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  • Sneak Peek Inside Bass Pro

    04/02/2015 12:51:23 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER
    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 · 5 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 · 45 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 · 28 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 · 52 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.
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service approve Dallas [Safari] club's rhino import permit

    03/27/2015 7:04:58 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 6 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 27, 2015 | staff reporter
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday that it would allow a Texas man to import the trophy of an endangered black rhinoceros should he kill one on an African safari trip he won as part of a conservation fundraiser.
  • Music Video Crew Behind Mystery Piano in Southern California Mountains

    03/27/2015 12:07:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    The hills were alive with the sound of music this week after hikers in search of sweeping views of Southern California were surprised to find a piano on a lookout in the Santa Monica Mountains. The piano was discovered on top of Topanga Lookout, near Stunt Road in the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area. Several photos posted to Instagram indicated the piano was hauled up Tuesday to the ridgeline for a music video shoot involving Seatlle-based artist Rachel Wong. Wong was a finalist in Ford's 2012 "Gimme the Gig II" contest, according to her biography.
  • Golfing With Ida

    03/25/2015 9:51:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 3-25-14 | Dustin Cohen
    http://player.vimeo.com/video/117588730?color=cc0025 This is the story of an amazing lady who lives life to the fullest at age 102.
  • Top Five Overrated Rifle Cartridges

    03/23/2015 7:35:33 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 99 replies
    NRA American Hunter ^ | 3/23/2015 | Philip Massaro
    The myriad selection of rifle cartridges today has a metric ton of overlap, duplication, and some downright silly designs. Some of these designs boast wonderful claims, but not all of them measure up. In order to be overrated, you have to be rated at all, so that leaves some of the more obscure designs off the menu. I’m well aware that I’m going to be taking a lot of flak for this article, no matter which cartridges I were to pick, so let me give you some details to start with. When you sit down to make your voodoo doll...
  • Underwater Bowfishing: What Will They Think of Next? [VIDEO]

    03/23/2015 11:07:10 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 22 replies
    wideopenspaces.com ^ | 03/21/15 | Jake Hofer
    These folks take things to the next level with underwater bowfishing. After having little success above water, these three guys had an epiphany to get down in the water with the carp.
  • Mountain Lion Makes Rare, Successful Crossing of 101 Freeway

    03/22/2015 8:54:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KTLA ^ | MARCH 20, 2015, BY ASHLEY SOLEY-CERRO | MARCH 20, 2015, BY ASHLEY SOLEY-CERRO
    A mountain lion part of an isolated group in the Santa Monica Mountains has successfully crossed the 101 Freeway, a rare feat only known to have happened once prior. The 16-month-old female mountain lion, known as P-33, was caught on a tracking device making her way across the eight-lane freeway in the Camarillo area, at the farthest western end of the mountains, the National Park Service stated in a news release Friday. Her exact path was unclear, but she’s believed to have crossed the Conejo Grade area, heading north, sometime between midnight and 2 a.m. on Monday, March 9. “It’s...
  • Loch Ness Monster Sighting By Tourist 'Caught' On Camera: Real Or Fake?

    03/22/2015 12:04:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Tech Times ^ | March 18 | Rhodi Lee
    Consuela Ross simply wanted to take some photos of the scenery while walking on the banks of the Loch Ness with her daughter and granddaughter, but the 50-year-old took home more than just images that day. Ross now claims to have witnessed the Loch Ness monster, fabled to dwell in the depths of the water, as it emerged to the surface to get some air. When a black hump emerged from Britain's biggest loch, however, Ross and her daughter were so mesmerized that despite having a camera on hand, they were only able to record the moment after the mythical...
  • Helicopter tours of Grand Canyon take Vegas visitors far from madding crowd

    03/21/2015 11:37:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Winnepeg Sun ^ | 03/21/2015 | DONNA DONALDSON
    Pilot Christopher Diamond manoeuvres his helicopter with the precision of a laser as it zips along the edge of the mighty Colorado River.Passengers with cameras at the ready are awestruck as Diamond gently guides the chopper 1,000 metres deep to the base of the cavernous Grand Canyon.It’s the culmination of an unforgettable adventure for thrill-seekers who also have the chance to explore the area by foot and document its wondrous beauty.Surrounded by the backdrop of the rugged Grand Canyon walls, glasses of champagne are used to toast a picnic lunch, served in ethereal surroundings.It’s never about destination ... it’s...
  • Alaskans Team Up to Prevent Walrus Stampedes

    03/21/2015 2:14:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    SitNews ^ | March 05, 2015 | ANDREA MEDEIROS
    Last fall, much of the world was riveted by the image of 30,000-plus Pacific walruses hauled out on the Arctic coast near the Alaskan village of Point Lay. Such scenes have become increasingly familiar as climate conditions shift and the walruses, one of the world’s largest pinnipeds, find that the summer sea ice on which they depend is disappearing. It’s a shift with potentially dire consequences, especially for young walruses. With the loss of summer sea ice, walruses that would normally rest on floating patches of ice in small groups are hauling out on land in large congregations. When these...
  • Hank Williams Jr. Gives Boost to Alabama Deer Hunting Bill

    03/21/2015 12:42:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    al.com ^ | 3/18 | Mike Cason
    A bill to repeal the state law restricting the use of corn or other bait as an aid in deer hunting passed a Senate committee today with an endorsement from country music legend Hank Williams Jr. Williams, an avid hunter known for singing about the outdoors and rural life, said there are times when it's good to have the option to use bait, such as when a hunter takes along a child, a disabled person or an injured veteran and wants to make sure they have a chance to kill a deer. Williams said many other states have no restrictions...
  • Skateboarder, 20, Killed By Dump Truck On Angeles National Forest Mountain Road

    03/21/2015 8:00:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | Tom Wait
    KCAL9’s Tom Wait reports the practice of skateboarding at high speeds on the mountain road is a practice called “Hill Bombing.” It’s not new. Pat Harvey reported on the practice back in 2012. Officials said the deceased was going 20-30 mph on his skateboard at the time of the collision. The deceased was wearing safety gear but he failed to remain in his lane and struck the undercarriage of the dump truck, which then ran over him, CHP Officer Rodrigo Jimenez said. The deceased was hill bombing with two other skateboarders and a van driver. Officials said no charges will...
  • Hillary Clinton:We Really Need ['Time Outdoors'] Camps for Adults("Fun deficit")

    03/21/2015 5:00:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/19/15
    The likely 2016 presidential candidate who believes it takes a village to raise a child is now proposing “camps for adults.” Hillary Clinton is worried about America’s “fun deficit,” not our deficit-deficit, and told a group gathered for a speech that “We really need camps for adults.”
  • Fisherman Gets a Sneak Attack from Behind By Something You May Not Expect [VIDEO]

    03/20/2015 10:28:26 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    wideopenspaces.com ^ | 03/16/15 | Brad Smith
    Just image a nice relaxing day out on the pond catching bluegills for dinner, when all of a sudden a sneak attack from behind takes your fish.
  • Spring Has Sprung

    03/20/2015 9:53:01 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 21 replies
    We are Robyn and Michelle Lytle–a Chicago-based couple on a mission. Michelle came up with the idea for The TaTa Top in response to a story Robyn told her about an incident at a Chicago beach. Robyn had been hosting two Dutch women as a cultural exchange, and they were not familiar with the topless laws in the U.S. When they went to visit one of Chicago’s beaches, they didn’t think twice about running into the lake topless for a quick swim on a hot summer day. Chaos ensued, and a male lifeguard told them they had to leave unless...
  • Pythons wipe out rabbits—and probably much more—in Everglades

    03/20/2015 8:16:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 101 replies
    Science Mag ^ | March 18, 2015 | Erik Stokstad
    Everglades National Park, a world-renowned wetland in southern Florida, once abounded with rabbits, raccoons, muskrats, and other small mammals. But roughly 15 years ago, these species started to become scarce. About the same time, biologists noticed a boom in the population of a predator that had invaded the 64,238-hectare park: the Burmese python. Now, an experiment adds to the evidence that the pythons, which grow up to 5 meters long, are to blame for the collapse of the mammals' populations. “There’s no question that this is an environmental disaster,” says J. D. Willson of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, who...
  • That's mine! Great white shark stuns fisherman when it leaps from sea to steal his catch

    03/20/2015 6:56:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 20, 2015 | Jake Polden
    A fisherman got the fright of his life when the catch he was reeling in was attacked and stolen by a great white shark. Filmed in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand a man can be seen fishing from the side of a boat – his rod bent under the pressure. Struggling to reel in the seemingly huge fish, the man states ‘he’s not happy about coming over here anyway.’
  • Photographer captures weasel's woodpecker ride [IUPI Photos]

    LONDON, March 3 A photographer in London captured a rare photo showing a small weasel appearing to ride on a woodpecker, but he said the mammal was actually attacking the bird. Martin Le-May of Essex said he and his wife, Ann, were walking Monday in Hornchurch Country Park when they came across the unusual sight. "I heard a distressed squawking noise and feared the worst," Le-May told the BBC. "I soon realized it was a woodpecker with some kind of small mammal on its back." Le-May said the woodpecker was in a struggle for its life with the unwanted passenger,...
  • Burma's bizarre capital: a super-sized slice of post-apocalypse suburbia

    03/19/2015 7:56:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 19, 2015 | Matt Kennard and Claire Provost
    Driving through Naypyidaw, the purpose-built capital of Burma, it could be easy to forget that you’re in the middle of one of south-east Asia’s poorest countries. On either side of the street, a seemingly endless series of giant detached buildings, villa-style hotels and shopping malls look like they have fallen from the sky, all painted in soft pastel colours: light pink, baby blue, beige. The roads are newly paved and lined with flowers and carefully pruned shrubbery. Meticulously landscaped roundabouts boast large sculptures of flowers. The scale of this surreal city is difficult to describe: it extends an estimated 4,800...
  • Bring Back Our Tornadoes!

    03/19/2015 5:59:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    drroyspencer.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
    One of the many tragic consequences of human-caused climate change is the nearly unprecedented lack of tornadoes during the first half of March. According to Greg Forbes, severe weather weenie at The Weather Channel, the only other year when this happened was 1969. Clearly, this is just one more example of how we are destroying the climate system.
  • Tourist in Svalbard during solar eclipse mauled by polar bear

    03/19/2015 10:39:34 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 19 Mar 2015 | Our Foreign Staff
    A tourist visiting Svalbard in Norway's Arctic during the solar eclipse has been mauled by a polar bear, said police. The Czech man, who has not been identified, suffered minor injuries when a bear attacked the tent he was sleeping in on the remote archipelago. Some 3,000 polar bears live in the region, outnumbering the 2,500 inhabitants.
  • Kitchener closes Stauffer Drive for salamander safety

    03/18/2015 1:17:24 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 77 replies
    cbc ^ | Mar 17, 2015 | staff reporter
    The City of Kitchener has closed part of Stauffer Drive so that a colony of salamanders can cross safely from one side of the street to the other. Jefferson salamanders, which live in the forests on either side of the road, are protected under Ontario's Endangered Species Act because their populations are in decline across the province. In Kitchener, the salamanders that live in the Doon South area face one particular threat: traffic.
  • Aurora Image from Last Night

    03/18/2015 5:32:15 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 16 replies
    Bill Longo ^ | March 18, 2015 | Bill Longo
    Photo taken March 17, 2015 near Beaverton, Ontario (~80km north of Toronto).
  • Heading to the Beach? How to Avoid Getting Stung by a Stingray

    03/17/2015 9:05:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 3/17 | Noreen O'Donnell
    After the weekend’s hot weather drew crowds to the San Diego coastline — and a man stung by a stingray in Pacific Beach was hospitalized — lifeguards are reminding swimmers how to avoid injuries at the beach. “The best thing to do is shuffle your feet especially if you’re entering an area where there are not a lot of other people,” said Lt. John Sandmeyer of the San Diego Lifeguard Service. “Because it usually means that the stingrays have not been disturbed there.” Swimmers catching waves or running into the water and planting their feet in the sand are often...
  • Close Encounter With Javelina Leads to Lesson on Wildlife

    03/17/2015 3:30:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    KVOA ^ | 3/11 | Sean Mooney
    A big part of living in the southwest is the area's wildlife, but coexisting with Arizona's critters can be a little too "wild". Among them, many Tucsonans have close encounters with javelina. Karen Lansdale, who lives in the Tucson Foothills, was out for her daily walk with her dog Sonny, when she crossed paths with two very large javelina. "I noticed off in the distance two javelina," said Lansdale. "The next thing i knew they were bounding towards me." Not knowing what else to do, Lansdale said she then ran. When the javelina got on each side of her, she...
  • VIDEO: Stunning Eagle's-Eye View of Dubai [Mini-cam attached to Imperial eagle w/sound]

    03/15/2015 5:32:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 21 replies
    Darshan the eagle flew from atop the 2,722 ft. Burj Khalifa in Dubai on Saturday, setting the world record for the "highest recorded bird flight from a man-made structure."
  • Porcupine Mountains Wilderness leads in USA Today's 'Best State Parks' poll

    03/14/2015 5:06:24 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 39 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Garret Ellison
    ONTONAGON, MI -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources hopes you'll think "Porkies" when considering which state park is best in the U.S. The Upper Peninsula's Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is leading the pack among 19 other state parks across the country vying for the title of "Best State Park" in a new USA Today travel awards poll. The 60,000-acre park near Ontonagon on the shores of Lake Superior is one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest, according to the Michigan DNR. The park is popular with hikers drawn to the large tracts of towering...
  • Chupacabra: a Legend or Real-Life Monster?

    03/13/2015 11:28:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KOB ^ | ToM Joles
    If your ears perk up when you hear the word 'chupacabra', you're not alone. KOB sat down with a New Mexico researcher who claims to know why chupacabra sighting are on the rise and why more bodies than ever are being found. Ben Radford is that man – a local investigator and writer, and the author of 'Tracking the Chupacabra.' He's fascinated with the people's fascination with chupacabras and has spent years wondering if they are real. "When people say skeptics are debunkers – that's mean, evil and gloomy. I would love to find chupacabra; I would love to find...
  • Evacuations as 6.6 earthquake shakes Colombia capital

    03/10/2015 5:17:40 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 17 replies
    http://rt.com ^ | Edited time: March 10, 2015 23:34 | Published time: March 10, 2015 21:23
    A magnitude 6.6 earthquake has hit the Colombian capital of Bogota, prompting mass evacuations from the city’s buildings. Strong and prolonged tremors sparked panic and a social media storm.
  • PLAY BALL! Looks like the northern US is finally warming [Vanity]

    03/10/2015 3:37:34 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 42 replies
    I notice 40s, 50s, and 60s across the northern US today. So quit yer whinin' and bellyachin', clear the remaining snow off the ball diamonds, set some sod, lay in some hot dogs, crank up your "hope springs eternal" attitudes, follow closely the last three weeks of spring training, and get ready to P L A Y B A L L !!!
  • Fast Gun Disarming

    03/10/2015 7:15:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/10/2015
    This is a compilation of fast gun disarm performed from multiple positions using multiple methods by Instructor Zero of Spartan 360 Tactical Defense. Go here to view the fast disarming compilation.
  • Australian man finds gold nugget worth $100,000

    03/10/2015 2:03:18 AM PDT · by dennisw · 16 replies
    Sydney - A prospector in Australia found a gold nugget weighing 2.7kgs, and worth a whopping US$103 400, a Melbourne-based newspaper reported Tuesday. Mick Brown was scanning an area in Wedderburn, Victoria with a metal detector when he made the find several weeks ago, The Age said. He dubbed it "Fair Dinkum." The nugget is estimated to be worth 135,000 Australian dollars (approximately US$103 400). Brown told the newspaper he thought he was facing a "big molten blob of copper" when his metal detector went off. But a few centimetres below the surface parts of the nugget were visible. "I...
  • Woman Who Attacked Drone Photographer for Being a ‘Pervert’ May Have Charges Dropped VIDEOS

    03/09/2015 9:39:45 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 12 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 03/09/15 | Michael Zhang
    SOME PROFANITY The woman who was captured in a viral video last year attacking a drone photographer and calling him a “pervert” may have her charges dropped and record cleared.
  • The US Army Still Trains For Trench Warfare

    03/08/2015 7:02:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | March 6, 2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    The US Army Still Trains For Trench Warfare Even in an era of combat aircraft, tanks, and an endless array of technological advances, the US Army still trains troops in the tactics of trench warfare. And sometimes they go to Poland to do it. It may sound archaic, but the truth is that while trench warfare – and the horrors that go along with it – are more closely identified with World War I, the practice has continued throughout the last century. During WWII, Russia was well known for its use of trench warfare as a defensive measure. The outcome...
  • Beaver Problem in Town Called Beaverton in the Beaver State

    03/06/2015 9:18:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    Beaver dams are causing a problem in Beaverton, Oregon, in the Beaver State. SNIP The Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District knows better than to dismantle the dam, because the animals would just build it right back up again. SNIP
  • Suppressed vs Unsuppressed

    03/06/2015 6:04:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Who's had a chance to shoot their pistol with a silencer? Those that own a silencer know it's pretty cool to shoot with one. For those that don't have the privilege of shooting one, here's a quick demo of it and you can see and hear the differences of suppressed and unsuppressed. Have a look.
  • 'I Jumped Off a Bridge to End My Life But Was Saved - by a Sea Lion'

    03/05/2015 8:39:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Mirror ^ | 5 March 2015 | John Shammas
    Kevin Hines was battling mental illness when he tried to commit suicide, but believed the sea creature kept him afloat and saved his lifeA man who was suffering from mental illness and depression has revealed how a sea lion saved his life after he tried to kill himself. Kevin Hines jumped off San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge in 2000, but against all the odds he managed to survive. Hines told how his depression had led him to see life through a "bit of tunnel vision," leading him to think he had to die. SNIP He told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:...
  • Women and Guns Data

    03/05/2015 7:11:50 AM PST · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Everyone knows that women and guns have been on the rise during these last 4-5 years. Pink and Leopard print guns have made its way into the marketplace and manufacturers have been catering to the women industry. There has been some interesting findings in what women really want in terms of why and which type of firearms they really own in the recent NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation) report. -Guess which type of gun is the most favored with women. -Guess what percentage of women actually own those Pink print guns. -What percentage of women want a gun because it's...
  • Ammo Vending Machine Put in Use in Pennsylvania

    03/05/2015 2:51:35 AM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 12 replies
    controversialtimes ^ | March 4, 2015 | Reagan Wilson
    If you’ve ever been to a public shooting range you might have experienced long lines to check in, buy targets and buy ammo. Well one shooting range in Pennsylvania is taking a more efficient approach to selling the ammo. The Beaver Valley Rifle & Pistol Club has installed a vending machine for ammo at their range. Also, the guy who installed it? He’s running for county sheriff. Sam Piccinini is a Republican candidate for sheriff who also owns the small ammo company that operates the machine.
  • Decades of human waste have made Mount Everest a ‘fecal time bomb’

    03/04/2015 11:07:03 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 92 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2015 | By Peter Holley
    When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the top of Mount Everest in 1953, it was arguably the loneliest place on Earth — an oxygen-deprived desert perched atop an icy, 29,000-foot ladder of death. Over the last 62 years, more than 4,000 climbers have replicated the pair’s feat, with hundreds more attempting to do so during the two-month climbing season each spring, according to the Associated Press. Along the way, people have left oxygen canisters, broken climbing equipment, trash, human waste and even dead bodies in their wake, transforming the once pristine peak into a literal pile of …...
  • More than 10 inches of snow forecast to fall on Big Island summits ( Hawaii )

    03/04/2015 5:34:32 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | March 4, 2015
    A winter storm warning is in effect for the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa summits through 6 a.m. Thursday. National Weather Service forecasters in Honolulu say up to 10 to 15 inches of snow could fall above the 12,000-foot elevation of both Big Island mountains. The service also expects southwest winds around 15 to 25 mph. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 20s.
  • Deadheads Denied Camping, Overnight Parking For Farewell Shows

    03/04/2015 3:39:20 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 38 replies
    stereogum ^ | March 3, 2015 | James Rettig
    The Grateful Dead’s three-night farewell shows don’t seem like they’re shaping up to be a great time for the band’s most dedicated followers. Over the weekend, we reported that tickets for the event were being scalped for as high at $10,000. And now, Chicago’s police and fire departments have decided not to let Deadheads camp out or park overnight on the land in front of Soldier Field. Earlier this year, a petition circulated around asking the venue to waive their usual policy. “We took this seriously and did not want to dismiss it,” Luca Serra, a spokesman for Soldier Field,...
  • New monkey species discovered in the Amazon rainforest

    03/04/2015 8:56:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 03-04-2015 | by Sarah Rakowski & by Fauna & Flora International
    Scientists have discovered a new species of titi monkey in Brazil, according to a recent paper published in scientific journal Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia. Titis are new world monkeys found across South America. These tree-dwelling primates have long, soft fur and live in small family groups consisting of a monogamous pair and their offspring. Rather touchingly, they are often observed sitting or sleeping with their tails entwined. In 2011, researcher Julio César Dalponte spotted an unusual looking titi monkey on the east bank of the Roosevelt River, whose colouration did not match any known species. Intrigued, a team of...