Thursday, May 2, 2019

Event Update For 2019-05-01

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

2019-05-01 - Unknown odor sickens teacher and 13 students at school in Glendale (Arizona):

Quote: "More than a dozen students and a teacher at a Glendale elementary school became ill Wednesday after smelling an unidentified odor. Fire spokeswoman Ashley Losch told KTAR News 92.3 FM that 13 students and a teacher were treated at Sierra Verde Elementary School, located near 75th Avenue and Deer Valley Road."

Quote: "They began to feel dizzy and sick, and the school notified authorities, she said."

2019-05-01 - Van bursts into flame and almost burns man to death on US 23 in Ashland (Kentucky), 1 injured:

Quote: "A man's drive through Ashland turned into a fiery nightmare. Police say witnesses near the Ashland Mall reported seeing a van smoking as it was travelling north on U.S. 23. 'The vehicle became engulfed in flames,' Ashland Police Chief Todd Kelley said. 'The individual was unable to get out.' Witnesses also reported hearing an explosion near the River Hill Drive entrance where the van ended up. 'The callers reporting to 911 were indicating the individual was on fire,' Kelley said. The chief says a Good Samaritan driving by stopped and pulled the victim out of the burning van before emergency responders arrived. Kelley says if the brave passerby hadn't stepped in, the victim almost certainly wouldn't have had a chance."

2019-05-01 - Metal recycling center hit by fire at 1:15 AM, big pile of metal and plastic burns, in Abilene (Texas):

Quote: "According to Pine Street Salvage's website, it is one of the Big Country's largest scrap metal recycling companies."

2019-05-01 - Recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Knoxville (Tennessee):

Quote: "'It looked like the end of the world,' said a child who described what she saw as she watched the fire."

2019-05-01 - Transformer bursts into flame at 1:30 AM and causes blackouts in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

2019-05-01 - Landfill fire breaks out, again, in Bandhwari (India):

2019-05-01 - Global warming was already fueling droughts in the early 1900s, study shows:

2019-05-01 - Permafrost's carbon time bomb going off faster than expected:

2019-05-01 - Two people collapse at graveyard in Broadwater area in coastal Worthing (Britain), 1.3 miles from the ocean:

Quote: "A South East Coast Ambulance service spokesman said: 'We were called at approximately 2.50pm today to reports that two people had collapsed and were in need of medical attention at Broadwater Parish Church graveyard.'"

2019-05-01 - Brush fire breaks out in coastal Port Saint John (Florida):

2019-05-01 - Container ship 'Cap San Diego' hit by container fire in Hamburg (Germany):

Quote: "In the evening of April 30, 2019, at 7 p.m. a container on the upper deck of the 'Cap San Diego' at the Overseas Bridge in Hamburg caught fire."

2019-05-01 - Fishing boat 'Peace N Plenty' bursts into flame near coastal Salcombe (Britain):

Quote: "The skipper of the 'Peace N Plenty' has been rescued after his fishing boat caught fire off Devon on April 30, 2019, at 6 p.m. He reported to the Falmouth Coastguard it was on fire about six miles off Salcombe before abandoning ship to a life raft with a radio."

Note: These are the 369th and 370th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-01 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on highway near Anand (India):

2019-05-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame outside courthouse in Birmingham (Alabama):

2019-05-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-69 near Madisonville (Kentucky):

2019-05-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 501 in Campbell County (Virginia):

2019-05-01 - Semi tractor bursts into flame at 11:50 PM while parked at business in Wymore (Nebraska):

2019-05-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Hume Freeway between Melbourne and Sydney (Australia):

2019-05-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on M80 Ring Road in Derrimut (Australia):

2019-05-01 - Semi tractor bursts into flame at 4:30 AM while parked at Swaggers Motor Inn in Yass (Australia):

Note: These are the 705th, 706th, 707th, 708th, 709th, 710th, 711th and 712th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-05-01 - Van bursts into flame in the wee hours on University Drive in Tamarac (Florida):

2019-05-01 - Minivan bursts into flame while parked at gas station in Littleton (Massachusetts):

2019-05-01 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at restaurant in Fort Thomas (Kentucky), 3100 feet from the Ohio River:

2019-05-01 - SUV bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home, fire spreads, garage destroyed, in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

2019-05-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Whiteland (Indiana):

2019-05-01 - Car bursts into flame at 3:30 AM while parked in garage at home in Peoria (Illinois):

Quote: "Firefighters had just cleared a medical call at about 3:30 a.m. when they noticed the smoke smell. Looking around the neighborhood for several minutes, they eventually found the car fire at 1100 E. Republic St. The fire was inside of the garage, which was only a few feet from the house. The resident of the house had been asleep inside the home and didn’t know about the fire, which was knocked down within minutes."

2019-05-01 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in Chesterfield (Virginia):

2019-05-01 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 near Quantico (Virginia):

2019-05-01 - Car bursts into flame on I-89 in Georgia (Vermont):

2019-05-01 - Car bursts into flame on Fairway Loop in Eugene (Oregon):

2019-05-01 - Car bursts into flame on Tibbetts Wick Road in Girard (Ohio):

2019-05-01 - Car bursts into flame just after 6:30 AM while parked in garage at home on Banwell Crescent in Carindale (Australia):

2019-05-01 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 in coastal Tugun (Australia):

2019-05-01 - Car bursts into flame on street in Nidamanuru (India):

2019-05-01 - Car bursts into flame on Meadow Way in Great Paxton, St Neots (Britain):

2019-05-01 - Car bursts into flame on the A442 in Telford (Britain):

2019-05-01 - Car bursts into flame at 1:12 AM on Mouat Street in Lyneham (Britain):

2019-05-01 - Car bursts into flame in Barton-upon-Humber (Britain):

Quote: "Barton Upon Humber. Wed 1 May 2019 19:33 (No:09345) Car fire. Hose reel in use."

2019-05-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Dark Lane near Dorchester (Britain):

2019-05-01 - Two cars and home destroyed by fire in Pahoa (Hawaii), near the coast:

2019-05-01 - Auto shop destroyed by deadly fire before 6 AM in Gary (Indiana), 1 killed:

2019-05-01 - Storage facility heavily damaged by fire on Maple Grove Road in Boise (Idaho):

2019-05-01 - Restaurant damaged by fire in Reeds Spring (Missouri):

2019-05-01 - Chiropractic office destroyed by fire shortly before 4:30 AM in Parkersburg (West Virginia):

2019-05-01 - Church destroyed by fire shortly after midnight in Phoenix (Arizona):

2019-05-01 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire on Kanawha Lane in Alum Creek (West Virginia):

2019-05-01 - Home damaged by garage fire on Tortoise Court in Apopka (Florida):

2019-05-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Davis Street in Alton (Illinois), dog killed:

2019-05-01 - Home destroyed by fire at 4 AM on Hardwood Road in Plainville (Connecticut):

2019-05-01 - Home under renovation destroyed by fire at 2 AM, seven more homes damaged, in Irvington (New Jersey):

Quote: "The flames were so intense they melted parts of a fire engine at the scene."

2019-05-01 - In separate incidents, at the same time, deadly fire burns home on North Arch Street and kills person, and home goes up in flames on Hurley Park Drive, in Seaford (Delaware):

Quote: "Jack Wilson, Fire Chief with Seaford Fire Department said, 'It's not often that fire departments get two multiple working fires at the same time in the community and it really taxes the system.'"

2019-05-01 - Deadly fire burns home at 11:45 PM on Barclay Avenue in Brooksville (Florida), 1 killed:

2019-05-01 - Deadly fire destroys home at 6 AM near Bostian Heights (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-05-01 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 2:25 AM on Hanging Rock Parkway in Dungannon (Virginia):

2019-05-01 - Vacant apartment building burns in the wee hours in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2019-05-01 - Vacant school bursts in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

2019-05-01 - Thousands of fish die in fish farms in coastal Singapore:

2019-05-01 - Thousands of fish wash ashore dead in coastal Zamboanga (Philippine Islands):

2019-05-01 - Man found dead in swimming pool at apartment complex in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2019-05-01 - Woman, 19, found dead in car in coastal El Segundo (California):

2019-05-01 - Man found dead in pond in coastal Panama City (Florida):

2019-05-01 - Man, 41, goes out on kayak, next seen dead in the water in coastal Texas City (Texas):

2019-05-01 - Man, 26, found dead at Red Lake Indian Reservation (Minnesota):

2019-05-01 - Person drops dead at motel in Shenango Township (Pennsylvania):

Note: Had they used the shower before they died?

2019-05-01 - Man, 40, falls off boat and dies in the Alapaha River (Georgia):

2019-05-01 - Man drops dead near Taylor Road in Riverdale (Georgia):

2019-05-01 - Man, 26, drops dead on street in Athens (Georgia):

2019-05-01 - Man, 74, Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew, dies at home in North Texas:

2019-05-01 - Man, 73, drops dead in home in coastal Rawai (Thailan):

2019-05-01 - Man found dead in Lake Constance in St. Gallen (Switzerland):

2019-05-01 - Person found dead in the River Tyne in Newcastle upon Tyne (Britain):

2019-05-01 - Transit bus driver has 'medical event' and goes into cardiac arrest, bus hits pole, in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):

Quote: "A bus driver remains in a critical condition after a bus crashed into a pole on a busy road in the Auckland CBD on Wednesday. The crash took place on Mayoral Dr about 7.35pm after the driver suffered a 'medical event' while driving. Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust spokesman Lincoln Davies said witnesses saw the driver become unresponsive while driving the bus at a low speed."

2019-05-01 - Woman has 'medical episode', car crashes into wall, in Oldham (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "Police say a female driver had what they have described as a 'medical episode' whilst driving just past the retail park, close to junction with Woodstock Road."

2019-05-01 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car crashes into Army barracks, in Leeds (Britain):

Quote: "West Yorkshire Police said it is treating it 'as a medical emergency at the moment'."

2019-05-01 - Air Force T-6 Texan II training plane crashes near Lake Waurika (Oklahoma), pilots eject:

2019-05-01 - Small plane crashes in Taylor Township (Pennsylvania), 2 killed:

2019-05-01 - Small plane crashes near Childs Meadows (California), engine failure, 1 killed, 2 injured:

2019-05-01 - Small plane crashes in Upland (California), 1 injured:

2019-05-01 - Small plane crashes at airport in Sedona (Arizona):

2019-05-01 - Small plane crashes near coastal East London (South Africa), 2 injured:

2019-05-01 - Tractor trailer overturns at 5:09 AM on I-10 in Whitewater (California):

2019-05-01 - Tractor trailer overturns on Route 1 in Chelsea (Massachusetts):

2019-05-01 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, in DeKalb County (Illinois), 2 killed:

2019-05-01 - Car veers off road, crashes into ditch, in Shawnee County (Kansas), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-05-01 - Car overturns just after 3 AM, bursts into flame, in San Antonio (Texas), 1 injured:

2019-05-01 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole and tree, bursts into flame, in Kingsville (Maryland), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-05-01 - Shark attacks and injures man in Boca Grande (Florida):

2019-05-01 - Dog attacks and injures woman, cops shoot dog, in Gaffney (South Carolina):

2019-05-01 - Swarm of Africanized bees attacks and kills man in coastal Chetumal (Mexico):

2019-05-01 - Huge tornado touches down in Calarasi County (Romania), bus thrown into field, several injured:

2019-05-01 - Powerful storms tear through 5 US states and spawn at least 2 dozen tornadoes, 2 killed in Oklahoma:

2019-05-01 - Extremely severe Tropical Cyclone Fani to make landfall on May 3 in Odisha (India):

2019-05-01 - Powerful dust storm blows across southern Iraq, 5 killed:

2019-05-01 - Huge swarms of locusts descend on Najran (Saudi Arabia):


  1. Startin' May off with a bang, Jonny! First off, great job on the summary stories, pictorials and such. So much destruction, jeez!

    There's always interesting stories presented daily here, and the two that caught my eye today were the double incidents in DE (two homes on fire) and the Peoria, IL medical call/car fire in the same neighborhood (blocks apart). That's the kind of JJFH incidents that should raise eyebrows. As things continue to degrade, we'll see more and more of these occurrences. Jonny predicts that entire towns will go up in flames (and that's already happened) or way too many people will drop dead to be "coincidence." Recently, i had a vision of a large number of "natural catastrophes" happening at the same time all over the globe.

    As we see daily now, economic conditions are deteriorating, the ability to grow food is increasingly becoming problematic and climate related disasters are ramping up exponentially.

    Friday, 3 May 2019
    Major quakes appear to be on the increase in 2019 with 44 recorded up to April the 30th: 32 more than the same period 100 years ago

    I Dare You To Tell Me The Economy Is “Booming” After Reading This List Of 19 Facts About Our Current Economic Performance

    . . as you will see below, the latest numbers are clearly telling us that the U.S. economy is not even moving in the right direction. Economic conditions are getting worse, and they weren’t that great to begin with. According to the calculations that John Williams has made over at, the U.S. economy is already in a recession, but of course the Federal Reserve will continue to tell us that everything is just fine for as long as they possibly can. Unfortunately for them, they can’t hide the depressingly bad numbers that are coming in from all over the economy, and those numbers are all telling us the same thing. [more]

    Severe storms slam Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas heavy rain, hail, flooding and more than 30 tornadoes – 4 killed in Oklahoma, Missouri

    Over 30 tornadoes were reported on May 1, 2019, after a severe weather system crashed through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri, killing at least 4 in Oklahoma and Missouri. Nearly three dozen tornadoes were reported in those 5 states. At least three people were killed in Oklahoma and one died in Missouri. Buildings were damaged and trees were downed from the suspected tornadoes. At least five injuries have been reported. [more]

    Rapid ice loss in early April leads to new record low

    This century alone the sea ice cover loss has increased from 50 % to 80%, below that now exposed ocean is Dr Natalia Shakova's 50 gigatonnes of methane that [lying sack of shit pedantic] Michael E Mann doesn't consider a risk. [more]

    [continued below]

  2. Cyclone Adani [? i think it's Fani] nears landfall in India

    [contains this video]

    It is forecast to be as hot as 45.6°C or 114°F in India, as typhoon Fani is expected to hit Kolkata on May 4, 2019, with destructive winds and massive flooding.

    On May 2, 2019, cyclone Fani was causing waves as high as 13.42 m or 44 ft.

    —Total destruction of thatched houses
    —Extenstive damage to kutcha houses (huts made of mud, wood, straw, and dry leaves), and some damage to more sturdy building
    —Bending and uprooting of power and communication poles
    —Major damage to roads and flooding of escape routes
    —Widespread damage to standing crops and plantations [more]

    #Unity4J Assange Extradition Hearing Vigil 28 [~ 182 minutes!]

    IMPORTANT legal information around the prosecution of Julian Assange

    I reckon everyone who values their own freedom should pay very close attention to this.

    It shows just what is stake for all of us in this action against publisher and journalist, Julian Assange.

    UK Law Commission to “consolidate” official secrecy laws in the country [more; incl. ~ 11 min. video]
    [from our Don't Tell Scribbler files]
    Exclusive: Tesla expects global shortage of electric vehicle battery minerals - sources

    Tesla Inc expects global shortages of nickel, copper and other electric-vehicle battery minerals down the road due to underinvestment in the mining sector, the company’s global supply manager for battery metals told an industry conference on Thursday, according to two sources. [more; mining underinvestment is certainly NOT the cause]

    [more follows]

  3. China's African swine flu outbreak spreads, 'will move markets and influence geopolitics for years to come'

    A minor outbreak of African swine fever among some 400 pigs in Shenyang in northeastern China is now threatening the global food supply chain and may increase pork prices for years.

    Despite a mass cull, a blockade to prevent any further transmission and a government declaration that the outbreak of the particularly nasty strain of swine fever had been "effectively controlled," China, the country with half of the world's pigs, failed to stop the spread of the disease in time. Domestically, this contagion is already massive: China has a $128 billion pork industry and is third-highest global consumer of pork.

    In the truest sense of the word, the outbreak has already gone viral, spreading to Mongolia, Vietnam, Cambodia and farther afield. The strain of African swine fever kills virtually every pig it infects with a bloody death reminiscent of Ebola, although it is not known to infect humans. [more; just wait]

    Papadopoulos: The intel agency plot to get Trump was international

    Former Trump aide George Papadopoulos has lifted the lid on US intel's bizarre attempts to dig up dirt on the Trump election campaign - and on the other countries he thinks may have been involved, including Turkey and the UK. [more]

    Shallow magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes north of the Solomon Islands

    Cyclone Fani makes landfall in India threatening huge destruction

    Cyclone Fani, one of the biggest storms to come off the Indian Ocean in recent years, slammed into India on Friday, tearing down trees, blowing away food stands and cutting off power and water. [see 1 min. video]

    Fani was expected to barrel northeastwards into West Bengal state and towards Bangladesh, on a trajectory that will take it over the homes of 100 million people.

    The monster weather system, which threatened to bring a dangerous storm surge that could flood low-lying areas, was packing winds of up to 180 kilometres (110 miles) an hour as it ripped into the country's east coast. [more; stay tuned]

  4. News Links, May 3, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Global Foreign Direct Investment Flows Collapse
    More and more companies either choose not to invest in other countries or are prevented from doing so.

    Did Someone Turn Off the Spigot? Global Semiconductor Sales Plunge Most Since the Financial Crisis
    According to chip makers, the plunge isn't over yet. Now hoping it won't turn into the mess as in 2001 when the last tech bubble became the dotcom bust.

    Endgame: Starting In 2024, All US Debt Issuance Will Be Used To Pay For Interest On Debt [the end is nigh]

    Central Banks Are Ditching the Dollar for Gold

    Cashing In: How to Make Negative Interest Rates Work (IMF)

    This One Chart About Global Aging Changes Everything
    "For the first time ever there are now more people in the world older than 65 than younger than 5." [next stop: Seneca Cliff]

    Job Cuts Surge More Than 30% in 2019, but It's Not All Bad News
    American-based companies have announced job cuts of 230,433 through the first four months of 2019, up 31% year over year.

    CVS closing 46 stores: See the list of struggling locations that are going away

    US, Russia, China race to develop hypersonic weapons

    Joint Russia-China Naval Drills Kick Off After 2 US Warships Enter Taiwan Strait

    Lockheed Exec Blasts Germany's "Retrograde Step" Of Refusing F-35 Jet [Haaa-haaaaaah! They know JUNK when they see it!]

    X-37B Military Space Plane's Latest Mystery Mission Passes 600 Days

    DC embassy protectors force Guaido's shadow ambassador to flee in failure as coup flops in Venezuela

    Leopoldo López Emerges from House Arrest to Bless Failed Coup and Invite US Gov't into Guaidó Regime

    On Venezuela, America Should Check Its Regime Change Impulses at the Door

    Venezuela - Coup Failure Necessitates A New Policy - Bolton The Stache Is Pushing For War

    As Tripoli conflict continues, detained migrants run out of food

    Turkey stemming flow of irregular migrants to Europe

    Lousy Shale Economics: Financial Troubles Continue At ExxonMobil ["Yeah, Lou raised the price of Coke 'cause 'ees been losin' at da track."

    Why Your Gas Mileage May Be Declining

    Canadian Oil Driller Abruptly Shuts Down, Abandons 4,700 Wells

    More Trouble In Mexico: Second Largest Silver Mine Suspended Operations

    Trump To Ease Offshore Drilling Rules Imposed After Deepwater Horizon Disaster

    [2nd part below]

  5. India Asked US If It Can Keep Purchasing Iranian Crude Oil Despite End Of Waiver
    Since when do sovereign nations need US permission to do business with certain countries? -- RF

    Climate Change Wreaking Havoc on the World's Hydropower Plants

    Trade War Crushes American Farmers, Income Collapses Most Since 2016

    Is Going Green Even Possible?

    Biodegradable Bags Buried for 3 Years Still Work

    More than 100 maritime CEOs want to fight climate change by slowing down ships

    'Imminent risk': Climate crisis facing Australian rainforests likened to coral bleaching

    U.S. environment agency says glyphosate weed killer is not a carcinogen

    Record 26 Ebola deaths in DRCongo in a single day

    The Evidence In The MH17 Case Doesn't Point To Russia Or Ukraine

    Google collects information about many things you do online -- here's how to stop it

    Your phone isn't really spying on your conversations—the truth might be even creepier

    An alarmingly simple cyberattack hit electrical systems serving LA and Salt Lake, but power never went down

    50,000 companies exposed to hacks of 'business critical' SAP systems: researchers

    Facebook's CEO Promotes "Group Living Rooms": What's Zuckerberg Really After?

    Yellow Vests Take Bus To London To Protest Assange Extradition Hearing

    Zero Percent of Elite Commentators Oppose Regime Change in Venezuela

    Pompeo's Risible Yemen Lies

    The old 'flop house' emerges as solution to affordable housing crisis

    U.S. factory activity at two-and-half-year low, points to slowing economy

    March Construction Spending Unexpectedly Declined by 0.9%

    Homelessness In New York City Is The Worst That It Has Ever Been

    Founder, execs of drug company guilty in conspiracy that fed opioid crisis

    April US Auto Sales Crash 6.1%, Worst Slide In 8 Years

    Social Security is approaching crisis territory
    Describing Social Security as a crisis may seem provocative or alarmist, but how else would you describe a retirement program that, under current law, will not be able to pay full benefits to many current retirees?

    Amazon Employees Hired and Fired by Robots

    Luxury Homes Sales Decline Most Since 2010 As Supply Soars

    How F-35 Fighters Will Siphon An Extra Trillion Dollars From Taxpayers

    The United States of Incarceration

  6. Well we're getting hammered right now. You'll be hearing and reading of flooding in the Austin and surrounding areas tomorrow.

  7. Jeez Mike - stay safe man!

    We were supposed to get a ton of rain on Thursday but it was bright and sunny in the mid-80s. The weather people also said our weekend would probably be a wash-out. We'll see.

    i heard that the Mississippi River is at its highest level ever.

    Flooding from Michigan to the South damages homes, sends Mississippi River to 157-year-high in Davenport, Iowa

    Scatter[ed] severe thunderstorms stretching from Texas to Ohio Valley brought tornadoes and flooding across several states. The storms overturned trucks, damaged homes and forced many to seek high ground. At least seven people are dead as a result of storms and flooding since Monday. The Mississippi River ticked above levels reached in 1993 in Davenport, Iowa, the highest level there in 157 years. The city’s downtown area remained under water Friday, days after a temporary levee gave way. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency Thursday for Wayne County. At least 3,000 homes have been damaged in Wayne County from flooding.

    The town of West Alton, Missouri, home to about 500 residents, is under a voluntary evacuation order. [more]

    Ground Level *Electromagnetic Radiation* at "Peak Sun" - 5/03/2019 ( 1080p ) [MrMBB333 video] [~ 2 min.]

    Lightning strikes kill 6 in Kishoreganj, Bangladesh as cyclone Fani lashes coasts

    Lightnings [sic] kill at least 14 people as Cyclone Fani hits India and Bengladesh

    Several people were killed by lightning strikes in Bengladesh and India as a result of destructive Cyclone Fani. [more; videos]

    Lightning strikes kill 8 in Uttar Pradesh, India

    [more below]

  8. Child dies after being attacked by dog in Louisville, Kentucky

    203 dead porpoises washed up on the shores of Germany's Baltic coast in 2018

    It was the second-highest number since record keeping started in 2000. In 2016, 221 dead porpoises were found. [more]

    [from our Health desk]
    Lion's mane mushroom: Boost immune function & fight oxidative stress

    Lion's mane mushroom is a nootropic food very popular in traditional Chinese medicine. A large body of research has focused around this brain-boosting mushroom in the last few years, and the results are nothing short of astounding.

    One study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry lists the benefits by stating lion's mane mushroom is "antibiotic, anticarcinogenic, antidiabetic, anti-fatigue, antihypertensive, anti-hyperlipodemic, anti-senescence [anti-aging], cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, nephroprotective, and neuroprotective, and improves anxiety, cognitive function, and depression." (1)

    Wow. That's quite a list! [more]

    Bubonic plague feared on Mongolian flight as sick couple found dead in departing city

    We must study “machine behavior” to prevent a ROBOT APOCALYPSE

    Experts have been warning us about potential dangers associated with artificial intelligence for quite some time. But is it too late to do anything about the impending rise of the machines? [more]

    How many volcanoes have the potential to trigger devastating tsunamis like lately Anak Krakatau?

    An international team of researchers from the United States, the UK, and Indonesia has developed the first detailed computer model to represent the eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano in an effort to better understand how the catastrophic event occurred. The model simulations have revealed that there are 40 volcanoes worldwide that have the potential to initiate a deadly tsunami comparable to the one triggered by the eruption of Anak Krakatau. [more]