Monthly Archives: February 2017

Logan Airport officials apologize for staging emergency drill on 9/11 anniversary!/vtekmonstah/status/377858575319580672

Both American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 originated from Boston’s Logan Airport on the morning of 9/11/01, but even if that had not been the case, the anniversary of 9/11 seems like a bad time to stage fire drills. Logan Airport officials understand that … now:!/BostonLogan/status/377831863920123905

Anybody at the airport who wasn’t aware drills were being conducted might have been stunned:!/NewsBreaker/status/377866772437032960

The general consensus among many tweeters was that it was a bad idea:!/onelonetraveler/status/377869821859201024!/GregJohnson23/status/377902219708104704!/DanielleWAAF/status/377913666839904256

A request was made:!/RobJohnsonUSA/status/377913523495796736

And the request was granted, Twitter-style:!/mattprichard/status/377918131714682881

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The Hardest “True Or False” Quiz You’ll Take Today

Not everything you thought you knew might be true…

  1. 1. Lightning never strikes in the same place twice.



    It strikes in the same place quite a lot. The Empire State Building gets struck over 100 times a year.

  2. 2. If you cry in space the tears just stick to your face.

    That’s true.

    You can watch a video of Chris Hadfield demonstrating it on board the International Space Station if you want.

  3. 3. If you cut an earthworm in half, both halves can regrow their body.


    Only one half of an earthworm can regenerate when it’s cut in half, not both halves.

  4. 4. Humans can distinguish between over a trillion different smells.


    It’s true!

    It’s not as good as a dog’s, but the human nose is still pretty incredible.

  5. 5. Adults have fewer bones than babies do.


    Lots of bones (like the cranium) start out as several fragments at birth, then fuse together into a single bone later in life.

  6. 6. Napoleon Bonaparte was extremely short.

    That’s false.

    Even though he’s widely believed to have been short, he was actually above average height for his time.

  7. 7. Goldfish only have a memory of three seconds.


    It’s false.

    Goldfishes’ legendarily short memory is a common belief, but it’s been debunked repeatedly. They can actually remember things for quite a long time.

  8. 8. There are more cells of bacteria in your body than there are human cells.

    It’s true!

    Your body has around ten times as many bacterial cells in it than your own cells.

  9. 9. Your fingernails and hair keep growing after you die.

    It’s false!

    They really don’t.

  10. 10. Birds are dinosaurs.



    Not all dinosaurs became extinct; some of them survived, and every bird alive today is descended from those survivors.

  11. 11. It costs the U.S. Mint more to make pennies and nickels than the coins are actually worth.

  12. 12. Water spirals down the plughole in opposite directions in the northern and southern hemispheres.


    It really doesn’t (even though some people on the equator make a living fooling tourists into thinking it does…)

  13. 13. Buzz Aldrin was the first man to urinate on the moon.

    NASA/AFP / Getty Images


    The second man to stand on fthe moon was the first to pee there (into a special bag in his spacesuit) — shortly after he stepped off the ladder of Apollo 11’s Lunar Module.

  14. 14. Twinkies have an infinite shelf life.


    The official shelf life of a Twinkie is 45 days. People have kept them around for longer, but they become inedible.

  15. 15. Humans can’t breathe and swallow at the same time.

    That’s true.

    It’s because our voice box is lower in the throat than other primates (who can do both at once.) On the plus side, this means we can use language…

  16. 16. The popular image of Santa Claus — chubby, bearded, in red and white clothes — was invented by Coca-Cola for an ad campaign.


  17. 17. The top of the Eiffel Tower leans away from the sun.

    It’s true.

    The metal of the tower expands in the heat of the sun, so the sun-facing side is always slightly bigger than the one facing away — making it lean as much as seven inches away from the sun.

  18. 18. Drinking alcohol kills brain cells.

    That’s false.

    Drinking pretty much any non-fatal amount of alcohol won’t add enough alcohol to your blood stream to destroy your neurons.

  19. 19. The owner of the company that makes Segways died after accidentally driving his Segway off a cliff.

    Kim Carson/Thinkstock

This Mom First Tried To Kidnap Her Baby From Daycare Before Pulling A Machete Out!

Child custody battles can tear up a family with just one court ruling.

While one parent or family member will leave the court date victorious, the other parent will soon loose all rights to see their child and will be left with only supervised visits and the occasional holiday. That sometimes leads parents on the losing end to take drastic measures.

But none of them quite compare to the crazy antics of one Florida mom who tried to kidnap her own children from their daycare facility. And that’s not even the worst part.

Twenty-five-year-old Ashley Dailey stormed her children’s daycare center Wednesday morning in an attempt to kidnap them.

Read More: He Was On A Sidewalk With His Son For A Disgusting Reason That Got Him Arrested

Dailey’s mother was given full custody of her daughter’s children after a judge ruled that she was a danger to herself and the kids.

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She Weighed Just Half A Pound When They Found Her…But These Vets Saved Her Life

There’s a reason that puppies aren’t fully weaned from their mother until they’re between seven and eight weeks old. In addition to the emotional support, they need mom’s nutritious milk and warmth to help them survive. Unfortunately though, stray dogs and orphaned pups often find themselves without a mom, making their odds of survival incredibly slim.

That’s just what happened to Lily when she was brought in to the San Jose Animal Care Center.

A Good Samaritan found Lily alone and barely alive. They spent two days trying to help her recover by feeding her milk…

But when Lily’s condition worsened, they brought her into the San Jose Animal Care Center.

Vet clinic staffers weren’t sure the tiny puppy — who weighed just 0.5 pounds — would survive 30 minutes, let alone the next few days.

While they looked for a rescue to take her in, they got to work. They gave her fluids through a catheter, provided heat support, and began feeding her through a syringe.

Naturally, she was exhausted.

Watch as a veterinarian feeds the tiny tyke.

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Sometimes we drop everything and do amazing things to save lives.Today a dying puppy (weighing 0.5 lbs.) came in to the shelter. She had low blood sugar levels, was hypothermic and dehydrated. She was barely responsive. Fortunately, our shelter’s amazing veterinary team pulled together an amazing effort to bring this girl back to life! We placed a catheter into her femur so that we could give her life-saving fluids and sugars. With that along with heat support, we got her eating from syringes and feeling so much better!The best news is that she has been rescued thanks to Fred’s Friends and has a veterinary nurse fostering her to ensure she continues to recover!FULL STORY:

Posted by Tails of a Shelter Vet on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

After a few hours, Lily was in much better shape. The clinic had also found a veterinarian nurse who would foster her!

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Tiny Lily is doing SO much better! She is eating on her own and loves to give kisses.

Posted by Fred’s Friends on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Now, just over two weeks after the pup came in off death’s doorstep, Lily is playful and gaining her strength!

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Yep that's little Lily. She is doing so well now and has recovered! Isn't she adorable???

Posted by Fred's Friends on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Dr. Ostermann noted in her blog post about Lily that while the person who found her only had the best of intentions, it’s important to be sure the mom isn’t coming back — and only then should you bring the animal in to the professionals:

“Sometimes good intentions can be more harmful than you would expect. Many people who find kittens or puppies assume that they are orphaned instead of waiting to see whether their mother comes back to them. The babies will do best in their mother’s care, so removing them from their environment before you are sure their mother is not coming back could hinder their chances of surviving. If you are convinced that mother is not returning to her babies and you are not well-versed in caring for orphaned kittens or puppies, please take them to your local veterinarian immediately for guidance.

We’re just glad this story ended with a happy result. Best of luck, Lily!

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Comedian-in-chief: Obama jokes about eating pit bulls (w/soy sauce) at Correspondents’ Dinner!/MrColinCampbell/status/196454331426422785

We gave you a preview earlier Saturday of the annual Tiger Beat Banquet known in Washington as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Well, tonight, President Obama turned up with all the other left-wing celebrities to deliver the obligatory Nerd Prom joke monologue — and there was mixed reaction to his attempt at self-deprecating, dog-eating humor.

Sprinkled liberally with a Sarah Palin swipe (of course) and…soy sauce.

In case you missed it, here’s the C-SPAN clip of Obama’s performance (dog joke at 8:41):

VIDEO: President Obama at @WHCA Dinner #nerdprom #whcd

— CSPAN (@cspan) April 29, 2012

Jim Treacher, the man who launched a thousand dog-eating jokes and recipes, reacts:

I figured #ObamaEatsDogs was pretty much done. Good job, @BarackObama! 😉

— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) April 29, 2012

So, will Letterman be more likely to make #ObamaEatsDogs jokes now, or less? ("Who cares?" is a perfectly acceptable answer.)

— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) April 29, 2012

I win.

— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) April 29, 2012

Congrats to @jtLOL for OWNING the White House Correspondents Dinner. #nerdprom #WHCD

— Clay Wisner (@claymonster) April 29, 2012

The critics (including some clueless Twitter users who missed out on #obamaeatsdogs news) weigh in on the dog joke:

Obama's pit bull joke did not seem to go over very well.

— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) April 29, 2012

Pretty good. RT @toddstarnes: Obama: "What's the difference between a hockey mom & a pit bull? A pit bull is delicious."

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) April 29, 2012

Obama bombed with the pit bull joke..

— TayupeinNY (@tayupe) April 29, 2012

Oh my, Mrs. Obama didn't like the pit bull / Palin Jab.

— Jessica Perez (@special1candy) April 29, 2012

" …A pit bull is delicious." ? Mrs. Obama was creeped out too #WHCD” I couldn't believe he told that joke. Really the dirtiest one told.

— not the real me (@jemsmom93) April 29, 2012

And more responses to the WHCD spectacle in general:

@cspan @WHCA Good God No! I change the channel every time Obama is on TV – can't stand him.

— Deborah Morrison (@ddmo8) April 29, 2012

@cspan @WHCA I didn't watch the first showing, I certainly won't watch it a second time.

— Barb (@BarbofPA) April 29, 2012

Pres Obama was the main event. Surprisingly, Kimmel bombed. Just didn't flow. He rushed it, and more focused on offending than being funny.

— S. Maxx Mahaffey (@smaxxmahaffey) April 29, 2012

Want a real belly laugh? Check out the “golfer-in-chief” video in case you missed it. Snort.

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