Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Event Update For 2016-07-26

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

2016-07-26 - Ambulance bursts into flame and kills two people, injures two more, near coastal Kochi (India):

Quote: "Two persons, including a woman, were on Tuesday charred to death and two others injured when the ambulance van they were travelling in caught fire, about 30 km from Kochi, police said. The deceased have been identified as James (72), a patient, and his daughter Ambli (46), police said. The van, carrying James from Wayanad district to a private hospital at Kottayam, suddenly caught fire, police said."

2016-07-26 - Underground electrical explosion and fire blows manhole cover off in Duluth (Minnesota):

2016-07-26 - Underground electrical explosion and fire at 4:15 AM hits Barking (Britain):

Quote: "Firefighters say today’s underground town centre 'explosion' is unrelated to an explosion six days ago."

2016-07-26 - California declares state of emergency over two huge Los Angeles area wildfires:

Quote: "Acting California Gov. Tom Torlakson has now declared a state of emergency for both major wildfires burning in the state. The declaration issued Tuesday frees up state resources and temporarily sets aside regulations for the firefight and the recovery. The fire in Monterey County near Big Sur has burned 20 homes and is threatening a scenic stretch of coastline. The blaze in Los Angeles County destroyed 18 homes and killed one person."

2016-07-26 - Pallet business heavily damaged by fire near Ellsworth (Michigan):

Quote: "Part of Grand Traverse Pallet was destroyed after a fire tore through the south end of the building. Several departments responded, and put out the fire just after 12 p.m. Tuesday. Crews are continuing to put out hot spots. Grand Traverse Pallet is near Ellsworth, and stores wooden pallets."

2016-07-26 - Home destroyed by explosion(s) and fire at midnight in Plymouth (New Hampshire), nobody there:

Quote: "Fire Chief Casino Clogston said the fire at the house at 784 Texas Hill Road was reported by a neighbor at about midnight. The neighbor, Jade Miller, said she called 911 after hearing a series of bangs or explosions. 'I heard the big, long, deep boom, and then there were a lot of other booms and noises,' said Miller. 'Then I looked over there and the place was filling with flames.'"

2016-07-26 - Garage explodes and burns at home in Kalamazoo County (Michigan):

Quote: "Neighbors tell us they heard an explosion before the fire broke out."

Note: These are the 246th and 247th residential explosions in 2016...

2016-07-26 - Paper plant rocked by explosion in Bosnia, 1 killed, 5 injured:

2016-07-26 - Munitions factory explodes and burns in Shirvan (Azerbaijan), 2 killed, 20+ injured:

2016-07-26 - Hospital damaged by explosion and fire in Ibadan (Nigeria):

Quote: "Eyewitnesses said the fire began with a loud explosion, with patients running in different directions as a result of the commotion created by the explosion."

2016-07-26 - Wildfire rages near Great Falls (Montana):

2016-07-26 - Brush fire threatens structures near Chatfield Reservoir in Chatfield State Park (Colorado):

2016-07-26 - Wildfire rips through 1400 hectares then spreads to nature reserve, near Valencia (Spain):

2016-07-26 - Transformer bursts into flame in Dallas (Texas), 3000 homes go dark:

2016-07-26 - Fishing ship 'Hg 75 Nicoline' bursts into flame near coastal Hirtshals (Denmark):

Quote: "Two fishermen from Hirtshals issued a distress call in the morning of July 24, 2016, after smoke started billowing from the engine room of the 'Nicoline - HG 75' approximately 12 miles from Hirtshals while they were fishing for plaits. Large smoke plumes and flames came from the engine, which required urgent action by the fishermen."

Note: This is the 1068th boat or ship to burn in 2016...

2016-07-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 6:30 AM on I-78 near Union Township (New Jersey):

2016-07-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-65 near Louisville (Kentucky):

2016-07-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Route 19 near Republic (Ohio):

Quote: "Firefighters responded to a semi and trailer on fire on SR 19 near Republic. It closed the road north of the village."

2016-07-26 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame at loading facility in Lebanon (Oregon):

2016-07-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-95 in Clarendon County (South Carolina):

Quote: "The S.C. Highway Patrol and the Clarendon County Fire Department are currently responding to a tractor trailer on fire at the 109 mile-marker in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95."

2016-07-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A8 in coastal Greenock (Scotland):

2016-07-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M6 near Great Barr (Britain):

2016-07-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A37 in Clutton (Britain):

Quote: "Fire crews have tackled a fire involving a lorry carrying scrap vehicles. Five fire engines and an turntable ladder were called to the incident on the A37 at Clutton where crews found the lorry’s load well alight."

2016-07-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M5 near Middlemoor (Britain):

2016-07-26 - Four tractor trailers and a van go up in flames at 3:15 AM at the Tilbury Docks in coastal Tilbury (Britain):

Quote: "Firefighters were called to a fire involving four tractor units with trailers and one van. Crews used three main jets and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire by 04:31hrs."

Note: A car just burst into flame while parked at a home in Tilbury the day prior too, mentioned in the 2016-07-25 update. These are the 1374th through 1386th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2016...

2016-07-26 - Street sweeper truck bursts into flame at intersection in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2016-07-26 - Dump truck bursts into flame at the Golden Chain Theatre in Oakhurst (California), separate pileup too:

2016-07-26 - Box truck bursts into flame while parked at hotel in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2016-07-26 - Truck bursts into flame on Wattlebridge Road near Newtownbutler (Ireland):

2016-07-26 - Truck bursts into flame on the B4215 in Highnam (Britain):

2016-07-26 - RV bursts into flame at 2:08 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in coastal Aberdeen (Washington):

Quote: "Aberdeen and Hoquiam Fire Departments responded to a structure fire at 915 Summit Street in East Aberdeen early Tuesday morning. Firefighters and medic units arrived at 2:08 a.m. to find a fully involved RV that had extended into a large detached garage and was threatening other exposures."

Quote: "While units were on-scene, a second fire was found to have started in the rear of the house at the location. Smoke was coming from a clothes washer that had caught fire in the laundry room."

Note: So it was just a coincidence that the RV and the washing machine burst into flame at the same time? Right, sure it was. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2016-07-26 - RV destroyed by fire while parked at home in coastal Bacliff (Texas):

Note: These are the 310th and 311th RVs to burn in 2016...

2016-07-26 - Van bursts into flame while parked at Boys and Girls Club in Glasgow (Kentucky):

2016-07-26 - Van bursts into flame while parked at home in Dayton (Ohio):

2016-07-26 - Van bursts into flame at 4:01 AM on street in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

2016-07-26 - Minivan bursts into flame while parked on street at home in Sioux City (Iowa):

2016-07-26 - Minivan bursts into flame on Route 24 in Brockton (Massachusetts), woman burned:

2016-07-26 - SUV bursts into flame in parking garage in downtown St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River:

Quote: "Everyone inside the car got out and wasn't hurt. Other nearby cars were damaged."

2016-07-26 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at Longhorn Steakhouse in Monroe (Georgia):

2016-07-26 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on the Julian R. Allsbrook Highway in Roanoke Rapids (North Carolina):

2016-07-26 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-15 near Jean (Nevada):

2016-07-26 - Car bursts into flame while parked at business in coastal South Yarmouth (Massachusetts):

2016-07-26 - Car bursts into flame just before 3 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Denver (Colorado):

2016-07-26 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on South Park Drive in Salisbury (Maryland):

2016-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on road near golf course in coastal Westhampton Beach (New York):

2016-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 near Mansfield (Massachusetts):

2016-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on Cranberry Road in Stroud Township (Pennsylvania):

2016-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-90 in Rotterdam (New York):

2016-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-69 at Marion Road in Princeton (Kentucky):

2016-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on KY 55 near Wakefield (Kentucky):

2016-07-26 - Car bursts into flame in McDonald’s drive-thru in Youngstown (Ohio):

2016-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on South Oak Street in Iowa Falls (Iowa), near the Iowa River:

2016-07-26 - Car bursts into flame at 4:57 AM on Wrenfordsley Place in Latham (Australia):

2016-07-26 - Two cars go up in flames on Bulstrode Way in Gerrards Cross (Britain):

2016-07-26 - Car bursts into flame in parking garage in Tiverton (Britain):

2016-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on the M4 near Swindon (Britain):

2016-07-26 - Car bursts into flame on Rowden Road in Chippenham (Britain):

2016-07-26 - Car bursts into flame while towing RV trailer, on the M1 near Sheffield (Britain):

2016-07-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 160 near Pahrump (Nevada):

2016-07-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Cartgate Link Road in Tintinhull (Britain):

2016-07-26 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at home in Charlevoix (Michigan):

2016-07-26 - Vehicles and outbuildings destroyed by fire in Brighton (Colorado):

2016-07-26 - Quad bikes, tools, equipment and garage destroyed by fire at home in Allegheny Township (Pennsylvania):

2016-07-26 - Barn and hay destroyed by fire near Poynette (Wisconsin):

2016-07-26 - Barn destroyed by fire in Bartholomew County (Indiana):

2016-07-26 - Two barns go up in flames in Bromham (Britain), 763 pigs killed:

2016-07-26 - Barn damaged by fire in Tidworth (Britain):

2016-07-26 - Barn damaged by fire in Low Lorton (Britain):

Quote: "Barn fire in Low Lorton(Allerdale) 26 Jul 2016 At 20:15 two fire engines were called to a report of a building fire on the Loweswater to Low Lorton road. Two hose reel jets were used to put out the fire which involved a barn."

2016-07-26 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on Main Street in Hailey (Idaho):

2016-07-26 - Hay bales burst into flame at tractor business in Palatka (Florida):

2016-07-26 - Warehouse damaged by fire at 12:50 AM in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2016-07-26 - CNG station destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM in coastal Samut Prakan Province (Thailand):

2016-07-26 - Mixed-use building devastated by massive fire in Woodstock (Canada):

2016-07-26 - Mobile home damaged by fire on coastal Lady's Island (South Carolina), nobody there:

2016-07-26 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4:30 AM in Windcrest (Texas):

2016-07-26 - Home destroyed by fire at 12:30 AM in Bonney Lake (Washington):

2016-07-26 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Cheat Lake (West Virginia):

2016-07-26 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Lakewood (Washington), near the coast:

2016-07-26 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Washington DC:

2016-07-26 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 2:30 AM at Lakeshore Dunes Apartments in Gary (Indiana):

2016-07-26 - Vacant home burns in Dayton (Ohio):

2016-07-26 - Vacant gas station burns at 6:15 AM in Carter Lake (Iowa):

2016-07-26 - Vacant warehouse goes up in flames just before 6:30 AM in Orange (New Jersey):

2016-07-26 - Vacant auto sales building destroyed by fire in Fayetteville (North Carolina):

2016-07-26 - Hundreds of fish found dead in pond in Upper Mount Bethel Township (Pennsylvania):

2016-07-26 - Great Barrier Reef suffers complete ecosystem collapse after record ocean heat wave, bleaching event 'much more extreme than we’ve measured before':

2016-07-26 - Woman, 19, vomits blood and drops dead at airport in coastal Bali (Indonesia):

Quote: "The woman was seen vomiting blood near the airport’s Solaria restaurant before she died, according to further information gathered by Tribun."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area. Looks like the kind of place where one might vomit blood and drop dead nowadays...

2016-07-26 - Man, 67, slumps over dead on boat, boat crashes into dock, in coastal Cape May (New Jersey):

2016-07-26 - Man, 46, slumps over dead in car at convenience store in Orange County (Florida):

2016-07-26 - Man, 21, slumps over dead in car at pizzeria in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):

2016-07-26 - Man slumps over dead inside RV at Walmart in South Charleston (West Virginia):

2016-07-26 - Boy, 7, found dead in the water at Carson Beach in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

2016-07-26 - Man, 37, found dead in lake at Penn Lake Park Borough near White Haven (Pennsylvania):

2016-07-26 - Man, 39, found dead in Mill Creek in Marysville (Pennsylvania):

2016-07-26 - Man, 51, goes missing while swimming, next seen dead in Lake Travis near Austin (Texas):

2016-07-26 - Man, 73, drops dead in park near his home in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2016-07-26 - Man, 60, found dead in the Clinton River in Mt. Clemens (Michigan):

2016-07-26 - Man found dead in pond off Locust Grove Road about 9 miles west of London (Kentucky):

2016-07-26 - Man found dead in trench in coastal East Coast Demerara (Guyana):

2016-07-26 - College student, boy, 17, drops dead before 5 AM in hostel room in Tumakuru (India):

2016-07-26 - Man, 30 to 40, found dead in canal in coastal Bangkok (Thailand):

2016-07-26 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing at Dulles Airport (Virginia), engine failure, people sickened:

Quote: "Passenger Sam Olivares posted a collage on his Instagram stating that many people were sick and some almost passed out during the emergency landing. He also said the right engine apparently stopped working in midair."

2016-07-26 - Passenger plane diverts to coastal Mumbai (India), 'technical issue':

2016-07-26 - Two Brazilian navy jets collide mid-air near coastal Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), one plunges into the ocean:

2016-07-26 - Twin engine jet lands, runs off runway into Oyster Creek, at airport in Sugar Land (Texas):

2016-07-26 - Passenger bus slams into truck in coastal Dubai (UAE), 7 killed, 13 injured:

2016-07-26 - Passenger bus overturns in Jalan Keramat Pulai (Malaysia), 22 injured:

2016-07-26 - Tractor trailer hits barrier at 4:30 AM, bursts into flame, on I-75 near Gainesville (Florida):

2016-07-26 - Tractor trailer hits guardrail, bursts into flame, on US 87 near Amarillo (Texas):

Quote: "DPS officials said US 87 north of Amarillo and south of the Canadian River is shut down after a semi crashed, spilled its load of wood and caught fire."

2016-07-26 - Tractor trailer blows tire in the wee hours, hits median, spills steel pipes, on I-35 near Lorena (Texas):

2016-07-26 - Tractor trailer overturns at 3 AM on I-5 near Highway 33 in Coalinga (California):

2016-07-26 - Tractor trailer overturns on highway in Sylvania Township (Ohio):

2016-07-26 - Tractor trailer overturns just before 6 AM, on I-79 near Lost Creek (West Virginia), 1 injured:

2016-07-26 - Box truck plows into business in Old Hickory (Tennessee):

2016-07-26 - Pickup truck veers off road, slams into home, in Galt (California):

2016-07-26 - Car veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, near Riding Mountain National Park (Canada), 1 killed:

2016-07-26 - Car veers off road, overturns, bursts into flame, in Sparks (Nevada), 1 injured:

2016-07-26 - Naked man spotted running around in cornfield in Lanark (Illinois):

Quote: "'When I called the sheriff… I couldn’t give her a description of what he was wearing' she went on to say. 'I live in the middle of nowhere,' she added. 'I would expect aliens or zombies before this.'"

2016-07-26 - Pit bull attacks and injure postal worker in coastal Miami (Florida), someone beats it with 2x4 to save her:

Quote: "One of those people hit the dog on the head with a 2-by-4 several times in order for the dog to release its bite, Bohorquez said."

2016-07-26 - Sinkhole opens on street in Moose Jaw (Canada):

2016-07-26 - Home collapses in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh (India), 5 killed:

2016-07-26 - Building collapses in Secunderabad (India), 1 killed:

2016-07-26 - Chimney collapses at hotel in Brownsville (Pennsylvania):

2016-07-26 - Pipeline leaks 4200 gallons of oil into the ocean near Port Sulphur (Louisiana):

2016-07-26 - Water main breaks in Alpharetta (Georgia):

2016-07-26 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in coastal Bluffton (South Carolina):

2016-07-26 - Water main breaks, thousands of homes without water, in Canley (Britain):

2016-07-26 - Algae blooms also spewing hydrogen sulfide near the St. Lucie River (Florida):

Quote: "The county also found hydrogen sulfide in the air around the blooms at levels that could be intolerable for individuals with respiratory conditions and asthmatics."

2106-07-26 - Man, 37, goes out on boat, goes missing, on Lake Erie near Wanakah (New York), empty 'ghost boat' found:

Quote: "Around 1 p.m. Hamburg Police noticed an apparently unmanned boat with multiple fishing poles. Crews noticed coolers filled with ice and fresh-caught walleye, but no one on board."

2016-07-26 - The most important blog article in July 2016 - plus 10 C by 2026:

2016-07-26 - Scientists caught off-guard by record temperatures linked to climate change:

Quote: "We predicted moderate warmth for 2016, but nothing like the temperature rises we've seen"

2016-07-26 - It could be unbearably hot in many places within a few years time:

2016-07-26 - For the first time, forecast predicts hotter-than-normal temps in every square inch of the USA, for 3 months:

Quote: "An entire forecast map awash in the red and orange colors of unusually warm temperatures for a 3-month period is unprecedented, according to Dan Collins, a meteorologist with the prediction center."

2016-07-26 - Exactly what's wrong with the Cliff Mass approach to global warming:

Quote: "One Small Part of Antarctica Stayed Cool While the Rest Warmed: Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of climate change denialism is the willful idiocy of using local exceptions to a widely supported trend as evidence that trend is false."

Note: Stupids gonna stupe...

2016-07-26 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Vanuatu:

2016-07-26 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) outbreak hits Discovery Bay (California):

2016-07-26 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) outbreak hits Chasewater Country Park (Britain):

2016-07-26 - Lightning strike kills tourist in Slovakia:

2016-07-26 - Lightning strike hits Pokémon Go player at beach in Clearwater (Florida):

2016-07-26 - Second tornado in 24 hours hits Gauteng Province (South Africa)

2016-07-26 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit Pyuthan District (Nepal), at least 5 killed:

2016-07-26 - China floods update, death toll from torrential rains hits 164, fourth official suspended over flood response:

2016-07-26 - Tornado hits mall in Tembisa (South Africa), several injured:

2016-07-26 - Athletes at Rio Olympics 'will literally be swimming in human crap':

Quote: "Seven years ago the Rio de Janeiro government promised to clean up the water before the 2016 Olympics. Not only did they fail to clean it up -- it has actually gotten worse."

2016-07-26 - Dr. Helen Caldicott’s prognosis for humanity, 'not good':

2016-07-26 - Fukushima tells Nintendo to stop sending Pokémon Go monsters into radioactive areas:

Note: And so Pokémon Godzilla was born!

2016-07-26 - Scientists think they've found the origin of all earthly life:

2016-07-26 - 7-Eleven makes first drone delivery:

2016-07-26 - World's largest flower that survives for just 48 hours blooms in India:

Note: Wow, it's hyooooge!


  1. If, as you say, cars are now firebombs that can go off at any time, then AMBULANCES THAT INCINERATE THEIR PASSENGERS on the way to hospital are rolling crematoria! It's like our 'modern' militarized police - "we don't need no steeeen-king court system, we're the judge, jury and executioners!

    Great update, Jonny. I noticed that PA has been a steady presence over the past few days with all kinds of incidents.

    Once again we have a munitions factory erupting. I'm sure the fire department was real happy to attend to that . .

    Another garbage truck bites the dust - keeping us on the (approximately) one-a-day pace.

    Thursday, 28 July 2016
    Extreme heat in Yamal, Siberia

    Extreme heat on the Russian tundra

    If this is the new trend, it will dramatically affect ecology in the region, researchers say.
    [duh & waddiya mean IF?]

    A state of emergency has been declared in parts of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug as extreme heat combined with dry winds have pounded the region for the past month and a half. Temperatures in the area have climbed up to 35 degrees Celsius, the regional government informs.

    There are currently 21 major wildfires covering an area of about 1000 hectares. Since the start of the year, the number of registered fires has reached 215 and as much as 4,777 hectares of land are affected, regional authorities say.

    The situation is the worst in the Purovsky area where locals are requested to stay inside, close the windows and use protection masks against the smog when going outside.

    [watch for more exploding sinkholes]

    [also in today's seemorerocks, on page two if you're into politics, the blogger Robin Westenra tears Robert Scribbler a new one for falling for the Russian e-mail hack propaganda - ignoring all they say and imply]

    [and for a quick look at the state of the global economy:]
    Deutsche Bank Profit Plunges 98 Percent As The Outlook For ‘The World’s Riskiest Bank’ Darkens

    The biggest and most important bank in the biggest and most important country in Europe continues to implode right in front of our eyes.

    Mysterious fireball streaks across Western sky

    People from Sacramento to Los Angeles and Las Vegas reported seeing a mysterious light streaking across the sky Wednesday night.

    Inspector dies after recently evicted home explodes in Omaha

    The explosion leveled the home, badly damaged four adjacent homes, and injured a woman who lived next door and a 14-year-old boy [and the inspector died at the hospital].

    Magnitude 5.4 quake strikes 20 km off east Japan coast -USGS


  2. [from our Holy Shit desk, comes:]
    Leopard attacks villagers, injuring 10 including a 3-year-old child in Uttar Pradesh, India

    [Look at the pic! The average leopard weighs ~ 120 lbs and they're are extremely fast - homey ain't outrunnin' no CAT, nuhm-sayin?]

    [caption under the pic]
    In the footage the big cat can be seen charging out of a building and pouncing on a man in white shirt before dashing away

    The big cat reportedly emerged from the fields in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and entered a house where it savagely tried to drag away a 3-year-old child sitting in his uncle's lap. [nyaaaah-aaaaaaaaaaaaah!]

    Big storm here Jonny - hope I don't lose

    [later that same afternoon, thankfully]

    [watch the video - it's insane!]

    Dead whale found in the Hudson River, Jersey City

    What happens when the water's gone? Ogallala aquifer in western U.S. is being drained away

    [answers its own question]
    The Ogallala aquifer turned the region into America's breadbasket. Now it, and a way of life, are being drained away.

    Rare 'morning glory' roll cloud seen in Queensland, Australia

    Columbia Airport, California: 4 dead in fiery plane crash

    Cause of crash unknown; NTSB to begin investigation

    a twin engine Cessna 310, landing from the north, veered off runway 17 and was engulfed in flames.
    ["Welcome to CA!" i said, preparing to go there in August]

    [here's today's Joke of the Day!]
    Study finds that sitting in front of computer for 8 hours day can increase the risk of premature death by 60%

    [You t'ink dat's scary! On THIS blog? Dude: EXTINCTION!]

    Office workers must exercise for one hour a day to combat the deadly risk of modern working lifestyles, a major Lancet study has found.


  3. Iceland's largest volcano Katla rumbles with earthquakes

    Baboon attacks caretaker and his dogs in South Africa

    Rabid bat attacks person in broad daylight in Terrace, Canada

    Schoolgirl dies after an elephant hurls rock at her head in Moroccan zoo

    [sign that elephant to the MAJORS!]

    Explosion rocks apartment complex in Malmö, Sweden

    "There has been an explosion in one of the apartments," police spokesperson Anna Goransson confirmed to reporters, adding that the cause of the blast is being investigated.

    Windows were reportedly shattered by the blast. The building has not been evacuated, police say.

    Flames force American Airlines jet to make emergency landing

    An American Airlines flight on its way from DFW Airport to Seattle declared an in-flight emergency and returned to DFW Airport after fire was seen shooting from a wing, reports CBS Dallas.

    Flight 438 had just taken off when people on board reported a boom, the station says.

    Passengers then saw flames shooting from a wing of the Airbus 321 aircraft.

    An American Airlines flight on its way from DFW Airport to Seattle declared an in-flight emergency and returned to DFW Airport after fire was seen shooting from a wing, reports CBS Dallas.

    Flight 438 had just taken off when people on board reported a boom, the station says.

    Passengers then saw flames shooting from a wing of the Airbus 321 aircraft.

    A deadly wildfire in central California has destroyed 34 homes and forced 350 people to evacuate

    [Soberanes fire gettin' bigger approaching where my family lives]


  4. Heading to the airport - sending wife and grand daughter to CA for 10 day visit. First time flying for 15 y.o. who will be attending a week long basketball camp out there in Santa Cruz (home of the Banana Slugs)!


  5. Good luck with West Coast adventure! Hopefully it's not too terribly adventurous though.