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Top 10 Odd News stories of 2021: Cow stuck in tree, ‘testicle bath’

When historians write the book on 2021, they might not remember the 12-year-old Lego master, the Massachusetts alligator or the cow stuck in a Louisiana tree. Fortunately, UPI Odd News is here to help. The year proved to be unusual in numerous ways, including the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic and the start of President […]

Sport

Greg Roman: Whether Lamar Jackson plays on Sunday could go “down to the wire”

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson did not practice on Wednesday and he may not practice on Thursday with the ankle injury suffered in last week’s loss to the Browns. But according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman, Jackson is doing everything he can to get back on the field as quickly as possible. “He’s getting treatment around […]

Lifestyle

Vitamin D supplements may reduce the duration of the common cold

After a couple of years of mask-wearing, social distancing and hand sanitizing, the common cold is back. And—according to some people—back with a vengeance. Some are calling it a “super cold”—others, “the worst cold ever.” Fortunately, there may be a way to reduce the duration of a cold: vitamin D supplements. We may suffer more […]

Business

China cuts lending benchmark, market sees more easing in 2022

China cut its lending benchmark loan prime rate (LPR) for the first time in 20 months on Monday, in a bid to prop up growth in the slowing economy, although it remains wary of loosening conditions in the country’s highly leveraged property market. The one-year LPR was lowered by 5 basis points to 3.80% from […]

Technology

The NHTSA is looking into Tesla’s Passenger Play gaming feature

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has launched a preliminary evaluation of the gameplay functionality on certain Tesla models. Specifically, the agency wants to determine if the feature is a distraction for drivers, even if they aren’t the ones playing. The ODI’s evaluation spans 2017-2022 Tesla Model 3, S, […]

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Months-old Powerball ticket worth $50,000 found while cleaning out bag

A Florida woman said she was cleaning out a backpack when she found a forgotten Powerball ticket she purchased months earlier in Maryland, and it turned out to be a $50,000 winner. The 32-year-old Naples woman told Maryland Lottery officials she had been visiting family in Maryland during the summer when she bought a ticket […]

Sport

Joe Burrow: Every game is a must-win if we want to make the playoffs

The Bengals came close but couldn’t complete a comeback last week against the 49ers. That meant the team went from 7-5 and in position to claim one of the AFC’s three Wild Card slots to 7-6 and the conference’s No. 9 seed. Quarterback Joe Burrow is still dealing with a pinky injury on his throwing […]

Lifestyle

New theory of consciousness in humans, animals and artificial intelligence

Two researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have come up with a new theory of consciousness. They have long been exploring the nature of consciousness, the question of how and where the brain generates consciousness, and whether animals also have consciousness. The new concept describes consciousness as a state that is tied to complex cognitive operations—and […]

Business

Bank of Montreal in advanced talks to buy BNP Paribas’s U.S. unit – WSJ

Canada’s Bank of Montreal is in advanced talks to buy the U.S. arm of French bank BNP Paribas SA (BNPP.PA), the Wall Street Journal reported late on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter. The Canadian lender could finalize an agreement as soon as this week, assuming the talks don’t fall apart, according to the […]

Technology

RadioShack wants to pivot and become a crypto company

Some brands are perceived as simply being too memorable to disappear, even if Father Time has moved on. RadioShack is one such example, at least according to its latest owners, who are relaunching it as a crypto company. The 100-year-old company was once a major player in the consumer electronics space, but those days have […]