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  • Obamas take a hike in national park

    08/28/2016 2:02:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 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 · 16 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...
  • Inconvenient: Giant Coral Reef That ‘Died’ In 2003 Teeming With Life Again

    08/22/2016 9:31:15 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 40 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    From the “global warming and ocean acidification will kill everything, forever” and the “nature always finds a way” department comes this inconvenient truth.Back From The Dead: Giant Coral Reef That ‘Died’ In 2003 Teeming With Life Again In 2003, researchers declared Coral Castles dead. On the floor of a remote island lagoon halfway between Hawaii and Fiji, the giant reef site had been devastated by unusually warm water. Its remains looked like a pile of drab dinner plates tossed into the sea. Research dives in 2009 and 2012 had shown little improvement in the coral colonies.Then in 2015, a team of...
  • Occasional Birdy Thread

    08/21/2016 3:14:07 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 60 replies
    self ^ | Aug 21, 2016 | Me
    It's been 2 1/2 months since the last birdy thread was posted. Florida is a bit too hot for this old man to get out and shoot much in high summer. However, today I had a visitor. A little blue heron was feeding on my front lawn. That seemed a tad unusual. There was also a flock of white ibis. This time of year the ibis begin to gather in larger and larger flocks preparing for their winter migration. I got a face shot of this youngster. Their eyes are cool Several weeks ago I saw a family of Florida...
  • Fishing Report keeps anglers informed

    08/20/2016 12:28:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    SIERRA VISTA — Looking for the latest info on where the best fishing spots are in southern Arizona and across the state? The Arizona Game and Fish Department has regular updates from anglers all over Arizona detailing what fish are hitting what baits and where as part of its weekly Fishing Report. Compiled from regular input from fishermen and women as well as Game and Fish officials, the report covers the fishing conditions at dozens of lakes and waterways, as well as stocking schedules, water levels and updates on which fish species are most active and when. “The idea is...
  • Otters Attack Teens at Lake in California

    08/19/2016 6:01:48 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 49 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 19 AUGUST 2016 | CATHERINE THORBECKE
    Two teens were allegedly attacked by a swarm of otters while enjoying a summer swim in California's Shasta Lake last weekend. Chris Whitney, 13, told local ABC News affiliate KRCR-TV that three otters attacked him and his buddy Jacob Savage, 14, in the lake. "They just kept getting at our legs and our feet," Chris said. "There was one that kept attacking us no matter what we did."
  • Friday Evening Vanity - "There, and back again"

    08/19/2016 4:52:44 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 37 replies
    What is the scariest thing that ever happened to you on a camping trip?
  • Fourth brain-eating amoeba case of the year being treated ( Florida )

    08/18/2016 11:54:23 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/18/2016 | Debra Goldschmidt
    An unidentified patient in Florida is being treated after being infected with a brain-eating amoeba last week, according to the Florida Department of Health. It is the fourth known case this year of infection by the parasite Naegleria fowleri. "We believe that the individual contracted the infection after swimming in unsanitary water on a single private property," said Mara Gambineri, the health department's communications director, noting that there is no risk to the general public. The parasite is almost always deadly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 1962 and 2015 there were 138 known cases of...
  • Satellite tagged Aberdeenshire raptor missing in Highlands

    08/18/2016 7:29:09 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 Aug 2016
    Last week, RSPB Scotland and the Scottish Moorland Group, whose members include landowners and gamekeepers, clashed over the loss of the eight golden eagles between 2011 and July this year. The wildlife charity believes they were killed illegally around grouse moors, and their satellite tracking tags destroyed. The transmitters being fitted to these birds are exceedingly reliable, and illegal persecution is therefore the most likely explanation of the disappearance of these birds of prey.
  • Boy, 9, Snuggles Up to Brother and Dies After Being Shot

    08/17/2016 6:15:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 17 AUGUST 2016 | ABC 7 CHICAGO
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A Kansas City, Kan., family is devastated after two children died when someone opened fire on their home. One of the boys ran into his 12-year-old brother's room and snuggled up next to him, where he died. "He was going to change the world. They don't know what they took for this earth," said Jayson Ugwuh, Jayden's father. Jayden Ugwuh, 9, was an artist. "He can draw. He can draw you right now and it would look just like you, at nine years old," Ugwuh said. He was also a little rapper, a creative soul who...
  • Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X

    08/17/2016 2:52:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | August 17, 2016
    Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X is the 33rd season of Survivor (for those unfamiliar with the show, there are two seasons each year). It begins Wednesday, September 21, 2016 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article There will be twenty new players - no returning players - divided into two tribes of ten players each, divided by age. Survivor: New Millennials vs. Gen X cast and twists revealed This season will be held in the Mamanuca Islands, Fiji. This is a different place than where Survivor: Fiji was held. The...
  • The Scariest Path In The World now in HD

    El Caminito del Rey (English: The King's little pathway) is a walkway or via ferrata, now fallen into disrepair, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Álora in the district of Málaga, Spain. The name is often shortened to Camino del Rey. In 1901 it became obvious that workers at the hydroelectric power plants at Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls needed a walkway to cross between the falls, to provide for transport of materials, and for the inspection and maintenance of the channel. Construction of the walkway took four years and it was finished...
  • Trichobilharzia szidati (causing Swimmer's itch

    08/16/2016 10:21:34 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 3 replies
    Parasite of the day ^ | March 15, 2016 | Tommy Leung
    If you have ever gone for a swim in a lake and later found your arms and legs covered in red itchy welts resembling mosquito bites, it is quite likely that you have encounter parasites related to the one being featured today. Trichobilharzia szidati is an avian blood fluke, and it has relatives living all over the world in both freshwater and marine environments. While they usually infect waterbirds like duck, they are not very good at telling birds apart from humans. To them, any warm-blooded terrestrial vertebrate animal is fair game, which is rather unfortunate for both humans and...
  • Family of girl attacked by mountain lion: ‘She could have been gone’ ( Idaho)

    08/14/2016 9:23:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    East Idaho News ^ | August 13th, 2016 | Nate Eaton
    The four-year-old had scratches on her stomach and arm after the mountain lion picked her up. REXBURG — A four-year-old girl who was snatched up by a mountain lion Friday night is recovering from the scary encounter, according to her grandfather. ... The child was camping with her mother, siblings and cousins near Green Canyon Hot Springs east of Rexburg on Aug. 12. Sevy said as the family was eating dinner, the girl’s mother thought she spotted a big cat out of the corner of her eye. “Nobody else thought much of it and, a short time later, her mom...
  • Jesus, Real, Loves Us

    08/13/2016 1:52:47 PM PDT · by Revski · 7 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 08/13/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    I sing and the instrumental in this video is pleasant, with scenic pictures of Christ Jesus, by; Greg Olson, and accompanied with lyrics of the beautiful song, God Be With You Till We Meet Again, written by William G. Tomer; covered by me and the mandolin.
  • Man lifts off the ground in hilarious attempt to fly a kite

    08/12/2016 3:22:52 PM PDT · by fwdude · 14 replies
    DailyMail.com (Video) ^ | Aug 12, 2016 | DailyMail
    These friends attempt to fly a kite in Cromarty, Scotland, but due to strong winds, the kite tries to fly the man instead.
  • Eric Clapton Lands the Biggest Salmon of the Summer (Iceland)

    08/11/2016 10:55:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    IceNews ^ | August 6, 2016 | K. Jóhannsson
    UK musician Eric Clapton has been enjoying the salmon rivers in Iceland and yesterday he managed to set the record for hauling the biggest salmon of the summer in the Vatnsdalsá river so far, guide Sturla Birgisson informed Morgunblaðið. Clapton had to run a good kilometre down river with the salmon before he was finally able to draw it ashore, the salmon was hooked and after an exciting hunt came ashore just over an half hour later, measuring 108 cm and weighing 28 pounds, making it the biggest to come ashore from Vatsdalsá river this summer. Vatnsdalsá river is one...
  • Lost Prosthetic Leg Found in Wisconsin Beaver Dam

    08/08/2016 6:42:51 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 36 replies
    SeeBS ^ | August 8. 2016 | CBS/AP Staff
    <p>WABENO, Wis. -- A Wisconsin man has his prosthetic leg back after the lost limb was discovered sticking out of a beaver dam by two canoers.</p> <p>Elliot Fuller and Jason Franklin spotted the leg while paddling between a pair of lakes near Wabeno in Forest County on Thursday, the Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reported.</p>
  • ‘Pokemon Go’ Players Blamed For Damage At Historic Mass. Fort

    08/08/2016 1:08:06 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    AP/CBS Boston ^ | 8/6/2016
    <p>FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (CBS/AP) — A fort destroyed in the Revolutionary War is again fending off attacks — this time from “Pokemon Go” players.</p> <p>Caretakers of Fort Phoenix in Massachusetts say players of the popular smartphone game are damaging the historic site.</p>
  • Completion of I-22 could trigger apocalypse

    08/07/2016 11:10:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    AL.com ^ | April 19-20, 2016 | Matt Mitchell, The Ostrich
    Just as construction crews were putting the finishing touches on Interstate 22 this week, rumors began to circulate that the road's completion may set off a chain of events that could destroy humanity and bring civilization to it's knees. According to a Wikipedia article created last night, Interstate 22, formerly known as "Corridor X" and "Ye Olden Highway," is considered to be North America's very first construction project. Native American documents dating back to 800 AD show plans to clear a path from Memphis to Birmingham, giving Midwestern tribes of 19-22 year-olds the quickest route to destroying Alabama's pristine beaches...
  • Cops Accused of Intentionally Mowing Down Groundhog in Golf Cart

    08/07/2016 8:09:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    NBC 4 Washington ^ | August 5, 2016 | Associated Press/NBC 4 Washington
    Two police officers in upstate New York have been suspended as authorities investigate claims the cops used a golf cart to run down and kill a groundhog during a police union's golf tournament. Witnesses reported seeing the two men chase a groundhog near one of the holes at the Frear Park Golf Course in the city of Troy last Friday afternoon, authorities said. The animal was killed when the cart ran over it.
  • REPORTER SHOOTS GUN FOR FIRST TIME, CHANGES HIS LIFE!! - *PARODY*

    08/07/2016 3:40:47 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 20, 2016 | Jeffery Trahan
    Of course this is a parody of the classic liberal reporter that claimed to have PTSD after shooting an AR-15 for the first time. Our video shows what most likely happened... ENJOY! Share with your friends! ©2016 Youtube Link
  • Runner Raises $14,000 to Adopt Dog that Followed Him during 155-mile Race

    08/05/2016 2:19:35 PM PDT · by Cecily · 45 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | August 4, 2016 | Kate Irby
    Dion Leonard was ready to run 155 miles across four deserts in China for seven days. He wasn’t ready for a puppy companion to join him along the way. The stray puppy, who has since been named Gobi, was nearby when the 2016 Gobi March 4 Deserts race started off on June 19. She decided to join in and lasted the full 22 miles of the first day, and Leonard said he noticed her hanging around the runners’ camp. “On day two, I was at the start line for the race stage and she was standing next to me looking...
  • Bees Swarm Couple After Car Crash

    08/03/2016 8:27:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    LEX18.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | LEX18.com
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A quiet summer night in Laurel County got shaken up by a loud crash, and a swarm of bees. Neighbors say they could hear the screaming all the way up the hills. People on Patton Spur Road don't see many cars come down the dead-end street. But last night, Gary Anderson watched from his porch as a purple Tracker veered on and off the pavement. "Then he passed probably going about 35-40 miles an hour, pretty fast really. And all the sudden, I heard a big boom," said Anderson. He says the driver, Noah...
  • .454 Casull -vs.- Ballistic Gel in SLOW MOTION

    08/03/2016 8:23:01 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/3/16 | GY6 Slow Mo
    Whole lot of shaking going on.Youtube video link.
  • Mysterious Smiley Face Appears in Hawaiian Volcano During Eruption

    08/01/2016 10:58:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Aug 1, 2016, 5:45 AM ET | By Brian McBride
    A Hawaiian volcano was ready for its close-up. A smiley face was spotted in the Kilauea volcano's crater during an eruption.
  • Hawaii's spectacular 'smiley' volcano

    07/31/2016 11:42:19 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 14 replies
    euronews ^ | July 29, 2016 | Staff
    Sometimes Mother Nature takes your breath away – and makes you smile. The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii looks like it is smiling and it is little wonder.
  • Little Girl Has Tea Party With Officer, 1 Year After he Saved Her Life

    07/29/2016 3:36:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 29, 2016 | JULY 29, 2016, BY NIKKI FERLAINO
    This is the cutest thing you'll see all day -- maybe even all week. A fully uniformed police officer sitting in a tiny chair, at a tiny table, with a tiny girl -- having a tea party. Corporal Patrick Ray, 30, saved 2-year-old Bexley's life a year ago when she choked on a coin at her home in Rowlett, Texas. "Her lips were completely blue," her mother, Tammy Norvell, 41, told CNN. She called 911, and Ray was there within minutes. "I could not believe how fast he got here," Norvell said. He was able to pry Bexley's mouth open...
  • Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

    07/29/2016 2:09:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    phys.org ^ | July 29, 2016 | by Tammy Webber
    In this July 6, 2016 photo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel struggle with carrying an adult alligator gar to a transportation tank at the Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery in Tupelo, Miss. Alligator gar can weigh several hundred pounds and be over eight feet long. Several male and female adult alligator gar are captured in fresh water lakes and rivers and are brought to the facility so they can lay and fertilize the eggs as biologists and environmentalists are working to reintroduce the once-reviled alligator gar as a weapon against another huge species: invasive Asian carp. The gar...
  • Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp [Alligator Gar]

    07/29/2016 7:24:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    AP ^ | July 29, 2016 | Staff
    It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states a half-century ago. Persecuted by anglers and deprived of places to spawn, the alligator gar — with a head that resembles an alligator and two rows of needlelike teeth — survived primarily in southern states in the tributaries of Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico after being declared extinct in several states farther north. To many, it was a freak, a "trash fish"...
  • Ex-wife of treasure hunter says Colorado man died chasing 'hoax'

    07/28/2016 7:23:27 AM PDT · by dware · 14 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 07.27.2016 | AP via KJCT8
    The ex-wife of a man who died while searching for a cache of gold and jewels says she believe he lost his life chasing a hoax. Linda Bilyeu told The Albuquerque Journal she's disappointed that Randy Bilyeu, the father of her two daughters, died while searching for treasure Santa Fe author Forrest Fenn says he's hidden in the Rocky Mountain region. Although 54-year-old Bilyeu was reported missing in January, his remains weren't found until July. Bilyeu was visiting Santa Fe from Broomfield, Colorado, to search for Fenn's antique treasure chest. It's said to contain more than $1 million worth of...
  • Warren Sapp OK After Being Bitten by shark While on Lobstering Trip

    07/27/2016 11:24:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | 7/27/16 | James Quintong
    Twitter Pinterest Email print comment Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp found himself battling a shark while on a lobstering charter boat off the Florida Keys on Wednesday. While Sapp was going for a lobster, the shark got a piece of the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers star's left forearm. "He was lobstering with me, and a shark bit Sapp, while he was grabbing the lobster. He's OK," charter captain Jack Carlson told the Tampa Bay Times. The Instagram account of Carlson's boat, Two Conchs, posted a photo of Sapp's gash (warning: graphic image).
  • Missouri girl finds 1.53-carat white diamond at Crater of Diamonds

    07/27/2016 3:36:26 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    txktoday ^ | 27 July 2016 | Field Walsh
    ...Grace wants to be a geologist when she grows up, and her family has encouraged the pursuit of her passion. They began planning a visit to the Crater of Diamonds about six months ago and surprised Grace with the news a few days before leaving for Arkansas. After an exciting diamond find, this family vacation turned out to be one that Grace will never forget...
  • VIDEO: A one-armed Australian robot can build a house four times quicker than a brickie

    07/27/2016 2:19:10 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    www.businessinsider.com.au ^ | Jul 27, 2016, 1:25 PM | Chris Pash
    Building a house by robot. Image: Supplied. ========================================================================================================================= Fastbrick Robotics, an ASX-listed company based in Perth, has created a robot brick layer, a form of 3D printing which can create the shell of a house without being touched by human hands. The Hadrian 105 robot, named after the Roman emperor who built a wall in ancient Britain, has hit a bricklaying speed of 225 standard brick equivalents per hour, or about half a day’s work for a top human bricklayer. To prove it, the company released a time lapse video, showing the robot at work. Here’s the robot, doing everything...
  • Eight Hikers Stranded Inside Soberanes Fire Lines Rescued

    07/27/2016 12:41:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/26 | Ian Cull
    Eight men were rescued Tuesday from the fire lines on the south side of the Soberanes fire burning near Big Sur. Cal Fire said the men went hiking five days ago and became lost with little water or food. Once the fire flared up over the weekend, the men said they were stranded and didn't know which direction would lead them to safety. Bulldozing crews spotted the men Tuesday, and Cal Fire used air support to locate them. "Air attack did locate them initially," said Cal Fire's Kevin Bohall. "Once we found that, we used a global positioning unit, got...
  • Hundreds of cans of Miller Genuine Draft pour onto Denver interstate after recycling truck crashes

    07/25/2016 7:16:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 21 - 22, 2016 | Nick Enoch
    A truck taking expired beer to a recycling plant crashed on a Denver highway leaving cans strewn across several lanes during rush hour. The semitrailer was hauling Miller Genuine Draft when it almost careered off the overpass from Interstate 70 onto the I-25 below. With the truck left on its side and roof ripped open, hundreds of beer cans then spilled over onto express lanes following the accident at around 6pm yesterday. The Denver Police Department said there were no injuries, according to Fox 31. A front-end loader was used to clear the beer debris on the eastbound I-70 ramp...
  • Rare wolverine turns up again near Truckee, same as one spotted in 2008

    07/24/2016 9:09:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Sierra Sun ^ | Kaleb M. Roedel
    Back in January, the Sagehen Creek Field Station sent the California Department of Fish and Wildlife a photo of peculiar-looking animal tracks imprinted in the snow in the Tahoe National Forest. Chris Stermer, a wildlife biologist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, instantly recognized the rarely seen paw prints. “They were definitely wolverine tracks,” said Stermer, whose assurance was later confirmed when remote cameras he placed in the area captured the small predator on film. Indeed, it appears the male wolverine first spotted north of Truckee in 2008 is alive and well. The wolverine detected eight years ago...