The Food and Drug Administration is trying to find out why close to 600 dogs that ate jerky treats died and are asking pet owners and veterinarians to help them figure out what's causing the illness. The problem appears to be tied to dog treats made in China, which were sold under a wide variety of brand names, with reports received of illnesses in 3,600 dogs and 10 cats in the U.S., with 580 dog deaths. The FDA is appealing to pet owners and vets to send them more information on animals who may have gotten sick after eating the treats. Pets can suffer from a decreased appetite, decreased activity, vomiting and diarrhea among other symptoms within hours of eating the jerky treats.
Christi Smith planned to foster a 10-month-old pit bull named TaterTot until she could find him a permanent home. So just hours before he was scheduled to be euthanized, Christi brought Tater-Tot home. A few nights later, in the middle of the night,TaterTot started barking, and running between Christi's room and her son's room. Christi went to check on Peyton and he was barely breathing. In the emergency room the Doctor diagnosed Peyton with dangerously low blood sugar. Her son could have died if not for the dogs persistence. TaterTot the HERO is now a permanent part of the Smith family.
The new $100 bills with high-tech features to prevent counterfeiting are debuting next month, set to go into circulation on October 8th. The new $100 bill still bears the image of Benjamin Franklin, but it adds part of the Declaration of Independence, written in script from Franklin's left shoulder to the right edge of the bill. A writing quill and ink well are printed behind text, with the ink in the well changing colors from copper to green when the bill is turned. A 3-D blue security ribbon goes down near the center of the bill, and a watermark of Franklin appears on the right side of the bill when it's held upto the light.
I know it's a hundred dollar bill...I'm just wondering what the government pays to make one?
Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar has created the pepperoni pizza-wrapped bacon cheeseburger. It has 1,360 calories and 2,000 milligrams of sodium. A burger baked inside of a pepperoni pizza crust? Guess that solves the pizza or burgers question.
Dorothy Custer base jumped off an Idaho bridge to celebrate her birthday. She said that the secret to a long life is "action." This isn't her first adventure she celebrated her last birthday by zip-lining. Did I mention Dorothy Custer is 102.
Barbara Linstedt, of Redmond, Washington, said her horse Gemma is back at home after having escaped from her stall on Monday (May 27th) -- thanks to an animal communicator. Linstedt and others searched for hours and finally resorted to calling horse communicator Joan Raquet for help. Joan used her skills to communicate with the horse telepathically and was able to determine that Gemma was trapped in tight space near some shrubbery where she could hear water and road noises. Linstedt found Gamma was found on a ledge about 70 feet down from a ravine and rescuers lifted the 800-pound horse out using pulleys. Linstedt said, "It's amazing. It's an absolute miracle that we found her and got her out." (The Seattle Times)