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SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/0...-helmet-after-7-mile-ride/8101581533031/?sl=2Man finds venomous snake in helmet after 7-mile ride
An India man said he took a nearly 7-mile ride on his motorcycle before discovering a venomous snake inside his helmet.
KA Ranjith said he rode his motorcycle to St. Mary's High School in Kandanad, where he works as a teacher, and removed his helmet to discover a venomous snake known as a common krait was coiled up inside.
Ranjith went to a local hospital, where doctors determined he had not been bitten or otherwise injured by the snake.
Ranjith said he decided to destroy his helmet in a fire and replace it.
Rescuers said four people helped from Ben Nevis were lucky to be alive.
They said the tourists who were caught in blizzard conditions had "no ice axes, no crampons and as far as we are aware, no maps". Three of them were wearing trainers.
Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team found them near the summit of the mountain.
All four were taken by helicopter from part-way down the mountain to be checked over at Belford Hospital in Fort William.
Inverness Coastguard helicopter, Rescue 151, could not be used near the summit because of the severity of the conditions.
I disagree.Four tourists were rescued from near the summit of Ben Nevis on Monday. Yes, Monday past, right in the middle of storm Ciara. Obviously three of them were only wearing trainers and none of them had a map. They subsequently made a donation to mountain rescue but I would still have left them up there.
Mountain Rescue will never leave anyone up there, no matter how stupidly they've behaved. My former brothers in law do both Cave and Mountain Rescue. They go out to save people from danger - and occasionally from their own stupidity - because they can. They are strong and skilled. Also, they might need help themselves some day.I would still have left them up there.
Maybe it's about time people who have to be rescued because of their own stupidity should be charged for the privilege. Like that chap surfing the other day in the storm, off the south coast somewhere I think it was.Four tourists were rescued from near the summit of Ben Nevis on Monday. Yes, Monday past, right in the middle of storm Ciara. Obviously three of them were only wearing trainers and none of them had a map. They subsequently made a donation to mountain rescue but I would still have left them up there.
Here in the states the National Park Service does charge for rescuing people in the Grand Canyon and parts of Yellowstone. They tell you so up front.Maybe it's about time people who have to be rescued because of their own stupidity should be charged for the privilege. Like that chap surfing the other day in the storm, off the south coast somewhere I think it was.
Send 'em a massive bill once they're safely back home.
SOURCE: https://apnews.com/e72560d8255a2fb3ee3fb469241b1ef6Man upset he can’t bring cutout of Donald Trump to dialysis
A Florida man undergoing kidney dialysis three times a week is upset that he can’t bring a life-sized cardboard cutout of President Donald Trump for emotional support.
Nelson Gibson told WPBF that his family can’t sit with him during his three-and-a-half-hour treatments. To help, he began bringing a picture of Trump as a comfort item.
“It just feels like bringing something from home to make you comfortable,” Gibson told the West Palm Beach area television station.
Gibson said no one complained about the photo. Next, he started bringing a small cardboard cutout of himself standing next to a Trump photo. No one complained about the small cutout, and Gibson told the station that some people even took photos with it.
On Saturday, Gibson took a life-sized cutout of Trump to his treatment at Fresenius Kidney Care in Port St. Lucie. He said that again, no one took issue with this new emotional support item.
But when he returned Tuesday for treatment with the presidential cutout, Gibson ran into a roadblock.
“They told me it was too much and it wasn’t a rally,” he told the TV station.
His son Eric contacted officials at the facility to find out what the problem was.
“It was supposed to be an issue of safety infectious disease which made no sense,” Eric Gibson said.
The Gibsons say they feel singled out since the center typically encourages patients to bring emotional support items.
Gibson said another patient brings in bubble wrap and pops it during her treatment, which he finds nerve wracking.
“What I would really like to happen is for them not to infringe upon my father’s freedom of expression and speech and allow him to bring in the lifesize cardboard cutout that takes up less service area than a garbage can,” Eric Gibson told the station.
“While we cannot discuss any specific individual, we strongly support the ability of all our patients to express their views, which includes bringing reasonably sized items into our dialysis centers that do not create safety or infection control issues, or interfere with caregivers on the treatment floor,” said the center’s spokesman Brad Puffer said in a statement.
The family said they aren’t sure when Gibson will return for treatment.