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Erwin,

That's because they're not proper English bugs!  But here's what you've missed. Be sure to enjoy the pillar of grasshoppers and the fact the Forbes article writer doesn't know what UV light is.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2019/07/29/las-vegas-invasion-grasshoppers-swarms-may-last-weeks/#4f08a6667dc9

 

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John Kettler

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On 8/1/2019 at 1:59 AM, John Kettler said:

Don't know what movie this is from, but unless there's been a tsunami, it would appear that merely not being in the ocean is inadequate against the Great White.

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John Kettler

Frankly, I find this a much bigger problem than the locusts - which are primarily a nuisance.  We see this invasion of homeless sharks in the UK more and more as the oceans warm up...  My pal had his ceiling similarly demolished a few weeks ago.  The repair costs are huge.  Then the lawyers representing the shark claim it's my pal's fault for not maintaining his roof properly and are suing for damages re the shark's emotional trauma.  

No wonder people voted for Brexit!  That damn EU is to blame.

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Thought at first this was some weird SF remake of Joan of Arc, but it's actually Brigitte Helm who was the robot in Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" in 1927. Believe they are trying to cool her off between takes under blazing hot film lights.

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John Kettler

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Today I have a natural wonder to show you, together with a whopping annual bill for shampoo and conditioner. Behold!

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And for that very special Dr. Who fan... 

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John Kettler

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And here we have a highly strange news item. Must've been quite the shock to his colleagues at work when he walked in.

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Believe this product is from the 1950s or maybe the early 1960s. What I can say for sure, having seen ads for other products by this firm, is that the firm listed on the ad was/is real.

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John Kettler

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Raven sits on a post inside the 18 mile diameter Chernobyl exclusion zone. The sign warns of radiation hazard.

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Pretty sure I posted this before, but it's such a marvelous cautionary tale regarding involving dangerous creatures in various artistic efforts. Believe this was a bellydancing video shoot in which the cobra and the lady would both be undulating sinuously, but it appears the snake charmer out of frame image right lost the reptile's attention and the dancer's movements became the angry focus instead. She's lucky that was a threat display only, for cobras are fast and that one could have easily outraced her, hobbled as she was by those stiletto heeled boots.
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Real estate has something for everyone, including a real fixer-upper: the abandoned Chateau de Baugnac.

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John Kettler

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Ahh...  poor snake.  It looks like it a bit of a shock - like it saw something out the corner of its eye and had a "What tha...f..." moment.

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Always thought being in a rustic wooden hot tub up in the mountains in winter would be amazing. Forget that nonsense. This is living!

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People keep saying Road Runner is just a cartoon. Funny, but someone filmed  him passing through.

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John Kettler

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2 hours ago, John Kettler said:

People keep saying Road Runner is just a cartoon. Funny, but someone filmed  him passing through.  

I thought that was The Flash.  :D  :lol:

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It would appear that a) impromptu anti-drone measures by the residents are alarmingly effective and that b) the drones are being operated at ridiculously low flight altitude, by the owning police department.

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John Kettler

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This is a bit bizarre, but I love it. Green Day was performing in London, but while waiting for the band, it appears that Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was played as an instrumental over the speakers. Here's what happened in reply. The closest thing I've seen to the 65K at the stadium singing were the mere 9K singing an old Welsh hymn.
 

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John Kettler

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In the 1950, a journalist said to Marilyn Monroe that the only reason she looked so good was because of her dresses. Here's her reply.

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Also,

While this may''ve been inevitable, to me it's still weird.

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John Kettler

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During WW II there was a great Bugs Bunny episode ("Falling Hare") in which he played an aviator flying a bomber. Unfortunately, he was beset by a gremlin which gleefully did everything in its power to try to kill him.
 


But get a load of this. Not exactly your typical wartime poster, right? But if the point of the safety poster was to make it memorable by inserting an extraordinary and unexpected approach, I imagine this was quite the success. 

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John Kettler

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http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3756/1

Right after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon, the Soviet Union landed a spacecraft carrying a chimpanzee named Boris 504. The Soviet plan was to have Boris leave his spacecraft and walk on the Moon right after the American astronauts did, simultaneously mocking and stealing some of the publicity from the American achievement. But despite a successful landing, a malfunctioning hatch prevented Boris from leaving his spacecraft. He died on the Moon when his oxygen ran out, angrily banging a wrench against a faulty hatch.

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http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3751/1

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