jdorama.com Forum Index
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   RegisterRegister  Log inLog in 
Top 100
Top 100
Spring 2017   Summer 2017   Fall 2017   Winter 2018  
Interesting/Weird Stories in the News
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... , 97, 98, 99  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    jdorama.com Forum Index -> General Discussions
View previous topic :: View next topic  
brad2



Joined: 18 Jan 2004
Posts: 851
Location: USA
Country: United States

PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Yes I heard about that one this week on TV news. I accept all things that have no explanation when the outcome is good. there are definitely guardian angels. I have seen mine and one of them was always sitting behind the passenger seat when ever I drove the car. I just loved my Lexus but I had to give up driving last December because of vision failing, I used to wonder if any of them were Asian since all of the humans who helped me over the past seven years have all been Asian except for the one surgeon.

The technician who came to fix my TV yesterday was also Chinese/Viet and we got along well since his mother who is Chinese, also loves all the Asian dramas.

It's a small world. Bow
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gaijinmark



Joined: 13 Apr 2007
Posts: 11384
Location: The real world, no alternative facts
Country: Finland

PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

"There's nothing I can't do, just things I haven't done": http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9499560
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
brad2



Joined: 18 Jan 2004
Posts: 851
Location: USA
Country: United States

PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I watched this all he way through. Such an inspiration to see the uplifted strength in this young man. Don't tell me he does not have guardian angels all around him plus his own strong spirit.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
xploring



Joined: 26 Mar 2007
Posts: 2006
Location: Melbourne
Country: Australia

PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

A Florida man woke up with a severe headache and asked his wife to drive him to a hospital, where doctors found a bullet lodged behind his right ear.

"The nurse looked at him and said, 'It appears that you've been shot,'" the Fort Pierce Tribune quoted St Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara as saying.

"And he said, 'No way.'"

The man's wife, April Moylan, fled the emergency room when the bullet was discovered but later told deputies she had accidentally shot her husband as he slept early on Tuesday.

She was jailed on a weapons violation charge while deputies pursued additional charges.

The husband, 45-year-old Michael Moylan, woke up with a head pain so severe he suspected he was having an aneurism and asked his wife to take him to the emergency room.

Police arrested the wife after obtaining a search warrant and finding a gun and bloody rags in the couple's home near the Atlantic coastal town of Port St Lucie.

The husband is in hospital in stable condition.

- Reuters
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gaijinmark



Joined: 13 Apr 2007
Posts: 11384
Location: The real world, no alternative facts
Country: Finland

PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Congratulations Eve!! Looks like you're married to a millionaire.


All Norwegians become millionaires in oil saving landmark

OSLO (Reuters) - Everyone in Norway became a theoretical crown millionaire on Wednesday in a milestone for the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund that has ballooned thanks to high oil and gas prices.

Set up in 1990, the fund owns around 1 percent of the world's stocks, as well as bonds and real estate from London to Boston, making the Nordic nation an exception when others are struggling under a mountain of debts.

A preliminary counter on the website of the central bank, which manages the fund, rose to 5.11 trillion crowns ($828.66 billion), fractionally more than a million times Norway's most recent official population estimate of 5,096,300.

It was the first time it reached the equivalent of a million crowns each, central bank spokesman Thomas Sevang said.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gaijinmark



Joined: 13 Apr 2007
Posts: 11384
Location: The real world, no alternative facts
Country: Finland

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Bullet train? Who needs the bullet train when you've got a vacuum tube: http://rt.com/news/158116-china-super-maglev-train/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
xploring



Joined: 26 Mar 2007
Posts: 2006
Location: Melbourne
Country: Australia

PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

An advanced robotic arm for amputees that can perform complex tasks has been approved for sale in the United States.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it has allowed the sale of the DEKA Arm System - dubbed Luke for the Star Wars character Luke Skywalker - after reviewing data, including a US Department of Veterans Affairs study.

The study found 90 per cent of people who used the device were able to perform complex tasks that involved multiple, simultaneous movements.

These include using keys and locks, feeding themselves, using zippers and brushing and combing hair.

The prosthetic arm is controlled by electrodes that pick up muscle contractions in the wearer to send signals to a computer in the device.

It was developed by New Hampshire-based DEKA Research and Development Corp, founded by Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway and other devices.

The Pentagon's Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) says it provided more than $42 million in funding to DEKA to develop the robotic arm as part of a $106 million project to improve prosthetics.

The Pentagon's involvement came about because of the type of injuries sustained by US troops in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

The Pentagon says more than 1,800 US service members underwent major limb amputations as a result of injuries sustained in those wars.

A program manager in DARPA's biological technologies office, Justin Sanchez, says the arm was designed to produce near-natural upper extremity control to injured people who have suffered amputations.

"This arm system has the same size, weight, shape and grip strength as an adult's arm would be able to produce," he said.

Mr Sanchez says that until now the best technology available to troops and others who have lost an arm is a metal hook.

"The metal hook was the most commonly used prosthetic device for the last hundred years," he said.

"This prosthetic limb system can pick up objects as delicate as a grape, as well be able to handle very rugged tools like a hand drill."

The FDA says the robotic arm could be used by people with limb loss occurring at the shoulder joint, mid-upper arm or mid-lower arm, but not at the elbow or wrist joint.

Reuters
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
xploring



Joined: 26 Mar 2007
Posts: 2006
Location: Melbourne
Country: Australia

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Japan has unveiled the world's first "emotional" humanoid robot that can communicate and read people's emotions.

The bug-eyed 120-centimetre tall robot, called Pepper, uses an emotional engine and cloud-based artificial intelligence system that allows it to analyse gestures, expressions and voice tones.

The robot can learn and "understand" human facial expressions and emotions.

Japanese firm SoftBank, which developed the robot, says it can communicate with family members, perform domestic tasks or care for the elderly.

"Pepper is not yet perfect, but he can already understand about 70 to 80 per cent of spontaneous conversations," SoftBank president Masayoshi Son said.

"Pepper could become a very good friend and a powerful tutor for a child, for example.

"He could learn about a family over several years ... and actually become a member of the family."

The robot is also expected to be used by businesses looking to offset labour shortages and rising wage costs.

It was developed by French robot maker Aldebaran Robotics and would be manufactured by Taiwan's Foxconn, a major supplier to Apple.

The robot will sell for about $2,000 and will be on the market from February next year.

Mr Son said the robot may also eventually take on a customer-service role at SoftBank stores, and will start greeting customers at two Tokyo outlets from Friday.

ABC/AFP
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bmwracer



Joined: 07 Jul 2003
Posts: 125489
Location: Juri-chan's speed dial
Country: United States

PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

72 years later, former internment camp detainee graduates

Fond memories come to mind when Don Miyada looks back on his days at Newport Harbor High School.

The now-retired, 89-year-old Westminster resident still remembers the classes he took and the camaraderie of his classmates. However, there's one photo missing from his scrapbook: graduation.

Miyada was pulled from his classes at the Newport Harbor high school in May 1942 \ a month shy of his commencement \ and was sent, along with his family, to an internment camp in Arizona, the Daily Pilot reported.

The then-17-year-old was one of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans confined to internment camps shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor during World War II.

Miyada remembers hearing the news that President Franklin D. Roosevelt had signed Executive Order No. 9066 that said those of Japanese decent must be detained in the camps.

"I never thought it would actually happen," he said. "Being a citizen of the United States and taking civics classes, it surprised me that they were able to declare someone an enemy alien just with the sweep of a pen."

Although he earned his diploma by completing work while in the internment camp, he never donned the iconic high school graduation cap and gown.

On Thursday, though, Miyada is getting the chance to rewrite his own history, joining Newport Harbor's class of 2014 as they walk across the stadium to collect their diplomas.

"[Boulton] found a copy of the program from what would have been my graduation and my name was on there," Miyada said. "I wasn't able to attend, but my name was there anyway. It was very emotional."

Boulton invited him to walk with the 560 Newport Harbor seniors at graduation Thursday.

Miyada is looking forward to making one more memory at Newport Harbor.

"It's their time to graduate and their time of honor," he said of the graduates. "I'm happy they invited me to be one of them."

After two years in the internment camp, Miyada was released and moved to Michigan.

In April 1944, he was drafted to the military.

"I originally picked the Navy because I thought maybe I might see some of my fellow students and graduates of Newport Harbor, but they went through the form and put me in the Army," he said.

After serving in Europe, Miyada returned to the United States and began attending college, eventually earning a doctorate in chemistry from Michigan State University.

Article here: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-former-internment-camp-detainee-graduates-20140619-story.html
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gaijinmark



Joined: 13 Apr 2007
Posts: 11384
Location: The real world, no alternative facts
Country: Finland

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gaijinmark



Joined: 13 Apr 2007
Posts: 11384
Location: The real world, no alternative facts
Country: Finland

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bmwracer



Joined: 07 Jul 2003
Posts: 125489
Location: Juri-chan's speed dial
Country: United States

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
xploring



Joined: 26 Mar 2007
Posts: 2006
Location: Melbourne
Country: Australia

PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

A Japanese fashion label is using zoo animals to create designer jeans to raise funds for wildlife conservation.

The popular worn-out look of the jeans is custom-made by throwing denim-covered tyres and giant rubber balls into the enclosures of lions, tigers and bears.

The animals chew and distress the fabric which is then sewn into jeans and sold.

The Zoo Jeans project is the initiative of the Mineko Club, a volunteer group of zoo supporters partnered with at Kamine Zoo in Hitachi City.

The jeans are on display at the Kamine Zoo until July 21 and three pairs of jeans are being auctioned online to raise funds for the zoo and World Wildlife Fund.

The pair of jeans "Designed by Tigers" has raised \121,000 ($US1,190) as of Wednesday.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-09/japanese-zoo-animals-create-jeans/5583590
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gaijinmark



Joined: 13 Apr 2007
Posts: 11384
Location: The real world, no alternative facts
Country: Finland

PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

For those of you into irony:


George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

The pine tree planted in 2004 in memory of George Harrison in Los Angeles will need to be replanted because the original tree died as a result of insect infestation.

From the Los Angeles Times: "The memorial tree in Griffith Park had grown to more than 10 feet tall as of 2013, but LaBonge said the tree beetle onslaught was too much for the tree. Trees in Griffith Park have occasionally been the victims of bark beetles and ladybug beetles, among other tree-unfriendly creatures."

Harrison, who died in 2001, spent his final days in Los Angeles and because he was a noted gardener, the tree was planted in his memory.

A date has yet to be set for the replanting.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gaijinmark



Joined: 13 Apr 2007
Posts: 11384
Location: The real world, no alternative facts
Country: Finland

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

What is the ramen version of "Oh, the humanity!!": http://abc11.com/484394/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gaijinmark



Joined: 13 Apr 2007
Posts: 11384
Location: The real world, no alternative facts
Country: Finland

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Now we know why the guy smiled when he gave him a Vegemite sandwich. Drunk

Australia to limit Vegemite sales due to alcohol abuse

Australia's government says some communities should consider limiting the sale of the popular Vegemite spread because it is being used to make alcohol.

It says the yeast-based product is contributing to anti-social behaviour in some remote communities.

Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion described the salty spread as a "precursor to misery".

He said it was being bought in bulk to make moonshine.

Brewer's yeast is a key ingredient in the spread and is used in the production of beer and ale.

In communities where alcohol is banned because of addiction problems, Mr Scullion said Vegemite sales should also be restricted.

"Businesses in these communities... have a responsibility to report any purchase that may raise their own suspicions," he said.

The minister added that in some cases, children were failing to turn up to school because they were too hung-over, and that Vegemite was an increasingly common factor in domestic violence cases.

Vegemite started as a war-time substitute for Marmite, and is now something of an Australian culinary icon, says the BBC's Jon Donnison in Sydney.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gaijinmark



Joined: 13 Apr 2007
Posts: 11384
Location: The real world, no alternative facts
Country: Finland

PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

As somebody posted in the comments, how does a cop mistakenly identify donut glaze???

I thought donuts were one of their main areas of expertise:http://www.news4jax.com/news/florida/doughnut-glaze-flakes-mistaken-for-meth
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
shin2



Joined: 21 Jul 2004
Posts: 1336


PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bmwracer



Joined: 07 Jul 2003
Posts: 125489
Location: Juri-chan's speed dial
Country: United States

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gaijinmark



Joined: 13 Apr 2007
Posts: 11384
Location: The real world, no alternative facts
Country: Finland

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

They said "Kansas", the person at United thought they said "Kansai":https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/united-airlines-dog-japan-missouri_us_5aa949dee4b0004c04067a57
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    jdorama.com Forum Index -> General Discussions All times are GMT + 8 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... , 97, 98, 99  Next
Page 98 of 99

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum