Originally published on Thu June 13, 2013 2:39 pm
First, let's spoil this tale right away by telling you the 19-year-old man in Virginia who downed a quart of soy sauce on a dare survived.
It's a happy ending of sorts. But the guy had a close call. And you definitely don't want to try it.
While there's been quite a debate lately about whether the salt in the modern American diet is risky, there's no question that a massive amount of salt ingested quickly can lead to death.
Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 7:31 pm
(We retopped this post at 8:27 p.m. ET)
Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old girl in need of a lung transplant, is out of surgery, her family said in a statement.
"We are thrilled to share that Sarah is out of surgery," the statement said. "Her doctors are very pleased with both her progress during the procedure and her prognosis for recovery."
The statement said the procedure lasted about six hours, and surgeons had no challenges resizing and transplanting the donor lungs.
Our original post:
Lionel Messi, the Argentine superstar who is generally thought of as the best soccer player in the world these days, has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish authorities.
Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 10:15 am
Yes, the NBA finals are well underway, and yes it's mid-June, but tonight marks Game 1 of the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup championship. A strike-shortened season pushed the finals later into the spring than usual.
Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 10:24 am
For the first time since 2005, when George W. Bush was in the Oval Office, the public's opinion of the former president is "more positive than negative," the pollsters at Gallup say.
Gallup says its latest polling shows:
-- 49 percent of those surveyed have a favorable opinion of the former president.
-- 46 percent have an unfavorable opinion of Bush.