*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:
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:
“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:
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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The global charity is currently under investigation by the DOJ,FBI and IRS for a variety of allegations – including whether favors were handed out while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, also known as “pay for play.”
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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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.”
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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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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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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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