(PCM) We have to ask ourselves that question after a photo of a xeroxed cat has been popping up in the library of the University of Wisconsin. It appear that this has occurred more than once, as several different images of the photocopied cat have been left as evidence all around the library.
Students studying in the University’s Steenbock Library are unsure if this is some kind of prank or if a fellow student could be photocopying the cat for some sort research purposes, either way, it is certainly a bit odd.
The Steenbrock Library is after all, the University’s library for agriculture and life sciences, human ecology and veterinary medicine. So, let the speculation begin? In a way we kind of feel bad for the cat, as they generally don’t belong on the xerox machine.
(PCM) Known to residents of a neighborhood in Akon, Ohio as the “mystery pooper”, police are on the search for a man who has been defecating on at least 19 vehicles in the area.
Sources claim that the man, who appears to be in this late-40’s, has actually been pooping on vehicles around the neighborhood at night since back in 2012. Many residents initially felt that some kind of animal was responsible, however the man was eventually caught in the act by a resident who set up a time lapse camera.
One poor resident even claims that his car was defecated on not only once, but six times in total. This has got to be a case of an angry neighbor, as it appears that the “mystery pooper” is only targeting one specific neighborhood and no other incidents have been reported in the area.
The “mystery pooper” is still at large and if caught he could be facing charges of criminal mischief if flushed out by police.
(PCM) Walt Disney Pictures released a new trailer for Tomorrowland, Brad Bird’s sci-fi adventure/mystery, opening in theaters nationwide this summer, May 22.
The new trailer reveals more details about the actual plot of Tomorrowland, a film that Disney promises will “take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.”
Written and directed by Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and co-writer Damon Lindelof (Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z) from the story by Bird, Lindelof, and Jeff Jansen, Tomorrowland follows Casey Newton, a teen who discovers a portal to the future after receiving a mysterious token in her possessions upon getting out of juvey.
Tomorrowland also stars Judy Greer, Hugh Laurie, Kathryn Hahn, Tim McGraw, Thomas Robinson, Raffey Cassidy, and Keegan-Michael Key.
From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland, a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as Tomorrowland. What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.
(PCM) New research has now been uncovered that reveals that the fleas on black rats that were initially thought to have caused the bubonic plague many not necessarily be at fault. Instead, researchers have now uncovered information that leads them to believe that it may have been gerbils, not rats that are behind the wide-spread outbreak of the deadly disease.
The bubonic plague, or Black Death, wiped out about 100 million people in Europe during its’ outbreaks that occurred in the mid-14th century and then again in the 1800’s. The new research study posted in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows climate data that dates back to the 14th century that contradicts the conditions that would be cause of the plague outbreaks to have been caused by disease-carrying fleas on the rat population.
Using 15 tree ring records the researchers were able to determine that the plagues occurred in Europe after Asia experienced a particularly wet spring and a warm summer. These conditions are not good for the rat population, however they are excellent for Asia’s gerbil population. It is thought that the gerbils, rather than the rats, along with the disease-ridden fleas traveled along the Silk Road and arrived in Europe several years later causing the horrific bubonic plague outbreaks.
The researchers also claim that this is the reason why the disease would only outbreak every so often instead of staying with the rats that were already living in Europe the entire time.
Definitely food for thought and certainly changes the viewpoint about the cause of the Black Death quite a bit.
(PCM) 19-year old Eric Buabeng discovered a shiny golden ring on the roadside on his way home from church services last November. He picked it up and took it home, wearing it on his right index finger. Almost right away, Buabeng says he could feel the ring mysteriously tightening on his finger and now it looks like he may have to have the finger amputated because the ring is stuck and is beginning to eat into his flesh.
Baubeng and his father have visited nearly 37 hospitals and churches near their home in Ghana and thus far no one has been successfully able to remove the so-called demonic ring. Baubeng is suffering a tremendous amount of pain and claims that he truly regrets ever scooping up the ring in the first place.
He goes on to say that right after he picked up the ring his hands began shaking and when he made an attempt to throw it away before placing it on his finger he claims something forced him to not throw it away and he heard a voice telling him to go home.
Once he was home that is when Baubeng put the ring on his finger, but was then unable to remove it. He claims he is not sleeping at night and still continues to hear voices in his head telling him to come out of his room at night. He says he can hear the various voices in his ear but he can see no one.
Baubeng and his family are just devastated by this situation and are now requesting the public’s assistance to come up with the funds necessary for Baubeng to have the surgical procedure required to have the demonic ring (and his finger) permanently removed.
(PCM) The first trailer for A24’s thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and Teresa Palmer, Cut Bank, premiered today, giving us our first look at director Matt Shakman’s first film.
The first film for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia director Matt Shakman and Sons of Anarchy writer Roberto Patino, Cut Bank takes its name from the small Montana town the film is set (but not shot).
Cut Bank follows Dwayne McLaren (Hemsworth), who has been looking to escape his small town upbringing of Cut Bank, MT since he graduated high school several years earlier.
Jumping on the opportunity for a chance at a new life in sunny Los Angeles with his girlfriend Cassandra (Palmer), Dwayne sets in motion a series of events that change his life and the small town of Cut Bank forever.
Starring alongside Liam Hemsworth and Teresa Palmer are Oliver Platt, John Malkovich, Bruce Dern, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Billy Bob Thornton.
Despite making the black list in 2009 for best unproduced screenplay, Cut Bank is receiving less than warm reviews from critics. Due to its small town setting and murder-mystery plot line, Cut Bank is drawing a lot of comparisons to the Coen Brothers’ 1996 crime-drama, Fargo.