E-Cigarettes Are As Harmful As Cigarettes – A new study out of France has revealed that all of those who think they are saving their health by smoking electronic cigarettes are wrong. The e-cigarettes apparently contain carcinogenic chemicals, which are just as harmful as normal tobacco. One of the researchers said, “We detected a significant quantity of carcinogenic molecules in the vapour of these cigarettes which have thus far gone undetected.” The toxins can also be found in the vapor that the e-cigarettes let off. They hope that these findings will lead to e-cigarettes receiving the same public bans that traditional cigarettes have received.
Teddy Bear Org Mad At Miley A teddy bear organization has claimed that Miley Cyrus is corrupting the innocent reputation of teddy bears. A rep for Teddy Bear Fund, an org dedicated to giving out stuffed animals at abuse shelters said, “Miley made a poor choice to use a universally loved children’s teddy bear in an offensive way. There is always good art and bad art — unfortunately . . . this was bad art.”The rep also said, “Hopefully she might consider reversing this situation by giving lots of teddy bears to children in need of comfort.”
Blacks Asked To Leave Restaurant – 25 African Americans were asked to leave a Wild Wing Café in South Carolina right after they walked in because a white customer felt threatened by their presence. According to one of the men asked to leave the group have been waiting for a table for 2 hours. When they were finally ready to seat them a shift manager approached the group and said that one of the existing customers felt “threatened” by their party and she therefore could not seat them. When questioned about why she asked the group to leave she said that she had the “right to deny service” and went on to use the excuse that one of the group members was videotaping the conversation- undoubtedly because he was capturing blatant discrimination. One of the denied patrons took his story to local news and Facebook after several of his calls to the restaurant’s corporate office went unanswered. The group has since received an apology and a free meal but they are understandably not satisfied.
Philly Near Bottom Of America’s Best Drivers Report – Are we in good hands? According to insurance giant Allstate, Philly has some improvements to make. The city ranked 188th out of the 194 safest driving cities in America. Drivers in Philly are 65% more likely to get into an accident than the national average and get into an accident on average every six years. The safest city to drive in according to the report is Fort Collins, Colorado which has an average of 13.8 years in between accidents for their drivers. An Allstate rep said that there is hope for the city, “We don’t want drivers in Philadelphia to be discouraged by their ranking. Instead, we want the report to challenge drivers in Philly to make positive changes to their driving habits that will in turn make the city a safer place to live, work and raise families.” Below are the top 10 worse cities.
- Washington, D.C.
- Providence, Rhode Island
- Hialeah, Florida
- Glendale, California
- Alexandria, Virginia
- San Francisco
- Arlington, Virginia
“Bomb-Proof” Backpacks – A 27 year old Israeli has developed a new backpack that may fight against some of the terror the country has been seeing. The ‘bomb roof’ backpack is designed to protect vital organs in the event that a bomb goes off near the backpack’s wearer. Wearers are supposed to pull straps on the side of the bag and lie flat on the floor. It’s supposed to protect the brain, heart, liver and kidneys. The designer said, “ This bag is meant to protect and save lives, lives of all the different people around the world who need that kind of protection. Of course I hope one day that my invention will be irrelevant.”
Obama To Speak For 50th Anniversary Today Of ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech – President Obama will speak at the commemoration today marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, delivering his remarks from the same steps of the Lincoln Memorial where King spoke 50 years ago during the 1963 March on Washington. In an interview yesterday, Obama said that he imagines King, “would be amazed in many ways about the progress that we’ve made.” However, he noted that King’s speech was also about jobs and justice and said, “When it comes to the economy, when it comes to inequality, when it comes to wealth, when it comes to the challenges that inner cities experience, he would say that we have not made as much progress as the civil and social progress that we’ve made, and that it’s not enough just to have a black president… ”
ABC Reports Scientific Breakdown Of Twerking – ABC has gotten the scientific definition of twerking from a PhD research that breaks down the dance anatomically. Twerking is described as “a combination movement involving a deep squat and a pelvic tilt… You take a wide stance with your legs turned out at 10 and 2 so your hips are externally rotated. Then you pulse up and down as you thrust the pelvis bone forward and back.” The doctor described the dance as a good muscle and stamina builder.
Twerk And Selfie Added To Dictionary – Oxford is doing its best to stay up-to-date on the hip slang terminology of the day. The newest additions to the dictionary include “Twerk” and “Selfie”. Instagram models can now say that they are taking a # “photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.” And now Miley Cyrus is the self-proclaimed princess of “dancing to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.” Nice.
Journalist Exposes Breasts To Mayor – A Canadian politician got an eyeful when a bold radio host decided to go all in to make her point. Lori Welbourne was talking to politician Walter Gray about their town’s ‘Go Topless Day’. She was asking Gray about the legality of women going around topless when she asked him to hold her microphone and then pulled down her top- exposing her tatas. Gray surprisingly kept his cool through interview and told Welbourne that it was completely legal for women to share their goods.