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Fit Fix: Chipotle Temporarily Closes Restaurants After E. Coli Outbreak

Today in bacterial infections that cause "excruciating" abdominal pain, and everything else you need to know.

Morning, dudes. Hope your Halloweekend was appropriately fitness-inspired and/or debauched. Here's the latest in cool stuff from around the Internet to start your week off right on this Monday, November 2:

Chipotle Shutdown: The ubiquitous fast-casual burrito chain has temporarily closed several restaurants in Oregon and Washington state after more than 20 people who had eaten there became sick with E. coli infections. "The excruciating pain in my abdomen was something I've never experienced," said one customer, who went to an urgent care center two days after eating at an Oregon Chipotle. "It feels like your guts are being ripped out." [CNN]

Now That's Hustle: Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones ran 80-some yards to tackle Tampa Bay Buccaneers defender Kwon Alexander after Alexander's end-zone pick—even though a penalty flag ended up negating the play. [Sporting News]

The "Happy Gilmore" Shot: Golfer John Peterson crushed his first shot on Sunday with a Happy Gilmore-style drive. ("The ball went straight into the pond. Still made par," he tweeted later.)



"Tell Me the Secret of the Essex": Warner Bros. dropped the final trailer for In the Heart of the Sea, a man-vs.-nature epic starring Chris Hemsworth and directed by Ron Howard about the doomed sailing ship that inspired Herman Melville's Moby Dick. The movie hits theaters Dec. 11.

That's Just Silly: Oakland Raiders back Taiwan Jones put four Jets defenders on roller skates en route to a touchdown that looks way too easy. [NFL]

Here's a Fun Weekend DIY Project for You: Scientists are putting the finishing touches on the Wendelstein 7-X, a functioning fusion reactor. A "nightmare to build," it took 1.1 million person-hours to construct, and will eventually work by funneling hot gas through a magnetic "cage."


The Wendelstein 7-X was a nightmare to build, but if it works it may light a new path to fusion energy. Read more:

Posted by Science on Saturday, October 24, 2015


Apple TV Launch: The new models of Apple TV (one in 32GB, one 64 GB) boasts better performance, a new remote, and a nifty gaming-like interface that is ideal for tech-savvy buyers, especially those who are already plugged into the Apple ecosystem. "The upgraded [32GB] $149 box is now the best TV streaming device you can get for your money," writes New York Times tech critic Brian X. Chen. [NY Times]


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