Reality Check Recap

 

Reality Check Recap: April 7, 2014

We have pings in the Indian Ocean that MAY be from Malaysian Airlines flight 370. A Chinese search ship detected the pings over the weekend, so now it’s a race to find the potential flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder before they lose battery power. They’re equipped to send signals for about 30 days after hitting water; today is day 31. Officials are reminding people not to get ahead of themselves, though. It could take days to confirm whether or not this is from flight 370, but it’s the most promising lead yet.

Source: cnn.com

 

Two new breast cancer drugs are looking very promising in trials. Both Pfizer and Lilly are testing drugs that have shown to stop breast cancer tumors from growing and extend the lives of those suffering from the cancer.

Source: theskimm.com

 

Actor Mickey Rooney has died. He was a huge star in the ‘30s and ‘40s and worked a ton with Judy Garland. He was also the biggest box office draw in the US from 1939 to 1941. He died Sunday at the age of 93.

Source: newday.blogs.cnn.com

 

A San Diego family is defending themselves today after their 1-year-old baby had to be rescued while the family sailed around the ocean. The Kaufman family, which includes a 3- and a 1-year-old, were sailing slowly around the world when the 1-year-old became sick. The Navy had to pick them up; the little girl is doing fine but people are attacking the parents for putting their children in that situation to begin with.

Source: cnn.com 

 

Connecticut and Kentucky face off tonight in the NCAA Championship. Neither were really front runners; Kentucky was number 8 seed and Connecticut was number 7. The championship’s tonight in Arlington, Texas.

Source: newday.blogs.cnn.com   

 

And science has made a pretty rad discovery: studies show that when the love hormone Oxytocin is inhaled immediately before sex, it can increase sexual satisfaction and even make orgasms more intense. Oxytocin is the hormone that’s released when you have sex.

Source: refinery29.com

And a yellow lab named Wesley went missing in New Jersey right before Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012. And his owners assumed they’d never see him again. But last Tuesday, they got a call from a nearby police station saying they’d found him. It was April Fools’ Day, so they assumed it was a prank. But it was Wesley, and they picked him up on Wednesday, 17 months after he went missing.

Source: huffingtonpost.com        

 

And the rest of the world has something North America doesn’t: vending machines that make french fries. A Chinese company makes machines that flash-fry french fries in hot oil upon request. This machine, which retails for roughly $7,000, isn’t available here yet, but has been deployed in Chile, Belgium, Slovakia, Iran, and South Africa.

Source: bonappetit.com

 

And a bald man with a goatee was able to get through airport security using his blonde girlfriend’s passport. 50-year-old Neil Clulow was traveling to Spain and accidentally grabbed his girlfriend’s passport. He didn’t realize the mistake until after he’d made it through both UK and Spanish passport controls with ease.

Source: nydailynews.com

 

 

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