A group of students reportedly lured a dog to its death intentionally. They tossed the ball across a busy road, knowing that the animal would run after it.
A college in Ireland is currently investigating a troubling incident. Authorities at the University of Limerick claimed that a group of students lured a dog to its death intentionally.
A nearby resident on College Court Drive spoke about the act claiming that a group of drunken college goers had gathered on property, located near a busy road. A small dog was attracted to the crowd and joined them out of curiosity.
The students decided to play a game with the innocent canine. They purposely waited until a van was driving down the street. Then they tossed the ball across the road, knowing that the dog would run after it.
Sadly the pooch did just that. The animal was struck by the van and killed.
To make the situation even more atrocious, the students were laughing after the dog was hit. A petition has been signed seeking punishment for those responsible.
How do you think the students should be disciplined? Should they be suspended from the University?
Kip and Nicole Macy have pleaded guilty to multiple charges. The couple reportedly terrorized their tenants, who were living in a San Francisco apartment house. What's your landlord like?Kip and Nicole Macy have been named the "landlords from hell”. The couple reportedly terrorized their tenants, who were living in a San Francisco apartment house.The Macys purchased the property in 2005 and wanted the existing tenants to move so they could renovate the individual units and sell them. Their reign of terror began in 2006 according to court authorities. The couple used a power saw to cut holes in the floor of one of the tenant’s living rooms. The victim was home at the time and witnessed the saw’s blade tearing through the floor.According to CNN, the couple also cut out portions of floor joists in an attempt to make the building structurally unstable. Adding to their horrible actions, the couple bought a semi-automatic handgun and threatened to shoot the building manager.ABC News notes that they cut phone lines, changed locks, sent threatening letters, burglarized their own tenant’s apartments and destroyed residents’ belongings. The pair recently pleaded guilty to numerous felony charges including residential burglary, stalking and attempted grand theft.
Travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler took a reader’s survey of what cities in the world are the most friendly and which are the least friendly. Newark, New Jersey was listed as the least friendly city in the world.Travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler took a reader’s survey of what cities in the world are the most friendly and which are the least friendly. Newark, New Jersey was listed as the least friendly city in the world according to the survey that tabulated the opinions of 46 thousand readers of the magazine. Conde Nast Traveler magazine said: “Newark is best known for being the site of an airport near New York, and for many of our readers, that's the only reason to stop there.” Five of the top ten least friendly cities in the world are located in the United States, including New Haven, Connecticut, Detroit, Michigan, and Atlantic City, New Jersey taking up the seventh, eighth and ninth places. Oakland, California was listed as the third least friendly city in the world, just behind Islamabad, Pakistan and Newark. The survey also looked at the friendliest cities on the planet, which listed Florianopolis, Brazil as the friendliest, followed by Hobart, Tasmania, Thimpu, Bhutan, and Queenstown, New Zealand. The only American city to make the top ten friendliest was Charleston, South Carolina at number five.
Here are 10 of the more unusual creatures found underwater. From monstrous to ethereal, the sea is filled with all sorts of magnificent specimens.Here are 10 of the more unusual creatures found underwater.Number 10. Siphonophores. They’re clear and fragile, but given the length and bioluminescence of some of them, they can be quite a spectacle to behold. Select ones have been measured at over 40 meters long. Be careful around them though. They break easily.Number 9. Vampire Squid. Like its namesake, this cephalopod wanders about in the dark. In order to survive the deep area it occupies, it has had to give up some other functions, like spewing ink clouds. Number 8. Anaximenes Amphipod. Looking like the offspring of a water glass and an alien, this mysterious diaphanous crustacean was spotted off the coast of Southern Turkey. Number 7. Goblin Shark. Ideally suited for a sci-fi horror movie, this sea beast is actually built for roaming around the deep sea. Its beady little eyes are the result of not surfacing often.Number 6. Dumbo Octopus. It was named thus because it has two flaps on its head that resemble big ears, just like the cartoon elephant has. When these creatures float around they take on an umbrella-like appearance. Number 5. Colossal Squid. Yeah, they’re big. These squid can reach about 17 feet in length. Despite the claims gone viral on social media, they do not grow to be the size of military submarines.Number 4. Barreleye. Transparent fish are not rare, but this one only has a see-through head, making it quite unique. It has eyes that completely rotate around their sockets, making it possible for the barreleye to look through itself. Number 3. Disco Clam. It’s a bivalve and a light show. Scientists have discovered that it produces the pulses by moving its silica-covered lips back and forth to catch and reflect rays, just like a disco ball. Number 2. Predatory Tunicate. They live anchored to the walls of deep canyons and must feed on whatever passes by – sort of like a venus flytrap. And if there aren't any other tunicates nearby, they're able to reproduce on their own. Number 1. Gigantocypris. Oddly, it’s also known as the Giant ostracod, even though it’s only about 2-and-a-half centimeters wide. 20 percent of its body is taken up by their eyes, which are made of big reflectors and light-sensitive materials.
Kids want to know why everything is the way it is. Anyone who has been around a child is aware of the string of questions that follow each other in an attempt to constantly learn. We can't let this part of ourselves fade away.Curiosity, learning and understanding are literally the lifeblood of both individual and societal progress. There is so much left for our species to learn about our own psychology, our planet, and especially our universe -- that an unquenchable desire for ongoing knowledge is the key to improvement. The moment we stop learning is the moment we stop growing.
According to a study from the World Meteorological Society, nine of the ten years between 2001 and 2010 were the warmest on record, making the first decade of the 21st century the warmest in recorded history. According to a study from the World Meteorological Society, nine of the ten years between 2001 and 2010 were the warmest on record, making the first decade of the 21st century the warmest in recorded history. The study was conducted by the WMO, which is an agency of the United Nations. It also noted the extreme weather seen by many regions around the world during this time, including droughts, and heat waves. The frequency of tropical cyclones is also reportedly on the rise. There are many consequences associated with climate change, including that sea levels are approximately 8 inches higher than they were in 1880. The average temperature around the world is point 88 degrees celsius higher than it was last century. The report says “the rapid changes that have occurred have been caused largely by humanity's emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.” Concentrations of greenhouse gases have continued to increase.Carbon dioxide has reached more than 400 parts per million in the atmosphere, and projected average temperature rise is expected to be between 2 to 6 degrees Celsius over the next 100 years.
According to a study from Michigan State University, male sea lampreys heat up their bodies when a female gets close to them.According to a study from Michigan State University, male sea lampreys heat up their bodies when a female gets close to them. This is a mating technique that scientists were previously unaware of. Fat cells next to the anterior dorsal fin of the mature male lampreys increases their body temperatures by approximately point 5 degrees Fahrenheit.This is the first time researchers have observed a thermogenic heat producing body part in a cold blooded animal. Since lampreys die after mating, they use up all of their energy producing this heat from their bodies. They also release a pheromone to attract the females, and then when an ovulating female lamprey comes by, the males turn up the heat. Professor Weiming Li, a neurobiologist from Michigan State University that worked on the study said: “We initially thought this might be a mechanical device. Females are more passive and the male will wrap its body around the female's belly, almost like he's stripping the eggs out of her.” Lampreys are a parasite that attach themselves to larger fish and suck their blood and bodily fluids.