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Wednesday weirdness

Tales from the crypt.. the planet earth. The happenings of importance today (so far)

Detroit flooding makes news.. Somehow ironic when so many in the city are being threatened by water companies to have their faucets turned off..

This is the scene on Long Island this morning.. a commute to end all commutes as parts of the area are flooded after being hit by 14 feet waves and a Meso low..

MONSANTO 2.0: Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide - and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it..

Uneasy night in Ferguson: Tear gas, rioting, and another police shooting..

ISIS continues to threaten America..

Edward Snowden embraces the AMERICAN flag for WIRED article.. The photo will make some tear up and others cringe and angry..

Photos show strange UFOs over Houston Texas.. Something circular was floating in the skies over the city.

Las Vegas will go DRY if water levels drop 7% more.. Lake Mead is currently hitting record lows.. We need to grasp how dire of a situation this is: Las Vegas is going to go dry even though officials are drilling a new pipeline to keep drawing water from Lake Mead.. Maybe it's time to stop watering golf courses in the MIDDLE OF A DESERT!?

Farmers are bracing for the worst as America's largest reservoir is going dry.. According to dire reports: There's only enough water for big cities for about one more year. HEAR THAT?

Another strange story about water, or the lack thereof: A Massachusetts town has been scratching its head as to where up to 24 percent of its water has gone..

Slotloss: Newest casino in Atlantic City the latest to announce closure.. 3000 more without jobs..

Retail and weep: A flat July and the worst sales in 6 months hit stores.. This economy is solidly bad. The climate is going to lead to big store closures after one final Christmas sweep..

End of a golden era: Lauren Bacall dead..

This has to be rough for her: Robin Williams' daughter ZELDA quits social media due to bullying..

Revealed: Megan Fox' diet for NINJA TURTLES body..

The scary invasion of privacy known as the Facebook messenger app..

Japan's creepy sex doll industry 'reaches next level' in creation of perfect artificial ‘Dutch Wife’ which comes with 'realistic feeling skin'

China's latest weirdness: Simulate your own death in 4D..

CONJURE THIS: Warner Bros. Pictures has slated two untitled New Line Cinema horror films for 2016, but have yet to reveal what those films could be



Mystery Surrounds Metal Towers Popping Up In Tunnels & Bridges

Mystery Surrounds Metal Towers Popping Up In Tunnels & Bridges: It’s a $100 million MTA project shrouded in secrecy, with 18 of them for tunnels and bridges. So what are they exactly?The MTA’s man in charge of the bridges and tunnels, Cedrick Fulton, dodged Carlin’s questions Wednesday.“I said no comment,” he said.Some MTA board members, including New York City Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, say they know too little about the towers – even with half the money already spent and some of the towers already up.“A lot of the board members felt they didn’t have all the details they would have wanted, myself included,” she said.
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Seattle butterflies: ALL GODS MUST DIE gets attention

There is something strange afoot in the city of Seattle Washington -- a butterfly effect is causing strange emotions from people who are finding origami butterflies throughout public locations.. when the papers are unfolded, ominous messages appear..

From a local report:
"Origami butterflies with ominous messages have been found all around Seattle.The colorful creations look cheerful at first, but when unfolded, the phrase “you are not safe,” is revealed. A date is printed along with the message: 9-28-17.Even more puzzling are the illustrations, which include Russell Wilson, Kurt Cobain, the Starbucks siren, and a peace message. One of the notes features the Seattle skyline without its famous Space Needle landmark.A website is listed on some of the papers: On it, a scramble of letters merge together to form the statement, "You Are Not Safe” while Wagner's "Das Rheingold" plays. Then, a psychedelic goat appears behind the vaguely threateni…


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 …