Woman cuts her hand off in alleged insurance scheme


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Watching TV while eating leads to overeating

A new study from the University of Sussex has found that watching TV while eating prevents people from realizing they are full, which leads to overeating. Researchers say that the more our brain fixes on something and our attention is captured, the less it is able to tell when we should stop eating. (via StudyFinds)

Kanye West says he’s the ‘new Moses’

Kanye is back with another of his Twitter rants, and this time he’s going after Sony and Universal. He says he won’t release new music until they get him out of his recording deal. He also compared the music industry and the NBA to “modern day slave ships,” and believes that artists and basketball players should break free from their commercial contracts and buy land and property instead. (via TMZ)

A woman cuts her own hand to get insurance money

A woman named Julija Adlesic is said to have cut her hand in an attempt to raise $ 1 million in an insurance fraud scheme. Adlesic and her boyfriend reportedly devised a plan to collect payments from the multiple insurance policies they had taken out on her, which totaled around $ 1.16 million. The couple decided to cut off her hand with a circular saw and claimed it was an accident that happened while she was cutting branches. However, after an investigation, the police discovered that it was all a ploy and they were both arrested for fraud. (via Complex)

Bear Nudges Man Awake

A man from Greenfield, MA was lying by his pool taking a nap when a small black bear entered his yard. The man woke up when he felt something tap on his foot. Spoiler alert: it was the bear! (via WOKQ)

Lil Nas X publishes children’s book

Lil Nas X says he’ll be releasing a country music-themed illustrated children’s book early next year. See his announcement below:

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