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  • A Russian Startup Wants to Project Giant Billboards in Space

    01/18/2019 11:17:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | January 18, 2019 | Avery Thompson
    One Russian company has announced a plan to build gigantic billboards in space, lighting up the night sky with advertisements for companies like Coke, McDonald’s, and KFC. If they’re successful, we could start seeing advertisements floating in the sky as soon as 2021. On the one hand, this is a pretty incredible technological marvel. The company, StartRocket, plans to launch dozens of tiny CubeSats into orbit roughly 280 miles above the ground in a single rocket. Those CubeSats would then fly in formation and deploy giant reflective sails to send the Sun’s light to the Earth. Each one of these...
  • Woman Sets Fire to Husband After Row Over Phone Password Turns Violent

    01/18/2019 7:22:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | January 18, 2019 | By Simon Veazey
    Warning: Pictures in social media posts contain scenes some may find distressing ====================================================================== A man died two days after his wife set him on fire following an argument sparked by his refusal to give her his phone password. Dedi Purnama, 26, was repairing the roof of his house in a coastal village in Indonesia on the afternoon of Jan. 12, according to local media reports, when his wife called up to him, wanting to access his phone. He refused and climbed down the ladder. An argument followed. He then reportedly hit his wife, Ilham Cahyani, who then grabbed a fuel...
  • Blood from the young now on sale for the old in San Francisco: report

    01/18/2019 6:50:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    You don’t have to drink the blood of children to reclaim the vigor of your lost youth. You can mainline it. For $8,000 a liter. Ambrosia, a startup founded by a Stanford Medical School graduate, has begun pouring the blood of the young into the hardened arteries of their elders in five cities, one of them San Francisco, according to a new report. The company calls its intravenous interventions “young plasma treatments.” Ambrosia says it sucks the blood (so to speak) of donors aged 16 to 25. For the older patients undergoing what the startup acknowledges is a “medical treatment,”...
  • US Submarine Commander Sacked After Hiring TEN Hookers For Hotel Orgy

    01/17/2019 7:52:28 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 103 replies
    The Sun ^ | 01/17/18 | Jon Rogers
    A US Navy submarine commander has been fired after he hired ten prostitutes to party in his hotel room. Captain Travis Zettel, of the USS Bremerton, paid for the women while his submarine was on a “farewell” tour of the Philippines last March. The commander is said to have bragged to two sailors at a hotel pool that he’d “ordered ten girls to arrive at the hotel,” according to the Kitsap Sun. At the time the sub was docked at Subic Bay in the country. One of the sailors then saw around ten “provocatively dressed” women outside the hotel entrance...
  • The Strange Marketplace for Diabetes Test Strips

    01/17/2019 10:45:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | January 14, 2019 | Ted Alcorn
    Jeenah Moon for The New York Times On most afternoons, people arrive from across New York City with backpacks and plastic bags filled with boxes of small plastic strips, forming a line on the sidewalk outside a Harlem storefront. Hanging from the awning, a banner reads: “Get cash with your extra diabetic test strips.” Each strip is a laminate of plastic and chemicals little bigger than a fingernail, a single-use diagnostic test for measuring blood sugar. More than 30 million Americans have Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and most use several test strips daily to monitor their condition. But...
  • Man gets banned from Royal Caribbean Cruises after jumping off ship for viral fame

    01/17/2019 6:32:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 16, 2019 | Kerry Justich
    A group of men aboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise ship got banned from the cruise line for life, after one of them jumped from the 11th floor of the ship while it was docked in the Bahamas. Nick Naydev, 27, of Vancouver, Wash., took to his Instagram on Friday to post a video of himself jumping off of his room’s balcony from the Symphony of the Seas ship into the ocean. The video, which was recorded by his friend Konstantin Kryachun, captures the men standing on the balcony and laughing as Naydev gets ready to take the leap. In midair,...
  • Video shows people twerking on top of moving SUV on busy Interstate [Not FL]

    01/16/2019 12:33:50 PM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | 01/16/2018 | Staff
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (WCMH) – Video from a Missouri freeway shows two people ‘twerking’ on top of a moving vehicle. It happened Monday during rush hour in St. Louis. Video shows two people dancing on top of a Suburban. Another person is halfway out a window recording everything. The woman who recorded the video told KSDK she did not call police, but hoped posting the video to social media would lead someone to recognize the people. Police call this kind of behavior a safety hazard. “They could fall off of the car and cause other drivers to wreck. It’s a...
  • California set to seize 1,100 miles of coastline

    01/16/2019 9:10:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2019 | Chriss Street
    The California Coastal Commission is set to empower local government to take thousands of properties through eminent domain along 1,100 miles of coastline to prepare for sea level rise. Despite California being battered by 4-8 inches of torrential rain and flooding from an El Nińo weather cycle, E&E News reported that the State of California in late January will authorize eminent domain authority for local jurisdictions to implement a “managed retreat” policy that will allow taking and demolishing coastal homes and businesses. […] CCC retreat guidance is expected to also entail dismantling and relocating of dozens of wastewater treatment and...
  • Kumbh Mela: Hindus converge for largest-ever human gathering

    01/16/2019 6:28:22 AM PST · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/15/2019 | Michael Safi and Kakoli Bhattacharya
    From June last year, Dilip Trigunayak would stride out each morning to the banks of the Ganges and will the holy waters to recede. The clock was ticking. In six months, the floodplains where he stood would be the site of the largest human gathering in the world, probably ever. The festival started on Tuesday morning when tens of thousands of Hindu ascetics charged – roaring, naked and ash-smeared – into the water, sanctifying it for the tens of millions of pilgrims who will follow in the coming days and weeks. Praygraj is said to be one of four sites...
  • YouTube BANS dangerous Bird Box- inspired video challenges that encourage you to drive [tr]

    01/16/2019 6:14:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16, 2019 | Victoria Bell
    YouTube has banned people from posting videos of dangerous pranks, following a series of challenges inspired by the Netflix film Bird Box. These challenges involved performing tasks blindfolded - including driving a car, running and even a tattoo artist working on a client while driving. One US teenager crashed her vehicle after pulling her hat over her eyes and driving towards oncoming traffic in the name of the so-called 'Bird Box Challenge'. Youtube have already forbid content containing dangerous activities but have now revealed new policies on videos that put people in danger.
  • 28,000 Pounds of Discarded Banana Peels Will Be Put to Good Use After Disney Races

    01/16/2019 2:30:28 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Runners' World ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jacob Meschke
    It’s not just in Mario Kart—banana peels can be a real problem for many races around the country, not only causing hazards for runners and spectators, but leaving massive amounts of rotting waste behind for volunteers to clean up. Chiquita, the massive international fruit producer, is taking steps to change that. When the gun of the Walt Disney World 5K went off at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, it signaled the start of Chiquita’s new role as the official banana sponsor of the entire Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, as well as other runDisney events throughout the year. The move...
  • Recode Daily: The bizarre story of the most popular photo on Instagram: An egg

    01/15/2019 10:45:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | Jan 15, 2019, 8:56am EST | By Recode Staff
    A picture of a brown speckled egg is officially more popular than every other picture ever posted to Instagram. The photo was posted just 10 days ago, but the Instagram account that posted the egg picture, @world_record_egg, inexplicably has 4.5 million followers despite posting just this one — yes one — photo. The account’s owner is still anonymous but appears to be sitting on a gold mine. It seems possible that @world_record_egg will sell a sponsored post to a brand hoping to ride the bizarre popularity wave that the egg has created over the past 24 hours to get in...
  • UFO alert as Putin drafts in army after Siberian mountain 'collapses'

    01/14/2019 4:13:58 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 107 replies
    Express.UK ^ | 1/13/19 | Ciaran McGrath
    VLADIMIR Putin has drafted in soldiers to investigate a “collapsed mountain” in a remote region of Siberia amid suggestions it may have been caused by a UFO crash-landing. Whatever the cause, the event resulted in a massive rockfall which has blocked the nearby Bureya river, and left several villages at risk of flooding. So much rock was shifted it would fill 13,600 Olympic-sized swimming pools, say experts. Meanwhile, the falling 34 million cubic metres of debris left a gash in a mountain which could swallow up all the water used if every American showered at the same time. A defence...
  • JCSO: Woman stripped off clothes, broke into ambulance after taking meth [Fl]

    01/14/2019 12:07:38 PM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | Updated Jan 13, 2019 at 10:47 AM | Staff
    ALFORD — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Alford woman last week after she allegedly stripped off her clothes and broke into a parked ambulance after taking methamphetamine, according to a release. Devon Toole, 23, was charged with burglary of a conveyance on Jan. 8 and was transported to Jackson County Correctional Facility. The situation began on Park Avenue in Alford where JCSO received a call about a woman taking her clothes off and barking in the street. They then received information that she’d entered a Jackson County Fire and Rescue ambulance parked at its station and switched on...
  • Woman wrongly pronounced dead dies from hypothermia in morgue [Russia]

    01/14/2019 7:06:06 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | Sunday 13 Jan 2019 9:49 pm | Basit Mahmood
    A 62-year-old woman ‘came back from the dead’ in a morgue and was rushed to intensive care – only to die again several hours later from hypothermia. The grandmother had been drinking with relatives at a party in Vasilyevka, Russia, when she appeared to have passed away. A policeman then certified her as dead and took her ‘body’ in a hearse to the morgue. However, the woman was still alive – and started moving while a morgue worker tried to fit a tag to the foot of her ‘corpse’. ‘The woman came to life’, she said. The morgue worker immediately...
  • Documents Relating To A Purported Coup Against The United States Government

    01/12/2019 4:08:01 PM PST · by SubMareener · 16 replies
    Medium dot Com ^ | November 2018 | Dannielle Blumenthal, PhD
    Here is the first document: “OSI Executive Report — The Last Election” Link: If this is real and not “fake news,” we are looking at the George Soros strategic roadmap for destroying the United States. The document referenced here was uploaded to Scribd by RealTrueNews. See “OSI Executive Report,” below. (The first upload with the same cover goes to another document.)
  • Why You Get the Runner’s High—But Your Workout Buddy Doesn’t

    01/12/2019 11:47:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 10, 2019 | Elizabeth Millard
    If you’re cruising along on a runner’s high while your partner has yet to feel that sweet euphoria, is that a nod toward your superior running ability? Sorry, no. The more likely reason could simply be in your genes, according to a recent study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Researchers looked at 25 collegiate runners, both male and female, and tested their saliva before and after a long-distance run. They also asked them about whether or not they experienced a runner’s high, which they gauged based on four criteria: mood, lost sense of time, run quality,...
  • Fewer Billionaires, Poorer Billionaires On African Continent In 2019

    01/12/2019 9:39:19 AM PST · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan. 12, 2019 | Kerry A. Dolan
    Buffeted by plunging stock prices and weaker currencies, the number of African billionaires has shrunk to just 20, down from 23 a year ago. Four people fell off Forbes’ annual list of the continent’s richest since last year while one returned to the ranks after a four-year absence. All but four members of the list have smaller fortunes than a year ago. For the eighth year in a row, Aliko Dangote of Nigeria is Africa’s richest person. His estimated $10.3 billion net worth, however, is nearly $2 billion less than a year ago, primarily due to a roughly 20% drop...
  • NYT’s Friedman: We Have a ‘Disturbed,’ ‘Demented’ Man as President

    01/12/2019 8:11:03 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11th, 2019 | Pam Key
    Friday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman described President Donald Trump as “demented.” Friedman said, “It’s really sad. This is a party that has simply laid down for a demented man. They have been laying down for anyone who would energize their base, going back to Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, and now it’s Trump.” He added, “We’re really risking our luck here. How long can this go on? We have a disturbed man as president. That’s very clear. We have a party that is not ready to stand up to it. What worries...
  • My Proposal for a Wall Deal (for your reviews +-)

    01/11/2019 11:29:26 AM PST · by Brian Griffin · 6 replies
    Brian Griffin | 01/11/2019 | Brian Griffin
    [I know the majority of you won't like this, but I think it ought to be discussed.] Perhaps Trump should offer the Democratic Duo of Nancy and Chuck a special deal: For every $10 million you give Trump and American citizens for the wall, you'd get $1 billion for House Bill 1 spending. One billion dollars will pay a lot of federal employees, most of whom are stalwart Democrats. One billion dollars will pay 800,000 people $1,250. Can the American people get $10 million for anti-invasion wall construction? Do you Democrats in Congress hate Trump and the Americans who voted...