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  • Black bear casually joins a family for a picnic of peanut butter sandwiches at cabin in Maryland

    08/12/2020 10:23:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8-8-20
    A family vacationing in remote Maryland woodland claim to have found a real life Yogi Bear who strolled up while they were eating a picnic and decided to join them. In a video posted to TikTok by Kaitlyn Nesbit, a black bear can be seen perched on the edge of a picnic table waiting patiently while a man makes it a peanut butter sandwich. It then chows down on the sandwich straight out of the brave man's hand as amazed onlookers shout their disbelief. Nesbitt, 29, says she captured the moment on Thursday in Deep Creek where her family are...
  • Protester shoved by Buffalo police released from hospital

    06/30/2020 3:09:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 30 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    A 75-year-old protester who was knocked to the ground earlier this month by police in Buffalo was released from the hospital on Tuesday, according to his lawyer. Kelly Zarcone, a lawyer representing Martin Gugino, said her client was released from the hospital Tuesday and will be recovering at an undisclosed location to ensure his privacy. “I was able to see Martin today and he looks great. He can walk with a little help and his condition will continue to improve with rest and time,” Zarcone said in a statement. “I brought him the cards and letters sent to my office...
  • Black Lives Matter activist 'lost a testicle after being shot in the groin with a rubber bullet fired by LAPD officers during protests in Los Angeles'

    06/26/2020 9:26:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 187 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 26, 2020 | Chris Jewers
    A Black Lives Matter activist has claimed he was shot in the groin with a rubber bullet during a protest in Los Angeles, causing him to lose a testicle. South African native Bradley Steyn, who was involved in anti-apartheid protests in South Africa when he was younger, claims the LAPD are responsible for his injuries, and he now plans to sue. Steyn claims he was attacked by law enforcement during a May 30 George Floyd protest in Los Angeles' Fairfax district. . . . 'At the march I was shot by a member of the LAPD with a rubber bullet...
  • Man, 24, Dies In ATM Explosion In Philadelphia

    06/03/2020 8:33:52 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 52 replies ^ | 6/3/2020
    Police now tell us a 24-year-old man is dead after trying to blow up an ATM in the city. SkyFOX was over the scene at North Second Street and West Susquehanna Avenue on Tuesday morning. This happened around 6 a.m. outside Sidekicks Sports Bar. There, investigators were looking over the automated teller machine with a smashed screen, a mangled keyboard, dangling components but a seemingly intact safe at the bottom. FOX 29's Lauren Johnson reported that, according to police, the man was using explosives. He was seriously injured at the scene and was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Sources...
  • Video: Fayetteville, NC Rioter Accidentally Lights Self on Fire

    05/31/2020 8:55:21 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/31/20
    The video, which appears to have been live streamed, shows a rioter lighting a fire inside the Market House — but catching fire in the process. Protesters can be heard audibly gasping as the rioter catches fire, prompting the man to flee from the building. “Get him out, get him out!” one man can be heard yelling. Protests in Fayetteville started at 3:00 p.m. and demonstrators made their way to the city’s downtown area, where things remained non-violent until around 7:00, reports CBS 17. At 7:15 p.m., the Market House was set on fire as well as an American flag in front of...
  • Woman killed by alligator while doing homeowner's nails

    05/06/2020 7:12:13 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 91 replies
    ABC (WBRZ 2) News ^ | May 5, 2020 | WBRZ Staff
    COLUMBIA, SC- Throughout the coronavirus outbreak, many have resorted to at-home salon services as non-essential businesses have closed. A woman in South Carolina was attacked and killed by an alligator in a gated community while attempting to do the homeowner's nails on Friday. Authorities say 58-year-old Cynthia Covert was trying to touch the alligator when it grabbed her. She was able to briefly get out of the animal's grip and stood waist-deep in the Kiawah Island pond. She told the homeowner, "I guess I won't do this again," but the alligator grabbed her in its jaws again and took her...
  • Woman falls to death while posing for cliffside photo to celebrate end of lockdown

    04/30/2020 2:57:24 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 97 replies ^ | April 30, 2020 | Ben Cost
    A Kazakhstan woman reportedly was killed Sunday after plummeting more than 100 feet off a cliff in Turkey while posing for a photo to commemorate the end of the local coronavirus lockdown. (Snip) To mark the end of quarantine, the adventurer scaled a safety barrier so her friend could snap her standing on the cliff’s edge with majestic waterfalls in the background, News 1 reports. Her celebratory photo op went south when she slipped on the grass and plunged 115 feet to her death in front of her horrified companion.
  • Husband hides symptoms to visit wife in maternity ward, Strong Hospital officials say

    03/31/2020 10:04:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    WROC ^ | March 31, 2020 | WROC staff
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Strong Memorial Hospital officials say a man who was feeling sick attempted to obscure his symptoms so he could join his expectant wife in the hospital’s maternity ward. Strong officials say the man admitted he was sick after his wife displayed COVID-19 symptoms after giving birth this past week. After the incident, University of Rochester Medicine and Rochester Regional Health officials announced that beginning Tuesday, universal masking procedures will take effect. The move is the latest of several actions local health systems have taken to help flatten the curve of COVID-19.
  • 28 Texas spring-breakers test positive for coronavirus after Mexico beach trip

    03/31/2020 1:26:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 76 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2020 | by Abraham Gonzalez
    MEXICO CITY - Twenty-eight U.S. spring break tourists who returned to Texas after vacationing with a large group in the Mexican beach resort of Cabo San Lucas have tested positive for coronavirus, drawing attention to possibly low detection of cases in Mexico. The 28 confirmed cases are self-isolating and dozens more are under quarantine while being monitored and tested, the city of Austin said in a statement on Tuesday. “About a week and a half ago, approximately 70 people in their 20s departed in a chartered plane for a spring break trip,” the city said, adding that some of the...
  • Hundreds of churchgoers in Louisiana IGNORE ban on gatherings as state cases rise by 225 to 3,540 overnight and governor warns healthcare system will be overwhelmed

    03/30/2020 1:14:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 30, 2020 | Valerie Edwards
    Hundreds of people flouted Louisiana's COVID-19 ban on gatherings, coming on buses and in personal vehicles to the first of three Sunday services at their church as the governor warns that the state's healthcare system will be overwhelmed. An estimated 500 people of all ages filed inside the mustard-yellow and beige Life Tabernacle church in Central, a city of nearly 29,000 outside Baton Rouge. The church's pastor, Tony Spell, defied an order from Gov John Bel Edwards who banned mass gatherings in the state where more than 3,500 Louisiana residents have been diagnosed with the disease caused by the coronavirus,...
  • Woman Who Ingested Fish Tank Cleaner Is Prolific Donor to Democratic Causes (Excuse to off her husband??)

    03/30/2020 12:45:22 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 68 replies
    The Arizona woman who said that she and her 68-year-old husband ingested a substance used to clean fish tanks after hearing President Donald Trump tout chloroquine as a cure for the coronavirus has given thousands of dollars to Democratic groups and candidates over the last two years. The woman's most recent donations, in late February, were to a Democratic PAC, the 314 Action Fund, that bills itself as the "pro-science resistance" and has vocally criticized the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic and held up her case to slam the White House. Wanda told the Free Beacon that she...
  • Daredevil and Flat Earth theorist "Mad" Mike Hughes dies in rocket crash

    02/23/2020 10:50:15 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 182 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/21/20
    Daredevil and Flat Earth theorist Michael "Mad Mike" Hughes died Saturday in a rocket crash. Hughes, 64, wanted to prove the Flat Earth theory by taking photographs of the Earth from a homemade rocket. Saturday's rocket launch was to be featured on the Science Channel, which was chronicling Hughes' attempts to launch himself high enough in a homemade rocket to take pictures of the curvature — or lack thereof as far as Hughes was concerned — of the Earth. This particular launch was only supposed to take Hughes 5,000 feet in the air, according to Discovery. "Our thoughts and prayers go...
  • Daredevil dies after homemade rocket crashes in desert while filming TV show

    02/23/2020 7:13:17 AM PST · by deport · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2-23-2020 | JON HAWORTH
    A daredevil has died after crashing in a homemade rocket he had launched himself while filming a program. "Mad" Mike Hughes, 64, died on Saturday near Barstow, California, after a rocket that he had built and crashed into the ground on private property at approximately 1:52 p.m. on Saturday near Highway 247, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. "In a cosmic quest to explore the final frontier on a shoe-string budget, Mike Hughes and Waldo Stakes have built a steam powered rocket that will launch "Mad Mike" 5,000 feet into the air," said an article on the Science...
  • Man Killed in ‘Rocket Crash’ in Desert in Barstow [CA]

    02/22/2020 6:58:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 83 replies
    ktla ^ | 02/22/2020
    A man died in what authorities described as a rocket crash in the desert in Barstow on Saturday afternoon. The deadly crash was reported just before 2 p.m. on a private property along Highway 247, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said in a written statement. "A man was pronounced deceased after the rocket crashed in the open desert during a rocket launch event," the statement said. Medical help was already on-site, but the pilot could not be saved. Authorities did not identity the pilot pending positive identification by coroner's officials. Witnesses and news reports indicted the launch was an...
  • Axios Walks Back Claim That Trump Caused People To Eat Fish-Bowl Cleaner

    03/24/2020 9:25:09 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 39 replies ^ | March 24, 2020
    Axios issued a story correction and deleted a tweet suggesting President Donald Trump’s call to explore an anti-malaria drug as a coronavirus treatment caused people to ingest fish-tank cleaner The issue arose after a man died and his wife was put in critical condition in Arizona after ingesting cleaner with chloroquine phosphate as an ingredient, the same drug commonly used to fight malaria. Axios and other outlets connected the incident to Trump’s calls for the U.S. to explore the drug as a coronavirus treatment, which France is already doing.
  • Idiot who licked toilets test positive

    03/24/2020 9:36:36 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 5,384 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | March 23 2020 | Kane
    A kid who licked toilets as part of the #CoronaVirusChallenge says he's now in the hospital with coronavirus. @gayshawnmendes was also just suspended from twitter
  • Man Dies, Woman Hospitalized After Taking Form Of Chloroquine To Prevent COVID-19 [Guess who's fault]

    03/24/2020 8:42:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 123 replies
    NPR ^ | March 24, 20204:20 AM ET | Scott Neuman
    An Arizona man is dead and his wife was hospitalized after the couple ingested a form of chloroquine, a chemical that has been hailed recently by President Trump as a possible "game changer" in the fight against the novel coronavirus, according to the Phoenix hospital that treated the couple. Banner Health hospital said in a statement that "the couple, both in their 60s, ingested chloroquine phosphate, an additive commonly used at aquariums to clean fish tanks." The aquarium additive the couple ingested is not the same as the medication that has been used to treat malaria. "Within thirty minutes of...
  • Man Dies, Wife Critical After Ingesting Chloroquine Phosphate

    03/23/2020 3:49:17 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 104 replies
    HotAir ^ | March 23, 2020 | Banner Health
    A man has died and his wife is under critical care after the couple, both in their 60s, ingested chloroquine phosphate, an additive commonly used at aquariums to clean fish tanks.
  • Body found in shallow grave in Hueytown yard identified as Paighton Houston

    01/03/2020 9:46:15 PM PST · by IndispensableDestiny · 18 replies ^ | Jan 03, 2020 | Carol Robinson
    A woman’s body was found in a shallow grave in the backyard of a home where investigators from multiple law enforcement agencies worked overnight and today on Chapel Drive in Hueytown. Trussville police late Friday afternoon said the remains have positively been identified as Paighton Houston.
  • Woman, 30, chokes to death on a marshmallow after copying Love Island challenge

    12/19/2019 1:15:08 PM PST · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    Mirror.Co ^ | 12/19/2019 | Neil Murphy
    A young woman choked to death on a marshmallow after trying to copy a challenge on TV's Love Island, an inquest heard. Mia Austin, 30, had seen Love Island contestants challenge each other to fit as many marshmallows in their mouths as possible. But the inquest was told Mia suffered from "locked-in syndrome" - and was unable to cough up the sweet. Former travel agent Mia was on a shopping trip during a holiday in Wales with her mum when she wanted her to buy marshmallows. Her mum Carol told the inquest: "Apparently on Love Island they did a marshmallow...