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Beware: Scam Artists ‘Regroove’ Old Tires to Make Them Look Brand New

It’s only legal if you’re driving a truck or a crane.

Maintaining a car in excellent running condition can be costly. Of course, aside from spending money to fill up the gas tank, we’d have to change oil and check the brakes regularly. It’s also natural for tire treads to wear and become shallower over time, so we need to replace the tires when necessary.

Tire treads enable a vehicle to get a good grip on the road. They cut through precipitation and allow the tire to maintain contact with the surface; hence, it is unsafe to drive cars with worn out treads, particularly on snow-packed or wet roads.

Brand new tires can be quite pricey, but still, as tempting as it is to settle for things with low quality to save money, always bear in mind that we must never compromise our safety.

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Beware, though, if you are totally clueless about tires, because apparently, there are scam artists who regroove old tires and sell them as new.

According to Kevin Rohlwing of Fleet Owners, “Regrooving is the practice of carving out the rubber in the grooves of a tire to create additional tread depth, so the tire with 2/32nds of tread magically gets 4/32nds or more.”

Scambusters says that although regrooving is legal, the process can only be applied to regroovable tires, which were “manufactured almost exclusively for the trucking and passenger transport industry.” Also, such tires have to comply with the strict standards set by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

To use them on private vehicles is illegal, particularly in Canada and the United States. Furthermore, it could be really dangerous; improperly regrooved tires may result in tire blowout, skidding, and tread separation.

Watch this video and see how the process is done:

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Kid Eats Skunk Spray-Flavored Jelly Bean! You Can Guess What Happens Next.

A boy thinks he can handle the challenge of biting into a jelly bean that tastes pretty awful…but nausea proves to be an unstoppable force.

Appealing to people's sense of adventure and willingness to look utterly bamboozled, Jelly Belly has come out with its Bean Boozled line. Inside a box of Jelly Belly Bean Boozled, there are several pairs of jelly beans that look alike. However they taste completely different — one tastes great and one tastes terrible.

For instance, two black jelly beans could could come in licorice and skunk spray flavors. It's up to you if you want to take a chance and bite into the jelly beans to see which is which.

Here are both the great and truly awful flavors you're bound to taste.

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Sick Video Shows Chinese Restaurant Cooks Laughing While Preparing Rats For Meals

Nothing’s safe in China anymore!

I have no words for this other than “disgusting”- because it really is! This shocking video uploaded by LeakEnt shows us some restaurant workers in China doing something nasty in the kitchen. As you’ve read on the title, yes, these restaurant workers are skinning and boiling live rats for cooking.

The video only lasts less than a minute but it confirms the reality of this unspeakably barbaric practice.

These restaurant workers dipped the rats in very hot water.

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20 of the Most Unbelievable and Perilous Journeys Students Endure to Reach School

They climb mountains, swim across lakes, and glide on steel cables to get to school.

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School---a word dreaded by some, and only fantasized by others. While some kids cut class or pretend to go to school for the sake of their allowances, millions of boys and girls around the world wish for nothing more than to sit on that empty chair and listen to their teachers.

In developing countries, not all children can finish elementary because most parents lack the financial capability to get them educated.

However, there are parents who go to great lengths to provide their children with a good education. And their kids---knowing that learning how to read and write is not a luxury for them--- are willing to make tremendous sacrifices as well. These boys and girls are aware that a major part of their ticket out of poverty lies in the knowledge and skills they can obtain within the four corners of an educational institution....

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