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Paralyzed Rats Walk Without Using Their Brains
So can most college freshmen on Saturday night. Scientists recently used treadmill exercise, drugs, and electrical stimulation to train paralyzed rats to walk once again, demonstrating a way to possibly treat spinal injuries in humans, which at present are basically untreatable. In a spinal injury, the neural circuits connecting the brain to the muscles that control walking become damaged or severed, leaving an individual paralyzed. In able-bodied people, these “walking circuits” spring into action when they receive a signal from the brain, but if the spinal cord is damaged, the message from the brain never arrives. When contact with the...
A fanged bird eating frog found in Bangcock
A gecko with leopard-like spots on its body and a fanged frog that eats birds are among 163 new species discovered last year in the Mekong River region of Southeast Asia, an environmental group said Friday. WWF International said that scientists in 2008 discovered 100 plants, 28 fish, 18 reptiles, 14 amphibians, two mammals and one bird species in the region. That works out to be about three species a week and is in addition to the 1,000 new species catalogued there from 1997 to 2007, the group said. Link To Source...
Teen convicted of killing mother over video game

A judge Monday rejected the defense that a teenage boy opened fire on his family because he was addicted to video games, convicting him of wounding his clergyman father and killing his mother ...

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Home Invasion goes terribly right
He’ll sue because she didn’t provide a safe working environment. A would-be thief received more than he bargained for Saturday when a Donalds homeowner gave him an arrest and a trip to the emergency room. The Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a stabbing about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, and when officers arrived at the scene, they found a man staggering in the driveway, bleeding profusely from a wound to his left shoulder, according to police reports. The man — identified as Locketus Jarvarus Marshall, 23, of 204 Haigler St., Abbeville — passed out, and while Emergency Medical Services...
Pit bull vs 60 yr old
How many times have we heard this story? Pitt bull > owner! Two dogs mauled their 60-year-old owner to death Friday afternoon when he stepped into the backyard of his Rubidoux home to smoke, officials said. Nationwide, all breeds of pit bulls were responsible for 110 human deaths from 1982 to 2006, according to statistics compiled by Animal People magazine from media reports. Gerald Adelmund was declared dead at the cream-colored house in the 5700 block of Kenwood Place after deputies pulled him inside, said Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Dennis Gutierrez. The dogs were described as a 4-year-old, 107-pound male,...
The secret history of the Nazi mascot
They even let him gas some of the small Jews. Seriously do not let this story of a sad kid fool you… Outside the cattle trains which carried victims to the concentration camps, he handed out chocolate bars to tempt them in. Alex Kurzem came to Australia in 1949 carrying just a small brown briefcase, but weighed down by some harrowing psychological and emotional baggage. Tucked away in his briefcase were the secrets of his past – fragments of his life that he kept hidden for decades. In 1997, after raising a family in Melbourne with his Australian bride, he...
Arm-wrestling games really break arms
Judo CHOP. Lose a game of chess to a computer, and you could bruise your ego. Lose an arm-wrestling match to a Japanese arcade machine, and you could break your arm. Distributor Atlus Co. said Tuesday it will remove all 150 “Arm Spirit” arm wrestling machines from Japanese arcades after three players broke their arms grappling with the machine’s mechanized appendage. “The machine isn’t that strong, much less so than a muscular man. Even women should be able to beat it,” said Atlus spokeswoman Ayano Sakiyama, calling the recall “a precaution.” Link to source...
Look at the size of that crock mate
He should have tried rubbing their bellies, it makes them sleepy. CAPE York stockman David George has spent seven nights up a tree in a crocodile-infested swamp, bleeding and with little food – and lived to tell the tale. The father-of-one and co-manager at Silver Plains cattle station yesterday told his remarkable tale of survival and rescue by chopper in rugged bushland near Coen, in the state’s remote far north. “Every night I was stalked by two crocs who would sit at the bottom of the tree staring up at me,” Mr George recalled yesterday. “All I could see was...
Arby’s owner wants to bite into a biggie classic
Do you know what this means?! SQUARE ROAST BEEF!! A major shareholder who has pressured Wendy’s International Inc. to increase stock value said Tuesday that he is considering a purchase of the third-largest North American hamburger chain. Billionaire investor Nelson Peltz said his company, which owns fast-food chain Arby’s, would be a “natural, strategic buyer” for Wendy’s, according to a letter he sent to Wendy’s chairman, but that the company is blocking him. Peltz, who runs the Trian Fund, also revealed in the filing that he and his allies have increased their stake to 9.8 per cent of company shares,...
Smoking deaths = One jumbo jet going down every hour.
This does not surprise me yet people smoke anyway. Including myself, yum, this stuff is great! One billion people will die of tobacco-related diseases this century unless governments in rich and poor countries alike get serious about preventing smoking, top World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Monday. You could have the best of both worlds if only you allowed smoking on the planes as they went down “Tobacco is a defective product. It kills half of its customers,” Douglas Bettcher, head of the WHO’s Tobacco Free Initiative, said at the start of an international conference in Bangkok to draw...
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