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“That was an abcess – she is going to need antibiotics and much better sterile technique and more drainage than that… in short, she needs to see a doctor.” — Ginny84
“Though that future has not yet come to pass, things are starting to get exciting in the in-car technology space. Connected cars are hitting the consumer market in a price bracket that makes them a realistic option for many. One prediction sees ‘near saturation’ in the U.S. market in as little as four years’ time… “In 2015, however, there will be a much larger portion coming from China, Brazil, and Russia, as well as near saturation in developed markets like the U.S., Western Europe, and Japan.” So what can we expect from these connected cars? We’ve spoken to a major motoring manufacturer, a futurist, an automotive analyst and other industry experts to find out.” w/ photos
“Most of us grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons and with those cartoons came an avalanche of breakfast cereal advertisements, each with their own little mascot whose job was to shape our impressionable little minds and guide us towards stuffing our maws with whatever sugar filled nuclear waste he was peddling. And for every wholesome Tony the Tiger out there, there were dozens of creepy mascots waiting to worm their way into our lives. Some were barely disguised junkies, some just had severe emotional issues, but whatever the case, they need to be called out before they terrorize yet another generation of impressionable, mushy brained children, and wouldn’t you know it… So here, for the first time, are the worst of the worst, the nine creepiest breakfast cereal mascots.” w/ photos
“Although this baby orangutan is an orphan, the love and attention he receives every day at the OFI Care Center has helped him to feel like a ‘Fortunate Son.’ Hopefully, he will grow up big and strong and one day dance in the rain forest just as he dances here.” — RRH
“A golden tabby tiger is one with an extremely rare color variation caused by a recessive gene and is currently only found in captive tigers. Like the white tiger, it is a color form and not a separate species. In the case of the golden tiger, this is the wide band gene; while the white tiger is due to the color inhibitor (chinchilla) gene. There are currently believed to be fewer than 30 of these rare tigers in the world, but many more carriers of the gene. While no official name has been designated for the color, it is sometimes referred to as the strawberry tiger due to the strawberry blonde coloration. The golden tiger’s white coat and gold patches make it stand out from the norm. Their striping is much paler than usual and may fade into spots or large prominent patches. Golden tigers also tend to be larger and, due to the effect of the gene on the hair shaft, have softer fur than their orange relatives.” w/ photos
“A giant mutant fish is believed to be targeting swimmers in an Indian river after developing a taste for human flesh. The goonch, a huge type of catfish, is believed to have been feeding on corpses thrown into the Great Kali after funeral ceremonies. Locals have believed for years that a mysterious monster lurks in the water, but now they think it has moved on from scavenging to attacking swimmers venturing into the river, along the India-Nepal border. The mysterious creature has been investigated by biologist Jeremy Wade for a TV documentary to be shown on Five. He said: ‘The locals have told me of a theory that this monster has grown extra large on a diet of partially burnt corpses. ‘It has perhaps got this taste for flesh by feasting on the remains of funeral pyres. ‘There will be a few freak individuals that grow bigger than the other ones and if you throw in extra food, they will grow even bigger.’ Mr Wade caught a goonch which topped the scales at 161lb and was nearly 6ft long – a world weight for the species. He said: ‘If that got hold of you, there would be no getting away.” w/ photos