Researchers Find That Smelling Your Partner’s Farts Actually Has Many Health Benefits

There are plenty of things that can make us laugh in a relationship, though nothing invokes quite so many guffaws as the act known as the ‘Dutch oven’.

A simple yet effective wind-up method, the offender simply rips a mean, ponging fart in bed, before tactically wafting and simultaneously pulling the duvet over their partner’s head.

Weirdly, we tend to be less repulsed by the scent of our own flatulence, but effectively hotboxing your partner with its potent nature provides all-round great fun – an old-skool pranking classic.

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As much as they like to complain about it, though, researchers at the University of Exeter have found that it could actually be good for your partner to inhale your stench.

One of the researchers, Dr. Mark Wood, said: “Although hydrogen sulfide is well known as a pungent, foul-smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence, it is naturally produced in the body and could in fact be a healthcare hero with significant implications for future therapies for a variety of diseases.”

Hydrogen sulfide is one of the gases released that provides farts with their God-awful smell, but also gives them various health benefits.

Researchers found that the microbial byproduct can actually reduce the risk of various life threatening illnesses like cancer, heart attacks and strokes, as well as preventing arthritis and dementia in old age, as well as helping to preserve mitochondria, which drives energy production in blood vessel cells and regulate inflammation.

For your enjoyment, here’s the perfect fart, also known as ‘Loz’s magnificent seven-tone fart symphony’.

“When cells become stressed by disease, they draw in enzymes to generate minute quantities of hydrogen sulfide,” said Professor Matt Whiteman, from the University of Exeter’s medical school.

“This keeps the mitochondria ticking over and allows cells to live. If this doesn’t happen, the cells die and lose the ability to regulate survival and control inflammation.”

To make sure the body retains and produces the right amount of hydrogen sulfide, the researchers created a compound known as AP39.

Whiteman added: “We have exploited this natural process by making a compound, called AP39, which slowly delivers very small amounts of this gas specifically to the mitochondria.

“Our results indicate that if stressed cells are treated with AP39, mitochondria are protected and cells stay alive.”

So next time you stink out the bedroom and you get an earful, you can tell your other half that you’re actually doing it to benefit them, then do it some more. Cupcake them, if you really care about them.

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There Could Be An ‘Ace Ventura’ Reboot On Its Way

Usually, I’m very wary of reboots, the potential to completely ruin one of my beloved childhood movies is too high. Even when they’re done well, they’re not going to compare with the original, because nostalgia won’t allow it.

Every time I hear that one of my favourite old TV shows or films is getting a millennial make-over, there’s an internal battle over whether I should go and see it with an open mind, or pretend it’s not happening.

Having said all that, an Ace Ventura reboot could be on the cards and I am pretty excited just thinking about that.

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According to Deadline, Morgan Creek Entertainment Group, which is behind Ace Ventura, is keen to make a few reboots of their classic and well-loved titles including Young Guns, Major League and Ace Ventura. Alrighty then.

Now, I know what you’re thinking, no one will be able to play that character but Jim Carrey and it looks like Morgan Creek Entertainment Group agree, because the studio have announced they would ‘welcome Jim Carrey to reprise one of his signature roles as Ace Ventura’. We all would, guys.

It’s actually weird to think that there’s only two Ace Ventura movies, when you consider how iconic the character is.

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However, they haven’t ruled out the idea of a ‘long-lost son or daughter’ turning up on his doorstep to take over; like a sort of new-generation Pet Detective.

Morgan Creek Entertainment Group president told Deadline that he was hoping to create a ‘mainstream theatrical production re-launch’, whatever that means, but stressed that the movie would be very much ‘in the spirit’ of the original, which is good news for fans.

Adding: “Because it’s episodic in nature, about a pet detective, it also lends itself to a traditional single-camera series franchise.”

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Morgan Creek Entertainment Group has seen some success with reboots, turning the cult-horror franchise The Exorcist into a series for the small screen – which is definitely worth a watch, by the way.

And it looks like its set to try and build on that success with some of its other popular franchises. I don’t want to get your hopes up here, but can you imagine if Carrey did want to get on-board with this?

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‘Saving Private Ryan’ Voted As Greatest War Film Ever

When you think of war films there’s probably certain titles that pop straight into your head.

Things like Full Metal Jacket, Platoon and Saving Private Ryan are all up there, with the latter unsurprisingly being voted the best war film ever on Ranker.

The 1998 film seems to find the balance between violence, gore, sentiment and drama quite brilliantly to create a brilliant story line.

“Saving Private Ryan” is a 1998 American epic war film set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II. Directed by “Steven Spielberg” & Starring “Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Matt Damon, Giovanni Ribisi, Adam Goldberg & Jeremy Davies”. Saving Private Ryan received universal critical acclaim, winning several awards for film, cast, and crew as well as earning significant returns at the box office. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated the film for eleven Academy Awards; Spielberg’s direction won him a second Academy Award for Best Director, with four more awards going to the film.

It comes as no surprise that it’s flown to number one, as voted for by the people. It was followed by Full Metal Jacket in second spot, then Apocalypse Now, Platoon and Band of Brothers, to make up the top five.

 

There is always the question of whether there’s any genre in film that can evoke the entire spectrum of human emotions in 90 minutes quite as readily as a war movie. To be honest, probably not. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll seethe with anger and you’ll slump into your seat in despair. You’ll cheer and you’ll mourn, all in equal measures.

Saving Private Ryan is a film that does that, similar to Dunkirk, released this year, which drew comparisons from the 90s classic.

Sadly though, with films like the two mentioned here, a lot of the story telling is inspired by something that actually happened.

Lt. Preston Niland was killed leading a platoon of the Fourth Infantry Division and defending the wounded on Utah Beach and Robert Niland parachuted into France, but was killed in heavy fighting at the village of Neuville-au-Plain.

Fritz, the brother on which Private Ryan was loosely based, was the last of the four believed to be alive, but he had become separated from his troops and lost behind enemy lines. He eventually found his way to safety and after learning about the deaths of his brothers he was shipped back to his mother.

Incredibly, Edward Niland was also still alive and had been held in a Japanese POW camp in Burma. He was released and returned home in 1945.

In a heartbreaking letter from Bob to his mother during the war, read by his son, the sergeant said: “All of your boys will come home safe. Don’t worry, this war will be over soon.

“Some night we will all be together again and it will seem like it was just a great big dream.

“At least no one can say that Mr and Mrs Niland’s four sons were draft dodgers.”

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Gorgeous Dream Garages

For some people garages are just as important as the homes we live in and our cars not just possessions, but property that we love, adore, and cherish.  Today we share several different garage design inspirations.

If your space was limitless or large what might you do?  If you could have a modern and new styled garage attached to your home what design might you make, or if you liked the idea of a pole barn for your garage, there are several different routes to take.

Spacious Garages

When it comes to garages size does often matter and bigger is better.  If you had all the space in the world to store all of your cars, trucks, and all terrain vehicles, then you would need a large building to store them.

This massive and beautiful brick building below is an enormous garage to store your vehicles.  An entire floor with six spaces and several floors of either living space above, or possibly storage, work or store your tools or otherwise.  This building is open to limitless alternatives.

This garage is above and beyond using great imagination, but also inspired by the ability to utilize a ton of space.  The entire bottom floor of this building that looks like a house is the garage to all these vehicles.

Modern Garages

Beautiful newer homes are not limited or as emphasized with the traditionally styled garages, and can be not only a place for your car to reside when not being used, but be attractive as well.

This enormous and gorgeous six car garage sits almost like an ally leading up to the front of this house, not only melding into the house decor, but also making a statement that the cars parked at this house are just as important as the interior design within.

This large four car garage not only rivals the size of this house, but also the outdoor decor has a modern touch to it, straying from a traditionally styled garage.

Barn Styled Garages

Men and women who love their cars often regard pole barns or typical barns as a great place to start a build a dream garage.  It already boasts the space necessary for a larger than normal garage, but is easy to maintain and convert into a garage.

This is an enormous pole barn that has been converted in a garage.  This is a perfect addition to a country home or maybe a woodland property to store, cars, tools, or whatever your hearts desire is.

This barn styled garage is small enough and lovely enough to be a great garage for either a regular sized property or country property as well.

 

A Construction Worker Built A life-Size Where’s Waldo For Kids In The Hospital Next Door To Find

Jason Haney knows all too well what it’s like for kids to be stuck in a hospital. Haney’s daughter had a stroke while she was still in the womb. At the age of 3, she was diagnosed with brain damage that doctors said might permanently hinder her ability to learn beyond a third-grade level.

Haney remembers those extended stays in the hospital with his family and how hard it was to stay positive. So when he was hired to work on the construction project at Memorial Children’s Hospital, in South Bend, Indiana, the construction foreman did what he could to brighten the days of the children staying in the hospital.

It started with a snowman that Haney dressed up with a construction vest and hardhat.

“It was a huge hit,” Haney told ABC News.

But they didn’t get much snow after that, so Haney set up some inflatable snowmen and an inflatable Sponge Bob. As he was tying them down, one of the electricians joked that it would be funny if they had a ‘Where’s Waldo?’ on the site. When Haney got home, he immediately got to work on making a real-life Waldo character out of plywood and paint.

 

Haney started hiding Waldo around the construction site in April and the kids have been enthralled with it ever since.

“I’ve been watching the kids run over to the window and look out for Waldo,” Heidi Prescott, the hospital’s media relations specialist, told ABC News. “It truly brightens their day,” she added.

The game has become so popular that Haney even created a Facebook page giving the kids hints about where to find Waldo through photos and clues. The kids can then tag the pics once they find him.

“That’s my way of finding out if they’ve found it,” Haney said.

Despite the fact that Waldo is an unwieldy 8-feet tall and 50 or 60 pounds in weight, Haney plans to keep hiding him around the construction site for the kids to find. But he also has another surprise up his sleeve for the kids — he’s in the process of building a team of Minions to hide as well.

“They’re easier to carry,” he said.

Incidentally, Haney’s daughter — the one who doctors thought would have a permanent learning disability — well, she has graduated from high school with honors and is headed to Indiana’s Ball State University in the fall.

Because this story is just full of happy endings.

 

Recipe: Bourbon Cough Syrup for Grownups

In my household we drink literally gallons of ginger and honey tea during the cold months. Fresh ginger tea is delicious, and it wards off colds pretty well. But when you do catch that cold, you must turn to something stronger.

It’s basically hot bourbon and lemon juice, with a heaping helping of honey. I cut it with a bit of water, too, but that’s optional. It’s an easy nightcap, steaming and warm, with a stiff shot of booze to put you to sleep, lemon for Vitamin C, and all that sweet honey to make it go down easy.

Bourbon Cough Syrup for Grownups
2 ounces bourbon whisky
1/2 lemon, juiced (about 2 ounces)
2-4 ounces water (optional)
1 tablespoon honey

Mix the bourbon, lemon juice, and water (if using) in a tumbler or mug and heat in the microwave for about 45 seconds. (You can also do this on the stovetop in a little saucepan.) Take out and add the honey. Whisk to combine, then microwave for another 45 seconds.

If you’re sick, it’s best not to drink this too hot; a good warm temperature is better. Take it to bed and nurse it slowly. Sleep well!

 

THIS FLU SEASON, CONSIDER WHISKEY OVER MODERN MEDICINE

WATCH THE BADASS FIRST-PERSON SHOOTER STYLE PROMO FOR THIS PISTOL WITH A BUILT-IN SILENCER

But this is no video game.

If you’ve been considering leveling up with your personal firearm game or even purchasing a first gun for home protection, the first-person shooter feel of SilencerCo’s “Behind the Sights: Maxim 9 FPS” will probably give you pause. It’s a well-made little short with a smooth, professional feel and compelling soundtrack.

SilencerCo describes its product this way:

The Maxim® 9 is the world’s first integrally suppressed 9mm handgun that is holster-able and hearing safe with all types of 9mm ammunition. Shipped in its full-length configuration, the Maxim 9 comes with everything the user needs to shorten the overall length by more than 1”; in the short configuration, the Maxim 9 remains hearing safe with subsonic ammunition.

Regardless of which configuration you use, the Maxim 9 represents one of the greatest strides made in both pistol and suppressor technology. No more choosing between keeping your pistol as short as possible and enduring deafening sound or adding a silencer and dealing with the added length and weight. Now, you can have the best of all worlds with the Maxim 9.

The Maxim 9 is listed at $1499 USD. Its tactical value explains the price—no need for ear protection in target practice and if used in the field the suppressor can provide a psychological edge in focus and concentration for the gun owner.

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Additionally, a high-quality firearm and a suppressor purchased separately probably cost more than the Maxim 9’s list price.

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U.S.Military’s Electromagnetic Railgun Shoots 100 miles at mach 7

Check out this cannon and the way it works. The canon mechanism is based on the principle of homopolar motor: a pair of parallel conductors (the rails) are fed by an electric current. The projectile is placed making contact with both, to close the circuit. The current that is produced interacts with the strong magnetic fields generated by the passage of electricity through the conductors and this accelerates the projectile linearly in the direction of the rails.

The original idea of ​​this device was to use it to shoot projectiles at high speed to destroy targets. However it is difficult to use as a weapon due to the enormous amount of energy required to operate with a minimum of efficiency and because the space occupied by the power supplies and capacitors used to generate the magnetic field makes it very difficult to transport For the infantry. Even so the United States Navy announced a test done on January 31, 2008 in order to equip their ships with this type of weapons. Leave your thoughts in the comment box below.

 

“Drill Duel” torture test proves who is the toughest and most powerful tool

The compact Dewalt and Milwaukee are two of the most popular battery-powered drills sold on Amazon.

These aren’t the most powerful drills on the market, but they’re reliable and affordable around $100-$150.

Wranglestar wants to know where that extra $50 is going with a drill-duel torture test. The video starts with a brief features review for each drill. Jump ahead to the 7:05 minute mark if you just came for the action.

Which one do you think will come out on top?