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WARNING: THIS IS SOME CRAZY SHIT.
YouTube: What we have here was a man trimming trees with a machete. He was slicing protruding branches but didn’t pay proper attention of the power lines. One of his swings caught a live wire and electrocuted him on the spot. His friend with help of a few neighbors tried to pull him out of the danger when said friend touched the high voltage wire hanging off the post.
You can see sparks on his skin as electric current runs through his body, sending him down to the ground. Woman in yellow shorts gets a zap trying to pull him out but gets out of there before it could electrocute her too. Others try to help the frying man with sticks but it’s not working out. Soon the body starts producing smoke — a clear sign that when the electricity takes a hold of a human, the consequences are brutal.
This took place in December of 2011.
- Fatal electrocution in Kaikoura (nzherald.co.nz)
- You: 2 electrocuted (nation.com.pk)
- Man electrocuted while trying to steal PHCN cable [Vanguard News] (transformationwatch.com)
- Lorry driver electrocuted (thehindu.com)
- Man electrocuted in Southern California copper theft try (mercurynews.com)
- Man electrocuted in California copper theft try (kansascity.com)
So I’ve got to be honest and state that although I gave up smoking for the New Year and held up my end of the bargain for 9 days, I did (am still, slightly) cheating. I do plan on doing it again, but feel I might just need some assistance and a different state of mind from the start. Fortunately, I think this next time will be the winner. Until then, this has been a miserable experience and quitting sucks. Since I’ve been thinking about this since the beginning of 2012, might as well find the humor in my situation.
The results are in from a 20-year study of marijuana smokers; Smoking pot does not harm the lungs! I know it sounds crazy, but apparently this is only true for those of us who only smoke about once or twice a week. Sadly, I don’t fall into this category, but there is still some good news for those os us who enjoy medicating on the daily:
The results, from the 20-year study on the health effects of marijuana, are hazier for heavy users — those who smoke two or more joints daily for several years.
The data suggest that using marijuana that often might cause a decline in lung function, but there weren’t enough heavy users among the 5,000 young adults in the study to draw firm conclusions.
A small decline does not discourage me from using marijuana, especially because most everything in our body tends to decline with age. It’s the chemicals in cigarettes that really do the harm, and seeing as marijuana and tobacco only share a few of the same chemicals, the results differ.
The findings echo results in some smaller studies that showed while marijuana contains some of the same toxic chemicals as tobacco, it does not carry the same risks for lung disease.
Awesome, let’s go roll a blunt and enjoy our lives.
***Unlike cigarette smokers, marijuana users tend to breathe in deeply when they inhale a joint, which some researchers think might strengthen lung tissue. But the common lung function tests used in the study require the same kind of deep breathing that marijuana smokers are used to, so their good test results might partly reflect lots of practice, said Kertesz, a drug abuse researcher and preventive medicine specialist at the Alabama university.***
- Study: No lung damage from marijuana (boston.com)
- Study: No lung danger from casual pot smoking – CBS News (cbsnews.com)
- UCSF Study Finds Pot Smoke Less Harmful Than Tobacco (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
- Kush Chronic-les: Study Finds Smokin’ That ‘Mary Jane’ Does NOT Hurt Your Lungs (bossip.com)
- STUDY: Marijuana Doesn’t Harm Your Lungs After All (huffingtonpost.com)
- Marijuana doesn’t harm lung function, study found (disclose.tv)
The 31-year-old man from Orlando, Florida, John Luther, was apparently pissed that his fiance refused him money for more alcohol, and decided he would seek revenge.
Mr. Luther poured gas onto his fiance’s head before setting the pillow she was sleeping upon, on fire. If he thought that she would for some reason change her mind by being set on fire, he was wrong.
His fiancée was able to escape being burned and 31-year-old Luther beat out the flames with his hands before storming out of the house to go drinking.
His fiancée then fell asleep on the couch, and was later woken by Luther when he returned, who told her their home was on fire and full of smoke.
After police had arrived on the scene, they became suspicious of the circumstances due to the fact that the female smelled of gasoline. The woman was instructed to say nothing by her fiance who just attempted to kill her, but fortunately, the police still arrested Luther on suspicion of arson.
The story seems like it would end here, but shortly after he was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor burns to his hands, he tried to escape…twice.
The first time he was found by a nurse who followed a trail of blood left by his IV line and the second time police found him waiting for a taxi outside the hospital emergency room.
Police charged Luther with attempted first-degree murder, arson of a dwelling, and violation of probation on a previous conviction in Lake County for trafficking in stolen property.
Court records show pasts arrests for domestic violence. Luther remains held without bail in the Orange County Jail.
- ARA: He lied, and he’s cheating on his fiance (timesunion.com)