This past summer, the prominent BrewDog brewery in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, began producing the world’s strongest (and most expensive) beer, called The End of History, which is 55 percent alcohol and sells for 500 pounds ($780) a bottle.
As if to enrage both anti-alcohol and animal-welfare activists, BrewDog released the first 12 bottles taxidermally inserted inside the carcasses of roadkill — seven ermines, four squirrels and a rabbit.
Said company founder James Watt, BrewDog aims to “elevate the status of beer in our culture.”
of a ‘salon’
At least two employees at the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar, Calif., were accused of carrying on a makeshift “beauty salon” inside the facility’s Neonatal Intensive Care unit.
Allegedly, eyebrow waxes and manicures were given near sensitive equipment used to combat infant infections and respiratory disorders.
An investigation is continuing, but a hospital official said the notion of a “salon” was overblown and that perhaps a few nail treatments were involved.
Simultaneously, the facility is being investigated for taking kickbacks from nursing homes for placing discharged Medicare or Medicaid patients into those homes.
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