out of Derek Fisher

    10/07/2015 9:38:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Knick coach Derek Fisher was attacked in Los Angeles by NBA bad boy Matt Barnes, who drove 95 miles to “beat the s—t out of him” when he found out Fisher was romancing his estranged wife, sources told The Post on Wednesday. The 6-foot-7 Barnes, who now plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, made a fast break from his team’s California training camp Saturday when he was tipped off that Fisher was making time with sultry “Basketball Wives LA” star Gloria Govan in the home Barnes once shared with her. SNIP Sources told The Post that Barnes became incensed when his...
  • ‘CRYING’: People can’t stop laughing; Did feminists just fall for hilarious hoax? [photos]

    10/07/2015 12:07:47 PM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 7, 2015 | Staff
    I like how all of the #PissForEquality accounts were created in the last week and have less than 100 tweets. People are so gullible.
  • Randy Quaid Detained In Canada By Immigration Officials

    10/07/2015 11:30:03 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies ^ | 10/7/2015 | Staff
    Randy Quaid can't seem to get things right north of the border ... he was just detained in Canada and it could lead to his deportation.Law enforcement tells TMZ Quaid was picked up in Montreal where he and his wife Evi live. It appears Evi was involved in the incident as well, she tweeted, "i love that Canada needs to learn how to wake up and criticize its crappy government ... ps we got arrested by an actual tall midget."It's unclear why Quaid was detained but an immigration official tells TMZ he will have a detention review hearing on Thursday.A...
  • Renoir haters picket outside Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)

    10/07/2015 11:05:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 5, 2015 | Mark Shanahan
    It’s nothing personal, says Ben Ewen-Campen, he just doesn’t think French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir is much of a painter. Monday, the Harvard postdoc joined some like-minded aesthetes for a playful protest outside the Museum of Fine Arts. The rally, which mostly bewildered passersby, was organized by Max Geller, creator of the Instagram account Renoir Sucks at Painting, who wants the MFA to take its Renoirs off the walls and replace them with something better.
  • Ascension Parish resident shoots down neighbor’s drone, says wife felt like it was watching her

    10/07/2015 8:31:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    The Advocate ^ | October 6, 2015 | Ellyn Couvillion
    An Ascension Parish man hunting squirrels on his property Monday shot down a neighbor’s drone that had been flying over his home for several months, making his wife feel as though she was being watched. Aaron Hernandez, the owner of the drone, which was outfitted with a camera, said Tuesday he was flying his $1,200 remote-controlled quadcopter, which he got as a Christmas present last year, at his father’s home in a rural area off La. 936 early Monday evening when his neighbor shot it, disabling it at first, leaving it hovering in the sky.
  • Six Black Flags over Syria ~ Pre-Hump Day Humor

    10/06/2015 6:05:47 PM PDT · by GraceG · 6 replies
    Doc Thompson Show
    New Middle Eastern Amusement park: Six Black Flags over Syria
  • What's with those new Fox Extra insets on Fox News? They are paid advertisements!

    10/06/2015 4:42:20 PM PDT · by dennisw · 21 replies
    FoxNews | Oct 6th | moi
    They are very irritating! Maybe Fox can get Apple to pay for one. Fox advertisements was formerly dominated by drug company advertisements. Pills for your ills to match the older FoxNews demographic
  • Tech firm is building $1billion city in New Mexico

    10/06/2015 2:47:50 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/6/15
    Telecommunications and tech firm Pegasus Global Holdings is planning to build a full-scale American town in the New Mexico desert, a place which they hope to open to researchers developing technologies for modern living. Pegasus plans to spend $1billion creating the 15-square-mile town, called CITE, with construction to begin sometime next year and opening as early as 2018. CITE will include a town big enough for 35,000 people, with a business district downtown surrounded by terraced housing suburbs - but no one will ever live there. Instead, companies will have the opportunity to test such innovations as driverless vehicles and...
  • Burger King’s Halloween Whopper has unexpected side effect

    10/06/2015 1:33:38 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 76 replies
    Fox 31 Denver ^ | October 6, 2015 | CNN Wire
    MIAMI — You don’t have to go to Japan to try Burger King’s black-bunned Whopper. Burger King is bringing it to the U.S. just in time for Halloween. “Something wicked is coming,” the burger chain on Twitter, with a brief promo video featuring thunder and lightning and a lunar eclipse, with a burger standing in for the moon. But it’s not just the color, insists Burger King. It’s also the flavor, with A.1. sauce baked into the bun. According to Burger King, it’s the sauce that turns the buns black. “While the pitch-black bun gives the Halloween Whopper sandwich a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Rosie O'Donnell's daughter Chelsea, 18, breaks her silence to reveal how the star locks

    10/06/2015 12:17:09 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 48 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10/6/2015 | Louise Boyle
    Chelsea O'Donnell has spoken for the first time about what it was like to grow up as Rosie's daughter and what really happened in the days she was reported missing by her 'frantic' mother last August in an exclusive interview with Daily Mail Online.The 18-year-old reveals how Rosie's public persona is 'phony' and has little to do with her life behind closed doors.She spoke out to disclose what she sees as O'Donnell's hypocrisy - that when she's out and about her bubbly and engaging personality is belied by the way she is at home.Chelsea said: 'I find her not genuine...
  • South Texas Girl Sneezes 12,000 Times A Day

    10/06/2015 10:31:21 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    CBS Dallas Fort Worth ^ | 10/6/2015 | staff
    SOUTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Katelyn Thornley, 12, started sneezing incessantly about a month ago – and hasn’t stopped.Thornley said she sneezes up to 20 times a minute. That’s 12,000 a day. She can no longer attend school or play her clarinet in the school’s band.“”It just started in little spurts. I just started sneezing. I thought it was like, oh I’m just allergic to something,” she said. “I’m constantly in pain with my abdomen, my legs are hurting because I’ve been weak and I can barely eat.”Her sneezing ‘affliction’ came out of nowhere, according to Thornley. She’s seen six doctors...
  • Cosmo Calls Kardashians ‘America’s First Family,’ But America Disagrees

    10/06/2015 7:59:53 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    mediaite ^ | 10-5-15 | Andrew Husband
    The cutting edge of print journalism that is Cosmopolitan labeled the Kardashians as “America’s First Family” on the cover of its 50th anniversary issue in November. Needless to say, America (i.e. Twitter) does not agree with this sentiment, and has taken it upon itself to educate the half-a-century-old magazine. According to Uproxx, 16 pages of next month’s issue are dedicated to the family clan made famous by sisters Kim and Khloe‘s exploits in reality television, smartphone apps, and many, many other business endeavors. At this point, the Kardashian family is no longer a family — it’s a brand. Whether or...
  • NASA Planetary Protection Officer Profiled (EPA for the planets)

    10/06/2015 7:37:52 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 19 replies
    NYT via AIAA Newsletter ^ | 10/05/2015 | KENNETH CHANG
    The New York Times (10/6, Chang, Subscription Publication) posts a feature on NASA Planetary Protection Officer Catharine Conley, whose job “is not so much protecting Earth from aliens as protecting other planets from Earth.” Conley is responsible for making sure than NASA missions to Mars and elsewhere do not pollute or contaminate alien worlds.
  • Feminists Fall For #PissForEquality Hoax

    10/05/2015 9:04:37 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 32 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10/05/2015 | Kemberlee Kaye
    This is gross. And also sad. Progressivism continues its inevitable descent into complete parody. According to Right Wing News, a few n’er do wellers on 4chan had a brilliant idea: see if they could convince feminists to, “publicly piss/sh*t their pants in the name of ‘Equality?'” For these types of things to work, pranksters start a hashtag usually by attaching it to other well trafficked ones, then the intended marks take it from there. #PissForEquality is not first outlandish hashtag used to successfully troll self-described feminists. Last year, 4chan started the #EndFathersDay hashtag, but with even better trollistic success. Professor...
  • "The R'lyeh Connection" (Filk parody of "The Rainbow Connection") - VANITY

    10/05/2015 11:50:37 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 34 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 10/5/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Yes, I parodied a beloved musical classic as a hymn to everyone's favorite eldritch abomination. No, I have no soul. I write and record my music under the stage name of Hopalong Ginsberg. (Make your own Ruth Bader Ginsburg joke if you absolutely must.) For a free MP3 download of "The R'lyeh Connection," click either here or here.
  • Weird animal with 'body of buffalo and head of crocodile' baffles everyone [Thailand?]

    10/05/2015 8:01:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | Updated 15:25, 5 Oct 2015 | By Kirstie McCrum
    Confusing genetic creations happen all the time, but this is one of the most unusual animals seen in a long time Images have been shared of a most unusual creature spotted in a remote village - and it's the stuff of sci-fi movies. The strange animal appears to have the scaly, rough head and skin of a reptile such as a crocodile. However, on closer inspection, it's also got the body, limbs and hooves of a mammal such as a calf.
  • World's Longest Fingernails at 30 Feet Destined for Museum

    10/05/2015 4:01:48 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 5, 2015
    A man in India who set a world record for growing the longest fingernails on one hand – 30 feet – wants to preserve them for a museum. Shridhar Chillal said he is ready to cut off the nails that he has been growing on his left hand since 1952 after being officially recognized by the Guinness World Records as the person with the "Longest Fingernails on a Single Hand Ever," according to the Daily Mail.
  • ‘Hump Day’ event cancelled after students claim bringing a camel to campus was racist

    10/04/2015 5:48:08 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 76 replies
    campusReform ^ | May 15, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Students at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota have cancelled an event to celebrate the end of the year after complaints that bringing a camel on campus could offend those of Middle Eastern cultures. The “Hump Day” event, put on by the Residence Hall Association (RHA), was supposed to be “a petting zoo type of atmosphere” in which students could hang out and take photos with a live camel. According to Aaron Macke, the group’s advisor, the camel is owned by a local vendor and trained for special events.
  • Caitlyn Jenner Claims She No Longer Feels Like A Woman And Asks Everyone To Call Her Bruce Again

    10/04/2015 3:06:55 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 232 replies
    ShockWire ^ | 10/02/2015 | Staff
    Talk about flip-flopping! Bruce Jenner AKA Caitlyn Jenner is making headlines again. Sources close to Jenner have disclosed that she's now having doubts whether she's really a woman and is in the process of asking everyone to call her Bruce again. Jenner claims that after lots of soul searching, she is certain about this decision. Earlier this year, Bruce Jenner made national headlines when he revealed on a 20/20 interview that he was going through a gender transition. Jenner's announcement was a huge victory for the LGBT community that was lacking a high profile celebrity. Jenner, is a retired professional...
  • Dunkin Donuts employee tells officer “We don’t serve cops here”

    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — An employee at a West Hartford Dunkin Donuts is in hot water after she told a police officer “We don’t serve cops here.” The officer walked into the busy store at 1234 Farmington Avenue to wait in line to order. As he waited, an employee looked over at the officer and shouted “He didn’t get the message, we don’t serve cops here.” The officer then left the store followed quickly by the employee herself and the store manager. Both offered apologies to the officer with the employee who shouted the statement saying that she was...
  • Giant prehistoric lizards co-existed with humans

    10/03/2015 7:44:05 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies ^ | October 01, 2015 | Walt Bonner
    While the concept of men battling 16–foot prehistoric lizards sounds like something out of a 50’s sci-fi flick, a new discovery in Australia has revealed that such encounters may have occurred. According to a study appearing in Quaternary Science Reviews, researchers from the University of Queensland have found a tiny fossil that belonged to a giant lizard bone 50,000 years ago, indicating that gigantic reptiles and humans once co–existed.
  • Lawsuit Claims Man’s Flatulence Prompted Firing

    10/02/2015 6:59:23 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 32 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 2, 2015 | Staff
    OCTOBER 2--A Pennsylvania man was fired from his job at a pork roll producer due to extreme flatulence brought on by gastric bypass surgery, according to a discrimination lawsuit filed by the man’s wife. In a federal complaint, Louann Clem, 59, charges that the Case Pork Roll Company terminated her husband Richard, 70, last year after the Trenton, New Jersey firm’s president frequently complained about her spouse’s condition. Louann Clem, who also worked for the company, said that her husband--who weighed 420 pounds--underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2010. “As a result of the surgery, Mr. Clem suffered side effects such...
  • Mom? Dad? I'm Dead ... Here Are My Tattoos: This takes "leaving your mark" to a whole new level.

    10/02/2015 2:51:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 30, 2015 | Jenna Amatulli
    When you think "family heirloom," it's natural to think of Grandpa's pocket watch or Grandma's engagement ring, but what about Uncle Jim's Bugs Bunny tattoo? Sure, it was once on ole-Jim's calf, but now it can be framed, mounted and proudly displayed above your fireplace, for when you remember him on Christmas Eve. NAPSA -- the National Association for the Preservation of Skin Art -- launched earlier this month with the aim of helping you pass down your tattoos to your kids, grandkids, and loved ones. It's no longer a morbid dream. You can have your tattoos removed, preserved and...
  • Thinking the unthinkable: A case for orchestration

    10/02/2015 7:23:45 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 308 replies
    10/2/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    I am increasingly suspicious -- almost convinced -- that these spree-shootings are orchestrated. Let us consider: Only days after Boehner resigns (but stays around through October, able to defy his base) TWO mass shooting events occur within hours of one another: The college in Oregon, and a lesser-publicized Inglis, Florida mass-shooting. If Obama seemed angry, I suspect it was because the second shooting was so small. Note how the two shootings make a perfect diagonal across the country, symbolically book-ending us with violence.It's really hard to be the point-man in this controversial subject -- that the mentally-ill and medicated can...
  • Fort Myers Woman Calls 911, Says She Was Shorted in Weed Deal: Police

    10/01/2015 10:53:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    A southwest Florida woman landed herself behind bars after calling 911 to complain about being shortchanged in a drug deal. According to a Fort Myers Police Department report, 36-year-old Erin Klich called police to complain that she'd attempted to buy $75 worth of marijuana, but never got the goods from the dealer. Officers arrived outside a home to find Klich outside the reported dealer's home, still on the phone with police. Klich told the responding officers that the dealer inside took her money. Klich was arrested for misuse of 911.= Upon searching Klich, police found a clear plastic baggy, later...
  • Woman Says She Is Happier Than Ever After Fulfilling Lifelong Wish of Becoming Blind

    10/01/2015 10:46:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 1, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    A North Carolina woman says she is happier than ever after she fulfilled her lifelong wish of becoming blind. Jewel Shuping, 30, has Body Integrity Identity Disorder, according to Barcroft TV. BIID is a condition in which able-bodied people believe they are meant to be disabled. She told Barcroft TV that her fascination with blindness started when she was a child. “By the time I was six I remember that thinking about being blind made me feel comfortable,” she said. Shuping says that when she was a teenager, she started wearing thick black sunglasses, and even got her first cane...
  • Woman Seeks Divorce From 'Short' Husband

    10/01/2015 10:34:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | hursday, October 01, 2015
    Lady embarrassed to go out with him A Saudi woman in her 20s has filed for a divorce from her new husband on the grounds he is very short and embarrasses her in public places. The woman, who married nearly seven months ago, told the Department of Islamic Affairs in the Eastern Saudi province of Al Qateef that her friends and other people “look with sarcasm” at her when she goes out with her husband. “She wants to be divorced on the grounds she feels embarrassed when she goes out with her short husband…this is one of the strangest...
  • Advanced aliens could 'conquer and colonise' our planet, warns Stephen Hawking

    10/01/2015 7:22:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 130 replies ^ | Sep. 30, 2015 | Jeff Parsons
    The world famous physicist has admitted that if aliens came to visit Earth, the outcome might not be a positive oneStephen Hawking has tackled the mysteries of the universe his entire life. Now the world-renowned scientist has some new things to say about a potential alien invasion . "If aliens visit us, the outcome could be much like when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans," Professor Hawking told El País . "Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach," he said.
  • Seriously - Where's the apology?

    10/01/2015 6:54:34 AM PDT · by WhatNot · 77 replies
    How many months did we all hear warnings about September 2015 being the end of the world as we know it? Well, here it is October, and the world as we know it hasn't changed much. I would think that all you adherents to the vain imaginations of those modern day snake oil salesmen (Harbinger, Shemitah, four blood moons, Jade Helm, etc who only cared about selling you their books or getting you to click on their youtube videos) would want to do the decent now, and apologize to everyone, since what you promoted for all these months turned out...