Reality Check Recap

 

Reality Check Recap: April 4, 2014

Investigators are looking into the possibility that Wednesday’s Fort Hood shooting was the result of an argument. The 34-year-old gunman was reportedly arguing with a fellow solider immediately before the shooting that left four people dead (including the gunman) and 16 wounded. The gunman was being treated for anxiety and depression and was being evaluated for PTSD. So far, four of the 16 victims have been released from the hospital and three have been upgraded from critical to serious condition. Texas Governor Rick Perry is visiting the hospitalized patients today.

Source: cnn.com

 

A huge storm passed through the central part of the states yesterday, including some tornados. One tornado was on the ground in St. Louis County in Missouri; others were reported around the state and in Texas, who also saw a lot of damage. So far, there aren’t any reports of fatalities.

Source: cnn.com

 

CIA records from terrorist interrogations after 9/11 are going to be released. The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to declassify parts of a secret report that details how the US, under the second President Bush, used waterboarding and other extreme techniques to try and get intelligence. The CIA isn’t necessarily happy about this.

Source: hosted.ap.org

 

March Madness semifinals are tomorrowThe University of Florida takes on the University of Connecticut. The University of Kentucky will lose to the University of Wisconsin.

Source: theskimm.com

 

 

And this story is for our left-handed friend Skeery: a new survey has found that left-handed people have better sex. They are 71% more satisfied with their sex lives than right-handed people. 86% of lefties said they were “extremely satisfied” with their bedroom adventures; only 15% of righties could say that. Maybe lefties have to figure out how to navigate in a world tailored to righties, so they get creative…..

Source: time.com

 

And a new study shows that vegetarians are less healthy than meat eaters. Research out of Austria concludes that even though vegetarians are more physically active, smoke and drink less, and have a lower body mass index than meat eaters, they still have a lower quality of life. Vegetarians reported higher levels of disorders like chronic disease, anxiety and depression, lack of vaccinations, and took fewer preventative care measures.

Source: independent.co.uk

 

And if you want a promotion, get yourself a nickname! People who do are more likely to land a supervisory position than employees who go by their full names. So use Liz for Elizabeth or Danny for Daniel. Researchers theorize that a nickname makes you seem friendlier and more approachable, which are key traits for on-the-job success.

Source: finance.yahoo.com

 

And if you love sky watching, you’ll have a treat later this month: the night of April 14th will see a “blood moon.” A total lunar eclipse will cause the moon to take on a reddish hue, which is why it’s nicknamed “blood moon.”

Source: newser.com

 

And too much jogging might kill you. A new study found that people who run for more than a few hours a week have similar lifespans to people who never exercised. People who get a moderate amount of exercise but don’t overdo it live the longest. The researchers don’t know exactly why too much running is bad for you; the best theory is that it causes too much wear and tear on the body.

Source: nbcsandiego.com

 

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