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Posted: June 15, 2020 in What's new
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virus_maskHere are questions we need to ask ourselves, who is cooking the food? is all cooking utensils sanitized? has the cook and staff been tested and cleared for the corvid 19? is all the staff at the restaurant dressed in protective gear to help prevent the spread of any possible virus and bacteria?  If your a person who does drive through or home delivery can you really trust that it’s safe? for that matter is any package you get from US mail, UPS or FedEx free of the virus. This corvid 19 started with travelers who returned home or kept traveling to even more countries or cruise ships that land in various countries for a brief time so passengers can browse and shop, but now those people have exposed others.

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Nala The Christmas Cat

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Nala the cat is so popular that she has her own brand of cat food. She’s also available for meet and greets, if you want to give her some in-person pets. Not a stranger to dressing up, here she is in her Christmas best, circa 2015. With over 4 million followers, she knows that she’s got to look her best for Santa Claus, even though there’s no way she’s going to end up on the naughty list.

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Santa Claus may be the world’s biggest celebrity this time of a year but this season, he’s getting help spreading holiday cheer from the world’s most famous hippo, Fiona.

fiona1The beloved hippo sprang to fame in 2017 after she was born six weeks premature at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Weighing just 29 pounds, she wasn’t expected to live. But thanks to the dedicated care of the team at the zoo, she beat the odds and not only survived  she now weighs more than 2,000 pounds  but captured the imagination and hearts of millions of Americans.

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snakeA couple in Brisbane, Australia discovered some live garland decorating their outdoor Christmas tree on Thursday. Leanne Chapman said that when she and her partner returned from work, they noticed some birds acting bizarrely on their porch. "We came home from work and there’s a couple of butcher birds that visit every day and they were just kicking off on the balcony, going crazy," Chapman said. Her partner went out to take video of the birds, and was leaning on a Christmas tree to do so, when he suddenly realized the focus of the birds’ fear.

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Happy 50th, Sesame Street!
sesame_streetIt’s hard to imagine a world without Sesame Street, but it’s equally hard to believe that the beloved children’s show is turning 50 this year! TV shows sometimes have the power to change the world, and Sesame Street has definitely done that. And even though the most die-hard fans may think they know everything there is to know about Big Bird and company, trust us—they don’t. We got the behind-the-scenes scoop on America’s longest-running children’s show from Sesame Street’s current executive producer, Ben Lehmann, and former cast member Emilio Delgado, who played Luis for a whopping 44 years.

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Europe is experiencing a hot boar summer. Why? For one thing, it’s crazy hot there, the kind of heat wave that necessitates kiddie pools under tables at restaurants. For another, wild boars are reportedly ransacking the Continent.

wild_boarThe Guardian published a piece on Tuesday describing all the boar mayhem. Long known to be a hearty, invasive species, capable of thriving most anywhere, boars have recently expanded their domain to metropolitan centers including Barcelona, Berlin, and Rome (and even Houston and Hong Kong). This phenomenon is reportedly owed to increased urban sprawl and the accumulation of enticing waste around city limits. On top of which global boar populations have risen since the 1980s because of warmer weather, declining predators, and increased crop yield, The Guardian reports. And apparently boars become sexually mature when they reach about 77 pounds, meaning eating lots of processed food trash is good for fertility.

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ground_beefA total of 156 people in 10 states have been infected with E. coli after eating tainted ground beef at home and in restaurants since the beginning of March. No deaths have been reported but 20 people have been hospitalized after they were infected with the strain E. coli O103 since March 1. A investigation is ongoing to determine the source of the contaminated ground beef that was supplied to grocery stores and restaurants.

At this time, no common supplier, distributor, or brand of ground beef has been identified. The investigation began on March 28, when officials in Kentucky and Georgia notified the CDC of the outbreak. Since then, some 65 cases have been reported in Kentucky, 41 in Tennessee and another 33 in Georgia.

E. coli cases have also been reported in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio and Virginia.

People infected with the bacteria get sick two to eight days after swallowing the germ, and may sometimes develop a type of kidney failure. Many of the infected people had bought large trays or chubs of ground beef from grocery stores and used the meat to make dishes like spaghetti sauce and Sloppy Joes.

It is not recommending that consumers avoid eating ground beef at this time, but said that consumers and restaurants should handle ground beef safely and cook it thoroughly to avoid foodborne illnesses.

Oldest Gorilla in the US Dies in Sleep

Posted: January 20, 2017 in General, What's new
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coloGoodnight, Colo!

The world’s oldest known gorilla has died peacefully in her sleep, just a month after celebrating her 60th birthday. Colo was born at the Columbus Zoo on Dec. 22, 1956, at a time when little was known about keeping and raising western lowland gorillas in captivity. She was born a preemie, and a zookeeper found her still in her amniotic sac in a zoo enclosure, after having been abandoned by her mother. Thanks to 24/7 attention by her human caregivers, she survived and thrived. Colo was briefly called "Cuddles," but after a naming contest, was given her current moniker, a combination of "Columbus" and "Ohio."

Elvis birthday in Memphis

Posted: January 4, 2017 in What's new
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Events begin Thursday January 5 2017 in Memphis to mark what would have been Elvis Presley’s 82nd birthday, with a cake-cutting ceremony on the front lawn of his home at Graceland.elvis_birthday_cake

A total of 164 pieces have been consigned for an auction to be held Saturday at The Guest House at Graceland, where birthday celebration events are being held for the first time.

Many of the authenticated artifacts come from Elvis’ theatrical and musical careers, though some are tokens and gifts.

A few of the featured items included in the auction are a gold and diamond lion head ring given to musician and guitarist Charlie Hodge, boxing gloves worn by Presley in the 1962 film "Kid Galahad" and personal clothing. Other items included a divorce document signed by both Elvis and Pricilla Presley, a Colt .32 caliber pistol and a blue suede jacket.

Presley was 42 when he died in 1977.