THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT
SHOCKING CURRENT EVENTS
"Mom kills son, then self at shooting range"
Happy Mothers' Day!
Weird Stories, Bizarre Tales, Horrors & Infamies For Your Delectation
Sometimes it's hard to believe how stupid people really are. And creepy. And disgusting. Let's eat them.
"Neb. family that had been missing now in custody"
Who let these *SSH*LES reproduce? I want NAMES!
' Epstein said her daughter told her they returned to Nebraska to retrieve their red Jeep. Her daughter said they had "another plan," and that if things didn't work out, they would go "where no one would ever find them." Investigators said the Schades spent their honeymoon in the Black Hills and had talked about relocating there. They said it appeared the family left their house in a hurry with more than $1,000 worth of recently purchased "camping survival-type gear." Matthew Schade attended a survival camp in the search area through his church and had expressed a desire to live in solitude in the mountains, Maj. Brian Mueller of the Pennington County (S.D.) Sheriff's Office said last week. Matthew and Rowena Schade were convicted of burglarizing Mitch's Food Center in Plainview, Neb., in 2004, where Matthew previously had worked, owner Mitch Wragge told the Omaha World-Herald. Wragge said Matthew did not get away with any money during the burglary. Wragge told the newspaper that Rowena drove the getaway car. '
"SC man's corpse was apparently cut to fit coffin"
They couldn't fold him a little?
' James Hines was a giant — a 6-foot-7, 300-pound preacher and funk musician so big that after he died in 2004, a macabre rumor began circulating in this small town that the undertaker had to cut off his legs to fit him in the coffin. This week, after years of whispers, Hines' body was exhumed, and the gruesome story appeared to be all too true. The coroner's office said only that it had found "undesirable evidence," and a criminal investigation has been opened. But Hines' widow said investigators told her that his legs had been cut off between the ankle and calf, and his feet had been placed inside the casket. '
"Doctor in NJ hep B case has his license suspended"
Hey, it's only hepatitis, what's the big deal? It's not like he gave them leprosy. Besides, there wasn't any lreprosy laying around the office, hardly.
' State regulators on Friday temporarily suspended the medical license of a doctor who health officials suspect is linked to a hepatitis B outbreak. Nearly 3,000 of Dr. Parvez Dara's patients have been warned to get tested after five cancer patients tested positive for the disease, which is transmitted through exposure to infected blood and can cause serious liver damage. On Friday, the state presented evidence about the conditions at the oncologist's Toms River office. Investigators said they found blood on the floor of a room where chemotherapy was administered, blood in a bin where blood vials were stored, open medication vials and unsterile saline and gauze. Inspectors also cited problems with cross-contamination of pens, refrigerators and countertops; use of contaminated gloves; and misuse of antiseptics, among other health code violations. "This was not a one-time episode," Deputy Attorney General Siobhen Krier told regulators. "This is a case of egregious, bad medical judgment displayed over a long period of time." Since 2002, Dara has paid nearly $56,000 in fines for infection control health code violations, court records show. "It's not that rare," Dara said. '
"Hidden Ingredient In New, Greener Battery: A Virus"
You might not want to use these in your vibrator. Or, wait till they come out with the new GIANT viruses!
' One advantage of using viruses is that if Belcher didn't like any properties of the electrode, she just tweaked the DNA of the virus that was making it. In a sense, she was evolving her virus, which was evolving her electrode, so she could select the one that worked best. Once you put enough of these virus-electrodes together, you can create a kind of biobattery that can power an LED light. "It's fun, and it's kind of cute, to power a green LED, but what about my laptop? What about my iPhone? What about my car?" says Belcher. "The power performance is there for us. Now it's a matter of scale." Achieving that scale should be doable, researchers say. '
"Fear Erased in Rat Brains"
Fearless rats. Ww, great idea. What's next, dogs with a taste for BABIES???!!!
' Fearful memories have a powerful grip on the brain, but researchers have developed a new technique in rats that loosens that grip and overwrites the fear response permanently. The technique, involving exposing rats to the very thing they were primed to fear and taking advantage of a moment of weakness in memory of that fear, could eventually be used to develop clinical treatments of fears in humans, the scientists said. Fear memories, like other bad memories, are particularly sticky in the brain compared to "good" ones. Evolution played a hand in this, the thinking goes, because fearing things that can harm us is an advantage to survival. So the brain has a hard time letting go of these memories, as well as distinguishing rational from irrational fears. Researchers have long looked for a way to short-circuit the brain and help it delete those irrational fears. '
"Dog overboard found four months later"
"LOST," for dogs.
' Sophie Tucker, a member of the Australian cattle dog breed, had been quick to readjust to the comforts of home, complete with airconditioning, Griffiths said. "She surprised us all. She was a house dog and look what she's done, she's swum over five nautical miles, she's managed to live off the land all on her own," Griffiths said. "We wish she could talk, we truly do." '.
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