The Lion Tamers

12A circus owner runs an ad for a lion tamer and two young people show up. One is a good looking guy in his mid- twenties and the other is a gorgeous blonde about the same age.

The circus owner tells them, “I’m not going to sugar coat it. This is one ferocious lion. He ate my last tamer so you both better be good or you’re history. Here’s your equipment – a chair, a whip, and a gun. Who wants to try out first?”

The girl says, “I’ll go first.” She walks past the chair, the whip and the gun and steps right into the lion’s cage. The lion starts to snarl and pant and begins to charge her, so she throws open her coat revealing her beautiful naked body.

The lion stops dead in his tracks, sheepishly crawls up to her and starts licking her ankles. He continues to lick her calves, kisses them, and then rests his head at her feet.

The circus owner’s mouth is on the floor. He remarks, “I’ve never seen a display like that in my life.” He then turns to the young man and asks, “Can you top that?”

“No problem,” replies the young man, “just get that lion out of the way.”

17 Places You Must See in the Springtime.

Spring is coming and with it, a transofmation steals over the earth, as mother nature slowly awakes from her slumber, more beautiful than ever. Flowers come alive, trees become green once again, and the land becomes bountiful and welcoming to all creatures. Spring is definitely the time for wanderings and seeing new places. Below you’ll find 17 of the most stunning locations to see this spring, each a jewel in mother nature’s crown.

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Painkillers linked to higher risk of stroke

Painkillers used by millions of Britons have been linked to higher risk of irregular heartbeat that could trigger a stroke.

The extra chance of developing atrial fibrillation is as high as 84 per cent, Dutch researchers say.

The condition – a leading cause of first-time strokes – means the upper chambers of the heart are out of rhythm and beat much faster than normal, which allows blood to pool and clot.

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Iran Plans to Hang Reyhaneh Jabbari Tuesday

Despite the ongoing strong international and domestic pressure, the executioner regime of Iran has set next Tuesday as the date to hang Reyhaneh Jabbari. The campaign to free her from execution in Iran is calling for immediate intervention of the international community to have the criminal regime of Iran stop this barbaric act.

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The World Looks Different When Traveling Alone

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"The World Looks Different When I Traveling Alone" 30" x 48" oil on linen “The World Looks Different When Traveling Alone”
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I’m now nine months into grieving the loss of my wife and in some ways, it’s gotten lighter. I’m generally hard on myself but I will give myself credit for working hard to try and grow from this experience. As I’ve said before, Leslie died without a second of self pity and that made it impossible for me to slip into that mud, even though it seemed likely, given my inclinations.

I’ve also written before about the courage Leslie showed in facing her death. She accepted it and walked toward it willingly and proudly, knowing she’d lived a wonderful life. She even joked on the way to death’s door. Although the experience was profound, it wasn’t heavy. We shared a lot of laughter during her last days. She showed no fear and, although we cried…

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Murder rate in Egypt spikes since revolution

Egyptian Streets

Source: UNODC Source: UNODC

Egypt’s homicide rate has tripled since 2009, as the country continues to experience political and social turmoil post its 2011 revolution.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released its latest study on homicide across the world, with South American countries leading the list of countries with the highest murder rates in the world.

Despite Egypt’s homicide rate almost ‘tripling’ since 2009 Egypt still has lower homicide rates than most African, Asian, and American countries, including the United States of America.

Until 2010, Egypt witnessed just over one homicide for every 100,000 people. This was even lower prior to 2005. However, after the January 25 revolution in 2011, this dramatically increased to 3.5 homicides per 100,000 people: an increase of more than 200 percent.

Among the homicide victims in Egypt, 87.8 percent are male and 12.2 percent are female. UNODC states that males form the…

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