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The Daily Catch - published on 09/28/16

It’s that time again. We have some links, pan seared and arranged for your enjoyment. Don’t consume them too quick or you might get agita.

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Mom Sits Her Son In A Shopping Cart, The Next Day He Has A Fever Of 103 Degrees – (Littlethings.com)

This is a little grim for sure, but as someone whose brother dealt with Salmonella it seemed prudent to put up as a warning. You never know what was in the last shopping cart…

When she first took Logan to the doctor they recommended rest and fluids, but the next day he was still severely ill. After a series of blood tests Logan was diagnosed with adenovirus, rotavirus, salmonella poisoning and meningitis. The signs of meningitis are different in adults and children, please read this list on how to spot the 8 lifesaving signs of meningitis in kids. Fortunately, Logan is on the road to recovery after nearly two weeks in the hospital.
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Could ants be the solution to antibiotic crisis? – (Theguardian.com)

This is incredibly interesting and could potentially solve the problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria. We’ll be running another piece on this topic today; check back after 3!

Scientists have pinpointed a promising new source of antibiotics: ants. They have found that some species – including leaf-cutter ants from the Amazon – use bacteria to defend their nests against invading fungi and microbes. Chemicals excreted by the bacteria as part of this fight have been shown to have particularly powerful antibiotic effects and researchers are now preparing to test them in animals to determine their potential as medicines for humans. Doctors say new antibiotics are urgently needed as superbug resistance to standard antimicrobial agents spreads. More than 700,000 people globally now die of drug-resistant infections each year, it is estimated – and some health officials say this figure could be even higher.
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Naked Mike Rowe Pulls Shotgun On Drone Hovering Over His House – (Huffingtonpost.com)

Mike Rowe was sleeping quietly when the star of Dirty Jobs heard the high pitched whine of a drone outside his window. What came next sounds like quite the spectacle indeed:

Rowe, 54, grabbed his 12-gauge shotgun from under his bed and ran down to his deck, still in the buff. “I pumped a shell into the chamber, enjoying the ‘crunch-crunch’ sound that makes shotguns worth owning,” he said. “I had a clear shot — nothing but blue sky above — and more than enough umbrage to justify the destruction I was about to unleash.” But then, when the former opera singer was just milliseconds away from pulling the trigger, he says he froze. It wasn’t a fear of being arrested that stopped him. Instead, it was the realization that the footage could end up on the local news.

***BONUS LINK***

This man was too virtuosic for us to not bring to your attention. Hope you enjoy. See you tomorrow!

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