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CLEO COYLE is the New York Times bestselling pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, collaborating with her husband, Marc Cerasini. With more than 1 million copies of their books sold, Alice and Marc have written 20 entries in their long-running, critically acclaimed Coffeehouse Mystery series. HONEY ROASTED, their most recent release, was honored with three "Best of Year" list selections by reviewers and praised by Kirkus as "a honey of a tale." Don't miss their upcoming 20th Coffeehouse title, BULLETPROOF BARISTA, now available for pre-order.
Cleo also writes the nationally bestselling Haunted Bookshop Mysteries. Don't miss their newest release, THE GHOST GOES TO THE DOGS, which was praised by Kirkus as "A DELIGHTFUL TALE," full of good humor and good fun. Their previous two releases in the series were both honored with "Best of Year" selections by reviewers: THE GHOST AND THE STOLEN TEARS and THE GHOST AND THE HAUNTED PORTRAIT, which was also one of Aunt Agatha's top ten cozy mysteries of the year.
Cleo's books have earned starred reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus, mutiple "Best of Year" selection honors from reviewers, and have been recommended by Booklist and Library Journal as among the best cozy mysteries for core library mystery collections.
Connect with Cleo at her online coffeehouse (open 24/7) at CoffeehouseMystery.com and her haunted bookshop at HauntedBookshopMystery.com
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"Cleo" (aka) Alice Alfonsi grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning scholarships to study creative and professional writing at Carnegie Mellon and American Universities, she began her career as a cub reporter for The New York Times. Now an author of popular fiction and bestselling media tie-in writer (who even served as ghostwriter for an Entertainment Weekly media tie-in Best Book of the Year), Alice lives and works in New York City, where she first met her husband and collaborator, Marc Cerasini. Marc was also born and raised in the Pittsburgh area and is a graduate of Ohio University. He is a New York Times bestselling author of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction.
Working independently and together, Alice and Marc have created bestselling tie-in properties for NBC, Lucasfilm, Disney, Fox, Imagine, Toho, and MGM. When not haunting coffeehouses, hunting ghosts, or rescuing stray cats, they cook like crazy and drink a lot of java. You can learn more about Alice, her husband, and the books they write by visiting CleoCoyle.com
ALICE KIMBERLY is a pseudonym used by New York Times bestselling author CLEO COYLE. Look for brand-new Haunted Bookshop Mysteries published under the CLEO COYLE name. Be sure to follow "CLEO COYLE" here on Amazon, so you don't miss the latest news on brand-new Haunted Bookshop releases.
There are now nine HAUNTED BOOKSHOP MYSTERIES with more to come!
1 - THE GHOST AND MRS. McCLURE by Cleo Coyle (first released under Alice Kimberly)
2 - THE GHOST AND THE DEAD DEB by Cleo Coyle (first released under Alice Kimberly)
3 - THE GHOST AND THE DEAD MAN'S LIBRARY by Cleo Coyle (first released under Alice Kimberly)
4 - THE GHOST AND THE FEMME FATALE by Cleo Coyle (first released under Alice Kimberly)
5 - THE GHOST AND THE HAUNTED MANSION by Cleo Coyle (first released under Alice Kimberly)
6 - THE GHOST AND THE BOGUS BESTSELLER by CLEO COYLE
7 - THE GHOST AND THE HAUNTED PORTRAIT by CLEO COYLE
8 - THE GHOST AND THE STOLEN TEARS by CLEO COYLE
9 - THE GHOST GOES TO THE DOGS by CLEO COYLE (Coming May 2023 and now available for pre-order)
10 - YES, there will be more Jack & Pen Haunted Bookshop Mysteries! Cleo (Alice) is currently developing Book #10 in her Haunted Bookshop series.
To learn more, visit Cleo (Alice) online at HauntedBookshopMystery.com
CLEO COYLE (aka Alice Kimberly) also writes the New York Times bestselling Coffeehouse Mystery series. BULLETPROOF BARISTA, the 20th book in her beloved, long-running series will be published by Penguin Random House November 2023 and is now available for pre-order. To learn more, visit Cleo's online coffeehouse at CoffeehouseMystery.com
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Ava Starr , better known as Ghost , is the main antagonist of the 2018 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Ant-Man and the Wasp and will return in some capacity in the upcoming 2024 film Thunderbolts .
She is a young woman with the ability to phase and bypass through solid objects due to an over-exposure to Quantum energy in a failed experiment. However, the aftermath of her mutation is also a disease that is slowly killing her.
She is portrayed by Hannah John-Kamen , who also played F’Nale Zandor in Ready Player One . As a child, she was portrayed by RaeLynn Bratten.
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Appearance [ ]
Ava Starr is a tall, slim woman with curly brown hair with a tan-skinned tone and green eyes. While wearing her costume, it is entirely colored white with some shades of grey made from rubber and an unknown texture. She also has a protective mask with red eyes and sensors that allow her to see someone without getting detected. Her hood also conceals the rest of her head as a sort of protection.
Biography [ ]
Ava as a child.
Ghost is first seen when she spies on Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne (along with Hope's father Hank Pym) driving away with their miniaturized laboratory, learning of their plan to rescue Hope's mother Janet from a quantum realm. Ghost enters Sonny Burch's restaurant after Hope successfully defeats Burch's men and takes the part he refused to sell to her and engages her in a fight over the same part. Ant-Man quickly joins in on the fight to prevent Hope from being killed, although the two of them are unable to prevent Ghost from escaping. Outside the restaurant, she forces Hank Pym to give up his miniature laboratory by phasing her fist into his throat and then makes off with it.
With help from Bill Foster, Lang, Hope and Pym manage to track down Ghost's location, but they are quickly apprehended by Ghost, who promptly reveals her identity named Ava Starr, the adoptive daughter of Bill. She peacefully explains that her father was once a colleague of Hank Pym but was fired alongside Bill, prompting him to run a quantum test that failed and caused an explosion that killed Ava's parents and mutated her molecular structure, giving her the ability to phase through matter and become invisible. For years S.H.I.E.L.D. used Ava as a stealth assassin in exchange of researching a possible cure or her, during which they developed the Ghost Suit which gives Ava some degree of control over her abilities.
However, Bill discovered that Ava's powers are actually a deadly disease that will kill her. Foster built a cabin that feeds quantum energy into Ava to stabilize her, but Ava's condition will only worsen over time and the cabin can only do so much to delay the symptoms. Ava and Bill plan to cure her using the quantum machine (with Bill's help) to extract quantum energy directly from Janet. Believing that the plan might kill Janet, Pym refuses to tag along and he, Lang and Hope manage to retrieve the lab before escaping, much to Bill and Ava's distraught.
However, things took a turn for the worst when Burch learned of the trio's location and had his FBI contact Stoltz to inform the FBI, who then arrest Pym and Hope while Lang is forced to escape. This allows Burch to finally get hold of the lab before setting his plan to sell it. Fortunately, Lang broke Pym and Hope free before retrieving the lab and using it to open a portal to save Janet, but Ava arrives to confront them again. Inside the building, she uses the energy that is supporting Janet but is stopped by Ant-Man and Wasp once again. They eventually managed to get back to the real world unharmed, and Janet uses her energy to temporarily cure Ava of her condition. This allows both Bill and Ava to escape free while Burch and his men end up being arrested by the arriving FBI.
With Ava temporarily cured and Burch arrested, Lang and the Pym family decided to work more on the quantum energy in an effort to find a permanent cure for Ava.
Personality [ ]
Due to the accident that caused her parents' demise, Ava proved herself to be quite vengeful and ruthless in nature as she holds a grudge against Hank Pym for discrediting her father that inadvertently led to the accident. As Ava's condition worsens, she continuously becomes more desperate to find a cure and scared of death, acting out of impulse and not caring if saving her life implies killing others. Due to her extreme condition, Ava was willing to do anything that could help find a cure for her, even attempting to coerce Lang to help him out by threatening to kidnap his daughter Cassie and attacking her surrogate father.
Despite this, Ava does seem to care for her surrogate father Bill, even warning him to flee as she doesn't want him to be on the run from the authorities due to her actions. She even willingly gave up her grudge against the Pym family after Janet used the extracted quantum energy to temporarily cure her following the arrest of Burch and his men.
Relationships [ ]
- Elihas Starr † - Father
- Catherine Starr † - Mother
- Bill Foster - Adoptive Father
Friends [ ]
- Scott Lang / Ant-Man - Former Enemy
- Hope van Dyne / Wasp - Former Enemy
- Hank Pym - Former Enemy
- Janet van Dyne - Attempted Victim and Former Enemy
- Luis - Former Enemy
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- Sonny Burch
- Stoltz † - Enemy and Victim
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- She is the second main antagonist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series to be a female after Hela . The difference is that Ava redeems herself after Janet cures her and she is still alive whereas Hela remains evil to the end and dies.
- RaeLynn Bratten played the young incarnation of the character during the flashback where her parents died from the experimental accident.
- Unlike her comic-book counterpart, this version of Ghost is the daughter of the MCU counterpart of Ant-Man's archenemy Egghead .
- Ghost's role in the movie is similar to Ivan Vanko/Whiplash in Iron Man 2 . Both are main antagonists who wanted to get revenge on the heroes whose families are indirectly responsible for their parents' deaths - Hank Pym and Tony Stark respectively.
- However, it might imply to she might still be alive, as actress Hannah John Kamen confirmed that she is still alive.
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Oklahoma man made hundreds of ghost guns for Mexican cartel
By Laura Geller, Stephen Stock, Michael Botsford, Jose Sanchez
September 20, 2023 / 12:51 PM / CBS News
He did it for years. And only a tip from a legitimate gun parts supplier helped U.S. law enforcement authorities catch him.
Evidence photos from the U.S. District Court case illustrate the sophisticated operation run out of a house in Nuevo Laredo for years, right across the border from Laredo, Texas.
It's where retired ATF Special Agent Edwin Starr tells CBS News that Andrew Scott Pierson, of Jay, Oklahoma, smuggled ghost gun parts and set up a gun manufacturing operation to supply two different Mexican drug cartels with weapons.
"He was very slick. He had multiple identities," said Starr, who helped break the case.
"When his residence was finally searched by Mexican police, they found passports... from countries as far away as Lithuania," Starr said. "He had multiple identities he used in Mexico, voter ID cards, birth certificates. He had multiple identities in states in the United States."
To solve the case took years and many agents not only from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, but a dozen other agencies including the FBI, State Department and even the U.S. Postal Service.
"We had a very complex case and we had a lot of agencies participating," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Anne Gardner, who prosecuted the case. "The amount of firearms for which he assisted the cartels in using, fixing, making and trafficking were responsible for hundreds of deaths."
In 2021, Pierson pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas to violating the U.S. Arms Export Control Act.
Pierson, who is 48, is currently serving a 12-year sentence at a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas.
But the Pierson case isn't the only one where U.S. citizens have been found to help arm Mexican drug cartels.
Gun trafficking from the U.S. to Mexio
In fact, most firearms found at violent crime scenes in Mexico originated in the United States, according to a recent report by the investigative arm of Congress, which confirms what a CBS Reports documentary recently uncovered.
In its September 2023 report to Congress, the Government Accountability Office, or GAO, found that while the U.S. has sent more than $3 billion to Mexico since 2008 to fight drug and gun trafficking, the U.S. government can't demonstrate that the money has been spent effectively.
The GAO reported "about 70 percent of firearms seized in Mexico between 2014 and 2018 … originated in the U.S."
"It has nothing to do with American citizens owning firearms," said Starr. "It has nothing to do with the Second Amendment. It has everything to do with you cannot export firearms to cartels."
In the documentary titled "Arming Cartels: Inside the Mexican-American Gunrunning Networks," CBS News talked to cartel members about their ability to get firearms — some of them military grade — on demand to protect their turf and perpetuate their drug trade.
CBS News uncovered how the gun pipeline works: When narcos want guns they activate a "phone tree" and call accomplices who live across the United States. Those U.S. residents are paid to buy weapons and ammo, then illegally pass them off to brokers. Couriers pick up those guns and then drive them into Mexico and the hands of cartels.
"It is illegal to export firearm components," said Starr. "United States citizens that are doing that need to be prosecuted. They need to be prosecuted to stop these networks from supplying firearms to the cartels."
U.S. Justice Department officials told CBS News part of the problem lies in how easy it is under current law for guns to be exported — shipped out of the United States, — as compared to how much harder it is to import those same guns.
"I think there needs to be stricter controls" for exports, said Gardner. "It doesn't seem to be that difficult to drive parts and guns over the border."
This map, obtained through intelligence sources exclusively by CBS News, shows bright red dots wherever a gun that was purchased was traced directly to cartel violence in Mexico. It shows firearms purchases across the United States that then ended up in the hands of various Mexican cartels.
Americans caught in the crossfire
The implications affect not only Mexico's battle against cartel violence but American citizens, as well.
One example is the case of four friends from South Carolina who were caught in the middle of what officials described as a cartel shootout in Matamoros, Mexico, on March 7. 2023. Latavia "Tay" McGee, Eric Williams, Zindell Brown and Shaeed Woodard had traveled to Mexico so one of them could get cosmetic surgery During the shootout, Brown and Woodard were killed and McGee and Williams were kidnapped .
U.S. law enforcement agents traced one of the guns used by the cartel — a 5.56 caliber semi-automatic pistol — to a U.S. citizen, Roberto Lugardo Moreno, Jr., who was indicted in April 2023.
Moreno was charged with making false statements when he bought the gun. U.S. prosecutors said Moreno acted as a straw buyer when he purchased the gun at a Brownsville, Texas, pawn shop for the express purpose of shipping it to Mexico to supply the cartel.
On May 17, Moreno pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to smuggling the gun into Mexico. He is now awaiting sentencing, which is scheduled for October 11.
Starr told CBS News more needs to be done.
"You're going to have to ask higher government officials that are elected, not appointed, 'Why can't we stop the export of firearms,'" he said. "'Why can't we stop the illegal export?'"
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All Pac-Man Ghost Names and What They Do
- July 5, 2022
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Who are the ghosts who chase Pac-Man through mazes, across Pac-Land and even over Pac-Man World? Let’s find out as we check all Pac-Man ghost names – and what they do!
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Who are the Pac-Man ghosts?
There are four ghosts in the original Pac-Man (which we rated as top of the best Pac-Man games !): a red ghost, a pink ghost, a cyan ghost and an orange ghost.
Do they all behave differently?
They sure do! Considering Pac-Man was originally released in 1980, it may surprise you to learn that each ghost in Pac-Man has their own behaviour and patterns that they follow, as well as behaviour that they adhere to during what’s known as ‘scatter mode’. All of this are things that you may not even notice during play, but we’re here to shine a light on each ghost and reveal what it is they do!
Who is the red ghost in Pac-Man?
According to one of the attract screens on the English language version of the arcade game, the red ghost is named Shadow – and his nickname is Blinky.
For some reason, it’s the nicknames that stuck with the ghosts, so in general, this one is just known as Blinky. Blinky is perhaps the leader of what’s known as the Ghost Gang; he’s definitely the most deadly ghost – and almost certainly the most likely to catch our little yellow hero.
What pattern does Blinky follow?
Unlike the others, Blinky speeds up as Pac-Man eats more dots in the maze. With 20 dots remaining in the first maze, Blinky gets faster – but in subsequent mazes, he speeds up even sooner. He’s a very tough enemy to outrun, especially as he follows Pac-Man closely once he’s on his trail – and doesn’t even cease his relentless pursuit during periods when the other ghosts enter scatter mode.
Who is the pink ghost?
Oddly – despite Blinky being the ghost known to speed up – the pink ghost’s ‘real’ name is Speedy. However, she’s more commonly known by her nickname, Pinky. Like the other ghosts, she has her own, very specific patterns of movement.
What pattern does Pinky follow?
Pinky moves around maze walls in an anti-clockwise pattern, but also roughly follows Pac-Man’s movement – targeting four spaces ahead of where the player is headed, which is designed to get out in front of them and cut them off. During scatter mode, Pinky heads for the top left corner and moves in an anti-clockwise, circling motion around the corner walls.
Who is the cyan ghost?
The cyan ghost’s ‘official’, original English-language name was Bashful, but his nickname – and like the others, the name he’s known by now – is Inky. The most unpredictable of the four ghosts, Inky is dangerous because you can’t always know exactly what he’s going to do next!
What pattern does Inky follow?
This is a strange one – though unpredictable, Inky’s behaviour is actually linked to the position of the Ghost Gang’s leader, Blinky. He’ll patrol an area dependent on where Blinky is at any given time – and will become more random the further away from Blinky he is. During scatter mode, Inky will patrol the lower right corner of the maze. You know those moments where you get trapped between two ghosts and can’t get away? That’ll usually be Inky and his random behaviour getting you cornered!
Who is the orange ghost?
Pokey – more commonly known as Clyde – is the one ghost whose name doesn’t rhyme with the others. Poor Clyde – always the outsider! His behaviour reflects this too, cleverly – unlike the others, he just doesn’t seem to have much interest in chasing Pac-Man.
What pattern does Clyde follow?
Though Clyde does chase Pac-Man (in much the same way as Blinky), when he gets within eight spaces of Pac-Man, he starts to retreat into the bottom-left corner of the maze. This is also the area he patrols during scatter mode, making the bottom left Clyde’s Corner!
How do you fight back against the ghosts?
There are four Power Pellets in the maze; when Pac-Man eats one, the ghosts turn temporarily blue – signifying that they can be eaten by the hero! This last for just a short time; the ghosts start flashing between blue and white to demonstrate that they are about to turn back to their normal, dangerous colours – in later levels, the period of time to get your revenge is so brief as to be almost imperceptible.
How does this affect their movement?
When a Power Pellet is eaten, the ghosts immediately change their movement patterns, regardless of whether they were in their pursuit or scatter modes. They immediately move away from Pac-Man’s position – and at a much slower speed than normal. Other than that initial reversal of chasing Pac-Man, their movement is randomly decided at each intersection they reach. This gives Pac-Man some valuable breathing room to clear dots from the maze – or get his revenge if the ghosts are close enough!
What happens to the ghosts when Pac-Man eats them?
If Pac-Man does eat them, only the ghost’s eyes remain – and they immediately race back to the pen at the centre of the maze, where they regenerate and re-emerge. It’s important to note that they regenerate and return immediately This means that, even if the effects of the Power Pellet are still in play for the other ghosts, it’s possible to have a fully regenerated, non-blue, dangerous ghost (or ghosts) on your tail – as well as having blue ghosts simultaneously running from you!
Are there other ghosts?
There’s quite a few! Later Pac-Man games introduced new ghosts or simply replaced poor, neglected Clyde. For example, the orange ghost in Ms. Pac-Man is Sue, though her behaviour and appearance are the same as Clyde. To differentiate between them, Sue became purple in later games (and the short-lived, mostly forgotten, animated TV show from 1982). Tim is the name of the orange ghost in Jr. Pac-Man – but again, it’s basically just Clyde with a different name!
Pac-Mania added two new ghosts to Pac-Man’s rogue gallery: Funky and (ahem) Spunky. Funky was a green ghost and Spunky was grey; their only other appearances were in Pac-Man 256 – though they behaved very differently there. Pac-Man 256 also introduced the scary, teleporting Glitchy!
There are many more – especially in Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, which originated as a CGI cartoon. This had a huge cast of individual ghosts with their own characters and very distinct visual characteristics – but the most iconic, famous ghosts remain the four originals from the Ghost Gang: Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde!
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Jason – who lives in the UK – has had a lifelong interest in video games, which all started when he discovered Space Invaders in the early 80s. The first game he ever completed was Wonder Boy in Monster Land on the Sega Master System – which remains one of his proudest gaming achievements. Jason is a passionate writer – and has been writing about gaming since the late 90s. He currently runs pop culture blog midlifegamergeek.com, which he updates on a daily basis (and has written more than 700 articles on the blog alone!).
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"the repulsive re-po": spider-man's new villain is too gross for the mcu.
Amazing Spider-Man #36 will introduce the hero's most horrifying villain ever, a creature so scary even the demon known as Rek-Rap is afraid of it.
Since the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become a major success, Marvel's comic book creators must consider that their work could be source material for a future MCU entry – or, alternatively, could be something the company will never, and perhaps should never, adapt to the big screen, such as the latest Spider-Man villain, set to debut in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man.
Looper has released the first preview pages for Amazing Spider-Man #36 – by Zeb Wells, Ed McGuinness, Mark Farmer, Marcio Menyz, and VC's Joe Caramagna – and in the process, have debuted Re-Po, perhaps the most awful creature Spidey has ever had the misfortune of facing.
Spider-Man has been edging closer to darkness recently and the series is now set to introduce a villain too gross for the MCU.
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Re-Po Belongs In Hellraiser, Not The MCU
Amazing Spider-Man #36 will introduce Re-Po, a monstrous creature from the Goblin Queen's army. Re-Po has a massive, formidable body, with a huge mouth full of jagged – though perhaps not jagged enough – teeth, and not one, but several tongues. What makes this monster truly nightmarish is the face within its face. Sprouting from the hellish being's forehead, connected by a sinewy, organic tether, is a ghoulish white, humanoid face. It's a striking image, one that is perfect for the comic book medium; it would be difficult to imagine Re-Po translating to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, when it feels more suited to a Clive Barker horror story.
Re-Po Is Terrifying Even To Other Demons
The current arc will also continue the adventures of Rek-Rap, Marvel's demon Spider-Man , who has quickly become a fan-favorite. As the preview pages for Amazing Spider-Man #36 shared by Looper show, Rek-Rap is absolutely freaked out by Re-Po, seemingly even more so than Peter Parker, who seems more puzzled than anything during their initial encounter. However, the solicitations for Amazing Spider-Man #38 make clear that Re-Po will be a serious threat to Spider-Man and his demonic counterpart, asking, " Can Spider-Man and Rek-Rep both survive the repulsive RE-PO?! " The cover for issue #38 features the malevolent new nemesis, whom readers will become much more familiar with over the next several issues.
Perhaps Re-Po belongs in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man, but it would be an unexpected surprise to see it ever enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe . The villain is one of the most horrifying Spider-Man has ever faced, with a terrifying design that more than conveys that magnitude of the threat Re-Po will pose to Spidey and Rek-Rep. Spider-Man's demon ally has quickly endeared himself to readers, meaning it is unlikely he will fall to Re-Po – but with Peter Parker edging closer to darkness lately at the same time, such a loss might be the unexpected tipping point which sends Spider-Man spiraling further into the dark.
Amazing Spider-Man #36 will be available October 25, 2023 from Marvel Comics.
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Canadian breaks speed record for eating 50 Carolina reapers
Mike Jack beat his own time for eating 50 Carolina reapers, then ate 85 more for a total of 135 in a single sitting
A Canadian man who broke his own world record for the fastest time to eat 50 of the world’s hottest chilli pepper went on to eat 85 more.
On Tuesday, Guinness World Records announced that Mike Jack of Canada consumed 50 Carolina reapers, the world’s hottest pepper with 1.64m Scoville heat units, in 6 minutes and 49.2 seconds. For comparison, a jalapeño has between 2,500 and 8,000 SHUs.
Video posted online by Guinness World Records showed Jack donning a red bandana and gloves as he scarfed down the peppers in front of a blowing fan, at times closing his eyes tightly and breathing heavily. Onlookers could be heard cheering him on and yelling: “Go, Mike!”
Once Jack was done eating the 50 peppers – an average of one every eight seconds – he went on to eat 85 more.
In total, Jack consumed 135 Carolina reapers. The stunt helped propel him to second place on the League of Fire’s reaper challenger leaderboard, which tracks the highest number of Carolina reapers eaten in a single sitting.
Speaking about his experiences to Guinness World Records, Jack said : “The first pepper is the worst.”
“The initial shock of spiciness is intense. The second one doesn’t seem as bad, but each one after that gets hotter and hotter as the peppers touch new places in your mouth.”
Despite building a spice tolerance over the last two decades, Jack said he still feels discomfort in his stomach.
“I get bad cramps. It feels like someone is squeezing and twisting my guts … Your mind is telling you to stop but you have to convince yourself to keep pushing through,” he said.
Jack is the holder of several other records , with one being the fastest time to drink a bottle of hot sauce at 8.56 seconds and the other being the fastest time to drink 1 litre (about a quarter gallon) of tomato sauce at 1 minute and 5.56 seconds.
Earlier this year, he also broke the world record for the longest habanero pepper kiss after both he and his wife ate a habanero pepper and kissed for 15 minutes and 6.5 seconds.
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Newly-found treasures in Leavenworth mansion to be featured in ghost stories tour
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (KCTV) - The treasures keep coming at a 140-year-old mansion in Leavenworth, and this weekend, it’s all decked out for spooky season.
Earlier this year, KCTV5 told you about all the mysteries being uncovered at a historic home the current owner has dubbed the Krasnetsky Manor for Wayward Cats . Homeowner Thad Krasnetsky has since unearthed more treasure.
The property, known in historical records as the Angell Mansion, will be featured on the Leavenworth Historical Society’s inaugural Haunts and Homes Storytelling Tour . The tour of five homes will have a ghost story told at each one.
Krasnetsky swears his home isn’t haunted, but when a writer like him buys an ancient mansion, he’s bound to turn the items he finds into stories.
“The stories create themselves. They really do,” Krasnetsky said.
Earlier this year, he found a slew of coins in jars under the floorboards in the attic. There were Buffalo nickels, a Shield nickel from 1866 and a lot of half dollars, beginning with the Walking Liberty version and continuing to the JFK version.
His theory was that the original owner’s granddaughters stashed them there. The newest coin was 1969.
“We know that the collecting of the coins ceased right before 1970,” Krasnetsky explained. “And that’s right around the same time that one of the sisters had some severe medical issues died shortly after that, and the other was admitted to an asylum.”
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A more recent find came when a storm this summer turned into a ceiling leak. The roofers had to go behind a panel into an attic room. Krasnetsky spotted a blue envelope where the wall met the floor. His Facebook page has an avid following. He recorded a video as he pulled down the insulation to see what else was there.
“We pull the insulation and these boxes just start cascading down,” he described, “and a totally different type of coins than the ones that the sisters had hidden away.”
The newest coin discovery consisted of modern-era proof sets and uncirculated coins. He started contacting family of other former owners. He found the son of a Dr. Allen, who died in 2018.
“He was telling me about [how] his father had some concerns about the economy and it’s like, when the economy collapses, I’m going to pay for buy milk and eggs with silver and gold coins,” Krasnetsky recounted.
It’s stories like that that keep Krasnetsky hunting for further finds, because it connects him to those who lived in the stately home before.
“It gives you perspective on your place in things. It’s it has a voice that speaks to you from the past, and being able to hear that voice is just an incredible gift, and when you find these things it just amplifies that voice,” he said. “You know, I hear that heartbeat of them.”
His metal detecting parties have raised thousands for the historical society. Other events have raised hundreds for the Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society.
The Leavenworth Historical Society Haunts and Homes Storytelling Tour takes place on Saturday, October 7 from 6-10 p.m. It’s a first-time event featuring five homes and five spooky ghost stories for just $10 per person.
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Staten Islander was shot by neighbor in front of wife, daughter, cops say. Ghost gun eyed as weapon.
Oct. 3—STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The wife and daughter of a 41-year-old man shot by his neighbor Sunday in Eltingville bore witness to the near-fatal incident, according to prosecutors with the Richmond County District Attorney's Office.
The defendant, Dominick Giordano, 57, was arraigned Monday in Criminal Court for charges that include second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, criminal use of a firearm and endangering the welfare of a child in connection with the shooting, court records show.
Police responded to the scene around 12:20 a.m on the 400 block of Pompey Avenue in what started as a dispute over fireworks, sources previously told the Advance/ SILive.com . A "Happy 16th Birthday" banner was on display in the victim's yard on Monday.
Giordano first pointed a gun at the victim's forehead, then opened fire as the man turned to walk away, according to a criminal complaint filed by investigators.
A search warrant subsequently executed at the defendant's home turned up a loaded, Polymer 80 "ghost gun" in the back yard, court documents allege.
Ghost guns, which are illegally manufactured and untraceable by authorities, have become a focal point of local and federal law enforcement in recent years.
The bullets in the weapon were 9mm, matching that of a shell casing found at the scene, prosecutors said Monday.
Judge John McPadden issued full orders of protection for the victim's wife and daughter, who is a minor.
Defense attorney Eliza Pacheco with the Legal-Aid Society requested an exception for incidental contact, given the fact the family lives directly across the street from the defendant. But that was denied by McPadden, who cited the serious nature of the charges.
When McPadden asked the defendant if he understood the conditions of those orders, Giordano replied, "clearly."
The defendant has a rap sheet that includes multiple violent felonies, qualifying him as a persistent felon in New York with the potential. If convicted on the latest charges he faces lifetime parole, the judge noted. His record also prohibits him from owning a firearm.
The district attorney's office requested $700,000 cash bail or $1.5 million bond in the case.
Pacheco argued the attempted murder charge was sensationalized in the interest of higher bail, given the fact the initial arresting charge was for first-degree assault.
The bail requested, Pacheco furthered, was not something Giordano could reasonably attain, noting he works as a mover for a commercial kitchen equipment company making about $50,000 per year. She said he also is dealing with undisclosed medical conditions.
The felonies are all at least 20 years old, said Pacheco, and her client just wants to spend time with his "daughter, who is about to graduate college" and "his six grandchildren."
McPadden deemed the charges were not sensationalized, given the fact the victim was shot in the back and nearly killed. He set bail higher than what prosecutors requested at $1 million cash, $2 million partially secured bond at a 10% undertaking or $2 million dollars insurance company bond.
"I think this very easily, by a matter of inches or fractions of inches, could be a remand case as a murder," McPadden said.
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3 arrested, including 2 minors, after ghost guns found in new york city day care.
Three people, including two minors, were arrested after multiple 3D-printed firearms were found inside a Manhattan day care, New York City officials said Wednesday.
The arrests come nearly two weeks after a 1-year-old boy died of suspected fentanyl exposure and two other children overdosed at a Bronx day care.
The Manhattan operation is a family day care site and inside someone’s home – similar to the day care in the Bronx, according to Christina Chang, executive deputy commissioner and chief program officer with the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.
Police executed three search warrants Tuesday at the day care as part of a “long-term investigation into the manufacture and sale of privately-made firearms,” Rebecca Weiner, the New York City Police Department’s deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism Bureau, told reporters.
Third arrest made in connection with suspected fentanyl overdose death of 1-year-old boy at Bronx day care center
Inside the East Harlem day care, law enforcement recovered several 3D-printed firearms, along with a 3D printer and 3D printing tools, Weiner said. The untraceable homemade weapons are known as “ghost guns.”
“This is a heartbreaking scenario of thinking that you’re dropping your child off to a place of save haven, just to find out that it was a dangerous environment where someone was making a gun inside,” Mayor Eric Adams said.
Police said Karon Jamal Coley, 18, was arrested for his involvement in printing the firearms. It’s unclear if Coley has an attorney.
He faces charges of illegal firearms possession, manufacturing of an assault weapon, and reckless endangerment, according to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
Two minors were also arrested, but officials did not give their names or charges during Wednesday’s news conference.
Coley’s mother is the operator of the day care, Weiner said.
Investigators also found a “maltreated and neglected dog” at the day care, Weiner said.
NYPD finds trap door and drugs hidden in floor at Bronx day care where 1-year-old died of suspected fentanyl overdose
The initial license for the day care was issued in February 2021, according to Chang. It was last inspected in February of 2023.
The day care had three violations related to documentation around feeding and sleeping schedules, preferences from families and verifications from doctors that children did not have infectious diseases, Chang said.
The day care “took corrective action,” Chang said.
On September 15, NYPD officers were called to a day care in the Bronx, where they found three unconscious children. First responders administered Narcan – a drug that reverses the effect of opioid overdose – to all three children, said NYPD Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny said at the time.
Two children survived but the third – identified by authorities as 1-year-old Nicholas Dominici – died at a local hospital, NYPD officials said. Another child, a 2-year-old, was taken to a hospital after they were picked up by their parents. That child was also treated for exposure to the highly potent drug, police officials have said.
Investigators found fentanyl in an area where children napped at the day care center “laying underneath a mat where children had been sleeping earlier,” Kenny told reporters. They also found three kilogram press devices, two inside the hallway and another inside another room, authorities said.
Authorities discovered a trap floor containing drugs, including fentanyl, inside the day care, the New York Police Department announced last week.
The day care’s owner and her husband’s cousin are facing federal charges of conspiracy to distribute narcotics resulting in death and possession with intent to distribute narcotics resulting in death. They also face state charges of murder, manslaughter, assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, court documents show.
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A Bristol man faces felony charges for allegedly selling ghost guns out of his apartment.
Joshua Bonvie, 27, who also goes by “Gunna,” was arrested by the Bristol Police Department last week and charged with two counts each of firearms trafficking and transferring an illegally manufactured firearm.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Bristol’s Narcotics Enforcement Team began investigating Bonvie upon receiving information from the New Britain Police Department Special Services Unit indicating he builds and sells firearms from his Gaylord Street apartment and “has been doing it for years.” The intel relayed from New Britain authorities to those in Bristol also alleged that Bonvie sells cocaine and fake fentanyl pills “made to look like prescription pills,” the affidavit continued.
According to the affidavit, Bonvie twice in September sold a gun while under surveillance of Bristol’s narcotics team as well as Connecticut State Police. The firearms were later seized by authorities.
Police wrote in the affidavit that at least one of the firearms was considered a ghost gun, as it did not have a serial number or any identifying information on the upper or lower receiver. The gun was described by authorities as a .40 caliber Polymer 80 handgun.
The ghost gun was tested for DNA by a member of the Statewide Firearms Trafficking Task Force to determine “who has been in possession of the firearm,” the affidavit said. The results of the DNA test were not included in the affidavit.
When Bonvie was arrested last week he was also charged with one count of violation of a protective order. Additional information on the violation was not immediately available Tuesday.
Bonvie is being held on a $600,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court on Nov. 19.
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