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  • How a Fart Killed 10,000 People

    11/18/2017 9:03:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 4, 2016 | Candida Moss
    Farting, breaking wind, cutting the cheese, or gas. The English language has numerous words for flatulence and this is even before we devolve into the subcategories that make up the genre. Whatever you call it, farting is a taboo act, but it is also a source of fascination. It’s not for nothing that there is a popular children’s book series called Fart Squad or that the preview of the most recent installment of the Alvin and the Chipmunks dynasty led with the punchline, “Sorry, pizza toots.” Today farting is something for which we perfunctorily ask forgiveness, but in the past...
  • Here’s how Jeb Bush ran out of cash

    02/20/2016 6:31:17 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 63 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 19, 2016 | Rick Newman
    His campaign started out stuffed with money. By last July, Jeb Bush had raised $103 million for his super PAC, Right to Rise, an astonishing sum that seemed to foretell the most lavishly funded campaign in American history. No super PAC had ever raised so much cash so early in an election cycle. In fact, Right to Rise alone outraised all the super PACs combined at the same stage in the 2012 elections. Now, after primary elections in just three states, Bush is out. He finished sixth in the Iowa caucus, fourth in the New Hampshire primary, and now, fourth...
  • Obama Family: "Barack Obama Sr Married Anna Toot in Hawaii" "Their union produced B. Obama Jr."

    04/27/2010 4:35:01 PM PDT · by bushpilot1 · 404 replies · 8,000+ views
    All Africa ^ | 15 August 2004 | John Oywa
    "According to the family, Obama's father travelled to America to study at the University of Hawaii in 1959. While there, he worked for an oil company and married his second wife, a white woman, named Anna Toot, and their union produced Barack Obama Jr. Obama's book says Obama Snr left his family in Hawaii after winning a scholarship to study in Harvard when his son was two years old. The marriage later broke up after Anna's father opposed it, according to Mama Sarah. "Anna's father was furious about the marriage and threatened to have Obama Snr expelled from the university....
  • Man files suit after Sweet Smiles chocolate leaves him without toot

    10/12/2013 8:25:19 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 36 replies
    .valleycentral.com ^ | 10.12.2013 | Action 4 News Staff
    An Edinburg man filed a lawsuit against Georgia Nut Company and Dollar General after he lost his tooth while allegedly eating Sweet Smiles chocolate covered almonds. The civil lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court by Jesus Castaneda The lawsuit alleges that Castaneda had the intent of consuming the chocolate covered almonds, and when he was biting down on one, he felt a sharp pain to the left side of his mouth. He then went to a dentist, where he found out his tooth was fractured and non-restorable, the lawsuit alleges. According to the lawsuit, the product was defective, unreasonably...
  • Birth Certificate, Dying Granny (interesting point)

    06/14/2009 6:38:59 PM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 185 replies · 6,687+ views
    Posted by Pylgram Jun 14, 2009 - 5:53PM Birth Certificate, Dying Granny Obama's Admission From "Dreams..." -- page 26, last paragraph: "I discovered this article, folded away among my birth certificate and old vaccination forms, when I was in high school. It's a short piece, with a photograph of him. No mention is made of my mother or me, and I'm left to wonder whether the omission was intentional on my father's part, in anticipation of his long departure. Perhaps the reporter failed to ask personal questions, intimidated by my father's imperious manner; or perhaps it was an editorial decision,...
  • Obama pays his respects to 'Toot'

    12/24/2008 9:16:06 AM PST · by BP2 · 51 replies · 1,692+ views
    Honolulu Star Bulletin ^ | 12/24/08 | Gene Park
    Obama pays his respects to 'Toot' Ceremonies are held at a small church and the Halona BlowholeSTORY SUMMARY | READ THE FULL STORY For President-elect Barack Obama and his family, yesterday was a day of remembrance. Pool reporters following Obama were kept away as he and a group of friends and family members held a private memorial service in Nuuanu for his grandmother Madelyn Payne Dunham, who raised him here in Hawaii. Afterward, Obama and his family scattered Dunham’s ashes off a windy Lanai Lookout.— Gene Park FULL STORY >> By Gene Park POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 24, 2008...
  • Barack Obama's final goodbye to beloved grandmother

    12/24/2008 7:45:59 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 29 replies · 1,367+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Dec.24, 2008
    Michelle and Barack Obama attend a seaside memorial for his grandmother, "Toot." HONOLULU - President-elect Barack Obama gathered with family and friends on Tuesday for a private memorial service for the beloved grandmother who helped raise him. Madelyn Payne Dunham, known to her friends as "Toot", died Nov. 2, two days before Obama won election to become the nation's first African-American president. She was 86. Obama did not speak to reporters at the small home that had been converted into the First Unitarian Church in the neighborhood of Nuuanu. Aides said Obama's half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, and her husband, Konrad Ng,...
  • Obama's Final Farewell to Grandma Toot

    12/24/2008 6:20:09 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 35 replies · 1,144+ views
    tmz ^ | today | tmz staff
    Barack Obama and his family held a memorial for his grandmother yesterday in Oahu, Hawaii.
  • Public Tribute Planned For Obama's Grandmother Obama Family Not Scheduled To Attend Service

    11/13/2008 10:06:00 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 69 replies · 3,398+ views
    Kitv ^ | Nov. 12, 2008
    HONOLULU -- A tribute service for President-elect Barack Obama's grandmother has been scheduled for the public to attend. The service to honor Madelyn Dunham will be held on Friday at 5 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
  • Off to the Gym for President Obama (& funeral plans)

    11/09/2008 2:45:25 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 27 replies · 469+ views
    Sunday Express ^ | November 6 | Staff
    ...He is planning to stay in Chicago until the weekend and make arrangements for the funeral of his grandmother Madelyn Dunham, 86, who died two days before the election...
  • Sad Obama snatches private time with ailing granny

    10/24/2008 5:13:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 166 replies · 3,793+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/24/08 | Stephen Collinson
    HONOLULU, Hawaii (AFP) – Barack Obama Friday grabbed a few precious hours with his gravely ill grandmother in Hawaii, after saying the woman he calls a "rock" of his life may not live until the election in 11 days. The Democratic presidential nominee headed back to the apartment block where his grandmother Madelyn Dunham, 85, who raised him for much of his childhood, lives, for a second visit after arriving in his native state late Thursday. At one stage, a somber looking Obama emerged from the building for a solitary walk around his boyhood haunts, trailed by a lone Secret...
  • Who Is Grandma Toot? [Barf Alert]

    10/21/2008 5:31:26 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 78 replies · 1,552+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 21, 2008 | Yahoo!
    Barack Obama's campaign announced Monday that he'd be taking a few days off the campaign trail to visit his ailing grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, in Hawaii. Dunham, 85, practically raised Obama while his mother studied abroad. She's the "white grandmother" he mentions in speeches, a "trailblazer in her own right," the BBC wrote, "having risen from a lowly position to be one of the first woman vice-presidents of the Bank of Hawaii."............... He explains in his book, "Dreams from My Father," "We call my grandmother Tutu, Toot for short; it means "grandparent" in Hawaiian, for she decided on the day I...
  • Whale flatulence stuns scientists

    08/14/2003 5:25:08 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 112 replies · 961+ views
    News.Com ^ | August 14, 2003 | Simon Benson
    Whale flatulence stuns scientists By Simon Benson August 14, 2003 IT'S one of the unfortunate consequences of being a mammal - flatulence. And, more unfortunately for a group of whale researchers, nature took its course right under their noses - literally. The researchers claim this is the first photograph of a minke whale letting one go in the icy waters of Antarctica. It was taken from the bow of a research vessel. "We got away from the bow of the ship very quickly ... it does stink," said Nick Gales, a research scientist from the Australian Antarctic Division. However, the...