Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bite Me

This is not the recommended way to carry a grenade.

      “Terrorism expert Chris Dobson called it 'a chilling indication of what our soldiers are up against.'”      

Call me crazy, but I'm not too worried about this guy.

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Source: Armed to the Teeth, The Sun (UK)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Big Bang Theory

A team of British physics students calculated the size of explosive needed to carry out the scenario in the movie Armageddon, in which an asteroid was blown apart to prevent it from hitting the Earth -- at the last minute, of course. They found it would take a 96 petaton bomb -- about two billion times more powerful than the largest nuke ever detonated. (It would take less to nudge one away from its path if it's done while it's farther away.) (Long Island) has advice on how to prepare for an asteroid "attack":

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Disaster Could Be a Benefit — Sort Of

The Smithsonian Institute blog has an article title that's... unusual:

Italian Supervolcano Could End
Eurozone Crisis the Easy Way

Other news outlets highlight the fact that millions could be killed — but hey, let's look at the bright side!

Now if only the supervolcano under Yellowstone would blow, it could solve our problems! Why hasn't Obama thought of that?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Search & Rescue: Nevermind

It's an all-hands callout! On a weekend, so I'm available!

ASRC FCO for 58yo female on Appalachian Trail north of Harpers Ferry. Ground resources needed for hasty searches and containment. All teams send avails. More details on the way.

10 minutes later...

Subj walked out of woods. All teams stand down.