Sunday, February 24, 2013

Coincidence? Siberia Records Coldest Temperature Ever Days After Meteor Explosion

Update: August 16, 2013:  A NASA study regarding last February's explosion of a large meteor over Siberia has revealed that the detonation of the space rock generated a massive dust cloud that circled the entire globe in only four days! The report also states that the dust cloud remained detectable in the atmosphere for as long as three months after the explosion. It has been reported that NASA's Suomi NPP Satellite was used to track the cloud, which contained hundreds of tons of dust that began to disperse into earth's atmosphere immediately after the meteor exploded with the force of fifty Hiroshima-sized atomic bombs. The dust cloud was more than likely the culprit behind the coldest temperature ever recorded in Siberia, which took place only days after the meteor event. This study should help climatologists better understand the connection between meteor/comet impact events on our planet and how these impacts can quickly initiate ice ages that can last for hundreds of thousands of years and place all of humanity in great jeopardy.

While news coverage of last week's massive meteor explosion over Russiawhich injured over 1200 people, shattered windows and damaged buildings over several hundred square mileswas extensive, this [perhaps] related story was all but ignored. You can decide if it's coincidental or not. 

Only a few days after the meteor exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk in Siberia on February 15, the coldest temperature ever recorded in the country took place. The temperature -71.2°C (-96.1°F)was recorded on February 19 in the Siberian city of Oymyakon, some 2000 miles away from Chelyabinsk. The previous record for coldest temperature in the region was -68°C (-90.4°F) set in the year 1933. [Citation: No Trick Zone]

The link between asteroid and/or comet impacts/atmospheric explosions has been noted extensively through scientific studies regarding intense climate change  in the past, many which have led to mass extinction events on Earth. A [smaller] bolide meteor explosion that took place above the Asian continent in November 2010 apparently caused aberrant weather conditions throughout China and parts of Europe. [Citation: Barry Warmkessel ]

Information is also coming to light how the atmospheric meteor explosion in Russia triggered the country's nuclear defense warning system, in place to detect incoming InterContinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) from the United States or other threatening nations. The infrasonic waves created by the meteor's detonation high in the atmosphere over the Ural Mountains was also detected by 17 nuclear monitoring stations around the globe, including those used by the United States. The explosion has been determined to have been equivalent to 50 Hiroshima sized nuclear bombs. These same monitors also detected the detonation of a nuclear device commissioned by the rogue North Korean government only a few days prior to the "celestial event" taking place. [[Citation: The Christian Science Monitor]

Of course, NASA's stance regarding the meteor explosion in Russia (and a smaller meteor explosion over Cuba less than 24-hours later) and any connection to the large 2012 DA14 asteroid that had a very close flyby with earth on the same day is strictly "coincidental". Just as the Global Warming proponents are claiming the coldest temperature ever recorded in Siberia and the meteor explosion over the same area only a few days before is also coincidental. There certainly are a great deal of coincidences taking place around the world regarding climate and geological events as of late...if you believe in coincidence...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Always Brush After Snacks: New Chocolate Tooth Paste Hits Shelves

For all the hopeless Choco-Holics in the world, comes this news item:

If you have been trying to think of a way to get more delicious chocolate in your diet, a new product has hit the market that promises a healthy way to do just that...a toothpaste made from chocolate!

According to research, a substance contained in cocoa beans can actually improve the condition of your teeth and gums. (And your Mom always claimed eating too much chocolate sweets would rot your teeth out!) The new toothpaste called Theodent has recently hit the market that contains the chocolately essence called theobromine, which is believed to strengthen teeth and actually regenerate tooth enamel, which can be stripped from teeth by eating too much sugar or foods containing natural acids. 

The oh-so-yummy toothpaste was initially invented by Dr. Tetsu Nakamoto at research done in his New Orleans laboratory in the late-1980s. After decades of clinical trials, the doctor was awarded a patent for his ingredient, called Rennou. The company marketing the paste claims that Theodent is a non-toxic alternative to the current spate of fluoride toothpastes on the market today. Fluoride, which has been proven to prevent the formation of cavities and tooth decay, can also be potentially toxic if accidentally swallowed in large quantities.

Theodent comes in a minty-chocolate flavor for adults and chocolate for kids, which may be an enticement to get children who are not terribly fond of brushing to start taking better care of their teeth. The product is quite a bit more expensive than regular toothpaste: a 3.4 ounce tube retails for approximately $10 and is available at retailer Whole Foods or at the company's official  website.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Green Slime: Did Mysterious Ooze Found in UK Park Come from Meteor Shower?

Since life in today's world is becoming more like a science fiction disaster movie with each passing day, this story will perhaps not be of surprise...

Scientists in the UK are now trying to determine if an icky "green slime" substance found in abundance in a park has originated from an other-worldly source, mainly from the meteors that have been bombarding the earth over the past week!

The unidentified jelly-like substance has been discovered at the RSPB Ham Wall Nature reserve in Somerset, England. According to ancient folklore, the substance known colloquially as "astral jelly" is deposited after an intense meteor shower. The ooze turned up at the park only a few days after a massive meteor exploded in the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk in central Russia. The explosion injured several thousand people and destroyed buildings and shattered windows and nerves across a wide area. A smaller explosion took place less than twenty-four hours later over Cuba.

Tony Whitehead, a spokesman for the UK wildlife protection charity RSPB, says: "Although we don't know what it actually is, similar substances have been described previously. In records dating back to the 14th Century it's known variously as star jelly, astral jelly or astromyxin. In folklore it is said to be deposited in the wake of meteor showers."

Scientists are currently doing tests on the substance to determine what exactly it is and where on earth (or not of earth) it originated. In the meantime, they are advising the public to stay away from the substance should they encounter it, warning that until tests are done, it should be considered dangerous.

Once again, science fiction films seem to be coming to life! From classic movies such as The Blob, Night of the Living Dead and Day of the Triffids, the folklore that bad things seem to follow the arrival of meteor showers or the passing of a comet has endured over the centuries, perhaps for a very important reason...

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Thousands of Dolphins Seen Swimming Off San Diego Coast

Photograph courtesy of Antonio Ramirez
A day after a meteor explodes with incredible force over Russia, a highly rare and unusual sight was witnessed off the San Diego coast when a cruise ship encountered a massive pod of swimming dolphins.

Capt. Joe Dutra of Hornblower Cruises said he saw a “super mega-pod” of common dolphins Thursday around noon while he was conducting his daily tour off the California coast. Dutra says the pod of aquatic mammals had to extend for more than 7 miles long and at least 5 miles wide. He estimates that there were at least 100,000 dolphins swimming in unison.

Captain Dutra says the boat followed the pod of dolphins for more than an hour, as the tourists and crew members were in complete and utter fascination at the spell-binding spectacle. Dutra had never witnessed a similar event in all of his years on the sea, calling the incident “honestly truly beyond belief". 

Dutra, who has boated for several decades, said he felt highly fortunate to enjoy such a rare phenomenon.
“You had to be there to experience it,” he said.  “It was truly spectacular.”

Note: Could this be yet more reactive behaviors being exhibited by animals all around the world due to extreme geological and climatic changes taking place on our planet?  Dolphins are highly intelligent and sensitive creatures and would detect problems long before a human would...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

More Brains! Hackers Broadcast "Zombie Apocalypse" Warning on Montana TV

Residents of Montana must have thought they were in a real-life Z-grade zombie flick after hackers managed to sneak in a Zombie Apocalypse Warning over the airwaves of a local television station!

The warning came in the middle of a broadcast of The Steve Wilko Show (appropriately enough, although it would have been extra cool during an episode of The Walking Dead). After the standard Emergency Broadcast Alert buzzer, a computer generated voice declared that "“the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living” in several Montana counties.

“Do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are considered extremely dangerous,” the warning continued, calling on local citizens to “follow the messages on screen that will be updated as information becomes available.” 

Station KRTV immediately pulled the bogus warning and apologized to viewers, on air as well as on-line:
“This message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency,” the station said in an official statement. “Our engineers are investigating to determine what happened and if it affected other media outlets.”

 I wonder how many citizens ran to grab their guns upon hearing the alert?

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Nightmare Earth: Bizarre Phenomenon Creates "Spider Rain" in Brazil

Warning....this story is not for the squeamish or faint of heart!

A purely strange phenomenon that took place in Brazil this week is quickly going viral across the Internet. It appears that it decided to "rain spiders" in the town of  Santa Antonio de Plantina in Parana, Brazil! Video from the scene shows thousands of the icky arachnids, floating in the air above a group of houses and telephone poles, as if they were coming down in the most nightmarish rain storm possible! The spiders are actually floating along a large net of webs they have created.

Screen caps and photographs of the spine-tingling spectacle can barely do the scene justice. The man taking the video, 20-year-old web designer Erick Reis,  keeps repeating "It's raining spiders," in Portuguese over and over again. You can hear the shrieks and nervous laughter of other witnesses taking in the Apocalyptic event. (Was "raining spiders" one of the Ten Plagues of Egypt?)

Brazilian news site G1 is reporting that the spider is of the species  Anelosimus eximius, a "social" spider native to parts of Central and South America. A local biologist characterized the behavior as "normal". Yes, seeing how the locals observing the scene couldn't believe what they were witnessing and I'm sure their eyes bugged out of their heads, this is definitely "normal, every day behavior"! 

If you have a fear of spiders or any other creepy-crawlies, do yourself a favor and Do Not watch the following video!

My theory: The spiders are exhibiting reactive behaviors to potentially great changes in their environment, as they can sense the slightest alterations, unlike people.

Too Close for Comfort: Large Asteroid Will Miss Earth...Just Barely

A significant asteroid will give Earth a buzz this week, and will come a little too close for comfort!

The asteroid, given the moniker 2012 DA14, measures some fifty yards (forty meters) in diameter and is traveling at the super-fast speed of 26,000 miles per hour, according to information provided by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The enormous space rock will pass within a mere 17,200 miles (27,680 km) of the surface of the Earth at approximately 2:30 pm EST on February 15, 2013.

The distance, although considerable, actually will place the asteroid closer to our planet than the geosynchronous weather and communications satellites orbiting high above Earth, which are in orbit at 22,000 miles (35,800 km).

NASA assured the public that there is absolutely no chance of 2012 DA14 impacting the Earth, although its passage will be one for the record books. "This is a record-setting close approach," said Don Yeomans of NASA's Near Earth Object Program at JPL. "Since regular sky surveys began in the 1990s, we've never seen an object this big get so close to Earth."

NASA also assures that the object will not strike the International Space Station or any of the many satellites orbiting the Earth. Although the object might not seem to be substantial, it would still pack quite a punch if it were to impact our planet.  According to Yeomans, an object of similar size created the mile wide Meteor Crater in Arizona about 50,000 years ago and an space object estimated to have been about the size of 2012 DA14 exploded with incredible force high above sparsely populated Tunguska, Russia in 1908, leveling hundreds of square miles of forest.

[Addendum: NASA is claiming that the meteor explosions over Chelyabinsk, Russia, as well as a smaller eruption over Cuba on the same day as the flyby of 2012 DA14 is strictly "coincidental". Hmmm.... That doesn't sound at all believable. Also, could the Russian meteor event have been picked up by the Webbot Project as well as by remote viewers from the Farsight Project?]

Webbot Project Sees Scary Future for Humanity

Friday, February 8, 2013

Om Nom Nom Nom Om: Cookie Monster Steals Bronze Sculpture, Demands Cookie Ransom

Beloved Sesame Street Muppet the Cookie Monster recently committed a brazen act of crime in the German town of Hanover by stealing a century-old bronze cookie sculpture from outside one of the country's largest cookie and treat manufacturers!

The sculpture went missing last month from the Bahlsen food company which makes and distributes the successful Liebnitz brand of cookies and other delectably sweet goodies. Flash forward a few weeks, when a "ransom note" arrived at the offices of the local newspaper, the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, complete with a photograph of the Cookie Monster with the cookie in his/her mouth, stating that the cookie was indeed safe and would only be returned if certain demands were met.

The initial letter demanded, among other things, that the company provide yummy goodies to all the rooms at a local children's hospital if it ever wanted to see the prized golden cookie again. The head of corporation, Werner Michael Bahlsen, immediately offered 52,000 packs of cookies (called "biscuits" in Europe) to different organizations upon the emblem's safe return, but Bahlsen also stated that the company would not meet the thief's demands and that it "refused to be blackmailed" or give in to extortion.

This gave the Cookie Monster Thief a change of heart, as a second letter arrived this week, stating the precious sculpture would be returned: "Because Werni [Werner Michael Bahlsen] loves the biscuit as much as I do and now always cries and misses the biscuit so badly, I'm giving it back to him!!!"

No word on whether the sculpture has been returned to its rightful owners as of now, but hopefully some sick children in Germany are enjoying some sweet treats due to the Cookie Monster's civil disobedience protest! Should we look for more such protests to hit Sesame Street in the coming months? Time shall tell...

Update...apparently the Cookie Monster was good on his word. The bronze sculpture was recently recovered at a local university, hanging from the neck of a horse sculpture with a red ribbon!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Powerful Earthquake Causes Killer Tsunami in the Solomon Islands

A tsunami has hit the South Pacific  nation of the Solomon Islands after a powerful earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale struck the nearby Santa Cruz Islands.

The quake struck early Tuesday at a very shallow depth of only five km (three miles) and was located 340 km (211 miles) east of Kira Kira in the Solomons, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said. Initially, tsunami alerts and warnings were issued for a wide swathe of the South Pacific following the major temblor, with the countries of Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia also placed under the alert as a precautionary measure.

News sources from the Solomon's are stating that a tsunami measuring approximately .09 meters struck the island shortly after the earthquake occurred. The tsunami has devastated the town of Lata, where hundreds of homes were washed away. At present, five deaths have been reported, but many people are still listed as missing. Essential services such as water and electricity have been cut to the islands due to the earthquake and tsunami.

Officials with the government have stated that there is news of several ships with significant crews being swept out to sea by the destructive surge of the tsunami. Powerful aftershocks continue to be recorded following the earthquake, and areas of Lata township are still partially underwater as the surge waters have been slow to recede.

Today's catastrophe comes only six years after the devastating earthquake and tsunami combination that hit the region in 2007. The 8.1 earthquake triggered a significantly larger tsunami which measured at least ten feet. That event left 52 people dead and thousands of citizens homeless.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Prêt-à-Porter: Parisienne Women Can Now LEGALLY Wear Pants

Famed French designer Coco Chanel was way before her time... 

It might have come a century too late, but finally the women of fashion forward Paris can legally wear pants!

It seems an antiquated law written during the time of the French Revolution in the late 1700s that forbade the women of  Paris to wear pants was left in the books. The law was eventually amended in 1892 and again 1909...but that was only to make it legal for woman to wear trousers if they were "holding the handlebars of a bicycle or the reigns of a horse".

Apparently, trailblazers such as iconic French fashion designer Coco Chanel and screen goddess Marlene Dietrich (who lived in an apartment on Avenue Montaigne in Paris until her death in 1992) were even more daring for the age in which they lived, considering their penchant for men's trousers and outfits, which was technically illegal!

The obscure and outdated law was officially repealed on Friday by Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the French minister of women's rights. "This law is incompatible with the principles of equality between men and women which is laid out in the Constitution and in France's European commitments,"  Vallaud-Belkacem said in an official statement.

Now the women of Paris can wear their trousers...out and proud!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Alley Cat: "Bride Of Wildenstein" Billionaire Avoids NYC Eviction

"Yes, Grumpy Cat was the look I was going for..."

Billionaire divorcée  Jocelyn Wildenstein (AKA "The Bride of Wildenstein" AKA The "Catwoman") has avoided having her well-heeled derriere and butchered face tossed out onto the cold streets of New York City after she apparently came to terms with her landlady, who had filed a petition to have her evicted.

It seems Wildenstein (who spent millions of dollars on cosmetic surgery to look like one of her beloved pet cats) was considerably behind in her rent at her extremely lavish apartment at the iconic 845 UN Plaza tower in Manhattan. According to her landlady Fima Shusterman, Wildenstein was more than $73,000 behind in her rent on the palatial apartment when she filed eviction papers this past December.

Jocelyn, who was once a normal-looking Swiss beauty, rose to fame when her marriage to billionaire art dealer Alec Wildenstein fell apart after she discovered her husband in bed with a 19-year-old Russian lingerie model. The enraged philandering hubby pulled a gun on Jocelyn, which ended with him going to jail and a costly divorce. Jocelyn went on to receive a record-breaking $2.5 billion divorce settlement.

The 72-year old socialite certainly should have the money to cover her rent, so hopefully she won't end up living in the streets like one of the cats she so desperately wants to resemble...

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