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  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, July 13rd, 2014.

    07/13/2014 5:05:55 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 37 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | 7/13/2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Thermal Hot Spot Melts Yellowstone Road

    07/13/2014 3:32:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 11, 2014 | Associated Press
    CHEYENNE, Wyo.—The ever-changing thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park has created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed access to popular geysers and other attractions at the height of tourist season, officials said Thursday. As they examined possible fixes, park officials warned visitors not to hike into the affected area, where the danger of stepping through solid-looking soil into boiling-hot water was high.
  • Proforce Equipment Snugpak Jungle Blanket (VANITY - goin' camping, have you bought one?)

    07/13/2014 12:02:15 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 23 replies
    VANITY | 7/13/2014 | VANITY
    I am reading that this is a decent woobi replacement. Has anyone purchased this Proforce Equipment Snugpak Jungle Blanket http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BTHREMK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A36ZAOEPX7I0P8
  • 'Dating Naked' trailer: And you thought Tinder was brutal (NSFW)

    07/11/2014 6:48:14 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    ew.com ^ | July 11, 2014
    It’s naked and really afraid! Below is the first full trailer for VH1′s next-level dating show experiment Dating Naked, where singles go on tropical dates in the buff. The skin-n-blur preview shows attractive nervous singles as they awkwardly navigate first dates without clothes at a tropical resort. Each close-ended episode will feature a man and a woman as they each date two different, naked suitors and each other. At the end of the episode, the two romance seekers decide whether or not to move forward with their prospective love matches. There’s naked dining, naked swimming, naked horseback riding and even...
  • These Target Drones Are the Future of Sport Shooting

    07/11/2014 2:14:07 PM PDT · by Rio · 6 replies
    Wide Open Spaces ^ | 7/10/2014 | Matt Alpert
    Welcome to the future of target shooting. As aerial drones become more commonplace in our skies, one inevitable thought arises: people will try to shoot them down.Some people consider drones to be pesky and intrusive devices. Other people see them as an exciting and challenging target. The latter group have given rise to a thrilling new sport target: gnat drones.Gnats are scaled-down, military-style R/C drones designed for target shooters. These highly maneuverable drones are loaded with explosive charges under each wing.But if you think you can shoot one down, good luck. These drones are nearly indestructible, and they can zip and roll through the sky at...
  • New species found: walking catfish, Beelzebub bat and two-legged lizard

    07/11/2014 12:47:52 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 07-10-2014 | Staff
    From a devilish-looking bat to a frog that sings like a bird, scientists have identified 126 new species in the Greater Mekong area, the WWF said in a new report detailing discoveries in 2011. But threats to the region's biodiversity mean many of the new species are already struggling to survive, the conservation group warned. "The good news is new discoveries. The bad news is that it is getting harder and harder in the world of conservation and environmental sustainability," Nick Cox, manager of WWF-Greater Mekong's Species Programme, said.
  • Yellowstone Closes Road Because It's Melting (What a world, what a world)

    07/10/2014 9:53:46 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 73 replies
    Newser ^ | July 20, 2014 | John Johnson
    You'll never guess why "Firehole Lake Drive" is temporarily off-limits to tourists in Yellowstone National Park. Yes, the popular 3.3-mile loop is closed for a while because the asphalt is melting, reports National Parks Traveler. "Extreme heat from surrounding thermal areas has caused thick oil to bubble to the surface, damaging the blacktop and creating unsafe driving conditions," says a park release. While that kind of thing isn't uncommon given Yellowstone's geology, the damage to the road is "unusually severe," reports the AP.
  • Incredible sight of the elephant that cried:... held in chains, beaten and abused for fifty years...

    07/09/2014 10:59:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 05:08 EST, 7 July 2014 | By Emma Glanfield
    FULL TITLE: Incredible sight of the elephant that cried: Raju was held in chains, beaten and abused for fifty years and on the day he was released tears rolled down his face Raju was held in chains for more than 50 years after being poached in India The animal bled from spiked shackles and lived on hand-outs from tourists Team from North London charity Wildlife SOS travelled to India to free animal Raju cried tears of joy after being freed from suffering on American Independence Day Five-and-a-half tonne animal driven 350 miles away to safe conservation area These incredible pictures...
  • FAA Investigating Drone-Shot Video of Fireworks over West Palm Beach

    07/09/2014 4:51:02 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    palm beach post ^ | 7-8-14 | Kristen Daum
    Palm Beach Post Staff Writer WEST PALM BEACH — A man who flew a drone into a fireworks show over West Palm Beach and captured stunning video that went viral over the weekend might have to answer to federal investigators. The Federal Aviation Administration said the video is “under investigation.” “The FAA is looking into multiple incidents in which unmanned aircraft flew into fireworks displays to determine if there was any violation of federal regulations or airspace restrictions,” the agency said in a statement to The Palm Beach Post. Punishments can include “a verbal warning and an order to stop...
  • Ruger 77/44 44 Mag bolt action carbine

    07/08/2014 12:10:51 PM PDT · by Beagle8U · 51 replies
    Vanity | self
    I just picked up a new Ruger 77/44 bolt action and wondered if anyone here has any experience with them, or favorite loads/reloads for them? It is a SS 44 Mag bolt action carbine with an 18 1/2 inch barrel and Synthetic stock. Michigan just passed a law that will allow pistol cartridge rifles to be used for deer hunting in the 'shotgun zone', so I plan to use it for hunting deer. I'm thinking 240 grain semi-jacketed softpoints should do the job out to 125 yds or so.
  • UPDATE: Police Confirm Bear Hit and Killed in South Charleston Area W.Va.

    07/08/2014 9:20:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    WSAZ ^ | Anna Baxter
    KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A bear was hit and killed Monday by a vehicle in Kanawha County, according to Kanawha County Sheriff's dispatchers. There was no word exactly where it happened or if the bear was possibly one of the two black bears spotted earlier in the South Charleston area. Those two bears made their first appearance Monday morning along Interstate 64 near the Montrose exit. South Charleston Police, who investigated the case of the bear hit and killed, confirmed it happened but had no immediate information where or when.
  • Palmer farm looks to learn lessons from milking musk oxen

    07/07/2014 2:48:35 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 12 replies
    Alaska Daily News ^ | SUZANNA CALDWELL
    It's rich and fatty and not the least bit offensive in flavor, at least according to taste tests by managers at the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer. Last week, cows started to wean their babies, and for the first time in two decades managers decided to try milking the musk oxen.
  • Fossils Unearthed at Silicon Valley Construction Site

    07/07/2014 2:23:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Jul 7, 2014
    Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among more than 500 fossils that have been unearthed at a dam construction site in Silicon Valley, a newspaper reported. Most of the fossils uncovered at the Calaveras Dam replacement project in Fremont, California, are believed to be about 20 million years old, dating to the Miocene Epoch, when the ocean extended as far inland as Bakersfield, California, the San Jose Mercury News reported on Monday. Scallops, clams, barnacles and the teeth of an extinct hippopotamus-like creature called a Desmostylus...
  • WONDER OF TREES

    07/06/2014 10:06:18 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 14 replies
    Trees are the oldest and the largest living things on earth. Some are weird, some extraordinary, some gorgeous, and some shaped by the human hand to fascinate and amuse.
  • Earthquake Big Bear Lake, CA

    07/05/2014 10:06:29 AM PDT · by Excellence · 43 replies
    earthquake.usgs.gov ^ | July 5, 2014 | earthquake.usgs.gov
    We felt it here in the high desert, north of BBL.
  • Albertville man shoots, kills black bear in yard (MN)

    07/03/2014 6:05:41 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/2/14 | Emma Nelson
    An Albertville man shot and killed a black bear that wandered into his yard Tuesday evening, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office got a call about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday from a resident of the 10000 block of 64th Street NE. in the northwest metro community, saying that a bear had come up to the sliding-glass door in the resident’s back yard. A sheriff’s deputy spotted the bear near another residence a few blocks away, on the other side of a park and wooded area. Then a gunshot sounded, and the deputy saw the bear run into...
  • I almost hit a Deer last night. How are they surviving this drought?

    07/03/2014 4:32:07 PM PDT · by lee martell · 58 replies
    July, 3, 2014 | lee martell
    I was heading home after visiting friends in Emmeryville, a small industrial town near the Oakland/ Berkeley borders. It was a little after 11pm when I made a left turn off the freeway, onto my neighborhood block. The night fog had begun to gather, floating slightly above the cooling earth. I was approaching the first traffic stop at a four way intersection when I saw something spring up near the passenger side of my car. What I first thought was a very large Great Dane turned out to be a mature adult deer. Although I should have known no one...
  • Musk ox invasion keeps Nome wildlife managers busy

    07/03/2014 11:39:53 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 428 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | comJuly 2, 2014 | SEAN DOOGAN
    Nome is used to rowdy residents, but some relatively new transplants are making a real nuisance of themselves -- although unlike the colorful characters of the early 20th century gold rush days, these visitors have four legs, not two. Musk oxen are wandering into the city on the Seward Peninsula, and despite loud noises, water hoses and even a blow-up bear coated in ursine urine, they don't want to leave.
  • Lake Michigan water levels rising: dilemma or not?

    07/02/2014 10:54:51 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 28 replies
    FOX32 Chicago ^ | 7-1-14 | By Larry Yellen, FOX 32 News Legal Analyst
    "A wet spring, and heavy winter snows, also raised lake levels. So, what's ahead? Researcher Olga Lyandres of the Alliance for the Great Lakes said that it's difficult to say, but fluctuations are a sign of a healthy ecosystem. “The most recent models suggest that it could either rise or fall, compared to the long term average,” said Lyandres."
  • Man with b***s of steel jumps into world's largest sinkhole with no gear

    07/02/2014 9:06:09 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 34 replies
    Roadtrippers.com ^ | 04 May, 2014 | staff
    Video at link.French free diver Guillaume Nery jumped into the largest sinkhole on Earth with no scuba gear, no snorkel, no gear of any sort. Just a pair of massive, rock hard cojones. "Dean's Blue Hole" is a 663-ft deep sinkhole in the Bahamas. A couple helpful little factoids to aid you in understanding the gravitas of Guillaume's dive. The average human being can hold their breath for 45 seconds - or a minute if they have an exceptionally healthy set of lungs. After that, your body essentially starts to suffocate, as cells in your organs shut down from lack...
  • Have you ever seen an Excavator Mulcher?

    07/02/2014 6:42:25 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    deniscimaf.com ^ | 7-2-2014 | DENIS CIMAF
    Advantages of forestry mulchingBy processing trees and other vegetation where they stand, mulching machines eliminate many of the steps involved in land clearing such as site prep, cutting/felling/hauling, and site cleanup. This also eliminates the need for multiple machines such as a bulldozer accompanied by some combination of excavators, tree shears, wood chippers or grinders, and hauling equipment. One simpler jobs only one mulching machine is required, reducing fuel requirements and emissions. Some mulching machines also have the ability to operate on steep slopes and in small or tight areas, in poor ground conditions, and in wet or snowy weather....
  • 'The Scream' Appears in a Tree Stump

    07/01/2014 6:21:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    “I felt as though a vast, endless scream passed through nature,” painter Edvard Munch famously wrote. But he didn't mean it quite as literally as this. 'Scream' tree brings angst to US Christmas (04 Dec 13) Scream loses place as priciest painting (13 Nov 13) Hundreds gather to 'scream' in Munch tribute (15 Aug 13) Munch Museum sees 40 percent surge in visitors (31 Jul 13) "I was just having a walk along the river here, and I just happened to stumble over this stump," Kjell Marius Mathisen, who works with cultural heritage for Oppland county council, told The Local....
  • Norway Fjord Invaded by Monster Jellyfish

    07/01/2014 6:16:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Norway's Beitstadfjord has been so severely invaded by monster deep sea jellyfish that, just two years since their arrival, they have driven out all of the local fish. The innermost arm of the Trondheimsfjord now holds an estimated 40,000 tonnes of the helmet jellyfish, only a few years after the fiery red peril first appeared in its waters. According to Norway's VG newspaper, Jarle Mork, a researcher at NTNU in Trondheim, caught vast quantities of the slimy animal in a single trawl. "We took up 3.5 tons of monster jellyfish in under ten minutes," he said. "There was a tremendous...
  • Grandpa Kipp's Sure-Fire Yellow Jacket Trap!

    07/01/2014 2:56:00 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 58 replies
    AOJ Field Notebook ^ | A while ago | Grandpa Kipp?
    My grandpa turned me onto this sure-fire yellow jacket eliminator about 50 years ago when I was just a youngster. I've observed its efficiency in removing all the yellow jackets from our campsite in a matter of a single day and before the week was over the entire campground was free of these hostile pests that make camping and other outdoor activities miserable. This method is NON-TOXIC and for the most part pet and wildlife friendly due to the harmless components that are used to build the "system." There are quite a few commercial products on the market to eliminate...
  • Paiute Deadfall Trap

    07/01/2014 1:30:42 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 58 replies
    Wildwood Survival ^ | timeless | not specified
    Paiute Deadfall Trap The Paiute is a very quick trigger mechanism. It is also fairly easy to set. Unlike the Figure-4 trigger, it uses cordage. Examine the photos carefully and you will get an idea of how this trigger works. The bait is placed on a long thin horizontal bait stick. This bait stick is held at both ends by friction. When the bait stick is moved, it slips off of the short trigger stick that the cordage is tied to (wrapped around the vertical stick). This allows the weight to fall. Be careful to place the deadfall so that...
  • Liberians Flee Caterpillar Invasion

    07/01/2014 12:07:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    All Africa ^ | 23 JUNE 2014 | JENNIFER LAZUTA
    Thousands of people have fled their homes in northern Liberia following an invasion of caterpillars - which have overtaken houses and schools, destroyed crops and contaminated water sources. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says these attacks are becoming more frequent in Liberia and the government needs to put in place an early warning system to stop the invasions from reaching such catastrophic levels. Residents of at least 25 villages and towns in the forested areas of Lofa and Gbarpolu counties have been fleeing en masse since early June to escape the trail of excrement that the caterpillars...
  • Wild Pig Hunting Going Horribly Wrong [VIDEO]

    06/30/2014 3:00:36 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 28 replies
    patriotoutdoornews ^ | 06/30/2014 | patriotoutdoornews
    Outdoor fun!
  • This Terrifying Brazilian Island Has the Highest Concentration of Venomous Snakes Anywhere

    06/30/2014 10:54:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | June 25, 2014 | Natasha Geiling
    Brazil's Ilha de Queimada Grande is the only home of one of the world's deadliest, and most endangered, snakesFrom Iguazu Falls to Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, there are some breathtakingly beautiful places in Brazil. Ilha da Queimada Grande, located about 90 miles off the São Paulo coast, seems like another one of those beautiful places—at first glance. Almost every Brazilian knows about the island, but most would never dream of going there—it's infested with between 2,000 and 4,000 golden lancehead vipers, one of the deadliest snakes in the entire world. These vipers' venom can kill a person in under an...
  • Pablo Escobar’s Hippos: A Growing Problem

    06/30/2014 10:15:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    A herd of hippopotamuses once owned by the late Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been taking over the countryside near his former ranch - and no-one quite knows what to do with them. It was in 2007, 14 years after Escobar's death, that people in rural Antioquia, 200 miles north-west of Bogota, began phoning the Ministry of Environment to report sightings of a peculiar animal. "They found a creature in a river that they had never seen before, with small ears and a really big mouth," recalls Carlos Valderrama, from the charity Webconserva. He went to look, and found...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, June 29th, 2014.

    06/29/2014 5:08:05 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 203 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | 6/29/2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • WATCH: Atlanta Father, Son Catch 884-Pound Fish in Canada

    06/29/2014 4:27:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Talk about a big fish. An Atlanta man and his father last week caught an 884-pound sturgeon during a fishing trip to Canada. According to Great River Fishing Adventures, 19-year-old Paul Jarvis hooked the 11-foot-10 white sturgeon Thursday morning on the Fraser River. “In the first few minutes I had it on the line, I couldn’t believe the weight and power of the fish," said Jarvis, who battled the fish with the help of his father, Ron, for about an hour. "I am a big guy, and I could barely hold on to the rod let alone begin to reel...
  • Nature's dying migrant worker

    06/29/2014 2:34:16 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 37 replies
    StarTrib ^ | 6/29/2024 | Josephine Marcotty
    SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. | First in an occasional series On a cool January day in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Steve Ellis culled his sick bees. The only sounds were their steady buzz and the chuffing of the smoker he used to keep them calm as he opened the hives, one by one, to see how many had survived. The painful chore has become an annual ritual for Ellis, and, hardened now like a medic on the front lines, he crowned another box with a big rock to mark it. “This one is G.A.D.,” he said. “Good...
  • Is Bigfoot traveling through Provo Canyon?

    06/28/2014 6:48:43 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 31 replies
    Provo Herald ^ | June 27, 2014 | Barbara Christiansen
    PROVO -- On Sunday night, two people were driving on the Alpine Loop above Provo Canyon when suddenly they spotted a large object by the side of the road. They quickly did a U-turn and started recording their search. When they got their video uploaded to a computer, what they saw astounded them. It's not extremely clear, but it looks like a large, dark, figure. Bigfoot? Or something else? The Daily Herald made contact with one of the individuals involved in the recording. He refused to be identified, but said he and his cousin were going to a spot near...
  • Humans to give musk oxen plenty of room

    06/27/2014 2:06:06 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    The Nome Nugget, Alaska's Oldest Newspaper ^ | VOLUME CXIV NO. 26 June 26, 2014 | Sandra L. Medearis
    Musk oxen have proven themselves harmful to dogs. Musk oxen continue to add numbers to violent deaths and injuries to dogs in the Nome area.
  • Craig Medred: Headphones prevent hiker from hearing wolf attack his dog

    06/27/2014 10:32:46 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 32 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | June 26, 2014 | Craig Medred
    While little Mosca the Jack Russell terrier was being noisily killed by wolves earlier this month in Chugach State Park just above Anchorage, the dog's owner was hiking along a trail to Wolverine Peak unaware of what was going on because he was wearing headphones.
  • Porcupine puppy

    06/27/2014 5:27:50 AM PDT · by ABN 505 · 23 replies
    The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center adopts a five-year-old porcupine that someone had been keeping as a pet. Because of his gentle nature and love for human contact, everyone treats the porcupine like a prickly puppy dog.
  • Party-crashing bear trashes Juneau toddler's birthday cupcakes

    06/26/2014 1:21:30 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 21 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | June 245, 2014
    A black bear crashed a toddler's birthday party in Juneau on Saturday after it climbed onto the roof of a house, then burst through a skylight and landed in the living room.
  • Do any of you own the Kawasaki KLR 650 New Edition?

    06/25/2014 10:37:55 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 24 replies
    I'm leaning toward buying one this coming winter when the prices go down. How do you like it? What mods did you have to make to make it better for you? I don't really want to buy a new bike then spend thousands extra making it road worthy. My riding will be mostly pavement. After the break in, Tulsa to Chicago, Chicago to Flint, MI, then back to Tulsa. Then Tulsa to California. For what it's worth, I'm 6'6" tall, 37 inch inseam, 200 pounds.
  • New Jersey Pals Divided on Whether to Encourage Great White Shark to Eat Their Boat

    06/23/2014 5:16:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 23, 2014 | Caroline Bankoff
    A group of friends were fishing off Cape May, New Jersey, this weekend when a Great White Shark started circling their 35-foot boat, eventually lunging forward to rip a basket of fish right off the side. Rather than lose their minds with horror at the sight of a chomping, many-toothed sea creature — which, at 16 feet long, was nearly half the size of their ride — some of the humans leaned over the water for a better look. "Come back," sighed Steven Clark, the foolhardy dude who shot the video below. "Steven, don't, don't, don't — what are you...
  • WILD BOAR: 10 Best Guns for Hog Hunting

    06/22/2014 6:03:25 PM PDT · by kingattax · 87 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | June 18, 2014
    I love wild boar hunting. LOVE. IT. It’s relatively cheap, it can be very dangerous and their backstraps are muy tasty. Here’s some good campfire fodder for boar hunters, namely, which are the best guns for dispatching wild swine. Enjoy. 1. Browning BAR ShorTrac Hog Stalker In 1917 John Moses Browning designed the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR), and since it’s killed more enemies of America than just about anything else. It served our men in every major conflict from World War I to Vietnam, and so sporting versions of it should be all the pig gun American hunters need. But...
  • Why Icelanders are wary of elves living beneath the rocks

    06/22/2014 11:45:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 19, 2014 | Emma Jane Kirby
    Plans to build a new road in Iceland ran into trouble recently when campaigners warned that it would disturb elves living in its path. Construction work had to be stopped while a solution was found. From his desk at the Icelandic highways department in Reykjavik, Petur Matthiasson smiles at me warmly from behind his glasses, but firmly. "Let's get this straight before we start - I do not believe in elves," he says. I raise my eyebrows slightly and incline my head towards his computer screen which is displaying the plans for a new road in a neighbouring town. There...
  • Kubota BX1870 or 2370

    06/22/2014 9:18:22 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 16 replies
    6/22 | cgasmia68
    Looking at a BX 1870 or 2370 with a FE Loader. With a ballast box it will NOT fit in the garage and I won't leave a brand new item out all winter for the chip munks and mice to move into. Do I need a B Box with the loader because I think with out it all I can lift is mulch! Been to a few forums and I won't be lifting much with out but just some snow would help my back Any experience and input out there amongst the freepers could help as I have to deiced...
  • Bacon preservative tested as feral hog poison

    06/21/2014 2:52:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    A preservative used to cure bacon is being tested as poison for the nation's estimated 5 million feral hogs. Descendants of both escaped domestic pigs and imported Eurasian boars, the swine cost the U.S. about $1.5 billion a year -- including $800 million in damage to farms nationwide.
  • Two Runners Encounter Black Bear While Hiking In Canada

    Two Canadian runners encountered a black bear while on a nature jog and didn’t know what to do.
  • World's largest active volcano shows signs of life in Hawaii

    06/20/2014 10:11:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    www.dnaindia.com ^ | Friday, 20 June 2014 | Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Peter Cooney
    Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, has rumbled back to life in Hawaii over the past 13 months with more seismic activity than at any time since its last eruption, scientists say, while calling it too soon to predict another blast. The volcano, which last erupted in 1975 and 1984, has been rattled since March 2013 by earthquakes of the same type and in the same location as the temblors that preceded those explosions, said Wes Thelen, a seismologist for the US Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. "The earthquakes we are seeing at Mauna Loa lead us to believe...
  • Coast Guard saves man trying to cross Pacific in kayak

    06/19/2014 3:51:42 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 53 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 6/11/2014 | Foxnews
    LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Coast Guard says a man is "lucky to be alive" after he was rescued 11 days into an attempted kayak voyage from California to Hawaii. A helicopter spotted the 57-year-old man, who had turned back to California, in the Pacific on Tuesday about 60 miles southwest of Santa Barbara's Point Conception after he sent a distress call indicating equipment failure, the Coast Guard said in a statement. The helicopter directed a Coast Guard cutter crew to the man, who was found in good health, the statement said. His name was not released.
  • Who makes a good powerpack (12V inverter) ?

    06/19/2014 3:00:36 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    myself | 6-19-14 | TZ
    Looking for one to power small items and that I can recharge via AC wall outlet and/or 20W solar panel.
  • World Sauntering Day 2014: How to Saunter and History of Holiday

    06/19/2014 2:05:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    International Business Times UK ^ | June 19, 2014 | Hannah Osborne
    World Sauntering Day 2014 is held to encourage people across the globe to slow down, take things easy and enjoy life for a change. The holiday, also known as International Sauntering Day, is held on 19 June every year after first being created in the 1970s by W.T. Rabe.
  • Bear Crashes Alaska Baseball Game [VIDEO]

    A baseball-loving bear stopped by an American Legion baseball game in Juneau, Alaska, on Sunday.An actual Bad News Bear interrupted an American Legion baseball game in Juneau, Alaska, on Sunday. Local Larry Johansen was filming the 5th inning of a game between West Post 1 and Juneau Post 25 when players spotted a large black bear walking along the outside of the fence. A caption to the YouTube video notes that officials halted the game until they "were sure what the bear's intentions were." Luckily, the furry baseball fan passed by the field without incident.
  • Four golfers injured in lightning strike [near Toronto]

    06/17/2014 4:08:03 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | June 17, 2014 | CHRIS DOUCETTE
    STOUFFVILLE - One man is fighting for his life and three others are in serious condition after being zapped by a bolt of lightning at a golf course north of the city. Witnesses say the foursome were wrapping up their game at Rolling Hills Golf Club, near Warden Ave. and Stouffville Rd., when a horn sounded around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday warning golfers of a storm sweeping across the GTA. But the lightning struck a few minutes later before the group could get off the links and into the clubhouse. “All of the sudden there was just this gigantic flash and...