A team of entomologists in full-body protective gear vacuumed Asian giant hornets out of a tree in Washington state on Saturday, eradicating the first nest of the so-called murder hornets found in the United States. The state’s agricultural department said it had spent weeks searching for and trapping the hornets, which attack honeybee hives and could pose a threat to humans, because they can sting repeatedly with venom that is stronger than a honeybee’s.
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SEOUL — North Korea has warned its citizens to stay indoors, saying seasonal yellow dust blowing in from China might carry the new coronavirus into the country. “As the new coronavirus infections continue to spread around the world, the need to deal with the yellow dust and take thorough measures has become more critical,” North Korea’s official party newspaper Rodong Sinmun said on Thursday.
Ditching daily diet of chocolate clears skin for acne-riddled graduate whose social life was in tatters
A graduate in the Ukraine who suffered so badly with acne in her teenage years she shunned going out has revealed how cutting chocolate from her diet has helped clear up her skin. Mariia Bilenka, 23, from Kiev, has suffered with acne for the past ten years, according to The Daily Mail.
A couple in Switzerland named their daughter after their internet service provider following a company promotion offering 18 years of free service. According to NPR, Blick, the internet provider, Twifi, promised free Wi-Fi for 18 years to any family that named their child Twifia or Twifius.
It’s a very nice. A giant inflatable Borat was bobbing along Harbourfront Thursday, displaying a floatie version of Sacha Baron Cohen’s clueless Kazakh journalist in all his glory, wearing nothing but his signature mankini and emblazoned with the message, “Wear mask. Save live.”
Woman missing for 12 days inside national park might not be telling truth: Search and rescue team member alleges
The liaison of the Washington County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue is speaking out about several discrepancies he says he sees in the case of a California woman who was found alive after being missing for 12 days inside Zion National Park. Sgt. Darrell Cashin says his search and rescue team was asked to assist in locating Holly Courtier, the 38-year-old mom from Los Angeles who went missing from the park on Oct. 6 and was found by ZNP rescuers on Oct. 18 after they received a credible tip of a possible sighting.
Police are probing whether an anti-mask motive came into play in the arson of toilet paper and paper towel sections in three Walmart stores in Kitchener and Waterloo this week. Waterloo Regional and the Office of the Fire Marshal of Ontario (OFM) believe the fires on Tuesday night were deliberately set and are investigating them as arson.
An American currently living in Germany is living proof that it’s finally time to get rid of gender stereotypes, especially in clothing. Mark Bryan is a robotic engineer who lives his life like every other person, except that he challenges gender stereotypes, wearing a skirt and heels to work and even at home.
She’ll have a McDonald’s hamburger — but hold the burger. A Toronto woman’s bizarre fast-food order is making the rounds on social media after she requested one hamburger sans bun, with no mustard, onions, pickles or beef patty.
A person with a jet pack was spotted near Los Angeles International Airport again this week — flying at more than a mile in the air. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement to USA Today that “a China Airlines crew reported seeing what appeared to be someone in a jet pack at an approximate altitude of 6,000 feet, about seven miles northwest of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. The FAA alerted local law enforcement and will look into the report.” In air traffic control recordings reported by ABC News, someone can be heard asking about the report, saying, “Flying object? Was it a UAV [Unmanned Aerial Vehicle] or was it a jet pack?”