There are reports of a huge increase in the amount of Japanese spam following the massive 9.0 earthquake, the aftershocks, and the tsunamis that battered Japan over the past weekend. There are several theories as to why the marked increase in spam from Japanese addresses and servers, ranging from “all hell breaking out” to “spammers, like cockroaches, can survive anything.”
With the concern over meltdown and containment (or lack thereof) of the nuclear reactors at the power plants in Japan, following the horrific 9.0 earthquake that Japan suffered this week, a lot of people are searching for information about Potassium Iodide (not “Potassium Iodine”), also known as KI (K for potassium’s elemental symbol, and I for iodide), which is the prescribed prophylactic measure to protect your thyroid from radiation poisoning from radioactive fallout from a nuclear disaster – military or otherwise. Here is the information you need about why to take pottasium iodide, dosage, and where to get it.
Dan Woolley, an American who was trapped and buried for nearly 3 days (65 hours, to be exact) when the hotel that he was staying at in Haiti collapsed on top of him, says that he owes his very life and limb to the emergency first aid application that he had on his iPhone, to setting his iPhone to sound an alarm every 20 minutes, and to the flash on his camera.
Text to donate? We’ve had a lot of questions about the messages flying around the Internet that you can text “Haiti” to 90999 and it will create a $10.00 donation to the relief efforts in Haiti following the horrible Hatian earthquake that has left hundreds of thousands dead, and many more injured and homeless. It’s important to understand that the $10.00 will be charged to your cell phone bill.