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    An external tattoo wouldn't bother me... A logo on a pacemaker would be fine... But someone writing their name on one if my internal organs is really freaky.

    I known there isn't a practical difference... But man.... Aaaaaaaarrrrrrrgggghhhhh
     
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    Some of you may recall the story of U.S. Navy Sailor Mims who disappeared from his ship last summer, sparking a rather large ocean search in fears he'd gone overboard.

    In fact he had, but not in the way you'd usually associate with "going overboard" in that context. The article describes a man who is either a Klinger wannabe, or one beset by some significant mental distortions, to say the least.

    That said, the article also has some humorous aspects. And of course there was a good outcome, he was found safe, though not necessarily sound.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...nd-covered-urine-feces-ship-article-1.3734028
     
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    It can surprise no one that Polanski and Weinstein are friends, right?

    Apparently Roman was sad that his buddy didn't show up for some party in Switzerland given his notoriety.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertai...ppointed-weinstein-holidays-article-1.3737789

    But my favorite part of the article was this comment from someone who was there:

    "Harvey would be welcomed in Switzerland. It’s a neutral country. There are probably lots of shady people here who just lay low.”

    Of course that really doesn't say much for Switzerland... ;)
     
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    In addition to being interesting, this is totally cool, too.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/scienc...e-could-bring-new-solar-revolution-ncna836416

    Here's a small excerpt to (ahem) warm you to the subject:
     
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    This is fascinating: we emit different odors when we’re ill, and some people can smell it.

    Here’s an interesting excerpt: “Recently, the case of the woman who can smell Parkinson’s brought attention to the idea of sniffing for disease. Parkinson’s is notoriously tricky to diagnose; by the time most people learn they have it, they’ve already lost half of the dopamine-producing brain cells the disease attacks. But about six years before her husband Les was diagnosed, Joy Milne noticed that he smelled odd.
    Les had a “sort of woody, musky odor,” Milne told the Telegraph. Years later, in a room full of Parkinson’s patients, she realized the smell wasn’t unique to Les. All the people with Parkinson’s smelled that way.
    She mentioned it to a Parkinson’s researcher in Edinburgh named Tilo Kunath, who mentioned it to his colleague, analytical chemist Perdita Barran. They decided the well-meaning Mrs. Milne may have just noticed the characteristic smell of old people; “We talked ourselves out of it,” Barran says.
    That could have been the end of it. But another biochemist encouraged the pair to track Milne down and try a blind T-shirt test: She sniffed six sweaty tees from people diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and six from healthy controls. Milne correctly identified which six had Parkinson’s, but she also tagged one of the control subjects as having the disease.
    Despite that error, Barran was intrigued—all the more so eight months later, when the same supposedly healthy control subject Milne had identified was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.”

    Full article: You Can Smell When Someone's Sick—Here's How - National Geographic https://apple.news/AgTwRs0QkTziJZ2dMey7wdA
     
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    This story is making the rounds on social media; guy on drugs didn’t stop at an intersection, launched off the median and implanted (HA!) his car into the second floor of a Santa Ana dental office. Had he been a few seconds later, he’d have hit a bus, really lucky.

    The folks in the car were not seriously injured...and there are embedded vids in the story.

    http://www.firefighternation.com/ar...l&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
     
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    We can only hope that every other airline will follow suit, and quickly.

    Comfort turkeys, indeed. {huge eye roll}


    Delta tightens requirements on service and support animals amid increased incidents - Fox News https://apple.news/AGX0fRsvpQ22cVSMuUa8wUQ
     

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