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  • Man records rattlesnakes fighting for dominance on his patio

    09/24/2016 4:16:52 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 71 replies
    ABC15 ^ | September 22, 2016 | Joe Bartels
    RIO VERDE, AZ - It was an epic battle between two rattlesnakes and it was all caught on camera. The wrestling match went down Wednesday night, in the backyard of a home near Dynamite and Pima. Bryan Detwiler says his patio became a ring-side seat.
  • Ig Nobel Win for Alpine 'Goat Man'

    09/23/2016 2:50:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 September 2016 | Jonathan Amos
    A British man who lived in the Alps as a goat for three days has won one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes. Tom Thwaites had special prostheses made so he could walk like an animal. The spoof awards, which are not quite as famous as the real Nobels, were handed out during their annual ceremony at Harvard University, US. Other studies honoured during the event examined the personalities of rocks, and how the world looks when you bend over and view it through your legs On the surface, all the celebrated research sounds a bit daft, but a lot...
  • Video: Underwater Glock-Fishing For Lionfish

    09/23/2016 1:11:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 9/22/16
    Lionfish are an invasive species doing a lot of harm to underwater ecosystems. They’re basically the feral pigs of oceans reefs. This underwater Glock-fishing video was originally made to see if this group of guys could shoot a Glock underwater, and once they realized it was possible, it developed into much more. With no known predator, the lionfish has been eradicating baitfish all across the ocean. These guys do their part in slowing the lionfish devastation by bringing their Glocks underwater with them and firing away. The guns had to have a few modifications done to them, and then they...
  • 300-Space Parking OK'd at Fremont's Popular Mission Peak

    09/23/2016 11:25:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/22/16 | Lisa Fernandez
    The East Bay Regional Park District board on Tuesday approved spending $1 million in the first phase of creating a 300-space parking lot at the trail head to the uber-popular Mission Peak in Fremont. The vote passed 7-0. The next step is to allocate another $5.5 million to finish the project, which also would include bathrooms, picnic tables and landscaping improvements, hopefully to be completed by 2020, according to Bob Nisbet, assistant general park district manger. Park staff is recommending a $6.5-million project, would they hope would help alleviate the parking space issue and upgrade the park. In the past,...
  • Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry: if Trump gets elected 'it's going to be Mad Max'

    09/22/2016 9:09:43 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 71 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9-20-2016 | Lanre Bakare
    “You can put Trump in the White House, but you need to prepare for a revolt because I’m going nuts,” says Henry, as he waits for his English breakfast – a deconstructed version including black pudding – to arrive. “It’s going to be Escape From New York in here and you might as well call me Kurt Russell because I’m going to be f****** people up. It’s going to be Mad Max.” The definitive guide to fall TV Read more From the coldly seething anger to the apocalyptic references, Henry’s takedown of the Republican presidential candidate and his possibly cataclysmic...
  • [GRAPHIC VIDEO] Girl, 15 Brutally Attacked By Vicious All Girl Gang (Desperately Random)

    09/22/2016 8:45:45 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 20 replies
    Daily Headlines ^ | 9-20-2016 | Steven Ahle
    An all girl gang lured a girl identified only as Michelle, for fear of retribution, into an alley and allegedly asked her to join them in beating up another girl. When Michelle refused, the gang thought she was setting them up and knocked her to the ground and beat on her, kicking her and filming the beatdown, which they later uploaded onto Snapchat.
  • Mass. High Court: Blacks Have Special Right To Run From Cops

    09/21/2016 7:58:27 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-21-2016 | Kevin Daley
    Black men may have a legitimate reason to flee Boston police during investigatory or “Terry” stops, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday. The court found that systemic racism in the Boston Police Department may be considered in conjunction with a suspect’s decision to flee from police during a stop. A Terry stop, named for the U.S. Supreme Court case which sanctioned the practice, refers to a brief detention and search of an individual due to reasonable suspicion of criminal conduct. In this case, a black male named Jimmy Warren was arrested in 2011
  • Man shooting at squirrels puts Farmington schools on lockdown

    09/19/2016 2:40:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Echo Press ^ | Deanna Weniger
    FARMINGTON, Minn.—A man shooting at squirrels with a pellet gun on his property caused confusion Monday morning in Farmington as authorities requested some of the city's schools to go into lockdown after a gunfire report. "The initial call was that there was a man outside with a rifle shooting off rounds," said Sgt. Bob Sauter of the Farmington Police Department. Authorities treated the report with an active shooter response. The caller was ambiguous on the exact location, guessing the 400 block of Oak Street, and the department, having had some previous responses in that area, weren't taking any chances, Sauter...
  • Do trees have brains and talk to each other? They are intelligent, express emotions and make friends

    09/16/2016 9:38:24 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 119 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | P Wohllenbeen
    There's increasing evidence to show that trees are able to communicate with each other. More than that, trees can learn. The main reason humans cannot perceive how clever and complex they are is because we exist in such short time scales by comparison. There's a tree in Sweden for instance, a spruce, that is more than 9,500 years old. That's 115 times longer than the average human lifespan.
  • Day in Autumn (Florida)

    09/13/2016 3:21:26 PM PDT · by Revski
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 9/13/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    A few of our memories, pets. The last pictorial, my wife, swinging on that back yard swing with the rooster R. I. Red, at her right side.
  • Mystery heart found in Ziploc bag in field (photo)

    09/13/2016 2:36:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    www.cleveland19.com ^ | Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 11:22 am CDT | By Jen Picciano, Reporter
    NORWALK, OH (WOIO) - A bizarre case out of Huron County has detectives looking for the person who belonged to a heart discovered in a field on Milan Avenue in Norwalk. All the Norwalk police department has right now is a heart in a Ziploc bag. They're hoping to determine if it's human, and where it came from. "This is pretty unusual. We have no idea where it came from," said Sgt. Jim Fulton, with Norwalk Police Department. In late August, a North Central EMS crew idling at the Friendship Store on Milan Avenue came across the heart. Fulton said...
  • Autumn Brook Pets & Wildlife

    09/12/2016 4:03:59 PM PDT · by Revski · 4 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 9/12/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This video, a little over 3 ½ minutes in length shows a few of our memories, autumn river, family, pets and a R.I. Red crowing rooster, (Yard Bird), wildlife and there sounds.
  • Florida man killed after asking if bulletproof vest works, police say

    09/12/2016 10:20:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    www.clickorlando.com ^ | Updated: 8:17 AM, September 12, 2016 | Staff
    TAMPA, Fla. - Police say a Florida man asking if a bulletproof vest "still worked" was fatally shot by his cousin. A Tampa police report says Joaquin Mendez, 23, put on the vest late Saturday and "wondered aloud whether it still worked." Police say his cousin, Alexandro Garibaldi, 24, pulled out a gun and responded, "Let's see." Officers found Mendez outside the house with a gunshot wound in his chest. Mendez died at a hospital.
  • Goodbye Political Correctness; There is Scouting Life Beyond the Boy Scouts of America

    09/12/2016 6:25:01 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/12/2016 | Robert Knight
    Under the radar, near a campfire, a counter-cultural force is rising. Only three years old, Trail Life USA, the Christian answer to the politically correct Boy Scouts of America, is operating 700 troops in 48 states, with nearly 30,000 troop members. It’s still small compared to the BSA, which began in 1910 and claims more than two million members. But Trail Life could be on the verge of far more growth as the culture descends into madness and parents seek a haven for their impressionable sons.
  • 47-Feet-Long Blue Whale Rescued After Being Washed Ashore in Maharashtra

    09/12/2016 5:25:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Sep 12, 2016 | Badri Chatterjee
    A 47-feet-long blue whale, the largest mammal in the world, was rescued after it was beached near village Madban, close to Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Ratnagiri district on Sunday morning. Estimated to weigh around 20 tonnes, the whale was beached for over two days. Local fishermen spotted the mammal on Saturday evening and informed forest officers. On Sunday morning, two boats with 50 personnel carried out the rescue operation over eight hours by pulling the mammal into the sea with the help of ropes during high tide. “Four forest officials led the rescue operation along with local NGOs and...
  • Bioethicist: The climate crisis calls for fewer children

    09/11/2016 8:27:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 09/11/2016 | Travis N. Rieder,
    NPR correspondent Jennifer Ludden profiled some of my work in procreative ethics with an article entitled, “Should we be having kids in the age of climate change?,” which summarized my published views that we ought to consider adopting a “small family ethic” and even pursuing fertility reduction efforts in response to the threat from climate change. ... Perhaps many of us in rich countries (the “us” who might be reading this) will be largely protected from these early harms; but that doesn’t make them less real to the vulnerable citizens of, say, Bangladesh, Kiribati or the Maldives. In fact, it...
  • Viking 29031 is the Russian answer to the Land Rover

    09/10/2016 3:14:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies
    https://recombu.com ^ | 1/27/15 | Ben Griffin
    Off-roaders come in all shapes and sizes these days, ranging from a tiny Suzuki Jimny to a Hummer. Somewhere in between is the mighty Viking 29031.The Viking 29031 is built by a company called Aton Impulse for Russia, a country where it can get so cold your eyelids freeze. So you can understand why it has absolutely massive chunky tyres, rugged looks and a ridiculous amount of ground clearance. Not only that, this Viking warrior has self-inflating tyres and space for up to 850kg of cargo or seven people, making it usable as a rescue or law enforcement vehicle. Did...
  • Foul Play Suspected As Cats Disappear In Arlington [TX]

    09/08/2016 1:59:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    DFW CBS LOCAL ^ | 10 Sept 2016 | By Gilma Avalos
    ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A dozen neighborhood cats have recently died or disappeared in downtown Arlington, and many business owners are turning to police for help because they suspect foul play. “These cats of Main Street had a home,” said Sarah Hughes, who works nearby. A long row of white crosses covers two streets along Main Street in Arlington. Each cross represents a feral cat that has either gone missing or has been found dead in recent weeks. Hughes stopped next to a cross with the word “missing” crossed out. It has been replaced with “R.I.P.” “This was one of our...
  • Despite "Mall Brawls," NAACP Calls Mall's Curfew Discriminatory

    09/07/2016 6:34:05 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 43 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 07 SEPTEMBER 2016 | JEROME HUDSON
    Starting September 16, the Towson Town Center in Maryland will require a curfew for anyone 17 years old and younger, a measure the NAACP and other organizations call discriminatory. “I think that they need to take a look at how to handle this in a different kind of way, other than just to say they are going to stand at the door and bar people. It’s illegal to do that,” said Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the NAACP Baltimore branch. The mall’s general manager said the age policy was not spurred by any particular incident, and is meant to improve shoppers’...
  • Beachgoer Finds 130-Million Year Old Dinosaur Prints

    09/07/2016 2:01:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    Everyone knows you have to watch out for sharks on Australian beaches – but what about dinosaurs? A 130-million year old dinosaur footprint has been found among the seaweed and surf on popular Cable Beach near the town of Broome, Western Australia. Bindi Lee Porth said she was collecting seashells when she felt an indent in the sand. Clearing it away, she found a number of massive, preserved footprints.
  • Robot Lifeguards to the Rescue on Dubai's Public Beaches Works by Using Remote Control Technology

    09/07/2016 9:35:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, September 06, 2016
    Dubai Municipality has, for the first time in the Middle East, launched a robot as a rescuer on public beaches for the security and safety of beach-goers in the emirate. Alya Al Harmoudi, Director of the Environment Department at DM, said: "The move is also in response to Dubai government directives to keep up with the latest technologies and innovations in this area as well as to ensure that all the necessary requirements and precautions are in place to enhance the rescue operations on the public beaches of Dubai." The robot, which can reach a speed of 35 Kph, or...
  • Photographer Captures Breathtaking Wedding Photo in Yosemite, Attempting to Track Down Couple

    09/06/2016 2:19:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/6 | Brendan Weber
    "We saw them out on the ledge as we were shooting other photos and that "Eureka!" moment just unfolded," says photographerThis wedding snapshot just might put every other couples' big day photos to shame. Photographer Mike Karas of Hawaii was simply enjoying the sunset when he says he happened to be in the right place at the right time. As a newlywed couple emerged from the shadows, Karas snapped a once-in-a-lifetime photo of the unidentified duo as they embraced on top of a cliff in Yosemite with the golden sun setting behind them. The unforgettable moment turned out to be...
  • Video Appears To Show Tourists Destroying Popular Oregon Rock Formation

    09/06/2016 10:54:49 AM PDT · by Theoria · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | 06 September 2016 | Camila Domonoske
    When the iconic sandstone formation known as "the duckbill" collapsed, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department wasn't suspicious. Erosion happens. Rocks fall. The stretch of cliff where the formation was located, in Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, was so unstable it was fenced off to keep visitors away. There seemed to be no mystery: The 7- by 10-foot pedestal on the coast probably collapsed on its own. Then a man named David Kalas said it wasn't time and weather that brought down the rock. It was vandals. And he had video. Kalas told The Oregonian that when he saw a...
  • God Just Cast His Vote. The Election Is Over.

    09/06/2016 5:28:22 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 10 replies
    www.esquire.com ^ | 9/4/2016 | Peter wade
    The undeniable likeness of presidential candidate Donald Trump was spotted in the skies over Chicago on August 15, and we humans carried on like this wasn't a sign from God himself that Donald J. Trump will certainly be the next president of the United States.
  • Grandma living in Miami treehouse for 24 years in showdown with county

    09/05/2016 3:37:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 52 replies
    Miami-Dade County says a woman’s open-air tree house was built illegally, is unsafe and must be demolished in the next four months. The Miami Herald reports Shawnee Chasser refuses to remove her tree house nestled against the forked trunks of an oak and strangler fig in the wooded front yard of her late son’s Biscayne Gardens home. The fight sets up an only-in-Miami showdown between a $7 billion government and a 65-year-old grandmother who sells bags of organic popcorn at Whole Foods. “I’m not taking down anything,” Chasser vowed during an interview. “I’ll chain myself to that tree house.” Chasser,who...
  • Wind power is a nice idea, until you get to the details

    09/05/2016 12:13:32 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 30 August 2016 | Walt Boge, Berlin, Md.
    Letter to the Editor: Regarding the Aug, 28 Politics & The Nation article “Backers hope nation’s first offshore wind farm will jump-start an industry”: As a retired engineer, I find it hard to justify wind farms from an economic, aesthetic or environmental perspective. The article stated that a five-turbine, 30-megawatt project off Rhode Island will provide enough energy for about 17,000 homes. What is the cost for backup power generation when there is little or no wind? What about the limited lifetime of the turbines (20 years estimated, but a British study found that 12 to 15 years is more...
  • Banned From National Forest, For-Profit Mushroom Pickers Go Underground

    09/04/2016 3:23:17 PM PDT · by Theoria · 30 replies
    NPR ^ | 31 Aug 2016 | Nicky Ouellet
    At a campground in northwestern Montana, 30 people are groggily gearing up for a day of mushroom picking. Most are here because they want an excuse to get outside and taste some of Montana's more exotic wild mushrooms. But others, like Matt Zaitz from Kansas, are here to turn a profit. "It's not easy work," Zaitz says. "It's tough." Zaitz started picking mushrooms in the Midwest this spring and followed them north as the season progressed. He's now hunting morels in the Crown of the Continent region near Glacier National Park. At this point, Zaitz considers himself a professional. "I...
  • US judge: Gov’t can keep killing salmon-eating birds

    09/02/2016 8:03:00 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 32 replies
    seattletimes ^ | 2 Sept 2016 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife in 2015 authorized the Corps to kill about 11,000 cormorants — or 5,600 breeding pairs — and put oil in 26,000 nests on the island. In 2015 and 2016, the Corps culled 7,086 adults birds and applied oil on 6,181 nests, according to Corps documents.
  • God Has Solved the Montauk Party Problem

    09/01/2016 1:14:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    An ocean research organization has discovered a nursery and probably even the birthing site of great white sharks in the North Atlantic — and it’s near Montauk, Long Island. Chris Fischer, the founding chairman of Ocearch, the organization behind the development, told CBS News that they had “definitely [found] the nursery, likely the birthing site.” The find is “probably the most significant discovery we’ve ever made on the ocean,” Fischer added.
  • Nepal bans Indian police couple for faking Mount Everest climb

    08/30/2016 4:10:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    ABC Net ^ | 8/31
    Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod, both police constables, said they reached the top of the world's highest mountain on May 23. But fellow climbers cast doubt on their claim, saying their photos at the summit were doctored. Nepal's tourism department initially certified their claim but later conducted an investigation.
  • Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center [TD9 in Gulf]

    08/30/2016 1:39:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    NOAA ^ | 08-30-2016 | Government
  • Zika-infected mosquitoes lay Zika-infected eggs (in lab)

    08/29/2016 3:00:23 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 18 replies
    theverge ^ | August 29, 2016 | Rachel Becker
    Mosquito moms can transmit zika virus to their offspring — at least in the lab, a new study shows. If this also happens in nature, the virus might be able to survive in tough mosquito eggs even when cold weather, dry spells, and pesticides kill off the infectious adults. Mosquitoes can transmit viruses in the same family as Zika, such as yellow fever and dengue, to their offspring — but it wasn’t clear whether this was also true for Zika. So scientists led by Robert Tesh, an epidemiologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch, injected Zika virus into approximately...
  • Three Sea Otters Shot to Death Near Santa Cruz, Officials Seek Public's Help

    08/29/2016 12:51:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/29 | Brendan Weber
    Three southern sea otters were shot to death near Santa Cruz and officials have offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who can provide them with information regarding the fatal shootings. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service along with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are investigating the deaths of three male sea otters, which washed ashore sometime mid-August in between the Santa Cruz Harbor and Seacliff State Beach several days after being shot to death, according to officials. Repercussions for slaying a southern sea otter, which are listed as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species act, include...
  • Is Earth being contacted by ALIENS? Mystery radio signals coming from a sun-like star

    08/29/2016 11:20:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 85 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 06:48 EST, 29 August 2016 | By Ellie Zolfagharifard
    The signals seem to be coming from a sun-like star known as HD 164595 The star is 95 light years away and may have undiscovered planets in orbit Scientists say signals may simply be the result of a natural phenomenon One possibility is 'microlensing' in which the star's gravity focuses signals coming from farther away A spike in radio signals coming from the direction of a sun-like star has excited astronomers. The signals seem to be originating from a sun-like star known as HD 164595 in the constellation Hercules, around 95 light years away. Scientists suggest they are likely to...
  • Luckiest dog in the world

    This dog could be the world's luckiest after unwittingly becoming the subject of a movie-worthy stunt. The pup was happily trotting along the hillside without a care in the world in Santa Cruz, Bolivia
  • Obamas take a hike in national park

    08/28/2016 2:02:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Aug. 28, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    President Obama and his family took advantage of 88 degree temperatures and sunny skies on Sunday to go for a hike in the Prince William Forest Park in Virginia. The nature walk comes a few days after the National Park Service celebrated its 100-year anniversary on Thursday. Obama marked the centennial last week by designating a new national monument in Maine’s north woods, protecting 87,500 acres, including the East Branch of the Penobscot River.
  • Celebrate 100 years of National Parks this weekend (Free admission thru tomorrow, 8/28)

    08/27/2016 6:27:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2016 | Harriey Edleson
    They’re having a birthday-- and it's a big one. The National Park Service turns 100 on Aug. 25 and parks around the country are celebrating the milestone. Starting Thursday, entrance to the 124 parks that usually charge admission is free through Sunday (Aug. 28). Throughout the nation, special events at over 400 parks will celebrate the centennial. From birthday cakes and cupcakes to special classes and programs, most parks have something special planned. National parks may be synonymous with camping and hiking today but Americans haven't always been able to enjoy these protected lands. The story of the national...
  • Worker at Yellowstone National Park Falls to Death

    08/27/2016 5:12:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 80 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 27, 2016 | NIKKI FERLAINO
    A worker at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is dead after falling off a cliff, park rangers said. Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar, 21, of Quito, Ecuador, was killed early Friday morning, according to the National Park Service. She was a park concession employee. The woman was socializing with a group of co-workers at the park’s Grandview Point trail when she fell over the cliff edge into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, the NPS said.
  • 100 Years of the National Parks Service | TIME

    08/26/2016 9:39:33 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 2 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/ ^ | n/a | Time Staff
    They're yours you know? The National Park Service is 100 years old on August 25, 2016. This video will take you from 0-100.
  • A General of Rice? Venezuela Creates 18 Food Czars to Combat Shortages

    08/25/2016 2:54:22 PM PDT · by fella · 23 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 25 August 2016 | Sabrina Martin
    Eighteen Foods and Medical Goods to Receive General Leadership Venezuela will be appointing a “general” for 18 foods that are scarce in the country, officials announced Wednesday, August 24. The announcement was made by Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez, who who was recently given power over the economy by President Nicolás Maduro. “I have assigned a general, along with a civilian-military team, for each food item,” the minister said. “A general or admiral will be chief of rice and will display on a map everything related to production, importation and commercialization.” Padrino, in charge of the “Great Sovereign Mission for...
  • Prospector finds monster gold nuggets because it's 1851 apparently

    08/25/2016 2:17:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Mashable ^ | August 24, 2016 | Johnny Lieu
    "Striking gold" is mainly a term to express when someone gets really lucky nowadays, but by golly, someone has actually done it. A 145-ounce gold nugget has been reportedly found in Victoria, Australia by a real life prospector and could be worth more than A$250,000 ($190,710) when it goes to auction. The big 'ol nugget has been named "Friday's Joy" on account of the day it was found.
  • Progressivism kills dolphins. So stop feeding the dolphins!

    08/25/2016 8:33:27 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 17 replies
    You ever see one of these signs? If you live in a warm-climate state near large bodies of water, you most likely have in one form or another. They're quite common. It is also common to see the official signs, which may look like this: You know this is a discouragement of socialism, right? Now, I don't want to downplay the effect of wild animals who get hungry and lash out, and other maladies, such as getting stuck in a net or the effect of propeller blades. But lets be serious here. Among other things this is a de-facto campaign...
  • Inspirational Frogs

    08/25/2016 3:24:46 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy ^ | 8/25/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This is a video of, Old Fashion Revival Singing and Church, with imaginative animation of frogs that have been inspired and singing a short version of the hymns, "Jesus Love Me" and "Revive Us Again". The instrumental in this video is, "Revive Us Again. James 1: 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow for turning.
  • Unicycle on huge chimney in Targu Jiu (840' Tall Smoke Stack. INSANE!)

    08/24/2016 8:48:21 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Flaviu Cernescu
    This is totally insane. A guy rides a unicycle around the top of an 840' tall industrial coal stack. This is the only "heights" video that ever made me pucker!Video Here.
  • 10 Surprisingly Brutal Facts About Dragonflies

    08/24/2016 5:01:41 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 35 replies
    LISTVERSE.COM ^ | 18 APRIL 2013 | ANDREW HANDLEY
    If somebody asked you to list all the insects you liked, you could probably give an honest answer in the same breath it takes you to violently exhale after being asked such a ridiculous question. Because unless you’re an entomologist, the answer is always the same: butterflies, dragonflies, and ladybugs—pretty and harmless, and infinitely unlikely to burrow under your skin while you sleep. But give a dragonfly a chance to grow three feet long, and suddenly they don’t seem quite so harmless. In fact, if the Meganeura, or giant dragonflies, of prehistory were still around, they might be in charge...
  • Woman Dies After Falling 40 Feet in Delaware Zip Line Accident

    08/24/2016 4:49:11 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    6ABC.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | WPVI.COM
    BEAR, Del. (WPVI) -- A 59-year-old woman is dead after falling approximately 40 feet from a zip line at a Delaware state park, police say. The fatal accident occurred around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday at the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure attraction at the Lums Pond State Park, located at 1068 Howell School Road in Bear.
  • Twerking, lowriders shut down Route 66 in New Mexico

    08/24/2016 2:03:51 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 23 | Staff
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A hip-hop video shoot shut down parts of Route 66 in New Mexico last weekend because lowriders were driving around in circles as a crowd of hundreds twerked in the street. ... Macias said "it was nice to see families coming together on a summer night."
  • Magnificent Creatures (Hummingbirds filmed on GoPro by my brother - short video)

    08/23/2016 4:44:33 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
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  • Obama Off To Baton Rouge.But Will It Be An All Invited,Or Carefully Selected Crowd?

    08/22/2016 7:52:31 PM PDT · by TrumpTrain_VS_TheClintonToilet · 17 replies
    So Tomorrow,Obama is headed to Baton Rouge.But you have to wonder,who will he be speaking to? Obama is heading into a very angry state! Does anyone know what the game plan is?,will it be open to all,or as usual, "A Carefully Selected Group Of Individuals". You know,like the ones Hillary needs to hire to show up at her rallies.
  • A lengthening crack is threatening to cause an Antarctic ice shelf to collapse (Larsen C Ice Shelf)

    08/22/2016 6:20:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/22/16 | Andrew Freedman - Mashable
    A large rift is widening across an increasingly fragile Antarctic ice shelf, scientists found. The crack is spreading across the Larsen C Ice Shelf at an increased rate, threatening to carve out an iceberg the size of Delaware while destabilizing a larger area of ice roughly the size of Scotland. When this iceberg calving event happens — no one knows exactly when it will occur, except that it's getting closer — it will be the largest calving event in Antarctica since 2000, the third-biggest ever recorded and the largest from this particular ice shelf, scientists say. About 10 to 12...