7.8 Quake in NZ Moves entire continent slightly West

By: catfuraplenty, 6:59 PM GMT on June 24, 2009

A few days ago I posted a story on the NZ quake and that it was felt by the Aussies. It was obviously much more significant than first thought. Check out this new today said:WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Southern New Zealand has moved slightly closer to the east coast of neighboring Australia as a result of a massive earthquake last week off the country's South Island, a scientist said Wednesday.The magnitude 7.8 quake, centered in the ocean near Resolution Island in ...

Updated: 6:24 AM GMT on July 23, 2009

Cold Water Acrobatics

By: catfuraplenty, 11:24 PM GMT on June 22, 2009

Here I am, grousing about the heat and I came upon this performance by a young man from South Africa. Not only is this video cool, but I love the look of that beautiful water! Ahhhhh, waaaaaatttttteeeeeerrrr. Sorry, I think I got a bit coughed up, all this no-rain stuff is wearing on the nerves. :lol: Anyway, enjoy the surf and think cool thoughts. :)

A Safety Dome Over Houston?

By: catfuraplenty, 5:08 AM GMT on June 18, 2009

In case anyone missed it, the Discovery Channel recently ran a series of engineering marvels that are fanciful to say the least but then that is probably what they said about communicators on Star Trek too. One of the proposals was a clear, protective dome to be built over a 3 mile area of Houston to protect it, literally, from itself. The idea is to make Houston safer from floods, hurricanes, heat and humidity. A working model was shown in the program that is set i...

Stick a fork in me, I'm done

By: catfuraplenty, 6:27 AM GMT on June 16, 2009

It is hotter than hades here. It's looking like a repeat of five years back. I can't sleep for it. I don't want to eat anything that isn't iced. I can't go out in it and I swear the sun is banging down on the hood of my car every time I try. Web worms are eating the pecan tree. No rain. And I think this is the end of the world as we know it. :P At least it is until it rains again. signed little mary sunshineI want to take a second to tell everyone thank you for your...

Saving energy in line with summer:A proposal

By: catfuraplenty, 4:40 AM GMT on June 14, 2009

European countries, for the most part(and I know many have changed to a more western way of doing things), had it right. They know how to act during the summer. We talk about saving money, saving energy, saving water, lowering energy bills and gas consumption,yada, yada, yada. But do we? Do we utilize commonsense, going with the flow of the heat rather than acting like everyone lives in San Diego, CA, a comfortable 70ish year around?I hear ya, I'm getting to the poi...

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