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  • Move Over, El Niño. There’s a Crazy New Weather Threat Here.

    01/08/2016 9:02:03 AM PST · by Twotone · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan. 7, 2016 | Staff
    By now, everyone has probably heard about El Nino and the effects of this weather pattern across the Western Hemisphere. Some are predicting this El Nino to be the biggest ever, naming it the "Godzilla El Nino." But step aside, Godzilla: Another monster weather anomaly has been wreaking havoc with the West Coast. Beware of "the Blob."
  • Cold 'Blob' in North Atlantic Ocean May Affect Weather in Europe, Eastern US

    10/11/2015 3:30:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    AccuWeather via MSN ^ | 10/11/15 | Alex Sosnowski
    A "blob" of abnormally cold water in the North Atlantic, located near Greenland, has the potential to put enough drag on the ocean current to impact weather conditions in the years to come. According to data compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), sea surface water temperatures over much of the Atlantic were warmer than average spanning January to August 2015. Waters from the northwestern Caribbean to the central part of the ocean were not only very warm but were record warm. However, very chilly to record cold water has developed near Greenland, the NOAA data revealed. The...
  • Warm blob in Pacific Ocean linked to weird weather across the U.S.

    04/09/2015 8:48:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies ^ | Hannah Hickey
    The one common element in recent weather has been oddness. The West Coast has been warm and parched; the East Coast has been cold and snowed under. Fish are swimming into new waters, and hungry seals are washing up on California beaches. A long-lived patch of warm water off the West Coast, about 1 to 4 degrees Celsius (2 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit) above normal, is part of whats wreaking much of this mayhem, according to two University of Washington papers to appear in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. In the fall of 2013 and...
  • Giant Underground Blob of Magma Puzzles Scientists (Afar Rift in Ethiopia)

    09/17/2013 3:29:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/17/13 | Becky Oskin -
    The Afar Rift in Ethiopia is marked by enormous gashes that signal the breakup of the African continent and the beginnings of a new ocean basin, scientists think. The fractures appear eerily similar to seafloor spreading centers, the volcanic ridges that mark the boundaries between two pieces of oceanic crust. Along the ridges, lava bubbles up and new crust is created, slowly widening the ocean basin. But a look deep beneath the Afar Rift reveals the birth announcements may be premature. "It's not as close to fully formed seafloor spreading as we thought," said Kathy Whaler, a geophysicist at the...
  • Gross! 15-Ton Blob of Fat Found Growing in Sewer (London)

    08/07/2013 1:59:18 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    LiveScience ^ | August 6, 2013 | Marc Lallanilla
    A 15-ton blob of congealed fat so large it's been dubbed a "fatberg" has been removed from a sewer tunnel beneath London. And just in case you're not completely grossed out yet, the fatberg as large as a double-decker bus was mixed with thousands of used baby wipes. (click image to enlarge)
  • Michael Moore: Killing Is Who We Are As Americans

    12/17/2012 8:29:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies
    Michael Moore: Killing Is Who We Are As Americans By Patrick Burke December 17, 2012 ( Liberal activist-filmmaker Michael Moore says school shootings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. will continue because its who we are as Americans. I hate to say it, but killing is our way. We began America w/ genocide, then built it w/ slaves. The shootings will continue- it's who we are, Moore tweeted on Sunday. Moore sent out several tweets regarding the school shooting between Friday and Sunday, at one point claiming the shooter seemed to single out...
  • Location theater celebrates 'The Blob'

    07/14/2012 3:45:33 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies
    upi ^ | July 14, 2012
    PHOENIXVILLE, Pa., - Fans of the 1958 horror classic "The Blob" came to Phoenixville, Pa., Friday to celebrate the movie at the theater where its most famous scene was filmed. The climax of "BlobFest" at the Colonial Theatre was a re-enactment of that scene, in which the audience runs out screaming and trying to escape The Blob, KYW-TV, Philadelphia reported. The day for the festival was chosen, of course, because it was Friday the 13th. The low-budget movie about a pulsating alien life form that grows bigger and bigger by ingesting everything in its path featured Steven McQueen in his...
  • Unsolved Mysteries - The Blob (VIDEO)

    10/10/2011 3:50:28 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 5 replies
    A Toxic Goo rains on residents of Oakville, Washington May 8, 1997 It sounds like a bad science fiction movie, but for the little town in Washington there was nothing entertaining about the scourge that befell them in 1994. Six times it rained down from above, leaving dozens of local residents ill, and several pets and small animals dead. It all happened in Oakville, Washington, population 665. Here in Oakville, clouds fill the skies daily, bringing rain some 275 days a year. So, when it began pouring on the morning of August 7, 1994, no one was particularly concerned -...
  • Nothing to Worry About: Propaganda Video for Obama's Police-State Internet ID

    04/18/2011 4:20:57 PM PDT · by SquarePants · 6 replies ^ | 18 April 2011 | Tax Nomo
    After watching this NIST video, I feel a lot better about the benefits of having all my personal business tied together through a government-administered national internet ID program. We'll all be able to finally get rid of the frustrating inconvenience of forgetting passwords, and replace it with a totalitarian dictatorship that knows our every move. Sounds like a reasonable deal to me. Besides, when the econazi internationalist police state finally starts getting their gulag program off the ground, I sure wouldn't want the authorities to not know where to find me. And I sure wouldn't worry about the security of...
  • The Thrill is Gone

    05/28/2010 6:24:41 AM PDT · by chatter4 · 7 replies · 617+ views
    youtube ^ | May 28, 2010 | chatter4
    While Dodd lies about the lack of safety devices on the oilrig and tries to blame Bush for the disaster in the Gulf, at least two of Obama's greatest supporters, appear to have finally begun to turn on the Messiah, for his lack of concern and leadership.
  • Pentagon Unveils New Gelatinous Chemical Robot

    10/23/2009 9:34:44 AM PDT · by X. OTerica · 14 replies · 907+ views
    Army Technology ^ | 21 October 2009
    A new shapeshifting chemical robot being developed for Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the US Army has been unveiled by Pentagon researchers. ChemBot is a small mobile device that looks like a gelatinous blob, it can change shape to navigate through tight spaces and will be used by the army for intelligence gathering, and search and rescue missions. The chemical robot moves from place to place by way of a process called 'jamming' which causes the material to transition between semi-liquid and semi-solid states with only a slight change in volume. Jamming technology allows the scientists to make...
  • Giant, Mucus-Like Sea Blobs on the Rise, Pose Danger

    10/09/2009 7:36:14 AM PDT · by BGHater · 39 replies · 1,513+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 08 Sep 2009 | Christine Dell'Amore
    Beware of the blobthis time, it's for real. As sea temperatures have risen in recent decades, enormous sheets of a mucus-like material have begun forming more often, oozing into new regions, and lasting longer, a new Mediterranean Sea study says (sea "mucus" blob pictures). And the blobs may be more than just unpleasant. Up to 124 miles (200 kilometers) long, the mucilages appear naturally, usually near Mediterranean coasts in summer. The season's warm weather makes seawater more stable, which facilitates the bonding of the organic matter that makes up the blobs (Mediterranean map). Now, due to warmer temperatures, the mucilages...
  • Mystery solved: Alaska's big blob is identified as algae

    07/17/2009 1:37:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 674+ views
    McClatchy ^ | 7/17/09 | Kyle Hopkins
    A sample of the giant black mystery blob that Wainwright hunters discovered this month floating in the Chukchi Sea has been identified. Not bunker oil seeping from an aging, sunken ship. Not a sea monster. It looks to be a stringy batch of algae. "We got the results back from the lab today," said Ed Meggert, of the Department of Environmental Conservation in Fairbanks. "It was marine algae."
  • Giant Mystery Blob Moves Through Alaskan Waters

    07/16/2009 5:36:34 PM PDT · by Doogle · 42 replies · 2,137+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 07/16/09 | FOX
    It's big, it's black, it's gooey and it may be alive. Giant blobs of thick, oily biological material are floating in the Arctic Ocean's Chukchi Sea north of the Bering Strait, reports the Anchorage Daily News.
  • Huge blob of Arctic goo floats past Slope communities

    07/16/2009 10:28:30 AM PDT · by Mmogamer · 33 replies · 1,611+ views
    Anchorage daily news ^ | 07/14/09 | DON HUNTER
    IT'S NOT OIL: No one in the area can recall seeing anything like it before.
  • Giant Mystery Blob Discovered Near Dawn of Time (Himiko)

    05/17/2009 3:52:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 1,650+ views on Yahoo ^ | 5/17/09 | Jeremy Hsu
    A newly found primordial blob may represent the most massive object ever discovered in the early universe, researchers announced today. The gas cloud, spotted from 12.9 billion light-years away, could signal the earliest stages of galaxy formation back when the universe was just 800 million years old. "I have never heard about any [similar] objects that could be resolved at this distance," said Masami Ouchi, a researcher at the Carnegie Institution in Pasadena, Calif. "It's kind of record-breaking." A light-year is the distance light travels in a year, about 6 trillion miles (10 trillion kilometers). An object 12.9 billion light-years...
  • New Mystery from Cosmic Dawn: The Blob

    04/22/2009 4:33:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 612+ views
    Universe Today ^ | April 22nd, 2009 | Anne Minard
    This image of the Himiko object is a composite and in false color. The bar at the lower right represents 10,000 light years. Credit: M. Ouchi et al. This mysterious, giant object existed at a time when the universe was only about 800 million years old. It stretches for 55 thousand light years, a record for that early point in time. Its length is comparable to the radius of the Milky Ways disk. Besides being a great candidate for a future Where in the Universe Challenge, what is it? In general, objects such as this one are dubbed extended...
  • Weird Blob Causing Big Mess in Maine

    01/25/2008 8:35:23 PM PST · by camerakid400 · 77 replies · 545+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | January 25, 2008
    City officials in Lewiston, Maine, are confronting a problem straight out of a 1950s horror flick as a mysterious blob has taken over a major sewer line through the town, according to a report on
  • Indonesia tries concrete balls to plug mud volcano

    03/10/2007 5:53:52 PM PST · by melt · 20 replies · 461+ views
    AP via ^ | 3/10/07 | Robin McDowell
    PORONG, Indonesia -- For nine months, a gaping hole in the ground has spit out a torrent of hot, black mud, swallowing thousands of houses outside Indonesia's second-largest city and attracting amazed geologists from around the world. Most say the flow is unstoppable, but Indonesian specialists refuse to listen, and they have recently begun carrying out a scheme straight from a Hollywood movie: dropping nearly 1,500 concrete balls into the mouth of the mud volcano. "We know lots of people think this is a crazy idea," said Satria Bijaksana, a professor and one of three geologists behind the $130 million...
  • After Goodnness, a Sudden Fall from Grace (A. Jolie Calls Child 'Blob w/No Personality')

    01/22/2007 1:28:37 PM PST · by meg88 · 43 replies · 1,020+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1/22/07 | Caryn James
    Before she set a toe on the red carpet at the Golden Globes last week, Angelina Jolies carefully molded image as humanitarian and mom was already showing some cracks. The Internet had been flooded with reports, picked up from European interviews, that she had called her biological daughter a blob with less personality than her two adopted kids, and had criticized Madonnas adoption of a baby boy from Malawi. Womens Wear Daily reported she was being difficult about designs from St. John, the staid company whose ads she appears in and whose conservatively elegant gown she wore to the Globes....
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • Gas Blob Resembles Gigantic Comet - largest gas ball of its kind ever detected

    06/12/2006 10:04:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 662+ views ^ | 6/12/06 | Ker Than
    A ball of gas more massive than a billion suns is hurtling like an enormous comet through the interior of a distant galaxy cluster. The massive structure is held together by mysterious dark matter, astronomers said today, but it is steadily breaking apart and becoming fuel for new stars. "This is likely a massive building block being delivered to one of the largest assembly of galaxies we know," said study team member Alexis Finoguenov of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The finding is detailed in the June 6 issue of Astrophysical Journal. Great ball of fire The gas blob...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctors guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Bacharach unleashes x-rated lyrics

    04/01/2006 9:20:11 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies · 479+ views
    Yahoo UK ^ | April 1, 2006
    Songwriter Burt Bacharach is releasing an explicit version of his controversial song Who Are These People? The song slams US President George W Bush and his administration and features Elvis Costello wailing an expletive at the end...
  • The Blob Threaten Nova Scotia

    08/23/2005 10:10:30 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 18 replies · 706+ views
    Globe and Mail/ Canada ^ | 8/21/2005 | Alison Auld
    Halifax Scientists will begin probing waters off Nova Scotia in search of a slimy creature they believe is slithering north and could be blanketing some of Canada's richest fishing grounds.Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey plan to head out Monday to a vast area over the Canadian portion of Georges Bank to look for a colony of sea squirts nicknamed the Blob for its icky texture and habit of covering most everything in its path. It's something new. It covers up the bottom and it forms a barrier between fish and what fish feed on, so logically you'd think...
  • Ocean Blob Threatens Fishing Grounds

    08/23/2005 11:19:11 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 21 replies · 2,258+ views
    Halifax Daily News ^ | August 23, 2005 | Alison Auld
    HALIFAX Scientists will begin probing waters off Nova Scotia in search of a slimy creature they believe is slithering north and could be blanketing some of Canadas richest fishing grounds. Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey plan to head out today to a vast area over the Canadian portion of Georges Bank to look for a colony of sea squirts nicknamed the Blob for its icky texture and habit of covering almost everything in its path. Covers the bottom Its something new. It covers up the bottom and it forms a barrier between fish and what fish feed on,...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • why do you guys keep banning me? (Zot! Because we can) (Juwish modz totally rewl!)

    06/30/2004 10:19:24 AM PDT · by jj_fate · 65,596 replies · 239,374+ views
    why do people keep banning me everytime I put up interesting articles? I work for a website I think some of you are familiar with called phantirath weekly world news and each time we put somthing up on FR no matter how conservative it is it keeps getting banned. Whats the matter with it?! Damn man what are you marxist socialists communists? I just got a call this mroning from a Juwish friend of mine who said that you banned an important article about Zionism and Noam Federman and about how we were to support israel. I thought you guys...
  • 'Fahrenheit 9/11' burns screen as anti-American propaganda

    06/25/2004 6:19:56 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 32 replies · 575+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | June 25, 2004 | Ed Blank
    One of the hardest films ever to sit through, Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" challenges one's instincts about fairness and objectivity, even in the subjective sphere of reviewing. It arrives, like Moore's earlier "Roger & Me" and "Bowling for Columbine," in the guise of a documentary.
  • Unknown Substance In New Jersey Lagoon Worries Neighbors - Smelly Mass Is Size Of Small Car

    08/06/2003 5:36:42 PM PDT · by Shermy · 36 replies · 356+ views
    WKMG ^ | August 6, 2003
    LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J -- It smells like rotten eggs at best, decomposing flesh at worst. It looks like the pods from "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." To the people whose homes back up onto a Tuckerton Creek tributary where the gelatinous substance recently appeared, it's just "The Blob." "It's frightening," said Eileen Masterson, 66. "We can't swim because the odor is so horrible and we won't crab here because we don't know whether it's safe." The substance, which was noticed about two weeks ago, consists of jelly-like bulbs that undulate with the waves just below the surface. By most...
  • Giant Chilean beach 'blob' identified (No, it's not Teddy Kennedy)

    07/11/2003 1:19:13 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 15 replies · 235+ views
    Reuters ^ | Friday, July 11, 2003
    <p>Chilean scientists said on Friday their study of a huge blob of flesh found on a Pacific beach about three weeks ago concluded it was the carcass of a sperm whale, ending speculation of a giant octopus.</p> <p>Scientists have been baffled by the 40-foot-long (12-meter) mass of gelatinous tissue found on a remote beach in southern Chile, with initial hunches ranging from whale blubber to a disputed species of giant octopus.</p>
  • Chilean 'Blob' May Be Giant Octopus, Whale Blubber

    07/03/2003 6:05:10 AM PDT · by Korth · 22 replies · 436+ views
    Yahoo ^ | July 2, 2003 | Louise Egan
    SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Scientists said on Wednesday a huge mass of slimy flesh that washed up on a Chilean beach last week may be a rare type of giant octopus or just discarded whale blubber. European zoologists contacted by the Chileans to help identify the 40-foot-long (12-meter) piece of gelatinous tissue said it closely resembled descriptions of a bizarre specimen found in Florida in 1896 that was named "octopus giganteus" and has confounded experts ever since. Other informal sightings of similar deep-sea creatures by fishermen and divers from the Bahamas to Tasmania are the stuff of folklore on the...
  • MICHAEL "THE BLOB" MOORE THREAD -- Post Talk Radio Comments Here

    03/24/2003 8:48:40 AM PST · by doug from upland · 110 replies · 410+ views
    dfu | 3-24-03 | dfu
    Michael "The Blob" Moore should be the subject of talk radio today. Please post comments here about the reaction on the shows to which you listen. I expect Larry Elder, among others, to rip him to shreds.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 11-01-02

    10/31/2002 9:23:33 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 6 replies · 249+ views
    NASA ^ | 11-01-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 November 1 Europa's Freckles Credit: R. Pappalardo (U. Colorado) et al., Galileo Project, JPL, NASA Explanation: Europa, one of Jupiter's large Galilean moons, may well posses an ocean of liquid water hidden beneath its icy surface -- and so holds the tantalizing possibility of life. In this image, constructed with data recorded in 1996 and 1997 by the Galileo spacecraft, Europa's characteristic surface ridges and cracks are...