British Surgeon Branded Initials On Transplant Livers

British Surgeon Branded Initials On Transplant Livers

 

When you're an artist, it's considered customary to sign your work. When you're a surgeon, it's considered bizarre and illegal. Renowned British surgeon Simon Bramhall, who branded his initials on the livers of at least two transplant patients in 2013, pleaded guilty to assault Wednesday, the BBC reports. The liver, spleen, and pancreas surgeon used an argon beam—normally used to stop livers from bleeding or to sketch out areas to be operated on—to brand "SB" on the patients' organs. Such marks usually disappear on their own, but Bramhall's handiwork was discovered when a colleague operated on a patient whose liver had failed to heal normally, the Guardian reports. Bramhall was suspended from Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital and resigned after a disciplinary hearing in 2014.

At Wednesday's hearing, prosecutor Tony Badenoch said the "highly complex and unusual case" was "without legal precedent in criminal law." He added that the branding of initials required "some skill and concentration"—and was carried out in the presence of colleagues. The prosecutor said the guilty plea shows Bramhall accepts what he did to unconscious patients "was not just ethically wrong but criminally wrong." Bramhall will be sentenced next month. NPR notes that while the case was apparently without precedent in Britain, there have been similar incidents in the US, including a 2010 case in which a California gynecologist was sued for branding a patient's name on a uterus he had removed.


18 People Share The Most Insane Wedding Dramas They've Ever Witnessed

18 People Share The Most Insane Wedding Dramas They've Ever Witnessed

 


15 Anti-Bucket List Items People Will Never Do Again

15 Anti-Bucket List Items People Will Never Do Again

A wise man has a list of things he wants to do before he dies. A wiser man has a list of things he will never do again.

1. This is why I always shudder when in Game of Thrones characters are in like a carriage to somewhere, shit's gotta take like months, ApplesPeaches

Be in a car for 22 hrs straight. I will murder someone if I get stuck in a car for that long again.

2. WesSnipes you have just ensured I chug a fuckton of water today

Pass a kidney stone.

Started in my side / back, felt like I was struck by lightning. After about 3 hours of that, I called 911 thinking I might pass out from the pain, still having no clue what was going on. I think I lost 2 gallons of sweat, crew arrived and found me balled up on the carpet, drenched, and called it immediately - "kidney stone".

Had a female doc at the hospital who told me she's had kids and had kidney stones and that stones were more painful.

And mine was small.

3. InterdepartmentalEmu, there are literally so many other things you could've done

Dump a spoonful of instant coffee down my throat. I had a paper that I REALLY needed to do and thought it would wake me up. It turned to mud in my throat and I couldn't breathe for a minute. Quite the wake up call.

4. Hey, at least now you know egoburger

Put an ecstasy pill up my butt

5. Didn't even know mouth sharts were something I had to worry about in life. Thanks a lot, nanna_mouse

I went to cough yesterday and threw up in my hand. It was like the oral equivalent of a shart.

So... that.

6. TheSexyMicrowave

I had a shot of bacon vodka, it was possibly the most disgusting thing I ever tasted.

7. Why can't we just be put under for literally everything I'm too big of a baby for anything like this. From Travix1516

Six injections underneath my toe nail to numb it in preparation for getting an in grown toenail removed.

8. Sure they are, lizzyb187. Sure they are

I don't want to eat beets or have anal sex again. the two are unrelated.

9. Lynch31337 I hope you never get things pumped into your ass again. Unless you want them in of course.

Have a barium enema. It is uncomfortable both physically and mentally.

It didn't help that the nurse who put the nozzle into my rear was incredibly good looking.

The entire experience of having my colon filled with barium while people (including hottie) watched on an X-ray, followed by having the table shifted around so the barium would coat every last internal crevice, and then finally having the hottie remove the nozzle while a few liters of barium tried to escape me is not one I ever wish to experience again.

I subsequently evacuated so violently it broke their toilet and flooded the bathroom and part of a hallway with my ass barium. I'll pass on doing that again too.

10. 10/10 would not climb into, roncoobi3

Climb in my septic tank to clean a block to my drain field.

11. Sunaeli, you can always poop and pee in caves c'mon now. That's what caves are for

Caving. It was horrific. I'm not a super claustrophobic person (just your average hmm that's a tight space joe) but caving was genuinely terrible. Add in knowing you can't use the bathroom for several hours and that if the whole thing collapses you're dead, and it made for a terrible experience

12. You had my curiosity, ckthorp. But now you have my attention

Carbonated milk from a soda siphon/sodastream. Never ever again.

13. Beware, beware the hellish nightmare. From shitpost-scrub

Work another retail job

14. lydzhere dropping some more career advice on you clowns

Accept a position solely for the salary. Money isn't everything, folks. If you spend 40+ hours a week at your job, finding a career/position that makes you happy is worth far more.

15. Yeah...I get that. Via Siriusly_-_Black

Snorting Kool-aid powder (I was 12)

 


Woman Drugs Boyfriend And Cuts Off His Penis After He Mistreats Her

Woman Drugs Boyfriend And Cuts Off His Penis After He Mistreats Her

Well damn, that’s certainly one way to get your point across.

In what seems like a, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!” situation, a 28-year-old woman in the Dominican Republic, named Johanny Diaz, drugged and cut her boyfriend’s penis off while they were staying in a cabin in the city of Puerto Plata.

The chaos began in the cabin as an argument between the couple occurred, possibly about ending their relationship, police claim. And this is the time that Diaz drugged her 44-year-old boyfriend, Samuel Ventura Garcia, with an unspecified substance and then proceeded to slice off his penis while he was unconscious. Oh boy.

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Diaz fled the scene but was captured and arrested by officers of the Dominican Republic National Police soon after. Once arrested, Diaz revealed that she did not regret her actions because she had been the victim of mistreatment by Garcia, who was forcing her to be with him.

Garcia was taken to the hospital to undergo treatment and to attempt to have his penis reattached. Doctors responsible for reattaching his wang say that if unsuccessful Garcia would need to be transferred to Santiago in the north of the country where there are medical centers with more advanced equipment.

 


Michigan Cop Brutally Attacks Handcuffed Woman Knocking Her Unconscious

Michigan Cop Brutally Attacks Handcuffed Woman Knocking Her Unconscious

 

Last July, Tiffany McNeil would walk into the Branch County Jail in handcuffs only to leave in a stretcher moments later after being brutally assaulted by a police officer and knocked unconscious.

What happened while McNeil, 31, was being processed into jail that fateful day is now the subject of a federal lawsuit alleging that police used excessive force and then lied about what happened. The incident—in which a half dozen cops stood by and watched their brother in blue smash a handcuffed woman’s face into the pavement—was also captured on video.

The woman-beating cop, identified in the lawsuit as Lewis Eastmead, is seen shoving McNeil’s face into the concrete wall for several minutes. The entire time, McNeil is non-combative and not resisting in the least—not to mention, she’s in handcuffs.

“It was absolutely egregious, disgusting, thug-like conduct,” McNeil’s attorney, Solomon Radner, said. “You don’t expect that from police officers, and it shouldn’t be tolerated.”

 


Fascinating Facts: 10 Facts About Ordinary Ancient Egyptians

Fascinating Facts: 10 Facts About Ordinary Ancient Egyptians

The stars of ancient Egypt are undoubtedly the pharaohs, the gold artifacts, and the pyramids. Often overlooked, however, are the common people who reflect the complexity and mystery of their famous culture.

They played sacred games, had a sense of humor, and promoted members of society who were often discriminated against in both the ancient and modern worlds. Not everything was easy. From rampant health problems to murder, civilians also suffered dark times and tempers.

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10.They Loved Board Games

After a long day of hauling pyramid blocks, ancient Egyptians needed entertainment. A popular activity was board games. They were made for two people as well as multiple players, and if a board was not available, one was drawn on the ground.

The favorite game was Senet. It had 30 squares in rows of 10, some marked with symbols of good or bad luck. Egyptians being Egyptians, the winner was the one whose pawns entered the afterlife first by escaping bad fortune blocks.

Senet was deeply intertwined with the divine. The victor was said to be protected by the gods, and the boards were often included in tombs to protect the deceased during the transition to the afterlife.

Aseb had 20 squares. To free a piece from the home block required a four or a six from the dice. If the piece landed on a square held by the opponent, the piece was banished back to home.

The rules of Mehen and another game, Hounds and Jackals, are not known. Mehen’s board was a curled-up snake with lion pieces. Hounds and Jackals had 10 stalks, each topped with a canine head, and was likely a racing game.[1]

9.Artists Sneaked In Humor

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Egyptian art is not known for its colorful clowns. That does not mean that ancient artists had no sense of humor, even though convention demanded images with poise. The artists could and did poke subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) fun at patrons and foreigners.

In Thebes around 2000 BC, a tomb carver created a wall image of the deceased. Dagi was a pharaoh’s vizier. He was important in life and should perhaps have been portrayed with a noble countenance. But the artist gave him a depressed look with a raised eyebrow as if Dagi was surprised that he had died.

A carving done during the reign of Amenhotep III (1389–1349 BC) shows a scribe and a baboon, the animal associated with Thoth, god of writing. The baboon has comically bushy eyebrows.

Artists did not hold back on the sarcasm when it came to Egypt’s enemies.[2]An ivory plaque shows a captive Assyrian prince moving in a silly way and with bulging eyes. Tensions with the Nubians probably caused one artist to sculpt a relief showing a Nubian with exaggerated and unflattering facial features.

8.Artists With Unusual Arthritis

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When researchers recently analyzed the remains of those who forged and decorated the famous Valley of the Kings, they found something odd. Around 3,500 years ago, the village of Deir el-Medina supplied the royal burial ground with carvers and painters.

Usually, years of building and creating art would cause upper body issues. However, osteoarthritis was rife in the men’s ankles and knees. After studying the village’s ancient records, the cause was revealed. Despite the hard labor involved at the necropolis, it was not the men’s jobs that messed up their bones. It was how they traveled to work every day.

During the week, they lived in huts near the royal tombs and used a short steep hill to go to work and to return when the day was done. At the end of the week, they went to Deir el-Medina—a 2-kilometer (1.2 mi) walk over hills. When the week started, they trooped back again.

This continued for years and for some individuals, decades. The excessive hiking is most likely why this group of artists developed a condition not usually seen in their profession.[3]

7.Class Determined The Menu

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The complete book on what ancient Egyptians ate will probably never be written. No recipes have ever been found, but an idea can be gleaned from their art and history. Some ingredients were enjoyed by all classes, but commoners were not allowed to handle certain preparations. Fish curing was strictly the domain of priests.

Every day, regardless of breeding, everybody consumed the nation’s staples—beer and bread. Then there was beer bread, which was fermented in water to produce a cloudy brew that aided the nutrition of the lower classes. In addition to grain-made meals, such as porridge, there was also game meat, honey, dates, fruits, and wild vegetables.[4]

Workers only ate twice a day. Breakfast included bread, beer, and sometimes onions. The workers could look forward to a better dinner. In addition to the staples, they could expect cooked vegetables and meat.

Nobles had veggies, meat, grains, wine, and dairy products with every meal. But the priests and royalty got the best culinary fare. Tomb images depict banquets packed with flowing wine, honey-smeared gazelle, roasted fowl, fruits, and desserts such as honey cakes.

6.They Had Serious Dental Disease

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The Egyptians did not suffer from enamel failure because they lived before the invention of A-grade floss. It was because they could not keep the sand out of their food. The problem was immense.

A study done on 4,800 teeth showed that 90 percent were worn down. Many suffered such abrasion that the living center, or pulpal tissue, was exposed. This led to other conditions such as cysts, multiple abscesses, and osteoarthritis of the jaw.

Needless to say, chronic dental pain must have been a fact of life in ancient Egypt. A diet filled with fibrous foods did not help, but the main problem was sand. It blew in with the wind and was collected with the grain during harvest. Sandstone grinding tools also contaminated the flour. Most of it ended up in the bread, which was eaten every day.[5]

As a result, ancient Egyptians chewed on quartz, mica, feldspar, and hornblende among other rock particles. Despite the Egyptians’ known adherence to cleanliness, there is no evidence that the complex society practiced oral hygiene. Nothing among their plentiful toiletries resembles a dental tool.

5.Salaries Of Grain

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The monetary system of ancient Egypt is not fully understood. In the past, it was believed that the system was based on barter without any form of currency. But this deduction was made solely by looking at paintings which showed the exchange of goods.

While trade certainly existed, it could not uphold the commercial system of a kingdom so vast. Among its wealth commodities was grain, which was grown on a mass scale. Surplus cereal was stored in a network of silos across Egypt and used to pay laborers who worked on major public projects.[6]

But what if somebody wanted to buy a house? A bag of grain just would not do.

Ancient Egyptians worked with a unit of worth called “shat.” Experts still do not know exactly what it was, but a house could be bought with items, such as cloth and furniture, as long as they held the equivalent of the selling price in shat. This currency standard existed as far back as the Ancient Empire (2750–2150 BC). One shat was said to be worth 7.5 grams (0.24 oz t) of gold.

4.Family Expectations

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Boys were encouraged to marry and have lots of little Egyptians. Girls usually married in their early teens. While love matches did happen, marriage was primarily a viable support unit for everybody involved. There was no welfare for the old or poor, and family provided the only safety net. A man was seen as incomplete until he took a wife, after which he was expected to be the provider.

Murals traditionally depict men as dark from working outside and the ladies as paler from running the household. Egyptian wives had the highest birth rate in ancient times and thus constantly faced the dangers of childbirth. There was no effective contraception, and midwives could do nothing during a disastrous delivery.[7]

Even so, babies were cherished and breastfed for up to three years. Boys would learn a trade while their sisters were trained in childcare, cooking, and making clothes. Both genders were instructed by their parents in matters of the world, religion, and ethics. The oldest son (in some cases, a daughter) was expected to take care of his elderly parents and also see to their funerals.

3.Women Were Legal Equals

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Egyptian women were not destined to exist as housebound wives. They handled the domestic duties but were free to work elsewhere and own property. Unlike ancient Greek women (who were not even regarded as Greek citizens), ancient Egyptian women could live without a male guardian.

They initiated divorce, went to court, and served as members of juries. They were not forced into arranged marriages, but they could draw up legal documents and pursue careers. This horrified Greek visitors, who incorrectly assumed that the roles were reversed in Egypt.[8]

Still, the majority of higher professions were dominated by men. A small percentage of women broke through this glass ceiling and became honored priests, scribes, and pharaohs.

Female doctors were also respected. One named Peseshet held the title of the “overseer of doctors.” The oldest record of a woman practicing medicine mentions Merit Ptah, who lived in Egypt 5,000 years ago. In essence, ancient Egypt was the first region to empower women, not the West as so many assume.

2.Handicapped Egyptians

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In the ancient world, people with handicaps were often treated worse than women. Mental illness was viewed with such shame that Chinese families hid such members from view. In Greece, they were abandoned to wander the streets.

Ancient Egypt no doubt had its haters, but the populace and physicians generally had a very accepting attitude toward people with disabilities. Their moral writings taught respect for those facing physical challenges. Individuals born with dwarfism were not viewed as handicapped. They had no fear of unemployment and worked as attendants, overseers, caretakers, artists, and entertainers.

Among the skeletons of Deir el-Medina (the village of the arthritic artists of the Valley of the Kings) was a young man. He was born with a useless leg, a serious disability for a group that hiked great distances. Instead of being an outcast, his otherwise healthy remains showed that he lived well and was employed in a manner that accommodated his situation.[9]

As far as mental illness was concerned, Egyptians came the closest to modern treatment. Instead of blaming or shaming the patients, the afflicted were encouraged to engage in creative pursuits.

1.Ancient Abuse

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A lot of art shows happy domestic scenes between partners and their offspring. Idealized family notions and legal equality was one thing, but violence toward women and children remained a reality.

Horrifying cases have been recorded. The 2,000-year-old skeleton of a toddler in Dakhleh Oasis had fractures of the back, pelvis, ribs, and arms. Some were old breaks, a classic sign of long-term physical abuse. Both upper arms were broken as if he or she had been violently shaken by an adult. The broken collar bone showed no healing and could have been part of the event that ultimately killed the youngster.

In the ancient town of Abydos, a 4,000-year-old victim was found. The woman was around 35 when she was fatally stabbed in the back. Her bones revealed a lifetime of physical assaults. She had old and new fractures that match those of battered women repeatedly kicked or punched in the ribs. Her hands had injuries, probably from attempting to shield herself or to break a fall. Since her abuser remained close for a long time, he could have been a male family member or her husband.[10]


JAPANESE CAKE STORE MAKES THESE ENORMOUS CAKES THAT LOOK LIKE CORNDOGS

 

JAPANESE CAKE STORE MAKES THESE ENORMOUS CAKES THAT LOOK LIKE CORNDOGS

Everyone loves the top part of a cake, but what if a cake was made up entirely of top section. Yes I know this video is going to make you hate your lunch, and yes I am leave to buy cake right now. Peace.

 


The 12 Most Controversial Magazine Covers Of All Time

The 12 Most Controversial Magazine Covers Of All Time

Print magazines may not be around much longer, but that doesn’t mean that they still can’t cause a major fuss. These scandalous magazine covers provoked outrage, sparked debate, and even landed one innocent vendor in jail. From Vanity Fair to Rolling Stone, here are 12 of the most controversial magazine covers of all time.

Hundreds of magazines line the shelves of stores everywhere. What’s one way to compete in a flooded market? Cause controversy. Don’t think Rolling Stone knew that putting a seventeen year old, scantily-clothed, Britney Spears on the cover in 1999 would cause an uproar? Of course, they did, those editors have been in the game long enough to know that nothing sells more than sex and controversy.

But not every one of these magazine covers that caused controversy was simply about the bottom line. Some took major risks in order to ignite debate. By the time Ellen Degeneres hit the cover of TIME in 1997, we were already long overdue for a talk about trying to make it easier for gay people to come out of the closet.

Check out all these magazine covers that sparked conversation or just simply tried to break internet. Then make your voice heard. Vote up the cover that you think made the biggest impact.


Gun Range Worker Accidentally Shoots, Kills Customer

Gun Range Worker Accidentally Shoots, Kills Customer

A 36-year-old man walking toward a gun range was fatally shot Tuesday before he stepped inside. Joshua Cummings had just got out of his vehicle and was walking across the parking lot of Hot Wells Shooting Range near Cypress, Texas, shortly after 9am when a rifle accidentally discharged inside, reports KHOU. Police say a gun range employee in his early 20s had been cleaning a high-caliber hunting rifle when a bullet exited the chamber. "The bullet went through the wall of the small range house and struck [Cummings]," a Harris County sheriff’s deputy tells KTRK. He was flown to a nearby hospital in a helicopter but later died.

A sheriff's spokesman says homicide detectives are questioning employees but the shooting appears to be accidental, per NBC 5. It's "just a terrible tragedy," a range employee tells KTRK, which identifies Cummings as a father. "We simply do not have the words to express the sorrow in our hearts," adds Hot Wells in a statement. "For 44 years we have operated this facility accident free, yet today we are shaken by tragedy." The range said it wouldn’t comment on "the accident details" until after an investigation is complete.


A Tough-To-Watch Shark Video Results In Arrests

A Tough-To-Watch Shark Video Results In Arrests

 

Florida anglers who allegedly filmed themselves brutally dragging a shark behind their boat at high speeds are now facing felony charges. Robert Benac, 28, Michael Wenzel, 21, and Spencer Heintz, 23, have been charged with aggravated animal cruelty in Florida for the video that surfaced five months ago, reports the Bradenton Herald. The video went viral after it was emailed to renowned shark fisherman Mark Quartiano, who posted it to Instagram while condemning the men's actions, reports the Miami Herald. The men in the video can be heard laughing as the shark is violently whipped around. One also laughs as it sounds like he points out the shark is nearly dead. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission then launched an investigation that culminated in this week's arrests.

"As we've said since this video and other images came to light, these actions have no place in Florida, where we treasure and conserve our natural resources for everyone," says FWC Chairman Bo Rivard in a release. Gov. Rick Scott denounced the shark's treatment as "inhumane" and said he was sickened by the video. FWC investigators say they were able to identify the men thanks in part to people who knew them and came forward. Benac and Wenzel face additional misdemeanor charges of using an illegal method to take a shark. In poring over the men's social media postings, investigators also uncovered clips of anglers firing guns at sharks.

 

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She Ate A Banana In A Music Video - Now She's Going To Jail

She Ate A Banana In A Music Video - Now She's Going To Jail

If Shyma's music video had aired on MTV in the US, she likely wouldn't be facing jail time. But the 20-something singer, whose star turn showed her stripped down to her skivvies and provocatively eating fruit, lives in Egypt, and the conservative powers-that-be there have sentenced her to prison, the BBC reports. Shyma (real name: Shaimaa Ahmed) was arrested in November, and on Tuesday she was handed a two-year sentence on charges of debauchery and publishing an indecent film, per local media. The New York Daily Newssays Mohamed Gamal, the director of the video, called "I Have Issues," was also sentenced to two years in prison in absentia. The Telegraph offers more details, explaining that in the video, Shyma appears in her underwear, then noshes on a milk-drizzled banana, licks an apple, and samples cake icing in front of a classroom of beguiled men.

The video got her more than 1 million followers, but then came her arrest. The debauchery charge isn't an uncommon one in Egypt, with media reports citing instances of women being thrown behind bars for dancing in music videos (that recently earned belly dancers six months each in prison) and, in the case of a singer who proclaimed on film that sipping Nile River water could get people sick, "spreading provocative publicity." As for Shyma, she noted before her arrest in a Facebook post that's since disappeared that she was sorry for her "inappropriate" behavior and "didn't imagine ... that I would be subjected to such a strong attack from everyone." The South China Morning Post, which says Shyma can appeal the verdict, notes that after her arrest, she blamed Gamal for including the provocative scenes without her consent.

 


Woman Kills Ex-Boyfriend Because He Went On Tinder Date 5 Months After They Broke Up

Woman Kills Ex-Boyfriend Because He Went On Tinder Date 5 Months After They Broke Up

Boy, this story is a bummer.

Hasna Begum, a 25-year-old woman decided to stabbed her ex-boyfriend after she discovered that he had met someone new on the dating app Tinder. Oh, and Begum and her ex-boyfriend, 23-year-old DJ Pietro Sanna, had already been broken up for five months.

Just a few days before Begum stabbed Sanna 36 times (yes, 36 freaking times), Begum sent threatening messages to Pietro’s date, Giulia Consonni, using fake Instagram profiles. And then a few days after that, Begum climbed out of her window in the early hours, took a taxi to Sanna’s home in Canning Town, east London and then stabbed him to death. It gets more bonkers. To commit the crime, Begum threw on a blonde wig and gloves to attack him and then fled in a taxi to go to a hospital to have her cut thumb checked out.

 

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Begum then used the Italian man’s phone for the next few days, deleting his Instagram posts and calling him six times in an attempt to cover her tracks. His body was found three days later when she anonymously tipped off his brother.

Jurors were told that Begum met Pietro and started a year-long relationship but eventually split in January this year as she suspected him of cheating on her.

Begum says she went to his home on the day of the murder to discuss getting back together and decided to wear the wig because she wanted to look her best and not “like a tramp.” The gloves she had on were just “how I accessorize”, she told the court. DCI Gary Holmes, who led the investigation, said:

“This was a callous, brutal and merciless attack on a young man who had his whole life ahead of him. ‘The frenzied brutal nature of the attack must have been entirely unexpected by the victim. Her behavior before and after the attack was very conceited and her claim of self-defense was rightly dismissed by the jury.”

Begum was of course found guilty and sentenced to life behind bars with a minimum of at least 20 years.


11 Beloved Characters Who Are Actually The F*cking Worst

11 Beloved Characters Who Are Actually The F*cking Worst

Everything and everyone is bad. Including even the most beloved of characters from your childhood.

1. MasonOz -- Yeah, Tweety was kind of a dick.

Tweety Bird from Looney Tunes. Smug little bastard. Always despised him and felt bad for Sylvester.

2. ExxInferis -- Thomas, take your entitled Tank ass outta here.

Thomas the Tank Engine.

Never realised as a kid, but now I'm a dad and I've had to sit through all the episodes, just about everyone is about a situation arising from Thomas being an entitled douchebag.

3. Slutwhoria -- Valid points.

Peter Pan

-Cut off the hand of a man and fed it to a crocodile as a joke.

-Kidnaps children by luring them with "adventure" and keeps them against their better judgement.

  • Fucks all the mermaids until he finds another bottom bitch.
  • Publicly humiliates whoever opposes him just to prove a very weak point.

Motherfucker's colder than any Samuel Jackson character combined and he's barely past 11.

4. PM_ME_YOUR_EBONYTITS -- What f*cked up longer version is this person reading?!

Goldilocks. There's a longer ending where the bears go to kill her and end up killing the wrong family because she was still going into people's houses.

5. doublestitch -- Real troublemaker indeed.

Glinda the Good Witch from The Wizard of Oz

She's pretty and she pretends to be Dorothy's friend, but she makes Dorothy the target of a vendetta by magically putting shoes onto Dorothy's feet that rightfully belong to someone else. Then she disappears through all the trouble, showing up at the end to say 'Yeah you had the power to get home all the while. Why didn't I tell you? You wouldn't have believed me..."

Real troublemaker, there.

6. Flow_renzo -- I have not seen the show, but I trust Flow_renzo's opinion.

 

Peppa Pig is a brat who thinks she's better than everyone at everything!

7. 2legit2-D2 -- Never trust a guy with no name.

The Man with the Yellow Hat from Curious George.

Not dealing with the fact he somehow obtained a monkey and is raising him in the city, but he leaves it alone and treats him like a child. How any of his scientist friends or Service people do not take him away.

8. aford92 -- Damn, this person hates Tigger more than I've ever hated anything.

Tigger!

Complete and total prick.

Eeyore spends his whole morning careful building his modest home, built entirely from twigs, all by himself. He doesn't bother anyone and really just needs a good friend to put his arm around him.

Then along comes Tigger! He comes bouncing along with no regard for anybody else. Completely ruins Eeyore's house by barrelling into it at full speed. He never apologises, never offers to help Eeyore rebuild it. And then to make it worse he begins bouncing around again and what does he hit this time? Eeyore himself! He knocks Eeyore straight over...arse over head. Does his stupid laugh and then bounces off again!

Then he encounters Rabbit. A rabbit who although grumpy provides a valuable service for Hundred Acre Wood by growing fruit and vegetables presumably for the other residents of said wood and for a Pooh bear who's diet it seems consists entirely of honey. Anyway...Rabbit is tending to his garden, minding his own business and then along bounces Tigger. Flys into Rabbit, sending him and his rake flying! Disrupts the production of crops for the entire community then again laughs and bounces away.

If someone came to where you lived, pushed you over, knocked over your house and then destroyed your crops and food supply you'd be furious! Tigger also has the audacity to sing a song about how wonderful he is and yet the only reason he can come up with is because he's the only one! I for one am glad he is the only one and i'll never understand why he's so beloved...complete and utter prick!

End rant/

9. mrpokealot -- Good point.

Ted Moseby. How long did he trap his kids with that story anyway?

10. Twilight: The Musical? Don't give Broadway any ideas.

The Phantom of the Opera. When I was a teenager, I thought it was such a romantic story. As an adult, you realize it's basically Twilight: The Musical.

A dark tortured soul who is so misunderstood becomes obsessed with a young, ingénue woman, terrorizing her and ultimately seducing her through manipulation and coercion. Even though she loves someone else, he feels entitled to her love and her hand in marriage. This guy sucks. The audience is supposed to feel bad for the Phantom because he's so very tortured, but that's no reason to be a dick to everybody.

11. TheVegetaMonologues -- Yeah, fuck you grandpa Joe.

Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Motherfucker just sits around on his ass, letting Charlie's mom slave away day in and day out to put fucking cabbage water on the table, fucking hides money from her so he can buy a god damn candy bar, and then as soon as he sees the prospect of free shit it turns out he was fucking able-bodied the whole time. Then he encourages Charlie to break his contract with Wonka by stealing the fizzy lifting drink, and when Wonka has the nerve to enforce the contract, Joe wants Charlie to fuck him over by selling trade secrets to Slugworth.

Honestly fuck Grandpa Joe.


Family Of Man Who Died During A Beer Pong Game Awarded $15.6 Million

Family Of Man Who Died During A Beer Pong Game Awarded $15.6 Million

The family of a Connecticut man who died during a game of beer pong have actually been rewarded $15.6 million thanks to a lawsuit they filed against the other players in the game.

It all kicked off in 2013 when 24-year-old victim, Salomon Martinez, got together in Stratford to play a game of beer pong with Kyle Gonzalez, Matthew Chandler and Stephanie Dwyer. Everyone agreed to a $10 wager, but during the game, a fight erupted after the other players accused Martinez of cheating. The fight led to bottles being thrown, a fish tank being smashed and worst of all, Martinez somehow falling out of a fourth-story window to his death.

The LADbible

As the altercation got more heated, Martinez fled upstairs and locked himself in a child’s bedroom, but Gonzalez broke down the door. One of the men was allegedly brandishing a knife. It is not known how, but in the ensuing fracas Salomon fell from the building and landed on the street below. He suffered broken legs, a fractured skull, and organ damage in the fall.

Police attended the scene but the partygoers had no knowledge of Martinez’s fall. The cops were called back an hour later once the body was discovered.

When Gonzalez was brought from prison to give evidence to the court, he said that even though he broke down the door, Martinez was no longer in the room. However, Salomon’s mother, Yolanda Martinez, cried when detailing the heartbreak her son’s death has caused not only to her, but to his young family as well.

Gonzalez and Chandler were just sentenced as they both plead guilty to first-degree manslaughter, with Gonzalez getting 15 years and Chandler getting ten. The woman, Dwyer, fled the state after the incident and is thought to be living in Florida. Police have yet to locate her.

And a day of deliberation, the jury agreed that his family should be awarded $15.6 million, although that won’t be bringing back Martinez anytime soon.

It is unclear when the family will actually receive the sum.


Asian Man Runs A Dude Out Of Parking Spot With A Bat & Then Goes Trump On Him

Asian Man Runs A Dude Out Of Parking Spot With A Bat & Then Goes Trump On Him

Get the fuck out of this spot, get out of this country, get the fuck off my planet and out of my solar system motherfucker!

 


Dude Pours Gasoline All Over A Gas Station & Himself!

Dude Pours Gasoline All Over A Gas Station & Himself!

 Man intent on wasting the precious gas. Only place he's going is to jail.

 


Human Feet Still Washing Up In Pacific Northwest, But Don't Panic

Human Feet Still Washing Up In Pacific Northwest, But Don't Panic

Last week, another human foot washed ashore near Sooke, Canada, on Vancouver Island — the 13th foot found in British Columbia in the last decade.

Human feet have also had a tendency to wash ashore in Washington state.

The most recent foot (with lower leg bones tibia and fibula attached) was encountered by a man walking his dogs in the town of Jordan River, the CBC reports.

The man picked up the foot and took it home before calling police. For the record, the authorities say, if you find a foot on the shore, you should call the authorities and they'll retrieve it — no need to hand-carry the foot home.

You might have some questions about why Canadian police would be calmly advising citizens of proper foot-spotting protocol.

Basically, feet washing up in the Pacific Northwest — while not an everyday occurrence — is not particularly unusual, let alone a sign of something sinister.

NPR's own Mark Memmott wrote about this mystery back in 2011, with some help from Jake Ellison, then a reporter at NPR member station KPLU.

Ellison, examining the mystery of the floating feet, opened his story with: "There are likely hundreds of dead human bodies in the waters of the Northwest at any given time."

Mark explained:

"When you think about it, of course, that makes some sense. There are 3.4 million or so people in the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area. To the north, 2 million people live in or around Vancouver, B.C. Those are sizable populations. Sad as it is to think about, that means bodies are going to end up in the water for one reason or another (accidents, suicides and perhaps murders come to mind).

"According to Jake's reporting, the Northwest's cold waters can help preserve human remains for long periods — sometimes years. But eventually, bodies do break apart. And then, if a foot happens to be in a type of shoe that floats, it can end up getting carried ashore.

"That's a rather unexciting explanation for something that's gotten people speculating that there's a killer on the loose. But sometimes facts do get in the way of good stories."

Coroners in British Columbia are working to identify the erstwhile owner of the newly found foot.

Eight of the 12 previously discovered feet have been identified, Canadian authorities say, and tied to six individuals. "In none of the cases was any foul play involved," officials wrote last year.

Citizens along the Canadian coast are taking the latest foot with a shrug of the shoulders.

Mike Johns, the man who found the foot, told The New York Times that he carried it home out of concern that, as the Times put it, "it would have washed back into the ocean or attracted the bear hanging around town" had he left it.

And a nearby cafe owner told the Times that the scientific explanation of feet floating off from decomposing corpses is satisfying to residents.

"At the beginning, it seemed more strange," Joshua Constandinou told the Times, "but now it happens so many times."


15 Unsettling Facts That'll Leave You Shook

15 Unsettling Facts That'll Leave You Shook

 

 

Usually, learning is a fun experience that expands your mind and gives you a new conversation starter.

Unfortunately, these little tidbits of information are less enjoyable and more, how would you put it? Ah yes, terrifying.

We hope you're buckled in for this bumpy wisdom-filled thrill ride, 'cause you're about to see how deep the rabbit hole goes (spoiler alert: it goes too deep).

1. rclatter:

The entire Universe outside our galaxy could have completely disappeared over 20,000 years ago and we still wouldn't know it yet. Our view of the Universe is actually what it looked like anywhere from thousands to Billions of years ago -with no way to see what it actually looks like "right now". Imagine if you looked out your front window and saw your yard as it was 6 months ago, neighbors house across the street a year ago, and houses a block or two away as they were several years ago. Also off in the distance you see the glaciers from the last ice age. That's what it's like looking out at the Universe.

2. brijjen:

That right now, this very moment, someone is trapped against their will, probably suffering at the hands of someone else, and wondering if anyone "out there" is thinking about them or remembers them.

3. KissyKillerKitty:

According to a recent Furtwangen study, your kitchen sponge is as clean as turd

4. Wisdom_from_the_Ages:

We are alive at what the overwhelmingly vast majority of the universe will know as the "extremely distant past" - 13 billion years into something that could very well make a trillion years look like the blink of an eye. If the Universe was a download, it would be another 80 billion years before we get to 1% of the amount of time it takes a very small star to go through its hydrogen.

Yep. You and I are alive at the beginning. Not the middle, not the end. We are the bacteria.

5. Soggy_Diaperz:

That if you have clothes in your wardrobe and food in your fridge, you're in the richest 20% of people in the world. Something so simple would categorise you above 80% of people in the world...

Edit: if you'd like to make a difference please check out wordvision.org, actionagainsthunger.org, or savethechildren.org. Even a small donation could make a dent in the percentages!

6. Wishyouamerry:

Every year you unknowingly pass the future anniversary of your death.

Is it today?

7. adjectivebeforenoun:

You can think about moving your hand, and it wont move

But when you want to move u hand it just moves

8. Blazer666:

I test schools' water for lead. Millions of children across the United States, many people here included, are being exposed to absurdly high levels of lead. This leads to behavior and learning problems, lower IQ, hyperactivity, slowed growth, hearing problems, and anemia. If not for yourself, for the sake of your children, please use filters at home.

9. grapefuitonmyshaft:

The 1961 atomic bombing accident of North Carolina. "The US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima.

Two Mark 39 hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped over Goldsboro, North Carolina on the 23rd of January 1961. The bombs fell to earth after a B-52 bomber broke up in mid-air, and one of the devices behaved precisely as a nuclear weapon was designed to behave in warfare: its parachute opened, its trigger mechanisms engaged, and only ONE low-voltage switch prevented untold carnage.

Of the four safety mechanisms designed to prevent unintended detonation, three failed to operate properly. When the bomb hit the ground, a firing signal was sent to the nuclear core of the device, and it was only that final, highly vulnerable switch that averted calamity."

I get goosebumps everytime I read about it.

10. Saminoglycan:

60% of the UK population feels like no one really loves them

11. ZunaCorpLX:

"Resistance to antibiotics is growing at such an alarming rate that they risk losing effectiveness entirely meaning medical procedures such as caesarean sections, joint replacements and chemotherapy could soon become too dangerous to perform. Unless urgent action is taken, drug resistant infections will kill 10 million people a year by 2050, more than cancer kills currently, the report's authors warn." (link to more info here)

12. D4NTE157:

Serial killers have been known to keep captured victims alive for years or even decades.

via shutterstock

13. StabStabMan:

One day someone will mention you for the last time, then no one will ever mention you again, no one will remember you

14. YarrahGoffincher:

There's now a strain of gonorrhoea which is totally resistant to antibiotic treatment.

15. Bo5ke:

Once I said "Hi" to my neighbor and she replied with like "hi hi" and she walked 50m further and hit by a car.

You never know how random and to how random people your last words will be.

I wouldn't want my last words to be "Add me some Mayonnaise to that darling"


Georgia Man Whose Vulgar Court Rant Was Immortalized By ‘Rick And Morty’ Sentence To Life In Prison

Georgia Man Whose Vulgar Court Rant Was Immortalized By ‘Rick And Morty’ Sentence To Life In Prison

Way back in June, 33-year-old Denver Fenton Allen was the talk across the country after his 11-minute exchange with Superior Court Judge Bryant Durham in which Allen threatened to kill Durham’s family, was released and everyone got to hear. Well fast forward a couple of months later and Allen has now been sent to life behind bars after pleading guilty to killing his cellmate.

Allen’s insane rant was shown by the hit TV show Rick and Morty, which made his rant that much more popular. Here’s a small snippet.

 

https://twitter.com/connortryan/status/940605198824812549

 

But now this time around it’s a serious situation since Allen ended up killing his cellmate after just five days in jail. But his new life sentence prompted another insane reaction from Allen.

 

NY Post

Allen — who suffers from delusions and schizophrenia, according to a state evaluation that still found him fit for trial — was sentenced to life in prison Monday, prompting him to threaten to kill people in the courtroom, including the assistant district attorney.

Allen claimed his court-appointed attorney had made unwanted sexual advances toward him and was inadequately prepared. Durham said he doubted those claims and recommended that Allen go to trial with the attorney rather than represent himself, prompting Allen’s incredibly crude tirade.

“You know something, this is going to be an interesting trial,” Durham said. “You know something? You’re absolutely the rudest person I think I’ve ever met!”

Durham later recused himself from the case and issued a public apology for his role in the exchange, the Rome-News-Tribune reports.

And here’s what Assistant District Attorney Luke Martin had to say about Allen’s attack on his cellmate.

“He didn’t punch the biggest guy in the room, he waited until Stephen Nalley went to sleep. And then he bashed Stephen Nalley’s head in … then he went around the jail and bragged about killing his cellmate. He’s a dangerous person. He needs to be in prison until he dies.”

Boy, that’s dark. Well, at least we’ll always have this Rick and Morty court scene.

 


14 Tumblr Thoughts On The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

 

14 Tumblr Thoughts On The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

 

 

 

 


15 of the "Best" FMLs According To The FML Community

15 of the "Best" FMLs According To The FML Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Immigrants Found Superglued Into The Back Of A Lorry 'Survived By Eating Cargo

Immigrants Found Superglued Into The Back Of A Lorry 'Survived By Eating Cargo

Eleven immigrants who were super glued into the back of a lorry survived eating the 'expensive' Belgian chocolate it was transporting, it has been claimed.

Ten Iraqis - including three children under the age of 15 - and one Afghan national were discovered when the lorry pulled into a lay-by and people in a nearby cafe heard "shouting".

Police arrived but were forced to call the fire service for help to open the lorry from Europe because the locks had been glued shut, onlookers said.

The cafe owner at the lay-by on the A303 near Warminster, Wilts., said the migrants had been eating "very expensive Belgian chocolate" being transported in the lorry.

They were medically assessed and were held on suspicion of illegally entering the UK, police said.

Dave Thomas, owner of The Willoughby Hedge Layby cafe said: "I was in the cafe on site with three drivers when someone came in and said that there was large banging on the side of one of the lorries.

"A couple of the drivers come in every Saturday just after lunch coming back from the continent and so once we were told of the banging, they went straight away to the back of the lorry to try and open the doors, but to no avail.

"We all knew straight away what the banging and shouting was. It has happened here twice before in the past 15 years I believe.

"Police were soon there as were the fire brigade, but then they had to wait for a special disc cutter to get the padlocks off.

"It seems that there was one who could speak English and the police learnt of the total numbers on board, and organised three ambulances who soon arrived.

"There were 12 police on site by then. The back doors had been locked.

"These it seemed had been damaged by both glue and force and could not be opened, and it seemed that this is a typical ruse by the gangs that organise people into the country.

"They get them into the lorry, replace the locks and them damage and super glue such that they cannot be opened."

"The group had stowed way on the very back part of the trailer and had been feeding on the pallet of very expensive Belgian chocolate that was being carried.

"They seemed to have been very lucky as this trailer was a refrigerated unit, but the section that they and the chocolate was in was at normal temperature."

Police from Warminster said the children were aged between six and 15, and crew from Trowbridge fire station said a baby was among the group.

A force spokeperson added: "The driver was unable to open the doors due to finding a lock had been damaged so the fire crew had to use cutting equipment to gain entry.

"As a welfare concern all of the group were individually medically assessed at the scene by paramedics and then deemed fit to be held by the police for illegally entering the UK.

"The lorry had come in from mainland Europe overnight and the matter will now be handed over to our colleagues from the Home Office immigration department to deal in conjunction with assistance from the police and child services."

The Home Office confirmed Immigration Enforcement was called to the A303.

A spokeswoman said: "Immigration Enforcement was contacted by Wiltshire Police on December 2 after police officers attended an incident involving ten Iraqi nationals, including six minors and one Afghan national at Willoughby Hedge on the A303.

"Where someone has no right to remain in the UK, we will take action to remove them.

"Immigration Enforcement is an operational directorate within the Home Office responsible for enforcing immigration law."


People Think The 'Cash Me Outside' Girl Got A Full Ride To Harvard

People Think The 'Cash Me Outside' Girl Got A Full Ride To Harvard

 

The "Cash Me Outside Girl" is still a few years away from us being able to use her real name, Danielle Bregoli, in a headline. And she's probably a decade out from name recognition on her rap name, Bhad Bhabie.

https://twitter.com/XXL/status/936782601817169921

But the 14-year-old girl who got famous for sassing Dr. Phil is definitely a marketing genius. She turned one viral clip into a massive social media following, a clothing line, a music career, and a surefire future in reality T.V. Harvard would be lucky to have her, although they won't, because she's 14.

Not that that stopped the internet from seeing this Instagram...

...and immediately gasping that Bregoli was Harvard-bound.

In the gullible net's defense, Bregoli captioned the (now deleted) photo, "Keeping da t-shirt, but giving away my full ride scholarship to Harvard to da best fan video" of her song "I Got It."

So what were we supposed to think? That she just happened to be on Harvard's campus, joking around like any teenager would? Come on. That's less reasonable than immediately running articles like: "Danielle Bregoli: Accepted to Harvard?!"

TMZ accosted caught up with Bregoli on the street to clarify:

"I didn't get no scholarship, dog! ... I'm not going to Harvard!" responded Bregoli to the frenzy from her Instagram, ignoring the interviewer's fun suggestion that she could party with Malia Obama.

"Seriously, I'm too good for Harvard."

Seriously, watch the video that made her famous again. She's too good for Harvard? She's too good for the White House.

https://twitter.com/cxnnnor/status/809084339887734790

Nonetheless, Bregoli for President.


15 Gross People Who Will Make You Cringe Hard

15 Gross People Who Will Make You Cringe Hard

 

 

 


Pennsylvania Landlord Sneaks Into Tenant's Home And Masturbates On Her Dirty Clothes

Pennsylvania Landlord Sneaks Into Tenant's Home And Masturbates On Her Dirty Clothes

 

If you think your landlord is a piece of work, just be glad that your landlord isn’t Thomas Fallon.

The 67-year-old man decided to break into one of his tenant’s apartment and then proceed to masturbate into the woman’s dirty clothes — an act that was actually recorded by a motion-activated security camera inside the woman’s place. So yeah, it was fairly easy for police to catch him.

The victim told police that she recently purchased a “Wi-Fi enabled security system and placed cameras in her bedroom” due to suspicions that “someone had been going through her personal effects, specifically her clothing” over the past few months.

The woman contacted police last Friday after receiving an alert on her phone reporting that the security system had detected motion in her bedroom. The system captured a series of still images showing Fallon “in a state of undress”inside the victim’s bedroom, a police officer reported.

The photos showed that Fallon had “his penis exposed and was masturbating into the victim’s soiled clothing which she wore yesterday,” alleges the complaint, which notes that the woman identified Fallon, her landlord, as the man in the photos.

Fallon, the president of an electrical contracting firm, at first claimed he only entered the woman’s apartment to “fix a hot water heater,” but “terminated the interview” when cops pulled out photos of him enjoying himself a tad too much.

This creep was arrested and charged with burglary and criminal trespass, both felonies.

 


Breast-Feeding Mom Kicked Off Spirit Airlines

Breast-Feeding Mom Kicked Off Spirit Airlines

Mei Rui, a concert pianist and cancer researcher, claims she was kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight from Houston, TX, to Newark, NJ on Friday. The reason? It had nothing to do with the flight being overbooked or Rui acting disorderly, unless you consider breastfeeding your baby disorderly, which it seems Spirit does.

The flight had been delayed due to weather, and Rui started breastfeeding her child, to keep him from crying and hopefully put him to sleep, she told the Washington Post. She said, “Every parent with a young child can image, you don’t want to be that parent on the plane. It would be very embarrassing. I was just trying to avoid that.”

 

Rui told the Post that while passengers were still moving around the cabin and the plane door was still open a flight attendant notified her that her baby had to be in his seat for takeoff.

In response, Rui asked for "just a couple more minutes" because if she stopped feeding him then, she worried he'd wake up and make noise. She told the attendant, "I promise I'll finish before you close the plane's door."

As the attendants considered Rui's request, she stopped feeding her son and he immediately started crying. And then the crew told Rui she would need to get off the plane, according to the Post.

Rui, who was now filming the incident with her camera, asked, reasonably, why she was being told to leave the plane if the baby was already strapped into its seat as requested. Seems like a fair question.

Rui told the Post, “It’s not like I was resistant, I put him in the seat. If they had shown a little compassion, it wouldn’t have happened, they didn’t have to let it escalate.”

Rui left the plane as directed, where she was met by police officers and notified that she would not be allowed to re-board. Rui asked a Spirit Airlines rep why she was kicked off the plane, and was told it was because she wasn't "compliant," the Post reports. She was given no further details, despite her questions.

Rui, who was not only traveling with her son but with her elderly parents, began to say, "If this happened to your family . . .” before being interrupted by the airline rep, who said, "It wouldn’t happen to my family, I can assure you.” WOW. Rude!

That wasn't the end of it. The family's bags weren't immediately returned, and after driving back home, Rui's father had to be admitted to the hospital when he collapsed from heart trouble.

Rui told the Post, “They treated us like we were criminals. A baby crying is not a crime.”

 

 But the airline isn't apologizing. A rep for Spirit Airlines told KHOU in Houston,

Our records indicate a passenger was removed from Flight 712 after refusing to comply with crew instructions several times during taxi to runway and safety briefing. To protect the safety of our guests and crew, FAA regulations and airline policies require all passengers to stay seated and buckled during takeoff and landing. We apologize for any inconvenience to our guests. As a courtesy, we’ve issued a full refund to the passenger in question.


15 WTF Moments In Children's Books That Must Be Stopped

 

15 WTF Moments In Children's Books That Must Be Stopped

https://twitter.com/AndreSpeek/status/318848082014003200

 

 

 

 


FASCINATING FACTS: 42 Facts That Come From The Past

FASCINATING FACTS: 42 Facts That Come From The Past


18 Predictions About The Future That History Proved Way, Way Wrong

18 Predictions About The Future That History Proved Way, Way Wrong

 


One Way to Get Rid of Bedbugs: Burn The House Down

One Way to Get Rid of Bedbugs: Burn The House Down

You might want to do anythingto get rid of bedbugs, but adding fire to the mix didn't end well for one Cincinnati woman trying to rid her apartment of the tiny creeps. As the AP reports, she accidentally started a house fire while trying to kill bedbugs with rubbing alcohol on Friday, causing $250,000 in damage and hospitalizing three people with smoke inhalation. Ten people are now homeless. "When I got here the whole house was on fire," one resident tells Fox 19.

"I'll start from scratch. It's like a dream....everything is burnt. I'll start fresh. It's all we can do now." It's worth noting that the fire isn't as much a fluke as one might think: Two weeks ago, a 13-year-old Cincinnati boy set fire to his building in the course of trying to kill bedbugs with alcohol; eight were left homeless in that blaze. Says a Cincy fire chief of proper bedbug removal: "Get a professional."


Forcing Kid To Masturbate For Cops In Sexting Case Was Wrong, Court Finds

Forcing Kid To Masturbate For Cops In Sexting Case Was Wrong, Court Finds

 

 

United States Constitution and gavel with brass ring.

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in favor of a Virginia man who, as a teen, was once ordered by a lower court to be photographed while masturbating in the presence of armed police officers.

That warrant was ostensibly part of an ongoing sexting investigation into the then-teen, Trey Sims, who had exchanged explicit messages with his then-15-year-old girlfriend. Her mother reported the incident to the Manassas City Police Department in January 2014.

Eventually, the detective assigned to the case, David Abbott, obtained a signed warrant to take photographs of Sims' naked body—including "the suspect’s erect penis"—so that he could compare them to Sims' explicit messages.

When this bizarre effort was unsuccessfully attempted, Abbott then obtained a second warrant authorizing police to escort Sims to a hospital for an "erection-inducing injection." This injection ultimately never took place after massive public outcry.

Abbott committed suicide in December 2015 when officers came to arrest him on separate charges relating to pedophilia.

 

Ultimately, Sims served one year of probation. By early 2016, Sims sued Abbott's estate, alleging violations of the Fourth Amendment, among other accusations.

Lawyers representing the Abbott estate argued that their client was shielded by "qualified immunity," the notion in American law that generally protects law enforcement officers in gray-area situations from legal liability.

In a 2-1 majority opinion, the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals found Tuesday that the initial warrant against Sims was an "obvious, unconstitutional violation."

The 4th Circuit ruled that Sims' lawsuit against the estate of the now-deceased officer who had led the sexting investigation, David Abbott, could move forward. "We cannot perceive any circumstance that would justify a police search requiring an individual to masturbate in the presence of others," two of the 4th Circuit judges wrote. "Sexually invasive searches require that the search bear some discernible relationship with safety concerns, suspected hidden contraband, or evidentiary need."

The case will now be sent back down to a federal district court in Alexandria, Virginia.


13 Unexpected Reactions From Bosses When Employees Called In Sick

 

13 Unexpected Reactions From Bosses When Employees Called In Sick

 

 


Man Pleads Guilty To Having Sex With Dead Woman - He Thought It Would Wake Her Up

Man Pleads Guilty To Having Sex With Dead Woman - He Thought It Would Wake Her Up

 

ozens of times a day across Connecticut, prosecutors give judges a thumbnail version of a crime as defendants plead guilty.

On Tuesday at Superior Court in Danielson, that routine recitation caused a bit of a stir as Aaron Graser, 39, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree sexual assault and violation of probation.

Graser, the prosecutor told the judge, “had sex with a woman who had expired.”

At the word “expired,” several heads snapped as lawyers and defendants waiting for their cases to be called turned to watch, listen more closely, and eyeball Graser.

For his crimes, Graser was sentenced to a year in prison, but was spared placement on the state’s sex offender registry after the judge found “registration is not required for public safety based upon the facts in this case.”

The case began in January, when Willimantic police received a 911 call about an unresponsive woman. Officers arrived and found heroin and needles near the woman and tried without success to revive her. A medical examiner would later tell police the woman was dead before anyone called 911.

The woman was Graser’s girlfriend, and a detective began to question him as others examined the scene inside the apartment. A detective spotted ligature marks on the woman’s wrists and ankles. And Graser wondered aloud to a detective whether they suspected his arrest months earlier for choking the woman could be relevant.

So Graser began to talk. He told detectives he found his girlfriend, unresponsive and tried to wake her up. She was sitting and hunched over on their bed, and heroin and drug paraphernalia were on her lap.

“Aaron stated that he laid the victim down the bed and he rubbed her sternum,” according to the warrant for his arrest. “Aaron stated he listened to see if the victim was breathing and he heard gurgling. Aaron stated he knew the victim hated having sex with him so he figured that the victim might wake up if he had sex with her.”

Questioned further, Graser admitted to detectives that he tied the woman’s ankles and wrists to bed posts “because it was a fetish of his.” After he finished, he untied her, put her pants on and called in his neighbor, a former paramedic who later told police she believed the woman had been dead for a couple of hours.

An autopsy determined that the woman was dead when Graser had sex with her. The ligatures were the key. Had the woman still been alive, there would have been bruises under her skin. No bruises meant no blood was flowing at the time, the medical examiner told police, according to the warrant. As for the gurgling Graser said he heard, that could have been decomposition gases escaping the woman’s body, an investigator from the medical examiner’s office told police.

The woman’s cause of death was determined to be a drug overdose. Toxicology testing revealed high levels of fentanyl, heroin and another synthetic drug.

Graser was initially charged with second-degree sexual assault, but pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of fourth-degree sexual assault of a corpse.

 


26 Ridiculous Tinder Wins And Fails From People Who Have Game

 

26 Ridiculous Tinder Wins And Fails From People Who Have Game

WIN or FAIL? You can be the judge of that.


10 Mind-Blowing Things That Happened Last Week

10 Mind-Blowing Things That Happened Last Week -

 

 

Keeping up with the news is hard. So hard, in fact, that we’ve decided to save you the hassle by rounding up the most significant, unusual, or just plain old mind-blowing stories each week.

The first full week of December managed to surprise nobody with the region its biggest news was poring out of. The Middle East was once again in the headlines and once again tilting toward chaos. We’ll cover the latest twist in the region’s saga below, alongside the crazy news flowing out of Washington, Africa, and all over Europe.http://listverse.com/?p=362108&preview=true

10 The US Recognized Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

Photo credit: BBC News

If anyone wants to write the definitive list of 2017’s controversial news stories, this will be a shoo-in for number one. On Wednesday, President Trump fulfilled a campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, making the US the first country on Earth to do so, and pledged to move the US embassy there. In doing so, he kicked off a storm that threatens to destabilize the whole region.[1]

East Jerusalem is one of the most sensitive places on Earth. Captured from Jordan in the 1967 war, it is the claimed capital of both Israel and any future Palestinian state. Its Old City is coveted by Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, with an additional ethnic claim by Armenia. (Armenians are Christians but have a unique historical presence in the city.) As a result, the international community has not recognized it as belonging to anyone. Until now.

The president’s announcement was greeted with hostility from US allies in the Middle East. Turkey threatened to withdraw its recognition of Israel in retaliation. The UK and EU also criticized the move, saying it could lead to another intifada.

9 The ICC Moved To Begin A Formal Investigation Of The UK

Photo credit: The Guardian

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the world’s highest court. Having grown out of the International Criminal Tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the court is tasked with prosecuting genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. At the start of this year, it had conducted ten formal investigations in its lifetime, against nine countries. (The Central African Republic got investigated twice.) This week, it announced its intention to add a new country to that list: the United Kingdom.[2]

This is big news, not least because the ICC has only ever formally investigated one non-African state: the Caucasus nation of Georgia, over its 2008 war with Russia. The case against the UK will be focused on the mistreatment of detainees in Iraq. It would be the first time individuals from an OECD nation have been put in the dock.

It’s important to note the formal investigation has not actually begun and may yet be called off. However, that may be cold comfort to London. The ICC is also moving to begin a formal investigation into crimes committed in Afghanistan. One of the defendants in that case would also be the United Kingdom.

8 Fake Terrorism Returned To Germany

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Remember the Dortmund bus bombing? In April this year, a bus carrying Germany’s Dortmund soccer team was attacked with a roadside bomb, injuring two. Although made to look like a terrorist attack, it quickly became clear that it was anything but. The guy behind it was a white collar criminal who staged the attack to make a killing off the effect it would have on the team’s share price.

At the time, we thought this was a one-off story. Apparently not. Last weekend, another “fake” terrorist attack caused panic in Germany. A bomb found at the Potsdam Christmas market turned out to be an elaborate attempt to scam delivery company DHL out of millions.[3]

The bomb was mailed via DHL, who then received a message threatening to detonate it unless they paid the bomber €10 million. The company refused. It was pure luck that the bomb was so shoddily made that it didn’t explode when it was opened.

The bomb was the third one mailed via DHL in the last few months. Strange as it seems, there’s more than one person in Germany willing to commit terrorism in the name of cash.

7 Yemen’s Former President Was Executed by Rebel Forces

Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh was until recently the slipperiest character in the Arab world. Ruling in Yemen from 1978 to 2012, he spent the last decade of his reign fighting Houthi rebels in a brutal civil war. Then came the Arab Spring. Chased out of power, Saleh switched sides, joined up with the Houthi, and helped launch the all-out assault that has left the country a ruined wasteland.

This week, the old snake tried to pull the same trick again. He offered to betray the Houthi and team up with their enemies, Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately for Saleh, he overplayed his hand this time. The Houthi caught wind of his plan, captured him as he tried to sneak out the country, and brutally executed him.[4] With Saleh suddenly gone, lasting peace in Yemen now looks more distant than ever.

Tyrant though he was, Saleh was at least good at juggling the demands of Yemen’s many tribes and ethnicities. Without his bridge-building skills, Yemen threatens to slide permanently into the endless sort of chaos that has affected Libya.

6 Belgium’s Snowflake Prince Sued The Government

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Meet Prince Laurent, the biggest snowflake prince Europe’s royal bloodlines ever produced. Brother of the Belgian king, Prince Laurent is a gaffe-prone walking PR disaster with none of the charm of Britain’s Prince Phillip and a strange habit of dressing like a 1980s South American dictator (complete with military uniform and ridiculous sunglasses).

Over the years, he’s swindled the taxpayers to pay for his children’s skiing holidays, been caught cavorting with Gadhafi’s son, become embroiled in shady business ventures in the Congo, and generally acted like a petulant toddler trapped in the body of an overweight middle-aged man. Last Friday, his whining reached new heights. After the Belgian government considered cutting his €308,000 annual allowance by 15 percent, the spoiled prince sued them for breaching his human rights.[5]

The case is unlikely to win him any friends in Belgium. The Flemish nationalists are gunning for his scalp, the king has effectively banned him from court, and the prime minister seems eager to bring him to heel. Failing that, there’s always revolution.

5 Cameroon Geared Up For Civil War

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About two months ago, we told you how separatism protests in Cameroon were threatening to spiral into crisis. This week, that crisis may have finally arrived. Following the killing of six soldiers, President Paul Biya declared “war” on secessionist forces. In practical terms, this seems to have been code for ethnic cleansing of Cameroon’s anglophone regions.[6]

Cameroon is formed from two old colonies held by the French and British. While the majority in Cameroon today are French speakers, an English-speaking minority remains in two states by the Nigerian border. For years, the English speakers have felt ignored by their francophone rulers. Recently, they began to agitate for independence. Leader Sisiku Ayuk Tabe declared the establishment of a new state, Ambazonia. Yaounde disagreed and sent in the troops. All of this has led us to our current destination of violence and a looming civil conflict.

English speakers are currently fleeing across the border into Nigeria, hoping to escape the violence. Things may yet calm down. Or they may blow up into yet another devastating war.

4 Japan Set A Date For Its Emperor’s Abdication

Remember Emperor Kokaku? Of course you don’t; he died in 1840. This huge gap of time between Kokaku and the present highlights just how unusual the news coming out of Japan has been. Last Friday, Tokyo set a date for Emperor Akihito’s coming abdication. He will be the first person to surrender the throne since Kokaku stepped down in 1817.[7]

Akihito rose to the throne after the death of his father, Hirohito, in 1989. Although hugely popular in Japan, he’s been gently campaigning to be allowed to step down for the past year. Since Japan has no mechanisms in place for dealing with this sort of thing, his wishes caused a minor crisis. It was only after a meeting between the government, the opposition, the imperial family, and the Supreme Court that it was agreed to let Akihito step down on April 30, 2019. On May 1, his son, Naruhito, will take his place.

This isn’t the last succession crisis Japan will likely face. Only males can inherit the throne, and Japan’s imperial family is mostly female. There are four eligible heirs left, one of whom is a child and one of whom is as old as Akihito.

3 Wildfires Tore Into LA

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It’s been a bad year for wildfires in California. At least 43 people have been killed this season, many of them during a particularly brutal October. Now, the wildfires have returned. This time, they’re threatening the biggest Californian city of them all: Los Angeles.[8]

On Wednesday, fires were already raging across the limits of the city. By Thursday morning, they’d swept in, destroying buildings, overwhelming freeways, and threatening to do untold damage. One blaze, known as the Skirball Fire, hit the wealthy Bel Air neighborhood. The Getty Museum was threatened. Parts of the UCLA campus had to be evacuated. Thousands upon thousands were forced to flee. And still the fire raged.

By the time you read this, the fire may yet have spread further into the city and caused even more damage. We can only pray that California’s worst wildfire season in decades doesn’t end with the biggest catastrophe of them all.

2 We Discovered The True Extent Of The Crisis In The Congo

Worse than Yemen. Worse than Iraq. Worse even than Syria. That’s how aid agencies this week described the crisis underway in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where 1.7 million people have become internal refugees since August. A cholera epidemic, a delayed election poll, new armed conflicts, and a resurgence of old armed groups have all contributed to what’s being called a “mega crisis.”

The DRC has effectively been floundering since a 1998–2003 civil war that killed over two million people. Each day, hundreds flee their homes, and dozens more are killed. But this year, things have stepped up a gear to that point where they’re now threatening nearby nations. On Tuesday, it was reported that the sheer number of refugees escaping over the border threatened to send neighboring Zambia spinning into a crisis of its own.[9]

Perhaps most striking of all is how underreported much of this violence has been. Everyone is aware of the wars in Syria, Yemen, and Libya, but the carnage in DRC goes largely ignored.

1 Former General Michael Flynn Struck A Plea Deal

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Despite all these other stories happening around the world, there was only one piece of news being talked about in Washington, DC, this week. Last Friday, disgraced former general Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. He subsequently struck a plea deal to provide Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign with information. The capital exploded with speculation.[10]

Plea deals are only struck when prosecutors want to go after a bigger fish. To paraphrase a Politico report, Flynn is already a pretty big fish. If Mueller’s agreeing to go lightly on him, he must have someone especially important in his sights. After over half a year humming away in the background, his investigation is finally heading toward explosive, HBO series–worthy developments.

A lot of the rumors at the moment swirl around whether Flynn has something on the president. It’s certainly possible, but the smarter gossip seems to be zeroing in on Jared Kushner as the fish Mueller’s looking to fry. Whether there’s really anything there to find is another matter. But one thing’s for certain: We’re going to be seeing a lot more explosive headlines from Mueller and his team in the coming months.


Here's Why You Should Double Up On Burgers At McDonald's

Here's Why You Should Double Up On Burgers At McDonald's -

 

Of all the things McDonald’s food is known for, “positive nutritional value” probably misses the top 100 list. In fact, there’s an entire documentary out there called Super Size Me (and now a sequel as well) about how not good for you the stuff is, and it’s likely you’ve already seen it or at least heard about it. Even if you haven’t, you’ve probably been told a million times that fast food is not something that should ever become a staple in your diet lest you become an overweight American stereotype. Because of this, it might come as something of a surprise to hear that nutritionists recommend getting not one, but two burgers from the fast food joint if you find yourself needing to stop there at all- which is totally fine, of course. No judgement here.

The reason for this odd bit of health advice boils down to the fact that McDonald’s fries are absolutely awful for you. They taste good, sure, but they’re pretty much nothing but empty carbs with salt and oil added to them. But mostly empty carbs. The burgers are also heart disease on a bun, but they at least contain some degree of protein and that’s something rather than nothing.

Once you realize this, swapping the fries for a second burger becomes common sense. You get more protein and less fat and carbohydrates. It’s simple math, really. Don’t take it from us, though. The real expert on this subject who came up with this ingenious idea is Emily Field, who has this to say:

“By swapping the fries for a second burger, then, you’re nearly doubling your protein intake while reducing the amount of fat and carbs you’re eating. Since fast food is already high in fat and carbs and pretty low in protein, the simple switch could help steady your blood sugar levels.”

So yeah, not to brag, but the professional dietitian is backing us up on this one. Figuring out what’s good for you is kind of what she does.

Presumably, this isn’t limited to just McDonald’s. This also goes for Burger King, Wendy’s, Jack-In-The-Box, Hardee’s, Sonic, and whatever other wacky fast food chains you have in your area. It’s quite unfortunate, but that stuff is never going to give you the fuel you really need to live a healthy life. In fact, it’s more likely to slowly kill you than anything, and you’re going to have to work it off at the gym if you don’t want it to destroy your insides.

It’s not recommended to eat that mystery meat, ever. Still, the stuff is pretty tasty every now and then, so if you find yourself craving some crud, go with a double serving of blob burger and skip the fatty fry empty carb bombs.

Your body won’t thank you for it, since you’re still feeding it the culinary equivalent of manure, but at least it won’t be as upset with you as it would be if you also got fries on the side. So that’s something, right?

 


Video Shows Cop Fatally Shooting Unarmed Man In Hotel

Video Shows Cop Fatally Shooting Unarmed Man In Hotel

 

Newly released police body-cam footage shows an Arizona officer fatally shooting an unarmed man as he crawls toward officers while crying "please do not shoot me," the Independent reports. According to KPHO, former Mesa Police Department officer Philip Brailsford was found not guilty Thursday of murder and reckless manslaughter in the January 2016 death of 26-year-old Daniel Shaver at a La Quinta Inn in Mesa. Police were called to the hotel for reports of someone pointing a gun out a window. The weapon later turned out to be a pellet gun Shaver used for his pest-control job and which he was showing off to a woman in his hotel room, the Washington Post reports. When police arrived at the scene, Shaver was ordered to lie down in the hallway, put his hands in the air, and crawl toward officers.

As Shaver crawled toward officers, he reached toward his waistband. Brailsford, who testified he believed Shaver was reaching for a gun, shot him five times with an AR-15 with "You're Fucked" etched in the side. Authorities have since said it appears Shaver was trying to pull up his basketball shorts, which were falling as he crawled. And an investigator says there's no apparent reason the officers couldn't have just handcuffed Shaver, who was unarmed, while he was on the ground. A judge sided with Brailsford's lawyers and blocked the release of Brailsford's body-cam footage to the public. It was released this week upon his acquittal. Shaver's family has filed wrongful-death lawsuits against the City of Mesa. Brailsford was fired from the Mesa Police Department after two years on the job for violating department policy.


Top 10 PARADOXES That Will BLOW YOUR MIND

 

Top 10 PARADOXES That Will BLOW YOUR MIND

 A paradox is a question or statement that completely goes against logic. From time travel, to the Twin Paradox, we're giving you our picks for the top 10 mind blowing paradoxes.

 


The 20 Holiday TV Specials You Can't Miss This Month

The 20 Holiday TV Specials You Can't Miss This Month

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Jack Frost nipping at your nose. Oh, let’s be honest. It’s probably you roasting in line waiting for your kids to meet Santa, and Jack Frost is nipping at your wallet. You need a TV break.

We are in full holiday mode this month, as most of the networks turn their programming over to Santa and his elves. We’ve combed through the programming and come up with the 20 specials—old, new, beloved, for kids and adults—that you can’t miss in December:

1. Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition
Premiere: December 10 at 11:30 p.m. on Adult Swim

When you think Christmas, clearly you think Robot Chicken, right? Well, maybe not, but the series kicks off its ninth season with a holiday special and the voices of Jason Alexander, Jemaine Clement and Breckin Meyer. In the special, Santa Claus gets to meet his idol—Jared Leto, of course.

2. Gwen Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas
Premiere: December 12 at 9 p.m. on NBC


Gwen Stefani  hosts this variety special, which will include the No Doubt singer and The Voicejudge in sketches, as well as singing holiday classics including “Jingle Bells” and “Santa Baby.” Of course, the controversial sexiest man alive Blake Shelton will join his girlfriend and the two will sing their new single “You Make it Feel Like Christmas.” (Side Bar: I think if you openly cheated on your wife you’re not even the sexiest man on your street, but that’s not a topic for a holiday column). Chelsea Handler, Ken Jeong, Seth MacFarlane and NE-YO are also set to appear.

3. Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2017
Premiere: December 12 at 9 p.m. on The CW

Besides the Super Bowl, the holidays may be the only other time of year we don’t fast forward through the commercials. Sure, they’re often emotionally manipulative and guaranteed to make you cry, but hey, we probably all need a good cathartic moment during the stress of the holidays. If you could use a good emotional release right now, check out the above iPhone commercial from 2013.

4. Taraji’s White Hot Holidays
Premiere: December 14 at 8 p.m. on Fox

Cookie is back! The star of Empire returns for a third year to spread the holiday joy. This year she’s joined by Chaka Khan, Ciara, Faith Evans, Fergie, Jussie Smollett, Leslie Odom, Jr., Salt-N-Pepa and the Ying Yang Twins.

5. Snowed-Inn Christmas
Premiere: December 16 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime

What was it that Louisa May Alcott said? “Christmas isn’t Christmas without a sappy holiday movie.” OK, maybe that’s not the exact quotation. But it certainly seems like it wouldn’t be the holiday season without a crop of delightfully cheesy movies. Bethany Joy Lenz and Andrew Walker star as two totally opposite reporters for an online magazine who, and I know this will come as a total shock, fall in love.

6. Christmas Next Door
Premiere: December 16 at 8 p.m. on Hallmark

Jesse Metcalfe is a confirmed bachelor who has to take in his niece and nephew at Christmas and enlists the help of his next-door neighbor to make the holiday magical. Um, Jesse, did you not see you were starring in a Hallmark movie? You won’t be a confirmed bachelor for long.

7. A Christmas Story Live!
Premiere: December 17 at 7 p.m. on Fox

Surprisingly, NBC isn’t doing a live musical this holiday season. But fret not: Fox has got you covered. The same people who brought you the terrific Grease Live! return with this beloved holiday classic. Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski and Chris Diamantopoulos star, and I’m thinking there’s got to be a cameo by Peter Billingsley.

8. A Charlie Brown Christmas
Premiere: December 21 at 8 p.m. ABC


Given how incredibly commercial the entire Christmas season has become, it’s interesting that Charlie Brown was already worrying about it in this 1965 special. Linus and a sad little fir tree help teach Charlie Brown the true meaning of Christmas. It’s a lesson we should all remember.

9. Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic
Premiere: December 18 at 8 p.m. on Freeform


In a bit of corporate synergy, Whoopi Goldberg hosts this special, which gives viewers an inside look at how Disneyland and Disney World get ready for the holiday season. But what my seven-year-old daughter really wants you to know is that Sofia Carson co-hosts: She plays Evie on The Descendants (shout out to more corporate synergy) and we loooove Evie and The Descendants is soooooo good.

10. I Love Lucy Christmas Special
Premiere: December 22 at 8 p.m. on CBS


In a now-colorized episode from December 24, 1956, Ricky and Lucy reminisce about what their lives were like before little Ricky was born. The special also features the episode “The Fashion Show” from February 28, 1955. Lucy spends more money than she should on a dress and is worried that Ricky will be mad at her. It’s an archaic plot, for sure, but we could all use a little Lucy in our lives right about now.

11. The Top 12 Greatest Christmas Movies Of All Time
Premiere: December 20 at 9 p.m. on The CW


Dean Cain counts down this list and if number 12 on my list isn’t number one on his list both Clarence and I are not going to be very happy.

12. It’s a Wonderful Life
Premiere: December 24 at 8 p.m. on NBC

If you don’t adore this 1946 movie starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore, then perhaps, like the Grinch, your heart is two sizes too small. George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) has a crisis on Christmas Eve and believes the world would be better without him. He’s wrong, of course, and this life-affirming movie always makes me happy. Remember: “No man is a failure who has friends.”

13. A Christmas Story Marathon
Premiere: December 24 at 8:00p.m. – Monday, Dec. 25 at 8:00p.m. on TNT

It’s the annual airing of this beloved 1983 film. All Ralphie (so wonderfully played by Peter Billingsley) wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder B.B. gun. Will he get one? You’ll have 12 chances to find out. And also to learn never, ever to put your tongue on a frozen flagpole.

14. Christmas Eve with Fairfield University
Premiere: December 24 at 11:35 p.m. on CBS


The Fairfield University Glee Club, the jazz musicians and the alumni band Lionfish all come together to celebrate the night before Christmas. Viewers will get to see how the college students in Connecticut celebrate the season with tree lighting, volunteer work and student parties—and no, probably not like the ones you went to in college! (Photo courtesy of Fairfield University)

15. Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration
Premiere: December 25 at 10 am. on ABC


Julianne Hough and Nick Lachey host this Christmas Day special, which takes a look at how Mickey and the gang celebrate the day. Ciara, Darius Rucker, Fifth Harmony, Fitz and the Tantrums, Hanson, Jason Derulo, and Lea Michele all perform. Michele, who doesn’t do much singing on The Mayor, will be singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” The New Directions would be so proud.

16.Doctor Who: Twice Upon A Time
Premiere: December 25 at 5:30 p.m. on BBC America

Peter Capaldi departs the franchise after this annual holiday episode and Jodie Whittaker takes over as the 13th Doctor. The episode finds the 12th Doctor meeting with the first doctor (David Bradley). Viewers will get a sneak peek at Whittaker’s Doctor in the episode’s closing moments.

17. Call the Midwife Holiday Special
Premiere: December 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS

It’s the coldest winter in 300 years and the nurses in Poplar must deal with frozen pipes, blocked roads and power outages. Valerie (Jennifer Kirby) helps an unmarried couple deliver their baby, but she isn’t prepared for the complications. The special sets the stage for the seventh season, which begins this spring.

18. The 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
Premiere: December 26 at 9 p .m. on CBS

Carmen de Lavallade, Gloria Estefan, LL COOL J, Norman Lear and Lionel Rich were all feted on December 3 for their lifetime contributions to the arts. Typically, the President and the First Lady attend the event and sit with the honorees. But we are not living in ordinary times. President Trump declined to attend, saying he would create a “political distraction.”

19. Pete the Cat: A Groovy New Year
Premiere: December 26 on Amazon Prime Video


Amazon is doing a great job at bringing beloved children’s books to life. Joining The Snowy DayIf You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Click Clack Moo comes the mischievous Pete the Cat (Jacob Tremblay), who is confused about New Year’s because he doesn’t even know what a resolution is. Keep an ear out for Atticus Shaffer (The Middle) as Grumpy Toad and KT Tunstall as Catalina.

20.The Snowy Day
Premiere: Currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video

I’ll admit I’m biased on this one. A Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats, was my absolute favorite book as a child, and it’s one I now read to my children all the time. I was a bit nervous that this animated special, produced and narrated by Laurence Fishburne, might not capture the magical simplicity of the book. Thankfully, I was wrong. The animation brings the book’s signature drawings to life while fleshing out a very simple story about a boy who loves the snow. Angela Bassett, Regina King and Jamie-Lynn Sigler lend their voices to this soon-to-be classic.


A Girl, 11, Is In Prison Because Her Mother Is A Serial Killer

A Girl, 11, Is In Prison Because Her Mother Is A Serial Killer

The yards were apparently gruesome places: Afghan officials say Shirin Gul brought home the men who hired her for sex and fed them drug-spiked tea and kebabs; 27 of them ended up dead, buried in one of two backyards after her family members robbed and killed them, the New York Times reported in 2015. The BBC in 2005 called her "Afghanistan's most notorious woman prisoner": Gul is serving a life sentence—and so too, in effect, is her 11-year-old daughter. Writing for the Times, Rod Nordland explains that the young Meena's situation "is extreme, but not unique;" hundreds of children are believed to be behind bars alongside their mothers in the country. Afghanistan's female prisoners are allowed to keep their children with them until the offspring reach age 18; in many cases, there is no alternative for care.

That's the case with Meena, whom Gul conceived while in prison, ostensibly via a prison guard, with Gul accused of getting pregnant in order to escape her original sentence—death by hanging. After having the child, her sentence was indeed commuted to life. Nordland describes a child who has never stepped foot outside the Nangarhar Provincial Prison in Jalalabad, and likely won't for another seven years. She appears throughout the article as a sweet and polite foil to her "brash" mother, whom she tells Nordland she will not leave. Gul at one point tells Nordland, "I'll kill you. I’m going to come over there and take out your eyes." Meena, next to her, offers a calm "shh." "Her mother subsided, briefly," writes Nordland.


CHARLIE SHEEN SUES NATIONAL ENQUIRER FOR DEFAMATION

CHARLIE SHEEN SUES NATIONAL ENQUIRER FOR DEFAMATION

"In my nearly 35 years as a celebrated entertainer, I have been nothing shy of a forthright, noble and valiant courier of the truth. Consistently admitting and owning a laundry list of shortcomings, wrongdoings and indiscretions this traveler hath traveled -- however, every man has a breaking point."

Charlie goes on ... "These radically groundless and unfounded allegations end now. I now take a passionate stand against those who wish to even entertain the sick and twisted lies against me. GAME OVER."

Charlie Sheen is suing the National Enquirer for an article it published claiming he raped a then 13-year-old Corey Haim.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Sheen says the Enquirer article that ran on Nov. 8 claimed Sheen sodomized Haim while they were filming the movie "Lucas" back in the 1980s. Sheen was 19 at the time.

The article claimed Charlie and Corey smoked pot and had anal sex. The article blames Sheen for putting Haim on a path of drug abuse, which sent him to an early grave.

Charlie has publicly denied the story, and in the lawsuit he points out Corey's own mother has also denied it.

Charlie says Enquirer exec Dylan Howard has a vendetta against him. Charlie believes Howard is pissed because his publication didn't break the story that Charlie has HIV.

He's suing Howard, the National Enquirer and actor Dominick Brascia for defamation and false light. Brascia was quoted in the article, saying Haim told him about the alleged rape.


25 People Share The Douchiest Things They've Ever Seen People Do

25 People Share The Douchiest Things They've Ever Seen People Do

 

These people are the absolute WORST. Just hope you've never crossed paths with anyone remotely similar to these cretins.

 


10 Unbelievable Crimes Committed By US Servicemen Abroad

10 Unbelievable Crimes Committed By US Servicemen Abroad -

 

Signing up for the US Armed Forces isn’t something to be taken lightly. It’s a long commitment that involves leaving your family behind, undergoing a punishing exercise regimen, and being the public face of your country to people around the world.

Ninety percent of those who join undertake this task with all the seriousness you’d expect. The remaining 10 percent, on the other hand, seem to use it as an excuse to raise hell. Sometimes, that raising hell leads to serious consequences.

 

10 Abducting And Beating A Pregnant Woman
Italy

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The Pentagon maintains roughly 800 US military installations abroad. Of those, the biggest in Europe are in Germany and Italy. But while Germans tend to be fairly neutral about the US military presence in their country, the same can’t be said of Italians.

In recent years, Italy has seen mass protests against US troops. When you hear what happened outside Vicenza’s Ederle and Dal Molin barracks in July 2014, you might begin to see their point of view.

On the night of July 14, two paratroopers abducted a pregnant Romanian prostitute from the streets of the city.[1] They allegedly held her for two hours, beat her, raped her, and then dumped her body in a field. Or so they assumed.

The woman actually survived the encounter and went on to report the two men to the authorities. It turned out that one of them was currently under investigation for abducting and assaulting a teenage girl.

9 Murdering A Waitress
South Korea

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One of the key things you should remember when reading the story of Kenneth L. Markle is that he’s currently a free man. In 1992, he was sentenced to 15 years in a South Korean jail for murdering waitress Yun Geum-i. He was released in 2006 and is now (presumably) living free in the US.

Given that both South Korea and the US routinely execute people for murder, Markle got off lightly. This would have been the case even if his killing of Yun had been accidental. As it was, it was extraordinarily brutal.

Markle had been seeing Yun when he got into an argument at her house in 1991. In a fit of rage, the soldier beat her half to death with a blunt object. He raped her, sodomized her with household objects, and then finished the job.[2]

Yun’s death caused outrage in South Korea as did Markle’s excessively lenient sentence. Along with a mass brawl in Seoul among servicemen around the same time, it did a lot to permanently tarnish the image of US forces in the country.

 

8 Partying With The Cartels
Colombia

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Can it really be called a crime when everyone involved is just having a private party? Absolutely, if a number of those partygoers are prostitutes paid for and supplied by brutal drug cartels.

A few years ago, a number of embarrassing stories broke about US agents working in Colombia. They revealed that members of the Secret Service and DEA agents had separately held raucous sex parties where prostitutes and cartel members mixed freely with the very people trying to stop them.

Although we now associate cartels more with Mexico, the Colombian cartels are still very active and very dangerous. While Escobar may be long gone, his violent tactics remain.

By attending these parties, the Secret Service and DEA agents were contributing toward all that carnage. They were also hugely embarrassing the US. Those involved were quickly shipped home and subjected to a huge dressing-down but not before they’d managed to tarnish Washington’s reputation in yet another nation.[3]

7 Trying To Cover Up A Brutal Murder
Kosovo

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The Kosovo War was a year-long orgy of rape and killing that spread along ethnic lines in the former Yugoslavia. It was exactly the sort of horror show in which you could conceivably commit a crime and cover it up by blaming it on the war. At least, that’s what Staff Sergeant Frank Ronghi clearly thought.

In January 2000, while on a peacekeeping mission, he became obsessed with an 11-year-old ethnic Albanian girl. He even boasted to his platoon that he was going to kidnap, rape, and murder her and then pin the blame on Serbian forces. They thought he was joking. He wasn’t.[4]

Ronghi abducted Merita Shabiu from her apartment, taking her down into the basement of her building. There, he sodomized her, killed her, and hid her body in a UN food sack until he could take it away for burial.

Perhaps the most heartbreaking detail is that Merita trusted him because he was an American and Americans protected people like her from the bad guys. Ronghi was eventually turned in by a private who was forced by Ronghi to help bury the body. Ronghi received a full life sentence in military prison.

6 Repeatedly Injuring People In Drunk Driver Crashes
Germany

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Germany is home to the highest number of US troops in Europe, with over 34,000 stationed in the country. One of the largest bases is in Grafenwoehr in northern Bavaria. While locals are generally supportive of the US presence, there is one area where things probably need to improve. Those stationed at Grafenwoehr have a reputation for getting steaming drunk, getting in their cars, and causing repeated crashes.[5]

The problem peaked in November 2017 when three servicemen were stopped and charged with DUIs in a single two-hour period. But the issue has existed for much longer. Grafenwoehr has seen multiple crashes caused by drunk driving this year alone, including a fatal one, and a crash in which US soldiers were seriously injured.

It’s certainly not the worst thing anyone has done on an overseas base, but it’s also not really a great thing to do. Especially when you’re lucky enough to be stationed in a rich country where almost no one wants to blow you up.

 

5 Assaulting A 12-year-Old Girl
Japan

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The one set of US overseas bases frequently featured in the news is on Okinawa, Japan. Set up at the end of World War II, the Okinawa network of bases accounts for over half of the 50,000 US troops stationed in Japan. You better believe the locals are less than happy with their presence.

Since the 1970s, Okinawans have repeatedly demonstrated against American troops. The 1995 case of Pfc. Rodrico Harp, Pfc. Kendrick M. Ledet, and Navy Seaman Marcus D. Gill only made those demonstrations larger.[6]

The three men had been going to buy a prostitute when they realized they didn’t have enough money. So, instead, they abducted a 12-year-old local girl. They repeatedly raped her. Gill supposedly later said the rape was for “fun.”

The case ignited a firestorm in Japan. Tens of thousands protested in the streets. In the end, the three men went down for a mere seven years. Rodrico Harp even had the guts to complain publicly about his prison conditions. Because we all know the real victim in a case like this is the guy abusing the underage child.

4 Shooting Civilians For Sport
Afghanistan

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Winning hearts and minds is key to winning any foreign war, which is why the actions of one group of soldiers in Afghanistan was so fundamentally damaging to US interests.

In 2010, a rogue unit under the command of Staff Sergeant Calvin Gibbs apparently decided that life in an active war zone wasn’t already exciting enough. They set up a “kill team” of guys who’d drive around southern Afghanistan until they came across civilians. Then they’d murder those civilians in cold blood and dress them as Taliban fighters to cover up the killings.

All told, some 15 civilians were killed during the five months that Gibbs’s team was active. The victims included a mentally retarded man and a 15-year-old boy who had been blown up with a grenade. The team sliced off body parts from their murder victims and kept them as trophies.[7]

The case was so shocking that it made international headlines and turned even more Afghans against US forces. Flash forward to November 2017, and it’s one of the cases from the occupation of Afghanistan that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is now preparing to investigate as crimes against humanity.

3 The Rapist Babysitter
Germany

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Ramstein Air Base is the biggest US base in Germany, home to thousands of soldiers. As such, it’s inevitable that some bad apples would find themselves mixed in with the rest of the bunch. Few could expect one as utterly rotten as Staff Sergeant Joshua Adam Smith.

From 2009–2010, Smith offered his services as a babysitter to parents on base and in the surrounding German towns. He used his position to sexually abuse children as young as three years old.[8]

One of the remarkable things about Smith is that he was hiding in plain sight. His online babysitter profile included a detailed discussion about the possibility of babysitters abusing children. When videos of him engaging in sexual acts with the kids in question were finally discovered, he freely admitted that he’d done it and offered no motive beyond his own sexual gratification.

Interestingly, despite one of Smith’s victims being a German national, there was no outcry about US forces in the German press.

2 Slaughtering An Entire Family For Kicks
Iraq

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By now, it’s probably becoming clear that the biggest crimes committed by soldiers abroad are motivated by truly sick sexual desires. Perhaps none are quite as sick as those Abeer Qassim al-Janabi found herself tragically wrapped up in.

A 14-year-old girl from Mahmoudiya, near Baghdad, she had the misfortune to catch the eyes of James Barker, Steven Green, Jesse Spielman, Bryan Howard, and Paul Cortez. Barker and Green had long harbored a desire to sleep with an Iraqi woman. Over cards one day, they convinced the others that the teenage Abeer should be that woman.[9]

In March 2006, the gang went to Abeer’s house. They took her family hostage and then took turns brutally gang-raping her. Afterward, they murdered the lot of them, including her six-year-old sister. Abeer herself was set on fire and shot in the head. The killers tried to pin the murder on insurgents.

The story came to light after a whistle-blower came forward in 2007. Nearly all of those involved received sentences of between 90 and 100 years in military prisons. Given that many felt that Steven Green, the ringleader, should have been executed, the sentences caused anger in Iraq.

1 US Soldiers Hired As Contract Killers
Mexico

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Mexico’s drug cartels are notorious for their brutality, indulging in mass murders and tortures so awful that even the psychos in ISIS would probably be terrified of them. The cartels are also very rich.

Thanks to the drug trade (and the collusion of banks like HSBC), Mexican cartels can pocket billions of dollars annually. With that sort of money, it’s not hard to hire killers to do your dirty work. Even when those killers come from the US Army.

In 2013, it was revealed that some US soldiers were returning from active duty and offering their new skills as hit men to Mexican cartels. The cartels would pay the soldiers up to $50,000, plus free cocaine, to perform a hit. In return, the cartels got their targets knocked off with military precision.[10]

The case came to light when Army Pfc. Michael Apodaca and Lieutenant Kevin Corley were caught offering murder for hire in a sting by FBI agents. For their willingness to kill for the cartels, the two went down for over a decade each.


10 Drownings That Did Not Involve Water

Drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death.[1] Typically, water comes to mind—young children unsupervised in a pool or an overconfident swimmer getting pulled under by a strong current. Water might be the most common substance that people drown in, but it certainly isn’t the only one. A person can drown in any liquid.

Below are ten unusual drowning cases that were not caused by water. Some of these substances must have made a horrible way to die that much worse. But others just might have made the end a little sweeter for the victims.

10.Plunged Into Paint


30-year-old Christopher Shute worked at a Ford transit van plant located in Southampton, England. The factory contained a massive tank that collected and recycled paint from the factory’s paint shop. Within the first year of operating, the paint tank began malfunctioning on a regular basis, which resulted in paint overflowing the tank.

In August 2000, the paint tank began overflowing while Shute was working. Shute climbed on top of the tank to try to stop the spill.[2] While he was up there, he fell through an opening in the tank where a lid had been removed. The overflowing paint would have made it impossible for Shute to see that the lid was missing.

Shute tried to pull himself out, and a colleague tried to reach him, but the paint made everything too slippery. Shute drowned.

Not long before Shute’s death, another worker had fallen into the tank while it was being cleaned. Had proper safety rails and procedures been implemented at that time, Shute’s accident would likely not have happened.

Ford and two acting managers were held liable for Shute’s death. The popular car manufacturer and the two managers in charge of Shute all admitted to the charges of failing to ensure the safety of their workers. This resulted in a £300,000 fine for Ford, and the managers were each fined £5,000.

9.Trapped In A Grease Pit

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In October 2017, Sadie Grace Andrews, three years old, visited an ice cream shop in Auburn, Alabama, with her family. She and two of her siblings were playing behind the store when Sadie stepped on the lid of a grease trap, causing the lid to flip open. Sadie tumbled into the 1.8-meter-deep (6 ft) pit, and the lid fell closed behind her.

Security cameras showed that her father had turned his head for only a moment. When her family realized Sadie was missing, they alerted authorities and began searching right away. It took less than ten minutes for Sadie’s father to locate the young girl in the grease trap. She was unresponsive. Family members and employees of the ice cream shop performed CPR until paramedics arrived at the scene. Sadie was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her death was ruled an accidental drowning.[3]

8.Immersed In Molasses


In the summer of 2016, Robert Herweyer was newly married and expecting his first child. Herweyer worked for Agri-Technology in Saugatuck, Michigan, a small company that supplies farms with agricultural products. On July 26, 2016, Herweyer was cleaning a 3.7-meter (12 ft) molasses tank. When the level of molasses became too low to pump out, Herweyer entered the tank in order to adjust the valve. He used safety equipment, lowering himself into the contraption with straps and a forklift while another worker assisted. Herweyer appeared to be fine while working in the tank, but when he began to climb out, he suddenly stopped moving.[4]

His coworker called to him, but Herweyer failed to respond. Herweyer fell down and slipped under the molasses. His coworker tried and failed to lift him from the tank before running to get help. The plant owner used an electric saw to cut the tank open and free Herweyer. Witnesses estimate that he was submerged in the molasses for four to five minutes before they were able to free him. He did not respond to CPR efforts. The emergency room doctor who treated him found molasses in his lungs and determined that Herweyer died from drowning.

7.Plummeting Into Manure Ponds

A drive through the countryside can often include the unpleasant scent of manure. If you thought the smell was bad, imagine what it would be like to drown in it.

In February 2016, Ruperto Vazquez-Carrera showed up for his shift at Sunrise Organic Dairy in Idaho. He was driving a feed truck across the farm when he crashed it into a manure pond. He managed to escape from the truck but became disoriented while swimming in the muck consisting of animal feces and urine. His body was located 64 meters (210 ft) from the truck, pointed away from the direction that would have quickly led him to land.

Drowning in manure happens more often than you might think. Just seven months after Vazquez-Carrera’s death, a dairy worker at a different Idaho farm met the same fate after driving a tractor into a manure pond.

The feces-filled ponds are common on dairy farms. They store animal waste and prevent it from polluting waterways. The contents of the ponds are later used as fertilizer. On both Idaho farms where employees drowned in manure, there were no barricades, floodlights, or even signs to warn the drivers away from crashing into the pond on a dark morning.[5]

6.Engulfed In Liquefied Vegetables


In July 2010, tragedy struck a ketchup factory in Lucknow, India. The factory contained a 6-meter-deep (20 ft) tank that was used to ferment vegetables. A worker was scooping fermented liquids from the tank when her ladder slipped, and she fell in. Her fellow employees saw the accident and rushed to help her. In a lethal parade, seven more people fell into the tank.

Authorities arrived and extracted the workers from the vat. They were all rushed to a local trauma center, where six were declared dead.

Police believed that once inside the tank, the toxic gasses produced during the fermentation process caused the workers to fall unconscious. Once the workers lost consciousness, they drowned in the liquefied vegetables.[6]

5.Death By Chocolate


In 2002, Yoni Cordon was working at Kargher Corporation, a candy factory located in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. His body was discovered submerged in a 4,500-liter (1,200 gal) vat of melted chocolate.

A platform near the vat was used for mixing ingredients, and it is believed the 19-year-old was working on the platform when he slipped and fell into the tank. No one saw Cordon fall in, so it was unknown how long he was in the tank before coworkers discovered his body. Foul play was not suspected, and Cordon’s death was ruled an accident.[7]

Cordon is not the only case of chocolate drowning. In 2009, Vincent Smith II also fell into a vat of melted chocolate. The 29-year-old had held a temporary position at Cocoa Services Inc. in New Jersey. Smith was standing on a 2.7-meter-high (9 ft) platform while he added chocolate to the vat. A blade used to mix the chocolate hit him, knocking him into the tank. Coworkers attempted to help him, but Smith was dead by the time he was pulled from the molten chocolate.

4.Caught In Cooking Oil


Donald Boone worked at a Frito-Lay factory in Lubbock, Texas, for more than six years. On February 9, 2001, Boone and another employee were making repairs on the roof of a 4.5-meter-tall (15 ft) tank that contained cooking oil. Boone’s coworker bent down to retrieve a tool. When he looked up, he saw Boone’s legs disappearing through a 0.6-meter (2 ft) opening in the tank.

Boone’s coworker called for help. A valve to release the oil in the vat was opened, and another worker tried looking for Boone through the tank’s roof opening, but all he could see were his shoes.

Paramedics arrived quickly, only five minutes after Boone had fallen into the tank. Boone was pulled from the oil and rushed to the emergency room, but he did not respond to resuscitation efforts. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.[8]

It was later discovered that Boone hit his head when he fell into the tank, which rendered him unconscious and caused him to drown in the cooking oil.

Frito-Lay Inc. agreed to pay $57,000 in fines for safety violations that were discovered during the investigation after Boone’s death.

3.Falling Into A Pit Toilet


In 2014, Michael Komape was five years old and attending his first year of primary school in a South African village on the outskirts of Polokwane. On January 20, Michael’s mom, Rosina, received a call from the primary school principal. The principal informed her that Michael had been missing for approximately two hours.

When Rosina arrived at the school, teachers told her they had searched everywhere, including the student toilets. They also asked Rosina to stay away from the toilets. Rosina then spotted Michael’s best friend, who told her he had seen Michael fall into one of the toilets. Rosina looked into the pit toilet that Michael’s friend pointed out, and saw her son’s arm rising above the pool of feces. He had drowned in human waste.[9]

The fire department pulled Michael’s body from the pit, and the school immediately shut down the student toilets. Faced with the liability of the dilapidated pit toilets that caused Michael’s death, the government installed brand-new lavatories at the primary school, as well as other schools in the area, within weeks.

Michael’s parents and siblings are suing the state for his death. The trial was postponed until November 2017 because of various technical delays. The Komape family is seeking monetary damages for shock and trauma as well as an amount for constitutional damages. They are also requesting a change in the safety and hygiene requirements of schools as well as an apology from the state for their role in the neglect that led to Michael’s death.

2.Submerged In Sulfuric Acid


Fernando Gonzalez worked for Coastal Circuits Factory in Redwood City, California. The 18-year-old was expected home early on the morning of September 23, 2007, after working a late-night shift. When he failed to show up, his father, who was also a Coastal Circuits employee, went to the factory to look for him. Shortly before 2:00 AM, Gonzalez’s father found his body in a vat of sulfuric acid.

Initial reports stated that Gonzalez was one of two Coastal Circuits employees working at the time. He had been submerging circuit boards in the sulfuric acid. Authorities believed toxic fumes from the chemicals caused Gonzalez to lose consciousness before falling forward into the vat and drowning.

There were many questions left unanswered in the immediate aftermath of Gonzalez’s death. A Coastal Circuits spokesperson declined to explain why Gonzalez had been working such a late shift with only one other employee or why he hadn’t been wearing any facial protection while working with chemicals. There was no explanation for why the other employee had not called for help after Gonzalez’s accident.

Later reports revealed more questions than answers. Gonzalez was referred to as working alone when the accident occurred, and no mention was made of another employee. In addition, toxicology reports showed that Gonzalez did not succumb to any chemicals before falling face-first into the vat of sulfuric acid.[10]

Despite the mystery surrounding the incident, officials did not investigate Gonzalez’s drowning as suspicious, and his death was ruled an accident.

1.Tsunami Of Beer

The Horse Shoe Brewery was located in St. Giles in London. In 1810, the brewery installed a 6.7-meter-high (22 ft) wooden fermentation tank. The massive structure was held together by giant iron rings that surrounded the tank. Four years later, on October 17, 1814, one of those iron rings snapped. The tank exploded, releasing a tsunami of beer. The force behind the tidal wave of ale was so great that the back wall of the brewery collapsed. The pressure also broke open several other containers of liquid, and their contents added to the 4.5-meter (15 ft) tidal wave that flooded the streets. In total, more than 1.2 million liters (320,000 gal) of beer burst from the brewery.

The area surrounding the brewery was densely populated by slums, and it didn’t take long for the flood of beer to claim lives. Eight people drowned, including four mourners participating in a wake for a toddler who had died the day before.

Those left standing were quick to profit from the catastrophe. Hundreds of people grabbed every container they could find and scooped up the free beer. Overindulgence resulted in alcohol poisoning, which claimed another life days later. Relatives of the beer flood victims charged people money to view the corpses of their lost loved ones. One of these morbid exhibitions caused so many people to gather in one house that the floor collapsed, dropping everyone into a cellar still flooded waist-high with beer.

The incident caused breweries to gradually replace wooden fermentation tanks with lined concrete vats.[11]


JUST YOUR BASIC NOT-SO-BASIC BIZARRE, WEIRD AND WTF STUFF

JUST YOUR BASIC NOT-SO-BASIC BIZARRE, WEIRD AND WTF STUFF

 

 

 


22 Hotel Workers Describe The Creepiest Things They've Seen

22 Hotel Workers Describe The Creepiest Things They've Seen -

 

Just about everyone has a creepy, scary, or horrifying hotel story, but if you ask the average hotel worker (night audit clerks, housekeeping staff, managers, etc.) you'll likely hear stories beyond your wildest imagination. As proof, consider these 22 tales from hotel workers around the world. You won't be the same afterwards.


17 Overweight Women Reveal How They Feel When People Call Them Fat

 

17 Overweight Women Reveal How They Feel When People Call Them Fat


Russian Bodybuilder May Have Arms Amputated After Injecting Himself With Homemade Muscle-Enhancer

Russian Bodybuilder May Have Arms Amputated After Injecting Himself With Homemade Muscle-Enhancer

The first question that pops into my head when I see this guy is this: Why?

A 21-year-old man from Pyatigorsk named Kirill Tereshin, is in the news for quite the dumb decision that he made. Tereshin actually injected himself with a homemade chemical concoction in hopes of bulking up his muscles. And well, this is what he looks like today:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BcKNIBDj8lg/

Again, why?

Tereshin injected himself with a homemade batch of Synthol, which is made up of 85 percent oil, 7.5 percent lidocaine, and 7.5 percent alcohol. But Tereshin reveals that he made his using olive oil, lidocaine and benzyl alcohol. And that’s why he looks like a human Popeye.

But now because of his stupidity, the former ex-soldier reveals that his “‘bazooka arms are about to fall off,” as doctors have told him that paralysis and amputation are a huge possibility.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BcAdl0eDXuM/

Here’s what professor Evgeny Lilin had to say:

“Not immediately but he very likely faces amputation in the future. One day abscesses will develop, then inflammation and he (will be at risk of) a stroke. The bad thing is that already-injected Synthol or its equivalent will remain in his muscles for the next five to seven years, even if he stops adding more now.”

Tereshin says he will stop injecting himself once his arms reach 27 inches, but even then he reveals he will then move on to his back, chest and shoulders.

“I would like to get more than one million subscribers on Instagram and to stop working,” Tereshin said, adding this:

“For about a month I was making up to ten injections into each arm every day, using a 20 ml syringe. If I had used real Synthol, it would have cost me about 400,000 roubles ($6,764), but as I made it myself, I spent only about 4,000 roubles ($67). I did not feel any discomfort in my arms when I was doing it…. my body got used to it.

Within a month I got 106,000 subscribers in my Instagram. I love to be recognizable.”

And suddenly my string cheese body doesn’t seem so bad.

 

 


Idiot Cements Microwave To Head And Firefighters Have To Rescue Him

Idiot Cements Microwave To Head And Firefighters Have To Rescue Him

Here’s another piece of advice from me to you. Are you bored? Get a hobby. Collect stamps. Read a book. Draw. Just don’t, for the love of everything that is holy, do what Jay Swingler did.

The 22-year-old from Wolverhampton, England, decided that getting YouTube views was important enough to him that he was going to cement his head inside a microwave for some reason. Well to no one’s shock not only did this idiot do just that, but his head became stuck, forcing him to reach out to firefighters to release him.

Swingler mixed seven bags of Polyfilla before his “pals” tipped the microwave over his head. Swingler had a plastic bag over his head and a tube to breathe, but he still found himself struggling to breathe when the microwave became stuck.

 

His just as dumb friends spent 90 minutes trying to rescue Swingler before they called for help. Firefighters showed up and took an hour of their time rescuing this fool.

“As funny as this sounds, this young man could quite easily have suffocated or have been seriously injured,” Watch Commander Shaun Dakin of the West Midlands Fire Service crew said. “Taking the microwave apart was tricky, because a lot of it was welded. We video-called our technical rescue colleagues for advice and eventually managed to get him unstuck.”

Dakin adds that while the group of dudes were sorry, it was a “rescue” call that they shouldn’t have needed to make.

“It took us nearly an hour to free him,” Dakin said. “All of the group involved were very apologetic, but this was clearly a call-out which might have prevented us from helping someone else in genuine, accidental need.”

https://twitter.com/WestMidsFire/status/938831999770521600

And what did Swingler have to say about all this? Well…

https://twitter.com/JayFromTGF/status/938799179710812166


40 Times Sarah Scribbles Web Comics Were Deeply Relatable

40 Times Sarah Scribbles Web Comics Were Deeply Relatable

Sarah Scribbles is our spirit animal.

 


HUNDREDS GATHERED AT THE FLAT EARTH CONFERENCE, ALL BELIEVING THEY’VE BEEN LIED TO AND THE WORLD IS NOT A SPHERE

HUNDREDS GATHERED AT THE FLAT EARTH CONFERENCE, ALL BELIEVING THEY’VE BEEN LIED TO AND THE WORLD IS NOT A SPHERE

The theory that the world is flat, for example, gained so much popularity online that this year 500 people gathered for the first ever International Flat Earth Conference. The belief that the world is flat has kind of been around forever, but it picked up steam in 2015 with a rash of online communities, YouTube videos, podcasts, and even songs preaching the gospel.


This Holiday-Inspired Pizza Looks Awful And Twitter Can’t Handle It

This Holiday-Inspired Pizza Looks Awful And Twitter Can’t Handle It

It’s the holiday season and folks everywhere are eating sugar cookies, drinking eggnog, eating candy canes and any other food that gets them in the holiday spirit. One thing that will not be getting anyone in the holiday spirit anytime soon? This horrible holiday-inspired pizza.

https://twitter.com/gotham146/status/937099160121171968

Just look at that thing. This is why we can’t have nice things. It looks like this monstrosity has candy canes baked into the pizza as well as what looks like Santa Claus gummy bits. Why?

And one look at this pizza and Twitter just wasn’t having it

https://twitter.com/CrazyFaceChico/status/938128794245844992

https://twitter.com/slimrel__/status/938114472878727174

https://twitter.com/Sir_Fowler/status/937200852540018688

https://twitter.com/fetchpml/status/938335329530114049

https://twitter.com/Scholl5Anna/status/938287534400032769

https://twitter.com/SwankFinnese/status/937102388036538369

https://twitter.com/Mofaye_/status/937446694085693440

https://twitter.com/Clark_Kentt17/status/937905423964884992

https://twitter.com/DiGiornoPizza/status/937102892753879042

 

 

 

 


She Denied Gay Man A Marriage License - Now He Wants Her Seat

She Denied Gay Man A Marriage License - Now He Wants Her Seat

The Kentucky county clerk who made headlines two years ago for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples is up for re-election next year—and one of the men she denied a license to has announced plans to run against her. Reuters reports that David Ermold of Morehead will run as a Democrat against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who said she was simply sticking to her Apostolic Christian beliefs in 2015 when she turned down Ermold's request for a license to marry his partner, David Moore. "It's official. I'm in!" Ermold, a University of Pikeville professor, wrote Wednesday in a Facebook post announcing his candidacy, adding afterward in a phone call to Reuters that "we need to restore the integrity of that office" and that "I wasn't treated fairly myself."

Davis spent five days behind bars in September 2015 for not issuing the license to Ermold and Moore, as well as other same-sex couples after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide that summer. After Kentucky lawmakers took county clerks' names off of the marriage licenses, Ermold and Moore received theirs and married on Sept. 26, 2015. Davis, who originally won her clerkship as a Democrat but switched to Republican after she got out of jail, was photographed Wednesday helping Ermold with his candidacy papers; a tweet featuring the photo went viral. "I shook his hand and told him, 'Congratulations, and may the best candidate win,'" Davis told Reuters in an email. As for Ermold, he tells ABC News: "The message I want to send out is one of bringing people back together. People are just hurt, people are angry, and we don't have to follow this path … We can change."