Three-Eyed Snake Found in Australia

Three-Eyed Snake Found in Australia

Rangers from The Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife of Australia found a three-eyed snake along the
Arnhem Highway near Humpty Doo.

The odd snake had it's third-eye near the center of its skull. It was around 40cm(16 inches) in length and was around 3 months old. It was named as Monty Python.

An x-ray showed that it wasn't 2 different heads forged together, rather it is one skull with a third eye socket with three functioning eyes.

"It was generally agreed that the eye likely developed very early during the embryonic stage of development. It is extremely unlikely that this is from environmental factors and is almost certainly a natural occurrence as malformed reptiles are relatively common."
– Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife


Officials said the snake died shortly after it's capture.

 
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Dog Swimming 135 Miles Offshore Gets Rescued

Dog Swimming 135 Miles Offshore Gets Rescued

Workers of an oil rig crew, rescue a dog swimming 220 kilometers off the shore of Bangkok, Thailand.

Visitak Payalaw, an employee of Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, spotted the dog paddling near the oil rig, cold and shivering, but managed to make it to the platform of the oil rig.

The crew managed to rescue the brown canine by putting a rope around its neck and pulling him up.

Once on board, the crew bathed the dog and gave him some water and an electrolyte drink.



The crew named the dog, Boonrod, which means "survivor". Boonrod is an Aspin, a breed native to the Philippines. It is speculated that Boonrod might have fallen off a fishing trawler.

Boonrod was taken ashore to the southern port of Songkhla by boat on April 15 and was said to be in recovering well by Watchdog Thailand.

 
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Four bees went inside a woman's eye feeding on her tears

Four bees went inside a woman's eye feeding on her tears

Ms He, a 28-year-old Taiwanese woman, had a gust of wind blew into her eyes while pulling out weeds around her relative's graves. She assumed it was dirt that flew into her eyes but hours later, her eyes were swelling and in severe pain, leading her to seek medical attention at the Fooyin University Hospital.

Dr Hong Chi Ting, an ophthalmology professor, handled Ms He's case and noticed she couldn't completely close her eyes. Dr Hong told BBC that he looked into the gap with a microscope and saw something black that looked like an insect leg.

"I grabbed the leg and very slowly took one out, then I saw another one and another and another. They were still intact and all alive" said Dr Hong

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Two Arkansas Men Arrested After Taking Turns Shooting Each Other

Two Arkansas Men Arrested After Taking Turns Shooting Each Other

Charles Eugene Ferris (Left), 50, and Christopher Hicks, 36, were arrested on April 1, 2019, on the grounds of aggravated assault. They were released on a citation from the Benton County jail the day after they were arrested.

According to a police affidavit, Ferris and Hick were drinking on the deck of Ferris's House on March 31, 2019. Ferris wore a bulletproof vest and told hicks to shoot him.

Hicks shot Ferris in the chest one time with a .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle. The bullet hit the top left corner of Ferris' chest.

Hicks then put on the vest. Ferris said he got angry after getting shot causing him to shoot Hick's back with the remaining 5 rounds of the rifle. None of the rounds penetrated the vest.

Prosecutors haven't filed a formal charge against Ferris or Hicks.

Their arraignments are scheduled for 8 a.m. May 13 in Benton County Circuit Judge Brad Karren's courtroom.

Source: https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2019/apr/03/affidavit-2-men-don-vest-shoot-20190403/

 
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Man who had 48-hour erection has tip of his p*nis amputated

Man who had 48-hour erection has tip of his p*nis amputated

A 52-year-old Man from India went to a doctor because he couldn't get rid of his erection that lasted 2 days and was causing him severe pain.

The medics swiftly drained the blood from his penis, but foolishly left a urethral catheter while dressing his p*nis, causing the patient to develop black gangrene.

The man returned to the hospital showing signs of severe tissue damage around the tip of his penis caused by an acute loss of blood circulation. The medical personnel decided to amputate the tip of his penis.

Full details of this rare case were conducted by the Department of Urology at the King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India, and can be seen in this link: https://casereports.bmj.com/content/12/4/e229432
(WARNING: Contains Graphic Image)

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What Living On Mars Might Look Like

What Living On Mars Might Look Like

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) has been funding a competition which began in 2015. The objective of the competition is to create a sustainable shelter that is adaptable for Mars, Moon or other worlds suitable for colonization using resources available around the vicinity of each location. There are 3 Phases to the competition:

Phase 1, Design Competition (Completed) ($50,000 prize purse)
Phase 2, Structural Member Competition (Completed) ($1.1 million prize purse)
Phase 3, On-Site Habitat Competition (On-Going) ($2 million prize purse)

The latest challenge for the competitors was to create a complete virtual construction level of 3D-printed habitat which has produced some stunning rendering of the possible facilities for Mars. There were eleven team entries but only the top 3 teams were ranked and rewarded, Namely:

1. SEArch+/Apis Cor - New York - $33,954.11
2. Zopherus – Rogers, Arkansas - $33,422.01
3. Mars Incubator – New Haven, Connecticut - $32,623.88

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Facebook and Instagram, Down Across The Globe

Facebook and Instagram, Down Across The Globe

The social media giants has caused an uproar. People posting in twitter with #facebookdown.

 
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Kid's Who Use Technology Are Fine.

Kid's Who Use Technology Are Fine.

Many studies have shown that social media may cause depression---or not. A wide variety of video games have shown that they improve cognition -- or that they encourage violence. Younger generations are either more connected--or more isolated than ever before.

A lot of conflicting messages about the effects of technology, if it actually affects a child's well-being. Negative conclusions are usually what parents and teachers usually tend to side with, a negative bias towards technology. This has caused a heated debate among scientist. Studies that are showing significant negative effects are usually followed by other revealing positive effects or none at all--sometimes using the same data set.

A Scientist at the University of Oxford has released a new research paper. It was published this week in Nature Human Behavior ( can be viewed in this link: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-018-0506-1.epdf ). This paper should help clear up a more solid conclusion. It reveals the flaws of the statistical methods scientists have commonly used and offers a better alternative. More Importantly, is that it uses data on 350,000 research participants in their adolescence to show that, at a population level, usage of technology has nearly negligible effects on an adolescence's well-being, measured in a range of questions addressing symptoms that show depression, suicidal/self-harm thoughts, pro-social behaviour, peer-relationship problems and others alike. Technology use tilts the needleless than half a percent away from feeling emotionally sound. Eating Potatoes have generally the same effect as technology and wearing glasses has a more negative impact on an adolescent's mental health.

Most of the research findings that portrays technology having a negative impact on younger people's minds come from analysis of large, publicly available data but very susceptible towards negative bias. Andrew Pryzblyski, an experimental psychologist at Oxford University and his graduate student Amy Orben, co-authors of the new research paper, found that there are 600 million possible ways to analyze the data contained in the three data sets in their study. “Unfortunately, the large number of participants in these designs means that small effects are easily publishable and, if positive, garner outsized press and policy attention,” they wrote.

To put into perspective how negligible digital technology's effects on a young person's minds are, smoking marijuana and bullying have 2.7 and 4.3 percent of the variation that disrupts adolescent's well-being while, technology only has a 0.4 percent variation. And some positive behaviours such as getting enough sleep and regularly eating breakfast were much more strongly associated with well-being than the average impact of technology use.

This is not to say digital technology post no danger. Anything of excess is always bad for an individual, Like how too much food is bad for an individual, even eating too much vegetable can have a negative effect on your health overall. It's all about moderation, one to two hours per day using their phones or even slightly more on the weekends is not really harmful but doing more could affect their mental health. And in a 2015 paper Odgers and a colleague reviewed the science addressing parents’ top fears about technology and found two important things: First, most of what happens online is mirrored offline. Second, effects really do depend on the individual whether or not there is a positive or negative impact at all.

 
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