Note: Full-res 65MB version available at NASA’s website HERE.
This is the most detailed shot of Pluto ever taken, captured by the New Horizons probe during its flyby of the dwarf planet in July. It looks like there was a pretty serious war there in the southern hemisphere. A real BLOODBATH. There must be millions and millions of dead alien bodies down there. “That’s not blood.” You don’t know that’s not blood. “It’s the result of hydrocarbon molecules formed by cosmic rays and ultraviolet light interacting with methane.”
In retaliation for a run-in last week with a guard, Imani Knight-Brantley, 16, returned Monday to her Pittsburgh-area high school carrying a two-liter Sprite bottle containing gasoline.
According to police, Knight-Brantley was booted from Wilkinsburg High School Friday after being caught using a cell phone in class. She later returned to get food at an after-school program, but was again escorted from the building by guard Brandon Murray. As she was being removed the second time, Knight-Brantley threw a milk carton at Murray.
As detailed in a criminal complaint, Knight-Brantley confronted Murray upon returning to the school Monday. Police allege that she splashed gasoline on Murray and a second security official. As the guards grappled with Knight-Brantley, she tried to ignite the gasoline with an outdoor grill lighter.
After police arrived to arrest Knight-Brantley, students were evacuated due to the smell of gasoline throughout the school.
According to court records, Knight-Brantley faces four counts of aggravated assault and causing or risking catastrophe, both felonies. She is also charged with misdemeanor weapons possession and reckless endangerment counts.
Knight-Brantley, who has been charged as an adult, is being held in the Allegheny County jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.
As seen in the above booking photo, the teen has the word “Love” tattooed on her neck. Pennsylvania law bars anyone under the age of 18 from being tattooed, unless the minor’s parent or guardian has consented to the inking (and is present for the tattooing).
This Russian teenager is turning heads in his hometown of Krasnoyarsk for looking like a walking, talking X-Ray. The entire right side of his face is covered with a skull tattoo, complete with gaping eye sockets, blackened nose, and perfectly traced bones and teeth. He’s even colored his right eyeball black for a hollow effect!
Nikita Lesnoy was fascinated by tattoos as a child, ever since he saw one made by his father. As he grew older he began to research the subject more, eventually getting his first tattoo at age 15. And now at 18 years, half of his face is inked with a skull. He works at a tattoo parlour himself, so his bizarre face hasn’t affected his career.
“Nobody worries about my look too much in my line of work, because I also have my dream job working in a tattoo studio,” he said. But he admitted that people on the streets are often shocked by his appearance. Nearly everyone gapes at him, some in admiration, others in disgust.
His own mother was horrified at first, when she saw that his face was permanently imprinted with a skull. But she got used to it eventually. “It did not affect our relationship,” he said. “I am still her son just as I was before. She understands that each person has hobbies, and an image – this is my passion.”
Lesnoy said that of all the tattoos he’s gotten so far, the skull is the most complicated. In fact, he searched for a competent tattoo artist for two years before he found someone who could reproduce an anatomically accurate skull on his face. Getting inked on the face is undoubtedly painful, but Lesnoy preferred not to take any anesthesia during the process. “I will remember the pain for the rest of my life , but it was worth it,” he said.
To achieve the the hollow eye look, Lesnoy injected his eyeball with black pigment. He says he did consult a doctor before doing it, but most doctors are against the idea because the pigment could enter the brain through blood vessels. “But I’ve talked to people who have been through the same procedure,” he revealed. “For them, it had no impact.”
As shocking as he looks, Lesnoy is nowhere near done. Now that half of his face carries a skull, he’s trying to come up with cyber-punk designs for the other half. He is often compared to ‘Zombie Boy’ Rick Genest, a horror movie buff who covered his entire head and torso with skeleton tattoos. Lesnoy says he doesn’t mind being mentioned alongside Rick, but would like to have his own identity. “I’m just saying do not compare me with Zombie Boy,” he said. “Rick has his image, I have mine.”
Maya Donnelly awoke to what sounded like thunder in the early morning hours, but dismissed it as a typical monsoon storm and went back to sleep. Later that morning, she looked in the carport at her home in Nogales, near the US-Mexico border, and saw pieces of wood on the ground.
Police are now trying to determine whether the bundle was transported by an aircraft or a pilotless drone. Such runs usually occur at night.
“It’s all right on top of our dog’s house,” Donnelly said of the incident, which occurred on 8 September and was first reported by the Nogales International newspaper. “It just made a perfectly round hole through our carport.”
Living near the border, Donnelly said she assumed the object contained drugs. She immediately called her husband, Bill, who told her to call 911. The couple said officers who responded told them an ultralight aircraft smuggling marijuana from Mexico had probably let part of its load go early by accident before dropping the rest farther north, the newspaper reported.
Nogales police chief Derek Arnson said it was the first time in his three-year tenure that he had seen a load of drugs hit a building.
“Someone definitely made a mistake, and who knows what the outcome of that mistake might be for them,” Arnson said.
Maya Donnelly said she thought it unlikely someone would come looking for the drugs, which are now in police custody. Arnson agreed but said police had boosted patrols in the neighbourhood.
The family will have to pay the estimated $500 in repairs, as well as pay for a new home for their German Shepherd, Hulk. But the scenario could have been much worse for the couple and their three teenage daughters.
“Where it landed was clear on the other side of the house from the bedrooms,” Maya Donnelly said. “We were lucky in that sense.”
Friends and family also have gotten a laugh. Several joked that the couple could have profited from the surprise package.
“That’s what everybody says: ‘Why did you call 911?”’ Maya Donnelly said. “But how can you have a clear conscience, right? We could have made lots of home repairs with that.”