Seau’s Brain To Go For Concussion Research
A rep from the San Diego Chargers told the L.A. Times, “The family was considering this almost from the beginning, but they didn’t want to make any emotional decisions. And when they came to a joint decision that absolutely this was the best thing, it was a natural occurrence for the Seau family to go forward.”
‘Cuddly Catz’ Program Has Inmates Care for Hard-to-Adopt Cats
A program at a minimum-security Washington state prison that has inmates live with and care for hard-to-adopt pets holds benefits for both the prisoners and their feline cell mates. In order to take part in the “Cuddly Catz” program, inmates at Larch Correctional Facility in Yacolt have to pass a screening process and they have to continue to show good behavior or they’ll be removed from the program. Prison counselor Monique Camacho told AP the experience helps reinforce the concept of teamwork for inmates who are used to looking out only for themselves. She said, “In prison, they tend to think about Number One. Now they have to look out, care for and have responsibility for something else.” As for the cats, they get a home, love and attention.
Energy Drinks Rot Teeth
Energy drink habits are causing irreversible damage to teeth as the high acidity levels in the drinks erode tooth enamel. A new study found that in some cases it can take as little as five days for the eroding effect to begin. The authors found that energy drinks caused twice as much damage to teeth as sports drinks. With a reported 30 to 50 percent of U.S. teens consuming energy drinks, and as many as 62 percent drinking at least one sports drink per day, it is important to educate parents and young adults about the downside of these drinks.
Who Was In That Iconic VJ Photo?
The authors of the new book, The Kissing Sailor, claim they have identified the sailor and nurse seen kissing in Times Square in the iconic 1945 Life magazine photo taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt on VJ Day, August 14, 1945, at the end of World War Two. George Galdorisi and Lawrence Verria say they used forensic analysis, photographic interpretation and other technical means to prove the identities of the sailor and nurse, who were strangers on that day and parted after the kiss without telling each other their names. The authors say the sailor is George Mendonsa and the nurse is Greta Zimmer Friedman, and that both are still alive and both 89 years old, with Mendonsa living in Rhode Island and Friedman in Maryland.
Cruise Passengers Put On Major Weight
Most cruise passengers gain a pound a day in weight during a two-week vacation at sea, according to a poll — coming back over 10 pounds heavier than when they left. Many respondents speculated that they put on more weight cruising than they do at Christmas, having enjoyed the high-calorie and ‘all you can eat’ dining facilities offered on most modern vessels. They surveyed 1,281 passengers who had been on a cruise and found 52 percent said they put on up to a stone during a two-week trip. One in 11 (9 percent) put on around 4lbs while a further 6 percent were even worse and put on up to 18lbs. (Daily Mail)
Ohio Deputy Fired For Making Prisoners Dance To Usher
A 35-year-old Ohio deputy was fired this week for mistreating inmates, acting inappropriately and having a cell phone in the jail after he ordered inmates to dance to music he played from his phone. Inmates reported the incident leading the Summit County sheriff’s office to launch an internal investigation. The internal report states that 35-year-old Dominic Martucci played music from his phone and invited colleagues to watch the inmates dance. One inmate had to mimic a robot dance in exchange for phone privileges so he could contact relatives following a family member’s death. Martucci said he was only trying to ease tension at the jail. (AP)