Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jul 11, 2016
July 11, 2016
JOE PERRY collapsed on stage last night in Brooklyn, New York, and he is in the hospital. The New York Post says his side project, HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES with ALICE COOPER and JOHNNY DEPP were at the new Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island. At around 9:30pm, Joe was looking a bit wobbly had to sit on a chair. Then, he walked off stage and collapsed, going into cardiac arrest. EMTs and firemen rushed backstage and Joe was taken to Coney Island Hospital where as of last night he was in critical, but stable condition. Alice and Johnny finished the concert. (Marino)
Running with the Bulls:
The annual Running of the Bulls is underway in Pamplona, Spain.
Three Americans and a Canadian were gored among the seven we told you about on Friday. A 23-year-old Californian and a 55-year-old whose home state was not identified suffered minor injuries under their left leg and left arm, respectively. A 46-year-old man from Pensacola, FL, was also in "mild" condition after being gored in the groin (Ouch!). The 48-year-old Canadian man was in serious condition after receiving a four-inch wound that injured his scrotum and rectum (Double ouch!!!).
This morning's run: The fifth bull run featured the Jandilla bulls from Cadiz, Spain --who've averaged nearly two gorings per bull run-- 30 in all. They've run 17 times in the event, and last year they gored three people. In contrast, this morning was a pretty clean run, taking the eight bulls a bit more than three minutes to get to the ring and nobody was gored.
Meanwhile, in Teruel, Spain, about 160 miles south of Pamplona, a matador was killed during a bullfight on Saturday --the first matador to die in a bull ring since 1985 (31 years). With his wife watching in the stands, 29-year-old VICTOR BARRIO was killed when the bull's horn pierced his chest, punctured his lung and severed his aorta in a matter of seconds. He was taken to the hospital, but was in cardiac arrest by the time he was in hospital and doctors could not do anything to resuscitate him and save his life.
If we just gave them a chance, science says goats could be man's other best friend. A new study out of Queen Mary University in London says goats have the same capacity to bond with humans the way puppies do --by looking into humans' eyes When you look into the eyes of a dog, Newsweekcalls that behavior "directed gazing." Domesticated horses as well as dogs do this. This study is the first to observe the same behavior in goats.
Editor's just-for-the-web fun: A supercut of screaming goat songs --because it never gets old! Send the link out with your headlines.
The Transportation Security Administration is asking people to adopt dogs that didn't make it through their explosives training program.
The dogs --everything from German Shorthaired pointers, Labrador retrievers, German shepherds and Belgian Malinois-- are between two and 10 years old and picked because they're super active and love to run around. But --they didn't make it and flunked out of explosive detection school.
The TSA also says you can adopt one of their dogs who have put in their time at the airport and has retired from the program. One small thing: you have to go to San Antonio, TX, to pick the dog up.
If you're interested, write a letter to the TSA HERE.
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