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A portrait of Washington Irving Bishop, (deadconjurers.blogspot.com) 0

Weird History: Killed By An Autopsy

Weird History: The Man Killed By An Autopsy The curious case of Washington Irving Bishop begins with magic and ends with tragedy when he is found dead… after an autopsy was performed on his body. An American stage mentalist, Bishop started his career as an assistant under the muscle reader J. Randall Brown, but was most well known for his performance of the blindfold drive, an act involving driving while blindfolded (go figure). In the early 1870’s Bishop was the manager of Anna Eva Fay’s spiritualist acts, but in 1876 he exposed her trick methods to the media, after which he became an...

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‘Super Blood Moon’ Lunar Eclipse visible Sunday Night, September 27th

‘Super Blood Moon’ lunar eclipse will be visible Sunday Night, September 27th ‘Super Blood Moon’. The name alone sounds ominous. It could easily be the title of a cheesy sci-fi B movie or a song by an 80’s post-punk band. In actuality, a Super Blood Moon eclipse is a rare astronomical phenomenon that will produce a moon that can appear bigger than usual and have a reddish color, hence the “Blood Moon” nickname. A super moon occurs when the moon is in its orbit that is closest to Earth, making it appear only about 7% larger. As our Editor pointed out earlier this month, in truth, that...

Mugshot of Robert Predmore upon arrest, (Huffington Post) 0

Florida Man: Burglar Who Leaves Surprise in Bar, Arrested

Florida Man: Burglar Who Leaves Surprise in Bar, Arrested A Florida man suspected of breaking into a bar, stealing alcohol, and then defecating on the floor has been caught… with his pants down. Collier County deputies responded to a 911 call Tuesday evening about a possible burglary at Joey D’s in East Naples, Florida. Arriving at the scene they found 61-year-old Robert Predmore quite literally with his pants down, smelling of alcohol and a foul odor. The deputies noted thousands of dollars in damage to computers, monitors and the cash register; however, most incriminating, on the floor of the bar they found a bottle of...

A tarantula escaped its container Wednesday, grounding Delta flight 1525 from Baltimore to Atlanta. (Archive) 2

Tarantula Grounds Passenger Jet in Baltimore

Tarantula Grounds Passenger Jet Near Baltimore (Maryland) Reports of a tarantula which escaped its cage in a passenger jet, have grounded a flight from Baltimore to Atlanta Wednesday afternoon. Delta flight 1525 was scheduled to depart from Baltimore-Washington International at 7:00 PM local time (-5 GMT) and arrive in Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International around 9:00 PM. According to reports, when baggage handlers discovered the arachnid loose in the cargo hold, threat of additional loose tarantulas ultimately halted departure. “They were able to capture it, and they contacted the handler,” according to Delta spokesman Brian Kruse. “The captain told the waiting passengers the eight-legged...

Lines continued to flow in Mecca for the annual Hajj, despite the recent stampede which claimed the lives of over 700 pilgrims. (BBC World News) 0

Over 700 Die During Stampede Amid History of Tragedies at Mecca

Over 700 Die During Stampede Amid History of Tragedies at Mecca (Saudi Arabia) Over 700 people have been declared dead following a stampede during the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj to Mecca, yesterday, around 7:00 PM GMT. Over two million pilgrims were lined up to perform the final rite of throwing stones at a pillar representing the Devil during the celebration, when the incident occurred. The lines stretched across a valley, where witnesses observed the two lines converging on one another approximately 3 miles away from Mecca. Temperatures we said to have been as high as 114 degrees Fahrenheit during the event. This...

Bags of medical grade blood, (Wired) 0

New Blood-Transmitted Human Virus Found

A New Blood-Transmitted Human Virus Has Been Discovered A team of scientists from Columbia University have identified a new human virus transmitted through the bloodstream, called hepegivirus 1 (or HHpgV-1). Long after the discovery of HIV and hepatitis C during the 70’s and 80’s, when thousands of people around the world were allegedly infected with the viruses after receiving blood transfusions, the team of scientists have been on the hunt for other transfusion-transmissible agents which we might want to know about. Using highly sensitive sequencing techniques to look for changes in the viromes – the viral equivalent of the microbiome within people given blood transfusions, within a total of...

A man nearly decapitated by falling glass, (CCTVNEWS24/7) 0

Saudi Man Narrowly Avoids Death From Falling Glass

Saudi Man Narrowly Avoids Death From Falling Glass A Saudi Man is counting his blessings and has become a new web-celebrity after a massive piece of glass paneling became a deadly projectile that narrowly missed his head. The panel fell at an incredible speed from an unknown height and is seen pressing and sliding against the man’s face and shoulder before shattering on the ground beside him. It was a very close call. Eventually an on-looker from within the building rushed out to see if the man was injured. They invited him into the building to avoid any further accidents. Good thinking. Check...

Medicine as Money - A depiction of a pill stuffed with money, (Global Health Renegade) 0

Ex-Hedge Funder Buys Rights To AIDS Drug, Raises Price Over 5000%

Ex-Hedge Funder Buys Rights To AIDS Drug, Raises Price Over 5000% Ex-Hedge Fund Manager Martin Shkreli is in hot water after an overnight hike in the price of the drug Daraprim from $13.50 per pill to $750.00 per pill. The price change comes after Turing Pharmaceuticals, a start-up whose main investors include Mr. Shkreli, purchased the rights to the drug in a $55 million bid. The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the HIV Medicine Association sent a joint letter to Turing Pharmaceuticals earlier this month calling the price increase on Daraprim “unjustifiable for the medically vulnerable patient population” and “unsustainable for...

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Please, No Buzzing in the War Room!

The War Room from Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film “Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” Please, No Buzzing in the War Room! During the Cold War, one of the most crucial elements of survival was not food or water or even a deep enough bomb shelter; it was communication. As many know by now, ARPANET, the grandfather of the internet, was created by the Department of Defense to provide a backup system of networks in the event the unthinkable had happened. Well, the Cold War has ended, and the unthinkable is, well, not thought...

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Floods Ravage Utah And Southwest

Floods Ravage Utah And Southwest A devastating storm ripped through the southwest causing flash floods from Los Angeles to Utah. Particularly hard hit was the Utah-Arizona border town of Hildale, the home base of Warren Jeffs’ polygamous sect the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or FLDS.  Reports confirm that 13 were killed in the flash flooding that, according to eye witness Chris Wyler, only seemed to last, “like a half hour, [or] 45 minutes.”  According to Utah officials in the city of Hildale and the Washington County Emergency Services, among the dead are at least 3 women and 6 children, ranging in...

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Wine and tapas? Taco Bell to serve them.

Yo quiero a glass of wine and tapas? In the latest move of truly ‘thinking outside the bun,’ Taco Bell will open a location that serves wine, beer, sangria and frozen mixed drinks in Chicago next week. This will mark the first time the chain will serve alcohol in the United States. The new restaurant will also feature trends the chain says it is seeing among millennials, featuring a menu of “tapas-style” appetizers, a mural by a local artist and an open kitchen. The interior, similar to designs launched at Taco Bells in Tokyo, Seoul and the U.K. that also serve alcohol,...

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OSU Prof Disappears, May Have Sold Defense Secrets to Chinese

For the past fifteen years or more people have been wondering if China could be trusted as an ally to this country. As they have shifted into a global power the nation of china`peaked in economics, engineering, military, and trade. The odds are pretty great that most objects in your life were made and shipped from China. Furthermore The United States is indebted trillions of dollars to the great nation. Which always begged the questions, “is China our enemy?”, and “Will China ever invade?” Logically speaking China seeking any kind of attack against The United States wouldn’t make much sense....