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A Harvard psychologist explains the rise in passengers getting violent on airplanes and customers abusing retail workers: People have reached ‘a…07.25.21

Passengers board an American Airlines flight from California to North Carolina.

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Violence on airplanes is spiking. Retail and fast-food workers say they're being harassed and assaulted. And small business owners report experiencing frustrated customers whose patience has evaporated.

All of this behavior is the result of a year and a half of fear and anxiety, according to Luana Marques, an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

"We've been skating thin ice in the past year, and if the weight [becomes] too much, the ice cracks. I think that's what we're seeing," she said.

In 2020, retail workers were called "heroes" and "essential" as they worked to supply meals or groceries amid a harrowing pandemic.

At the same time, they were tasked with carrying out one of the most complex social aspects of the pandemic: enforcing mask mandates. A survey of 4,187 McDonald's workers from last summer conducted by the Service Employees International Union found that 44% of respondents had been physically or verbally assaulted over mask mandates.

Workers say the abuse hasn't let up, even as mask mandates have lifted in many parts of the country. A Starbucks barista in Louisiana recently told Insider's Mary Meisenzahl that the "handful [of customers] that you get each day who will berate or abuse you can take a drastic toll on your mental well being."

That harassment, combined with low pay, is causing workers to leave their jobs, leading to a labor crunch as society gradually reopens.

Read more: An economic theory called 'reallocation friction' may explain why employers are having a hard time finding workers - and why a full recovery could be years away

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The situation isn't much better on airplanes. After aggression over mask compliance spiked last summer, the Federal Aviation Administration began tracking unruly passenger reports, according to NPR. Since January 2021, the FAA has received 2,500 reports of unruly behavior, leading to thousands of dollars in fines for passengers.

FAA spokesperson Ian Gregor told NPR that the number of reports is now "significantly higher" than in the past, which coincides with what flight attendants are seeing on planes: Insider's Allana Akhtar spoke with several flight attendants who described witnessing "unprecedented" passenger violence as travel returns and planes begin to fill back up.

"It seems that everybody is angry at everybody 24/7," Colleen Burns, a representative with the Association of Flight Attendants union, told Insider. "One little thing sets them over the edge, either they're upset they have to wear the mask or they're upset someone else isn't wearing the mask."

Some small businesses are also noticing a change in customer behavior. Paul Collurafici, the owner of Tattoo Factory, a piercing and tattoo studio in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, told Insider that many of his customers are frustrated and short-tempered when they learn of the restrictions his business has had to put in place due to the pandemic.

"We have a large amount of people that don't want to wait, don't want to follow the rules," he said. "Everybody's just always mad."

Marques, the Harvard psychologist, said that the pandemic has understandably caused fear and anxiety in a lot of people, which leads to the activation of the amygdala, the fight-or-flight part of our brains.

"Patience is the ability to restrain your emotions a little bit, right? And you need your thinking brain there. You need to be able to assess the situation, you need to be able to just slow down and not let your emotional brain take off," she said. "But if you walk into a store ... and you're already on edge, you're more likely to get impatient because you're not able to press 'pause' on your emotional brain."

Marques explained that even though life is gradually opening back up and the most frightening days of the pandemic are hopefully behind us, people are still "riding really high cortisol," which means they're more on edge and quicker to reach what she called a "boiling point."

She said one way to help people recalibrate their emotions and stop resorting to aggression is to shift their perspective.

"When we're anxious, our lenses are distorted. We tend to magnify or 'catastrophize,'" she said. "Widen your lenses and try to collect more data - that tends to also cool off the brain a little bit."

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Ride the Lightning | Adventures of the Salt Water Cowboy | coastalbreezenews.com – coastalbreezenews.com07.25.21

On a picturesque 10,000 Islands summer day drifting with the incoming tide along the Fakahatchee River, the tarpon rolled almost on top of one another. They werent the big bruisers that the record chasers followed from Homosassa to Islamorada for decades. Tom Evans, Steve Huff, and Thomas McGuane come to mind. These fish, dark from the tannic backwater, were around the forty to sixty-pound class.

My compadre, Hegar, and I had never seen tarpon so eager to inhale a bait. Therefore, as sportsmen, we made a conscious decision to ignore the incoming weather system. Comfortably numb to the danger among the zinging drags and snapped leaders, a thermocline settled in, and the temperature dropped. The taste in the air reminded me of when a friend dared me to lick a 9-volt battery, which I did. Thunder began to crack. The western horizon was a sinister black with streaks of grey, shards of lightning spiking at close intervals.

But the greenback shiner on the end of my line was looking sexy with his number-5 circle hook nose ring. Id lobbed the bait up current, leaving enough slack for the live pilchard to make his way to an eddy between two mangrove lay-downs. I stood at the bow, hip against the trolling motor handle, making slight adjustments to the boat position. Unlike the aggressive strike from most gamefish of the region, a more appropriate description of a tarpon bite is to abscond subtly with unmatched speed and agility. Tense as one of those goats that faint upon varying degrees of stress, hand white-knuckled around the Calcutta 400, the water erupted around my bait. Gulp! Zzzzzzzzzz Another fish on!

Man, this isnt looking good, Hegar said as I pulled hard to the inside, trying to turn the fishs head and stop its blistering run before I was out of line.

Awe, its just a clear-up shower, I replied as the bottom fell out of the sky.

Clear up shower? Hegar said, wondering if hed heard me right.

Yeah, clear up to your rear. Our fear became all too real as the lightning strikes were no longer distant but close, real close. We scrambled, taking the rods out of the holders and laying them down on the deck. Careless we were, but not dumb enough to surround ourselves with lightning rods. We jammed the boat as far as we could into the mangrove foliage and hunkered down. I might have even recited a little prayer under my breath.

About thirty butt-clenching minutes later, the electrical storm moved to the south-southwest, but another system loomed behind it. If we were going to get the hell out of Dodge, now was the time.

I pushed the Pathfinder to its limit southbound on the serpentine tidal river. The rain felt like shards of fiberglass pelting your bare skin, stinging like a tattoo machine - bzzzzzzzzz - relentless and unforgiving. I realized how well I knew my backwater path in almost zero visibility as I felt my way across Faka Union Bay, through Panther Key, and behind Four Brothers Key. Crossing Dismal Key Pass, I looked south over the Gulf. Squinting through the rain, I saw a lightning bolt as thick as an old live oak tree spike from a thunderhead and grow four jagged legs, like a demonic Eiffel Tower dancing across the water.

We finally made it to the Goodland Bridge, rode hard, and pruned from the relentless deluge. Idling into what was, in 2002, Morans Barge Marina, the world erupted in a white flash. The whitest of all whites.

In Junior High School in Monroe, Louisiana, one of my chores was cutting the grass with my Dads Yazoo push mower, the kind with large diameter Skyway Mag wheels, yellow in color. Imagine pushing a pallet jack loaded with drywall but a little bit lighter. One day the engine began shaking and shimmying uncontrollably. I thought something looked loose, the sparkplug maybe. In my infinite wisdom, with the motor running, I decided to grab it. My hand fused to the engine block, and my arm felt as if a Russian Slap Champion wielding a cattle prod shook the hell out of it. Thats the sensation I felt when the residual electricity crawled up the throttle into my right arm.

Hegar and I lifted ourselves off the bottom of the boat, where we had atavistically retreated upon the event. The lightning strike was so close that it took us a few seconds to determine whether or not we were still of this world. Hegar looked his arms up and down, felt around on his legs and body, mouth agape. I held my hand in front of my face expecting to find it filleted with burn exits. We looked at each other in disbelief. We were fine.

Im sure we looked like trauma victims as we tied up to the dock, having been meters away from riding the lightning on a direct train to electrocution. It was then I reckoned it might behoove me to pay more attention to thunderstorms building in the Gulf of Mexico.

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10 things to know about TCU RB Zach Evans, the highest-rated recruit in program history – The Dallas Morning News07.09.21

Everyone in the TCU community seems to know the name Zach Evans. Here are 10 things they may not know about the young running back.

Zach Evans is not only the Frogs highest-rated recruit in TCU football history, but their only five-star recruit as well. The Houston native signed with TCU in May 2020.

Evans appeared set to join Georgia. Instead, Evans chose TCU over Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Texas A&M among many others.

See a breakdown of his strange recruitment process below.

In 2017, the running back ran for 1,483 yards and 27 touchdowns. His junior year he was named the Houston Chronicles newcomer of the year.

Evans also put together an impressive senior season. He ran for 1,785 yards and 29 touchdowns. He was named the Max Preps player of the year.

Evans helped North Shore High School not only reach the state championship twice, but win the state championship twice. However, he didnt play in the 2018 title game.

Despite his impressive high school stats, Evans only started three games at TCU in 2020 and only played in nine of 10 games. The first-year running back missed a lot of preseason practice due to COVID-19 exposure, so it took him longer to learn the playbook.

Once he did get on the field and knew the playbook, Evans had tremendous success. Evans ran for more than 100 yards in two of his final three games. He tied for second on the team in rushing touchdowns with four in the season.

In his limited tiem, Evans led TCU in yards per carry (7.7). His longest run came against Louisiana Tech in the season finale for 75 yards.

Evans body is covered with tattoos and he told 247Sports that each tattoo has a meaning. He has a set of pool balls on his arm the first filled in with the number three (his high school jersey number) and the other to be filled in with his college and NFL jersey numbers.

When Gabe Brooks wrote Evans scouting report for 247Sports, he said that Evans not only possessed NFL talent, but first-round draft pick talent.

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Can You Guess The Most Common Tattoo People Get In South Carolina? – iHeartRadio06.29.21

Tattoos.

They can be a meaningful reminder of significant people or times or simply a fun piece of art you want to proudly display on your body for the rest of your life. Whatever your reason, tattoos are a popular way to make a statement.

Figuring out what you want and where you want it can be a bit difficult for some. Maybe you want to get a tattoo but aren't exactly sure what you want, so you're looking for a bit of inspiration. If so, consider what people around you are getting inked the most.

Zippia recently released a list of the most common tattoo in each state. To determine the list, Zippia used Google Trends data from the past year, saying:

So what are South Carolinians choosing the most to permanently mark their bodies?

Clemson tattoos

Many people in South Carolina are die-hard Clemons fans and have chosen to permanently dedicate a space on their body to prove it. But they're not the only ones. Several sports fans in Louisiana are also choosing to get inked with a New Orleans Saints tattoo, the most popular choice in the state.

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Can You Guess The Most Common Tattoo People Get In Louisiana? – iHeartRadio06.29.21

Tattoos.

They can be a meaningful reminder of significant people or times or simply a fun piece of art you want to proudly display on your body for the rest of your life. Whatever your reason, tattoos are a popular way to make a statement.

Figuring out what you want and where you want it can be a bit difficult for some. Maybe you want to get a tattoo but aren't exactly sure what you want, so you're looking for a bit of inspiration. If so, consider what people around you are getting inked the most.

Zippia recently released a list of the most common tattoo in each state. To determine the list, Zippia used Google Trends data from the past year, saying:

So what are Louisianans choosing the most to permanently mark their bodies?

Saints tattoos

Many people in Louisiana are die-hard Saints fans and have chosen to permanently dedicate a space on their body to prove it. But they're not the only ones. Several sports fans in South Carolina are also choosing to get inked with a Clemson tattoo, the most popular choice in the state.

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TLC sMothered Lauren and Laura Leigh wedding photos and video – Starcasm06.12.21

Lisa Kimball and Lauren Kimball Reese are one of the new mother/daughter duos featured on the current season of TLCs sMothered reality series. However, Laurens wife Laura Leigh Reese looks to be the real breakout star from this Louisiana family!

Given Laura Leighs popularity after the Season 3 premiere, I thought I would do a little research on her relationship with Lauren. The result is a pretty accurate timeline and TONS of amazing photos from what looks to have been one helluva fun wedding! I even found a wedding video montage! I will start with some background info.

Lauren and her family are from Metaire, Louisiana, which is basically New Orleans. Laura Leigh is from Clinton, Mississippi. The two first started dating on January 21, 2016, and it appears as though the courtship went down mostly in and around New Orleans. It was a bit of a whirlwind romance, as Laura Leigh would propose in Gulfport Beach, Mississippi in September of 2016.

The couple had an engagement party on their one-year anniversary, but they didnt actually tie the know until more than a year later.Lauren Kimball and Laura Leigh Reese got married on February 24, 2018 in Kenner, Louisiana.

Laura Leigh wore pants, a vest, and a bow tie while Lauren played the part of bride in a full-length white gown. Laurens dad Kenny walked her down the aisle.

Here are a couple photos to start with, including Kenny walking Lauren down the aisle and Laura Leigh letting loose and showing off her Orange Crush forearm tattoo!

And here is a fantastic video from the couples wedding day:

Im going to wrap up this post with TONS of embedded images and galleries from the wedding, but before I do that I thought I would share a wonderful message posted by Lauren on Instagram on her and Laura Leighs one-year wedding anniversary:

Happy Anniversary Laura Leigh. This first year of marriage has taught me so much. Together weve accomplished so many goals like purchasing our first home, welcoming a new addition to our fur babies, and other big things that are in motion. Lets be real though, I dont always like you, but Ill always love you. You push my buttons and you know what annoys me but you make me laugh and knows what makes me smile 1000x more. Today my gift to you was simple. I wrote the same vows I made 365 days ago on a piece a paper. As I wrote them I remembered waking up in the middle of the night when the words came to me. And your face as you heard them. I was able to reflect on the words I wrote/said and the promises I made. I think its something Ill continue to do each and every year on our Anniversary. Tonight I look forward to recreating our first date of bowling, eating some very old cake, and watching our wedding video together in our home. One year down, a lifetime to go.

Lauren and Laura Leigh may very well be my favorite reality show couple of 2021! Thats a difficult title to hold onto though, especially with a brand new season of Love After Lockup around the corner.

Anyways, here are all those Lauren and Laura Leigh wedding photos Ive been teasing. be sure to follow along with their story (oh, and Laurens mom Lisa) with new episode s of sMothered airing Monday nights at 9/8c on TLC. Or you can stream the episodes on discovery+.

UPDATE I managed to track down the wedding photographers Facebook page and theres a gallery of 170 professionally shot wedding photos! Mad props to Belle Amour Photography! Heres an embed of the gallery:

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Think you’re a Kansas City Chiefs fan? This Manhattan man has you beat, with the world record to prove it. – The Topeka Capital-Journal02.04.21

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A tattoo of a Kansas CityChiefs arrowhead adorns one of Curt Herrman's biceps.

The original logo the team used from 1963 to 1971 istattooed on the other.

"I'm just a little obsessed, I guess," the Manhattan man said with a smile as he talked Monday abouthow his hobby of collecting Chiefs' memorabilia for the past 50 years recently gained him recognitionas aworld record holder.

The Spain-basedOfficial World Record organizationon Jan. 25 certifiedthe 59-year-old Herrman ashaving the world's largest collection of Kansas City Chiefs-related memorabilia.

"The fruit of his passion for Curt Herrman has led him to collect these pieces for 50 years," says the award certificate. "At present his collection amounts to 642 pieces."

Herrman is also seeking recognition from London-based Guinness World Records but hasn't heard back about a decision onhis application.

The information technologydirector and a vice president atManhattan's Community First National Bank, Herrman has collectedChiefs memorabiliasince 1970, the year KC got its first Super Bowl win.

Hesaid that while he's not absolutely sure his collection is the world's largest, no one has challenged that claim.

Herrmann keeps his memorabiliain a lovinglymaintained "Chiefseum" in the basement of his home. He watches most Chiefs games at home, though he tries to attend in person at least once a year.

As Herrmangavea Capital-Journal reporter a tour of his display, herecalled watching on TV as KCwon Super Bowl IV in January1970 while being coached by Hank Stram and quarterbacked by Len Dawson.

Herrman got his first piece of Chiefs' memorabilia for Christmas later that year. It wasan NFL-sized Franklin football emblazonedwith the team's logo, which remainspart ofhis collection.

The decades that followed brought seasons that ended in disappointment for Hermann and other devoted fans. The Chiefs were "not terrible" in most seasons but tended to losewhenever theymadethe playoffs, hesaid. The team'splayoff record was5-17betweenDecember 1971 and January 2019.

Meanwhile, Herrman wasbuildinghis memorabilia collection, which he saidhas a totalinsurance value of about $30,000.

That collection includes player figurines, game programs and tickets, autographed photos, helmets and jerseys,cardboard cutouts of players,replica championship rings, pieces of game-worn jerseys and Kansas City Star articles published when the Chiefs won the Super Bowl in January 1970 and when Stram died in July 2005.

Many of the items, including the newspaperarticles, are enclosed in frames Herrman made himself.

The collection also includesseven Chiefs clocks,a Chiefs bowling ball andChiefs-themed stuffed animals, fishing lures, bottle openers and cookie jars.

Herrman said he gotprobably more than 100 of the items as gifts from his wife, Becky Herrman, with whom hehastwo adult sons, Brodie Herrman and Mason Herrman.

"Every Christmas I always get one or two Chiefs things, and a lot of them are from her," he said.

About a year ago, Herrman said, he first soughtworld record recognition for his collection by applying on the website ofLondon-based Guinness World Records.

As far as Herrmanknows, that organization doesn't maintain any records categories regarding sports memorabilia collections, though it could always create one.

Guinness suggested it would "help things along" for Herrman to pay itan "expedite fee" of $5,000, though that would not guarantee he would getthe record, hesaid. Herrmanchose not to pay that feeand continues to await a decision from Guinness.

Meanwhile, media coverage of Herrman's bid for recognition fromGuinness got the attention of theOfficial World Record organization, which encouraged Herrman to apply.

"They were very good to work with," Herrman said. "They asked a lot of questions. They didn't just rubber stamp it."

Herrmansaid he provided OWRa large, detailed, itemized inventory ofhis collection, including photos and value estimates.

Healso complied with the organization's request that he arrange for three well-known people to verify his statements by filling out and submitting a form.

Those were Manhattan City Commissioner Aaron Estabrook, State Sen. Tom Hawk, D-Manhattan, andDave Lewis, Kansas State University's public address announcer for football and men's basketball games.

Herrman knew Estabrook from having servedwith him on the Manhattan school board, where Herrman said he isserving his 15th year.

Each of the three paid a visit toHerrman's Chiefseum, for which he maintains a Facebook site. He encouraged anyone who wishes to contact him to do so through that site.

While OWRdidn't ask Herrmanfor money,he said itoffered for a price ofabout $200 to provide him a framed, sealed copy of his certificate. He declined.

With the Chiefs preparing to play Sunday for their second consecutive Super Bowl victory, Herrman's collection has garneredincreased media attention.

He said a Louisiana TV station plans Sunday to conduct Zoom interviews at the same time withHerrman and with a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the teamthe Chiefs will play.

Meanwhile, Herrman said hisdream continues to be forhis collection to be viewedby any current or former Chiefs player.

"Really, having it seen by anybody from the Chiefs organization would make my day," he said.

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Dustin Poiriers 27 tattoos and their meanings after getting his first aged 14 ahead of UFC fight with Conor M – The Sun01.22.21

DUSTIN POIRIER has prepared for his needle match with Conor McGregor by revealing his extensive tattoo collection.

The 32-year-old from Lafayette, Louisiana, loves body ink with art on most parts of his body.

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A lot of his art is deeply meaningful and personal - while there are some that just make good decoration.

He revealed in an interview with GQ that he got his first tattoo at just 14 years old.

Poirier, who fights Conor McGregor this weekend, said: "Where I'm from in Lafayette, Louisiana, a lot of guys had tattoos before they were 14.

"They were horribly done by tattoo guns, they were made at the house from guys who learned the art.

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"My grandfather was in the Navy, he was a rougher gentleman and his chest and his legs were covered in tattoos.

"The first tattoo I got was when I was 14 years old. And it was a D on my shoulder with some flames on it and some dice.

"I'm not even sure why the dice and flames - maybe just being 14 years old.

"There came a point where I kept getting these street tattoos done over a few years and my mum told me to stop.

"She said she'd sign a consent to go to a real tattoo shop and do it legally with a real artist and you won't get a blood disease."

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On his right hand Poirier has the word 'inspire' and a crown 'because it looks cool'.

And on his left hand is the word 'faith' and a fleur-de-lis - which is a symbol for French royalty.

The symbol is also close to his roots and features on the flag of his region, and also the nearby New Orleans Saints NFL side.

He also has four women's names inked onto his skin - his mum, grandma, wife and daughter.

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Poirier explained: "I was raised by my mother and grandmother.

"I only have one tattoo that was done outside Lafayette and that's my daughter's name - I got that done in Florida.

"I have four women's names tattooed on me because I was raised by women so that's very powerful."

The 32-year-old MMA fighter also has the date he married wife Jolie in Roman numerals on the back of his left hand.

There's also a message paying homage to his Christian faith on his left forearm 'blood bought, paid in full'.

Poirier also has a dove on his right arm, along with a rose and rose petals falling.

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His elaborate arm ink also includes Jesus, a star scene, a fire and a phoenix to represent overcoming things and rising up.

He has a Japanese mask on the inside of his right bicep and covered up the 337 area code tattoo because it was 'silly and done bad'.

The UFC star's left arm features a tiger on his shoulder, an outline of the state of Louisiana and a magnolia.

Poirier has a tiger stripe print across his chest over his heart, and in the middle of it is the Bushido code.

That means 'way of the warrior' in Japanese to represent his fighter's heart.

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And on his right thigh, Poirier has a huge solid cross to cover up a street tattoo that went wrong when he was younger.

He said: "I never planned any of this, it was just in the moment. That week it just came to me 'I'm going to get another tattoo' and just did it.

"Every tattoo, I can remember what was going on in my life at the time."

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Dustin Poirier’s 27 tattoos and what each one means ahead of Conor McGregor rematch – Daily Star01.22.21

Dustin Poirier has revealed the stories behind his tattoos ahead of his fight with Conor McGregor at UFC 257 this weekend.

Poirier's ripped physique is covered in body art - and much of it has deep, personal meaning.

The 32-year-old has four women's names inked onto his body - those of his mum, wife and daughter and grandmother.

He also has a tattoo of the date he married his wife Jolie, a Japanese tattoo meaning 'the way of warriors', and numerous inks reflecting his religious faith.

The UFC star was inked for the first time aged 14, and all his tattoos have been done in his home town of Lafayette, Lousiana - with the exception of his daughter's name, which he had done in Florida.

In an interview with GQ, Poirier said: "My grandfather was in the Navy, he was a rougher gentleman and his chest and his legs were covered in tattoos.

"The first tattoo I got was when I was 14 years old. And it was a D on my shoulder with some flames on it and some dice.

"I'm not even sure why the dice and flames - maybe just being 14 years old.

"There came a point where I kept getting these street tattoos done over a few years and my mum told me to stop.

"She said she'd sign a consent to go to a real tattoo shop and do it legally with a real artist and you won't get a blood disease."

He insist he never planned to be covered in body art, saying: "It was just in the moment. That week it just came to me 'I'm going to get another tattoo' and just did it.

"Every tattoo, I can remember what was going on in my life at the time."

Here, Daily Star Sport looks at all 27 of Poirier's tattoos and what they mean, as described by Body Art Guru.

1. Parker Noelle

Pride of place on Poirier's right pec is the name of his daughter, Parker Noelle - who was born in August 2016.

Poirier said: "I have four women's names tattooed on me because I was raised by women so that's very powerful."

2. Tiger stripes

Covering Poirier's left pec is a tiger-stripe pattern, overlaid with Japanese writing saying 'bushido' - 'the way of warriors'.

He said: "I think i have always been a fighter and a warrior. I did not choose this, it kind of just happened, and I love this life.

3. Rose and falling petals

On the shoulder of his right arm, Poirier has a tattoo of a huge red rose with coloured rose petals falling from it.

4. Black bands on right upper arm

Black bands around Poirier's right bicep are a cover-up to a previous tattoo which read '337'.

Poirier said: "It was my area code and I thought it was done very bad.

5. Stars and fire

Covering most of Poirier's right arm are stars highlighted by orange-red fire - representing the fighter's relationship with God.

6. Phoenix

A phoenix on Poirier's inner right bicep represents rebirth - as a reminder to come back stronger from setbacks.

7. Jesus

Poirier has the name of Jesus inked on his right forearm to reflect his dedication to Christianity.

8. Portrait of Jesus

A portrait of Jesus Christ on the cross is another sign of his religious beliefs.

9. Glenda

Inked on his right wrist, Glenda is the name of his grandmother, who brought Poirier up.

10. Deann

This is Poirier's mum's name, and is inked on the centre of his right arm.

11. Japanese mask

On the inner side of Poirier's right arm is a large Japanese mask which again appears to refer to a warrior spirit.

12 and 13. Diamonds

Diamonds on both Poirier's wrists represent beauty and wealth - as well as the commitment between husband and wife.

14. Louisiana tiger

The tiger surrounded by flowers on Poirier's left shoulder is a symbol of strength and independence.

15. Magnolia Flower

The Magnolia Flower on his left bicep is a symbol of peace and harmony and is also the state flower of Louisiana, where Poirier was raised.

16. Mary's portrait

On Poirier's left forearm, the portrait of Mary with sun rays behind her is another symbol of his religious devotion.

17. 'Blood Bought Paid in full'

This is inscribed on Poirier's left forearm, and is again a nod to his Christian faith, referring to the crucifixion.

18. Chinese letters

Poirier has Chinese letters inked on his left forearm - but he has kept the significance of them to himself.

19. Tribal design

A tribal design on Poirier's left bicep forms part of the background for his tiger tattoo.

20. Red flowers

Red flowers also adorn his left arm, again forming part of the overall image of the tiger.

21. Spiderweb

A spiderweb on Poirier's left elbow is a symbol of being trapped or imprisoned - or maybe it just looks cool.

22. Inspire

The word 'Inspire' on Poirier's right hand is a continuous reminder for him to be an inspiration for himself as well as others.

23. Crown

A crown on Poirier's right hand could represent power - but Poirier says: "I dunno why, I thought it was cool.

24. Fleur-de-lis

The fleur-de-lis covering most of Poirier's left hand is the symbol of the French Royal Arms in Louisiana. It is also considered the symbol of peace and purification, and can represent a persons conversion into Christianity.

25. Roman Numerals

On Poirier's left hand, the Roman Numerals 'IX IV MMIX' represent September 4, 2009, the date of his marriage to wife Jolie - who has the same tattoo on her neck.

26. Faith

The word 'Faith', next to Poirier's fleur-de-lis, is another religious reference.

27. Cross

A huge cross on Poirier's right thigh covers up a street tattoo that went wronger when Poirier was younger - although it could be interpreted as another religious reference.

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Louisiana man an accused of committing unnatural sex acts with 2 horses – WGN TV Chicago12.23.20

by: WGNO Web Desk and Nexstar Media Wire

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) The New Orleans Police Department is looking for a man they say broke into a stable and committed unnatural sex acts with two horses.

The unidentified man entered the stable in City Park, Louisiana, around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday. He proceeded to commit unspecified sex acts with two of the horses, according to police.

The NOPD released still images from surveillance video showing the suspect wearing a striped shirt and a medical mask pulled down below his chin. The suspect has a distinctive tattoo on his right arm.

One of the horses belongs to the Orleans Parish Sheriffs Office, according to OPSO General Counsel Blake Arcuri.

I can confirm we were notified of an incident involving an OPSO horse assigned to the Mounted Division, Arcuri said. The New Orleans Police Department is conducting a criminal investigation into the matter.

Anyone with additional information on this incident or the suspect is asked to contact police.

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