Yum, Jello with Human DNA

This is pretty gross!  I really never knew where gelatin came from but this is just too much!  Gelatin is found in everything from Jell-O and marshmallows to cosmetics and candles. But the current method of taking gelatin from the skin and bones of cows and pigs has a number of drawbacks, including variation in quality from batch to batch, the potential for transmitting infectious diseases like Mad Cow and the possibility of triggering immune system responses in humans. We may not have to rely on pig bones for  gelatin forever, though the newest option–human derived gelatin–isn’t too appetizing.

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Twitter Handy in Outing Cheating Wife

Social media is handy in many ways! Some men use Twitter to have an affair. One man used it to expose an affair – his wife’s.

Ian Puddick, of London, England, was cleared Friday of harassing his wife’s lover on the Internet by tweeting and blogging details of the dalliance.

“It is absolutely a victory for free speech,” Puddick told the British press after charges against him were dismissed following a three-day trial.

As reported by the U.K. Guardian, Puddick learned of his wife Leena’s 10-year affair with Timothy Haynes when he read a text message on her phone. He then set up several websites and used Twitter to broadcast the racy texts the pair had exchanged.

One message read, “Where do you want to have sex next? The office, al fresco, the flat or all three you greedy girl?”

Haynes claimed Puddick also contacted clients, colleagues and neighbours of his, and said the publicity forced him to leave his job at a financial firm in May 2010.

The Puddicks are back together, as are Haynes and his wife.

Golfers on their A Game

I am against performance enhancing drugs, even in golf! Seven people were sent to hospital after eating marijuana-laced brownies at a golf course.

Police said an employee of the golf course brought brownies made with marijuana to work Thursday and shared the batch with co-workers, who didn’t know the brownies were laced.

The golf course was shut down after seven employees were taken to Woodstock General Hospital following complaints of feeling dizzy and disoriented. The employees were treated and released.

A 19-year-old Woodstock man is charged with administering a noxious substance, possession of a controlled substance and breach of probation.

Dirty, Dirty Old Man

This guy is disgusting! Police in Boulder, Colorado, are searching for a man who hid inside a portable toilet at a yoga festival.

A woman went to use the portable toilet Friday and told police she noticed something moving inside the tank when she lifted the lid. She believed there was a person inside the toilet, so she went to get help.

A man who was standing nearby went in to check and he also saw someone inside the tank, seemingly covered by a tarp. He told security, and then heard the door lock from the inside.

“A festival security supervisor waited outside for several minutes and then saw a suspect emerge from the portable toilet,” police said in a release. “The supervisor tried to detain the suspect, but he ran away, covered in feces.”

The suspect was described as about 20 years old, white, very tall, thin and was wearing dark gray sweatpants and no shirt or shoes.

Witnesses told police the suspect had several cuts on his back and legs. The suspect was also wearing leather bracelets on each wrist.

Police believe the suspect may be a transient.