Distorted from the Local News:
"Lost neighborhood cats found in freezer:"
The freezer owner might sue the newspaper over this story because he believes that if the cats were found they weren’t lost. The owner also states that if the cats were smart enough to open the freezer door to get in there then they were smart enough to reopen the door to get out.
He is absolutely mystified as to why the frozen cats wanted to sleep in the freezer in the first place. “I’m going to put a padlock on the freezer to keep other cats from sleeping in there," Claus Putwyn said firmly.
A cat whisperer was called in but the cats seemed uncooperative, wouldn't play, and wouldn’t voluntarily leave the freezer.
Maytag is investigating.
The opening ceremonies of the 31st Olympiad in Brazil were beautiful, creative, art...
The early competition, the athletes, the events and skills, are an incredible and wonderful aspect of life.
Barrel bombs reportedly used by the Syrian Air Force sometimes are filled with oil, shrapnel, high explosives, and dropped from helicopters and airplanes.
"Due to the large amount of explosives (upto 1,000 kilograms), their poor accuracy and indiscriminate use in populated civilian areas (including refugee camps) the resulting detonations have been devastating." - Wikipedia
"Barrel bombs -- sometimes filled with chlorine -- are the biggest killer of civilians in Syria today. Our unarmed and neutral rescue workers have saved more than 56,000 people from the attacks in Syria, but there are many we cannot reach. There are children trapped in rubble we cannot hear. For them, the UN Security Council must follow through on its demand to stop the barrel bombs, by introducing a 'no-fly zone' if necessary." - Raed Saleh, head of White Helmets, the Syrian Civil Defence Force (rebel group)/ White Helmet website.
2016 death toll in the Syrian civil War: it is estimated that "470,000" human beings have died. - Syrian Center for Policy Control/ New York Times
4/16 report: it is estimated that "400,000" human beings are dead in the war. - UN/Arab League Envoy to Syria/Wikipedia
The Syrian Civil War began in 2011...
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A carbuncle is a roiled mass of skin or a beautiful gem. The incredible gem is pictured in the logo below and at the bottom of the short story section...
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