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2020 - Firenadoes

2021 -

A space hurricane – complete with electron “rain” – has been detected in the Earth’s upper atmosphere for the first time, an international team of researchers has reported. With the requisite plasma and magnetic fields needed for such storms present in the atmospheres of planets across the universe, the researchers suggest that such phenomena should be commonplace.

The hurricanes with which we are more familiar form in the Earth’s lower atmosphere over warm bodies of water. As warm, moist air rises, it creates a pocket of low pressure near the ocean’s surface, which in turn sucks in the surrounding air, generating strong winds and creating clouds that lead eventually to heavy rainfall. As a result of the Coriolis effect, the inward rushing air is deflected on a circular path – forming the characteristic spiral shape of a tropical storm.

Hurricanes have also been spotted in the lower atmospheres of our neighbouring planets of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, while similar phenomena – so-called “solar tornados” – have even been spotted churning the surface of the Sun. However, such swirling masses had never before been detected in the upper atmosphere of a planet.

The space hurricane in question was recorded above the North Pole, some several hundred kilometres up into the ionosphere, back in August 2014 by four satellites in the US Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. However, it was only revealed in the data by recent retrospective analysis led by researchers from China’s Shandong University.
 

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November 18, 2016 ·
The Quotes of Steven Wright:
1 - I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
2 - Borrow money from pessimists -- they don't expect it back.
3 - Half the people you know are below average.
4 - 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
5 - 82.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
6 - A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
7 - A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
8 - If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.
9 - All those who believe in psycho kinesis, raise my hand.
10 - The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
11 - I almost had a psychic girlfriend, ..... But she left me before we met.
12 - OK, so what's the speed of dark?
13 - How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?
14 - If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
15 - Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
16 - When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
17 - Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
18 - Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now.
19 - I intend to live forever ... So far, so good.
20 - If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
21 - Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
22 - What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
23 - My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
24 - Why do psychics have to ask you for your name
25 - If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
26 - A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
27 - Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
28 - The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.
29 - To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
30 - The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
31 - The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.
32 - The colder the x-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.
33 - Everyone has a photographic memory; some just don't have film.
34 - If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
35 - If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?
 

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I apologize in advance for this, but this is going to be a thing all ( 3/28/21 ) day for me.

From the people who believe there is a mysterious cabal that wants all to wear masks, they bring you this for SOME person's safety
 

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I remember some fifteen years ago, office had Entourage, Word, Xcel & Powerpoint, and the letters had little front-echoes, so we thought it looked like it said "Eeww, XP" (XP was the version of broken-Windows that was current at the time).
 

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23 - My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."

I think I know that guy. He's how I later sought and found a competent shade-tree mechanic.... after narrowly missing a fatal encounter with a bus when his idiotic predecessor had failed to bleed the brake line in wrapping up his work, and I had sailed into rush hour traffic on First Avenue in NYC --with no brakes whatsoever at the stop sign, and a receipt for brake work sitting on the passenger seat next to my handbag. Would have made a great tabloid tragedy piece on Page One, eh?

File under random arrogance -- after I made a U turn in front of the bus and a whole lot of fortunately wide-awake drivers of other vehicles, and headed back into the repair garage, using the emergency brake to quit forward motion, demanding to see the boss and telling him what happened:

"I will personally bleed the brake line for you, ma'am, and there will be no charge for the adjustment."​

File under I was not born yesterday:

"There are witnesses to what happened, not least a NYC transit bus driver, so you will credit me the entire bill I just paid."​
35 - If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?

No clue there, but the query fetches up another of my car tales: my alternator croaked on the way down the last of the big hills around here as I came upstate one night in the wee hours of a Saturday morning. So my headlights were running on a discharging battery while I finished the trip (no choice but to try that, since the failiure happened out in some major boondocks).

What I did discover is that it's really weird to turn onto a state highway in such a condition. As any cars coming up behind get closer, they eventually decide to pass because you are slowing down, and why is that? Because the shadow of your own damn car in their full-on headlights increasingly obscures your path ahead before they swing out in exasperation and go around you as you slow to a crawl. Yeah.

Fortunately traffic was extremely sparse and that stretch of state road was only about five miles before turnoff to county roads again, and by some great good fortune the moon was nearly full and the sky clear... so I finally cut the headlights and did the last ten miles of backroads by moonlight, saving whatever was left on the batt for reversion to pale headlights in case I encountered oncoming traffic or needed to impress a deer or cow in the road with more than my parking lights.
 

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THIS is the kind of headlines we should get on Mondays to begin the week.


Again I apologize if this offends. I am immature and other reasons. But this has me hyperventilating with laughter this morning. I already posted this once in the wrong thread.


As someone points out later in the thread, this was all done while maintaining social distancing, so at least someone in Florida still is.

I will commend Florida police for somehow managing NOT "to be in fear for their lives" and killing the woman.

So big thumbs up for that, and providing that headline I NEVER thought I would ever read.

Ohhhh, the trial...


The reason for the Amy Poehler reference, is because this is what has led to her trending on Twitter this morning, and curiously NOT why she was arrested. Which is all I needed to see. Sometimes you have to appreciate those who write copy headlines.
 
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