Company sells drinks containing human urine as 4 percent of people admit to drinking their own waste

Drinks (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Urophagia, also known as urine therapy, is a relatively rare practice in the United Kingdom, but a surprising poll recently revealed that 3.8% of those surveyed drink urine regularly in order to benefit their health.

The results came from a “Bathroom Habits” survey sent to 28,000 Plumbworld customers, with 4,287 responding.

Although it may be something that is laughed and joked about, the results show that there are many people out there drinking urine regularly.

Many may dismiss it as just a fad, but Urophagia has been used since ancient times and attracts the interest of millions of people worldwide.

In India and China, the practice is used to help treat numerous medical conditions, including Asthma and constipation. In the world of sports and arts, many famous figures have publicly admitted to drinking urine.

Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez, British actress Sarah Miles, Author J.D. Salinger, and former Prime Minister Morarji Desai, are just a few of the famous names that have admitted to regularly drinking urine.

Although the health benefits are unproven, many believe in its power. However, a number of health professionals have advised against the practice.

Urine may be 95% water, but the other 5% is made up of excess minerals like sodium, potassium and chloride. The fact that the body is expelling these minerals, shows that it has received more than it needs.

However, drinking small portions as part of a healthy lifestyle is unlikely to do any serious harm to your body over the long-term.

Many will be feeling amused or aghast at the thought of drinking their own urine, but a small minority will feel intrigued.

Plumbworld has created a variety of cocktail recipes to help mask the bad taste. One example of a cocktail created by Plumbworld, has been cleverly titled “Pee’na Gryllada.”

This classic sweet Puerto Rican cocktail can still be enjoyed without the rum thanks to its refreshing coconut and pineapple blend.

Plumbworld has dedicated this cocktail to Bear Grylls after watching him consume his own urine on TV.

Man robbed hours after posting a picture of himself with large amount of cash on Snapchat

Faried Said 
By: Wayne Morin

A man who posted a picture of himself with a large amount of cash, was robbed at knife-point just several hours after posting the image on a social media site, police in Florida said.

The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office said that they have arrested 21-year-old Faried Said, after being accused of breaking into the home of an 18-year-old man and stealing his cash while threatening him with a knife.

Said was charged with armed robbery and burglary. He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail, and is being held without bail.

The 18-year-old robbery victim told investigators that when was in his room playing video games, he heard a noise.

Thinking it was his house cleaner, the man ignored the noise.

Seconds later, two men who were wearing masks and armed with knives, burst into his room. They demanded the $280 that they saw in a photo on Snapchat earlier that day.

One of the men put the victim in a headlock and held a knife to his neck. The other robber, who was also armed with a knife, took the victim’s wallet and a Seiko watch.

When the men left, the victim called the police and told them that he recognized one of the men as Said.

Owner of drug rehab centers caught dealing illegal drugs

Timothy Rehberg 
By: Mahesh Sarin

The owner of several drug rehab centers was arrested on a charge of possession with intent to distribute drugs after being caught dealing illegal drugs, police in Washington said.

Investigators with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Seattle Police Department (SPD) arrested the operator of clean and sober residential facilities, following an investigation that revealed that the man was dealing illegal drugs.

Timothy Rehberg, 50, of Everett, was arrested on Tuesday, following a three-month investigation.

In a search of his office at the I.C. Clean People Recovery Housing, Incorporated located in the 2900 block of Everett Avenue in Everett, police located approximately one pound of crystal methamphetamine, a quarter pound of heroin, small quantities of marijuana, oxycodone and methadone, and a .38 caliber revolver.

Rehberg came to the attention of law enforcement, when a witness identified him as someone selling methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana.

Further investigation confirmed Rehberg’s identity and his occupation as the owner and operator of a chain of clean and sober housing facilities under the name “I.C. Clean People Recovery Housing.”

A person working with law enforcement made four purchases of illegal drugs, including methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana, from Rehberg.

Rehberg is prohibited from possessing firearms due to prior felony convictions as well as an active protection order from a domestic partner.

15-year-old boy steals high-end sneakers at gunpoint from several Craigslist sellers

Sneakers (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A teenage boy was arrested on charge of robbery after allegedly robbing high-end sneakers at gunpoint from several people, police in Washington said.

The Seattle Police Department said that they have arrested the 15-year-old boy, who was not identified, after being accused of posing as a buyer of high-end sneakers and then robbing the sellers at gunpoint.

The boy was charged with robbery. Detectives have linked three armed robbery cases with the suspect. The boy is accused of answering an ad on Craigslist, looking to purchase some high-end basketball shoes.

When the seller arrived in the 6700 block of 28 Ave S., the suspect drew a handgun and took the shoes and other items before running away.

In a second case, a shoe seller met with a man in an attempt to sell a pair of $800 sneakers.

The seller agreed to a met up in the 7000 block of 32 Ave S., where upon seeing the shoes the suspect grabbed them and ran away.

The seller gave chase, but the suspect turned and fired a single shot in the air. The seller stopped following the suspect and called 911.

Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. In a third case, a man attempted to sell three pairs of Jordan basketball shoes on Craigslist.

The man agreed to meet the suspect in the 7000 block of 32 Ave S. The suspect spoke to the victim for a minute before a second suspect approached carrying an Uzi-type firearm.

The two suspects took all three pairs of shoes and ran off.

Detectives found and arrested one of the suspects yesterday afternoon, while he attended school. Detectives interviewed the 15-year-old boy who admitted to “wheeling and dealing” with shoes.

Detectives later that day served a search warrant on his home, recovering many items linked to the robberies. Detectives booked the teen into the King County Youth Services Center for robbery.

Religious instructor sexually abuses 9-year-old girl in mosque

Sad girl (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A religious instructor was arrested on a charge of sexual abuse after allegedly sexually abusing a young girl in a mosque, police in New York said.

The New York Police Department said that they have arrested 46-year-old Mohammed Rana of Queens, after being accused of touching the chest of his 9-year-old female student.

Rana was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. If convicted, Rana faces up to seven years in prison.

According to the police investigation, Rana is an instructor of an after school religious program held at the Masjid Abu Huraira Mosque, located at 78-04 31 Avenue in East Elmhurst.

Rana reached under the 9-year-old female victim’s clothing and
grabbed and squeezed her chest with his hand while stating: “You are a good girl.”

In another incident, Rana touched the victim on her chest with his hand over her clothing.

The case came to light when a sexual abuse prevention workshop, utilizing puppets, was conducted at the victim’s public school and the victim disclosed to the workshop instructor what had occurred to her at the mosque.

Babysitter burns 2-year-old boy’s hands because he smeared himself with chocolate syrup

Chocolate syrup (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

A babysitter was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly burning the hands of a little boy because he smeared himself with chocolate syrup, police in New York said.

The New York Police Department said that they have arrested 20-year-old Yvette Douglas of Queens, after being accused of holding the 2-year-old boy’s hands under boiling water as punishment for getting his hands dirty.

Douglas was charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. She was booked into jail and her bail was set at $35,000.

If convicted, Douglas faces up to seven years in prison.

According to the police investigation, Faleeza Omar left her 2-year-old son Reyes Cosme, and her 3-year-old daughter at the defendant’s home on 208 Street around 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

Around 10:15 a.m. later that day, Omar received a phone call from Douglas that her son had been burned because he pulled a pot of boiling water off of the stove.

The child was transported to the Nassau University Hospital Burn Unit and admitted for severe burns to his hands.

It is alleged that after examining the child, medical personnel concluded that Douglas’s initial account of water spilling on the child was inconsistent with the nature and pattern
of the hand injuries.

In statements made to the police, Douglas stated that Reyes was eating waffles, got syrup on his hands and would not cooperate with her in cleaning his hands.

Becoming frustrated and angry, Douglas held both the child’s hands under water at the kitchen sink to wash them.

As the child continued to cry, Douglas allegedly turned the water faucet from warm to hot, at which point the child continued crying and was struggling to remove his hands from the water.

After holding his hands under the water for approximately two minutes, Douglas observed that the child’s hands had become red and that the skin sagged.

Hospital personnel concluded that the nature and pattern of the child’s burns were consistent with them having been held under hot water for approximately two minutes.

Police officer kills his wife by hitting her in the head with can of paint

Adrian and Jill Goldsmith 
By: Wayne Morin

A police officer was arrested on a charge of murder after killing his wife following an argument, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 49-year-old Adrian Goldsmith of Northamptonshire, has been sentenced to serve life in prison after being convicted of murder.

According to the police investigation, Goldsmith beat his wife Jill to death on the porch of their home. The couple had been experiencing difficulties, both individually and in their relationship.

Goldsmith called for help, but when officers arrived, Jill, 49, was already dead. Goldsmith had bludgeoned her with a number of different blunt objects, including a hammer and a can of paint.

Goldsmith claimed that his wife had attacked him, that she had been on drugs and was coming at him with a knife, putting him in fear of his life.

The evidence however, suggested that this was a one-sided attack using a shocking level of violence.

Goldsmith had no signs of injury that could be expected from such a struggle, apart from injuries he later admitted were self-inflicted.

As a trained police officer, he would have been more than capable of restraining his wife, who was much smaller than him, without the need to use excessive force and certainly not to kill her.

15-year-old girl stabs boyfriend in chest because he messaged a girl on Facebook

Girl holding knife (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A 15-year-old girl was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after stabbing her 16-year-old boyfriend because he sent a message to a girl on Facebook, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, the girl who was not identified, was sentenced to serve 6 years in prison after being convicted of wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm at the Reading Crown Court.

She was found not guilty of attempted murder. According to the police investigation, the boy met his girlfriend on Granville Road.

The girl was armed with a kitchen knife, which she concealed in her hoodie. As she approached the boy, she produced the knife and stabbed him in the chest.

The boy, who received a life threatening injury to his chest, ran home and called an ambulance, but collapsed on his doorstep before help arrived.

He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in a critical condition, underwent emergency surgery and was placed in an induced coma.

The boy has not yet recovered from the incident.

The court heard that the attack was motivated after the girl accused her boyfriend of sending a message to another girl on Facebook.

The girl claimed that she stabbed the boy in self defense. When questioned by police, all she said was “no comment.”

British woman deported after using passport pages as toilet paper

Faye Wilson 
By: Chan Yuan

A woman of the United Kingdom, was furious that her vacation was ruined because she used her passport pages as toilet paper.

Faye Wilson said that her vacation was ruined after officials in Thailand, refused to allow her into the country because she had used her passport pages as toilet paper.

The 27-year-old woman was planning to spend a month in the country before traveling to Australia, where she planned to work for a year.

However, her dream quickly became a nightmare when officials deported her due to the missing passport pages.

Faye of Lake District, said that immigration officials opened her passport and began looking through it. They then asked: “what happened here?”

She was embarrassed to explain that she used some of the already stamped documents as toilet paper.

Faye said that she used the passport eight times in five years, and she did not realize that it would be a problem to rip out some of the pages.

Faye said that she was walking from one bar to another, and when she used a bathroom that had no toilet paper, she improvised and used her passport pages for that purpose.

Doctor accidentally performs surgery on wrong newborn baby

Newborn baby (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A child may suffer a speech impediment after a doctor performed a surgery on him by accident.

The baby’s parents of Tennessee, are outraged over a medical error that caused the doctor to perform a tongue-clipping on their son after mixing him up with another baby.

Not long after baby Nate was born in the University Medical Center in Lebanon, his parents took him back for a routine physical examination.

Jennifer Melton said that when her son was brought back to her and her husband, a nurse mentioned something about a procedure that had been done.

They were confused. The nurse explained that surgeons had to cut the flap of skin under Nate’s tongue. Melton said that her child did not need the procedure.

The doctor who performed the procedure, admitted his mistake and apologized. He explained that he had asked for the wrong baby as he needed to perform the procedure on a different child.

The family is very worried about how little Nate will develop as he might face speech or eating problems, attorney Clint Kelly said.