A Reddit user has exposed the shocking fact that the epicenter of the zika outbreak is located precisely where so-called genetically modified or “GM” mosquitoes were released in 2015.
The particular strain of Oxitec GM mosquitoes, OX513A, are said to be genetically altered in an effort to cause the vast majority of their offspring to die before they mature. The insects were said to have been released in an effort to control dengue, zika, and other viruses, but that plan has appeared to have backfired, or did it?
Those genetically-modified mosquitoes work to control wild, potentially disease-carrying populations in a very specific manner. Continue reading
GM CEO Mary Barra was interviewed by federal investigators as part of the ignition switch recalls of last year.
Without warning a sinkhole opened and gobbled up eight rare Corvette motor cars on display at Kentucky’s National Corvette Museum..
The hole, which resulted from underground caves, is 40 feet wide and at least 20 feet deep. The room with the sinkhole has been closed, but the rest of the museum remains open for business.
Two of the expensive whips were on loan from GM!
1993 ZR-1 Spyder
2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil”
The other six vehicles already owned by the museum:
1962 Black Corvette
1984 PPG Pace Car
1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette
1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette
If you ever needed proof of the resurgence of General Motors, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe is it.
Doug Melvin, GM of the Milwaukee Brewers is recovering after being stung by a scorpion! His wife shrieked when she saw what she believed was a harmless insect crawling around their posh Phoenix area condo summoning Melvin the manly man to deal with the tiny intruder and when he went in for the pick up with a wadded-up Kleenex, the scorpion stung him right on through!
Arizona bark scorpion is highly venomous and in rare cases can be fatal!
After Melvin got hit on his middle finger his entire left arm went numb, making it impossible to move, so Melvin did what most of us do in a crisis, he Googled scorpion stings and headed to the emergency room.
“It stung me right through the Kleenex,” Melvin told reporters Thursday morning at the Brewers’ spring training complex in Maryvale, Ariz. “My arm started swelling and then the numbness started going up my arm, like when you hit your funny bone. I was wondering if it might go all the way up my arm and go to my heart. I got nervous when it got up to my shoulder, so I went to the emergency room.” Melvin said he spent three hours in the ER but felt well enough to be at work Thursday. “My arm is still totally numb,” he said. “They gave me (pain medication) and just watched me for a couple of hours. They said your vision can go blurry from that. It was more an education on it, but my arm is still numb. First off, they tell you it’s not fatal. But you can have an allergic reaction to it and need an anti-venom injection.”
So what about the next time? Will Melvin still take the humanitarian approach? Naw,
“I’m going to have (Ellen) kill it with her shoe,” he said.
Before you run out to your local car dealership, there are only seven ETVs and one is one display at the London Motor Museum in Middlesex, the other six belong to the world’s most elite…
GM is halting production of the Chevy Volt for at least one month, according to trade publication Automotive News.
It is the second time production has been interrupted for the Volt.
The Volt, which can go 38 miles on battery power, has been a hard sell at most dealerships.
General Motors will halt assembly of the Volt for at least four weeks starting next month.
The Detroit-Hamtramck plant is expected to be shuttered from Sept. 17 until Oct. 15.
GM also notified suppliers last week, according to another source in the supply chain.