You Can’t Make This Stuff Up – March 2016

first_imgHas Anyone Seen My Keys?? Yakima police are looking for a man and woman who robbed one mini-mart and possibly tried to rob a second one over the weekend. A couple with their faces covered entered a convenience store, but when the store clerk ran to another room they left without any money, according to police. They also said store cameras captured a picture of one of the robbers, who had removed his mask when he returned to the store for car keys that had been left behind. The pair was last seen in a silver 2000 BMW four-door with chrome rims and blue-tinted headlights, the release said. Anyone with information should call 911.Sex Toys, Earrings and a $29 Engagement Ring… Who Says Romance Is Dead?? A Michigan man who proposed to his girlfriend at Walmart, then allegedly stole sex toys from a nearby business and fell asleep while tying his shoes is in more trouble after missing a court date. William J. Cornelius Jr., 25, was scheduled to appear before a district judge to accept or reject a plea offer. Cornelius failed to show, though. The couple’s romantic evening began with them visiting Walmart where he bought an engagement ring for $29.62, then asked a customer service worker to read a proposal note over the public address system, asking his girlfriend to marry him. Before leaving Walmart, she allegedly stole a pair of gold earrings and a silver necklace say police. The couple then went to Spencer’s Gifts where sheriff’s deputies allege they stole a watch, an edible thong, a sex toy, panties and sex candy valued at $80.93. They fled the store before deputies’ arrival, but the woman was found walking between Bob Evans and Taco Bell, followed by a Spencer’s employee. Deputies found Cornelius in the mall’s food court, asleep at a table with the laces of his shoes between his fingers, records show. They found the purloined Spencer’s items on him.A Charitable Norwegian Real Estate Broker Vemund Thorkildsenis being praised after he found almost $40,000 hidden underneath the fireplace of his new apartment and donated all of it to a charity. Thorkildsen told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he made the discovery as he showed his newly purchased Oslo apartment to a friend two weeks ago. After the story was first reported by Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet on Monday he has been flooded with phone calls, text messages and comments on social media from friends and strangers complementing him for his honesty. “A lot of people say that they would have done the same thing and that’s good to hear,” Thorkildsen said. “That gives you faith in humanity.”- Sponsor – Protecting the “Crown Jewels” Students have invented “Crown Jewels Underwear” to protect men from mobile phone radiation that could reduce their sperm count. A recent Israeli study showed electromagnetic radiation from phones can damage male virility. To combat the rays, graduates from Munich Business School in Germany designed boxers with material incorporating silver wire, which blocks the radiation pulses. The inventors are Peer-Boy Matthiesen, 34, Daniel Herter, 31, Nick Piepenburg, 31, and Berno Delius, also 31, all graduates from the Munich Business school. All say they now wear the anti-radiation shorts under their trousers. “The initial sales have been encouraging, certainly enough for us to keep going. It is a project from the heart,” said Piepenburg. “Dumb Burglar” Drops ID at Crime Scene Someone snuck into Parrish Mitchell’s garage in downtown Macon and stole a $300 leaf blower. But something the culprit left behind may prove more valuable to the police. About daybreak, Mitchell, noticed someone had been in his garage. He looked around at his tools and other belongings and didn’t see anything else missing. Then he saw something on the floor: a wallet. Mitchell handed it and the wallet to the cops. “When you leave your ID at the scene of the crime and then try to return to the scene of the crime to retrieve your ID, and then still don’t steal anything else, it’s like, ‘How dumb can you be?’” He was still on the lam Wednesday afternoon, but was already facing the music thanks to Mitchell’s wife. They’d snapped a picture of the driver’s license before giving it to the police. Mitchell’s wife posted the photo on social media. “Facebook justice,” Mitchell said, “is always fun.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Missouri poised to require expanded insurance for children with disabilities

first_img(Missourinet) In 2010, the Missouri Legislature passed a bill requiring insurance companies to cover therapies for the state’s autistic children. A measure passed this year expands that policy by mandating insurers to include physical, occupational and speech therapies for Missouri’s physically and developmentally disabled kids up to age 18. The move will make the Show-Me State among three states in the nation to have a therapy requirement for all children with such challenges.The Schelps pictured with Gov. Mike Parson during bill signingThe bipartisan bill, sponsored by State Representative Chuck Basye, R-Rocheport, was attached to a healthcare bill with several other components. It was signed into law this month by Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, and takes effect with 2020 insurance plans.Robyn Schelp, of central Missouri’s Columbia, has been a leading advocate of the law because her 11-year-old son, Nathan, is developmentally challenged.“It’s not going to impact him that much anymore like it would have ten years ago, but it needs to be done for all kiddos,” says Schelp. “This is not about Nathan. It’s not about Will. It’s not about the kids that are walking the halls. It’s about all of Missouri’s children.”Schelp’s pursuit for the law included leaving the language broad for all disabilities to get equal treatment.“It is so important that all disabilities be included to do with anything in the disability world,” she says. “This (bill) includes disabilities like Down syndrome, which is pretty common, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, to the really rare genetic disorders. Or like my son, who has a genetic disorder that they can’t even figure out what it is.”In the provision of Senate Bill 514, it says that insurance companies must be limited to a number of visits per calendar year, provided that additional visits shall be covered if approved and deemed medically necessary by the health benefit plan. Schelp is hopeful that more therapy providers will surface in Missouri, especially in schools and in rural areas where healthcare resources are especially limited.“It (the law) impacts their families. It’s impacts their neighbors. It impacts their classrooms – their classmates. It impacts the community. When we start to get beyond ourselves, we can realize when everybody’s needs are met, everybody benefits,” Schelp says.Now that Missouri will soon become the third state to expand coverage, Schelp does not plan to stop advocating for the cause.“Our goal is to see nationwide change. We want this (requirement) to happen everywhere,” says Schelp. “It should have already happened everywhere, but now it’s time to make sure it happens everywhere throughout the country.”last_img read more

Sealant inspired by slug slime could plug holes in the heart

first_imgSealant inspired by slug slime could plug holes in the heart By Giorgia GuglielmiJul. 27, 2017 , 2:00 PM The whitish, slimy trail that slugs leave behind has inspired a novel type of glue—one that’s extremely flexible and compatible with body fluids. Unlike other types of surgical glues, the new class of sealants, dubbed tough adhesives, is nontoxic and sticks to wet tissues such as heart (pictured) and liver, even when their surfaces are covered with blood. This is because the sealant contains positively charged molecules that form stable bonds with biological tissues, researchers report today in Science. To prove how tough the slime-inspired glue is, the scientists used it to seal a large hole in an explanted pig heart. As the heart was filled up with liquid, the adhesive patch expanded with it and did not leak under up to a 100% strain and tens of thousands of cycles of pumping. When the researchers simulated an emergency surgery and sudden blood loss, the glue effectively stemmed bleeding from a rat liver. Tough adhesives could also be injected to fix cartilage discs, the cushions between vertebrae, or used as band-aids to close wounds on pig skin, the scientists say. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more