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Giant Snails As Pets?

The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. The Agriculture Department is trying to stop them. Since June, department authorities have seized more than 1,200 live specimens of the large snails, all of them traced back to someone in Georgia who was selling them illegally.After receiving a tip, the department in June seized more than 200 snails from a person on Long Island, New York, who identified the seller in Georgia. The department then interviewed the seller and seized almost 1,000 more snails. Authorities say it's important to capture the snails without delay because they multiply quickly, producing 1,200 or more offspring a year.

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Do You Know?

While we wander and wonder about what the hell is happening to our country, I stumbled across a few conversations that troubled me. Troubled me because they were so wrong about some basic concepts of our government. So I went to the U.S. Citizenship test just to make sure that I knew what I needed to know to be an American. I didn't and chances are you won't score too well either. Questions like "What is the supreme law of the United States? Can you name the original 13 colonies? What special group advises the President? How many terms can a President serve? A Senator? A member of the House? Can you name the rights listed in the Bill of Rights?" Google the answers if you don't know, that is what an engaged citizen would do instead of having it spoon fed to you. We have become a willfully ignorant society, let the change begin with each of us if we are to survive. More...

Really? It Upsets You?

Over the past few days I have heard many a diatribe about how "this ice bucket challenge is driving me crazy. It is stupid and everywhere I look someone is doing it!". More...

WHY?

I hope you will never know although some of us do. Sometimes the snakes of the mind and the darkness of the soul are just overwhelming. The struggle to appear in control is just too much to handle. Please seek as much help as you can if the snakes grow to large to handle. RIP Robin Williams. More...

An Absolute Truth

Your right elbow has never been touched by your right hand! More...

This Will Kill The Time Till Walking Dead Returns In October

July 13th,  The Straincreated by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan begins on FX. It is the first of trilogy of books that were well loved by horror fans. A plane lands at  JFK with the lights off and doors sealed. Epidemiologist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team are sent to investigate. On board they find two hundred corpses and four survivors. The situation deteriorates when the bodies begin disappearing from morgues. Goodweather and a small group of helpers find themselves battling to protect not only their own loved ones, but the entire city, from an ancient threat to humanity. We are looking at lots of  vampires (that don't glow) and the battle to save humanity. It should be worth a look just because Guillermo del Toro is a unique talent behind the camera. More...

Katie from Bristol's Perfect Playlist

This is Katie from Bristol's Perfect Playlist

  • Ain't Talkin' Bout Love - Van Halen
  • Detroit Rock City - KISS
  • Limelight - Rush
  • Times Like These - Foo Fighters

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Need A New God? Check Out This One

Arshid Ali Khan, 13, has become a divine symbol in the state of Punjab, is worshipped as a god because he has a 7ins ‘tail’. Locals have hailed him a reincarnation of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman. Arshid's home has been converted into a temple where his devotees come to visit him to receive his blessings and touch his ‘tail’. ‘A lot of people’s wishes have come true after they have visited,’ claimed Mr Qureshi. ‘Sometimes there are childless couples who come to Balaji for help. He blesses them, and often they are then able to conceive.’ Believe it or don't. More...

Weekend Party In Hamden

It is  “Hamden’s first town-wide, all-ages, all-generation reunion” that takes place over two days in two locations. Anyone who has ever called Hamden your home — or still does — is invited to join the weekend’s festivities. More...

Attention Dr Who Fans!!

Connecticut's Comicon comes to the Webster Bank Arena August 15th to the 17th. Lots of world class artists, writers, Cosplay and more. But for me, Ill be lined up at the Gallifrey Express! The Tardis for Doctors 10 and 11 as well as the War Doctors Tardis from Day Of The Doctor. All are full scale! They should be bigger on the inside. Make plans now your adventure in time and space. More...


Lou from East Haven's Perfect Playlist

This is Lou from East Haven's Perfect Playlist

  • Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
  • No Rain - Blind Melon
  • The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin
  • Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne

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Friday The 13th Could Be A Problem For Your Cell Phone

The sun has had three major solar flares on its surface in the past two days that have affected communications on Earth and could send a shockwave through Earth this Friday, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The “solar events” caused brief blackouts in high frequency communications when they struck, twice on Tuesday morning and once this morning, all between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. EDT. Solar flares are bursts of radiation on the sun’s surface. The disturbance to Earth’s atmosphere can disrupt GPS and communications signals, according to NASA. One of the flares created a “coronal mass ejection” that actually could come into contact with Earth on Friday, according to NOAA. The ejection is essentially a huge cloud of plasma that could hit the Earth and cause a shock wave, affecting communications systems. If an ejection were to hit Earth on Friday, scientists expect it would  cause a  geo-magnetic storm. More...

No! I Have To Go NOW!

Trying to avoid the consequences of an upset stomach while on vacation? There’s now an app for that. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants to help tourists avoid stomach ailments like diarrhea, so it created a smartphone app called Can I Eat This? If  you’re traveling in an exotic location and aren’t sure about the beverage you’re about to consume. You would answer a few simple questions about which country you’re visiting, what you just purchased, where you bought it and what kind of packaging it’s in. The app would then tell you whether it’s safe to drink or whether you should pour it out. If there’s ice in the beverage, the app will say “You probably shouldn’t drink it.” Ice is usually made from local tap water, which can contain harmful bacteria. If it’s a juice that comes in a sealed container, the app says “It’s probably OK to drink.” “With Can I Eat This?, you can be more confident that your food and drink choices won’t make you spend your international trip in the bathroom,” the CDC said.About 10 million people contract diarrhea while traveling abroad. More...


Be Careful Wearing Your Gorilla Suit

Frantic zoo keepers on the Spanish island Tenerife rushed to call an ambulance after a vet shot a tranquillizer dart at a man dressed as a gorilla. Police on the Spanish island received a call from a panicked member of the public, who said that a gorilla had escaped from its pen in Loro Park zoo, and was seen running around the theme park.A vet was called, and on spotting the creature fired a tranquillizer dart at its leg with enough sedative to fell a 300 pound  beast.But to his horror, the vet - who had only been in the job for two months - realised that the creature was in fact an employee of the zoo, dressed in a gorilla suit, who was staging a mock escape to practise their emergency routines.He was said to be in a serious condition, having suffered an allergic reaction to the tranquilliser, but was expected to make a full recovery. More...

Wendy from Stratford's Perfect Playlist

This is Wendy from Stratford's Perfect Playlist

  • Thunderstruck - AC/DC
  • Running Down A Dream - Tom Petty
  • Running on Empty - Jackson Browne
  • Call Me the Breeze - Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Vampires Are World Class Golfers

Studies have shown that indeed Vampires could be among the best golfers in the world. However, they can't prove it since they tend to burst into flame in sunlight. More...

Francine from Hamden's Perfect Playlist

This is Francine from Hamden's Perfect Playlist

  • Hotel California - Eagles
  • She Sells Sanctuary - Cult
  • Time - Pink Floyd
  • A Day in the Life - Beatles

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Alive Or Dead? Only The Court Can Decide.

The family and followers of one of India's wealthiest Hindu spiritual leaders are fighting a legal battle over whether he is dead or simply in a deep state of meditation. His Holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj, the founder of the Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan religious order with a property estate worth an estimated £100 million, died in January, according to his wife and son. However, his disciples at his Ashram have refused to let the family take his body for cremation because they claim he is still alive. According to his followers, based in the Punjab city of Jalandhar, he simply went into a deep Samadhi or meditation and they have frozen his body to preserve it for when he wakes from it. His body is currently contained in a commercial freezer at their Ashram. Although Punjab Police initially confirmed his death, the Punjab High Court later dismissed its status report and local governmental officials said it was a spiritual matter and that the guru's followers cannot be forced to believe he is dead.Now his wife and son have filed a court application calling for an investigation into the circumstances of his death and for his body to be released for cremation. More...

Screwed At Historic Proportions!

They make their money by making sure you get as little as possible. They make their money be cutting the work force and demanding that one person does the work of three people. They then make sure you get no overtime! Hats off to the evil lizards that make our lives a nightmare.CEO pay is climbing higher and higher. An Associated Press/Equilar pay study finds that the median pay package for a CEO rose above eight figures for the first time last year. The head of a typical large public company earned a record $10.5 million, an increase of 8.8 percent from $9.6 million in 2012. A chief executive now makes about 257 times the average worker's salary. They are worth ten times less than that and we know it. More...

Kevin from Cheshire's Perfect Playlist

This is Kevin from Cheshire's Perfect Playlist

  • Miss You - Rolling Stones
  • Learning to Fly - Tom Petty
  • Have a Drink on Me - AC/DC
  • Roadhouse Blues - Doors

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Want To Buy Dracula's Castle?

Gather the soda cans, see what you can get for a kidney, and let's buy Dracula's Castle! Bran Castle, famous as "Dracula's Castle," stands among Transylvanian mountains in Bran, Romania. It is reportedly available for  $80 million. A tourist attraction, some believe it is the inspiration for Irish author Bram Stoker’s description of Dracula’s castle in his book. Mark Meyer of Herzfeld and Rubin, a New York law firm handling the sale, told The Daily Mail: “If someone comes in with a reasonable offer, we will look at who they are, what they are proposing, and will seriously entertain the idea.More...


Andrea from Shelton's Perfect Playlist

This is Andrea from Shelton's Perfect Playlist

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
  • Oye Como Va - Santana
  • Turn the Page - Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
  • Long Way to the Top - AC/DC

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