SnakeBite

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  Snakebite season is here. In North America, there are over 7,000 snakebites a year, many of them non-fatal and non- venomous. In fact ,of the 20 species of venomous snakes (which include 16 species of rattlesnakes, 2 species of coral snakes, one species of cottonmouth (or water moccasin), and one species of copperhead ) most of the bites are …

Tagalooma Wrecks, Bucket List Item

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On the coast of south-east Queensland, Australia, sits the world’s third largest sand island, Moreton Island.  In case you wonder as, I do, the largest is Frasier Island also on  Queensland’s coast.  The second largest is North Stradbroke and it is located, yes you guessed it, Queensland. A sand island is an island that made entirely (or mostly) of Sand.  I diverge, the sand island…

News You May Have Missed 5/23-5/29

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ELEPHANT BORROWS GOPRO AND TAKES ELPHIE WITH TOURIST Christian LeBlanc was in Thailand with his  girlfriend. Exploring one of the Islands when they came across some elephants where for 50 cents they could buy a basket of bananas to feed to the elephants. They were on vacation, so of course, they bought the Bananas. Things were going along nicely when one of the elephants…

News You May Have Missed 5/18- 5/22

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LOST WWI PURPLE HEART FOUND Daniel W. Quinlan  was one of 138 World War I veterans to receive the first Purple Heart medals  ever issued. He enlisted when he was just 20 and served in the medical corps (actually the sanitary corp which was the precursor to the medical corps), injured in a poison gas attack and then braved heavy fire…

Homeless Hot Spots

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A marketing company called BBH Labs  engaged in an experimental program aimed at bringing attention to and helping the homeless.  They turned the homeless into 4G hotspots. Yes, you read that right. 4G hotspots.  BBH Labs gave some homeless folks a transponder and a t-shirt. The t-shirt declared the name of the homeless person and the fact that they were…