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February 20, 2021

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An Ohio man is marking the Christian tradition of Lent by giving up solid foods for 46 days and getting the majority of his sustenance from beer.

Del Hall of Cincinnati said his Lent diet includes only beer, water, black coffee and herbal tea, and as of his Friday morning weigh-in -- day 3 of his diet -- he was down 5.8 pounds.

"I only have three to five beers a day," Hall said. "It's not like I'm drinking constantly. If you eat your standard diet, it gets boring. You don't eat the same thing every day. So, I am definitely not going to drink the same thing every day."

Hall said he successfully completed Lent beer diets in 2019 and 2020, each time noticing health benefits of the experience. He said he lost 40-50 pounds both years and noticed his blood pressure and cholesterol improved.

"The human body is an amazing thing," Hall said. "We're used to going through as hunter-gatherers, feast and famine. The problem is we don't go through the famine anymore."

Hall is raising money through a crowdfunding initiative dubbed "Sgt. Del's Virtual Tip Jar." He said the money will go toward local bars and restaurants that have suffered loses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Man breaks record for opening cans with mouth

An Ontario man broke a Guinness World Record -- but not any teeth -- when he used his jaws to bite open 24 full beverage cans in 1 minute. Chucky Mady, 32, an mixed martial arts fighter from Windsor, was recorded on video using his powerful jaws to rip the tops off the cans, causing soda to spray all over him and the surrounding area. "I've been doing it for years -- I started when I was 16," Mady said. "Just messing around. Party tricks." Mady said it was several years later before he decided to take on the world record. "One day, I was watching Guinness World Records Gone Wild on TV. There was this guy, Ryan Stock, who was doing it. His record was 11 cans in 1 minute, and I was like: 'I can do that.'" Guinness confirmed Mady set the new record at 24 cans.

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Scientists unveil first clone of endangered ferret

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the successful cloning of a black-footed ferret -- the first time an endangered U.S. animal has been cloned. The FWS said the female ferret, dubbed Elizabeth Ann, was cloned from the frozen cells of Willa, a black-footed ferret who lived more than 30 years ago. Black-footed ferrets were declared extinct in 1979, but two years later a small population was found living on a Wyoming farmer's property. Officials said all black-footed ferrets alive today are descended from seven individuals. Officials said Elizabeth Ann will become part of a breeding program and will add some genetic diversity to the species. "Without an appropriate amount of genetic diversity, a species often becomes more susceptible to diseases and genetic abnormalities," the agency said in a statement. The FWS said scientists are aiming to create more black-footed ferret clones in the coming months.


Ms. Brown just goes to prove that you cannot fix stupidity. I hope her lawyer is smarter than she is.

I can understand that Ukrainian guy. The snow plow drivers in my town suck. I don't know if it would be worth going to jail, but I understand him.

Those Russian gas holes are just the Earth going through puberty. Think of 'em like pimples.
[Then what are volcanoes?]