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Iranian man goes 60 years without a bath

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An Iranian man has broken the world record for the number of years spent without bathing. He spent the last 60 years without a bath. The Iranian News Agency (IRNA) recently published pictures of the 80 year old man.

In its report, the agency noted that the man, Amoo Hadji, lives in the village of Dezhgah in the Dehram district of Fars province in Iran.

The man eats dead animals, and his most prized possession is his pipe, which is 3 inches in diameter, in which he smokes animal dung. Amoo Hadji lives in a stone shack built for him by his neighbours and he rests in a hole in the ground resembling a grave.

The news agency also noted that when he feels cold, he wears a helmet and lights up several cigarettes at a time.

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Doctors ignite patient during heart operation

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A picture from the US anaesthesia patient safety foundation.
Doctors in Tromsø set fire to a patient who was undergoing a heart operation, causing her to wake up with third degree burns.

After spraying the patient with surgical alcohol to disinfect an open would, they then began to use an electrical scalpel, which unfortunately ignited the fluid.

"We are talking about a rare but very unfortunate incident," said Dr Rolf Busund, clinical manager at the University Hospital of Northern Norway, where the operation took place. "This event is a clear reminder that although our procedures are very good, such things still happen."

He said that ignition was a known risk when using electrical scalpels in conjunction with disinfectants.

"During my 25 to 26 years at the hospital, I've never heard of a similar incident. However, the literature says that the use of disinfectants with diathermy can cause ignition. Last year there were some 100 instances of this in the United States."

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Man shot dead in Florida movie theatre for texting

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Wesley Chapel - A retired police officer is in custody after he allegedly shot a fellow theatre patron dead because he would not stop texting.

The incident happened yesterday around 1:20 p.m in a movie theatre in Wesley Chapel, Florida, just outside of Tampa.

The theatre was showing Lone Survivor starring Mark Wahlberg. The movie was just about to begin and Chad Oulson, 43, was texting his three-year-old daughter. Oulson was at the theatre with his wife Nicole. Curtis Reeves, 71, was seated behind the Oulsons and apparently Oulson was making some sort of noise when he was texting. Reeves asked him to stop but he refused.

According to a witness, Reeves then became agitated and left his seat, presumably to find the manager. After he returned, the argument with Oulson continued.

Reeves then allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the 43-year-old once in the chest. When Oulson's wife saw the gun, she put her hand on her husband's chest in an attempt to protect him. She was hit with the same bullet that killed her husband and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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Nigeria violence: Bomb blast in Maiduguri

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Boko Haram has carried out many attacks as part of its push for Islamic rule.
A car bomb has exploded in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, and there are fears of many casualties. Witnesses spoke of bodies on the ground and AFP news agency quoted police as saying 17 people had died.

Blood-spattered people were seen fleeing the scene near a market. Vehicles collided trying to leave. No organisation has said it was behind the attack, but the Islamist militant group Boko Haram is active in the region.

Boko Haram, which translates as "Western education is sin", has been conducting a four-year campaign of violence to push for Islamic rule in northern Nigeria.

The military was unable to give the BBC a firm casualty figure for the explosion in Maiduguri, which is the capital of Borno state, but said a suspect had been arrested.

People

Four years after earthquake, many in Haiti remain displaced

Four years ago Sunday, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, destroying its capital of Port-au-Prince and killing more than 200,000 people. Today, much of Port-au-Prince looks like it did before the quake. Most of the tent camps in the city itself are gone, and streets are loaded with overcrowded buses and women selling vegetables.

Most of those whose lives were upended by the quake are back in some kind of home. Most of the rubble has been cleared from the streets. The severely damaged presidential palace has finally been razed. And the government is rebuilding its ministries downtown.

But for nearly 150,000 people, life hasn't moved on. They still live in the temporary plastic and plywood structures erected after the disaster.
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Boys at a camp for earthquake victims look out from their shelter in Petion-ville, Haiti, outside of Port-au-Prince in November.

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To serve and commit murder? U.S. cops acquitted in beating death case

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The officers were charged with striking Kelly Thomas, a schizophrenic homeless, with a baton and a stun gun after they arrested him two and half years ago at the Fullerton Transportation Center.
A jury in Santa Ana, California, on Monday found two former Fullerton police officers not guilty in the beating death of a homeless man.

The two officers, Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli, were charged with striking Kelly Thomas, a schizophrenic homeless, with a baton and a stun gun after they arrested him two and half years ago at the Fullerton Transportation Center.


Comment: This SoTT article and video is the reality for people faced against despicable thug cops with clubs.


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Riots in Spain over costly city plans


Local residents in the Spanish city of Burgos have resorted to street riots to express their frustration over a reported eight million-euro revamp of the city's main thoroughfare.

During the three consecutive days of violent protests, 40 people were arrested and eleven police officers were said to have been injured.

The plans for the thoroughfare include decreasing the road's size by half and taking away free parking spaces in favour of a new, underground, "pay and display" carpark.

One resident, angry at the way the city's money is being spent, said:

"Considering the era we're living in and the debt our city has, I find the situation lamentable."

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Nuts! Retired police captain kills man, wounds his wife after cell phone argument in movie theater

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Patrons come out of the theater after the shooting
A man is dead and a woman is hospitalized after they were shot Monday afternoon over the use of a cell phone during movie previews at the Grove 16 theater, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office reported.

A retired captain with the Tampa Police Department was charged in the shooting, the sheriff's office reported.

The husband and wife, Chad and Nicole Oulson, were taken by ambulance to a Tampa area hospital, the sheriff's office reported. Chad Oulson, 43, died, and Nicole Oulson, 33, was treated for a gunshot wound to the hand, the sheriff's office said.

The retired police captain, Curtis Reeves Jr., 71, was charged with second-degree homicide.

The Oulsons were sitting in front of Reeves and his wife, and Chad Oulson was texting on the phone as they awaited a showing of "Lone Survivor," the sheriff's office reported. Detectives said Reeves asked him to stop several times. At one point, Reeves left the theater and returned and Oulson asked him if he had reported him to management, the sheriff's office reported.

Then an argument began and Reeves pulled out a gun and shot Oulson in the chest, the sheriff's office reported. Nicole Oulson put her hand in front of her husband as the shot was fired and one bullet struck both of them, the sheriff's office reported.

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Southwest Airlines plane lands at wrong airport and almost careens off cliff

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When the wheels of Scott Schieffer's airplane touched the ground at his destination, something didn't seem right.

"We landed very abruptly with the pilot applying the brakes very hard. We smelled burnt rubber from the stop," he told me privately over Twitter.

The flight, Southwest Airlines LUV -1.47% 4013, which left from Chicago's Midway airport this afternoon was originally scheduled to fly to Dallas with a stop in Branson, Missouri (BKG) but instead, the aircraft touched down at Taney County Airport (PLK), 8.6 miles away from its intermediate stop. According to airportguide.com, PLK's runway is about half the length of BKG's at 3738 feet versus 7140 feet.

Mr. Schieffer, a Dallas tax attorney and CPA reported that that crew and passengers remained calm and professional during the erroneous landing, saying "The flight attendants are now passing out peanuts liberally. Everyone is in good spirits, but we haven't heard anything from the pilot," adding "the pilot keeps repeating, 'we apologize for the inconvenience.'"

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High crimes: What happens to Colorado's pot convicts?

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You'd have to be living under a rock to not know about what's happening in Colorado - it's marijuana mayhem! Weed has finally become legal for retail sale in that state, and more might follow. And yet, there are still hundreds of marijuana convicts sitting in jail. We talk to social justice journalist Matt Fleischer about America's policy of not guaranteeing "retroactive ameliorative relief," or letting marijuana convicts out of prison after the law changes.