Michael Douglas blames his cancer on oral sex

Michael Douglas 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A popular Hollywood actor blamed his cancer on his engagement in oral sex.

Michael Douglas revealed he believes that his throat cancer was apparently caused by oral sex.

In an interview, he explained the background of his disease he thought was fatal when he was diagnosed almost three years ago.

When asked if he now regretted his years of smoking and drinking, which is believed to be the cause of the disease, Douglas replied: "No, because without wanting to be too specific, this particular type of cancer is caused by HPV or human papillomavirus virus, which is actually caused by cunnilingus.”

Douglas, the husband of Catherine Zeta Jones, continued: "I was concerned if the stress caused by the imprisonment of my son help trigger it, but yes, it is a sexually transmitted disease that causes cancer.”

The actor, 68, was diagnosed with cancer in August 2010, after many months of oral discomfort. A number of experts missed the tumor and prescribed him antibiotics instead. Douglas went to see a doctor recommended by a friend in Montreal who looked into his mouth with a tongue depressor.

"I will always remember the look on his face," Douglas said. "He said: 'We need to do a biopsy.’ There was a walnut-sized tumor at the base of the tongue that no other doctor had ever seen," Douglas also said.

Shortly after he was diagnosed with stage four cancer he embarked on an intensive eight weeks of chemotherapy and radiation. He refused to use a feeding tube despite his burned tongue because of the treatment, so he lost 20 kilos or 45 pounds after living on a liquid diet.

The treatment worked and Douglas remained cancer free for 2 years now. Douglas undergoes checkups every six months. “With this type of cancer, 95 percent of the time it does not come back," he said.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Man arrested for role in killing Jewish rabbi, children, in France

Police raid Merah's apartment 
By: Moses Gold

A man was arrested and charged with murder related charges for his role in the killing of a Jewish rabbi along with his children, according to a statement released by police in France.

French police have charged the 30-year-old, after supplying the weapons used by Islamist terrorist Mohamed Merah, which killed seven people, including a rabbi and three Jewish children around the southern city of Toulouse, last year.

Toulouse resident Fetha Malki, who has a history of minor offenses, was charged Saturday with complicity in murder in relation to a terrorist enterprise, and was ordered held without bail.

He faces other charges of receiving stolen goods and illegal arms sales.
Judicial sources said the man admitted providing Merah with arms following his arrest last week, but denied any prior knowledge of his attacks.

Claiming inspiration from Al-Qaeda, Merah killed a rabbi, three Jewish children, and three French paratroopers, last year, before he was killed during a clash with police at his home.

Two others have been charged in the investigation, his brother Abdelkader faces charges of complicity in murder and a man suspected of involvement in the theft of the bike used by Merah during his attacks.

Malki is suspected of having provided at least two firearms to Merah, including an automatic weapon used during his attack on a Jewish school. He is also suspected of supplying body armor used by Merah during the police siege of his apartment.

Muslim prison inmates in Florida demand kosher food

Kosher prison food 
By: Moses Gold

Not only Jewish prisoners are suing the government for kosher food, according to a petition filed in federal court in the United States.

Muslim prisoners in Florida are asking a court to be allowed to join a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Jewish prisoners, who are suing the state Department of Corrections to provide them with kosher meals.

A Miami federal judge has scheduled a hearing this week on whether Florida prison officials should be ordered to serve kosher meals to Jewish prisoners who qualify.

Lawyers for a group of Muslim prisoners have said that their clients are denied "halal", which is food prepared under Islamic law. Muslims said they would accept a kosher menu instead of halal.

Muslim prisoners said they should be treated equally and want to join the Jewish lawsuit, which was filed by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Florida prison officials announced that they had restarted the kosher meal program, but federal authorities want a court order to ensure the program remains in place in the future.

Israeli boy's donated kidney saves sick Palestinian boy, wins praise

Noam Naor (left) and Yakov Ibischad 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) An Israeli boy’s donated kidney saved a sick Palestinian boy in need of a kidney transplant, according to hospital officials in Israel.

Three-year-old Noam Naor, fell out a window and was pronounced dead 10 days later. The boy's parents then decided to donate his organs in order to help save the lives of sick people. One kidney was donated to an Israeli child, while the boy’s other kidney saved the life of a 10-year-old Palestinian boy, Yakov Ibischad of Bethlehem.

The transplants were conducted this week at Schneider Children's unit at Beilinson Hospital in the Israeli city of Petah Tikva, and doctors said that the procedures appear to be successful.

Health Minister Yael German praised the parents of the dead boy for their act that helped save lives. “The act of this family should serve as an example for others,” German said.

"In my eyes, Noam’s parents are noble and an inspiration to us all," German also said. In the toughest time of their lives, they made a difficult decision that the death of their son will help save the life of a Palestinian boy.
"Their donation is a source of pride and an example of humanity and kindness," the minister said.

The Palestinian boy had been treated with dialysis at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for seven years before he found the match. The Transplant Center of the Ministry of Health contacted Noam's parents and asked them if they would be willing to donate the kidney to anyone outside of Israel, specifically, a Palestinian.

"It doesn’t matter to us who receives his kidneys. The main this is that fewer children will now undergo dialysis treatments," the father of Noam said.

The father of the Palestinian boy said he doesn’t know how to thank the parents of Noam for the kidney donation, and that he hopes to one day meet with the family.

Number of Israeli millionaires jump to eighty-four thousand, among highest in the world

Tel Aviv financial district 
By: Debbie Gross

The number of Israeli millionaires jumped to a new all time high, and now stands among the highest in the world.

Israel came in at number 10 among the 15 countries with the largest number of millionaires as a percentage of the number of households, according to a new survey.

Israel has a population of around eight million and 3.8 percent of the country's households are millionaires, the report said.

Israel had 84,000 millionaire households at the end of 2012, and there are plenty of successful businesses to keep them afloat, including technology companies and new natural gas fields.

The country is also a major exporter of diamonds and agricultural products. The Israeli economy has been strong, although there are signs that things are weakening. many Israelis believe that the cost of living needs to come down and are happy that the government plans to raise taxes.

The survey showed that overall household wealth grew by 7.8 percent in 2012, to $135.5 trillion, double the 3.6 percent growth reported in 2011 following the financial crisis.

Among other countries in the survey, Qatar leads the way with 50,000 millionaire households, or 14.3 percent of all households, with a population of 2,000,000. It was followed by Switzerland with 395,000 millionaire households, or 11.6 percent of all households, out of a population of 8 million, Kuwait with 63,000 millionaire households or 11.5 percent of all households, out of a population of 2.7 million , Hong Kong, with 231,000 millionaire households, or 9.4 percent of all households, with a population of 7.2 million, and Singapore, with 98,000 millionaire households, or 8.2 percent of all households, out of a population of 5.4 million.

More than one million supporters show up at New York's Celebrate Israel Parade

Celebrate Israel Parade in New York 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A huge crowd of supporters turned up this year at the Celebrate Israel Parade in New York, according to video uploaded to the internet.

The annual Celebrate Israel Parade in New York began on Fifth Avenue.

Thousands of children showed up among the 35,000 participating in the Celebrate Israel Parade. In addition, 17 bands and 30 floats marched down Fifth Avenue for the annual parade.

More than a million flag-waving spectators are lining the parade route.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Governor Andrew Cuomo and mayoral candidates participated in the parade.
Fifth Avenue has become a sea of ​​blue and white by parade participants commemorating the creation of Israel in 1948.

"This is a parade that we must remember that Israel is our only friend in the Middle East. Too often, the U.S. is Israel's only friend," Mayor Bloomberg said during the parade.

Security was tight along Fifth Avenue. There were bomb sniffing dogs on the ground and police helicopters hovering above, which kept an eye on the parade route.
Those taking part in the parade said they are not concerned about security and protesters.

"We're here in New York, Jews and non-Jews, identify with Israel. Israel is in our mind, in our soul, and it's so important for us to convey the message not only to the world that we stand with Israel, but to Israel that we stand with Israel," Jewish Community Relations Council President Michael Miller said.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Egyptian wrestler breaks fingers, bites female Israeli wrestler

Ilana Kartysh (left) 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A female Israeli wrestler was severely beaten by an Egyptian opponent, Ilana Kartysh, an Israeli gold medalist, revealed.

Professional Israeli wrestler, Ilana Kartysh, won a gold medal Saturday in the Golden Grand Prix tournament in Italy, but her historic achievement was marred by a nasty incident, in which she was attacked by her Egyptian rival in the semi-final.

Kartysh, 22, who competed in the 67 kilos or 150 pounds weight category, reached the semifinals after beating rivals from Hungary and Kazakhstan. Once reaching the semifinals, she experienced a violent anti-Jewish attack.

In the semifinal, she fought Egypt’s Anas Mostafa. Before the match, Mostafa refused to shake her hand. During the fight, she broke two of her fingers and bit her on her back, causing her to bleed. Later in the match, she refused to shake her hand again.

"I cannot believe what that woman did," Kartysh said after the match. "In sports, everyone shakes hands at the start of a match and at the end of a match. Not only did she refuse to shake my hand, she even broke my fingers and bit me until I bled. When I was on the floor, she bit me. I have her teeth marks on my back," the Israeli wrestler said. "Because of her outrageous behavior, my desire to win over her grew stronger," Kartysh also said.

The Israeli wrestler was happy when she finally heard the “Hatikvah” song playing.
"I cannot even describe how proud I felt listening to ‘Hatikva’, which is Israel's national anthem, playing in the end," Kartysh said.

Kartysh, who has been trained in recent months by a Canadian coach, is one of the best in the field. She won the final round and went on to win the gold medal, which was the first time an Israeli won a gold medal in the Golden Grand Prix tournament.

In the video below you can see Kartysh wrestle in a recent match.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Boy, 6, attacked because he is Jewish in Williamsburg Brooklyn New York

Williamsburg section of Brooklyn New York 
By: Eva Fett

A Jewish boy was attacked in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York because he is Jewish, according to a statement released by the New York Police Department.

The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force unit is investigating allegations that three teenagers perpetrated a possible bias incident against a six-year-old Jewish boy.

The child was in the elevator of his apartment building located on Clymer Street and Bedford Avenue about 4:00 pm Wednesday when three teenagers harassed him, according to the police report.
One teen snatched his skullcap and threw it down, before the three got off the elevator and fled, police said.

Both, the NYPD Hate Crime unit and the Williamsburg Shomrim Patrol, a vigilante Jewish patrol group, are investigating the incident.

This is not the first time that the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York came under a hate attack. As we reported earlier, a severe anti-semitic attack was reported in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York that occurred during the Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Vandals burned numerous mezuzahs, or a scroll place at every Jewish door, according to police reports in Brooklyn, New York.
At least 12 mezuzahs were burned at a Williamsburg apartment building Monday afternoon in a possible anti-Semitic hate crime on Holocaust Remembrance Day, police said.

The Hate Crimes Unit of the New York Police Department was investigating after the 12 mezuzahs were discovered burned at 85 Taylor Street, at the Taylor-Wythe housing complex, about 4:45 pm, police said.
Mezuzahs are Jewish ritual objects containing parchment inscribed with Hebrew Biblical verses and hung on the frame of doors.

“I was shocked to see the vandalism. This is a terrible hate crime against the Jewish community especially on a day the Jewish world mourns the 6 million Jews that were killed during World War 2,” Menachem Fishman, 30, a resident of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the incident.

"Nothing but hatred can explain why a person burns mezuzahs on Yom Hashoah, the day we remember the 6 million Jews killed during the Holocaust," Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said in a statement. "This is a disgusting act of prejudice affecting the essence of who we are as a city. Make no mistake: we will find those responsible."

The Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York is home to thousands of Satmar Chasidim.

Man rapes and kills his girlfriend’s sister as revenge for being dumped

Crime scene illustration 
By: David Ross

A terrible act of revenge left two families shattered.

A man was upset when his girlfriend dumped him, so he raped her sister as revenge.

Sylvester Machate, 28, was unable to accept the fact that he was being rejected by his girlfriend, Angel Malele, 24. He came up with a twisted way to get back at her by raping and killing her younger sister. At first Machate begged his girlfriend to take him back, but she refused after she learned that he was already married.

According to Malele, he never told her that he was a married man and a father. When she learned the truth, she sent him back to his wife and children.

Machate, who was a taxi driver in Mpumalanga, South Africa, kidnapped his girlfriend’s sister, 17-year-old Prisca Mogane. Police were called, but they were too late to help. He took the girl behind bushes about a mile from his home, where he raped her and then shot her dead.

Police went to his house where they found that he had shot himself in the kitchen, in front of his terrified wife. "We will never know what was going through his mind. He has left our family and his own with many unanswered questions." a family member of the girl said.

Lieutenant Ndlovukazi Mashele of the Bushbuckridge police said that they were investigating the kidnapping, rape and murder, through an inquest. "I would advise people to seek help if they have problems," he said.

Television producer sentenced to 1,000 years in prison for possessing child porn

Peter Mallory 
By: John Roberts

A man received 1,000 years in prison for possessing child porn.

Peter Mallory, who is the former owner of the local television station TV-33 in Georgia, was sentenced by Judge Dennis Blackmon to 20 years in prison for each of the first 50 counts of sexual exploitation of children.

Mallory, a businessman in LaGrange, Georgia, has been sentenced to 1,000 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of 60 counts of sexual exploitation of children, tampering with evidence, and invasion of privacy. Investigators found over 25,000 files of videos and images of child pornography on his computer, many of which involved the torture and rape of children.

During the investigation, police also discovered that Mallory had placed a camera under his desk to take up skirt pictures of his female employees.

He was charged with tampering with evidence after an officer caught him removing a hard drive from his computer during a search. He was also charged with three counts of violation of privacy after police found the videos of his female employee’s private parts taken with a camera he placed under her desk.

Before Mallory was sentenced, his victims, his family and friends, had one last chance to influence the judge with their statements. Character witnesses took the stand and asked the court for leniency in the sentencing of Mallory.

Ashton Gates, who has known Mallory for almost 30 years said: “Mallory has been a great asset to the community. The Peter Mallory I know is not a threat, I think what he’s done is wrong, but I don’t think he’s a monster. He’s not a threat to any child.”

Isabel Knight who has known Mallory for many years told the court, she has never heard Mallory tell a dirty joke or use profanity, and that he is the most considerate man she knows. Despite pleas from family and friends, judge Blackmon sentenced him to the maximum of 1,000 year in prison.

At sentencing the judge said: "The defendant may have believed that because of his economic status and position in the community, police would not arrest him. He mistakenly thought that prosecutor would not pursue him, and no jury would convict him." The judge also said that Mallory had images and video containing the “filthiest and most disgusting child porn that one might imagine” coming from an IP address at his TV-33 station.

The Georgia Department of Corrections believes that his prison sentence of 1000 years is the longest in the history of Georgia

Woman poisons her family after not being invited on shopping trip

Ann Marie Haines 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A Woman was arrested after poisoning her family as revenge after they went shopping without her.

Ann Marie Haines, 41, of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, is behind bars for allegedly poisoning burritos and then feeding them to her family.

Haines allegedly added different medications to the dinner she cooked on Tuesday night because her husband and her daughter did not invite her when they went shopping for a new car, police said. Investigators said Haines took medication, crushed it and put them in the burritos, which she then gave to her husband and daughter.

After the pair felt dizzy and tired, they were taken to a hospital in order to be checked out. When Haines' husband confronted her about the food, she became aggressive and said she was going to hurt them when they went to bed, according to court documents.

Haines was charged with reckless endangerment, assault and harassment. Her bail was set at $25,000.video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

Man impersonates actor to have sex with girls in exchange for concert tickets

John Eastman 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

One man, found a way into the hearts and pants of young girls, by impersonating a celebrity.

John Eastman, 45, of Waterbury, Connecticut, is accused of impersonating “One Direction” star Harry Styles, in order to attract young girls.

Eastman asked the girls to perform sexual acts for him through Skype in exchange for concert tickets. Eastman was arrested after hundreds of photos and videos of child pornography was discovered on his computer.

Eastman was tracked down by U.S. Marshals after he fled from Connecticut. He was found in Virginia, and he was arraigned in Superior Court on Thursday. Eastman allegedly used the screen name Harry.Styles888 on Skype with images of Styles in order to convince fans that he was the star.

Authorities said Eastman offered concert tickets to girls in exchange for sexual acts and posing nude online. He is being held on bail of $500,000.

Eastman has a criminal record which includes a conviction for sexual assault in the fourth degree. He spent 10 years on the sex offender registry in the state before being removed from the list in 2009.

Father beats man, 60, after getting caught peeking into his 15-year-old daughter’s bedroom

James Lowery 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested after a young girl caught him peeking into her bedroom.

James Lowery, 60, of Jacksonville, Florida was jailed after he was spotted looking into his neighbor's window and stared at a 15-year-old girl.

The girl called police while her father ran out of the house and delivered street justice by beating the man until police arrived. According to the Sheriff's Office of Duval County, the 15-year-old girl called police to report that her father was holding a man who was caught spying on her through the window of the room.

The victim told police that someone had been on the property peeking into her windows on several occasions in recent days. The father found evidence that someone had tampered with the windows and window screens of the house.

When detectives asked Lowery what he was doing at the residence, he had no explanation, but admitted he went there willingly after consuming an entire bottle of wine.

Lowery lives near the victim. He is employed as the chief engineer for a television station in Jacksonville.

Lowery was booked into the Duval County jail and charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a crime, public intoxication and resisting arrest without violence.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Boy named 'home run Hitler' in school yearbook

Home Run Hitler written in yearbook 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A boy was left totally embarrassed after being named “home run Hitler” in a school yearbook, according to photos uploaded to the internet.

An advertisement that was supposed to bring joy to a graduating senior, the family of a baseball player unearthed a photo of him playing for his Little League All-Star team.

The shot is pretty discreet, with the nameless player in question running around the bases with a pair of nice black eye patches, while a member of the opposing team is seen with his hands on his head in anguish. It's definitely a nice memory of a moment of glory.

Only one problem: The phrase the family used in order to honor the boy, had a small mistake in it. Instead of "Congratulations to our Home Run Hitter" as the family clearly intended to write, it read "Home Run Hitler."
It seems unlikely that this is a white supremacist baseball family. Rather, it seems that the family did not use the proper spell check tools.

While it is impossible to know precisely where the shot came from, it was brought to the public’s attention after the photos were posted on popular social media websites. From the looks of the uniform facade, it seems that the player used to compete as part of the El Segundo Little League in California.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Man builds and sells pirate ship for $80,000 on Craigslist

Captain Tim Woodson's pirate ship 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A man decided to cash in on those seeking to play pirate by building and selling his very own pirate ship.
The 36-foot Gypsy Rose II ship is just one of six pirate ships built by 54-year-old Captain Tim Woodson.

Now, the ship was sold to the History Channel for $80,000 after it was advertised on the Craigslist classified advertisement website.
Five years ago Woodson began to build his ship.

"I wanted to find an old boat that I could turn into something really good," Woodson said.
"When you walk on board you can see a skeleton wearing a patch on the eye, that's the old captain who plundered the ship," Woodson said.

"The sails are torn with cannon holes," he said. "Inside, the first thing you see is a hand-drawn map, world globe, and an old desk covered with treasures," Woodson also said.

The boat may appear as something from 17th century Europe, but inside, it has all the luxuries of a modern boat.
Woodson spent just over two months building Gypsy Rose II, with capacity for about 30 passengers.
It has two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen.

"The kitchen is fully functional, but is stacked with barrels of rum and pewter mugs," Woodson said.
"It really is a pirate ship today with 1600 treasures scattered around," he also said.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Boy, 10, finds $10,000 in Missouri hotel room drawer

Tyler Schaefer and Cody Schaefer 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A little boy struck it rich when he found $10,000 in cash, but he did the right thing and turned in his new-found riches to the police, according to a statement released by police in Missouri.

The 10-year-old, who found $10,000 in a hotel room drawer in Kansas City where he was staying with his father, returned the money to the police.

Tyler Schaefer found neatly stacked bills Saturday in the room where he and his father, Cody Schaefer, were staying, near the airport, Cody Schaefer, a truck driver and mechanic of Rapid City, South Dakota, meets his former wife in Kansas City every year in order to pick up his three children during the summer holidays.

Cody Schaefer said that Tyler always searches for clues and treasures.
"He looks for random things," Schaefer said of his son. "He is very attentive," he added.
Schaefer said that after he checked into the room Saturday, Tyler began opening all the drawers, and it was not long until Tyler said: "I found money!"

Schaefer thought maybe his son had found a forgotten $10 bill, but when he looked closer, he saw the stack of bills totaling $10,000. At first he thought the notes were fake.
"We did not know what to do at first," Schaefer said.

Schaefer said his son did not want to keep the cash because he did not know who it belonged to. They gave the money to two off duty police officers working as security at the hotel.

Police said it is unclear how long the money had been there, and they cannot locate all the guests who stayed in that room recently. Police spokesperson Captain Tye Grant said Thursday no one had claimed the money yet.

According to a Missouri law, found money is returned to the finder after about seven months, if no one comes forward. The owner then has one year to prove that the money is his or hers and demand it back from the finder.

"I did not come here with $10,000 and I am not leaving with $10,000," Cody Schaefer said. "So it was a wash," he added.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

'French Kiss' finally becomes a real word in dictionary

A couple engaged in French Kissing 
By: Sarah Weiss

Until now, if you looked up the term “French Kiss” in the French dictionary you would come up empty-handed. Now, it has finally changed.

For centuries, there has been no official French word for "to French kiss", although that certainly has not stopped any citizen from doing so.
That oversight has been rectified.

The verb word "galocher", to kiss with tongue, is one of the new entries added to the "Petit Robert" 2014 French dictionary, which hit stores last week.

It may surprise many that France, a country famous for its liberalism, is just now linguistically adopting the popular pastime.
However, the publisher, Laurence Laporte, said that's just the way the language evolves.
"We have always had many expressions to describe 'French kiss', as long kiss on the mouth, but it's true, we never had one word," Laporte said.

The term "French kiss", once also called "Florentine kiss", is considered to have been brought back to the English-speaking world by soldiers returning from Europe after World War I. At that time, the French had a reputation for more adventurous sexual practices.

Laporte said "galocher" was a slang term that has been around for a while, but only now is it an officially recognized French word.
"The galoche" is an ice skating boot, so the term suggestively riffs on the idea of slipping on the ice.

The word expert added a warning about the power of language. The lack of a specific term "never stopped us from doing it," Laporte said.

Woman spends $100,000 on world's largest Winnie The Pooh collection

Deb Hoffmann with her massive collection of
Winnie The Pooh items 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A woman showed off her large obsessive collection of Winnie The Pooh items, according to video uploaded to the internet.

Many people have fond memories of reading Winnie The Pooh as a child, and may even have clung to a treasured toy or two.
Winnie The Pooh fan Deb Hoffmann has spent nearly $100,000 to build the world's largest collection of Winnie The Pooh memories at home.

The huge collection consists of 8,900 items, including a limited edition bee worth $1,000 and Pooh bears dating back to 1960, which completely fills four rooms in her house. She lives in a four bedroom house in Wisconsin.
The 48-year-old, has already secured her place in the Guinness Book of World Records, but she insists she is not ready to stop adding to her massive collection yet.

The software designer, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, said: "I've been collecting for 20 years. I started with maybe 20 different Winnie The Pooh toys a year, but then it got worse and sometimes I would be picking up new items everyday.

"I scrub thrift stores and websites like ebay for anything to do with Pooh and his famous friends like Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore. I have toys, figures, bags, mugs and cereal boxes. I also have 475 different articles of clothing with Winnie The Pooh faces.”
Hoffmann received her first Winnie The Pooh at the age of just two and quickly fell in love with the main character.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Man seen on video eating live scorpions, claims he is addicted

Ismail Jasim Mohammed eating live scorpion 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A man showed off how he eats live scorpions, according to video uploaded to the internet.

The 34-year-old Iraqi farmer said that he consumes at least one live scorpion each day.

Ismail Jasim Mohammed, who lives in Samarra, said he was tired of being bitten by the dangerous creature, so he decided to eat them.

After eating scorpions for the past 15 years, Mohammed said he is now addicted to the creatures. He said he has withdrawal symptoms if he goes three days without eating one.
Mohammed said to have been stung so many times in the mouth that he has developed an immunity to the venom of scorpions.

Before you start eating bugs, beware, it might kill you. As we reported earlier, a man died right after participating in a bug eating contest, according to reports.

The winner of a cockroach eating contest in South Florida died shortly after downing dozens of live insects and worms, officials said Monday.

About 30 participants ate insects during the contest Friday night at Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach about 40 miles north of Miami. The grand prize winner received a python.

Edward Archbold, 32, of West Palm Beach fell ill shortly after the contest ended and collapsed in front of the store, according to a statement of the Broward Sheriff's Office released Monday. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

"Unless some cockroaches were contaminated with bacteria or other pathogens, the cockroaches would be safe to eat," Michael Adams, professor of entomology at the University of California at Riverside said, who added that he has never heard of someone dying after consuming cockroaches. "Some people have allergies to cockroaches," he said, "but there are no toxins in cockroaches and related insects."

None of the other contestants got sick, the sheriff's office said. There was no phone number listed for Archbold in West Palm Beach. "We feel terribly awful," store owner Ben Siegel said, adding that Archbold did not seem to be sick before the contest.

"He looked like he just wanted to show off and was having a good time," Siegel said, adding that Archbold was "the life of the party."

Siegel said Archbold was selling the exotic prize to a friend who took him to the contest. A statement from the attorney of Siegel said that all participants signed waivers "to accept responsibility for their participation in this unique and unorthodox competition."

Insects were consumed from an insect inventory "that were grown at home in a safe and controlled environment as food for reptiles."Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Woman calls police after bugs ring her doorbell

Ants illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A woman called police after her doorbell kept on ringing for several nights and she was unable to see who was behind the ringing.

The woman of Offenburg, Germany, eventually found out that it was bugs that kept her up at night by ringing her doorbell.

The 75-year-old became so frustrated at not being able to identify the human culprit behind the bell ringing that she called police.

Police officers, who were puzzled by the situation, launched a thorough investigation, believing that the ringing is the effort of a joker. Eventually, police discovered that it was actually an ant nest that was causing the problem.

A colony of the insects had built a large nest inside the bell mechanism, which pushed the connecting elements together.
Police removed the bell and removed the nest. Now, the elderly woman is finally able to get some sleep.

This is not the strangest place where bugs were found. As we reported earlier, a woman who suffered from a severe itch inside her ear shocked doctors when it was discovered that a living spider was the reason behind her itch, according to reports in the news media.

Doctors in China performed a spiderectomy on the woman who had a spider living inside her ear for several days. Photos taken at the Central Hospital of Changsha show the creepy spider inside the ear before being removed.

The central Changsha woman was now understandably complaining to doctors about an itchy left ear, according to reports. Doctors determined that the spider was probably living in the ear canal of the woman for up to five days. They believe it got into her house as it was being renovated.

Doctors filled her ear with saline hoping it falls off without causing the spider to bite the woman or dig itself in deeper. The plan worked and the woman reportedly wept with gratitude.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Television news channel shows adult movie scene during live news broadcast

The adult movie scene 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) Apparently, there is little shame left when it comes to television news reporting.

Television news viewers in Greece, probably have become accustomed to seeing unpredictable events taking place during their nightly news report.

But still, the latest scene on the television news channel certainly has surprised everyone.
As the news anchor reported the news about the recent unrest in the country, a graphic adult movie scene was clearly visible on a screen behind him.

Unaware of what was going on behind him, he continued with his news report as normal.
According to local viewers, the adult movie scene was a movie that was being shown on the television news channel’s sister channel at the time.

The comic confusion has quickly become a hit on social networks and has been seen thousands of times.
Ironically, the news reported read a report on the possibility that the public broadcasting corporation may have to temporarily close due to funding cuts.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view


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