A man serving a 20-year-sentence in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo for illegal weapons possession was caught attempting to escape with the aid of his wife and her black wheeled suitcase.
Guards at the Chetumal prison stopped 19-year-old Maria del Mar Arjona as she was attempting leave after a conjugal visit with the bulky bag in tow. Inside they found Juan Ramirez Tijerina curled up in the fetal position.
Arjona was promptly arrested, and Ramirez was returned to his cell.
Adam writes: “A blind U2 fan near the front of the stage held up a sign ‘Blind Guitar Player, Bring Me Up!’. At the end of the show, Bono asked the guy to come up and handed him his guitar. He and his wife danced to All I Want is You at their wedding so he played it while Bono sang. While attempting to hand Bono’s guitar back to him, Bono refused and told him to have it.”
“It took me a second,” 32-year-old Adam Bevell of Pheonix later told the Sun Herald. “I had no idea what was going on because in my mind they had left and walked off. I had no idea Bono was still there. Instantly, I was lifted over that front rail and hoisted on stage by the security guards. Before I knew it, I could hear Bono’s voice saying, ‘what do you want to play man?’”
Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, which happens to hit theaters on the same day as Deathly Hallows: Part 2, takes on its “competition” with a pair of Potter-spoofing teaser trailers.
New drug could boost life span by up to 20 years in humans.
Rapamycin is a drug derived from a soil bacteria found only on Easter Island. In tests, mice were given the drug at around 20 months of age (equivalent to a 60 year old human), and their life span was boosted by between 8% and 13%.
The drug works as an immunosuppressant, and is thought to use the same biochemical pathways as calorie restriction, which is already known to extend life span in mammals. Because of the way it works, the same mechanism should work in many other life forms, including humans.
The down side is that as an immunosuppressant, taking it will increase risks of other infections if too much is taken too early in life. At this stage, however, the best bet seems to be to take it later in life, as one researcher points out “I think what most of us are hoping for, and are somewhat optimistic about, is the idea that you may be able to get an extra decade — possibly an extra two decades — of relatively good health.”
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Megan Fox denies botox operation on Facebook
A defiant Megan Fox has released photos on Facebook in order to allay rumours that she has undergone procedures to inject botox.
The Internet blogosphere and high street tabloids alike have been awash with speculation surrounding the legitimacy of the actress’ natural good looks.
But it seems that the star has decided to fight back, uploading images onto Facebook displaying several feats of facial gymnastics that only a non-botoxed person could supposedly perform…