Monday, May 13, 2013

Event Update For 2013-05-12



The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.



A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Fires And Explosions
 
2013-05-12 - Massive inferno destroys 37 buses at depot near Newquay (Britain), a third of company's fleet wiped out:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-22506806
http://www.middevonstar.co.uk/news/10415107.Huge_fire_near_Newquay_destroys_37_buses/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2323714/Third-transport-firm-Western-Greyhounds-fleet-goes-huge-Cornwall-destroys-35-buses.html
 
Quote: "The blaze in Summercourt, near Newquay, Cornwall, broke out at about 1am today and caused significant disruption to services in the middle of the county, including some school buses."
 
Quote: "I was terrified to be honest. It was quite windy so the fire was spreading really quickly - thank God in the opposite direction to us. Once it had caught all the buses that were down there, the flames were enormous, 50 or 60ft easily with billowing black smoke. It was really intense."
 
Quote: "Once the fire was confirmed out it was established that a total of 37 buses had been involved."
 
Quote: "The scale of the blaze means that bus services across Mid Cornwall will be affected, with no park and ride service from Truro operating today. Disruption to school and general bus services is also expected."
 
Note: This is the new record for most buses burning up in one fire. The previous record was 30 buses, when a huge fire broke out at a bus depot in Seoul (South Korea), as mentioned in the 2013-01-15 update. The record for most semis burning up in one fire is 11, when a blaze hit a truck repair shop in New Windsor (New York), mentioned in the 2013-03-21 update. The record for most boats burning up in one fire is 58, which were consumed in a devastating fire on Norris Lake in Lafollette (Tennessee), mentioned in the 2012-09-10 update. And the record for most vehicles of any type burning up in one fire is 200, when a vehicle storage facility filled with RVs, boats and collector cars went up in flames in Mishawaka (Indiana), mentioned in the 2013-02-11 update.
 
There is a town in Illinois that is now renting garbage trucks because they lost all of theirs in a fire. As this problem escalates, eventually there will be no garbage trucks left TO rent and garbage pickup will end, first in one town or city then another and so on. The same goes for delivery of food to grocery stores and delivery of fuel to gas stations as semis and tanker trucks are wiped out. We could at least postpone these hardships by confronting reality and taking some simple steps, like parking vehicles well away from each other. They might only have lost ONE bus in this fire if they'd taken just that one precautionary step. Now mass transit and kids getting to school has been disrupted in that area, probably significantly.
 
By ignoring the atmospheric problem that is upon us, we hasten and exacerbate hardship and accelerate our demise. Is that really what people want to do? Will people still think that was wise when they're starving, they can't get fuel, and garbage is piling up everywhere? We will see...
 


2013-05-12 - Underground electrical fire takes out power to some in Palm Springs and Cathedral City (California):
http://www.mydesert.com/article/20130510/NEWS01/305100013/Power-restored-most-Edison-customers-Palm-Springs-Cathedral-City

Note: And yet another underground electrical fire. There've been a bunch of these the past year or so, and particularly in the last, say, three or four months. Hydrogen sulfide is an explosively flammable heavier-than-air gas and it will seek out the lowest-lying areas it can reach, like underground electrical vaults, sewers, basements, etc. Hydrogen sulfide is also reactive with copper, especially 'hot' copper with a charge running through it, like that found in underground electrical facilities...

2013-05-12 - Huge fire erupts at metal recycling center in Phoenix (Arizona):
http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/22229807/2013/05/12/thick-black-smoke-covers-phoenix-sky-during-recycling-plant-fire

2013-05-12 - Fire breaks out at metal recycling center in El Paso (Texas):
http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_23227463/fire-at-recycling-center-central-el-paso-smoke

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Metal-related businesses will be hit hard, including salvage yards and metal recycling centers."

2013-05-12 - Landfill catches fire in coastal Ghallis on the island of Malta:
http://www.di-ve.com/news/fire-ghallis-landfill-under-control

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Trash-related facilities such as recycling centers and landfills will burn hard too, as hydrogen sulfide is absorbed into flammable absorbent materials like wood, paper, cardboard, straw, hay, dried brush, generic trash, clothing, cotton, wool." Bing, bang, boom. Accurate predictions are actually pretty easy to make when you understand what's going on...

2013-05-12 - Massive fire engulfs garbanzo bean silos in Craigmont (Idaho), state of emergency declared:
http://www.kxly.com/news/north-idaho-news/large-grain-elevator-fire-in-graigmont-idaho/-/101230/20117656/-/68p99az/-/index.html

Quote: "Five structures in an area of approximately two city blocks were destroyed in the fire including three grain elevators, a flat house connected to one elevator and a maintenance shop."

Note: Garbanzo beans probably qualify as a flammable absorbent material...

2013-05-12 - Huge wildfire burning south of Ashcroft (Canada), evacuations ensue:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20130513-39228-CAN
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/05/13/alberta-wildfire-evacuation-nordegg-lodgepole.html

Note: That's near the Thompson River, Barnes Lake and Willard Lake...

2013-05-12 - Saudi ship 'Asir' bursts into flame in the Red Sea, 4 injured:
http://www.arabnews.com/news/451341
http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130513165494

2013-05-12 - Large boat bursts into flame while moored in coastal Anchor Point (Canada):
http://www.northernpen.ca/News/Local/2013-05-13/article-3246646/Boat-fire-in-Anchor-Point/1

2013-05-12 - Boat bursts into flame in Rocky Bayou off the coast near Niceville (Florida):
http://www.nwfdailynews.com/local/boat-destroyed-in-fire-in-rocky-bayou-1.142045

2013-05-12 - Electrical fire hits train in Wilmington (North Carolina):
http://portcitydaily.com/2013/05/13/fire-crews-respond-to-possible-electrical-fire-on-train/

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like battery cables and other wiring in vehicles...

2013-05-12 - Mobile crane bursts into flame at port in coastal Visakhapatnam (India):
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Visakhapatnam/Mobile-crane-gutted-at-port/articleshow/20021857.cms

2013-05-12 - Four school buses destroyed by fire while parked at depot in coastal Lee County (Florida):
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/51857387/
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/22227466/four-school-buses-catch-fire-at-lee-county-bus-depot
http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florida/2013-05-12/Breaking-News-School-Bus-Fires-in-Lee-County
http://www.news-press.com/article/20130512/NEWS01/130512003/1014/FORECLOSURE/Multiple-school-bus-fires-Lee-County

Quote: "The call came in around 4 Sunday morning. Morgan said four buses burned in the fire and were damaged beyond repair."

Note: The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and hydrogen sulfide poisoning events more common during those hours...

2013-05-12 - Passenger bus explodes in North Waziristan (Pakistan), 15 killed:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/15-killed-in-gas-cylinder-explosion-on-Pak-van/articleshow/20018657.cms

2013-05-12 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near Reno (Nevada):
http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/Truck-Fire-Slows-Traffic-Over-Donner-207126601.html

2013-05-12 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-380 near Raymond (Iowa):
http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Interstate-Reopens-After-Semi-Fire-Forces-Closure-207165511.html
http://www.kwwl.com/story/22230093/2013/05/12/semi-fire-snarls-traffic-on-interstate-380-near-raymond

2013-05-12 - Garbage truck bursts into flame near condos in Toronto (Canada):
http://mynews.ctvnews.ca/mediadetails/11218975?collection=742&offset=3&siteT=

2013-05-12 - U-Haul box truck bursts into flame on the Jericho Turnpike in coastal Northport (New York):
http://northport.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/flames-engulf-truck-on-jericho-turnpike

2013-05-12 - Truck bursts into flame while parked in underground parking garage in Euclid (Ohio):
http://www.19actionnews.com/story/22228652/euclid-firefighters-battle-underground-car-fire

Quote: "It happened at Water's Edge Apartments on Lakeshore Boulevard."

Note: Say, I wonder if there's a body of water around there...

2013-05-12 - Truck bursts into flame on the William H. Thomason Bypass in Leichfield (Kentucky):
http://www.gcnewsgazette.com/view/full_story/22526850/article-Truck-catches-fire-on-bypass

2013-05-12 - Camper-van bursts into flame on Sandys Lane in Upottery (Britain):
http://www.chardandilminsternews.co.uk/news/10414588.Camper_van_damaged_by_fire_in_Upottery/
http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/10414588.Camper_van_damaged_by_fire_in_Upottery/

2013-05-12 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Ostrander Avenue in coastal Riverhead (New York), on Long Island:
http://www.riverheadlocal.com/breaking-news/9469-video-firefighters-douse-fully-involved-vehicle-fire-on-ostrander-avenue

2013-05-12 - Patrol car bursts into flame while parked at school in Madison (New Jersey):
http://madison.patch.com/articles/fire-in-drew-public-safety-vehicle-extinguished

Quote: "The fire started around the wiring to the Dodge Charger's battery, which is in the trunk for that vehicle model, Madison Fire Chief Lou DeRosa said."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like battery cables and other wiring in vehicles...

2013-05-12 - In separate incidents, two cars burst into flame inside garages in neighborhood in Toronto (Canada):
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/05/12/ontario_fire_marshal_investigating_two_suspicious_fires_in_roncesvalles.html

2013-05-12 - Car bursts into flame while parked in underground car park under movie theater in coastal Shellharbour (Australia):
http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/1497449/moviegoers-evacuated-after-car-fire/

2013-05-12 - Car bursts into flame on highway in Kirikkale (Turkey):
http://www.habermonitor.com/en/haber/detay/kirikkale-car-fire/111689/

2013-05-12 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Rotorua (New Zealand), near Lake Rotorua on the North Island:
http://www.theboplive.net/2013/05/car-fire-z-petrol-station.html

2013-05-12 - Car bursts into flame at Millbrook Drive in West Leigh (Britain):
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/car-fire-at-junction-1-5084894

2013-05-12 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 between junctions 9 and 10 (Britain):
http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/News/Car-fire-and-collision-on-M1-over-weekend-20130513100848.htm

2013-05-12 - Car bursts into flame on Redshank Lane in Birchwood, Warrington (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/car-on-fire-in-birchwood_12-05-2013_9-13-42

2013-05-12 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Main Street in Monroe (Connecticut):
http://www.monroecourier.com/8228/car-fire-quickly-squashed-near-wood-market/

2013-05-12 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 3:30 AM near pub in Wythall (Britain):
http://www.redditchadvertiser.co.uk/news/10415503.Vehicle_fire_by_Horse_and_Jockey_in_Wythall/

2013-05-12 - Several tractors, boat and barn destroyed by fire on Otter Pond Road in coastal Walton County (Florida):
http://www.nwfdailynews.com/local/barn-fire-causes-thousands-in-damages-1.142127

2013-05-12 - Barn destroyed by fire in Perham (Minnesota), as many as 50 cows killed:
http://www.fergusfallsjournal.com/2013/05/13/fire-destroys-perham-barn-claims-cattle/

2013-05-12 - Barn destroyed by fire in Mercer County (Ohio), 100 turkey chicks and 100 pheasant chicks killed:
http://www.wkbn.com/2013/05/12/mercer-county-barn-catches-fire/

2013-05-12 - Barn destroyed by fire near Kemptville, Ontario (Canada), animals saved:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2013/05/12/ottawa-barn-fire-destroyed-donnelly-road-sunday-morning.html
http://news.ca.msn.com/local/ottawa/fire-destroys-100-year-old-barn-near-kemptville-ont
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Crews+battle+early+morning+barn+fire+Donnelly+Road/8373179/story.html

2013-05-12 - Barn damaged by fire in Beallsville (Ohio):
http://www.wtov9.com/news/news/belmont-county-firefighters-battle-barn-fire/nXpTN/

2013-05-12 - Dumpster bursts into flame in Regina (Canada), fire spreads to structure, grease bin, pallets and hotel:
http://regina.ctvnews.ca/dumpster-fire-damages-downtown-regina-hotel-1.1267770
http://www.newstalk650.com/story/photos-dumpster-fire-spreads-hotel-downtown-regina/108567

Note: This event was last week but I missed it, so here it is now...

2013-05-12 - Pile of wood bursts into flame inside garage wood shop in Indio (California):
http://www.kesq.com/kesq/indio-fire-scorches-garage-now-under-investigation/-/232254/20120984/-/81hxdz/-/index.html

2013-05-12 - Fence bursts into flame on slip road to the M56 (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/fence-fire-on-slip-road-to-m56

2013-05-12 - Neon sign bursts into flame, fire spreads to restaurant, in Kirkwood (Missouri):
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2013/05/13/sign-fire-slams-kirkwood-steakhouse/

Note: I mentioned the sign problem some days ago. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, and that's how these outdoor signs are powered. If any copper is left exposed to the atmosphere and some hydrogen sulfide blows by, then fire may erupt and possibly destroy whatever business or building to which the sign is attached...

2013-05-12 - Three homes destroyed by fierce blaze, two more damaged, in West Edmonton (Canada):
http://metronews.ca/news/edmonton/669039/massive-fire-consumes-three-homes-in-west-edmonton/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2013/05/12/edmonton-lewis-estates-house-fire.html

Quote: "I actually thought it was going to devour the whole neighbourhood."

2013-05-12 - Home damaged by explosion and fire near Whitman’s Pond in coastal Weymouth (Massachusetts):
http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/south/10010613773378/fire-destroys-weymouth-home/

2013-05-12 - Three vacant Aeroplex buildings destroyed by blaze in Blytheville (Arkansas):
http://www.kait8.com/story/22229125/vacant-building-catches-fire

2013-05-12 - Vacant mobile home destroyed by fire in Pike Township (Ohio):
http://www.coshoctontribune.com/article/20130512/NEWS01/305120009/Officials-investigating-fire-vacant-trailer

2013-05-12 - Vacant home burns near Lostant (Illinois):
http://newstrib.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=27&ArticleID=28847

2013-05-12 - Vacant house burns in Mount Isa (Australia):
http://www.northweststar.com.au/story/1498464/house-fire-investigated/

2013-05-12 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in coastal Barrington (Canada):
http://www.thecoastguard.ca/News/2013-05-13/article-3246534/Suspicious-fire-destroys-Villagedale-home/1

Note: Barrington is nicknamed the 'Lobster Capital of Canada'...

2013-05-12 - Vacant commercial building heavily damaged by blaze in Kenora (Canada):
http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/2013/05/12/kenora-fire-under-investigation

2013-05-12 - Vacant school burns on Beeston Drive in Winford (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/fire-involving-disused-building-in-winsford

2013-05-12 - Vacant factory burns on Spring Street Road in Colonie (New York):
http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/features/top-story/stories/breaking-altec-steel-plant-fire-8222.shtml




2013-05-12 - Hundreds of huge red fish washing ashore dead in coastal Fairhope (Alabama):
http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Mystery-Fish-Kill-Causing-a-Stink-on-Eastern-Shore/nPtnDEaA5UufHQp3j2KDXQ.cspx
http://www.wkrg.com/story/22229294/dead-fish-wash-up-along-eastern-shore

Note: Near the Gulf of Mexico and its horrible dead zones...
 


2013-05-12 - Man found dead in canal in Coral Springs (Florida), near the coast:
http://coralspringstalk.com/body-found-floating-in-canal-in-coral-springs-5276
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Coral-Springs-Police-Investigating-Body-Found-in-Canal-207110361.html

Note: Another mysterious death in a canal in Florida. Florida is downwind of the dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico, which are surely pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide now. It's also a heavier-than-air gas which will tend to accumulate anywhere water does, like canals. People walking near canals in Florida (and elsewhere) are probably getting hit when a gust of wind blows some accumulated gas onto them...

2013-05-12 - Man, 41, found dead near his boat 50 feet into mangrove patch in coastal Islamorada (Florida):
http://www.keysnet.com/2013/05/13/486891/islamorada-man-found-dead-following.html

Note: If you have the time, take a minute and Google Map Islamorada. You don't get more coastal than that! His boat engine was still running, but he wasn't in the boat. Sounds like he may have been knocked unconscious or dead by hydrogen sulfide, then the boat kept running until it hit land and threw him off the boat...

2013-05-12 - Man, 55, found dead near ATV in Saint-Michel-des-Saints (Canada) in the Lanaudiere region:
http://www.cjad.com/CJADLocalNews/entry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10543536

Quote: "Provincial police received a call from a fisherman who made the discovery. Authorities say the man may have suffered a health problem and crashed."

Note: Sounds kinda like the boat event above, but this time it was an ATV. Obviously a body of water was nearby, as a fisherman found this man's corpse...

2013-05-12 - Missing man, 31, found dead in the Yakima River near the Wanawish Dam outside of Richland (Washington):
http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/latestnews/1135932-8/body-found-near-horn-rapids-dam

2013-05-12 - Man, 20, goes under, never resurfaces, in Percy Priest Lake in Long Hunter State Park (Tennessee), found dead:
http://wkrn.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/19216522/long-hunter-state-park

2013-05-12 - Experienced diver, 51, goes for dive in Victoria Bay (Australia), found dead:
http://au.news.yahoo.com/latest/a/-/latest/17122194/shark-attack-diver-dies-in-victoria-bay/
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2013/05/13/03/28/search-for-missing-vic-diver-continues
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/father-of-three-andrew-houston-found-dead-after-scuba-diving-in-port-phillip-bay/story-e6frg6n6-1226640788439

2013-05-12 - Man, 43, goes fishing, next seen dead in the Arkansas River near Toad Suck Park in Faulkner County (Arkansas):
http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2013/may/13/missing-conway-mans-body-found-toad-suck--20130513/

2013-05-12 - Woman in her 80s found dead near vehicle at Batemans Bay (Canada):
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/womans-body-found-at-batemans-bay-20130513-2jgxo.html

Note: Hydrogen sulfide doesn't just kill young and healthy people. It's an equal opportunity killer...

2013-05-12 - Man, 32, found dead in his car at gas station in Lexington Park (Maryland):
http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/259056/158/Man-Found-Dead-In-Vehicle-At-Gas-Station

2013-05-12 - Man, 70, found dead in lake in Ararat in coastal Melbourne (Australia):
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/elderly-mans-body-discovered-in-ararat-lake/story-e6frf7kx-1226640528889

2013-05-12 - Man, 26, drops dead at home in Kishangarh (India):
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/two-men-found-dead/1114882/

2013-05-12 - Man, 56, goes horseback riding, found dead in stream in Jessamine County (Kentucky):
http://www.lex18.com/news/missing-horseback-rider-found-dead

Quote: "Officials say Reynolds and his horse tried to cross a stream, but the horse likely slipped, causing Reynolds to fall off."

Note: Or some heavier-than-air hydrogen sulfide has accumulated along that stream and it spooked the horse, which threw the rider, who then lost consciousness and drowned. Or the rider himself simply lost consciousness and fell over into the stream and drowned (horses are bigger than people, so it takes more gas to knock them unconscious or dead)...

2013-05-12 - Man, 22, found unconscious in boutique in Rajnagar (India), dies shortly later:
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/22-yr-old-youth-found-dead-in-a-boutique-113051301027_1.html
 


2013-05-12 - Small plane crashes into nearly empty hotel near Trutnov (Czech Republic), 2 injured:
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2013/05/12/Two-Germans-injured-in-ultralight-plane-crash-in-Czech-Republic/UPI-70031368368163/

2013-05-12 - Paraglider crashes on Mount Zion near Golden (Colorado), 1 injured:
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/paraglider-seriously-injured-in-mount-zion-crash

2013-05-12 - Passenger bus crashes into ravine in San Luis Potosi (Mexico), at least 8 killed, 20 injured:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VI-20130513-39230-MEX

2013-05-12 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-5 in Medford (Oregon):
http://www.kdrv.com/semi-truck-rollover-blocks-ramp/

2013-05-12 - Tractor trailer crashes, bursts into flame, on Highway 151 near Mineral Point (Wisconsin):
http://host.madison.com/news/local/crime_and_courts/semi-crash-closes-southbound-highway-near-mineral-point-for-nearly/article_755a8954-98a6-53ac-b0b2-b65d083359c2.html

2013-05-12 - Box truck slams into bridge support at the Eagle Avenue overpass on the Southern State Parkway (New York):
http://malverne-lynbrook.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/truck-hits-eagle-avenue-overpass-on-southern-state

2013-05-12 - Truck and trailer overturn on Highway 17 in Santa Clara County (California), near the coast:
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Truck-Overturns-on-Highway-17-in-Santa-Clara-County-207127261.html

2013-05-12 - Minivan crashes off the 405 Freeway into a chain link fence, in Sherman Oaks (California), 4 injured:
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-freeway-accident-20130512,0,1440723.story

2013-05-12 - SUV and another vehicle crash, SUV bursts into flame, at Leisure Creek Drive in Gaines Township (Michigan):
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2013/05/suv_on_fire_motorists_injured.html

2013-05-12 - Pickup truck veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, on Mill Creek Road in Kershaw County (South Carolina), 1 killed:
http://www.wistv.com/story/22236389/man-dies-when-truck-strikes-tree-catches-fire

Note: I call this 'the standard model' for accidents these days: vehicle veers off road, hits something, bursts into flame, driver killed. Lots of drivers are probably being knocked unconscious by hydrogen sulfide as they drive now, then they crash. Since hydrogen sulfide is also a flammable gas, the odds of fire breaking out go way up, so we're seeing this particular scenario quite a bit now and this problem will get worse over time...

2013-05-12 - Four-car collision near coastal Whangarei (New Zealand), 2 killed, 4 injured:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8663287/Two-dead-in-Northland-four-car-crash

Quote: "Acting sergeant Greg Chisnall said the crash occurred after a four-wheel drive towing another vehicle lost control and crossed the centre line."

2013-05-12 - Car veers over centerline, hits tour bus head-on, in coastal Rocky Point (New York), 1 killed, 1 lightly injured:
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/05/12/li-man-killed-in-head-on-crash/

2013-05-12 - Car veers over centerline, hits minivan head-on, in Concord (Ohio) in Lake County, 2 injured:
http://www.wkyc.com/news/article/299289/45/Lake-County-One-critical-after-head-on-crash

2013-05-12 - Car crashes, bursts into flame, on Bradfield Road in Wix (Britain):
http://www.essexcountystandard.co.uk/news/ecsnews/10414375.Car_fire_after_crash_in_village/

2013-05-12 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Polk County (Texas), 1 killed:
http://www.kltv.com/story/22228553/chester-man-killed-after-vehicle-hits-a-tree-and-catches-on-fire

2013-05-12 - Vehicle veers over centerline, hits vehicle head-on, in Dunklin County (Missouri), 4 injured:
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/22228627/4-seriously-injured-in-dunklin-county-crash
 


2013-05-12 - Swarm of bees attacks five hikers on the Linda Vista Trail near Tuscon (Arizona):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20130513-39227-USA
http://www.kvoa.com/news/helicopter-blows-away-attacking-bee-swarm/
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/hikers-attacked-by-bees-north-of-tucson/article_444c097a-bb5b-11e2-b40a-0019bb2963f4.html

Quote: "Five hikers, including a 6-year-old boy, were attacked by bees Sunday morning as they hiked Linda Vista Trail, near North Oracle Road and East Calle Concordia. The boy was stung more than 100 times by the bees, and the other four hikers, all male, were estimated to be stung more than 150 times..."

Quote: "It appears the bees came out of nowhere and attacked them..."

Quote: "This is among several bee attacks in the Tucson-area and Southern Arizona in recent weeks. One climber died last week from a bee attack."

2013-05-12 - Dog attacks and kills one miniature horse, wounds another, in coastal Edgartown (Massachusetts):
http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130513/NEWS/305130311/-1/

2013-05-12 - Dog attacks and injures 8-year-old girl in Progress Village (Florida), near the coast:
http://www.wtsp.com/rss/article/316245/8/Dog-attacks-8-year-old-girl-in-Progress-Village
http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_hillsborough/ems-child-in-critical-condition-after-being-attacked-by-dog-in-palm-river-clair-mel-city
 


2013-05-12 - Man falls into sinkhole near intersection in Bloomington (Minnesota), 1 injured:
http://kstp.com/news/stories/S3030471.shtml
http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_23227573/sinkhole-fall-injuries-bloomington-man

2013-05-12 - Large sinkhole opens up at Airlies Street and Ashbury Bay in Winnipeg (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2013/05/12/mb-winnipeg-sinkhole.html



2013-05-12 - Scientists invent microparticles that, if injected, allow life without breathing for up to 30 minutes:
http://www.techwench.com/scientists-invent-oxygen-particle-that-if-injected-allows-you-to-live-without-breathing/

Quote: "How about for toxic gases when a facemask is unavailable."

Note: From last year, but just stumbled upon it. That'd be one way to deal with toxic atmospheric gases - develop a way to live without breathing!

5 comments:

  1. Quite a lot going on in Cornwall recently - the latest fire that destroyed 37 busses, the guy found dead on the beach at Newquay, a couple found dead in their home in St Austell and back in February three people found dead in a caravan, although that was blamed on carbon monoxide poisoning.

    More incidents from Cornwall this year:

    2013-04-11 - Man found dead in a car near Helston:
    http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Body-car-near-Helston/story-18677167-detail/story.html#axzz2TG1LRWvS

    2013-03-25 - Body found in boating lake shed after fire at Coronation Park, Helston:
    http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Body-boating-lake-shed-Coronation-Park-Helston/story-18511397-detail/story.html#ixzz2TG2HcQPF

    2013-03-20 - Body found at beach, Newquay:
    http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Body-beach/story-18471438-detail/story.html#axzz2TG3Aosrt

    2013-02-25 - Man found dead on driveway in St Agnes:
    http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Man-dead-St-Agnes/story-18247965-detail/story.html#axzz2TG3dPoTH

    I live in the next county over, Devon. I think I might have to relocate!

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    1. Well, if you find a ship to Mars, I'd like to book two berths myself, and Sewage Class is totally acceptable!

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  2. "2013-05-12 - Experienced diver, 51, goes for dive in Victoria Bay (Australia), found dead:"

    I've seen from your reports that many scuba divers are dying.
    What is your opinion on how they are dying? Aren't their bodies usually 100% covered in rubber or is the H2S absorbing into the unprotected parts of their bodies? I know that some people will dive without wetsuits but don't most of them usually have wetsuits, gloves, etc. to protect them from H2S absorbing into their bodies & because they breathe safe oxygen from a tank they are not inhaling any H2S. Is the H2S absorbing into the rubber wetsuits like it does with tires?

    Because of the H2S right above the surface of the water & the fact that they rarely wear wetsuits, aren't the snorkelers actually at more risk of H2S?



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    1. I think it's in the water (it is water-soluble) and it's being absorbed into their skin. They usually have some skin surface unprotected, like around their faces, maybe their hands or around their ankles. And if they surface for a moment and pull their mask off then they'd also be breathing air right at the water line, which is right where hydrogen sulfide might be present in gas form. But some of them are being found dead with all their gear still on, so that pretty much has to be absorption through the skin.

      And yes, snorkelers do seem like they'd be in even more danger, and there have been some snorkeler deaths too.

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  3. Regarding the smell in Quincy, MA: I found this:
    http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=956335
    It seems there IS technology available to detect chemical plumes from the air.
    Quote: "The Laser Airborne Remote Sensing DIAL system uses topographic backscatter to provide a long-range measurement of the column-content absorption of chemical plumes in the path of the laser beam"

    Then there's also this link:
    http://www.capelinks.com/cape-cod/main/entry/volcanoes-in-massachusetts/

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