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Florida Man Shot Dead After Climbing Into Stranger's Bed With Machete, Whispering 'I Love You'

Daily Beast
Dan Ladden-Hall
News Correspondent
Updated Aug. 19, 2022 10:08AM ET
Published Aug. 19, 2022 9:56AM ET

A Florida man was shot dead Thursday after breaking into a stranger’s house, getting into bed with the homeowner, and saying “I love you” while wielding a machete, authorities said.

The victim was asleep in an apartment attached to his home in Fruitville, Florida, when the bizarre ordeal began. The unnamed homeowner woke up to find the intruder lying next to him with a machete belonging to the victim. The armed man—who authorities have not identified—was whispering his sweet nothings to the victim when he woke him up.

“I have an intruder that broke into my home,” the victim told 911 dispatchers, Fox 35 reports. “He’s got a damn machete and he’s a little whacked.”

The victim added: “I woke up on a mattress and there’s a guy lying next to me saying, ‘I love you.’ I’m weirded out. He’s got my machete in his hand.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fruitville-florida-man-shot-dead-after-creeping-into-strangers-bed-with-machete-sarasota-officials-say?ref=home

I just want, to slay, I love you

PFAS: Possible breakthrough to destroy harmful 'forever chemicals'

Chemists have identified how to destroy "forever chemicals" in a low-cost way for the first time, new research says.

By Esme Stallard
BBC News Climate and Science

Scientists have linked exposure to the substances, known as PFAS, at certain levels to serious health risks, including cancer and birth defects.

Their resistance to water, oil and stains make them highly useful. PFAS are used in hundreds of everyday objects from frying pans to make-up.

But it is these properties that make them so difficult to destroy.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-62561756

Sodium hydroxide, aka lye, isn't completely harmless, but if it can be used to decompose PFAs I'm all for it.

NJ pizza trends

We're visiting in NJ this week and found some unusual new types of pizza. These were on the menu at a place in North Brunswick. (We got the margherita pizza and it was wonderful).

Grandma pizzas - 16 inch square thin crusts

Bruschetta pizza: red sauce, tomatoes, pesto and mozzarella

Chicken, Bacon and Ranch pizza

Chicken Fingers and Fries pizza

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza, which actually includes romaine lettuce.


There was an article about these trends in the Star-Ledger recently:

https://www.nj.com/food/2022/08/the-10-new-jersey-pizza-trends-currently-driving-me-insane.html
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