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On March 25th, 2012 a teenaged girl was talking on the phone, when suddenly the sidewalk below her gave way. Wang Wei was a taxi driver in the area, who witnessed the collapse and came to check on the young girl.
“I called out to her but she didn’t respond. After I shook her a little, she came to,”Wang told the Telegraph.
After a short time, emergency came to their aid and were able to get both Wang and the young girl out of the 19-foot hole that had been created.
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- GMA News video of the newly discovered Sinkholes in Cebu (cebulive.wordpress.com)
- A Sinkhole (twobairdsproofit.wordpress.com)
- Drilling to take place in Palmyra sinkhole area on Route 422 (pennlive.com)
- Family sues UDOT over teen’s death at sinkhole ()
- This Russian town is plagued by massive, spontaneous sinkholes [Holy Crap Wtf] (io9.com)
UPDATE: Friday January 27th, 2012 at 10:45 AM - A friend of mine wrote me last night in regards to the process of washing the chicken “meat” in ammonia and this is what he had to say: “The nuggets article got me reading and I think you included something incorrect. Soaking nuggets in ammonia is not common practice. As a science nerd, I’m pretty sure Anhydrous Ammonia would be deadly. I couldn’t find any credible info, but Snopes says that the ammonia rumor comes from the fact that refrigeration leaks have contaminated ground meat in the past. Just thought you may want to hear what I found.”
This story comes just a short time after the nugget whore who offered up sexual favors in return for these delicious chicken nuggets. I, myself, really enjoy the occasional chicken nugget and can understand ones appreciation; What I don’t understand is how you could survive on JUST nuggets for nearly 15 years.
Stacey Irvine was introduced to her favorite food at the age of two, when her mother bought her the delicious fried meat. She enjoyed them so much that she has stuck to these (and sometime’s KFC‘s) for many years and occasionally has a piece of toast for breakfast as well. Miss Irvine has never had any fruits or vegetables, which is just crazy in my opinion.
Shocked doctors learned of her habit when the factory worker, from Castle Vale, Birmingham, collapsed and was taken to hospital after struggling to breathe.
The young teenager has swollen veins in her tongue and has also been diagnosed with anaemia. Medical employees gave her some injections as well as an urgent course of vitamins. She has managed to live very long with extremely poor nutritional habits.
Miss Irvine, who prefers McDonald’s treats but also enjoys KFC’s, told The Sun: ‘I am starting to realise this is really bad for me.’
Evonne Irvine, Stacey’s mother, has two other children who are much different from their elder sister. Leo who is five-years-old and Ava who is three-years-old are both healthy eaters. I think this mother must have learnt from her mistake. Maybe if Stacey Irvine saw the photo of how chicken mcnuggets were made, she’d have a change of heart.
The photo above is McDonald’s Chicken McNugget “meat” that is mechanically separated. What does that mean, you ask? Well, it means that the company realized they can scrape the bones from the animal with a machine and get this lovely pink paste you see above. Unfortunately, the process doesn’t end here. After the bones have been scraped, the “meat” is then washed with ammonia to get all the residual bacteria removed. And well, because it tastes so awful, it will be artificially re-flavored and died with artificial color to get rid of that odd pink color. Then, many people all over ingest this product into their body, just like Miss Stacey Irvine. McDonald’s gains a profit, and you lose years of your life! What a great deal!
A diet based solely on chicken nuggets and fries has dangerous amounts of fat and salt.
It also contains few vitamins and other nutrients that are vital for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Sasha Watkins, of the British Dietetic Association, said: ‘Such a limited diet will be low in important nutrients like calcium, fibre, antioxidants and good fats.
‘Parents should never force a child to eat something but always keep offering new foods.’
A junk food diet with few or no vegetables can raise blood pressure and weakens the immune system.
It can also lead to an increased risk of heart attacks or strokes, particularly as we get older.
The table below shows the nutritional values of both a small box of McDonald’s McNuggets and a small portion of fries, and the recommended daily dietary allowances for women aged 18 to 29.
Also it shows how how many calories, fat and other nutrients there are in three nugget-and-fries meals.
|Nutrition||Recommended||Six McNuggets||Small fries||Three meals|
- Who Would Want A BJ From Someone This Desperate For Chicken McNuggets?! (practikel.com)
- Teenager Hospitalized After 15-Year Addiction To Chicken McNuggets (buzzfeed.com)
- Woman Allegedly Offered Sexual Favors In Exchange for Chicken McNuggets (laist.com)
- McDonald’s & Weight Watchers Team Up – Rebrand McNuggets, Fillet-O-Fish “Healthy Options” (friendseat.com)
- McDonald and KFC’s chicken nuggets…this is how the look before you eat them! (thezigzagger.com)
More Deaths as Another Stage Collapses at Belgian Festival Featuring 30 Seconds To Mars, Foo Fighters
The BBC is now reporting four were killed, details are still emerging as to number of dead and injured.
According to Holland’s Trouw.com, one of the tents where a band was playing was blown down after a storm, resulting in chaos and injuries.
Per Belgian radio station Studio Brussel, ambulances have been in and out of the festival and the remainder of today’s festival has been canceled.
The sudden storm Thursday caused the Chateau Tent, where American band Smith Westerns played, or were about to play, to collapse. The band wrote on Twitter: “Stage collapsed max almost got crushed by the tress, I hope pukkelpop has insurance bc all our [stuff] is broke.”
A brief but fierce storm produced strong winds and large hail which brought down trees, per reports. Additionally, a sound tower beside the main stage came loose.
The annual festival’s lineup this year includes many American bands, including 30 Seconds to Mars, Foo Fighters and Rise Against.
Jared Leto tweeted that “four stages were down” and that it was “still raining” Thursday from the festival. “Be safe,” he added.
This video is absolutely insane. Here is a fan’s video of the stage collapsing after getting hit by a gust of wind at 70mph. It has been reported from different sources that 3-5 fans have been confirmed dead, after being crushed and several more are critically injured.
youtube: Fan video of August 13, 2011, Sugarland Concert stage collapse at Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, IN, USA.