Guess What Your Ancestors Loved To Eat?
According to a new report in New Science magazine, our evolutionary ancestors had quite the appetite for brains! Antelope brains that is! Sets of animal bones recently unearthed in Kenya are believed to be the earliest evidence of human hunting and show our cavemen ancestors enjoyed digging into the heads of antelope and wildebeests, as well as snacking on gazelle meat. They apparently knew a thing or two about butchery, too, cutting the animals into specific parts before selecting the meatiest bones. Scientists have also found a disproportionate number of animal skulls in the area, suggesting our ancestors scavenged the untouched heads from carcasses left behind by big cats after their own meals. Dents inside the skulls indicate they dug in with stones to get at the delicious, juicy brains inside. It’s theorized that the nutrient-rich brain tissue may have helped Homo erectus support larger bodies, bigger brains, and travel longer distances. (Newswer)
Dog Bites Off Woman’s Nose! Husband Bites Dog!
In Madrid, Iowa, Caren and Laine Henry were out walking their pet beagle when they were suddenly attacked by a 50-pound Labrador mix that ran out of a rural yard. The attack was brutal and Caren says the dog bit her abdomen and right thigh, scratched at her eyes, then clamped onto her nose, tearing it off. She says her husband was bit on an arm when he tried to help her. He finally had no choice but to bite the dog on its nose to get it to let go and turn loose! Caren is now recovering in the hospital, minus one nose. (Des Moines Register)
Epic Gas Theft Fail!
In Brisbane, Australia, a video has gone viral showing what may just be the world’s most incompetent gas thieves. In the video, a woman is filling up a red car when a gas attendant comes over. That’s when the driver, seemingly in a panic, starts to drive away. The woman pumping the gas is caught off guard and then literally thrown in the air as the pump tears off the pump, and gas begins gushing out. She falls to the ground but quickly gets up and jumps in the red car as it takes off. Fire and rescue crews were called to the scene to ensure that the area was safe. Police are now trying to trace the woman and the driver and have plans to charge them with dangerous driving and stealing gasoline. (The Australian)
You’ve Gone Too Far When the Old People Pull Out Iron Maiden!
An elderly couple in Sweden was fed up with a constant “whistling sound” they say was coming from their new neighbors’ property. So they took revenge by blasting Iron Maiden’s song Afraid to Shoot Strangers at 4am! The 71-year-old woman and her 81-year-old husband allegedly played the music at top volume. Police found one music system on the balcony and another in the basement, both pointed toward the neighbors’ home. The elderly rockers are now charged with harassment. The wife did tell police she had to take sleeping pills to deal with the whistling noise. The husband said, “We wanted to give them a taste of their own medicine.” Of course there are so many questions that need to be answered here. Did they already own a copy of Fear of the Dark, or did they have to download it from iTunes? Did they just Google “loud music” or where they already familiar with Iron Maiden’s catalogue? How long did it take for them to decide on Afraid to Shoot Strangers? Why not 2 Minutes to Midnight or Chains of Misery? Just like the thug on the ground in Dirty Harry’s famous “5 or 6 shots” scene — I gots to know! (UpRoxx.com)
Too Bad There Were No Caped Crusaders Available
In Portland, Maine, 31-year-old Adam Barnes is behind bars for allegedly attacking two men dressed as comic book characters outside a Portland comic book store. Barnes allegedly attacked a man dressed as a Star Wars stormtrooper and another dressed as a ghostbuster. He reportedly threw the stormtrooper to the ground and punched the ghostbuster in the seemingly random assault. Many people in costume had gathered outside Coast City Comics on Congress Street for a special event at the store when the attacks occurred. Police had to use a stun gun on Barnes who is reportedly 6-feet 4-inches tall and 300 pounds. He was also allegedly drunk at the time. Barnes was charged with two counts of assault, disorderly conduct and five counts of criminal threatening of five police officers who responded. (WCVB News)
Turtle Terrorists- Not the Sharpest of the Bunch!
In Kingwood, Texas a turtle terrorist — yes, a turtle terrorist– proved he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed. The 19-year-old male suffered severe injuries to his hand, lower extremities and face after a bomb he made detonated. He was near a bayou at the time and apparently had brought the bomb with the intent of “blowing up turtles.” Police say the idiot was carrying a very “combustible mixture” when he lit a cigar. The ashes from his cigar fell near his pocket where he was carrying the explosive cartridges and ignited them. Another 18-year-old male who was with him at the time was not injured in the explosion. So far there have been no arrests or charges in connection with the incident. (KHOU News)
Oh Those Silly Beginning Archers!
In Ibaraki, Japan, a 33-year-old man was working in his garden around 2:30 in the afternoon when an arrow came flying over a fence and struck him in his right arm. Apparently it came from a nearby archery range where a beginner was trying to learn the basics of archery. The victim was taken to the hospital but then released the same day with just minor injuries. Could have been a lot worse of course. (Japan Today)
Things Not To Try At Home!
Here’s one to never try at home. In Tucson, Arizona, an unnamed man was rushed to the hospital after firefighters found him at 3am, unconscious and pinned under an SUV parked in his own driveway! The rescuers lifted the vehicle and dragged him to safety. A police spokesperson later learned that our friend was trying “a stunt in which he was going to put the SUV in reverse, jump out and lay on the ground behind it, have the vehicle roll over him, and then get up and get back into the SUV in time to stop it before it collided with anything.” Seriously — how could you even think of that? Much less that it would work? (Arizona Daily Star)
This article was written by CARL LAMAR