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Test your poison ivy knowledge before the plant ruins your summer

( CNN) It was a close encounter in 2012 that attained microbiologist John Jelesko take an interest in poison ivy. “Within 48 hours, I had your classic case of poison ivy on my limb. And as a scientist, I mentioned, ‘This is interesting, how bad can it be? I’ll just leave this untreated, ‘” he recollected, sheepishly. “In about 2 week, I had learned just how uncomfortable poison ivy rash could be.” Wash with soap and water within a few hours. This tends to prevent an outbreak in most people.…

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Weapons reveal how this 5,300-year-old ice mummy lived — and died

( CNN) Although he’s older than the Giza pyramids and Stonehenge, the 5,300 -year-old mummy of Otzi the Tyrolean Iceman continues to teach us things. The upper half of the Iceman’s body was inadvertently discovered by a vacationing German pair hiking in the North Italian Alps in 1991. Otzi was procured with a dagger, borer, flake, antler retoucher and arrowheads. But some of the stone was collected from different areas in Italy’s Trentino region, which would have been about 43.5 miles from where he was thought to live.

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Its not just theyoung whohave a drink problem | Ian Jack

I consume 100 times more booze than my father did. Now Ive became aware that harmful drinking affects older people most, I seem I need to do better, says Guardian columnist Ian Jack Recently I calculated that every year I drink about 100 periods as much alcohol as my father did, and at least 200 times as much as my mother. The annual total in dad’s case came at most to a dozen small bottles of brew plus a whisky at New Year, while over the same 12 months Mum…

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The infamous murderer’s prison escape that inspired a near-impossible ultramarathon

Petros, Tennessee( CNN) Fifty years ago, a career criminal named James Earl Ray traveled from Atlanta to Memphis, stalking the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The civil rights president was there to energize air strikes of sanitation laborers asking for better working conditions and higher pay. Ray was there to assassinate him. While King stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel( now a museum for peace ), Ray attained his sinister purpose with a single hit from more than 200 feet away. Over the next two months, while on…

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