Johnny Robish's Blog – October 2015 Archive (32)

New Species of Wolf, Coyote and Dog Evolving

New Species of Wolf, Coyote and Dog Evolving:  Wildlife biologists say that wolves, faced with a diminishing number of potential mates, are mating with other similar animals and that a whole new species of wolf, coyote and dogs is evolving right before our eyes in the eastern United States.  Oh great, that’s all we need - thanks Obama!  An angry Mike Huckabee says that while there’s little we can do to stop them from mating, we should never allow them to…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 31, 2015 at 8:54pm — 8 Comments

Preservationists Raising Money for Alamo Facelift

Preservationists Raising Money for Alamo Facelift:  Preservationists are attempting to raise $300 million, so that the famed symbol of Texas independence - the Alamo - will be able to undergo what many say is a long needed facelift.  Sounds like what they really need is one of those big, corporate sponsorships.  I tell ya, nothing quite says “American frontier” like the “JP Morgan Chase Alamo.”…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 30, 2015 at 9:28pm — 4 Comments

Brigham Young Voted Country’s Top Sober School

Brigham Young Voted Country’s Top Sober School:  Brigham Young University has just been named the most “sober school in America” for the 18th year in a row.  Yea, Brigham Young is probably the only school anywhere that when students talk about “doing shots,” they’re talking about going to the rifle range.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 30, 2015 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

WHO Says Two-Thirds of World's Population Have Herpes

WHO Says Two-Thirds of World's Population Have Herpes:  The World Health Organization reports that two-thirds of the world's population under 50 have the highly infectious herpes virus that causes cold sores around the mouth.  Surprisingly, the organization says only about a third of those cases can be traced back to the Kardashians.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 28, 2015 at 8:55pm — 4 Comments

Walmart Testing Drones for Home Delivery

Walmart Testing Drones for Home Delivery:  Walmart has become the latest retail giant to ask the FAA to consider their using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) as part of its customer service.  Before approving the request, the FAA says they must first analyze all the potential safety concerns associated with flying drones over trailer parks.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 27, 2015 at 8:49pm — 4 Comments

Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Warrior Remains in Greece

Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Warrior Remains in Greece:  US archaeologists in Greece have uncovered the skeleton of an ancient warrior that has lain undisturbed for more than 3,500 years along with an array of fine gold jewelry, an ornate string of pearls, signet rings, a bronze sword with a gold and ivory handle, silver vases and ivory combs.  Ancient warrior?  Hell, from that list, it sounds more like they may have accidentally disinterred Liberace!…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 26, 2015 at 6:45pm — 2 Comments

NASA Completes Count of All Solar System Rocks

NASA Completes Count of All Solar System Rocks:  A newly completed NASA survey of space rocks in our solar system revealed 20 new comets and 33,000 asteroids.  While I’m a big supporter of the space program, why bother count all the rocks floating around the solar system?  It isn’t like someone’s gonna try and steal any of them.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 25, 2015 at 9:15pm — 5 Comments

WHO Report Says Eating Red Meat as Bad as Smoking

WHO Report Says Eating Red Meat as Bad as Smoking:  In a new finding, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Cancer Research says that eating red meat is equally as bad as smoking a cigarette and are set to list processed red meat among the most cancer-causing substances in the world.  In response, meat processors are recommending consumers consider dying their red meat another color before eating.  While some welcomed the report, others say its…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 24, 2015 at 9:22pm — 6 Comments

UK Researchers Say Woman Can Smell Parkinson's Disease

UK Researchers Say Woman Can Smell Parkinson's Disease:  Researchers from the UK-based Parkinson's Foundation are doing research on a woman who appears to have the uncanny ability to determine if someone has Parkinson's Disease by their smell.  Wow, the way I see it, this is either something that could really revolutionize medicine, or its the worst party trick ever.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 23, 2015 at 9:08pm — 5 Comments

Man Arrested for Trying to Flush Fake Poker Chips Down Toilet

Man Arrested for Trying to Flush Fake Poker Chips Down Toilet:  A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for using counterfeit chips at a poker tournament in an Atlantic City casino after he attempted to flush $2.7 million worth of them down the toilet of his hotel room.  The question is, is dumping a bunch of poker chips down the toilet considered a "royal flush” or a “straight flush?”…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 22, 2015 at 8:59pm — 3 Comments

Explorers Find 1862 Shipwreck in Lake Ontario

Explorers Find 1862 Shipwreck in Lake Ontario:  A team of shipwreck explorers has discovered the mid-19th century sunken steamship Bay State, believed to be the oldest of its kind ever found in Lake Ontario.  Tellingly, one of the key artifacts found on the vessel was the sheet music to "Row, Row, Row Your Boat.”…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 21, 2015 at 9:02pm — 3 Comments

Bay Area Shaken By Over 200 Small Earthquakes

Bay Area Shaken By Over 200 Small Earthquakes:  A swarm of more than 200 small earthquakes, recorded in just the last week east of San Francisco, has been rattling nerves and making residents wonder if the big one is on its way.  Oddly, when asked to explain what could be going on, USGS seismologist Lucy Jones said as far as they can tell, “there’s been a quake-quake here, a quake-quake there, here a quake, there a quake, everywhere a…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 20, 2015 at 8:17pm — 6 Comments

Man Chokes Woman for Reclining Her Seat on Jet

Man Chokes Woman for Reclining Her Seat on Jet:  A Southwest Airlines jet was forced to turn back and make an emergency landing at LAX after a male passenger allegedly began choking a woman because she reclined her seat too far back.  I choose to give him the benefit of the doubt and say he was simply preforming a modified version of the Heimlich Maneuver.  As they say, “don’t blame the sardines when the packer is responsible.”…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 19, 2015 at 8:57pm — 3 Comments

Woman Mauled to Death by Lion While Having Sex

Woman Mauled to Death by Lion While Having Sex:  Its being reported that a woman in Zimbabwe has been attacked and killed by a lion while she was having sex with her boyfriend in a secluded spot out in the bush.  Zimbabwe officials say this lion must now be reclassified as a “sexual” predator.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 18, 2015 at 9:41pm — 6 Comments

Hungarian Anti-Semite Leader is Jewish

Hungarian Anti-Semite Leader is Jewish:  Csanad Szegedi, leader of Hungary’s far-right Jobbik Party and someone who frequently accuses Jews of trying to “buy up” the country, had a rude awakening recently after it was disclosed that he is actually of Jewish decent.  On a positive note, I guess he’s now free to go ahead and “buy up” the country.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 17, 2015 at 9:51pm — 16 Comments

Nevada Journalist Arrested After Altercation at Tesla Facility

Nevada Journalist Arrested After Altercation at Tesla Facility:  A journalist from the Reno Gazette-Journal has been arrested and charged with battery after he allegedly assaulted security guards at Tesla Motors’ battery Gigafactory after he climbed a fence and attempted to take pictures of the facility.  Police have so far declined to state whether the battery charges against the reporter will be lead acid or lithium-ion.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 16, 2015 at 8:58pm — 6 Comments

Fossilized Teeth Earliest Sign of Humans in Southern Asia

Fossilized Teeth Earliest Sign of Humans in Southern Asia:  Archeologists say they’ve found a stash of dozens of fossilized human teeth in a cave in China, proving that humans lived in southern Asia at least as early as 80,000 years ago.  Researchers say the presence of so many teeth in one location seem to indicate that the cave was most likely home to an Ice Age tooth fairy.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 15, 2015 at 9:07pm — 6 Comments

Brothers Brutally Beaten in Church to Make Them Confess Sins

Brothers Brutally Beaten in Church to Make Them Confess Sins:  The parents, sister and some other church members of the Word of Life Church in upstate New York have been arrested after they brutally beat two teenage brothers - one fatally - in an effort to get them to confess their sins.  This is crazy, when I read the article, I was hoping there would be information about how I could donate to this church, but I couldn’t find any information.  Anyone else…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 14, 2015 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

The Debates Last Night

After watching both the Democratic and Republican debates, it was hard not to be struck by the contrast in the tone of the two events. Contrast the civility of last night's debate to the Republicans jumping all over each other trying to see who can spew out the most hate, fear and thinly-vailed bigotry. Contrast what the people on stage last…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 14, 2015 at 9:00am — 13 Comments

Wildlife Officials Say Mountain Lion Cubs Are Inbreed

Wildlife Officials Say Mountain Lion Cubs Are Inbreed:  Park officials say that two mountain lion kittens recently discovered in the Santa Monica Mountains are the product of “inbreeding.”  Now I’m no wildlife expert, but if you ask me, this kind of hurtful, name-calling really solves nothing.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on October 13, 2015 at 8:58pm — 2 Comments

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