Police in Dallas busted a cockfight in progress on Sunday morning while looking for a stolen car on abandoned property, according to the SPCA of Texas. SPCA of Texas spokeswoman Maura Davies said in a press release that the agency along with the Dallas Police Department seized 48 fighting roosters from an abandoned property in Balch Springs.
Growing concerns about a possible nuclear war and other global threats have pushed forward the symbolic Doomsday Clock by 30 seconds - to just two minutes before midnight. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) said it had acted because the world was becoming "more dangerous". The clock, created by the journal in 1947, is a metaphor for how close mankind is to destroying the Earth. It is now the closest to the apocalypse it has been since 1953. That was the year when the US and the Soviet Union tested hydrogen bombs.
Some pageant contestants hit a hump in the road this week. That is, a camel beauty contest in Saudi Arabia disqualified a dozen camels for receiving Botox injections to make them more attractive. Saudi media reported that a veterinarian was caught performing plastic surgery on the camels a few days before the pageant, according to UAE's The National. In addition to the injections, the clinic was surgically reducing the size of the animals' ears to make them appear more delicate. read more
A task as commonplace as pubic hair grooming could be hurting you more than you think. According to a new study, one out of four individuals reported getting hurt while trimming their pubic hair. The more frequently and extensively one groomed, the more likely they were to injure themselves.
A large store on the historical Denton Square was gutted by a four-alarm fire early Tuesday morning, and fire officials still don't know what caused the blaze. The fire was reported about 4 a.m., with the initial call coming from the Downtown Mini Mall on Locust Street, across from the Denton Courthouse-On-The-Square. The cause had yet to be determined.