A Case Of Man Biting Dog?

Android Users Face New Worm Attack
Zdnet recently reported that a new malware crypto-miner called ABD Miner attacks android devices and is spreading rapidly. The malware uses the ABD debug interface on port 5555 to spread. The bug is a strain of cryptocurrency mining software. To learn more about this new threat and how to fight it, click on http://www.zdnet.com/article/adb-miner-worm-is-rapidly-spreading-across-android-devices/. Thankfully, Apple users are not affected by this threat.

A Case Of Man Biting Dog?
The Washington Post recently reported that a hunter in Maryland was hospitalized as a result of an injury he sustained when a goose fell from the sky and hit him on the head. It seems that Robert Meilhammer of Crapo, Md was hunting for waterfowl with three companions when a hunting-party-member shot dead a goose which fell on Robert’s head knocking him out and causing head and facial injuries. First responders airlifted Meilhammer to a shock trauma unit. To learn more about this incident, surf over to https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2018/02/02/dead-goose-falling-from-sky-knocks-out-hunter-on-marylands-eastern-shore/?utm_term=.0949f4298246. Is there any sympathy for the goose? Maybe the headline should have read “Crapo Resident Is Crapped On.”

In The Age Of Healthcare Cutbacks, A Ray Of Hope
UK paper, The Guardian, recently printed a story about a poor country that recently began providing eye care to all citizens. Rwanda found that 34% of its population could benefit from some degree of eye care. The effort makes Rwanda the first poor country in the world to provide this health service to its citizens. Such treatment provides many benefits to poor coffee bean sorters, an industry very large in the country. To read more about this new initiative, click on https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/jan/31/rwanda-becomes-first-poor-country-to-provide-eye-care-for-all. The US does not provide universal eye care to all of its citizens. How ironic that a poor African country is now doing what our Federal Government says is too expensive.

New State Ranking Of Best/Worst Diets
These rankings come from www.24/7wallst.com. Even though mach attention is now given to the importance of diet, residents of many states do not regularly follow nutrition guidelines. In the best to worst listing, New Hampshire comes in at number 1 on the healthy eating list. According to a survey 82.7% of New Hampshire residents include vegetables in at least one of the daily meals. As no surprise, the state has the 13th lowest obesity rate in the country. Since wealthier individuals tend to eat well, New Hampshire’s lowest state poverty rate helps in this ranking. As one might expect the five worst states in terms of diet all fall in the South. Arkansas, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana place ast the bottom respectively. To find out where New York lands, click on http://247wallst.com/special-report/2018/01/31/states-with-the-best-and-worst-diets-2/11/.

Will President Trump Jump On This?
In the Is This Research Really Necessary? category, Newsweek recently published a story about a study that linked physical attractiveness to political party choice. According to the new research, conservative Republicans are more physically attractive than more liberal Democrats. The study appeared last December in Politics and Life Sciences. According to co-author Carl Palmer, an assistant professor at Illinois State University, “…two individuals similar in most respects, such as having similar education and annual income, but different in their physical appearances, the more attractive person is more likely to lean conservative than the less attractive individual.” Certainly our president will agree with this, I’m sure. To learn more about the whys of political affiliation, visit http://www.newsweek.com/attractive-people-vote-democrat-republican-easier-lives-study-794966.

Fun Pictures Of People Just Before Disaster Strikes.
A website recently posted a number of photos featuring people at the point of disaster. For example, a deer hunter unaware he is being eyed by a mountain lion. To find more unusual pictures, surf over to http://livestly.com/close-call-unbelievable-photos/12/. And so it goes.

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