04/05/16

Consumers can now enjoy long hot showers without wasting water or electricity

Bathtub and shower (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Consumers are now able to build a customized shower, which saves a large amount of water and energy by recycling.

A team of designers in Finland, has built a kit called the Showerloop, which cleans the used water and pumps it back to the shower head.

It works by sending water through five filters. The first screens out large chunks of matter, such as hair. The water is then pumped to a mesh filter.

It then trickles through a layer of sand to eliminate the last few remaining particles.

A carbon layer purifies the water, removing odors and chemicals, and a final burst of ultraviolet light kills bacteria and sterilizes the water.

Because everything happens quickly, the water does not have much chance to cool off, saving energy. After each shower, the filters can be programmed to automatically clean themselves.

The used water can then be sent to the toilet or dishwasher.

The designers report a 90 percent reduction in water consumption, and around 80 percent less energy usage.

Customs officials confiscate hundreds of condom from AIDS group because they are pornographic

Condoms (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

An organization in Australia, that helps with the fight against AIDS, said that they were shocked to learn that a volunteer was detained and her condoms were seized because they are pornographic.

The head of the Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council said that she was scared and surprised after being detained at Bali's airport because she was bringing hundreds of condoms into Indonesia.

CEO Kim Gates said the incident occurred when she was trying to give 720 condoms to an HIV organization in Bali. Denpasar Airport officials detained her and confiscated the condoms.

Officials asked if she had a permit to bring in the condoms, and they complained that she had not told them about her shipment on her arrival card.

The customs agents then said that the condoms are pornographic and cannot be allowed in the country. Gates said that she has important partner agencies in Bali, which need to get the condoms because there is a high rate of HIV.

She also said that many Australians go to Indonesia on vacation, and they bring home HIV.

9-year-old girl dies while riding her pony after being kicked by another horse

Bonnie Armitage 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A young girl has died while riding on her favorite pony, police in the United Kingdom said.

Gloucestershire police said that 9-year-old Bonnie Armitage, died after another horse kicked her.

Paramedics were called to a farm around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. The girl is believed to have been out riding with Cotswold Hunt when the incident occurred.

She was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester, where she died of her injuries. Investigators believe that the girl was riding her pony in front of a larger horse, and at some point, that horse kicked her.

A spokesperson for Cotswold Hunt released the following statement, “Last Saturday’s Meet was overshadowed by the tragic death of 9-year-old Bonnie Armitage, who sustained what proved to be fatal injuries in an accident in the hunting field and slipped away after strenuous efforts by the Air Ambulance team and paramedics.

“A sense of overwhelming shock and sadness is with us all as we try to come to terms with the family’s shattering loss and grief, and we hope that the strength of our community together with the power of our prayers and the sincerity of our condolences will be of some comfort to the family.

“In truth, we find it hard to write this, as a young life lost is very hard to bear. We would also like to thank the emergency services who did their very best and all who did what they could.”

Wife chops off her husband's hands and feeds them to her dogs

Svetla Batukova and Horst Hans Henkels 
By: Feng Qian

A woman was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing her husband by cutting off his hands and feeding them to her dogs, police in Spain said.

Mallorca police said that they have arrested 46-year-old Svetla Batukova, after being accused of mutilating her husband, 65-year-old Horst Hans Henkels.

Batukova was charged with one count of murder.

According to the police investigation, on Sunday, Batukova drank alcoholic beverages and did drugs before getting into an argument with her husband.

She grabbed a knife and cut off his hands. She then fed his hands to her dogs. Police officers arrived at the couple’s home located on Bella Vista Street.

Henkels was found lying on the bedroom floor, and was pronounced dead. Batukova was found sitting on the stairs, and she was incoherent.

Investigators believe that Batukova suffered a mental breakdown before attacking her husband. The couple had been married just several months, and there were several reports of domestic incidents at the home.

Pedophile faints and collapses after being caught trying to meet 14-year-old girl

David Hanson 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A pedophile in the United Kingdom, who was about to meet a young girl for sex, was caught on video fainting and collapsing after being caught by a team of people looking to expose child predators, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

The video was uploaded to YouTube by Dark Justice, an organization that is based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The incident unfolded after 24-year-old Scott and 21-year-old Callum posed as 14-year-old Amanda in an online chat room.

They found 45-year-old David Hanson, who started a conversation. Hanson talked to the girl about sex and asked for her number.

The two agreed to meet, but instead of finding Amanda, Hanson found Scott and Callum armed with a camera. Hanson became confused and was at a loss for words.

He was so overwhelmed by the situation that he fainted and fell to his knees. Dark Justice has revealed that Hanson and Amanda have exchanged more than 750 messages.

Following the incident, Dark Justice called the police and handed over the evidence. Hanson pleaded guilty to grooming and has been sentenced to serve eight months in prison.

Since 2014, Dark Justice managed to catch 46 pedophiles. 19 have been convicted of grooming. Of the 19 convictions, 12 have gone to prison and seven were given suspended sentences.

Police detain 3-year-old boy for having sex with two children

Children (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

Police detained a 3-year-old boy and questioned him about his sexual activity after learning that he was having sex with children, police in the United Kingdom.

Durham police said that the three-year-old has been interviewed by investigators after being accused of sexually abusing other children.

Police launched the investigation after allegations arose that the child engaged in sexual activities with two other children.

The other two children were five and seven years old at the time of the sexual activities. Police said that they questioned more than 1,000 children who were accused of sexually abusing other children.

Police said that the fact that children are abusing other children is very worrying.

Police blamed the increase of the sexual abuse cases on kids’ distorted ideas taken from the Internet and from being abused by other children.

The head of Child Protective Services said that these figures are only the tip of the iceberg. Police warned that children are now at risk not only from online predators and street gangs, but from other children too.

Principal blindfolds children and places his private parts in their mouths

Blindfolded (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

A school principal of France, was arrested and fired after being accused of sexually abusing many children and recording some of the despicable acts.

While awaiting trial on charges of sexually assaulting dozens of school students, the former elementary principe committed suicide by hanging himself inside the Corbas prison.

46-year-old Romain Farina of Villefontaine, was charged with sexually abusing over 60 children from several schools, where he had worked.

Police said that they found videos in his house that shows how Farina blindfolded the children in a tasting game in which they were supposed to guess what it was.

However, while the children were blindfolded, Farina place his private parts in their mouths.

Sadly, the sexual abuse could have been avoided as Farina had a history of sexual abuse against children.

In June 2008, Farina was found guilty for downloading pedophile pornography, and he was given a suspended sentence of six months, and he was ordered to seek psychiatric help for two years.

However, the court failed to protect children from him as they did not order him to stay away from children.

Many people were outraged that the court did not prevent Farina from having future contact with children. The case has led the Education and Justice Ministries to improve communication in cases of sexual predators.

“He left as presumed innocent. He will never be judged and our children will never be recognized as victims,” an angry father of a victim said after learning about Farina’s death.

Farina left behind a wife and two children.

Transgender woman cuts off both ears and nose to become world's first human dragon

Eva Tiamat Medusa 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man is not only transitioning into a woman, but he is also in the process of becoming the world’s first dragon.

55-year-old Richard Hernandez of Maricopa County, Arizona, changed his name to Eva Tiamat Medusa.

He now lives as a woman and has undergone extensive surgery
to become a lady dragon. The transformation included a full-face tattoo, green ink in her eyes and horns.

Her modifications include removing both ears and her nose, tooth extraction and eye coloring, and a forked tongue.

She now likes to be known as the “Dragon Lady,” and describes herself as a “mythical beast.”

Medusa said that she worked in the banking industry for 21 years before beginning the transition. She was never married, but has one son, who is now a teenager.

Man survives nearly driving off a cliff only to be hit by a tour bus

The car 
By: Tanya Malhotra

It was a lucky day for a man who escaped death twice within five minutes.

Police in Los Angeles, California, released a photo, showing a man’s car hanging over a cliff.

Police said that the man, who was not identified, managed to pull himself out of the car, but was immediately hit by a tour bus.

Lost Hills Sheriff's deputies responded to a vehicle accident on Malibu Canyon Road at 4:30 p.m. They learned at the a male driver lost control of his vehicle and nearly fell off the cliff.

The driver became disoriented and exited the vehicle. As he walked away from his car and towards the road, he was struck by the passing tour bus.

Fortunately for the man, he was conscious and breathing when emergency workers arrived. He was treated by the Los Angeles County Fire Department and California Highway Patrol. The victim was transported to a hospital for treatment.

“This is another reminder of the need to drive safely through the canyons of our beautiful area and to use extreme caution at the scene of a traffic collision,” the Lost Hills Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook.

Pastor sells selfies from himself in heaven after visiting God

Pastor Paseka Motsoeneng 
By: Feng Qian

A pastor South Africa, is raising eyebrows over his claims that he has visited heaven.

Pastor Paseka Motsoeneng, who is also known as Pastor Mboro, claims that he visited God, according to his spokesperson.

The pastor is now selling photos of himself in heaven. The photos can be purchased at the Incredible Happenings Church in Katlehong.

The photos are being sold for 5,000 rand ($333) each. People made fun of the pastor on social media sites.

One person photoshopped images, showing the pastor's head in the clouds. Aleckie Ronald posted the photos and wrote “Meanwhile, Prophet Mboro is touring heaven.”

The Hitman Madimetya ‎wrote: “Shout out to Pastor Mboro for being the first human to go to heaven and come back, Jesus couldn't do it, we are still waiting for him!”

“If the Americans can go to the Moon why can't Pastor Mbhoro go to Heaven and take pictures? Another Twitter user said.

Thief covers himself with children's blanket while stealing cash and jewelry from home

The thief covered with blanket 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Police in New Zealand, released a video, showing a thief covering himself with a child’s blanket.

Security cameras in the home captured the incident. The video showed the thief covered in a colorful children’s blanket.

He was seen briefly looking at the camera while smiling. He then crawled on the floor with the blanket over his body and he looked through some drawers.

Police posted the video to Facebook, where they wrote: “We need your help to identify the male in this video who carried out a burglary in Dannemora.”

Sergeant John Roberts of the Counties Manukau Police Tactical Crime Unit said that the male has covered himself with a duvet and crawled around the house, stealing a number of items including cash and jewelry.

“Police are looking for a male Caucasian, aged in his 20s, and of slim build,” police wrote.

We need your help to identify the male in this video who carried out a burglary in Dannemora on the morning of March 20 2016. Sergeant John Roberts of the Counties Manukau Police Tactical Crime Unit says the male has covered himself with a duvet and crawled around the house stealing a number of items including cash and jewellery. The offender has been caught on internal CCTV footage. Police are looking for a male Caucasian, aged in his 20s, and of slim build.Any information on who this person is can be provided to Sergeant John Roberts on 09 261 1300 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Thanks

Posted by Counties Manukau Police on Sunday, April 3, 2016

Prankster takes Internet by storm after pretending to leave girlfriend for another woman

Jenny Davies and Brad Holmes 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A woman of the United Kingdom, was left crying and broken hearted when her boyfriend pretended to leave her for another woman.

The video of the prank went viral and thousands of people left their opinions whether the prankster took things too far by pretending to break up with her.

22-year-old Jenny Davies found that her boyfriend had packed up all of his belongings.

When she questioned him as to what he was doing, Brad Holmes, 24, of Southampton, told her that he met another woman and he was going to his mother because he needed time to sort things out.

A devastated Davies, sat down on her bed and began crying. She told Holmes that she thought she was making him happy. She also asked when he spoke to the other woman as “you are always with me.”

Holmes then tried to comfort his girlfriend before telling her that it was a prank. Davies reacted by slamming his head into the floor.

While many people called it the cruelest prank, others who are fans of Holmes, said that the couple is known for pranking each other.

In one instance, Holmes pretended to be proposing to Davies before asking her for a cup of tea instead. She got him back by pretending to be pregnant. Holmes was very excited to be a new father before being told that it was a prank.

Four men wake up 9-year-old girl and gang rape her while mother was in another room

The suspects 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Four evil men were arrested on charges of raping and sodomizing a young girl.

The mother of Vernal, Utah, took her daughter to the home of friends who she met while being incarcerated.

When the 9-year-old girl fell asleep on a couch in the living room, her mother went to the garage to smoke methamphetamine.

The men took advantage of the moment and woke the girl. They then allegedly took her to a bedroom, where they raped and sodomized the child.

The mother told police that when she came back to the living room, she saw that her daughter was disheveled and asked to go home.

The next day, she told her mother about the rape. Police arrested 20-year-old Josiah RonDeau, Larson RonDeau, 36, Randall Flatlip, 26, and Jerry Flatlip, 29.

The girl was place in state custody.

Disneyland employee dies inside theme park’s haunted house

Haunted house (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) An employee at the Disneyland in France, was found dead inside the theme park’s haunted house in an apparent workplace accident, police said.

The 45-year-old technician of Paris, who was not identified, is believed to have been electrocuted on Saturday morning in the Phantom Manor around 8:30 a.m.

The employee is believed to have been working on the lighting in the house. The house features zombies and a skeleton bride.

The Phantom Manor promises to turn the stomachs of visitors with a series of dreadful comings and goings. Investigators said that an initial review had suggested accidental death by electrocution.

The technician left behind his wife and children, and has worked in Disneyland for the past 14 years. Disneyland Paris said it is deeply saddened by the death.

The park remains open to the public, but the haunted house is shut down pending further investigations by the police.

Man faces life in prison for stealing Snickers chocolate bar from store

Jacobia Grimes 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Human rights activists are outraged after learning that a man of Louisiana, who stole a Snickers chocolate bar from a store, is facing a sentence of up to life in prison.

34-year-old Jacobia Grimes of New Orleans, was arrested on a charge of theft after allegedly stealing chocolate bars from a Dollar General store.

The District Attorney's Office decided to charge him with theft instead of shoplifting in order to enhance his sentence to life in prison under the habitual offender law.

Grimes has five convictions of theft, but all are for less than $500.

Criminal District Judge Franz Zibilich criticized DA Leon Cannizzaro, saying that he believes the charge and possible sentence goes too far for a Snickers chocolate bar.

Humans rights activists have called on the District Attorney to reduce the charge to shoplifting, a misdemeanor, in order to avoid the mandatory life sentence if found guilty of a sixth theft.

Homeowner gets stabbed in the neck after stabbing man who defecated on his lawn

Lawn (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A homeowner was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly stabbing a man who defecated on his lawn, police in California said.

Stockton police said that they have arrested 18-year-old Lonale Shaw, after being accused of stabbing a man in the head for defecating on his lawn.

Shaw was charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon.

According to the police, around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, officers were called to the 2000 block Superior Street, on a report of two people who had been stabbed.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, learned that Shaw became angry after seeing the man defecating on his lawn.

Shaw began chasing the man with a large knife. The man fell down, and Shaw jumped on top of him, stabbing him in the head with the knife.

During the fight, Shaw dropped the knife, and the victim was able to pick it up and stab his attacker in the neck.

Woman remains locked in library toilet over the weekend after getting stuck in toilet

Woman in library (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

A woman was rescued from a library toilet after being stuck inside for two days, police in Texas said.

Waco police said that they received a call from employees of the library located at 5301 Bosque Boulevard on Monday morning, to report a woman stuck in a toilet.

According to the police investigation, the woman came to the library on Saturday night and went into the bathroom just before closing time.

Somehow, she got stuck inside a toilet and could not get out.

She did not have a cellphone and was unable to call for help.

When the West Waco Library was locked, she remained inside. Around 7:00 a.m. on Monday, employees found the woman in the toilet and called the police.

The woman was rescued. She did not suffer any injuries.

Husband drives six miles with 50-year-old wife clinging to roof of car but didn't know she was there

Richard Addy 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man who thought he abandoned his wife at a bar, learned that she was on the roof of his car.

Richard Addy, 69, of Florida, told police that he left the bar alone and he had no idea that his wife Elizabeth, 50, was on top of his vehicle.

He told police that after driving a few miles, he stopped at a traffic light and heard banging on the roof. That is when he realized that she was there.

However, he said that he chose not to stop because he did not have a cellphone to call for help. Instead, he drove to a courthouse in hopes of finding a police officer.

When he did not see anyone at the courthouse, Addy continued driving with his wife clinging to the roof of the car.

He finally stopped when Officer Christopher Ruediger of the Stuart Police Department, spotted the 50-year-old woman on the roof of the car and pulled him over.

Addy said that he and his wife had several drinks during the course of the night at a few bars. He said that he decided to leave without his wife because they were arguing.

He claims that he did not know when or how she ended up on top of his car. He drove a total of six miles with his wife on the roof.

Addy was arrested and charged with reckless driving. He was also issued a citation for permitting a passenger to ride on the exterior of a vehicle.

Husband forces his wife’s hands into boiling oil at restaurant in front of his two children

Xiuling Xiao 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A couple’s pleasant night at a restaurant turned ugly when the husband forced his wife’s hand into boiling oil, causing severe burns, police in New York said.

The New York Police Department said that 39-year-old Xiuling Xiao of Long Island, was arrested and charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child after burning his 39-year-old wife's hands in front of his two children.

According to the police investigation, the couple was at their Chinese restaurant with their two children, aged 12 and 14, on Sunday night.

At some point, the couple started arguing in front of their children.

The husband then grabbed his wife’s hair and pulled her toward the deep fat fryer. He then forced her hands into the burning oil, causing second-degree burns.

Wife discovers her police officer husband is having sex with colleague after finding nude photos of his mistress on his cellphone

Nude woman (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A police officer filed a lawsuit against her department after they allegedly shared nude photos of her that were found on her lover’s cellphone, according court documents in Ohio.

Tricia Zimmerman of the Columbus Police Department, filed the lawsuit after investigators allegedly printed her nude photos and shared them around with people who were not involved in an investigation into the alleged affair.

Zimmerman admitted that she sent nude photos to her boyfriend, Columbus Police Officer Jeffrey Lazar. She said that the photos were taken while she was off duty and shared it using her personal phone.

Zimmerman revealed that when Lazar separated from his wife, she took his phone to the police, alleging that he and Zimmerman had sex while on duty.

Zimmerman claimed that investigators printed the photos, and shared them with agents not involved in the investigation, prompting degrading comments and workplace hostility.

The city denied the allegations. Officer Lazar filed a separate lawsuit against the city.


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