Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Event Update For 2017-05-31

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: Variety Pack

2017-05-31 - 'Strange smell' blows off the ocean and hits coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

Quote: "There is a strange smell in Karachi’s atmosphere today and all the residents of the city are talking about it over social media but no one knows the real reason behind the repugnant smell."

Quote: "I think secret agencies are experimenting something in Karachi. The smell in the air is annoying. Literally smells like shit."

Note: Karachi, where 15 people just died in the water at beaches within a week and so the government banned people from beaches for six months, mentioned in the 2017-05-26 update. Six months from now is almost winter though, so they've basically banned people from the beaches until next year...

2017-05-31 - Mysterious explosion accompanied by flash of light shakes homes around the coastal Bay of Islands (New Zealand):

Quote: "Residents in Oromahoe, Ohaeawai, Puketona, Kawakawa and Opua reported hearing what sounded like a loud explosion about 6.15pm on Sunday. Others reported a 'blinding flash' around the same time."

2017-05-31 - Multiple underground explosions/fires hit coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-05-31 - Electrical grid facility devastated by transformer explosion and massive fire in Odisha (India):

2017-05-31 - Transformer explodes and burns, fire ignites 2 parked cars, on Avenue C in coastal Bayonne (New Jersey):

2017-05-31 - Utility pole bursts into flame on Frome Road in Trowbridge (Britain):

2017-05-31 - Waste transfer station erupts in flame, fire gets big, in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2017-05-31 - Ethanol plant destroyed by explosion and fire in Cambria (Wisconsin), 1 killed, 13 injured:

2017-05-31 - Train bridge damaged by fire at 2:40 AM near DePue (Illinois):

Quote: "An early morning fire sent the Bureau County Sheriff's department to a steel and wood railroad bridge one mile east of DePue at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday morning."

2017-05-31 - Home explodes and burns in Amarillo (Texas), 1 injured:

2017-05-31 - Home explodes in coastal Blackpool (Britain), 1 injured:

Note: These are the 167th and 168th residential explosions in 2017...

2017-05-31 - Propane business damaged by explosion and fire on Dennis Avenue in Kingstree (South Carolina), 1 injured:

2017-05-31 - Oil tank battery erupts in flame near Notrees (Texas):

2017-05-31 - Former party boat 'Tuxedo Royale' goes up in flames while docked on the River Tees in coastal Middlesbrough (Britain):

Quote: "Hours after arriving at the blaze, fire crews continued to fight flames and smoke from the 369ft vessel, which was known for its revolving dancefloor and has been docked in Able UK’s port at Middlehaven, Middlesbrough, could be seen rising into the sky from miles around."

Note: This is the 445th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-31 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road near Torbat-e Heydarieh (Iran):

Note: This is the 401st bus to burn in 2017...

2017-05-31 - Tractor trailer hauling crushed cars bursts into flame on street in coastal Washington DC:

Quote: "Tractor-trailer fire Eastern & Kenilworth Aves NE. Deep seated fire in crushed auto cargo."

2017-05-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-55 near Springfield (Illinois):

2017-05-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 in Greensboro (North Carolina):

2017-05-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-29 near Grand Forks (North Dakota), another truck overturns too:

2017-05-31 - Five tractor trailers destroyed by fire at 12:34 AM while parked in compound in coastal Clacton-on-Sea (Britain):

2017-05-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A41 near Albrighton (Britain), two other vehicles burn separately:

Note: These are the 938th through 947th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-31 - Dump truck bursts into flame in Broadhempston, Near Ashburton (Britain):

2017-05-31 - Catering truck bursts into flame at 4 AM on street in Ardsley (New York):

2017-05-31 - Twelve heavy trucks go up in flames at 4 AM while parked at factory in Keilor East (Australia), 7 miles from the coast:

Quote: "More than a dozen trucks inside the property were destroyed by the fire which Metropolitan Fire Brigade crews said was visible from a kilometre away."

2017-05-31 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire damages home too, in coastal Marysville (Washington):

2017-05-31 - RV bursts into flame on Texas 6 near Calvert (Texas):

2017-05-31 - RV bursts into flame on I-75 near coastal Naples (Florida):

Quote: "The northbound lanes of Alligator Alley heading west toward Naples have reopened after a vehicle fire shut them down Wednesday morning, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Interstate 75 was closed at mile marker 41 due to a motor home that caught on fire, said FHP Sgt. Mark Wysocky."

Note: These are the 232nd, 233rd and 234th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-05-31 - Van bursts into flame on the A46 between Carholme and Riseholme (Britain):

2017-05-31 - SUV bursts into flame on bridge in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2017-05-31 - SUV bursts into flame on the A428 near Cambourne (Britain):

2017-05-31 - Car bursts into flame before 4:44 AM on Van Dorn Street in coastal Alexandria (Virginia):

2017-05-31 - Car bursts into flame on the Belt Parkway in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2017-05-31 - Car bursts into flame at storage facility in Greeley (Colorado):

2017-05-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked at apartments near McGuire Lake in Salmon Arm (Canada):

Quote: "Acrid smoke fills the air as Salmon Arm firefighters prepare their hoses to knock out a car fire in the parking lot behind Holland House Apartments, across from McGuire Lake, on Wednesday morning, May 31."

2017-05-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to second car and garage, near coastal Dover (Britain):

2017-05-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to homes, on Lindon Road in Brownhills (Britain):

2017-05-31 - Car bursts into flame on the Avonmouth Bridge over the River Avon near coastal Portishead (Britain):

2017-05-31 - Car bursts into flame on the A354 in coastal Weymouth (Britain):

2017-05-31 - Car bursts into flame on the M42 between Redditch and Bromsgrove (Britain):

2017-05-31 - Car bursts into flame on trailer in Chiltern Gardens, Dawley, Telford (Britain):

2017-05-31 - Car bursts into flame at Lee Mill Industrial Estate on North Road in Lee Mill (Britain):

2017-05-31 - Car bursts into flame at 2:05 AM on Red Kite Close in Leegomery, Telford (Britain):

2017-05-31 - Car bursts into flame on the M2 near coastal London (Britain):

2017-05-31 - Car bursts into flame on the M6 near Tebay (Britain):

Quote: "Car fire on M6 northbound(South Lakeland) 31 May 2017 At 08:45 firefighters were called to a car fire on the M6 northbound near to junction 37, Tebay, Penrith. Crews, from Kendal and Sedbergh, tackled the blaze using a hose reel jet and foam. The vehicle was a white BMW."

2017-05-31 - Car bursts into flame on Wains Lane in Staxton (Britain):

Quote: "12:12 Wains Lane, Staxton Sherburn fire crews attended a car on fire. Crews used 2 breathing apparatus and 1 hose reel jet to extinguish the fire."

2017-05-31 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal West Haven (Connecticut):

2017-05-31 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 4:10 AM near the Stag Inn on Nottingham Road in Kimberley (Britain):

2017-05-31 - Car and home go up in flames in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2017-05-31 - Vehicles and garage destroyed by fire, home damaged, in Hemlock (New York):

Quote: "Deputies say the garage and vehicles in and around the structure were lost in the blaze. The home also sustained some damage, too."

2017-05-31 - Auto shop damaged by fire in Winchester (Virginia):

2017-05-31 - Barn destroyed by fire in Gouverneur (New York):

2017-05-31 - Wildfire breaks out near Benson (Arizona), evacuations ensue:

2017-05-31 - Wildfire breaks out near Florence (Oregon):

2017-05-31 - Brush fire breaks out just before 1:30 AM near McFarland (California):

2017-05-31 - Brush fire breaks out near US 40 east of Vernal (Utah):

2017-05-31 - Garbage bursts into flame at 4:30 AM in garbage truck in Youngstown (Ohio):

2017-05-31 - Large amount of wood goes up in flames on Selset Way in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Selset Way, Thomas Clarkson Way, Hull. Wed 31 May 2017 21:51 (No:11835) Large amount of wood involved in fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-05-31 - Paper business erupts in flame at the Port of Tianjin in coastal Tianjin (China):

2017-05-31 - Shoji Tabuchi Theater damaged by fire after 2 AM in Branson (Missouri):

2017-05-31 - Church destroyed by fire at 3:07 AM in Dearing (Georgia):

2017-05-31 - Elementary school destroyed by fire in Oakdale in Allen Parish (Louisiana), nobody there:

2017-05-31 - Office building heavily damaged by fire at 4:40 AM in Fort Wayne (Indiana), nobody there:

2017-05-31 - Warehouse destroyed by fire in Timmonsville (South Carolina):

2017-05-31 - Market hit by fire, 24 shops destroyed, in Raipur (India):

2017-05-31 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in coastal Bronx (New York):

2017-05-31 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Reading (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-31 - Two garages destroyed by fire at home(s) on North Street in Jim Thorpe (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-31 - Home damaged by garage fire in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:

2017-05-31 - Home damaged by garage fire just before 7 AM in Portland (Oregon):

2017-05-31 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Louisville (Kentucky):

2017-05-31 - Home destroyed by fire in Harrisburg (North Carolina):

2017-05-31 - Two homes and some palm trees destroyed by fire in Tucson (Arizona), dog killed:

2017-05-31 - More than 100 homes destroyed by huge blaze in Lop Buri (Thailand):

2017-05-31 - Apartment building damaged by fire at the Commons at Timber Creek Apartments in Portland (Oregon), 1 injured:

2017-05-31 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Wayzata (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2017-05-31 - Vacant home burns at 4 AM in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2017-05-31 - Vacant home burns shortly before 5 AM in Jamestown (New York):

2017-05-31 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Austerlitz (New York):

2017-05-31 - Vacant home destroyed by fire shortly after 11:30 PM on Cabin Creek Road near Ohley (West Virginia):

2017-05-31 - Vacant commercial building burns at 5:30 AM in Knoxville (Tennessee):

2017-05-31 - Great Barrier Reef can no longer be saved, Australian experts concede:

2017-05-31 - Wolf drops dead in Wallowa County (Oregon):

2017-05-31 - Couple found dead at home in coastal Naples (Florida):

Quote: "A husband and wife were found dead, and deputies are saying the deaths are not suspicious."

2017-05-31 - Two teens, 16 and 17, found dead in the Gandak River in Bihar (India), another missing:

2017-05-31 - Two men, early 20s, die in river in Rajasthan (India):

2017-05-31 - Man and boy, 22 and 15, die in the Jhelum Canal (Pakistan):

Note: They may have banned 'drowning' at beaches in Karachi, but it's still okay to 'drown' in canals, lakes, rivers and ponds!

2017-05-31 - Children, 9 and 6, found dead in pond in Goth Ghulam Muhammad Umrani (Pakistan):

2017-05-31 - Baby girl found dead before 3 AM at home in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:

2017-05-31 - Boy, 14, goes missing in the Big River at Rockford Beach Park (Missouri), presumed dead:

2017-05-31 - Person dies in car at Walmart in Dilworth (Minnesota):

2017-05-31 - Man drops dead on Iron Mountain trail near Poway (California):

Quote: "A hiker collapsed and died on a trail in the Iron Mountain area Wednesday."

2017-05-31 - Man found dead in Lake Logan Martin (Alabama):

2017-05-31 - Woman in her 20s dies in Lake Fontaine in Lexington (Kentucky):

2017-05-31 - Man, 40, found dead in Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville (Georgia), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

2017-05-31 - Man found dead in Lake Minnetonka near Orono (Minnesota), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

2017-05-31 - Woman found dead in motel room in Greenacres (Florida), 5 miles from the coast:

2017-05-31 - Man found dead near Boggy Creek Road and High Plains Lane in Kissimmee (Florida):

2017-05-31 - Man, 28, found dead in lagoon in Columbus Park in Austin (Texas):

2017-05-31 - Man, 36, found dead in the Neches River (Texas):

2017-05-31 - Man drops dead in parking lot at hotel in Grand Lake (Colorado):

2017-05-31 - Woman found dead near ditch in Columbus (Ohio):

2017-05-31 - Man found dead near South Gettysburg Avenue in Dayton (Ohio):

2017-05-31 - Person found dead on the banks of the Truckee River near Lockwood (Nevada):

2017-05-31 - Man, 37, found dead in bathroom at McDonald's, another man found unconscious, in Grand Rapids (Michigan):\

2017-05-31 - Man, 30, found dead in bathroom at business in coastal Chennai (India):

2017-05-31 - Man, cop, found dead in car in Srinagar (India):

2017-05-31 - Man drops dead before 6:30 AM at ATM in coastal Miami (Australia):

Quote: "The man is thought to have suffered a heart attack and was found at outside the Miami Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast Highway at about 6.30am. Police are investigating but say the death is not suspicious."

2017-05-31 - Man found dead in car at 2:20 AM at supermarket on Maynard Road in Totton (Britain):

2017-05-31 - Boy, 6, found dead in ditch in Bhodrokol, and woman, 76, found dead in the Garadah River in Bhormohni (Bangladesh):

2017-05-31 - Man found dead in lake in Doncaster (Britain):

2017-05-31 - Man, 21, found dead in the River Exe in Exeter (Britain):

2017-05-31 - Man, 60, has 'medical episode' on passenger plane en route to Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-31 - School bus driver, man, has 'medical emergency', school bus rolls down embankment, in Cary (North Carolina):

Quote: "The school's dean said the driver stopped the bus before blacking out. The bus then slowly rolled onto the sidewalk and then into the woods."

2017-05-31 - Man has 'medical issue', car crashes off bridge into Ash Swamp Brook, in Keene (New Hampshire), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to the news release, the extent of the man’s injuries was not known. Tenney said this morning that it appears that a medical issue may have led to the crash."

Quote: "He drove the car into a guardrail on a bridge crossing Ash Swamp Brook, Tenney said. The car flipped and landed on its hood in the stream, incurring heavy damage to its front."

2017-05-31 - Man, 36, has 'medical issue', car veers off road and crashes through building, in Grant County (Iowa):

Quote: "A medical issue may be to blame for a one vehicle crash in Grant County Wednesday morning that sent a Dubuque man to the hospital. Shortly after 10 a.m., a car driven by 36 year old Jason Zeal was traveling south on Highway 151, when he cross through the median. His car continued traveling south in the northbound lanes for a short distance, before leaving the road, entering a ditch and striking several culverts. The vehicle then crossed Old Highway Road before striking another embankment and crashing through the north side of a building that houses Wisconsin Woodworks."

2017-05-31 - Woman has 'medical episode', car hits lamppost, in Bishop's Cleeve (Britain):

Quote: "Gloucestershire police said the woman suffered a suspected medical episode and was taken to hospital as a precaution."

2017-05-31 - Passenger plane hit by unusual smell, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The first-ever Icelandair flight from Philadelphia to Reykjavik was diverted to Boston early Wednesday morning after the pilots noticed an 'unusual' smell in the aircraft, the airline said."

2017-05-31 - Small plane lands at airport, crashes and flips over, in Payette (Idaho):

2017-05-31 - Military helicopter crashes and burns near Uludere (Turkey), all 13 aboard killed:

Quote: "The helicopter reportedly crashed three minutes after take-off, near the town of Uludere. A dozen soldiers were initially reported to have been killed in the crash on Wednesday evening, but the death toll has reportedly increased to 13. All those on board are thought to have died."

2017-05-31 - School bus slams into truck at 4:45 AM, on the A16 in Bourbourg (France), 19 injured:

2017-05-31 - Passenger bus crashes into railings, on Northumberland Street in Huddersfield (Britain), 1+ injured:

2017-05-31 - Tanker truck blows tire, slams into median, bursts into flame, on I-25 in Denver (CO), 1 injured:

Quote: "CDOT says a fuel tanker blew a tire and crashed into the median, catching fire."

Quote: "A man who saw the accident told KMGH-Channel 7 that he watched as the truck began to smoke and then slammed into the median and burst into flame."

Note: So it was smoking BEFORE it hit the median. I bet the tires and/or brakes had already ignited, which is what caused the tire to explode, then the truck hit the median, already on fire...

2017-05-31 - Tractor trailer and car crash, semi bursts into flame, on I-94 in Wauwatosa (Wisconsin):

2017-05-31 - Tractor trailer overturns on US 192 near the St. Johns River in coastal Brevard County (Florida):

2017-05-31 - Tractor trailer veers off road, overturns, on I-95 near Hopkinton (Rhode Island), 1 injured:

2017-05-31 - Tractor trailer veers off road, crashes into pasture near creek, on I-90 near Wall (South Dakota), 1 killed:

2017-05-31 - Two cars collide head-on, fire erupts, on the Tyler McConnell Bridge near Greenville (Delaware):

2017-05-31 - Car veers off road, crashes into home, in Spring Hill (Florida), 4 miles from the coast, 1 injured:

Quote: "There are unconfirmed reports that a 65-year-old woman and sole occupant of the vehicle may have suffered a medical episode, causing her to veer off the roadway and into the house."

2017-05-31 - Car veers off road and crashes, in Wallingford (Connecticut), 1 injured:

Quote: "According to dispatch reports, a woman may have suffered a medical issue before or during the crash. Police said the woman was taken to an area hospital."

2017-05-31 - Car veers off road and crashes, bursts into flame, on Bee Cave Road in Travis County (Texas), 1 killed:

2017-05-31 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, near Sukhajor (India), 3 killed:

2017-05-31 - Man, 50, crashes car into cars, gets out, strips naked, rambles incoherently, in South Brunswick (New Jersey):

Quote: "According to police, Joseph Slovinsky, 50, of North Brunswick, was driving a 1999 Honda Accord east on Finnegan’s Lane when he allegedly hit two other vehicles, rear-ending a 2011 Volkswagen and then a 2016 Toyota Camry in the westbound lane. Police said that Slovinsky pushed the Volkswagen about 100 feet and then went around it into the westbound lane where he struck the Camry. Slovinsky then continued east in the westbound lanes, made a U-turn, and came back, hitting the Camry a second time, disabling his vehicle, police said. Then things got a little strange. According to police, Slovinsky exited his vehicle, stripped off his clothes, and then tried to get into a home on the road. Police said responding officers Kevin O’Neil and Ray McCarthy immediately ordered him to get away from the door of the home and lay on the ground. Slovinsky complied and the officers took him into custody, police said. The officers said Slovinsky was 'rambling and incoherent.'"

2017-05-31 - Buzzards attacking people at park near Lisse (Netherlands), park closed:

2017-05-31 - Pit bull attacks and injures girl at home near Alexandria (Minnesota):

2017-05-31 - Sinkhole causes water main to break at new fire station in Palmyra (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Contractors, excavators engineers, a geologist and Palmyra borough officials investigated the scene, but were unable to determine what caused the sinkhole."

Quote: "The borough has in recent years dealt with a series of sinkholes, some of which have rendered homes uninhabitable..."

2017-05-31 - Sinkhole closes Highway 97 in Vernon (Canada):

2017-05-31 - Sinkhole opens, swallows car, on Olde Highway 80 near El Cajon (California):

2017-05-31 - Road washes away, SUV plunges into water, on Highway 82 near De Soto (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2017-05-31 - Water main ruptures, water gushes 7 stories high, streets blown apart, in Kiev (Ukraine):

2017-05-31 - Major water main ruptures, streets flood, on Beach Street in Fort Worth (Texas):

2017-05-31 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, on Millbrook Drive near Shelley Lake in Raleigh (North Carolina):

2017-05-31 - Man, 20, goes missing while swimming in coastal Galveston (Texas):

2017-05-31 - Man has chest pains on yacht in the Solent near the Isle of Wight:

Quote: "A yachtsman was rushed to hospital after suffering a medical episode onboard a boat in the Solent. An RNLI crew and Coastguard helicopter were involved in the rescue shortly after 6.40pm yesterday evening after the man complained of chest pains. A paramedic from the helicopter examined the man, before he was taken to shore by the Cowes RNLI crew, and then onto St Mary’s Hospital in Newport, Isle of Wight by an ambulance."

2017-05-31 - Person goes into cardiac arrest at rugby club in Upper Hutt (New Zealand), 1700 feet from the Hutt River, 7 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Police, Fire, Ambulance and the Life Flight Rescue Helicopter is at the scene at Upper Hutt Rugby League Club on Whakatiki Rd. A Wellington Free Ambulance spokeswoman said a person has suffered a cardiac arrest."

2017-05-31 - Guy McPherson gives talk in Brisbane (Australia):

Quote: "I’ll talk primarily about 5 topics today: (1) habitat for human animals, (2) Civilization as a heat engine, (3) the Catch-22 of terminating civilization, (4) the Sixth Mass Extinction on Earth, and (5) how we respond to a terminal diagnosis."

2017-05-31 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Arlington Pond in Salem (New Hampshire):

2017-05-31 - NASA discovers a new mode of ice loss in Greenland – 'Intense melting such as we saw in 2010 and 2012 is without precedent':

2017-05-31 - Rare red tornado tears through a town in Mexico, terrified locals think the world is ending:

2017-05-31 - Sri Lanka disaster update - foreign aid arrives as flood death toll exceeds 200:

2017-05-31 - Heavy rain and flooding devastate Maguindanao (Philippine Islands):

2017-05-31 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Marsabit (Kenya), 6 killed:

2017-05-31 - World's largest airplane, the Stratolaunch, rolled out for the first time at Mojave Air and Space Port (California):

2017-05-31 - Most smartphone apps share your data with 3rd party services:


  1. There it is Jonny - boat EXPLOSION @ Oak Island Marina. Where was I ON OAK ISLAND BEACH! I saw it on the way out of town. GEEZ!


  2. Not seeing any news yet. Maybe there won't be a news story. Which Oak Island was it? Heh, did a search and apparently Oak Island is like the Springfield of islands - there are a bunch of 'em. Glad you didn't get blown up!

  3. Okay, in all the excitement, and since I just got here (and also since I'm moron) I got the name wrong - it's OCEAN Island (NC). Here's the news on it:

    Three injured in Ocean Isle Beach boat explosion

    [they attribute it to misfueling]

    Here's some other stuff from today.
    30-ft wide, 30-ft deep sinkhole collapses road in Newberry, Florida

    No hazardous substances found in 6 tissue samples of 243 dead Caspian seals in Kazakhstan

    [not quite as bad as the Taiga antelope decimation, but significant]

    Signs and Portents: Cow born with a human-like head in Uttar Pradesh, India

    Giant dust storm sweeps through Khartoum, Sudan

    Huge tornado terrifies locals in southern Russia

    Swarm of earthquakes rattle Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

    1 dead, 2 missing as Taiwan fights floods; nearly 2 feet of rain in under 11 hours

    Bright meteor fireball observed over England and N.W France

    Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes near Alaska's Aleutian Islands

    South Africa's Cape Town contends with worst drought in over a century

    Pack of 3 dogs attack man and woman in Sydney, Australia

    10,000 lightning strikes light up the Australian state of Victoria

    Evacuated Manam Islanders facing food shortages after April eruption


  4. Well, there's more:

    Hawai’i experiences highest king tides in 112-year record – “Within a few decades this will be the new normal”

    [Desdemona Despair has an entire page of articles that reflect the reaction to Trump pulling out of the Paris climate agreement.]

    12 Signs The Economic Slowdown The Experts Have Been Warning About Is Now Here


  5. I know, it's ~ 4 a.m., but I missed a lot of stuff.

    Taiwan nuclear power plant shuts down after record rain engulfs the island

    Seismic unrest in the US: 11 earthquakes hit Yellowstone, 4 tremors in New Madrid, 2 rare quakes in Shishmaref

    Weather anomalies around the world: Ice missiles in Bengladesh, spaghetti tornado in Mexico, huge sandstorm in Khartoum

    [more terms I never heard before]

    [here are a few stories from Rice Farmer]

    Haunting Photos of #Carmageddon: Hyundai Gets Crushed, as GM, Ford, Others Struggle

    Commodity Rebound Evaporates as Slowing Demand Spells More Gluts

    Puerto Rico's Exodus Is Speeding the Island's Economic Collapse

    WTF Chart Of The Day: Yield Curve Collapses To 9-Month Lows As Stocks Hit Record Highs

    Retail carnage continues as sector loses jobs for fourth straight month

    Dire predictions for retail stoked by another bad week full of store closures and a looming bankruptcy

    Why Jails Are Booming

    People Not In Labor Force Soar By 608,000