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Couple trying to sell baby on Craigslist Busted

Couple trying to sell baby on Craigslist Busted

Crime, Latest News, Strange
A Tennessee couple stands accused of an unthinkable crime. Police say John Cain and Deanna Grier tried to sell their five-month-old baby to a stranger on Craigslist. Undercover agents heard about the deal and jumped in, just in time. The couple appeared in front of a judge for the first time Monday morning. They are accused of aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect or endangerment. Undercover agents say they met the couple at a Dollar General in Greene County, about 75 miles east of Knoxville. According to police, Cain and Grier approached with the child, ready to make the deal. "She went into the store and purchased some cigarettes and came back out and kind of hung out in the parking lot for a few minutes before we took them down," said Greene County Chief Deputy...
‘If you are overweight, pedicures will be $45’: Sign stirs anger on Facebook

‘If you are overweight, pedicures will be $45’: Sign stirs anger on Facebook

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 A photo of a sign allegedly posted at a Memphis, Tennessee nail salon has many in an uproar after it was posted on Facebook. The handwritten sign in the photo reads, “Sorry but if you are overweight, pedicures will be $45 due to service fees for pedicurists.” Since the picture was posted Saturday it’s been shared more than 500 times, with many women across the city expressing shock. The woman who snapped a photo of the offending sign said she took it at Rose Nails in Frayser. "I'm a nail tech and am gobsmacked with the sign. Just wow," one person commented on the Facebook post. When WREG went to the salon to ask about the photo, owner Son Nguyen repeatedly denied the sign was ever up in his business. However, he said he has considered one. MORE: ‘If you are overweight, pedicu
The average public pool contains nearly 20 gallons of urine

The average public pool contains nearly 20 gallons of urine

Health, Latest News, Strange
Planning to hit an outdoor pool or waterpark this summer? You may want to think again. The average public pool contains nearly 20 gallons of urine, according to research from the University of Alberta, Edmonton. Swimming in strangers' urine is not only gross, it's also potentially dangerous. "Human urinary input into public swimming pools is a genuine health concern, although urine itself is sterile," the study explained. "Urine contains many nitrogenous compounds such as urea, ammonia, amino acids and creatinine. These compounds can react with disinfectants (chlorine) in swimming pools to form disinfectant byproducts (DPBs). Exposure to volatile DPBs...can lead to eye and respiratory irritation." Scientists took samples from 31 pools and hot tubs in two Canadian metropolitan areas an...
Weird bright blob of gas spotted in deep space baffles astronomers

Weird bright blob of gas spotted in deep space baffles astronomers

Latest News, Mainstream Headline News, Space, Strange
A vast luminous nebula spotted in a distant universe has baffled astronomers as there is no obvious source for the powerful light being emitted. The glowing ‘blob of gas’ was spotted by researchers at Santa Cruz University as they searched for the most dense galaxy environments in the early universe. "Our survey was not trying to find nebulae...We found this enormous nebula in the middle of the protocluster, near the peak density,"  Zheng Cai, a Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Santa Cruz said of the research, published in the Astrophysics Journal. The nebulae called the ‘Enormous Lyman-alpha nebula’ (ELAN) is the brightest and among the largest of these rare objects ever detected. Only a handful have been observed. ELANs are thought to be part of the fiber connecting galaxi
Obama 2017? French Supporters Want Barack to Run for President

Obama 2017? French Supporters Want Barack to Run for President

Government, Latest News, Strange
A petition has been circulating in France to gather one million signatures for Obama’s candidacy. Entertaining the idea that Obama did want to run for office in France, French law requires that presidents be native to France. The group evidently picked up some nostalgia from America’s ‘hope and change’ President. "We dreamed about this possibility to vote for someone we really admire," in November 2016, the group said, pointing out that Obama "could lead us to project ourselves in a bright future." Posters seen in the streets of Paris are asking @BarackObama to run for president in France. #OBAMA2017 pic.twitter.com/qK4pZ5ymH3 — French Words (@frenchwords) February 22, 2017 Source: Obama 2017 Spuitnik
Runner’s foot impaled by nail purposely placed on trail, 40 total found in park

Runner’s foot impaled by nail purposely placed on trail, 40 total found in park

Crime, Latest News, Strange
The 1,100-acre Pinnacle Park west of Asheville remains closed after a runner's foot was impaled by a nail purposely placed on a popular trail that leads to the Black Rock Summit. Brian Barwatt, an engineer with the Department of Transportation, and the race director of the Assault on Black Rock, a trail race in Pinnacle Park in March, was at the park Monday with the Sylva police chief Davis Woodard, town maintenance workers and other volunteers scouting out more nails. Since Saturday, 40 nails hammered into tree roots and logs have been found, Barwatt said. “On Saturday we found eight in an isolated area and thought we had it contained, but when we explored more, we found it was more than we could handle ourselves and I called the police chief,” Barwatt said. “We’re literally b
Zealandia: Earth’s Hidden Continent

Zealandia: Earth’s Hidden Continent

Environment, Latest News, Strange
Abstract A 4.9 Mkm2 region of the southwest Pacific Ocean is made up of continental crust. The region has elevated bathymetry relative to surrounding oceanic crust, diverse and silica-rich rocks, and relatively thick and low-velocity crustal structure. Its isolation from Australia and large area support its definition as a continent—Zealandia. Zealandia was formerly part of Gondwana. Today it is 94% submerged, mainly as a result of widespread Late Cretaceous crustal thinning preceding supercontinent breakup and consequent isostatic balance. The identification of Zealandia as a geological continent, rather than a collection of continental islands, fragments, and slices, more correctly represents the geology of this part of Earth. Zealandia provides a fresh context in which to investigate p
Burger King Offers an Adults-Only Valentine’s Day Meal, With a Different Kind of Toy Inside

Burger King Offers an Adults-Only Valentine’s Day Meal, With a Different Kind of Toy Inside

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Why should kids have all the fun?   Fast-food chains have done a lot of goofy things for Valentine’s Day over the years, including, most famously, the candlelight dinners at White Castle. But Burger King Israel is taking things to an awkward new level—with a very happy Valentine’s Day meal for adults only. The meal comes with: 2 Whoppers 2 packs of french fries 2 beers A romantic ADULT TOY inside (emphasis BK’s) “Kids have got their ‘Kid’s Meal.’ But what about grownups? Adults? Shouldn’t they have their own meal too? At least on Valentine’s?” the chain asks. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TgNEwe1gdw Source: Burger King Offers an Adults-Only Valentine's Day Meal, With a Different Kind of Toy Inside
Earth May Be Sending Oxygen To The Moon

Earth May Be Sending Oxygen To The Moon

Government, Space, Strange, Technology
New Delhi: Scientists have found that oxygen ions from Earth's atmosphere are transported to the Moon, which they believe may be for about 2.4 billion years. Researchers found that Japan's SELENE lunar orbiter (aka Kaguya), detected high levels of oxygen ions – positively charged oxygen molecules – while it was orbiting the Moon between 2007 and 2009. Analysing data from Japanese lunar orbiter Kaguya, researchers suggest that this oxygen exchange occurs when Earth's protective magnetosphere passes over the Moon. This shielded the Moon from the blast of the Sun's solar wind and while allowing a stream of positively charged oxygen molecules from Earth to travel to the lunar surface instead. "Our new finding suggests that the Earth-Moon system coevolves not only physically but also c