Saturday, July 23, 2016

Just When Thought You Heard It All News (7-22-2016)

Oklahoma woman is recovering from third-degree burns to her thigh caused by hot pennies.
Okay, the first thing I wondered when I read this was, could she have been grinding on the pennies for some reason, and at what point did she realize she was getting burned.

The victim said a cup of spare change spilled into her seat last week, and the scalding hot pennies came in contact with her leg.
She tried icing the wound, but she went to a hospital over the weekend after the pain didn't subside. That's because a third-degree burn is the most severe on the medical scale.

According to the National Weather Service, the heat index was 104 degree on the day she was burned.

Some people really need to catch ‘em all. That's because some people need a freakin life!

A New Zealand man has quit his job to fully devote himself to hunting Pokemon.

Tom Currie24, also known as the worlds second biggest fool, Donald Trump is the biggest, was working as a barista and bartender at a restaurant on the Hibiscus Coast when he was overcome by the worlds latest nonsensical obsession, “Pokemon Go” mania.

“I wanted to have an adventure", Currie said. “I have been working for six years and I was desperate for a break. And Pokemon gave me the chance to live that dream.”

Currie plans to take a two-month trip around New Zealand in his quest to catch all the creatures in the game. As of this week, he already had at least 90 of the 151 Pokemon.

Luckily, his mother approves.

“Tom is a very spur-of-the-moment, independent kid, he always has been,” Tania Dobbs said. “His nana and I don’t understand the game but I remember him loving it in his childhood. I am just glad he is out enjoying his life and seeing so much of New Zealand. I back him 100%.”

Of course, the ambitious Pokemon trainer is having fun with his 15 minutes of fame, but for him, there is nothing like the thrill of the chase.

“When you and your friends have to physically go for a walk or run to catch a rare Pokemon in the area and you all catch it, that is definitely a highlight,” he told the BBC.

"Shake whatcha Mama gave ya"!

This koala has serious skills. 

Last year, Nikki Erickson shared a few photos on Facebook of the gray and fuzzy intruder that had walked in through an open door and managed to climb up a pole inside her home in South East Queensland, Australia.

She also posted a video of the koala trying to climb the pole, but the settings on that post made it visible only to her Facebook friends, she told The Huffington Post in a Facebook message. More recently, pole performer Michelle Shimmy asked Erickson to make the video public so that she could share it on Facebook. 

Shimmy called it “one of the most incredible and beautiful pole performances” she had ever seen when she shared it. The throwback video has now gone viral, prompting multiple news outlets to write about the “pole-dancing koala” this week.

But talented as the little one might be, Erickson realized the koala did not belong in her home, and told HuffPost she contacted Queensland’s Daisy Hill Conservation Park. Rescuers, who came out to retrieve the animal for release back into the wild, determined the koala was a female, and Erickson nicknamed her “Larissa.”

“They made sure she was ok and in good condition, then released her,” Erickson said. “They sent me an email the following day to let me know.”

But while this story has a happy ending, the increasing number of koalas that have been showing up inside Australian homes points to a conservation problem. When young koalas set off to establish their own territory, human development is getting in the way.


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