A 23-year-old woman died after a tragic accident in a parking garage in Ohio. Victoria Strauss’s head became trapped between her car and a payment machine when she dropped her card at a parking garage exit booth in Columbus, according to the Columbus Dispatch..
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Lawyers for a Nova Scotia man fighting a decision to revoke a personalized licence plate bearing his surname — Grabher — say the case is about fundamental rights and is no trivial matter. Lorne Grabher’s Nova Scotia plate, which he had for nearly 30 years, was revoked by the province’s Registrar of Motor Vehicles in December 2016 after it received a complaint saying the sign promoted hatred toward women. Grabher, who was represented by the Calgary-based Centre for Constitutional Freedoms before the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, which reserved its decision on Tuesday, maintains the province infringed on his freedom of expression.
Doctors were locked out of a Texas hospital this week and forced to treat patients in the parking lot after the owners failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in rent on time, according to new reports. Staff members at the Heights Hospital in Houston were given no warning, nor a chance to notify their patients, before they were shut out Monday. “We showed up around 8 this morning, myself and my staff, to get ready, [and] were told we were not allowed in the building anymore,” family physician Dr. Felicity Mack told local station KHOU. “We weren’t given notice to take care of our patients and let them know, so I’ve got patients that continue to show up today that I was supposed to see.”
Make a hair washing joke, receive death threats. That’s what the girlfriend of Australian tennis star Bernard Tomic claims is happening to her after making a comment about her quarantine conditions at a hotel in Melbourne during the Australian Open. “Love Island” star and influencer Vanessa Sierra claims she has been receiving “many death threats,” after posting a vlog on her YouTube channel about quarantine life alongside Tomic, who is slated to compete at the Australian Open.
It’s not the science news we want; it’s the science news we deserve. For those who keep up with our weird food reporting here at Oddee, you’ll remember that the EU either regulates or bans some heritage foods. Such as casu marzu–the soft cheese digested by fly larvae. So it’s big news that the food safety agency in Europe decided dried yellow mealworms are safe to eat. They’re the first worm to earn such a designation. Good job, guys! Just a picture of a bowl of mealworms makes me feel – at best – unsettled and usually approaching full-on nauseated. But I’m the first to admit that’s a problem with me, not the worms. Mealworms are a low-carbon producing food that’s packed with protein, fat, and fiber.
CIA Declassifies Nearly 3,000 Documents On UFOs, Revealing Mysterious ‘Information’ Was Analyzed In 1976
Forget that headline. The one in the U.K.’s Sun newspaper last week was waaaay better. “CIA’s declassified UFO documents are now online as ‘Black Vault’ reveals ‘mystery explosions’ and ‘contact with aliens,’” said the paper. If you’ve got a lot of time on your hands, you can read all 2,780 pages at The Vault website, which detail observations of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs), the government’s preferred term for Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). But we’ll run through the good ones detailed by the Sun and another British paper, the Daily Mail. For instance, in 1985, a Russian airliner crew describes coming within 50 kilometers of a yellow disk that was shooting out beams of light while flying over Belarus.
That’s one way to handle a cheater. There’s an old saying that goes “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned,” and as one cheating boyfriend recently discovered, that can be true a wide variety of ways. People also say “revenge is a dish best served cold,” but this angry ex-girlfriend decided to serve it with a healthy serving of glitter instead.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ actor Dave Bautista offering $20G to find culprit who scrawled ‘TRUMP’ on manatee
Marvel star Dave Bautista is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the identification of the person who scraped “TRUMP” on a Florida manatee’s back. The “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor reacted to a tweet from a person who was appalled by the act. Bautista wrote: “If there’s not already a reward for the arrest and conviction of the low life scummy MAGATs that did this I’ll throw in $20,000.” Bautista added: “And I promise there will be bonuses to that award!”
Trying to pick the most notable lies from Donald Trump’s presidency is like trying to pick the most notable pieces of junk from the town dump. There’s just so much ugly garbage to sift through before you can make a decision. But I’m qualified for the dirty job. I fact checked every word uttered by this President from his inauguration day in January 2017 until September 2020 — when the daily number of lies got so unmanageably high that I had to start taking a pass on some of his remarks to preserve my health. Trump got even worse after November 3. Since then, he has spent the final months of what has been a wildly dishonest presidency on a relentless and dangerous lying spree about the election he lost.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is now the owner of the most farmland in the United States, according to Land Report. The Land Report researchers concluded that Gates, now the fourth richest man in the world, and his wife, Melinda, own 242,000 acres of farmland.