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Message in a Bottle

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I tried to send a message back, but I accidentally hit 'reply all' and now the ocean is clogged with message bottles.
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Covarr
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I don't like logging into services this way; the security is terrible. All it takes is one person to find the word "hunter2" in a bottle and then they know all my passwords.
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BEDLAM3... Me too!
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+1 ...
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - A Ghost in the Closet

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Hovertext: I hope in the new Ghostbusters they grapple with the idea that they're taking human souls and placing them in an Earthly purgatory forever.


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A Ghost in the Closet
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Going to remember that one for later

36 Facts about Tea - mental_floss List Show Ep. 417

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Indian state threatens to jail people who cook between 9am and 6pm

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In the scorching summer, fires in the northern Indian state of Bihar have killed 66 people and 1,200 animals in the past two weeks. The state government has come up with an unusual solution - no cooking.



Cooking will not be allowed in villages between 9am and 6pm during the summer and those who violate the order can be jailed for up to two years. Religious functions involving fire have also been banned. The Nitish Kumar government's logic is that heavy winds are picking up sparks from cooking fires and igniting straw huts.



The latest incident took place in the Begusarai district two days ago, when over 300 huts were burnt. "The point is that hundreds of lives are at risk. The order has only been given after a detailed survey on just how the fires started. The jail term is based on a law on disaster management," says Vyasji, the Bihar government official in charge of handling disasters.


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At a village in Bihar's Jehanabad, Satender Bind, who lost his hut in a recent fire, says: "It sounds fine but I wonder how many people will follow it. There are practical difficulties. But yes... I did lose my home in a fire and it started from someone's cooking." Policemen at the village say enforcing such an order is difficult but the threat of punishment may spur villagers to follow it on their own.
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Cheese maker banned from ever making cheese again after producing potentially lethal products

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A cheese maker who sold products containing potentially lethal bacteria at farmers markets across London has been banned from producing the food. Frances Wood, 70, traded as Alham Wood Cheeses supplying mozzarella and white cheeses to pizzerias and markets.



Tests found her products contained listeria, salmonella and E. coli. Mrs Wood, of West Cranmore, Somerset admitted breaching food safety regulations, was fined £787 and ordered to pay £5,000 in costs. She pleaded guilty at Yeovil Magistrates Court on 20 April to two offences under the 2013 Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations.





When sampled by independent approved laboratories, her products consistently showed the presence of harmful bacteria, notably listeria, which kills approximately a third of those infected. The Food Standards Agency has labelled listeria as "one of the most lethal of all food pathogens". District Judge Rose imposed a Hygiene Prohibition Notice, preventing Mrs Wood from working with cheese in the future, and described her business a "shoddy" and "rather amateurish" operation.



He said she had been "taking risks when she shouldn't have" and stated that cheese was "a high-risk product and therefore higher standards of diligence were required". Corporate manager at Mendip District Council, Stuart Cave, said he was "delighted" with the court's decision. "Despite repeated attempts by the council's environmental health officers to work with Mrs Wood to ensure she produced a good quality, safe product, she continued to produce cheeses which posed a danger to public health," added Mr Cave.
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Sad dog dumped on London bus

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A bus depot worker has appealed for someone to give a new home to a dog abandoned on a London bus. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross was found sitting alone by the driver of the 158 to Stratford on Thursday night.



The bus was taken out of service to the Stagecoach garage in West Ham, but the dog refused to get off. Staff fed and kept him warm until he could be collected by Newham Council's animal welfare team on Friday morning.

Bus depot worker Ricky Hatton said: "When I arrived at around 6.30am he'd been there all night. Very scared, but not aggressive. I gave him food, water and my bodywarmer. I nicknamed him Bus-ter. (He) seemed in shock. I'm hoping he's found a new loving home."



Bus driver Amos Paul Mak said that he wanted to take the dog home but it was against regulations "in case he bites". A Newham Council spokesperson said: "This dog is currently being looked after by our animal welfare team while we try to locate its owner. If anyone recognises this dog, please contact us."
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