Centuries old stink bomb goes off during archeological dig

During a recent dig in Buckinghamshire, an archeologist recently let off the world’s oldest (and possibly smelliest?) stink bomb after cracking open a 1,700 year old Roman egg.

Located next to the ancient Roman settlement of Fleet Marsdon, experts have been working on a nine-year-long excavation on the Barryfield housing estate near Aylesbury.

An outstanding number of items have been discovered during the dig, including a set of four perfectly preserved and very fragile bird eggs that date back to the third century — which makes them some of the oldest eggs in existence.

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But upon retrieval, three of the four eggs were broken which resulted in a “potent stench of rotten egg,” according to bystanders.

The last egg is only complete object of its kind discovered in the UK and is likely and was most likely preserved as a result of being placed in a waterlogged pit.

Edward Biddulph, archeologist, revealed the extent and range of discoveries was “more than ever could be foreseen.”

A senior project manager with Oxford Archaeology South, Biddulph, explained how people in the Third Century used to throw objects into the pit for good luck, “much like a wishing well,” which explained the high number of preserved items discovered in the pit.

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He said:

“The pit was still waterlogged and this has preserved a remarkable collection of organic objects.”

In Roman times, eggs symbolized both fertility as well as rebirth.

The team behind the discovery believe that the eggs along with the basket may have been placed in the pit as food offerings in a religious ceremony.

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Astronomers baffled by black hole that is so massive, its existence should be impossible

While there is photographic evidence of a black hole, it doesn’t necessarily mean astronomers understand how they work.

Chinese-led researchers have recently found a black hole, LB-1 and lives 15,000 light-years away in the Milky Way with a mass so huge, that it breaks current stellar evolution models.

In lamens terms: it has a mass 70 times greater than that of the sun.

Scientists are currently scratching their heads at what exactly made something this large, possible.

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The team used LAMOST, or China’s Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope, to discover starts orbiting objects that are seemingly invisible. The technique had originally been proposed back in 1783 but has not been possible until recently.

Then, they used both the US’ Keck I telescope along with Spain’s Gran Telescopio Canarias to find the properties of both the star (in a tight, 79-day orbit) and along with the massive black hole.

In the past, detection methods such as looking for holes eating gas from a star would make sighting rare.

All that said, let’s just hope black holes continue to be far away and pretty from a grand distance!

Male Sperm Whale discovered with astounding 220-pound ball of “litter” in its stomach

A male sperm was recently found dead with over 220 lbs. of debris in its stomach.

Members from the Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme (SMASS) were called upon to investigate a deceased sperm whale found on Scotland’s Luskentyre Beach.

When they arrived on the scene 48-hours-later, the experts dissected the animal to attempt to figure out what exactly was the cause of death. And in a Facebook post, they said it was not clear if the “litter” did or did not contribute to the whale’s death.

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“In this whale’s stomach was approximately 100kg [220 lbs.] of marine debris — a whole range of plastic including sections of net, bundles of rope, plastic cups, bags, gloves, packing straps and tubing,” the post read. “All this material was in a huge ball in the stomach and some of it looked like it had been there for some time.”

“The animal wasn’t in particularly poor condition, and whilst it is certainly plausible that this amount of debris was a factor in its live stranding, we actually couldn’t find evidence that this had impacted or obstructed the intestines,” the post continued. “This amount of plastic in the stomach is nonetheless horrific, must have compromised digestion, and serves to demonstrate, yet again, the hazards that marine litter and lost or discarded fishing gear can cause to marine life.”

The locals who originally found the carcass called the SMASS, informing the BBC how marine pollution was constant issue in the area.

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“We walk on these beaches nearly every day and I always take a bag to pick up litter, most of which is fishing-related,” shares local, Dan Parry. “This stuff could have easily been netting or the like lost in a storm, we just don’t know, but it does show the scale of the problem we have with marine pollution.”

The waste found in the whale’s stomach, according to the SMASS, likely came from both the “land and fishing sectors.”

But SMASS is not finished with their investigation quite yet.

“We are looking in more detail to see if we can work out quite why this animal ended up with so much of it in its stomach,” their post read.

This year, you can get your Elf on the Shelf pregnant

So you need MORE fodder for your kids to listen to you (ahem I mean, so Santa will come visit) this holiday season?

You came to the right place.

While The Elf on the Shelf is a fun tradition paired with the book — if you have ever had the privilege of hiding the elf, than you know it can get into some silly (and sometimes messy) situations.

Along with accessories online, you can also purchase BABY ELVES for your Elf on the Shelf.

The Etsy shop My Magical Moments Elf accessories includes an elf baby dressed in red; a crib; a high chair; an accessory kit with bottle, bib, and pacifier; and a set of clothes in either pink and purple or green and blue.

What’s not to love?

So whether your purchase is born out of desperation to inspire your children, or maybe bring up the birds and the bees: Happy Holidays!

Kenya is the first to install solar power plant that creates drinking water from the ocean

Close to 2.2 billion people suffer as they do not have access to safe drinking water but thanks to NGO Give Power, solar-powered plants that transform salty ocean water to fresh drinking water is changing that.

In August of this year, the NGO, Give Power, conducted their very first solar-powered water transforming plant test.

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While this is not their first project, Give Power recently had overwhelming success installing a new plant that transforms saline water into drinking water in Kiunga, a small town in Kenya.

But the organization has plans to use the technology around the world.

The Kenyan town of Kiunga was chosen for the installment of this plant to fix the problem and help as many people as possible. After this success, the organization is planning similar projects in both Columbia as well as Haiti.

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The process which turns salt water into drinking water, or desalination, is not only very power-consuming but also expensive. Using solar energy as a long-term solution is the key. Give Power installed a “solar water farm” in Kiunga that harvests solar energy using solar panels — which produces two water pumps to run for 24 hours a day — providing drinking water for over 25,000 people.

The new addition is life changing for the regions as over 1/3 of the people do not have access to safe drinking water.

Prior to the installment of this technology, people had to travel over an hour to collect safe drinking water for themselves and their families.

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And as each drop was precious, they would bathe and wash their clothes in dirty salt water which is very harsh on human skin.

President of GivePower, Hayes Barnard, shared:

“You see children inside of these villages, and they’ve got these scars on their stomachs or their knees because they got so much salt in their wounds. They were basically poisoning their families with this water.”

Thankfully, the installment of the plant did not only help their bodies with those particular ailments, but they also rescued them from various diseases as the water they were previously using was chalk-full of pollutants and parasites.

Genius barbers’ use of leftover hair from salons are helping save the planet

A chain in Sydney, Australia, has created a genius way to use their customers’ leftover hair to help the environment and it is taking the world by storm.

Most discarded split ends are swiftly swept from the floor of the hairdressers and thrown out along with the general waste,

While most split ends are swept up and thrown out, the Grand Royal Barbers (with locations in Australia) is setting the bar when it comes to sustainable hairdressing.

Staff collect the old hair and donate it all to create stuffed stockings — all of which are used to help soak up oil during oil spills.

The technique has surfaced after extensive research at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) — the discovery revolutionizing the clean-up process.

Grand Royal Barbers is the very first sustainable independent barbers in Australia. The owner, Maria Dillon, said she was able to support the process, as she wanted future generations to have a world they could live in.

When speaking with Yahoo! News Australia, she shared:

“There’s so much plastic in this world with plastic islands everywhere in the ocean. They’ve been polluted enough and I just want it to be around for my children.”

The barber shop collects in total around seven bin-fulls of hair a week before it is collected by Sustainable Salons — a company that is dedicated to reducing waste in salons all over Australia.

Customers pay $2 to cover the cost of the operation despite Dillon initially being worried about how customers would react to the cost.

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Thankfully, the response has been overwhelmingly positive.

The owner went on to share:

“It’s been quite remarkable really, we never knew so many people were passionate about being sustainable,” adding, “we want to leave a legacy.”

The original idea of using hair to help soak up oil was highlighted following research from UTS’ Dr. Megan Murray from the School of Life Sciences, and then masters student, Rebecca Pagnucco in 2017.

Pagnucco shares how the process works; explaining:

“Hair is a natural biosorbent. It’s been shown to adsorb three to nine times its weight in oil. Your hair gets oily and greasy – the oil basically is stuck to the hair fibres. By a similar method, it would stick to other oils, such as crude oil.”

And as people are becoming more aware of the products being used on the environment, hair gives an ideal, natural alternative to traditional dispersants used to tackle oil spills.

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Pagnucco continues, sharing:

“With something like hair, there’s no value in it once you’ve cut it off your head, it’s waste. Hair can also be reused several times without a significant decrease in its ability to adsorb oil.”

And in addition to re-using the hair, Grand Royal Barbers makes an effort to recycle all plastic bottles as well as razors along with the foil used in hair dying.

Dillon has been made aware of dozens of barbers as well as salons running with the idea after his success.

Man consumes only KFC for an entire week and actually sheds weight

Mike Jeavons adores fried chicken — so much that he wanted to do his own spin on the popular documentary, Supersize Me.

For those who are unfamiliar, it centered around a man consuming McDonalds for a total of four weeks.

But instead of committing and entire month, he decided to eat solely KFC for seven days.

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While traveling to his local KFC on a daily basis, the 34-year-old spent $136 on the entire experiment — which is not bad if you ask me.

In addition, he had also dropped 2 pounds over the course of seven days consuming an average of just 2,000 calories per day.

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And while KFC apparently helps with weight loss, it should be noted that due to his rich diet, his salt intake increased to 150 percent of his recommended dietary allowance while his fat intake increased to a massive 250 percent.

Reflecting on the past seven days, Mike shared:

“I love KFC and wanted to see if I’d still love it if it was all I ate for a week. After I stopped the experiment, the week after I felt constantly thirsty and had headaches. I also really missed KFC! It was a lot of fun eating all this naughty food. Every day I would be really looking forward to mealtimes! It’s great as an occasional treat, but not something I’d recommend eating every day! It was fun to do but I wouldn’t want to do it again!”

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Newlyweds shock guests by ordering $450 worth of Domino’s pizza as wedding day meal

A couple from across the pond decided to say “I do” with $450 worth of Domino’s Pizza present, winning “best wedding ever” in my book.

Victoria and Tom Browne decided from the start they wanted a non-traditional wedding breakfast that was comfortably in their budget, so Victoria, 26, reached out to her local branch of the pizza chain and was happy to find they could fully cater for all her guests.

In addition, there was plenty of the couple’s favorite garlic and herb dip (obviously.)

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Victoria said:

“Most people know me and Tom just don’t do things traditionally. I didn’t want traditional sandwiches or anything at the wedding, I wanted something that stood out. We actually kept joking saying ‘shall we have Domino’s?’ but as it got closer and we didn’t have any food plans, we started seriously considering it and I emailed Domino’s asking the question.”

The buffet boasted 30 large pizzas and 60 boxes of sides for a grand total of $447.12.

Victoria and her husband, Tom, 29, shared that staff came “strolling in and shocked everybody.”

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She continued:

“I was so paranoid about whether they were actually going to be able to do it that I went in the day before and said ‘are you are all aware of my order for tomorrow?’ They were pretty good. It all came in piping hot and the staff were quite happy to stand and have a photo with me.”

She continued on, sharing:

“People are still gobsmacked with it, people think that as a buffet you have to have like sandwiches and stuff and I don’t really like pasties and I’m not picking them because everyone else likes them.”

The couple admitted that when they first revealed their plans to their friends and families, they did not believe they were actually going to do it.

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But the bride shard how throughout the day, many were pleased with their choice and no one complained!

In addition, the amount of pizza provided was overwhelming.

Victoria said:

“I was surprised at the amount they delivered, I thought, ‘we’re going to have to take this home and have it for a couple of weeks’.”

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“We would have ended up having to bin it which would have been devastating for me. I would normally order it at least once a week and I definitely won’t be for a little bit. I don’t want to see anymore pizzas for a while.”

A spokesperson for Domino’s shared:

“Congratulations to the happy couple! Pizza is the best food in the world and your wedding is the best day of your life, so why not bring the two together. We’re glad the bride and groom were happy with their delivery. We can proudly say Domino’s is the Official Food of providing the best dinner you’ll get at a wedding, ever!”

After testifying he was cash-poor, Elon Musk drops $1 million on planting trees

YouTuber Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson – who is currently campaigning to raise $20 million from fellow YouTube celebrities for a climate change fundraising effort – just received $1 million worth of trees from Elon Musk.

But interestingly enough, Musk has recently admitted in a sworn testimony that he is financially, cash-poor.

Musk revealed to the YouTuber how he would make a donation on Twitter after some pushing from Marques “MKBHD” Brownlee, who had interviewed Musk in the past.

At first, Musk inquired on Twitter about the type of trees being planted as part of MrBeast’s fundraising efforts — to which MrBeast responded that the trees are being planted on every continent except for Antarctica, with the type of tree depending on where it is planted.

But even without Musk’s donation, the fundraising program has raised over $6 million as the project is a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.

When Brownlee first shared that information with Musk, he replied with “sounds legit,” and proceeded to pledge 1 million trees.

And while Musk’s name is now attached to a massive positive, he is currently still battling a Twitter-related defamation suit as last year, Musk used his Twitter audience of almost 30 million to call a British cave diver named Vernon Unsworth “pedo guy.”

This happened after Unsworth criticized Musk’s attempts to aid the rescue of a boys soccer team in Thailand that had become trapped in a cave.

Later, Musk revealed to BuzzFeed News that Unsworth was a “child rapist,” adding, “I f*****g hope he sues me.”

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Unsworth then filed a defamation suit against Musk, and the trial is now set to begin in Los Angeles on December 3rd. In a recent court filing, Musk informed lawyers that despite his overwhelming stock holdings in Tesla and SpaceX, he was financially illiquid. Which, in lamens terms, means his insurer, American International Group Inc., may get involved in any potential court settlement or financial payout as a result of the case.

And that being said, it is surprising to many that Musk has the cash on hand to help plant those trees for charity despite him claiming he was scraping by.

That being said, Musk has already completed his pledged and paid out the $1 million towards the efforts.

As for what is left in his pocket is anyone’s guess now.

Michigan family astounded after space equipment falls from sky into their front garden

A Michigan-family was a bit taken aback when equipment from space landed in their front garden.

Nancy Welke and her husband Dan were going to let their horses out when they heard a crash around 8.45 a.m. to find what looked to be satellite equipment.

Apparently, the gear was still humming and making noise — the phrase “Samsung Space Selfie” written on it.

While it is unclear if the “SpaceSelfie” satellite that landed on the Welkes property with a parachute is one from the initial launch — part of the device, a low-altitude balloon, got caught up in a nearby power line.

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Samsung Electronics unveiled the world’s very first selfie sent to space this past week — a press release for the launch read:

“Samsung Electronics today unveiled the world’s first selfie sent to space, captured by actor, model and philanthropist Cara Delevingne and shown for the first time during a celebrity-filled event at the newly-opened Samsung KX experience space.”

“The selfie is the first of many that Samsung will lift into the stratosphere this month as part of SpaceSelfie, a mission to give everyone the chance to get their face in space.”

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“The event was hosted by Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo who introduced Cara as she revealed her playful first SpaceSelfie – captured on her Samsung S10+ – with Cara holding up a peace sign and wearing an astronaut helmet. The moment was also commemorated with an epic group selfie, taken by Cara herself, and featured A-list event attendees including; Italian rapper, singer and songwriter Fedez, best known as a judge on the Italian X Factor and his 2019 hit ‘Holding Out For You’ featuring Zara Larsson.”

Cara Delevingne shared:

“I’m honored to be Samsung’s SpaceSelfie pioneer! To celebrate, I wanted to take the first group selfie to go to space. I can’t wait for my fans to join us in space and get their hands on a SpaceSelfie of their own.”

Let’s just hope it stays in space where it belongs and does not hit too close to home…literally.

Fiji Water donates $750 million in climate change research to California Institute of Technology

Stewart and Lynda Resnick have pledged to donate $750 million to the California Institute of Technology to aid climate change.

The billionaire couple who co-own The Wonderful Company, which is the largest producer of almonds and pistachios whose brands include Fiji Water, said the pledge donation is to support environmental sustainability research.

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According to the university, the donation is the largest fit ever recorded in Caltech’s history as well as the second largest gift given to a US academic institution.

Chairman and president of The Wonderful Company, Stewart Resnick, is also a senior member of the Caltech board of trustees. He states the investment is vital if climate change is ever to be conquered.

He shared in a statement:

“In order to comprehensively manage the climate crisis, we need breakthrough innovations, the kind that will only be possible through significant investment in university research. Science and bold creativity must unite to address the most pressing challenges facing energy, water, and sustainability.”

Caltech as a result of the pledge plans to build a 75,000 square foot building called the Resnick Sustainability Research Center which will serve as a center for the research. In addition it will provide state-of-the-art undergraduate teaching laboratories.

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The areas of research will focus on measuring, modelling and mitigating climate change; managing water resources; global ecology; building smarter electricity infrastructure; and conversion of the sun’s energy into fuels, per the university.

Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum said, according to Forbes:

“Sustainability is the challenge of our times. Stewart and Lynda Resnick’s generosity and vision will permit Caltech to tackle issues of water, energy, food, and waste in a world confronting rapid climate change. The Resnick Sustainability Institute will now be able to mount efforts at scale, letting researchers across campus follow their imaginations and translate fundamental discovery into technologies that dramatically advance solutions to society’s most pressing problems.”

If you are like most people, you won’t recognize these handy gadgets

Gadgets make life a whole heck of a lot easier from day to day, but can you name these once popular around-the-house-helpers?

Odds are, you may not be able to it.

Our first gadget, is this little fella:

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If you are like me, the first thing I notice about this once-popular gadget is that it appears to be a coin. Well, sort of.

But if you sew, you may just know what I am talking about.

The device is called a needle threader — and for those who do not sew — it would help those who put thread in the eye of a needle.

Ready for the next one?

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If you are stumped, fear not!

The device is called a Church Key and is used to open cans before the twist off or pull tab was invented.

Where the church comes in, I have no idea.

Next, we have this fidget-spinner lookalike below:

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While it looks like a toy, it is actually a record adapter. Currently, there are few in circulation as most people do not use them but they were originally designed for adjusting a record that was not the correct size.

And last but certainly not least, these bad boys:

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No, this is not a joke and yes, people DID where these.

Well, not out and about but definitely around the house!

Derived in the 70s, it was believed if you wore these while working around your home, the Wonder Sauna hotpants would burn stomach thigh fat.

And while it was just a fad, I can never unsee this image.

What a time to be alive!

Almost 3 billion years ago, Venus may have actually been habitable until this happened

While it is possible Mars once supported life, Earth is currently the only planet in the solar system currently known to do so. But in a new study, it has been recorded that Venus may have been habitable for a few billion years until something bizarre happened.

Research presented at the European Planetary Science Congress – Division for Planetary Sciences Joint Meeting 2019 – revealed how Venus potentially had stable temperatures and housed “liquid water” for 2 to 3 billion years, until a “dramatic transformation” started to happen over 700 million years ago that completely reshaped the planet and resurfaced approximately 80 percent of it.

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“Our hypothesis is that Venus may have had a stable climate for billions of years. It is possible that the near-global resurfacing event is responsible for its transformation from an Earth-like climate to the hellish hot-house we see today,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Michael Way, in a statement.

Currently, Venus has a surface temperature of 864 degrees Fahrenheit but in the five outcomes that Way and the researchers ran for the study – they discovered that Venus was able to maintain stable temperatures scenarios between 4 degrees Fahrenheit and 122 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 3 billion years.

The something odd happened a mass explosion of carbon dioxide on the planet between 700 million and 750 million years ago, an event that Way believes could be linked to the volcanic activity on the planet.

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“Something happened on Venus where a huge amount of gas was released into the atmosphere and couldn’t be re-absorbed by the rocks,” Way added. “On Earth we have some examples of large-scale outgassing, for instance the creation of the Siberian Traps 500 million years ago which is linked to a mass extinction, but nothing on this scale. It completely transformed Venus.”

And while Venus is closer to the Sun and its extreme surface temperature makes the existence of liquid water on the planet not possible — during the simulations, researchers found something amazing.

“Venus currently has almost twice the solar radiation that we have at Earth,” said Way. “However, in all the scenarios we have modeled, we have found that Venus could still support surface temperatures amenable for liquid water.”

Currently, Venus is too hot to support any liquid water. Way explains how additional research is needed to understand the planet’s history and how it may affect the search for exoplanets.

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“We need more missions to study Venus and get a more detailed understanding of its history and evolution,” Way said. “However, our models show that there is a real possibility that Venus could have been habitable and radically different from the Venus we see today. This opens up all kinds of implications for exoplanets found in what is called the ‘Venus Zone’, which may in fact host liquid water and temperate climates.”

In late September, scientists found water vapor in the atmosphere of a “super-Earth” exoplanet with potentially habitable temperatures exactly 110 light-years from Earth.

Worker finds and rescues 8-month-old puppy stuck in old tire

Footage has recently revealed a little dog being rescued by emergency services after it had trapped its head in a discarded car wheel.

The video was filmed at the La Chimba rubbish dump in the city of Antofagasta in the northern Chilean region.

A worker had discovered the 8-month-old stray who had gotten her head stuck in the wheel and looking very upset.

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The dog was eventually rescued by staff from the Sterilisation and Responsible Pet Ownership Programme of Antofagasta along with a team of firefighters.

Veterinarian Eliel Morales shared how the lil pup was a young female who lives wild in the area.

Morales first revealed how the dog was at first very aggressive with the rescuers who were forced to sedate it. They then used petroleum jelly to free the animal from the hub cap.

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Morales thankfully confirmed that the dog was uninjured from the incident, saying the next steps would be to sterilize the pup as well as vaccinate her against rabies, prior to returning her to eh area.

Morales said:

“As it is wild, it cannot be adopted. It is of no use to humans.”

The vet also went on to explain how the mountainous region is home to multiple packs of wild dogs that feed on human rubbish as well as other smaller animals including cats.

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Meanwhile, another dog has been causing commotion by learning how to fake an injury to get people passing through to feed him.

The dog locally known as Gae, was videoed in Thailand dragging his back left let along the ground, but once a crowd has gathered around him, Gae jumps up and runs off as if nothing has happened.

According to Thaweeporn Chongplapolkul, a local resident, Gae likes to deceive people with this particular trick.

Chongplapolkul said:

”This old dog has lived by my workplace for a few years. He always does this trick to deceive people. I feed him rice but he still has this habit. He’s very smart. I think he does it to get people to feed him.”

Thaweeporn shared how she is a dog lover who has multiple pets and also rescues street dogs. She believes there is nothing wrong with Gae.

”He’s an old dog and we’ve checked both of his legs. They are both fine. If Gae had any kind of injury I would take him to the vets immediately.”

Father and adult son tragically die after falling from 75-foot cliff

A father and son who were both from Connecticut tragically fell from a 75-foot cliff after riding ATVs at a Farmington quarry and died, according to police.

The Farmington Police Department identified the victims as Steven Price, 71, and his 30-year-old son, Mark Price.

Both Steven and Mark were riding the all-terrain vehicles with a friend in an old, abandoned quarry earlier this month when the group stopped. The father and son fell “while standing near the edge of an approximately 75-foot-high cliff,” police said in a news release.

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They were pronounced dead at the scene.

A man who called 911 told the operator that Steven was standing near the edge of the cliff looking at something when he tripped. Mark then tried to grab his father but they both fell over, according to the caller.

“The 911 caller had to escort officers and Fire Department personnel to the location of the two victims due to the challenging terrain,” police said in the release. “While this incident appears accidental, detectives from the Farmington Police Department are actively investigating the tragic incident.”

Kim and Kourtney Kardashian admit children using violence against their nannies

Kim Kardashian West along with sister Kourtney Kardashian recently revealed incidents where their daughters used violence on their nannies.

In an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the sisters shared their children’s episodes over a meal with Scott Disick, Kris Jenner, Jenner’s boyfriend Corey Gamble and family friend Jonathan Cheban regarding Penelope Scotland, 7, and North, 6, directing their anger out on their caregivers and how the mothers’ handled the situation.

“[The nanny] was putting her in the car and Penelope scratched her face, but P can be out of control,” reveals Kourtney, 40. “I think she blacks out and does these wild things.”

“If a kid scratched you, can you pop the kid and it’s cool?” asks Gamble, 38, to which Kourtney replies, “No, but you could also say something to her, in the moment!”

“You need to reach out to her and you need to say, ‘I am so sorry,’ ” Kim, 38, tells her sister, “Over the weekend, North said, ‘I don’t want a nanny anymore, you can go home.’ And I was like, ‘You can’t fire our nanny.’”

Kris, 63, then cuts in, telling her children that the situation is “so much more serious” than they are letting on, saying how none of her six kids gave “a complaint like this” from any of their caregivers while they were growing up.

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“I scratched you and we used to f—ing slap my nannies, like bam, across the face,” Kourtney cuts in.

“We need to take care of this before it gets too far out of control,” Kris retorted.

“There’s nothing I could take away from her, physically, that she will care about,” Kourtney reveals. “[Son Mason Dash, 9½] I could take away whatever, he cares. Penelope does not care. Every kid is different.”

“If P scratched me for no reason, I’m whipping her a–,” Gamble shared — leaving Disick, 36, to ask, “You would whip Penelope’s a– if she scratched you?”

“I would give her a spanking for sure!” he continues, “I said whip,” not “beat.”

“What the f— are you talking about? Stop it!” Disick retorted. “Get the f— outta here!”

Kim Kardashian had trouble simply moving her hands due to Psoriatic Arthritis

Kim Kardashian first discovered she had psoriatic arthritis after she could not use her hands one morning.

Kim said that one day she woke up and “physically couldn’t pick up my phone.”

Kim went on to share in a post on her sister’s lifestyle website how she believed her hand was sore from a workout or sleeping on it oddly.

“I was freaking out — I couldn’t even pick up a toothbrush, my hands hurt so badly,” Kardashian West said. “I had worked out the day before and we did an arm day, so I thought maybe one of the exercises strained my hand. It didn’t cross my mind that it could be anything serious. As the day went on, I got a bit more movement in my hands, but they really hurt from the inside — I felt it in my bones.”

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Kim shared how she attempted to ignore it but as she headed out to Las Vegas for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live the pain became unbearable.

“I was so uncomfortable the whole time because my hands were in so much pain,” she said. “I felt miserable.”

When she returned home, Kim went to Google to attempt to understand what could be behind the pain and then received test results that it could be lupus.

“I had my blood tested for all possibilities, and it came back positive for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. I immediately started to cry and felt so lost,” she said. “You really can get in a crazy headspace when you think you have something. My doctor said I could have a false positive, and he wanted me to come back.”

And after additional testing, Kim found out it was a false positive and she actually had a more manageable condition: psoriatic arthritis.

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“It’s similar to arthritis that can stem from psoriasis and it can come and go,” she shared.

“It’s still painful and scary, but I was happy to have a diagnosis. No matter what autoimmune condition I had, I was going to get through it, and they are all manageable with proper care.”

Prior to her diagnosis, Kim had attempted doing everything natural but nothing helped relieve her.

Now that she knows she has the condition, Kim is currently on medication that is working.

“I unfortunately had to be put on medication to stop the symptoms, I tried everything natural for the longest time and we chose the best route for me so luckily right now everything is under control.”

Woman’s blood turns black after using toothache medication

A woman from Rhode Island took a common over-the-counter medication to relieve a toothache when she found her blood turned black — a warning that she could have a potential deadly blood condition.

The case which has since been recently detailed in the New England Journal of Medicine or NEJM, an identified 25-year-old woman arrived at her local ER with weakness, fatigue and shortness of breathe along with her skin being discolored.

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The woman was then quickly diagnosed with cyanosis or a condition that is characterized by low oxygen levels in red blood cells and causes the skin, lips, tongue, hands, feet as well as other parts of the body to turn a bluish color.

In addition, her oxygen levels were dangerously low.

“The oxygen saturation value displayed on the pulse oximeter did not improve with the administration of supplemental oxygen,” doctors recorded, which meant the woman’s levels did not improve when she was given additional oxygen.

The woman additionally had “dark arterial and venous blood.”

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Methemoglobinemia is a disorder where the body’s cells do not receive enough oxygen due to an overproduction of methemoglobin and it can occur following “exposure to certain medicines, chemicals, or foods,” Healthline states.

If left untreated, the condition can be life-threatening.

Doctors agreed the woman had developed methemoglobinemia after using “large amounts” of topical benzocaine, which she said she used the night before her hospital visit.

Benzocaine is a local anesthetic and can be found in over-the-counter oral medication to treat pain in the mouth.

“Methemoglobinemia can occur after exposure to a number of medications, including topical anesthetic agents such as benzocaine, through metabolic pathways that appear to vary from person to person, which may account for the unpredictability of this complication,” the case report reads.

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In 2018, the FDA warned that benzocaine-containing products should not be used to treat children under the age of two due to the increased risk of methemoglobinemia.

“These products carry serious risks and provide little to no benefits for treating oral pain, including sore gums in infants due to teething,” the federal agency shared.

According to the report, the woman was treated with intravenous drugs and improved.

Experts say we are not anywhere near ready for the next global pandemic

In a major new report on our current status of pandemic preparedness — it has been said that there is a new threat of a quickly moving, highly lethal pandemic of a respiratory pathogen killing 50 to 80 million people.

The first annual report, which is authored by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, is an independent panel of experts organized by the World Bank and the World Health Organization to give the most frank assessments and recommendations possible.

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They warn that the risk of a global pandemic is growing at an alarming rate — with the next one potentially naturally occurring, deliberately created or accidentally released. And while we have new vaccines and drugs that previous generations did not have access to, we also have new developments working against us.

Thanks to scientific advances, disease-causing microorganisms can be engineered or recreated in labs (they can also escape labs if explosions or other accidents occur.) In addition, due to our transportation infrastructure, it makes it very easy for travelers to pick up a disease in one country, fly across the ocean, and spread the disease to another country in just hours.

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Not to mention climate change which causes natural disasters that put a toll on national health systems, which weakens their ability to respond to outbreaks efficiently.

It is also making us more susceptible to what the report coins “global catastrophic biological risks.” We are not prepared to handle them and need to act fast but political involvement must acknowledge the issue at hand.

“For too long, we have allowed a cycle of panic and neglect when it comes to pandemics: we ramp up efforts when there is a serious threat, then quickly forget about them when the threat subsides,” the report says.

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To avoid any future pandemics, the report give several scientific, financial and social suggestions, a few of them being:

“Heads of government in every country should invest significant sums of money in preparedness as an integral part of national and global security.”

“Health officials should involve women in planning and decision-making, particularly because the majority of caregivers are women and their engagement ensures that policies and interventions are accepted.”

“Donors should increase funding for the poorest countries to close financing gaps for their national action plans for health security.”

This 25-year-old cancer survivor shares her list of toxic makeup she will never use again

Racheli Alkobey is just 25-years of age and has already beaten cancer’s butt. Now she is telling everyone who will listen about their makeup because it’s possibly toxic.

Alkobey goes on to share her story of how she created a nontoxic lifestyle along with her preconceived notions when it came to “clean” products in her home.

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“When I began the switch to a nontoxic lifestyle in regard to my household products, skincare, and food, I knew that switching my makeup over would be a must. As I’ve been making my other transitions, I learned what ingredients to look out for in the products I use, like how I should absolutely avoid parabens, sulfates, leads, and synthetic fragrances (which are hormone disruptors and possible carcinogens). It’s important to know the specific ingredients because some brands perceive themselves as nontoxic or clean but actually aren’t.”

She went on to share her old lot of makeup products along with her new and improved list shortly after.

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“For instance, I thought that Burt’s Bees was a totally nontoxic company, but its lipstick has tested positive for traces of lead and its soaps and lotions contain synthetic fragrances, which cause disruptions within our hormones. This just goes to show how overwhelming this process can be, and I hope to make it a little easier by sharing my everyday nontoxic makeup routine with you! Scroll through for a few of the makeup products I used to use, which contain some of those risky ingredients I mentioned. Then find my nontoxic swaps.”

Instead of using Nars Sheer Glow Foundation ($47) try Thrive Causemetics Buildable Blur CC Cream ($38).

Instead of using Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($24) try Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara ($24).

Instead of using Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz ($21) try Milk Gel Brow ($18).

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Instead of using Burt’s Bees Lip Gloss ($11) and/or Instead of using ColourPop Liquid Lipsticks ($7) try Thrive Causemetics Glossy Lip Hydrating Serum ($26).

Instead of using Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes ($5), try True Botanicals Pre Cleanse Oil ($48).

You can learn more about Alkobey and her toxic-free lifestyle at @radiantracheli!