Rikers Island Inmates Claim Guards Poisoned Their Meatloaf

Rikers Island Inmates Claim Guards Poisoned Their Meatloaf: A group of Rikers Island prisoners are claiming that prison guards tried to poison them after some of the meatloaf they were served tested positive for a commonly known rat poison. Prison officials say the bottom line is that while three pieces of meatloaf were tested, only one tested positive for the rat poison — and “two out of three ain’t bad.”

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Study Says Genetics Determines if Mosquitoes Like You: The LA Times is reporting that new research on twins has determined that whether or not mosquitoes are attracted or repelled by you is based on your scent and your genetics. On the other hand, I can’t imagine the damage that does to one’s self image, knowing even the mosquitoes are rejecting you.

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Rare Elephant Bird Egg Expected to Auction for $76,000: Believed to be more than 400 years old and nearly 200 times the size of a chicken egg, an extremely rare elephant bird egg will soon be auctioned in London, with an estimated price tag of up to $76,000. A spokesperson for Big Bird declined comment on the auction. Scientists added that they have ever reason to believe that this elephant bird egg would have been absolutely delicious with a hearty serving of woolly mammoth bacon.

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