Thursday, August 11, 2016

Seeing Red At The Olympics?

At the start of the Rio Olympics, several members of Team USA arrived to compete with what some people have described as odd-looking marks on their bodies. Although the red circles on the skin of such athletes as swimmer Michael Phelps and gymnast Alex Naddour may appear accidental, they are actually markers of cupping, a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique used for performance improvement and healing. The ancient practice of cupping has been used for more than 2,000 years in Oriental medicine and traditionally uses a flame to heat a cup that is applied to the skin. (Fox News)


No Fishing In Bathrooms

A U.S. Olympian competing in Rio de Janeiro shared a photo of an unusual bathroom sign banning throwing toilet paper into toilets — and using commodes as fishing holes. Basketball star Elena Delle Donne posted a photo to Instagram showing the instructions posted outside of an Olympic Village bathroom. The sign appears to ban bathroom users from throwing trash in toilets, vomiting in toilets, standing on top of toilets to squat over the bowl, using a fishing rod to try to catch sea life in the toilets, and standing sideways at a urinal — presumably to defecate. (UPI)


Old Grudges Are Hard To Break

Paul E. Donovan Jr. admitted to repeatedly vandalizing the tombstone of a childhood friend against whom he had been holding a grudge for over five decades. 69-year-old Donovan, of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of institutional vandalism of a cemetery, last week. He had been arrested and charged with theft and vandalism in November 2015, after police identified him as the perpetrator of “at least four” acts of vandalism against a single tombstone in the Saint Matthews Cemetery in Whitemarsh. (Oddity Central)


Man ‘stabs to death’ caterer in argument over wedding chairs during reception

What started out as a mundane argument over chairs at an outdoor wedding reception in Virginia Saturday night ended with a caterer getting stabbed to death by a 19-year-old man, according to police. Kempton Bonds, a seasonal employee of the Fairfax County Park Authority, has been charged with second-degree murder in the killing of 35-year-old Tyonne Johns. Johns, the owner of the Maryland-based catering company Chef Tyonne, was stabbed to death at the end of a wedding celebration held in Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Chantilly, Fairfax County. Investigators say Johns and Kempton Bonds clashed over the ownership of folding chairs used during the reception, with the caterer claiming they were hers and the 19-year-old arguing that they were park property. Minutes later, police say the teenager pulled out a pocketknife and plunged it several times into Johns’ upper body. The 35-year-old chef was rushed to a local hospital, where she died from her wounds. (Washington Post)


Pokemon GO No More At Hiroshima Memorial

For those Pokemon Go addicts who couldn’t seem to stop themselves from playing absolutely everywhere there are now some boundaries. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum are now Pokemon-free, after the game’s developer (Niantic Labs) honored the institutions’ requests to remove all traces of the game at those places. A spokesman for the Holocaust museum confirmed to the Associated Press it’s no longer a Pokestop, nor are there Pokemon in the museum. (CNET)


Swedish Church To Drop Bibles In ISIS Controlled Areas

A Swedish church group plans to use drones to drop thousands of tiny electronic Bibles in areas of Iraq controlled by the Islamic State in an effort to “pass the hope and love of the Christian gospel” to local people. The Bibles are the size of pill boxes and have a display. They require no electricity. (Independent)




Make It Positive Today Because It’s:

*Ingersoll Day
*Presidential Joke Day

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