Bon Jersey Concert
North Conway Fire Fighters Association President Kevin Thompson tells us all about their upcoming concert. Click below to listen.
Rubik’s Cube Champ
An Australian 17-year-old was crowned the Rubik’s Cube World Champion. Feliks Zemdegs won the championship by solving the cube in 7.36 seconds. Over 500 competitors from 37 countries took part at the event which was held in Las Vegas. (Telegraph)
Georgia Woman Looks Out Window To Find Massive Kentucky Fried Chicken Bucket On Her Lawn
A Georgia woman thought she was hallucinating when she saw a 7-foot KFC bucket in her yard. The bucket mysteriously appeared in Aleena Headrick’s yard on Thursday (July 25th) afternoon. Neighbors and strangers have started to stop by the home to take pictures. It turns out that the culprit is her landlord Freddie Taylor, who collects old signs. Taylor reportedly bought the bucket and dropped it off on the property. (UPI)
Fifty Shades Of Grey Popular With Terror Detainees
Fifty Shades of Grey is the most requested book at Guantanamo Bay. U.S. Congressman Jim Moran made the revelation while touring Camp 7, which holds five men charged with plotting the September 11th attacks. Moran was quoted as saying, “Rather than the Koran, the book that is requested most by the (detainees) is “Fifty Shades of Gray.” The detention camp library also has Star Trek novels, the Odyssey, and the Hunger Games books. (Dailymail)
Tooth Grown From Urine? What???!!!
Scientists in China say they have successfully grown a human tooth using stem cells taken from urine. The team at the Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health extracted cells from urine and managed to turn them into stem cells. Then they used the cells to implant teeth-like structures in mice. There has been some criticism of the research, though. Professor Chris Mason, a stem cell scientist at University College London, says that urine was “probably one of the worst sources of stem cells.” (The Independent)
Woman Is Obsessed With Collecting Smurfs Stuff
She says, ”I was only a little girl when I started collecting smurfs with my best friend, but whereas she stopped collecting when she got older, I just carried on. And now, 30 years down the line, I’ve got a room for them in my house. My husband and I met at university, but he didn’t realize how much I loved smurfs until I came home one day with bags and bags full of memorabilia. He asked me why I’d wasted my money on it but he soon realized how happy it made me. I know he still thinks its a bit strange, but I think he’s quite impressed too. And it’s great that he’s finally agreed to letting me have the spare room for my collection – although he wouldn’t let me paint it blue.”
KAREN’S SMURF COLLECTION
930 two inch PVC figurines
440 other figurines
70 buildings and playsets
1200 stickers and sticker books
155 trading cards
70 keyrings and magnets
110 items of clothing and bags
50 bath and beauty items
145 books, comics, music, videos and DVDs
177 stationery items
145 postcards and greetings cards
325 food, drink and household items
185 smurfs and free McDonalds items
80 cuddly toys
100 posters, shop display items and leaflets
130 miscellaneous items (Christmas decorations, musical instruments, calendars, USB drives, air fresheners, money banks, bookends)
Bringing The Dead Back To Life?
An American doctor says that modern medicine may soon have the capability of resurrecting people up to a full day after death. Dr. Sam Parina is a critical care physician who teaches at Stony Brook University of Medicine in New York, and says, “With today’s medicine, we can bring people back to life up to one, maybe two hours, sometimes even longer, after their heart stopped beating and they have thus died by circulatory failure. In the future, we will likely get better at reversing death.” The average resuscitation rate for cardiac arrest patients in U.S. hospitals is 18-percent, and at Stony Brook University School of Medicine it is 33-percent. Parina says that it’s a misconception that the brain suffers massive damage after three-to-five minutes of oxygen deprivation, and that most patients who get resusitated get discharged with no nerological damage at all. (Daily Mail)
Hero or Villain?
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is outraged over the conviction of former U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning on most of the charges he faced at his court-martial. It was Assange’s site that published the huge trove of U.S. documents that Manning purloined during his work as an intelligence analyst. He called Manning’s conviction a “dangerous precedent” for America.