*Oh how I wish I had video to show you. Even as I type this, I am doubled over in laughter. The thought of some fool taking his junk out and placing it on a self-service checkout stand — you know the kind — in an attempt to scan it, well, its something you’d just have to see. But then again, for some reason or another, the image in my mind is rather clear.
The scene was the Quality Food Center in Seattle. A man is said to have walked in, went up to the self-serve counter where he proceeded to take out his genitals and set it on the scanner.
But this, apparently, was no fun alone. So he called a female staffer over to help.Continue reading →
*As far as this writer is concerned, this news should be sung from the highest mountain tops. I can confidently say that we all have lost too many friends, known and unknown, to cancer. Now, “WE MAY BE ON THE VERGE OF A POSSIBLE CURE FOR CANCER!” And further, it gives me great pleasure to know that the breakthrough comes via a beautiful black female physicist named Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green.
Green is currently working to advance a cancer treatment involving lasers and nano-particles that will target cancer cells. Thanks to being awarded a grant valued at $1.1 million dollars through the Veterans Affairs Historically Black Colleges and Universities Research Scientist Training Program, she is now free to continue her work on this groundbreaking procedure.
Green, 35, is only one of less than 100 black women physicists in the United States. She is the first in her family to attend college and in 2012, she became the second African American woman to receive a PhD in physics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Continue reading →
I always worry whenever I have a headache, especially if it lasts more than a day and seems to come out of nowhere. This wasn’t always the case. People get headaches all the time for a variety of reasons. Stress. Hangover. Sinus. Allergies. But I no longer make the assumptions I used to make about headaches. Especially since over the years I have learned about fatalities associated with them. So when I heard this story about a woman who had gone swimming in Oklahoma, and a day or so later was hit with a severe headache; and that headache was no ordinary headache because it got worse, and eventually took her life, I said, “Oh sh*t. My nightmare. A headache killed this woman.
The grieving family of 24-year-old Elizabeth Knight has now set out to warn others because they say it is what their daughter would want them to do.
Knight’s death came as a result of a bacteria ID’d as a “Brain-eating Amoeba” (learn about this in the video below). Continue reading →
*There is a really scary commercial running right now. I can’t even recall the product that the actual commercial is about (not surprising, as the viewing audience generally gets more involved in the backstory than the product its supposed to be selling). But this particular commercial shows a group of friends at a party. When all of a sudden, a panicked woman calls out, “There weren’t peanuts in the brownies right?” Then an apologetic party host responds, “No. Just Peanut Butter. Oh no, I’m sorry,” after she realizes her horrible error. Cut to a woman covered in red hives, before passing out. Now Panera Bread, the sandwich restaurant, is in the same situation. According to the family of a little girl with peanut allergies, the restaurant put a whop of peanut butter in her grilled cheese sandwich.
Allegedly, even after they were told not to.
The family of the 6-year-old Natick girl has now filed a lawsuit with Middlesex Superior Court against Panera and a group of their franchises in New England alleging negligence. The parents say they ordered the sandwich on January 28 via Panera’s online system, and specifically stated their daughter’s peanut allergy. Continue reading →
Sharon Heinrich and Helen Salter were riding along a scenic trail in Southern Australian when they stopped to look at a beautiful kangaroo. Before they could grab their iPhones and snap a pic, the marsupial jumped onto Heinrich’s torso and bounced off of it onto Salter’s back, knocking them both off of their bikes. The beast then bounced away.
“I saw him and thought ‘Oh, isn’t he cute’ — then he was on top of me,” Heinrich said.
*This chick goes straight into my “Bat Shit Crazy” file.
25-year-old Pixee Fox (and if THAT’s not a stripper name, I don’t know what is), has undergone 15 total surgeries, in her quest to look like Jessica Rabbit or a Disney princess — and she’s not done, yet.
“I’ve always been inspired by cartoons and Disney movies — all the curves and tiny waists,” Fox said.
What Fox seems to have missed is the fact that the “curves and tiny waists” she covets are drawings on a page — NOT REAL PEOPLE.
She HAS managed to achieve a 14 inch waist. Yes, she had ribs removed — six of them, in fact. She’s had surgeries on her eyelids, her brow, her butt, her cheeks, her lips, and she’s endured a fat-melting procedure to help her further trim what was left of her original body.
The picture up top shows you what Fox looks like now: the bastard child of Dolly Parton and Michael Jackson.
Just in case you’re curious, here’s how she looked before the surgeries: Continue reading →
*According to studies, if we put our kids (ages 7-11) to bed earlier, they are going to do better in school because their cognitive, emotional and physical development will benefit from the additional rest. So now the question is, what does earlier mean?
Researchers say children should be put to bed between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Its hard to even think about trying to put your kid to bed when the sun is still up. Heck, who can sleep, right?