Lost Kitten Mysteriously Travels From New Mexico To Maine


(PCM) A six month old kitten from Albuquerque, New Mexico named Spice was reported missing on October 31st only to turn up miraculously being found in Portland, Maine five days later. How the kitten managed to travel some 2,300 miles away from her home remains a mystery.

Spice was turned into the a local animal shelter in Portland, Maine in a duffle bag with cat food and cat litter, but no tags. The shelter learned that Spice was microchipped and were then able to contact the kittens, very surprised and grateful owners in Albuquerque.

Despite being thrilled that Spice had been found, her owners unfortunately did not have enough money to be able to afford to bring Spice all the way back home. Graciously, a veterinary and services corporation offered their assistance in getting Spice safely back home.

After treating Spice for a small cold and being sure that she is safe to travel, Spice could be reunited with her family in about a week or so.

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Man Discovers a Tapeworm in His Brain and the Horror is Too Much to Handle

Tapeworm(PCM) Oh, the absolute horror; this is honestly the stuff of nightmares. A man suffering from severe headaches discovered that the source of his constant perturbation was a species of tapeworm rarely seen in humans, Spirometra erinaceieuropaei.

The man ended FOUR YEARS of headaches that started in 2008 and gradually became compounded with seizures and issues with his sense of smell when an MRI revealed the rare tapeworm wriggling its way through his pink matter in 2012.

The Spirometra erinaceieuropaei has only been documented in 300 human cases, making this most recent case, discovered in the U.K., an oddity.

It is currently unclear how the 50 year-old Chinese man became afflicted with the parasite, but The Guardian speculates that he could have picked up the parasite during one of his visits to China, writing: “exactly how he came to be infected is not known, but he could have picked it up from infected meat or water and the worm then burrowed through his body to his brain.”

Spirometra erinaceieuropaei, commonly found in rats, birds, snakes, frogs, mice, cats, and dogs, is so rare that up until now very little was known about the parasite.

With the discovery of the tapeworm, which had grown up to 1cm in length and traveled a distance of 5cm from the right side of his brain to the left, scientists were able to sequence the genome of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei, providing more insight on where the parasite comes from and how it has evolved.

The research from the genome sequencing was published on November 21, 2014 in the medical journal, Genome Biologyand found that this species of tapeworm has a genome 10x longer than any other tapeworm.

Scientists have speculated that the tapeworm was able to survive for four years in the man’s brain by absorbing fats through the lining of its skin.

After using an MRI to diagnose the man with sparganosis, an infection caused by a parasite that inflames the brain causing seizures, headaches, memory loss, and can affect the sense of smell, doctors treated the man and cured him of his horrific ailment.

While it is highly unlikely that any other cases of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei will start cropping up, the thought of having a tapeworm burrow its way through your brain is enough to make anyone want to never set foot outside again.

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90 Pounds Of Marijuana Shipped To A Pennsylvania Clothing Store


(PCM) Who ever said snail mail couldn’t be interesting? The City Blue clothing store in Upper Darby, PA got quite an interesting surprise by mail in the way of 90 pounds of marijuana being shipped to their store.

The manager claims that three mysterious packages arrived via FedEx between Tuesday and Wednesday. The packages were address to a woman that the store manager did not recognize so she contacted the authorities after opening the packages and discovering the marijuana.

Authorities revealed that each of the three packages weighed about 30 pounds and were filled to the brim with marijuana. The street value on the packages would equal out to be about $180,000 dollars.

Currently, detectives on both the East and West coast are investigating this case and attempting to find out just who shipped and purchased the packages and just why they were sent to City Blue.


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Russian Boy Becomes A Human Magnet After A Massive Electrical Shock


(PCM) 12-year old Russian boy Nikolai Kryaglyachenko was one his way home from school when he stopped to lean against a lamppost with faulty wiring and received a massive electrical shock that sent him flying across the road.

He is now claiming that he has become a living magnet (think real life Magneto from X-Men) as he is now finding that coins, spoons and other objects are able to stick to his skin.

After the initial electric shock, despite being a bit groggy, the boy was able to make it home and tell his mother what had happened. When he awoke the next morning, he discovered that some coins that had been dropped in his mattress were suddenly stuck to his skin. During breakfast he dropped his spoon and it stuck to his chest, leading him to believe that some was definitely up.

The boy told new reporters that he can now do things that he could never do before and has even taken to demonstrating his new skill set to his classmates. He claims he does not have much control over the objects that he attracts and even had a glass of water start inching its’ way towards him at one point.

Young Nikolai is not the first person to claim to have magnetic ability. After the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernoybl a factory worker and his family claimed to have the same abilities.

Scientists have debunked the people turning magnetic claim and instead chalk it up to the individuals having incredibly sticky skin.

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Florida Woman Killed Neighbor And Then Cooked His Body Parts

Stoldt1(PCM) Deltona, Florida woman 42-year old April Stoldt has been charged with killing her neighbor, 36-year old James Sheaffer, and the cooking his body parts. The two were apparently involved in some sort of dispute involving money.

According to court documents, Stoldt invited Sheaffer over to her home to talk about the financial issues as they shared a joint bank account. It seems that Sheaffer had continuously overdrawn the shared account, however it was not said whether or not the two were involved in any sort of romantic relationship or why they had a joint back account together in the first place.

This is the part where the case turns into a real life horror movie scenario. Stoldt gave Shaffer a drink that had been laced with prescription drugs. When he became drowsy, she drove him to a local cemetery and it was there that they began to argue about their finances. Stoldt claims that Sheaffer threatened to kill her, so she then proceeded to stab him in the eye with an ice pick.

Anyone else wonder why she A.) conveniently had an ice pick in the car or B) Why she would have an ice pick at all living in Florida?

Sheaffer did not immediately die from being stabbed in the eye with the ice pick, so Stoldt then strangled him with a cord to get the job done and the followed up by stabbing out his other eye with the ice pick.

She then brought his dead body back to her home and placed it in a kiddie pool in her garage overnight. The next day she cut his body up with a hacksaw and began cooking his body parts. As if this is not gruesome enough, but the court documents revealed that she put one leg in the oven and other body parts in a pot on the stove.

It is reported that her daughter asked her mother what the smell was and Stoldt told her she was broiling a rat in the oven. (No, not at all strange!)

The next day, Stoldt told her son that she needed to get rid of some trash bags that contained a dead deer. The two dumped Sheaffers remains into a dumpster behind a local business in the area.

Authorities began investigating Sheaffer’s disappearance when he failed to show up for work and when they questioned Stoldt, she claimed that she had not seen nor had any contact with him.

About three weeks had gone by before guilt apparently got the better of Stoldt and she fled to her parents home with threats of suicide and confessed what she had done. Her sister called the authorities and Stoldt was arrested for this horrific crime.

After she was arrested Stoldt told the authorities that Sheaffer had ruined her life and that she felt she had put him where he belonged at the time. She attempted to claim self-defense under Florida’s infamous “stand your ground” law, but it was rejected by the court given the other horrific circumstances in this case.

Stoldt is currently being held without bail in a Daytona Beach jail, where she is facing a life sentence if found guilty.

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