It’s been a fun week around the Odd house. I’ve decided I want to start writing more for the blog. I’m trying to do more with the Facebook group. We took the family to the food truck festival. I got to be a part of the Sunshine Summit 2018 and hang out in the live streams. And it seems that I have some sort of personal story for every news story this week, except for one.
Scientists in Israel claim to have created a solution of nano-particles that can repair damaged corneas and correct both near and far sightedness. The treatment would include corneal mapping done via smartphone.
Homeless Camp Found On Top Of Amtrak Station
Authorities found what appears to be a homeless person’s camp built into a cement structure on the top of a California Amtrak station. Officers found a tent and other amenities in the structure.
A Florida sheriff’s deputy and his girlfriend were arrested after neighbors reported screaming and gunshots at his home. When officers arrived, they found cocaine, marijuana, spent shell casings on the floor, and bullet holes in the walls. The couple’s 2 year old child was also in the home. Back in 2016, the deputy had been awarded the Florida Sheriffs Association “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.”
The Sunshine Summit 2018 is upon us, and it’s been a blast getting to be a part of it. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching all the live streams and hearing the stories from all the guests. It doesn’t hurt that I’ve been mentioned by nearly everyone. My experience with the summit has opened up new opportunities for me guesting on other shows, as well as opening me up to new ideas for this show in the future.
Happy Valentine’s Day! My wife made me not only buy her a gift, but have it delivered to her at work. She also bought me a gift when I told her not to, so I guess we’re even. We had a great family trip to see the World Championship Hoop Dancing competition in Phoenix this weekend, and everyone had a blast. I took a poll to crown the “Jackass of the Week.” Finally, since I seem to be throwing format out the window this month, I chat about the upcoming Sunshine Summit 2018 being put on by Heather from Sunshine and PowerCuts.
A college professor was fired after nearly failing a student because the student said that Australia is a country. The professor was insistent that Australia is only a continent and not a country.
Man appeals DWI conviction claiming that the blood-alcohol level test discriminates against alcoholics.
After his fourth DWI conviction, a man is appealing his case claiming that using a simple blood-alcohol level test for arrests discriminates against alcoholics who have a higher tolerance for alcohol. He insists that because alcoholics have a higher alcohol tolerance, their driving ability is not as impaired by the lower legal limit and they should not be subject to the same regulations.
The head and some innards of a n unknown man were found in a game hunting preserve in South Africa, seemingly eaten by a pride of lions. Near the remains was a loaded hunting riffle. That combined with park officials not recognizing the man lead them to believe he was a poacher in the park.
This week has been marred by tragedy in the entertainment world. Chris Cornell was found dead, a terrorist bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert, and today brought the loss of James Bond actor Roger Moore. On the lighter side, Supernatural is crossing over with Scooby-Doo, and I’ve found a kind of coffee out there that I just wont touch. Plus a return to Zimbabwe for the “Jackass Of The Week” and this week’s “Recommended Listening” goes to the entire Movie Pod Squad.
Grunge Rock icon, Chris Cornell of the bands Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave, was found dead in his hotel room in Detroit. Coroners ruled his death a suicide by hanging. Cornell’s wife claims a prescription for Ativan may have been at fault.
Manchester Concert Bombing Fake News and ISIS
Some people are passing fake news stories around regarding the recent terrorist bombing at an Ariana Grande concert. Some stories show false images of Grande injured from the attack and reports of a gunman near an area hospital. Others claim Grande has retired from music due to the attack. All are false. The one truth that has come forward is that ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.
On top of the seven lawsuits, including the previously mentioned $100 million dollar class action suit, the promoters of the infamous Fyre Festival are now being investigated by the FBI. Investigators are looking into possible wire, mail, and securities fraud in connection with the event.
After 12 seasons of demons, angels, time travel, and monster hunting, the Winchesters are going for the ultimate crossover. In season 13, the ultimate monster hunters are meeting up with Mystery Incorporated for an animated crossover.
A Pennsylvania man is selling a moldy tuna sandwich on e-bay with a minimum sale price of $30,000, because the mold is in the shape of a Mickey Mouse logo. In his defense, he said the posting was kind of a gag, and he intends to donate 50% of the sale price to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitals. He even has the auction verified as a confirmed charity posting.
An Indonesian coffee stall owner has revived the rare drink known as Kopi Joss, which is a highly sweetened coffee with a red hot piece of coal added in. The drink supposedly is good for relieving nausea and other stomach issues. Some claim it tastes the same as normal coffee, others say it has a slight caramel flavor.
A Christian pastor in Zimbabwe is claiming to have received God’s direct phone number and regularly get directions from the Almighty. As “proof” that he is telling the truth, he has released the audio of some of his calls and broadcasts them on his church’s TV station.
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