Pinoy’s big wish: No more Jee-Ick-Joos

I join former PNP chief-turned Senator Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa in his fervent wish that there would be no more repeat of the infamous Jee-Ick-Joo killing which embarrassed the country in general and the national police in particular and triggered the abolition of the then PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Group in 2017.

Frankenstein author Mary Shelley kept her dead husband’s heart for 30 years

July 13, 2019
Now, it’s up for debate as to whether she actually carried it around with her, although many claim that she did. Indeed, the New York Times speculates in this article from 1885 that what survived the blaze may have actually been Percy’s liver, saturated with sea water. In any case, Percy’s friends and Mary herself believed the charred remnant was the poet’s heart. And this remnant was definitely found in her desk the year after she died, wrapped in one of the last poems Percy ever wrote, an elegy to John Keats called Adonaïs.

Text messages

July 13, 2019
In fact, cheaper text messages and a strict price ceiling are long overdue, according to Senator Imee R. Marcos, who lamented that P1 is way too much to pay for every text message you send.

3800-year-old teen skeleton found buried with fortune-telling game

July 13, 2019
The Ouija board was invented in 1890 and was probably played by teens at parties from day one. However, that teen fascination with fortune-telling games has been around for thousands of years. Need proof? A skeleton dating back 3,800 years was unearthed recently in Russia and the teen was buried with the animal bone pieces of an ancient fortune-telling game that’s still played in Mongolia today. Did the teen see this coming?

‘The Duke’ and the FBI: A strange saga

July 12, 2019
Born Marion Morrison in 1907, John Wayne became one of the most well-known Hollywood figures of the 20th century. “The Duke,” as he was known, appeared in more than 140 movies, many of them Westerns. Wayne died on June 11, 1979, at the age of seventy-two. But, it’s not Wayne’s movie career I’m focusing on in this article. Rather, it’s the weird story of Wayne and the FBI. The earliest confirmed FBI interest in John Wayne’s activities occurred on September 22, 1959. The FBI noted on that date that Los Angeles newspapers had broken a story that Wayne was involved “…with a suspected revolt under direction of Roberto (Tito) Arias, son of a former President of Panama and now a lawyer in that country…” The FBI memo continues, “The Hollywood Citizen News quotes Chacon as saying letters and documents found in a suitcase abandoned by Arias, allegedly in a flight from Panama while being sought, including an envelope bearing the name and address of John Wayne. Inside the envelope was said to be an interoffice memorandum to Wayne from a Robert D. Weesner, dated 4/9/59, outlining a ‘schedule of funds totaling $682,850 to or drawn by Tito Arias in connection with his Panamanian operations in which you are involved.”

Calling the FDA: Is it true?

When the doctor examined her husband at the hospital, he asked Steve to paint a clock. Instead, he drew a few circles and then drew a few figures without any logic. It was not like a clock at all! The doctor pulled her aside and said: “Your husband is already on the verge of severe Alzheimer’s disease!” It turned out that it was a test of whether a person had Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Mary was very upset at that time, but as a doctor, she would not just give up. She began to study the disease. She found out Alzheimer’s disease was associated to glucose deficiency to the brain. Her research says: “The dementia of the elderly is like having diabetes in the head! Before one has the symptoms of Diabetes or Alzheimer’s disease, the body has already had problems for 10 to 20 years.”

BBB program

July 12, 2019
Under the highly-ambitious program, the government is seeking to construct big-ticket infrastructure projects, including airports, railways, bus rapid transits, roads and bridges, and seaports in various parts of the country.