Thursday, May 21, 2020

Event Update For 2020-05-20

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

2020-05-20 - Car explodes into flame and kills man in front of home on Gipsy Drive in Harrison Township (Ohio):

Quote: "One person is dead after a car fire in Harrison Township. The incident happened Wednesday night around 8 pm in the 2300 block of Gipsy Drive in Harrison Township. The Montgomery Coroner’s Office was called to the scene. A neighbor called 911 and told dispatchers a man’s car blew up in front of his house and was in flames. The caller also said the victim was an 'older man and doesn’t drive that much.'"

2020-05-20 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, scrap metal burns, in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2020-05-20 - Recycling plant heavily damaged by huge fire in Newton-le-Willows (Britain):

2020-05-20 - Mobile crane bursts into flame at port in coastal Durban (South Africa):

2020-05-20 - Global warming now pushing heat to levels that humans cannot tolerate:

Quote: "Once the wetbulb temperature crosses about 35°C, the air is so hot and humid that not even sweating can lower your body temperature to a safe level. With continued exposure above this threshold, death by overheating can follow."

2020-05-20 - Freak storm springs up out of nowhere and pounds Geelong (Australia):

2020-05-20 - Coronavirus will never be eradicated and is 'almost uncontrollable', top scientist warns:

2020-05-20 - Three boats and boathouse destroyed by fire on Covington Street in Ogdensburg (New York):

Note: These are the 446th, 447th and 448th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-05-20 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on Columbus Highway near Parrott (Georgia):

Quote: "A truck carrying new cars is on fire in Terrell County, according to Sheriff John Bowens. The truck was carrying new Kia cars and is on Columbus Highway, almost to Parrott. Bowens said he believes some of the cars are burned."

Note: This is the 25th car-hauler to burn in 2020...

2020-05-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-35 near Laredo (Texas):

2020-05-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 11:03 PM on I-80 in Summit County (Utah):

2020-05-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 1 near Vass (North Carolina):

2020-05-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near Elm Creek (Nebraska):

2020-05-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just after 2 AM on the Pacific Highway south of Ballina (Australia):

2020-05-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Rue de Soleuvre in Belvaux (Luxembourg):

2020-05-20 - Tractor (telehandler) bursts into flame in Nunney (Britain):

Note: These are the 702nd, 703rd, 704th, 705th, 706th, 707th, 708th and 709th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-05-20 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Long Plain Road in coastal Mattapoisett (Massachusetts):

2020-05-20 - Box truck bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on Highway 50 in Sacramento (California):

2020-05-20 - Humane Society truck bursts into flame at 1:15 AM on street in Birmingham (Alabama):

2020-05-20 - SUV bursts into flame while parked in parking lot on Lee Street in Lehigh Acres (Florida):

2020-05-20 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Highway 58 in Graves County (Kentucky):

2020-05-20 - Six cars destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM while parked at apartments in Palm Desert (California):

2020-05-20 - Two cars go up in flames shortly after midnight while parked at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, on Glen Avenue in Upton (Massachusetts), 2 pets killed:

Quote: "Two cars were on fire in the driveway before the Glen Avenue home also caught fire, according to Upton Fire Chief Mike Difronzo. Two pets died in the fire."

2020-05-20 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Elmwood Avenue in Millbury (Massachusetts):

2020-05-20 - Car bursts into flame on the 45 Bypass in north Jackson (Tennessee):

2020-05-20 - Car bursts into flame on I-295 in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2020-05-20 - Two cars go up in flames while parked between homes, homes damaged, on English Street in London (Canada):

2020-05-20 - Car bursts into flame inside the A38 Queensway Tunnel in Birmingham (Britain):

2020-05-20 - Car bursts into flame at 5:21 AM on Moreton Road in Crewe (Britain):

2020-05-20 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Derby (Britain):

2020-05-20 - Car bursts into flame on the A41 near Aylesbury (Britain):

2020-05-20 - Forklift bursts into flame in Staxton, Scarborough (Britain):

Quote: "Time: 09:31 Location: Staxton, Scarborough Appliances from Filey and Scarborough extinguished a forklift on fire at a farm. Crews used 2 hose reel jets and 2 breathing apparatus at this incident. The cause of the fire is believed to be due to an electrical fault."

2020-05-20 - Semi trailer bursts into flame while parked at beef plant in Green Bay (Wisconsin):

2020-05-20 - Car and home go up in flames at 4:30 AM on Oriole Street in West Roxbury area in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The blaze significantly damaged the exterior of the home and a car that was parked in the driveway. The estimated cost of the damage is $750,000."

2020-05-20 - Auto shop goes up in flames on North Main Street in Woonsocket (Rhode Island):

2020-05-20 - Barn destroyed by fire at Chesterfield Berry Farm in Moseley (Virginia):

2020-05-20 - Home damaged by fire at 2:30 AM on Bellshire Drive in Nashville (Tennessee), 2 injured:

2020-05-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Suburban Road in Knox County (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2020-05-20 - Home destroyed by fire on Heinzinger Road on coastal Marrowstone Island (Washington), nobody there:,69347

2020-05-20 - Multi-family home damaged by fire at 12:30 AM on Hope Street in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2020-05-20 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire at 12:30 AM on Ashley Boulevard in coastal New Bedford (Massachusetts), dog killed:

2020-05-20 - Two multi-family homes heavily damaged by fire near North Front Street and Tallman Street in coastal New Bedford (Massachusetts):

2020-05-20 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in the Deptford area in coastal London (Britain):

2020-05-20 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:15 AM on 90th Street in coastal Queens (New York), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-05-20 - Deadly fire burns home off Bradley Road in Baxley (Georgia), 2 killed:

2020-05-20 - Deadly fire burns home on Schold Road in Silverdale (Washington), 1 killed:

2020-05-20 - Deadly fire destroys home at 12:30 AM on Chain Gang Road in Eastover (South Carolina), 2 killed:

2020-05-20 - Deadly fire and explosions destroy home on Elmer Avenue in Schenectady (New York), 1 killed:

2020-05-20 - Man, 25, found dead in the water at Buddle Creek Swim Area in Davidson County (North Carolina):

2020-05-20 - Man found dead in the water near marina on Whiskey Island in Cleveland (Ohio):

2020-05-20 - Man in his 30s drops dead near Lake Anne Plaza on Lake Anne in Reston (Virginia):

2020-05-20 - Man found dead on the banks of the Passaic River in Bergen County (New Jersey):

2020-05-20 - Man, 19, found dead in Abiquiu Lake (New Mexico):

2020-05-20 - Person found dead in the Chicopee River in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2020-05-20 - Man found dead in pickup truck on I-40 in Dickson County (Tennessee):

2020-05-20 - Man, 47, found dead in jail in Weld County (Colorado):

2020-05-20 - Man, 59, found dead in submerged car in the Kawarau River (New Zealand):

2020-05-20 - Man, 24, drops dead in jail in Arua (Uganda):

2020-05-20 - Man, 69, drops dead as he exits bus in Bengaluru (India):

2020-05-20 - Man, 18, found dead on beach in coastal Portreath (Britain):

2020-05-20 - SUV has 'medical emergency', SUV crashes into home, home destroyed, in Albany (New York):

Quote: "Police say the driver suffered a medical emergency right before the crash."

2020-05-20 - Driver has 'medical emergency', SUV crashes into storage building, in Salado (Texas):

Quote: "A driver crashed into a storage building in Salado after suffering a medical emergency Wednesday night."

2020-05-20 - Man has 'medical issue', car crashes into hotel, in Fresno (California):

Quote: "Police believe it was a medical issue that caused him to crash."

2020-05-20 - Driver has 'medical issue', car crashes into business, in Yakima (Washington):

Quote: "Police on scene say that there was 'some kind of medical issue' that may have caused the driver to crash into the building."

2020-05-20 - Small plane crashes in Shelby County (Texas), 2 killed:

2020-05-20 - Small plane crashes and burns near Santa Maria Airport in Santa Barbara County (California), 1 killed:

2020-05-20 - SUV veers off road, crashes into condo, in Danvers (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Danvers police say a 39-year-old Peabody man may have had a medical issue that caused him to crash his Jeep Wrangler into a condominium unit at the Meadows complex in Danvers on Wednesday."

2020-05-20 - SUV veers off road, crashes into home, on Carver Road in Henry County (Virginia):

2020-05-20 - Pickup truck veers off road, overturns, bursts into flame, on US 101 near Arroyo Grande (California), 1 injured:

2020-05-20 - Car veers across median, crashes into transit bus, in Richmond (Virginia), 1 injured:

2020-05-20 - Car veers off road at 2:48 AM, overturns, bursts into flame, in Columbus (Indiana), 2 injured:

2020-05-20 - Car veers off road at 2:26 AM, crashes into garden center, in the Town of Peshtigo (Wisconsin), 2 injured:

2020-05-20 - Bridge collapses in Eutaw (Alabama):

2020-05-20 - Magnitude 4.1 earthquake strikes above the Arctic circle in Sweden:

2020-05-20 - India and Bangladesh brace for Super Cyclone Amphan, the strongest storm ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal:


  1. Hey Jonny, everyone. Whew - this report highlights Britain (though Hull seems to be waning in JJFH events), Ohio, North Carolina, Massachusetts and California with multiple incidents.

    Only comment missing yesterday was RF headlines. Was that intentional? i can keep them to myself if you want, Jonny.

    Let's see what's happ'nin'.

    Kolkata devastated as Cyclone Amphan kills scores in India and Bangladesh – “We are facing three crises: the coronavirus, the thousands of migrants who are returning home, and now the cyclone”

    The Indian city of Kolkata has been left devastated by the worst cyclone it has seen in 100 years, which swept through India and Bangladesh on Wednesday and killed at least 84 people.

    Kolkata, home to almost 15 million people, bore the brunt of Cyclone Amphan, which tore roofs off buildings, smashed windows, pulled down trees and pylons and overturned cars.

    Most of the fatalities were caused by falling trees or electrocution. Millions of people were left without power and telephone connection, and some areas were without drinking water. [more]

    Cyclone toll hits 95 as Bangladesh and India start mopping up

    India and Bangladesh began a massive clean-up Thursday after the fiercest cyclone since 1999 killed at least 95 people, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

    Cyclone Amphan flattened houses, uprooted trees, blew off roofs and toppled electricity pylons, while a storm surge inundated coastal villages and wrecked shrimp farms vital to the local economy.

    The United Nations office in Bangladesh estimates 10 million people were affected, and some 500,000 people may have lost their homes. [more]

    South Asia cyclone death toll passes 100

    Friday, 22 May 2020
    A magnitude, 6.1 rocks the west coast of Mexico, the 44th major quake, (Mag 6 or higher) of 2020 meanwhile 2,500 aftershocks have hit western Nevada after the mag 6.5 struck last week

    This morning at 08:46:07 UTC a magnitude, 6.1 struck the west coast of Mexico, 173km ESE of San Jose del Cabo. The powerful quake was a shallow quake, (they are the most dangerous) at a depth of 10 kilometres according to USGS. There are no reports of a tsunami and there is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

    This mornings quake is the 6th major quake, (Mag 6 or higher) of May and the 44th of 2020 which is 10 less than the same period in 2019 and 1 more than the same period in 2018. [more]

    Rare tornado hits Sumatra, killing 2 people and damaging 245 homes

    A rare tornado tore through several villages on Indonesia's Sumatra island on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. At least two fatalities, 6 people injured, and 245 damaged homes were confirmed on Thursday, May 21. [more; ~ 3.5 min. video]

    Early winter blast, record rain hit much of the eastern seaboard of Australia, severe weather to continue into weekend

    Much of the eastern seaboard of Australia was hit by wet weather overnight into May 20, 2020, as a cold front generated rains across Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. The severe weather conditions are forecast to last until the weekend as the country experiences an early winter blast. Queensland, in particular, recorded 450 mm (1.5 feet) of rain in a 48-hour period to May 22-- its highest two-day rainfall total in 29 years. [more]

    [2nd segment awaits]

  2. COVID COUP: HOW POWER HUNGRY GOVERNORS ARE PROMOTING AN INDUSTRY OF DEATH [~ 68.3 min. TruNews podcast; incl. 2 hr. one from yesterday]

    Major hail storm pounds San Angelo, Texas

    A major hail storm blew up over San Angelo Thursday evening pounding vehicles and houses across the city.

    There are pictures of hail the size of tennis balls.

    Damage reports are still coming in.

    Watch video from the storm. [more; 2 videos]

    Study finds microplastics in Florida birds of prey for 1st time

    A new study has confirmed the presence of microplastics in birds of prey, including hawks, ospreys and owls. The accumulation of microplastics in birds' digestive systems could lead to poisoning, starvation and death. [more]

    Rare May snow hits Pakistan's Ayubia for the first time in 100 years

    CDC now says coronavirus 'does not spread easily' via contaminated surfaces

    Though it's not exactly clear when, the federal health agency appears to have recently changed its guidelines from early March that simply said it "may be possible" to spread the virus from contaminated surfaces. The CDC now includes "surfaces or objects" under a section that details ways in which the coronavirus does not readily transmit.

    Other ways in which the virus does not easily spread is from animals to people, or from people to animals, the federal agency said on its updated page. [more]

    The Worst Unemployment Spike In U.S. History – 1 Out Of Every 4 Workers Has Filed For Unemployment Benefits In 2020

    Even though most U.S. states have begun the process of “reopening” their economies, the unprecedented tsunami of job losses that we have been experiencing just continues to roll on. On Thursday, we learned that another 2.4 million Americans filed initial claims for unemployment benefits during the previous week, and that brings the grand total for this pandemic to a whopping 38.6 million. To get an idea of just how badly this swamps what we witnessed during the last recession, take a look at this chart [see link!]. This is the biggest spike in unemployment in all of U.S. history by a very wide margin, and analysts are expecting another huge number once again next week. [more]

    A pandemic of conspiracy theories spreads across the internet and around the world

    Depending on who you talk to, the current coronavirus pandemic might be the natural product of evolution, the result of a lab accident or a biological weapon designed by the Chinese. Lockdown measures to impose social distancing restrictions are responsible measures designed to protect public safety or they’re part of a Democratic Party plot to destroy the economy in order to diminish President Trump’s chances of reelection in November. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, is either a respected medical professional or devious member of the “deep state” who is using the coronavirus (which he may or may not have helped create) to control the public through a mandatory vaccination.

    And those are just some of the narratives that are spreading within the United States. [more; confusion by design]

    [3rd piece follows]

  3. U.S. shale bust slams rural economies as oil checks shrivel

    Heavy rain to threaten flooding in south-central US next week

    A prolonged period of heavy rainfall will be likely in parts of the South Central states beginning on Memorial Day and continuing through much of next week, heightening the risk of flash flooding. [more]

    Millions of Cicadas Will Re-emerge This Year After 17 Years Underground

    They're back and ready to make some noise! Those bulbous-eyed, noisy little critters known as cicadas, are emerging from the soil as we speak. After 17 years of underground living, millions of these bad boys are ready to stretch their wings and give Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia a very loud wakeup call. [more; cicada party time!]

    Sweden becomes country with highest coronavirus death rate per capita

    Sweden has now overtaken the UK, Italy and Belgium to have the highest coronavirus per capita death rate in the world, throwing its decision to avoid a strict lockdown into further doubt.

    According to figures collated by the Our World in Data website, Sweden had 6.08 deaths per million inhabitants per day on a rolling seven-day average between May 13 and May 20.

    This is the highest in the world, above the UK, Belgium and the US, which have 5.57, 4.28 and 4.11 respectively.

    However, Sweden has only had the highest death rate over the past week, with Belgium, Spain, Italy, the UK and France, still ahead over the entire course of the pandemic. [more]

    Oil drops 5% on China-U.S. tensions, demand doubts

    Oil fell 5% on Friday to around $34 a barrel as tensions rose between the United States and China, and doubts grew about the pace of demand recovery from the coronavirus crisis. [more]

    [4th part next]

  4. Why a 17% emissions drop does not mean we are addressing climate change

    But the short-term and long-term effects of pollution are different things, and a few months without driving or flying will do little in the long run. Climate change is caused by rising concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Quarantine measures have affected emissions of these gases in the short term, and many places have seen a drop in air pollution. But these measures were not enough to curb the overall concentration in the atmosphere, which is still increasing. Why? Because molecules of these gases stay in the atmosphere for a long time: methane for around 12 years, for instance, and carbon dioxide for up to 200 years. [more; also these gases are now escaping faster and in larger quantities from melting permafrost, warming ocean, etc.]

    [a little news from corporate Democratic nominee]
    Elizabeth Warren signals she might be willing to set aside Medicare-for-all as part of Biden VP bid

    During the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, Warren consistently shouted down Biden's centrist policies, especially when it came to her and Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) shared demand for Medicare-for-all. But as recently as this week, Warren argued that "expanding the Affordable Care Act" is the first step in getting to single-payer health care — the latest in a series of compromises and compliments that could signal she wants to be Biden's No. 2, Politico reports.

    [from the world of wine]
    'The Taste of Bordeaux Is Going to Change.' Under Threat From Climate Change and Coronavirus, French Winemakers Try Experimenting

    Merlot as we know it is on the verge of extinction. Climate change—which has increased average global temperatures, along with the frequency and severity of droughts, heat waves and other erratic weather patterns—is changing the flavor of French wines. Warmer temperatures cause grapes to ripen faster, resulting in more sugar in the grape. That ultimately affects the alcohol content, acidity level and the color of wine. While scientists do not know how long current varieties of Merlot will be able to last under changing conditions, they have said that Merlot will be the first victim of climate change amongst grape varieties in the region. [more]

  5. [some end of the work week headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, May 22, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Coronavirus Impact On Business: Coca-Cola CEO Says Lockdown Effects On Global Economy Just Beginning

    Little Laos teeters towards big debt crisis

    70% of Dubai companies expect to go out of business within six months due to coronavirus pandemic, survey says

    Victoria's Secret to close about 250 stores in the U.S. and Canada, Bath & Body Works to close 50

    Hold onto your boarding pass. How TSA screening procedures are changing because of coronavirus [in case you must fly]

    USS Theodore Roosevelt returns to sea after coronavirus outbreak

    Why Russia is losing its hold on Syria

    Nobody takes the renewable energy transition seriously (Richard Heinberg)

    570 employees at Tyson Plant in Wilkesboro test positive for COVID-19, the company says

    Tropical forests can continue to store carbon, even as the planet gets warmer

    Top HIV scientist says he wouldn't count on a vaccine for coronavirus soon

    Global coronavirus cases surpass 5 million, infections rising in South America

    Coronavirus Treatment: Cannabis Enzymes Could Help Block 'Gateway' For COVID-19, Study Reveals [no wonder i'm healthy!]

    Assange Extradition: UK Minister Who Approved Trump's Request to Extradite Assange Spoke at Secretive US Conferences with People Calling for Him to be 'Neutralized'
    Britain's former home secretary attended "starlight chats" and "after-dinner cocktails" in off-the-record conferences involving high-level U.S. military and intelligence figures.

    US Birth Rate Falls To 35-Year Low, Shifting Attitudes Toward Motherhood Could Be Cause

    More dams will collapse as aging infrastructure can't keep up with climate change

    American billionaires got $434 billion richer during the pandemic

    May unemployment looks worse than expected, signaling another bad jobs report could be coming

    Employers struggle to compete with $600 coronavirus unemployment payments

    The Mall of America hasn't paid its mortgage in two months

    'Major reallocation shock' from coronavirus will see 42% of lost jobs evaporate: Study

    Coronavirus pandemic puts Social Security at risk of insolvency by 2030 [pfffff, won't be much humanity left]

    Trump: Letting Big Corporations Get Away with Whatever They Want (Ralph Nader)

    Death Certificates Suggest Covid-19 Deaths Way Undercounted
    [and yet we've seen "padding" of cases!]

  6. #6

    Passenger plane approaching Pakistani capital's airport crashes in residential area (VIDEOS)

    A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight en route from Lahore to Karachi has crashed near Karachi airport. The aircraft, with over 100 people on board, hit a residential district.
    The plane crashed in the populated Model Colony area located on the outskirts of the city, approximately two kilometers from Jinnah International Airport.

    The PIA spokesman said contact with the plane was lost at 2:37am, but that it was "too early to say" what had caused the crash. [more]

    Bank of Punjab CEO miraculously SURVIVES deadly Pakistan plane crash


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    Bank of Punjab CEO Zafar Masud has survived the devastating crash of a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane which went down in a residential area near Karachi only minutes from the airport, it has been confirmed.
    BOP said Masud was being treated in hospital, writing on Twitter that he has "sustained injuries but he is out of danger." [more; survivors!]

    Residents joke about ALIEN INVASION as fiery UFO spotted in the skies above Victoria, Australia (VIDEOS)

    Tom Toose, a 31-year-old farmer watched the “massive burning trail of embers” in the sky with his girlfriend for about 30 seconds before it disappeared.

    “I’ve never seen anything like that before in my life,” Toose said. “It looked like a plane was getting shot down, it was massive.” [more]

    Stop censoring us, Big Tech! Joe Rogan’s $100 million move to Spotify sends stark message to YouTube

    The comedian’s landmark shift away from the Google-owned streaming service could signal the start of a wave of creators moving away from the site – as it bafflingly attempts to pander to legacy media.

    While he will keep updating his JRE Clips channel, which shows 5-15minute clips from his shows, his flagship multiple-hour broadcasts will be made available exclusively to Spotify. [more]

    US billionaire wealth skyrockets to over $3 TRILLION during pandemic

    Over the last two months unemployment in the United States has risen to levels not seen since the Great Depression. However, US billionaires got even richer during the same period of coronavirus pandemic.

    A new report by Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) and the Institute for Policy Studies showed their fortunes soared by $434 billion or 15 percent during the nation’s lockdown between mid-March and mid-May. The billionaires’ combined net worth rose from $2.948 trillion to $3.382 trillion.

    The top five US billionaires—Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett and Larry Ellison—saw their wealth grow by a total of $75.5 billion, or 19 percent.

    Together they captured 21 percent of the total wealth growth of all 600-plus billionaires in the last two months. [more]

  7. No no, I like the RF headlines. I'm sure I clicked 'publish' on that comment, but I see it didn't work for some reason. However, it was still there, so I tried again and this time it did work. So, a day late and a dollar short, it's there now!

  8. It's fine either way, Jonny. I comment to inform, and was just seeking clarity. I want to be a proper guest.

    Two-faced kitten born in Oregon

    While the two-faced cat is an unusual phenomenon, it is not unheard of, CBS affiliate KOIN reports. These are known as Janus cats, after the Roman god Janus, who was often depicted with two faces in mythology.

    Janus cats have a rare congenital defect called disprosopus, or cranial duplication, and most don't live longer than a day. But one Janus cat is known to have defied the odds: a cat named Frank and Louie lived 15 years until he died in 2014. He was named the world's longest surviving Janus cat by the The Guinness Book of World Records, according to KOIN. [more]

    CCTV video appears to show PIA plane that crashed in Karachi EXPLODE

    The plane with 99 people on board crashed Friday morning less than a kilometer from the airport where it was attempting to land, hitting a building tail-first. While the moment of impact is not seen on the video, the fireball from impact is certainly visible, as is the resulting plume of dark smoke.