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  • Report: Jupiter man arrested for tossing gator into Wendy’s

    02/09/2016 1:52:40 PM PST · by Gamecock · 37 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Feb. 8, 2016
    A Jupiter man was arrested for throwing a live alligator into a Wendy’s restaurant drive-through east of Loxahatchee, according to our news partners at WPTV News Channel 5. Joshua James, 23, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, illegally killing, possessing or capturing an alligator, and second-degree larceny petit theft, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. He has not been released on bail as of Monday afternoon. WPTV reports that the incident occurred in October, but James had only been arrested recently by U.S. Marshals. Officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told WPTV that James...
  • Residents Of Massachusetts.Are You All Saying,"So This Is Global Warming"?

    02/08/2016 4:06:36 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 29 replies
    Todays "Blizzard From Hell" has got to have all of you laughing at John Kerry and Obama. Especially in the lower southeastern corner. So tonights weather event is due to global warming, ha? And as usual, everytime there is a severe winter event, we never hear an explanation from Kerry/Gore/Obama. And we are the insane wacko's for denying Global Warming?
  • DPMS G2: A Better AR for Hunting

    02/07/2016 12:23:45 AM PST · by RC one · 30 replies
    Field and Stream ^ | January 16, 2014 | The Editors
    When DPMS was founded, one of the core principals was getting ARs into hunters' hands. While the original AR design wasn't ideal for most hunting scenarios, the DPMS G2 is certainly another step in the right direction. Chambered in .308, this gun is light and should handle extremely well. The gun features a carbon fiber handguard, a plunger ejector on the bolt, and will retail for about $1,699.Video at link
  • Aiguille du Midi Wing Suit Fly Through (Absolutely INSANE!)

    02/06/2016 2:24:34 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 21 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 2/6/16 | Staff
    Flying through a narrow gap of granite cliffs at Aiguille du Midi in France. The depth goes down 200' into the Abyss. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1ca_1454781280
  • Massive Waves at Mavericks, But Titans Surf Contest on Hold Due to Super Bowl 50 Blackout

    02/06/2016 2:18:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/6 | Robert Handa
    Despite 20-foot waves with 40-foot faces, this weekend is being treated like a holiday, with blackout dates surrounding the big game in Santa Clara. The huge events surrounding the Super Bowl, as well as the resources needed to accommodate the big game, will leave the Titans of Mavericks Surf contest on the sidelines this week. The Pillar Point Harbor patrol continues to monitor the El Niño-powered waves pounding the Mavericks surf area in Half Moon Bay. Deputy Harbormaster Cary Smith says the 20-foot waves with 40-foot faces would be ideal for the contest. But Thursday is the first day of...
  • Did a little bird watching today and thought about SwampSniper.

    02/06/2016 10:52:59 AM PST · by Islander7 · 93 replies
    Bird of the day ^ | 2 FEB 16 | Islander7
    Hey there! Been missing your bird threads. Looked out the window this morning and saw several doves fighting over the bird feeders. Inspired me to ease up the road a bit to an osprey nest I've been keeping an eye on. The pair there have raised their fledges for at least the past four years. This is likely their time using this nest as the rotting pine sways precariously in even the slightest breeze. At any rate, I thought about you. Hope you are well and able to get out. Enjoy!
  • New 'Johnny Cash' Tarantula Uproots Spider Family Tree (14 new species found in U.S.)

    02/04/2016 8:56:25 PM PST · by dayglored · 79 replies
    National Geographic ^ | Feb 4, 2016 | Michael Greshko
    A challenging, years-long survey has uncovered 14 new species of U.S. tarantula, including one named after Johnny Cash. Some, like Aphonopelma madera, live on forested "sky islands," mountains surrounded on all sides by Arizona's deserts. Others, like the tiny Aphonopelma atomicum, nestle themselves in silk-lined burrows near Nevada's nuclear test sites. And Aphonopelma johnnycashi, named for the legendary country musician, makes its home near Folsom Prison, California. True to form, adult males are mostly black, a getup of which Cash--the Man in Black--would have no doubt been proud. (Also see "New Tarantula (Not Beetle) Named After John Lennon.") To uncover...
  • Video shows only known US jaguar roaming Arizona mountains

    02/03/2016 9:04:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 11:58 PM EST | Astrid Galvan
    The only known wild jaguar in the United States is seen roaming around a creek and other parts of a mountain range in southern Arizona in the first publicly released video of the giant cat. "El Jefe" -- Spanish for "the boss" -- has been living in the Santa Rita Mountains about 25 miles south of downtown Tucson for over three years, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. El Jefe is about 7 years old and is one of only four or five jaguars that have been spotted in the U.S. in the last 20 years. He's the only...
  • MUST SEE TO BELIEVE!!! Lightning Strike Almost Kills 2 Men

    02/02/2016 9:39:51 PM PST · by Cats Pajamas · 20 replies
    2 men lucky to be alive after Lighting struck there boat shed in Sydney Australia
  • Hidden Population of Up to 200 Lions Found in Remote Ethiopia

    02/02/2016 1:52:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 1 February 2016
    in the savannah of Alatash National Park, the lion sleeps tonight. This remote part of north-west Ethiopia was considered a possible habitat for lions, but it is seldom visited by people. Now an expedition by the University of Oxford’s Conservation Research Unit has discovered that lions are indeed alive and well in the park – a rare extension of their known range. “During my professional career I have had to revise the lion distribution map many times,” says Hans Bauer, who led the expedition. “I have deleted one population after the other. This is the first and probably the last...
  • Hear The Cry of Birds

    02/02/2016 12:02:22 PM PST · by Revski · 7 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 2/2/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Hear the cry of the red-shoulder hawk and colorful Colombian Parakeets, (Perija), that is listed as critically endangered, and threatened species, their voices are of my grandchild, and myself.
  • Goat Farmer Knits Cute Broncos Sweaters For Her 150 Kids [Video at link]

    Goat Farmer Knits Cute Broncos Sweaters For Her 150 KidsFebruary 1, 2016 9:05 PM Filed Under: Denver Broncos, Driving To The Championship, Rebecca Herberg, Super Bowl 50 CBS4’s Jamie Leary has packed her bags and is driving to California for Super Bowl 50. She left early Monday morning heading west trying to get ahead of the storm and will be filing reports about the Denver Broncos along the way.Her first stop was at a goat farm just outside of Montrose.MONTROSE, Colo. (CBS4) – Nestled on over 400 acres of private property sits a small cabin with a lot of love...
  • Is American gun culture racist and paranoid?

    02/02/2016 7:25:28 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 2/1/2016 | Gary Mauser
    "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."-Mark Twain Canada's leading newspapers, including The Globe and Mail and The National Post, recently gave sympathetic reviews to a book by A.J. Somerset that portrayed American gun culture as racist and paranoid. In his book, Arms: The Culture and Credo of the Gun, Somerset's approach to American gun culture is to search for what he calls "the Wellspring of Crazy." As he says, "This is the gun culture I am after in this book: the weird stuff." Somerset dissects movie dialogues and relates...
  • Myanmar’s Unemployed Elephants

    01/31/2016 11:06:27 AM PST · by beaversmom · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | January 31, 2016
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  • Cold Case Squad Resolves 47-Year-Old Missing Person Report in Jefferson County

    01/30/2016 9:30:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    ptleader.com ^ | Jan 29, 2016 | Patrick J. Sullivan
    Camper went into the mountains in 1968, body found in 1975, remains identified in 2015 By Patrick J. Sullivan of the Leader Jan 29, 2016 0 Camper went missing in Olympic Mountains in 1968 A forensic artist in 2000 made a sketch from the skull found in the Olympic Mountains in 1975. In 2015, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office’s Cold Case Squad confirmed that the remains belonged to a camper who went missing in 1968. Images courtesy Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office cold case squad has resolved a 47-year-old mystery of a Tacoma man who went missing...
  • These 23 photos show why I’m proud to call Oregon my home.

    01/30/2016 1:43:25 PM PST · by Twotone · 41 replies
    That Oregon Life ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | Tyler James
    Am I proud to call Oregon my home? You're damn right I am. Do we have problems here? Of course we do, everywhere has problems. But the thing about Oregon is, if you've ever lived here you can probably agree Oregon is truly is a special place to live, and our problems are really very minimal compared to so many other places you could live.
  • Dangerous Motorcycle Ride Mountain Edge - India

    If your idea of a perfect day involves an adrenaline-infused rush from a scary motorcycle ride you'll like this one.
  • Dog Joins Half Marathon, Finishes 7th

    01/25/2016 5:07:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 1/25 | Ari Mason
    What started as a typical tough half-marathon ended as anything but when a bloodhound joined the race and snagged a seventh-place finish. According to Runner's World, Ludivine the hound slipped away from her backyard the morning of Jan. 16 and found her way to the starting line of the Trackless Train Trek Half Marathon in the sleepy town of Elkmont, Alabama. "All I did was open the door, and she ran the race on her own accord," Ludivine's owner, April Hamlin, told Runner's World. Keith Henry, 38, who won the race, said he spotted Ludivine sniffing around while he was...
  • The Eagles Are Nesting!

    01/25/2016 3:29:39 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    Minnesota DNR ^ | 1/25/16 | Minnesota DNR
    It's that time of year, again. I've been watching this cam for a week or so and this is the first day that one of the eagles has been sitting on the nest. I can't tell if she's trying to lay an egg or if she is sitting on one. This cam has much better resolution than years past, especially full screen. They have add a light source so you can watch after sundown. Got a favorite eagle/raptor cam link you'd like to share? Post them here so we can all enjoy them as spring approaches!
  • 2 Suspects Flee From Officers into El Dorado County Forest, Call 911 on Verge of Freezing to Death

    01/25/2016 11:58:22 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jan 24, 2016 | Rhea Mahbubani
    Authorities say a police pursuit turned into a rescue mission after two men fled into a wooded area of El Dorado County and later called 911 for help, saying they were freezing. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office has identified the men as Triston Crossland, a 30-year-old parolee from Eureka, and Derrick Dionno, a 32-year-old probationer from Hayfork who had four outstanding warrants for his arrest. The pursuit began after the men decided to run away from their car when it was stopped by a California Department of Fish and Wildlife officer, authorities said. During the chase, one of the...
  • Fujairah Shark Attack: 4-Metre Killer Jumps Into Boat [Video]

    01/25/2016 11:46:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, January 25, 2016
    Emirati captain, boat crew escape attack An Emirati captain and his boat crew survived a shark attack off the coast of Fujairah, Al Bayan reports. According to the report, the shark weighed two tonnes and was approximately four metres in length. The Emirati, identified as Hamza Hamid Al Shara, said he and his crew were in shock when the shark jumped into the boat. “Fortunately, the shark hit a barrier and fell in the middle. “We managed to catch it and one of our crew members got injured in the bargain,” he said. Mahmoud Hamid Al Shara, head of...
  • 1 Rifle That Can Fire 23 Calibers? The Scavenger 6 Survival Rifle

    01/25/2016 6:55:06 AM PST · by The Working Man · 35 replies
    Weapons Media ^ | January, 2016 | Staff
    Tim Ralston has been the subject of a handful of Discovery Channel and History Channels spots, and was the inventor of the Chiappa X-Caliber as well as other firearms. His niche is survival or "bug out", and the ability to scavenge ammo is a top priority. The most common feedback from X-Caliber fans was "make it multi-shot!" In answer, Tim presents the Scavenger 6. It's a rifle that can fire 21 different calibers and swap between them in seconds . . .
  • Niagara Falls may slow to a trickle [snip]

    01/25/2016 6:00:37 AM PST · by Daffynition · 53 replies
    FoxBoston ^ | Jan 25, 2016 | Cox Media Group National Content Desk
    Niagara Falls, a distinct collective of three waterfalls that straddle the border of the U.S. and Canada, will go dry in the next two or three years. But it will only happen on the American side of the falls in New York. For some, this will be the second time in their lifetime that the falls have dried. In 1969 researchers stopped the flow of water to study the effects of erosion and buildup of rock at the base of the falls. That year, people traveled from all over the world to see the landmark without water.
  • Spock the house cat is so big, he gets mistaken for wild animal

    01/24/2016 1:47:12 AM PST · by Daffynition · 70 replies
    AccessAtlanta.com ^ | Jan. 19 2016 | staff reporter
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Spock the cat is suffering from a case of mistaken identity. Spock’s owner wants her neighbors to know that he really is just a lovable and mischievous domestic cat, and not a bobcat or other wild animal. Collen Pizarev told the San Jose Mercury News that a neighbor accused her of harboring a bobcat, after seeing her 27-pound, 46-inch Maine Coon peering out the window. Another neighbor mistook the massive cat for a lynx.
  • Officials announce 2016 RAGBRAI route

    01/24/2016 12:35:49 AM PST · by iowamark · 5 replies
    KCCI TV ^ | 1/23/2016 | Alex Kirkpatrick
    DES MOINES, Iowa: Officials announced Saturday evening the 2016 RAGBRAI route stops for cyclists. The course is a southern Iowa route that will lead cyclists through 420 miles of terrain. RAGBRAI officials said they expect more than 10,000 riders. RAGBRAI begins July 23 and ends July 30. STOPS 1. Glenwood 2. Shenandoah 3. Creston 4. Leon 5. Centerville 6. Ottumwas 7. Washington 8. Muscatine
  • Snakes Are Not Finding New Homes in the Suburbs: Expert

    01/22/2016 6:06:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    TIMES Live ^ | 21 January, 2016 | Wim Pretorius
    Despite several recent cases of snakes slithering into people's homes, the reptiles are not taking up residence in the suburbs, says a reptile expert. Snakes became more active and came out of hiding with the first major rains of the year, which was also when most snakebite cases occurred, herpetologist Johan Marais said on Thursday. "Most of these cases happen from January to April, during the warm and wet season. "Every year people see a lot of snakes this time of the year and think that it's strange. Then the next year they forget and the same thing happens again,"...
  • Veteran plows snow with wheelchair

    01/21/2016 2:23:11 PM PST · by snarkpup · 7 replies
    WOWT News ^ | Thu 1:14 PM, Jan 21, 2016 | Brain Mastre
    "I don't want kids or parents having to go through the snow and possibly trip or hurt themselves," said Anderson. "I had a half-dozen people stop to take a picture because they hadn't seen a chair like this before."
  • Yemeni Boy Becomes Master of Rock Balancing

    01/21/2016 9:56:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, January 21, 2016
    Says be began doing this after watching it on TVA 19-year-old Yemeni has demonstrated an unprecedented skill in rock-balancing, becoming one of the world’s best-known persons in such an art. Rock balancing is an art, discipline or hobby in which rocks are balanced on top of one another in various positions. There are no tricks involved to aid in the balancing, such as adhesives, wires, supports or rings. Salah Mohammed Baithan has hit headlines in many publications worldwide for such skills, with the latest report about him published in the US magazine ‘The Strange,’ which classified him as second...
  • Survivor: Kaoh Rong

    01/20/2016 12:08:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | January 20, 2016
    Survivor: Kaoh Rong is the 32nd season of Survivor (for those unfamiliar with the show, there are two seasons each year). It begins Wednesday, February 17, 2016 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article As with Survivor 28, there will be eighteen new players - no returning players - divided into three tribes of six players each, based on brains, brawn, and beauty. A twist for this season: Two idols can be combined into an idol that can be played after the votes are read. Survivor host Jeff Probst reveals...
  • Silverbacked Gorillas Engaged in Sparring Match

    The video was shot at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium back in October. The action starts around the :32 mark, when one gorilla crosses in front of the other, leading that one to charge and collide into him. The two shove and swipe at each other for about 15 seconds before one of the apes backs off.
  • MUSLIM MAN FALLS IN LOVE WITH BLONDE MANNEQUIN

    01/19/2016 3:45:43 PM PST · by MrBambaLaMamba · 70 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/13/2016 | BIRMINGHAM CRUSADER ENGLAND
    Nothing resembling a female is safe from the Muslim horde.
  • SilencerCo Turns Heads with Robocop-Like 9mm Handgun

    01/19/2016 11:29:48 AM PST · by b4its2late · 41 replies
    Military.com ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | Brendan McGarry
    LAS VEGAS -- SilencerCo turned heads at this year's SHOT Show in Las Vegas with its latest prototype of the Maxim 9, a futuristic-looking 9mm pistol that sort of resembles the gun from the "RoboCop" movies. "This is the world's first integrally suppressed 9mm handgun that is hearing safe with all types of 9mm ammunition," Jason Schauble, a marketing official for the company, said on Monday at range day the Boulder Rifle & Pistol Club outside Vegas. "It's definitely the coolest thing you'll see this week. I guarantee it." Designers indeed looked to futuristic science-fiction movies for ideas, including "RoboCop"...
  • OATH Expanding and Fragmenting Slugs

    01/19/2016 6:37:15 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 29 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | 1/14/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Taking 12ga to a whole new level of destruction. 12ga slugs have been rightly known as good stoppers on dangerous game, but tend to over-penetrate in hominids. OATH Ammunition has two new designs that solve over-penetration along with greatly improving reliability in box-fed shotguns. Above is their 1.25oz 1600fps all-copper slug designed to expand to an incredible 2.5" and penetrate just enough to punch through a hostile human with little energy left to harm anyone downrange. If you've ever heard the expression: "a hole big enough to toss a cat through," consider that cats can fit any opening larger than...
  • Snotty Katie Couric Interviews Cruz on Climate Change – Video

    01/17/2016 6:33:40 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 27 replies
    IceAgeNow.info ^ | 17JAN2016 | Youtube
    See if you agree that she’s being snotty. Do all those scientists and the Pope have it wrong? asks Couric. “Satellite data show that for the last 17 years there has been no significant recorded warming,” Cruz calmly answers. “None.”It’as a partisan agenda, Cruz insists. The solution is always “more government control of the environment, of the economy, of energy, and our lives.” (Until watching this, I didn’t know that both of his Cruz’s parents were scientists.)Video at link.
  • Protesters Plan to Meet on Twin Cities Bridge on MLK Day

    01/17/2016 3:40:39 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/17/16 | AP
    Protesters from the group Black Lives Matter plan to meet on a Mississippi River bridge that connects Minneapolis and St. Paul during a Martin Luther King Day rally. Activists plan to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday on the Minneapolis and St. Paul sides of the Lake Street-Marshall Avenue Bridge. The two groups then will march toward each other and meet in the middle of the bridge.
  • Florida launches python hunt

    01/16/2016 9:49:57 AM PST · by george76 · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 16, 2016
    Burmese python invasive to Everglades. The Burmese python, one of the largest snakes in the world, is running amok in Florida. Well, more like slithering amok. So much so that on Saturday, state officials kick off a month-long competition designed to remove as many of the colossal constrictors from the Everglades as possible. More than 600 people have signed up for the Python Challenge, according to Carli Segelson, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which organized the event. A cash prize goes to the hunter who captures -- dead or alive -- the most Burmese pythons,...
  • You may be powerless to stop a drone from hovering over your own yard

    01/13/2016 6:49:44 PM PST · by Paladin2 · 49 replies
    WAPO ^ | jan 13, 2016 | Andrea Peterson and Matt McFarland
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  • Texas Open Carry & Wal-Mart Greeters May Clash

    01/12/2016 11:13:52 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 17 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | 1/7/16 | Russ Chastain
    Law requires stores to verify carry license or turn them away.More laws, more problems. That's always the way it is. The more rules you have, the more trouble it is for everyone. And in this case, stores like Wal-Mart are reportedly bearing the brunt. Texas recently began allowing open carry of handguns by folks who are licensed for concealed carry, and naturally, some folks are doing just that. But that creates a problem for retailers who sell alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine. Apparently, Texas has a law that dictates that any business selling alcolohic beverages cannot "knowingly allow"...
  • Perija, Talking Colombian Parakeet

    01/12/2016 5:01:36 AM PST · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 1/12/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Animated Colombian Parakeet (Perija) that is listed as critically endangered and is a threatened species, quoting biblical scripture.
  • Bison named Sparky survives being struck by lighting

    01/11/2016 9:54:08 PM PST · by Daffynition · 50 replies
    News96.5 ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 | Samantha Jordan
    If bison had 9 lives, Sparky has used up eight of them. This lucky bison is a resident at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa and managed to survive being struck by lightning in 2013. According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Interior, Sparky's prognosis wasn't good and they weren't sure he would survive. "But he proved us wrong!"
  • Sean Penn Interviews El Chapo for Rolling Stone…

    01/09/2016 8:33:55 PM PST · by dennisw · 17 replies
    breitbart. ^ | jan 9 2016
    Sean Penn interviewed fugitive Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as “El Chapo,” who was captured and returned to prison Friday, for Rolling Stone magazine. Loera was said to have been captured when he reached out to producers and actors about making a biopic of his life. The interview published Saturday evening was conducted in October while the drug lord was on the run from Mexican and U.S. authorities. Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, star of soap opera “La Reina del Sur,” conducted the interview with Penn. It was arranged through a producer he calls Espinoza in the article....
  • Classic Video: Moran Tug Saves Pinned Tugboat (trunc)

    01/09/2016 1:56:25 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    gcaptain.com ^ | Jan. 08//16 | Mike Schuler
    This video was filmed in 2012 after the tugboat Miss Stacy became pinned broadside against a construction barge at the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, N.H.. According to onlookers, the Miss Stacey was pinned for about 20 minutes before the larger tug Eugene Moran arrived and was able pull it to safety.
  • Mavericks surf leads to costly wipeout (Garrett McNamara injured, taken to hospital - VIDEO)

    01/08/2016 9:59:17 PM PST · by dayglored · 23 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Jan 8, 2016 | Bruce Jenkins
    The surf at Mavericks was at its most treacherous on Thursday, one of the biggest days of recent years. Conditions were far from ideal, and there was no talk of holding the annual big-wave contest at Half Moon Bay's fabled spot. One particular episode, however, got everyone's attention. The biggest waves were steaming in at some 50 feet on the face. It was a clear, relatively windless day, but the ocean was so chopped up from recent storms, very few surfers were out - and even fewer were willing to meet the challenge. One of them was Garrett McNamara, who...
  • Worst Mistakes To Avoid When Going Off Grid: “We Wish We’d Known”

    01/08/2016 7:26:53 PM PST · by Kartographer · 109 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1/8/16 | Mac Slavo
    Want to build your own life back on the land, instead of keeping pace in this insane society headed for implosion? There are lots of things that you’ll have to learn the hard way in order to go off grid. The path is not easy, but that’s no reason not to get started, and move forward on your ultimate plan to live more independently. This off-grid couple, at Fouch-o-matic Off Grid, had to relearn some of the basics to figure out how to live an alternative lifestyle without losing their minds, or facing impossible, labor intensive tasks.
  • Cops Shocked by Snow-Covered Car on the Road in Massachusetts

    01/08/2016 3:12:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    That’s what you might call a restricted view. Police in Massachusetts were shocked when they spotted this car on the road in Wellesley. They quickly pulled the driver over Wednesday to point out they may need to clear their windshield of snow. And when they shared the picture on Twitter, neighboring force Burlington Police asked if perhaps the driver was wearing glasses with x-ray vision. “That is very…special. Were they driving with these?” they replied on the social media site. Police departments in the area have been warning drivers to clear windshields and roofs of snow and ice before hitting...
  • Brave Man’s Bridge China’s spectacular glass walkway

    Brave Man's Bridge is currently the longest glass-bottom suspension bridge in the world. Even more frightening, the structure apparently sways in the wind. The recently completed span is a glass walkway suspended a stomach-flipping 180 meters (590 feet) above a sheer drop in China's central Hunan Province.
  • Snowy owl captured in flight over Montreal roads by traffic camera

    01/08/2016 2:01:12 AM PST · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    ABCNews ^ | January 08, 2016 | staff reporter
    Watch out, wildlife photographers ~ a road traffic camera in Canada might be giving you a run for your money. The CCTV camera captured a snowy owl in flight, looking stunning against a white winter background above a Montreal freeway.
  • The $83 million Skyacht One private jet is basically a luxurious superyacht that can fly

    01/06/2016 1:06:00 PM PST · by VA Voter · 46 replies
    This is so cool. The pics are awesome. Yachts and private jets — two billionaire tastes that go great together? That's the bet SottoStudios is making with its new Skyacht One design. The concept design takes an Embrarer Lineage 1000E private jet and infuses it with a ton of yacht-style luxury, creating what the studio is calling "a yacht that can fly." The concept will cost you $83 million to build — a $30 million increase from a standard 1000, according to AviationWeek.
  • Woman killed when car hits deer

    01/05/2016 3:29:33 PM PST · by netguide · 12 replies
    Banner Press ^ | January 5, 2016
    Woman killed when car hits deer Tuesday, January 5, 2016 ~ Updated 4:24 PM Hope Thompson, 49, of Sedgewickville, Missouri, was killed Jan. 4 when the car her daughter was driving struck a deer on Highway 72, three miles east of Patton, Missouri. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the deer crashed through the windshield of the 2012 Nissan Sentra driven by Rhiannon Thompson, 16, of Sedgewickville, striking both occupants. Hope Thompson was pronounced dead the scene. Rhiannon Thompson was taken by helicopter to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau in serious condition.
  • Feral swine have Texas county at epicenter of hog wild battle

    01/05/2016 10:47:53 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 5, 2016 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A county in Central Texas is winning the war on feral hogs one tail at a time. Caldwell County has become the Lone Star State's front line in the fight to curb the exploding population of the wild beasts, which cause millions of dollars in property and environmental damage every year. A volunteer task force has found success using a host of strategies including $5 tail bounties, helicopter hunts and smartphone-controlled corrals. "We're probably the most coordinated program in the state," Nick Dornak, founder of the county's Feral Hog Task Force, told FoxNews.com. In the two years since it was...