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Monthly Archives: February 2008

Teenager Ashleigh Morris can’t go swimming, soak in a hot bath or enjoy a shower after a stressful day’s work – she’s allergic to water. Even sweating brings the 19-year-old out in a painful rash.

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A huge cougar looking in through the window while kids play just inside on the kitchen floor. Scary! I first saw these photos from an email forward that was sent to me. I guess it might have had something to do with this animal being photographed in the state in which I live, and in the Midwest, seeing animals like this is certainly a rarity.

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A full-scale search resumed this morning for two fisherman after a third man swam through shark-infested water for almost 10 hours in a desperate bid to save his mates after their boat sank near Byron Bay. What a tragedy, but I’m guessing that this is nothing new to the Aussies after having lost their prime minister after he decided to go for a random “swim” while on a walk along the coast.

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An Irishman blinded by an explosion two years ago has had his sight restored after doctors inserted his son’s tooth in his eye. This is simply amazing, almost a case of reverse homonculus, but even more bizarre, as the insertion of the tooth into the eye is what’s led to this medical miracle.

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Touching your own genitals in public is a crime says an Italian court.

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Processed food is all about time saving, millions of dollars are spent every year on the junk that manufacturers pump out….

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In a candid news story that weighs the pros & cons of drug use, the BBC has defended a new show in which a reporter takes drugs on camera to anecdotally document its effects. The series, Should I Smoke Dope? will be broadcast later this year on the BBC-3, which is aimed at > 16, < 34 age group.

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A Fuchu Prison inmate in his 50s has committed suicide by stabbing himself in the head with a chopstick, prison officials said over the weekend. Septku? Self-inflicted euthanasia? Just a fine example of a make-shift shank? How about all of the above.

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House Democratic leaders came under criticism Saturday from President Bush who said they are blocking intelligence legislation so lawyers can sue telephone companies for helping the government eavesdrop on suspected terrorists.

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“It’s pretty clear that the public is afraid of taking advantage of genetic testing,” said Francis S. Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health. “If that continues, the future of medicine that we would all like to see happen stands the chance of being dead on arrival.”

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