Mystery Orange Alligator Appears In South Carolina

(PCM) No one can seem to explain the appearance of a mysterious orange colored alligator that has surfaced in a pond near Charleston, South Carolina. Residents that live near the retention pond claim that they have seen the oddly colored alligator numerous times, but there appears to be no solid reasoning behind it’s bright orange color.

The gator is 4 to 5 ft long and the most logical explanation for the alligators orange color comes from Jay Butfiloski with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, who says that the alligator may have turned orange in color due to spending the winter in a rusty steel culvert pipe. What is odd is that some of the rust did not wash off the alligator after it’s time spent in the fresh water.

Experts claim that the alligator is due to shed it’s skin soon, so perhaps then it will return to its’ normal coloring, but until then it is definitely a bright sight to see!  Many residents joke that the alligator used too much tanning oil over the summer!

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Spilled Skittles On A Rural Wisconsin Highway Open The Door To A Bigger Mystery

(PCM) One of the more odd happenings as of late is the report of a massive spillage of red Skittles candy on a rural Wisconsin Highway. Literally, thousands of only red colored Skittles littered the roadway! If that was not absurd enough, it was the Wisconsin sheriff’s comments about the incident on Facebook that led people to further scratch their heads in confusion.

It seems that the Skittles, which were being transported in a large cardboard box on the back of a flat-bed truck, were on their way to be delivered as food for cattle in the region. It was raining in the area that day and the cardboard box became wet causing it to give way and spill the load of Skittles all over the highway. It is said that the Skittles were set to become cattle food because they did not make the cut for human consumption and packaging for the company. In other words, they were a bunch of defective Skittles.

Mars, the parent company of the Skittles brand, claims that they had no idea that the defective Skittles were going to be fed to cattle and claim they are currently investigating the incident. They claim that the load of red Skittles was deemed defective due to a manufacturing glitch that prevented them from being stamped with the company’s signature white “s” and that is the reason they were shipped off.

We find it very hard to believe that the Mars company had no clue that these defective candies were being sold off for cattle food, as it is fairly common process due to government regulations regarding a farms corn crops. The regulations state that 40% of a farms corn crop must be put aside for the use of fuel and the rest of the crop can be split evenly between consumption for humans and animals. However, if a farm were to have a bad crop season for corn they have been forced to turn to alternative measures to feed their livestock, which includes the cattle, by giving them not only defective Skittles as in this particular case, but also gummy bears as well.

These foods are a cheaper alternative to corn and provide what many farmers call “cheap carbs” to bulk up their animals. It is not an uncommon practice for food manufacturers to sell off many of their defectives to companies that use them to create animal feed. The US Animal Defense Fund provides a list of which foods can be collected and made into animal scraps. It includes cookies, Fruit Loops, cereal, orange peels, dried fruit, taco shells, refried beans, cottonseed hulls, rice products, potato products, and peanut pellets to name a few with of course gummy bears and Skittles making that list as well!

Cattle farmers are often times willing to feed virtually anything they can get their hands on to their cattle and livestock as a way to replace the starch and sugar content that the animals typically receive through consuming corn-based feed.  It is certainly a scary thought for consumers, as it is growing more and more difficult to figure out exactly what we are eating ourselves after discovering some of these details regarding the both the farming and food industries.

 

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Dog Mauls Owners For Trying To Put Him In A Sweater

(PCM) It was not such a great start to the New Year for a family in Tampa, Florida after their pit bull mix named Scarface mauled a husband and wife who were attempting to dress him in a sweater.

We always thought dogs hated being put in those ridiculous things and it appears we are correct.

The dog not only attacked the husband and wife, but also attacked the couples 22-year old son who was attempting to break up the incident.

According to the Tampa police department, 52-year old Brenda Guerrero made an attempt to put a sweater on Scarface the dog when he suddenly began to attack. Her husband 46-year old Ismeal Guerrero tried to pull the dog off his wife, but then he too was attacked.

By this point the couple’s 22-year old son Antoine Harris grabbed a knife and stabbed the dog in the head and neck to stop the attack, but the dog then began attacking Harris as well. Eventually, the three family members were able to escape the home and leave the dog in the backyard.

The authorities say that the dog was still behaving incredibly aggressively when they arrived on the scene and in quite a “Cujo-esque” move even after being tazed by the authorities the dog was still able to escape and rip out the prongs of the tazer.

Scarface was eventually caught using a catch pole by animal control and his current condition is unknown.  The family was taken to a local area hospital to treat their injuries which were considered serious, but not life-threatening. The family had only recently adopted Scarface from a local area shelter and neighbors claim the dog had already escaped and was caught roaming around the neighborhood several times.

Dogs do not like sweaters …. we repeat … dogs do not like sweaters! Well, maybe adorable little purse dogs do, but on a pitbull, you might want to think again!

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Why Cat Poop Can Lead To A Wild Sex Life

(PCM) This is definitely one of the more bizarre reports that we have studied. Researchers for the Journal Of Evolutionary Psychology have released the findings of a new study revealing that a certain type of parasite found in cat’s brains that is then transferred to humans by way of feline feces has the ability to make people feel “aroused by their own fear, danger, and sexual submission.”

The parasite is known as toxoplasma gondii and is linked to the disease toxoplasmosis. Those that suffer from toxoplasmosis are said to be sexually aroused by fear, danger and submission. The researchers have found that certain individuals who have been diagnosed with toxoplasmosis have shown a high interest level in elements of both bondage and violence. The study conducted by the researchers for the Journal Of Evolutionary Psychology consisted of collecting data from over 36,000 people in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Over 700 of which were infected with the parasite. The results suggested that those who were infected with Toxoplasma gondii “expressed higher attraction to bondage, violence, zoophilia, fetishism, and, in men, also to masochism, and raping and being raped.” The disease can also cause extreme rage and a variety of other mental illnesses.

A terrifying statistic number shows that approximately 1/3 of the population is infected with the parasite, most likely transmitted through contact with feline feces. However, it should be noted that not all people infected with the parasite will come down with full blown toxoplasmosis. Toxoplasmosis can be diagnosed with a simple blood test, however many people go untested for the disease because it shows no symptoms and it does not always lead to individuals expressing interest in extreme sexual fetishes.

Just something to keep in mind the next time you are cleaning out kitty’s pan!

 

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Domino’s Pizza Is Training Reindeer To Deliver Pizza In Japan

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(PCM) We can think of about a million and one reasons why this is not such a good idea, however Domino’s Pizza still plans to move forward with their “brilliant” idea to train reindeer to deliver pizza’s this holiday season in Japan. The franchise branch that came up with the idea is even figuring on a way incorporate GPS technology to equip the reindeer and the pizza will be delivered via sleigh. Tis’ the season of ridiculousness! 

The fine folks at the Domino’s franchise in Japan that hatched this plan have released a video showcasing their effort in training the pizza delivering reindeer. Let’s just say, it doesn’t go exactly according to plan (gee..didn’t see that one coming!).

Domino’s plan was to equip the reindeer with GPS trackers so that the customer who ordered the pizza would be able to track their whereabouts and delivery time. They unfortunately did not plan for such instances as the pizza falling off the back of the reindeer or the reindeer veering the sleigh off course. Not sure what they were really expecting with an untrained wild animal, but hey, we give them points for the attempt and creativity. 

A press release for the company states that it is “too difficult to control the reindeer” but they are still trying to work out the situation and urge their customers to stay tuned for additional information. 

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Large Shark Discovered Alive In A Roadside Puddle

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(PCM) Authorities in Australia are investigating the discovery of a large shark found alive in a roadside puddle in the town of One Tree Hill. Could it have been a real live “Sharknado” or some elaborate prank, but whatever the case it has left the authorities baffled.

Sadly, despite their best efforts to move the shark to a water tank, it later died as a result of the incident. It is still unclear how the shark managed to find it’s way to the puddle, but authorities are leaning towards the theory that it may have been someones pet that outgrew it’s home aquarium tank. Also, someone may have caught the shark while fishing and then later decided to dump the catch on the side of the road.

Authorities are asking for anyone with any information to please come forward.

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