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Well, then I guess the beach won't be too crowded.  ;)

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Nieve to think Mars don't have water trapped beneath it's surface, shielded from the near vacuum of the surface.  There's more water in the solar system one can imagine.

Water doesn't guarantee life.

New sci fy reasoning....Interstellar's Miller's Planet, completely covered in water and sterile as an autoclave.

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https://www.ksat.com/news/trio-steals-shark-from-san-antonio-aquarium-by-disguising-it-as-a-baby

WATCH: Surveillance video shows trio stealing shark by disguising it as a baby

Authorities thought 911 call was a hoax

LEON VALLEY, Texas - Leon Valley police say a well-trained trio took Shark Week too far, stealing a horn shark from the San Antonio Aquarium Saturday afternoon.

According to Leon Valley police Chief Joseph Salvaggio, the group stole the shark from an open pool where visitors are allowed to reach in and pet the various species in the tank. Two men and a woman are wanted in connection with the theft.

Salvaggio said one of the men grabbed the shark by its tail while the others wrapped it in a wet blanket, went into a back room, put the shark in a bucket and put the bucket in the stroller.

According to Jenny Spellman, the general manager of the San Antonio Aquarium, an employee noticed what was going on and immediately notified management.

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I have a friend who back in the mid '70's used to breed sharks.  But of course, they were the breed of shark that never grew past about 6-7 inches long.  Cool looking little buggers.  ;) 

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https://www.rt.com/news/434936-bermuda-triangle-mystery-solved/

Decades-long investigation into Bermuda Triangle finally explains mysterious disappearances

British oceanographers have concluded a decades-long investigation into the Bermuda Triangle and finally determined what is behind the hundreds of mysterious disappearances in the region.
 

The mysterious 700,000sqm triangle, stretching between the tip of Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda, and has been the center of public fascination for over 100 years, when reports first started emerging of an unusual amount of shipwrecks in the region. The New York Times claimed at least 50 ships, 20 aircraft, and more than 1,000 people have succumbed to the Triangle over the past 500 years.

Now, researchers from the University of Southampton say ships are being sucked into the ocean by “rogue waves” over 30 meters (100ft) in height, and explained their theory on the Channel 5 documentary The Bermuda Triangle Enigma.

There are storms to the South and North, which come together... we’ve measured waves in excess of 30 metres. The bigger the boat gets, the more damage is done,” Dr Simon Boxall, an oceanographer who led the study, told The Sun.  

While many theories to explain the disappearances have been floated about over the years, scientists first zeroed in on the freak wave hypothesis when a 18.5 meter rogue wave was measured in the North Sea by satellites in 1995.

Rogue waves occur when an abnormally large wave crashes in the open sea. Normal waves of around 12 meters have a breaking pressure of 8.5 psi (pounds per square inch). Modern ships are designed to tolerate about 21 psi, but rogue waves can have a crushing pressure of up to 140 psi – enough to topple even the sturdiest of ships.

READ MORE: Mystery of Bermuda Triangle may have finally been solved

For the documentary, Dr. Boxall and his team re-created the mammoth waves using indoor simulators and built a model of the USS Cyclops to see what effect it would have on the large ship. The Cyclops went missing in the triangle in 1918 with 309 people on board.

If you can imagine rogue waves with peaks at either end, there’s nothing below the boat, so it snaps in two. If it happens, it can sink in two to three minutes,” said Boxall.

The most recent disappearance was just last year when a plane carrying four people went missing over the infamous triangle. The group had spent Mother’s Day in Puerto Rico and were flying back to Florida when their twin-prop plane vanished from radar. The search was eventually called off and no bodies were ever found.

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38 minutes ago, Gershwin fan said:

https://www.rt.com/news/434936-bermuda-triangle-mystery-solved/

Decades-long investigation into Bermuda Triangle finally explains mysterious disappearances

British oceanographers have concluded a decades-long investigation into the Bermuda Triangle and finally determined what is behind the hundreds of mysterious disappearances in the region.
 

The mysterious 700,000sqm triangle, stretching between the tip of Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda, and has been the center of public fascination for over 100 years, when reports first started emerging of an unusual amount of shipwrecks in the region. The New York Times claimed at least 50 ships, 20 aircraft, and more than 1,000 people have succumbed to the Triangle over the past 500 years.

Now, researchers from the University of Southampton say ships are being sucked into the ocean by “rogue waves” over 30 meters (100ft) in height, and explained their theory on the Channel 5 documentary The Bermuda Triangle Enigma.

There are storms to the South and North, which come together... we’ve measured waves in excess of 30 metres. The bigger the boat gets, the more damage is done,” Dr Simon Boxall, an oceanographer who led the study, told The Sun.  

While many theories to explain the disappearances have been floated about over the years, scientists first zeroed in on the freak wave hypothesis when a 18.5 meter rogue wave was measured in the North Sea by satellites in 1995.

Rogue waves occur when an abnormally large wave crashes in the open sea. Normal waves of around 12 meters have a breaking pressure of 8.5 psi (pounds per square inch). Modern ships are designed to tolerate about 21 psi, but rogue waves can have a crushing pressure of up to 140 psi – enough to topple even the sturdiest of ships.

READ MORE: Mystery of Bermuda Triangle may have finally been solved

For the documentary, Dr. Boxall and his team re-created the mammoth waves using indoor simulators and built a model of the USS Cyclops to see what effect it would have on the large ship. The Cyclops went missing in the triangle in 1918 with 309 people on board.

If you can imagine rogue waves with peaks at either end, there’s nothing below the boat, so it snaps in two. If it happens, it can sink in two to three minutes,” said Boxall.

The most recent disappearance was just last year when a plane carrying four people went missing over the infamous triangle. The group had spent Mother’s Day in Puerto Rico and were flying back to Florida when their twin-prop plane vanished from radar. The search was eventually called off and no bodies were ever found.

I mentioned this some times back.  So much for other dimensions, electronic fog (whatever the heck that is) alien nonsense.  Also that section of the ocean is heavily traveled - freak storms, hijacking craft for drug smuggling, not respecting the sea are other factors as well.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/08/03/a-small-town-couple-left-behind-a-stolen-painting-worth-over-100-million-and-a-big-mystery/

A small-town couple left behind a stolen painting worth over $100 million — and a big mystery

Jerry and Rita Alter kept to themselves. They were a lovely couple, neighbors in the small New Mexico town of Cliff would later tell reporters. But no one knew much about them.

They may have been hiding a decades-old secret, pieces of which are now just emerging.

Among them:

After the couple died, a stolen Willem de Kooning painting with an estimated worth of $160 million was discovered in their bedroom.

More than 30 years ago, that same painting disappeared the day after Thanksgiving from the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson.

And Wednesday, the Arizona Republic reported that a family photo had surfaced, showing that the day before the painting vanished, the couple was, in fact, in Tucson.

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The next morning, a man and a woman would walk into the museum and then leave 15 minutes later. A security guard had unlocked the museum’s front door to let a staff member into the lobby, curator Olivia Miller told NPR. The couple followed. Since the museum was about to open for the day, the guard let them in.

The man walked up to the museum’s second floor while the woman struck up a conversation with the guard. A few minutes later, he came back downstairs, and the two abruptly left, according to the NPR interview and other media reports.

Sensing that something wasn’t right, the guard walked upstairs.  There, he saw an empty frame where de Kooning’s “Woman-Ochre” had hung.

At the time, the museum had no surveillance cameras. Police found no fingerprints. One witness described seeing a rust-color sports car drive away but didn’t get the license plate number. For 31 years, the frame remained empty.

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A 100 million??!!:wacko:....I'll never understand why such a mess be worth that for the life of me. It looks more like a "Battle of Los Angeles" alien it does a human.

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This is worth it.

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#Breaking - About 100 goats are on the loose right now in a #Boise neighborhood. They are going house to house eating everything in sight. Nobody has a clue where they came from...updates to follow

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I'm surprised so many people in Boise didn't know where the goats came from and what their purpose was.   Here in the O.C. CA cities hire goat herds for the same reason those goats were in Boise;  to trim grass and other growth to reduce brush and therefor to reduce the fire risk.  

I would think this was a common practice in the Boise area just like it is where I live.    But as far as I know,  here in Laguna, those crazy eaters haven't gone wild and gone into areas where their services are not wanted.

 

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Note: This (award) has not yet been posted on the internet, maybe later today or tomorrow.

WSAZ...Sue Johnson whom placed back the shopping cart in a torrential \ downpour just received Wal Mart's "Shopping Cart Award".

https://abc7news.com/society/woman-braves-downpour-to-return-grocery-cart-/3870101/

https://wgxa.tv/news/offbeat/shopper-goes-viral-for-returning-shopping-cart-during-massive-storm

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Make me feel great to know my fellow West Virginian can be so considerate. :D:P

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https://bangordailynews.com/2018/08/07/news/york/diners-discover-rare-blue-lobster-at-maine-restaurant-insist-he-be-set-free/

Diners discover rare blue lobster at Maine restaurant, insist he be set free

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A blue lobster from the tank at the Kittery Point restaurant Pepperrell Cove is seen in this Seacoast Online photo before being released into the ocean. The restaurateurs asked people on Facebook what to do with the rare colored lobster, and followers urged the eatery to set him free.
 
By Hadley Barndollar, Portsmouth Herald  August 7, 2018 11:19 am

KITTERY POINT, Maine — When a blue lobster found its way into Pepperrell Cove’s tank, with the inevitable and dismal future of soon appearing lifeless, yet delicious, on a plate, the group of restaurateurs took to Facebook, asking the public if the rare crustacean should be set free.

And for the lobster, freedom rang.

Ultimately, the blue creature, caught on July 15 by lobsterman Dick Draper, was released back into Kittery Point waters off the Pepperrell Cove dock. The ceremonial release was done by 17-year-old Ben Joslin, a fry cook at the multi-restaurant establishment.

It’s estimated the odds of finding a blue lobster are 1 in 2 million, though experts have admitted that is merely a guess. When Pepperrell Cove posted a photo of the lobster in Frisbee’s Wharf saltwater tank, which sits on the crushed oyster patio for public viewing, they asked, “Thinking we should set him free?”

The responses included, “Liberate the blue lobster,” “Set big blue free,” and “Yes set him free, and it will be a sign of luck and a blessing to Pepperrell Cove for sure.”

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https://www.npr.org/2018/08/11/637468053/a-songwriting-mystery-solved-math-proves-john-lennon-wrote-in-my-life

A Songwriting Mystery Solved: Math Proves John Lennon Wrote 'In My Life'

Lennon-McCartney is likely one of the most famous songwriting credits in music. John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote lyrics and music for almost 200 songs and The Beatles have sold hundreds of millions of albums. The story goes that the two Beatles agreed as teenagers to the joint credit for all songs they wrote, no matter the divide in work.

 

Over the years, Lennon and McCartney have revealed who really wrote what, but some songs are still up for debate. The two even debate between themselves — their memories seem to differ when it comes to who wrote the music for 1965's "In My Life."

If the songwriters' memories (perhaps tainted by the mind-altering era they were writing in) have failed, how can this mystery ever be solved? Well, we can get by with a little help from math.

Mathematics professor Jason Brown spent 10 years working with statistics to solve the magical mystery. Brown's the findings were presented on Aug. 1 at the Joint Statistical Meeting in a presentation called "Assessing Authorship of Beatles Songs from Musical Content: Bayesian Classification Modeling from Bags-Of-Words Representations."

Stanford University mathematician Keith Devlin breaks down how Brown figured it out. Read Devlin's edited conversation with NPR's Scott Simon below and listen at the audio link.

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Is this story about In My Life satire?   Because it is obvious that John wrote the 'A' section of the song and Paul the 'B' section.    It isn't just because they each sing the parts they wrote but the chord progressions.  

One doesn't need a rocket scientist to tell one that! 

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7 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Is this story about In My Life satire?   Because it is obvious that John wrote the 'A' section of the song and Paul the 'B' section.    It isn't just because they each sing the parts they wrote but the chord progressions.  

One doesn't need a rocket scientist to tell one that! 

It's not satire. The guy in the article thinks the entire song was written by Lennon based on the mathematical model he used.

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We aren't confusing "In My Life" with "A Day in the Life" are we? Were there A and B parts to "In My Life"?

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https://qz.com/quartzy/1356076/nasas-playlist-of-wakeup-songs-for-opportunity-the-mars-rover/

NASA’S AMAZING WAKE-UP PLAYLIST ISN’T ENOUGH TO ROUSE OPPORTUNITY THE MARS ROVER

On August 4, NASA engineers played Wham!’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” in an attempt to wake up Opportunity, a rover on Mars that has been radio silent for months. But even the lively spirits of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley failed to stir the rover, and NASA has been playing a different song each day ever since, in the hopes that Opportunity will soon say something back.

“We’ll just keep playing until she talks to us,” Michael Staab, an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who helped jump-start the initiative, told Space.com. The website then compiled a Spotify playlist of the songs that have been played, or will be, to Opportunity.

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Don’t leave me hanging on like a yo-yo.

The songs range from uplifting tunes such as The Beatle’s “Here Comes the Sun” to motivational anthems such as Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.” NASA, which is known for its quirky social media strategy, used to play wake-up songs for the rover when it first landed in 2004, but the tradition has faded over the course of 14 years.

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