Austrian Couple Accidentally Receive Shipment Of $550,000 In Ecstasy Pills

We underestimate the needs for labeling things correctly. Some 9 out of 10 consumers believe there will always be a need for printed materials. This is especially true in the age of online ordering and physical shipping to physical addresses.

Speaking of addresses, a 58-year-old woman in Austria was expecting a shipment of dresses to her home. Her husband and she received the shipment, but only half-correct. The first box had her dresses, but the second box did not. They were packages of pink-purple pebbles that she thought were decorative stones, like the kind you put in planters or fish tanks.

Decorative stones they were not. Rather, the couple had received mistakenly received a shipment of 24,800 ecstasy pills. The husband, 59, was the one that gave the “decorative stones” a second look and determined they were probably drugs. The police were promptly contacted and the package was handed over.

“The originally planned cozy breakfast was quickly over and to the horror of the couple, it turned out that, though one of the packages did contain the two dresses, the second however had 24,800 Ecstasy tablets worth about 500,000 Euros. The (post) office was equally astonished, which is why the police, and subsequently the narcotics department of the City Police Command Linz, was informed,” Upper Austria police said in a statement.

In the United States, there were 662,390 police officers patrolling in 2017, searching for similar things. The Netherlands — much smaller than the United States — is known as one of the world’s biggest producers of drugs. They’ve reported that the quantity of drugs being sent via mail has tripled from 2016 to 2018. The package itself was meant to be shipped to Scotland and the investigation now involves The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA), bringing police forces across the European Union into the mix.

In the same statement, Upper Austria police reported that the NCA was able to investigate and detain the person the package was meant for. A little more difficult, but of great interest to Dutch authorities, is the origin of such a substantial shipment of illegal drugs.

At least the woman got her dresses.

The (Few) Perks of Dental Plaque: How It Has Revealed Important Clues About Diet During the Irish Famine

Recent dental plaque analysis confirms that diets were more varied than we once thought

Most people hate dental plaque. This foul-smelling film inevitably turns into hardened tartar (or calculus) in as little as 24 to 72 hours. When it isn’t removed, it can lead to tooth decay and other health issues. Truly, this is a health hindrance most of us can live without.

Who would have thought that terrible tartar can be a good thing? Continue reading

Breast Cancer News: 7 Important Breast Cancer Research Breakthroughs in 2019

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This year, around 41,760 women in the US will die from breast cancer, a disease which will affect one in eight American women during her lifetime.

But, breast cancer news isn’t all negative. Death rates have been decreasing since 1989, and are now 40 percent below their peak. 

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How Do You Stay Organized When Life Is So Busy? 5 Ways to Keep It Together

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Are you suffering through a crazy busy schedule? How do you stay organized? Keep it together with these 5 simple and effective organization methods.

Staying organized isn’t easy. When you’re busy — and we all are — organization seems to be one of the first things to go by the wayside.

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Taking Steps: Accessibility And Why It Matters

While many people go through their daily routine without thinking about cracks in the sidewalk, a set of stairs, or conversing with a cashier, there’s a significant percentage of the global population that struggles in some way with these activities that are taken for granted. Those living with disabilities in today’s modern world still face an enormous amount of difficulty in regular, routine activities, and the current widespread lack of accessibility could be holding back progress. Continue reading

Were Titan’s Lakes Actually Formed By Underground Explosions?

Titan is the only other object in the solar system that has lakes of liquid on its surface besides earth, notes CBS. Even though these lakes exist in the form of liquid methane and not water, we know that Saturn’s favorite moon has maintained its liquid surface through a methane cycle that’s similar to the water cycle on earth. Unfortunately, humans have never been able to determine what caused the lakes on Titan to appear in the first place.

Until now.

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Verizon Sells Tumblr To WordPress For $3 Million

The microblogging and social networking website Tumblr has officially been put on the market by Verizon and sold to WordPress owner Automattic Inc. While the sale was for an undisclosed amount, Automattic reportedly purchased Tumblr for less than $3 million.

Verizon initially acquired Tumblr in 2017 after purchasing Yahoo, which paid $1.1 billion for Tumblr in 2013. The website sold for approximately 2% of what it was originally worth.

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Bikers Brandishing Guns Interrupt Police Protestors Who Then Demand Cops Shoot Them – WATCH

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*In Colorado Springs, Colorado, two people were arrested as protesters crowded the entrance of the Colorado Springs Police Department headquarters Monday demanding justice over a recent officer-involved shooting.

Both of the men – who appeared to be bad boy bikers – interrupted what had been a heated but peaceful protest.

“They pulled up and they started talking about how all lives matter and this is about everyone,” said witness Brandon Poe. “… Everyone immediately rushed them and were like, ‘Hey, get out of here, this isn’t the place for that. We’re, like, mourning and protesting our thing.

“… Soon as the people started going towards them, they pulled out their guns and started aiming at people’s faces.”

At that point, protesters start chanting/yelling at police officers to “shoot them motherf**kers!” 

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The counterprotesters’ arrival came two hours into the demonstration, which started at City Hall at 11 a.m. and made its way to the POC about a mile away.

The focus of the protest centered largely around De’Von Bailey, who family and friends say was wrongly shot by police Saturday night. Family members of a second man recently shot by police, Josh Vigil, were also in attendance.

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