Monday, September 26, 2016

Event Update For 2016-09-25

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

2016-09-25 - Mysterious fiery somethings spotted in the sky over Madisonville (Louisiana), near the coast:

2016-09-25 - Metal recycling business hit by fire, several semi trailers of scrap metal burn, in Twinsburg (Ohio):

Quote: "The fire ignited in several tractor trailers that housed scrap metal off Highland Road next to Crown Hill Cemetery, the department said."

2016-09-25 - Crane bursts into flame at 6:30 AM at docks in coastal Porto do Itaqui (Brazil):

2016-09-25 - Propane tank explodes and ignites home in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2016-09-25 - Electrical substation damaged by explosion in Chadderton (Britain):

2016-09-25 - Landfill erupts in flame near Carthage (Tennessee):

2016-09-25 - Recycling center goes up in flames in Juarez (Mexico):

2016-09-25 - Railroad tie starts smoldering on train bridge over the Oneida River near Brewerton (New York):

2016-09-25 - Car bursts into flame at 3:30 AM while parked at home, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in Saugus (California):

Quote: "'That was a car fire that caught the garage on fire,' he said. The fire was reported at 3:30 a.m. on the 29000 block of Luzon Drive. The fire was knocked down by 4:06 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department."

Note: Brave people, parking a car in an attached garage nowadays!

2016-09-25 - Car bursts into flame while parked at bakery, fire spreads to truck, in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2016-09-25 - RV trailer bursts into flame just before 5 AM while parked in RV park in coastal Surrey (Canada):

2016-09-25 - Wildfire breaks out near Cloverdale (California), burns toward the Geysers, evacuations ensue:

Quote: "The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the blaze in rural Cloverdale began Sunday morning and spread to 1,500 acres (607 hectares), or more than 2 square miles (5.2 square kilometers). Fire spokesman Paul Lowenthal says about 90 people in 36 homes were evacuated, and that the fire was threatening the Geysers geothermal field."

2016-09-25 - Wildfire breaks out near Lake Ilsanjo in Trione-Annadel State Park (California):

Quote: "The fire erupted around 1:44 p.m. in heavy brush and oak woodland in rugged, heart-to-reach terrain near Lake Ilsanjo, located in the center of the 5,000-acre park, Cal Fire personnel said."

2016-09-25 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Sandy Hook (New Jersey):

Quote: "Eight people were rescued Sunday afternoon after a boat caught fire offshore of Sandy Hook, according to officials at the Coast Guard Detachment New York."

Quote: "Though the fire was extinguished, the boat sank in 85 feet of water about six miles offshore of Sandy Hook, according to the Coast Guard."

Note: This is the 1269th boat or ship to burn in 2016...

2016-09-25 - Passenger train coach bursts into flame en route to Delhi (India):

Quote: "Nearly 150 passengers of the Delhi bound Anand Vihar Special had a narrow escape when one of its bogey suddenly caught fire near Hiranagar railway station in Kathua district on Sunday evening."

2016-09-25 - Passenger bus explodes into flame in the West Lakes District in Hanoi (Vietnam):

Quote: "A small explosion kicked off a fire that consumed a bus in Hanoi’s West Lake District on Sunday. Following the mysterious explosion, the bus' driver managed to pull over on Lac Long Quan Street in Tay Ho District allowing passengers to quickly exit the vehicle."

2016-09-25 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at 4 AM on the Maharlika Highway in coastal Atimonan (Philippine Islands):

Note: These are the 675th and 676th buses to burn in 2016...

2016-09-25 - Car-hauler bursts into flame shortly after 11 PM on toll road in La Porte County (Indiana):

Note: This is the 55th car-hauler to burn in 2016...

2016-09-25 - Tanker truck bursts into flame near airport in coastal San Francisco (California):

Quote: "A truck carrying jet fuel caught fire Sunday afternoon near the San Francisco International Airport, according to a San Francisco Fire Department spokesman."

2016-09-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just before 1 AM on I-76 in Lawrence County (Pennsylvania):

2016-09-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 in coastal Jackson County (Mississippi):

2016-09-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-65 in Boone County (Indiana):

2016-09-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 72 near Bouse (Arizona):

2016-09-25 - Tractor bursts into flame in the Town of Birch (Wisconsin), 1 injured:

Note: These are the 1806th, 1807th, 1808th, 1809th, 1810th, 1811th and 1812th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2016...

2016-09-25 - Utility truck bursts into flame while parked at motel in Decorah (Iowa):

2016-09-25 - RV bursts into flame in coastal San Jose (California):

2016-09-25 - RV bursts into flame at gas station in Opelika (Alabama):

Note: These are the 400th and 401st RVs to burn in 2016...

2016-09-25 - Van bursts into flame in Bishopdale, Telford (Britain):

2016-09-25 - Car bursts into flame on street in Madison (Wisconsin):

2016-09-25 - Car bursts into flame at 5:26 AM on Doonkuna Street in Braddon (Australia):

2016-09-25 - Car bursts into flame on Oaks Estate Road in Oaks Estate (Australia):

2016-09-25 - Car bursts into flame and explodes at 5 AM while parked in parking lot in coastal Papakura (New Zealand):

2016-09-25 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Sidoarjo (Indonesia):

2016-09-25 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Asda store in Ballyclare (Ireland):

2016-09-25 - Car bursts into flame on the A92 near Carnoustie (Scotland):

2016-09-25 - Taxi bursts into flame on Cambridge Road near Girton (Britain):

2016-09-25 - Two cars go up in flames while parked inside warehouse on Cadley Lane in Swadlincote (Britain):

2016-09-25 - Two cars go up in flames at 11:26 PM while parked at home on Cromer Road in Leamington Spa (Britain):

2016-09-25 - Car bursts into flame on Limes Walk in Oakengates (Britain):

2016-09-25 - Car bursts into flame on street in Littlemead, Box (Britain):

2016-09-25 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-85 in Concord (North Carolina):

2016-09-25 - Barn damaged by fire in Mapleton Township (Canada):

2016-09-25 - Barn goes up in flames just after midnight in Notre-Dame-De-Stanbridge (Canada):

2016-09-25 - Barn goes up in flames in coastal Newport (Britain):

2016-09-25 - Paper mill hit by fire, baled paper burns, in Port Clinton (Ohio), near Lake Erie:

2016-09-25 - Glue factory destroyed by huge fire in Korangi area in coastal Karachi (Pakistan), man loses consciousness:

2016-09-25 - Garage damaged by fire at 4:26 AM at home in Sparks (Nevada):

2016-09-25 - Garage damaged by fire at home in Derby (Connecticut):

2016-09-25 - Garage goes up in flames at home in Port Huron (Michigan), near Lake Huron, nobody there:

2016-09-25 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Long County (Georgia), nobody there:

2016-09-25 - Home damaged by fire at 7:19 AM in Indian River area in Chesapeake (Virginia):

2016-09-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire before 5 AM on Green Valley Drive in Rapid Valley (South Dakota), cat killed:

Quote: "The house, garage, and 2 vehicles were damaged by the fire."

2016-09-25 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire on Old Mill Road near St. Patrick's Park in South Bend (Indiana):

2016-09-25 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM, another home heavily damaged, in Truxton (New York):

2016-09-25 - Home under renovation destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Gloucester (Canada), nobody there:

2016-09-25 - Triplex home damaged by fire at 1:45 AM in Forest Grove (Oregon):

2016-09-25 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:16 AM in Greenfield (Massachusetts), 4 killed:

2016-09-25 - Deadly fire burns home at 1:10 AM in Binghampton area in Memphis (Tennessee), 1 killed:

2016-09-25 - Vacant building burns in Allentown (Pennsylvania):

2016-09-25 - Vacant home burns at 3 AM in Omaha (Nebraska):

2016-09-25 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3:18 AM in Norrisville (Maryland):

2016-09-25 - Vacant home destroyed by fire before 3:30 AM in Mapleton Township (Canada):

2016-09-25 - Vacant fourplex home burns near Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2016-09-25 - Formosan black bear found dead in shallow water in the Lakulaku River on the island of Taiwan, didn't drown:

Quote: "Formosan black bear was found in the shallows of Hualien County’s Lakulaku River."

2016-09-25 - Huge number of fish wash ashore dead at Siesta Beach (Florida):

2016-09-25 - 22 sea lions found dead at beach in coastal Playa Carpayo, Callao (Peru):

2016-09-25 - Thousands of fish wash ashore dead at beach near Matamoros (Mexico), blamed on red tide:

2016-09-25 - Man, 31, and man, 67, drop dead at Beech Bend Park in Warren County (Kentucky):

Quote: "Officials said the second body was found at the Beach Bend race track area at 11:34 a.m. Sunday. They said Robert Howard, 67, was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators did not release a cause of death but say they do not suspect foul play."

Note: Doesn't look like the two men knew each other. They just both dropped dead at the same place on the same day...

2016-09-25 - Seven boys, ages 10 to 14, go to bathe in pond, all seven found dead in pond, near Piprauda (India):

2016-09-25 - Seven people die in one day in/near Cleveland (Ohio):

Quote: "The drugs that caused the overdoses are still unknown and the incidents are under investigation, authorities said."

Note: So they don't even know if it WAS a drug that killed them. They're probably assuming that because these people died foaming at the mouth. Of course, competent people don't start with any kind of assumptions...

2016-09-25 - College student, man, 20, drops dead before 7:15 AM at Rhodes University in Grahamstown (South Africa):

2016-09-25 - Woman in her 30s drops dead on the River Place Nature Trail near Sun Tree Cove in Travis County (Texas):

2016-09-25 - Woman drops dead at coastal Montara State Beach (California):

2016-09-25 - Man, 23, drops dead before 6:45 AM on his birthday in field in Lincoln Park (Michigan):

2016-09-25 - Man, 22, found slumped over dead in car on Ninth Avenue in Bethlehem (Pennsylvania):

2016-09-25 - Man in his 50s slumps over dead in van at grocery store in Covina (California):

2016-09-25 - Man, 46, firefighter, slumps over dead at fire station in Ballwin (Missouri):

2016-09-25 - Man, 57, goes fishing, falls off bridge into creek and dies, in Bonneville County (Idaho):

Quote: "The fall is about 6 to 7 feet and the creek had only shallow water in it."

2016-09-25 - Man, 19, found dead in Lake Roland in Baltimore County (Maryland):

2016-09-25 - Man, 29, jumps in water to retrieve hat, next seen dead in Lake Havasu (Arizona):

2016-09-25 - Woman, 18, falls to her death near waterfall in Adams Canyon near Layton (Utah), possible toppler:

Quote: "The woman’s body was eventually found somewhere near the waterfall area."

2016-09-25 - Man found dead in Lake Greenwood in Greenwood (South Carolina):

2016-09-25 - Woman found dead near Cleghorn Road in Villa Rica (Georgia):

2016-09-25 - Man, 20 to 30, found dead in the All American Canal (California):

2016-09-25 - Man, 33, jumps in the water and disappears, next seen dead in the Old Man River near Taber (Canada):

2016-09-25 - Woman, 24, goes missing, next seen dead near the Upper Nisling River (Canada):

Quote: "RCMP in Beaver Creek say a 24-year-old woman was found dead, after search crews spent almost a day looking for her over the weekend. Police say the woman was reported missing near a hunting camp on the Upper Nisling River, on Saturday evening. Yukon Search and Rescue, the RCMP Major Crimes Unit and Police Dog Services joined in the search that ended Sunday afternoon, when the woman's body was found."

2016-09-25 - Man, 66, found dead at the base of Mount Coolum (Australia), possible toppler:

2016-09-25 - Man, 60, slumps over dead in car at cemetery in coastal Santa Cruz on the island of Tenerife (Spain):

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

2016-09-25 - Woman, 30, foams at the mouth and drops dead on terrace at hostel in Kazhakuttam (India), near the coast:

2016-09-25 - Man, 57, engineer, drops dead in hotel room in Kalyani Nagar, Pune (India):

2016-09-25 - Man, 28, found dead in pond near Amber Fort (India):

2016-09-25 - Man, 17 or 18, bleeds and foams from the mouth and dies at home in coastal Gujarat (India):

Quote: "Saliva was coming out of Vivek's mouth and there was blood too on his face."

Quote: "There are no grievous injury marks on the youth's body."

2016-09-25 - Man, 55, found dead in coastal Montego Bay on the island of Jamaica:

2016-09-25 - Man, 29, drops dead at home on Waterside Drive in Newstead (Britain), near Newstead Brook:

Quote: "Police have named a 29-year-old man found dead at home over the weekend. Paramedics rushed to Adam Barratt-Diparno's Newstead home after reports of a man in cardiac arrest. But the medics were unable to save Adam and he was pronounced dead at the property in Waterside Drive on Saturday afternoon."

2016-09-25 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing without nose gear at airport in Dulles (Virginia), 2 injured:

2016-09-25 - Two small planes collide mid-air over North Collins (New York), 3 killed:

2016-09-25 - Small plane crashes at Sky Manor Airport in Alexandria Township (New Jersey), engine failure, 2 killed:

2016-09-25 - Small plane crashes at airport in Pittsfield (New York), 1 injured:

2016-09-25 - Small plane crashes into woods at airport in coastal Edgewater (Florida):

2016-09-25 - Small plane crashes in Tylertown (Mississippi), 1 injured:

2016-09-25 - Small plane crashes and burns along the Mouchalagane River in northern Quebec (Canada), 2 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "Quebec air ambulance company Air Medic says two people were killed in the crash and one other person is in critical condition. Air Medic spokesman Aziz Fikri says the survivor suffered severe burns and was taken to hospital in Sept-Iles."

2016-09-25 - Ferry ship 'Hebrides' crashes into harbor wall on the island of North Uist (Scotland), engine failure:

2016-09-25 - Freight train derails in Eugene (Oregon):

2016-09-25 - Freight train derails in Marion (Arkansas):

2016-09-25 - Passenger bus and truck crash in Yakeshi (China), 12 killed, 28 injured:

2016-09-25 - Transit bus overturns at 5:05 AM in Seremban (Malaysia), near the coast, 1 injured:

2016-09-25 - Tractor trailer veers off road and overturns, on US 401 in Wake County (North Carolina):

2016-09-25 - Tractor trailer overturns on highway in Baker County near Newton (Georgia):

2016-09-25 - RV veers off road, hits trees, bursts into flame, on the Sunrise Highway near coastal Hampton Bays (New York), 1 killed:

Quote: "John Wambold of Southampton said that he was driving approximately 200 yards behind the RV going westbound on Sunrise Highway with his wife when the accident occurred. 'We were going maybe 55 mph and were right behind the RV, which was going about the same speed,' Mr. Wambold said in a phone interview. 'Then the RV just veered right hard off of the road onto a grassy area between the entrance ramp from NY-24 South, bounced over the entrance ramp, then onto another grassy area and then crashed into a set of trees in the woods.'"

Note: Sounds like the driver became a slumper...

2016-09-25 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into home, in Round Lake Beach (Illinois):

2016-09-25 - Car veers out of lane, knocks car into tree, on I-4 near DeLand (Florida), 2 killed, 2 injured:

2016-09-25 - Car veers off road, slams into Family Dollar store, in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2016-09-25 - Car veers off road at 1:35 AM, hits trees, on Winter Lake Road in Winter Haven (Florida), 1 killed:

2016-09-25 - Crocodile attacks and kills woman along the Kinabatangan River (Malaysia):

2016-09-25 - Dog attacks and kills 2-year-old girl at home in Topeka (Kansas):

2016-09-25 - Dog attacks and injures baby, head attack, at home in Aberdeen (Maryland), near the coast:

2016-09-25 - Crossing bridge collapses in South Jakarta (Indonesia), near the coast, 3 killed, 3+ injured:

2016-09-25 - Four-story apartment building collapses in Rome (Italy):

2016-09-25 - Building under construction collapses in Duhok (Iraq), 2 killed, 13 injured:

2016-09-25 - Wall collapses onto people in Madhya Pradesh (India), 3 killed, 13 injured:

2016-09-25 - Deck collapses at home in Vestavia Hills (Alabama), 5 injured:

2016-09-25 - Man, 45, goes out on boat, goes missing, empty 'ghost boat' found circling, in coastal Currituck Sound (North Carolina):

Quote: "Officials with the North Carolina Coast Guard received notification around 6:30 p.m. Saturday that an un-manned 19-foot skiff was circling near the entrance to Tulls Bay in Currituck Sound near Knotts Island."

2016-09-25 - 375 top scientists warn of ‘real, serious, immediate’ threat from global warming:

Note: Some people are gonna have to be literally on fire or sucking down poison gas and dying before they see how dire things already are. Not a problem - the Earth will take care of that!

2016-09-25 - Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes in the ocean near New Zealand:

2016-09-25 - Magnitude 5.0 and 4.6 earthquakes strike within 5 hours in the ocean off the coast of Oregon:

Quote: "A magnitude 5.0 quake occurred in the Pacific Ocean nearly 100 miles off the coast of Gold Beach, Oregon, around 10:01 p.m. Saturday. A magnitude 4.6 quake rumbled nearly 100 miles off the coast of Brookings, Oregon, nearly five hours later. The first quake occurred about 6.2 miles down in the ocean floor. The second earthquake occurred further down, about 10 miles beneath the Earth's surface."

2016-09-25 - The threat of Arctic albedo change:

2016-09-25 - Record-breaking high temperatures hit the Bay Area (California), heat advisory issued:

2016-09-25 - Megi quickly strengthening as a typhoon in the Western Pacific, Taiwan a likely target:

2016-09-25 - Iowa expects more rain, braces for record flooding:

2016-09-25 - Town evacuated ahead of 'once in a generation' flood in New South Wales (Australia):

2016-09-25 - China launches world's largest radio telescope, FAST, 500 meters in diameter:

2016-09-25 - Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at age 87 in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2016-09-25 - Rare 'corpse flower' blooms at Dartmouth College (New Hampshire):

2016-09-25 - Clown warning issued in middle Tennessee:

2016-09-25 - Chris Christie could face impeachment over 'Bridgegate' scandal:

2016-09-25 - Inventor creates 'Guard Wig' with blades for Trump that can be thrown and returns:

Quote: "This wig attacks the enemy and then comes back. So he can use it many times to attack..."

Note: LMAO, sounds like one of those cheesy Japanese martial arts films from the 60s. Ninja Trump whips off his wig and throws it, blades sprout out and it beheads an entire row of attackers and then it returns to his head and the blades retract, leaving not a hair out of place. Somebody should make this movie!


  1. I knew you'd like that wig invention, Jonny.

    Monsanto(/Bayer) in the news:
    Study reveals "safe" levels of glyphosate kills freshwater macroalgae putting entire ecosystems at risk of collapse

    Legal levels of glyphosphate, can alter and kill freshwater seaweed by inhibiting photosynthesis. Die-offs of macroalgae can put the entire ecosystem at risk of collapse if the die-off is sufficiently severe.

    Top French chefs condemn $66bn Bayer & Monsanto merger

    Top French chefs have slammed the upcoming Monsanto takeover by the chemical giant Bayer as a "danger for our dinner plates."

    "Without a healthy and quality product, without diversity, a chef can't express his creative talent,"the open letter from over 100 chefs read. [more]

    Flooding in Siracusa, Italy caused by heavy rains

    Three children killed after flash floods hit Tunisia

    Typhoon Megi: Taiwan braces for third severe storm in two weeks

    Work, classes canceled ahead of landfall

    Taiwan's stock exchange is also closed and all domestic flights and high-speed rail services have been canceled, according to the official Central News Agency. More than 130,000 homes lost power at some point on Tuesday as the typhoon began to batter the island. [more]

    Swarm of 100+ earthquakes hit Salton Sea, California

    [don't be surprised if a LOT more H2S results from this]

    [part 2 follows]


  2. Mysterious 'fire in the sky' captured on video over Louisiana

    "The problem you run into is that it's too slow for a meteor and you don't get multiple pieces of space debris burning up in the same area in the same night," said Dr. Bill Cooke, lead of the NASA Meteoroid Environmental Office.

    Cooke said he's stumped, but it isn't the first time. [more]

    Sky trumpets: What is the strange noise plaguing Windsor, Canada?

    The mysterious noise that has many around the world baffled has now spread to Windsor, Canada.

    It sounds like a trumpet and the bizarre noise is being called both a real-life X-Files and "The Windsor Hum."
    [more, including video]

    Tuesday, 27 September 2016
    Peter Wadhams on Arctic sea ice

    As Arctic Ocean Ice Disappears,
    The Global Climate Impacts Intensify

    The top of the world is turning from white to blue in summer as the ice that has long covered the north polar seas melts away. This monumental change is triggering a cascade of effects that will amplify global warming and could destabilize the global climate system.

    By my calculations, the terrestrial warming in the Arctic is roughly equivalent to a 25 percent boost in global CO2 emissions. This, combined with the warming caused by the loss of Arctic sea ice, means that the overall ice/snow albedo effect in the Arctic could add as much as 50 percent to the direct global heating effect of CO2. Scientists can debate the potential magnitude of such increases. But there is no doubt that they will be significant — vividly illustrating how the Arctic can become a driver of, rather than just a responder to, global climate change. [more]

    [Tom's big concern, among many the others, crop failures]
    Western Australian grain crops destroyed by frost
    Severe frosts a bitter blow to WA farmers hoping for record harvest

    Farmers across Western Australia's grain growing regions have been dealt a bitter blow, with their hopes of record crops dashed by frost just weeks before harvest.

    Western Australia's main grain handler, the CBH Group, had predicted a crop of between 14 and 16 million tonnes.

    "This is probably a one in 20-year September, in terms of the number and severity of frosts," he said. [more]

    The News Just Keeps Getting Worse for Deutsche Bank

    "It All Has A Very 2008 Feel To It" - For Deutsche Bank, The News Just Keeps Getting Worse

    "The Elephant In The Room: Deutsche Bank's $75 Trillion In Derivatives Is 20 Times Greater Than German GDP" [more]

    Very rare and unusual sunset with green flashes and whale spouts

    Earth now warmest it’s been in 120,000 years


  3. WTO forecasts world trade growth weakest since 2009 financial crisis

    Oliver Stone slams "superficial election," media "idiots" & Orwellian U.S. politics

    The award-winning director of "Snowden" condemned U.S. warmongering and foreign policy in an interview

    "I'm 70 years old and I'm still angry," said Oliver Stone. "I'm still angry about the way we treat people. It's depressing as hell." [more]

    Barujari volcano erupts in central Indonesia sending ash column 2 km high

    3.9 magnitude earthquake at Katla Volcano, Iceland

    [you read it right: an earthquake AT A VOLCANO! It's the third or fourth one, if you're keeping score at home . . ]

    Drug lab explosion in Bronx, NY kills fire captain, injures ten police and firefighters

    Initial reports spoke of at least five people injured, including two firefighters, following a "gas explosion" at a house on West 234th Street.

    Firefighters showed up at the location around 6:30 am local time, to investigate reports of a gas leak. [more]

    [blaming it on a "meth lab" of course]

    Loud, unexplained boom startles residents, rattles windows in South Frontenac, Ontario

    While South Frontenac fire crews and OPP quickly responded to the reports, they reported nothing visible and were unable to find a cause. [more]

    [check out the comments section where there are more amazing stories of methane, a large crater that can erupt at any time and more]

    Meteor fireball streaks across Scotland skies

    [1.5 min. video - and turn down the bass!]

    [and finally, if you're commuting, ya might wanna avoid getting stuck behind this]
    This 43-foot dead whale was trucked through downtown Portland

    a team of scientists and researchers from around the country spent the day performing a necropsy at the farm. Goebel said the researchers came from NOAA, the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation in New York, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, Marine Mammals of Maine, the Seacoast Science Center of New Hampshire, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, New England Aquarium and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

    The remains of the whale will be composted and its bones turned over to federal officials, said Benson, whose farm is licensed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. [more]


  4. California wildfire updates: Fast-moving fire in Santa Cruz mountains threatens structures

    •Loma fire: At least 1,000 acres burned in the Santa Cruz mountains; threatening at least 300 structures; 5% contained as of Sept. 27; began Sept. 26.
    •Sawmill fire: 1,500 acres burned in Sonoma County; 55% contained as of Sept. 27; began Sept. 25.
    •Canyon fire: 12,518 acres burned at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County; fully contained; began Sept. 17
    •Soberanes fire: 128,380 acres burned, one person killed and 68 structures destroyed in Monterey County; 81% contained as of Sept. 27; began July 22

    Small brush fire erupts in Elysian Park near Dodger Stadium
    [ONLY 6.3 acres!]

    13-car train derailment prompts hazmat response in Eugene, Oregon

    Could this be the end of superbugs? The science world is freaking out over this 25-year-old's answer to antibiotic resistance

    Shu Lam, a 25-year-old PhD student at the University of Melbourne in Australia, has developed a star-shaped polymer that can kill six different superbug strains without antibiotics, simply by ripping apart their cell walls. [A cell-level throwing star! HAI! more]

    Four farmers mauled by sloth bear in Maharashtra, India

    [It's what they get for calling it a "sloth" bear!]

    The attacks have been taking place since last two months.

    Five sinkholes open within two days in Hyderabad, India

    [after a while, ya just can't keep up!]

    WHO report: Over 90% of the world's population breaths bad air

    ["Nonsense!" (cough, hack, choke, gasp)]