Sharknado 2: Could It Really Happen?

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If you have seen the movie Sharknado, you’ve probably thought about how unlikely it would be that the events in the movie would happen in real life.

While it’s not likely that a storm carrying sharks will ever occur in the United States or any part of the world, Tara Reid wants everyone to know that it could happen.

“You know, it actually can happen,” she said. “I mean, the chances of it happening are very rare, but it can happen actually. Which is crazy. Not that it—the chances of it are, like, you know, it’s like probably ‘pigs could fly.’ Like, I don’t think pigs could fly, but actually sharks could be stuck in tornados. There could be a sharknado.”

Sounds crazy right? She’s actually not too far off. There have been many incidents where storms and tornados have picked up animals and tossed them out in other locations. These animals are usually much smaller than sharks. Frogs, fish and birds are the most common animals to be picked up and rained down during a bad storm. While it is possible, it is very unlikely that a shark would be picked up in a storm and thrown out somewhere else.

You may never have to worry about a sharknado in real life, but if you ever do find yourself in a situation where large hungry sharks are raining down on you, take Mark McGrath’s advice if you want to survive.

“You have to stay calm, okay? Because everybody else is freaking out,” he said. “And you have to be good friends with Ian Ziering. If you’re part of Ian’s group, you got a 50/50 chance of survival.”

Do you think a sharknado could happen in real life?

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July 29th 2014 Uncategorized

Climate Change Could Cause Food Shortage

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For years scientists have warned of the dangers of climate change.

While most people assume that climate change is just something that happens naturally, studies have shown that the climate change that is currently taking place is actually human-induced.

Pollution and overpopulation are literally destroying the earth and climate change is a result of these problems.

The effects are obvious for scientists, but some people aren’t paying attention because they aren’t being impacted or directly affected by climate change, or so they think.

A recent study shows that climate change could cause major problems with food production within the next 20 years. Corn and wheat productions are likely to drop drastically and many other crops will likely be affected also.

“Climate change has substantially increased the prospect that crop production will fail to keep up with rising demand in the next 20 years,” said NCAR scientist Claudia Tebaldi, a co-author of the study.

The study isn’t the first to find a link between climate change and food production. Earlier this year, the UN’s climate panel IPCC had issued a report with similar information.

“All aspects of food security are potentially affected by climate change,” the report said.

Scientists believe that the study and report offer enough information to prove that climate change is affecting food production on land and sea.

As food production slows, prices will go up. The UN’s report also said that food prices could rise between 3 percent and 84 percent by 2050.

Do you think climate change will really affect food production and what other problems do you think it will cause?

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July 29th 2014 Uncategorized

Probiotics: Top Three Reasons To Use Them

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There are many benefits of using probiotics.

Probiotics can be found in yogurt and other dairy products as well as supplements.

Some of the best benefits of probiotics are the lesser known ones, here are the top three.

Blood Pressure
While you may not think that probiotics can have anything to do with your blood pressure, a recent study shows that they can actually help lower and regulate it.

According to the study, taking supplements with live microorganisms that are also found in the human gut could be beneficial for people with high blood pressure and also help to improve overall cardiovascular health.

The study shows that the probiotics only made a small difference, but the researchers involved with the study say that the small change is still an important one.

“Over a large group of people, when you look at a population, a lower blood pressure by even two or three points can have an impact on important things: the risk of stroke, death and heart attack. So we take very seriously a small decrease in blood pressure,” Dr. Harmony Reynolds, a cardiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center said.

Regulate Digestion
Since the bacteria found in probiotics are the same as the ones found in the stomach and gut naturally, probiotics can help regulate digestion and get your system back on track.

If there is not enough good bacteria in the gut to help digest foods, digestion can slow down and cause a number of problems. Probiotics help ensure that the body is digesting food in a timely and regular manner.

Improve Immune System
Probiotics can help keep you healthy in more ways than one and one of the best ways they do that is by improving your immune system.

Probiotics help keep your entire body in sync and increase lymphocytes, which are responsible for immune system health.

There are numerous reasons to take probiotics. If you are experiencing issues with your blood pressure, digestive health or depression, you may want to consider taking probiotics before any other medications.

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July 29th 2014 Uncategorized

Wonder Woman: Twitter Reacts To New Costume

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Anytime a movie or comic book character gets changed, it’s always a big deal.

Some fans look forward to seeing a new and modern version of their favorite character and others tremble at the thought of someone messing with the characters they know so well and love so much.

The upcoming film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice has caused a lot of debate.

Many people were not happy to find out that Ben Affleck will be playing Batman or that Wonder Woman will be getting a makeover for the movie.

Director Zach Snyder decided that he wasn’t going to keep fans wondering about Wonder Woman’s new look and tweeted a photo of her over the weekend.

Twitter went wild over the photo and it seemed like almost everyone had an opinion about the costume and Wonder Woman’s new look.

Some people thought it was amazing and even said that it made them even more excited to watch the movie.

Others hated it and some people even called it a ripoff of Xena’s costume and claimed that it was too similar to costumes from other television shows and movies.

There’s a possibility that the costume may not be the only one Wonder Woman wears during the film and many people are hoping that it is just an alternate costume or one that will be used for a battle scene.

What do you think of the new Wonder Woman costume?

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July 29th 2014 Uncategorized

Ebola Outbreak Is Still Spreading

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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been getting worse over the last few months and now it is affecting the healthcare workers who are trying to stop the spread of the deadly disease. Over 50 healthcare workers have already died of Ebola and many more have been infected and are being treated for it.

An American doctor and a missionary are among the latest people to be infected by the virus. Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian charity, said that its physician Kent Brantly was in stable condition and had been isolated at the group’s Ebola treatment center at the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia.

Nancy Writebol, a missionary with the SIM Christian charity, is also stable but suffering from the horrible symptoms of the disease.

“They’re both receiving intensive early treatment, but certainly it’s a dangerous situation and a frightening situation,” charity spokeswoman Melissa Strickland said.

“We remain optimistic for his recovery, but certainly he is not out of the woods. Samaritan’s Purse is committed to doing everything possible to help Dr Brantly during this time of crisis. We ask everyone to please pray for him and his family,” she added.

Healthcare workers have been working hard to treat the sick and to quarantine them to prevent the spread of the virus. The virus has spread to other parts of Africa and many people are afraid that it could spread to other parts of the world.

Over 200 people in Africa have been killed by the disease since the beginning of the year and the death toll rises every day.

There is no cure for Ebola and healthcare workers can only treat the symptoms of the disease. Fever, body and muscle aches, bleeding and dehydration are some of the most common symptoms.

Healthcare workers are calling the outbreak one of the worst they have ever seen.

Do you think the virus can be controlled or will it spread to other countries?

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July 29th 2014 Uncategorized

Comic for July 29, 2014

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Dilbert readers – Please visit Dilbert.com to read this feature. Due to changes with our feeds, we are now making this RSS feed a link to Dilbert.com.

July 29th 2014 Uncategorized

Article: Connecting the Dots: Consumers Mixed over Connected Future

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As new technology brings the world closer to a completely connected future, consumer awareness and familiarity with the internet of things remains low. But, according to a new eMarketer report, that doesn't mean consumers aren't enthusiastic about the idea of a technology-driven world.

July 29th 2014 Uncategorized

Article: Who's Penny-Pinching When It Comes to Online Shipping?

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Internet users say shipping costs are the biggest digital shopping pet peeve, and these especially irritate female and older shoppers. Same-day and overnight delivery have yet to catch on among most digital buyers, with men and millennials the biggest fans.

July 29th 2014 Uncategorized

Article: Print vs. Digital in France: What Wins When

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Print isn't dead yet in France. According to research, readers in the country still turn to paper when they want to get down to the details or store information. Meanwhile, they're far more likely to use digital media to jump directly to the points they're looking for as well as share information with friends and family.

July 29th 2014 Uncategorized

Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon Calling It Quits? Couple Sells Their Bel Air Mansion

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are definitely raising eyebrows now.

Rumors have been circulating about their marriage being on the rocks for several months. Now, their latest decision has many people wondering if the divorce rumors are true.

According to Contact Music, the Cannons have sold their sprawling, three-acre Bel Air mansion for more than $10 million. The couple reportedly purchased the home back in 2009, just one year after the married, for $7 million.

Although the profited $3 million from the sale of their home, that hasn’t stopped the looming divorce rumors. It’s actually made things worse. Several media outlets have reported that the couple didn’t even celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary together.

It’s also been quite some time since the two have been together publicly. Just last week, the 44-year-old singer attended the theatrical premiere for Hercules without her husband. As a matter of fact, she was escorted by Def Jam Recordings president Kevin Liles.

An insider also spoke with OK! Magazine about the couple’s alleged marital problems. The insider reportedly revealed the Grammy Award-winning singer has been contemplating divorce for quite some time. However, there’s one big reason why she hasn’t filed.

“Mariah’d cut him loose right now. But she’s worried about him making a grab for a huge chunk of her $515 million fortune,” a source revealed.

“Nick feels burned that Mariah is ready to pull the plug. They have a pre-nup, but after Nick tells his side of the story Mariah will most likely settle with him financially and realize her once-beautiful marriage has evaporated.”

The publication also insists their marriage has dwindled due to Cannon’s alleged infidelity. It’s been rumored that she’s been involved in “massive fights over Nick’s sex romps with other women.” The Charmbracelet singer is reportedly fed up with her husband.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon on April 30, 2008. They have two children – three-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe.

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July 29th 2014 Uncategorized