It’s Friday and we’re here yet again to help you get started on your busy weekend of doing absolutely nothing by bringing you 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. From Netflix’s talks with Disney on Marvel and ‘Star Wars’ movies for 2019 and beyond to the frightening experience of a young man, his legs, and sea lice; this is Link25 (257) – When the Sea Lice Attack Edition.
Mysterious Sea Creatures in Australia Chew Up Teenager’s Legs
SYDNEY, Australia — Australians tend to roll their eyes when the world obsesses about this country’s dangerous animal kingdom, including its deadly snakes (the deadliest in the world), its tiny and toxic redback spiders, and of course the jellyfish that cause heart attacks.
But on Monday, even the most jaded Aussies found (click on the image to read the full article).
Brighton Beach 'Critters' Swarm For Meat After Feasting on Teen's Leg
That inflatable chicken that looks like Trump can be yours
Giant inflatable chickens with a striking resemblance to President Trump can be yours, no matter how you feel about the commander in chief.
Turns out eBay has plenty for sale ranging in price from about $500 to $650. All of them come in white with a golden (Click on the image to read the full article).
Turning Negative Thinkers Into Positive Ones
Most mornings as I leave the Y after my swim and shower, I cross paths with a coterie of toddlers entering with their caregivers for a kid-oriented activity. I can’t resist saying hello, requesting a high-five, and wishing them a fun time. I leave the Y grinning from (click on the image to read the full article).
First hints Parkinson's can be stopped
It may be possible to stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease with a drug normally used in type 2 diabetes, a clinical trial suggests.
Current drugs help manage the symptoms, but do not prevent brain cells dying.
The trial on 62 patients, published in the Lancet, hints (click on the image to read the full article).
Scientists Now Able to Make Cells Resistant to HIV
A major scientific breakthrough has happened in the field of HIV research. Researchers are now able to create HIV-resistant cells, a new study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals.
What does that mean, exactly? Scientists were able to attach HIV-fighting antibodies to immune cells, which creates (click on the image to read the full article).
Why the Chicago Cubs are named after a baby bear and the long, weird, history of their mascot
It was a weak ground ball to third base that ended over a century’s worth of baseball futility. On November 3, 2016, the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years. Much like the Red Sox win in 2004 that also put the brakes on a similar streak, it propelled the (Click on the image to read the full article).
Bees are first insects shown to understand the concept of zero
Bees seem to understand the idea of zero – the first invertebrate shown to do so. When the insects were encouraged to fly towards a platform carrying fewer shapes than another one, they apparently recognised “no shapes” as a smaller value than “some shapes”.
Zero is not an easy concept to comprehend, even for us. Young children learn (click on the image to read the full article)
Mosquitoes bite you more if you do these 5 things
Jimmy Kimmel Shares Update on 3-Month-Old Son Billy, Reveals Which Former Presidents Reached Out About His Tearful Monologue
Jimmy Kimmel is speaking out again about his son Billy, and how the 3-month-old’s health scare inspired him to be vocal about his support for the Affordable Care Act.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kimmel says Billy is “doing great” and is a typical baby, interested in ceiling fans and giving smiles. He also shares that (click on the image to read the full article).
Well this is disturbing...
Netflix in Talks With Disney on Marvel, ‘Star Wars’ Movies for 2019 and Beyond
Netflix isn’t going to get Disney’s “Frozen 2,” but it’s not yet frozen out of potentially getting streaming rights to Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars” franchise and Marvel Entertainment movies.
Netflix remains in “active discussions” with Disney about a deal for Lucasfilm and Marvel titles after (click on the image to read the full article).
INSANE VIDEO: Train plows through straight through semi
Pigs genetically edited so their organs can be used for human transplants
Pig organs could soon be transplanted into patients after Harvard University genetically removed a virus inherent in the animal’s DNA which makes it incompatible with humans. (Click on the image to read the full article).