Bars Test Patrons Against Pre-Drinking, 200 Whales Die, and More News


Bars are testing patrons against pre-drinking. 200 whales die in mass stranding. Kelly Clarkson gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Fetuses in the womb have shocking reactions to mothers’ food consumption, and more news.

Bars testing patrons against pre-drinking, deny entry for safety

With inflation making finances tight for everyone, bars are aware of the fact that people may have a few drinks at home before a night out on the town. But bars can receive massive fines, lose their license, and even be sued for over-serving patrons.

In order to ensure safety, bars in one UK city are rolling out a test where bouncers use breathalyzers to prescreen patrons before allowing entry, LADBible reported. Anyone with too high of a blood alcohol level will not be admitted.

Some may think it’s a way for bars to ensure they profit from selling drinks. But this move was initiated by the city for safety. The city’s police say the aim is to “stop the culture of preloading” in order to give people a “better chance to make more informed decisions on a night out.” Could this soon be coming to a city near you?

200 whales die in mass stranding, only a few survive

A mass stranding of whales in Tasmania occurred this week as the mammals washed up on the Australian shore, CNN reported. Around 200 whales died, with only 35 remaining alive on Thursday, according to rescue teams. Efforts to save the surviving whales remain ongoing, as Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service said they are conscious that whales may attempt to re-beach themselves. They will be monitoring the situation.

Kelly Clarkson gets Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, as ‘Idol’ judges attend

Singer and TV host Kelly Clarkson, who won the inaugural season of the singing competition show American Idol, was recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 19, Today reported. Clarkson has won three Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, and two American Country Awards in her career. Attending the ceremony were former Idol judges Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, and Paula Abdul.

Fetuses have shocking reactions to mothers’ food consumption

A shocking, if not humorous, find in a new study of roughly 100 pregnant women and their fetuses: The medical trial used ultrasound to capture the reaction on the faces of fetuses to certain foods consumed by their mothers. The study was called FETAP (Fetal Taste Preferences). The images captured reactions on the faces of the babies who were between 32 to 36 weeks gestation, NBC reported. (An average pregnancy lasts 40 weeks from the last menstrual period.) The researchers gave women capsules containing powdered versions of two foods. The babies’ faces showed smiles when their mothers consumed carrots and scowls when they consumed kale!