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Four people are injured, and one man is afraid to flush, after a series of toilet explosions at a Brooklyn development.
As the Daily News reports, the drama began when Michel Pierre, a 58-year-old Flatbush resident, heard that plumbing maintenance was being done in his development to install a backflow prevention valve. At 11 PM, he flushed the toilet to see if the building’s water had been reactivated, only to have the toilet blow up in his face. Pierre was knocked unconscious by the blast and lacerated by multiple pieces of ceramic shrapnel.
“I remember there was a ‘boom’ and the thing exploded in my face,” Pierre recounted to the Daily News. “I was blinded and pieces flew all over the place.”
Pierre awoke covered in blood and cuts. He was treated at Methodist Hospital, where his wounds required a total of 30 stitches. In addition to Pierre…
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Marijuana smokers are using electronic-cigarettes to get high, say local reports from across the country.
Electronic cigarettes are a growing industry in the United States, having ballooned from $300 million in retail sales in the U.S. last year to $1.8 billion by the end of 2013, according to Bonnie Herzog, a senior tobacco industry analyst at Wells Fargo Securities.
Marijuana users are seeing some of the same benefits in the devices, which produce a vapor of nicotine liquid or, in the case of marijuana, cannabis oil, liquid, or wax, that can be inhaled without the inconvenience of smelly, carcinogenic smoke.
Marijuana users, who explain their methods of using e-cigarettes to vaporize cannabis liquid in videos online, can make their own hash liquid and put it inside an e-cigarette, a lithium battery-powered device that heats liquid into vapor.
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Today, on National Coming Out day, I thought I would share my thoughts and a bit of my own story. I came out to my friends and family in the summer of 1995, over 18 years ago, just after graduating from high school in Naperville, Illinois. It feels like such a long time ago, but it is a time I still carry with me, always fresh in my mind.
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“It’s the simple things in life,” or so the saying goes. And indeed it can be the simple things that gives us the most pleasure. Some people like a cup of tea and a book, or a nice relaxing walk in the park, or three tattoos of Miley Cyrus’ face on their body. At least, that’s what gets Carl McCoid up in the morning.
McCoid has 21 tattoos of Miley Cyrus on his body, three of her face. And in case you were wondering, McCoid isn’t a 15 year old girl who was a huge Hannah Montana fan several years ago–he’s a 40 year old man. McCoid even claims that Miley was what got him through his divorce.
Some of his tattoos include a giant “BANGERZ” written across his back, a smaller, more tasteful “Miley” on the nape of his neck, and the star’s name written in gothic typeface…
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