November 28, 2018

*YIKES – Scientists Ate Lego Heads to See How Long it’d Take to Poop Them Out:


Pediatricians have to deal with all kinds of interesting situations in their daily work with children, and kids eating random objects is one of them. Children just love to stick stuff in their mouths, and while parents do their best to keep tiny toys away from eager eaters there’s always a chance that something like a Lego finds its way into the stomach of a youngster.

A half-dozen pediatricians decided to see what effect, if any, a tiny yellow Lego head would have on their own bodies by volunteering to swallow them. Their findings were reported in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.

The primary goal of the research was to see how long it takes for a tiny toy like a Lego to find its way through the human body. To do this, the pediatricians swallowed the toys and then monitored their bowel movements over the following days until they located the toy.

Since they were eating toys and poking through their own poop the team decided to have a bit of fun with the nomenclature. “Pre‐ingestion bowel habit was standardized by the Stool Hardness and Transit (SHAT)score,” the study read. “Participants ingested a Lego head, and the time taken for the object to be found in the participant’s stool was recorded. The primary outcome was the Found and Retrieved Time (FART) score.”

*Poll: Immigration Up Sharply as No. 1 Problem in United States:

A new survey shows that Americans view “immigration/illegal aliens” as the number one problem facing the United Statesthis month. It was cited by 21% of Americans as the most important problem and this percentage is up from 13% in October, an increase of 8 percentage points.

In the survey, Gallup asked Americans to mention the problems they view as most important. Gallup reported the answers for problems  cited by at least 3% of respondents.

At the top of the list was “immigration/illegal aliens” at 21%.

*Tito Ortiz Says Liddell Should Never Fight Again:

Tito Ortiz wants Chuck Liddell to hang it up for good — saying he doesn’t want to give The Iceman a rematch after last weekend’s beatdown and feels bad for digging a pretend grave in the cage. Tito wrecked Chuck’s face in a brutal 1st-round knockout Saturday … and says it became crystal clear to him that 48-year-old Liddell needs to stop fighting already.

“Physically, I don’t think he should [fight again]”, Ortiz says… “I’m not even going to say I will fight him again, because I don’t think he should.” In fact, The Huntington Beach Bad Boyseemed to feel sorry for Chuck after the big knockout win — apologizing for his grave-digging celebration and showering Liddell with praise.

“Chuck Liddell was a great champion, he was a great fighter, great man, great father, and I’m thankful he gave me the opportunity.” But make no mistake, Tito sure did love the result of fight night, especially after all the smack Chuck talked in the lead-up.

“People have to understand that this is personal! It was completely personal.” As for Tito’s future, Ortiz claims he’s probably done fighting — but wants to stay in the fight game. In fact, he’s already got plans to find the next Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell.

*More Millennials are Moving Back Home – and it’s Making Everyone Depressed:

More adult millennials are moving home to save money, and its making them more depressed, new research reveals.

And it’s making their parents pretty miserable too, according to other recent research.

A full third of young adults in the United States live with their parents. In fact, millennial men and women are more likely to live with mom and dad than in any other living arrangement.

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Nearly one-third of adolescents and adults suffer from some form of anxiety disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. A poll released in May by the American Psychiatric Association, meanwhile, found that 39 percent of respondents were prepared to describe themselves as more anxious than they were just a year ago. Another 39 percent say they are equally anxious, while only 19 percent feel less anxious now than they did in the recent past.

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The Clinton-led State Department authorized $151 billion in Pentagon-brokered deals to 16 countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation – a 145% increase in completed sales to those nations over the same time frame during the Bush administration.

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Years before Adolf Hitler rose to power, he led an unsuccessful insurrection against the Weimar Republic. It began when he and his men stormed a right-wing political meeting in a Munich beer hall and coerced its leaders to join in his “revolution.” The next day, some 3,000 Nazis marched in Munich. When police responded with deadly force, the putsch was abandoned. Hitler’s treason earned him a 5-year prison sentence, of which he served only 8 months.

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*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Bret Stephens

In ancient Egypt there lived a wise king named Thamus. One day he was visited by a clever god called Theuth. Theuth was an inventor of many useful things: arithmetic and geometry; astronomy and dice. But his greatest discovery, so he believed, “was the use of letters.” And it was this invention that Theuth was most eager to share with King Thamus.

The art of writing, Theuth said, “will make the Egyptians wiser and give them better memories; it is specific both for the memory and for the wit.” But Thamus rebuffed him. “O most ingenious Theuth,” he said, “the parent or inventor of an art is not always the best judge of the utility or inutility of his own inventions to the users of them.”

The king continued: “For this discovery of yours will create forgetfulness in the learners’ souls, because they will not use their memories; they will trust to the external written characters and not remember themselves.”

“Written words,” Thamus concluded, “give your disciples not truth, but only the semblance of truth; they will be hearers of many things but will have learned nothing; they will appear to be omniscient and will generally know nothing; they will be tiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality.”

Welcome to Facebook.

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I don’t think it’s overly dramatic to characterize the current state of American society as a cold Civil War. Our population is as divided as our houses of Congress. We’ve weathered this type of condition many times, but today’s climate presents something new. We’re now demonizing one another so badly that longstanding relationships are cratering over ideological differences.

Families are becoming as bitterly divided as they were in the Civil War. Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth had a brotherEdwin who was a fervent Union supporter. What was theirThanksgiving like in 1864? This year’s Thanksgiving gatherings are sure to be stressful for many families. Some will awkwardly avoid politics, others will get into heated arguments that may lead to feuds and estrangements.

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Everything we needed to know about Facebook was right in front of our faces, on the big screen, in 2010. Come with me on this journey back in time, to the AMC Mountainside 10, onRoute 22 in New Jersey, where I first saw “The Social Network.”

At the time, I was rooting for the young Mark Zuckerberg to get the better of the people trying to hold him back. He was an unusual movie protagonist, introverted and inconsiderate, but wasn’t it time for the geeks to take the power from the old guard? For the underdogs to beat the establishment? When I streamed the movie the other day, I found my sympathies had shifted. Eight years (and many apology tours) later, “The Social Network” takes on a whole new meaning.

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Heather Locklear‘s mandatory psychiatric hold has been extended for further evaluation, and the actress could be there for up to two weeks. Sources close to Locklear tell us she was placed on a psychiatric hold Wednesday that was originally only supposed to last for 3 days.

We’re told doctors realized Locklear needed additional treatment past the mandatory time frame and got an additional 2 weeks. Sources say Locklear will likely get out sooner than the 2 weeks, and the plan is for her to enter a facility for more long-term treatment.

There is, however, a bit of conflict — we’re told Heather wants to remain at home and not check into another facility — and the ultimate decision will be hers to make.

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