Saturday, November 14, 2009

blood diner!

looks like the work of pathalogical wierdos!

Moscow: Police say body parts sold to kebab stand. Three Russians also suspected of killing man, eating parts themselves.

Russian police have arrested three homeless people suspected of eating a 25-year-old man they had butchered and selling other bits of the corpse to a local kebab house.

Suspicions were raised when dismembered parts of a human body were found near a bus stop in the outskirts of the Russian city of Perm, 720 miles east of Moscow.

Three homeless men with previous criminal records have been arrested on suspicion of setting upon a foe with knives and a hammer before chopping up his corpse to eat, local investigators said in a statement.

"After carrying out the crime, the corpse was divided up: part was eaten and part was also sold to a kiosk selling kebabs and pies," the prosecutor's main investigative unit for the Perm region said.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

veganism of the day!

'Veggie' spider shuns meat diet. also rides a fixed gear.

It is the first-known predominantly vegetarian spider; all of the other known 40,000 spider species are thought to be mainly carnivorous.

Bagheera kiplingi, which is found in Central America and Mexico, bucks the meat-eating trend by feasting on acacia plants.

Professor Curry said he was extremely surprised when he found out about its unusual behaviour.

He said: "This is the only spider we know that deliberately only goes after plants."



Your meteor brought something all right but if it's a germ, it's the biggest son of a bitch you've ever seen!

Giant, Mucus-Like Sea Blobs on the Rise, Pose Danger.

As sea temperatures have risen in recent decades, enormous sheets of a mucus-like material have begun forming more often, oozing into new regions, and lasting longer, a new Mediterranean Sea study says. And the blobs may be more than just unpleasant.

Up to 124 miles (200 kilometers) long, the mucilages appear naturally, usually near Mediterranean coasts in summer. The season's warm weather makes seawater more stable, which facilitates the bonding of the organic matter that makes up the blobs.

Until now, the light-brown "mucus" was seen as mostly a nuisance, clogging fishing nets and covering swimmers with a sticky gel. But the new study found that Mediterranean mucilages harbor bacteria and viruses, including potentially deadly E. coli, Danovaro said.


Sunday, September 27, 2009


A snake with a single clawed foot has been discovered in China.

Dean Qiongxiu, 66, said she discovered the reptile clinging to the wall of her bedroom with its talons in the middle of the night.

"I woke up and heard a strange scratching sound. I turned on the light and saw this monster working its way along the wall using his claw," said Mrs Duan of Suining, southwest China.

Mrs Duan said she was so scared she grabbed a shoe and beat the snake to death before preserving its body in a bottle of alcohol.

The snake – 16 inches long and the thickness of a little finger – is now being studied at the Life Sciences Department at China's West Normal University in Nanchang.

Snake expert Long Shuai said: "It is truly shocking but we won't know the cause until we've conducted an autopsy."

A more common mutation among snakes is the growth of a second head, which occurs in a similar way to the formation of Siamese twins in humans.

Such animals are often caught and preserved as lucky tokens but have very little chance of surviving in the wild anyway, especially as the heads have a tendency to attack each other.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

what is best in life?

to crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!

here are some people who would not take it anymore, who stood up against the scum, the cunts, the dogs, the filth, the shit. you fuckers, you screwheads!

Brick Wielding Grandpa Attacks Red-light Runners

The daring vigilante act of a retired teacher captured the world’s imagination last month when he smashed the cars of traffic violators with a brick. The three hour spectacle took place in the city of Lanzhou and a total of fourteen cars suffered under the wrath of Yan Zhenping.

Reports claim that the seventy-four year old man armed himself with a brick one night and waited patiently by the pedestrian crossing.

Subsequently, he attacked every car that went through the red lights at that crossing point.


rolling back violence!

Wal-Mart worker accused of beating boss with bat.

Police in New Haven accused a Wal-Mart worker of beating an assistant manager in a store aisle with an aluminum baseball bat after getting reprimanded for the second time in a few days.

Avery said the worker grabbed the bat off a shelf and hit 29-year-old assistant manager George Freibott nearly a dozen times at about midnight Monday, after Freibott wrote the worker up for poor job performance.

Avery said Freibott suffered a possible broken arm and many bruises.


Hungry hippopotamus chases man!
This gamekeeper sprints for his life after disturbing a hungry hippo while it was stuffing its face.

He fled as the angry three-ton beast – which can hit speeds of up to 30mph – charged at him, still with a mouthful of grass.

The keeper only managed to escape a nasty end with an impressive 100m dash – in flat work shoes.

The keeper was lucky – hippos have huge teeth and kill more people than any other African animal.



students would rather be dead than red!

A normal September morning in the small Colorado town of Calumet is unexpectedly interrupted by the surprise appearance of Cuban and Soviet paratroopers in the empty fields behind the local high school. As the paratroopers begin their attack and rounding up the townspeople, a small group of teenagers escapes in a truck, obtains weapons and supplies from a store, and flees to the nearby mountains where they had previously hunted with their fathers. The Arapaho National Forest becomes their base.

Jed and Matt learn that their father, a former military colonel who has given the two boys a lifetime of rigorous military and survival training, has now been captured and is being held in a Soviet concentration camp. Col. Eckart tells the two boys to forget about him, and to "avenge" him. In response, the "Wolverines" mount strikes on invading forces, and persuade others to do the same.

As the result of escalating guerrilla attacks, the Soviet field commanders now view the Wolverines as a serious threat. Initially, the occupiers had tried terror tactics, executing groups of civilians following every Wolverine attack, to intimidate the local population and the Wolverines into halting their attacks. However, this tactic backfires, and civilians lend increasing support to the resistance movement. Following a rise in popular support for the Wolverines, the Soviets decide to stop reprisals against civilians and begin hunting the Wolverines themselves. Spetsnaz commandos are sent into the mountains to eliminate the resistance, but the commandos are ambushed and killed by the Wolverines.

The Wolverines are weakened, however, by the attacks and other events, and their morale erodes as the war of attrition takes its toll on their numbers. Even though the civilians are increasingly resistant to Soviet rule, the occupation forces are pushing the resistance to the breaking point. The remaining Wolverines are ambushed by three Mil Mi-24 helicopter gunships, and Robert and Toni are killed, leaving the group reduced to four: Jed, Matt, Danny, and Erica. The survivors realize that they cannot outlast the Soviets, and if they keep fighting, they will all die. Determined to save at least some of their number, Jed and Matt stage a suicide attack on the Soviet regional headquarters in order to distract the troops while Danny and Erica escape to "Free American" territory. The ploy works: Jed and Matt are killed, but Danny and Erica are free.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

mongo strikes back!

fuck you perry farrell.

Man accused of slugging police horse.

A 21-year-old man spent the night in jail after he allegedly punched a Chicago police horse near the Lollapalooza music festival.

The alleged offender, Pablo Fernandez, approached the officer on horseback at about 9 p.m. Sunday, intent on petting the horse, police said.

When the officer ordered Fernandez to move aside, Fernandez reportedly refused and punched the horse, causing the animal to panic and rear back on its back legs in the middle of the crowd present for the three-day music festival, police spokeswoman Gabrielle Lesniak said.

viva pablo!


total disregard for respect!

Sunseekers run for cover as millions of ladybugs invade seaside resorts.

Ladybirds have mounted their biggest invasion of the British Isles since the long, hot summer of 1976.

Tens of millions of the insects have thrived here on a bumper crop of their favourite food, aphids.

Others flew over from the Continent as supplies there ran out. The red and black swarms are sending families running for cover.

One of the worst affected areas is Norfolk, where one woman in the seaside resort of Cromer found her canary yellow VW Beetle had attracted the bugs - which probably mistook it for a giant flower.

Some holidaymakers fled the area after finding their bright clothing proved irresistible.

Nearby in Bacton-on-Sea, people staying at a caravan park were shutting themselves inside to avoid the ladybirds - though often without success.

'They keep coming in through vents or windows or through doors and people get an influx inside their accommodation,' said Anna Hollis, of Castaways Holiday Park.

An estimated ten million ladybirds also descended on Chard, Somerset, covering every inch of a 20-acre farm


Saturday, July 25, 2009

shit that pisses me off when im drunk

i drank an unholy combination of wine, absinthe, and beer with my buddy sammy. nobody has been attacked by an ape or stabbed in the face lately so im posting the top three things that piss me off when im drunk. dig it!

puff daddy:



Thursday, June 25, 2009

x ray spex!

a testament to human duality: intelligent enough to be able to take a photograph of the interior of a living organism, stupid enough to put a bottle up their own butt.

bottle up the arse.

keys in the face.

eiffel tower in the hand.

knife in the face.

more here:

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


teeth are fucked up and this video makes me want to jump head first into a hammer pit.

be amazed as a tooth is zoomed into to reveal the fucking atomic structure of the bitch!

bonus: skin!

this video will make you wanna swing over the bar like fucking inside out boy.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

fucked shit!

are you going somewhere and want to see something fucked up?
check out

atlas obscura is "a compendium of this age's wonders, curiosities, and esoterica. The Atlas Obscura is a collaborative project with the goal of cataloging all of the singular, eccentric, bizarre, fantastical, and strange out-of-the-way places that get left out of traditional travel guidebooks and are ignored by the average tourist. If you're looking for miniature cities, glass flowers, books bound in human skin, gigantic flaming holes in the ground, phallological museums, bone churches, balancing pagodas, or homes built entirely out of paper, the Atlas Obscura is where you'll find them."

A 500 year old scuplture depicts a man eating a sack of babies, and no one is sure why.

bonus: some of the categories are catacombs crypts and cemeteries, ghost towns, crime and punishment, medical museums, memento mori, mummies, and more! shit!

i cut you!

no one is safe! no more left turns!

Knife-wielding gorilla shocks zoo visitors

Onlookers at the Calgary Zoo were shocked Tuesday when a Western Lowland gorilla picked up a knife and pointed it at a fellow gorilla, then placed it on a chair for the keepers to remove.

He grabbed the knife exactly in the correct position and he smelled it and looked at it," said Calgarian Joe Scheffler, who was at the zoo with his wife, Heike. "A few seconds later, another gorilla came and he was very interested.

"He tried to get the knife, but the gorilla with the knife lifted the knife for his buddy....It seems to me that the gorilla with the knife was a little bit angry, and he lifted his hand with the knife.

"It was just a scene from a crime," added Scheffler, whose wife snapped photos of the morning incident.

Visitors were visibly shaken by the scene, and wondered aloud where the gorilla would get a knife.

Suddenly, as though it sensed danger, Scheffler said the second gorilla stepped away, and the knife-wielding gorilla walked a short distance and placed it on an old chair sitting in the exhibit.

Laurie Herron, manager of communications for the Calgary Zoo, said the knife was accidentally left by one of the gorilla keepers who was cleaning out the exhibit earlier Tuesday morning.

"He dropped it," she explained. "One of the other keepers or a volunteer came and told him that the gorillas had a knife and he was like, 'Oh, crap.'


viva tom!

here is a photo of a new species of glass frog (Hyalinobatrachium pellucidum) discovered in ecuador. look at his guts!

the flaming stars - ginmill perfume


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

corpse bride!

china runs out of brides after throwing all of their women in a river.

Teenage girl dug up to be 'corpse bride'

Five people have been arrested in China for digging up the corpse of a young woman to be a "ghost bride" for a man killed in a car crash.

The suspects included a grieving father who allegedly paid his four accomplices around £2,700 pounds to find a female to be his son's companion in the afterlife.

The men were caught after unearthing the remains of a teenage girl who had poisoned herself after failing her university entrance exams last year, a newspaper in Xianyang in China's Shaanxi province reported.

In rural China, superstitious villagers have for centuries sought out the bodies of recently deceased woman to be ghost brides for young men who die single.

Marriage ceremonies are conducted for the two corpses, and the bride is placed in the same grave as her husband.

Under Chairman Mao's rule, officials made strenuous efforts to stamp out the ghoulish practice but it has since resurfaced in some rural areas.

Last year, a gang in southern China was arrested for strangling young women to sell as ghost brides when the supply of female corpses in their area ran short.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

death and fishnets!

life has two inescapable properties:
1. you are going to die.
2. fishnets is going to eat a burrito today.

if you want to find out what happens to your body after you die go here:
bonus! contains graphic photos and a video of a pig decomposing!

if you want to find out what happens after fishnets eats a burrito, you are a sick motherfucker.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

kirk cameron's bad day part 2

alan thicke wrote the theme song to the facts of life. wtf?

Scientists Create a Form of Pre-Life

A self-assembling molecule synthesized in a laboratory may resemble the earliest form of information-carrying biological material, a transitional stage between lifeless chemicals and the complex genetic architectures of life.

Called tPNA, short for thioester peptide nucleic acids, the molecules spontaneously mimic the shape of DNA and RNA when mixed together. Left on their own, they gather in shape-shifting strands that morph into stable configurations.

The molecules haven’t yet achieved self-replication, the ultimate benchmark of life, but they hint at it. Best of all, their activities require no enzymes — molecules that facilitate chemical reactions, but didn’t yet exist in the primordial world modeled by scientists seeking insight into life’s murky origins.

“There have been many test tube experiments of evolving chemical sequences, but there hasn’t been a system that on its own can form under enzyme-free conditions,” said Reza Ghadiri, a Scripps Research Institute biochemist. “We satisfy some of the requirements of the long-term goal of having a purely chemical system that is capable of undergoing Darwinian evolution.”

“The next phase is to see whether these molecules are capable of self-replication,” said Ghadiri. “That’s another two or three years of work.”

Asked how long it would take before fully synthetic life could be coaxed from an inert chemical mixture, Ghadiri said, “Soon. If not in our lifetime, then the next. In my opinion, it shouldn’t be longer than that.


kirk cameron's bad day

show me that smile!

Scienists find chicken with naturally formed crocodile teeth.

Scientists have discovered that rarest of things: a chicken with teeth – crocodile teeth to be precise.

The team, based at the Universities of Manchester and Wisconsin, have also managed to induce teeth growth in normal chickens – activating genes that have lain dormant for 80 million years.

Professor Mark Ferguson, one of the scientific team at the University of Manchester, says the research – published in Current Biology this week – has major implications in understanding the processes of evolution. It could also have applications in tissue regeneration, including the replacement of lost teeth in humans.

"It was discovered 50 years ago but no one has ever examined its mouth. What we discovered were teeth similar to those of crocodiles – not surprising as birds are the closest living relatives of the reptile."

The discovery led the team to wonder whether healthy chickens might still maintain the genetic pathways to re-grow teeth.

"We found we were able to induce teeth to grow in normal chickens by making changes to the expression of particular molecules," said Professor Ferguson.

"All the pathways to make teeth are preserved which helps us understand how evolutionary changes can be brought about by subtle alterations in developmental biology."


Saturday, June 6, 2009

human v simian reconciliation?

too many beer bongs on the party porch!


Thursday, May 14, 2009

when there is no room left in hell!

Parasitic flies turn fire ants into zombies!

The tool is the tiny phorid fly, native to a region of South America where the fire ants in Texas originated. Researchers have learned that there are as many as 23 phorid species along with pathogens that attack fire ants to keep their population and movements under control.

The flies "dive-bomb" the fire ants and lay eggs. The maggot that hatches inside the ant eats away at the brain, and the ant starts exhibiting what some might say is zombie-like behavior.

"At some point, the ant gets up and starts wandering," said Rob Plowes, a research associate at UT.

he maggot eventually migrates into the ant's head, but Plowes said he "wouldn't use the word 'control' to describe what is happening. There is no brain left in the ant, and the ant just starts wandering aimlessly. This wandering stage goes on for about two weeks."

About a month after the egg is laid, the ant's head falls off and the fly emerges ready to attack any foraging ants away from the mound and lay eggs.

Plowes said fire ants are "very aware" of these tiny flies, and it only takes a few to cause the ants to modify their behavior.

"Just one or two flies can control movement or above-ground activity," Plowes said. "It's kind of like a medieval activity where you're putting a castle under siege."


Saturday, May 9, 2009

get your ass to mars!

labor and delivery took two weeks!

A PLUMBER reeled in agony as his stomach ruptured — and the embryonic remains of his TWIN spilled out.

The lumpy mass forced its way out after lying inside Gavin Hyatt’s abdomen since he was born 30 years ago.

GP Dr Joe Santos said: “It was like something from Alien. I didn’t believe Gavin when he said something was coming out of his belly button until I saw him.”

Medics said the growth was a parasitic twin — Gavin’s identical brother who died in the womb early in their mum’s pregnancy.

The 4cm foetus then became embedded in Gavin’s tissue and stayed in his stomach for the next 30 years.

He revealed: “At first I thought I had been stung by something due to the burning pain in my belly button."

“But there was no sign of anything on the skin. Then I felt a large lump just above my navel, which was so painful that I nearly passed out.

“There was a red patch around the area which was hot to the touch. Dr Santos felt it and said it was a hernia.”

But he felt a stabbing pain near his belly button.

Lifting his shirt, he saw that he was bleeding as the lump pushed through his skin.

Dr Santos was shocked at the sight of what came out.

‘I have amputated limbs and done all sorts, but I have never seen anything like this in my life.’

"I have him in a jar at home and I call him little Gav. I haven’t told many people. I feel like a bit of a freak.”


Sunday, May 3, 2009

children of the night!

shit starts today, check it the fuck out!

Experience Bram Stoker's Dracula in a new way -- in real time. Dracula is an epistolary novel (a novel written as a series of letters or diary entries,) and this blog will publish each diary entry on the day that it was written by the narrator so that the audience may experience the drama as the characters would have.

read it here:

Saturday, April 25, 2009

I brought my pencil!

Teacher attacked by ungrateful squirrel!

A Michigan teacher guiding students around the University of Michigan campus was attacked by an irate squirrel when she tried to help one of its young.

The teacher spotted the squirrels Thursday as she ushered her students through a campus tour, The Ann Arbor News reported Friday. She noticed the young squirrels were not in their nest and a crow was eyeing one that appeared to have been left behind.

The teacher, whose name was not reported, first tried to shoo the crow away from the squirrels and then to draw the mother's attention to the danger.

The mother squirrel instead turned on the teacher.

Diane Brown, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Public Schools, said the teacher fell while running back to the bus to get away from the angry squirrel. The animal bit her ankle, but the teacher was able to get up and escape.


addams groove fail!

please hammer dont hurt them.

George Fath moved to his mobile home in rural Steuben County two months ago. The previous owners left a lot of trash in the yard, so Fath was cleaning up Thursday afternoon. That's when he found a 22 caliber bullet in the yard. He didn't want his three young boys to get hurt from the bullet, so Fath decided to dispose of it.

"My hammer was outside so I took the bullet and put it on a rock and smacked it with the hammer," Fath said.

Fath wasn't expecting the bullet to fire.

"It went off and went into my belly and knocked me on my butt," Fath said.

"I smacked the bullet and fell down and blood came pouring out," Fath said. "I was hitting it to smash it. I didn't expect it to go bang."

"I wasn't thinking about it. It was the dumbest thing I ever did in my life. I suggest nobody do it," Fath said.

Fath said he'll never hit a bullet with a hammer again.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

happy fucking earth day!

Today is Earth Day, a holiday created to honor the planet and to raise the consciousness of man’s effect on the environment. Philadelphia has a very strong tie to this day. One of its native sons, Ira Einhorn, was a co-founder of the environmentalist jubilee.

But Mr. Einhorn has another line on his resume. In addition to being a environmental guru, he is the Unicorn Killer.

While a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Einhorn dated a Bryn Mawr College graduate by the name of Holly Maddux. When the affair ended in 1977, Mr. Einhorn went into a jealous rage and murdered her.

He concealed his crime for 18 months by stuffing Ms. Maddux’s body in a trunk that he kept in his apartment. The foul odor of the decomposing corpse coming from Mr. Einhorn’s Powelton Village apartment caused neighbors to complain. In 1979, police found the trunk stored in a closet in Mr. Einhorn’s apartment.

But there is a little mentioned irony about the Einhorn saga.

Ira Einhorn was arrested for murder March 28, 1979, the day the Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident occurred. Ira Einhorn, environmentalist, was charged with murder during the same period as one of the greatest environmental accidents in United States history.

But the real irony is that more people died in the apartment of Ira Einhorn, co-founder of Earth Day than at Three Mile Island. The environmentalist killed more people than the so-called environmental disaster.


Monday, April 20, 2009

eye leech!

A LEECH which had attached itself to an Australian woman's eyeball has been removed by doctors who had to think "outside the box''.

The 66-year-old woman was gardening in the backyard of her suburban Sydney home in March last year, when she accidentally flicked some moist soil and the leech into her left eye.

Her husband then watched in alarm as the leech wriggled its way over her cornea, headed for safety and a feed via the eye's mass of delicate blood vessels.

``It was tucked up underneath her upper eyelid,'' says emergency doctor Toby Fogg who helped to remove the blood-sucking critter.

"Our little fellow started off at about half a centimetre and by the time we removed it it was about 2cm long - it had quite a good lunch.''

"In the several months subsequent we had two more (people) come in with leeches on the eye, just by pure coincidence,'' he says.


Monday, April 13, 2009


Zoo keepers saved the life of a German woman who jumped into a polar bear enclosure at Berlin Zoo by pushing away of one of the animals when it attacked her.

The keepers' bravery was praised after they dragged the 32-year-old out of a moat for the animals. They had to shove the animal out of the way after one of four polar bears dived into the water and attacked her, inflicting serious bites to her legs and arms.

Knut, the zoo's baby bear that became an international celebrity in 2007 after it was hand-reared by a keeper, was in the enclosure at the time. Germany went polar bear crazy after the birth of the cute animal.

Police did not say why the woman jumped into the enclosure. She had to climb over a fence, a line of prickly hedges and a wall to get in.

She suffered serious injuries after being bitten on her arms and legs.

"The woman has proved herself to be careless by jumping into the enclosure," a police spokesman said "Logic tells us that polar bears will do this type of thing in this situation."


Friday, April 10, 2009

but was it a fixed gear?

A cyclist was knocked out after being hit by a corpse thrown from a speeding car.

Student Wu Dan, 16, was riding home when the incident happened.

His uncle Yun Tsui said: "A car passed and a package came flying out the door. It had a dead woman inside. My nephew was very upset."

Police believe she was the victim of a car accident and was being dumped by the driver who had hit her in Dongyang, eastern China..


Saturday, April 4, 2009


Monkeys escape Oregon research center; 4 still at large.

Employees from the Oregon National Primate Research Center were attempting to capture four monkeys that escaped after their cage was cleaned Friday afternoon.

The monkeys (which are Macaques, or snow monkeys) were last seen along the south edge of the university's west campus in Beaverton - an area near a light-rail line, said Jim Newman, an Oregon Health & Science University spokesman. The monkeys are too fast to catch, so caretakers were trying to lure them into cages baited with apples.

Threatened monkeys will bite and their saliva could contain a virus that harms people.

The escape occurred when a caretaker cleaned an outdoor cage that housed nine monkeys. The worker forgot to put the lock back on, and the monkeys figured out how to slide the door open, Newman said. Four monkeys were quickly captured, one was caught in the evening and four remain on the loose.

OHSU did not alert the public until the monkeys ventured near the rail line. A 10-foot chain-link fence, topped with barbed wire, serves as a barrier between the campus and the train.

The primate center affiliated with OHSU has long been criticized by animal-rights groups, who say the research monkeys are mistreated. Newman said OHSU does not believe the employee who forgot to lock the cage is an activist who got a job at the primate center.

Newman said the escapees are breeding monkeys and no tests were being conducted on them.


Friday, April 3, 2009

honey murder!

Australian man murdered beekeeper for his honey

An Australian man was convicted Wednesday of murdering a fellow beekeeper so he could steal 40,000 Australian dollars ($27,880) worth of honey and has been sentenced to life in prison.

A jury with the Brisbane Supreme Court took less than a day to convict Donald Robert Alcock, 34, of the 2007 murder of beekeeper Anthony Ross Knight in Woodford, a rural town in Queensland state.

Prosecutors told the court that Alcock was is desperate financial trouble in May 2007 when he entered the 41-year-old Knight's home, shot him in the back while he was sleeping and stole tubs of his honey to sell.

The jury was told that Alcock loaded the largest tubs of honey onto his truck and drove them to a honey distributor but was pinned under a 3,000-pound (1,400 kilogram) tub while unloading the shipment and had to be taken to the hospital.

Knight's decomposing body was found on June 4, 2007.

Alcock _ who pleaded not guilty in court _ confessed to police that he meant to hurt Knight but not kill him, prosecutors said.

"If Tony was home I was going to have to maim him or hurt him bad if I was going to knock off the honey," Alcock said in a video confession recorded by police. "I thought (the bullet) would go straight through him actually."


the brain that wouldnt die!

Scientists have created an "artificial brain" they believe could help them discover a cure for diseases like Alzheimer's.

Researchers at Aston University in Birmingham took cells from a cancerous tumour and "reprogrammed" them to create those identical to the human nervous system.

Michael Coleman, who led the research, funded by the Humane Research Trust, which advocates alternatives to animal testing, said: "What we have developed is effectively an artificial brain capable of processing thought at the most basic level.

It is closer to the human brain than anything else around.

"What we've made is the most basic unit of the human brain. They're processing, they're connecting, they're communicating."

To keep the cells alive, researchers feed them every two days by injecting them with nutrients and minerals.


time out!

Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how HIV spreads through the human body after filming the process for the first time ever.

Researchers found that the virus is transferred from infected cells to healthy ones in a previously unknown way.

It is hoped that the discovery will help researchers create a vaccine to combat the virus, which has led to the deaths of more than 25 million people.

The study was made possible after experts created a molecular clone of infectious HIV and inserted a protein into its genetic code which glows green when exposed to blue light.

This allowed scientists to see the cells on digital video, and capture the way HIV-infected T-cells interact with uninfected ones.

They noted that when an infected cell came into contact with a healthy one, a bridge was created between them, called a virological synapse.

Researchers were then able to observe the fluorescent green viral particles moving towards the synapse and into the healthy cell.

The US study has broken new ground by revealing that it is the synapse through which the viral proteins are gathered and moved into uninfected cells.

The new video footage indicates that HIV avoids recognition by being directly transferred between cells.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

rat king!

i was attacked by a rat in my garage last night. big ups!

Rat kings are phenomena said to arise when a number of rats become intertwined at their tails, which become stuck together with blood, dirt, ice, or excrement. The animals reputedly grow together while joined at the tails. The numbers of rats that are joined together can vary, but naturally rat kings formed from a larger number of rats are rarer. The phenomenon is particularly associated with Germany, where the majority of instances have been reported.

Specimens of purported rat kings are kept in some museums. The museum Mauritianum in Altenburg (Thuringia) shows the largest well-known mummified "rat king", which was found in 1828 in a miller's fireplace at Buchheim. It consists of 32 rats. Alcohol-preserved rat kings are shown in museums in Hamburg, Hamelin, Göttingen, and Stuttgart. A rat king found in 1930 in New Zealand, displayed in the Otago Museum in Dunedin, was composed of immature Rattus rattus whose tails were entangled by horse hair. Relatively few rat kings have been discovered; depending on the source, the number of reported instances varies between 35 and 50 finds.

Historically, rat kings were seen as an extremely bad omen, particularly associated with plagues. This is a reasonable conclusion if they are formed naturally, since large populations of rats housed in insufficient space generally bring with them disease and pestilence. With an increase in the size of the rat population comes an increase of the chance of outbreak of disease — for example, the Black Death, which is spread by the rats’ fleas.