Halloween Horror: Family Finds Basement Filled with Blood (VIDEO)

Many Americans look forward to Halloween, but this season one family got enough scares to last a lifetime as their basement filled with blood.

Nick Lestina, his wife and their 5 children have lived peacefully for 10 years in their Bagley, Iowa home. Earlier this month, however, Lestina discovered his basement floor covered by 5 inches of blood and animal fat. . .

The animal byproduct ended up in Lestina’s house via a drain at Dahl’s Custom Meat Locker, which is right next door. The home and the locker share a common tile line, which is usually used to dispose of waste water, the Register reports. However, after the meat locker disposed of animal blood and fat down their drain, the tile line became clogged, forcing gallons of gore into Lestina’s basement.

Right now, the Lestina family cannot safely reside in their home. Instead, they’re staying with relatives until the biohazardous mess can be cleaned up. (Read more from “Halloween Horror: Family Finds Basement Filled with Blood” HERE)

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Woman Accidentally Shot by Labrador Puppy

A woman in Enid, Oklahoma was shot in the leg on Thursday when a dog jumped on top of a gun inside the vehicle she was in, causing it to fire.

Tina Springer, 44, was in the passenger seat of 79-year-old Brent Parks’ pickup truck as they were stopped at a railroad crossing on North 10th when the incident occurred.

Reports said Parks’ yellow Labrador retriever puppy was frightened by the train and jumped from the back seat of the vehicle onto the folding center console that had a .22 caliber handgun underneath it, according to Enid News & Eagle.

Police said the gun discharged and a bullet hit Springer in her left thigh. When he realized what had happened, Parks placed his belt around Springer’s leg to stanch the flow of blood, then called 911.

“The dog shot her?” the 911 operator is heard asking Parks in the audio recording. “Yeah,” Parks replied, adding that “he stepped on it and it went off.” (Read more from “Woman Accidentally Shot by Labrador Puppy” HERE)

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Modern Science: Quadriplegic Uses Robotic Skeleton to Walk

A French optician paralyzed from the neck down showed the world that modern science is full of miracles, as he was equipped with a robotic skeleton controlled by his mind that enabled him to walk.

The patient, referred to as Thibault, fell 50 feet from a nightclub roof in 2015, leaving him a quadriplegic. But although his muscles still suffer from paralysis, he practiced using video simulations, ultimately getting the exoskeleton to walk 475 feet total over 39 sessions as it was attached to a suspended harness on the ceiling. . .

The Daily Mail reported, “The exoskeleton, which is attached to the ceiling for support, is designed to collect these messages and move how the patient wishes to. Two sensors containing 64 electrodes each are placed underneath the skull, over areas of the brain that control movement in the limbs. These sensors collect brain signals from Thibault, software decodes what they mean and then the exoskeleton with 14 joints receives directions. The placing of the sensors depends on which parts of the spinal cord are damaged and what movements a patient isn’t able to do.”

Thibault said: “It’s not an exoskeleton for going to the bar with my friends but I’ve achieved something that’s a first. I didn’t move for two years and I had forgotten what it was like to stand. I forgot I was taller than a lot of people in the room and it was very impressive.” He added that walking felt like being the “first man on the Moon.”

Eureka Alert added, “Over the 24 months of the trial, the system did not need to be recalibrated for up to seven weeks, demonstrating that it may be suitable for day-to-day use over a long period. The quality of the recordings from the implants remained stable, the algorithm continued to decode the signals, and the patient experienced no post-surgical complications.” (Read. more from “Modern Science: Quadriplegic Uses Robotic Skeleton to Walk” HERE)

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Body of Woman Found in Portable Toilet That Caught on Fire

A body of a woman was discovered inside a portable toilet that caught fire and exploded early Saturday at a construction site in north Florida, according to officials.

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that authorities responded to the home on North Horseshoe Road in St. Augustine on a report of a porta-potty fire, and discovered human remains inside.

“Regarding today’s discovery of human remains contained within a portable toilet, detectives believe the decedent is a white female,” the sheriff’s office said. “At this time, we have not received any missing persons reports that may coincide with this incident.”

Neighbors told WFOX they heard a loud explosion around 7 a.m., then saw the portable toilet on fire in front of a home under construction in the neighborhood. . .

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chuck Mulligan told the Florida Times-Union the victim was too badly burned for immediate identification, and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday at the Medical Examiner’s Office. (Read more from “Body of Woman Found in Florida Portable Toilet That Caught on Fire” HERE)

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Taking Over Our World

. . .Most people use artificial intelligence and probably don’t even realize they’re using it — whether it’s asking Siri a question or trying to avoid a traffic jam using GPS or even using our faces as a password to access our smartphones.

Artificial intelligence is defined as the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior. This is already apparent in the workforce, as machines are increasingly building other machines and people are using AI reminders instead of personal assistants. . .

“If I have lots and lots of examples of the past of things, skin lesions that were labeled melanoma versus not, I could use all those examples to train a machine and neural network to be able to sort of make a determination as to whether is malign or not,” IBM Director of Research Dario Gill told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo.

If you ask Ginni Rometty, who is the CEO of IBM, she believes the health care industry is in dire need of AI to save people’s lives. Her company has been working hard at Watson Health, which focuses on oncology diagnostics.

“We’re now at 300 hospitals and over 125,000 patients around the world where the AI has helped the doctor identify the diagnosis and the appropriate treatment,” Rometty told Bartiromo. “So these are things that you didn’t realize before how either infrequently they were done or not done with precision.” (Read more from “How Artificial Intelligence Is Taking Over Our World” HERE)

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Some Believe Aliens or ‘North Vietnamese Army’ Caused Mysterious Cattle Deaths in Oregon

Ranchers in the most remote parts of Eastern Oregon don’t understand how or why so many cattle in the region have died through mutilation that includes surgical-like incisions, but not a trace of blood left behind.

Mysterious mutilations in Oregon have been documented for at least four decades. Cowboys have recently found purebred bulls all of a sudden dead, with body parts intricately removed, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting. . .

Dan Jenkins is a sheriff’s deputy in Harney County who has investigated cattle deaths, and he gets calls from people who say aliens could be involved.

“A lot of people lean toward the aliens,” Jenkins said. “One caller had told us to look for basically a depression under the carcass. ‘Cause he said that the alien ships will kinda beam the cow up and do whatever they are going to do with it. Then they just drop them from a great height.” . . .

“Another [person] told us we should run like a Geiger counter type thing around the animal and guarantees that there would be radiation there,” Jenkins said. “And the number one on the list there, he thinks it’s the North Vietnamese army.” (Read more from “Some Believe Aliens or ‘North Vietnamese Army’ Caused Mysterious Cattle Deaths in Oregon” HERE)

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Water Detected on Potentially ‘Habitable’ Exoplanet for First Time, Scientists Say

Scientists have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a “super-Earth” exoplanet with potentially habitable temperatures. The discovery, which is being touted as a milestone, could have major implications in the search for life outside the solar system.

Experts from University College London identified water vapor in the atmosphere of K2-18b, which is 110 light-years from Earth. A light-year, which measures distance in space, equals a little less than 6 trillion miles.

“K2-18b, which is eight times the mass of Earth, is now the only planet orbiting a star outside the solar system, or ‘exoplanet,’ known to have both water and temperatures that could support life,” researchers said in a statement. . .

“Finding water in a potentially habitable world other than Earth is incredibly exciting. K2-18b is not ‘Earth 2.0,’ as it is significantly heavier and has a different atmospheric composition,” said lead author Angelos Tsiaras, Ph.D. of UCL’s Center for Space Exochemistry Data, in the statement. “However, it brings us closer to answering the fundamental question: Is the Earth unique?” . . .

Data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2016 and 2017 was used to study starlight filtered through the exoplanet’s atmosphere. “The results revealed the molecular signature of water vapor, also indicating the presence of hydrogen and helium in the planet’s atmosphere,” UCL said in its statement. (Read more from “Water Detected on Potentially ‘Habitable’ Exoplanet for First Time, Scientists Say” HERE)

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Scientist Wants to End ‘Conservative’ Taboo Against Cannibalism to Fight Climate Change

Swedish behavioral scientist Magnus Söderlund said last week that humans must “awaken to the idea” of eating human flesh as a way to combat the effects of climate change.

Söderlund, a researcher at the Stockholm School of Economics, advanced the idea of eating people after they die Tuesday on Sweden’s TV4. He had earlier in the week held a seminar on the subject at the Gastro Summit fair in Stockholm.

According to Söderlund, as climate change makes food sources increasingly scare, people will have to learn to eat things that are now considered disgusting, including pets, insects, and most of all, human flesh, the Epoch Times reported.

A promotion for his Sept 2-3 talk read: “Is cannibalism the solution to food sustainability in the future? Does Generation Z have the answers to our food challenges? Can consumers be tricked into making the right decisions? At GastroSummit, you will get some answers to these questions―and also partake in the latest scientific findings and get to meet the leading experts.”

Söderlund, who is also a marketing strategist, told the audience that the main impediment to his proposal is the ancient taboo against cannibalism. He predicted that “conservative” attitudes would be an obstacle to its widespread acceptance in Sweden. But he said people could be won over gradually, starting with a tase. (Read more from “Scientist Wants to End ‘Conservative’ Taboo Against Cannibalism to Fight Climate Change” HERE)

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Police Arrest Man at Airport for Buying Boarding Pass Just to Say Bye to His Wife

A man was arrested at Changi Airport in Singapore last week for buying a boarding pass — with no intention to board the plane.

The 27-year-old had purchased a boarding pass just so he could enter the transit area — a “protected place” — to say goodbye to his wife, the Singapore Police Force said. . .

The transit area of the Changi Airport falls under the category of “protected places” — areas where “special measures are needed to control the movement and conduct of persons for public safety and security reasons.”

Those who enter Changi’s transit area “with no intention to proceed to their next destinations” can be prosecuted and fined up to $20,000 and imprisoned for up to two years, officials said.

The Changi Airport is one of the busiest — and most famous — airports in the world with a record 65.6 million passengers in 2018. According to Travel + Leisure, it has a butterfly garden, movie theater, swimming pool and even includes the world’s biggest indoor waterfall. (Read more from “Police Arrest Man at Airport for Buying Boarding Pass Just to Say Bye to His Wife” HERE)

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Newsweek: Cannibalism Is Taboo ‘for Now’

Don’t let the title of Newsweek’s article fool you. While reading, don’t be distracted by the disgust seemingly directed towards cannibalism. You see, Newsweek’s article titled “Cannibalism is Common in the Animal Kingdom – Here’s Why for Humans Its the Ultimate Taboo” gives itself away in the closing paragraph after dropping hints along the way. For the writers of the article, cannibalism is a taboo “for now” that, like other taboos, will one day be revisited, reevaluated, and undone.

After explaining how cannibalism can be found throughout the animal kingdom, including chimps eating baby chimps, writers Jared Piazza and Neil McLatchie drop in the claim that “For humans, though, cannibalism is the ultimate taboo. In fact, our aversion to cannibalism is so strong that consent and ethics count for little.” . . .

The second sentence in that quote is the first hint of the overall subtext of this article. You see, even if someone isn’t averse to cannibalism, ethics stamp a big fat NOPE on the activity. However, the subtle pointing to the belief that our feelings override ethics reveals that the writers aren’t convinced that ethics prohibit cannibalism, to begin with. It’s a just a socially constructed taboo, after all. Like the belief that a man can’t be a woman and vice versa.

Lest you think I’m layering an unfair subtext into the writers’ intent with their article, read it for yourself. Throughout the article, the prohibition against cannibalism is always couched within the parameters of post-modernism and social constructs. Nowhere does the article state that we shouldn’t eat other humans because it’s dehumanizing and morally wrong in all times and all places. They can’t claim that because the leftist agenda is hell-bent on dehumanizing us and undermining humanity’s ability to flourish (in case it’s unclear, I used the word “hell” on purpose). Claiming that something is objectively wrong contradicts the left’s teachings on morality. . .

In their closing paragraph, Piazza and McLatchie write, “For now, we’re as happy as you are to continue accepting the ‘wisdom of repugnance’: human flesh, despite its biochemical similarities to that of other mammals, shall remain firmly off limits.” (Read more from “Newsweek: Cannibalism Is Taboo ‘for Now'” HERE)

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