Three decades after Azaria Chamberlain went missing from a tent near Uluru in central Australia, a coroner in Australia has finally concluded that the nine-week-old baby was taken from her tent by a dingo.
A West Virginia man who was hitchhiking across the United States and writing a memoir titled “The Kindness of America” was shot by a motorist in a random attack in northeastern Montana, authorities say.
At least 86 people have been arrested after Salafi Muslims and others clashed with police in Tunis over an art exhibition many say insults Islam.
Protesters blocked streets and set tyres alight on Monday night in the working class Ettadamen and Sidi Hussein districts of the capital, hurling petrol bombs at police in some of the worst confrontations the city has seen since last year’s revolt…
The work that appears to have caused the most fury and polarised Tunisians spelt out the name of God using insects.
A petrol bomb is possibly the most sincere form of art criticism.
Local resident Owen Pritchard’s recent downward spiral into drug addiction, unemployment, and complete and utter hopelessness has sparked the intense interest of several top world religions, each of which is vying for his services as a devotee, the 39-year-old uncommitted prospective convert reported Monday.
“I’ve finally reached a point in my life where all the big religions want me,” said Pritchard, whose two failed marriages and mounting gambling debts have left him penniless and in a state of blind despair. “Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism—you name it, they’ve come to me. I have no job, no family, no direction whatsoever. So right now, I’m totally in the driver’s seat.”
After declaring his intention to drink himself into oblivion two months ago, Pritchard received pamphlets, letters, and VHS tapes from various religions, all urging him to join their faith. Most deals reportedly guarantee a lifetime of salvation, with additional incentives such as entrance into paradise, the promise of a new and better life, and the ineffable reward of union with a supreme deity. Christianity emerged as an early favorite to land Pritchard Tuesday, after confirming that it had offered him an eternity-length contract with a signing bonus of everlasting bliss.
Pritchard, however, said he was in no rush to accept just any offer, as he expects to remain at the end of his rope for a long time.
However, officials said that he broke into tears when he learned that he was being transferred to a prison. It took officials hours to convince Mubarak to leave the helicopter that ferried him from the courthouse to the prison…
“Egypt has sold me out,” he reportedly said. “They want me to die here.”
A prize of 2 internets for the best snappy comeback. Answers on a postcard, please, to: Mr H. Mubarak, Intensive Care Ward,
Passages Insaid Toura Prison, Mansheya El-Masry, Qesm Torah, Cairo Governorate, Egypt.
“Meat glue” has been around for decades, but, like “pink slime,” the product has recently bubbled to the surface of public consciousness in a way that’s making the meat industry uneasy.
Recent news reports have questioned the product’s safety and–as happened with pink slime–industry giants have responded by distancing themselves from the product. Wednesday, Cargill and Tyson assured customers that they don’t use it in any of their meat products.
Critics express a few beefs with this practice. First, they say it’s deceptive to consumers who might believe they purchased, for example, a whole tenderloin rather than a reconstructed one. In a store it would have to be labeled as “reconstructed,” but not in restaurants.
Second, they say it can violate religious dietary restrictions, since at least one brand of the enzyme is made with pig and cow blood.
And third, they say the practice compromises food safety when the meat is cooked rare in the center. True whole muscle cuts can safely remain rare in the center because their centers have never been exposed to air or bacteria, but glued pieces, theoretically, can’t.
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