Friday, June 3, 2011

E coli Outbreak in Germany

Scientists are saying it's the biggest outbreak of E coli ever seen. Over 1,000 people have been affected by the virus worldwide and 17 have already died in Germany. There are now reports of the virus infecting 10 people in England and possibly some cases in Spain,Sweden,Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands. The source of the virus is still unknown. People are hopeful that this will soon pass as the reports of new cases are slowing however, people are still being urged to wash all vegetables carefully, especially tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers (the original cause of the outbreak) before eating. Farmers are being compensated for having to let their fresh vegetables rot, resulting in a €200m loss for them.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

YouTube > Trend of the Day

So here is a video that's been seen all over the internet today, in fact the past few days. With 18,878,940 views so far this is definitely a YouTube big hit. It seems the world has a special place in their hearts for adorable cats because this is not the first ( and absolutely won't be the last ) viral cat video. :)