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Global Warming brings killing frost warning

Local gardeners may want to take special measures to protect their plants this evening as a frost advisory has been issued for much of New York state, including Oneida County.

The advisory issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect until 8 a.m. Monday.

Temperatures are expected to fall into the mid-to-low 30s overnight, and a hard frost is likely as temperatures in colder areas approach freezing.

via The Observer-Dispatch.

June 1, 2009 Posted by | weather | | Comments Off on Global Warming brings killing frost warning

Polly wants a passport

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A British tourist has had his passport stolen in New Zealand – by a large wild parrot with a reputation for mischief.

The Scottish visitor reported the theft from a tour bus on its way to Milford Sound, a beauty spot in South Island’s Fiordland region. A police spokesman said the kea had swooped on a brightly coloured bag containing the man’s passport when the coach made a stop.

via Ananova – Parrot steals Brit’s passport.

June 1, 2009 Posted by | animals, bird | Comments Off on Polly wants a passport

The case of the exploding bulls

Seven bulls exploded and caught fire after power lines fell on a dairy farm in New Zealand.

The incident happened north of Auckland at Wilks Road farm.

Dave Taylor, who leases the farm, said he got a phone call from his father who was driving along the motorway, telling him his cows were exploding.

via Metro.co.uk.

June 1, 2009 Posted by | accident messes, crazy, Explosion | | 2 Comments

The last survivor of the Titanic has died

Millvina Dean was nine weeks old when the liner sank after hitting an iceberg in the early hours of 15 April 1912, on its maiden voyage from Southampton.

The disaster resulted in the deaths of 1,517 people in the north Atlantic, largely due to a lack of lifeboats.

Miss Dean, who remembered nothing of the fateful journey, died on Sunday at the care home in Hampshire where she lived, two of her friends told the BBC.


June 1, 2009 Posted by | People | | Comments Off on The last survivor of the Titanic has died