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100-Year-Old Cockatoo Named Fred Receives Centenary Letter From The Queen

fred 100 bird

It’s very rare that a sulphur-crested cockatoo lives much past the age of 40, but a bird called Fred, who resides at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Australia, just celebrated his 100th birthday, and even received a traditional Centenary letter from the Queen herself! Daily Mail Australia reported that Greg Irons, Director of Bonorong Wildlife… Read more »

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Fire Ignited By Fireworks Display

Disney World Fire

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train caught fire at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Saturday evening. The blaze was filmed and photographed by several Disney World guests and shared via social media. Although the fire looked ominous, Disney representatives have confirmed the fire is out and nobody was injured in the incident. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train on… Read more »

Costa Rica Shaken By 4.3 Magnitude Earthquake

After dealing with volcanic eruption all week, Costa Rica now plagued by earthquakes.

Costa Rica was hit by a 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday morning at 1:23 a.m., only hours after the first earthquake, 4.2 magnitude, interrupted Halloween celebrations across the country. The shaking continued, at various strengths, until nearly 6 a.m. The earthquakes prevented many residents of Costa Rica from sleeping and pre-empted All Saints Day, a… Read more »

Walnut Creek Explosion Injures Three, Destroys Four Apartments

California Apartment Explosion

A Walnut Creek explosion injured three people and destroyed at least four apartments. Fire investigators have confirmed the blast was caused by butane, which was being used to manufacture hash oil. Although the suspects were severely burned in the explosion, they could face criminal charges. Authorities said the blast occurred at approximately 10:20 a.m. on… Read more »

Tiger Shark Attacks Surfer In Hawaii, Nearly Dragging Her Out To Sea

The attack follows a trio of incidents that took place over the last week.

A recent string of attacks in Hawaii attributed to tiger sharks continued this week, as a 34-year-old Kailua-Kona woman was struck while surfing with a friend in North Kohala. McKenzie Clark was paddling her surfboard in murky water near the Halaula Lighthouse on Friday, according to West Hawaii Today, when the tiger shark approached her…. Read more »

Missing Teen Leads Officials To Incestuous Sex Ring In Alabama

Brittney Wood's disappearance led to officials uncovering a sex ring in Alabama.

Brittney Wood, 19, went missing in 2012. She was last seen with her uncle, Donnie Holland, who was found shot dead in his car shortly after. Wood is believed dead at this point, but her disappearance led to an in-depth investigation that uncovered an incestuous sex ring in Alabama. The Associated Press reported that the… Read more »

Kaci Hickox Was A ‘Disease Detective’ For The CDC

Kaci Hickox Worked For CDC

Kaci Hickox was a “disease detective” for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a widely overlooked part of her op-ed for the Dallas Morning News. While Hickox did not fail to disclose this information to readers — or rather, the Dallas Morning News didn’t — Conservative news sites have recently taken… Read more »

Ebola Has Killed More Than 200 Healthcare Worker So Far

Ebola has killed more than 200 healthcare workers

The Ebola outbreak has been responsible for the tragic death of 236 healthcare workers such as doctors and nurses who were treating patients in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization. WHO statistics of confirmed and probable/suspected Ebola-related fatalities through mid-October indicate that 96 healthcare workers died from Ebola in Liberia, 95 in Sierra… Read more »

Gun Control Support Plummets To Near-Record Lows [Poll]

Gun Control Support Is In Decline

Gun control support has taken a tumble since 2012. According to a new poll from Gallup, the numbers have fallen to near-record lows in just a two-year period from 58 percent to 47 percent. This 11-point drop was due to both Republicans and Democrats easing on support. On the Democrat side, it represents a drop… Read more »

Ebola Free Nurse Nina Pham Reunites With Her Dog Bentley! [Video]

Ebola dog Bentley reunited

Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who managed to survive the onslaught of an Ebola attack, has finally reunited with her dog, Bentley, reports NBC News. Nina contracted the disease last month from a Liberian man who was undergoing treatment. The man, Thomas Eric Duncan, died on October 8. After Nina was confirmed to have contracted… Read more »

Vladimir Putin Does Not Have Pancreatic Cancer, Confirms Kremlin Spokesman

Vladimir-Putin

Vladimir Putin does not have pancreatic cancer, according to a Kremlin spokesman, who warned the inquisitive reporter to “bite their tongue,” after asking him the question. Dmitry Peskov, a representative for Putin, responded to speculation in the media that the President was unwell, telling RIA Novosti journalists they, “shouldn’t bank on it,” adding, less aggressively,… Read more »

Babies ‘R’ Us Under Fire For ‘Damaging’ Kardashian Kollection: Online Petition Insists Clothing ‘Sexualizes Children’

Kardashian Kids For Babies"R"US Launch With Kourtney Kardashian In NYC

Thousands of Babies ‘R’ Us customers aren’t too happy with the store’s decision to sell children’s clothing from the Kardashian Kids line. However, one mother has taken the initiative to make the company aware of her displeasure. However, her disdain reportedly isn’t for the reason you’d think. Earlier this week, Amie Logan of Roeland Park,… Read more »