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ChasFink

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Astronauts warned not to masturbate in space as one session can 'impregnate 3 females'

Astronauts have been warned about pleasuring themselves in space after it was revealed a single solitary session can accidentally impregnate female crew members.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/we...-not-masturbate-space-27546310?int_source=nba
I find this amazing - especially if the masturbator is also female.

And according to Snopes, it was just a joke.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/masturbation-in-space-nasa-warning/

The curious hosts were not satisfied with this answer, however, and continued to joke about porn and masturbation in space. At one point, [Matt] Gourley, who is a comedian and not a NASA scientists, joked that three female astronauts could be impregnated at the same time if an astronaut were to masturbate in space.
 

Mythopoeika

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I'm amazed that Disney hasn't closed them down.
 

Bad Bungle

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Shocked. You mean that article in the Daily Star about something that was said on a comedy programme was factually inaccurate?
I don't understand, it was a headline in a national Newspaper - are you saying it wasn't true ?

So what about the story next to it ?

Young people 'addicted to getting high on condoms' in bizarre new trend​

"Sales of flavoured condoms have skyrocketed in Durgapur, India with young people soaking them in water for hours before drinking the solution and getting a 10 to 12-hour high".

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/young-people-addicted-getting-high-27557466
 

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I don't understand, it was a headline in a national Newspaper - are you saying it wasn't true ?

So what about the story next to it ?

Young people 'addicted to getting high on condoms' in bizarre new trend​

"Sales of flavoured condoms have skyrocketed in Durgapur, India with young people soaking them in water for hours before drinking the solution and getting a 10 to 12-hour high".

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/young-people-addicted-getting-high-27557466
AFAIK, there's nothing in condom flavouring that would make anybody high.
Glucose, glycerin, fruit syrup... it might be the benzocaine that some condoms have (i.e. a cocaine-type substance). But I don't think that would be in the flavoured ones.
 

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Ice age children frolicked in 'giant sloth puddles' 11,000 years ago, footprints reveal​


More than 11,000 years ago, young children trekking with their families through what is now White Sands National Park in New Mexico discovered the stuff of childhood dreams: muddy puddles made from the footprints of a giant ground sloth.
The finding shows that children living in North America during the Pleistocene epoch (2.6 million to 11,700 years ago) liked a good splash. "All kids like to play with muddy puddles, which is essentially what it is," Matthew Bennett, a professor of environmental and geographical sciences at Bournemouth University in the U.K. who is studying the trackway, told Live Science.
Bennett has traveled to White Sands more than a dozen times in the past five years, locating and analyzing footprints left by ice age humans and megafauna (animals heavier than 99 pounds, or 45 kilograms). He and his colleagues have already made a number of remarkable finds, including human footprints dating to between 21,000 and 23,000 years ago, which are the earliest 'unequivocal evidence' of people in the Americas.


The discovery of the children's and sloth's muddy prints haven't been published in a peer-reviewed journal, but Bennett plans to write about them in the coming months as a methods paper, to help scientists who are studying similar trackways determine how many people were present and how old those individuals were when they created the tracks. For instance, the tracks that Bennett analyzed aren't an accurate representation of the children's feet, as the squishy mud distorted each print, but Bennett was able to compare the preserved, smeary footprints with modern growth data to deduce the children's ages.

He found that there were more than 30 footprints crisscrossing the sloth trackway, likely from children between the ages of 5 and 8 years old, Bennett said.

https://www.livescience.com/ice-age-children-splash-sloth-footprints
 

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Florida Man Accused of Driving to Space Force Base in Stolen Truck to Warn of Aliens​


"A Florida man has been arrested after he was accused of stealing a pickup truck and driving to a Space Force base to warn the government about extraterrestrial and mythical creatures.

Corey Johnson, 29, was arrested Friday at Patrick Space Force Base by local deputies after he "attempted to get on base," according to an arrest citation."

https://www.military.com/daily-news...e-force-base-stolen-truck-warn-of-aliens.html
 

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Mystery of exotic infectious disease traced to aromatherapy room spray​


/"healing gemstones" in the spray may have been the culprit.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/health/aromatherapy-melioidosis-mystery/index.html

"It was a mystery by any definition of the word -- a rare tropical infection that had sickened people in the decidedly non-tropical states of Minnesota and Kansas, as well as Texas. The first patient to get sick, in Kansas in March, died.
They all were infected with a bacteria known as Burkholderia pseudomallei, and the disease it causes is called melioidosis, marked by non-specific symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue and nausea. It's most commonly seen in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Northern Australia, and is found in soil and contaminated water."

Now it's been found in Mississippi soil.

US health officials say they have found a rare but dangerous type of bacterium in soil and water samples in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi.

The bug, called Burkholderia pseudomallei, can make some people extremely sick if they become infected.

Most healthy people who come into contact will not develop the serious illness called melioidosis, which can be treated with antibiotics.

Medics are now on alert for any possible cases.

Melioidosis can occur in people who have underlying diseases, such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

The US Centres for Disease Control is advising residents who might be at higher risk to take precautions:

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-62331862
 

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Ice age children frolicked in 'giant sloth puddles' 11,000 years ago, footprints reveal​


More than 11,000 years ago, young children trekking with their families through what is now White Sands National Park in New Mexico discovered the stuff of childhood dreams: muddy puddles made from the footprints of a giant ground sloth.
The finding shows that children living in North America during the Pleistocene epoch (2.6 million to 11,700 years ago) liked a good splash. "All kids like to play with muddy puddles, which is essentially what it is," Matthew Bennett, a professor of environmental and geographical sciences at Bournemouth University in the U.K. who is studying the trackway, told Live Science.
Bennett has traveled to White Sands more than a dozen times in the past five years, locating and analyzing footprints left by ice age humans and megafauna (animals heavier than 99 pounds, or 45 kilograms). He and his colleagues have already made a number of remarkable finds, including human footprints dating to between 21,000 and 23,000 years ago, which are the earliest 'unequivocal evidence' of people in the Americas.


The discovery of the children's and sloth's muddy prints haven't been published in a peer-reviewed journal, but Bennett plans to write about them in the coming months as a methods paper, to help scientists who are studying similar trackways determine how many people were present and how old those individuals were when they created the tracks. For instance, the tracks that Bennett analyzed aren't an accurate representation of the children's feet, as the squishy mud distorted each print, but Bennett was able to compare the preserved, smeary footprints with modern growth data to deduce the children's ages.

He found that there were more than 30 footprints crisscrossing the sloth trackway, likely from children between the ages of 5 and 8 years old, Bennett said.

https://www.livescience.com/ice-age-children-splash-sloth-footprints
I originally thought that discovered that the kids were playing in sloth pee!
I'm surprised at the way my mind works sometimes.:)
 

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kesavaross

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Southend United Football Club have to rename recently sponsored stand after it became apparent it was named after a serial killer.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-62405123
Political madness gone madder. It is patently obvious it is not a reference to Rose West but the PC brigade, they jump on everything. Even the non PC now act out of fear of the PC brigade.

How many women in the UK are called Rose West I wonder. Best they all run out and change their names in case any think.... etc.

In fact, ban the name and word 'West' just to make sure. Even the points of the compass. North, East, South and Banned. In fact, just to be sure, ban all words. Just in case.
 

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Political madness gone madder. It is patently obvious it is not a reference to Rose West but the PC brigade, they jump on everything. Even the non PC now act out of fear of the PC brigade.

How many women in the UK are called Rose West I wonder. Best they all run out and change their names in case any think.... etc.

In fact, ban the name and word 'West' just to make sure. Even the points of the compass. North, East, South and Banned. In fact, just to be sure, ban all words. Just in case.
Perhaps they could just write it as 'The Rose - west stand' instead.
 

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Political madness gone madder. It is patently obvious it is not a reference to Rose West but the PC brigade, they jump on everything. Even the non PC now act out of fear of the PC brigade.

How many women in the UK are called Rose West I wonder. Best they all run out and change their names in case any think.... etc.

In fact, ban the name and word 'West' just to make sure. Even the points of the compass. North, East, South and Banned. In fact, just to be sure, ban all words. Just in case.

If I was a builder named Fred West though I'd change my name, just to keep the business going.
 

kesavaross

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If I was a builder named Fred West though I'd change my name, just to keep the business going.
I think I would to.

The stand was called the George and Rose West Stand. The stand wasn't called Rose West. That is the different. The link via part of the name to Rose West would have soon been forgotten.
 
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