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All dried up: Wednesday happenings

Top news from the world and beyond..

Rikers Island: Where prisoners with mental illness are greeted with brutality..

Visitors run from Old Faithful Geyser as eruption soaks them..
Geyser video shows big huff and puff..
Road to Yellowstone 'turns into oatmeal' from heat..

Bone dry: Lake Mead at all-time low: The abandoned marinas and tourist attractions left bone dry
.. Perhaps even more of a disburbing event to ponder: There are going to be major consequences from this drought in places with lots of people. Experts say the water levels will be enough to supply water to places like Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles for at least one more year
.. But that's just one more year.

Endless wave of illegal immigrants continue to flow across the Rio Grande..

SICK SUMMER: Theme park employees caught in sex stings, child porn arrests..

COLD SUMMER: Blast of rain and winds pummel parts of the United States..

Tuesday tornado chances in New York City..

The future is now. . Meet Cujo.. the Google robot dog on patrol with the Marines..

BROTHERLY LOVE: Woman's body found in suitcase in Philly..

Searching for life out there: Scientists say they are close to finding Earth's twin..

Ten years to change a culture: The differences in restaurants between 2004 and 2014..

Is your iPad giving you a rash?

Blast from the past: Weird Al Yankovic is back..

States where you're most likely to get wiretapped..

PIZZA IN 3d.. not your typical horror movie..

Scariest movies of the 1990s..

Ahn Byeong-ki, a South Korean film director, producer, and screenwriter specializing in horror films, says it is just because horror films are very new to Jiang that her true feelings can be expressed through her acting, which enables an intense feeling of fear to appear more natural..



STRANGER THINGS 2 looks incredible

The newest STRANGER THINGS 2 trailer hit on Friday the 13th .. amazing timing as always with the fine people at Netflix..

The excitement over this program is incredible. Not only are people re-watching and re-binging the first season in preparation, but there is an equal amount of re-watching and analyzing of the newest trailers..

Before discussion.. take a glance:

My initial thought: This is actually the weaker of the teasers and trailers for season 2.. Yes, I am inclined to wonder why Eleven is more androgynous  .. why she has more hair now and no one shaved it. why she is out of the upside down and eating Eggos in the normal world..

So many questions about her. But the trailer didn't pay much attention to her--I think on purpose. Instead we glimpsed into the post-pubescent boys and now new friends of another gender planning something, just as the world is being taken over by giant squid creatures from the upside down.

Not viewed at all? Mike's mom and dad. Barb..

Forgive me…


Yes, indeed.. a hurricane-ish type storm is about to hit Ireland..

Hurricane Ophelia is the 10th consecutive hurricane to form in the Atlantic basin this year. According to University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy, the last time ten consecutive storms became a hurricane was 1893. While a very interesting factoid, the "elephant in the room" is that Ophelia is headed to Ireland. It is rare, but not unprecedented.

There are a few interesting things about this.. First off, there have been really rare occasions that storms of this nature made it as far as Ophelia may..

Actually there have been only a handful in the past years since about, oh, 1851..

From 1851 to 2010, only 10 extratropical storms, typically the tail ends of tropical cyclones, have hit within 200 miles (322 kilometers) of Ireland....Hurricane Debbie was the only tropical hurricane to make landfall in that area, clipping the far northwest of the British Isles in 1961.

But this is 2017--the year that mayhem on …