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  • Tiny Hummingbirds Can Fly a Long, Long Way

    05/31/2016 12:38:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    Science News ^ | SARAH ZIELINSKI
    Sometimes it’s surprising to discover how little we know about common plants or animals. Consider the ruby-throated hummingbird. If you live in the eastern half of Canada or the United States and have spotted a hummingbird hovering around a feeder in the backyard in summer, this is the bird you saw. But while scientists have documented many of the feeding and mating behaviors of the birds and that the birds migrate south to Central America and Cuba, there are still plenty of mysteries, such as whether the birds go the long way through Mexico when they migrate or whether they...
  • South Florida officers find 2 alligators eating human body

    05/31/2016 7:06:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NBC4i ^ | May 31, 2016
    Davie Police Capt. Dale Engle says the body found Sunday in Southwest Ranches, about 20 miles west of Fort Lauderdale, appears to have been at the location for a long time. Engle says officers were able to scare the alligators away from the body but the two lingered as officers tried to recover the body.
  • "Misbehaving" boy disappears in forest after parents abandon him

    05/30/2016 9:08:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | 05/30/2016
    Hokkaido police said the parents initially told authorities that their son had disappeared while they were picking wild vegetables, but then admitted they made him get out of the car and then left him behind "as discipline." Police said the father returned to the site a few minutes later but the boy was gone. The parents told police that they were punishing the boy for throwing rocks at people and cars while playing at a river earlier in the day, according to Japanese media. The boy's father said in an interview with public broadcaster NHK and other TV stations that...
  • Vet Intern Discovers Tick on Dog’s Ear Moments Before Euthanization

    05/30/2016 7:18:12 AM PDT · by dennisw · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2016/05/24/ | Jerome Hudson
    Dr. Stone was eventually able to determine that Ollie’s sickness was caused by a very rare condition called tick paralysis........... A 10-year-old dog named Ollie is alive today thanks to a Portland, Oregon-based DoveLewis Animal Hospital intern who found a tick hidden in his ear, moments before the veterinarian was to euthanise the sick dog. Ollie’s owners, Al and Joelle, decided to put the dog to sleep after noticing his rapidly failing health after returning home from a trip to the Umpqua River, according to a statement from DoveLewis Animal Hospital. “We were at a complete loss,” said Al, the...
  • A planet 1,200 light-years away is a good prospect for a habitable world

    05/29/2016 11:03:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    www.sciencedaily.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Source: University of California - Los Angeles
    An artist's conception of Kepler-62f, a planet in the 'habitable zone' of a star located about 1,200 light-years from Earth. Credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle ========================================================================================================================= A distant planet known as Kepler-62f could be habitable, a team of astronomers reports. The planet, which is about 1,200 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Lyra, is approximately 40 percent larger than Earth. At that size, Kepler-62f is within the range of planets that are likely to be rocky and possibly could have oceans, said Aomawa Shields, the study's lead author and a National Science Foundation astronomy and astrophysics postdoctoral fellow...
  • Cave art trove found in Spain 1,000 feet underground

    05/29/2016 10:15:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | May 27, 2016 | by Ciaran Giles
    This image released by the Diputacion Floral de Bizkaia on Friday May 27, 2016, shows a cave drawing. Spanish archaeologists say they have discovered an exceptional set of Paleolithic-era cave drawings that could rank among the best in a country that already boasts some of the world's most important cave art. Chief site archaeologist Diego Garate said Friday that an estimated 70 drawings were found on ledges 300 meters (1,000 feet) underground in the Atxurra cave, Berriatua, in the northern Basque region. He described the site as being in "the Champions' League" of cave art, among the top 10 sites...
  • (Cincinnati) Zoo: Gorilla killed after dragging boy who fell into exhibit; child hospitalized

    05/28/2016 4:42:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 147 replies
    WCPO ^ | 28 May 16 | WCPO Staff
    CINCINNATI – A gorilla was killed after it dragged a 3-year-old boy that fell into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Saturday, Zoo Director Thane Maynard said. The boy was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. Police and EMTs were called to the zoo at about 4 p.m. for reports that a gorilla was "slamming the child into the wall." Maynard said the boy crawled through a barrier and landed in the moat. He was walking and splashing. Harambe, a 17-year-old male gorilla weighing more than 400 pounds, picked up the boy, Maynard said....
  • Four Recipes to Help You Celebrate National Hamburger Day

    05/28/2016 4:04:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC4 ^ | May 28, 2016 | Kandee Ferrell, Mike Jackson, Olivia Fecteau, Jerod Smalley and Marcus Thorpe
    Happy National Hamburger Day! What a perfect weekend to celebrate with a juicy burger? Grab some buns and ground chuck, we’ve got burger recipes from our NBC4 Grill Masters to make this holiday sizzle. Our very own Mike Jackson, Jerod Smalley, Olivia Fecteau and Marcus Thorpe are releasing, for the first time, their very own burger secrets. (Okay they’re not secrets per say, but they will make your hamburgers taste great). Mike’s ‘Buffalo Burger’I like bison because it’s lean and a little healthier than beef, plus I like eating things that are ‘exotic.’ Start with the right ingredients. Put one...
  • Mars Set to Make Closest Approach to Earth in 11 Years

    05/28/2016 1:22:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies
    abc News on Yahoo ^ | 5/26/16 | Alyssa Newcomb - abc News
    If Martians exist, they'll be closer to Earth on Memorial Day than they have been in 11 years. This Monday, around 5:34 p.m. EDT, when many Americans may be enjoying a holiday barbecue, the Red Planet will be the closest it has been to Earth in more than a decade, coming within 46.8 million miles, according to NASA. The relatively close encounter with Earth comes a week after the Martian opposition, when Mars and the sun lined up on exact opposite sides of the Earth.
  • Deadly Predator Hornets Make Their Way to Europe

    05/28/2016 8:13:41 AM PDT · by Smittie · 25 replies
    Animal Planet ^ | 5/27/2016 | Animal Planet
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  • Young Man Dies After Being Stung by 1,000 Bees While Hiking Arizona Trail: Sheriff’s Office

    05/27/2016 10:37:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 75 replies
    A 23-year-old man died Thursday after being swarmed by bees and stung 1,000 times while hiking in Usery Mountain Park in Arizona, authorities said. Alex Bestler and a friend were on the Merkle Trail when a large swarm of bees descended on them “without provocation or warning” shortly before 9 a.m., according to a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office news release. The victim’s friend — identified only as Sonya — managed to escape by seeking shelter in a restroom, but Bestler was overcome by the swarm, the release stated. He was lying on the ground covered in bees when Sonya returned...
  • Feds expect more Atlantic tropical storms than last 3 years

    05/27/2016 4:09:42 PM PDT · by ApplegateRanch · 16 replies
    AP ^ | May 27, 5:12 PM (ET) | JENNIFER KAY
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's outlook Friday called for a near-normal season with 10 to 16 named storms, with four to eight hurricanes and one to four "major" ones with winds reaching 111 mph and up. The long-term season averages are 12 named storms, with six hurricanes and three major ones.
  • Hotter That Usual Summer Coming.Not Good For Either Convention,Rust Belt Or Chicago.

    05/26/2016 7:56:02 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 17 replies
    The entire rust belt just may be in for a scorcher come June, and maybe thru October. By now most of us have seen the forecast. The worst thing about heat waves in the rust belt is either lack of rain or breezes. Are we going to have a repeat of the deadly 1995 Chicago summer? And what about the DNC/GOP Conventions? It's probably going to be around 95 to 100 degrees those weekends. Are the Democrats still going to protest and "Break Stuff" while baking in that heat? And will the Leftist Loonies start up again blaming the excessive...
  • ‘When you find my body, please call my husband,’ wrote dying hiker lost along the Appalachian Trail

    05/26/2016 1:18:25 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 179 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 26 May 2016 | M Miller
    Geraldine Largay knew she was doomed. It had been two weeks since she left the Appalachian Trail to go to the bathroom and lost her way; two weeks since she had wandered deeper and deeper into the woods of northwest Maine in search of a cellphone signal to message for help; two weeks since she had pitched her tent underneath a copse of hemlock trees atop a ridge; two weeks since she was supposed to meet her husband, waiting for her in his SUV on Route 27. Largay’s food was running low. Her water, too. So the 66-year-old retired nurse...
  • Street Vendor Locates Criminal Protester Who Torched His Trump T-Shirts in NM (AKA "Trashy Chelsea")

    05/26/2016 11:39:50 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-26-2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday night, my employees were selling merch at the Trump rally in Albuquerque. My manager, Greg, called me panicked due to the violence at the rally. He told me that a couple protesters grabbed stacks of t-shirts from two tables and lit them on fire. Greg ran up to a couple police officers but they REFUSED to do anything. I just happened to be reading a news article online and located the person who stole the t-shirts and burned them. Chelsea Rae Gray a.k.a. “Trashy Chelsea”, a self-styled celebrity, bragged to a reporter in an AP STORY that she...
  • Transgender man, 32, brutally attacked on Brooklyn street, left with fractured eye (Media Crickets)

    05/26/2016 4:28:27 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 41 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5-18-2016 | John Annese
    A group of attackers pummeled a transgender man badly enough to fracture his left eye in a Brooklyn beating police are investigating as a bias crime. The 32-year-old victim, who police say identifies as male, was set upon by five men as he walked along Ninth St. between Seventh and Eighth Aves. in Park Slope at about 11:30 a.m. Friday. “What are you looking at, you white f----t?” one of the men yelled. They then started punching the victim repeatedly in the head and face, cops said.
  • Documents: Hiker found dead in Maine survived at least 26 days [AT]

    05/26/2016 4:13:07 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 72 replies
    WMTV.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | staff reporter
    AUGUSTA, Maine —Documents show an Appalachian Trail hiker whose remains were found last year in Maine survived at least 26 days after getting lost. During that time, her texts went undelivered because of poor cell reception. The Boston Globe reports Geraldine Largay kept a journal in which she acknowledged that she expected to die and that it might be years before her remains were found.
  • Milton Man Chases Coyote To Save Small Dog

    05/25/2016 7:11:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    CBS Local ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jim Smith
    A Milton man chased down a coyote to help save his family’s dog from a potentially deadly attack. Early Saturday morning, the small dog named Cally was outside in her backyard when a coyote attacked her and opened gaping wounds. The coyote then ran away with Cally still in its mouth. Ryan Labbe says his father then chased down the coyote and saved his pet’s life. “It attacked her first in the abdomen,” Ryan said. “But she managed to get away somehow. Then it attacked her again and went right for her neck, picked her up and ran down the...
  • CDC Official Says 'Thousands' May Have Arrived in US With Zika

    05/24/2016 1:28:58 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 23 replies
    abcnews ^ | 5/24/16 | Gillian Mohney
    Federal health officials today said they believe "thousands" of people may have contracted the Zika virus before returning to the U.S. as they remain concerned that the virus might start to have ongoing transmission in the U.S. Speaking at a panel at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the Zika virus remains "pretty concerning" for experts as they learn how it affects pregnant women. "The reality is one bite, and if you’re pregnant, your baby might be harmed," Schuchat said at the panel today....
  • Hiker Nudges Black Rattlesnake from Letchworth State Park Road

    05/23/2016 10:45:49 PM PDT · by djf · 30 replies
    The Genesee Sun ^ | 5/23/2016 | Conrad Baker
    Short but interesting vid at the source! Since I grew up there, I am always listening/watching...
  • National Forest Service Plans to Let Blazes Burn Amid Predictions of Fiery Summer

    05/23/2016 1:12:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/23 | Noreen O'Donnell
    Change comes as state readies for a potentially dangerous fire season. "We’ve got to change course in the way we manage fire," professor saysIn the 40 years since fires sparked by lightning have been allowed to burn unabated in a section of Yosemite National Park, ecologist Scott Stephens has watched extensive conifer forests grow back as a patchwork of not just trees, but also meadows with wetland plants. Places in the Illilouette Creek Basin that were typically dry are now covered with four inches of water, said Stephens, a professor of fire science at the University of California at...
  • Police Rescue Hikers Cornered by Coyote

    05/23/2016 11:57:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 86 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/22/16
    Police rescued two people Sunday morning after a coyote cornered the pair as they were hiking in a Burlingame park with their dogs. At 9:07 a.m., officers responded to a report of a coyote threatening hikers and their dogs at Mills Canyon Park, located on Adeline Drive, according to police. The hikers were walking on trails inside the park when they stumbled on the coyote. At one point, the hikers became cornered by the coyote, which seemed to be interested in the dogs. Officers arrived at the scene and were able to scare off the coyote. The officers then safely...
  • Melbourne's Maria Strydom dead on Everest

    05/22/2016 8:00:39 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 92 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 05/23/2016 | Evan Schwarten, Kaitlyn Offer and Matt Coughlan,AAP
    Dr Strydom, who also goes by Marisa, was on a seven-week expedition with her husband Robert Gropel - who has also been injured during the trek. The 34-year-old's family say the couple's GPS tracker stopped working on Friday. A single transmission from the tracker on Saturday gave them hope but a Google search on Saturday night delivered the devastating news that Dr Strydom had died, her sister Aletta Newman told AAP. ... Conflicting media reports attributing her death to altitude sickness, snow blindness and a stroke only added to the distress of the Strydom family, who have yet to hear...
  • Question For Anyone In Pennsylvania.Can We Already Call It For Donald Trump?

    05/21/2016 8:06:52 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 29 replies
    So Hillary Clinton wants to take away all our guns? Now how is that going to go over in Pennsylvania? If all looks well for "The Donald" in Pennsylvania, he will also likely take Ohio. God only knows how Hillary will campaign in Pennsylvania now that she has become anti-coal and anti- self defense !!!
  • Campers in Israel Capture Giant Camel Spider

    05/20/2016 4:43:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    UPI ^ | May 17, 2016
    A group of campers encountered and trapped a large camel spider at a campground in central Israel. Facebook user Nate Simantov shared a video of the camel spider which was trapped in a plastic container with a rock to weigh it down. "That time we caught a camel spider while camping," Simantov wrote. According to National Geographic, although camel spiders are classified as arachnids, they are actually solpugids and not spiders. While one camper remarked that the large arachnid was "gross," they do not possess any venom and are mostly harmless to humans.
  • Man-Eating Nile Crocodiles Found in Florida

    05/20/2016 2:01:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | MORGAN WINSOR
    Florida can now add man-eating crocs to its growing list of invasive species. Researchers from the University of Florida have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and there may be more out there in the wild. University of Florida herpetologist Kenneth Krysko and his co-authors recently published a paper revealing that DNA testing from three crocs captured in 2009, 2011 and 2014 proves they are Nile crocodiles, a species native to sub-Saharan Africa and parts of the southern Mediterranean coast that can grow over 16 feet long and weigh more than 1,600 pounds. It’s also known to...
  • Teen uses satellite imagery to discover possible ancient Mayan ruins

    05/20/2016 10:31:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    phys.org ^ | May 11, 2016 | by Bob Yirka
    Credit: Canadian Space Agency, via TheTelegraph ====================================================================================================================== William Gadoury, a 15 year old Mayan history enthusiast who lives in Saint-Jean-de-Matha in Lanaudière, Quebec, has, according to Le Journal de Montréal, used satellite imagery to make associations between ancient Mayan city locations and constellations, and in so doing, may have actually discovered a site that has not been previously known. According to the news report, Gadoury, who claims to have been long interested in the Mayan culture, gained access to satellite imagery—after applying the Geographic Information System he found a correlation between 22 constellations and 117 Mayan cities. But, in so...
  • Aerial Video Shows Sharks Around Surfers Near Santa Cruz

    05/19/2016 2:30:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, May 19, 2016 | Jessica Mullins
    A recent video shows some chilling shark activity near Santa Cruz. Tour company Specialized Helicopters posted an aerial video to the company's Facebook page of sharks swimming near New Brighton State Beach in Capitola.
  • Catching Up With Fishing Champion and TV Host Peter Miller

    05/18/2016 7:52:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016 | VALERIA NEKHIM LEASE
    "You never know what you're gonna get, and that’s what keeps you coming back every time," expert fisherman Peter Miller says in response to why he loves his job. Miller is best known for his award-winning TV show Bass2Billfish, which appears weekly on NBC Sports and the World Fishing Network and will debut its eighth season tonight. The reality show follows the three-time world sailfish champion as he travels throughout Florida in search of adventure and very large fish. Since he was a kid growing up in Tappan, New York, and going on fishing trips with his dad, Miller had...
  • 'Sleeping giant' glacier may lift seas two metres: study

    05/18/2016 5:31:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 122 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/18/16 | Marlowe Hood
    Paris (AFP) - A rapidly melting glacier atop East Antarctica is on track to lift oceans at least two metres, and could soon pass a "tipping point" of no return, researchers said Wednesday. To date, scientists have mostly worried about the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets as dangerous drivers of sea level rise. But the new study, following up on earlier work by the same team, has identified a third major threat to hundreds of millions of people living in coastal areas around the world. "I predict that before the end of the century the great global cities of...
  • Man dies after assault during music festival at Discovery Park (1-Punch Knockout Kill)

    05/18/2016 5:28:27 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 56 replies
    KCRA 3 ^ | 5-17-2016 | David Bienick
    Sacramento police released a description Monday of a man who they believe was responsible in the death of another man during a music festival at Discovery Park. Witnesses told KCRA that the 31-year-old victim was "sucker punched" Sunday afternoon, and when he hit the ground, he immediately turned gray and blue. The coroner identified the victim Tuesday as Thomas Noble. He was a part-time package handler for UPS in Sacramento
  • Muslim Mayor of London Flies Rainbow Flag From City Hall ("I've been on the receiving end of hate")

    05/18/2016 5:42:18 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-17-2016 | Donna Edmunds
    “I was elected on a pledge to be Mayor for all Londoners and I will work with the LGBT+ community – as I will with all communities – to do everything I can to make London a more tolerant, fairer place to live. “This is personal to me because I have been on the receiving end of hate crime, which has no place in our city, and I know how devastating it can be.”
  • Visitors Flock to Yosemite Waterfalls, Thanks to Winter Rains

    05/17/2016 5:09:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/17 | Joe Rosato Jr.
    Michael Peacher stared out at the sprawling Yosemite Valley, stretched out before him like a giant post card. Half Dome bathed in the early May morning sun. El Capitan sat stoically in the shifting shadows. But Peacher’s eyes were locked on Bridalveil Falls, roaring in the distance with a watery abandon. “Since 2011 we haven’t had any water whatsoever,” said Peacher, an avid kayaker. “Just been a horrible drought for the past four years.” California’s stifling drought got so bad Peacher moved to Washington where the rivers were full enough to kayak. But this winter, the rains returned to California...
  • Bison calf that Yellowstone tourists put in car out of concern ends up euthanized

    05/16/2016 5:01:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 100 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 16, 2016 | AP
    A bison calf that tourists loaded into their vehicle at Yellowstone National Park because they were concerned for its welfare could not be reunited with its herd and had to be euthanized, park officials said Monday as they reasserted the importance of avoiding wildlife
  • Trash left littered on side of railroad tracks after protests

    05/16/2016 9:22:48 AM PDT · by Rinnwald · 31 replies
    KIRO 7 News ^ | 5/16/16 | Staff
    After nearly three days of environmental protesting, the Skagit County Sheriff's Office says trash was left littered on the side of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train track.
  • Concord Neighborhood Terrorized by Bees is Safer: Authorities

    05/15/2016 3:27:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Laura Malpert
    An East Bay neighborhood terrorized by a swarm of aggressive bees over the weekend is safer now, authorities said. Concord police told residents Sunday the bees have been mostly eradicated after an amateur beekeeper got rid of a hive Saturday night. A bee expert called to the neighborhood also declared the area safer. The bees began terrorizing the 3800 block of Hitchcock Drive on Friday, attacking residents, dogs and even a mail carrier. Concord police received a number of reports of "aggressive bees" in the area. According to one neighbor, two dogs died as a result of numerous bee stings....
  • Is there snow falling in New York today, (5/15/2016)?

    05/15/2016 1:48:41 PM PDT · by The Working Man · 67 replies
    5/15/2016 | Me
    Just a Vanity here. My wife just told me that two of her friends on Facebook are reporting Snow today in Upstate New York and Ohio. May 15, 2016 Intellicast radar showed the 'blue' for snow. But I wanted to see/hear if anyone out there saw any. http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar/Current.aspx?location=USNY0124
  • Help ID this Colt's Pistol.

    05/14/2016 5:32:31 PM PDT · by atc23 · 60 replies
    Vanity | 5/14/16 | self
    ___________________________________________________ Please help to ID my "new" weapon. Backstory: I recently received this beautiful Colt's revolver as an early inheritance from my mother's estate. The accepted mythology is this: My stepfather was a navigator on a B-17 and later a B-24 and it is known that he was crew on USAAF battle missions over Jap held islands in the Pacific - throughout the entire Pacific War. What is less known is a little more about this issued firearm. There is no stamping of caliber anywhere on the pistol. On the top of the barrel is a rather careless stamping...
  • The Most Beautiful Spot in Every U.S. State

    05/13/2016 7:18:32 AM PDT · by xp38 · 83 replies
    PureWow ^ | May 10 2016 | PureWow
    This country is called America the Beautiful for a reason, so we decided to take a closer look. Here, the most stunning place in every single U.S. state. Cue all of the wanderlust.
  • Key West police rescue woman from giant banyan tree

    05/12/2016 10:32:46 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 48 replies
    upi ^ | May 11, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    KEY WEST, Fla., - Police in Key West helped to rescue a woman who had become stuck in a giant banyan tree. Officer Scott Standerwick worked alongside firefighters to rescue the woman, who happened to be a Key West local, from the tree. "They popped her out like a cork," a Key West Police Department spokesperson told ABC 10. The woman had reportedly been trying to climb the tree before she became stuck.
  • How big is too big? Some theme park riders fear small seats and the "walk of shame"

    05/11/2016 5:14:40 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 63 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/11/2016 | Brady McDonald
    Universal’s Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey has bedeviled many big and tall riders who discover at the last moment that their journey aboard the new attraction is indeed forbidden because they don’t fit in the “enchanted benches.” The uncomfortable scene is a familiar one to anybody who has ever visited a theme park: The overweight rider becomes increasingly embarrassed as the ride attendant pushes and shoves with all his might on the over-the-shoulder restraint that stubbornly refuses to click closed. Everybody waiting in line knows what comes next: the walk of shame. “The walk of shame is an embarrassing...
  • Sweet moose-ic! Alaska moose harmonizes with home's WIND CHIMES

    05/11/2016 10:57:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 12:00 EST, 11 May 2016 | Staff
    Britta Schroeder shot video of a moose playing with the wind chimes on the porch of her rural cabin near Denali National Park and Preserve The moose was on the property the evening of May 4 The animal probably left after it snapped the wooden base of the chimes in half, Schroeder said. A little glue made it good as new Forget Uptown Funk. The Alaska wild is grooving to the smooth 'moose-ic' of wind chimes. Britta Schroeder shot video of a moose playing one-part harmony with the wind chimes on the porch of her rural cabin near Denali National...
  • Santa Clara County Supervisors Grant Mount Umunhum

    05/10/2016 8:38:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/10 | Marianne Favro
    Radar Tower Historic Status, Decide it Will StaySanta Clara County supervisors Tuesday decided the fate of a radar tower sitting atop Mount Umunhum. For years, a battle has brewed over whether to take down the prominent radar that some have labeled an eyesore and others, a historical treasure. Many see the tower as a symbol of Silicon Valley, but the 56-year-old construction is also a piece of Cold War history. On Tuesday, the county’s board of supervisors voted unanimously to declare the tower historic, effectively ensuring that it won’t be going anywhere. “The tower was the coastal defense radar that...
  • Calgary pilot breaks rules; flies displaced Fort McMurray animals to shelters

    05/10/2016 2:51:39 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 13 replies
    metro ^ | May 10, 2016 | Jeremy Simes
    Pilot Keith Mann didn’t think twice about breaking the rules and loading his plane with more than 40 furry friends, after they spent a few days north of fire-ravaged Fort McMurray. When more than 80,000 residents were ordered to flee on Tuesday, many had to leave without all of their pets as they were barred from re-entering the city due to the advancing wildfire.
  • Key West Police Rescue Woman Stuck in Banyan Tree

    05/10/2016 2:35:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    A woman had to be rescued by police and firefighters after she became stuck inside a giant banyan tree in Key West. According to the Key West Police Facebook page, Officer Scott Standerwick and Fire Rescue helped the local woman after she somehow got stuck in the tree. Police also posted a photo of the woman with part of her legs and body sticking out of the tree with officers nearby. "Protect and serve!" the Facebook post proclaimed.
  • Police: 60-Year-Old Man Knocked Unconscious By Teen In Deer Park (Knockout game- Video)

    05/08/2016 4:08:39 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 33 replies
    CBS ^ | 5-7-2016 | Sophia Hall
    Three Suffolk County teens were arrested after allegedly assaulting a 60-year-old man earlier this week. According to police, one teen approached the victim while he was walking along Deer Park Avenue at around 12:55 p.m on May 4. Police said the suspect then punched the victim in the face, causing the man to fall to the ground, unconscious. The suspect then fled the scene with two other teens who were in a car nearby. The victim was left on the side of the road.
  • Discovery of New (Glowing)Jellyfish Species In Mariana Trench Proves There Is Much To Know

    05/04/2016 12:54:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Tech Times ^ | May 3, | Ted Ranosa
    Marine researchers have discovered a strange alien-like creature while exploring the underwater world found in the deepest ocean trench on Earth. A team of scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) spotted the hydromedusa jellyfish during an expedition to the Mariana Trench in the Pacific. The sea creature was captured on film after it swam close to the surface of the ocean near the agency's research ship, the "Okeanos Explorer." Based on the team's observations, this new jellyfish species shares similar features with those of Crossota genus, which are known to spend the majority of their existence gliding...
  • Fort McMurray: Canada wildfires force evacuation of oil sands city

    05/04/2016 8:45:24 AM PDT · by fella · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4 May 2016 | Nicky Woolf
    All of Fort McMurray, with the exception of Parson’s Creek, was under a mandatory evacuation order on Tuesday, said Robin Smith, press secretary for the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo in the Canadian province. More than 80,000 residents were being directed to evacuation centres outside Fort McMurray, but journeys were made difficult as the main road out of the city – Highway 63 – was licked by flames.
  • Illegal Alien Stabs Father of Two to Death, Ripping Out His Liver (Comments Closed)

    05/02/2016 5:29:29 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 35 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 5-1-2016 | Katie McHugh
    An illegal alien from El Salvador, Mauricio Morales-Caceres, faces life in prison without parole after being convicted of stabbing acquaintance Oscar Navarro, father of two, “at least” 89 times with a 15-inch butcher knife and tearing out his liver with his bare hands — but no comments on this shocking murder by a foreign national, who smiled cheerfully in his mugshot, are allowed, according to the Washington Post. The Washington Post buried the fact that Morales-Caceresis is an illegal alien.
  • French Jet Skier Franky Zapata Smashes World Hoverboard Flight Record

    05/02/2016 1:53:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 02, 2016
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