MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.
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#89792 May 29, 2013
Ok, I think I am off Topix for tonight. I will check back in tomorrow.
Much love and big big hugs
#89793 May 29, 2013
Sorry I missed you. So glad to see you post again. Wish Saragon, Peace, LSD923, Specialist, A Soldier and the rest would drop in and say hello.
Love, hugs, and blessings to you. Update you in a email.
#89794 May 29, 2013
This one: Crazy huh?
Violent Tornado in Italy May 27th 2013
And this one shared by one of our own...
May 29, 2013
Rare tornado sweeps through outskirts of Milan, Italy (video)
A tornado struck in northeastern Milan, Italy, on Wednesday, and you don't need a translator to understand the reactions of those who captured the amateur footage posted above, while riding in a vehicle alongside the twister.
Marc Weinberg, a meteorologist for WDBR in Kentucky, shared the video today on his Facebook page and blog.
"We all know about the tornado threat that exists to our west and north today, but I am sure you didn't expect me to tell you that a tornado hit Milan, Italy today!" Weinberg wrote.
The tornado raged alongside the A4 motorway. There was widespread damage, but no injuries reported at the time of this post.
Scan down through this page of pictures:
#89795 May 29, 2013
Haven't heard anything about them leaving unless there is drought and lack of food they like. Check out the flowers you can plant to keep them coming. I love to watch them.
How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard
Kentucky-- Ruby-throats usually arrive in April. They are usually gone after the end of September.... Hummingbirds often leave about the middle of September.
Ruby-throated, Rufous, Green Violet-ear.
Great pictures of Kentucky hummingbirds.
#89796 May 29, 2013
Speaking of BIRDS...
New dinosaur is a primitive bird
By Elizabeth Landau, CNN
updated 1:24 PM EDT, Wed May 29, 2013
A reconstruction of Aurornis xui, a new species of dinosaur discovered in China.
New dinosaur species has been discovered in China
The critter was only 51 centimeters -- about 20 inches -- long
The newly discovered species is called Aurornis xui
(CNN)-- A dinosaur from the Middle-Late Jurassic period, found in China, gives scientists new understandings of how birds evolved, according to a Wednesday report from the journal Nature.
The newly discovered species is called Aurornis xui. "Aurora" is Latin for "daybreak" or "dawn." Ornis is Greek for "bird." The last part of the name, xui, honors paleontologist Xu Xing.
The dinosaur lived about 150 million years ago, said Pascal Godefroit, lead author and researcher at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels.
The critter was 51 centimeters -- about 20 inches -- long. It had teeth and probably fed on insects, Godefroit said.
It was found in the Tiaojishan Formation of Liaoning Province, China.
This is the skeleton of the newly discovered dinosaur, which is about 150 million years old.
This dinosaur appears to have had four wings, two along the arms and two along the legs, Godefroit said. It could probably glide but not actively fly off the ground.
The specimen, exceptionally preserved in a clay sediment, appears to be an adult.
This dinosaur ate like a falcon
Another fossil from about 150 million years ago, called Archaeopteryx, was previously considered the most primitive known bird. Godefroit said the newly discovered dinosaur throws that into question, as the new find appears to represent an even more primitive, older bird.
Alan Turner, assistant professor of anatomical sciences at Stony Brook University in New York, who was not involved in the study, said in an e-mail that the find was "a very interesting fossil discovery."
It demonstrates just how similar the earliest birds were to the earliest members of the dinosaur groups, dromaeosaurids and troodontids, Turner said. These groups are all theropods, small meat-eating dinosaurs that walked on two feet.
Michigan cousins go after crayfish, hook a mastodon
Because of how well-preserved and well-prepared the specimen is, it provides useful information about the creature's evolutionary position and the changes that were taking place in the lineage that led to birds, he said.
Still, Aurornis xui's exact position in its family tree is likely not set in stone, he said. The relationships between the earliest bird species and their dinosaur relatives can change in subtle ways depending on the data set being used by particular groups of researchers.
That means that species that were once called "birds"can become considered "troodontids," or vice versa. The exact details are still being worked out, Turner said.
"That's why new discoveries like Aurornis xui are both very exciting and frustrating because they often raise as many questions as they answer," he said.
More space and science news from CNN Light Years
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#89797 May 29, 2013
WORDS DEFINITION to ponder..haha
School: A place where Papa pays and Son plays.
Life Insurance: A contract that keeps you poor all your life so that you can die rich.
Nurse: A person who wakes you up to give you sleeping pills.
Marriage: It's an agreement in which a man loses his bachelor degree and a woman gains her masters.
Lecture: An art of transferring information from the notes of the Lecturer to the notes of the students without passing through "the minds of
Conference: The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.
Compromise : The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.
Dictionary : A place where Success comes before Work.
Conference Room : A place where everybody talks, nobody listens and everybody disagrees later on.
Father: A banker provided by nature.
Criminal: A guy no different from the rest....except that he got caught.
Boss: Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early.
Doctor : A person who kills your ills by pills, and kills you by bills.
Smile : A curve that can set a lot of things straight.
Office: A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life.
Yawn: The only time some married men ever get to open their mouth.
Etc.: A sign to make others believe that you know more than you actually do.
Committee: Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that nothing can be done together.
Experience: The name men give to their mistakes.
Philosopher : A fool who torments himself during life, to be spoken of when dead.
Politician : One who shakes your hand before elections and your Confidence after.
Seen this on FB, thought some of them were cute. lol
#89798 May 29, 2013
NBC News | May 28, 2013
'Beard-vertisment' all the buzz in Kentucky
A Kentucky company hopes to sell advertising space in beards. WLEX reporter Chris Sutter has the story.
#89799 May 29, 2013
Another adorable, how-do-they-do-that Evian ad.
#89800 May 29, 2013
Pests, Be Gone! 10 Natural Ways to Make Your Home Critter-Free
No need to use chemicals—instead, use these herbal, fruity, or soap-laden solutions to problems with pests like ants, mice and mosquitoes.
Flies hate the smell of basil. To discourage them, place pots of basil at doorways and windowsills and on the kitchen counter. Don't have enough sun for potted basil? Put dried basil in a small muslin pouch, rubbing it occasionally to keep the scent strong.
Cats love catnip. Mosquitoes? Not so much. According to Science Daily, catnip repels mosquitoes more effectively than DEET. Grow it in your garden or apply undiluted catnip oil to the skin for up to two hours of protection.
Spiders are not fond of citrus. In a spray bottle, mix water and unsweetened lemon or lime juice. Wipe your countertops with the mixture or spray down doorways and windowsills. You can deter spiders in your garden by spreading around lemon, orange, or lime peels.
Use a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water to wipe down countertops and other surfaces—anywhere you've spotted ants. For best results, repeat this several times a day. Doing so destroys the scent trails that ants use to navigate.
A pair of barn owls and their brood can eat over 3,000 mice in a nesting season. Attract them to your property with an owl box, if a quiet rafter or tree crook is not available. Should the food supply be dependable, the same owls may return season after season.
Wasps are incredibly territorial and will not build a nest within 200 yards of another one. So build or buy your own fake nest! It’s like a scarecrow for wasps. Hang one in the front yard and one in back, and you’re done.
Alternately salting and vacuuming your ﬂoors will kill ﬂea eggs. But since fleas have a three-day reproduction cycle, you have to be diligent: Salt every day for nine days and vacuum every third day. Don’t forget to empty the vacuum every time, or the live ones will crawl right back out again!
Cinnamon bark oil has been shown to control dust mites. Mix several drops into a 50/50 solution of water and denatured alcohol. Spray bedding, carpets, and any other places dust collects. Added benefit? Your house will smell like cookies!
Trap fruit ﬂies with this simple approach: Fill a glass three-quarters full with vinegar or cider vinegar, then add six to eight drops of dishwashing liquid, and fill to the top with warm water. Gruesomely effective.
Who could call Bambi a pest? A gardener. Many have had luck deterring deer with Irish Spring soap. Hang it or spike it to a stake near things that deer like to eat. Alternatively, sprinkle shavings or small chunks on the ground.
Cool pictures too. Another DIY environmental friendly solutions to pest. lol
#89801 May 29, 2013
Off to dreamland. I left you plenty to read and ponder I guess or just scroll and roll through. lol
Have a Terrific Thursday!!!:)
#89802 May 29, 2013
here's an effective, inexpensive way to keep your pool clean and clear...use bleach, baking soda, epsom salt, borax, magnesium chloride, and peroxide...this will give you a good pH balance and stable chlorine levels, and it will feel good on your skin also.
#89803 May 30, 2013
all my four legged children are doing fine. Joe poodle had corrective surgery for his luxiating patella last summer on his left hind leg and has not had any further problems but we are supposed to put him under again this summer to correct the other side.... have not decided yet if he is getting it done right now. it does not give out like the other side was but he has the same defect in his right knee socket and tendon attachment that caused him to have problems on the left side so i know more than likely its unavoidable but probably delay-able. he just got over a bad bout with giardia (cause he eats poop)so im just thinking i want to wait maybe till next year and let his system fully bounce back before i put him at risk for an infection. the cats are crazy as ever and still destroy everything in sight and my used to be outside am staff is getting good at just walking away from confrontation.
the neighbor- sister passed away in April. sad but she is no longer struggling and he seems to be at peace with it. turns out he has a brother that lives in Utah that he just had not mentioned before so he is not completely with out family. its obvious that he and his sister were the closest but some times these kind of things will bring family together (unless your my family then there's just a lot of bickering) he is still driving up and down.... not as much now that she is gone but he has to handle the house and her things. hubby and him both will have time off from school the first couple weeks of august before fall term starts and i have heard a couple mentions here and there about them maybe going up there and staying a couple days to get her house ready to sale.(im supposed to i guess be dumb to that plan still because they trail off and walk off...yeh right lmao! fools....i know everything always....every time! and after being home with him more the next month or so im sure i will be the first to start him packing but whatever.... if they want to sit around imagining flames shooting out of my ears at the notion of a road trip... who am i to deny them their plight. <rolls eyes> i get a good laugh..... guess that's all that counts.
love working at the clinic .....wish i could be there more. since i am still just an extra employee i was the first to have my hours cut so now im down to two days a week there and still getting the munchkins of the bus.
Denver is very long term.... two years at a minimum. hubby can do his AS at the community college and then do the rest at morehead online but if we did find our selves in Denver by 2016 he would have more options there... and i have been searching for a full time position at a vet anywhere within a forty mile radius of here for more than a year and have yet to find one. i could find a job out there in a months time and start out anywhere from fifty to eighty thousand a year, more if i go back and finish my radiology labs. a lot to think about and its far off in the future still but, the dispensary with a drive thru window/ pit bull rescue dream is still alive..lol
#89805 May 30, 2013
got frustrated with topix just then and hit the send button like fifty times..... prolly going to be a few double posts
#89806 May 30, 2013
Always happens to me too.
#89807 May 30, 2013
@Betty.. I find it interesting that barbeque was an invention of the slaves. When "Massa" got the choice cuts and left the slaves with the less desirable cuts, they found that slow cooking those created a quite tasty meal that could be "spiced". For a change of pace, I sometimes switch off from KC (Kansas City) Masterpiece to a Memphis Rub.
Many folks mistakenly call "grilling" out as having a barbeque. Over the years, barbeque has been expanded to include all sorts of outdoor grilling.
I am waiting on daylight so as to go chop the weeds in my corn in the cool of the day.
#89808 May 30, 2013
"Massa's" choice cuts is where the term "eating high on the hog" originated.
#89809 May 30, 2013
@Abeliever.. On your list of definitions of words.. one was left out. A "consultant" is a guy that knows 101 ways to make love but just does not know any women LOL
“Is who I am”
Since: Aug 08
#89810 May 30, 2013
Hope you all have a great day!!
Since: Jul 12
#89811 May 30, 2013
A duck walks into a bar and asks, "Got any grapes?"
The bartender, confused, tells the duck no. The duck thanks him and leaves.
The next day, the duck returns and asks, "Got any grapes?"
Again, the bartender tells him, "No -- the bar does not serve grapes, has never served grapes and, furthermore, will never serve grapes." The duck thanks him and leaves.
The next day, the duck returns, but before he can say anything, the bartender yells, "Listen, duck! This is a bar! We do not serve grapes! If you ask for grapes again, I will nail your stupid duck beak to the bar!"
The duck is silent for a moment, and then asks, "Got any nails?"
Confused, the bartender says, "No!"
"Good!" says the duck. "Got any grapes?"
#89813 May 30, 2013
The Koch brothers have struck another blow to democracy.
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