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Jack the Ripper

The Doctor Is Cleared: Jack the Ripper Reportedly Identified

Jack the Ripper is the most notorious of all serial killers. There have been more books written and more movies made about him than any other murderer in history. The case of the infamous criminal has fascinated people for more than a century, and most intriguing of all is the fact that no person was ever charged with the crimes. Suspects have run the gamut, from barbers, lawyers, and famous authors, to even doctors. However, Jack the Ripper may have finally been identified, according to a UK businessman who privately funded an investigation into the 19th century case, and it turns out the killer wasnt a doctor, but a 23-year-old Polish immigrant named Aaron Kosminski.

Gut Fermentation Syndrome

Gut Fermentation Syndrome

Gut fermentation syndrome, also known as auto-brewery syndrome or syndrome A and endogenous ethanol fermentation, is a rare disorder with few reported cases. Based on existing literature, it is more predominant in Japan than in the US, but even in Japan, it is extremely rare. A quick Internet search produces 341,000 results, with mostly media articles in the top 10 and, further down, lawyers soliciting their services for DUI offences. It’s interesting that most of the reports were about a single case that appeared in the International Journal of Clinical Medicine. Of course, sensationalism sells, and with headlines such as “Texas man’s ‘beer gut’ turns food into alcohol” and “Auto-brewery syndrome: man’s belly brews beer,” you can’t help but attract readers, but is it misleading? Based on the headlines alone, one may assume that beer bellies turn food into alcohol, or literally brew beer. What is it about this case study that has lawyers champing at the bit?

The Origins of St. Patrick’s Day

The Origins of St. Patrick’s Day: Snakes, Shamrocks, and Lots of Beer

Did you know that the first St. Patrick’s Day celebration was held in the US, not Ireland? Or that the holiday was originally associated with the color blue? After a long winter, St. Patrick’s Day is a welcome sign of spring, and a day filled with parades, Shamrock Shakes, and a whole lot of beer, but what exactly are we celebrating?


Zombies: Can It Happen?

The word zombie is derived from the Kongo word nzambi, meaning spirit of a dead person. Myths and legends, popular television shows, movies, and books on how to survive a zombie apocalypse continue to fascinate people with the possibility of the walking dead.

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