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  • 72 dead in beer 'poisoning': Crocodile bile blamed for deaths in Mozambique
    72 dead in beer 'poisoning': Crocodile bile blamed for deaths in Mozambique
    The death toll from the poisoned beer drunk at a funeral in Chitima, Mozambique over the weekend climbed to 72 Tuesday, health officials say. Authorities noted that the homemade beer, a traditional ceremonial beverage, was poisoned while the...
  • Hoyt
    Liberals on Twitter applaud bartender who threatened to kill John Boehner
    On Tuesday, Cincinnati's WCPO reported that 44-year-old Michael Robert Hoyt, a bartender who worked at the Weatherington Country Club in West Chester, Ohio, was indicted on charges of threatening to murder House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio...
  • Crocodile bile beer: 69 killed from a beer bile? Toxic taste investigated by health officials
    Crocodile bile beer: 69 dead because of tainted beer? WHO examines poison brew
    Was crocodile bile used as a beer ingredient that left 69 people dead in Africa this week? The tainted concoction is still being examined by World Health Organization (WHO) officials, but it appears that a particular poison was added to the fatal...
  • Poison symbol
    Dayton woman allegedly poisons neighbor’s dog with antifreeze
    Dayton police were called out to a Cedarhurst Avenue home, after the residents claimed their neighbor used antifreeze to poison their dog, according to WHIO on Sunday. The residents said their dog Pete, a six-year-old rat terrier, began stumbling...
  • Woman Mixes Ingredients for Homemade Beer in Mozambique
    Poisoned beer kills 56, hospitalizes 145 in suspected Muslim action
    At least 56men and women attending a funeral in the African nation of Mozambiquedied after they drank a traditional beer specially brewed for theevent, according to reports on Sunday. The mournerswere drinking the ceremonial beer during the...
  • What do you think of children brides?
    Did child bride poison husband?
    It's very possible that a 14-year-old child bride may get the death penalty for murdering her husband just weeks after the wedding took place.The incident happened in Nigeria. According to Newser.com, the bride was not a wealthy one and was...
  • Seals
    Mysterious deaths of 500 sea lions on the coast of Peru
    Five hundred Seals were found dead on the northeastern coast of Peru Sunday. Currently there are no indications as to how or why they might have died, and the bodies supposedly have started decomposing which leads to conclusions that they have...
  • You shall not pass
    KXL, A Storm In The Making
    Two and a half years ago I wrote about the tar sands in Canada, and how it was already affecting life there, both with people and the surrounding environment. I wrote of the deaths tar sands oil was already causing, and the contamination of the...
  • Laundry detergent pods prove perilous to kids
    Laundry detergent pods prove perilous to kids
    Those squishy, multi-colored detergent packets may help get your laundry clean, but they are proving perilous to young children who often mistake the pods for candy or toys. According to government health experts, poison centers throughout the...
  • Florida's Manchineel tree described as the world's most dangerous tree
    Florida's manchineel tree described as most dangerous tree in the world
    The Mother Nature Network has described the Manchineel tree as not only endangered, but dangerous or life threatening to anyone who touches it. The endangered tree can be found anywhere from South Florida to northern parts of South America. The...
  • No poison is good poison
    No poison is good poison, Part I
    This past Saturday morning, September 7, a familiar neighborhood cat was found in distress on a quiet residential street in Kennesaw Georgia. She appeared to be disabled, unable to lift herself, her back legs appearing paralyzed. Her breathing was...
  • White Foxglove
    'Poisoner’s Handbook': the forensics of poison in early 20th century NYC
    In her introduction, author Deborah Blum points out that until the 19th century, detecting poison as a means of murder was all but impossible. It became the favorite way of getting rid an unwelcome person, such as a rich relative who hung on too...
  • Chickens
    Did firefighter poison chickens because he thought they were mocking him?
    Police have arrested and charged a veteran firefighter with 11 counts of malicious killing of a domestic animal after he used rat poison to kill 11 chickens living in a coop behind a neighbor's house. According to an Aug. 5 report fromThe...
  • Bret Michaels
    Bret Michaels to appear at 10TV Health & Fitness Expo in August
    Bret Michaels may be from Pittsburgh, but he seems to really love the Buckeye State. He was just here in Columbus a couple weeks ago, performing at Scioto Downs Racino on July 5, and he’s going to be here again in just a little over a month....
  • The Winery Dogs return to the Canyon Club
    The Winery Dogs return to the Canyon Club
    On Saturday, June 28, The Winery Dogs made a return visit to the Canyon Club in Agoura to a packed house of eager friends and fans.In October 2013 the lineup of Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) on drums/vocals, Billy Sheehan (Mr Big, Steve Vai ) on...