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Woman accused of slapping boyfriend with pack of bacon

A North Carolina woman is accused of slapping her boyfriend in the face with an uncooked pack of bacon during an argument over the weekend, according to multiple reports.

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A 38-year-old man told police that he was arguing with his 33-year-old girlfriend on Sunday when she hit him with the bacon, WRAL reported, citing a police report. The attack happened at their shared apartment in Goldsboro, according to WTVD.

It was not clear what led to the argument.

Goldsboro police told WRAL that the victim declined to press charges.

Man deposits marijuana along with money in night drop box

A man in upstate New York is facing charges after allegedly depositing marijuana with cash in a night deposit bag at a bank, WHAM reported.

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State police were called to the Lyons National Bank in Ontario, New York, after tellers found the items in the night deposit bag from a local gas station, WHAM reported..

Timothy Ventura, 27, of Webster, was the night manager. Police said Ventura allegedly said when he went to put money in the bag, he also accidentally dropped the marijuana into it, too. 

Once he had closed and locked the money bag, Ventura could not open it, WHAM reported. Ventura allegedly told police that he had no choice but to make the deposit and wait, WHAM reported. He later admitted that the pot was his, state police officials said.

Ventura is facing charges of unlawful possession of marijuana and is due in Ontario Town Court next month, WHAM reported.

Man’s heart stops after fish jumps into his mouth

This is no fish tale. 

A British man's heart stopped after he accidentally swallowed a 5½-inch long Dover sole during a fishing trip in southern England, the Daily Echo reported.

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The 28-year-old, who was not named, went into cardiac arrest during a fishing trip in Boscombe on Oct. 5 after the fish jumped in his mouth, blocking his throat, the Daily Echo reported. Paramedics were able to clear his airway with forceps.

“I have never attended a more bizarre incident and don’t think I ever will,” said MIke Harrison, an emergency responder for the South Western Ambulance service.

“Initially, we didn’t know the true extent of the situation or what the patient was choking on, but as we questioned them further we were told he had a whole fish stuck in his windpipe,” said Martyn Box, another paramedic at the scene.  

When paramedics arrived, a friend of the man already was performing CPR, the Daily Echo reported. The friend, who also was not identified, told Harrison that the victim had jokingly placed a fish he had just caught over his mouth. The Dover sole then wiggled free and fell into the man’s mouth and blocked his windpipe, the Daily Echo reported.

The man’s heart had already stopped, so paramedics continued CPR.

Extracting the fish was difficult because its barbs and gills were getting stuck in the man’s throat, the Daily Echo reported.

After six attempts, paramedics succeeded. The man was taken to a hospital and was able to respond to questions, the Daily Echo reported, adding that he has made a full recovery.

Cops: Burglar says 'Naruto' books were 'teaching him how to be a ninja'

Some thieves steal money. Others steal jewelry.

And then there are those who steal “Naruto” books to learn how to “be a ninja and ... enter secured areas,” Dunwoody police said in a Facebook post Monday.

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Christopher Zahyeer Atkins, 25, of Altamonte Springs, Florida, was arrested about 1 a.m. as he was burglarizing a Target store in the 100 block of Perimeter Center Place, according to a police report. 

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“The alarm company observed a suspect on camera making forced entry into the business,” Dunwoody police wrote in the Facebook post. “Officers quickly arrived on scene and checked the area. One of our officers observed a suspect walking away from the business matching the suspect description seen on camera.”

Atkins admitted to police during an interview that he broke into the store “because he was reading the book Naruto, Volume 5,” which was teaching him how to be a ninja, the post said. “Naruto” is a Japanese comic that follows an adolescent ninja. 

Atkins stole 10 books, 10 DVDs, an ONN DVD player, a Samsung tablet, Bluetooth headphones, a clock, money and a book bag, according to the report. 

Police booked Atkins into the DeKalb County Jail on a first-degree burglary charge.

Police investigating after 10 venomous arachnids found in Petco bathroom

Police are investigating after spiders and scorpions were found in containers in a pet store.

Police were called to Petco on Waverly Road around 2:45 p.m. Friday after containers with the arachnids were found in a bathroom.

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>>PHOTOS: Venomous arachnids found in Petco bathroom

According to police, a total of 10 venomous scorpions were found in the boxes: five Asian forest scorpions, one Brazilian scorpion and four six-eyed sand spiders.

North Andover and environmental police are investigating just how the arachnids ended up in the bathroom and are reviewing surveillance video at the store.

Dense radar ‘cloud’ turns out to be butterflies

Looking at weather radar with an uneducated eye, it looked like a huge, 70-mile-wide storm was going to hit the Denver area, but what it turned out to be wasn’t a storm but a massive amount of butterflies.

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At first, Paul Schlatter at the National Weather Service thought it could be a flock of birds being picked up by the weather system, but they were flying the wrong way, The Associated Press reported

Normally, migrating birds would be flying south this time of the year. 

So he did what anyone nowadays would do: reached out on social media to find out what was flying northwest across Denver.

People said they saw painted lady butterflies floating in the sky, the AP reported.

Experts say that they’ve seen an unusually large number of the butterflies in Colorado this year and that they’re herding together in what looks like clouds.

Woman discovers strange lumps on her body caused by old tattoo ink not cancer

When one woman discovered some unusual lumps on her body, her doctors thought it might be cancer. Turns out the lumps were actually caused by a tattoo.

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According to a case report, recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a 30-year-old woman called her physician when she noticed some weird lumps near her armpit for two weeks with no other symptoms. 

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After her doctors asked had she been on any medication, aside from birth control, or had any surgical procedures, aside from her breast implants, they examined the affected area and administered a PET-CT (positron emission tomography–computed tomography).

The results showed several enlarged lymph nodes throughout her chest - a symptom consistent with the cancer lymphoma.

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But when the doctors sampled the lymph nodes, they were not cancerous all. However, they were black.

The ink from a back tattoo the patient received 15 years earlier had seeped into her lymph nodes, causing the discoloration. They also found that once the cells from her nodes were exposed to the ink, they became irritated, which caused the swelling and some itching. 

The doctors believe she had a hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to the tattoo ink that may have occurred more than once.

In fact, after 10 months the swelling had completely subsided without any treatment or intervention. 

Want to learn more about the findings? Take a look at the study here

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Fish fall from sky with rain in Mexico

People in a coastal town in Mexico witnessed a strange sight this week: fish appeared to fall from the sky during a light rain.

Civil defense officials in Tampico said small fish were found on the sidewalk Tuesday, according to a post on the agency's Facebook page.

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The phenomenon has been recorded since ancient times, The Associated Press reported. It is believed that waterspouts, which are tornadoes over water, can suck fish into the air and the wind carries them until they are tossed to the ground.

5-foot-long python found in Massachusetts manhole

Department of Public Works and Parks employees made a wild discovery in a Massachusetts town Friday.

The workers found a 5-foot python in Worcester’s water drainage system. 

The exotic snake was discovered when the crew lifted a manhole cover  during routine maintenance. 

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The snake is not native to the U.S. and was likely someone's pet. Officials suspect it  escaped and found its way into the storm drain. 

"This wasn't a very subtle looking snake. This was, like, bright-colored yellow and red stripes, so it looked rather ominous and it was a sizeable one at that," said Phil Guerin, the director of sewer and water operations. 

Animal control quickly seized the snake and placed it in a facility. 

"This is a tropical python. Somebody probably had it as a pet (and) it either escaped, or it was (once) a cute little pet (but) not so much when it’s six feet and it just ate your dog, I suppose," Guerin said. 

DPW staff members joked that it’s clear the city's water systems are good and clean if they can support such wildlife. 

Death Wish coffee recalled over botulism concerns

Death Wish Coffee Company, a New York-based coffee producer that advertises itself as maker of the “world’s strongest coffee,” is recalling some of its products over concerns that it could become tainted with the deadly botulin toxin.

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Officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a notice issued Tuesday that 11-ounce cans of Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew were being recalled after the company determined that the process used to make the drinks “could lead to the growth and production of the deadly toxin botulin.”

Botulism is a potentially fatal form of food poisoning that can cause dizziness, double-vision, difficulty breathing, weakness and constipation, among other symptoms.

Company officials said in a notice posted to the Death Wish Coffee website that the recall was issued as a precaution and that no illnesses have been reported in connection to the drinks.

“Our customers’ safety is of paramount importance,” Death Wish Coffee Co. owner Mike Brown said in a statement. He said the recall was a “proactive step to ensure that the highest quality, safest and, of course, strongest coffee products we produce are of industry-exceeding standards.”

The process used to make the canned coffee, which is infused with nitrogen, is relatively new and little regulated, according to company officials. Death Wish Coffee Co. tested its method for producing the drinks for nearly four months, with the help of an outside process authority, before it got a recommendation to tweak its manufacturing process to ensure no botulin toxins are produced.

According to company officials, “With any nitrogen-based products on the market there is a remote possibility of the risk of Clostridium botulinum, a serious pathogen that can lead to the growth and production of the deadly toxin botulin in low-acid foods commercialized in reduced oxygen packaging.”

Death Wish Coffee Co. has halted production of its Nitro Cold Brew drinks as it adjusts its manufacturing process. Officials noted that, despite the concerns, “the company has passed all FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and state inspections since its founding.”

Any customers who have cans of Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew are asked to dispose of the drink or return it for a full refund.

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