You Choose The News 8-22-17

FRECKLES' PICK - WINNER

What should you do with those eclipse glasses now?

Now that the eclipse is over, what should you do with your eclipse glasses?

Here are a few options:

  • Keep them as a souvenir
  • Recycle them
  • Save them for the 2024 eclipse. (If your glasses have the code ISO 12312-2, they don’t expire. If you do plan to reuse them, make sure the lenses don’t get scratched or damaged)
  • Donate them to  Astronomers Without Borders, an organization that will give out eclipse glasses to schools in South America and Asia for eclipses in 2019.
  • Check with your local school or library to see if they might want them

(WPCO)

KRISTEN'S PICK 

VAPING INCREASES YOUR RISK OF HEART ATTACK

According to a new study, taking just one puff on an e-cigarette could increase your chance of suffering a heart attack.

Researchers found that vaping could be messing with your arteries, not allowing them to open up as wide as they need to be. When your arteries shrink, it puts strain on your heart and… kaboom! (Daily Mail)

KNOX'S (IN FOR JASON) PICK

Woman Gets Divorce Over Toilet

Getting a divorce in India is no easy feat. In most cases, they're granted only if domestic violence or proven cruelty is happening within the marriage. For one woman in Rajasthan, she's single because her now ex-husband refused to build a toilet inside their home and she had had enough.

You see, in their area, men justify a lack of loo by saying that women often just go outside. And often, women are forced to wait until dark to travel to the open field, which puts them in danger and "outrages the modesty of a woman." A judge agreed and even added that the unidentified woman's plight was a "form of torture." 

It seems this case is another in a string of divorces caused by old tradition and beliefs clashing with modern society. In Saudi Arabia, a husband divorced his wife because she forgot to put the head of the sheep on the main dish when he hosted his friends for dinner, which embarrassed him. In another case, a man ended his marriage because his wife kept walking ahead of him despite his repeated warnings to keep a step behind him. Maybe the most trivial? A man divorced his wife because she spoke with a "tone" that did not please her husband. Sayonara! 

Source: BBC


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