Wednesday, August 07, 2013

In Case You Missed It!

They’re calling it a “Googleburger.”  It is synthetic meat grown in a lab (funded by Google co-founder Sergey Brin) from cattle stem cells.  They tried cooking and tasting it in London on Monday.  Verdict:  Not too wonderful.  I’m sticking with ground chuck.

Beginning this week Uruguay’s “Marriage Equality Law” permits gay couples to wed.

All for a bigger butt.  Some women are undergoing black market procedures to improve the look of their buttocks.  It’s risky.  Deaths from these injections have been reported in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Nevada and New York.

Is it true that as we grow older we build up immunity to the viruses that cause colds?  The doctors equivocate.  Maybe, but not likely, they say.

The Perseid meteor shower will peak on Aug. 12 and 13.  What is this Perseid thing, you ask?  It is the dust and debris left in the wake of Comet Swift-Tuttle slamming into our atmosphere at 132,000 miles per hour.  You’ll need a very dark sky to see these fireballs.

Staying in outer space, the lunar cycle has been blamed for many things that are more myth than fact.  But now researchers say they have found evidence that the lunar cycle may affect sleep patterns.  Tests show that deep sleep is at its lowest when the moon is full.  Responses to this startling revelation range from “OK, so what?” to “OK, so what?” 

A bad news story:  Two boys in Canada, 5 and 7 years old, were killed by a python while sleeping over at a friend’s apartment.  Apparently the snake escaped from a pet shop, made its way through a ventilation shaft and ended up in the boy’s bedroom.  Investigations are underway.

Better news:  Disney is going to lose $190 million on “The Lone Ranger.”  A well-deserved result.


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