WEIRD STUFF: Woman send deadly poison to Trump

January 30, 2023

Woman send deadly poison to Trump

A Canadian woman has pleaded guilty to sending deadly poison to Donald Trump.

Pascale Ferrier is facing up to 22 years in prison after sending the former US president a letter laced with ricin poison.

The envelope was intercepted before it could reach the White House in September 2020 and the FBI found Ferrier's fingerprints on the letter.

She is expected to be sentenced in April.

US Washington Attorney Matthew Graves said in a statement: "There is no place for political violence in our country and no excuse for threatening public officials or endangering our public servants."

Ferrier, a dual citizen of Canada and France, was arrested as she crossed the border into Buffalo, New York, in 2020 and was carrying a gun, knife and rounds of ammunition.

She admitted to making the ricin, a poison made from the waste material left over from castor beans processing, at her home in Quebec.

The toxin was placed into an envelope containing a letter she wrote to the former president.

She wrote in the letter to Trump: "I found a new name for you: 'The Ugly Tyrant Clown'."

There is no known antidote to ricin and it can cause death within 36 to 72 hours, depending on the dose.

Ferrier sent similarly tainted letters to eight Texas law-enforcement officials at the same time and has pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to those as well.


Experts have claimed that artificial intelligence (AI) machines could take control of their programming and make the human race extinct in a similar fashion to the 1984 film The Terminator.

They have warned that the advanced technology could be an "existential threat to humanity" and must be regulated like nuclear weapons.

The boffins believe that the rise of the robots could happen before the end of this century.

Michael Cohen, a doctoral student at the University of Oxford, told British MPs: "With superhuman AI, there is a particular risk that is of a different sort of class, which is, well, it could kill everyone."

Cohen also warned that the robots could take the human race by surprise with their attack.

He said: "If you have something that's much smarter than us over every domain, it would presumably avoid sending any red flags while we still could pull the plug."


Boy covered in hair like werewolf

A teenage boy in India suffers from 'Werewolf Syndrome'.

Lalit Patidar was born with his entire body covered in hair, but has learned to embrace his uniqueness, despite the extremely rare condition affecting just a handful of people around the globe.

Patidar suffered from bullying at school for being hairy, but has got used to his condition -- a congenital disorder that causes a person to grow excess hair in all areas of the body.

He said: "I slowly recognised that I have hair all over my body and I am different from common humans in a good way, I am unique.

"Slowly, everyone in my family started feeling normal about it, and my friends also encouraged me a lot.

"I got to learn many things during my journey, most importantly, I got to learn that I am one in a million, I should never give up, and live life to the fullest.

"No matter what others may say, we should never give up in life; we should always be happy and always be positive in life."

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