Having a pack of sugarless gum on hand or at near reach is very common among people as it helps ward off hunger or freshens breath after a long day. But while it can almost be found everywhere, it's recently been confirmed that a piece of chewing gum can be fatal -- not to humans but to dogs.
According to a report by Gizmodo, the Food and Drug Administration warned this week that the artificial sweetener Xylitol is lethal to pooches when ingested.
While it is common sense not to give dogs chewing gums, xylitol is not only found in sugarless gums. It's also present in certain foods and home products like breath mints, chewable vitamins, toothpaste, mouthwash, cough syrup, baked goods, peanut butter and more. Wall Street Journal noted that the substance can also be found in prescription medications, face lotions and na The reasons vary but no matter how some owners are careful with what their dogs take in, products containing xylitol end up being eaten. more >>
Arizona-based Trinity Church pastor Mark Driscoll used humor to discuss the topic of dinosaurs in the Bible in a video newsletter this week.
In response to a viewer seeking answers after being challenged on why the Bible doesn't seem to mention the existence of dinosaurs — despite irrefutable scientific evidence that they once existed — Driscoll used a bit of humor to clarify whether or not the extinct creatures are discussed within the sacred text.
To those who question the Bible as to why dinosaurs aren't explicitly discussed, Driscoll quipped, "Because it's not the movie 'Jurrasic Park.'" The Bible isn't a blockbuster film, but a salvation story, the pastor added. "The focus of the Bible is not on animals, it's not on plants, it's on God and people," he said, explaining that animals are "backdrops on the stage" within the volume of the 66 books. more >>
Bulls, uncastrated male bovine animals, are considered as one of the most dangerous types of livestock. Despite their appearance, bulls are not necessarily slow in speed. On average, a healthy herd can run at 24 km/h (15 mph) even from a stand-still. Usain Bolt, the fastest man on earth, can barely make a lead with his 28 mph speed record. Talking about their intellectual capacity, they are not as dumb or clumsy as most thought of.
Due in part to what the media often show, the general public often see them as threatening creatures and not to be trifled with -- except perhaps if you are a professional bull ring keeper or a Spanish matador.
For an unlucky grown man, an 1,800-pound bull can nudge him with its horns and toss him 30 feet up into the air. Not only that, if may gore or stamp the person once it hits the ground until he no longer moves. more >>
Ken Ham, president and founder of Answers in Genesis, took to social media Monday morning to send a message to secularists who criticize Noah's Ark and blame God for all of the world's problems.
Ham is launching The Ark Encounter, a theme park set to open in Kentucky this summer. The main attraction is the largest timber frame structure in the world, replicating Noah's Ark from the Bible. The structure standing at 510 feet long, in accordance with the dimensions specified in the Bible, is getting a lot of attention not only across the United States but around the world.
Along with international interest has come an onslaught of attacks on The Ark Encounter. Ham took to Twitter Monday morning to address those who are trying to discredit the validity of Noah's Ark and who argue that the Bible's account of the great flood is cruel and unjust. more >>
The Ark Encounter theme park, set to open in Kentucky this summer, will answer the most asked questions people have about the story of Noah in the Bible, says Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham.
Describing the coming attraction as "an awe-inspiring massive exhibit," Ham said people have been amazed by the ongoing construction of the life-sized Noah's Ark project.
"Sadly, many people (even in the church) have been exposed to the childish 'bathtub arks' we see in kids' books and on the walls of Sunday school classes and so on that make Noah's Ark seem like nothing more than a cute fairy tale. But once people see the enormity of this Ark structure, they will begin to realize it was a real ship," he wrote in a post on the Answers in Genesis website Monday. more >>
RONKS, Pennsylvania – During a recent tour and screening of the new theatrical performance of "Samson" at the historic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania theater, Sight & Sound, lead actor Michael Niederer (Samson) emphasized the power of the elaborate production's overarching theme – grace.
"It's amazing because I've been able to use the gifts He gave me for His glory and for His benefit," Niederer told The Christian Post.
Born and raised in a Christian home and doing theater since he was 7-years-old, the talented actor is grateful that he is able to use his gifts full time for God. Niederer talked about his character Samson and what he felt was a popular miconception about the famous Bible figure's strength. more >>