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His name was Henry Summers – but who was he? – BBC News

by Jason
Image caption Henry lived in a top-floor flat in Leith They went to the door of his top-floor flat on Easter Road and knocked but got no answer. Image caption Police beat down the door to gain entry to Henry’s flat A few years before that a woman had been found dead in Edinburgh, undiscovered for five years. The media were full of recrimination and finger pointing. I used to work with old people and had seen this before. It’s easy to de-personalise older people. We talk about parents and pensioners as if they are conversation-starters about social issues. But […]

Mesmerizing Video Of Hawaii Beach Sand Reveals Unsettling Reality

by Jason
During a recent beach clean up in Kailua on the island of Oahu, the nonprofit group used a sand sifter to rid the sand of trash and plastic pollution. They filmed theslow-motion videobelow of the sifter in action to show people just how much harmful debris sits within the sand. Among leftover twigs and shells is a shocking amount of plastic debris particles. #greatpacificgarbagepatch washes up regularly on the onshore trade winds. An estimated eight million metric tons of plasticmakes its way to the sea every year, according to a 2015 study.And all that trash harms the environment and wildlife […]

Bird Slams Into Man’s Face In Bloody Roller Coaster Accident

by Jason
A man and his friend went for a ride on Red Force, which is being touted as Europes fastest roller coaster, on Friday and literally crashed into an unfortunate surprise. He tossed the bird aside and, with blood smeared across his face, appeared to tell his friend what just happened. Moments after the encounter, the man seemed to accept his and the birds fate and rose his hand for another drop. A similar accident took place in 2012 when a 12-year-old boy was hit by a bird while riding a roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. […]

Why Trump’s Syria Strike Will Not End Well

by Jason
By now, it is clear that the missile strike hasnot impededAssad from using his air force to strike rebel strongholds. In fact, Syrian warplanes reportedly carried out strikes yesterday against rebels near the city of Homs taking off from the very air base hit by U.S. missiles. Trump even gave Assad advanced notice via Russian President Vladimir Putin, which enabled the Syrian dictator to move his troops and bunker his planes. Moreover, Trump left one of the airstrips at the targeted base untouched, which is why Assad could quickly use the base to launch further attacks. The end result will […]

Elon Musk teases one Easter Egg to rule them all for Tesla owners

by Jason
How do you like your eggs? If you answered Easter, you have something in common with billionaire tech visionary Elon Musk, who never tires of building the things into the software for his Tesla vehicles. Now, the CEO is teasing a forthcoming Easter Egg for people hes heard like Easter Eggs: An Easter Egg with Easter Eggs in its Easter Egg. Musks tweet suggests a way to access all the past Easter Eggs made available via Tesla software updates from one central access point with the caveat that this includes all discovered hidden fun time secrets. Use of that word […]