Soak up some current events so that you can sound cultured at the water cooler, the dinner table or on your first date..
First up, 70 years without food and they want to make a super soldier out of this guy. Wtf?
Indian military analyzes ‘holy man’ who drinks no water, consumes no food
By Lindsay Goldwert
Daily News Writer
Originally Published:Thursday, April 29th 2010, 12:56 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 29th 2010, 12:56 PM
Prahlad Jani claims to a “breatharian,” someone who can live on “spiritual life force.” He says that his powers come from a goddess who pours a magic elixir into a hole in his palate, according to the London Telegraph.
He has been analyzed for the past six days in a hospital in Ahmedabad, Gurjara, and doctors say his body has not yet shown signs of hunger or dehydration despite no drinking or eating.
Doctors will continue observing him for 15 days in which time they would expect to see muscle wastage, serious dehydration, weight loss and likely organ failure.
Most humans cannot go longer than three to five days without water.
Ahoy there controversy! Navy to allow women to serve on submarines
BY Richard Sisk
DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU
Originally Published:Thursday, April 29th 2010, 4:45 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 29th 2010, 4:49 PM
Melody Tucker, 35, of Anaheim, Calif., climbs up a ladderwell in the USS Carl Vinso in 2001.
The century-old ban on women serving with men in the cramped quarters, group bathrooms and shared bunks for enlisted personnel on submarines passed quietly as Congress made no objections to the Navy plan.
Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Lombardo, executive officer of the submarine Alaska, told The Associated Press that “the guys are probably used to walking to the rest room in their boxer shorts and stuff.
“But all in all, I think the adjustments for the crew are going to be minor,” he said.
Women will be integrated slowly into the now all-male submarine service of 13,000 sailors.
That is what they are fighting against.. right?