In recent years, American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba have been targeted with mysterious "sonic rays" (edit: actually there is no evidence that they were intentionally subjects to sonic rays). The attacks have caused the brains of the diplomats to shrink, according to a paper just published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
From The Telegraph:
Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania noticed the whole white matter volume - areas of the central nervous system that affects learning - of the diplomats was roughly five percent smaller than usual.
Meanwhile the functional connectivity in the auditory network was down approximately 15 percent.
Dr Douglas Smith, who took part in the analysis, likened the neurological effects on some of the patients as an “electricity brown-out”.
“These types of changes are completely unknown to us,” he told The Daily Telegraph.
“We haven’t seen anything like it before and it’s very curious. What it is, we’re not sure, but there does appear to be something there.”
Dr Smith disclosed that while some of the patients have recovered, others still struggling with their symptoms.
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Washington, DC will be the site of a grandiose self-homage that may cost “well into the millions”
During a press conference at the G-20 Summit in Japan, President Trump was asked about federally mandated busing, a topic that Senator Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden sparred over during Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate. Read the rest
What's worse than the salad and the comb thing? Klobuchar’s office reportedly required staff to stay on after taking family leave for a newborn.
The runner wrestled with a juvenile lion estimated to weigh 80 pounds before suffocating it to death in a park west of Fort Collins.
Watch. So chilling.
Find someone who is as happy to see you as Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman, who high-five each other and dive in for a bro hug, laughing like only two murderers can, at the G20 in Argentina. Read the rest
I thought I had seen it all but now there's this... the Digging Dog Butt Tissue Holder ($28).
"Get laughs as you pull tissues from this diligently digging dog's behind."
Oh, I will.
"Great way for a teacher, therapist, or salesperson to get smiles."
Surprise, it's just a square box of tissues under there! Read the rest
An open letter to Post Consumer Brands:
In regards to your new Sour Patch Kids cereal, I quote Dr. Ian Malcom (and if there was EVER a time to pull out this quote, it's now):
"Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should."
And, they really shouldn't have.
P.S. Are you marketing these to kids or stoners?
Folks, it's not April 1st and this doesn't appear to be a joke. The new Sour Patch Kids cereal will be available at Walmart on December 26. Come next June, it will be available in a grocery store near you. Candy cereal, yup.
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U.S. military intelligence analysis documents obtained by Newsweek reveal that defense officials do not believe there are terrorists or other national security threats present within the so-called “migrant caravan.” Despite this, Trump has demanded that up to 15,000 military troops be dispatched to the border, to brace for an “invasion” that doesn't exist, just before the midterm elections. Read the rest
Full-on white supremacy and fascism, folks. Nothing to hide anymore. Read the rest
Here is a new and frightening tweet that I don't understand. Read the rest
An official with the U.S. Veterans Administration proudly displayed a lit formal portrait of Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Ku Klux Klan's first Grand Wizard, despite protestations from people who worked for him. ‘I thought it was very nice,’ he said of the official showcased art, which he is sad to have been forced to take down. Read the rest
This man's reaction when a stranger points out he's wearing his motorcycle helmet BACKWARDS is endearing. Read the rest
“I suggest that you call people you know in Thailand, find out what’s actually going on and stop defending child rapists, you fucking asshole.”
— Elon Musk, September 4, 2018, to Buzzfeed News. Read the rest
OMG, what did I just watch?!
Neko Case’s anthropomorphic, animated genitals enjoy a corndog with Mark Lanegan’s top hat-adorned penis in the new video for “Curse of the I-5 Corridor.” The song appears on Case’s seventh solo LP Hell-On, which Rolling Stone named one of the 50 Best Albums of 2018 So Far.
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In an interview with CBS News' Jeff Glor on Sunday, President Donald Trump was asked which nations he considered to be foes of the United States. Read the rest
Please don't shoot the messenger on this one. But to show how mad advertising has become, I present to you this super-weird commercial for Gain laundry detergent where a boy sniffs a jockstrap.
Here's the premise: Two boys (the "Martinez brothers") attempt to prank their napping "dad" by placing a jockstrap (that they just pulled out of a gym bag with a stick) on his face. What the young pranksters don't know is that the jockstrap has been washed with Gain, which has effectively eliminated the man-crotch aroma. So, instead of being woken up in disgust by the smell of his own junk, the dad just smiles and keeps on sleeping. Confused, the older boy then takes the jockstrap back and gives it a deep huff. The announcer says, "That, boys, is the sweet smell of defeat."
I'm laughing so hard. Who greenlighted this?! And what parent would be ok with their child taking an acting role that involves sniffing a jockstrap to sell laundry detergent?
The internet has questions too:
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