Daily Archives: March 21, 2017

News of Great Social Significance

Chelsea Clinton gets $250K/year Expedia board seat, just ‘cuz

In her newly named position, Mrs. Clinton will get $45,000 a year in cash, plus $250,000 a year in stock vesting over three years. What Mrs. Clinton’s responsibilities will be at the online travel-booking company is unclear — the company’s financial filings don’t detail.
Expedia’s chairman, billionaire Barry Diller, is a longtime Clinton ally and prolific fundraiser for the political family. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Mr. Diller and his wife Diane von Furstenberg hosted a “Conversation and Dinner with Hillary Clinton,” with tickets priced at $100,000 per couple.

Chelsea Clinton to Be Honored for Humanitarian Work
Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton will be honored by Variety magazine next month for her humanitarian work along with five other women.
Variety announced Monday the six women who have been selected to be Variety‘s Lifetime Impact Honorees for their humanitarian work: Clinton; actresses Jessica Chastain, Blake Lively, and Audra McDonald; CBS host Gayle King; and media executive Shari Redstone.
The recipients will be recognized on the next cover of Variety and at the magazine’s Power of Women: New York luncheon on April 21.

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Latest Snowflake Outrage: Wonder Woman Has No Armpit Hair
Twitter exploded at the revelation, claiming women of the fictional matriarchy Themyscira would probably not shave their armpits. Some speculated that Gadot’s armpits were photoshopped to show a sheen, immaculate visage, unattainable by real women.

These Parrots Can Make Other Parrots ‘Laugh’—a First
The kea of New Zealand is the first non-mammal species to demonstrate infectious laughter, a new study says.
AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU STOPPED BY TODAY???
The highly intelligent parrot has a specific call, that—like human laughter—puts other parrots that hear it in a good mood. This makes the kea the first known non-mammal to show contagious emotion, joining the ranks of humans, rats, and chimpanzees.

Transgender Weightlifter Wins Women’s Competition
A transgender weightlifter who transitioned from male to female caused outrage after he won a female competition Sunday.
Laurel Hubbard, born a male, outperformed his female competitors in the Australian International competition, reports AU.News.
Hubbard lifted about 591 pounds, compared to runner-up Iuniarra Sipaia, who lifted approximately 572 pounds.
One weightlifter pointed out that Hubbard competing in the women’s division could be unfair.

Cops: Botched Pizza Order Led To Gunfire
Teenage trio arrested for Nashville fusillade
THEY SAID NO ANCHOVIES, DAMMIT
 Police subsequently arrested Djuan Bowers, 18, Tynerick Turner, 17, and a 16-year-old boy. According to court records, Bowers was carrying a loaded Smith & Wesson pistol when apprehended, while two other handguns–a stolen .45 caliber Glock and a .40 caliber Beretta–were found inside the vehicle.

What the cluck! ENORMOUS chicken emerging from a coop leaves viewers baffled (and a little scared!)
The footage, filmed in Kosovo, shows the enormous chicken exiting its coop
Viewers have expressed their amazement at the sheer size of the animal
The short clip has been viewed an astonishing 81 million times
IF YOU SEE ONE OF THESE BRAHMA CHICKENS COMING TOWARD YOU, I SUGGEST YOU RUN!

Owning a cat won’t make you mentally ill, study says

ATTENTION BLUEBIRD
Cats are a primary host of Toxoplasma Gondii (T. Gondii), which is associated with mental health conditions like schizophrenia. That link led researchers to believe raising children in a household with cats could lead to later development of mental illness.
“The message for cat owners is clear: there is no evidence that cats pose a risk to children’s mental health,” Dr. Francesca Solmi, the study’s lead author, said in a news release. “In our study, initial unadjusted analyses suggested a small link between cat ownership and psychotic symptoms at age 13, but this turned out to be due to other factors.”

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