Sunday, 29 January 2017

what is consent

consent
kənˈsɛnt/
noun
  1. 1.
    permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.
    "no change may be made without the consent of all the partners"
    synonyms:agreementassentconcurrenceaccord
verb
  1. 1.
    give permission for something to happen.
    "he consented to a search by a detective"
    synonyms:agree to, assent to, allow, give permission for, sanctionacceptapprove, acquiesce in, go along with, accede to, concede to, yield to, give in to, submit to, comply with, abide by, concur with, conform to
    "all the patients consented to surgery"

The first human-pig hybrid embryo has been created in the lab

For the first time, researchers have successfully grown human cells inside early-stage pig embryos in the lab, creating pig-human hybrids, which the researchers describe as interspecies chimeras.
While still early days, the experiment might one day lead to lab-grown human organs that can be transplanted into those who need them, potentially saving thousands of lives.In the experiment, researchers in the US injected human stem cells into early-stage pig embryos. These hybrid embryos were then transferred into surrogate sows and allowed to develop until the first trimester.
More than 150 of the embryos developed into chimeras, which meant that they had developed the precursors of organs including the heart and liver, but they contained a small amount of human cells - around one in 10,000 of the hybrids' cells were human.
This is a proof-of-concept experiment showing that human-pig hybrids are possible. The ultimate goal is to find a way to use these lab-grown human parts for transplants.
"Our findings may offer hope for advancing science and medicine by providing an unprecedented ability to study early embryo development and organ formation, as well as a potential new avenue for medical therapies," said team member Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, from the Salk Institute in California.
"We have shown that a precisely targeted technology can allow an organism from one species to produce a specific organ composed of cells from another species."-read more

Doomsday Clock ticks 30 seconds closer to midnight

Citing a rise in global nationalism and humanity’s failure to confront nuclear weapons and climate change, scientists today pushed the infamous Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight—the symbolic moment humankind is supposed to annihilate itself. That pushes the planet from 3 minutes to destruction to a mere 2.5. Since the clock was launched in 1947, this is the closest we’ve come to the brink since 1953, when the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) moved the hand 2 minutes to midnight following the first testing of a hydrogen bomb.
One of the biggest reasons for the move, wrote BAS scientists in an op-ed in The New York Timeswas the ascent of U.S. President Donald Trump: “Never before has the Bulletin decided to advance the clock largely because of the statements of a single person,” they wrote. “But Mr. Trump’s statements and actions have been unsettling.”
Those include comments about the use of nuclear weapons during his campaign as well as during his transition to the White House. In a tweet in December 2016, Trump wrote, “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” Politico reported he has since given mixed responses regarding the notion, saying “there is not going to be an arms race” but also noting -read more

Saturday is not for fighting.

No not a elton john reference but how in the form of karate i do i have too now and again do kumite https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumite or randori -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randori-both which i do at gesar karate in holworhty as part of sports karate .I am not really a fighter and find it hard when we need to do as i dislike violence and i am not very good in a honest opinion of my self .So why do you practise you may ask well- http://www.willingtonkarateclub.org/articles/7reasons.html-i enjoy learning how to push myself.

The 'almost human' gorilla who drank tea and went to school

John Daniel with the schoolchildren of Uley, Gloucestershire.John Daniel was no ordinary gorilla. For starters, he was called John Daniel. And he had his own bedroom, drank tea and cider, and could purportedly do his own washing up.
The extraordinary tale of the village that adopted its very own gorilla a century ago is told in a new local history book by a Gloucestershire historian.
Margaret Groom, an archivist at the Uley Society, unearthed a collection of photographs of John, which have been published in her book about the village’s history.The book recounts how villagers in Uley adopted the lowland gorilla after he was captured in Gabon by French soldiers who shot his parents. In 1917, he was spotted for sale in a London department store by Uley resident Maj Rupert Penny, who paid £300 (about £20,000 in today’s money), and named him John Daniel.
Penny’s sister, Alyce Cunningham, raised John as a human boy in the village and used to send John on regular walks with the children of Uley junior school, according to Groom.-READ MORE

Roman buildings found under Chichester park

Ground-penetrating radar scans of a park in Chichester city centre have revealed three near-complete Roman buildings.
Moving images of one scan have shown a large part of a townhouse with walls and floors and a freestanding building nearby.
Archaeologists were left stunned by their "remarkable degree of preservation", Chichester District Council said.
Further exploration will take place this year.see video

The Battle of Torrington, 1646

The Battle of Torrington, 1646

During the final months of 1645, General Fairfax and the New Model Army advanced slowly into the south-west of England. The Prince of Wales, Captain-General of the West, had withdrawn to Exeter after Lord Goring's defeat at Langport in July. As Fairfax began his advance into Devon in October 1645, the Prince moved further west to Truro in the loyal county of Cornwall where the Prince's Council struggled to hold the demoralised western army together. In early November, Lord Goring himself abandoned the Prince and fled to France.
In mid-October, Fairfax advanced to Tiverton and quickly overran the town. The Royalist garrison of 250 men took refuge in the castle. Parliamentarian siege guns proceeded to bombard the castle until, on 20 October, a lucky shot broke the chains holding up the drawbridge and the garrison promptly surrendered. With forces blockading the Royalist stronghold of Exeter, Fairfax's army quartered around Tiverton and Crediton. Lieutenant-General Cromwell arrived from his campaign in southern England on 24 October to bring the New Model Army back up to full strength.-read more

HISTORY OF VALENTINE’S DAY

Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from? Find out about the history of this centuries-old holiday, from ancient Roman rituals to the customs of Victorian England.
The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?
The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.-read more

Polar bear gets fireman help.

For a dental examination Victor-18 year old ,80 stone polar bear and u.k s  oldest required the help of firefighters .The firefighters had the specialist  equipment to allow dentist to check a discoloured tooth and vets to x-ray and take blood samples for testing,Yorkshire wildlife park,donchester.

Badger -otter fossils found.

Fossils found in China were of badger-otter the size of wolves that roamed earth  6 million years ago.

V.C Found.

A medal found by an amateur treasure hunter may have belonged to Private John Byre who served in the Crimean War .The medal in question is a Victoria cross  and was 1 of 16 awarded after the Battle of Inkerman -november 5th 1854 and 1 of 2 inkerman v.c,s still unaccounted for .The problem is the v.c has date of battle but not recipients name on a suspender bar which is missing.

Betty the pole cat rescued after spending a whole DAY stuck on top of a pylon

A terrified cat was finally rescued after spending a whole day stuck on top of a 30ft electricity pole.
Betty the cat was spotted by a resident of the street in Cam, Glos., who phoned the RSPCA, who called in the retained fire service and Western Power DistributionA whole street had to have their power switched off so that firefighters could stage the rescue operation.
Betty the black and white moggy managed to scale the wooden structure but found herself stranded on the top and unable to get back down.
The electricity pole was at the bottom of a neighbour’s garden and it took a full rescue crew, electricity supply workers and an RSPCA officer to carry out the rescue on Friday.
The lovable cat was stuck up the pole for 24 hours and only rescued after neighbours heard her cries for help.
Utility firm Western Power Distribution switched off the power supply to the whole street in Cam, Gloucestershire., as a precaution-read more

Britain's first NAKED workout classes launched by personal trainer

A personal trainer has launched the UK's first ever nude workout classes.
Ten participants bared all to take part in the first Nude-ercise class on Saturday night.
Former recruitment consultant Helen Smith, 35, led the circuits-style workout, which included jumping-jacks, sit-ups, push-ups and partner work.

The hour-long class, which costs £8, is described as "gentle boot-camp style exercise with partner games and teamwork" suitable for all fitness levels.

People aged between 33 and 70-years-old to part in the first class in Southampton, Hants., but Helen welcomes adults of all ages to try the activity-read more

Moths instead of mice .

I do not think this is a good news as dislike animal experiment and do not understand why still required.Scientists are thinking of using moth larae instead of mice,rats and rabbits for experiments .

BEWARE POTATOES

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Really weird science - the top 10 barmy theories boffins are researching

Does the Earth have a hidden second sun? Will we all become vampires?
It seems, as Einstein once said, “imagination is more important than knowledge” when it comes to science. So BBC Focus magazine looked at 10 of the most radical theories boffins are researching – and they read like science-fiction...

Mind-bending drugs are good

Researchers are testing for positive effects in many previously vilified drugs.
Of particular interest is the use of psychedelic drugs in treating mental illness. A team at Imperial College London has been studying how LSD can be used to combat depression.
And a single dose of psilocybin compound, from magic mushrooms, reduced anxiety and depression in cancer patients for six months.-read more

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Chair Saga.

This post s our account of problems that have occurred whilst using this chair.My wife Enid was given a reclining chair via loacl ot worker to help her rest legs and stand up.But the chair has caused her to get sores on back of leg and shering on her bottom which are being treated with creams and biatain on a daily basis and visited by community nurses once a week was twice .To you dear reader this may seem what is the problem well it has taken a long time to convince the nurses this was the case .Enid mental health was affected as got too point of not wishing to get up and parniod that noone else believed the phyiscal discomfort she was in and hates advice to go back to specialised bed -air mattress to prevent bed sores -as makes her fees isolated and does not wish to see family members like tis as feels like a hospital visit.Enid has been given a plastic step with handle as aid to help sit back better but itslips and she has nearly fallen a couple of times so does not use.We are getting as visit from the company involed that designed the chair and we now of one other person in holswortrhy that has a simlar problem so we suspect a design fault.I f we can make sugestions for improvement s here are our ideas.1 the bar that runs in front of chair needs extra padiing ,cahir needs to be less bak and deep and seting are needs extra padding.Enid is even wiling to trail new design and give back fedback to help others in the future..

Wheelchair news.

Saw article the other day how bus drivers may have to force reluctant paasengers to give up spaces for wheelchair usersby refusing them to continue journey on said bus due to supreme court ruling.

Just a rose?

Roses have been around for a long time and often given as a romantic gesture to a person you love .But the rose has some intestesting history like the Nebuchadnezzar who used them to adorn his palacewith tem.In Persia were grown as perfume and petals used to fill sultans matress.Mogul emperor,s grow them in rose gardens and were stern in river to welcome them on return home.And the rose has a bit of a dark past due to romans as thier made  local peasants gow roses instead of food to satify the neds of thier emperors.Roman emperors used roses to fill swimming baths,fountainswith rose water and as a carpets for feasts and orgies.-Read More

As the CIA release 800,000 declassified files online, we take a look at some of the US’ past secrets


As the CIA release 800,000 declassified files online, we take a look at some of the US’ past secrets


Following long-running campaign and lawsuit, the Central Intelligence Agency has finally allowed online publication of hundreds of thousands of files
His special powers are revealed in a trove of 800,000 files – a total of 13 million pages – of declassified documents released online after a long campaign by freedom-of-information activists and a lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency.
While the information was previously available for public viewing, it could only be looked at on one of four computers in a library at the National Archives in Maryland.20 per cent of the 1,500 UFO sightings in the past 70 years are unexplained
OF 1,500 UFO reports since 1947, 20 per cent were unexplained.
One of the most dramatic cases was a sighting by two police officers in Lithuania on June 26, 1996.
The report reads: “They noticed a spherical object hanging and ‘pulsing’.
“They heard a strange sound like an electric or electronic crackle.
“The sphere moved away, rose higher and rapidly departed.”
IN 1980, the CIA compiled a report into whether it was possible to see into the future or move objects solely with the mind.
It is claimed that psychic Ingo Swann, along with others, “demonstrated the ability to describe distant rooms, they had never previously observed, with considerable accuracy”.
Reports also investigated the “bond between men and plants”.
One test in 1974 claims that the connection is so extreme that “the plant would respond automatically whenever the man was injured”.
REVELATIONS on the infamous MKUltra project, dubbed the CIA mind control programme, list bizarre experiments on human subjects to develop drugs and procedures for interrogation and torture.
The subjects were hypnotised, tested for psychic abilities and even given the psychedelic drug LSD.
A 1953 report found that LSD could be used to interrogate any “unwilling subjects” as it stimulates them “to talk more freely”.-Read More

What was phrenology?


Franz Joseph Gall
Phrenology was a science of character divination, faculty psychology, theory of brain and what the 19th-century phrenologists called "the only true science of mind." Phrenology came from the theories of the idiosyncratic Viennese physician Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828). The basic tenets of Gall's system were:
1.The brain is the organ of the mind.
2. The mind is composed of multiple, distinct, innate faculties.
3. Because they are distinct, each faculty must have a separate seat or "organ" in the brain.
4. The size of an organ, other things being equal, is a measure of its power.
5. The shape of the brain is determined by the development of the various organs.
6. As the skull takes its shape from the brain, the surface of the skull can be read as an accurate index of psychological aptitudes and tendencies. (For a description in Gall's own words see: Letter to von Retzer)
So it was believed that by examining the shape and unevenness of a head or skull, one could discover the development of the particular cerebral "organs" responsible for different intellectual aptitudes and character traits. For example, a prominent protuberance in the forehead at the position attributed to the organ of Benevolence was meant to indicate that the individual had a "well developed" organ of Benevolence and would therefore be expected to exhibit benevolent behaviour. The organ of Benevolence compared from Combe 1850.
However, like so many popular sciences, Gall and the phrenologists sought only confirmations for their hypotheses and did not apply the same standard to contradictory evidence. Any evidence or anecdote which seemed to confirm the science was readily and vociferously accepted as "proof" of the "truth" of phrenology. At the same time, contradictory findings, such as a not very benevolent and disagreeable person having a well-developed organ of Benevolence were always explained away. This was often done by claiming that the activity of other organs counteracted Benevolence. What was never accepted by phrenologists, however, was that admitting that the activity of a particular faculty could be independent of the size of its organ undermined the most fundamental assumptions of the science- and thereby rendered all of its conclusions inconsistent and meaningless. (For a more in depth account of the origins of phrenology see: van Wyhe-Read more

Be careful when playing fetch with dogs.

Please be careful when you play fetch with your beloved canine friend as you may be harming thier legs.This is due that dogs shift weight to thier front legs which can cause physical burdensoree.

Leonard Knight

Pocket bible saved the life of a teenage First World War fighter after it too the impact of a German bullettLeonard Knight was just 17 years-old when he enlisted to fight and his aunt Minnie Yates gave him what was to be the life-saving little book.She wrote “To Leonard, with love from Aunt Minnie. July 1915” inside it and the Bible saved his life.
It is thought that Leonard was carrying the book in the breast pocket of his uniform when the German bullet struck.
The round penetrated the hardback front cover but was stopped by the thickness of the Bible.
Incredibly it was halted around 50 pages from the end of the book – and Leonard escaped without a scratch.
It is not known what happened to the young soldier after the near-miss although he is believed to have survived the war.-Read More

I LIKE TATTOOS.

I like to watch shows about tattoo from design ones to recovers of naff holiday regret tattoo,s.Brief history bit -
Tattooing has been practiced across the globe since at least Neolithic times, as evidenced by mummified preserved skin, ancient art, and the archaeological record.[1] Both ancient art and archaeological finds of possible tattoo tools suggest tattooing was practiced by the Upper Paleolithic period in Europe. However, direct evidence for tattooing on mummified human skin extends only to the 4th millennium BC. The oldest discovery of tattooed human skin to date is found on the body of Ötzi the Iceman, dating to between 3370 and 3100 BC.[2] Other tattooed mummies have been recovered from at least 49 archaeological sites including locations in Greenland, Alaska, Siberia, Mongolia, western China, Egypt, Sudan, the Philippines, and the Andes.[3] These include Amunet, Priestess of the Goddess Hathor from ancient Egypt (c. 2134–1991 BC), multiple mummies from Siberia including the Pazyryk culture of Russia, and from several cultures throughout pre-Columbian South America.[2]-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_tattooing-.I MYSELF HAVE TEN TATTOOS ON MY BODY AND HAD MY FIRST ONE WHEN I WAS 28 YEARS OLD IN A TATTOO SHOP IN ESSEX AND COST ME A FIVER,

GIANT RAT NEWS.

Found by rat trapper Terry Walker in Sandbanks,Dorset were 19 and 16 inchs long rats roughly size of a cat.It,s is believed taht rats are getting bigger because have leart to aviod being poisoned.

Lucky dog -Macie

Macie a 12 year old  Stafford Bull Terrier somehow managed to swallow an 8 in long kitchen knife which could have gone into her in testines,she is now fit and well.

What a haul of bombs.

In the french town of Bethane a record of 119 first world war british artillery shells were found on a building site.

Elephants now safe.

23 elephants were rescued from horrific conditions and lifetime of abuse in India.The elelphants now reside at Elephant Conservation and Care Centre ,Mathura,Northern India.

Monster Alligator seen .

Monster alligator stuns onlookers during casual stroll in Florida (VIDEO)A 12 ft alligator was seen by passers by onlookers at Lakeland,Florida.The alligator was nicknamed humpback and images were seen on facebook and bbc news -See Video

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Sitting down makes you age by 8 YEARS

Women who spend too much time sitting down speed up the ageing process, experts have found.
Sitting for more than ten hours a day gives women a 'biological age' up to eight years older than it should be, according to a major study.
The researchers, who tracked the movements of 1,481 women over the age of 64, found a strong link between a sedentary lifestyle and the premature ageing of cells in the body.
This process is known to increase the risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Just half an hour of moderate exercise - such as brisk walking, gardening or cycling - is enough to undo the damage of a day sat down.

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CIA Releases 13 Million Pages Of Declassified Documents: Include Psychic Experiments, UFO Research

The Central Intelligence Agency has published nearly 13 million pages of declassified files online, documents which previously were physically accessible only from four computer terminals at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.
The record include info on Nazi war crimes, the Cuban Missile Crisis, UFO sightings, human telepathy ("Project Stargate") and much more. The release has been a long time coming: Bill Clinton first ordered all documents at least 25 years old with "historical value" to be declassified in 1995. The agency complied, however anyone who wanted access had to trek all the way to the US National Archives in Washington DC to get a peak.
In 2014, a nonprofit journalism organization called MuckRock filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit pressing the CIA to post all of its documents online, but the agency said it would take up to six years to scan everything according to engadget. At the same time, journalist Mike Best crowd-funded more than $15,000 to visit the archives to print out and then publicly upload the records, one by one, to apply pressure to the CIA. "By printing out and scanning the documents at CIA expense, I was able to begin making them freely available to the public and to give the agency a financial incentive to simply put the database online," Best wrote in a blog post.
"Access to this historically significant collection is no longer limited by geography," said Joseph Lambert, the CIA's information management director in a press release. The agency was aiming to publish the documents by the end of 2017, but finished the work ahead of schedule.
“We’ve been working on this for a very long time and this is one of the things I wanted to make sure got done before I left. Now you can access it from the comfort of your own home,” said outgoing CIA director of information Lambert. The agency continues to review documents for declassification, so the treasure trove has not been unearthed in full, and there’s definitely more to follow.
* * *
The online records, shed light on the agency's activities throughout the Vietnam, Korean and Cold War conflicts; they also includes documents relating to UFO sightings and psychic experiments from the Stargate program, which has long been of interest to conspiracy theorists. The archives also cover events from the 1940s the 1990s (each year, a new batch are declassified) and include details about the flight of war criminals from Nazi Germany, the quarter-mile Berlin tunnel built to tap Soviet telephone lines, internal intelligence bulletins and memos from former CIA directors, UFO reports and more. 
The released trove also includes the papers of Henry Kissinger, who served as secretary of state under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, as well as several hundred thousand pages of intelligence analysis and science research and development.
Among the more unusual records are documents from the Stargate Project, which dealt with psychic powers and extrasensory perception. Those include records of testing on celebrity psychic Uri Geller in 1973, when he was already a well-established performer.-Read More

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Inside the Nepalese tribe that migrates every time a member dies and buries their dead upright after piercing their skull to allow the spirit to be free

The Raute people dressed in their traditional clothing around the campsite as a child, left, holds a large, round contraption
Hidden deep in the Himalayan forest is one of the world's last enduring nomadic tribes who are resisting attempts to move them into permanent settlements.
The Raute tribe has no permanent home and frequently moves between camps. 
They will vacate a camp whenever a member dies to avoid bad spirits, but not before burying their dead in an upright position and piercing their skull to allow their spirit to be released into heaven.
Living as hunter-gatherers and eating the meat of langur and macaque monkeys - a controversial choice in the Hindu dominated country of Nepal, where monkeys are considered to be the reincarnation of the God Hanuman.

Bert the randy tortoise, 22, is fitted with a pair of wheels after sex sessions left him with severe arthritis in his legs

Bert, the African spurred tortoise, now travels around with the help of heavy duty wheels
Bert the randy tortoise has been fitted with a pair of wheels after he developed arthritis following wild sex sessions.
The 22-year-old African spurred tortoise now travels around with the help of heavy duty wheels strapped to his shell.
His keepers at the Secret Animal Garden at the Dinosaur Adventure Park in Norfolk believe he is the largest tortoise in the world to have wheels fitted. 

BBC News: One million people watch 500ft snooker trick shot

Pioneer Cabin Tree in California felled by storms

The giant sequoia, which was carved into a living tunnel over a century ago, has fallen
Storms in California have toppled one of America's most famous trees - the Pioneer Cabin Tree.
The giant sequoia was known for having a hole cut through its trunk - big enough for a car to drive through.
The tree, estimated to be more than 1,000-years-old, was felled by the strongest storm to have hit the area in more than a decade.
California and Nevada have been hit by unusually high rainfall levels, leading to flooding and falling trees.-read more

Parkour is now officially a sport – here’s to jumping for joy

Running, leaping and climbing through the city isn’t just a test of strength and stamina – it’s also now an official sport. Parkour – a form of urban acrobatics, originating in France – is now officially recognised by sports councils across Britain. On a practical level, this means that it can be on national educational curricula, apply for lottery funding and access the benefits enjoyed by other major sports.
This is a big step forward for the development of parkour, which already has about 35,000 practitioners – or “traceurs” – in the UK alone. There’s no typical traceur; participants can range from very young children to those with Parkinson’s disease, and there are new people starting up all the time.
As well as having obvious physical health benefits, parkour also continues to show signs in research of contributing to positive mental health. It’s often practised in groups, which fosters social bonds between people, as encouraging each other to engage with the city in a constructive way,-read more

The extraordinary story of the Chorlton nurse who spied against the Nazis in wartime France

The extraordinary story of the Manchester nurse who risked her life as an undercover spy against the Nazis has been pieced together by historians.
Thrice-married Madge Addy lived a life of dashing adventure... helping stranded British troops evade capture in occupied France.
But her heroic exploits would have come to a huge shock to her neighbours in Chorlton, where she had quietly worked at a hairdressing salon.
But local historians have now launched a campaign to honour Madge, who received a Royal honour for her spy work, with a blue plaque in the south Manchester suburb. They are also appealing for further information to complete the puzzle about her remarkable life.
Ms Addy, who was born in Chorlton at the turn of the century, served as a nurse in Spain during the Spanish Civil War then became an agent for the government in occupied France. Research has revealed she was awarded an OBE, or possibly even a CBE, for her work as a spy, with sources suggesting she risked death to carry secret documents for the Allies under the noses of the Nazis.-read more

Desmond T. Doss

"Fellows, come over here and gather around.  Doss wants to pray for us."
Corporal Desmond Doss, the lanky medic, cringed inside.  This was not what he had meant when he'd suggested prayer to Lieutenant Goronto.  Faced with an assault on the 400 foot sheer cliff that split the island of Okinawa, Doss had merely meant that each soldier might want to spend a few moments in personal, private prayer, before the attack began. 
Prayer certainly was in order that April morning in 1945.    Doss's 77th Division had landed on Okinawa after fierce fighting in Guam and Leyte.  The Japanese were dug in all over the island.   Presenting an additional barrier was the Maeda Escarpment, the 400 foot cliff that stretched across the island.  The escarpment rose with a steep, rugged rise for the first 360 feet, then rose another 40-50 feet as a sheer face.  Honeycombed throughout were multi-story caves, tunnels, and enemy gun emplacements.  Wresting control of the escarpment from the enemy would be a major struggle, the Americans fighting not only a well entrenched and often camouflaged enemy, but formidable terrain.  When the order to attack had come, Doss told Lieutenant Goronto, "I believe prayer is the best life saver there is.  The men should really pray before going up."

It really shouldn't have surprised anyone in Doss's company that he would suggest prayer.  Doss was always praying...or reading his Bible.  From the first day of training everyone could tell he was different.   A devout Seventh-Day Adventist, the first night Doss knelt beside his bunk in the barracks, oblivious to the taunts around him and the boots they threw his way, to spend his time talking to God.  Regularly he pulled the small Bible his new wife had given him for a wedding gift, and read it as well.  Among the men of the unit, disdain turned to resentment.  Doss refused to train or work on Saturday, the Lord's Sabbath.   Though he felt no reservation about caring for the medical needs of the men or otherwise helping them on the Sabbath, he refused to violate it.  The fact that he worked overtime to make up for it the rest of the week made little difference.  Doss was teased, harassed, and ridiculed.  And it only got worse.-read more

Robert Burns could have suffered bipolar disorder

Robert Burns’
tempestuous personality, intense creativity and unstable love life
suggest that he might have suffered from bipolar disorder, according to
Scottish researchers.

The 18th-century Scottish bard produced huge quantities of literary
works, including Auld Lang Syne and A Red, Red, Rose, in bursts of
creativity interspersed with periods of depression and heavy drinking.

According to scientific and literary experts at Glasgow University his
creative spikes, along with his volatile love life, point to the
possibility that he suffered from the condition that 
affects up to
three million 
people in Britain.

Dr Daniel Smith, from the university’s Institute of Health and
Wellbeing, said: “Burns had a complicated and some might say tempestuous
 personal history, with bouts of melancholic depression, heavy lifelong
alcohol consumption and considerable instability in relationships,
including a series of extramarital affairs.

“Although it is difficult to prove conclusively, it is possible that his
 life history and his prodigious literary outputs may have been
influenced by a recurrent disorder of -Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/books/robert-burns-could-have-suffered-bipolar-disorder-1-3427401
Robert Burns’ tempestuous personality, intense creativity and unstable love life suggest that he might have suffered from bipolar disorder, according to Scottish researchers. The 18th-century Scottish bard produced huge quantities of literary works, including Auld Lang Syne and A Red, Red, Rose, in bursts of creativity interspersed with periods of depression and heavy drinking. According to scientific and literary experts at Glasgow University his creative spikes, along with his volatile love life, point to the possibility that he suffered from the condition that 
affects up to three million 
people in Britain. Dr Daniel Smith, from the university’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing, said: “Burns had a complicated and some might say tempestuous personal history, with bouts of melancholic depression, heavy lifelong alcohol consumption and considerable instability in relationships, including a series of extramarital affairs. “Although it is difficult to prove conclusively, it is possible that his life history and his prodigious literary outputs may have been influenced by a recurrent disorder of

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/books/robert-burns-could-have-suffered-bipolar-disorder-1-3427401

Saturday, 14 January 2017

6 strange newspaper stories that shocked Victorian Britain

The somnambulist Miss Charlton falls from a roof, from the IPN, 17 April 1897.

Somnambulists in peril

 
The Victorians in general, and readers of the weekly newspaper the Illustrated Police News (IPN) in particular, had a fascination with the mobile but unconscious female body. Sleepwalkers, or ‘somnambulists’ as the Victorians called them, were among the favourite subjects for the IPN’s bawdy-minded draughtsmen. Male somnambulists may have been news, but they were never Illustrated Police news, even if they performed a tap-dance on the roof of the House of Lords; the IPN’s somnambulists were all young, female, and scantily clad.
 
One of the earliest IPN somnambulists was the 17-year-old Clara Dalrymple, from a small village near Glastonbury. She was well known to often go walking in her sleep, but in May 1868, she rose from her bed in her bedroom on the second floor-read more

Mice are transformed into aggressive 'zombie' hunters after scientists flick a killer switch in their brain

They're known for their timidity and love of cheese, but scientists have tapped into the 'killer instinct' of mice, to turn them into aggressive 'zombies'

They're known for their timidity and love of cheese, but scientists have tapped into the 'killer instinct' of mice, to turn them into aggressive 'zombies'.
Researchers isolated the brain circuitry in mice that coordinates predatory hunting, including one set of neurons in the amygdala - the brain's centre of emotion and motivation, making the animal pursue prey.
They also 'switched on' another set in the brain region signalling the animal to use its jaw and neck muscles to bite anything in its path – a little like a fictional zombie.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

EDDIE HALL -STRONGMAN


About MeREAD MORE ON HIS WEB SITE

Hi and welcome to Eddie Hall's website, here you can find official links to Eddie's sponsors, contact his manager for bookings, buy merchandise including signed photos and t-shirts, tickets to his next UK Strongman contest, and keep up to date with Eddie's competitive accomplishments and lifestyle.

Eddie was born in Stoke-on-Trent, England 1988. His athletic career started as a National Championship swimmer; but bored of endless laps of the pool he turned his attention to the gym at 15. On leaving school, he worked as a truck mechanic up to the age of 26 and then became a full time strongman upon meeting his manager Mo Chaudry.

Eddie has since dedicated his life to becoming the world's strongest man, and his famous ever lasting words have been "if you never see me on the podium at world's strongest man, I probably died trying"

He's broken world records in front of Arnold Schwarzenegger, he's lifted things so heavy his eyes balls have burst out of his head, but mos

Thousands of toy eggs washed up on a German beach

Thousands of toy eggs washed up on a German beach and the pictures are intense
What could be more enchanting and colorful than a thousand plastic round eggs washing up on to a German shore? Well, probably a lot of things, but a thousand colored plastic eggs washing up this week on the North sea coast on the island of Langeoog and it’s really a sight to be seen. Each little toy, lining the sand on the beach were greeted by tons of curious German children.
Reports say that police suspect the toy eggs came from a freighter that “lost part of its cargo during an intense storm,” according to NPR. Now, the eggs have been collected by the residents of Langeoog and everyone seems to be intrigued.
Of course with the happiness of the gifts also come the reality of the trash that washed up on their shoreline. Mayor Uwe Garrels told the Associated Press, “At first I thought this was a wonder, because everything was so colorful and so on, but then we realized that this is a huge mess in the end. ”-Read More

One-mile-long stretch of ancient trees is chopped down because squirrels have gnawed at branches causing them to fall in front of drivers

The beech trees along the A38 have been coppiced after squirrels were found to be gnawing branches, causing them to fall into the busy road
Gnawing squirrels have forced officials to chop down hundreds of thriving trees across a mile-long stretch of road.
Some 750 towering beech trees used to flank this section of the A38, a busy road running through picturesque parts of Devon and Cornwall.
But they have been reduced to barren, 4ft stumps because squirrels were chomping off branches, which then fell in front of drivers. 

Baby elephant tries to forget her fear of water as she receives hydrotherapy in bid to learn to walk again after injuring her foot in a trap

A baby elephant named Clear Sky is learning to walk again in a swimming pool after she injured her foot
THIS baby elephant is trying to forget her fear of water as she learns to walk again after losing part of her foot.
The nervous six-month-old grabbed a keeper for support as she was lowered into the pool at an animal hospital in Chonburi, Thailand.A baby elephant named Clear Sky is learning to walk again in a swimming pool after she injured her foot-Read More

Zombies Would Wipe Out Humans in Less than 100 Days


The zombie apocalypse won't take long.
A new article in a peer-reviewed student journal finds that the zombie hordes would take Earth's population down to a mere 273 survivors in 100 days.
The paper, published in the University of Leicester's Journal of Physics Special Topics, was a fanciful use of the so-called SIR model, which is used in epidemiology to simulate how diseases spread over time. It's not the first time zombies have been used as a public health metaphor. In December 2015, for example, the British medical journal The Lancet published a tongue-in-cheek paper titled "Zombie infections: epidemiology, treatment, and prevention." And a viral blog post from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged zombie-apocalypse preparations as a a metaphor for real-life disaster preparedness.
In the new analysis, the University of Leicester undergraduates assumed that each zombie would have 90 percent success at finding and infecting one human per day — a rate that would make the zombie virus twice as contagious as the Black Death, the plague that devastated Europe in the 1300s. [Zombie Animals: 5 Real Cases of Body-Snatching]-Read More

Pedro Gets Rescued.

A  cat called Pedro managed to get himself trapped up a 40 ft tree and was saved by recuer standing underneath a ladder.Pedro was back home after his ordeal and got a check up.

Sepsis

Introduction 

Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection.
Without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death.
Read on or go straight to:
Symptoms in children under five
Symptoms in older children and adults
Tests to diagnose sepsis
Treatments for sepsis
Recovering from sepsis
Who's at risk of sepsis
Different terms

Sepsis symptoms in children under five

Go straight to A&E or call 999 if your child

  • looks mottled, bluish or pale
  • is very lethargic or difficult to wake
  • feels abnormally cold to touch
  • is breathing very fast
  • has a rash that does not fade when you press it
  • has a fit or convulsion

Get medical advice urgently from NHS 111

If your child has any of the symptoms listed below, is getting worse or is sicker than you'd expect (even if their temperature falls), trust Read More

Cats are a part of our lives.

Recently we have adoped a cat called thomas ,will he is not ours but we feedhim and give him cuddles and he lives only a couple of doors down on same esate.Cats are never really owed as far too indepedant and i enjoy thier company as we had some in the past and would again but our jack russell may disagree.Our past cats were SOOTY who was the runt of the liteer and my wife had to fed him daily with a syringe ,he liked toeat crisps and steal next doors chicken pieces,LENNY liked shiny objects and once took a screwdriver from a workmans toolbox and ended up living in our old nieghbours house who he spent alot of time with,ONION was a pure white pursian cat who was not deaf who disappeared and never came back,my first cat was called BORIS who was a big farm catwho liked a scrap .

Is This Stop going to the stables?

  Passersby were surpised when ther saw a police horse called invictor poking his head through a bus door.T he police rider had stopped to help a paasenger on the number 43 who had fallen ill.

Giant scrap metal soldier is haunting reminder of First World War

A soldier made out of scrap metalAn imposing figure of a First World War soldier has been created from scrap metal to commemorate those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Thanks for the coin.

A homeless man who was begging at exeter city centre got a nice surpise when somenoe put a coin in his hat as when he inspected it he saw a silver piece featuring one of beatix potters chactacters.He asked a local policeman to check it for him online and found out it was a coin produced for the 150th anniversary of beatix potter and could be worth a up to 400 pounds so he gladly moved on when requested.

Two years old child saves his brother life

History buff gambles life savings to buy empty field in hope of finding lost medieval city - and strikes gold

Stuart Wilson, a history fan spent his life savings on a buying a field - and dug it up to discover it was home to a medieval city.
A history fan was so convinced that secrets were hidden beneath the soil of an empty field he blew his entire life savings to purchase it.
Stuart Wilson has been finally proved right 12 years later after he dug it up to discover it was home to a medieval city .
The 27-year-old paid £32,000 for the 4.6-acre plot of land, where he found the site of the ancient industrial town of Trellech in South Wales.
The former toll booth worker lived with his parents so he could finance his field of dreams - and says the decision has fully paid off.Read More

18th century Bodmin bee hives given heritage listed status by Historic England

Bee boles in Bodmin
A series of 18th century Cornish bee hives have been added to the list of protected historic buildings.
The Bee Boles at Dannonchapel Farm, St. Teath, Bodmin, now have Grade-II listed status after being added to Historic England's list of heritage sites.
The bee hives made with Delabole slate stones were granted special heritage status because of the architectural interest they represent.
The boles take the form of five slate shelves divided by four 'V'- shaped splayed piers of approximately nine 9 slender courses of stone, narrowest at the bottom and progressively wider towards the top. Each bole was used for the storage of a bee colony, usually in a skep.
Read more: 'Poldark' shipwreck is discovered off the coast of Cornwall
In its heritage list, Historic England officers said: "The structure is of architectural interest because it is built using a Cornish method once that is not only structurally sound but also provides distinctive 'V' splayed piers in local stone as an interesting if modest example of the vernacular vocabulary.
"The bee boles are of historic interes as they are a distinctive physical record of an historic agricultural activity.
"Bee bole structures are relatively uncommon survivals and these are largely intact."

Read more at http://www.cornwalllive.com/18th-century-bodmin-bee-hives-given-heritage-listed-status/story-29993503-detail/story.html#6k0zSKz4crBuEH8M.99

Posts at moments just links so sorry folks

At moment my posts on various blogs may be just a link to the headline and not my normal standard so I just like to say I am sorry. Hopefull...