The Surgeon…Who’s a Robot!

The Surgeon…Who’s a Robot!

An 18 year-old from Windsor, Pennsylvania recently refused to return a Mercedes Benz after taking it for a test drive. Donavin Amer thought he had a new car until cops used the cars’ built-in GPS to track it. They found Donavin and the car at a home near the dealership. He was charged with theft by deception. At least he went for a Mercedes, right? (LancasterOnline)

I mentioned last week that you can have a Madagascar hissing cockroach named after your ex at the Bronx Zoo, well the Lehigh Valley Zoo, in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, is doing one better! For Valentines day, you can name a cricket after your ex, and then…have it fed to an animal. Each cricket naming costs $5 Fun for yo9u..not so much for the cricket.

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have programmed a robot to perform surgery without human help. The Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot — or STAR — actually performed a complicated and delicate procedure on a pig. And, this robot supposedly did a better job than human surgeons. Whi ch sounds great, but, here’s hoping there’s not a power blackout in the middle of your appendectomy.

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Today’s Forecast

FRIDAY – CLOUDY– SPOTTY SNOWSHOWERS – MID 30S

FRI. NIGHT – WIND INCREASING…SNOW LATE – LOWER 20S

SAT – HEAVY SNOW AND WIND – AVERAGE ACCUMULATIONS 6”-12” NASSAU, 12”- 18” SUFFOLK, HEAVY SPOTS UP TO 2 FEET. HIGH AROUND 20

SUN- PARTLY SUNNY AND WINDY – 30

MON – CLOUDY- SOME FLURRIES – MID 30S

TUES – PARTLY SUNNY – LOWER 40S



The Monkey Dentist!

The Monkey Dentist!

A Chesterfield County, Virginia dentist recently performed a root canal on a 20 year-old chimpanzee named Kip. The Metro Richmond Zoo called Dr Bruce Overton because Kip’s upper canine tooth needed a root canal. Kip was sedated for the procedure…ya think? He’s doing well. There’s something wrong when a chimps insurance covers a root canal and mine doesn’t. He’s probably getting Invisaline next. (WRIC)

Temperatures in the 30s and 40s in Florida are causing iguanas to freeze and fall from trees. Some residents have found iguana’s lying on their backs on their lawn. Meteorologist Vivian Gonzalez says they become immobile when temps drop & they can fall from trees, but they are not dead. Don’t approach them     . Once the sun is out, they will move.”  How do you think the iguanas feel about that…they “come to” on the ground like, what the heck? (Newsweek)

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Long before The Jetsons debuted, science fiction fans envisioned a future including flying cars. Well, the future is here! The new AirCar is here! The AirCar — which features a BMW engine — has completed 70 hours of flying, including 200 take-offs and landings. And when it lands, it takes about three minutes to turn back into a car with the touch of a button. Never mind flying, it better come with cup holders, otherwise, why bother?

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Kitty Litter for Students?

Kitty Litter for Students?

Schools in Midland, Michigan won’t be placing cat litter boxes in school bathrooms for students, who identify…as cats. There was a rumor that the school had placed litter boxes in their unisex bathroom for students who identify as felines. Superintendent Michael Sharrow wrote: “There is no truth whatsoever to this false accusation! There have never been litter boxes within the schools,” he said angrily. I guess they didn’t have the nerve to ask him about the rumor of house breaking wee wee pads in the boys room. (Buzz Feed)

Playa Pizza, in Oviedo, Florida, has purchased a robotic server. The robot serves food, takes dirty dishes to the kitchen, and has been programmed to tell jokes. Customers say the jokes don’t always make sense. What kind of jokes could a robot tell? Two iPhones walk into a bar? (The Orlando Sentinel)

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Peeps is going to celebrate Easter with six new flavors including Donut Shop Coffee, Coffee Caramel Mocha, Sparkly Wild Berry, Tropical Burst, Strawberry Marshmallow Chicks Dipped in Milk Chocolate and Cotton Candy Marshmallow Pop. So peeps will be the Starbucks of the confectionary world…too many choices. (Totally the Bomb)

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Pair Your Girl Scout Cookies with Beer!

Pair Your Girl Scout Cookies with Beer!

If you’d like a new way to enjoy all those Girl Scout cookies, how about  washing them down with beer! Seriously! CraftBeer.com has figured out the best beer pairings for your favorite Girl Scout cookies. For example: A dry stout goes well with thin mints. For the for the Do-Si-Dos, they say try an American Brown Ale, and you should pair your Samoas, with a German-style doppelbock. For those of you just looking for ANY excuse to drink beer, you’re welcome.

Two Ana de Armas fans are suing Universal Studios for cutting the actress out of the 2019 movie called, “Yesterday.” Ana appeared in the trailer, but she’s not in the movie, about a musician who wakes up one day to discover that no one else recalls The Beatles. The two men “are seeking $5 million on behalf of themselves and all other affected consumers who may have spent money on the movie in the hopes of seeing the Ana, only to be disappointed. They accuse Universal of engaging in deceptive marketing.” You know, If they were such big Ana de Armas fans, they should have known she was cut from the movie.

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A new study by the Harvard School of Public Health reveals that men, who can do 40 push ups, are far less likely to develop heart disease than men, who can’t do 40 push-ups. Researcher Justin Yang says, “Our findings provide evidence that push-up capacity could be an easy, no-cost method to help assess cardiovascular disease risk in almost any setting.” I can 40 40 push-ups….over the course of a few hours.

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