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Man Creates ‘Amish Uber’ Out Of Buggy And Horse

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This man from Michigan just created the next best Uber inspired way of transportation For $5, Timothy Hochstedler will give people rides around the Colon, Michigan with his horse and buggy, making it an Amish Uber. Hochstedler spoke to some news networks about his little invention, saying, “Uber is a cool thing. Every single year something new comes in, and Uber is hot right now so we have the Amish Uber.”

In addition to driving passengers to their destination, Hochstedler will also talk with his guests and show them around the Colon area. He says he genuinely enjoys the job, too, as does his horse named Walker!

Looking for a more scenic taxi service? Try Amish Uber. Yes, it’s real. And it’s in Colon, MI. One local man has become quite the entrepreneur during this weekend’s magic fest…story on @wwmtnews at 6 🙂 pic.twitter.com/MiHMl4Vo4z

— Anna Giles (@AnnaGilesTV) August 3, 2018

People who are interested in riding the Amish Uber won’t be able to find it via cell phone app. They’ll have to look for the actual buggy with a white sign on it, detailing the driving services. What’s even better is he’s also got a photoshopped Uber logo that contains an outline of the horse and buggy.

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Becky Phelps, an Amish Uber customer, spoke to a news source about the contraption and praised Hochstedler for a job well done! She said, “I don’t think there’s Uber down here so it’s pretty cool. It gives people an option that can’t drive or don’t want to drive or shouldn’t drive.”

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While Hochstedler is in no way, shape, or form part of the Uber company, he has praised the service for becoming one of the hottest means of transportation and inspiring his own Amish Uber ride. Uber was founded in 2009 and has stocked up $6.5 billion in revenue as of 2016. It has inspired other riding service apps to be created such as Lyft, Postmates, and Uber Eats (part of the Uber franchise).

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If you’re looking for taking a ride down the old-fashioned memory lane, you might want to travel to Colon, MI and flag down this Amish Uber. Passengers can be sure to enjoy a beautifully scenic view, a couple of horse kisses, and a great conversation with the driver himself about the rural southwestern area of Michigan.

There's a guy in Michigan offering "Amish Uber" rides in his horse and buggy!!https://t.co/apzSGPoDHi#AmishUber #AmishParadise #horseandbuggy #Michigan #Amish pic.twitter.com/nboPNdBuRq

— Pee-wee Herman (@peeweeherman) August 7, 2018

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7 Of The Craziest Things Plumbers Have Found In Pipes

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Many of us have experienced problems with our plumbing and have had to call a plumber. Common issues are generally related to hairballs or things that plug up your sinks and toilets. However, sometimes plumbers get a surprise and find something really crazy during a job!

Here are some of the strangest things that plumbers have found in pipes. Can you believe some of these?

1. A Kitten

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Auto shop employees found a kitten in an open underground pipe right outside their shop! Different rescue workers tried to get the kitten out, but finally, a plumber was able to suck out the kitten gently with a vacuum. The kitten ended up being adopted by a mechanic at the shop.

2. Teeth

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One time a plumber found dentures in a toilet! A customer called about a toilet stoppage and the technician pulled out upper and lower dentures from the pipes. Apparently, the customer was drunk and threw his dentures in the toilet and completely forgot about it. Yikes!

3. A diamond lost 10 years before

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Plumbers were in the middle of a project for a customer when they found a shiny object. It turns out to be a custom-made diamond ring. The customer’s daughter had lost it 10 years before then, down the sink!

4. Dinosaurs

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Plumbers once found a dinosaur. A dinosaur toy that is. A child decided to flush one of those toys that expands when exposed to water. It was small when it was flushed, but it expanded in the water and got stuck.

5. A root

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Water flows underground through pipes and sometimes roots can mess up our pipe system. One time in Chicago there was a 30-foot root that got removed from the main water line.

6. “Sewer mice”

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Plumbers often refer to tampons as “sewer mice.” You should never flush tampons because cotton doesn’t decompose so tampons can clog up systems.

7. Iguana

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A plumber was called to a home where the toilet wouldn’t flush. An iguana had actually entered through a rooftop vent and made its way into the toilet!

What do you think is the craziest thing on this list? What have you found in your toilet or sink? If you found this article interesting, please SHARE with your friends!

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New Treatments Emerging For People Battling These 5 Eye Diseases

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Upon climbing into older age, your eyes do just the same. They can develop some hard to deal with diseases like Glaucoma, Cataracts, and other eye problems. Fortunately, there’s new hope for these problems that include multiple forms of treatment for those who are looking to fix their aging eye ordeal.

The additional treatments options, given they work properly, may save you another eye surgery trip. Most people are so freaked out by the thought of a procedure tool touching their eye, they’re definitely not going to want another one. So, if you’re in the process of treating your eye troubles, you might be interested in the following information.

1. Cataracts

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Cataracts are formed when the proteins that make up the individual’s light-focusing lens starts to clump with age. It can make the individual’s vision cloudy and make their eyes sensitive to glare. One of the most recent new treatments is the Symfony lens.

There’s also The RxSight Light Adjustable Lens, which allows doctors to adjust the lens after surgery. You may also be able to replace lenses over time if you use Perfect Lens so there’s no need for more future surgeries.

2. Glaucoma

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Glaucoma occurs when the fluid circulating through the eye builds up because the drainage canals are no longer working properly. This can lead to optic nerve damage and vision loss. While not all patients respond to medication, there have been some great new breakthrough meds that have hit the market. Vyzulta was approved by the FDA in 2017 and Rhopressa was released as well. Both alleviate pressure in the eye in addition to restoring the flow of the drainage canals.

There is also microinvasive glaucoma surgery. It’s not as effective as the traditional surgery, but it’s less traumatic with far fewer side effects. The procedure involves planting a tube into the eye to help restore the outflow of drainage through the canals. It is FDA-approved.

3. Macular Degeneration

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While mainly genetic, macular degeneration can also be provoked by things like weight gain, smoking, and not wearing sunglasses. When the macula becomes damaged over time, it leads to vision distortion and loss. The macula is the central portion of the light-sensing retina at the back of the eye. Some of the newest breakthroughs include gene therapy, next-gen stem cells, and an eye telescope.

The eye telescope seems to be the most plausible, which involves implanting the Implantable Miniature Telescope, which help magnifies the field of view and improves central vision. It’s currently limited to those who have not undergone cataract surgery, but further research is being done to confirm this or additional options.

4. Dry Eye

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Over time, glands in the eyes can produce fewer tears. This problem causes what’s known as dry eye and more than 16 million Americans suffer symptoms from it. While individuals can purchase over-the-counter artificial tears or be prescribed eye drops by a doctor, there are other options that may be a game changer.

There are dry eye-specific medications available, like Xiidra, that treat eye inflammation. There’s also a Gland Aid called LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System. For those brave enough, there’s also an eye treatment that goes through the nose and triggers natural tear production. Finally, there are implantable eye drops that are released over a period of months.

5. Near or Farsightedness

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People probably wonder how they become nearsighted or farsighted. Over time, lenses lose flexibility, so they’re not able to change shape to focus on different distances as much as they once were.

Now, they have light-changing inlays and eye-training programs. The inlays are implanted under the cornea to change light before it reaches the lens. This may minimize the need for glasses. The eye-training programs are exactly what they say they are. They essentially train the brain to see better up close (or far away). Something similar to this that’s already available is the iOS and Android app GlassesOff, which is $25 a month.

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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Are Staying In A Gorgeous Mansion For The Invictus Games

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Everyone’s favorite Royal couple will be staying in an absolutely stunning, $40 million mansion during the Invictus Games. The Invictus Games will be taking place in late October 2018 in Australia, and it will be Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s first appearance there as a married couple.

This will be the fourth iteration of the Invictus Games, which was created by Prince Harry for wounded and sick armed services personnel and veterans. The Invictus Games will commence on October 20th and run until the 27th. Now, onto the part that everyone cares about. This gorgeous mansion!

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The three-story mansion is a 21,000-square-foot residence on Point Piper peninsula. It features five bedrooms, huge dressing rooms, and multiple formal/informal dining room areas. Plus, there’s an office, a gym, and a wine cellar. It’s definitely fit for a Royal family!

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The mansion took over 100 craftsmen to create the residence in just a little over two years. Nearly everything on this breathtaking mansion is handmade, not to mention it has an absolutely gorgeous view overlooking the water… while you’re in the water!

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The mansion is also equipped with state-of-the-art security, featuring surveillance cameras, touch screen interfaces, and other technological additions that will help ensure the safety of the Royal couple on their trip!

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As aforementioned, the location of the mansion makes for absolutely stunning views. Some facts about the mansion include that you can see perfect views of the Sydney skyline from anywhere on the property, which includes 16,000 square feet of landscaping. It also has the best possible view for fireworks!

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If it wasn’t obvious before, it’s also a fantastic place to entertain or host parties. You could be partying like Gatsby in no time while vacationing here! It’s definitely no shock that this might be the Royal couple’s favorite part of their trip. It’ll be like honey moon #2!

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We can’t wrap up these photos without one last view of the Sydney skyline, city, and gorgeous water. It’s evident that the sunsets might be the best part of the day for enjoying a nice view.

Be sure to SHARE this article if you’re excited to hear more about the Royal couple’s trip in October!

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5 Things You Should Never Do To Your Car If You Want To Keep It Nice

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Most of us own cars. Having a car is very common but it is also a big responsibility. You have to take care of your car if you want it to last a long time. There are certain things you need to do every week, month or year that can help your car last and stay in good condition. There are also certain things you should never do.

Here are some things you shouldn’t do if you want to keep your car in tip-top shape. You might think that you’ve been keeping your car in good condition, but overfilling your tires might actually be harmful.

1. Never overfill tires

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Some people claim that if you overfill your tires, you can get better gas mileage. However, if you overfill tires, it could make your tires pop, it could wear down your tires more quickly, and could lead to a rough ride in your car. Always fill up your tires to the recommended tire pressure.

2. Never use the wrong coolant or antifreeze

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If you fill up your own coolant and antifreeze, make sure to use the correct coolant and antifreeze. The recommended type is in your car’s manual. It could really mess up your car if you use the wrong liquids. If you can’t find the recommended type at your auto parts store, ask for it at your dealership.

3. Never drive if your oil light is on

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If your car has a warning light that the oil is low, you need to stop driving immediately. It means your car’s oil levels are dangerous low or out. It could also signal a leak or a failure. If it comes on when you are driving, pull over and turn the car off. Ask a friend or call AAA to bring you oil to refill it. Make sure you don’t overfill.

4. Never drive with less than a quarter tank of gas

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If you consistently drive with a very low gas tank level, you could lead to early fuel pump failure. You should make sure to fill up your gas tank when it starts to hit quarter of a tank. This can help prevent expensive repairs.

5. Never use dishwashing detergent to wash your car

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You should always use car soap to wash your car or head to the car wash. If you use dishwashing detergent meant for dishes, you could be stripping your car’s paint.

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Measles Outbreak Affects 21 States And May Surpass Last Year’s Numbers Already

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An outbreak of measles has been reported that has already affected 21 states and the District of Columbia. From January 1st of this year to July 14th, a total of 107 people had already contracted the disease. The states affected by this outbreak include Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.

A majority of the people who did get measles were unvaccinated. This year’s outbreak is apparently on the track to surpassing last year’s numbers of measles cases. That case included about 118 people from 15 states.

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Stories have been reported of young men and women going on trips to foreign countries and contracting the disease. Once contagious, the disease easily spreads to other people or passengers on their flight or cruise. This happened when a 16-year-old girl went on a trip to Thailand and contracted the disease, which then spread in Alaska where she was currently visiting.

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Alaska state epidemiologist Dr. Joe McLaughlin shared his insight when the onset of measles occurs. “We notify health care providers in a situation like this even though it’s a low-risk measles is so highly contagious. It spreads through the air in respiratory secretions: coughs, sneezes.” 2017 and 2018 aren’t the only years where there was a measles problem. In 2014 there were 667 reported measles cases from 27 states reported to the CDC. Again, in these cases, most people affected were unvaccinated. Before 2014, measles outbreaks were particularly of low concern.

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Health officials have confirmed that at least two doses of the vaccine is 93% preventable. The virus is highly contagious and can linger even two hours after the affected person has vacated the area. According to reports, out of 1,000 people who contract the virus, two to three people will die from it. On top of these findings, a higher percentage of people will experience complications long-term.

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Symptoms of measles include red eyes, cough, runny nose, high fever, and a noticeable red rash all over the body. The infection can cause pneumonia, encephalitis, and even death if not treated properly.

Every year, around this back to school time do we hear about measles outbreaks and all of our #provax friends start tagging us in these mainstream media fear mongering posts. Nothing has changed. ⠀ Daycare kids (4-6 year olds) and kindergarteners entering school with their fresh MMR vaccine. “…but only the rubella is a live virus…” ⠀ Suzanne Humphries MD shared: "For anyone who thinks measles vaccines don't shed. Here is why we don't hear more of it" – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20822734 ⠀ "If measles and rubella were not under enhanced surveillance in Croatia, the case would have been either misreported as rubella or not recognised at all." ⠀ See also: – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24330942 – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7494055 – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11858860 ⠀ SWIPE 👈🏼 ⠀ www.thecalculatorsite.com/articles/units/convert-ui-to-mcg.php (here’s a calculator to convert IU to mcg or mg) ⠀ #measles #vaccinesshed #vaxxed #cancertherapy #naturalimmunity #vaccineawareness

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