Author: ScrubJay

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Cucumber Recall Alert

Heads Up For Tainted Cukes! The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, numerous state agencies, and the Federal Food & Drug Administration are investigating a Salmonella Poona outbreak tied to cucumbers distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce. The alert and recall involves cucumbers purchased from August 1, 2015 through September 3, 2015. The vegetables were marketed under the “LIMITED EDITION” brand label. This type of cucumber is known as a “slicer” or “American” cucumber. It is dark green, typically 7 to 10 inches in length, and sold retail without individual packaging or plastic wrapping. Consumers should not eat, restaurants...

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‘Bear Attack’ Bogus?

(Campbell County, Tennessee) Anyone that loves a great popcorn flick will recognize these classic lines from the 1975 blockbuster film, ‘Jaws’… Mayor Vaughn: [to reporter] ” I’m pleased and happy to repeat the news that we have, in fact, caught and killed a large predator that supposedly injured some bathers. But, as you see, it’s a beautiful day…   …. and people are having a wonderful time.” The residents of Campbell County, Tennessee have also been given an all clear to adventure back into the woods, but is it really safe to do so? Officials at the Tennessee Wildlife Resource...

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‘Medical Cat’ Cares for Patients

‘Medical Cat’ Cares for Patients (Bydgoszcz, Poland) Perhaps as a gesture of gratitude, a small black cat has volunteered to nurse sick and recovering animals in a Polish veterinary hospital. It was only a year ago that Radamenes, the Medical Cat, was a patient at the Bydgoszcz clinic. The stray was taken to the hospital in such bad condition that few believed he had a chance to survive, but caring veterinary doctors refused to give up. After long weeks of medical attention, the affectionate black pussycat responded to their care with a full recovery. The staff, by then attached to...

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Nazi Fools’ Gold?

The quiet rolling hills surrounding a Polish medieval castle have been invaded by treasure-seeking tourists determined to find a gold-laden Nazi train that may, or not, even exist. Said to be hidden within a labyrinth of tunnels dug by Nazi slaves during World War Two, the mysterious Gold Train train has even been rumored to contain the pieces of the famous missing Russian Amber Room among its priceless cargo. Since the story of the discovery first broke in mid-August, hundreds of treasure-hunters from distant parts of Europe and the world have flooded the peaceful, Polish countryside in hopes of claiming...