Watch out! Brain-eating amoeba is taking over New Orleans

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 24 September 2013

Between Hurricane Katrina and this new water supply scare, it seems poor New Orleans has all the bad luck. Apparently a deadly, brain-eating micro-organism has begun to take over the water supply. First discovered after killing a 4-year-old Mississippi boy last August, the amoeba can only enter the brain through the nasal passages. Health officials have […]

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Fridges Damaged by Hurricane Katrina

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By Nathan Marsh in New Photography on Wednesday 6 February 2013

If you waste enough of your life sifting through the media ocean that is the Wikimedia Commons, you occasionally find illuminating gems like Fridges Damaged by Hurricane Katrina: ‘Many refrigerators, even those that did not suffer from flood or wind damage, had to be discarded due to the effects of having food rotting in them (with infestations first of maggots, then of toxic mold) for 6+ weeks with no electricity in the hot southern summer. These were hauled out to the curb for eventual pick-up; often their owners decorated them with slogans or folk art. The first Halloween after the storm, some people costumed as such refrigerators’.

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Abandoned Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in Cool Travel on Thursday 16 June 2011

Located in heart of Louisiana, the Six Flags fun park has lain in ruin since Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans in 2005. There had been talk that the park would be transformed into a Nickelodeon-branded water park, but that has still yet to eventuate.

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