By Rachel Rundengan |Opinions Editor|
May 19, 2016
A magical cure for depression
The psychedelic ingredient in magic mushrooms could help treat people with severe depression, according to The Guardian.
The chemical known as psilocybin can turn down parts of the brain that are overactive in severely depressive patients.
To determine if psilocybin could be used as a treatment to help patients, scientists were given £550,000 ($803,330) by the Medical Research Council to begin a three-year project to test the drug on people with depression, according to The Guardian.
May 20, 2016
Home Depot in the hot seat
A Home Depot worker was banned from wearing an “America was never great” hat.
Krystal Lake, 22, wore a white cap that carried the slogan to work at Staten Island, New York.
Hundreds of Trump supporters are now threatening to boycott Home Depot in response, according to Business Insider.
May 22, 2016
Man jumps into lions den
Two lions were killed to save a naked man who jumped into the lion’s enclosure in a Chilean zoo.
Chilean media reported that the man was attempting suicide after finding a note in his clothes that he left behind before jumping.
The zoo said it took the “incomprehensible action” of killing two of its three lions, which was “profoundly painful for every single one of us,” according to CNN.
May 23, 2016
Vegan dies climbing Mt. Everest
An Australian woman, who set out to climb Mount Everest to prove that “vegans can do anything,” died after developing altitude sickness, according to Time.
Maria Strydom, 34, suffered from high altitude pulmonary edema, which caused fluid to build up in Strydom’s brain.
May 23, 2016
Man jumps onto moving car
A naked man ran out onto a road and launched himself on top of a moving vehicle in Los Angeles.
The man was screaming as he launched into the air and lied on top of the car motionless for a few seconds.
The incident occurred right outside Mexican restaurant, Mercado, where the man eventually collapsed of exhaustion, according to Daily Mail.
May 25, 2016
Meth deposit in bank
A 73-year-old man allegedly tried to deposit a gram of methamphetamine (meth) into a local bank in Wichita County, Texas, according to USA Today.
Louis Fueque Kent is charged with possession of a controlled substance and remains in jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
The substance in the baggie weighed 0.91 grams and field-tested positive for meth.