Daily Archives: July 26, 2015

Selfie Craze! Man Takes Selfie With Rattle Snake, Gets Life-Threatening Venom

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So it’s the period of sporadic evolution of tech, and Selfies are among the top things in vogue now. We’ve seen the advent of selfie sticks to aid that perfect selfies, we’ve seen folks posing with selfie hands, guns and all sorts to make that perfect selfie, however, what we haven’t seen until just recently is someone posing with a wild, poisonous snake.
rattle snake
San Diego’s Todd Fassler wasn’t so keen on taking that perfect selfie with a cat or a dog, so he settled for his ‘pet’ – a rattlesnake he found in the bushes over a year ago, and apparently decided to keep it as a pet.

The said pet wasn’t feeling the selfie union and opted to give Mr Fassler a dose of it’s super poisonous venom. Thankfully, Mr Fassler was rushed to an area hospital where doctors had to use all of the anti-venom stored at two hospitals in order for Fassler to recover.

Fassler recently released the snake into the wild. And while he might not have been able to take a selfie that would have helped him remember his pet forever, at least he does have something that will always bring back the memory of his snake. That is the $153,161.25 hospital bill he incurred for a five-day stay.

Google Celebrates Special Olympics World Cup Games With A Doodle

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Today marks the start of the 47th Special Olympics World cup games, and Google is specially thrilled and honors the event with a Doodle.
The special Olympics world cup games is scheduled to hold between 25th of July and run through till 2nd of August 2015 at Los Angeles in the U.S of A.

The event will witness 7,000 world-class athletes from 177 countries compete in 25 events in a celebration of athleticism, teamwork and inclusion. It is also a reminder of the universality of sport, an opportunity for athletes with disability to compete in one of humankind’s greatest traditions, Google writes.

“Doodle team lead Ryan Germick illustrated and animated today’s doodle inspired by the circle of inclusion, which represents the acceptance of all people with intellectual disabilities. It celebrates the athletes in these games, as well as those who support them — the friends and mentors who helped carry the Olympic torch from its origin in Athens, Greece to its temporary home in Los Angeles, California,” Google further explains.

This will also mark the biggest sports event to take place in Los Angeles since 1984.

Around 5,00,000 spectators are expected to come to cheer the athletes at the sporting event that will be held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Nigeria is among the countries participating in the event and participants have since departed for California.