Seagull flies off with chihuahua it abducted from family's back garden

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People who have small dogs have been warned to keep their pets inside after a chihuahua was snatched by a seagull from its owner's back garden. Gizmo, a four-years-old chihuahua, is still missing after a bird swooped down and carried the animal away in its beak. Becca Hill, 24, of Paignton, Devon, is hoping her pet will be found alive, and has asked locals to keep a lookout for it. "My partner was in the garden putting the washing out at the time and suddenly he saw it swoop down. It carried Gizmo a fair way as we couldn't see him any more. I have no idea if he was dropped or where he is Read more

The flamethrower drone will soon be a thing you can buy

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In 2015, a Connecticut teenager raised the question of whether our robots have the right to bear arms when he jury-rigged a working flamethrower — and separately, a semiautomatic pistol — to his drone. But this Thursday, for better or worse, you’ll be able to easily build a flying flamethrower yourself. You’re looking at a the Throwflame TF-19 Wasp, a functional flamethrower attachment for commercial-grade heavy lift drones that can hit targets up to 25 feet away, with a one-gallon fuel tank that can produce a stream of fire for 100 seconds, according to the company. Mind you, the Read more

Pastor said he was sucking demons out of men he sexually assaulted, victims claim

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Three men have reported these crimes to the state attorney general’s clergy abuse hotline at separate times, but Weaver is still not facing charges. A New Jersey pastor, who is also the chaplain for a local church, is accused of sexually abusing numerous men during what he claimed was an exorcism ritual. Rev. Dr. William Weaver allegedly set up an elaborate ceremony where he convinced the men involved that he would purge evil spirits from their bodies by performing oral sex on them. The pastor reportedly told his victims that this was a Native American ritual he learned first-hand from Read more

Florida man allegedly used scissors to cut off penis of wife's lover

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Alex Bonilla, 49, was charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment. The victim is recovering from his injuries at a local hospital. A Florida man is in custody for allegedly using a pair of scissors to cut off the penis of a man he suspected of sleeping with his wife. Alex Bonilla Alex BonillaGilchrist County Sheriff's Office Alex Bonilla, 49, was arrested Sunday after his neighbor told a deputy that Bonilla tied him up at gunpoint and cut off his penis with a pair of scissors. Bonilla then allegedly left with the severed penis, according to a police report from the Gilchrist County Read more

Nebraska woman attacks local Spider-Man statue as a 'hate crime' against Christianity after mistaking it for Satan

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A resident of Lincoln, Nebraska this week publicly slammed her city for committing a purported “hate crime” against Christianity because she mistook a statue of Spider-Man located at a local zoo for a statue of Satan. The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that an offended Christian woman wrote an email to Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird demanding that he remove a statue depicting Spider-Man’s hands spinning a web, as she believed the statue depicted devil horns. “It is a sculpture of two hands open, painted Red & Black, and formed into Devil Horns,” the woman complained, before going on Read more

Tiger found lying on bed inside house while sheltering from India floods

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Millions displaced and 97 dead in Bihar and Assam as monsoon continues A tiger was found lying on a bed inside a house as it sheltered from a deadly monsoon in India. The adult Royal Bengal tiger is thought to have strayed into a village near Kaziranga National Park, in Assam, as 95 per cent of the protected area was submerged by severe flooding. Read more Read more

New sex toy app tells women how many calories they burn while masturbating

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AN app which monitors how many calories you burn while using a sex toy has been launched. Sex toy brand Zalo USA has introduced the interactive feature, which they claim is the first of its kind. Zalo says the ‘fitbit’ style app syncs with three of its toys, allowing women to track how many calories they’re burning while having fun. The company says their algorithm is based on a study which suggested masturbating burns around three calories a minute. The stats Zalo quote suggests sex, including foreplay and climax, burn around 3.6 calories a minute. The brand even conducted its own Read more

Cancer patient, 81, is left with a three-month erection

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An 81-year-old man had an ‘erection’ which lasted for three months and was caused by undiagnosed bladder cancer, doctors say. The unnamed Australian patient didn’t seek medical help for his painful erection until it left him struggling to urinate. He was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bladder cancer after scans revealed a tumour in the wall of his organ. Doctors said the cancer was so severe it had spread to the surrounding tissue in his abdomen and genitals. Cancer may cause priapism – a persistent, painful erection – if cancer cells grow in a way which traps blood in parts Read more

Man addicted to tattoos: "I can’t believe women avoid me"

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Tattoos-addicted Matthew Whelan (39) from the English metropolis of Birmingham has almost desperately turned to British media because he is unable to find a love affair. According to Whelan, who officially changed his name to King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink ite, he has nothing to complain about, but there are hardly any women who want to date him. Dating sites, singles parties and a chat at the pub. The Brit has tried everything to find a life partner. Whelan, who is covered in permanent skin ornaments from head to toe, realizes that he looks ‘somewhat conspicuous’, but Read more

Beaver feces inspire a way to convert Type A to Type O human blood

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My writing assignments for Medscape Medical News tend to be formulaic: summarize the findings of an interesting new paper, enabling busy health care professionals to stay on top of the literature. I knew immediately the importance of an assignment from a few weeks ago – a team from the University of British Columbia had found a way to convert type A blood to type O. The report, in Nature Microbiology, details how they commandeered a pair of enzymes from a human gut bacterium. That’s huge. Read more Read more
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