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calendar   Friday - March 25, 2011

“Nothing can stop the Honey Badger…”

It’s the narration that really makes this video!

Note: not for the squeamish! Animals kill and eat other animals, all to the lisping narration of ‘Randall’.

I keep picturing ‘Randall’ in San Fransisco seeing ‘nature raw in tooth and claw’ for the first time. “That’s disgusting!”


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 03/25/2011 at 12:59 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - March 15, 2011

A volcano has erupted in Japan.

Found only a few minutes ago ....

As if an earthquake, tsunami and potential nuclear meltdown weren’t enough… now disaster-ravaged Japan suffers a volcanic eruption
By JOHN MCDONNELL

* Hundreds flee as ash and rock shoots two miles into air

* Not yet known if eruption is result of Friday’s earthquake

* Explosion shattered windows four miles away

A volcano has erupted in Japan, compounding the problems in the disaster-ravaged country.

Following Friday’s megaquake and resulting tsunami which took the lives of thousands along the east coast, the Shinmoedake volcano in south-western Japan erupted yesterday, sending ash and rock over two miles into the air.

The explosion shattered windows as far as four miles away, adding to the terror the country has suffered over the past few days.

An area of over a mile around the volcano, located in the Kirishima range on the southern Kyushu island, was evacuated and hundreds fled as roasting hot ash rained down from the mountain.

A volcano warning at level three out of five is currently in place, but that could be increased since it is believed a dome if lava is now forming in the crater.

SEE VIDEO HERE

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 03/15/2011 at 07:59 PM   
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calendar   Friday - March 11, 2011

33 FT. TSUNAMI HITS JAPAN … OFFSHORE QUAKE AT 8.9

For the ppl who boot puters before TV and haven’t seen this ... I was posting something else when this came across the news site.

MAPS,VIDEO, STILL PHOTOS AND SOURCE

This is an 8.9 quake in Japan.

The earthquake, measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale and said to be ‘one of the great quakes’, sent ten-metre waves surging inland after striking at 2:46pm local time. Five people are reported dead so far. The tsunami struck off the coast of Sendai in the north-east.

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Here’s the YT video BUT .... you can’t hear the English translation as it’s buried under Japanese speech. It’s that way in my case anyway.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 03/11/2011 at 09:48 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - September 16, 2010

fine dining?  don’t think so. near death experience for young girl and death cap mushrooms.

How old does this girl look to you?

In the paper, she looked a bit older then on line pix.  Anyway ...  I wonder if people are now gonna say that it’s a bit of a miracle because the Pope is visiting the UK.  One of these things can kill and she downs two.  And lives to tell. 

Sometimes friendly folks, like to bring things from their veggie patch. Like one of our neighbors.  Brought over this huge cabbage last week.  He probably grows too much and doesn’t want to waste.  Yeah. I’m that cynical. Anyway, I politely refused the offer.  First, I don’t want to encourage any further acts of garden generosity.  Second, it has to come from a proper super market like Tesco, wrapped in plastic.  That’s how food comes. It doesn’t grow on trees and especially doesn’t come from the ground.  Can’t fool me.  Places like Tesco and Sainsbury and Iceland have this magic place where all this nice stuff comes from, already safely wrapped.  And they kindly hold the stuff for all the ppl that require the sustenance thus wrapped, untill we come by to pick it all up.  Ain’t that nice of em?  Would your MIL do that for you? And for a small but worth it fee, they will even deliver it right to your door.  Heck, they didn’t even have that service in Palm Desert, CA.  Where was I?  Oh yeah.

The young lady is damn lucky to be alive.  Really she is. 

Honey, next time you want a snack, go to Tesco. Waitrose isn’t bad either.

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Girl wolfs down TWO death cap mushrooms and survives to tell the tale

By Andrew Levy

A 12-year-old girl has survived after accidentally eating two mushrooms which were poisonous enough to kill an adult twice over.

Lucy Adcock fought for her life in hospital after she ate two death caps while on a bike ride, having mistaken them for ordinary field mushrooms.

The schoolgirl, who suffered liver failure, yesterday told how she felt ‘lucky’ to be alive. Doctors were astonished that she not only pulled through but may have escaped without any lasting problems.

One death cap mushroom is normally enough to kill an adult. Those who survive often need liver or kidney transplants.

Of her ordeal Lucy said: ‘I realise I am lucky because they are so poisonous. I was really ill. It was horrible.’

Her mother, Tania Smith, 42, said: ‘It is hideous to be told by doctors that your daughter may not make it. When I realised what she had eaten, my heart sank.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 09/16/2010 at 04:05 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - September 09, 2010

JAWS 3 ?

For other larger shots ....

JAWS 3

Some darn good photography and stunning shots. 

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 09/09/2010 at 01:43 PM   
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calendar   Monday - September 06, 2010

Jonathan Livingston Seagull ……….

Welcome back. I think. 

Had other plans for first post till I saw this. Nice photography and I really enjoy this sort of thing.

I believe this is the second time in a matter of months that this has happened.  That is, a smaller less lethal winged warrior has landed on another bird of prey.
Maybe it happens a lot more but there are no cameras to capture the moment.
Whatever, I never tire of this.


Eagle is ambushed above for his supper above Norwegian fjord

By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 11:44 AM on 6th September 2010

This is the moment a brave seagull decided to take on an eagle mid-flight in a battle for fish.

Soaring over the Norwegian fjords the sea eagle was not expecting trouble as it scanned the deep water below for a meal.

With its razor sharp beak and talons the huge bird of prey swooped down for its catch of the day.

However, before it could grab the fish, it was subjected to an astonishing attack by a seagull which landed on its back.

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HERE for the final chapter ...


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 09/06/2010 at 11:13 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - April 17, 2010

More bothersome volcanoes

Question though, are cruise ships and shipping also effected by this big bad cloud of Icky?

- Rich K





First it was just an ash cloud. Then came the pumice ...

Carol sends in one of those emails, a Snope-able story with lots of pictures. Hey, who cares, because it’s about volcanoes, which seem to be giving old Peiper fits lately. Him and a few hundred million other folks over there. So here’s the bottom line Rich: SOMETIMES THERE IS NO ESCAPE. One kind of volcanic eruption or another, they can get ya if they want to.

Luckily, the one in Iceland right now is just a bit of crusty cloud. So far. These pics show the next step. A next step. Doesn’t always happen this way. Is it coming? Who can say? But remember that this is the place that formed Surtsey back in 1963, and that eruption lasted three and a half years!.

Iceland - it’s just like Hawaii, only without the nearly naked natives, the surf, the nice weather, the sunlight, the tropical paradise, the pig roasts and other great food, or the poi. And you won’t get leied there either.

Anyway, here’s Carol’s ”Journey To Adventure” style email.



A yacht was traveling in the south Pacific when the crew came across a weird sight. Look at these photos and try to imagine the thrill of experiencing this phenomenon.

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A BEACH?

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NO!  This is not a beach

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It is volcanic stones floating on the water.

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WHERE IS THE VOLCANO?

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UNBELIEVABLE SITE SO I TOOK SOME MORE PICTURES. NO ONE WOULD BELIEVE IT.

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THE WAKE OF MY SHIP
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STAY ON THE EDGE OF THE WATER.



Then this was spotted, ash & steam rising from the ocean.
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And, while we were watching…
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A plume of black ash...HUGE CLOUD. COVERING RED EVEN THIS FAR AWAY
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THEN THE SKY TURNS BLACK WITH ASH AND THE OCEAN GOLD WITH THE SUN’S REFLECTION
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OUT OF THE OCEAN MOUNTAIN PEAKS ARISE?
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MORE ERUPTIONS ASH AND CLOUDS
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THE MOUNTAIN PEAKS RISE HIGHER WITHIN MINUTES
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A brand new island formed…
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CREATION OF MOUNTAINS
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Can you imagine the thrill of being the first & only people to see a new island being formed when there was nothing there before?

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You don’t hear the term Nuée Ardente much anymore. Instead we get told the more technical pyroclastic ash cloud. While both terms refer to the almost the same thing - the dark, roiling, fire filled cloud of rapidly expanding and descending poisonous death shot forth from an eruption, “pyroclastic ash cloud” lacks the romance of the earlier term. Up close and personal, volcanoes are evil things straight from Hell. But from space, or from miles and miles away at sea (and upwind too!) they are awesome and beautiful. Nuée Ardente also means the cloud that goes up in the air, though strictly used it does not apply to the current situation in Iceland.

Best part of college was taking Geology and studying volcanoes. Funnest and 2nd easiest class evah!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/17/2010 at 09:49 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - April 15, 2010

well isn’t this another fine mess Iceland has got us in to. My rights are being violated. I demand..

Listening to the radio report, and there is a chance this might continue to next week. Nooooooooo!  It can’t do that.  Oh yeah? Who are you? I’m a volcano. I can do whatever I want.  Why? Were you planning a flight next week?  Ah, hahahahahahaha.

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No flights until 7am: UK airport terminals deserted after giant volcanic ash cloud turns Britain into a no-fly zone
By RAY MASSEY, LIZ HAZELTON and CHARLOTTE SPRATT
Last updated at 5:00 PM on 15th April 2010

All British airports now closed - and will not reopen until at least 7am tomorrow

Thousands of people stranded after ‘unprecedented’ lockdown

Icelandic volcano STILL erupting - which means closure could go on for days

Families returning to UK after Easter break face travel chaos

Impact on British travellers ‘worse than 9/11’

Demand for Eurostar tickets soars with Europe poised to close more airports

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FIRST TIME IN 200 YEARS. SEE MORE HERE

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[Drew: This is the first time in 200 years that the volcano has erupted through the Eyjafjallajokull glacier. Free caulk to the first person who can actually pronounce “Eyjafjallajokull”. Volcanologists are worried that a nearby sister volcano may also go off, as usually happens.

A bigger worry is Katla, which in the past has erupted in tandem with Eyjafjallajokull. The last major eruption took place in 1918, and volcanologists say a new blast is overdue.

‘So far there have been no signs of the reawakening of the Katla volcano, but a lot of things can still happen, so we are monitoring it quite closely,’ Einarsson said.

UPDATE: Flight ban extended until Friday, maybe longer!

Air traffic control service (Nats) said its next review would be at 0230 BST but the situation was “not improving”.

Medication

The volcano’s eruption is intensifying, and the wind direction is expected to continue bringing clouds of ash into UK and European airspace for some time to come - safety group Eurocontrol said the problem could persist for 48 hours.

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The UK’s airspace restriction was the worst in living memory, a spokesman said.

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Volcanic ash is expected to reach ground level over the UK, starting in Scotland on Thursday evening before moving south over the course of the night.

Health Protection Scotland said those with existing respiratory conditions such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema and asthma should ensure they have any inhalers or other medications with them.

I’d say get a dust mask or a respirator ASAP. Stay indoors and hope it rains.
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Posted by peiper   United States  on 04/15/2010 at 03:04 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - September 29, 2009

The mouse that roared: Real-life.

This is one of those things that make ya feel good and wonder how it’s possible to also have so damn much hate and evil in the world.

The tiny mouse stands proudly on its hind legs, stares defiantly into the eyes of the cat just inches away and lets out its loudest squeak.

By Daily Mail Reporter
29th September 2009

Stunned at the bravado of its would-be prey the prowling pusscat meekly slinks off, tail between its legs.

This was the real-life Tom and Jerry scene which greeted Wendy Rothwell in her backyard in Swavesey, Cambs recently.

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The fearless rodent proved he was no scaredy-cat as he astonishingly squared up to his large opponent and refused to budge - giving a new slant to the game of cat and mouse.

‘It was incredible, the little mouse stood up and seemed to be roaring at the cat,’ said Mrs Rothwell,

‘The cat was much bigger than him and could have killed him at any moment but he didn’t seem to care.

‘He seemed to be prepared to do anything to protect his home. He must be the bravest field mouse in the country.’

CLICK RIGHT HERE FOR MORE AND LARGER PHOTOS


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 09/29/2009 at 04:15 PM   
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calendar   Monday - August 24, 2009

FOUND AT LAST.  THE POSSIBLE ORIGINS OF HIP-HOP

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some fancy footwork?

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OK, SO IF YOU INSIST ON FINDING THE STORY THAT RUNS WITH THIS, GO HERE


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/24/2009 at 07:39 AM   
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calendar   Monday - July 13, 2009

Global Warming!!

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Erupting Volcano Anak Krakatau



A volcano on Krakatoa is still erupting. Perhaps most famous for the powerfully explosive eruption in 1883 that killed tens of thousands of people, ash from a violent eruption might also have temporarily altered Earth’s climate as long as 1500 years ago. In 1927, eruptions caused smaller Anak Krakatau to rise from the sea, and the emerging volcanic island continues to grow at an average rate of 2 cm per day. The latest eruption of Anak Krakatau started in 2008 April and continues today. In this picture, Anak Krakatau is seen erupting from Rakata, the main island of the Krakatoai group.



Gee whiz, how much CO2 and ΔH is that thing spewing? Certainly more than my little car and a few hundred thousand just like it!



Maybe we could send Algore down there to host a lecture. That ought to put it out. What the heck, it works everywhere else. And if not ... how long has it been since the last sacrifice to Pele anyway?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/13/2009 at 01:10 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - June 25, 2009

Mostly late to the party

“Blow A Hole In The Sky”




What a great choice of words. A superb expression, or the title of an unknown Heinlein story? Nope, just Mother Nature popping a zit, as seen from above. Safely far above!


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Framed by a circle of clouds, this is a stunning illustration of Nature’s powerful force. A plume of smoke, ash and steam soars five miles into the sky from an erupting volcano. The extraordinary image was captured by the crew of the International Space Station 220 miles above a remote Russian island in the North Pacific. The round hole in the clouds is thought to have been caused by the shockwave of the initial explosion. At the centre lies the billowing mushroom tower of grey and brown ash. For volcano experts, the most exciting part of the image is the layer of smooth white cloud that caps the plume - a little like a layer of snow on a mushroom. This cap of condensed air is created from the rapid rising and then cooling of the air directly above the ash column.


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What an amazing coincidence of timing. The space station had to have been just about exactly over the volcano, and these pictures had to have been snapped within a second or two of the start of the major eruption.

h/t to the entire blogosphere, but I saw this first at Theo’s. I emailed friends these links first thing this morning, but I had work to do, so I couldn’t post it until now. Who cares? These are more than once-in-a-lifetime photos. They’re once-in-a-all-of-history photos.

See More Below The Fold

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/25/2009 at 06:29 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - May 21, 2009

A bit of a false start but back with wascally Texas wabbit just for laffs.

I got this in a newsletter today and find it’s actually a year old. Since this is the first time I’ve seen it, I thought it could be yours as well.
Just something different for this one moment in time.



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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 05/21/2009 at 12:39 PM   
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calendar   Monday - May 18, 2009

Mum banned from breastfeeding at poolside for breaching food and drink rules.  Yeah. Really.

Well, what next?

How could I ignore this one?  I wasn’t even looking for it but once I read the headline, well you know. I got hooked and followed the link.

OK I have to say honestly once or 2wice I saw that on the high street (main street through town) and I didn’t find anything appealing about it.
I can’t explain it. Just felt like a peeping tom or something. But alright, not making a big deal outta that.
But ... how does breast feeding come into food and drink rules?  It just strikes me as awfully funny.  I have never heard of that.

Anyway, aren’t most women more modest in this situation? I’d have no way of knowing of course but it just seems like something a lady would do in private. No?  It’s almost like exhibition but I do admit I am probably very wrong about that.

Anyway, I’m still cracked up and laughing at the guys reasoning on the subject. Too funny.


Mum banned from breastfeeding at poolside for breaching food and drink rules

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 7:59 PM on 18th May 2009

A mother was told to stop breastfeeding her baby boy by a swimming pool as it breached a leisure centre’s ban on food and drink.

Laura Whotton was left fuming when a member of staff said she could not feed 11-week-old Joshua by the pool at John Carroll Leisure Centre in Nottingham.

The 26-year-old was feeding the hungry infant while keeping an eye on her son Thomas, four, splashing about in the water.

‘There was nothing on show and it looked like I was just holding my baby,’ said Laura, who had been wrapped in towels at the time.

‘People in bikinis were showing more skin and breast than I was.’ She added: ‘It was ridiculous because the first thing he said to me was “are you breastfeeding?” He couldn’t actually be sure I was.

‘When I said “yes”, he told me I couldn’t feed by the pool as there were children present.

‘I was feeding a baby; it’s the most natural thing in the world and I was made to feel like I was doing something terrible.’

Laura said she was left ‘extremely angry and upset’ by the ban.

‘It could put people off going swimming and has made me not want to go to the John Carroll Leisure Centre again,’ she said.

Today, Nottingham City Council insisted there had been ‘a misunderstanding’ and has promised to apologise to Ms Whotton. It is also issuing new guidelines to its leisure centre staff.

A spokesperson had initially told local paper the Nottingham Post that food and drink, including breast or bottle-feeding a baby, was against hygiene and health and safety rules.

But today a council spokeswoman said: ‘The rules are that there’s definitely no food and drink poolside, but breastfeeding is exempt from that rule. People can breastfeed anywhere.’

OK, in the interest of Health and Public safety of BMEWS viewers, CAUTION if you’re gonna open this link to the Daily Mail because, well .... ah .... the lady in question isn’t very pretty.  In fact, you may want to hold one hand over your eyes and peek but don’t look.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 05/18/2009 at 06:38 PM   
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