Man SURVIVES After Falling 800 Feet into Lake

An Oregon man was rescued after falling 800 feet into a caldera Monday afternoon and surviving, officials said.

The Coast Guard’s North Bend Sector received a call at 3:47 p.m. from the National Park Service that a man fell into the Crater Lake caldera near Rims Village, officials said in a news release. . .

After already descending 600 feet into the crater, the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew reportedly heard the man yelling from even further down.

Approximately 15 minutes after arriving on the scene, the man, who had fallen 800 feet, was hoisted up. He was transferred to an AirLink Critical Care Transport Team who transported him to an area hospital. (Read more from “Man SURVIVES After Falling 800 Feet into Lake” HERE)

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Woman Reportedly Decapitated by Elevator

By Fox 5. A factory worker in India was reportedly decapitated by an elevator while she tried to untangle her headphones from a collapsible grill, according to the New York Post.

Police in Vadodara said the woman’s severed head was found on the ground floor of the plastics factory, while her body was located inside the elevator on the third floor.

The earbuds remained in her ears and authorities said a playlist was still running on the phone in her hand.

Authorities said it appeared she was trying to free her headphones from the elevator’s collapsible grill when she arrived at work around 8 a.m. Monday. (Read more from “Woman Reportedly Decapitated by Elevator” HERE)

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Woman Reportedly Decapitated While Trying to Free Headphones from Elevator

By The NY Post. . .The severed head of Sushila Vishwakarma was discovered on the ground floor of the plastics factory in Vadodara, while her body was in the elevator that traveled to the third floor.

Police believe the 48-year-old was trying to free her headphones from the elevator’s collapsible grill as she arrived at work at 8 a.m. Monday, according to the Indian Express. . .

“We are speculating that she was using her phone and absentmindedly she tried to stick her head outside the lift, which started going up, and the accident happened,” investigating officer MN Saporiya told the paper. “So her body was dragged ’til the last floor and her head got severed.”

Bapod police Inspector TR Bamaniya told the Express that they hope an autopsy will reveal more. (Read more from “Woman Reportedly Decapitated While Trying to Free Headphones from Elevator” HERE)

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Woman Killed in Freak Meat Grinder Accident

By Breitbart. A unnamed Pennsylvania woman was killed on Monday after falling into a commercial meat grinder.

The unidentified 35-year-old victim was an employee with Economy Locker Storage Company, who authorities say was found by a co-worker investigating strange noises coming from the machine. Lycoming County coroner Charles Kiessling Jr. confirmed her death.

“We talked to the person who found her. He said he heard a noise and went to check on her and found her in the machine. He put the power down and called 911,” Kiessling said. “This is just a tragedy. She died inside the moving parts of the machine.” (Read more from “Woman Killed in Meat Grinder Accident” HERE)

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Pennsylvania Woman Killed After Falling Into Meat Grinder at Work

By ABC News. Lycoming County coroner Charles Kiessling Jr. confirmed the woman’s death in a phone interview with ABC News late Tuesday. He said the victim may have been standing on a set of wheeled stairs prior to the fatal accident.

“This is just a tragedy,” Kiessling said. “She died inside the moving parts of the machine.

“We talked to the person who found her. He said he heard a noise and went to check on her and found her in the machine. He put the power down and called 911,” he added.

He said there weren’t any witnesses around to offer details on how she may have ended up in the machine.

“I don’t know if she got caught with the moving parts and they pulled her in, or if she just slipped and fell,” Kiessling said, “I don’t know and there’s no way of determining that.” (Read more from “Pennsylvania Woman Killed After Falling Into Meat Grinder at Work” HERE)

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Huge Snake Strangles Hawk in ‘Life-Or-Death Battle’, Stunning Photos Show

Seventh-graders on a field trip in Northlake, Texas witnessed Mother Nature at her finest on Monday.

A western rat snake was seen wrapped around a large red-tail hawk, which was likely hoping to make the serpent its next meal. The middle schoolers came across the wild scene at the Northwest Independent School District’s Outdoor Learning Center, a nearly 200-acre site with ponds, wildflowers and wildlife. . .

Either the reptile or the bird let go of the other, though it’s not clear which one relinquished its hold first, per a Texas Parks and Wildlife-DFW Urban Wildlife Facebook post which describes the scene. The social media message had more than 4,000 reactions and 2,000 shares as of Thursday morning. . .

“The snake strikes out, secures a grip with its teeth and immediately wraps its body around the animal. Once the coils are around the animal, the snake flexes its muscles as the prey exhales. This prevents the prey from inhaling another breath and it eventually dies of suffocation,” the research center explains on its website, noting rat snakes are “bold and ready to defend themselves from perceived threats.”

Red-tailed hawks, on the other hand, are known to feed on snakes, rats, rabbits and other small mammals, birds and reptiles. The creatures typically spot their prey from a perch above, swoop down and then capture it with their talons, according to the National Audubon Society. (Read more from “Huge Snake Strangles Hawk in ‘Life-Or-Death Battle’, Stunning Photos Show” HERE)

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Hilarious: Man Brings Steer to Petco to Test ‘All Leashed Pets Are Welcome’ Policy

A man and woman from Texas couldn’t help but laugh as they recently walked their leashed steer into a Houston-area Petco to really see if “all leashed pets are welcome” at the store.

To Shelly Lumpkin and Oliver Browning’s surprise, the African Watusi was welcomed “with open arms,” Browning wrote on his Facebook page on Monday. “The staff members here are always super friendly and courteous to us. We really enjoy coming to this location…our favorite Petco BY FAR!!”

Oliver is owned and trained by Browning for rodeos and other shows, and although it’s not clear exactly how much he weighs, African Watusi bulls can reach 1,600 pounds, according to the Livestock Conservancy. (Read more from “Man Brings Steer to Petco to Test ‘All Leashed Pets Are Welcome’ Policy” HERE)

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Mystery of the Minnesota Woman Who Was Totally Frozen and Survived

By The Epoch Times. In 1980, a Minnesota woman named Jean Hilliard was literally frozen stiff for several hours in subzero temperatures. No, it isn’t a hoax.

Hilliard collapsed on a 22-below-zero night as she was trying to seek shelter after a car accident. . .

Dr. George Sather in the report said that “I thought she was dead, but then we picked up an extremely faint whimper. We knew there was a person existing then.”

Jean’s chances of surviving were quite slim, and her body temperature didn’t even register on a thermometer, meaning her body temperature was less than 80 degrees F. . .

“There was no evidence of a pulse or blood pressure,” Sather’s brother, Dr. Edgar Sather, told the Gazette at the time. (Read more from “Mystery of the Minnesota Woman Who Was Totally Frozen and Survived” HERE)

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Teenager Recovers After Being Frozen Stiff

By Associated Press. Miss Hilliard was frozen after a midnight automobile accident in rural northwestern Minnesota. When she arrived at the Fosston, Minn., hospital, her skin was too hard to pierce with a hypodermic needle. Her temperature was too low to register on a thermometer. Her face was ashen and her eyes were solid and did not respond to light. . .

Doctors were unable to give her intravenous feedings because ”she was frozen too solid to penetrate the skin,” said Dr. Sather’s brother, Dr. Edgar Sather.

Her pulse, hardly registering through her frozen skin, was about 12 beats a minute. And her temperature was too low for a thermometer, with a low reading of 88 degrees, 10 degrees below normal. But in several hours, wrapped in an electric heating pad, she began to revive. (Read more from “Teenager Recovers After Being Frozen Stiff” HERE)

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Study: Toad Venom Relieves Depression, Anxiety

Forget meditation or standard medicine. A new study finds that a psychedelic found in toad venom may help people struggling with depression or anxiety.

Research conducted Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine shows the fast-acting psychedelic, 5-MeO-DMT (it currently lacks a marketable household name), helped relieve symptoms in about 80 percent of the 362 study participants who tried it in a group setting. The authors believe the short duration of psychedelic effects make it a more favorable therapy for patients.

“Research has shown that psychedelics given alongside psychotherapy help people with depression and anxiety. However, psychedelic sessions usually require 7 – 8 hours per session because psychedelics typically have a long duration of action,” says co-author Alan K. Davis, a postdoctoral research fellow with the university’s Behavioral Research Unit, in a release. “Because 5-MeO-DMT is short-acting and lasts approximately 30-90 minutes, it could be much easier to use as an adjunct to therapy because current therapies usually involve a 60 – 90 minute session.” . . .

5-MeO-DMT is found in the venom of the Bufo Alvarius toad (also known as The Colorado River toad), as well as in some plants, but scientists have been able to produce it synthetically. Prior research by Davis has shown the substance has a low risk for health and legal consequences. (Read more from “Study: Toad Venom Relieves Depression, Anxiety” HERE)

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Student Shoots, Kills Herself in School After Asking to Use the Bathroom

A Florida high school student committed suicide early Wednesday morning in her school’s auditorium after asking permission to use the bathroom, officials said.

The 17-year-old junior, who was not identified, reportedly asked her teacher at Lake Mary High School near Orlando if she could be excused to use the restroom around 7:45 a.m. About five minutes later, the teacher said she heard a gunshot come from the auditorium. . .

Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma said during a press conference that there were no staff or students in the auditorium when the shooting took place. After hearing the gunshot, the school’s nurse attempted to revive the young woman. It’s not known how the student got access to the handgun.

Lemma highlighted the community’s mental health resources and encouraged those experiencing depressive or suicidal thoughts to get in touch.

“What a horrible tragedy,” he said, according to My13 News. “We want to remind the public if there are signs of depression…there are services, love, guidance and faith.” (Read more from “Student Shoots, Kills Herself in School After Asking to Use the Bathroom” HERE)

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New Global Warming Report Reveals Truth About Polar Bears

“Numbers are so high that Inuit leaders have been pleading with the Canadian government for more polar bear population control as violent attacks against native populations have dramatically risen in recent years,” pointed out Marc Morano at the Climate Depot website, which presents evidence countering the claim that mankind is causing catastrophic global warming. . .

But the report by zoologist Susan Crockford, writing for the non-partisan Global Warming Policy Foundation think tank, found that the bears are thriving.

Her study noted the finding “contradicts claims by environmentalists and some scientists that falls in sea ice would wipe out bear populations.” . . .

“Yet polar bear specialists are saying these bears are causing problems because they don’t have enough sea ice to feed properly,” she wrote. “The facts on the ground make their claims look silly, including the abundance of fat bears. Residents are pushing their government for a management policy that makes protection of human life the priority.”

The London-based Global Warming Policy Foundation describes itself as being “open-minded on the contested science of global warming” while remaining “deeply concerned about the costs and other implications of many of the policies currently being advocated.” (Read more from “New Global Warming Report Reveals Truth About Polar Bears” HERE)

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You’ll Never Guess What Was Pulled out of This Man’s Nose After He Lost His Sense of Smell

A curious case of a man’s seemingly typical nasal symptoms landed in a medical journal after doctors discovered that a tooth growing in his nose was the actual culprit. The 59-year-old had complained of a stuffy nose, and the gradual loss of his sense of smell over the last two years and had sought the help of a specialist after topical steroids failed to help, LiveScience reported.

The man, who was not identified by name, had a CT scan at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark which revealed a mucous-covered mass in his nasal cavity. His doctors suspected a dermoid cyst, which can take on a strange appearance and have hair or other bizarre features.

But according to the study published in BMJ Case Reports on Feb. 21, when the doctors surgically removed the growth, they discovered an extremely rare instance of a stray tooth. The case is so rare, that doctors estimate it occurs in just 0.1 to 1 percent of patients. . .

According to the authors, the man’s symptoms improved after the tooth was removed, but doctors still aren’t sure what caused the tooth to grow, or for how long it had been present without him noticing. Trauma or infection to the area may result in a misplaced tooth or developmental issues, but this man had neither, LiveScience reported. (Read more from “You’ll Never Guess What Was Pulled out of This Man’s Nose After He Lost His Sense of Smell” HERE)

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