ISIS brand chocolate renames itself after terror group caused its sales to plummet (video)

ISIS chocolate bars 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A chocolate maker in Belgium, was forced to rename itself after the ISIS terror group caused it sales to plummet.

"ISIS" chocolates announced that it will be rebranding as “Libeert” blaming its association with the name of the Islamist terrorist group.

The company, which was founded as “Italo Suisse,” changed its name to ISIS, because the chocolate brand was no longer associated with Italy or Switzerland.

However, the company has had to change its name again with the emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which caused it sales to plummet.

"When we saw that the orders that were planned to go out to the United States and Britain did not materialize, we said ‘What’s going on here?’” The company said in a statement.

“It turned out that our customers are very upset with the ISIS name,” the company also said. The company is not the first organization that has renamed itself due to the terrorist group.

The creators of a television program featuring a fictional espionage agency called ISIS, announced last month that it will change its name.

Man wins battle with deadly cancer by infecting himself with HIV (video)

Marshall Jensen with his family 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man beat a form of deadly cancer by infecting himself with HIV, doctors Pennsylvania said.

29-year-old Marshall Jensen of Utah, fought an aggressive form of leukemia with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Jensen of Woods Cross, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, several years ago.

During the past three years, Jensen and his family have traveled around the U.S., trying various surgeries and treatments for his leukemia.

At some point, Jensen met with Dr. Carl June and his team of researchers at Penn Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Their treatment involved a disabled version of the HIV virus, which retains an essential feature, the ability to insert new genes into cells.

The cells are altered to target and destroy cancer cells. 9 of the 12 patients who received this treatment against other types of cancer, are also in remission.

Man seen stealing phone from dead woman moments after being hit by train (video)

Josua Gonzalez 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of theft after being seen on video stealing the phone of a dead woman, police in Massachusetts said.

Boston Police said that they arrested 26-year-old Josua Gonzalez on Monday, days after police released a video that shows him taking the cell phone of the woman, who was hit and killed by a train.

Gonzalez of Brockton, was charged in the Boston Municipal Court with one count of larceny. Gonzalez handed the phone over to police before being arrested.

Police said that the woman's phone flew out of her hand and onto the platform at Downtown Crossing, as she was hit by the train.

Moments later, Gonzalez is seen picking up the phone before walking away. Gonzalez, who has no criminal record, pleaded not guilty.

If convicted of theft, Gonzalez faces up to five years in prison.

Walmart employee uses deodorant and returns it to shelf

Chandler Roberts 
By: Feng Qian

A Walmart employee was arrested on charges of theft after allegedly using deodorant on himself before returning it to the shelf, police in South Carolina said.

Spartanburg Police said that they arrested 18-year-old Chandler Roberts, after being accused by his boss of stealing many items at the store.

Roberts began having problems with Walmart, when security guards saw him on surveillance camera taking milk and cookies that were not paid for from the store shelves and consuming the items in the break room.

When his boss confronted him, the teen allegedly confessed to the robbery. He also was accused of stealing more than $1,800 in merchandise from the store.

Police said that on at least two occasions, surveillance cameras caught Roberts taking deodorant off the shelf and smearing it on his armpits.

He later returned the used sticks to the shelf. It is unclear whether these items were ever sold to the public.

Judge orders man to shave head for 6 months after cutting off woman’s hair during hug (video)

Melvin D. Hunt 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man was ordered to shave his head for six months, after he was accused of cutting off a woman’s hair without her consent, according to court documents in Virginia.

The former teacher of Chesterfield County, cut several inches of hair from the head of his former girlfriend.

Police arrested 61-year-old Melvin D. Hunt, after officers responded to the Elizabeth Davis Middle School, on reports of an assault in the parking lot.

The incident began when Hunt met his former girlfriend in the school parking lot and invited her into his car. The female victim agreed and went into Hunt’s car.

Hunt asked the woman for a hug. When she bent over, Hunt grabbed her hair and cut off a few inches. Hunt quickly drove away from the scene.

Later, he was arrested and charged with assault.

Man kills 1-year-old child for spilling milk on his baby sister (video)

Milk illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested, charged and convicted of murder after punching a 1-year-old boy in the face because he spilled milk on his baby sister, prosecutors in Wisconsin said.

Now, 44-year-old Manuel Garcia of Racine, was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison.

Garcia was convicted of first-degree reckless homicide following a beating that killed 23-month-old Jovani Martinez, who had poured milk on his baby sister.

Garcia was accused of beating Martinez, the son of his former girlfriend, at his home in the 1900 block of Grange Avenue. The coroner who performed an autopsy, testified that the child was killed by blunt trauma to the abdomen.

A week or two before the beating that killed Martinez, the boy suffered two broken ribs, one on each side. In addition to the 40 year prison sentence, Garcia received 10 years extended supervision.

Judge orders man to keep his puppet silent (video)

Conrad Koch with his puppet 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A judge has ordered a man to keep his puppet from talking, according to court documents in South Africa.

Comedian Conrad Koch of Johannesburg, who is also a ventriloquist, said that the judge has placed a gag order on him and his puppet because of their statements against a popular singer.

He denied allegations that the views expressed by him and his puppet amounted to hate speech.

The incident began when singer Steve Hofmeyr, obtained a court order prohibiting Koch from making statements about him in public or in the media.

The statements by Koch, came in response to Hofmeyr’s tweets about the ruling African National Congress. Hofmeyr claims that the African National Congress is victimizing white people in South Africa.

Hofmeyr also allegedly wrote in support of racial segregation.

In response, Koch launched a campaign calling on sponsors to withdraw their support for the singer and asked citizens to boycott anything associated with the singer.




Professor claims that picking nose and eating boogers has health benefits (video)

Baby picking nose illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A professor in Canada, claims that eating boogers might improve your health.

The professor of biochemistry at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, said that by consuming boogers, the immune system learns what it is surrounded by.

Professor Scott Napper told his students that mucus has a sweet taste, and that could be a signal to the body to consume and derive information for the immune system from it.

Napper said his hypothesis also fits with other theories that examine the relationship between improved hygiene and increased allergies and autoimmune disorders.

Napper said he likes talking about nose picking and science to teach students how seemingly simple questions can lead to valuable scientific discoveries.

Napper wants to conduct a study, comparing booger eaters to non eaters. Napper said that surprisingly, he has been contacted by people wanting to participate in his study.







Girls banned from using library because they attracted too many boys (video)

Books at library illustration 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A library in India, is causing controversy after banning girls from the premises because they attracted too many boys.

Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah of the Maulana Azad Library said that there would be four times as many boys in the library if girls were allowed inside.

"We do not have a problem with discipline but space. Our library is full," Shah said about not allowing girls into the library.

Students of the Women’s College said that it is unacceptable that they are not allowed into the Maulana Azad Library.

“The Maulana Azad Library is necessary for the overall development of students. It cannot discriminate between boys and girls,” a spokesperson for Women’s College said.

A spokesperson for the library said that if students of Women’s College want more books, the library can send them to the college so there is no need for the girls to come to the library.

The Maulana Azad Library can accommodate up to 1,300 users at once.

Group of men strip woman of her clothes and force her to ride a donkey (video)

 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) 39 people were arrested on charges of assault after allegedly stripping a woman of her clothes and forcing her to ride a donkey, police in India said.

Rajasthan Police said that the 45-year-old woman was paraded on the donkey throughout her village on Saturday night, after being accused of killing her nephew.

The group of men also blackened her face with coal dust and cut her hair.

The incident began when the woman was charged with murder by the village council after she allegedly killed her nephew, who had died.

The village elder issued his ruling and the group of men stormed her house. They cut her hair, blackened her face and stripped of clothes.

She was then placed on a donkey and paraded throughout the village for 10 minutes. The woman is now being cared for by family members.

After filing a complaint about the incident with police, detectives raided the village and arrested 39 people.


Man kills his neighbor after he refused to pay his part of shared water bill (video)

Sink illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of murder after he allegedly killed his neighbor during a fight over a shared water bill, police in Italy said.

Vigevano Police said that 58-year-old Graziano Girotto, shot 41-year-old Luciano Pascale on Saturday night, outside his apartment.

Despite having separate apartments, the suspect and the victim shared a water meter that was in the name the victim. Girotto has not paid his share of the bill.

On the day of the incident, Girotto had an argument with Pascale, when he pulled out a gun. He shot his neighbor at close range.

Pascale died at the scene from the gunshot wound, which hit his throat. When police arrived, Girotto had already left the scene.

However, he returned about ten minutes after the shooting and was arrested.

Father kills his 2-year-old daughter with hot shower to discipline her

Shower illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A father was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly throwing his child into a hot shower in order to discipline her, police in Austria said.

Vienna Police said that the 2-year-old girl was placed in an induced coma after her father placed her into the hot shower, leaving her with severe burns.

She later died of her wounds.

The child’s father, 26-year-old Alexander S., told police that he did not notice that the water in the shower was boiling when he threw his daughter Leonie inside.

He claimed that he did not even realize she'd been burned until blisters began to appear hours later.

Doctors however, said that the burns were so severe that it was impossible that the man could not have realized what had happened.

The father also admitted that the child cried almost nonstop for a day, before deciding to take her for treatment. She was immediately placed in intensive care.

The father initially lied to the doctors, saying it was an accident. However, the extent of the child's injury raised suspicion, and they decided to call the police.

The father told police that he used to put his daughter in cold showers in order to discipline her.

The father was banned from returning to the family home or from having any contact with his wife and two children while the investigation continues.

Social workers said that they are leaving the man’s two other children in the custody of their 25-year-old mother.

Human feces and rat droppings found in black market cigarettes

cigarettes illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

Authorities in the United kingdom, are warning people against buying cigarettes from the black market.

An investigation uncovered illegal cigarettes that contain human excrement and rat droppings.

The Local Government Association said that people should “think twice” about buying cigarettes on the black market.

The authorities have also previously discovered asbestos and dead flies inside illegal cigarettes, said the LGA.

Counterfeit cigarettes are easy to come by and are sold for much cheaper than the regulated brands. However, those cigarette man be worse for people’s health.

Councillor Joanna Spicer from the LGA said: “Counterfeit tobacco is hampering council efforts to reduce smoking.”

“People who buy cheap cigarettes, may think they are getting a good deal, but the truth is that they are not. If they knew what these cigarettes might contain, they would think twice before buying them,” the LGA said.

The LGA also pointed out that when buying the fake cigarettes it damages legitimate businesses and cost the United Kingdom economy about 3 billion pounds in unpaid taxes.

Woman wakes up to find stranger eating her cookie dough

Cookie dough illustration  
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A woman woke up during the night, to find a man eating her food.

The 28-year-old man of Wichita, Kansas, was arrested on suspicion of burglary after he was found eating cookie dough from the woman’s freezer in the early hours of the morning.

The woman said that she and her daughter awoke about 3:00 a.m., when the man rang their doorbell and attempted to come inside the home.

The woman immediately called police. Meanwhile, the man went to the back of her home, found an unlocked door and entered the kitchen.

When the woman came out of her room, she found the stranger in her kitchen eating from her box of cookie dough.

Wichita Police spokesperson Lt. James Espinoza said that the man told police he thought that he was at his aunt's house and he was hungry.

The 52-year-old woman who lives at the house, was not injured. She said that when police arrived they found the suspect with a mouthful of cookie dough.

The homeowner now laughs about the incident, but said that it was very scary when it occurred. The unfinished box of cookie dough was thrown into the garbage can.

Woman treats herself to one of the largest breast reduction surgeries as 40th birthday gift

Kerisha Mark 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) While many women are looking to enhance their breasts by enlarging it, one woman treated herself to a breast reduction surgery for her 40th birthday.

Kerisha Mark of Texas, said that she was always a fuller woman with a large chest. However, at 30 years old, she had grown to a staggering 36NNN.

The rapid growth was the result of the hormone
gigantomastia. Carrying the extra weight caused her to have back pain, chest pain and headaches.

Mark said that she did not like the unwanted attention from men, who wanted to touch her chest to see if the breasts were real and natural.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose said that these were the biggest breasts he had seen in his 35 year career.

He removed 15 pounds of breast tissue, leaving her with full DD cups. Mark said that the surgery has changed her life and she is looking forward to exercising.

Man arrested for submerging Corvette in river to spite his wife

The corvette 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest a man after his Corvette was found inside the Delaware River.

Police were called after people spotted the man driving into the river, submerging the car and swimming to safety.

The man, who was identified as 49-year-old John Kramer, asked witnesses not to call police. However, investigators were notified.

Police identified the suspect after locating the owner of the red 1990 Corvette, who is the estranged wife of the suspect.

Despite having a restraining order against Kramer, the victim said that he took her car and drove it into the river.

The Marine Unit of the Philadelphia Police, arrived around 4:00 p.m. and spent almost three hours removing the Corvette from the water.

Police are looking for the suspect and said that he will face criminal charges for forcing police to risk their own safety to recover the vehicle, which was found 30 feet below the surface of the Delaware River.

The suspect has also violated the restraining order against his estranged wife.

10 police officers from same department arrested for taking bribes to make criminal cases go away

The police officers under arrest 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Authorities have arrested 10 police officers for corruption.

The police officers are learning the hard way that nobody is above the law in South Africa.

One sergeant, nine police officers and a former employee, were arrested on corruption charges they committed while working at the Parow Police Station.

The suspects are accused of taking bribes from suspects to make their cases go away. The officers allegedly made evidence disappear after being paid.

The men were arrested by members of their own police department in an effort to combat corruption.

Western Cape commissioner Lieutenant-General Arno Lamoer welcomed the arrests. “This will send a strong message to all officials that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated,” he said.

“We will leave no stone unturned when it comes to corrupt officials,” Lamoer added.

Lamoer assured the community that although they arrested a large number of officers, the police station would not be affected and service will not be compromised.

“Measures have been put in place before the officers were arrested to ensure that all services are available,” he said.

The suspects will be brought before the Bellville Magistrate's Court in Western Cape.

Woman devastated after losing her husband to another man

Kussie Mkwanazi 
By: Feng Qian

A woman was shocked to find her husband in their bed with another man.

The 29-year-old woman said that she lost the only man she ever loved to the other man.

Kussie Mkwanazi of Johannesburg, South Africa, is devastated that her seven-year marriage was built on a lie.

“My marriage was not perfect, but I over looked at a lot of things, thinking that everything would be fine,” she said tearfully.

Mkwanazi said that her husband, 39-year-old Xolani Mashikwe, told her that he felt trapped in the marriage and wanted out. “I was confused but he refused to give me answers,” she said.

Mkwanazi admits that there were red flags in the past. “He would tell me about men who he thought liked him,” she said.

When the couple started having problems in the bedroom, Mashikwe blamed it on stress.

One day, Mkwanazi came home and found her husband in bed with another man, and she felt very betrayed.

The man filed for divorce soon after he was caught, saying he was unhappy.

19-year-old father caught suffocating his baby at hospital

Dakota Eldridge insert 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man was jailed after he pleaded guilty to suffocating his baby in an attempt to kill him.

Dakota Eldridge of Tennessee, was 19 years old when his baby was born.

Eldridge, who was no longer together with the baby’s mother, was arrested for trying to smother his newborn son at the hospital.

Eldridge’s 12-week-old son Daniel, was taken to the Erlanger Children's Hospital by ambulance after suffering from multiple ailments.

Hospital staff noticed that the baby's heart rate had dropped dramatically on several occasions when Eldridge was around him.

Employees kept a close eye on the baby, and realized what the teenage father was doing. The hospital staff detained him and called police.

Eldridge confessed to the police that he had pinched the baby's nose and covered his mouth several times to stop his breathing.

Eldridge has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse. In a plea deal with prosecutors, he pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated child abuse and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Teenage boy arrested for raping 69-year-old man in broad daylight

Man jogging illustration  
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Police arrested a teenage boy for attacking and raping an older man.

Police in Tennessee, were called about 7:30 a.m., after the elderly man was rapped while jogging.

Police began their search for the suspect, who was described as a black male, about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a short black afro, and weighing around 180 pounds.

Joggers were warned to be on the lookout for the man until police finally located the teen.

Now, the 17-year-old suspect was charged with aggravated rape of the 69-year-old man. A judge ordered him to be transferred to the Johnson Mental Health Center in Chattanooga, for a mental health evaluation.

After he is diagnosed, the court will decided whether to charge him as a juvenile or an adult. For now, the case remains in juvenile court.

The attack stunned the police officers and joggers because the path on Mississippi Avenue, where the alleged crime took place, is a popular route for runners.

The victim testified in court that the boy followed him, jumped him, threw him to the ground and raped him.

The victim said that after he was raped, the boy said: “have a sweet day” before walking away.



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