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Man finds dead, mummified bat in cereal – Odd News – Digital Spy

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A man in Germany tucking into his breakfast received a shock when he found a dead and mummified bat among his cereal.

Man finds dead, mummified bat in cereal - Odd News - Digital Spy

Initially thinking it was a Halloween toy, he was horrified when he realised that the animal was real, according to Metro.

The incident was reported to health officials, who believe the bat may have flown into the plastic packaging by mistake and suffocated to death.

Food safety official Jorg Sturmer said: “I have never seen anything like it. This really is an unusual case.”

Scientists are now investigating whether the animal found in the box of Mini Zimties got in in the factory or after the packet was opened at the man’s home in Stuttgart.

via Man finds dead, mummified bat in cereal – Odd News – Digital Spy.

Written by edparnell

November 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Posted in Animals, Disgusting, Food

This Is Just Too OMF-ingG To Pass Up | DayRiffer

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We’re gonna need a better word than “hypocrisy.”David Siegel, a really rich guy who is head of Westgate Resorts and is also the man who with his wife built the largest new house in America known as “Versailles”, sent a letter out to his employees saying that, if President Obama were re-elected, and “[i]f any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, as our current President plans, I will have no choice but to reduce the size of this company…Rather than grow this company I will be forced to cut back. This means fewer jobs, less benefits and certainly less opportunity for everyone.”

via This Is Just Too OMF-ingG To Pass Up | DayRiffer.

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October 14, 2012 at 7:56 am

Posted in Disgusting, Politics

BBC News – Fox News apologises over live ‘suicide’ in Arizona

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The US network Fox News has apologised for showing a man fatally shoot himself in the head on live television.Fox News on Friday was covering a high-speed chase that began in Phoenix, Arizona, using a live helicopter shot.After driving for dozens of miles into the desert, the motorist stopped and ran on to a dirt road. He then put a handgun to his head and fired.TV anchor Shepard Smith later apologised to viewers for not cutting away. “We really messed up,” he said.Phoenix police say the chase may have started with a car-jacking.

via BBC News – Fox News apologises over live ‘suicide’ in Arizona.

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September 29, 2012 at 11:06 am

Posted in Disgusting, Fail

The drugs don’t work: a modern medical scandal | Ben Goldacre | Business | The Guardian

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Reboxetine is a drug I have prescribed. Other drugs had done nothing for my patient, so we wanted to try something new. I’d read the trial data before I wrote the prescription, and found only well-designed, fair tests, with overwhelmingly positive results.

Reboxetine was better than a placebo, and as good as any other antidepressant in head-to-head comparisons. It’s approved for use by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (the MHRA), which governs all drugs in the UK. Millions of doses are prescribed every year, around the world. Reboxetine was clearly a safe and effective treatment. The patient and I discussed the evidence briefly, and agreed it was the right treatment to try next. I signed a prescription.

via The drugs don’t work: a modern medical scandal | Ben Goldacre | Business | The Guardian.

Written by edparnell

September 25, 2012 at 11:50 pm

BBC News – Cane rat meat ‘sold to public’ in Ridley Road market

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Cane rats and “shocking” quantities of illegal and “potentially unsafe” meat have been sold to the public in east London, BBC London has found.

Secret filming showed meat that broke food safety laws being prepared.

West African and environmental health officer sources said Ridley Road Market, in Dalston, was a known hotbed of illicit meat activity.

Traders have denied the claims while Hackney Council said it had only received one complaint since 2009.

BBC London’s Guy Lynn spoke to chartered environmental health consultant Dr Yunes Teinaz, environmental health officer Paul Povey and African Health Policy Network chief Francis Kaikumba.

via BBC News – Cane rat meat ‘sold to public’ in Ridley Road market.

Written by edparnell

September 17, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Posted in Animals, Disgusting

The Five Worst 9/11 Exploitation Ads

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The Five Worst 9/11 Exploitation Ads.

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September 11, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Posted in Disgusting

Elvis Presley’s Dirty Underwear Could Fetch $16,000 At Auction

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When it comes to Elvis Presley souvenirs, the following shows that one collector’s ewww is another’s treasure.

A pair of soiled underwear worn by Presley under his white jumpsuit — and not washed afterward — is expected to fetch $16,000 (10,000 pounds) at an auction in England next month, Metro UK and other outlets reported. But Omega Auctions’ website, which displays the item, put the estimate between $11,000 and $14,000 as of Monday afternoon.

As for their condition, let’s just say the fuller-cut jockey-style briefs look as if the King did more shaking on stage than in the bathroom. There appears to be other tell-tale signs of potty neglect as well. He wore the skivvies during a concert in 1977, and were obtained from the estate of his dad, Vernon Presley,, according to reports.

The BBC wrote that the underwear wasn’t supposed to show any lines beneath his iconic white jumpsuit. The undies are framed for suitable display.

The auction of The King’s memorabilia will take place in Stockport, Greater Manchester, and will include an Elvis-annotated bible and home movies.

If you can’t get enough of Presley’s dirty laundry, the auction will be web-broadcast by Omega Auctions website on Sept. 8, the BBC reported.

Elvis memorabilia with less yuck factor has done well over the years. One of his belts once went for $66,000, MSN reported, and a pill bottle fetched $800.

via Elvis Presley’s Dirty Underwear Could Fetch $16,000 At Auction.

Written by edparnell

August 27, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Posted in Disgusting, ewwwwwww, Music

The Himalayan Times : Meet on effect of malnutrition – Detail News : Nepal News Portal

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KATHMANDU: Journalists from South Asian counties have gathered for a two-day journalism workshop on nutrition to examine the impact of malnutrition on societies and the way these countries are trying to tackle the problem.

In a statement, the World Bank said the workshop that began today will explore different policy options at national and regional levels, discussing ways to hold policymakers accountable towards the needs of citizens. “South Asia has the largest number of undernourished children in the world. It is a silent killer that rarely hits the headlines,” said Tahseen Sayed, World Bank Country Manager for Nepal. She said 82 million children under the age of five are malnourished in South Asia. The statement noted that poor nutrition leads to a third of deaths in the developing countries.

via The Himalayan Times : Meet on effect of malnutrition – Detail News : Nepal News Portal.

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June 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Posted in Disgusting, Food

BBC News – Landlords ‘evicting tenants’ to make Olympic profit

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Tenants in east London are being evicted from their homes as landlords attempt to cash in on the Olympics, BBC News has learned.The housing charity Shelter says it has seen more evidence of landlords acting unscrupulously and evicting people illegally.One estate agent said properties typically rented for £350 per week were being marketed for £6,000 per week.Shelter fear the problem will get worse as the Games approach.The BBC’s Michael Buchanan says: “The potential profits are leading to some private landlords telling their tenants they have to leave their homes, with little notice.”Continue reading the main story London 2012 – One extraordinary yearLondon 2012 One extraordinary year graphic The BBC’s home of 2012: Latest Olympic news, sport, culture, torch relay, video and audioOne woman told the BBC she and her four housemates had been given two weeks to leave; another couple had been given three weeks.

via BBC News – Landlords ‘evicting tenants’ to make Olympic profit.

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May 8, 2012 at 9:08 am

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Military Spouse Learns of Husband’s Death Through Facebook | NewsFeed | TIME.com

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Sergeant Christopher Brown, from Columbus, Ohio, was killed on April 3 by an insurgent bomb in Afghanistan, just a week into his fourth tour. But compounding the tragedy, says his widow, is the fact that she heard about the incident not through official military channels but via Facebook.

Ariell Taylor-Brown, who said she had been talking over Skype with her husband “literally hours before this happened” was at home, 11 weeks pregnant with the couple’s third child, when she received a message on Facebook from a woman in Brown’s platoon who said she should “call her immediately,” the Huffington Post reports.

via Military Spouse Learns of Husband’s Death Through Facebook | NewsFeed | TIME.com.

Written by edparnell

April 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Posted in Articles, Disgusting, Fail

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