(TMU) — Mike Tyson is best known for his wild antics inside and outside of the boxing ring. But at age 52, “Kid Dynamite” has definitely chilled out.
If it wasn’t clear from his guest appearances in The Hangover series, the former heavyweight champion of the world is no longer the hungry young contender that he was 30 years ago. In 2016, Tyson turned a new page in life when California legalized recreational cannabis and he created his own company, Tyson Holistic Holdings, which sells a range of cannabis products, strains, and paraphernalia.
Since then, Iron Mike has rebranded the company as The Ranch Companies while building a massive ranch—aptly named Tyson Ranch—which he hopes will be a new mecca for stoners around the world.
When complete, the ranch in Southern California’s Riverside County will be home to an array of cannabis-oriented attractions, from the world’s longest lazy river to a luxury hotel, retail space, a venue for the Kind Music Festival—described by Tyson and his business partner as “the Lollapalooza of cannabis”—and even a site for 200 glamorous camping or “glamping units.”
While the Mind Unleashed previously reported on Tyson’s plans for the music festival back in January, few details about the ranch were available at the time. Rob Hickman, the brains behind the 418-acre Tyson Ranch, has also cleared up the discrepancy when it comes to the ranch’s acreage.
“Let’s say 420 acres,” Hickman told GQ. “Makes it fun.”
The ex-boxer is also planning to build Tyson University on his ranch, which will teach the fine techniques of growing connoisseur-grade cannabis to would-be growers intent on growing strains on the level of Tyson’s own Purple Punch and KO Kush. Cannabis research will also take place at the envisioned Tyson U.
Tyson’s main goal is to educate the public about the healing properties of cannabis and CBD, which go far beyond its recreational qualities alone. After all, the enormous physical toll that boxing takes on a person is no secret—nor was Tyson’s long period of struggling with substance abuse.
Speaking to Cannabis & Tech Today, Tyson explained:
“I thought about how much good I could do by helping people with cannabis. It was a no-brainer.
I’ve been fighting for over 20 years, and my body has a lot of wear and tear. I had two surgeries and I used marijuana to calm my nerves, and it would take the pain away… But before, they had me on those opiates, and those opiates had me all screwed up.”
He’s also teamed up with professional athletes both active and retired to promote the benefits of cannabis and CBD, with such notables as former NBA Commissioner David Stern and former NBA player Al Harrington signing on as advisors and investors. Tyson has also developed partnerships with figures from nearly all of the major U.S. athletic leagues, including the NFL, MLB, WNBA, UFC, NHL and FIFA.
Tyson also wants to promote health and wellness among armed forces veterans. Tyson said:
“I’m a big fan of veterans and I think they’ve given a lot to our country and we should give some back in return … Especially with all of the addiction that many of them come back with.”
Tyson Ranch will be a sort of health spa based on cannabis. Hickman explained:
“He’s building a holistic centre for health and wellness.
There will be testing in the university. It’s going to be about educating people on the healing benefits, how to grow, and how to be in proper business.”
Mike Tyson is dead-set on changing perceptions around cannabis, and helping the plant shed the stereotypes and stigmas that surround it. As the former champ succinctly put it:
“Cannabis is the future, and eventually, everyone is going to have to give in.”
Fitness Coach Shares Army Technique To Fall Asleep In 2 Minutes
We’re guessing that at least a few of you may have had a few nights – if not countless ones – where sleep didn’t necessarily come easily.
Indeed, about one in four Americans has experienced a strong bout of insomnia at some point each year. The sleeping disorder leads to poor health, weakened immunity and daytime fatigue, among other problems.
However, self-proclaimed fitness expert and personal trainer Justin Agustin claims that he knows the secret to slipping into a good night’s rest within minutes.
Agustin recently shared the video on TikTok, captioning his video with the exciting title: “Technique to falling asleep in two minutes!”
The clip has since racked up several million views, around 300,000 likes and thousands of comments, with many verifying that the technique worked for them.
“This technique was developed in the military to allow soldiers to fall asleep at any time, any place – even on the battlefield when the environment is extremely uncomfortable and there’s a lot of noise happening … Sleep for a soldier is crucial,” Agustin explained.
“According to my research, this was developed mainly for fighter pilots who need 100 percent of their reflexes and focus, which we all know decreases with the lack of sleep,” he added.
“You simply have to start by ‘calming your body’ by shutting down and relaxing each part of your body, from ‘head to toe’.
“Start by relaxing the muscles in your forehead,” Agustin continued.
“Relax your eyes, your cheeks, your jaw and focus on your breathing. Now go down to your neck and your shoulders.
“Make sure your shoulders are not tensed up. Drop them as low as you can and keep your arms loose by your side, including your hands and fingers.”
As you do this, you should ‘imagine this warm sensation going from your head to all the way down to your fingertips.
“Take a deep breath and slowly exhale, relaxing your chest, your stomach, down to your thighs, knees, legs and feet,” he said.
“Again, imagine this warm sensation going down from your heart all the way to your toes.”
Continuing, Agustin explained that the purpose was to “clear your mind of any stresses.”
“To do this, think of two scenarios: One – you’re lying in a canoe on a calm lake with nothing but a clear blue sky above you. Two – you’re lying in a black velvet hammock in a pitch black room.
“At any time when you start thinking of anything else or you start getting distracted, repeat these words for 10 seconds: ‘Don’t think, don’t think, don’t think.’”
Agustin claims that one can perfect this technique by practicing it every night for no less than six weeks, saying: “Apparently, 96 percent of people who mastered this technique are actually able to fall asleep within two minutes of shutting their eyes.”
A number of commenters vouched for the technique, with one claiming: “I’m a military brat and was taught this. I also had a veteran as a psychology teacher in college who taught this. it definitely works.”
Another said: “I didn’t know this was a military thing. A college prof told me about this. I fall asleep before I reach my feet.”
While a third commented: “We learned this at summer camp back in the late 70s. I love it.”
However, one commenter wryly noted: “Tik Tok don’t help either.”
In World First, Man Receives Heart Transplanted From Gene-Hacked Pig
In a groundbreaking world first, a 57-year-old man in the U.S. has become the first person in the world to receive a heart transplant from a genetically-modified pig.
The revolutionary procedure’s apparent success offers hope to hundreds of thousands of people who are struggling with failing vital organs amid scarce supplies of human organs.
The patient, David Bennett of Maryland, is in good shape days after the experimental seven-hour operation took place in Baltimore on Friday, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.
The surgical procedure is the result of years of fervent efforts by researchers to develop pigs whose organs would be compatible with the human body, and was made possible by recent advances in gene editing and cloning technology. The heart transplant was preceded months ago by a successful kidney transplant in New York which also used an organ harvested from a genetically engineered pig.
“This is a watershed event,” said David Klassen, chief medical officer at the United Network for Organ Sharing, reports New York Times. “Doors are starting to open that will lead, I believe, to major changes in how we treat organ failure.”
The University of Maryland doctors received a special dispensation from regulators to carry out the procedure due to the fact that Bennett’s death was certain in the absence of a transplant.
Surgeon Bartley Griffith, who took part in the transplant, expressed pride in taking part in bringing the world “one step closer to solving the organ shortage crisis,” reports BBC. Roughly 17 people die every day in the U.S. while awaiting transplants, which are in extremely short supply.
“People die all the time on the waiting list, waiting for organs. If we could use genetically engineered pig organs they’d never have to wait, they could basically get an organ as they needed it,” said Christine Lau, Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
“Plus, we wouldn’t have to fly all over the country at night-time to recover organs to put them into recipients.”
The Universe1 week ago
For The First Time, NASA Witnesses Black Hole Giving Birth To Stars
Health1 week ago
Fitness Coach Shares Army Technique To Fall Asleep In 2 Minutes
News1 week ago
NASA Finds “Unusual” Signs of Life on Mars
Bizarre2 weeks ago
The Notorious ‘Gateway to Hell’ May Finally Be Sealed, Turkmenistan’s President Says