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SOURCE (With Video): https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/0...wielding-squirrel-in-back-yard/9701611265002/Toronto woman finds knife-wielding squirrel in back yard
A Toronto woman captured video when she looked into her backyard and was confronted with a bizarre sight: a squirrel holding a knife.
Andrea Diamond, who lives in the Rosedale area of Toronto, said squirrels are a common sight in her back yard, but Wednesday morning she spotted a squirrel that had picked up a paring knife she had left near a tent outside her home. ...
She said the rodent gnawed on the knife handle for a while before abandoning the tool. She said the animal returned a short time later to chew on the knife a little longer.
Diamond said the squirrel did not appear to have injured itself with the sharp object.
https://nypost.com/2021/01/25/targe...medium=site buttons&utm_campaign=site buttonsTarget will no longer sell coconut milk made by the Thai company Chaokoh after an investigation alleged the drink is tied to forced monkey labor, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced Monday.
I think that I've seen a documentary or something of this nature. It was showing that monkeys were more productive a getting coconuts from the trees then humans because they could climb faster. So no surprise that monkeys are being used. I don't know if in this documentary it was "forced" labour as I think the monkeys earned rewards for getting the coconuts.Target pulling products allegedly made with forced monkey labor
https://nypost.com/2021/01/25/target-pulling-products-allegedly-made-with-forced-monkey-labor/?utm_source=url_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site buttons&utm_campaign=site buttons
Does this also belong in The World's Dumbest Criminals thread, or is it just me?Wife stabs husband after finding pics of him having sex with ‘younger woman’ – not realising it was actually her
Why does this sound familiar?Colombia’s ‘cocaine hippos’ must be stopped, scientists warn
https://www.euronews.com/living/202...ils-and-it-could-warn-us-about-climate-changeThrough nanotechnology, engineers at MIT in the US have transformed spinach into sensors capable of detecting explosive materials. These plants are then able to wirelessly relay this information back to the scientists.
When the spinach roots detect the presence of nitroaromatics in groundwater, a compound often found in explosives like landmines, the carbon nanotubes within the plant leaves emit a signal. This signal is then read by an infrared camera, sending an email alert to the scientists.
This experiment is part of a wider field of research which involves engineering electronic components and systems into plants. The technology is known as “plant nanobionics”, and is effectively the process of giving plants new abilities.
“Plants are very good analytical chemists,” explains Professor Michael Strano who led the research. “They have an extensive root network in the soil, are constantly sampling groundwater, and have a way to self-power the transport of that water up into the leaves.”
“This is a novel demonstration of how we have overcome the plant/human communication barrier,” he adds.
Quoting my own post as there's an update to this story...I didn't realise the slur actually comes from 'raccoon' until I just Googled it.
There are two graves in Rottingdean church yard that have just been covered because they include the word in the epitaphs. I think they are going to be removed or permanently altered.
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Full story https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-53065693
'He would have been able to see Uranus with an optical aid the night after his arrest'
There is something really terrifying about those wooden gags over gravestones, predicated on the imagined offence which could be taken by certain visitors.A "derogatory and racist expression" will be removed from the headstones of two music hall singers.
I remember seeing a remembrance stone (if that's what they're called) on a church many years ago that read "Nigger - a friend of children" and some brief mid- 20th century dates. Clearly a commemoration for a dog, odd that it was on the side of a church. A friend said he'd seen something similar before, I don't recall if it was also on a church wall, yes, same name.Quoting my own post as there's an update to this story...
Sussex music hall singers' 'racist' gravestones to be re-engraved
A "derogatory and racist expression" will be removed from the headstones of two music hall singers.
But the gravestones of G H Elliott and Alice Banford, who both wore blackface, will return to the East Sussex graveyard from where they were removed.
They were moved from St Margaret's Church, in Rottingdean, last June due to their "offensive" inscriptions.
Mark Hill QC, Chancellor of the Diocese of Chichester, has now ruled the headstones should be altered.
It comes after the families of both singers were contacted by church officials over the re-engraving.
The performers, who wore blackface up until the 1950s, died in 1962, and their headstones were erected within weeks of each other.
Full story on BBC News - Sussex
In the original 'Dam Busters' film the dog is called 'nigger', this has now been edited out of newer versions screened on tv.I remember seeing a remembrance stone (if that's what they're called) on a church many years ago that read "Nigger - a friend of children" and some brief mid- 20th century dates. Clearly a commemoration for a dog, odd that it was on the side of a church. A friend said he'd seen something similar before, I don't recall if it was also on a church wall, yes, same name.
I presume it was the same name on these gravestones, neither article makes it clear. Perhaps it is something that should be changed but it's hardly an emergency that requires boarding over.
I know that "nigger" was a common name for black pets of various species, editing it out of contemporary screenings of The Dambusters and other older films is fair enough and has been probably been happening for years, if not decades.In the original 'Dam Busters' film the dog is called 'nigger', this has now been edited out of newer versions screened on tv.