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  • Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes

    04/16/2014 5:45:18 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    bob vila .com ^ | 4-16-2014 | Donna Boyle Schwartz
    For those who've always wanted to build their own home, the prospect may now be more realistic than ever, thanks to a new wave of kit homes.
  • Teen caught urinating in reservoir (Portland Ore)

    04/16/2014 4:41:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | April 16. 2014
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a young person urinated into a city reservoir. Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff said 38 million gallons will be discarded because a 19-year-old was caught in the act on Wednesday
  • Rapper Andre Johnson severs penis, jumps off building, but survives

    04/16/2014 1:37:54 PM PDT · by Theoria · 153 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 April 2016 | Alan Duke
    Rapper Andre Johnson severed his penis and jumped from a Los Angeles apartment building early Wednesday, police said. Johnson was seriously injured, but survived the fall from the second level of the building in North Hollywood, Los Angeles Police Sgt. William Mann said. Johnson, along with his recovered penis, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was being treated, Mann said. Details about what triggered the incident were not available. Johnson has been a member of Northstar, a Long Beach, California, hip hop group that was part of the Wu-Tang Clan family, according to the Wu-Tang Clan website. He...
  • A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia

    04/16/2014 4:39:12 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    Most children, Asher Svidensky says, are a little intimidated by golden eagles. Kazakh boys in western Mongolia start learning how to use the huge birds to hunt for foxes and hares at the age of 13, when the eagles sit heavily on their undeveloped arms. Svidensky, a photographer and travel writer, shot five boys learning the skill - and he also photographed Ashol-Pan
  • The Greens’ Attack on Mariculture

    04/15/2014 6:45:12 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 1 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 3, 2013 4:00 AM | Robert Zubrin
    Over the past several months, while most of the political world has been focused on the election and the ensuing struggle over the fiscal cliff, a little story appeared that is worthy of much more attention. It concerns the efforts of the British Columbia–based Haida native-American tribe to restore the salmon fishery that has provided much of their livelihood for centuries. Acting collectively, the Haida voted to form the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation, financed it with $2.5 million of their own savings, and used it to support the efforts of American scientist-entrepreneur Russ George to demonstrate the feasibility of open-sea...
  • More nudists in Munich: ... introduces six Urban Naked Zones

    04/14/2014 2:43:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 05:27 EST, 14 April 2014 | By Toni Jones
    Germans are often considered to be more at one with nature than us prudish Brits. And now residents of the country's third-largest city have been given the go ahead to strip off for all over sunbathing sessions in six designated spaces. According to a report in TheAtlanticCities.com the six Urban Naked Zones are located in parkland, offering privacy, but also only minutes away from the busy city centre. The 'zones' were introduced following the expiry of statewide laws controlling nude sunbathing last year.
  • Mackinac Island ferries delayed because of Great Lake's ice cover

    04/14/2014 10:11:46 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 42 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | Jonathan Van Zytveld
    STRAITS OF MACKINAC, MI - At least one ferry service is predicting delayed trips to Mackinac Island due to ice that still covers a portion of the Great Lakes. Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry has announced it will be starting its 2014 season later than anticipated after temporarily relocating its ferry starts to St. Ignace, rather than Mackinaw City, as a result of the ice blockages which remain in the Straits of Mackinac. "The straits have completely frozen over, except for a shipping channel," said Misty Martinchek, Shepler's group sales manager, who said all local ferries have been affected by the...
  • Harsh winter revs up spring allergies in New Jersey

    04/13/2014 2:35:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | Sunday, April 13, 2014, 4:05 PM | CHRISTOPHER MAAG
    In a traditional spring, various species of pollinating trees and flowers bloom sequentially over a period of about 2½ months, said Estelle Levetin, who has studied airborne pollen since 1980. If spring is delayed, more plants pollinate all at once, creating a shorter but more intense season that can exacerbate symptoms for people who are allergic. “This year we had an unusually cold winter that lasted longer than normal, and that set back pollen release significantly,” said Levetin, a biology professor at the University of Tulsa. “Each individual plant is not pollinating much more than normal. We’re just having a...
  • My Cats Hanging Out With The Eagles

    During the summer these same two eagles hang out on the porch about every day like it is their own private perch. Video in Unalaska, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands by Pam Aus.
  • Why Are Search-and-Rescue Drones Grounded?

    04/12/2014 11:31:24 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 17 replies
    IEEE SPECTRUM ^ | 11 Apr 2014 | David Schneider
    Gene Robinson of Wimberly, Texas, is a licensed pilot and also flies radio-controlled model airplanes—not an unusual combination. About a decade ago, he realized that a model aircraft outfitted to take aerial photos could be enormously useful in locating people who have gone missing—perhaps because they’ve been abducted or maybe just because they are very young and have wandered off into the woods alone. His efforts have paid valuable dividends over the years—helping find the remains of nearly a dozen people. But since late February his search-and-rescue model airplanes have been grounded: That’s when the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration notified...
  • Woman run down by freight train while running on the tracks with headphones on

    04/11/2014 9:17:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 10, 2014 | Ryan Gorman
    A California woman was struck and killed Wednesday by a freight train while wearing headphones as she jogged along busy tracks near a popular hiking trail. Janaki Rose Hayes, 27, of Truckee, was wearing headphones that fully covered her ears and did not hear the blaring horn as the steel beast bared down on her around 1.45 p.m., police said. Investigators believe she was jogging towards a trail for the bulk of her workout and that the death was an accident, sources told the Sacramento Bee. Hayes, who had recently moved from Oregon to the small town just north of...
  • UMD team’s snowmobile sweeps competition

    04/10/2014 5:43:25 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    brainerd dispatch ^ | 4-8-14 | Alysee Shelton
    DULUTH — In a competition to create a cleaner-running, quieter snowmobile, the team from the University of Minnesota Duluth reduced friction and turned heads to dominate the competition when it came to style and functionality at the 2014 Society of Automotive Engineers Clean Snowmobile Challenge. The club walked away with the BASF Corporation Award for Innovation for the first time, as it competed against 13 to 16 schools from around the United States and Canada last month.
  • Search Suspended for Teen Swept to Sea From Ocean Beach

    04/10/2014 2:38:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 | Christie Smith
    Coast Guard crews suspended their search Thursday afternoon for a 14-year-old boy swept to sea off San Francisco's Ocean Beach, after nearly 24 hours of looking for him in the Pacific Ocean. Crews had targeted efforts in an area that was 64 square miles between the Golden Gate Bridge and Lake Merced, with authorities scouring both shoreline and water for the teen. But they suspended their search about 1 p.m. "It's heartbreaking," San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said from the beach Thursday morning during the height of the search, noting that she had talked with the teen's mother. "I'm...
  • Man-eating, one-ton crocodile caught in Uganda

    04/10/2014 8:29:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 10, 2014 | Chumley
    The giant reptile — which at 2,204 pounds is only 103 pounds shy of the world record — is blamed for eating four people in the Lake Victoria region.
  • [vanity] Reloading advice for Springfield XDS compact 45

    04/07/2014 5:41:54 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 51 replies
    Optimum loads ^ | 4/8/2014 | blueflag
    Seeking advice and comment on the best reload spec for a Springfield XDS 3.3 compact 45.
  • Reindeer Herd Crossing the Frozen Mackenzie River (3,000 critters)

    04/07/2014 5:23:47 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/6/14 | Jackie Challis
    Massive herd crossing the Mackenzie.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agXozlbIEnc
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, April 6th, 2014.

    04/06/2014 5:01:59 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 61 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | 4/6/2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Gun Talk Radio 4/06/2014, 08:00-11:00pm EST
  • Lance Mackey arrested for driving without valid license, insurance

    04/06/2014 3:29:35 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 9 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | MICHELLE THERIAULT BOOTS
    Four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey was arrested near Fairbanks on Saturday for violating conditions of release in a pending 2013 DUI case by driving without a valid license, the Alaska State Troopers said.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Two Rode Together"(1961)

    04/06/2014 11:36:37 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1961 | John Ford
  • Peter Matthiessen, Author and Naturalist, Is Dead at 86

    04/05/2014 7:15:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 5, 2014 | Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
    Peter Matthiessen, a roving author and naturalist whose impassioned nonfiction explored the remote endangered wilds of the world and whose prize-winning fiction often placed his mysterious protagonists in the heart of them, died on Saturday at his home in Sagaponack, N.Y. He was 86... Mr. Matthiessen was one of the last survivors of a generation of American writers who came of age after World War II and who all seemed to know one another, socializing in New York and on Long Island’s East End as a kind of movable literary salon peopled by the likes of William Styron, James Jones,...
  • Do You Think Climate Change is a Pressing Issue?

    04/04/2014 8:51:21 PM PDT · by cutty · 11 replies
    Flathead Beacon ^ | Apr. 4, 2014
    Vote and/or comment on the poll.
  • An Ode to Outdoor Beer Drinking

    04/04/2014 6:15:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 3, 2014 | Evan Rail
    Can anything beat a cold brew on a quiet terrace at the end of a hard day?WE'VE BEEN TRAPPED inside for months, perfecting our techniques in sweaty halls through the long, dark days of winter. But now that spring is finally here, we're prepared to test our strengths outside, in full view of the wider world. Make no mistake: I'm not talking about runners or cyclists. I'm talking about those of us who really know how to put warm weather to good use. I'm talking, of course, about beer drinkers. By extension, I'd include all al-fresco sippers, from the Southern...
  • Pit bulls attack 3 before being shot [ San Diego ]

    04/02/2014 5:41:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | .April 1, 2014 | Pauline Repard
    Three rampaging pit bulls attacked three Bay Terraces residents and sent them scrambling for safety Tuesday morning before a San Diego police officer shot the dogs. ... A 78-year-old retired Navy chief was bitten first, when he went outside to get his newspaper. The animals then charged a woman and bit her ankle before she could scale a neighbor’s 4-foot fence. Then the dogs turned on 19-year-old Michael Ward, who stepped out of his Petal Drive house to find out why a woman was yelling. “She was trying to get away from three large pit bulls,” Ward said. “Then they...
  • Fears of Volcanic Eruption as Bison Seen Fleeing Yellowstone Park (Video)

    04/02/2014 11:48:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-2-2014 | Jim Hoft
    A number of bloggers are posting video of animals fleeing the Yellowstone Park this week. Some believe this may be a sign of an imminent volcano eruption. [video] The Epoch Times reported: A number of bloggers are posting videos that show bison and other animals allegedly leaving Yellowstone National Park, prompting theories that as earthquakes ramp up the seismic activity will set off the Yellowstone supervolcano. Two of the main bloggers behind the discussion stress that there’s no way to know when the supervolcano will go off but note that the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that hit on March 30 seemed...
  • Yellowstone Volcano Eruption in 2014? Are Animals Fleeing Park As ‘An Alert’?

    04/01/2014 7:35:35 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 73 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 4-1-14 | Z. Stieber
    A number of bloggers are posting videos that show bison and other animals allegedly leaving Yellowstone National Park, prompting theories that as earthquakes ramp up the seismic activity will set off the Yellowstone supervolcano. Two of the main bloggers behind the discussion stress that there’s no way to know when the supervolcano will go off but note that the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that hit on March 30 seemed to set off a reaction from the animals, who are moving for a reason. “Whether I believe this, or whether I don’t believe the story or not, I don’t know. I can...
  • Lucky owl snags rabbit for lunch

  • Spot the predator: Would YOU be able to tell if a snow leopard was stalking you?

    04/01/2014 10:19:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    mail online ^ | Paul Donnelley
    FULL TITLE: Spot the predator: Would YOU be able to tell if a snow leopard was stalking you? Try to find the animal in these photographs These rare photographs of wild snow leopards reveal just why the elusive animal is so hard to spot. Pictured strolling across the face of a mountain, the endangered big cat is barely visible against a background of rock and shale. Experienced wildlife photographer David Jenkins, 41, braved temperatures of over minus 20 degrees centigrade in an effort to get a glimpse of the creature. Scroll down for video But after two weeks enduring the...
  • Minnesota angler pleads guilty, loses potential world-record lake trout

    04/01/2014 4:19:42 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-1-14 | Sam Cook
    Caught -- and released to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Rob Scott, the Crane Lake, Minn., angler who caught a potential tip-up world-record lake trout in February, pleaded guilty Friday in Fort Frances Provincial Offences Court to keeping one lake trout over his limit. Scott, 65, won't get to keep the fish. He paid a $400 fine plus court costs amounting to about $75, according to Kevin Elliott, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources enforcement supervisor in Fort Frances. Scott, who was represented by an Ontario attorney, did not contest the charges. He caught and kept the fish that unofficially...
  • California man swept out to sea during Sunday baptism

    03/31/2014 9:59:29 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 40 replies
    nydailynews ^ | March 31, 2014 | Joe Kemp
    The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. A California man was feared dead after he was swept out to sea during a beach baptism on Sunday, officials said. Benito Flores, 43, was helping his cousin — Pastor Maurigro Cervantes — perform the religious ceremony on a man at Guadalupe beach when a hellacious wave toppled the trio, KCOY-TV reported. “A big wave came and took Benito,” Cervantes, of Jesus Christ Light of the Sky, told the news station. “I tried to take him out. He was heavy and then another big wave came.” The current pulled Flores away from...
  • Bald Eagles are nesting on all three of Pittsburgh's major rivers!

    03/31/2014 4:14:24 AM PDT · by galtman · 36 replies
    Audubon Society of W.PA ^ | March 2014 | Unknown
    Pittsburghers Rooting for the Eagles? Many people probably thought the day would never come when Pittsburghers would be cheering for the Eagles…Bald Eagles, that is! It has probably been more than 250 years since Bald Eagles last nested along Pittsburgh’s three rivers. In the 18th century, suitable nesting habitat in the form of mature tall trees was stripped from the hillsides flanking the rivers to meet the lumber and fuel demands of a rapidly growing human population in the area; second, industrialization beginning in the 19th century led to extensive unregulated pollution of the rivers, which decimated fish populations that...
  • Fighting dog attacked baby girl in pram ( Sweden )

    03/30/2014 12:58:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Mar 2014
    A 10-month-old baby girl was rushed to hospital after she was attacked and dragged out of her pram by an American staffordshire terrier in northern Sweden. The attack took place in Härnösand when the dog suddenly jumped into the child's pram and bit the infant. After managing to get a hold of the baby the dog then dragged the child down a hill before witnesses intervened.
  • PHOEBE HAS TWO BABIES (hummingbird live cam- new cam, very close up)

    03/30/2014 12:13:38 PM PDT · by patriot08 · 51 replies
    Phoebe the hummingbird live cam ^ | 3/30/14 | patriot08
    New better live web camera! Extremely up close view of Phoebe and her new babies. A new camera has been installed very close up so we may have the rare privilege of observing the feeding, care and fledgling of hummingbird chicks. Take a break from all the depressing news of the day. Phoebe Allen, the adorable little hummingbird now has two new babies. HERE Absolutely cute overload. Phoebe is a Channel Island Allen hummingbird who lives in Orange County, California. She has been hatching 4 to 5 clutches per year and her nest has been on net webcam since...
  • The Man of Men: Living through work, sweat and mud

    03/29/2014 10:19:12 PM PDT · by SZonian · 4 replies
    KVVU Fox 5 ^ | Feb 28, 2014 | Rick Portier
    WATSON, LA (WAFB) - On a rainy Monday afternoon, the buzz of air-powered tools rattled through the garage at CSC Lifts, Liners, and Accessories. The experienced hands of Darrell Carmena applied just the right pressure to make the tools sing. It was a song he has played since he left the US Air Force in 1974. During the Vietnam era, Carmena re-skinned damaged aircraft with shiny new aluminum. These days, he turns small trucks into monsters. Carmena said the Ford F-350 on his rack that day is for a very special person. When he is finished, it will be a...
  • Man Performs C-Section on Dead Porcupine ... Saves Baby

    03/29/2014 8:21:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 29, 2014 | Yahoo! News
    Man does C-section on dead porcupine, saves baby LISBON, Maine — A Maine man in search of a valuable mineral cut open a dead porcupine on the side of the road and unexpectedly pulled out its baby. Jared Buzzell, of Lisbon, says he was searching for wild mushrooms Thursday when he saw a porcupine get hit by a car in Minot. Buzzell says he'd heard that a valuable mineral deposit used in Chinese medicine formed in the stomachs of porcupines. He then cut open the dead porcupine to search for the mineral and instead found the baby. He tells WMTW-TV...
  • Some stuff just doesn't like being shot at

    03/29/2014 9:29:01 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 11 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 3/29/14 | ertyanna
    Video at link. Made me think of the Civil War Spotslyvania tree stump:
  • Texas Demands a Picture ID AND My Social Security Number for a Fishing License?

    03/28/2014 3:08:00 PM PDT · by not2be4gotten.com · 40 replies
    Me
    And my out of state address? What about I just pay my $16 and get a piece of paper that has the state seal on it and a serial number? What is the point of any of the rest of this? What is the Social Security number used for? If I lied about my Social Security number for my, oh, so, important fishing license, because I have an outstanding parking tickets in San Francisco and I don't want to be denied my fishing license, because I have already paid $100 to go fishing, am I potentially up on fraud charges?...
  • 24-Hour Survival in the Woods Alone: Could You Do It?

    03/28/2014 11:29:16 AM PDT · by kingattax · 108 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3-28-14 | Wendy Geller
    VIDEO AT LINKWhat would you do if you found yourself alone in the wilderness -- with nothing but yourself to rely on? Road Trip host Marc Istook wondered that very thing. So he went out to Liberty, Texas, to learn exactly what one needs in order to survive 24 hours alone in the wilderness. Luckily, he recruited an expert guide: former Green Beret Mykel Hawke, who learned about survival first-hand at a young age. As a teenager, Hawke lived on the streets, relying on his wits to stay afloat as he watched friends go to jail and even get killed....
  • Mary Landrieu Uses Her Political Power Against Louisianans

    03/28/2014 7:55:45 AM PDT · by chemicalman · 3 replies
    Rob Maness for US Senate ^ | 3/28/2014 | Col. Rob Maness (USAF, ret.)
    Madisonville, LA - Col. Rob Maness (USAF, ret.), the conservative candidate running against Mary Landrieu for the United States Senate, today blasted Sen. Mary Landrieu's support of anti-energy bureaucrat Rhea Suh for a high profile position in the Obama Administration, saying it is conclusive proof that Mary Landrieu will use her new leadership role to destroy jobs and advance Obama's agenda and his favorite Washington bureaucrats, killing jobs and reducing opportunities for people to provide for themselves and their families. "Rhea Suh is being promoted by the most anti-energy Administration we've ever had specifically because she has been instrumental in...
  • Coyote Attacks Woman Walking Dog in Rockland County ( NY )

    03/27/2014 12:59:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    NBC 4 New York ^ | Mar 26, 2014
    The woman took off her jacket during the attack and used it to try to shield herself against the coyote. She then ran to a neighbor's home for refuge. The coyote ran into a backyard, where it was shot and killed by an Orangetown police officer, authorities say. The woman told police the coyote appeared to be more focused on attacking her, not her dog
  • Heading to Anchorage Alaska. Any Freeper hangouts?

    03/26/2014 10:16:42 PM PDT · by An American in Turkiye · 10 replies
    An American in Turkiye
    I am retiring 1 September from the USAF. My wife has 7 years left as an ICU nurse. Just found out she has orders to Elmendorf AFB! We are super excited! Any FReeper hangouts there? Any incoming advice, i.e housing market, awesome places to check out, best salmon fishing, hiking trails, etc? I am currently at Travis AFB, California. So happy to leave this screwed up blue state and move to a red one.
  • Once in a lifetime: Tornado of tumbleweeds spreads grass fire in Colorado. [video]

    03/26/2014 5:23:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 3-26-2014 | Thomas Rogers
    Firefighter Thomas Rogers recorded this video of a tumbleweed tornado that helps spread a controlled fire beyond what was originally intended. Taken at a wildlife refuge in Denver, Colorado, several fire teams were at hand to help control the blaze. "Prescribed burn of 150 acres at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver, CO. Participating agencies: USFWS, USFS, South Metro Fire, West Metro Fire, Denver Fire, Fairmount Fire. A dust devil formed and drew the prescribed fire into it. It crossed the line and burned about 1 additional acre."
  • Strange Creature filmed in a pond in Lithuania - Mar 6, 2014

    03/25/2014 6:22:13 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 64 replies
    UFO Sighting Hotspot ^ | March 6, 2014 | unknown
    The story before footage. Witness report: So I was walking with my dog in the evening just before sunset, we were travelling into vast fields of nature to escape common modern view. By accident I found a pond. It catched my interest since i saw a waterhole in the middle of it. Usually people drills waterholes in their ponds where fish lives, at winter time, so fish can breathe. I thought I will see some fishes and stuff... But as soon as i came closer, I noticed that it was evaporating. You can't see this in the video since I...
  • The Stork Visits DNR EagleCam’s Nest (MN)

    03/25/2014 2:51:50 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 33 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | WCCO
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There’s a new bundle of joy on display on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ website. Early Tuesday morning, an eagle chick hatched in the nest watched by the DNR EagleCam, according to DNR Public Affairs Officer Harland Hiemstra. Last year, all three eggs laid by the eagles froze in the January cold. There are two more eggs to go this year, and both are expected to hatch with help from the warmer temperatures expected this weekend.
  • Stocking Trout Is An Icy Business This Year (Ice in CT lakes and streams)

    03/24/2014 11:15:16 AM PDT · by raybbr · 11 replies
    Courant.com ^ | 3/24/2014 | Erik Hesselberg
    Fishermen hooking trout on opening day April 19 will have no idea what it took to make that possible. The ice this year was so thick, chainsaws were needed to cut though and open holes for trout stocking in Connecticut waters. Tim Barry, who heads the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's trout stocking program, said, "In my 30 years with the department, I've never seen conditions like this." "All the lakes were stocked through the ice," Barry added. "It was very difficult." Some mornings were so frigid, stocking had to be suspended for fear the fish would suffer...
  • David Beckham's Goldenballs could have been fish food

    03/24/2014 3:14:05 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | 24th March 2014 | Peter Dyke
    The former England ace was filming a jungle expedition for the BBC which will be aired before the World Cup finals in Brazil this summer. Becks, 38, will be seen camping out in the rainforest, fishing for food, cooking and also coming face to face with some of the native wildlife. But he was ordered not to go swimming. Along with piranhas, a nasty eel-like creature called a Candiru, nicknamed the “vampire fish”, lurks in the waters of the River Amazon. They are hard to spot as they are transparent and if they target a male swimmer, they can enter...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

    03/23/2014 5:01:32 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 82 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 3/23/2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Gun Talk Radio Sunday, March 23rd, 2014, 08:00-11:00pm EST
  • Yemeni Told Wife on Phone He Was Being Devoured by Hyena

    03/23/2014 4:58:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, March 23, 2014
    A Yemeni man returning to his village through a jungle late at night phoned his wife to tell her that he was being devoured by a hyena. The man, in his 50s, was walking back home through a forest in the western Yemeni province of Rima when he was intercepted by a hyena. He phoned his wife and told her the predator was attacking him and could eat him, newspapers said, adding that his wife quickly sent their sons to search for him. “When the sons reached him, it was too late. They only found the head and feet of...
  • WATCH: Man Rescues Coyote From Water

    03/22/2014 2:37:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Mar 22, 2014
    A man and animal rescuers saved a coyote that got stuck in high water. Watch the dramatic footage.
  • Spring Is Here.So What Is The "Global Warming Forecast"Regarding Tornadoes&Hurricanes?

    03/21/2014 5:51:07 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 18 replies
    If there was ever a time to question Al Gore regarding how Global Warming will affect the USA this year,anytime before April please!Can you imagine if a cable news anchor asked Al Gore how many Tornadoes and Hurricanes we will likely see this spring and summer?Now this is a complicated "Gotcha Question".Would Al Gore say that because of Global Warming we can expect dozens of F-4/F-5 tornadoes and at least 7 Category 4/5 Hurricanes this year?Or will Al Gore claim that because of Global Warming we will only see two to four F-5 Tornadoes and only one major Hurricane slamming...
  • German Backpacker 'Ate Flies' to Survive While Lost in Queensland Outback

    03/21/2014 3:29:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    ABC ^ | Sat 8 Mar 2014 | Chrissy Arthur, Kate Stephens and Donna Field
    A German backpacker survived by eating flies after becoming stranded by floodwaters in Queensland's outback, police say. Daniel Dudzisz, 26, was reported missing last month while on a walk between Windorah and Jundah, south-west of Longreach. He was picked up by a motorist late yesterday afternoon near Cooper Creek at Windorah. Police Inspector Mark Henderson says Mr Dudzisz had become lost and was stranded in the bush between two flooded sections of the Barcoo River for about 10 days. "He did see the choppers looking for him but they couldn't see him due to the tree coverage," Inspector Henderson said....