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  • Newport Beach Could See 15-Foot Waves This Weekend

    05/02/2015 4:58:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    A large storm hundreds of miles to the south, typically not seen until midsummer, is expected to create the potentially dangerous conditions along the coast, according to lifeguard Capt. Jon Mitchell. ... The biggest swells are expected to hit south-facing beaches Sunday and Monday before tapering off Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Snow, cold keep New England skiers, riders stoked into May

    05/02/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    ap ^ | May 2, 2015 | LYNNE TUOHY
    ''We've had so much snow and the cold to preserve it,'' Vazzano said. ''We had storm after storm after storm.'' At times the snow was so plentiful it was problematic. The blizzard in late January triggered travel warnings and skiers in the Boston area were shoveling rather than skiing. It was followed closely by four successive weekends of winter storms. Vazzano said a cold spell in February helped preserve the snow but discouraged some skiers. ''When you can't get out of your driveway you can't get to the mountain,'
  • Earthquake felt in West MI

    05/02/2015 9:55:57 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 46 replies
    Wood TV ^ | May 2, 2015 | Dan Boers
    (WOOD) An earthquake rattled West Michigan and other parts of the Midwest. The shaking happened around 12:20 p.m. It was felt around the Michigan. The USGS registered it as a 4.0 earthquake centered near Galesburg.
  • Bill Maher Owns Guns For Protection, But Others Have a “Sickness”

    05/01/2015 11:58:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Range365 ^ | April 29, 2015 | Frank Miniter
    Like many publications, Playboy magazine interviews many celebrities, but what’s interesting is the title’s habit of asking them if they own guns. Bill Maher, the comedian who hosts “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO, has said before that he has guns. In the May issue of Playboy, the editors asked him why. Maher told Playboy he has “two guns. They’re for protection. We live in a gun country, even Los Angeles. I’m not expecting anything to happen, but I want to be ready for it. So I have a lot of security measures at my house. If somebody gets...
  • Fire season fears

    05/01/2015 12:26:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — At the local level, seasonal winds and high temperatures are always cause for concern when it comes to the potential for an active fire season. “We received a lot of rainfall during the monsoon last year, and we had a lot of moisture during the winter, but the problem that always exists here is that it gets hot, it gets windy and it dries out,” said Fry Fire Chief Bill Miller. The only thing that would calm concerns would be unseasonably early rains in the late spring and early summer timeframe, which could reduce the threat from...
  • Huachuca Canyon reopened after bear put down

    05/01/2015 7:28:48 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — A week after an aggressive bear resulted in the closure of Huachuca Canyon on Fort Huachuca, the popular recreation area has reopened after the animal was put down by authorities. Last Thursday, April 23, a brown bear followed and charged hikers in the canyon and later approached cyclists. Initially, fort officials opted to close the canyon to vehicles, hikers and other visitors in the hope that the bear would move on, as other problem bears have done in the past. However, the ongoing aggressive nature and lack of fear of humans necessitated the bear be put down...
  • Elusive new bird International discovered in China

    05/01/2015 7:07:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 05/01/2015 | Provided by Michigan State University
    A Michigan State University professor was part of an international team of scientists that has discovered a new bird in China. The new bird, the Sichuan bush warbler, resides in five mountainous provinces in central China. The discovery, shared in the current issue of Avian Research, notes that the bird shunned the limelight by hiding in grassy, scrubby vegetation over the years. However, its distinctive song eventually gave it away, said Pamela Rasmussen, MSU integrative biologist, assistant curator at the MSU Museum and co-author on the paper. "The Sichuan bush warbler is exceedingly secretive and difficult to spot as its...
  • Calif. Man Says He Punched A Trespassing Bear on Snout

    04/30/2015 9:11:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    A Northern California man says he sucker-punched a trespassing bear on the snout to send the bruin fleeing from his property. Carl Moore tells the Auburn Journal he acted on his boxer instincts when the bear rose up on two legs and turned toward him and his two dogs outside his Meadow Vista home. The 75-year-old says he boxed competitively in his youth
  • Lost in the Jungle: The Search for Cody Dial

    04/29/2015 10:01:39 AM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    Men's Journal ^ | March 2015 | Damon Tabor
    When a college student disappeared in Costa Rica last summer, his father — legendary Alaskan adventurer Roman Dial — went searching in Central America's deadliest wilderness. He's still looking. Early last April, a 27-year-old biology student named Cody Roman Dial set out into the remote jungle of northern Guatemala. Equipped with a crude map and a compass, he planned to traverse the Petén, a lowland rain forest teeming with snakes, illegal gold miners, and cocaine traffickers. His biggest concern, though, was dehydration — save for jeep-track mud puddles, the area lacks ready sources of freshwater. Cody had spent the previous...
  • NH Officials Mulling Options to curb Black Bear Population

    04/27/2015 6:46:10 AM PDT · by woodbutcher1963 · 11 replies
    WMUR ^ | April 27, 2015 | Paula Tracy
    CONCORD, N.H. —New Hampshire officials said the state has too many black bears and is mulling its options on how to curb the population. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says the state has 5,700 black bears roaming its wilderness. But officials want to trim that number to 4,700. The Concord Monitor report the state could lengthen seasons for baiting, still hunting and hunting with hounds to help reach this goal. The department introduced a draft 10-year plan that will drive management decisions for deer, black bears, wild turkeys, moose and small game. The plan will not set the...
  • Watch the terrifying moment a HUGE great white shark attacks a film crew standing in a tiny [tr]

    04/27/2015 6:28:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 27, 2015 | Belinda Grant Geary
    Shocking footage has emerged of the terrifying moment two people stood in a tiny dinghy while a six metre great white shark charged them. A film crew shooting the documentary Lair of the Megashark were just off New Zealand's Steward Island when they attempted to put a camera on the dorsal fin of the massive ocean predator who decided to nudge the boat and bite at the thin rope that tethered the dinghy to the main boat. The two men that can be seen on the boat are shark experts Jeff Kurr and Andy Casagrande. They can be seen panicking...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Unconquered"(1947)

    04/26/2015 11:06:31 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1947 | Cecil B. DeMille
  • Mountain Lions Spotted Eating Deer in Portola Valley, Soquel

    04/24/2015 10:45:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Mountain lions have been spotted roaming around, even eating deer, prompting officials to warn people not to approach the wild animals, especially when they are feeding or with their offspring. On Friday, the San Mateo County Alert System notified residents that a mountain lion was located in a driveway on the 1100 block of Westridge Drive in Portola Valley. Authorities believed the deer was killed by a mountain lion. Earlier this week, a NBC Bay Area viewer captured a mountain lion eating a deer in Soquel on April 18, near the Santa Cruz mountains. Authorities offer a few tips on...
  • Teach children outside to save their vision, say scientists

    04/24/2015 6:40:27 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 23 Apr 2015 | Sarah Knapton
    Science News Teach children outside to save their vision, say scientists By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor 5:35PM BST 23 Apr 2015 Children should be allowed to study outside to stop them becoming short-sighted, a new study suggests. Researchers believe that youngsters are spending so long inside for lessons that it is damaging their eyesight. In China, pupils are already being taught in huge translucent boxes to try and halt their vision decline after a study found that 80 per cent of children in Beijing were short-sighted. Around 40 per cent of Britons suffer from myopia, or short-sightedness, with experts warning...
  • A Volcano Just Erupted in Chile, Spewing Ash For Miles

    04/22/2015 7:38:25 PM PDT · by kingattax · 40 replies
    RYOT Blog ^ | 4-22-15
    A few hours ago Volcano Calbuco in southern Chile erupted for the first time in nearly 40 years. According to CNN Chile, a Red Alert was issued for the surrounding area. An estimated 1500 people are being asked to evacuate within a six mile radius. “The eruption happened about half an hour ago. There are a lot of people out in the streets, many heading to the gas stations to fill up on gas,” Derek Way, a resident of Puerto Varas, told Reuters.
  • Super Dave grounded due to noise complaints

    04/22/2015 4:13:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    Chilliwack Progress ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jennifer Feinberg
    The roar of Super Dave Mathieson's aerobatic aircraft has been grounded over noise complaints. The full-time air show pilot, who made Chilliwack his home base a few years ago, received notification from Transport Canada earlier this month that he could no longer perform the aerobatics under 2000 feet at Chilliwack Airport, citing proximity to "noise sensitive or livestock" areas.
  • Florida teen recovering after Water moccasin bite to his face

    04/22/2015 8:30:24 AM PDT · by fungoking · 44 replies
    Fox Tampa bay ^ | 4/21/15 | Staff
    <p>A Florida teenager is recovering after being bitten in the face by a water moccasin.</p> <p>The bite happened last Saturday, according to investigators with Florida Fish and Wildlife, two days after Austin Hatfield, 18, captured it in his girlfriend's yard in Wimauma.</p>
  • Mysterious 'supervoid' in space is largest object ever discovered, scientists claim

    04/20/2015 1:25:31 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 92 replies
    www.telegraph.co.u ^ | 7:09PM BST 20 Apr 2015 | By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    A supervoid has been discovered in the universe which is too big to fit into current models Astronomers have discovered a curious empty section of space which is missing around 10,000 galaxies. The ‘supervoid’, which is 1.8 billion light-years across, is the largest known structure ever discovered in the universe but scientists are baffled about what it is and why it is so barren. It sits in a region of space which is much colder than other parts of the universe and although it is not a vacuum, it seems to have around 20 per cent less matter than other...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Rare Breed" (1966)

    04/19/2015 11:12:19 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966 | Andrew V. McLagen
  • Looking for an outdoor nature microphone

    04/19/2015 8:02:12 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 24 replies
    I am trying to set up a system for my bedridden and hard of hearing aunt so that she can hear her beloved chimes in her backyard. The chimes are heavy mothers. Has anyone set up a system in their backyard to hear birds and sounds of nature and piped it into their house? I ordered and tried a product called Nature's Window NW3 monitor. I sent it back as it had a defect and for $350 probably had about $50 worth of electronic parts. On the internet I found lots of microphones and naturist setups geared for recording purposes....
  • This Woman Smiled after shooting a giraffe, and the Internet is Outraged

    04/17/2015 12:13:29 AM PDT · by Oztrich Boy · 69 replies
    Mashable Australia ^ | 16-04-15 | Brian Reis
    Real life Big Buck Hunter "Hero" Rebecca Francis thought she had snagged yet another trophy animal when she shot and killed a giraffe in Africa in 2010. The 41-year-old mother of eight, who's hunted and killed everything from bears, moose and bighorn rams to zebras, lynx and antelopes, downed the beast with a bow and took a picture laying next to its carcass. That, it seemed, was that. But she never considered what Ricky would think. Five years later, the comedian Ricky Gervais found the picture and tweeted it to his followers, asking, "What must've happened to you in your...
  • Gentle Tasmanian devils may be key to species' survival, study shows

    04/16/2015 10:30:11 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 6 replies
    theguardian ^ | Tuesday 4 September 2012 06.41 EDT | Flora Malein
    Tasmanian devils must evolve to be less aggressive if they are to avoid becoming extinct, suggests new research. The study sheds new light on an infectious cancer threatening to wipe out the species' wild population, which only exists on the Australian island of Tasmania. The tumours caused by the devastating disease, known as devil facial tumour disease (DFTD), interfere with feeding and affected animals often starve to death. Rodrigo Hamede and his team at the University of Tasmania investigated the connection between the infection of DFTD, which is spread when one animal bites another, and the number of bites that...
  • Rare jungle nut becomes anti-aging rage

    04/15/2015 11:18:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 04-14-2015 | Staff
    'It's going to be the new little wave' For decades, if not centuries, the Amazon dwellers of southern Colombia didn’t make too much of the cacay nut. They fed it to their livestock, used it to treat wounds and chopped down its trees for firewood. But then, a few years ago, the global jet-setting crowd found out what the yellow-ish oil from the protein-rich nut could do for their skin. And suddenly, the cacay (pronounced kahk-ai) has become a red-hot commodity, providing the key ingredient to anti-aging facial creams that can fetch $200 an ounce in beauty shops in Los...
  • The Climate Change War Heats Up

    04/15/2015 7:22:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | Alan Caruba
    There is so much at stake for the charlatans that have foisted the failed “global warming” hoax, followed by the equally dubious claims and predictions regarding “climate change”, that it should come as no surprise that they have begun to wage a propaganda war on the courageous scientists who led the struggle to educate the public about the truth and the organizations who supported their efforts. Along the way, many groups and publications claiming scientific credentials abandoned those standards to pump out global warming and climate change propaganda. Scientists discovered they could secure grant money for “research” so long as...
  • Baby eaglet attempts to poop on live cam (Hanover, PA eagle video)

    04/14/2015 1:27:36 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    PA Game Commission ^ | 4-14-15 | PA Eagles
    I think this link will work - it's a FB link, but public and requires no login/registration: He shoots... The live cam link is here.
  • Dallas FPV to Host Drone Race

    04/12/2015 4:02:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Apr 12, 2015
    Dallas FPV will be hosting a meetup and FPV drone race Saturday April 12th at noon at the McPeterson Motocross. The event, sponsored by Dallas Drone, will feature races, meet and greets, and information. Track entry is $10 and the race is also $10. McPeterson Motocross is located at 2205 E Irving Boulevard in Irving.
  • Goat Rentals Take Off In Seattle On First Day Of Amazon Home Services

    04/10/2015 8:23:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    KUOW.org ^ | March 31, 2015 | Jeannie Yandel & Hannah Burn
    When Amazon launched its Amazon Home Services this week, the stars of the new initiative were …Goats.Seattle goats, specifically, ready to trim back your pesky shrubbery. “We bring the goats and unload him,” said Tammy Dunakin, head goat wrangler and owner of Rent-A-Ruminant LLC. “The second they hit the ground, they’re eating. It’s incredible to watch. It’s kind of like watching marbles scatter when you drop them on the pavement. And the goats start eating everything in sight."And it sounds like ... Dunakin's goats do work for the city – you may have seen them munching on hills alongside Interstate...
  • Is Jeb Bush On Edge?,How Can He Upstage Ted Cruz&Rand Pauls Announcements And New Popularity?

    04/09/2015 4:16:26 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 34 replies
    And keep in mind we still have two more "Full Arena" Presidential Announcements to go. Scott Walker and Marco Rubio will just keep the Conservative Enthusiasm Wave going. Then What? How is Jeb going to even come close to the Cruz and Paul Wave that's already taking off like a new Camaro in fourth gear? Anyone think that "Jeb Bush Could Use A Little More Cow Bell" at this point?
  • Russian Hunters Discover 10,000-year-old Frozen Woolly Rhino in River

    04/09/2015 10:06:56 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 41 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 2/27/15 | Daniel Xu
    Paleontologists are calling a recent find in the Russian region of Yakutia a “sensation.” Last September, Aleksandr Banderov and his hunting party were traveling near the Semyulyakh River when they uncovered the preserved carcass of an adolescent wholly rhinoceros, a species that roamed the frozen landscapes of Europe and northern Asia during the last Ice Age. The hunters initially thought it was a reindeer frozen in the ice, but quickly realized it was something much older. “We were sailing past a ravine and noticed hair hanging on the top of it,’ Alexander told The Siberian Times. “At first we thought...
  • Obama Keeps Telling Renewable Energy Lies

    04/09/2015 9:11:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 4/9/2015 | Alan Caruba
    Imagine you wanted to get in your electric car and drive a considerable distance. It wouldn’t take long for your car to run out of power, so you would have to have another car, one using gasoline, to drive behind you to make sure you reached your destination. That’s a description of “renewable energy”, wind and solar, in America today because they both require backup from traditional energy sources such as coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear. And “renewable energy” based on “free” sun and wind power costs more to produce and purchase. Need it be said that the sun...
  • Bobcat Drags Shark Out of Florida Surf

    04/09/2015 6:06:44 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 67 replies
    Nat Geo ^ | 4/8/15 | Brian Clark Howard
    Dramatic photograph appears to be real, experts say. Many species of cats are great fishers, and bobcats are no exception. But one bobcat created an extraordinary fish tale when it pulled a shark out of the surf. The dramatic moment was caught on camera by John Bailey in Vero Beach, Florida, Monday night, when he was walking along Sebastian Inlet State Park. Bailey has not yet responded to a request for comment but he told local media that he saw the cat fishing in the surf. Suddenly, the cat leaped and dragged a shark three to four feet long (one...
  • Why I Write About (and Debunk) the Chemtrail Conspiracy Theory

    04/08/2015 9:52:13 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 17 replies
    THE VANE | 5/27/14 11:30am | Dennis Mersereau
    Over on The Vane, there is an article I discovered which discusses the old "chemtrails" conspiracy. Warning: do not read (lengthy) if you are stubborn about believing that contrails are really chemicals being mixed into the atmosphere intentionally by any of several clandestine agencies. Like the IRS and ObamaCare, for example.
  • Florida Targets October For Bear Hunt

    04/07/2015 8:01:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | April 6, 2015
    The state this October would open its first black-bear hunting season in two decades, under a set of rules that will be reviewed next week. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has proposed that about 275 black bears be killed in mid-October as part of a two-pronged effort to control the woodland creatures and reduce the risk of dangerous interactions between bears and the state’s growing population. Along with the proposal about reducing the bear population through a one-bear-per-hunter hunt, the commission during an April 14 meeting at Florida A&M University also will consider rules about the proper maintenance...
  • Shark Attack Victim Can’t Wait To Get Back In The Water

    04/07/2015 7:56:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | April 7, 2015
    It’s not every day that someone gets bitten in the head by a shark and lives to tell about it. But that’s what happened to 70-year old Rick Neuman, 200 stitches later. Neumann said he was spearfishing in about 40-feet of water off the coast of Jupiter on Friday when a bull shark came out of nowhere. “I think the shark got confused and just lashed out and hit me like a freight train,” said Neumann. “It’s not the shark’s fault, he got confused, the water was dirty, and things can happen. Neumann said he has no hard feelings against...
  • Water Crisis:Hypothetical,Imagine Jerry Brown Asking Bordering States For Their "Extra Water".

    04/07/2015 3:06:12 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 32 replies
    If the California Water Crisis keeps escalating, sooner or later the residents will only be allowed to flush their toilets once/twice a day.And that's if there is any water left in the sewer system. But can you just imagine if the day comes and Jerry gets desperate? What's he going to do? Ask the Governor of Oregon for his "Overflow Supply"?. The water crisis in California is a mirror image of what Obama has done to our economy. And all Obama can do is ask the Evil Rich to PAY MORE IN TAXES for the mess the Dem's created.
  • Goldfish Are Threatening a Whole Colorado Lake Ecosystem (truncated)

    04/07/2015 11:33:21 AM PDT · by dware · 51 replies
    GMA via Yahoo! ^ | 04.07.2015 | AVIANNE TAN
    Colorado wildlife officials say they believe someone dumped four to five pet goldfish in a Boulder lake about two years ago, and they have now multiplied to over 3,000 to 4,000 fish.
  • Notice to Firearms Retailers: Important Credit Card Processing Changes Coming

    04/07/2015 7:47:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    nssfblog.com ^ | 4/6/2015 | Patrick Shay
    In order to provide additional and enhanced credit card protection for consumers, credit card companies will soon implement new rules that will change the way credit and debit card transactions will be processed. All major credit card companies are issuing new EMV (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) cards or “smart cards” that contain embedded microchips that provide transaction security features and other capabilities not possible with current, traditional, magnetic stripe cards. (Note: Smart cards are not new. They have been around a long time and most of the world has already migrated to EMV technology. The United States is one of...
  • Future Hillary Rallies:Will Her Staff Require All Attendees To Fill Out An Application?

    04/06/2015 3:02:35 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 17 replies
    And not just that, What Stadium or Arena can Hillary pack to the rafters when she makes her announcement? She is going to have the same problem Jeb Bush will have if he decides to run. What's Hillary going to do? Hire 8000 actors to fill the big event? And once the "Come Lie With Me" Hillary Tour starts, does anyone actually believe it will be open seating? Anyone can attend her rallies? Can you just imagine over a thousand "Average Looking and Angry White Americans" waiting in line and dying to get into a Hillary Campaign Event? God forbid...
  • Bees cause pandemonium as Obama reads to kids

    04/06/2015 10:46:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    WND.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | Joe Kovacs
    It has happened yet again. President Barack Obama has been plagued by flying insects, and this time they interrupted the commander in chief as he was reading to children Monday morning at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. As the president was reciting lines from the famous book “Where the Wild Things Are,” bees began buzzing around the kids seated on the South Lawn at the White House. “Oh no, it’s a bee!” declared Obama when some children began to scream because of the insects. “It’s OK, guys.” Obama tried to assure the children everything would be fine, saying,...
  • San Diego Startup Offers Sand Castle-Building Services

    04/06/2015 10:13:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Megan Tevrizian
    San Diego Sand Castles offers three-hour classes that teach customers how to build the perfect sand castle on a San Diego beachIf you’ve walked by Dog Beach in Del Mar recently, you may have noticed some better-than-average sand castles. That’s thanks to a new startup offering a unique service that’s becoming one of the most sought-after attractions in San Diego. San Diego Sand Castles is the one and only local company that teaches customers how to make eye-catching sand castles on the beach. The company is less than two years old, but it’s already reached the number one spot on...
  • Sea Lion Bites Man, Pulls Him Underwater at Mission Bay Marina

    04/06/2015 10:08:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 4/7 | Samantha Tatro
    A man is recovering after a sea lion bit his hand and pulled him off a boat and underwater, San Diego officials said. The man was holding a fish on a docked boat in the Hyatt Mission Bay Marina Sunday afternoon when the sea lion, apparently attempting to get the fish, bit the man's arm and pulled him into the water by his hand, said Lee Swanson, a spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. He was pulled under for about 20 seconds, though he did not take in any water. By the time rescue officials arrived, he was back...
  • Elephants help rescue stuck 18-wheeler in Louisiana

    04/06/2015 9:23:00 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    ABC 8 News (WRIC) ^ | March 25, 2015 | WRIC Newsroom
    A pair of elephants helped rescue the truck they were riding in when it got stuck in the mud on a trip from New Orleans to Dallas. It all happened on Tuesday around 7:03 a.m., when the tractor trailer transporting three elephants pulled over from Interstate 49 near the Powhatan exit in Louisiana and accidentally got stuck in some mud, the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s office said in a statement. “When deputies arrived on scene, they were astounded to find two elephants keeping the eighteen wheeler from overturning,” the sheriff’s office said. The elephants on the truck were being transported to...
  • Sneak Peek Inside Bass Pro

    04/02/2015 12:51:23 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 4 replies
    myfoxmemphis.com ^ | 04/02/15 | myfoxmemphis.com
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, an iconic new destination experience located in downtown Memphis, will celebrate its grand opening Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. with a special Evening for Conservation event.
  • Sneak Peek Inside the Bass Pro Pyramid

    04/01/2015 9:34:48 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    FOX 13 ^ | 4-1-15 | unattributed
    This project represents the single largest investment in size and scope that Bass Pro Shops has ever made outside of its national headquarters in Missouri. With an array of retail, educational and fun attractions for guests of all ages, the experience is much more than a store; it's a deeply engaging, one-of-a-kind adventure. In addition to vast assortments of outdoor gear, the new destination experience will include wilderness hotel Big Cypress Lodge, 600,000 gallons of water features; a cypress swamp with 100-foot-tall trees; the interactive Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center; and a breathtaking glass-floored cantilevering observation deck at the top...
  • Comical Thread:When Jeb Bush If And Where Makes His Announcement.What Arena Can He Possibly Fill?

    04/01/2015 4:42:30 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 46 replies
    In 2008 Sarah Palin was "Overpacking" stadiums. Cruz recently filled a 15/16,000 seat arena. Paul and Rubio are also going to fill their arenas. But Jeb Bush? Anyone have any suggestions? Can he really fill a 15K to 18K stadium in the fashion that Sarah Palin did for weeks? He can try, but at this point, maybe a 3000 seater high school auditorium.
  • Two more teenage lifesavers identified in St. Tammany boating accident

    04/01/2015 1:59:19 PM PDT · by BBell · 3 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/31/15 | James Varney
    Fortunately for the children caught in its sill, there was more than one teenage lifesaver out on the Pearl River Navigational Canal last Saturday. Two friends fishing there wound up pulling a 5-year-old girl to safety. A.J. Holmes and his buddy, Josh Miley, both 19 of Bush, were out checking their fishing lines Saturday along the western edge of the Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge. They were just about to check the last one they'd set when the saw a water sopped teen motioning to them from the bank just above a sill. The soaked person turned out to be...
  • Is this ET? Mystery of strange radio bursts from space

    04/01/2015 11:33:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    www.newscientist.com ^ | 04-01-2015 | Staff
    Mysterious radio wave flashes from far outside the galaxy are proving tough for astronomers to explain. Is it pulsars? A spy satellite? Or an alien message? BURSTS of radio waves flashing across the sky seem to follow a mathematical pattern. If the pattern is real, either some strange celestial physics is going on, or the bursts are artificial, produced by human – or alien – technology. Telescopes have been picking up so-called fast radio bursts (FRBs) since 2001. They last just a few milliseconds and erupt with about as much energy as the sun releases in a month. Ten have...
  • Twizzlers Spilled All Over I-70 In Westmoreland County

    04/01/2015 12:01:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | March 12, 2015 | CBS Pittsburgh
    ROSTRAVER (KDKA)- Police had to redirect traffic around a messy crash along Interstate 70 in Westmoreland County. Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, a tractor-trailer swerved and hit a barrier, which split the trailer wide open. This crash happened in the construction zone between exit 44 (Arnold City) and exit 43 (Fayette City/Donora). The big rig was hauling Twizzlers licorice, which spilled all over the highway. I-70 was closed for several hours while crews cleaned up the mess. The truck driver was not seriously hurt in the crash. Foggy conditions in the area may have played a role in the crash.
  • Coyote spends afternoon hanging out on roof of L.I.C. Bar in Queens

    03/31/2015 6:46:39 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 54 replies
    NYDN ^ | March 30, 2015 | Doyle Murphy
    Maybe it was thirsty. A coyote scampered back and forth across the roof of a Long Island City bar on Monday, as stunned locals gawked at their wild neighbor. “He didn’t pay his bar tab, so he ran out onto the rooftop,” quipped L.I.C. Bar owner Brian Porter.
  • Cherry blossom wars: Japan, South Korea or China?

    03/31/2015 2:42:29 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 9 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 2015-3-30 | staff reporter
    Did Japan's hallowed cherry trees actually originate from South Korea? "The beloved someiyoshino variety of cherry trees isn't really from Japan, but actually from South Korea's Jeju Island," reported a South Korean newspaper. "Japanese cherry trees are actually Jeju's royal cherry trees. Japanese just took them and cultivated them," said the Daily Sports.