Israeli company unveils battery that fully charges cellphone in 30 seconds (video)

Phone fully charged in 30 seconds 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) An Israeli company has unveiled a new cellphone super charger that fully charges phones in just 30 seconds.

StoreDot showed the device, made of biological structures, at the Think Next Conference.

A Samsung smartphone went from a dead battery to full power in 26 seconds at the event. The battery is currently only a prototype and the company expects it to take three years to become a commercially viable product.

A battery pack the size of a pack of cigarettes was attached to the smartphone. “We believe that we can integrate a battery for a smartphone in a year and have a device commercially ready in three years,” Doctor Dorn Myersdorf said.

Myersdorf said that the batteries are usually 30 to 40 percent more expensive to manufacture compared with traditional batteries, and the final product will be twice as expensive than the batteries currently on the market.

3,300-year-old Egyptian coffin signed by Pharaoh Seti I found in Israel

The ancient Egyptian coffin 
By: Aryeh Savir

An ancient Egyptian coffin signed by Pharaoh Seti I was recently found in Israel, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

The 3,300-year-old coffin was discovered by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) containing the personal belongings of a wealthy Canaanite, possibly an official of the Egyptian Army.

Among the items discovered is a gold signet ring bearing the name of the Egyptian Pharaoh Seti I. The rare artifacts were uncovered during salvage excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority near Tel Shadud, prior to the installation of a natural gas pipeline to Ramat Gavriel by the Israel Natural Gas Lines Company (INGL), during which the fascinating and exceptional discovery was made.

Part of a burial site dating to the Late Bronze Age (thirteenth century BCE) was discovered in an excavation at the foot of Tel Shadud. The excavation directors, Dr. Edwin van den Brink, Dan Kirzner, and Dr. Ron Be’eri of the IAA, said: “During the excavation we discovered a unique and rare find, a cylindrical clay coffin with an anthropoidal lid (a cover fashioned in the image of a person) surrounded by a variety of pottery consisting mainly of storage vessels for food, tableware, cultic vessels and animal bones. As was the custom, it seems these were used as offerings for the gods, and were also meant to provide the dead with sustenance in the afterlife.”

The skeleton of an adult was found inside the clay coffin and next to it were buried pottery, a bronze dagger, a bronze bowl and hammered pieces of bronze. “Since the vessels interred with the individual were produced locally, we assume the deceased was an official of Canaanite origin, who was engaged in the service of the Egyptian government.”

Another possibility is that the coffin belonged to a wealthy individual, who imitated Egyptian funerary customs. The researchers add that so far, only several anthropoidal coffins have been uncovered in the country. The last ones discovered were found at Deir el-Balah, some fifty years ago.

The archaeologists said: “An ordinary person could not afford the purchase of such a coffin. It is obvious the deceased was a member of the local elite.”

The graves of two men and two women, who may have been members of his family were also located near the coffin. The discovery of the coffin at Tel Shadud is evidence of Egyptian control of the Jezreel Valley in the Late Bronze Age (thirteenth century BCE).

During the period when the pharaohs governed the country, Egyptian culture greatly influenced the local Canaanite upper class. Signs of Egyptian influence are occasionally discovered in different regions, and this time, they were revealed at Tel Shadud and in the special tomb of the wealthy Canaanite.

A rare artifact that was found next to the skeleton is an Egyptian scarab seal, encased in gold and affixed to a ring. The scarab was used to seal documents and objects.

The name of the crown of Pharaoh Seti I, who ruled ancient Egypt in the thirteenth century BCE, appears on the seal. Seti I was the father of Ramses II, identified by some scholars as the pharaoh mentioned in the biblical story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt. Already in the first year of his reign (1294 BCE) a revolt broke out against Seti I in the Bet Shean Valley.

Seti conquered that region and established Egyptian rule in Canaan. Seti’s name on the seal symbolizes power and protection, or the strength of the god Ra – the Sun God – one of the most important deities in the Egyptian pantheon.

The winged Uraeus (cobra), protector of the pharaoh’s name or of the sovereign himself, is clearly visible on the seal. The reference to the pharaoh Seti on the scarab found in the coffin aided the archaeologists in dating the time of the burial to the thirteenth century BCE – similar to the burials that were exposed at Deir el-Balah and Bet She‘an, which were Egyptian administrative centers.

A cemetery dating to the reign of Seti I was previously discovered at Bet Shean, the center of the Egyptian rule in the Land of Israel, and similar clay coffins were discovered.

Evidence of an Egyptian presence was detected in archaeological surveys conducted in the Jezreel Valley in the past, but the discovery of the impressive anthropoid at Tel Shadud surprised the archaeologists. Tel Shadud preserves the biblical name “Sarid” and the mound is often referred to as Tel Sarid. The Tell is situated in the northern part of the Jezreel Valley, close to Kibbutz Sarid.

The city is mentioned in the Bible in the context of the settlement of the Tribes of Israel. Sarid was included in the territory of the tribe of Zevulun and became a border city, as written in the Book of Joshua.

Tel Shadud is strategically and economically significant because of its location alongside important roads from the biblical period. The Israel Antiquities Authority is currently looking into the possibility of sampling the DNA from inside the coffin to see if the deceased was originally a Canaanite or an Egyptian ,who was buried in Canaan.

3 female diners beaten after demanding refund for their drinks

The women being beaten 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) Three women were severely beaten after they demanded a refund for their drinks, a video uploaded to YouTube showed.

The fight between employees and customers occurred at the Chacho’s restaurant in Houston, Texas.

The video showed how things got out of control, when a disagreement went from words to a literal fist fight. An attorney for one of the women said that the fight started after the women asked for a refund.

“They wanted a refund for their drinks after they were told that they cannot take them home,” the attorney said. In the video, an employee can be seen throwing one customer to the floor.

The family of the three women are now seeking legal advice as they do not want this crime to go unpunished. Police launched an investigation, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Police officer sentenced to death after killing pregnant woman for no reason

Hu Ping 
By: Aarav Sen

A family was devastated when a police officer killed a woman for no reason.

The police officer of Guigang, China, lost his appeal and his death sentence was upheld by the High Court.

Hu Ping, 33, is in custody for shooting and killing a pregnant restaurant owner because she did not have milk tea.

The incident began when officer Ping, arrived at the restaurant while intoxicated. Ping asked the owner if she had milk tea, and when he was told that there is none, he shot her and her husband.

The woman and her fetus died at the hospital. Her husband was also injured, police said.

Many people suggested that officers should not be allowed to carry a weapon while off duty. Ping was sentenced to death. He appealed his case and lost the appeal.

Attorney douses his lover with nail polish and sets her on fire

David John Gherity 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A Minnesota lawyer can now represent himself in court after he was arrested for burning his lover.

The man was accused of dousing his girlfriend of 10 years with flammable materials before setting her on fire.

David John Gherity, 60, has been charged with felony first-degree assault and two counts of first-degree felony arson after he allegedly left his girlfriend on fire in her apartment in Burnsville.

The victim told police that she and her boyfriend were at her house when they got into an argument.

She then fell asleep on the couch after drinking and taking medication, while Gherity was stressed and upset.

After she fell asleep, police allege that Gherity doused his girlfriend with nail polish, polish remover and hairspray, and set her on fire.

Firefighters arrived at the apartment, which was full of smoke, and found the woman on fire.

The victim almost lost an ear in the fire, and suffered second and third degree burns to various parts of her body.

Gherity came to see his girlfriend at the hospital. He smelled of smoke, but denied being in the apartment when the fire began.

However, police did not believe him and he was arrested.

Young mother and her newborn flee before giant sinkhole swallows their home (video)

Tatarnikov’s house swallowed by sinkhole 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A young woman watched in horror as her house fell into a giant sinkhole, and it was all caught on video.

The young mother grabbed her newborn baby and fled from the home moments before it disappeared into the sinkhole.

Anastasia Tatarnikov, 28, thought she was feeling an earthquake when her house began to shake.

According to emergency officials, the massive sinkhole had appeared as a result of mining work in the city of Ridder in eastern Kazakhstan.

A total of 120 homes have been listed as at risk, and 480 people have been evacuated. Several houses including the one Tatarnikova lived in have completely disappeared into the hole.

“I was watching television when lights started flickering. I opened the door and saw a mass grave appear on the ground,” Tatarnikova said.

She ran back into the house, grabbed her son Kiril out of his crib and ran out of the house. Moments later, the whole house disappeared into the hole.

Tatarnikova is still in shock as she lost everything she had, including hospital records, photos of her son’s birth, toys and clothes.

She said that local authorities had promised to help relocate people and help pay for their loss, but so far, she has not received anything. Tatarnikova and her newborn son are still homeless.

Worker sells his boss’ freezer after not being paid on time

Refrigerators illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A worker was arrested and charged with theft after he sold his employer’s freezer because he was not paid on time, prosecutors in Nigeria said.

22-year-old Usman Musa, allegedly sold the property of his employer valued at N48,000 ($292).

Musa was put on trial on charges of conspiracy and two counts of theft. The prosecutor told a court that Musa sold the freezer at the Ajah Market.

Musa, who has since been fired by his boss Amenawon Ikechuame, told investigators that he removed and sold the freezer because his employer did not pay his wages on time. After Ikechuame was admitted to a hospital, Musa conspired with his brother to steal the property.

Musa was booked into jail and released after posting N50,000 ($305) bail.

Female food vendor caught with 2 pounds of cocaine in her private parts

Hidden cocaine illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

A female food vendor was arrested and charged with drug smuggling after she was caught with 2 pounds of cocaine stuffed in her private parts, police in Nigeria said.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said that Chinelo Okorom Lynnette, 36, was detained at an airport after acting suspicious.

The drugs were seized at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. A spokesperson for the police said that the woman wrapped the cocaine in plastic and inserted it into her private parts in order to avoid detection.

The woman swallowed cocaine. During questioning, the suspect told detectives that she was told that the package contained “female bags.”

The Lagos woman flew to Ethiopia, where she was given the package of cocaine. She was told deliver it to a man in Lagos.

10-year-old rape victim becomes pregnant with twins

Pregnant woman illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A little girl became pregnant with twins after being raped.

The 10-year-old girl is in her 5th month of pregnancy after being raped by a neighbor.

Now, she has been forced to continue her pregnancy after human rights activists lost their fight to secure a legal abortion. The girl lives Ziguinchor, Senegal, where abortion is illegal.

“The best we can do is to keep the pressure on the authorities to ensure she gets regular screenings and free health care,” a women’s rights organization said.

Abortion laws in Senegal are very strict. A woman convicted of abortion can be imprisoned for up to 10 years. Forty women were jailed on charges related to crimes of abortion or infanticide in the first six months of last year, according to official figures. According to estimates, hundreds of women die each year from botched illegal terminations.

Man seen on video marrying his dead girlfriend after she was killed just days before their wedding

Chadil Deffy marrying Sarinya Kamsook 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A man married his dead girlfriend after she was killed in a car crash just days before the wedding was scheduled to take place.

This tragic love story occurred in Thailand.

Chadil Deffy, 28, decided to go ahead with the wedding that he and his girlfriend had planned.

29-year-old Sarinya Kamsook eagerly counted the days to the moment when she will finally say “I do.” However, several days before the wedding, Kamsook was involved in a car crash, leaving her severely injured. She still could have been saved with medical treatment, but doctors made ​​her wait for 6 hours due to an overcrowded intensive care unit.

After six hours, Kamsook died of her injuries.

Kamsook and Deffy had been together for 10 years. They had postponed the wedding several times because Deffy wanted to complete his education before getting married.

In a Buddhist ceremony, Deffy married the corpse of his girlfriend. The event took place in Surin, a city in northern Thailand.

During the ceremony, he expressed his devotion and deep love for Kamsook. Several friends and relatives attended the wedding.

The video of the wedding showed how Deffy kissed the forehead of his girlfriend and placed a wedding ring on her finger.

2 police officers poisoned after teen sets mattress on fire because he was bored

Marcell Dockery 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) Two police officers suffered serious injuries after a teen set a mattress on fire because he was bored, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that the detained teen told detectives that boredom led him to set fire to the mattress in the hallway of his apartment building.

16-year-old Marcell Dockery was arrested Monday, on charges of assault, arson and reckless endangerment.

The police officers were at the scene of the fire on Sunday afternoon, where two officers were overcome by carbon monoxide and smoke.

They were found unconscious in a hallway on the 13th floor. 36-year-old police officer Rosa Rodriguez, remains in critical condition at Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan, and 38-year-old police officer Dennis Guerra, is in critical condition at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, as a result of the fire.

Police said that Dockery told detectives he tried to put out the fire and warned residents as the flames spread.

Pastor caught burying 2-year-old girl alive in church courtyard

Shallow grave illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A pastor was arrested and charged with murder after he allegedly buried a 2-year-old girl alive inside his church’s courtyard, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos Police said that they shut down the Christ Gospel Apostolic Church located on Destiny Avenue, where the two-year-old girl was buried alive.

Police officers stormed the church and exhumed the victim's body for an autopsy and arrested the pastor identified as Dare Ogunloye. A local monarch urged the government to permanently shut down the church if the allegations turn out to be true.

Police said that the pastor was caught when a local resident near the church had gone for a walk at 2:00 a.m., and saw the pastor burying the child in a shallow grave. The neighbor, whose identity was not revealed, alerted other residents, who reported the incident to the police.

The police dug up the shallow grave where they discovered and exhumed the body of the girl. The pastor will be brought before the Lagos Magistrate's Court for a bail hearing, while charges are still pending.

5 pregnant women and 4 newborn babies rescued from baby factory

Police rescuing pregnant women and babies 
By: Hydar Tomar

A group of five pregnant women and four newborn babies were rescued from being sold into slavery, police in Nigeria said.

Delta State Police rescued the pregnant women and the babies after they have been put up for sale at a baby factory discovered near the Oko Market Junction, on the outskirts of Asaba.

The women and the babies were kept by a criminal gang in houses made ​​of wood and cement bags. The owner of the baby factory, 40-year-old Chinelo Ezeogbu, was arrested after the successful police operation.

According to the initial police investigation, the operators of the baby factory recruited women from all over the country and invite men to impregnate them. After giving birth, the babies were sold into slavery.

The suspect will be brought before a magistrate's court judge for a bail hearing, while charges are still pending.

Man’s ear sliced off after walking in on fiancee in bed with another man

Andile Somboteni 
By: Anika Rao

A man was severely beaten by his fiancee’s lover.

The man almost lost his ear after he was beaten by the man, who was caught in bed with his girlfriend.

Andile Somboteni, 29, of Mthambeka, Tembisa, South Africa, came home and did not find his girlfriend.

When he asked around if someone had seen her his friends told him that she was seen with another man. At first, he thought they were joking.

Somboteni went over to the man’s house and was shocked to find his fiancee in the man’s arms. Andile told the man that she was his woman.

That is when the other man grabbed a bat and began beating Somboteni. The man hit the side of his head and his ear ripped open.

Somboteni ran for his life with his ear bleeding and hanging off his head. Neighbors who heard the screams and saw what happened, took him to a hospital. Doctors were able to stitch up his ear.

The next day, he reported the matter to the Tembisa police. “I thank God for saving my life. I could have been dead,” Somboteni said.

Somboteni also said that his fiancee sent him a text message apologizing for what had happened. However, he would not hear of it.

Somboteni said that he wants nothing to do with the woman as she almost got him killed. “I do not want anything to do with her. I just want her out of my life. I almost died because of her,” he said.

Captain Manyadza Ralidzhivha said that they have opened a case of attempted murder against the man who beat Somboteni.

However, when officers went to the home to arrest the suspect, they were told that he fled after the incident,” Ralidzhivha said.

Teen defends his hot-looking school guidance counselor who had sex with him

Guidance counselor’s office illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A school guidance counselor was arrested for sleeping with a student.

However, the student claims that the woman did nothing wrong as he was a willing participant.

Ellen Wermeling, 32, of Texas, has been fired from her job at the Aldine Independent School District after she hooked up with a 12th grader through Instagram.

Wermeling appeared in court in Houston, on charges of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. She was not charged with sex abuse because the student is 18 years old.

The teenage student admitted to having sex with his guidance counselor on at least three occasions. However, he claims that he is an adult and he can make his own decisions.

The incident came to light after the teen’s football coach suspected that their was something going on between the student and the guidance counselor.

The teen confessed that their relationship began when he sent her a message on Instagram, saying he was bored and that he had nothing to do.

Wermeling agreed to pick him up so they could “hang out” at her house. The two began with watching a movie and later got intimate.

Although the student stands by the woman, he said that she should not get her job back because she crossed the line.

Boy caught raping dead chickens before his family cooked and ate it for dinner

Chicken illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

A family knowingly ate a chicken that a boy used for sex.

The 17-year-old boy was caught raping the dead chickens, which he was supposed to clean for his neighbor.

The boy of South Africa, was ordered to pay for the chickens so that his neighbor can buy new chickens to replace the ones he had violated.

However, rather than throwing out the violated chickens his family said that they “cooked it, ate it and had a lovely dinner.”

Dimakatso Marotola, 23, of Mahwelereng, near Mokopane, Limpopo, said that she had asked the teenager neighbor to kill and clean two chickens for her.

When the boy took a long time to return, Dimakatso went to find out what was happening.

What she saw disgusted her so badly that she is now unable to eat chicken. “He had the chicken on his lap and was busy raping it from behind while plucking it,” Marotola said.

“He looked happy and he was enjoying himself,” she added. Dimakatso checked the other chicken and found that it has also been raped.

When Marotola confronted the teen he confessed to the act and said that “chickens turn him on.”

Marotola was horrified. She said that she heard that people violate the animals, but she never believed it until she saw it with her own eyes. “It made me sick,” Marotola said.

Dimakatso said that the boy had plucked chickens for her before. “I do not even want to think of what he did to them. He is sick and needs help,” she added.

The child's parents paid to replace the two chickens. The boy’s 19-year-old sister said that she was not surprised by her brother’s actions but added: “we cooked the two chickens and had a nice dinner.”

Female prostitute in distress after developing male organs

Brenda Kadere 
By: Anika Rao

A woman who was working as a prostitute, was confused after her body started growing male organs next to her female body parts.

Brenda Kadere was forced to stop prostituting after she developed the male organ in her private parts while working in South Africa.

Kadere said that she had been prostituting for three years in her hometown of Zimbabwe, before she decided to move to South Africa to work in the same trade.

During her stay in South Africa, she said “the devil” attacked her and caused the male organ to develop in her private parts.

She suffered a lot of pain as the body part grew in size to the point where she was unable to walk and had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Doctors offered an experimental operation to remove the body part which was successful. After the operation she moved back to Zimbabwe.

A short time later the male organ returned. They sought medical intervention, but doctors did not find a cure.

She then sought help from a prophet, who prayed for her and gave her anointing oil. That did not work as the body part continued to grow.

One day, on her way to the hospital, the organ burst open and a fluid gushed out. The pain disappeared and she was able to sit up again.

Kadere and her family are grateful that the male organ is gone for now and hope it never grows back.

New York nursing home forces male strippers onto elderly patients

The stripper standing over Bernice Youngblood 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A photo is making its rounds on the Internet showing a male stripper standing over an elderly woman.

The woman was seen placing money into the underwear of the male stripper.

Residents who make up the planning council at the East Neck Nursing Center in Long Island, thought that bringing strippers would make the elderly people happy.

They all voted to bring the male stripper in as part of an activity program.

However, the The family of 85 -year-old Bernice Youngblood was not amused. One of her children found a picture of their mother placing a dollar in the underwear of the stripper, who was standing over her.

They feel that their mother, who suffers from dementia, was violated, and that she was confused and scared when the stripper stood over her.

Several other residents of the nursing home in West Babylon were present in the room. The family claims that the other women were crying.

However, an attorney for the nursing home pointed out that the women seem to be enjoying themselves as the woman next to Mrs. Youngblood was seen smiling.

The family decided to file a lawsuit against the nursing home for the inappropriate actions, while their mother still lives at the nursing home.

The family complained not only about the strip show, but for the fact that Mrs.Youngblood’s money was supposed to be locked safely away.