Thousands Mob Taiwan Capital To Catch An Elusive Pokemon


(PCM) It is no secret that Pokemon Go is all the rage and players will stop at nothing to collect all of the games adorable little creatures, even mobbing a capital city if necessary.

A clip has recently surfaced online that allegedly shows literally thousands of Taiwanese Pokemon Go players in a mad dash in the city’s Xinbeitou district on a hunt to catch an elusive Snorlax that has popped in the region. The Snorlax is relatively rare in the Pokemon universe so naturally everyone began to mob the area.

Watching the video is definitely surreal as the people are behaving in nearly the same way they would during some sort of terrorist attack or alien invasion.  Chinese news agencies reveal that the Xinbeitou area has become a daily spot for thousands of players looking to catch the particularly exotic Pokemon that appear to populate the surrounding areas. It has gotten so bad that at times police reinforcements need to be brought in to control the hordes of people overcrowding the area.

While Pokemon Go is a wonderful way to keep individuals active and social, it is creating a lot of chaos around the world as well! There have been reports in a slew of major cities about game players putting themselves and others in dangerous situations while trying to catch Pokemon. Remember to play safe everyone and obey all posted rules and regulations!

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Wind Blows 1,500 Americans To Canada During Annual Floating Event


(PCM) The wind is responsible for a bit of an odd invasion that occurred near Ontario, Canada. It seems that 1,500 American’s were accidentally blown into Canadian territory while participating in a floating event that was taking place on the St. Clair River.  The Port Huron Float Down turned into an international incident when the “floaters” from Michigan were blown into Ontario by strong winds in the region.

The authorities in Ontario claim that there is no official organizer for the annual event and it poses no “significant and unusual hazards” given the quick-moving current, large volume of participants, lack of life jackets, and unpredictable weather conditions. It did however take them hours to get the situation sorted out and bus the approximately 1,500 hundred participants back to Michigan. Most were unprepared to be stranded, but made the best of the situation.

The event beagn at Port Huron’s Lighthouse Beach and was supposed to end at Chrysler Beach in Marysville, however after being blown off course things did not end quite as planned. During the floating event participants use anything and everything they can think of to craft floating vessels including wooden planks and even picnic tables. Ontario was left with a lot of clean-up after the event, however there are no hard feelings.

Hopefully the annual float down will have better luck with weather cooperation next year or else Canada may be faced with yet another unexpected raft invasion.


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Not Making This Up! Sex Pigs Halt Traffic And Laser Attack Pokemon Go Playing Teens


(PCM) This is probably one of the best headlines we will read all year! An article published by the Swedish news website The Local is titled “Sex pigs halt traffic after laser attack on Pokemon teens”. That pretty much write’s itself, now doesn’t it? So, naturally we had to know more!

It seems that teens in the tiny Swedish town of Insjön were out playing Pokemon Go! when their were viciously attacked with a green laser beam by a couple who were wearing latex pig masks while fornicating next to a waterwheel. You know, just a typical Saturday night!

The first paragraph of the article reads “Tiny Insjön in central Sweden isn’t known for pig mask-wearing couples shooting lasers at Pokémon hunters before having sex by a waterwheel. But that could be about to change.” The article goes on to detail the rest of the bizarre situation saying that one of the Pokemon playing teens was hit in the face with a green laser beam that pig-mask wearing, fornicating couple was waving around while screaming.

The teens became afraid for their safety and ran back home. They escaped unharmed. In addition to shaking up the Pokemon teens, the couple also created a bit of a road distraction as they began to publicly fornicate. The article describes the scene by saying “The masked shooters, who also wore T-shirts labeled ‘King’ and ‘Queen’, were next spotted by incredulous motorists as they had sex beside the hamlet’s waterwheel.”

This created quite a traffic jam as motorists pulled off to the side of the road to watch the spectacle. The police were eventually called to the scene however they were far more concerned about the Pokemon laser attack than the public fornication, as such a thing is not technically a crime in some areas of Europe. The police felt the laser could have caused a serious injury if it were pointed directly into someone’s eye.

Thus far the sex pig couple has not yet been identified and do not appear to be facing any serious charges, other than perhaps public humiliation via the internet, however given the circumstances  we somehow doubt they actually care!

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Welcome To The Super Mario Bros Corn Maze In New York!


(PCM) A large farm in upstate New York has created quite an elaborate new corn maze and while corn mazes themselves are pretty awesome, the fact that this one depicts characters from the Super Mario Bros. video game franchise, makes it even better.

We seriously have to check this one out!

The farm located in Newark Valley shared an impressive aerial shot of the maze where you can clearly see the faces of beloved characters such as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad and of course Yoshi. We can’t even imagine the amount of hours it must have taken them to craft something so detailed.

Elaborate corn mazes are nothing new for the Stoughton Farm, as they have been putting together theme mazes since 2005.  Owner Tim Stoughton claims that his wife Deb decides on each year’s theme and picked Super Mario Bros because it is a staple of pop culture and has characters that nearly everyone will immediately recognize.

The farm uses grid patterns to lay out the images and place them down early in the season before the corn is too tall to see over, once the corn grows up around the grid the amazing images/maze paths are created.


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Trucker Meets The Love Of His Life After Texting A Number Found In A Bathroom Stall


(PCM) Who would have ever suspected that after texting a random number found scrawled on the wall of a bathroom stall you could possibly meet the love of your life. That is precisely what happened to Mark Ellis and his now wife Donna Roberts. Out of curiosity Ellis texted her number, which her ex-boyfriend had spitefully etched onto the wall of a gas station bathroom, and the rest is blissful history.

Roberts’ number was scrawled into the wall with the following message: “If you want a good shag, call Donna on …”. A boredom and curious Ellis decided to see what would happen and sent Roberts the following text saying “Hi, what are you up to?”.  Roberts, who was very confused, responded to the text with “Who is this?” and then the pair began chatting. They met up in-person a few days later and ended up falling in love.

The couple are now married and have two children. Ellis said he was initially curious if the number belonged to a real human being or not and claims that he and his wife still laugh about the situation to this day. Roberts did eventually change her phone number to be sure that she did not receive any more calls from random strangers. The two live in Brighouse, West Yorks, England and despite it being quite a unique story, the couple are not ready to explain to their children ages 8 and 9 just how mom and dad met. They simply say “He texted me by mistake”.

This one is certainly a unique love story, as we are fairly certain that most love affairs that begin with a number in a gas station bathroom might feature a happy ending, but not necessarily a happy ever after.

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My Journey To Health, Beauty

asunriseBeauty is something that is very important in a journey to health.  Actually life itself, at least all human life, cannot be totally fulfilled unless some sort of beauty exists within that life.  You can certainly live but you cannot live well.

In The Bible The Apostle Paul closes his letter to the Christian church in Philippi in this way, “Finally brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praise worthy – mediate on these things.”  Let’s think about these words for a moment.

First you don’t have to be a Christian to appreciate them.  These words are good advice for anyone.  Second let’s get rid of that word meditate.  To meditate simple means to think about.  To take some time and quietly think about something is meditation.  You don’t have to be a priest or a monk or guru living in a cave, you just have to be a person who takes some time to think about something without interruption.  The last thing I would like to point out is that we know when Paul wrote these words he was in Prison.  And two thousands years ago prison was a lot worse than it is now and yet he encourages people to think well and several times in this letter he talks of rejoicing.

You and I probably have very different ideas of what beauty is.  We were all created with different tastes and ways of thinking.  You might see beauty is a large bowl of steaming broccoli, I, however do not.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder is very true.

I spent some time this morning floating on my back in a pool.  My ears were below water level so I could hear very little but my eyes were open.  The sun was almost up and it’s brightness was on a very tall tree a little away from me.  There was a moderate breeze blowing and I saw the green leaves dance against the aqua blue sky.  It was peaceful, it was gentle and it was beautiful.

Being on the rigorous new diet and limiting sugar has kept me away from desserts.  I am allowed to cheat on occasion and a few weeks back I had the opportunity to have some chocolate.  I hadn’t had any in weeks and the experience was like tasting chocolate for the first time.  It was the best thing I had ever eaten.  Before things like chocolate were ordinary, now they are beautiful.

The work of Leonardo DaVinci, Michelangelo Renoir and Van Gogh and other world renowned painters and sculptures continue to take my breath away, more so as I have gotten older.  I loved the song Vincent long before I saw the beauty in Starry Night, probably Van Gogh’s most famous painting.  In fact I didn’t enjoy paintings much at all until I heard experts discuss it and then I could see what I could not see before.

Music is also a source of great beauty as well as solace for our souls.  In music we can hear tragedy and comedy.  There are symphonies that can bring us to the height of joy and songs that can break out hearts but music and it’s beauty fills a need in us that I don’t think that we ever actually even acknowledge we have.  Music is also something you should learn more about.  People say that they don’t like classical music and they lump many different types of music into that category.  I did this once as well.  But when I learned about it and when I learned what different composers were trying to say I began to see its beauty.

The theory of learning about and experiencing music does not just apply to classical music it applies to today’s popular music as well.  I never liked Hip Hop.  I felt that it disrespected many of my values and was almost impossible to listen to.  And then Lin Manuel Miranda wrote the musical Hamilton and I now have respect for Hip Hop and see its value.  It can be enjoyable and tell a story.  I hope to find more like this.

Novels and poetry are also sources of beauty.  The works of Dickens and Shakespeare can at times bring us both tears and happiness.  The last chapter of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens tells us of the actions of a reformed Scrooge.  I Challenge you to read the chapter.  You know the story but read the chapter and feel the joy that Dickens fills it with.  You see the beauty of a reformed man as well as the magnificence of Christmas day.

Tolkien’s work in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings creates a world that is both ugly and beautiful.  He paints pictures with words that come to life in your mind.  You can see the places he describes and even believe you are there and he awakes a desire to go to these places, such as The Shire, Rivendell and Loth Lorien because he captures your heart.  The beauty of his words is that he draws you into his world and you want to stay.

Imagine if we all began to to spend our free time thinking about and experiencing beauty.  Our minds may be dragged away from depression and our anxious hearts may be calmed for a while.  We may wake up to a new sense of wonder as we look at the world around us.  Our senses may become more acute and our hearts experience more joy.  This is why beauty is so important in a healthy lifestyle.

So what challenge can I give you today?  Go and spend some time thinking about and experiencing what you consider beautiful or lovely or good.  Immerse yourself in a novel or a symphony.  This is not something that you can just do.  You must look or read or taste or hear the beauty you are seeking.  Interact with it and think about it.  You must experience it.  Chase beauty and you will find it almost wherever you go.

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