Man awakens after bachelor party to find Ray-Bans tattooed on his face

Published: Tuesday, November 03, 2015 @ 9:29 AM
Updated: Tuesday, November 03, 2015 @ 9:29 AM

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A man woke up with more than a hangover after a British bachelor party.

He looked in the mirror to find a pair of glasses permanently tattoed on his face.

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According to The Sun, the man had no memory of getting the tattoo. 

"Waking up the morning after, I thought someone had used a permanent marker on my face," he said. "I had no memory of getting the tattoo because I had gone out celebrating, and when it happened, I was drunk.

"Rayban" was etched along the side of his face between the lines of the tattooed frame.

It's been years since he got the ink.

“When I first came home, obviously I was subject to a lot of stares, but I kind of got used to the tattoo and decided not to get rid of it," he said.

It wasn't until a confrontation during a night out with friends that he began to rethink his decision to keep the tattoo.

“The next morning I really started to think about what my family and friends thought," the man said. “I didn’t want them to be embarrassed when they were out with me, so I decided there and then I was going to get it removed.”

So he went to 1192 Laser and Beauty Clinic in Swansea, South Wales to have the tattoo removed.

The shop's owner, Donnalee Alford, said it was one of the worst tattoos he'd ever seen.

The man completed six treatments to remove the tattoo.

After the treatments, only some temporary turquoise markings remained on the man's face.

"All I can say is that the whole process was amazing," he said. "There is no scarring, and when friends who haven't seen me for months come over, they always notice something is different. When they realize the tattoo is gone, they are shocked about how well the treatment has worked."

“Tattoos have become more and more popular in recent years, but research shows one in six people hate their tattoos and more than half regret having them done in the first place,” Alford said.


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Here’s how to identify (and get rid of) venomous spiders in your home

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 12:38 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 12:38 PM

Here are some important tips from experts on dealing with venomous spiders and what to do if you think you’ve been bit Most spiders are actually harmless and only a few types have venom strong enough to harm you A black widow can be identified by the red coloration on the underside of its abdomen A brown widow has an orange hourglass shape on its brown body Brown recluses have a dark violin-shaped mark on its head Wear long sleeves and gloves when you're cleaning in the garage, clearing brush or pulling

Most people aren't too happy when they encounter a spider, and that's especially true if the creepy-crawly you come across happens to be venomous.

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Although it's understandable to be anxious about venomous spiders, it’s important to know the difference between a harmless spider and a dangerous one.

Here are some important tips from experts on dealing with venomous spiders and what to do if you think you’ve been bit.

Identify types of venomous spiders 

(PeteMuller/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Even if you think you've been bitten by a spider, most are actually harmless, according to the Mayo Clinic

Only a few types have venom strong enough to harm you and fangs (yikes!) long enough to penetrate your skin.

Venomous spiders found in the Southeast include:

Black widow – identified by the pattern of red coloration on the underside of its abdomen.

Brown widow – identified by an orange hourglass shape on a brown body

Brown recluse – identified by its brown color and dark violin-shaped marking on its head.

(Identifications from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and UGA Extension)

Wear gloves when you're working outside or in the garage

If you stick your bare hand into some brush, you may be bitten by a brown or black widow. Although they usually try to avoid people, they don't have a choice if you accidentally wrap your hand around one, according to UGA Extension. Be sure to wear long sleeves and gloves when you're cleaning in the garage, clearing brush or pulling a log off a woodpile.

Look out for your clothes and shoes

Black and brown widows can also hide in clothes and shoes that have been left outside, UGA Extension advised. The best solution is to not leave these items outside (or in your garage) if you can possibly avoid it, and, if not, make sure you shake them out and check them carefully before putting them on.

Use insect repellent

The Mayo Clinic recommends using an insect repellent containing DEET on your clothes and shoes.

The best spider web wound dressings are fresh and clean so their natural healing qualities are in full force. (Handout/TNS)(Tribune News Service)

Don't create a habitat your home

Don't store firewood against your house, since it can serve as a haven for spiders who can then find their way inside. The same is true for piles of rocks or lumber near your home.

Clean up spider webs

If you see a spider web inside your home, vacuum it up, put it in a sealed bag and dispose of it outside.

Make it harder for spiders to get inside your home

Make sure you have screens on your windows and doors that fit tightly. Seal any cracks where spiders could work their way into your home.

Recognize the signs of a bite

Many spider bites go unnoticed or cause only an itchy bump. However, if you have any of the following symptoms, you may have been bitten by a venomous spider and should seek medical attention, according to the Mayo Clinic:
  • Pain – starting around the bite mark and possibly spreading to the abdomen, back or chest
  • Abdominal cramping – can be severe
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Body aches
  • Skin that becomes dark blue or purple and develops into a deep open sore

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Magazine names Dayton one of the next big paddling towns

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 11:48 AM

If paddlesports are your thing, the Five Rivers MetroParks are full of beautiful locations to get your fix. (Video by Tabatha Wharton)

Paddlesport aficionados have hand-picked Dayton as a “(Next) Best Paddling Town,” and we want to brag about that for a second. 

>>Want to start paddling? Dayton is the perfect place for it

Canoe and Kayaking Magazine released an article hailing Dayton and the Great Miami Riverway for not only being one of only 22 National Water Trails, “spanning over 150 miles to its confluence with the Ohio River,” but for the work Dayton has done to give recreational access to the river. 

The article says the Wright Brothers unknowingly laid a foundation for Dayton to be a phenomenal outdoor recreation destination. 

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“With their eyes set on the sky, the Wright Brothers may not have realized the ground they laid to launch Dayton into a future of recreation tourism, from on-water adventures along the Great Miami Riverway to trails across the land and the open sky above,” according to the article. 

Dayton was just named one of the (NEXT) Best Paddling Towns by Canoe & Kayak Magazine.(Canoe & Kayak)

"It's fun just to watch the kayakers do tricks and flips in the rapids," said Elizabeth Connor, the Great Miami Riverway Coordinator with the Miami Conservancy District, an organization working to protect, preserve and promote the Riverway and its communities. If you're not ready to get wet, join the ranks of spectators on the riverbank to watch the kayakers play. 

>>12 top hiking trails in Dayton and nearby

The magazine goes on to highlight the many amenities that are available on and around the river trail for paddling, kayaking and canoeing alike. They credit Dayton’s outdoor recreational success to excellent communication and marketing of the region’s opportunities— a powerful combination the author traces back to the Wright Brothers. 

“On par with their aviation history, the sky’s the limit for the Great Miami Riverway through Dayton, Ohio,” according to the article.

The RiverScape River Run officially opened downtown on the Great Miami River on Friday, May 5, 2017. CONTRIBUTED BY FIVE RIVERS METROPARKS(Kyle Nagel)

WHAT MAKES THE DAYTON AREA A PADDLING DESTINATION?

Dayton is known as the Outdoor Adventure Capitol of the Midwest due to recreational opportunities from biking to hiking to water adventures. Here is why Dayton is getting attention for paddling in particular.

>> Best places to hike in Dayton

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1. WATER TRAILS

The Great Miami River, Mad River, and Stillwater River were designated as state water trails in August, 2010 and all three water trails were designated as a national water trail in 2016. Together, they make the largest water trail system in Ohio. The trail collectively offers 265 miles of waterway accessible to recreational boaters, fishermen and wildlife watchers. A water trail is a network of publicly accessible facilities that provide opportunities to fish; launch canoes, kayaks, and other craft; and explore the natural and cultural heritage along the river.

2. PADDLING AMENITIES

The area was already home to Mad River Run at Eastwood MetroPark and the ECO Sports Corridor in Springfield and unveiled the Riverscape River Run in 2017. These are three big destinations for paddlers of all skill levels. But there are many others.

>> Where to paddle in Dayton and what to know before you go

>> Why Riverscape River Run is a HUGE deal for Dayton

>> Your guide to making the most of Riverscape River Run

3. BUILT IN SUPPORT

Parks systems and businesses continue to work on ways to facilitate paddlesport recreation in the area, including programming and equipment rentals for beginners to advanced canoe and kayak enthusiasts.

EQUIPMENT RENTALS:

• Whitewater Warehouse, 104 Valley St., Dayton; 937-222-7020; Facebook

• Great Miami Outfitters, 25 E. Linden Ave., Miamisburg; (937) 847-8787; Facebook

• Adventures on the Great Miami, 1995 E. Ross Road, Tipp City; (937) 266-6252; Facebook

• Twin Creek Kayak & Canoe Livery, 1341 W. Market St, Germantown; (937) 903-8934

• Barefoot Canoe Livery, 235 E. Tipp Pike, West Milton, call: (937) 698-4351 or text: (937) 344-2833; offers kayaking and canoeing trips; Facebook

CLASSES:

• Five Rivers MetroParks 

• Whitewater Warehouse 

• Great Miami Outfitters 

• Sierra Club – Miami Group 

• Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft

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Tipp City actress lands first big-screen role in new Jennifer Aniston movie

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

Carrie, Phillip and Cricket were moving to Hollywood when we last checked in on them in 2010. Now, Tipp City actress Carrie Wampler has landed her first big-screen role in a new Jennifer Aniston movie.

One of Tipp City’s daughters plays the object of Jennifer Aniston’s son’s affection in a newly released movie. 

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Carrie Wampler, 21, plays Army medic Jenny Smith in the Alexandre Moors directed film “The Yellow Bird.” 

Wampler has appeared in a number of  TV shows and in commercials since her family made the permanent move to Hollywood about a decade ago so Carrie and her siblings, Phillip and Christina “Cricket” Wampler, now 19 and 17, could act professionally. 

RELATED: Tipp City siblings get their shot at Hollywood fame (July 31, 2010) 

“The Yellow Bird” is Carrie’s first big-screen movie. 

Her scenes were filmed in Morocco with “Solo: A Star Wars Story” star Alden Ehrenreich as Brandon Bartle and Tye Sheridan as Daniel Murphy. 

 
Carrie, Phillip, Cricket and Wampler, 21, 19 and 17. Submitted.

“Moracco was such a culture shock and fascinating,” said Wampler, the daughter of  Holly and Chris Wampler

The recently released Iraq War action drama revolves around two young soldiers played by Ehreneich and Bartle and their mothers, Aniston and Toni Collette.

  

>> Oakwood actress Allison Janney wins first Oscar

Jason Patrick is also in the film released in select theaters on June 15. 

It is available on DirectTV and other streaming platforms

 

Being part of the movie was an experience she says she cherishes. 

“They definitely brought out the best of my character,” Wampler said. “They were the best.”

Wampler had a recurring role as “Brooke” on The Disney Channel's "Austin & Ally." She has guest starred on shows such as NBC's "Parks and Recreation," "Surviving Jack," "Instant Mom" and "Malibu Country."

Many of Wampler’s family members still live in Tipp City, her grandmother Merrily Swisher included. 

Wampler said she will always love Tipp City and all of the  Dayton area even thought she and her siblings have gone full throttle with acting careers in Hollywood. 

It hasn’t always been easy or glamorous. 

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“It is definitely not a sprint. It is a marathon,” Wampler said. “(People) don’t know how hard everyone is working toward their goals.” 

Wampler, who recently appeared with Jason Ritter in the Funny or Die web series “Tale of Titans,” said she’d love to have a role in a TV comedy series. 

“I am not comparing myself to other people’s careers,” she said. “I want to climb my own ladder.” 

>> Here’s what Chrissy Teigen said about her $1K tip to Centerville waitress 

Archived photo from 2010. Phillip, Cricket and Carrie Wampler,11,9, and 13, had been chasing their acting dream for 16 months, landing 20 commercials and other projects in Los Angeles. Staff Photo by Jim Witmer(Jim Witmer)

Despite the pressures and temptations that can often come with Hollywood, Wampler said she, her siblings and parents remain tight and focused.

“It is a Team Wampler thing,” she said. We are not competitive. We still root for each other.” 

All three Wampler children still live with their parents as they continue to pursue their goals. Cricket is a high school senior. 

Carrie Wampler said it has been a slow climb, but one she is enjoying. 

“If you are in it for the wrong reasons, it would be disappointing,” she said. “If you love the craft of it, you will never be disappointed.”

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Phillip, Cricket and Carrie Wampler, 19, 17 and 21. Submitted.

Archived photo from 2010. Phillip, Cricket and Carrie Wampler,11,9, and 13, had been chasing their acting dream for 16 months, landing 20 commercials and other projects in Los Angeles. Staff Photo by Jim Witmer(Jim Witmer)

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Mom warns of sunless heatstroke after toddler almost doesn't wake up from nap

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 11:02 PM

Mom Warns Of Sunless Heatstroke After Toddler Almost Doesn't Wake Up From Nap

A Canadian mother is warning other parents about the dangers of indoor heatstroke after her daughter endured a frightening ordeal.

Jennifer Abma of Edmonton, Alberta, told "Today" that she was keeping her daughters inside when a heatwave hit their town.

Her 3-year-old daughter, Anastasia, went upstairs to take a nap a few weeks ago after playing with her 1-year-old sister.

An hour and a half later, Jennifer went to check on the her and discovered the room was roasting hot. She panicked when she couldn’t wake Anastasia.

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Jennifer shared a photo of the scary moment in an Instagram post that has since been deleted. In the photo, Anastasia’s skin is red and swollen.

“THIS is clear proof a child doesn’t need to be in the sun to get heatstroke,” Jennifer wrote.

>> Protect your kids from the heat

First responders quickly arrived and discovered Anastasia’s blood sugar was dangerously low and her body temperature was at 104 degrees Fahrenheit, according to "Today."

“They administered sucrose and in minutes she started crying, clearly scared,” Jennifer wrote.

The temperature inside the room was around 122 degrees.

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“Hopefully other parents can take something from this & make sure you are checking the rooms in your house because they can be as dangerous as a hot car,” Jennifer wrote.

She said she’s grateful for the first responders’ swift action to revive her daughter.

“We definitely had god on our side yesterday,” Jennifer wrote.

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