A bizarre rumour regarding the Covid-19 vaccine seems to have taken hold among some — that receiving your jab makes your body magnetic. The rumour has been bolstered by images and videos of bodies with metal objects — often utensils, sometimes larger tools — seemingly magnetically stuck to the skin. The hashtag “#CovidVaccineMagnet” 8.8 million […]
The legitimacy of a popular Call of Duty: Warzone streamer was called into question this week when Charlie “MuTeX” Saouma, the former Call of Duty pro player who holds the record for the most Warzone kills in a solo squads match, was accused of using third-party hardware and software that allows him to cheat. Saouma […]
San Francisco, Calif., Jul 16, 2021 / 13:03 pm (CNA). As diocesan bishops consider how to implement Pope Francis’ motu proprio on the use of the Traditional Latin Mass, the Archbishop of San Franciso has said it will continue to be available in his local Church. Archbishop Salvatore Cordiloeone of San Francisco told CNA July […]
“Ah! Summer grasses! All that remains Of the warriors’ dreams” — Matsuo Bashō In the summer of 1889, Japanese poet Masaoka Shiki brought baseball to his hometown. He started with a ball, a bat and a few friends. It had been 17 years since the American professor Horace Wilson began teaching the sport to students […]
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It’s no secret that tech giants have exploded in value over the last few years, but the scale can be hard to comprehend. Through wide-scaling market penetration, smart diversification, and the transformation of products into services, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Google have reached market capitalizations well above $1.5 trillion. To help us better understand these […]
Officials at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have ‘improperly altered’ safety assessments of new and existing chemicals for years and are continuing to do so, four scientists at the agency claim in a complaint filed by the non-profit environmental protection organisation Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (Peer). The EPA employees disclosed ‘disturbing evidence of […]
It was as if she was in a trance. They whispered into her ears, urging her to throw a potted plant from the top of her school building. Without a thought in her head, she lugged the heavy potted plant up six floors, hauled it over the ledge, and watched as it hit the ground […]