On this day…in 1882

On this day, the gunslinger Franklin “Buckskin” Leslie shoots the Billy “The Kid” Claiborne dead in the streets of Tombstone, Arizona. The town of Tombstone is best known today as the site of the infamous shootout at the O.K. Corral. In the 1880s, however, Tombstone was home to many gunmen who never achieved the enduring … [Read the full story]

Breakthrough test for Ovarian cancer has emerged

A major breakthrough in the battle against female cancer, with the emergence of a single test to detect three different types of the disease. Based on the existing smear test for cancer of the cervix, it also checks for the disease in the ovaries and the womb. The test is under development by scientists in … [Read the full story]

Simon Cowell confirms dating Carmen Electra

Multi-millionaire X Factor boss Cowell, 53, confirmed this month that he has begun dating busty former Playboy model and Baywatch babe Carmen Electra. US basketball legend Dennis Rodman, who spent five torrid months married to the American beauty, described her as every man’s dream. And he warned Cowell she has a passion for kinky sex … [Read the full story]

Has Adam Lanza got an ‘evil’ gene?

Gunman Adam Lanza will have his DNA tested to find out if it carries an “evil” gene. The study on Lanza, who shot dead 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook School, is thought to be the first carried out on a mass killer. The study has been ordered by Connecticut medical examiner H … [Read the full story]

Charles Manson talks utter shit to Marilyn Manson

Serial killer Charles Manson has sent Marilyn Manson an open letter from his prison cell. The rocker, whose real name is Brian Warner, took the latter half of his moniker from Manson’s surname and his first half from actress Marilyn Monroe. A number of Manson’s bandmates took similar stage names, with the likes of Twiggy … [Read the full story]

One in three of us suffer from bunions

Millions of women pay the price for their killer heels in the form of bunions, a complaint affecting one in three of us. The condition, which is thought to run in families and affects men, too, causes the big toe bone to swing sideways at an angle towards the second toe. The long foot bone … [Read the full story]

Anecdotal thoughts of Jim Aborwhear

Whilst enjoying my lunch hour of freedom whilst working my friend and I will often debate the great moral, scientific and political issues. There was one conversation we had last week which we could not agree on. I have therefore researched the matter thoroughly and checked a variety of scientific sites regarding the following subject … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1882

One of America’s most famous criminals, Jesse James, is shot to death by fellow gang member Bob Ford, who betrayed James for reward money. For 16 years, Jesse and his brother, Frank, committed robberies and murders throughout the Midwest. Detective magazines and pulp novels glamorized the James gang, turning them into mythical Robin Hoods who … [Read the full story]

Mundine isn’t taking Austin Trout seriously enough

Anthony Mundine doesn’t see anything from world super welterweight champion Austin Trout that would trouble him despite the American pounding fellow Auisstralian Frank LoPorto last week. Trout completely outclassed Melbourne wharfie LoPorto, with the referee stopping the fight in Texas late in the sixth round to give the undefeated American a technical knockout victory and … [Read the full story]

Cancer patients helping to find a cure

Soaring numbers of cancer patients are taking part in trials to find a cure for the killer illness. The number of people helping clinical trials had quadrupled in the past ten years, with one in six now taking part. by Susan Floyd

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