Hannah's Headlines- 12/5/2018

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Scientists Develop A Blood Test That Detects Cancer In 10 Minutes 

There is a large breakthrough in the fight against cancer.

Australian scientists have developed a blood test they claim can diagnose cancer in minutes. Scientists at the University of Queensland say the new test can quickly identify a unique DNA signature that's present in all types of cancer. The researchers said Tuesday that their study showed the ten-minute blood test was able to detect cancer with 90-percent accuracy. They're hoping the new test, if proven accurate, will help make diagnosing cancer more accessible and affordable.

With nine in ten cancer deaths due to a late diagnosis, this news is a relief and lifesaving. One of the researchers cautions, “We certainly don’t know yet whether it’s the Holy Grail or not for all cancer diagnostics.”Source: New York Post

Police Called On Chevy Chase Movie-Inspired Christmas Display

A family from Austin, Texas decided to pay tribute to the Chevy Chase movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” with their intricate Christmas lights display. They were hoping they’d win their neighborhood’s annual contest, but instead, they had the cops called on them after giving a local resident quite a scare. Why? The display featured an apparently convincing dressed up dummy hanging from the roof above a ladder posed to look like it fell over. A passerby thought it was a real person in trouble, so they called the 911 for help.

#ShockingNotShocking: People Like Cheating At Christmas Parties

It’s the time of year for Christmas parties, which could mean trouble for your relationship. It’s the work parties that are to blame for our naughty behavior during the holiday season. The booze is flowing, and that one guy from accounting finally has your full attention. What boyfriend? Fiancée who?

According to a survey by Illicit Encounters, a third of people have cheated on their partners at Christmas, and it’s usually because of an office party. In fact, 57% of those people hooked up with a colleague, and 68% of those people claim the eggnog was just a little too strong. But these numbers aren’t really surprising, and there’s a common reason why.

There’s a buildup in your work relationships because you KNOW it’ll just create drama during the more sober days of the year. But when the holiday party comes around? All that flirting in the break room comes to kissing under the mistletoe. If it sounds like a good idea, it’s probably just the mulled wine talking. Lasso up your partners, people. It’s holiday party season!

Source: Metro

This Holiday You Can Buy Snickers By The YARD

Shopping for someone with a really big sweet tooth this year? Then you’ll want to know that Snickers are now being sold by the yard! That’s a three-foot candy bar, people! The Snickers were spotted on display at a New Jersey Target store, along with yard-long M&M's and Twix.

Each one of these biggies is broken up into 18 individually wrapped candy bars, so they’re easier to share, if you’re into that sort of thing. The giant Yard Bar weighs in at a little over two pounds and sells for $14. You can find them in stores and online, while supplies last.

Source: Delish

Kid’s Campaign Convinces Town To Overturn Snowball Fight Ban

An outdated law on the books in Severance, Colorado has been overturned thanks to a nine-year-old resident. While most kids get to enjoy snowball fights in the winter, a century-old ordinance prohibiting “throwing stones or missiles” - which includes snowballs - has made it a no-no here. But one kid, Dane Best, decided to try to change that.

Dane learned about the law during a school trip to town hall earlier this year and this week, he brought his case to the town board. “The children of Severance want the opportunity to have a snowball fight like the rest of the world” Dane said during his presentation. “The law was created many years ago. Today’s kids need a reason to play outside.”

And his plan worked. Town officials announced the news that snowball fights will now be allowed and the kids wasted no time getting started. After the meeting, Dane and his four-year-old brother Dax were allowed to throw the first legal snowballs in the town’s history.

Now the kid is looking to change some of the town’s other outdated laws, especially one that bans pets besides cats and dogs. Dane has a personal interest in this issue being the owner of a guinea pig and with his track record, we think he’ll change their minds.

Source: Insider

Smirnoff Will Pay To Have You Not Sit In The Middle Seat On Your Flight Home

No one likes getting stuck in the middle seat on a flight, but some have stronger feelings about it than others. According to Smirnoff, “56% of Americans would rather get stuck in traffic or go on a blind date than sit in the middle seat” on a plane. So that’s why the vodka company is giving away $50,000 to upgrade coach seats for Smirnoff fans this holiday season.

If you’ve already booked your flight home for the holidays and you’re saddled with a seat in the center, you can try to get some of that money for a better seat. Go to SmirnoffSeltzerUpgrade.com before December 14th and share some details about your travel plans for a chance to win. Your flight has to be between December 17th and January 31st and you’ll have to give a really good reason why you deserve an upgrade. Maybe you’re nine feet tall or you sneeze for hours if you’re in the middle seat, that part’s up to you. But if it gets you a nice seat on the aisle or window for free, it's time to get creative.

Source: Delish



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