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Lucky Aussie Prospector finds Massive 2kg Gold Nugget

Lucky Aussie Prospector finds Massive 2kg Gold Nugget

Lucky Aussie Prospector finds Massive 2kg Gold Nugget

By Cecilia Jamasmie | Mining

Lucky Aussie Prospector finds Massive 2kg Gold Nugget

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Australian prospector Mick Brown, 42, still can’t believe his luck after he found a 87-ounce hunk of gold weighing more than 2kg in central Victoria, near Wedderburn.

he named it the “fair dinkum nugget”

According to The Age, he named it the “fair dinkum nugget” because when people feel its weight they say “fair dinkum this is huge.”

While Brown chose to keep the place where he found the buried treasure as a secret, he disclosed he thought others had already searched in the same area.

In 2013 another prospector uncovered a 22-cm-long hunk of gold weighing 5.5 kg, outside of Ballarat, Victoria.

A few months earlier, a photo of a boomerang-shaped object, allegedly belonging to a huge 60-kilogram yellow metal nugget, found near Kalgoorlie, also had its 15 minutes of fame.

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Video: Gold prospector struck it rich after unearthing giant nugget

A prospector has hit the jackpot in central Victoria after uncovering a gold nugget that weighs almost 3 kilograms.

Mick Brown was prospecting near Wedderburn when he dug up the 87-ounce nugget, which he says was only a few centimeters in the ground.

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For Years, The Washington Post Tried to Interview a Cow

For Years, The Washington Post Tried to Interview a Cow

For Years, The Washington Post Tried to Interview a Cow

By Brian Resnick | National Journal

For Years, The Washington Post Tried to Interview a Cow

Pauline Wayne, in front of the Executive Office Building, just doing her thing. (Library of Congress)

During the Taft administration, the paper covered the White House cow like a tabloid would a Kardashian.

In 1912, an unnamed Washington Post reporter asked Pauline Wayne, President Taft’s cow, if she was milked by a stranger without her consent, as had been reported. “It is true, Miss Wayne?” the reporter asked the 1,500-pound bovine.

And to each query, modest Pauline returned from her soft, brown eyes a glance bespeaking reproach and indignation, and a whisk of her tail, which is to say in bovine, with business hauteur: “He did not.”

Unaffected by her soft eyes, the reporter asked the question again. (A bit cruel, if you ask me, if she really was a victim.) “I wasn’t milked on the White House lawn by a strange man,” The Washington Post—the venerable institution that would later come to break the Watergate scandal and win 48 Pulitzers—quoted her, a farm animal, as saying.

The exclusive interview might have been a low point for The Washington Post. Either Pauline could speak English or The Post’s reporters inauspiciously discovered LSD. Or perhaps the paper committed a huge journalistic sin: fabricating quotes.

“I wasn’t milked on the White House lawn by a strange man.”

Between 1910 and 1912, The Post had something of an obsession with Pauline, covering her like Us Weekly would a Kardashian. A search of its archives reveals more than 20 stories mentioning Pauline between 1910 and 1912. In at least one instance, Pauline was referred to as the “provider-in-chief [of] the finest milk and butter.”

Washington Post Archives 1910-1912

Washington Post Archives 1910-1912

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88-year-old Doctor Treats the Poor Out of his Toyota Camry

88-year-old Doctor Treats the Poor Out of his Toyota Camry

88-year-old Doctor Treats the Poor Out of his Toyota Camry

By Red Pill Reports

88-year-old Doctor Treats the Poor Out of his Toyota Camry

Image credit: WLBT-Mississippi News Now

His office is a parking lot. His exam room is a car. Now 88-year-old Dr. Carrol Frazier Landrum is being asked to surrender his medical license.

Dr. Landrum has been seeing and curing patients in Edwards, Mississippi since 1959. He practiced out of a makeshift apartment office for nearly 20 years, until he was forced out two years ago.

“It became infested with drugs and the problem was so great that I had to get out. They were chasing each other with guns. There was absolutely no place to go. My patients kept saying, don’t leave, don’t leave. I started working out of my automobile,” he explains.

Doctor Treats the Poor
While his situation isn’t ideal, his fear is greater. The State Board of Medical Licensure is asking the doctor to surrender his medical license Thursday, but the community is hoping these petitions can keep Dr. Landrum a practicing physician.

Peter Holley, for the Washington Post writes;

For the last two years, Landrum has been working without an office, but he’s happy to meet his patients wherever they are. Sometimes, the meetings occur in a home; sometimes they take place in a parking lot. Other patients meet the doctor on the side of a quiet country road — or inside his 2007 Toyota Camry.

The location doesn’t matter because Landrum, a World War II veteran who has been in private practice for more than 55 years, believes it’s his duty to help anyone who calls on him.

“I’ve always had a heart for the poor,” Landrum told The Washington Post this week, struggling to hold back tears. “I grew up poor, and when the doctor would come to us, and he was happy to see us, I pictured myself doing that some day. I try not to ever turn people away — money or no money – because that’s where the need is.”

But his work may soon come to an end.

Landrum said he’s being asked by the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure to surrender his medical license, which he’s carried in his pocket with pride since Dwight D. Eisenhower was president. The reason for the request, according to Landrum, is that the board balked several months ago upon learning that he was operating his practice out of a car. Read more

Video: Parking lot doctor’ being asked to surrender his medical license

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Rob Konrad After 16 Hour Ocean Swim: “I Shouldn’t Be Here”

Rob Konrad After 16 Hour Ocean Swim: “I Shouldn’t Be Here”

Rob Konrad After 16 Hour Ocean Swim: I Shouldn’t Be Here

By | Sun Sentinel

Rob Konrad After 16 Hour Ocean Swim

Rob Konrad walked stiffly into the room Monday morning, gingerly walked up two stairs with the help of his wife and fought back tears for the next half-hour as he related surviving an ocean ordeal after falling off his recreational boat nearly nine miles offshore.

“I shouldn’t be here” he said.

Sixteen hours in the water. Twenty-seven miles from where he fell to where he washed ashore. Jellyfish stings. A circling shark. And two near-misses at being rescued.

“I’m grateful and thankful to be here,” he said during a news conference in Plantation.

Last Thursday morning, the former Miami Dolphins fullback was taking his 31-foot boat from Lighthouse Point to Riviera Beach for service. Along the way, he put the boat on autopilot and began to troll. A big fish hit a line. As he moved the rod, a huge wave hit the boat, knocking him overboard.

“At that point in time, after panicking, I realized I was in real trouble,’’ he said. “I was miles out, the boat was on autopilot heading east to the Bahamas, I didn’t have time to get out an SOS call. I knew I was in trouble.”

n avid boater since his youth in New England, Konrad figured he had two or three hours before hypothermia or cramps set in. He decided to start swimming west toward land in hopes of running into another boat.

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Video: Rob Konrad talks about miraculous swim

Former Dolphins fullback Rob Konrad, still weak from a 16-hour ordeal at sea, got emotional as he discussed his will to survive and swim to shore. Adam H. Beasley / Miami Herald Staff

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Meet The Five Year-Old Girl Raising Money To Help The Homeless

Meet The Five Year-Old Girl Raising Money To Help The Homeless

Meet The Five Year-Old Girl Raising Money To Help The Homeless

By Sophie McAdam | True Activist

Five Year-Old Girl Raising Money To Help The Homeless

Mya wanted some chocolate. When her mom told her that other people have no food at all, this amazing kid started a campaign

When a little girl in England pestered her mother for chocolate, she was told that some people have nothing to eat this Christmas. Some kids would react by screaming and shouting, but Mya Woolley, 5, did something very different. She drew a picture of her favorite toy, a lobster called Molly, and asked her parents to auction it on Facebook. The idea was to raise just £21.62 ($34), which is the cost of one Christmas Day meal provided by Crisis, a UK homeless charity.

When the money began to pour in, Mya said she wanted to help even more people- so a crowdfunding site was set up, and she has so far raised over £1460 ($2278) and can feed far more mouths than she ever expected. Now, at least 69 people will have a hot meal, shower and place to sleep on Christmas Day.

Her mom Dominique, 37, told a local newspaper: “She has done really well. The donations have really shot up. All she really wanted was the £21 so she could get one person a meal. We got bigger and bigger donations and bids and we were just quite gobsmacked really. Obviously having a cute little face has helped her! When we told her how many meals that was she was so chuffed with herself.”

She added how proud she was of Mya’s big heart. So she should be! What an inspiration to us all. You can find out more or visit Mya’s Just Giving page here.

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Another Child with a Big Heart

Video: 9-Year-Old Raises Money to Help the Homeless

LITTLE ROCK, AR– As Americans look for ways to give many are turning to crowdfunding to raise money causes. One Central Arkansas girl is banking on a gofundme site to help the homeless through the winter.

This holiday season Jessica Teer Smith is hoping to give the gift of warmth to the homeless.

“It just makes me really sad, sometimes it makes a little bit of me die inside,” she says.

Disturbed at the sight of her homeless neighbors on the streets, the 9-year-old kicked off an online campaign raising money for small items such as socks, feet and hand warmers.

“I know they’re going to be really cold this winter and I don’t really like that feeling but that’s probably going to happen,” she says.

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Organic Gardening And Theater Program For Juvenile Inmates

Organic Gardening And Theater Program For Juvenile Inmates

Organic Gardening And Theater Program For Juvenile Inmates

By John Vibes | True Activist

Organic Gardening And Theater Program For Juvenile Inmates

A man named Gabriel has created a charity called Colectivo Sustento, which provides a number of public services, including an organic gardening and theater program for juvenile inmates who are incarcerated in detention centers in Santiago, Chile.

Gabriel had to push agressively for these programs, but eventually was able to convince officials at the Chilean Juvenile Justice service that the programs would be benefitial.

According to the organizations fundraising page:

Colectivo Sustento was formed in 2012, as a continuation of the prison theatre experience of Fénix & Ilusiones (Colina 1 prison, Santiago) which began in 2002. Recently our long-dreamt idea of having an impact on the lives of young people has matured and taken flight.

In 2013/2014, Fénix & Ilusiones with Colectivo Sustento, toured to 4 Santiago juvenile detention centres: there were 8 day-long visits where we performed, ran theatre games, conversed in small groups and finished with an open and often emotive dialogue. The message was clear: we are not “heroes”, being in prison is not a life, freedom is the most precious gift you have, don’t throw it away; you can find other ways of living that don’t involve violence.

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Video: Fénix & Ilusiones prison theatre group and the Colectivo Sustento collective. Santiago, Chile.

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Seeing People with Dragon Faces – A Medical Condition?

Seeing People with Dragon Faces – A Medical Condition?

Seeing People with Dragon Faces – A Medical Condition?

By Kyle Hill | Nerdist

Seeing People with Dragon Faces

Prosopometamorphopsia – The Mysterious Medical Condition That Gives People Dragon Faces

There a few ways we know a person can develop prosopometamorphopsia – a visual distortion of people’s faces or specific parts of their faces. LSD and other hallucinogens can induce it, as can strokes and tumors which affect certain areas of the brain. But the distortions are rarely so specific as the woman who saw dragon faces everywhere, and watched as people’s faces morphed into Smaug.

As neuroscientist and science writer Neuroskeptic reports in Discover Magazine, scientists have recently published in The Lancet the case of a 52-year-old whose brain called down dragon faces. From the study:

In July, 2011, a 52-year-old woman presented to our psychiatric outpatient clinic in The Hague with a life-long history of seeing people’s faces change into dragon-like faces and hallucinating similar faces many times a day. She could perceive and recognize actual faces, but after several minutes they turned black, grew long, pointy ears and a protruding snout, and displayed a reptiloid skin and huge eyes in bright yellow, green, blue, or red.

And the woman’s condition extended to more than just faces. Dragon-like visages would drift at her from the walls, electric sockets, computer screens, and the dark of night. She was haunted by her own brain.

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HT: Discover Magazine

STUDY: Blom JD, Sommer IE, Koops S, & Sacks OW (2014). Prosopometamorphopsia and facial hallucinations. Lancet, 384 (9958) PMID: 25435453

Video: In Mysterious Medical Case, Woman Saw Dragon-Like Faces

A few weeks ago, an unusual medical case was documented in ‘The Lancet.’ The researchers noted that the female patient arrived at a psychiatric outpatient clinic complaining about seeing individuals’ facial features morphing into dragon-like faces.

Recently, an unusual medical case was documented in ‘The Lancet.’ The researchers noted that the female patient arrived at a psychiatric outpatient clinic in the Netherlands complaining about seeing individuals’ facial features morphing into dragon-like faces.

She also claimed to experience hallucinations throughout the day, when she would see similar faces. It could happen at any time and place. She reported seeing the dragon-like images drifting at her from the walls or even the computer screen and electrical outlets.

The woman would also witness the seemingly bizarre faces in the dark. The researchers further explained “She could perceive and recognise actual faces, but after several minutes they turned black, grew long, pointy ears and a protruding snout, and displayed a reptiloid skin and huge eyes in bright yellow, green, blue, or red.”

The issue was something the 52 year old patient had lived with her whole life. The cause of the hallucinations has not yet been determined. An EEG, neurological examination and blood tests all came back normal.

An MRI scan did show white-matter abnormalities, however there were only a few of them. Although the case is mysterious, the end result is a happy one.

The woman was given anti-dementia medication, which for the most part, stopped the dragon visions, and allowed her to hold onto a job for several years.

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10 George Orwell Quotes That Predicted Life In 2014 America

10 George Orwell Quotes That Predicted Life In 2014 America

10 George Orwell Quotes That Predicted Life In 2014 America

By Justin King | The Anti-Media

George Orwell Quotes

George Orwell ranks among the most profound social critics of the modern era. Some of his quotations, more than a half a century old, show the depth of understanding an enlightened mind can have about the future.

1)  “In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.”

Though many in the modern age have the will to bury their head in the sand when it comes to political matters, nobody can only concern themselves with the proverbial pebble in their shoe. If one is successful in avoiding politics, at some point the effects of the political decisions they abstained from participating in will reach their front door. More often than not, by that time the person has already lost whatever whisper of a voice the government has allowed them.

George_Orwell_press_photo2)  “All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.”

Examining the nightly news in the run up to almost any military intervention will find scores of talking heads crying for blood to flow in the streets of some city the name of which they just learned to pronounce. Once the bullets start flying, those that clamored for war will still be safely on set bringing you up-to-the-minute coverage of the carnage while their stock in Raytheon climbs.

3)  “War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.”

It’s pretty self-explanatory and while it may be hard to swallow, it’s certainly true. All it takes is a quick look at who benefited from the recent wars waged by the United States to see Orwell’s quip take life.

4)  “The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.”

My most prized books are a collection of history books from around the world. I have an Iraqi book that recounts the glory of Saddam Hussein’s victory over the United States in 1991. I have books from three different nations claiming that one of their citizens was the first to fly. As some of the most powerful nations in the world agree to let certain facts be “forgotten,” the trend will only get worse. History is written by the victor, and the victor will never be asked if he told the truth.

5)  “In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

Even without commentary, the reader is probably picturing Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning. The revolutions of the future will not be fought with bullets and explosives, but with little bits of data traveling around the world destroying the false narratives with which governments shackle their citizens.

6)  “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”

Make no mistake about it; if an article does not anger someone, it is nothing more than a public relations piece. Most of what passes for news today is little more than an official sounding advertisement for a product, service, or belief.

7)  “In real life it is always the anvil that breaks the hammer…”

In every conflict, it is not the side that can inflict the most damage, but the side that can sustain the most damage that ultimately prevails. History is full of situations in which a military “won the battles but lost the war.”

8)  “The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.”

Haditha. Panjwai. Maywand District. Mahmudiyah. These names probably don’t ring a bell, but it is almost a certainty that the reader is aware of the brutality that occurred in Benghazi. The main difference is that in the first four incidents, those committing the acts of brutality were wearing an American flag on their shoulder.

9)  “Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen.”

Everyday there is a new form of censorship or a new method of forcing people into self-censorship, and the people shrug it off because it only relates to a small minority. By the time the people realize their ability to express disapproval has been completely restricted, it may be too late. That brings us to Orwell’s most haunting quote.

10)  “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.”

Once the people are indoctrinated with nationalistic beliefs, and the infrastructure to protect them from some constantly-changing and ever-expanding definition of an enemy is in place, there is no ability for the people to regain liberty. By the time all of the pieces are in place, not only is opportunity to regain freedom lost, but the will to achieve freedom has also evaporated. The reader will truly love Big Brother.

 

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The Ferguson Pictures You Aren’t Seeing Enough of

The Ferguson Pictures You Aren’t Seeing Enough of

The Ferguson Pictures You Aren’t Seeing Enough of

By | The Loop

Fire. Tear gas. Riot police.

There’s some good hiding amongst all the bad.

That’s how most people would sum up the visuals they’ve seen coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, lately. And to a large extent, they would be accurate. Ever since the fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August, violent protests have occurred in the city almost nightly.

The Ferguson Pictures You Aren’t Seeing Enough of

Here it is, the hug felt around the world. Reports say Devonte had been hesitant to even talk to the officer at first, but the cop warmed him up a little by talking about travel and summer vacation plans. Instant friendship! Image credit: The Canadian Press

But amid the burning cars and clouds of tear gas, something else is going on. Last weekend, an image of a young boy hugging a police officer during a Ferguson demonstration in Portland, Oregon, went viral. Devonte Hart, 12, was holding a “Free Hugs” sign when the officer approached him and extended his hand.

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New York Boys Survive 7 Hours Trapped in Snowbank

New York Boys Survive 7 Hours Trapped in Snowbank

New York Boys Survive 7 Hours Trapped in Snowbank

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Two boys building a snow fort near a roadside snowbank in Newburgh, New York, survived close to 7 hours buried under ice and snow when a passing snowplow caused their fort to collapse upon them, according to CBS New York.

Cousins Jason “J.J.” Rivera, 9, and Elijah “Papito” Martinez, 11, survived the collapse by helping to create an air bubble, allowing them to breathe until they were discovered hours later by a passing policeman.

Boys Survive 7 Hours Trapped in Snowbank

“I was punching everything, I was moving my shoulders, banging my head, moving everything so I could get more space,” Martinez said.

“He had more space than me, I couldn’t really move,” the younger Rivera said. “If I could’ve sat up, I could’ve got my legs out and we could’ve at least made more space, but there was a big block of ice on my chest so I couldn’t move.”

According to the boys, they were making the fort when the passing snowplow passed them three times pushing snow and ice onto them, nearly crushing them.

“We got scared, and we started screaming ‘stop’ but he didn’t hear us,” Martinez explained.

The boys said they survived the ordeal by encouraging each other to not give up.

“We motivated each other to not go to sleep, keep yelling, keep moving our bodies, trying to break out,” Martinez said. “Cause I knew if we would’ve fallen asleep…we probably wouldn’t have woke up because we would be so cold, frozen probably.”

The boys were reported missing by their families at 10PM Wednesday night when they hadn’t returned home, leading to frantic search parties.

Police officer Brandon Rola saw their shovel buried in the snow and began digging, first discovering Martinez’s boot at approximately 2AM..

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A Strange Metal Door in the Backyard, They Opened it and Found Something Unexpected

A Strange Metal Door in the Backyard, They Opened it and Found Something Unexpected

A Strange Metal Door in the Backyard, They Opened it and Found Something Unexpected

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A Wisconsin family who had been living in their home for over a decade, knew the whole time that there was a hidden metal door in the ground in the backyard, but somehow were never tempted to open it and see what was inside or where it led to. Until one day, after all these years, they decided to crack open the metal hatch and discover the mystery behind the door.

Strange Metal Door in the Backyard

Image Credit: Ken Zwick. It was finally time to find out what that metal door was hiding.

The Zwick family were stunned to find out that this was the entrance to a Cold War-era fallout shelter buried right there, in their backyard. A ladder led them down into a bunker, which was a treasure trove, chock full of interesting items from the past.

Cold War-era fallout shelter buried

Image Credit: Ken Zwick. The heavy steel hatch opened up to reveal an 8ft by 10ft bunker.

The home had previously been owned by Frank Pansch, a local surgeon. The shelter was built two years after the Cuban Missile Crisis in the 1960’s. During this time of unrest, many Americans prepared themselves for nuclear warfare.

The shelter was built two years after the Cuban Missile Crisis

Image Credit: Ken Zwick. This ladder led down to the bunker which was filled with water and boxes.

Although fallout shelters were created for safety from the elements, it was not intended as a protection from a blast, but was adequate as a safe haven from radiation and nuclear fallout.

The vintage products were the best part of the discovery.

Image Credit: Ken Zwick. The vintage products were the best part of the discovery.

“It was all of what you would expect to find in a 1960’s fallout shelter. It was food, clothing, medical supplies, tools, flashlights, batteries – items that you would want to have in a shelter if you planned to live there for two weeks.”

The family is fortunate to have discovered well-preserved pieces of history right in their backyard!

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The family donated all of the items to the Neenah Historical Society

Image Credit: Ken Zwick. The family donated all of the items to the Neenah Historical Society.

The vault in their yard was a giant time capsule

Image Credit: Ken Zwick. The vault in their yard was a giant time capsule.

The shelter’s previous owner packed away supplies for their stay underground

Image Credit: Ken Zwick. The shelter’s previous owner packed away supplies for their stay underground.

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Baby Elephant Escapes 14 Lions

Baby Elephant Escapes 14 Lions

Baby Elephant Escapes 14 Lions

By Stefan Sirucek for National Geographic

“Hercules” the elephant is the new king of the jungle after the youngster drove off 14 lions earlier this month in Zambia.

Visitors to South Luangwa National Park came upon a pride of female lions attacking the elephant near the Norman Carr Safaris Chinzombo Camp, and they caught the attack on camera.

Baby Elephant Escapes 14 Lions

“Never have I seen anything like this,” Innocent, a Norman Carr safari guide, wrote with the YouTube video, which has amassed nearly 200,000 views.

“We were all so worried the elephant would be killed right before us. What a fighter,” he said.

The video shows the lions clawing at the elephant and even leaping onto its back as it tries to fend off and evade them despite being hugely outnumbered.

Incredibly, the animal—which the tourists and safari guides dubbed Hercules—escapes unharmed, according to the Norman Carr Safaris website.

To find out more about the behavior of both species, National Geographic spoke with Joyce Poole, co-founder of the nonprofit Elephant Voices and a National Geographic explorer.

Have you ever seen anything like this before?

We don’t see it so much up in East Africa, [where I work]. Only once have I seen anything remotely like that. Usually elephants are very much in control when it comes to lions. So if they meet lions, they will see them off.

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How Many Licks Does it Take to Get to the Center of a Tootsie Pop?

How Many Licks Does it Take to Get to the Center of a Tootsie Pop?

How Many Licks Does it Take to Get to the Center of a Tootsie Pop?

Michael Rosecliff will be a guest on the show Friday, November 14 at 11:00 AM Central Time. He created a program called “Looking Glass”, a program, the design of which he is very guarded about, that now boasts a near 96 percent level of accuracy in trend forecasting. We talked to him about different questions he poses to “Looking Glass”.

How Many Licks Does it Take to Get to the Center of a Tootsie Pop?

Image credit: Gilabrand at en.wikipedia [CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Michael said, “Let us be aware that there are some things that I do talk about openly on the radio, etc…and some things that there will a time and place to speak about at a later date.”

In terms of the Tootsie Roll Pop question: Please be aware that due to countless variables in an ever changing non linear candy-coated sugary goodness world of Tootisie Pops, the reality of the situation is that the amount (quantified) of licks in theory it would then take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop could by all intents and purposes represent “chaos”. That is to say that because of tiny crystalline variables in the glucose composition of said Tootsie Pop, in order to bench mark that metric we would need to find two Tootsie Pops that are 100 percent identical. Adhering to the snow flake / chaos fractal theory, we realize that given the amount of potential variables involved that statistically that represents a near (but not entirely) impossibility. Therefore the “Looking Glass” answer in terms of non linear candy dynamics is as follows: not quantifiable at present with current computing resources.

So we may never know the answer to the “how many licks” question, but we think that Michael Rosecliff and “Looking Glass” have uncovered some answers to other mysteries. Red Pills Reports host JD Moore will be joined by Michael to discuss Looking Glass, as well as current geo-political and economic news.

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Orphans Win Fishing Tournament, Bring $250,000 Home to Share

Orphans Win Fishing Tournament, Bring $250,000 Home to Share

Orphans Win Fishing Tournament, Bring $250,000 Home to Share

By Good News Network

Orphans in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico were able to compete in the “World’s Richest Fishing Tournament” after a hurricane struck their area, putting the contest at risk, and a charity paid the hefty entrance fee for anyone who would hire struggling local captains for the event.

Orphans Win Fishing Tournament

Image credit: Capt. Dave Lear

The orphans and their caregiver – none of whom had ever fished before – ended up winning the tournament with a prize of more than $250,000, which they are donating to the Casa Hogar orphanage they share with 42 boys.

The success of this year’s Bisbee’s Black & Blue Fishing Tournament looked bleak in the wake of Hurricane Odile, which followed a path of destruction through host city Cabo San Lucas six weeks ago. But a combination of local determination, charitable help from Dallas-based Bisbee’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Fund, and even some Divine Intervention, made it the most successful Bisbee’s in recent years.

Any other year, the orphanage’s David & Goliath underdogs would not have had the opportunity to fish the tournament due to the prohibitive entry fee. This year, however, Bisbee’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Fund’s “Cabo Relief Fund” introduced the “Bisbee Cabo Charter Hook-up” as a way to stimulate the economy by putting local charter captains – a group in post-hurricane peril – back to work. An anonymous donor pledged to pay the entry fee through the fund to any team that agreed to hire a local boat. Dozens of the 127 competing teams took advantage of the program entering the contest for the first time.

This wasn’t the only initiative spearheaded by Bisbee’s Cabo Relief Fund, which raised more than $750,000 for food, charter boat repair, and temporary homes to those in need.

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Mexican Jumping Beans Prompt 3-hour Bomb Scare

Mexican Jumping Beans Prompt 3-hour Bomb Scare

Mexican Jumping Beans Prompt 3-hour Bomb Scare

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Mexican Jumping Beans Prompt 3-hour Bomb Scare

Image credit: fontplaydotcom Dennis Hill from The OC, So. Cal. [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

A postal worker was delivering packages to a housing complex in Carlsband when he heard a ticking sound in one of them. He called police who evacuated the area before determining it was just novelty seeds.

A postal worker spilled the beans about a suspicious package that led to a three-hour bomb scare in California Saturday.

But the package did not contain anything dangerous – just a container of jumping beans.

Police in the San Diego suburb of Carlsband responded to the neighborhood Saturday afternoon after a U.S. Postal Service employee reported hearing a ticking sound in a package.

A bomb unit was called in to investigate and after three hours, authorities left the scene. No one was injured.

They determined the noise was coming from the novelty item, reports TV Station KSWB.

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