Man Claims His Farts Can Kill Mosquitoes Six Meters Away

A Ugandan man whose farts can allegedly kill mosquitoes six meters away claims to have been offered deals by companies looking to turn his flatulence into commercial insect repellent. Joe Rwamirama, a 48-year-old man from Kampala, in Uganda, says he eats ordinary food and that

5 of the Biggest Bank Heists Ever

Retirement, even at age 70, may not be around for much longer. When the richest 1% own almost half of all the wealth in the world, you may spend your lunch break dreaming about getting a little slice of the pie for yourself. If you’re



Jack Dorsey Wants to Help You Create Your Own Twitter

“Rather than relying on a few giant platforms to police speech online, there could be widespread competition, in which anyone could design their own interfaces, filters, and additional services, allowing whichever ones work best to succeed, without having to resort to outright censorship for certain

Breastfeeding may ease symptoms of MS

Women with multiple sclerosis often find that their symptoms ease during pregnancy. And evidence is growing that breastfeeding might have a similar benefit. A new review of 16 studies found that overall, women with MS who breastfed were 37 percent less likely to have a

Watch: Two-headed cobra discovered in Indian village

Dec. 11 (UPI) — Wildlife officials in India said a two-headed snake was discovered in a village, but locals refused to turn the serpent over because they believe it has mythological meaning. Forest Department officials said the two-headed monocled cobra, a venomous species, was discovered



These Old Phones Will Be Cut off From WhatsApp in 2020

WhatsApp will soon drop support for older versions of iOS and Android, and Windows Phone entirely. According to some reports, this means that millions of users with older smartphones will lose access to the popular messaging app. As described in WhatsApp’s recently updated system requirements,

Look: Festive SUV pulled over for excessive Christmas lights

Dec. 11 (UPI) — The Washington State Patrol is warning drivers not to get too festive with their vehicles after an SUV decked out with Christmas lights was stopped on the highway. Trooper H. Axtman, public information officer for Washington State Patrol District 7, tweeted



Pot use could raise risk of heart attack after surgery

Heavy pot users are nearly two times more likely to have a heart attack after common types of surgeries as those who don’t use the drug, a new study shows. “While cannabis is often purported as being safe or benign, we don’t fully understand the

Watch live: Trumps participate in Hanukkah reception

Dec. 11 (UPI) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are scheduled to participate in two Hanukkah receptions at the White House on Wednesday. The first event was scheduled to take place at 4 p.m. EST and the second at 8:05 p.m. EST,



Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged

Dec. 11 (UPI) — The Federal Reserve left the benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday, citing steady low inflation. The Federal Open Market Committee said it’s leaving the federal funds rate at 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent, as was expected, at the conclusion of its two-day

Bill granting citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants draws protests in India

Dec. 11 (UPI) — India’s parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill on Wednesday amid opposition, including claims that it marginalizes Muslims. It grants Indian citizenship status to all non-Muslim illegal immigrants from neighboring Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party calls it a



Austal delivers USNS Puerto Rico EPF ship to Navy

Dec. 11 (UPI) — Austal USA delivered the future USNS Puerto Rico expeditionary fast transport vessel to the U.S. Navy on Tuesday. The Puerto Rico was christened in November 2018 and finished its expeditionary sea trials in August. EPFs are non-combatant vessels designed to operate

Follicular lymphoma may be curable, study suggests

Some patients in remission from the blood cancer called follicular lymphoma can be considered cured, a new small study suggests. Using DNA sequencing, researchers were able to test the patients’ blood to see if mutations that caused the cancer were still present two years after



Watch: BoA visits New York in ‘Starry Night’ video

Dec. 11 (UPI) — South Korean singer BoA is back with new music. The 33-year-old K-pop star released the EP Starry Night and a music video for her single of the same name featuring R&B singer Crush on Wednesday. The “Starry Night” video was filmed

GAO to review planned move west by Bureau of Land Management

Dec. 11 (UPI) — The Government Accountability Office will review plans to relocate the Bureau of Land Management from Washington, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., said on Wednesday. The public lands agency of the Department of the Interior has been headquartered in Washington, D.C., since its