Saturday, July 25, 2020

Event Update For 2020-07-24

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

2020-07-24 - Devastating wildfires roar above the Arctic circle as extreme heat bakes Siberia and sea ice melts away:

Quote: "The U.N. weather agency warned Friday that average temperatures in Siberia were 10 degrees Celsius (18 Fahrenheit) above average last month, a spate of exceptional heat that has fanned devastating fires in the Arctic Circle and contributed to a rapid depletion in sea ice off Russia’s Arctic coast."

2020-07-24 - Fires have tripled in Brazil's Pantanal wetlands in 2020 compared to 2019:

2020-07-24 - Lumber yard erupts in flame in Guadalupe (Arizona):

2020-07-24 - Worst locust swarms in decades invade Italy:

Quote: "In a situation reminiscent of a biblical plague, voracious locusts have stripped large areas of the island’s agricultural regions of crops, in what the World Bank has already been branded the most serious such invasion the world has faced in 70 years. The epicentre is formed by the municipalities of Orani, Ottana and Bolotana in the Tirso valley, with insects having arrived from the Middle East and Africa, where 23 countries have experienced similar problems."

2020-07-24 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Owasco Lake (New York):

2020-07-24 - Tropical Storm Hanna forms in the Gulf of Mexico as the earliest 'H' storm on record in the Atlantic:

Quote: "Tropical Storm 'Hanna' formed in the Gulf of Mexico at 03:00 UTC on July 24, 2020, as the earliest 8th named storm formation in the Atlantic on record."

2020-07-24 - Pentagon to make some UFO findings public, including that items have been retrieved from off-world vehicles not made on Earth:

Quote: "The Pentagon’s secretive UFO unit is going to make some of its findings public, The New York Times reported. And one consultant to the agency has briefed Defense Department officials of some highly unusual discoveries including items retrieved from 'off-world vehicles not made on this Earth,' the newspaper said."

2020-07-24 - Evidence suggests UFO whistleblower Bob Lazar was telling the truth all along:

2020-07-24 - Boat bursts into flame at Riverside Cottages on the St. Lawrence River in Clayton (New York):

2020-07-24 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Värmdö (Sweden), 1 injured:

Note: These are the 667th and 668th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-07-24 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-495 in Bolton (Massachusetts):

Note: This is the 32nd car-hauler to burn in 2020...

2020-07-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near Marvin Street and Water Street in Smethport (Pennsylvania):

2020-07-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M180 near Crowle (Britain):

2020-07-24 - Tractor bursts into flame in Bray Mill Cross (Britain):

2020-07-24 - Tractor bursts into flame near Much Wenlock (Britain):

Note: These are the 1047th, 1048th, 1049th, 1050th and 1051st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-07-24 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on street near Loxahatchee (Florida):

2020-07-24 - Box truck bursts into flame on road near Coimbatore (India):

2020-07-24 - RV bursts into flame on Route 50 near Frederick (Maryland):

Note: This is the 231st RV to burn in 2020...

2020-07-24 - Ice cream van bursts into flame on the A251 in Challock (Britain):

2020-07-24 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at gas station in Norwood (New York):

2020-07-24 - Car bursts into flame in bank drive-thru in West Mifflin (Pennsylvania):

2020-07-24 - Car bursts into flame on I-75 in Lexington (Kentucky):

2020-07-24 - Car bursts into flame on I-75 in Collier County (Florida):

2020-07-24 - Car bursts into flame on I-5 near Weldon Canyon in Newhall (California):

2020-07-24 - Car bursts into flame on I-64 near the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel in coastal Hampton (Virginia):

2020-07-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, on Pans Lane in Devizes (Britain):

2020-07-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage in Bury St Edmunds (Britain):

2020-07-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked at store in coastal Bude (Britain):

2020-07-24 - Car bursts into flame on street in coastal Cliftonville (Britain):

2020-07-24 - Car bursts into flame on the M3 near Dummer (Britain):

2020-07-24 - Car bursts into flame on the A1079 in Huntington (Britain):

Quote: "Time of Call: 1200 Location: A1079, Huntington Crews from York attended a car fire which was extinguished using 1 hose reel jet, cause believed to be electrical."

2020-07-24 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Stratford (Connecticut):

2020-07-24 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A38 near Smithaleigh (Britain):

2020-07-24 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at Workman's RV Park in Ozark (Arkansas):

2020-07-24 - Commercial building destroyed by fire at 3 AM on coastal Edisto Island (South Carolina):

2020-07-24 - Paving business heavily damaged by fire on Bolton Road in Atlanta (Georgia):

2020-07-24 - Meat packing plant heavily damaged by fire in Hemingway (South Carolina):

2020-07-24 - Restaurant and bakery destroyed by massive blaze in coastal London (Britain):

2020-07-24 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5:30 AM on Roosevelt Road near Compo Beach in coastal Westport (Connecticut):

2020-07-24 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 12:45 AM on 35th Avenue in coastal Queens (New York), several injured:

2020-07-24 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:14 AM on Stickney Avenue in Toledo (Ohio):

2020-07-24 - Home destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM in Errington (Canada):

2020-07-24 - Apartment building destroyed by fire on Grant Avenue in Bellevue (Pennsylvania):

2020-07-24 - Middle-aged woman dies after being pulled from the water at beach, then her husband has 'medical episode' and falls and dies, in/near coastal Tuckerton (New Jersey):

Quote: "Stacy Caban died after she was pulled out of the ocean by her daughter Monday. Six hours later, her longtime partner, Keith Kaznowski, who was grieving her loss, died after he suffered a medical episode and fell, family and friends say."

2020-07-24 - Woman and two children found dead in pond near Mayor’s Pond Road off of Lock and Dam Road in Augusta (Georgia):

2020-07-24 - Man, 59, drops dead at bus stop in West Ashley (South Carolina):

2020-07-24 - Woman, 46, found dead in pond at Wellspan Philhaven in West Cornwall Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-07-24 - Man, early 20s, found dead in Big Saby’s Pond at the Ellis Haven Campground in Plymouth (Massachusetts):

2020-07-24 - Woman, 30, jumps into the water and dies in Keystone Lake west of Sand Springs (Oklahoma):

2020-07-24 - Man, 26, found dead in submerged car in the Manitowoc River in Manitowoc (Wisconsin):

2020-07-24 - Boy, 17, found dead in Lake Lanier (Georgia):

2020-07-24 - Man in his 40s jumps into fountain at hotel and dies in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2020-07-24 - Man found dead on hiking trail in the Glade Park area in Mesa County (Colorado):

2020-07-24 - Man found dead on the shore of the Hudson River in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2020-07-24 - Man, 41, found dead in the water at beach at coastal Fort Fisher (North Carolina):

2020-07-24 - Person found dead in Lake Ray Hubbard (Texas):

2020-07-24 - Man, 58, found dead in the Little River in Milam County (Texas):

2020-07-24 - Man found dead in car in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2020-07-24 - Person found dead in car at bank in Westerville (Ohio):

2020-07-24 - Man found dead on East Hill Road in the Town of Wardsboro (Vermont):

2020-07-24 - Man, 19, jumps in the water and dies at Balls Falls (Canada):

2020-07-24 - Man, 50, has 'medical episode' at 6:30 AM on passenger bus and drops dead in Meersbrook (Britain):

Quote: "He was said to have suffered a 'medical episode' while travelling on a bus in the Meersbrook area of Sheffield early this morning."

2020-07-24 - Man, 44, has 'medical emergency', tractor trailer crashes into pond, in Dyer County (Texas), 1 killed:

Quote: "THP says investigators believe Harper had a medical emergency that led to his tractor-trailer truck leaving the road, going off the shoulder and through a metal fence before stopping in a pond nearby."

2020-07-24 - Man, 62, has 'medical emergency', car crashes into tree, in Bedford Township (Ohio):

Quote: "A Temperance man was pronounced dead at a hospital following a single-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Bedford Township that authorities said they believed occurred after the man suffered a medical emergency while driving."

2020-07-24 - Man, 50, has 'medical episode', heavy truck crashes into parking lot, in coastal New Haven (Connecticut), 1 injured:

Quote: "New Haven Fire Department say a 50-year-old man driving a construction truck was getting off Exit 2 when he had a medical episode."

2020-07-24 - Small plane crashes into building in Tehachapi (California), 1 killed:

2020-07-24 - Tractor trailer veers off road, plunges into the Feather River, in Plumas County (California):

2020-07-24 - SUV veers off road, crashes into pole, bursts into flame, in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

2020-07-24 - Car veers off road, crashes into concrete barrier, in Lexington (Kentucky), 1 killed:

Quote: "A man from this Greene County town has died in a one-car crash that authorities say might have resulted from a medical emergency."

2020-07-24 - Seven people attacked by grizzly bears this year at Yellowstone (Montana), record high for the first 6 months:

2020-07-24 - Sinkhole opens on road in Rosewood (Florida):

2020-07-24 - Sinkhole opens along path at Rochdale Park in Regina (Canada):

2020-07-24 - Building partially collapses in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

2020-07-24 - Building collapses in the Ebute Metta neighborhood in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

2020-07-24 - Heavy rain, flooding and landslides hit Nepal, 132+ killed:

2020-07-24 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Busan (South Korea), 2+ killed:

2020-07-24 - Ocean plastics could triple if we don’t act now, warn experts:

2020-07-24 - Study claims lockdowns didn't save any lives:

Note: So they were able to measure how many people WOULD have died if there HADN'T been any lockdowns? M'kay, sure...

2020-07-24 - Mnuchin says anyone who got a $1,200 stimulus check the first time is likely to get one again for the same amount:


  1. Start of another week Jonny. Lotsa stuff happenin' all over:
    monumental flooding, huge fires, locusts, crop troubles due to weather & Covid so food shortages expanding, social and political unrest, huge unemployment, global economics seizing up, policing problems, burgeoning health concerns, and more (including global warming)!

    Tried sit-on-top kayaking (in a 2-seater) yesterday down in Havre de Grace with my oldest son (it was a beautiful day to possibly die from H2S). Lotsa fun, very relaxing.

    Then i read today's JJFH and see all the other (unlucky?) people who DID die in or near water sources, especially the middle aged woman who died on the beach in NJ and then her partner died hours later . . .. [need i say "nyaaaaah-aaah!"]

    Gold Fire in northern California grows to 21,000 acres

    Friday most of the spread was to the southeast [more]

    Caldwell Fire is very active in northeast California

    The Caldwell Fire in northeast California has been very active for the last two days, growing to 11,860 acres by Saturday morning and was particularly active on the east and northeast sides Saturday. [more]

    Wildfire smoke forecast, July 26

    Most of the smoke is from the Caldwell Fire in northeast California. [more]

    Alaska fire crews mobilized to the lower 48

    Three Alaska wildland firefighting crews traveled to the Lower 48 states on Friday to assist with wildfire suppression efforts in the western United States.

    The three crews – the BLM Alaska Fire Service Midnight Sun Hotshots, Chena Hotshots, and the Alaska Division of Forestry White Mountain Type 2 Initial Attack Crew – boarded an airliner at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks Friday morning. The aircraft came up to Alaska from the National Interagency Coordination Center in Boise, Idaho Thursday to transport the crews to Boise, where they will be quickly assigned to one of a multitude of wildfires burning in the western U.S. [more]

    Wildfire smoke and COVID-19

    Exposure to air pollutants in wildfire smoke can irritate the lungs, cause inflammation, alter immune function, and increase susceptibility to respiratory infections, likely including COVID-19.

    Recent scientific publications (Conticini et al., 2020 & Travaglio et al., 2020) suggest that air pollutant exposure worsens COVID-19 symptoms and outcomes. [more]

    Suspicious fires in Glacier National Park leave a historic structure destroyed

    In northern Montana Thursday morning seven fires were discovered in Glacier National Park in the North Fork area. Park spokesperson Gina Kerzman said they have all been controlled but the Ford Creek Patrol Cabin built in 1928 which is on the National Register of Historic Places was destroyed.

    Due to the suspicious nature of the fires, several investigators are on scene including the FBI and the National Park Service’s Investigative Services Branch, which is assisting remotely. [more]

    [this is very much worth reading and it's short]
    Saturday, 25 July 2020
    Population Control by Genocide? Bill Laughing-Bear.

    [part 2 awaits]

  2. Sunday, 26 July 2020
    A dire warning for Americans from Yugoslavia [~ 15.6 min. video]

    Hurricane Warning for Texas - LIVE BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE (Tropical Storm Hanna) [2 videos, each over an hour]

    Tropical Storm"Hanna" officially strengthened into a Hurricane overnight, with sustained winds now at 75 MPH. The hurricane is in the Gulf of Mexico, headed for a direct hit/land-fall on Corpus Christie, TX. TEN INCHES OF RAIN are expected to fall in some areas today alone! [more]

    [here's some of the "Covid" deaths]
    Sedation to manage 'lockdown distress' may have led to dementia deaths

    A RISE in the use of sedation to manage ‘lockdown distress’ amongst the elderly may have contributed to a stark increase in dementia death rates, a charity has warned. [more; UK]

    I-Team: Deaths incorrectly attributed to COVID-19 in Palm Beach County

    A 60-year-old man who died from a gun shot wound to the head.

    A 90-year-old man who fell and died from complications of a hip fracture.

    A 77-year-old woman who died of Parkinson's disease.

    These are some of the deaths in Palm Beach County recently, and incorrectly, attributed to COVID-19 in medical examiner records. [more; yep PADDED deaths attributed to Covid]

    Iraqis struggle with heat as temperatures near 50C

    Iraqis swelter under a heatwave as temperatures soar to more than 49 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit) amid a lack of electricity. [more; jeez!]

    CCP puts out instructions for air-raid shelters
    Posters are put up in Beijing informing citizens how to quickly get into underground air-raid shelters in case of an alarm [relayed by Hal Turner]

    Hal Turner's conclusion is:

    If China believes the US is going to attack Beijing, and is warning their citizens about how to take shelter in an air raid, the ONLY other possibility is because China already knows they are GOING TO ATTACK THE UNITED STATES and therefore KNOW they will be attacked back. [more]

    Deutsche Bank Says a Giant Volcanic Eruption and Another Deadly Pandemic Are Among the Catastrophic Disasters That Could Devastate the World Economy in the Next 10 Years

    COVID-19 has been pretty much the only story in town for global markets and the world economy in 2020…
    But Deutsche Bank thinks there is a 33% chance of at least one of four much bigger risks, including a “globally catastrophic” volcanic eruption taking place over the next 10 years. [more]

    [3rd section below]

  3. [human priorities]
    Gold vs. Salmon: An Alaska Mine Project Just Got a Boost

    The mine will be located in two watersheds that feed fish-spawning rivers. Opponents say tailings left from the mining operation pose risks if heavy metals or other contaminants from them leach into groundwater or if dams holding back the tailings fail in an earthquake.

    In addition to the open-pit mine, the plan would include large dammed ponds for the tailings, some of them toxic, that result from mining and concentrating the metals, 80 miles of road and pipeline to carry the concentrate to a new port on Cook Inlet, and a 165-mile natural gas pipeline for a generating plant to power the operation.

    Alaska is the most seismically active state in the nation [and] Approval is expected [more; ya can't eat gold]

    The Great Climate Migration

    The world can now expect that with every degree of temperature increase, roughly a billion people will be pushed outside the zone in which humans have lived for thousands of years. [more]

    Contaminated compost: How an industrial herbicide is ruining backyard gardens

    Clopyralid, used on golf courses and large-scale hayfields, is ending up in compost—and ruining plants that grow in it.[more]

    The Federal Coup to Overthrow the States and Nix the 10th Amendment Is Underway

    What is unfolding before our very eyes—with police agencies defying local governments in order to tap into the power of federal militarized troops in order to put down domestic unrest—could very quickly snowball into an act of aggression against the states, a coup by armed, militarized agents of the federal government.

    At a minimum, this is an attack on the Tenth Amendment, which affirms the sovereignty of the states and the citizenry, and the right of the states to stand as a bulwark against overreach and power grabs by the federal government.

    If you’re still deluding yourself into believing that this thinly-veiled exercise in martial law is anything other than an attempt to bulldoze what remains of the Constitution and reinforce the iron-fisted rule of the police state, you need to stop drinking the Kool-Aid. [more]

    [4th piece follows]

  4. America 'staring down the barrel of martial law', Oregon senator warns

    America is “staring down the barrel of martial law” as it approaches the presidential election, a US senator from Oregon has warned as Donald Trump cracks down on protests in Portland, the state’s biggest city. [more]

    Mnuchin: Virus aid package soon, $1,200 checks by August

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Republicans were set to roll out the next COVID-19 aid package Monday and assured there was backing from the White House after he and President Donald Trump's top aide met to salvage the $1 trillion proposal that had floundered just days before.

    Mnuchin told reporters at the Capitol that extending an expiring unemployment benefit — but reducing it substantially — was a top priority for Trump. The secretary called the $600 weekly aid “ridiculous” and a disincentive for people to go back to work. He also promised a fresh round of $1,200 stimulus checks would be coming in August. [more]

    [chicken-shit Prez drop-out] Bernie Sanders slams Tesla CEO Elon Musk, saying it's 'pathetic' that Musk is against another government stimulus package

    "What a hypocrite. Elon Musk has received billions in corporate welfare from US taxpayers. Now he wants to stop 30 million Americans who lost jobs from receiving $600 a week in unemployment benefits, while his wealth has gone up by $46.7 billion over the past 4 months," Sanders said in a tweet. "Pathetic." [more]

    Long-standing NYC restaurant closing doors due to COVID

    After surviving the 9/11 attacks, the recession and Superstorm Sandy, a long-standing restaurant in Lower Manhattan is closing its doors for good due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[more]

    [Let's play ball - part 2]
    Braves lose both their catchers hours before opening day because of coronavirus symptoms

    The Atlanta Braves, hours before their opening day game against the New York Mets, are giving us an example of how playing baseball during a pandemic can quickly turn chaotic.

    Both Braves catchers, Tyler Flowers and Travis d'Arnaud, won’t be available to play Friday after showing coronavirus symptoms. Mark Bowman of says both players tested negative but are back in Atlanta.

    The Braves, instead, summoned two catchers from their taxi squad [more; sports will probably go the way of retail stores]

  5. Oregon AG loses court motion to restrain feds from stopping rioters in Portland

    [what? you DON'T want law and order?!]

    As reported last week, Oregon's far left attorney general, Ellen Rosenblum, sought a federal court order to protect her terrorist friends and prevent the feds from intervening in the continuous riotous acts that have been ongoing in Portland. Her motion was DENIED today by a judge in the very same courthouse that has been subjected to the repeated vandalism and arson. [more; i guess you ain't from aroun' he' .. ]

    [lotta whales washing up dead lately]
    30-ft long dead whale washes up on beach in Kochi, India

    The carcass of the whale seemed to be two weeks old as per the knowledge of the local fishermen who were the first to notice it.

    The disgusting stench of the carcass had spread to the whole neighbourhood causing nausea and other unpleasant situations.

    Tornado hits Northampton, UK

    Global CO2 levels reach a new millennial high in 2020, despite the traffic and industry slowdown during the Covid-19 pandemic

    Global CO2 levels continue to increase, despite the slowdown of the industry and traffic around the world due to the Covid-19. Compared to 2019, the CO2 levels have increased by at least 2-3 ppm (parts per million).

    If we add human emissions to the seasonal cycle, we get a non-natural faster increase in the base CO2 levels each year. So the CO2 cannot be destroyed, and we are just adding to its overall global supply. So even with a slowdown of industry and traffic during the Covid-19 pandemic, the emissions were not reduced for long enough and strong enough, to make an obvious impact or an actual reduction of the global CO2 levels. In a way, this was a test of the impact of reduced human emissions. It showed that heavy efforts and financial investments in renewable energy will be required to actively start to slow down the year-to-year CO2 growth trend, let alone reverse it. [more]

    Drought, rains and record cold deliver dismal grain harvest for Ukraine and Russia

    The two largest grain exporters on planet earth look in bad shape. Agricultural output in the Ukraine fell by 19% during the first half of 2020, compared to the same period last year. And Russia hasn't fared much better. [more]

    Floods, landslides kill 5 in northern Vietnam - heaviest rainfall since 1961

    Five people including three children in Ha Giang Province in the northern highlands died Tuesday amid heavy flooding in the region due to prolonged rain.

    A 44-year-old woman and her 15-year-old daughter were asleep in their house in Hoang Su Phi District when rocks collapsed onto the house at around 5 a.m. Authorities tried to rescue the two, but failed.

    At 7 a.m., another woman and her 13-year-old daughter were buried as landslides hit their rent house in Ha Giang Town, the capital of the province. Authorities found them after several hours and rushed them to hospital, but only the 48-year-old mother survived.

    Another child, two years of age, from Bac Quang District, drowned amid the floods. [more; videos]

    [2nd section under this]

  6. Yangtze River flooding, China [video]

    Hurricane Hanna batters southern Texas

    Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 32 counties, saying the coronavirus outbreak would complicate the work of the emergencies services.

    Hanna made landfall on Padre Island on Saturday, and is now battering the area between Corpus Christi and Brownsville.

    With winds up to 90mph (145km/h), the storm was tearing roofs off homes. [more]

    Iceland's Mount Hekla shows signs of high magma pressure

    Measurements made near stratovolcano Hekla indicate a build-up of magma pressure that has become considerably greater than when the volcano last erupted in 1991 and 2000. [more]

    Dr Mercola Interviews Denis Rancourt: 'There is no Scientific Evidence That Facemasks Inhibit Viral Spread' [~ 79 min. video & article]

    Cow found mutilated in Eastern Oregon, investigators bewildered

    Authorities are investigating the death and mutilation of yet another cow — this time, on rangeland near Fossil, Ore.

    And the culprit may have left a clue: a boot print.

    The black Angus cow, a breeding animal worth about $1,000, was found Thursday dead and mutilated — tongue, genitals and reproductive organs cut out. Her carcass was found upright, front legs tucked underneath, a position investigators say they haven't seen before.

    The cause of death is unknown, and authorities told the Capital Press the case is ongoing.

    "She died in a position she couldn't have gotten into by herself. I don't have any kind of logical explanation for it," said David Hunt, owner of Hunt Ranch and a partner-producer for Painted Hills Natural Beef Inc.

    "There was definitely foul play involved in this animal's death," said Deputy Jeremiah Holmes of the Wheeler County Sheriff's Office.

    This isn't the first time Hunt has lost an animal to mysterious mutilation. Last December, he found a dead bull in the snow with its nose, lips, ears, tongue, tail and genitals removed and blood drained. Deputy Holmes said he worked on that case, too, with no leads.

    Hunt isn't the only rancher to lose an animal this way. FBI case files record thousands of killings and mutilations of cattle across the U.S. since the 1970s. The animals are usually found with the same body parts missing — and no culprit has ever been arrested. [more]

    [from Planet of the Apes news]
    Baboons 'armed with knives and chainsaws' spotted in safari park

    Baboons at a popular safari park have been spotted armed with knives, screwdrivers and even a chainsaw, according to reports.

    The primates at Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside are already known for their destructive abilities and have been pictures previously pulling things from visitors’ cars.

    But now, some staff are concerned that the baboons are being armed with weapons “for a laugh” by park-goers, according to the Sunday Times.

    One worker told the newspaper: “We're not sure if they are being given weapons by some of the guests who want to see them attack cars, or if they're fishing them out of pick-up trucks and vans.”

    The worker said the animals sometimes go into people’s toolboxes to grab what they can, adding: “One of the baboons was seen lugging around a chainsaw.” [more; awrite, let's go!]

    [3rd part below]

  7. Summer’s First Major Meteor Shower Is Happening From Now Until The End Of August

    The Delta Aquariids meteor shower, one of the longest of the year, starts on Sunday, July 12 and lasts until Sunday, August 23.

    Summer’s first major shower will peak on the night of Tuesday, July 28.

    The Delta Aquariids will be visible from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. each night, but peak viewing lasts from 2:15 to 3:15 a.m.
    [more; perfect for Jonny!]

    A scientist's mesmerizing animation shows how our entire solar system orbits an unseen center — and it's not the sun

    Our solar system orbits an invisible point at its center called the barycenter, from which its mass is evenly distributed.

    Even the sun orbits this point — so the center of the solar system doesn't always align with the center of our star.

    Planetary scientist James O'Donoghue made an animation to show how the sun, Jupiter, and Saturn play tug of war around the solar system's barycenter.

    Wild Horses Cool Down in the Ocean off Maryland

    Visitors enjoying body boarding in the ocean off Assateague Island, Maryland, were joined by some unusual bathers this summer — a herd of wild horses.The herd can be seen on the beach with the surf lapping at their legs in this video uploaded to Facebook on July 20 by Karen DePace.“This is the first time in 10 years that I personally have seen them [the horses] playing in the ocean,” Maryland resident DePace told Storyful. DePace said that three park rangers were with the horses “to ensure their safety” as they cooled off in the water. She said it was a “very hot day.”The horses are descendants of domestic animals that reverted to a wild state, according to the National Park Service, who encourage visitors to the island to “enjoy their beauty from a distance.” [more]

    [from GET t f outta Here news]
    Daredevil divers plunge from Bosnian bridge in centuries-old tradition

    Divers hurled themselves from a 24-metre (79-ft) high Ottoman-era bridge in the Bosnian town of Mostar on Sunday, staging a centuries-old contest even though the COVID-19 pandemic prevented many visitors from coming.

    The annual contest - which is thought to date back to the 15th century - is a big tourist attraction. The plunge from the bridge is also a traditional rite of passage for local youths.
    [more; yeah, if you live, it was a great experience . . jeez]

    [Let's PARTY! Philly style]
    Philadelphia police break up two large block parties across the city Saturday night [48 sec. news video]
    [from WHO CAYS?! news]
    Warning: Our Next Stimulus Deal Could Cause a Massive Stock Market Crash

    If a follow-up relief package is overwhelmingly stingy, it could impact the stock market in a manner investors won't like. [more]

    Florida records 9,300 new coronavirus cases, blows past New York

    Florida on Sunday became the second state after California to overtake New York, the worst-hit state at the start of the U.S. novel coronavirus outbreak, according to a Reuters tally.

    Total COVID-19 cases in the Sunshine State rose by 9,300 to 423,855 on Sunday, just one place behind California, which now leads the country with 448,497 cases. New York is in third place with 415,827 cases. [more; come on, try harder!]