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Austin man arrested for DWI, admits to smoking embalming fluid

The driver of the car, Richard Nunez, was showing signs of intoxication, acting disoriented and distracted when communicating with officers. The officers started the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and concluded that Nunez was intoxicated.

According to court documents, officers searched Nunez's vehicle and found a wet cigarette with a strong chemical odor. Police determined that the suspect was under the influence of a "Dissociative Anesthetic" and could not operate a vehicle safely.

Nunez later admitted in jail that he had used a cigarette to smoke embalming fluid. The cigarette was submitted for lab testing and came back positive for Phencyclidine.

https://www.fox7austin.com/news/austin-man-arrested-for-dwi-admits-to-smoking-embalming-fluid

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Austin man arrested for DWI, admits to smoking embalming fluid

The driver of the car, Richard Nunez, was showing signs of intoxication, acting disoriented and distracted when communicating with officers. The officers started the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and concluded that Nunez was intoxicated.

According to court documents, officers searched Nunez's vehicle and found a wet cigarette with a strong chemical odor. Police determined that the suspect was under the influence of a "Dissociative Anesthetic" and could not operate a vehicle safely.

Nunez later admitted in jail that he had used a cigarette to smoke embalming fluid. The cigarette was submitted for lab testing and came back positive for Phencyclidine.

https://www.fox7austin.com/news/austin-man-arrested-for-dwi-admits-to-smoking-embalming-fluid

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Isn't embalming fluid carcinogenic?
 

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I'm surfing from site to site earlier this evening when I came across this oddity from 2015.

London zoo monkey-keeper and meerkat-keeper 'fought over llama-keeper'

A London zoo love triangle between keepers of meerkats, monkeys and llamas led to bloody fight at a Christmas party, a court has heard.
Caroline Westlake, who worked in the meerkat enclosure, was convicted on Friday of assault by beating after glassing her colleague, Kate Sanders, in the face.
Sanders, who cared for the attraction’s monkeys, and Westlake came to blows in the zoo’s Prince Albert Suite after a row over llama-keeper Adam Davies, who dated Sanders for five years but after they split started a relationship with Westlake.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...t-llama-keeper-caroline-westlake-kate-sanders
 

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This one inspired a host of odd interpretations before I figured out what it meant - in large part because I was laughing so hard at the seemingly irrelevant photo ...

Neuroscientists discover 'engine of consciousness' hiding in monkeys' brains

Gotcha-Ape.jpg

The actual story (concerning the brain region which seems to govern the waking state):
https://www.livescience.com/monkey-brains-have-engine-of-consciousness.html
 

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This one inspired a host of odd interpretations before I figured out what it meant - in large part because I was laughing so hard at the seemingly irrelevant photo ...

Neuroscientists discover 'engine of consciousness' hiding in monkeys' brains

View attachment 23353

The actual story (concerning the brain region which seems to govern the waking state):
https://www.livescience.com/monkey-brains-have-engine-of-consciousness.html
Is that the 'chap' who took his own photograph and was legally given (or was it merely argued that he should have?) the rights to it?
 

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This one inspired a host of odd interpretations before I figured out what it meant - in large part because I was laughing so hard at the seemingly irrelevant photo ...

Neuroscientists discover 'engine of consciousness' hiding in monkeys' brains

View attachment 23353

The actual story (concerning the brain region which seems to govern the waking state):
https://www.livescience.com/monkey-brains-have-engine-of-consciousness.html
Looks like the little guy had one too many energy drinks.
 

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Two interesting nuggets today.

The first being a German man who discovered a very old rock in his garden, and the second is a candidate for the oldest one in the book.

German Man Finds Rock From Early Solar System in His Front Yard
Scientists have released their initial analysis of a meteorite that fell over Europe last September. They report that the rock, the remnant of a daytime bolide that impacted Earth with an energy of 0.48 kilotons of TNT (around this much), is a carbonaceous chondrite—the kind of meteor that contains material from the earliest epoch of the solar system.

This Legend of a Volcano Erupting 37,000 Years Ago May Be The Oldest Story on Earth
An ancient oral tradition, passed down for countless generations, tells of how an ancestral creator-being transformed into the fiery volcano, Budj Bim. Almost 40,000 years later, new scientific evidence suggests this long-shared legend of the Dreaming could be much more than a myth.
 

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Radiation Eating Fungi:
I happened to come across this fascinating article by accident quite recently - from inside Ukraine's damaged and dangerous Chernobyl reactor number 4, it seems they've discovered a black fungus growing on the walls!

The fascinating thing about the black fungus is that it is able to survive the existing radiation contamination, and that it is able to convert it into energy due to it's abundant supply of melanin... the black pigment.

Apparently, N.A.S.A.'s Lab's have been experimenting with the fungi for several years, and believe that it's power could be extracted and synthesized in drug form to use, possibly, as a type of anti-radiation 'Sun-Block,' and could have the potential to be used by patients having radiation therapy - such as nuclear power plant engineers, and astronauts on long haul space missions.
https://sputniknews.com/science/202...shield-cosmonauts-from-deadly-solar-rays-one/


And also - this fascinating article with similar reports of "out-of-this-world" stuff.
https://scienceline.org/2018/03/fungi-love-to-grow-in-outer-space/
 
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This could also be one for the medical anomalies thread. Looking at the situation from a (not so serious) alternative perspective, her condition could come in handy come to think of it, as she would be the life of any party. Cheers!

Pennsylvania Woman Wees Alcohol Due To Never-Before-Seen Condition
A Pennsylvania woman has become the first person in the world to be diagnosed with ‘bladder fermentation syndrome’ – a condition that causes her to urinate alcohol.
The 61-year-old – who hasn’t been named – had been placed on a waiting list for a liver transplant after her battles with cirrhosis and ‘poorly controlled diabetes’.
However, she kept running into the same wall: her urine regularly tested positive for alcohol, and due to her condition’s synonymy with the drug, she was repeatedly rejected for transplants – with doctors believing her to be harbouring an addiction.
https://www.unilad.co.uk/health/pennsylvania-woman-wees-alcohol-due-to-never-before-seen-condition/
 
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