Zebra Loose in Atlanta - Police Capture Zebra After Escape from Circus

photo from LA Times

An escaped circus zebra in Atlanta galloped along a busy section of interstate highway on Thursday afternoon with police in hot pursuit. The rush hour traffic came into standstill and the busy interstate turned into a circus.

After a 40-minute chase through downtown to the interstate highway, the Atlanta police captured the 12-year-old zebra, named Lima, along the Interstate 75-85 downtown connector. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus spokesperson, Crystal Drake, told the Associated Press, police cruisers blocked off all southbound lanes of Interstate 75 and were able to herd the zebra over to the right shoulder and off an entrance ramp, where his trainer was on hand to capture and soothe him.

This incident seems to be the real-life version of the movie "Madagascar". Marty, the zebra lived a life of comfort in the zoo but it led to boredom. Marty, never having seen the wild wished that on his tenth birthday, he must travel to the wild, for at least a short time. He escapes the Central Park Zoo, in which he lives, and makes a dash for the wild. However, before he could get to the wild he must cross the streets of the city.

Maybe Lima just wanted to have a refresher. Hmmmm ....

Spread Your Love

"I Love You"

You can say these three very strong and powerful words in many meaningful ways. In celebration of the month of hearts, what are your ways of breathing life into these three magical words to the people you love?

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Year of the Metal Tiger Chinese Horoscope 2010

We welcome the Chinese New Year 2010 on Valentines Day! This rare event only happened three times since 1900 and would not happen again until after 2030. Red is the color of the New Year and so is Valentines Day. The color red symbolizes love and it is a lucky color on the New Year. Would this mean something on the year of the metal tiger?

To see our fortunes this year, we shall look at our horoscope based on the 12 Chinese Zodiac signs and its predictions for 2010.

The Rat
The Rat
The Year of the Rat
1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Year 2010 promises to be an average year for you, while you may suffer from melancholy from time to time, the positioning of the planets in 2010 will benefit the rats and they will most definitely be more self-confident, and be more innovative than before. Year 2010 promises a great love life for you. You will definitely find a lover within the year, and for the ones that are blissfully married, the year will be filled with romantic joy.

The Ox
The Year of the Ox
1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
You should be aware of some conflicts that might happen in the coming year, particularly with the dragons and horses. To avoid these conflicts, remember to keep an open mind and not judge others without any basis. This year is a good year for you to learn a new language, so, if you have always wanted to pick up a new language before traveling, 2010 would definitely be the best year. Those born in the year of the Ox should be aware that in 2010, your working attitude would be slightly lackadaisical and without much buoyed enthusiasm, put in effort to change the attitude.

The Tiger
The Year of the Tiger
1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
For their own year, the Tigers will face a surprisingly average year with little vicissitudes. While everything will be at your advantage this year, you will find it terribly difficult to find the encouragement and willpower to perform at your very best. Find the encouragement within yourself to avoid facing plenty of disappointments. Year 2010 will provide a healthy backdrop for you, for those suffering digestive problems; you will most likely find that situations for you will improve.

The Rabbit
The Year of the Rabbit
1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Unfortunately, for the Rabbits, 2010 will possibly be a bad year for those who were born in the year of the Rabbit. You will have to work hard to achieve some good in terms of your career, health and love life. Rabbits should look towards philosophy and religion to find some good in the upcoming year. Be prudent, thrifty and stay on the lookout for signs of a business scam, your finances could prove to be a problem this upcoming year.

The Dragon
The Year of the Dragon
1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
For those born in the year of the Dragon, it is time for you to apply into some form of school or undertake some courses! Studying in the upcoming year will bring you a considerable amount of success. While you might find yourself getting into some minor conflicts, it is essential for you to stay positive. Your ability to stay positive will lead to a happier and more successful year ahead. It might also be a rocky year ahead for you if you are in a relationship, remember, stay positive and lend a listening ear and you will stay happy.

The Snake
The Year of the Snake
1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
Those born in the year of the Snake are known to be very stubborn. Keep your stubbornness in check and learn to control it to will find success coming towards you in the upcoming year. While it is important to have dreams, try to keep a levelheaded mind for the upcoming year to avoid ending up straying away from reality. Once you keep a levelheaded mind, you will find yourself in favorable opportunities in your career and make sure you grab them!

The Horse
The Year of the Horse
1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Year 2010 might be one of the smoothest years for you. You will find bonds between your friends and relatives built easily. Keep a clear head when making decisions for you will find that plenty of decisions may sound familiar to one another but with very different outcomes. You may also tend to overfeed yourself in the upcoming year so be sure to keep on a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

The Ram
The Year of the Ram
1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Those born in the year of the Goat will find plenty of wealth opportunities coming their way in 2010. You may end up passing up on a lot of them and making several bad decisions early on in the trimester. It is crucial for you to stay positive and not disheartened by the losses because more opportunities will be coming for you later in the year. Stay on your feet, be in the company of your loved ones and develop more personal relationships and you will find that the upcoming year might just be your best year yet.

The Monkey
The Year of the Monkey
1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
It is essential for the monkey to be not overly emotional in 2010. You will find that not everything will go your way initially. While you might lose some close friends, you have to maintain mental stability to save the broken pieces of the relationship. However, 2010 will provide business opportunities for you. It is the year for you to take risks. Take the risks and you will be rewarded tremendously. Do not rest on your laurels and expect things to happen!

The Rooster
The Year of the Rooster
1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
Year 2010 will be a year of competition for those born in the year of the Rooster. In your career, you will face plenty of competition to get up onto a higher rung of the ladder in your company. If you are unattached, you will find competition for someone that you are interested in. Make well thought out decisions and do not make rash decision. Adopt a positive attitude and work hard. Year 2010 might just be a good year for you.

The Dog
The Year of the Dog
1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
There will be difficulties for the dog in the year 2010. In your career, your lack of respect towards authority might prove to be a downfall for you. Your quest for independence will lead to you having some problems in your love life as well. It is ultimately crucial for you to tone down your brash attitude to find some good in the upcoming year or 2010 will prove to be a year of loneliness for you. Stay friendly!

The Pig
The Year of the Pig
1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
Known to be sentimental creatures, you have to learn to put off your sentimental ways to find some unexpected successes in your line of work and your love life for 2010. The alignment of the stars will bring you utmost luck for the coming year so expect some monetary windfall coming your way. It is important for you to stay away from carbonated drinks in the upcoming year for you will be vulnerable and open to intestinal and digestive problems. However, besides that, 2010 might prove to be a healthy year ahead for you.

These are the predictions of the Chinese Horoscope for the year 2010. These predictions do not intend to take control of our life. We are the ones responsible to what happens to our life because we are the ones who make the choices and decisions. However, these could be our guide on what to look forward to and what to avoid this year.

Broken Heart Syndrome

Broken Heart Syndrome
A broken heart (or heartbreak) is a common metaphor used to describe the intense emotional pain or suffering one feels that are usually associated with losing a loved one, through death, divorce, breakup, moving, rejection, or other means. It also refers to the physical pain one may feel in the chest because of the loss. Although "heartbreak" is usually a metaphor, there is a condition appropriately known as "broken heart syndrome" where a traumatizing incident triggers the brain to distribute chemicals that weaken heart tissue. Sudden emotional stress caused by a traumatic breakup, the death of a loved one, or even the shock of a surprise party can trigger the condition.

Broken Heart syndrome is clinically different from a heart attack because the patients have few risk factors for heart disease and were previously healthy prior to the heart muscles weakening. Today, the condition is also referred to as stress cardiomyopathy, stress-induced cardiomyopathy or apical ballooning syndrome.

The symptoms of a "broken heart" can manifest themselves through psychological pain but for many the effect is physical. The following is a list of common symptoms that occur:
  • A perceived tightness of the chest, similar to an anxiety attack
  • Stomachache and/or loss of appetite
  • Partial or complete insomnia
  • Anger
  • Shock
  • Nostalgia
  • Apathy (loss of interest)
  • Feelings of loneliness
  • Feelings of hopelessness and despair
  • Loss of self-respect and/or self-esteem
  • Medical or psychological illness (for example depression)
  • Suicidal thoughts (in extreme cases)
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • The thousand-yard stare
  • Constant or frequent crying
  • A feeling of complete emptiness
  • In extreme cases, death
Because the heart muscle is not permanently damaged with this syndrome, patients typically make a rapid and complete recovery. The recovery rates for those suffering from "broken heart syndrome" are faster than those who had heart attacks. One could achieve complete recovery to the heart within two weeks and there is no permanent damage.