Elephant Contact Lens?

An Asian elephant has been given back her sight – and become the first in Europe to be fitted with a contact lens. Win Thida, 44, was injured in a scuffle with a fellow elephant at Amsterdam’s Artis Zoo when she was poked in her left eye by a twig. Dutch vet Anne-Marie Verbruggen was called in after the tourist attraction’s star turn had difficulty keeping her eye open and it started to stream. An examination revealed the cornea had been damaged, sparking fears that without something to protect the eye it would never heal and she could soon end up blind.” w/ photos

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Man Held For Stealing Glacier Ice

Police in Chile have arrested a man on suspicion of stealing ice from the Jorge Montt Glacier. Officials in the town of Cochrane found five tons of ice in the back of his truck, reports the BBC. Scientists say the glacier, in the Patagonia region, is retreating faster than any other in Chile. Police suspect the ice was destined for the capital, Santiago, to make gourmet ice cubes for use in upmarket bars and restaurants. Tourists in Chile are often served whisky chilled with glacial ice – which has an extra kudos because it comes directly from the glaciers.” w/ photo

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NFL Football Cops

“A sneak peek at Football Cops, the new cop drama starring Peyton and Eli Manning as MIKE TAHOE and C.J. HUNTER.”

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Huskies Vs. Wine Glass

“These are my first 2 Siberian Huskies, Kira and Mr. Kody. Kira was 6-weeks-old here and so intrigued by our crystal wine glass!” — jenp0217

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Is Sugar Toxic?

Dr. Martin classified refined sugar as a poison because it has been depleted of its life forces, vitamins and minerals. ‘What is left consists of pure, refined carbohydrates. The body cannot utilize this refined starch and carbohydrate unless the depleted proteins, vitamins and minerals are present. Nature supplies these elements in each plant in quantities sufficient to metabolize the carbohydrate in that particular plant. There is no excess for other added carbohydrates. Incomplete carbohydrate metabolism results in the formation of ‘toxic metabolite’ such as pyruvic acid and abnormal sugars containing five carbon atoms. Pyruvic acid accumulates in the brain and nervous system and the abnormal sugars in the red blood cells. These toxic metabolites interfere with the respiration of the cells. They cannot get sufficient oxygen to survive and function normally. In time, some of the cells die. This interferes with the function of a part of the body and is the beginning of degenerative disease.” w/ photos

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