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Correct pronunciation of 'Nike' finally revealed

Ever been in an argument over the pronunciation of a brand? Jiff? Giff? No-keya? Knock-ia? Ni-key? Nyke? For the latter at least, two enterprising Americans have proactively approached Nike chairman Phillip Knight and posited the question to him directly for a definitive response.

 

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In a return letter to Ben Martin and Kendal Peters, Knight confirmed that the 45 year old footwear and apparel corporation should be pronounced as 'Ni-Key', seemingly ending years of debate in mere seconds.

 

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The U.S. company has annual revenue of $25 billion USD, eclipsing rivals Adidas and Reebok (now owned by Adidas).

3-year-old remembers he was murdered in a past life, locates old body

In the Golan Heights region close to the border of Syria and Israel, a 3-year-old boy has said that he remembers being murdered in a previous life. The boy said that he was murdered with an axe in his previous life, ushering elders to where his murdered body was buried - what they found there, was a skeleton.

 

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The elders also found the murder weapon, the axe, once they began digging. The boy was part of the Druze ethnic group, where reincarnation is accepted as fact. It is customary for elders to usher a child at the age of 3 to the home of his previous life, if he or she remembers it. The boy knew the village he was from, so they took him there, and upon arriving at the village, the 3-year-old boy remembered the name he had in his previous life.

 

A village local said that the man the boy claimed to be in a previous life had gone missing four years ago, with friends and family thinking he might have left the village, stumbling into hostile territory. The boy even remembered the full name of his killer, confronting the killer himself, who when confronted, was shocked at the allegation - but didn't admit to murder.

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Calf that lost both hind legs to frostbite gets prosthetics

It's rather strange to see a calf with a pair of prosthetic limbs, yet that is exactly what we have here. A calf named Hero suffered frostbite to its rear legs and as a result, both of the limbs had to be amputated. Rather than just killing the animal, a team of prosthetic makers in Texas built two new legs for the calf so it could get up and walk again.

 

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To get the calf ready for the prosthetic legs, a surgical team removed about two inches of bone from the stumps left behind to get the calf ready for the prosthetic limbs by creating a pad of tissue. The team who actually made the limbs for the calf says that they studied photos of cows and video to see how they walk to try to mimic that motion mechanically.

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The US military has a plan against "Evil Magic Zombies"

Until now, you've most likely never heard of CONOP 8888-11, but this is the United States military's "Counter-Zombie Dominance" plan. It has some intense detail in the report, something that US tax payers have paid to have done.

 

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The zombie threat summary lists quite a few different "zombie threats," something that includes: Pathogenic Zombies, Radiation Zombies, Evil Magic Zombies, Space Zombies and even Weaponized Zombies. While this was done as an exercise at the US Strategic Command, the staff there "looked for a creative way to devise a planning document to protect citizens in the event of an attack of any kind".

Astonishing video captures moment family cat saves boy from dog attack

Whilst I own the world's most selfish cat, whose sole concern in life is the free-flow of the premium cat food she's become accustomed to, across the world a young Californian boy has been rescued by the family feline, in a selfless and protective act that's been captured on security videos and uploaded to YouTube.

 

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In the silent video embedded below, a young boy can be seen riding his bicycle in the driveway of the family's home in Bakersfield, California when a dog runs at him, latching his jaw on the boy's leg, before the cat barrels itself at the dog running it away from its victim.

 

 

The video, uploaded by ABC news in Bakersfield has received much media attention and has attracted 136,000 views at the time of print.

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17 million year old sperm has been found in Australia

Scientists have found what they are calling the world's oldest, and best-preserved sperm. The ejaculate has been dated back some 17 million years, with the sperm found in Australia.

 

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The scientists report that the sperm is from an ancient species of tiny shrimp, discovered at the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site, which is found in far north Queensland. This is the same spot that other extraordinary prehistoric Australian animals have been found. Mike Archer, from the University of New South Wales School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, said that the sperm found was an exciting find - considering he had been excavating at Riversleigh for 35 years.

 

Archer said: "These are the oldest fossilised sperm ever found in the geological record. We have become used to delightfully unexpected surprises in what turns up there. But the discovery of fossil sperm, complete with sperm nuclei, was totally unexpected. It now makes us wonder what other types of extraordinary preservation await discovery in these deposits".

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Road rage leads to felony assault charges for Silicon Valley exec

Iron Data founder Jeffrey Smock has been charged with felony assault and will be arranged on May 16, following an arrest after a road rage incident. Smock allegedly was the aggressor following an incident where he accused a driver of mistakenly hitting him with the truck's side mirror - and then promptly beat the driver unconscious.

 

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A motorcycle officer heard vehicle horns and yelling, then arrived at the scene to find Smock standing near someone "lying in the street with blood on his face and on the ground near him." The driver was hospitalized with "serious injuries," but was released shortly after the incident.

 

Unfortunately, it's not uncommon to hear about road rage incidents between drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists - with unsafe behaviors exhibited by each group at varying times. Share the road and keep everyone safe, folks.

Brazilian police officer's Nokia 520 smartphone stops a bullet

Being a police officer is a dangerous job no matter what country you live in. Criminals often try and shoot officers as a last resort to get out of being captured and carted off to jail. One Brazilian military police officer was recently involved in a shooting and the officer's smartphone may have saved his life.

 

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The officer had a Nokia Lumia 520 smartphone in his pocket and the budget smartphone caught a bullet possibly saving the officers life when he was shot. The smartphone was in the officers back pocket as he was reportedly taking the uniform to his mother to be washed.

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Mashed up superhero action figure needs its own comic book

I've never been into reading comic books, but growing up I loved the cartoons of superheroes from the Marvel and DC universe. If this superhero had a comic book, I would totally read it. The toy was created by someone with more time on their hands than most of us have.

 

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It has the face of Tony Stark, Ironman for the less geeky out there. It wears the costume of Superman, has Captain America's shield, and Wolverine claws. The problem I see is nothing can pierce the skin of Superman in his normal state, so would Wolverine claws even come out?

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Google Glass is the victim of parody in FirstBank's new commercial

Google Glass is getting more and more attention around the world, so much so that it is already half a mainstream product, without even reaching consumers just yet. Well, FirstBank, a Colorado-based company, has used made a parody out of wearable computing, taking a swipe at Glass in its latest commercial.

 

 

TDA_Boulder, a local advertising company, made the commercial, taking you into the home of a family that is well and truly addicted to technology. The video sees each and every family member using the wearable device for something different, with hilarious results.

 

As someone who uses Glass, it definitely isn't like this. In fact, it's less obtrusive socially, as I'm not pulling my smartphone out to take my entire concentration off of the person, or people in front of me - a quick glance up to check e-mail or a message, and back down again.

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