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A Cheshire man was able to survive a close-range shotgun glass because of his pocketed iPhone, which absorbed most of the damage:

Fortunately, the victim’s mobile phone took the brunt of the shot and, as a result of this, he survived. This is remarkable – had that phone not been in his pocket at that time he would undoubtedly have died.

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Spiders have already infiltrated our bananas, and now they’re souring another of our favorite fruits.

A 21-year-old woman in Vermont was recently bitten by a black widow spider after reaching into a bag of grapes she purchased at the local Shaw’s supermarket.

That’s a whole bunch of “nope” right there.

She and her mother captured the little culprit that had crawled up her arm and brought it with them to the hospital where the woman was treated and eventually released.

The creature is identifiable by a red hourglass-shape on its belly, so if you see the mark, stay away.

Here’s the supermarket’s statement about the incident, via WPTZ:

The health and safety of products we sell, and our customers, is our first concern. We have been closely monitoring the situation and been in contact with the family. We replaced product in the customer’s refrigerator as a precaution and took immediate action to inspect the product at the customer’s store. We also are inspecting the product in all of our stores and have been in touch with the supplier, which has an extensive food safety management system in place.

While their venom is poisonous, most people just experience a pin prick followed by dull muscle pain along with other possible symptoms.

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine:

Severe symptoms usually start to improve within 2 to 3 days, but milder symptoms may persist for several weeks. Death in a normally healthy individual is very rare. Young children, the extremely ill, and the elderly may not survive a bite.

Black widows were also found in bags of grapes in stores across several different states back in 2013.

This mast March a woman in Wales found a Brazilian Wandering Spider in her bag of bananas, which is considered the “world’s most venomous spider” by the Guinness World Records.

Other spiders have also been in the news a lot lately, particularly in Australia, where they are literally raining down from the sky as part of a phenomenon called “mass ballooning.”

Just don’t try to kill any of them, or you might end up with hundreds of even smaller spiders on your hands like this guy did.

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Via: Uproxx
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Dock Street Brewery, located in Philidelphia, has just started aging a beer with music. The hope, as head brewer Vince Desrosiers told Philadelphia Magazine, is that vibrations from the sounds of Wu-Tang Clan music will agitate the yeast and "create some different flavors during fermentation.” 

The beer itself, called Ain't Nuthin’ to Funk With, should be ready to try later this year. 

dating barack obama news Malia Obama is Worth 70 sheep, 50 cows, and 30 goats to a Man in Kenya Who Plans to Buy Her Hand in Marriage
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Malia Obama is Felix Kiprono's ideal woman and the Kenyan lawyer says he plans to offer a plethora of livestock to Barack Obama for the match when he comes to visit the country in July.  He has the support of his family members and has a traditional marriage proposal already planned. I'm guessing Malia, who is currently 16-years-old, probably has a different idea for her future that doesn't involve drinking sour milk and living the "simple life" that Kirprono told The Nairobian he has planned for her. 

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Via: KSDK
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Louisiana teacher Camille Brennan allegedly gave two female students brownies laced with marijuana on May 1st. One of their parents reported it the same day. Brennan has admitted to giving students the brownies and has resigned from her job as a teacher. She has been arrested on two counts of distribution of marijuana and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile but other charges may also be filed as the investigation continues. 

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Via: Yahoo
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The Unicode Consortium responsible for standardizing text characters and emoji across different platforms recently announced that they'll be unleashing a new batch of characters for 2016. You can see some of the highlights above from Yahoo, including the much-requested "selfie" and "bacon" emoji.

The elephant in the room, however, is the lack of a taco emoji. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO EXPRESS TACO BELL REGRET, UNICODE CONSORTIUM? You expect me to use my words like an Actual Human Being? That's gosh-dang absurd and you know it.

If you're curious the emoji subcommittee (again a Real Thing and not something we just made up) has some explanations for their selections. Otherwise, here's a list of what's the come in 2016:

Face with cowboy hat
Clown face
Nauseated face
Rolling on the floor laughing
Drooling face
Lying face
“Call me” hand
Selfie
Raised back of hand
Left-facing fist
Right-facing fist
Handshake
Hand with first and index finger crossed
Pregnant woman
Face palm
Shrug
Man dancing
Prince
Man in tuxedo
Mother Christmas
Wilted flower
Scooter
Motor scooter
Octagonal sign
Clinking glasses
Black heart
Croissant
Avocado
Cucumber
Bacon
Potato
Carrot
Fox face
Eagle
Duck
Bat
Shark
Owl



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