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  • Competitive eater and six-time Nathan's champion Takeru Kobayashi announces retirement

    05/22/2024 6:44:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NBC New York ^ | May 21, 2024 | Brad Luck
    Takeru "Kobi" Kobayashi, the six-time Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion, announced he is retiring from competitive eating over concerns of the damage he is doing to his body, he announced in a new film. In "Hack Your Health - The Secrets of Your Gut" on Netflix, Kobayashi expressed concern about the damage his career had on his health, and in particular his brain and his cut. "Ever since I started this career, I've wondered what damage I've done to my body," he said. "I want to know how it is damaging my brain and my nervous system." Kobayashi said...
  • Bournemouth man guilty of murdering lodger and cutting up body

    05/22/2024 11:58:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | May 22, 2024 | Staff
    Benjamin Atkins killed his lodger over a minor financial dispute, prosecutors said A man has been found guilty of murdering his lodger before scattering his severed body parts in packages and a suitcase. Benjamin Atkins, 49, killed Simon Shotton, of the same age, at their home in Bournemouth in August 2023 following a dispute over money, prosecutors said. Atkins' partner, Debbie Pereira, 39, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice. They are due to be sentenced at Winchester Crown Court on 26 July. Warning: This story contains graphic details which readers may find upsetting Mr Shotton's legs were...
  • Demand for COVID-19 test kits surges amid infection wave in Singapore

    05/22/2024 7:41:34 AM PDT · by EBH · 3 replies
    CNA ^ | 5/22/24
    Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases in Singapore, demand for test kits has jumped, with some shops running out of stock. Healthcare and beauty retailer Watsons said there has been a surge of over 150 per cent in the demand for COVID-19 test kits in the past week. "Our stores are well-stocked, and we've scheduled replenishment," it told CNA on Monday (May 20). Singapore's largest supermarket chain FairPrice has similarly seen a near doubling in demand for antigen rapid test (ART) kits and masks in the past week. When CNA visited several pharmacies on Tuesday, some did not have test...
  • Albert the Alligator’s owner an emotional wreck after NY takes 750-pound live-in pet away: ‘I don’t sleep’

    05/22/2024 5:25:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 19, 2024 | Alex Oliveira
    Taking away his best friend was a cold-blooded thing to do. An upstate New York man who kept a 750-pound pet alligator in his house is an emotional wreck after government agents hauled his pal away – and he sees the same heartbreak in Albert’s scaly face. “I know his look, and that happy face that you see is not there no more,” an emotional and sleepless Tony Cavallaro told The Post. “He looks very lost and very distraught. Cavallaro raised Albert since he was a hatchling 34 years ago, an elaborate pen in his home to house the gator....
  • ChatGPT Art: Ronald McDonald with zombies, Joker with Xenomorph, Dalek with Beer, Dachshund on Harley Bike

    05/21/2024 7:13:36 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 45 replies
    Me and ChatGPT | May 21, 2024 | Ciaphas Cain
    Okay, I'm no Lazamataz but he's definitely inspired me... And for the grand finale!
  • 12-foot gator relocated after visiting Air Force base twice

    05/21/2024 9:46:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | May 20, 2024 | Ben Hooper
    VIDEO AT LINK................... May 20 (UPI) -- A 12-foot alligator was relocated from Florida's MacDill Air Force Base after twice being found in restricted areas. The 12-foot, 4-inch gator was first spotted at the Tampa base in April, when it found its way to the runway and parked itself by the landing gear of a plane. The reptile was ejected, but put in a second appearance last week outside the Med Group facility. Base officials made arrangements for the alligator to be permanently relocated to Gatorama and Crocodile Adventures in Palmdale, a facility located about 155 miles away. Gatorama dubbed...
  • 70-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Is A New Species, And It's Got Ridiculously Tiny Arms

    05/21/2024 9:01:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    IFL Science ^ | May 21, 2024 | RACHAEL FUNNELL
    Welcome to the party, Koleken inakayali, we'll clap for you. La Colonia Formation continues to deliver the new dinosaur goods. Image credit: © Gabriel Díaz Yantén Behold, the tiny arms of a new species of abelisaurid dinosaur, Koleken inakayali. Retrieved from La Colonia Formation in Patagonia, it dates back 70 million years and has an impressively miniature set of arms. Think T. rex’s were mini? You ain’t seen nothing yet. The new tiny-armed species looks similar to the iconic “meat bull” Carnotaurus, made famous from Jurassic World and that love scene in Prehistoric Planet. Koleken is different, however, both in...
  • Webb Cracks Case of Inflated Exoplanet

    05/20/2024 12:34:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    NASA - Webb Space Telescope ^ | May 20, 2024 | NASA Webb Mission Team, Goddard Space Flight Center
    Why is the warm gas-giant exoplanet WASP-107 b so puffy? Two independent teams of researchers have an answer. Data collected using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, combined with prior observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, show surprisingly little methane (CH4) in the planet’s atmosphere, indicating that the interior of WASP-107 b must be significantly hotter and the core much more massive than previously estimated. The unexpectedly high temperature is thought to be a result of tidal heating caused by the planet’s slightly non-circular orbit, and can explain how WASP-107 b can be so inflated without resorting to extreme theories of...
  • AOC & Liberal Women MELTDOWN Over John Fetterman Condemning Ghetto Behavior From Black Congresswoman

    05/20/2024 1:02:11 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/20/24 | Black Conservative Perspective
    Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) responded to remarks made from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) who bashed him for not defending Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX).
  • Hank Johnson BLINDSIDED when his 'Guam Comment' is brought up in 2024

    05/19/2024 12:55:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/19/24 | Blaze TV
    Rep. Hank Johnson attempts to insult Donald Trump's cognitive ability and is promptly reminded by Republican Congressman Thomas Massie that Johnson arguably said the dumbest thing in Congressional history when he suggested the island of Guam could "TIP OVER."
  • Gay ‘Dr. Who’ actor may have driven away half the show’s audience

    05/18/2024 4:06:39 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 88 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 18 May, 2024 | Andrea Widburg
    It was inevitable that when Disney took over the venerable British sci-fi show, it would use it to advance the LGBTQ+ agenda. In 1963, the BBC debuted Dr. Who, a show about an earth-friendly alien who zooms around time and space in his “Tardis,” a spaceship disguised as a 1960s-era police callbox. In every episode, he has exciting adventures with his female sidekick and often saves mankind from bad aliens. The original show was retired in 1983, only to be rebooted in 2005. Along the way, the Doctor periodically “regenerated,” allowing new actors to replace the old ones. The latest...
  • Anunnaki: Mythological Sumerian Gods or Space Aliens?

    05/18/2024 6:34:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | May 17, 2024 | Philip Chrysopoulos
    The Anunnaki gods were worshipped by the Sumerians of ancient Mesopotamia long before the Greeks praised the Olympian gods or the Egyptians prayed to Osiris. While Zeus and the rest of the Greek gods resided at the top of Mount Olympus, and Osiris was the god of the earth and the underworld, the Anunnaki were winged deities who lived up in the heavens and came down to Earth to decide on people’s destiny. The Sumerians had many myths involving the Anunnaki gods passing judgment on humans. The gods were described as children of the Earth and sky. This indicates they...
  • Virginia teacher caught with drugs in classroom; Husband arrested in school parking lot

    05/18/2024 4:29:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    FOX 5 DC ^ | May 17, 2024 | Christopher Harris and Homa Bash
    SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. - A second-grade teacher at Spotswood Elementary School was arrested on Thursday after being found under the influence of drugs in her classroom... The School Resource Officer discovered Candyce Leigh Carter, 35, appearing to be under the influence. A subsequent investigation uncovered suspected narcotics in her classroom. Carter, a Spotsylvania resident, was arrested on charges of felony possession of Schedule I/II drugs, felony child endangerment, and felony neglect or abuse of a child. She is currently being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail. During the incident, Carter's husband, Kristopher Donald Carter, 34, was found in...
  • Squirrel With A Gun (video game trailer)

    05/18/2024 1:12:43 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 10, 2024
    Trailer for upcoming video game Squirrel With A Gun.
  • Trans Woman Upset That Mother's Day Wasn't About Trans 'Mothers'

    05/18/2024 11:59:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    The Story Box Youtube ^ | May 14, 2024 | The Story Box
    "...at church this Sunday morning they gave all the moms carnations and letters saying Happy Mother's Day and I was happy happy to be a recipient of one of those um I took it home and showed my..." What church was He going to that have him flowers for dressing up like a woman? "...I took it home and showed my daughter and uh who was eight and she said but you're not a mom um I said well yes I am and she said no you're not and the reason she said that is because my wife doesn't allow...
  • 308-Million-Year-Old Fossil Arachnid Is An 8-Legged Evolutionary Puzzle

    05/17/2024 12:14:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    IFL Science ^ | May 17, 2024 | LAURA SIMMONS
    Not quite a spider, not a scorpion either – where does Douglassarachne acanthopoda fit in? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Douglassarachne acanthopoda was a more experimental version of a modern harvestman, with distinctive armored legs. Image credit: Paul Selden ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This leggy, spiny fella is Douglassarachne acanthopoda, whom we’ll call Doug for short (only kidding). You might look at this fossilized specimen and confidently declare, “That there’s a spider.” But wait! While D. acanthopoda certainly shares many of the characteristics of modern arachnids, it has enough unique features to give palaentologists a headache when it comes to classifying it. Spiders and their ancestors have...
  • Man pleads guilty in theft of Palmer jacket, more Masters items

    05/17/2024 11:52:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 15, 2024 | Staff
    CHICAGO -- A former warehouse assistant for the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia pleaded guilty Wednesday to transporting millions of dollars worth of stolen Masters tournament memorabilia and historic items, including one of Arnold Palmer's iconic green jackets. Richard Globensky, of Georgia, entered the plea in federal court in Chicago. He was charged with one count of transporting goods knowing they had been stolen. "I plead guilty," Globensky, 39, told the judge. According to federal prosecutors, Globensky took items from the warehouse for sellers in Florida, who then sold them online at a significant markup. Globensky was paid through...
  • MIT Astronomers Say They Have Discovered a Planet Current Theories Can't Explain

    05/17/2024 8:27:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    The Debrief ^ | May 17, 2024 | Christopher Plain
    Around a star in our Milky Way galaxy, astronomers have discovered an extremely low-density planet that is as light as cotton candy. The new planet, named WASP-193b, appears to dwarf Jupiter in size, yet it is a fraction of its density. CREDIT: K. Ivanov ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A team of astronomers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say they have discovered a distant planet that they can’t explain with current planet evolutionary theories. The newly discovered WASP-193b is a gas giant 50 percent larger than Jupiter, the largest gas giant in our solar system. However, it is only one-tenth as dense,...
  • Young transgender person attempts own mastectomy [NZ]

    05/16/2024 10:45:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    The Post NZ ^ | May 16, 2024 | Hanna McCallum
    A young transgender person’s attempt to perform their own mastectomy highlights a healthcare system where gender diverse people’s needs are being chronically unmet, experts say. An 18-year-old transgender person arrived at the emergency department several hours after attempting a mastectomy, with concerns he had damaged a nerve, according to a case report published by the New Zealand Medical Journal on Friday. The young person struggled with gender dysphoria – a clinical term used to describe the dissonance between one’s assigned gender and sense of self – and was on testosterone treatment while waiting for gender-affirmation surgery. He was unable to...
  • Baby gator beats the heat in Florida fountain

    05/16/2024 8:43:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    UPI ^ | May 14, 2024 | Ben Hooper
    May 14 (UPI) -- A Florida woman out for her morning run came across an unexpected scene: a baby alligator beating the summer heat with a dip in a public fountain. Lauren Shrage said she and her dog were out for their morning run in Palm Beach Gardens when she spotted something in the water in the fountain next to the Mirabella community's entrance gate. She recorded video when she realized the object was actually a small alligator taking a dip in the cool water. "Are you having a good day?" Shrage asks the gator in the video. Shrage said...