It sounds like a fake news headline, but it’s true: A 38-year-old Scottish woman walked into a hospital to discover that a sex toy had been lodged in her vagina for 10 years, according to an article published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. STV News reports that the woman sought medical attention after contracting sepsis, a potentially fatal condition in which the body fends off severe infection by releasing chemicals into the bloodstream. These chemicals fight the infection, but also trigger inflammation that can cause organ damage and even organ failure.
A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula.
The threat came from Hwang Pyong-So, director of the military’s General Political Bureau, during a speech to a large military rally in Pyongyang Sunday on the anniversary of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War.
This month’s artefact is the Animal and Zoo Magazine. This was the official magazine of ZSL. We feature some photographs from the November 1939 issue, showing London Zoo at the start of the Second World War.
War broke out on 3rd September 1939. At 11.00am the Zoological Gardens were closed by order of the Government, as were all other public places where people gathered in large numbers.
The Zoo had been preparing for war for some time. Zoo records show that at the beginning of September 1939, some of the Zoo’s most valuable animals were transferred to Whipsnade for safety; two giant pandas, two orang-utans, four chimpanzees, three Asian elephants and an ostrich.
Would these robots competing in the 2014 RoboCup German Open tournament even qualify for the robot olympics?
It’s fun to follow the Olympics, but something is missing. It’s certainly not human narratives or drama. It’s not excitement. It’s robots. Where are the robots?Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has the same question, and since Japan is hosting the 2020 summer games in Tokyo, he’s in a position to do something about it.
A TSA agent checks the identification of travelers at Los Angeles International Airport. The TSA is offering the public cash for ideas to speed up screening lines. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Even the Transportation Security Administration concedes that airport screening lines can be long and frustrating.
If you have a better idea for moving people through airport queues, the TSA wants to hear it.
The witches and wizards in Nigeria are not happy with Islamist militant sect Boko Haram.
The Sun reports that an emergency meeting was held at Afuze, Edo over the challenges facing the country, especially the nation’s security.
Things somehow turned very ugly on Thursday morning when two Pennsylvania state constables attempted to serve a man with a warrant because the man had accumulated 31 unpaid parking tickets.
The two law enforcement officials approached the man, Kevin McCullers, in the garage at his residence in a suburb of Allentown, reports The Express-Times. It was about 7:30 in the morning.