Migos Rapper Takeoff Shot Dead, Lava on Mars, and More News


Migos rapper Takeoff shot dead in Houston, manhunt now underway – Christina Applegate struggling with MS diagnosis – Scientists may have found lava underneath Mars’ surface – Family turns dead dog into a rug and some say it’s morbid

Migos rapper Takeoff shot dead in Houston at 28

Rapper Takeoff, of the rap trio Migos, was shot dead in Houston at a private party held at 810 Billiards & Bowling. A dispute over a game of dice ended in Takeoff being shot in the head and neck.

Security guards heard at least five shots but did not see who did the shooting. At least two others were injured, and their condition is unknown, Fox 5 Atlanta reported. Takeoff’s label announced on Wednesday he was killed by a stray bullet, the New York Post reported

The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name was Kirshnik Khari Ball, rose to fame in the 2010s as Migos became a viral force within its local Georgia scene before exploding onto the national stage, NPR reported. Migos was formed by Takeoff, his uncle Quavo, and his cousin Offset in 2008 in Georgia.

Manhunt underway for suspect who shot Takeoff

Police are urging any witnesses to “step up” and share any information they may have in the shooting on Tuesday night in Houston, ABC reported.

“Somebody knows exactly who it was and I’m pretty confident that somebody’s gonna step up,” Houston Police Chief Troy Finner told reporters. Police hope someone among the 40 people in attendance will share information or cell phone videos of the incident to help identify a potential suspect or suspects.

Christina Applegate has MS, gained 40 pounds, and walks with a cane

Actress Christina Applegate, now 50, was diagnosed with MS in August 2021. She is determined to appear in the final season of Dead to Me but said it will be the first time that anyone has seen her since her diagnosis, and she has put on 40 pounds and cannot walk without a cane, the Daily Mail reported.

Applegate has suffered a series of health issues, having battled breast cancer and undergone a double mastectomy in 2008.

Scientists say molten lava may be underneath the surface of Mars

New technology that allows scientists to scan deep below the surface of Mars has led to the discovery of what they believe is a large core of magma. An instrument connected to the InSight lander rover has been scanning the planet since its arrival in 2018. By measuring seismic waves made by quakes on the red planet, scientists have discovered that some waves are moving slower than others, which may be an indication of magma movements.

Scientists say they may have uncovered a lava hot spot, according to a study published by Nature Astronomy titled “Tectonics of the Cerberus Fossae Unveiled by Marsquakes,” Buzz reported.

Magma rising from underground could have melted ice in turn that could have left favorable conditions for alien life

Morbid or loving tribute? Family turns dead dog into rug

Some people do things others find strange to keep the memory of a beloved pet alive. Some have even used taxidermy to preserve the image of their pets. But what one family has done has people talking. An Australian family hired a company called Chimera Taxidermy who preserved their “beautiful old Golden retriever” as a rug, Unilad reported. The pelt still contains the dog’s claws, head, and ears. The pelt was tanned and turned to leather so that the fur won’t fall out and should stay in good condition for many years.

However, some critics online said they couldn’t handle seeing their pets in this transformation. While people grieve in different ways, some thought turning a pet into a rug was morbid.