Monthly archives: March 2014

'Doctors called me Pinocchio and just laughed': Devastated grandmother forced to have nose REMOVED after bungling medics failed to notice massive lump was cancerous

Golda Humphrey, 79, went to hospital with a badly broken leg While she was there she developed a large scab on her nose Doctors told her it was a reaction to the medication she was taking Staff at the unnamed hospital nicknamed her Pinocchio She was eventually diagnosed with skin cancer and had to have surgery She is now considering taking legal action against the hospital It is not possible […]

As Charleston animal shelter goes no-kill, incinerator removed

Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association Director Chelsea Staley watched intently Friday as the shelter’s incinerator was dismantled and taken away. She said the only thing she could think of when she looked at the big, hulking cremation machine was the faces of the dogs and cats that the shelter has put down over the years. “This is huge,” Staley said as the incinerator’s metal chimney was hoisted up from the roof by […]

The land of the Elf Queen

The big city Bakkagerði, Borgarfjörður Eystri’s main settlement, is home to a population of just 130 people and is accessible only by a gravel road. Kittwakes (a type of gull), fulmars (a kind of seabird) and puffins all have made their home in the small harbour of Hafnarhólmi on the east of the Fjord, while a rare, vagrant drake, called Steller’s Eider, has been seen in the waters around the […]

'Godzilla' is going to be a very different monster movie, says its director

The last two Godzilla trailers have given us a hint of what’s to come in the upcoming film, and at SXSW a small audience got the best look yet at the new monster. After a screening of the 1954 Japanese original, director Gareth Edwards introduced an extended sequence from the 2014 version in which the new Godzilla lays waste to Hawaii before squaring off against another giant monster. Even with […]

Is this the end of 99p downloads? Tax crackdown on firms including Amazon and Apple could see costs rise

Measure announced in Budget will force online retailers to pay VAT Amazon and Apple’s 99p singles would rise to £1.16 Tolerance for those who do not pay ‘fair share’ has gone says Osborne The 99p music download could end after a tax crackdown on online retailers such as Amazon and Apple. The cheap one-click service – which has been credited as killing CD sales – has flourished under previous laws […]

Snake swallows two golf balls thinking they were eggs, goes under the knife

This snake’s got balls. Golf balls, that is, stuck inside her stomach! From the Georgia Sea Turtle Center Facebook page on March 18: “We performed surgery on a grey rat snake that was found in a chicken coop in Newton, Georgia today. This snake had mistaken golf balls for chicken eggs and ate them. Without surgery to remove the golf balls, this snake surely would have died, as she could […]

People cry for help from underneath rubble after 3 die in Washington landslide

  STORY HIGHLIGHTS Rescuers searched for people crying for help in the debris 5 airlifted to one Seattle hospital, including a baby and 2 men in critical condition At least 6 homes are destroyed; the road and a river are blocked Locals are urged to evacuate for fear of a “catastrophic flood event” A devastating landslide in Washington state killed three people Saturday and sent rescuers desperately digging for people […]

North Korea steps up missile launches

North Korea has test fired dozens of short-range rockets in the past 24 hours, the South’s military says, in an apparent show of anger with Seoul. Analysts say the launches are Pyongyang’s way of protesting against joint military drills between the US and South Korea. Some 16 rockets were fired into the sea early on Sunday, following the launch of 30 on Saturday. Pyongyang claims its rocket tests are routine, […]

Exclusive interview with Chirag Kulkarni who received a valuation of over 6 million dollars and exited his first company at age 18

  ClamorWorld :Tell us about yourself Chirag :I’m an entrepreneur, speaker and startup advisor based in Boston, MA. I have been starting companies since the age of 15, however, my two most notable are STR and C&M Group. ClamorWorld :What inspired u to be an entrepreneur ?  Chirag :My inspiration to become an entrepreneur stemmed from my Dad, who told me to “never get a 9-5 job”. He would always […]

What is the world’s scarcest material?

Should we worry about natural resources running out? As Rachel Nuwer discovers, that’s the wrong way of looking at a far more complex problem.   Of all the world’s materials, which one will “run out” first? The more we consume as a society, the more we hear about how vital ores and minerals are dwindling, so it seems logical to assume that a few may be about to disappear. Yet […]