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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

November 12, 2019

The severed head of a Wolffish can still crush a can of Coke

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Bloody nature is full of weird and wonderful animals that will straight up ruin your f**ken day if you give them the opportunity. We should know, we’re bloody ‘Strayan. Now, the wolffish isn’t an antipodean creature, but with its deadly friggen bite fatality, it would fit right in with some of our less amicable critters.

The reason we’re telling you about the wolffish is because some footage of one absolutely annihilating a coke can – despite the fact it’s had its head chopped off – has surfaced online.

Now, before we go on, we’re going to get something off our chests. We reckon that the bite demonstration is one thing, but the blokes in this video are pretty f**ken disrespectful to that fish. You might think it doesn’t matter, but we reckon the way you treat wildlife – alive or dead – says a lot about you as a person and we can’t really get behind the way these blokes chuck this thing around.

wolf fish, cat fish

Anyway, we’ll let you watch the footage to see how it all pans out, but Professor Björn Thrandur Björnsson, head of the fish endocrinology laboratory at the University of Gothenburg, reckons this particular species – the spotted wolffish can grow to almost 2 meters and “eats crustaceans as well as molluscs, smaller fishes, and worms.”

He says that they have a renowned biting reflex that fisherman are well aware of. “When fishermen stand knee-deep in various species of fish, an often-used routine is to stick a broom handle into their mouths, so nobody would be hurt by sticking a hand or a foot in their gaping jaws.”

Once you’ve seen this one shred the coke can to pieces, you might be wondering how it’s even possible. Well, Björnsson reckons, “These are cold-water species, and the cold temperature allows tissues, like the brain, nerves, and muscle to ‘stay alive’ longer, before they die from lack of oxygen, and that the reflex arch from the mouth to the brain and back is unharmed by the decapitation.”


Basically, he says that if you cut the heart out of this fish, it would probably continue to beat for an hour if kept in the correct solution.”

Apparently, Björnsson also reckons these guys should be treating the fish way better than they do. F**ken amen to that.

By Ozzy Man
November 12, 2019

Men Get More Satisfaction From Their ‘Bromances’ Than Their Actual Romantic Relationships, Study Finds

Bromances

A new study from Men and Masculinities found that "bromances" (close male friendships) give many men more satisfaction than than their romantic relationships.

Intimate male friendships are far from new: historical figures like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln both shared incredibly close, heterosexual relationships with male friends. During the latter half of the 20th century, however, an increase in homophobia and the rise of toxic masculinity made such friendships unfashionable. Now, due to positive portrayals of bromances in popular culture and between celebrities, the friendships are experiencing a cultural comeback.

The authors of the study interviewed 30 heterosexual men to come to their conclusions. To be sure, the study was far from perfect: all 30 men were second-year college students with a sports-related degree, and 29 of the 30 were white.

But every participant reported having a "bromantic" friend with whom they engaged in "no-boundaries" behaviors like open sharing of secrets or expressing love. 29 of the men also reported they had cuddled with their bromance at some point in time. Though the scientists acknowledge further study will be necessary to showing whether these behaviors extend beyond this specific group of people, the authors published their findings in the scientific journal Sex Roles and focused in on the differences between bromances and romances.

Bromances
Tim knows I love listening to Taylor Swift and Beyonce, but I keep that quiet [around my girlfriend] because she would judge me. I feel like I have to be more manly around her.

28 of the 30 men also said they'd feel more comfortable sharing a sensitive personal issue with a bromance than a romantic partner:
If I found a lump on my testicle, I'd talk to [my bromance] rather than my girlfriend.

When asked about the difference between their bromances and romantic relationships, many men reached a similar conclusion according to the study's authors:
There was a conclusive determination from the men we interviewed. On balance, they argued that bromantic relationships were more satisfying in their emotional intimacy, compared to their heterosexual romances.
While the development of positive male friendships is, by itself, a positive step for men, researchers worry that "the rise of the bromances may not altogether be liberating and socially positive for women." Participants in the study frequently used derogatory language towards their girlfriends, demonstrating a "us vs. them" mentality. Ideally, men should reach a point where they're comfortable becoming emotionally intimate with members of either sex, and most especially their own romantic partners.

November 12, 2019

Men Are Putting Christmas Lights in their Beards this Holiday Season

Christmas light, beard, christmas

The gimmick gift company Firebox has a new way for men to look festive this holiday season and also maybe a way to electrocute themselves or burn their faces off too. Definitely, the former with a better than hoped for the chance of the latter.

Christmas lights for your beard! They’re a thing now, and they will only possibly light your face on fire. Or, if we want to be a little more festive with this, only possibly turn your face into a Yule Log.

According to Firebox, these 18 multi-colored nano LED lights (or fairy lights, as the Brits call them) change color, flash, easily clip onto beards, and are quite unobtrusive. They make beard baubles, beard bells, glitter beards, and beard ornaments, all things you never knew existed anyway, totally irrelevant. You won’t even know you’re wearing them, they say. They also warn not to wear them when your facial hair is wet, or when it’s raining out. And you also shouldn’t spill anything you’re drinking onto them. Because then you’ll definitely know you’re wearing them. From all the electrocutions and beard fires.

Christmas light, beard, christmas

So these things look cool but also sound about as safe as a decorative frayed wire. Would you wear them? You know what? Screw it. If Christmas were about safety we wouldn’t string up our houses and dead pieces of indoor timber sitting in a small pool of water with lights that are also of questionable safety standards. And we put those lights up while a mixture of bourbon, scotch, rum, gin, and beer swirling around in our stomachs gives us the coordination of a newborn foal and the decision-making acumen of a motorcycle owner.

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Wear these lights in your beard with pride. There’s no way you don’t own every Christmas party you go to if you’re rocking these. Everyone’s ugly Christmas sweaters will be put to shame. Because you’ll have a damn ugly Christmas beard. The Christmas beard lights are enough to upgrade your Christmas beard game over Santa Claus himself. Though if you’re rocking these you may want to ask for some sort of skin-safe, pocket-sized fire extinguisher as a stocking stuffer because while you’ll definitely have the holiday spirit shooting off of your face, you might have some flames too.

By Rare

Monday, November 11, 2019

November 11, 2019

10 Warning Signals Someone Is Using To Manipulate You In Doing What They Want

Manipulator, manipulation

How far we’ve come with psychology, you might ask. The truth is that marketing gurus know the secret to manipulate you into buying their product. But that’s not the case.

People (and some of your close friends and family) also use these strategies to make you do what they want, and what they want might not always be a good thing, especially not for you.

Also, you can use these tricks to achieve your end, but not if they harm the other person. Because in the end karma never sleeps!

We’ve gathered these 10 tricks someone might be using to make you do what they want. Pay attention and be aware!

1. Urgency and sensationalism

Creating a sense of urgency is one of the most useful tricks to manipulate someone. For example, the hotel websites or apps show the notifications like, “Just one room left for you; 4 persons have already booked the kind of room you wanted!” etc. This creates the sense that if you won’t book right now, you will lose the kind of room you wanted for yourself.

2. Mixing and manipulation

The manipulator creates an environment that suits his needs. As per his convenience, he forms an illusion in front of you and, most of the times, you fall for it. For example, before firing you, your boss could make you feel that you are a bad employee. You begin to feel that you didn’t deserve the job. So, be cautious of this mixing of the facts and self-evaluate your work.

3. Following stereotype

All of us want to be part of the united society. This unity comes from the stereotypes existing around us. We follow them to become a part of the club. So, don’t fall for the trick. If you feel the need to follow stereotypes in your life, chase the need that activates the desire to follow at the first place.

4. Belief and faith

The very first thing a manipulator does is impose his idea on you. He will make you believe his words and instill a strong faith in your mind regarding him. Your awareness will be lost in his words and his ideas will be planted in your mind. You must avoid it after recognizing this trick around you.

5. Door-in-the-face technique

This is a technique where first you ask someone for a big favor, and when they deny, you ask them for the real favor you wanted from them (this favor has to be smaller than the first one). Then the person would do the job out of the guilt and regret. And that’s how you get your work done!

6. Sophisticated vocabulary

If you use some renowned person’s quotes or some sophisticated words in your sentences, the person in front of you would feel less confident. In this way, you can manipulate the direction of the conversation according to your convenience.

7. Fragmenting the facts

Hiding certain facts of your life and showing off some specific dimensions is part of fragmentation. For example, if you visit a salon and you get your toe hurt by the pedicurist when you moved your toe accidentally. This incident will not leave a good impression of the salon on you, and you will categorize the whole salon as a bad place to get your feet done. However, that’s not a true fact.

8. Agreements made in public

There are instances when we decide something in public without weighing the pros and cons related to it. This leads to the beginning of manipulation by others. For example, “Hey, you promised to do that, remember?” or “I really thought you would help”, etc. Don’t fall for these tricks! Your prior agreements should help you in making some determination for yourself and not for others.

9. The Goebbels method

If you face a repetition of something every now and then or its imposition on your mind, time and again, then no matter whether you want it or not, your sense of perception will absorb the information. For example, an advertisement you watch regularly or a film where the hero is crazy for the heroine. Now, if the heroine would not have been seen by the hero for multiple times then the case would have been different. So, the Goebbels method is helpful in creating a strong perception of anything in your mind so that you want it mercilessly.

10. Arguments of no avail

Even if your arguments are non-productive, using ‘because’ in your sentence makes it significant to the person in front of you. Try using ‘because’ before the keywords in your statement. It will influence your listener.

November 11, 2019

18 Tips For Happiness

18 Tips For Happiness

Sometimes we develop certain habits which are difficult to break. This is because some of these habits are related to our intrinsic issues with poor self-esteem. But that is not all – we also empower these habits because they appear to be noble, even though they make us unhappy.

One such habit is trying to help others to the point that you put your own happiness at hold. The result is that you end up being sadder in the process.

When you are not happy and don’t feel very good about your own self, you go out of the way to make others happy. By making them happy, you gain their approval and try to gain some amount of value in your life. But to become a savior, you forget your own needs in the process.

While you’re trying to make room for the needs of others, you are purposefully dismissing your own needs and making valuable sacrifices. While you may believe that this makes you really happy, it does not really do so. The more you sacrifice, the sadder your turn out to be. You put in all the efforts for the well-being of others and, in the process, you drain all your energy that you were supposed to put in yourself. And all of this is just a way to put your self-worth in someone else’s hand.

You want their approval and, if somehow, someone does not give you that approval, you are shattered. You did so much for nothing. This is a pattern that just shows that you are living a life with poor self-esteem and you are trying to be valuable in someone else’s life. You have this stern belief that you have made someone really happy.

Being empathetic is good, but when you become co-dependent, you end up hurting yourself. You want to get your feeling validated and so you do a lot more than you are supposed to do. The result is that you end up living the life of others and forget that you have a life of your own. You are busy solving the problems of others, while your own problems continue to pile up on your desk.

You are competing for their acceptance, while you cannot accept your own self. Everything that you do for others, you are doing at a cost. You are negating all your opportunities and your wants, compromising and sacrificing, so that you can feel fulfilled by the life of someone else. But this way of fulfilment is just so wrong. You will not find any kind of happiness when you are living the life of others.

The happiness that you find will always be a kind of borrowed happiness coming from outside. The thing that you actually require is happiness that you have formed within yourself. You have to accept yourself for that. You have to stop making excuses for others and stop destroying your own chances. Start by feeling good about yourself.

18 Tips For Happiness

These are some of the tips that you could follow to take care of yourself:

1. Focus on your needs and prioritize them. Don’t put others happiness on top – rather, start putting your own happiness at the forefront.

2. You may be a people-pleaser who is always saying ‘yes’ to everything. Set boundaries and start saying ‘No’ to others.

3. Your mind and body have needs that you need to listen to. Your own needs have to be fulfilled first.

4. You have the right to be happy. You deserve it as much as anybody else.

5. You have to be assertive. Have limits, develop boundaries, and be assertive when you deny someone something.

6. Be kind to your own self and nurture yourself.

7. Your mistakes can teach you a lot, but you have to learn from it and not be sad about it.

8. Don’t be negative. Try to turn negativity into positive self-talk.

9. Take care of your own self and make time for yourself. Buy thing for yourself if you want to.

10. What are your goals? What are the most important things to you? Develop a list and try to follow it. Don’t let anything distract you.

11. Have trust in yourself and, if someone says that you are not worthy enough, don’t believe them. Let your trust guide you.

12. You are not responsible for other people. Believe in that.

13. Stop apologizing for something you haven’t done.

14. Be responsible for your feelings, not for someone else’s.

15. Don’t think about others and what they think about you. Be your own person.

16. Do not let your inner critic take control of you. It will kill your self-belief.

17. Start sorting out your life and plan forward. Write a diary of affirmations if you have to.

18. Commit yourself to self-acceptance and self-love.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

November 10, 2019

Man Blows Up Septic Tank & Spilled Poop In His Whole House After He Lit Cigarette In Toilet

septic tank, poop

Going to take a poo in the toilet is for many people, a pretty private moment where you’re both completely relaxed and also totally vulnerable. After all, when you’re with your pants down, you have every intention of being at ease. And some people may choose to accompany these moments by using their phone, or in some cases, smoking a cigarette.

But you might want to be careful about lighting up your cigarette, as this story from China Press comes to show!

The incident, which apparently happened in Jawa, Indonesia, involves a man living in East Jakarta who was probably not thinking too much about going to the toilet to do his business.

And as some would do when they’re about to do number two (that rhymes!), he lit up a cigarette and sat down to unwind. Only, instead of having a few relaxing moments to himself, the unthinkable happened:

Yes, after lighting up his cigarette, the man’s toilet exploded. Actually, it wasn’t just his toilet either, because as the story reports, the entire septic tank of the man’s house exploded after it was found that the tank contained too much biogas!

septic tank, poop

The force of the explosion was so strong, it ripped through the man’s home, breaking through the ground and destroying his living room, bedroom and kitchen in the blink of an eye. But if that wasn’t bad enough, his walls and floors were all stained brown. You can probably guess where that brown came from…

Villagers who heard the explosion rushed to the man’s house, only to find him standing in the middle of a crater where his toilet used to be, before lighting up a second cigarette to inhale from it. Walao, damn badass.

But upon being sent to a hospital, it was found that he was actually badly injured during the incident. Despite that, the man continued to hold on to his packet of cigarettes!

According to local authorities, a buildup of biogas in sewage tanks and pipes isn’t unheard of, but they tend to be properly released to avoid possible explosions from occurring. Authorities also cautioned against lighting open flames near septic tanks and pipes to prevent instances like this from happening.

November 10, 2019

Family Of Cockroaches Found Living Inside Chinese Man’s Ear

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A man in China who woke up with sharp pain inside his ear was horror-struck to find the reason - a family of cockroaches living inside his ear canal.

The man, identified as 24-year-old Mr Lv, reportedly woke up at night because of a sharp pain in his right ear and asked his family members to shine a light in his ear to see what was causing it. According to Fox News, shining a torch near his ear revealed a large cockroach inside.

Mr Lv went to the Sanhe Hospital in the city of Huizhou, where his nightmare continued when a doctor found "more than 10 cockroach babies inside" his ear.

"He said his ear hurt a lot, like something was scratching or crawling inside. It caused a lot of discomfort," said Dr Zhong Yijin, according to 7 News. "I discovered more than 10 cockroach babies inside. They were already running around."

The roaches were removed with the help of a tweezer and it is not clear how long they had been living there. Mr Lv was prescribed an ointment.

Dr Yijin told local media that Mr Lv had a habit of leaving unfinished packets of food near his bed, which probably attracted insects and cockroaches.
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Last year, a woman in Florida was shocked to find that a cockroach had been living in her ear for nine days.

By NDTV

Saturday, November 9, 2019

November 09, 2019

First Case of Dengue Spread by Sex Confirmed in Spain

Dengue Sex Transmission

Spanish health authorities confirmed Friday (Nov 8) a case of a man spreading dengue through sex, a world first for a virus which until recently was thought to be transmitted only by mosquitoes.

The case concerns a 41-year-old man from Madrid who contracted dengue after having sex with his male partner, who picked up the virus from a mosquito bite during a trip to Cuba, said Susana Jimenez of the Madrid region's public health department.

His dengue infection was confirmed in September and it puzzled doctors because he had not travelled to a country where the disease, which causes severe flu-like symptoms such as high fever and body aches, is common, she added.

"His partner presented the same symptoms as him but lighter around ten days earlier, and he had previously visited Cuba and the Dominican Republic," Jimenez said.

"An analysis of their sperm was carried out and it revealed that not only did they have dengue but that it was exactly the same virus which circulates in Cuba."

A "likely' case of sexual transmission of dengue between a man and a woman was the subject of a recent scientific article in South Corea, Jimenez said.

In an e-mail sent to AFP, the Stockholm-based European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), which monitors health and disease in Europe, said this was "to our knowledge, the first sexual transmission of the dengue virus among men who have sex with men."

According to the World Health Organisation's website, dengue is transmitted mainly by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which thrives in densely-populated tropical climates and breeds in stagnant pools of water.

It is most serious - and deadly - in children, especially young girls though scientists don't know why.

November 09, 2019

Original ‘Marlboro Man’ Robert Norris Dead at 90

Robert Norris, Marlboro man

Robert Norris, the original Marlboro Man that was approached by advertising executives to star in the infamous and iconic ad campaign, has died at the age of 90. Norris portrayed the rugged smoking cowboy for 12 years, including numerous appearances in TV commercials in the U.S. and Europe according to The Daily Mail.

Interestingly enough, Norris never smoked despite his role as a character for the cigarette brand and actually felt it set a bad example for children at the end of his time in the ad campaign.

Norris passed away at his ranch in Colorado Springs on Sunday, leaving behind two sons, two daughters, 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

The man who would help establish the iconic image for Marlboro cigarettes was focused on being a cowboy as a young boy in Chicago, Illinois. According to The Daily Mail, he was raising horses by the age of 18 and eventually moved to Colorado to purchase Tee Cross Ranches in 1950.

Marlboro, looking for a way to sell their brand popular with women to men, ended up tapping Norris to play the rugged cowboy, cigarette in his lips, after using several actors to portray the cowboy. Chicago advertiser Leo Burnett first thought up the idea of the "Marlboro Man" and Norris would go on to become the first of a long-line in authentic cowboys.

Funny enough, it was a photo alongside legendary movie cowboy John Wayne that earned Norris the initial job offer according to his son in a chat with KKTV. According to him, the advertising executives saw the photo and tracked him down to Tee Cross Ranches.

They walked out of their car, these guys in their pinstripe suits, and they walked up to Dad and they said, 'How would you like to be in commercials for Marlboro cigarettes?'" Bobby Norris told the outlet. "''Well, I'm kind of busy right now. Why don't you come back next week, and, if you're serious, we'll talk.' They came back the next week."

Robert Norris, Marlboro man

According to KKTV, the execs shot "2000 pictures" that day when and kicked off his 12 years as the advertising icon. But the moment that ended it came when his children pressed him on smoking cigarettes.

"He always told us kids, 'I don't ever want to see you smoking.' So one of us finally asked, 'If you don't want us smoking, why are you doing cigarette commercials?'" Norris' son said. "He called up Phillip Morris and quit that day."

Norris' wife Jane passed away in 2016 after 65 years of marriage. He also leaves behind a life of animal love and care, including the rescue of an orphaned African elephant named Amy according to The Daily Mail.

"Little Amy, she just didn't grow, and they came to pick them up a year later and they loaded the other four and Dad said, 'How much do you want for this one?"

He adds that his father wrote a check for the elephant right on the spot. Norris' deal for the elephant was also written in the book The Cowboy and his Elephant.

Friday, November 8, 2019

November 08, 2019

Fish With a Human Face is Spotted in a Chinese Village

face with human face

A visitor to a village in southern China has been left stunned after spotting a fish that appears to have a human face.

Trending footage shows the carp sporting markings that resemble a man's mouth, nose and eyes on its head.

A woman who was filming the video was so awestruck by the sight she gushed: 'The fish has turned into a fairy.'

The extraordinary animal was discovered yesterday by a visitor in the Miao Village, a tourist destination in the city of Kunming, according to popular blogger Feidian Videos.

Web users in the country have been amazed by the 15-second clip since it emerged today on Weibo, China's equivalent to Twitter.

One person wrote: 'This is scary.'

Another queried: 'Who dares to eat it?'


Carp have long been known to carry markings which can look like a human face, but actually seeing one is rare.

Sightings of 'human-faced carp' have been reported in Taiwan and the UK.

In 2010, a 44-year-old British man found out that a carp he had bought five months earlier started to develop facial features like those of a human.

'It was astonishing. I could easily make out from the markings two eyes, a nose and a mouth. I thought I was suffering from sunstroke,' said the fish's owner Brendan O'Sullivan of Dagenham, Essex.

Mr O'Sullivan's fish was said to be worth an estimated £40,000.

In 2011, residents in northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County were surprised to find a black-and-white carp with seemingly human features in a pond run by the local government.

By Mail Online

Thursday, November 7, 2019

November 07, 2019

Woman Suffers Heart Attack Trying to Explain Math Problem to Son

Woman Suffers Heart Attack Trying to Explain Math Problem to Son

A 36-year-old mother got so worked up because her son couldn’t understand how to solve a math problem while doing homework that she suffered a heart attack.

Parenting in general can get pretty tough, and I can attest that trying to explain math to a child can be frustrating, but according to a recent news report from China is can be literally life-threatening. A 36-year-old mother, surnamed Wang, had to be rushed to the hospital on November 1st after suffering a heart-attack while doing homework with her 9-year-old son. She was apparently explaining a math problem to him and got so frustrated that he didn’t get it that her heart gave out.

“I explained it to him many times but he still didn’t get it. I was so angry that I could explode,” Wang told Chinese reporters. “Suddenly, my heart was palpitating and I couldn’t breathe properly.”

Luckily, Wang quickly realized that something was seriously wrong with her and she called her husband, who drove her to a hospital. Doctors there diagnosed the young mother with myocardial infarction, commonly known as heart attack, and said that she was lucky that she got to the hospital so fast.

Woman Suffers Heart Attack Trying to Explain Math Problem to Son

“She caught it in time. If there had been any delay, she could have suffered from heart failure,” Dr. Yang Xiaoxue said.

Wang, who reportedly helps her son with homework every day, admitted that she would often get exasperated by his difficulty to understand some of the things she explained, but never imagined that her anger would have such severe consequences for her health. She is still recuperating in the hospital.

It should be noted that while the frustration and anger may have triggered the heart attack, it probably had other underlying causes as well, like poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle.

“This tends to happen to younger parents. If it’s not because of an unbalanced diet, then it is caused by psychological emotions. Most patients who have this problem are young mothers,” Dr. Xiaoxue said.

November 07, 2019

Pastor Apollo Quiboloy Tinanggap ang Challenge ni Vice Ganda

Quiboloy, Vice Ganda, Owner of the World

Tinanggap na ni Pastor Apollo Quiboloy ang Challenge ni Vice Ganda sa kanya. Sinabi rin ng Pastor na baka hindi lang ang Probinsyano ang ma-stop kung hindi ang buong ABS-CBN.

"Lindol lang ung pina stop ko eh dumating pa yung challenge na ipa stop ko daw yung Probinsyano o kaya yung sa EDSA. Kailan mo ba gustong mapa stop ang Probinsyano? Ikaw, mamili ka, kelan mo ba gustong ma stop?Isang buwan? Dalawang buwan? Tatlong buwan? Apat na buwan? Ikaw, pili ka. Baka sa apat na buwan di lang yung Probinsyano ang ma stop, baka pati yung network mo stop na yan.", banat ng Pastor.

Nanganganib na hindi ma-renew ang prangkisa ng higanteng network na mag expired sa March 30, 2020 dahil sa banta ng Pangulo na hindi niya hahayaang ma-renew ang ABS-CBN dahil sa paratang na pagiging bias nito at hindi pag ere sa kanyang political ads noong nakaraang election campaign period kahit nagbayad sila ng buo.

 Nagbiro rin ang Pastor na paano mapa-stop ang traffic sa EDSA kung naka stop na.

"Sinabi mo pahintuin ang traffic sa EDSA, paano ko pahihintuin, nahinto na. Ang dapat mong sinabi pabilisan, pabilisan ang traffic, let traffic flow, eh paano ko pahintuin eh nakahinto na nga eh. Naging parking lot na nga ang EDSA eh, nakahinto na. Paano ko pa pahihintuin ang nakahinto na." Banat ng Pastor kay Vice Ganda.

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November 07, 2019

Chinese Boss Washes Feet Of Her Top-performing Sales Staff To Thank Them For Their Hard Work

Chinese, employees

A boss in China had an unusual way of expressing her gratitude for her workers' hard work. She knelt on the ground to wash their feet.

According to a report by Daily Mail Online, the president of a cosmetic firm along with a senior executive were seen in a recent viral video crouching down on a stage ready to bathe their employee’s feet.

They were rewarding their top-performing sales staff who had signed on the most customers, according to reports.

The event took place on November 2 at an award ceremony in Jinan, eastern China's Shandong Province, reported Star Video.

The firm, whose name has not been revealed, specialises in selling cosmetic products.

The video shows the two company officials putting their palms together as they walk down the aisle and bow towards the stage, where the group of eight staff members are already sitting on chairs behind basins of water.


Afterwards, they are seen hugging their sales staff and washing their feet in front of their colleagues in the city of Jinan

According to the report, one supporter wrote on China's Twitter-style Weibo: 'This is a way to say thank you. I support it very much.'

Another Weibo user wrote: 'This is normal. You have made so much money for me. Washing feet for you is nothing.'

However, some apparently called it a low-class stunt and said it was a clever way for the boss to avoid giving her staff bonuses.

By Gulf News

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

November 06, 2019

Woman Marries Three Men After Monogamous Marriage Fails

Ann Grace Aguti

A woman in Amugagara, Kumel in Mukura sub-county, Ngora district is married to three men, who all live in one compound.

The 36-year-old Ann Grace Aguti has attracted the wrath of her father, Pastor Peter Ogwang alias Ikwenyar of Christ Foundation Ministries, who mobilised clan members to intervene, saying the practice is unacceptable in the Teso community.

However, the men; Richard Alich, John Peter Oluka and Michael Enyaku, told Sunday Vision that they have no problem with the arrangement. They regard Aguti as the head of the family, dine together during meals and obey her instructions, including observing the conjugal rights roster.

Aguti has allocated three of the seven tiny huts in her compound to the three men. Apparently, Aguti had more men, but dismissed some due to lack of discipline. How they met Alich, a widower, is a retired police officer with 10 grown-up children.

Oluka, alias Abaafu, is a fairly well-off peasant, who has a home in the same village. Enyaku is a senior bachelor, who also has land and a home in another village.

Alich told Sunday Vision that he met Aguti when she was returning home from Brac Uganda, Ngora branch, where she had gone to process a loan.

“Her bicycle had developed a mechanical problem, so I offered to repair it. In the process, one thing led to another and I found myself here. I stay in that hut,” Alich said, pointing at his place of abode.

Oluka, the other husband, told Sunday Vision that being from the same village, he knew Aguti had a number of men.

Ann Grace Aguti

“I met her at a swamp where I was grazing my cows and joked about her taking me on as a husband too — and that was it. She allocated me a hut,” he said.

“We have lived harmoniously for close to a year now. I have no problem with my co-husbands. The consensus among us is that mummy (Aguti) determines the duty (sex) roster and her decision is final,” Oluka said.

Enyaku said he was the first among the current husbands to arrive in Aguti’s home and believes he is the favourite.

“When I came to her home, I found other men already husbanding her, but she chased them away because she reserves the right to admit anyone of her choice. I also strongly believe her pregnancy is mine."

Aguti, who is a mother of three, is currently six months pregnant. She earns a living by selling cooked cow trotters (emolokony). It is not clear who the father of her pregnancy is because Enyaku is not the only one claiming responsibility.

It is said that Aguti also has a host of other lovers. Aguti responds Aguti said she should not be taken for a village whore because she is not.

“I was married before in a manner my clansmates want. But my desire is to have a tender loving husband, who can provide all my needs as a housewife. My husband was useless and I remained the breadwinner. When I left him, I started looking for that special someone, but I have not yet found him because even now, I have to feed the men that I have. So, my search continues!”

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

November 05, 2019

Quiboloy: Bigas Gagawin Kong P5 Per Kilo, Kasi Ako Na Ang May-ari Ng Sanlibutan

Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, Son of God

Gagawin raw P5 per kilo ni Pastor Apollo Quiboloy ang bigas ngayong siya na ang may-ari ng sanlibutan.

"Bigas sa Pilipinas 5pesos nalang ang kilo, tutuhanin ko yan kasi ako na may-ari ng sanlibutan. Pasalamat kayo ako na may-ari, ganyan ang gagawin ko."

Ito na kaya ang sagot sa kahirapan? Pero bakit mag-2020 na mahal pa rin ang bigas?

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November 05, 2019

Catholic Church Investigates Two Missionary Nuns Returning Pregnant From Africa

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The Catholic Church has launched an investigation after two nuns became pregnant while carrying out missionary work in Africa.

The two women have not been named but they are both reported to originally be from Africa and now belong to two different orders in Sicily.

The pair were posted to their home continent as part of their charity mission, but upon returning home they discovered they were pregnant, despite having taken a vow of chastity.

One of the women, aged 34, discovered her pregnancy when she went to hospital with stomach pain, Italian news agency ANSA reports.

She is believed to belong to a convent in Militello, Sicily, but the 34-year-old has now moved to Palermo to prepare for the birth of her baby. It is thought she may choose to give up her monastic life and focus on raising her child.

Salvatore Riotta, the mayor of Militello, said the news of the nun’s pregnancy left the village ‘shocked,’ adding it ‘should have been kept quiet.’

The second nun was a mother superior, which is a senior monastic in charge of a convent or order. She had been based at an institute which helps ‘fallen women and their children,’ but reportedly returned to her home country after learning she was carrying a child.

Earlier this year, Pope Francis admitted many nuns had been sexually abused, calling it a ‘serious, grave problem.’

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Speaking on his papal plane, he said:
We have to fight this, and also the service of religious sisters: Please: Service yes, servitude no.

In May this year, the pope issued a new law to force priests and nuns to report sexual abuse and its cover-up to church authorities.

As well as taking a vow of chastity, Catholic nuns profess the perpetual ‘solemn vows’ to live a life according to the evangelical counsels of poverty and obedience. Pope Francis vowed to combat the abuse of nuns, urging them to say no when other clergy members try to use them as maids.

A church source in Rome, where the Catholic Church has its headquarters, explained the news of the two nuns had caused ‘consternation.’

They told The Sun:
It appears that both women were back in their home nations and obviously had some form of sexual encounter. 
An investigation has been launched. They both breached strict rules of chastity but the welfare of their children is uppermost.
The church source said the most likely outcome of the situation is that both women will leave their religious service.

Monday, November 4, 2019

November 04, 2019

After Observing How Students Buy Food, Clever Dog Uses Leaves As Money To ‘Pay’ For Cookies

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After observing how students and teachers pay for their food at the school cafeteria, one clever Labrador decided to start “paying” so that he can get his biscuits anytime he wants.

According to The Dodo, the black Labrador who is nicknamed Negro appears to have learned how he could get cookies at the school cafeteria by paying with leaves.

Negro who is a beloved presence at the Diversified Technical Education Institute of Monterrey Casanare, in Colombia, has probably learned how the students give cash and get something in return at the cafeteria, according to teacher Angela Garcia Bernal

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In an interview with The Dodo, Negro first aware of the cafeteria when the students always get him cookies from the little store on campus

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“He would go to the store and watch the children give money and receive something in exchange,” Bernal told The Dodo.

“Then one day, spontaneous, he appeared with a leaf in his mouth, wagging his tail and letting it be known that he wanted a cookie.”

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Negro is taken care of by the school’s faculty who provide him with food, water and shelter.

However, it seems that the clever Labrador just cannot resist when he knows there are sweet treats sold at the cafeteria

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Even more tempting, now that he knows he can simply buy the cookies with a dried leaf, no one can stop him!

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“He comes for cookies every day. He always pays with a leaf. It is his daily purchase,” Gladys Barreto, the store attendant said.

Nevertheless, they make sure that Negro only gets two cookies at most per day due to health concern and probably the fact that he pays with leaves. They also ensure to only give him treats that are safe for dogs to consume.

“When you first see it, you almost want to cry,” Bernal said. “He’s found a way to make himself understood. He’s very intelligent.”


By Good Times

Sunday, November 3, 2019

November 03, 2019

Blue Light From Screens Could Speed Aging, Study Suggests

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Daily exposure to blue light from sources such as smartphones, computers and household fixtures could speed your aging, even if it doesn't reach your eyes, research in animals suggests.

Blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting diodes (LEDs) may damage cells in your brain as well as your retinas, according to the Oregon State University researchers.

Their study of fruit flies found that the lives of those exposed to daily cycles of 12 hours in blue light and 12 hours in darkness were shorter than those of flies kept in total darkness or in light with blue wavelengths filtered out.

The flies exposed to blue light had damage to their retinal cells and brain neurons, and their ability to climb the walls of their enclosures -- a common behavior -- was impaired.

Some of the flies were mutants that don't develop eyes, but even those had brain damage and impaired movement when exposed to blue light. The researchers said this suggests that the flies didn't have to see the blue light to be harmed by it.

The study was published online Oct. 17 in the journal Aging and Mechanisms of Disease.

"The fact that the light was accelerating aging in the flies was very surprising to us at first," said study leader Jaga Giebultowicz, a professor of integrative biology.

"We'd measured expression of some genes in old flies, and found that stress-response, protective genes were expressed if flies were kept in light. We hypothesized that light was regulating those genes," she explained in a university news release.

Then researchers wondered how the light was harming them.

"We looked at the spectrum of light," Giebultowicz said. "It was very clear cut that although light without blue slightly shortened their lifespan, just blue light alone shortened their lifespan very dramatically."

She said humans are increasingly being exposed to blue light through widespread use of LED lighting and electronic devices, but the technology hasn't been around long enough to know its effects over a lifetime.

Results of animal testing are sometimes different in humans.

But researchers noted that eyeglasses with amber lenses filter out the blue light and protect your retinas, and that phones, laptops and other devices can be set to block blue emissions.

By UPI
November 03, 2019

Working Long Hours Could Make You Bald

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Working long hours could double your chances of ending up bald, researchers have claimed.

Scientists found men who worked more than 52 hours a week lost their hair at twice the speed of those who spent less than 40 hours in the office.

They say it is likely stress caused by too much work and not enough downtime that is the main cause.

The research, which examined more than 13,000 employed men, is believed to be the first to look specifically at the impact of long working hours on hair loss.

Changes in hormone levels which occur during stress can wreak havoc on several areas of the body.

When these extra hormones are made, they can inhibit the growth patterns of the hair follicles on your scalp.

Previous studies have shown stress to cause the immune system to attack these follicles, for reasons that are not yet known.

It is also thought stress causes the hair to prematurely enter the catagen, or 'resting phase', the end of the active growth of hair.

Because no new hairs are growing at this stage, if they fall out then a bald patch is left in their place.

Academics behind the study have now urged legislators to limit the number of hours people can be employed.

The researchers, from Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea, looked at 13,391 men aged between 20 and 59 from 2013 to 2017.

They were split into three groups: 'normal', who worked a 40-hour week, 'long' as up to 52 hours, and 'much longer' as any time above that.

Age, marital status, education, monthly household income, smoking, and work schedule were also factored in.

Long working hours were found to be significantly related to the development of alopecia, or hair loss.

Incidences of baldness in the normal group were two per cent by the end of the study. In the 'long' group it was three per cent and almost four per cent in the 'longer' category.

The researchers say stress is the most likely culprit, triggering damage to follicles and causing the hair to enter the 'catagen' phase.

Lead author Kyung-Hun Son said: 'The results of this study demonstrate that long working hours is significantly associated with the increased development of alopecia in male workers.

'Limitation of working hours in order to prevent alopecia development may be more necessary from younger workers, such as those in the 20s and 30s, at which hair loss symptoms start to appear.

'Preventive interventions to promote appropriate and reasonable working hours are required in our society.

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The research was published in the Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine journal. It did not look at women.

Son added: 'A lot of studies have revealed the mechanism of alopecia development by stress.

'In mice experiments, stress was significantly related to the inhibition of hair growth, induction of catagen cycle, and damage of hair follicles.

'Other researches have also suggested that stress can affect injuries and inflammations of hair follicles, cell deaths, and inhibit hair growth.

'Based on these previous researches, we can cautiously assume that the relationship between long working hours and the development of alopecia is likely to be mediated by job-related stress.'

The research has been welcomed by leading UK hair restoration surgeon Dr Bessam Farjo, who warns stress can often be the trigger for other types of hair loss, too.

Dr Farjo, founder of the Farjo Hair Institute in London, said: 'The stress caused by working long hours is likely to be a process that builds up and gets worse over time.

'But other stressful events can trigger much more immediate hair loss, and it's something often seen in women who've suffered traumatic child births.'

Human hair goes through three growth cycles, which work to produce new follicles to replace those that fall out.

The "anagen", or active phase, sees root cells divide rapidly, adding to the hair shaft and sees the hair grow around half an inch a month.

The hair then goes into a transitional 'catagen', or 'resting', phase which signals the end of hair growth.

Then it is the 'telogen' shedding phase - when the hair shaft falls out and the follicle remains inactive for three months before the entire process is repeated.

'Typically, around 10 per cent of the hairs on your head are in this telogen phase,' Dr Farjo said.

'But an incidence of extreme stress can shock the system, triggering much more hair to enter the shedding phase.

'It's a condition known as "telogen effluvium" and while it will rectify itself in a few months, it can be really distressing for the patient.'

Androgenetic alopecia - or male or female pattern baldness - is the most common type of hair loss.

It affects around one in three men in their 30s and nearly half of men in their 40s.

Other causes of hair loss are known to include genetic factors, stress, infection, an imbalance of androgen hormones, blood circulation disorders, nutritional imbalance, and drug use.

By Mail Online