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I was addicted to the hokey pokey, but I turned myself around!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

DUCK!

Dear Readers: Maybe this rumour was started by that old religious guy that claimed every few months that the world was coming to an end! (Oh no, wait a minute, HE DIED ....., so the world really did come to an end for him!!!!!)
  
There's no reason to fear a devastating asteroid strike next month, kids!

By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer
 
For the last few months, rumors have circulated on the Internet that a big asteroid will slam into Earth near Puerto Rico between Sept. 15 and Sept. 28, wreaking widespread destruction throughout coastal regions of the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and northern South America.

Dangerous Asteroid: Artist's Concept 

Just this year, fears were raised about the near-Earth asteroids 2004 BL86 and 2014 YB35, which flew harmlessly past the planet in January and March, respectively — just as NASA scientists had predicted the asteroids would.

All of this is not to claim that Earth won't get hit by a cosmic object next month. The planet is pelted by dust and chunks of space rock all the time, but almost all of this material is so small that it burns up harmlessly in Earth's atmosphere.

http://www.livescience.com/51930-nasa-debunks-asteroid-impact-threat.html 

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You might remember that story out of China a few weeks ago where a woman was eaten alive by an escalator in a large department store, and the subsequent reports that people were freaking out over taking an escalator anywhere in the country!

Well, apparently it's not all a bunch of hooey, as these photos show:

 





AND HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?