Tuesday, November 14, 2017

WEIRD NEWS

Are You Smashing Your Keurig?

Coffee machine maker Keurig is the fifth advertiser to pull their ads from Sean Hannity's Fox show over the Roy Moore controversy, and Hannity fans are not pleased. So they've taken to promising to boycott Keurig and a few, using the hashtag # BoycottKeurig, have videos of themselves smashing their Keurig coffee makers to bits by throwing them off buildings. Other companies to have pulled their ads from Hannity's show include Nature's Bounty, fashion firm Eloqui, genetic testing firm 23 and Me, and realtor.com. Angelo Carusone of Media Matters for America called for the boycott of Hannity's show after Hannity interviewed Moore last week. He said Hannity "defends child molester Roy Moore and then chastises the women that spoke out, reminding them the Ten Commandments say 'thou shall not bear false witness.'" Other critics said Hannity went too easy on Moore and attacked the host for describing Moore's alleged sexual encounter with a 14-year-old as "consensual," though Hannity later said he had meant only to refer to the women Moore dated when they were older teenagers. (Business Insider)

Another Baby Killed by Toddler with a Gun

How many more times are we going to have to report this story? In Memphis, Tennessee, a 1-year-old girl is dead after her 3-year-old brother accidentally shot and killed her. Local police say 25-year-old Shawn Moore put the girl, Robbin Keefer, in bed with his gun. Witnesses heard a gunshot and found the girl had been shot. She was pronounced dead at a hospital. Moore, who police say initially fled the scene, turned himself in and has been charged with criminally negligent homicide, possessing a handgun as a convicted felon, and tampering with evidence. (Newser)

Pro Tip: Don't Bring Coke to Your Court Hearing

Just how stupid can one man be? Colorado authorities say 43-year-old Juan Jose Vidrio Bibriesca was in court for violating his bond on a drug charge. While standing before the judge, Bibriesca took off his hat, and a packet of cocaine fell out! So they walked him straight over to the county jail and he now faces new charges of narcotics possession and another bond violation. Add to that the fact that he's in the country illegally and his legal problems may never end! (Vail Daily)

Getting High at the Opera

Soprano Audrey Luna has done what no singer has done in the 137-year history of the Metropolitan Opera. She hit the A above high C, something she actually does twice during Thomas Adès' The Exterminating Angel, the story of a high-society dinner party whose guests are oddly unable to leave. The Times calls hitting the note "a combination of genetic gifts, rigorous training and psychological discipline over two fragile vocal cords." Luna -- a Grammy winner, has sung a high G previously at the Met. She was recruited by Adès for the part, says she's practiced as high as the C above high C, so she felt confident she was capable of hitting the note. And she has to hit it in a somewhat incredible way: It's the very first note she sings, as she's coming on stage; she sings it once more shortly after. "It's a moment of arrival," says Adès. "It had to be on this note." New York Classical Review offered its take on Luna's performance, writing she "blazed high." You can actually hear the note being sung on the New York Times web site. (New York Times)

Good News: If You Do Have a Heart Attack, It Won't Be From Sex

There are a lot of guys out there with heart disease who have a very real fear that sex may kill them! Good news - a new study says that's very unlikely. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute reported Sunday at an American Heart Association conference that only one in every 100 cases of sudden cardiac arrest in men occurred after sexual activity. But 94% of those victims had a history of heart disease. The study, to be published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, was the first to look at whether sexual exertion can trigger a heart attack. Senior author Dr. Sumeet Chugh says "the risk is very small." Meanwhile, when it comes to heart attacks, CPR can make a life-or-death difference. CPR was performed in only one-third of cases studied, prompting Chugh to urge the "importance of (teaching) bystander CPR for sudden cardiac arrest, irrespective of the circumstance." Another study found that children as young as 6 can learn CPR. (NBC News)

In the Navy, Can't You See We Need a Hand... 

The Navy is investigating a slapping incident that left one SEAL candidate in a coma. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the candidate was injured on Oct. 12 during a study session at the Naval Special Warfare training complex in Coronado. Reportedly, as an incentive to answer questions correctly, the sailor and a friend had agreed to slap whichever one got an answer wrong. One candidate was slapped so hard he fell to the floor, striking his head. Surgeons placed him in a medically induced coma. SEAL spokesman Lt. Trevor Davids says fortunately the sailor is now in good condition and is recovering. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and members of the warfare center are reviewing the incident. (Newser)

Sometimes We Just Don't Know What to Say

British paramedics say they were shocked by the note left on their ambulance which read: "You may be saving lives but don't park your van in a stupid place and block my drive." In fact they were saving lives and responding to a patient in critical condition in Birmingham, England. West Midlands Ambulance Service posted a photo of the note to Facebook, writing, "Sometimes we just don't know quite what to say." The post continued, "Our staff will always try and park considerately, but sometimes, there just isn't time. Over 2,000 responded to the post, while more than 900 people left comments in support of the paramedics. According to paramedic Natasha Starkey, emergency responders getting called out over parking is "pretty normal." In a BBC interview, she says, "Random people will just walk in and say 'can you move your ambulance?'" (BBC)

What the What?

Talk about your instant karma. In New York City, 44-year-old Edgar Collaguazo fell to his death while attempting to escape through a fourth-story window after he was allegedly caught molesting a six-year-old boy. Collaguazo had been locked in a bedroom in his New York flat by the boy's parents, who said they caught him abusing their son at the child's birthday party. Video surveillance footage shows him plunging 40 feet and landing on a metal fence outside the flat in the Jackson Heights neighborhood in Queens. Fathers of children attending the party reportedly began beating up Collaguazo before the victim's mother intervened. She said, "I told them, 'Stop beating him, already! I have called the police.'" So they locked Collaguazo in the room to await police but found him gone when they opened the door. (The Independent)

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