The Daily Populous

Wednesday January 12nd, 2022 evening edition

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“That list includes a variety of primates, domestic cows and dogs, foxes, seals, and mongooses, as well as three bird species, including parakeets and Australian magpies.”

They tickle them, of course, as you can see in the video just above.

Laughter, on the other hand, seems somewhat better understood, even among species separated from us by tens of millions of years of evolution.

In their recent article, UCLA primatologist Sasha Winkler and UCLA professor of communication Greg Bryant describe how “play vocalizations” signal non-aggression during roughhousing.

When we laugh, we are often providing information to others that we are having fun and also inviting others to join.

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Fox News guest tells audience to treat COVID-19 with drugs used for transgender health care

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A Fox News guest who has promoted the use of unproven drugs to treat COVID-19 recommended on Sunday that viewers go to his group’s website to obtain its “protocols” of treatment, which include specific drugs — and importantly, at specific dosage levels — that are used for transgender health care.

Kory then directed viewers to the FLCCC website, which recommends ivermectin as a “first line” medicine to treat cases of COVID-19.

This second treatment consists of a “dual anti-androgen therapy” of spironolactone, in combination with either dutasteride or finasteride — drugs that are commonly used by transgender women to suppress their testosterone levels. »

Man's Failure to Tip Bartender Leads to His Arrest in Burning of Key West Landmark

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A man's failure to tip a bartender led to his arrest in the burning of a Key West, Florida, landmark buoy.

A bartender at Irish Kevin's on Duval Street, Cameron Briody, said a 21-year-old man ordered three drinks on New Year's Eve but did not leave a tip.

The impression the man left allowed staff to track him down once police released webcam video showing people burning a Christmas tree. »

Marjorie Taylor Greene Suggests 'Second Amendment Rights' Should Be Used Against Democrats

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GOP Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene on Tuesday suggested using "Second Amendment rights" on those trying to implement what she referred to as "tyrannical government.".

The freshman congresswoman mentioned that Abrams, "in her announcement speech, said she would pursue aggressive vaccinations of Georgians.".

Greene went on to say that, "We're not real big on strangers showing up on our front door, are we? »

Doctor no longer allowed to practice after branding patients' livers with his initials

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A doctor in the U.K. has been removed from the country's medical register for branding patients' livers with his initials.

The incidents occurred in February and August 2013, when Simon Bramhall used a surgical device to write his initials on transplanted livers at the end of two surgeries.

The 1.6-inch initials were discovered by another doctor when an organ transplanted by Bramhall failed after about a week, according to BBC News. »