A mysterious illness that causes starfish to rip themselves apart has marine scientists baffled. The mystery condition has affected starfish up and down the west coast, mainly near Washington state.
The illness causes starfish to develop lesions on their bodies. The disoriented starfish twist their arms into knots. The arms then crawl away and rip apart from the bodies causing the insides to spill out. Without arms the starfish die within 24 hours. And, unlike most starfish, the arms don’t regenerate.
Two Jonesboro, Arkansas officers are on administrative leave while police investigate how a 21-year-old man was shot in the back seat of their patrol car.
21-year-old Chavis Carter was in the passenger seat of a pickup truck that was pulled over by police before 10 p.m. Saturday night, WREG reports.
According to Officer Keith Baggett, Officer Ron Marsh found “some marijuana” and several plastic baggies when he searched Carter. A quick check turned up a warrant on Carter in Mississippi, where he lived.
The cops then handcuffed him, searched him again, and put him in the back seat of the patrol car. As officers searched the pickup truck, Baggett claims he heard “a loud thump with a metallic sound” on his trunk and saw Marsh motion to him.
In a strange but true story from the Far East, a 63-year-old woman was ‘impregnated’ in the mouth after eating cooked calamari (squid).
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information in Bethesda, Maryland, the unidentified woman complained of a sharp pain in her mouth after eating a piece of fully cooked squid.
The woman from South Korea took the remainder of her calamari meal to a local hospital where doctors found 12 “bug-like organisms” stuck to the mucosa (skin) lining the woman’s mouth.
After examining the woman, doctors found “baby cephalopods” and the “presence of the sperm bag” attached to the inside of her mouth. “The foreign bodies were later identified as squid spermatophores.”
A loyal reader, who asked to remain anonymous, writes:
DO YOU REALLY THINK ALL THESE PEOPLE WOULD KEEP UP THE CHARADE OF HER REALLY CARRYING AROUND A DOLL? JUST A QUESTION.
What do you guys think? I’m going to say that the child Beyonce is holding in the left pic doesn’t look like the well-nourished baby/doll she’s been carrying around. These pics only add to the mystery.
Is a movie poster-style online graphic really just a marketing ploy for a sequel to the 1981 cult classic film ‘Escape from NY‘? Or is it really a warning from Al-Qaeda that they have bigger plans for the big apple than 9/11?
According to Yahoo News, via the Associated Press, a mock movie poster surfaced on a website warning al-Qaida plans to return to New York City, but the NYPD says they are convinced that it’s an actual threat.
I wonder what it would take to convince the NYPD of a serious threat from Al-Qaeda?
The feds — more specifically, Homeland Security — are all over the movie poster warning. The feds aren’t taking any chances. They are monitoring the Arab-language website for any other signs of apocalyptic-style warnings.
Tongues were wagging during the touching performance of songstress Christina Aguilera’s performance at Etta James tribute on Sunday. Not because she tore the roof off the place with her amazing vocals, but because she appeared to be leaking bodily fluids on the stage.
Here’s what actually happened according to US Weekly:
In photos of Aguilera’s incredible tribute to James — who passed away Jan. 20 — fans noticed odd streaks running down her legs.
“She sang her heart out. It was a memorial service for her idol and she was nervous,” an insider explains to Us of the performance. (Aguilera, 31, has been covering “At Last” for years and called James “a true gift to music and a woman of great spirit and courage” on her website after James’ death.”
“It was her proudest moment,” the source explains. “The sweat caused her spray tan to streak.”
Good answer. But she doesn’t appear to be “sweating” anywhere on her body — except in the vicinity of her vagina. Do women spray tan their vaginas?
Thanks to loyal reader mzwhang90210 for the tip!
According to TMZ.com, a North Carolina church sign was defaced by vandals over the weekend. The sign’s message — which was not authorized by the church as a message from God — read: BEYONCE HAD HER BABY. SATAN IS ON EARTH.
The pastor at Beulah Hill Baptist Church in West End, NC tells TMZ, he discovered the vandalism yesterday after receiving numerous complaints from locals asking who this Beyonce was. The sign was removed immediately.
The pastor may or may not have authorized the message, but someone in his congregation did. The sign’s lettering cannot be changed by outsiders without a key to open the display case.