Weekly News

Welcome back, Wednesday. You are very welcome this week. I am now on break through the end of next week for Thanksgiving. I won’t be resting, I have way too much editing for that, but I get to work in the peace and quiet of my house. It can’t get much better than that.

Time for the news.

This first story is just Ironman cool. Like a real jet-packed fueled, exoskeleton-wearing man.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/richard-browning-iron-man_us_5a0394e5e4b0f76b05c34011?section=us_weird-news

This guy is so lucky to be alive. It would be so surreal to watch a nail beating along with the beats of your heart. Healing thoughts, dude.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nail-pierces-mans-heart_us_599468f6e4b04b1933624044?section=us_weird-news

What an incredible place, both culturally and scientifically. I can only imagine the eeriness of workers continuing to toil away with statues of their friends and family overseeing their subterranean efforts. Rest in peace to all workers memorialized in salt, whether still in their carved forms or long eroded away.

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/science-works-save-salty-world-treasure

That’s all for tonight. See you in seven.

 

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Weekly News (A Little Late)

It’s Friday. The weekend. The source of exuberance worldwide. You may be confused about this showing up on Friday instead of my normal Wednesday. Or, if you’ve frequented this blog, you may not be confused at all. I, uh, kind of missed Wednesday this week. No specific reasons as to why. One day just slid into the next with little or no notice paid by me–ya’ know, the normal nearly mid-November slide. Never heard of it? Yeah, neither had I before this week. Time for the news delayed by said slide. 😉

This first story features one hard core koala. I am so glad she’s okay.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/koala-survives-ride-behind-car-wheel_us_59be9147e4b0edff971ccf66?section=us_weird-news

This is so cool. I want to visit this exhibition.

http://www.cnn.com/style/article/on-japan-teamlab/index.html

My science posting this week also features incredible images. The ocean is full of an immense array of life which puts on quite the night display. I see you, ocean. I see you.

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170818-five-amazing-things-that-happen-in-the-ocean-at-night

That’s all folks! 🙂 Have a great weekend. See you here in seven (or five). 🙂

 

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IWSG and Weekly News

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Happy November all! Time for yet another posting of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG).

Our amazing co-hosts for the November 1 posting of IWSG are: Tonja Drecker, Diane Burton,MJ Fifield, and Rebecca Douglass.

This month, many writers are beginning Nano, and as such, the question pertains to finishing Nano projects. Since I am not, and have never participated in Nano, I will just wish all the participants my best. I feel your pain/anxiety/stress/anticipation/etc… Good luck and happy writing.

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Time for some news.

This first story is satisfying to watch. I don’t know why, but it is. Enjoy!

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/watch-lots-of-buildings-blow-up-in-seconds-during-controlled-blast_us_5989c6a9e4b0d793738a4244?section=us_weird-news

I wonder if the buyer is acquainted with the definition of irony.

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/25/559963919/albert-einsteins-quote-about-living-a-modest-life-sells-for-1-3-million

In science news, sand nearly levitating on boiling water would be a sight to behold. So fascinating!

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171027085747.htm

That’ll do it for me tonight. See you again seven.

 

 

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Weekly News

Welcome to a wily Wednesday. It was beautiful and 80’s today in my neck of the woods; a stunning day to lure us into a fall sense of complacency. Tomorrow’s forecast? Snow. :-O

Some have described our weather as bipolar. That seems about right. Time for news which is no less wacky.

This first story shows a certain brilliance in marketing. KFC has stepped up its game in the last few years.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kfc-twitter-following-11-people_us_59e9d435e4b0f9d35bc9e7ee?section=us_weird-news

Yeah, talk about a smart criminal.

https://www.click2houston.com/news/weird-news/man-calls-for-help-after-getting-stuck-hiding-from-police

Evidence that concerted efforts to protect our planet works. We need to continue down this path.

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-investing.html

That’s it for tonight. See you again in seven.

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Weekly News

Welcome back! It’s Wednesday once again. Fall is racing away from me–before long it will be winter. Oh well. The compensation is to be found in holidays and warm beverages. Coffee. Hot chocolate. Yum!

Time for some news.

This first one is the best videobomb I’ve seen in a while, especially considering the goofy look on the face of the bomber.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/carl-bildt-videobomb-sweden_us_59e5d4c1e4b0ca9f483a75ab?section=us_weird-news

When that goat wants something, he wants it.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/goat-vandalizes-business_us_596e6782e4b0a03aba8590cc?section=us_weird-news

And finally, science trying to save us once again. I hope this becomes the turning point in treating HIV.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171017153015.htm

That’ll do it for tonight. See you again in seven.

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Weekly News

Welcome back, all! I’m a sleepy writer tonight. I just finished the first night of conferences for the new school year. These make for looonnngg days. Yawn. Time for a brief taste of news before I fall into bed.

This first story happened in my neck of the woods, and it stunned me. Can you imagine how many butterflies were required to be picked up by radar to the extent shown.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/butterfly-invasion-covers-weather-radar_us_59d672fde4b0f6eed34ef790?section=us_weird-news

This story made me so happy. I love elephants!

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/elephant-rescued-dragged-out-to-sea_us_59652890e4b03f144e2ea8cf?section=us_weird-news

This is a fascinating discovery. It is not the only disease with a possible link to bacteria. We are learning so much about how our bodies work.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171006124004.htm

That’s all, folks! See you in seven.

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IWSG and Weekly News

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(Stupid WordPress hates my formatting again. Sorry for the way this is showing up.)
Time for another visit with insecure writers worldwide. If you have not yet checked out the image above, you’re missing out. Go flying on a magic jpeg ride and check out a myriad of weird but funny blogs.
Thanks to our wonderful co-hosts for the October 4 posting of the IWSG: Olga Godim, Chemist Ken,Jennifer Hawes, and Tamara Narayan!
Question for the month: Have you ever slipped any of your personal information into your characters, either by accident or on purpose?
Constantly, but not specifically. Let me ‘splain. My experiences, emotions, etc … help form the basis of the emotional landscape, but it is in pieces. When I need to flesh out a portion of a character, I start with the hows, whys, and what ifs that form my own life experiences and then build out. So, the answer is yes, but with so much more nuance than I’ve even described.
Up next, the news.
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This next story had me in total agreement with the bakery until the cleaning part came up. There is no love if your equipment is dirty, dude. Clean that stuff up.
This next one is very sweet. Few people can claim a giraffe in their engagement story, so score a win for the guy.
This is a very sad but interesting look at the opioid crisis. Science once again looks both wide and narrow to solve problems rather than merely moaning about them.
That’s all for tonight. See you back here in seven.
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