Friday, February 19, 2016

Event Update For 2016-02-18

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: Other Stories Of Interest

2016-02-18 - Elementary school being hit by hydrogen sulfide, people sickening, in coastal Orleans Parish (Louisiana):

Quote: "Those tests found nothing amiss, state documents show. But they did not check for hydrogen sulfide gas, which can cause nausea, airway problems and other issues during prolonged exposure, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. State health inspectors, in a later test, found concentrations of that gas, as well as carbon monoxide in the air."

2016-02-18 - Landfill spewing hydrogen sulfide in Orange County (Florida):

Quote: "Part of the landfill is undergoing construction and manager Jim Becker says an outside consultant advised them to mix the construction and demolition debris with household waste as a more affordable approach and it's that combination, he says, that is creating a hydrogen sulfide emission, or rotten egg smell."

2016-02-18 - Gold Bar Park regularly being hit by hydrogen sulfide in Edmonton (Canada):

Quote: "The World Health Organization website says that 'there are no studies on effects of long-term exposure to hydrogen sulfide in animals.'"

Quote: "Bennett said that the lack of data about long-term low dose exposure in humans is also concerning."

Note: That's right, nobody knows what it does to people or animals with long-term chronic exposure, even at low levels. But it's a deadly poison, as deadly as hydrogen cyanide which is what they use to execute people in gas chambers, so there's no way the effects are GOOD. Brain damage, kidney damage, heart damage, who knows. And he's not even thinking about a variety of other problems. For example, hydrogen sulfide will adsorb onto matter and then you can get poisoned by touch. And while the levels they measured are low, it's a heavier-than-air gas which will tend to flow to low-lying areas and then it will concentrate, and the levels in THOSE areas may sometimes cause serious problems and possibly even kill people and animals from time to time. And you won't see it, in the air or when adsorbed onto matter, because it's invisible, and when it's adsorbed onto matter you won't smell it either (but you should never count on smelling it anyway since it causes 'olfactory fatigue' and you quickly stop being ABLE to smell it even if it's present)...

2016-02-18 - Several students sickened by unknown cause, nausea and vomiting, at school in coastal Miami (Florida):

Quote: "According to City of Miami Fire, four students were transported to the hospital to be treated for nausea and vomiting, Thursday, just before noon. The school is located at 1850 N.W. 32nd St. in Miami. The students were between the ages of 9 to 11. It remains unknown what made them sick."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2016-02-18 - Woman, 69, goes missing while diving near coastal Puako (Hawaii):

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is also water-soluble, so swimming around in poison water isn't apt to be too conducive to living a long life. It's also bubbling up from the ocean floors, which is why so many deep-diving or bottom-dwelling ocean creatures have been dying in recent years. Numerous divers, including a world-class free-diver, have died mysteriously in the water, and numerous people have collapsed dead after contact with water or while just being NEAR water. And since hydrogen sulfide doesn't stick around in the body, nobody is likely to find that as a cause, although a smart ME in Kansas City did figure out that a woman was gassed to death in her home by hydrogen sulfide, but he probably did the autopsy quickly after she was dead, within a few hours, before the hydrogen sulfide had degraded entirely. Mostly it's killing people and they just call it 'Sudden Adult Death Sydrome' or 'untimely death' or 'unexplained' or whatever. In any case, the best way to tell if water is contaminated is by touching it or drinking it - if you don't die then it was safe!

2016-02-18 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in Earl Park (Indiana):

Quote: "Firefighters tell News 18 residents heard an explosion around 8:30 p.m. at a home at Fourth and Locust streets. By the time they arrived, the house was in flames."

Note: This is the 58th residential explosion in 2016...

2016-02-18 - Auto parts business erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Birmingham (Britain):

2016-02-18 - Tourist helicopter smokes and crashes into the ocean near Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), 3 injured:

Quote: "Witnesses said they saw smoke coming from the helicopter's tail shortly before it went down."

Quote: "Justice Winrich, from Madison, Wisconsin, watched as a helicopter crashed into the water about 20 feet offshore Friday, next to the visitor's center lawn. She says that as it was coming in, it looked normal and didn't look like it was shaking. As it got closer to the water, she saw dark smoke coming out of the back and it was shaking slightly."

Note: This is the 17th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-02-18 - Tourist boat destroyed by fire while docked in coastal Hoi An (Vietnam):

Note: This is the 160th boat or ship to burn in 2016...

2016-02-18 - School bus bursts into flame at 6:20 AM near Thompson Road and Mount Vernon Drive in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2016-02-18 - School bus bursts into flame while returning to Dunkwa-On-Offin (Ghana):

Quote: "A bus belonging to Boa Amponsem Senior High School at Dunkwa-on-Offin caught fire as it transported students back to campus Thursday February 18, 2016."

Note: These are the 40th and 41st school buses to burn in 2016 and the 106th and 107th buses to burn in 2016...

2016-02-18 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the Eko Bridge in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

Quote: "A mass transit bus was, on Thursday, engulfed in flames at the Eko bridge in Lagos. Although there were few passengers in the bus when it suddenly went up in flames at about 1pm, no casualty was recorded."

Note: This is the 108th bus to burn in 2016...

2016-02-18 - Two tractor trailers destroyed by fire while parked at business in Effingham (Illinois):

2016-02-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 17 in Fauquier County near Marshall (Virginia):

2016-02-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near Benbow (California), near the South Fork Eel River:

2016-02-18 - Tractor (excavator) and dump truck destroyed by fire while parked in city garage in Union Township (Ohio):

2016-02-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 401 near Chatham-Kent (Canada):

2016-02-18 - Tractor bursts into flame on Little Leaze Lane in Catcott, Bridgwater (Britain):

Note: These are the 340th, 341st, 342nd, 343rd, 344th, 345th and 346th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2016...

2016-02-18 - Box truck bursts into flame on the New York State Thruway in coastal Yonkers (New York):

2016-02-18 - Delivery truck bursts into flame on Williams Street in Fayetteville (North Carolina):

2016-02-18 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home in Morongo Valley (California):

Quote: "Nanette Ross owns the motorhome and said it had not been used in over two years. 'There is no reason the motorhome should have caught on fire because we have not been using it and nothing was turned on,' Ross said."

Note: That doesn't matter. It probably still had a battery in it, so there's some electrified copper, and even if the battery was dead or removed then it still had rust on it, and hydrogen sulfide is reactive with rust, no other ignition source necessary. That's why junk vehicles at salvage yards and piles of scrap iron/steel have been bursting into flame...

2016-02-18 - RV bursts into flame while parked at Cracker Barrel In Downington (Pennsylvania):

Note: These are the 68th and 69th RVs to burn in 2016...

2016-02-18 - Two vans go up in flames while parked on Pashley Road in Ticehurst (Britain):

Quote: "East Sussex firefighters arrived at the scene in Pashley Road to find two mobile chip vans well alight at 8:32pm..."

2016-02-18 - Van bursts into flame on the A141 at Chatteris (Britain):

2016-02-18 - Van bursts into flame at 12:25 AM on Church Lane in Dinnington (Britain):

2016-02-18 - Minivan bursts into flame at intersection in Manitowoc (Wisconsin):

2016-02-18 - SUV destroyed by fire while parked at home, fire spreads to second vehicle, in coastal Santa Barbara (California):

2016-02-18 - SUV bursts into flame at high school in St. Marys (Pennsylvania):

2016-02-18 - SUV bursts into flame on I-40 near Summit (Arizona):

2016-02-18 - SUV bursts into flame at midnight while parked at Waimata Valley lookout in coastal Gisborne (New Zealand):

2016-02-18 - SUV bursts into flame while parked in shed, fire spreads to shed, in Hinton Blewett (Britain):

Quote: "Luckily no one was hurt and no livestock harmed after a Range Rover, which was parked in shed having not been used since the weekend, suddenly burst into flames."

2016-02-18 - Car bursts into flame just before 7 AM while parked at home, fire burns second car too, in Murfreesboro (Tennessee):

2016-02-18 - Car bursts into flame at 1:45 AM while parked on Yates Street in Rochester (New York):

2016-02-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked at motel in Madawaska (Maine):

2016-02-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked at gas station in Frederick (Maryland):

2016-02-18 - Car bursts into flame near business in East Lansing (Michigan):

2016-02-18 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 21 near Lexington (Kentucky):

2016-02-18 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 180 in Fresno (California):

2016-02-18 - Car bursts into flame at 5:45 AM while parked in carpark near Pittville Park in Cheltenham (Britain):

2016-02-18 - Car bursts into flame on expressway in Wrexham (Britain):

2016-02-18 - Car bursts into flame on Tidwell Lane in Budleigh Salterton in coastal Exmouth (Britain):

2016-02-18 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on the West Gate Bridge over the Yarra River in coastal Port Melbourne (Australia):

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2016-02-18 - Several cars and garage destroyed by explosion and fire at home in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "Crews from Scottsdale and Phoenix were called to the scene just after 10:30 p.m. When they arrived, they could see flames shooting from the garage. The flames reportedly were 20 to 30 feet high. Neighbors said the owner fixes cars and there were several inside the garage when it caught fire. One neighbor said he heard an explosion and then saw the fire."

2016-02-18 - Two vehicles and garage destroyed by fire, another vehicle damaged, in Loganville (Georgia):

2016-02-18 - Two cars and garage destroyed by fire at home in Royal Oak (Michigan):

2016-02-18 - Auto shop damaged by fire near Quarryville (Pennsylvania):

2016-02-18 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire in Spokane (Washington):

2016-02-18 - Auto shop destroyed by fire, fire spreads to home, in Hamilton (Canada):

2016-02-18 - Tire shop heavily damaged by fire in Houston (Texas):

2016-02-18 - Barn and 50 tons of hay destroyed by huge fire in Bishopbriggs (Britain):

2016-02-18 - Barn destroyed by fire in North Kibworth (Britain):

2016-02-18 - Trash compactor bursts into flame at Trump Tower in Chicago (Illinois):

2016-02-18 - Huge compost file erupts at 6 AM at landscaping business in Asheboro (North Carolina), may burn for days:

2016-02-18 - Brush fire burns in Nowata County near Wann (Oklahoma), highway closed due to smoke:

2016-02-18 - Brush fire breaks out in Pawnee County near Terlton (Oklahoma), evacuations ensue:

2016-02-18 - Brush fire burns in Harper County near Buffalo (Oklahoma), evacuations ensue:

2016-02-18 - Brush fire erupts near Dripping Springs State Park in Okmulgee County (Oklahoma), evacuations ensue:

2016-02-18 - Brush fire breaks out, destroys two homes, in Mayes County near Langley (Oklahoma):

Note: Dayum, Oklahoma!

2016-02-18 - Brush fire burns 1300 acres near the Missouri River in Platte County (Missouri):

Quote: "The strong 30 to 45 mile-per-hour winds pushed the grass fire to consume more than 1,300 acres of land. Kansas City crews are among the dozen or so fire department agencies who had been working since 10:30 a.m. near the Highway 92 bridge along the Missouri River."

2016-02-18 - Brush fire breaks out in Cañon City (Colorado):

2016-02-18 - HVAC unit bursts into flame at 5 AM on roof at business in Rochester (New York):

2016-02-18 - Warehouse damaged by fire in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2016-02-18 - Church heavily damaged by massive fire at 5:30 AM in Duluth (Minnesota):

2016-02-18 - Ice shanty bursts into flame on Lake Winnebago (Wisconsin), nobody there:

2016-02-18 - Mixed-use building destroyed by fire just after 5 AM in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina), 2 people missing:

2016-02-18 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Gainesville (Georgia):

2016-02-18 - Home damaged by fire just after midnight in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:

2016-02-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4:15 AM in Jersey City (New Jersey), 5 injured:

2016-02-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Norfolk (Virginia), nobody there:

2016-02-18 - Home under construction heavily damaged by fire before 5 AM in Toronto (Canada), nobody there:

2016-02-18 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Falls Church (Virginia):

2016-02-18 - Apartment building heavily damaged by massive blaze, 16 units destroyed, in Houston (Texas):

2016-02-18 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:30 AM in coastal Pensacola (Florida), 4 killed:

2016-02-18 - Deadly fire burns home at 6:30 AM in Alma (Arkansas), 1 killed:

2016-02-18 - Deadly fire burns home in Rome (New York), 1 killed:!AxUq0Z3Z7PkHY6ee9NaZA/

2016-02-18 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 11:30 PM in coastal Vallejo (California), 1 killed:

2016-02-18 - Vacant home burns in Canton (Ohio):

2016-02-18 - Vacant home and barn go up in flames just after 5 AM in Kenosha County (Wisconsin):

2016-02-18 - Vacant home under renovation destroyed by fire in Catoosa (Oklahoma):

2016-02-18 - Vacant apartment building burns at midnight in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2016-02-18 - Vacant gas station burns at 11:40 PM in Henderson (Nevada):

2016-02-18 - Person found dead in home, evidence of small fire present, in Lower Saucon Township (Pennsylvania):

2016-02-18 - Man, 33, goes fishing, next seen dead in pond in park in coastal Jupiter (Florida):

2016-02-18 - Person found dead in swimming pool at apartments in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2016-02-18 - Person found dead in car at hospital in Homestead (Florida), near the coast:

2016-02-18 - Man, 50, drops dead near Willow Pass Road in Concord (California), near the coast:

2016-02-18 - Person found dead in submerged car in the Columbia River in Portland (Oregon):

2016-02-18 - Man drops dead near Argonne Road in Brewster (New York):

2016-02-18 - Person found dead in marshy area on coastal Pawley's Island (South Carolina):

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2016-02-18 - Woman found dead on Northcrest Street in Ripley (Tennessee):

2016-02-18 - Infant dies while riding with family on sled near coastal Teller (Alaska):

2016-02-18 - Man, 28, found dead in Keehner Park in West Chester (Ohio):

2016-02-18 - Woman, 61, found dead at coastal Mt. Doug Beach in Saanich on Vancouver Island (Canada):

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2016-02-18 - Woman drops dead in motel room in Calgary (Canada):

2016-02-18 - Boy, 14, goes for swim, next seen dead in pond in coastal Kampung Padang Nenas (Malaysia):

2016-02-18 - Man found dead in the water near mangroves on the island of St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands):

2016-02-18 - Man, 32, cop, found dead in his bed at station in coastal Chennai (India):

2016-02-18 - Man drops dead at home on Broadlee Bank in Tweedbank (Scotland), near the River Tweed:

2016-02-18 - Update on small plane that crashed into the Gulf of Mexico on Feb 12: may have been on fire:

Quote: "A jogger told the Federal Aviation Administration the front of the small airplane that crashed into the Gulf of Mexico on Feb. 12 was illuminated as if the engine was 'on fire,' according to a preliminary report released Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board."

Note: That crash, which killed 2 people, was mentioned in the 2016-02-11 update...

2016-02-18 - Driver has 'medical emergency', tractor trailer hits two cars, in Glendale (Arizona), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police said the 48-year-old El Mirage man may have had a medical emergency before the crash at 67th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died."

2016-02-18 - Passenger plane hit by odor, makes emergency landing at airport in Waterloo (Iowa):

Quote: "Waterloo Airport Director Keith Kaspari told KCRG-TV9 the crew noticed an odor in the cockpit and passengers then smelled it in the cabin. Leslie Scott with American Airlines said she couldn't describe the odor."

2016-02-18 - Small plane crashes into woods in Marshville (North Carolina), engine failure, 1 killed:

2016-02-18 - Small plane crashes in coastal Tavernier (Florida):

2016-02-18 - Two tractor trailers crash at 3:40 AM, on I-70 near Odessa (Missouri):

2016-02-18 - Tractor trailer hits median, bursts into flame, on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Carlisle (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2016-02-18 - Tractor trailer overturns on LaGrange Road near I-55 in Chicago (Illinois):

2016-02-18 - SUV and tractor trailer collide head-on, near Gypsumville (Canada), 1 injured:

2016-02-18 - Pickup truck hits semi head-on at 6:20 AM, near Janesville (Wisconsin), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2016-02-18 - Car and tractor trailer crash, on Highway 69 near Guntersville (Alabama), 3 killed:

2016-02-18 - Car veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, near Paducah (Kentucky), 1 injured:

2016-02-18 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in McHenry (Illinois), 2 injured:

2016-02-18 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), 2 injured:

2016-02-18 - Two cars collide head-on in the wee hours, on the R28 near Westonaria (South Africa), 1 killed, 6 injured:

2016-02-18 - Two cars crash, one bursts into flame, in College Station (Texas):

2016-02-18 - Car veers off road, slams into home, on Robinson Creek Lane in Elk Grove (California):

2016-02-18 - Naked man in his 20s runs around near the Glendora-San Dimas border (California):

2016-02-18 - Monkey grabs knife and menaces men in coastal Paraiba (Brazil):

2016-02-18 - Landslide destroys numerous homes in Pampa Hermosa (Peru), 25 injured:

2016-02-18 - Sinkhole opens near courthouse in Ellisville (Mississippi):

2016-02-18 - Avalanche pushes bus into home near Lake Tahoe (California):

2016-02-18 - Black sludgy smelly water flowing from taps in Crystal City (Texas), trust runs thin:

Note: Well, that just looks horrible...

2016-02-18 - Sewer drain collapses, sinkhole forms, in Syracuse (New York):

2016-02-18 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in coastal Washington DC:

2016-02-18 - No winter for the Arctic in 2016 as NASA marks hottest January ever recorded:

Quote: "There, in the Arctic lands of now-thawing glacial ice and permafrost — over Siberia, over Northern Canada, over Northern Greenland and all throughout the Arctic Ocean zone above 70 North Latitude — temperatures averaged between 4 and 13 degrees Celsius above normal. That’s between 7 and 23 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than usual for the extraordinary period of an entire month."

2016-02-18 - Catastrophic Cyclone Winston bears down on Fiji’s main island in worst case scenario:

Quote: "The Fijian government has declared a State of Disaster for 30 days beginning Saturday. A nationwide curfew was also imposed from 6pm (5pm AEDT), with only essential emergency services permitted to travel."

2016-02-18 - Rain, hail, flooding and fog hit the United Arab Emirates:

2016-02-18 - Lightning strike kills four people in KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa):

2016-02-18 - Ice jam causes flooding in Augusta (Maine):

2016-02-18 - Sea smoke towers over Lake Superior during frigid Arctic outbreak:

2016-02-18 - Rare weather event creates thousands of 'spontaneous snowballs' in Idaho:

2016-02-18 - Toxic tumbleweed hits Wangaratta (Australia):

2016-02-18 - South Korea warns that underground nuclear testing in North Korea could cause eruption of Mount Baekdu:

2016-02-18 - Mysterious unknown shrieking sound freaking people out in Forest Grove (Oregon):

2016-02-18 - Man films presumed meteor in Victoria (Australia):

2016-02-18 - Fireball spotted over Euless (Texas):

2016-02-18 - Girl born with 3 legs in Delhi (India):

2016-02-18 - Rare sundogs filmed over Calama and Antofagasta (Chile):

2016-02-18 - The heart has neurons and functions as a second brain:

2016-02-18 - Largest container ship in the world sails into Long Beach (California):

Quote: "The ship, which brought goods from China, is wider than a football field and as tall as a 20-story building."

2016-02-18 - Donald Trump versus the Pope, Round 1, ding-ding-ding:

2016-02-18 - Woman found with 32 grams of meth in her vagina in Georgetown (Texas):


  1. The ref's about to give you a yellow card for encroachment after that story about the RV burnin' up in Downingtown - right down the road from my house (less than 10 min drive). The other day it was Manheim Twp, which is less than 10 min. in the other direction! C'mon man, yer scarin' me!

    Nah, it's all bad. Thanks for another great list of doom,

    Yeah, OK with all that fracking causing earthquakes, which break up the bedrock HOLDING BACK the toxic gases that are beneath the ground and allowing them to rise up to the surface where you get - (tada!) BRUSH FIRES (and more).

    15ft basking shark found dead in Skelmorlie, Scotland

    [this is catastrophic]
    Cyclone Winston: Category 5 storm strikes Fiji with record gusts of up to 325km/h (200 mph)

    Tropical Cyclone Winston has made landfall on Fiji's main island with estimated wind gusts up to 325km/h, after the government declared a state of emergency and imposed a nationwide curfew this afternoon.

    The Category Five storm is thought to be the strongest ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere, and is the strongest the island nation of Fiji has ever experienced.

    It began to make landfall on the main island of Vitu Levu after the curfew took effect at 6pm local time, after earlier sinking boats and causing flash flooding on the nation's outer islands, including Vanua Levu.

    Cyclone Winston has estimated average winds of up to 220km/h and gusts up to 325km/h, according to the Fiji meteorological office.

    [may not be a home or tree left standing on the entire island with those kind of winds]

    7 killed, 9 injured due to lightning strike in Pakistan

    Bush fire blazes near New Jersey oil refinery

    [hey, what is this, Oklahoma?]

    Man killed in massive house explosion in Yorkshire, UK

    [much more on Fiji storm]
    Saturday, 20 February 2016
    Category 5 tropical storm Winston makes landfall in Fiji islands
    Fiji's Lau group pounded by Winston

    Saturday, 20 February 2016
    Scientists "floored" by abrupt climate change
    The NZ Herald republishes this article from the Washington Post.

    The scientists, haveiеg ignored the evidence, are now "floored" by abrupt climate change now it can't be ignored any more.

    They even mention Jennifer Francis (at last).

    Scientists are floored by what's happening in the Arctic right now

    Saturday, 20 February 2016
    Time's Up
    Time’s well-and-truly up.

    We are living in the era of consequences and we are getting suggestions ot close the gate when the horse has already bolted.

    It is well worthwhile looking at this warning from James Hansen from 10 years ago.

    Ten years are up.

    I have been around the environmental movement for about 25 years and during that time the same mantra has been repeated as nauseum.

    I am averse to useless mantras.

    Time to confront reality.

    Warming expert: only decade left to act in time
    “We have a brief window of opportunity”, NASA scientist says

    And here's the reality from Guy McPherson
    [4 min. video clip]


  2. That's how I felt when a 28-year-old woman dropped dead at home a coupla miles southwest of me and then a naked guy climbed on cars in traffic in the early hours on I-44 a coupla miles northeast of me, so I know how it is!

    That cyclone looks vicious! I guess we'll see the damage reports over the next few days. A direct hit by the strongest southern hemisphere cyclone ever - sounds really terrible.

  3. Yeah, and it's only early 2016 - wait a couple more years. This summer should be "interesting."

    Lightning kills another 3 people in South Africa; total of 10 in a week

    Piranha attacks on swimmers in Brazil leave over 50 people injured in a month

    Your state us havin' some really rare events lately, Jonny, like this for example:

    'Firenado' filmed during Missouri wildfire

    Seven million hectares of forests have been lost in Argentina over the past 20 years – ‘We are facing a serious forest emergency’


  4. I was bitten by a piranha once when I was a kid. A friend had one in an aquarium so I dangled my fingers in the water to see if it'd attack me, and it did. I thought I'd have time to yank my fingers out before it could get me, but nope, it was FAST. Not my most brilliant idea ever. Heh.

  5. Hey, that's how we learn!

    Massive sinkhole swallows buildings in Norhausen, Germany

    The giant 40 to 50 meters deep, 30 meters wide crater is filled with water and still growing. It has already swallowed parts of an office building. Another house is on the verge of collapsing.

    Meteor fireball observed over Morocco

    Video: ‘We are gonna die,’ students scream, as train narrowly misses their school bus