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July 28, 2016

A spicy food ingredient inhibits the growth of cancer cells.

Researchers have found that combining curcumin and silymarin - two plant ingredients - may be the way forward in treating colon cancer.

While silymarin is a component found in milk thistle and is used to treat liver disease, curcumin, a basic spice, can be found in most curries. Author and associate professor of biomedical laboratory science at SLU, Uthayashanker Ezekiel, PhD, told the MedicalXpress: "The combination of phytochemicals inhibited colon cancer cells from multiplying and spreading. In addition, when the colon cancer cells were pre-exposed to curcumin and then treated with silymarin, the cells underwent a high amount of cell death."

A wannabe rapper has shot himself in the face. Kasper Knight held a gun to his cheek and blasted a hole through his mouth in the hope that he'd become famous.

The aspiring hip-hop artiste posted a video of the horrific ordeal on his Facebook account - hoping that he'd go viral - after cameramen refused to shoot the stunt, which saw blood pour out of his mouth and down his chin, for his music video. He said in the clip: "I don't give a f**k about nothing anymore. So I did it myself since I felt like taking a bullet to the face. Anyway, this was really nothing. I've been shot a couple of time before, and this was like a 4 out of 10 on the pain scale, after the initial impact. I look slightly disorientated after the blast. That's because my ears were ringing in pain. It was hard to focus on sound and although I assumed that I swallowed the bullet, I wasn't quite sure." And, although people branded the stunt "stupid", Kasper is adamant he doesn't care what other people think of him.

He concluded: "I don't give a f**k whether you want me to live or not, unless you are paying me MONEY. Your care for my life will never supersede my disregard for it."

Voters who think presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fall flat can now choose the Cat in the Hat.

The Cat announced his candidacy Tuesday in Springfield, Massachusetts, outside the childhood home of Dr Seuss. He also announced his running mates - Thing 1 and Thing 2. The Republican newspaper reports the Cat said through a spokeswoman that he would be willing to release his tax returns. The Cat's platform includes working with Red Fish and Blue Fish to address ocean conservation, working with the Lorax on the environment and working with Sam I Am to address hunger. The event served as the official launch for the new Random House book One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote.

A parasite found in cat poop could cure ovarian cancer.

A new study carried out in America has found that oxoplasma gondii, the organism that lives in the animal faeces, could be the answer to banishing the potentially fatal illness. US scientists believe a protein carried by a parasite that infests felines appears to make tumours shrink. Tests already carried out show the chemical works against ovarian cancer, but scientists believe it could also hold the key to the cure for breast, kidney, liver and lung tumours, according to