“Imagine being 100 percent able to hear what is going on and understanding every conversation that is being had without any way to communicate. You are encased in your own body unable to move, breathe on your own, itch a scratch or communicate in any way, verbal or non-verbal.” — Allison Auger, on CaringBridge Paul Auger, mayor of White Bear Lake from 1995 to 2010 and an avid golfer and skier, sat in his auto-repair shop on Tuesday watching his employees work. His cane rested on a nearby workbench and his hands, still damaged by the Guillain-Barre syndrome that changed his life, fumbled with the TV remote control. “I wouldn’t wish this on anyone,” he said of his ordeal. The above blog entry, written by Allison Auger about her father on his CaringBridge page Jan. 25, 2017, describes the affliction that kept him hospitalized and in therapy for more than a year. His trip “through the looking glass” as he describes it, started at work … [Read more...] about Once trapped inside his own body, former White Bear Lake mayor recovering from bizarre paralysis
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STORMY Daniels has mocked Donald Trump’s “smaller than average” manhood, claiming it resembles the “mushroom character from Mario Kart.” In an explosive book, the porn star reveals intimate descriptions of the US President’s member, saying: “He knows it’s unusual”. Stormy – real name Stephanie Clifford - has turned writer to pen Full Disclosure, which details her alleged relationship with Trump. The 39-year-old also claims “he doesn’t even want to be president” and further alleges Trump offered to help her “cheat” on The Apprentice. Daniels claims she and Donald Trump had sex at the Edgewood Tahoe golf tournament in 2006. This would have been one year into his marriage with Melania Trump and four months after the birth of Barron Trump. She describes how Trump’s body guard allegedly asked her to dinner, which she says ended up being an invitation to the brash billionaire’s penthouse … [Read more...] about Stormy Daniels says Donald Trump’s manhood looks like a ‘mushroom character from Mario Kart’ and claims ‘he knows it’s unusual’
A CANCER-stricken Gran wept "why is this happening to me?" as she was mauled by a seven-stone police dog in her own kitchen. Frail Irene Collins, 73, was savaged by German Shepherd Dano as his handler searched the OAP's house for an escaped drug dealer in July 2014. An inquest into her death heard how Dano sunk his teeth into her arm after slipping into "fight mode" in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire. Jurors heard how handler PC Mark Baines had lost sight of him in the seconds before the OAP for the first time - before breaking free of his collar to maul her a further two times. Mrs Collins - who was battling cancer and emphysema - died in hospital just four days later. PC Baines and colleague Sergeant Neil Yates were hunting a suspected drug dealer who fled a car containing £100,000 in cash and heroin. Two men were arrested, but the third ran off and "garden hopped" through the town's notorious Park End estate. Dano - who had been teamed with PC Baines since January 2013 - was … [Read more...] about Chilling screams of gran who died after being savaged by police dog that was hunting drug dealer in her garden
An Egyptian zoo is insisting it did not paint a pair of donkeys to look like zebras. Cairo's International Garden municipal park became a target of ridicule after an Egyptian student, Mahmoud Sarhan, posted images on Facebook of the suspicious beast. Sarhan said that the zoo's two zebras were obviously painted donkeys, a view that has since been embraced by online animal experts. However, zoo director Mohamed Sultan told a local radio station that his zebras are real, dismissing claims that they are just painted donkeys, according to the BBC. This is not the first time that a zoo has painted donkeys to look like zebras. In 2009, a zoo in Gaza did the same thing, saying that it could not procure real zebras due to an Israeli blockade. "The first time we used paint but it didn't look good," the zoo's proprietor told Reuters at the time. "The children don't know, so they call them zebras and they are happy to see something new." In 2013, a Chinese zoo was criticized … [Read more...] about Zoo accused of painting donkeys to look like zebras
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page David Scharfenberg Globe Staff July 13, 2018 Gus, a polar bear at the Central Park Zoo, swam ceaselessly. He’d dive into his pool, slither across the bottom, surge to the surface, and backstroke to the other side. Then, he’d tuck his head into the water and do it again. And again. And again. Twelve hours a day. Every day. Gus was New York’s woolliest neurotic. And when the tabloids got hold of his story in the mid-1990s, it took off. David Letterman cracked wise. The rock band The Tragically Hip asked, “What’s Troubling Gus?” And the $25,000 the zoo spent on an animal behaviorist became a national punchline.But a couple of decades later, the joke has lost a bit of its zing. Gus’s compulsive behavior, a growing pile of research suggests, is distressingly common among captive animals. The gorillas behind the glass are plucking … [Read more...] about Did humans drive this polar bear insane?