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05.08.2016, 17:31

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Dear friends! Funny, interesting , curious and weird news , stories from around the world and also any videos, photos, etc.
Maybe it will be of interest to you and me in this topic. I'll start with a funny incident...

Massive python slithers into road, creating a traffic jam.

The huge 5.5-meter python crawled out onto the road, scaring drivers and stopping traffic.

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KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A massive 18-foot python
was filmed slithering into a South African road before vanishing down a deep pothole.



Pieter Loock posted a video to the Kruger Sightings page on Facebook showing the giant snake
stopping traffic as it slithers out into the road in Kruger National Park.
The python comes to a pothole a few feet into the road and crawls into it, eventually disappearing completely.
Loock included a photo of the hole, which he theorized could be where the python made its nest.

20.08.2018, 16:44

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A parrot scolded the firefighters who tried to save him ...

Jessie the parrot was decidedly unimpressed when a firefighter came to rescue
her from a rooftop in London on Monday morning.

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The Macaw, who escaped from her owner’s home and perched on a nearby roof for
three days, spewed profanity at her attempted rescuer — even after he said “I love you”
in a bid to bond with the bird.

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Jessie also reportedly told the London Fire Brigade crew member to “fuck off.”



Brigade watch manager Chris Swallow said the rescue was attempted because “there were
concerns that she may be injured which is why she hadn’t come down.” But, “thankfully it soon
became apparent that Jessie was fine and uninjured as she flew off to another roof and then
to a tree,” he added. Jessie later returned home of her own accord and was filmed sheepishly
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17.08.2018, 14:26

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Check this out schnaps7, On the subject of dogs, I was reading this today.


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Aug 1, 2012

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Greg Manteufel has loved dogs all his life, but a dog's kiss nearly killed him in June. Because of an infection caused by contact with dog saliva, Manteufel's legs and hands were amputated and more than a month later, he's still hospitalized awaiting more surgeries.

It started with flu-like symptoms. Manteufel's wife Dawn said when she came home from working third shift June 26, her husband told her he'd been throwing up and his legs ached. She recommended water and Tylenol.

A day later, Manteufel's 25-year-old son Michael heard his father stirring early in the morning, speaking gibberish. He could barely walk and had diarrhea. As Manteufel, 48, attempted to reassure his son, the only person home at the time, Michael called family members. Manteufel was taken to a hospital by his near their West Bend, Wisconsin, home.

Within minutes, bruises and blemishes appeared on his face, chest, legs, stomach and back, Dawn said. The hospital determined a life-threatening sepsis infection had set in and they didn't have the equipment needed to handle his bacteria-packed blood, Dawn said. Manteufel was sent to a hospital about 30 miles away from home for antibiotics and surgery.

Doctors determined his leg muscles and hands were dying. They amputated his legs below the knees and removed the hands in a following surgery, after exhausting options to save them. Nearly a quarter of his nose will be removed in an upcoming surgery.

The cause of all of this: Bacteria from dog saliva that caused a rare blood infection, doctors told them.

Capnocytophaga canimorsus is a bacterial pathogen found in healthy dogs and cats. There are more than 700 different types of bacteria in a dog's mouth. While rare, people have contracted this bacteria, usually through dog bites, and died.

Licking can also prompt infection, as was the likely case of a 70-year-old greyhound owner who made a full recovery after two weeks of intensive care, according to a 2016 BMJ medical report. The Centers for Disease and Control notes infections are more likely to occur in adults 40 and older, and risk factors include alcoholism and weak immune system (often related to cancer or other infections). Another key risk factors is not having a spleen.

Infections caused by capnocytophaga are not nationally notifiable, meaning cases are not routinely reported to the CDC. But, MicrobeNet, CDC’s online reference library, has received reports of 12 positive cases in the past year, said CDC press officer Kate Fowlie.

Doctors suspect Manteufel, who was not bitten or scratched, picked up the bacteria through a dog lick and then touched his mouth or eye, Dawn said.

To date, he's had five surgeries, and more have been scheduled.

"If I wasn’t living it, and someone told me this story, I wouldn’t believe it either," Dawn said. "But I’m living it."

Manteufel, a painter who enjoyed riding his motorcycle, was otherwise healthy days before the symptoms set in, Dawn said. He's known for carrying a bottle of sanitizer in his truck and wiping down grocery cart handles before shopping.

He's also been around dogs for years. He and his wife have a pit bull named Ellie. She's 8-years-old and they've had her since she was a puppy. She's part of the family. It's unclear if Ellie's saliva is to blame.

Casey Barton Behravesh, a veterinary epidemiologist with the CDC, said tests for the bacteria are available, but might not be totally useful for this kind of diagnosis. Tests for the bacteria, which is common in the mouths of up to 74 percent dogs and up to 57 percent cats, could be negative one day but positive another, depending on environmental factors, she said.

To avoid risk of infection from pets, Barton Behravesh recommends regularly washing hands after contact, closely supervising children around pets and regularly taking your pet to a veterinarian.

Days before Manteufel's symptoms, he was in contact with several dogs: A stray dog that came around while he was on location painting, two dogs at a graduation party and four dogs at a birthday party.

Doctors told Dawn the odds of him contracting the infection from a dog again are next to none. So, they plan to keep Ellie.

"It was some crazy fluke type accident," she said.

Life won't be the same though. Whenever Manteufel is discharged from the hospital, he will move into his parent's house as Dawn prepares their home for sale. Unable to paint, he is out of work.

Right now, Manteufel is working with therapists to put on a T-shirt by himself again.

Dawn said he's determined to move past this and feels fortunate to be alive.

"He still loves his dog and he plans on loving his dog," she said.

A cousin of the family has set up a GoFundMe to help cover medical costs for the family.




Woman dies from infection after she’s nipped by new puppy

By Natalie O'Neill
August 10, 2018


A Wisconsin woman has died after a nip from her new puppy — and it may be due to the same rare blood infection from dog’s saliva that forced a man to have all of his limbs amputated, according to a report.

Sharon Larson, 58, of Milwaukee, fell ill after she was bitten by Bo in June, according to the local NBC affiliate WTMJ.

She developed flu-like symptoms and was rushed to a hospital, where she tested positive for the Capnocytophaga canimorsus bacteria, which is found in dog and cat saliva, according to the station. She died two days later.

“I feel like I got robbed. I lost… my best friend,” said her heartbroken husband, Dan Larson, told WTMJ.

Her death comes after Greg Manteufel, 48, of West Bend, Wisconsin, was licked by his pooch in June and later found out his body was being ravaged by the same bacteria. The next week, his blood pressure dramatically plunged — and doctors were forced to cut off his legs and forearms to increase circulation, according to a report.

It’s extremely rare for people who come in contact with the bacteria to develop the disease, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adults over the age of 40 are more at risk along with people who suffer from alcoholism and weak immune systems, according to the agency.

“I was told she could get struck by lightning four times and live, win the lottery twice — that’s how rare this is supposed to be,” Dan Larson said.

16.08.2018, 16:32

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taffy wrote:Hi shnaps7,
This is a thread to be proud of. It's more than interesting - it's wacky,weird,silly,quirky,funny and brilliant,sometimes all of these in one post.
Well done Mate!

Many thanks taffy! I'm glad that you're interested.

Pit bull, who wanted to make friends, caused a panic ...

Construction work comes with various hazardous risks, but for a group of construction
workers in Rodnia, Brazil they never anticipated the four-legged threat that walked
onto their site one day.

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A recent video surfaced on the internet that captured the entire encounter.

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It begins with a group of four workers standing around what appears to be a restaurant
renovation. Each one is minding their own business when one of the men, holding
a drill, notices an oncoming threat (hidden from the viewer).

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He races into a side room, which is when the other men take notice and start pointing at the door.
Finally, we see the approaching danger – a pit bull.



The frenzied men end up on the counter-top in an attempt to escape. Scroll down below to see the whole
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16.08.2018, 13:55

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Hi shnaps7,
This is a thread to be proud of. It's more than interesting - it's wacky,weird,silly,quirky,funny and brilliant,sometimes all of these in one post.
Well done Mate!

15.08.2018, 15:49

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Peacemaker: A dog prevents a fight of cats ...

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During a night, a golden retriever is pacifist by intervening on a street to prevent a fight that is about
to break out between two cats.



He approaches one of them, the latter being provided with a harness, and seizes the leash with his mouth
to move the cat away from his opponent, thus avoiding a bloodbath in the middle of the street.

12.08.2018, 16:51

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Hello friends,
what has brought back SHNAPS7 in its thread is true, the Italian press has dealt with these astounding prices of Piazza S. Marco in Venice criticizing also the municipality for the taxes it imposes on the merchants. Maybe it's better to bring the drinks from home.
Kind regards.
Johnbirracchio

11.08.2018, 18:58

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Egyptian students built a car on compressed air ...

A group of Egyptian students have built a one-person vehicle designed to battle rising energy prices and
promote clean energy by running on nothing but air.

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According to the creators, the vehicle can hit 25 mph (40km/h) and has a range of 19 miles (30km) before
it needs to be refuelled with more compressed oxygen.

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However, the students are sure they will eventually get the vehicle to top 62 mph (100km/h) and run for 62 miles
(100 kilometres) with future prototypes.

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The vehicle only costs some 18,000 Egyptian pounds (£780/ $1,000) to build. [hidden link - please register]

11.08.2018, 11:47

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The tourist was amazed to learn how much costs to coffee ...

A tourist has slammed an artisan Venice cafe for charging $67 for a couple of small
coffees and two bottles of water. Juan Carlos Bustamente, 62, from Chile, was shocked
when he got the bill at Caffe Lavena, which sits on the edge of the iconic St Mark’s
Square, [hidden link - please register] reported. The coffee he enjoyed in the square, known locally as
Piazza San Marco, was around 10 times the general price of a hot drink in the area.

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The furious Chilean posted a picture of the receipt on Facebook with the message:
"I don't know what you think but 43 euros for two coffees and two bottles of water!"
The post quickly went viral, with one person saying: "This is theft. Shame!"

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But a spokesman for Caffee Lavena hit back, blaming Mr Bustamente and insisting customers
are warned they will pay more if they want to sit outside. He said customers paid a premium to enjoy the "experience" of sitting on St Mark's Square.

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"If they just want a coffee they can have it at the bar for 1.25. "If they want to sit outside and enjoy the music of the orchestra, look at the bell tower and the
Basilica of St Mark's, then they are paying for an entirely different experience.Tourists falling foul of Italian pricing is nothing new. A group of tourists holidaying
in Venice had to call police at the weekend after a restaurant charged them €1,100 (£970) for a basic meal.

10.08.2018, 14:48

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The daring ant tried to rob a jewelry store ...

THIS is the amazing moment an ant appears to try and get away with a diamond from a jewellery shop.
The insect was filmed dragging the diamond, which looks almost twice its size, across a shop desk.

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The video claims to show an ant scurrying and pushing the valuable stone away from a bunch of notebooks.



It almost loses control of the rock, struggling to stop it from rolling under some papers. But the
ant continues to scramble, appearing to steal the item. The insect makes what it must deem an
incredibly long journey - of just a few feet. [hidden link - please register]

09.08.2018, 18:01

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This book about the history of Ferrari costs more than a car ...

$30,000 may not buy you a new Ferrari, but it’s enough to cover the cost of this
limited edition book on the history of the iconic sports car brand. Before you freak
out about the price, you should know that it includes a beautifully sculptured steel
and chrome book stand, as well as an aluminum display case for the incredibly rare book.

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Together, the two artistic pieces created by designer Marc Newson are supposed to
emulate the legendary Ferrari 12-cylinder engine. Titled simply ‘Ferrari’, the book itself
is described as a “massive tome” and includes loads of photographs from the Ferrari
archive that tell the history of the luxury Italian brand.

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A total of 1,947 books will be sold, out of which only 250 come with the $30,000 price tag.
These ultra-rare items will only be offered to museums and veteran Ferrari collectors with
an impressive history of owning the brand’s sports cars. So even if you have money to burn,
unless certain conditions are met, you won’t be able to get your hands on this epic book.
Luckily, you can still get one of the other 1,697 copies of the limited-edition books. At just
$6,000, they are considerably cheaper, but only comes with the aluminum case.

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Ferrari features 514 pages, is hand-stitched and sports a minimalistic cover design
with the company’s iconic prancing horse logo on a racing red background.



All 1,947 copies are signed by Piero Ferrari, the car maker’ vice chairman and the only living
son of founder Enzo Ferrari, while the 250 ultra-exclusive copies also bear the signatures of
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07.08.2018, 13:29

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German pensioners flee retirement home for heavy metal festival ...

Two Germans who ran away from their retirement home to attend a heavy metal music festival had their plot foiled by police.
A police patrol found the two elderly men at 3 a.m. on August 4 on their way to Wacken Open Air festival after staff at the
retirement home in Dithmarschen, northern Germany, reported them missing the evening before.

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The elderly pair were reluctant to abort their plans and police said they escorted the men's taxi back to the retirement home "as a precaution."
A spokesperson for the festival did not know if the two men had bought tickets to the event.
Wacken Open Air, an annual three-day celebration of the world of heavy metal music, bills itself as the world's largest festival of its kind, with 75,000 tickets sold this year.

02.08.2018, 16:08

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"I saw Jesus riding the prettiest white horse" - man recounts near-death encounter with Christ ...

A MAN who technically died twice after suffering a severe heart attack has shed
light on the near-death experience that saw him encounter Jesus Christ in the afterlife.
The man, who posted his story on the [hidden link - please register]
(NDERF) website under the name Charles, claims to have technically died twice
during the heart attack, only to be resuscitated back to life on both occasions.

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"I feel sorry for anyone who says there is no GOD," he writes in the post, which goes
on to vividly detail his experience. His spiritual encounter occurred after he suffered
an aggressive heart attack. Charles claims to have technically died twice during the
heart attack, only to be resuscitated back to life on both occasions.

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He says that while he was technically dead, he encountered God, Jesus, and several heavenly angels.
"When I died, I entered into heaven. I couldn't take my eyes off of what I saw. Angels had me underneath each arm, one on my left and one on my right arm," he wrote on NDERF.

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01.08.2018, 13:14

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Shark from San Antonio Aquarium returned after thieves are caught on video using baby stroller to carry animal ...

LEON VALLEY, Texas - Texas authorities found a shark on Monday that was stolen from
the San Antonio Aquarium by three suspects who concealed the animal in a stroller.

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According to the Leon Valley Police Department, a male suspect reached into the tank and
removed a gray horn shark from an exhibit. The incident reportedly happened Saturday
around 2:15 p.m. Two people have since confessed to the crime. The shark is about two feet
long. "It's absolutely insane," said aquarium owner Ammon Covino. "They grabbed the shark right out of the tank."



Covino said the suspects entered near the gift shop and walked all the way through the aquarium
towards the exhibits near the front entrance. They waited for an employee to turn his back and then
grabbed the shark with a net they brought.

After grabbing the shark, the suspects poured out a bleach solution into the aquarium's water filtration
system and used the bucket to help transport the shark in the stroller, according to a press release from the aquarium.

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31.07.2018, 17:02

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Whale protects diver from nearby shark ...

This is the heart-stopping moment when a giant, 50,000-pound humpback whale took it upon itself to
push an unsuspecting snorkeler through the water, looking to protect her from a nearby SHARK.

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The stunning video and images Nan Hauser and her team were able to capture - including point-of-view
footage - show how the whale pushed whale biologist Nan with his head and his mouth, tucked her under
its pectoral fin - even lifted the biologist out of the water on one occasion.



The moment, Nan, 63, said, is perhaps proof of whale's intuitive nature to protect other species
of animal - including humans - something she believes has never been captured on film, and
intuition the biologist compared to firemen being willing to rush into a house on fire to help save the lives of those they do not know.
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