Veronika’s News Corner

Don’t Eat Armadillo Meat

WEDNESDAY, April 27 (US News) — The prehistoric-looking armadillo, already the state animal of Texas, now has a new claim to fame: leprosy.

A new study finds that armadillos carry the bacterium that causes leprosy, and have somehow passed the disease to several dozen humans in the southern United States.

“We’ve confirmed a long-suspected link between leprosy in humans and armadillos,” said the study’s lead author, Richard Truman, from the Bureau of Primary Health Care at the Health Resources and Services Administration’s National Hansen’s Disease Program at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Read the rest of this entry »

April 28th, 2011Categories: Veronika's News Corner

Man Glued to Wal-Mart Toilet

Police in Maryland are hunting for an April Fools’ joker who left a helpless man glued to a bathroom toilet in a suburban Wal-Mart store.

Cops found the 48-year-old victim stuck to a toilet seat at a store in Elkton, Md., around 7 p.m. on March 31 after workers heard him screaming for help, cops said.
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April 7th, 2011Categories: Veronika's News Corner

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