Archive for September, 2009
According to a study from Spain, cigarette smoking can act as a precipitating factor for headaches, specifically migraines. Furthermore, this investigation of 361 medical students at the University of Salamanca found that smokers have more frequent migraine attacks and that smoking more than 5 cigarettes a day can trigger this headache. Continue Reading »
Most of those following the Kolkata Open chess competition will inevitably remember Vladislav Tkachiev for the ‘doze-after-overdose’ act.
Even otherwise, the Russian settled in France after a stopover in Kazakhstan doesn’t conform to the average Indian’s idea of the staid world of chess. Continue Reading »
A man in Pennsylvania who recreates firearms from past wars accidentally shot a two-pound cannonball through the wall of his neighbor’s house. Wlliam Maser is a 54 year old man who lives in Georges Township and has never previously shot cannonballs at any of his neighbors. Continue Reading »
A Shi’ite on death row in Saudi Arabia for the last 16 years for insulting the Prophet Mohammed was sentenced to another five years in jail for criticizing the Saudi justice system.
The verdict issued Monday punished Hadi al-Mutif for criticizing the justice system and the U.S.-allied absolute monarchy’s human rights record in comments he made from prison to U.S.-funded Alhurra television in 2007. Prisoners are often able to access mobile phones from visitors to Saudi jails. Continue Reading »