Celebrity gourmand Anthony Bourdain was asked by a reader during a live chat on Gawker.com to validate the quality of Cincinnati chili; he responded that it was not good but could be “enjoyable when stoned.” CINCINNATI -2
Scientists in the UK have discovered a way to help paralyzed dogs walk again by transplanting cells from the lining of the dogs’ noses to the site of their injuries.
A new smell dubbed “olfactory white” has been discovered by scientists, who equate the odor to the nasal equivalent of white noise, meaning it’s a combination of a large number of odors that actually cancel each other out.
Some Ohio landowners and environmental groups are worried that the state’s “fracking” boom could lead to a serious depletion of safe, natural water resources. CINCINNATI -1
The People’s Daily, China’s Communist Party newspaper, unwittingly reprinted a report from The Onion that named North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as the “Sexiest Man Alive,” quoting: “With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman’s dream come true.” WORLD +1
Abortions in Ohio are at an all-time low, according to the Ohio Department of Health; experts attribute the decline to better access to health care, expanded birth control use and improved health education. CINCINNATI +1
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