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Two American siblings were forced to swim 14 hours to reach land after their fishing boat sank off the coast of St. Lucia.
The 30-year-old business owner and his 39-year-old sister were wrestling with a 200-pound marlin fish when water rushed into the cabin and flooded their engine room.
The siblings then swam for 14 hours and across 8 miles to reach land.
There was also a captain and first mate on the boat, but after waiting for help for an hour, the siblings started to swim for land.
They were hospitalized and treated for dehydration, but are fine.
The captain and mate were rescued after spending nearly 23 hours in the water.
HERE is a pic of the siblings.
A student from the U.K. has just landed the best summer job ever, as he gets to travel the world and test water slides at 20 resorts for $34,000 a year.
22-year-old Seb Smith competed against 2,000 other applicants to get a job with the holiday company, First Choice, and now he will spend his summers getting paid to travel to many exotic locations including Egypt,Turkey, and Ibiza.
Smith is studying technology, and will judge the slides for the "biggest splash" and the "adrenaline factor."
He was chosen for the job after competing against five other finalists at a five-star hotel in Egypt.
The company's execs say that they were impressed by his "enthusiasm and skills at every stage."
Candidates for the job were required to be "fun-loving, passionate and enthusiastic," as well as "willing to travel" and "happy to get wet at work."
Los Angeles was once again at the top of the list for the worst ozone pollution in the country. The City of Angels topped the list for the 13th time in the 14 years.
Californians actually inhale the dirtiest air, with seven of the top-10 most air polluted cities on the list being in that state.
Houston, Dallas and Washington, D.C., rounded out the top 10 for dirtiest air.
Four cities were called out for having the cleanest air overall, meaning they didn't have any days at the unhealthy level for ozone. Those states were Bismarck, North Dakota, Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida, Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida and Rapid City, South Dakota.
The majority of cities that topped the list for lower ozone pollution tended to be in the western part of the country in states like Colorado, Arizona and Utah.
Here's the entire story/list from ABC. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/04/24/los-angeles-tops-dirty-air-list-for-13th-time-in-14-years/
Have you ever had a first date from hell? If so, try matching yours with Florida resident Nimeha Milien. To celebrate her 21st birthday, she went on a date with a man she met through a series of texts.
Her date with Donald McGee Jr. of Hollywood, Florida, was going pretty well as the two ended up taking a walk on a Florida beach. After their stroll on the beach, the two ended up in the parking lot of a Wendy's. That's when McGee pulled out a .380-caliber Kel Tec handgun and pointed it at the woman's face.
He then ordered Milien out of the car and drove away. After placing a call to 911, police pursued McGee for eight miles before he lost control of the car and ended up by the side of the road. McGee was arrested and charged with armed carjacking, robbery with a firearm, possession of marijuana, driving without a license and fleeing police.
Credit card comparison site CardHub released its rankings of 2013's Best & Worst Cities for Wallet Wellness.
Las Vegas was ranked among the worst major metropolitan areas, along with Portland, OR; Los Angeles; New York City; San Diego; and Sacramento, CA.
The best city, according to the list, for a financially satisfying, low-stress lifestyle is Minneapolis. Other top cities include Houston and Atlanta.
Ten of the best cities are in the Midwest and six of the 10 worst cities are in the West.
1 Minneapolis, MN
2 Houston, TX
3 Dallas, TX
4 Pittsburgh, PA
5 St. Louis, MO
6 Cleveland, OH
7 Kansas City, MO
8 Chicago, Ill.
9 Cincinnati, OH
10 Atlanta, GA
San Diego, CA
San Antonio, TX
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Las Vegas, NV
** Several factors related to money and work were considered, including rate of job growth, cost of living, transportation expenses and average commute time
What are your thoughts about people who wear their pants so low that their underwear is on display? You pretty much see this everywhere you go.
Well if you're in Terrebonne, Louisiana, you won't be seeing this much. Passed last week and expected to be signed into law, the town's ban targets the public wearing of pants - and, oddly, skirts - that hang “below the waist.”
If they “expose the skin or undergarments,” violators will be punished as such:
1.$50 for the first offense.
2.$100 for the second offense.
3.$100 plus 16 hours of community service for each subsequent offense.
“Hopefully, it’ll get these young men to pull up their pants,” Terreborne council member Russell Hornsby told Yahoo.
Hornsby’s colleague John Navy proposed the ordinance after many constituents had called upon the council to do something about the pants problem.
The ban was approved at an April 10 Parish council meeting by a vote of 8-1 and is expected to be signed into law by council president Michel Claudet.
Navy, though, said he did not know why the new law specified “below the waist,” and seemed confused by that wording when asked about it.
“My understanding was that it was below the butt. I need to look at that again,” he said. “If it’s below your butt and underwear is showing, that’s not proper.”
The only council member opposed? Beryl Amedee, who said, “I’m absolutely not a fan of this style. However, I don’t think the government should legislate style.”
But, Hornsby added, “The problem is our young men are emulating prisoners. It sends a sign that you’re available for sex. It’s a bad example to set.”
The idea that low-slung pants in prison signal some sort of sexual come-on is one long-held, widely disputed belief about the style’s origins.
Another theory is that folks who let their pants sag below the undies are emulating prisoners who have their belts taken away (for fears of suicide) in lockup.
Whatever the inspiration, Terrebonne is making headlines for its law banning them - even as the ACLU says that such laws violate the constitution.
You may have heard about "American Pie" actor Eddie Kaye Thomas' eventful one-night stand episode the other night. The actor, who played Paul Finch in the popular "Pie" movies, was caught up in the middle of a wacky woman's tirade the morning after a one-night stand.
On Wednesday, a Los Angeles Police Department SWAT team was called to the actor's home shortly after after an alleged one-night stand threatened him with a knife and barricaded herself in his home, authorities told the LA Times.
The woman spend the night at the 32-year-old's home, but was asked to leave the next morning, according to authorities. She refused, pulled out the knife and trashed Thomas' home. After the SWAT team couldn't persuade the woman — whose identity was not disclosed — to surrender, officers had to force her out with tear gas. She was taken into custody on felony vandalism allegations.
According to TMZ,
According to TMZ,Thomas met the woman the night before at a restaurant.
So have you ever had something similar to this go down after a one-night stand? Feel free to comment below.
Theres a new vacuum cleaner that can be operated simply by using voice commands.
The Roboking will pause whenever you clap your hands twice, and can move in the same direction as the user by comparing audio from microphones around its case to work out where the voice is coming from.
It also contains cameras and ultrasonic sensors so it can create a virtual map of the room it is cleaning. The vacuum can also spot any objects in its path and work around them.
Once fully charged, the cleaner can be used for 100 minutes, and LG also claims it is so quiet it can be used while homeowners are watching TV.
It's set to go on sale in Korea for around $760.
South Florida is dealing with an invasion of giant land snails.
They can grow as large as rats (the biggest measure eight inches long), and can eat their way through plaster and stucco.
More than 1,000 are already being caught per week in Miami-Dade County, and that number is set to swell when the 'mollusks' end their underground hibernation. Since September 2011, 117,000 have been caught.
According to a Florida Department of Agriculture rep, the snails eat "over 500 known species of plants ... pretty much anything that's in their path and green."
And that's not all: Their shells can blow out tires; their slime can make sidewalks slick; and they carry a lungworm that can give humans meningitis (though no U.S. cases have been reported).
They're also tough to eradicate, since one typically produces about 1,200 eggs per year and can live up to nine years. The last invasion, in 1966, took $1 million—and about a decade—to deal with.
HERE'S a picture of the massive snail.