Tunguska Thursday

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Traces of Tunguska event can be seen even now. Pictures: The Siberian Times, Tunguska Page of Bologna University

According to a prominent astrophysics professor from Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland, an asteroid strike to Earth is a matter of time, reported the Belfast Telegraph Wednesday.

Professor Alan Fitzsimmons issued this warning because of Asteroid Day, which is held on June 30 to remember the 1908 Tunguska event in Siberia. On June 30, 1908, an explosion hit the region surrounding the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in Siberia. It destroyed 800 square miles of the forest and ripped 80 million trees from the ground.

For years, the cause of the explosion was unknown, but the most widely accepted conclusion was that a space rock hit Siberia. The object weighed 220 million pounds and generated the energy equivalent of 185 Hiroshima bombs.

@ RAWSTORY

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14 Responses to Tunguska Thursday

  1. Micki says:

    On Tuesday, a young BLACK BEAR visited the backyard. A neighbor across a trail/greenbelt behind me was able to snap a photo, but I didn’t have my cellphone handy. A BEAR!

    Dr. B…what on earth is going on with your foot? Hope it’s better now.

    Supposed to warm up here by Saturday, but nothing like Den’s heat!

    I hope everyone…Jim, Carol, Dr B, Den…is enjoying the start of summer!

    So, the Dems dropped about $25 million on Jon Ossof’s fierce contest for the Georgia Sixth district seat to no avail. (Close only counts in horseshoes…so the Dems should shut up about the percentage of votes he got — he lost!)

    Looks to me they’d better get new leadership, new strategies, new message. Even with Trump’s disapproval ratings, they had little chance of snagging that seat.

    Oh, well…maybe the GOP healthcare bill will thoroughly tick off enough voters to turn the tide in 2018.

    Not holding my breath.

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    • Den says:

      Better read THIS.

      The puggs used ‘Crosscheck” in the last election with success, Read THIS.

      Guess what the Croscheck pioneer is up to NOW.

      The Democrats did not ‘lose’ the elections, they were stolen by Kris Kobach slimy Crosscheck system which is being implemented in more and more States.

      If this bleaching system is not eliminated we can look forward to many more pugger victories in the future, that is where the Dems need to focus or become extinct.

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  2. Micki says:

    We should all remind ourselves, as one beats one’s breast in lamentation, that the current GOP plan and the Affordable Care Act are tied to the health insurance industry and to BIG Pharma.

    Both industries and their investors make tons of money, laughing all the way to the bank, risking lives of the “little people.”

    Question; If the Dems are so concerned about providing HEALTH CARE to all, why isn’t a non-profit, single payer system even being debated? Answer: Because they are chickens**t hypocrites, that’s why. The ACA allegedly provides “access” to healthcare…but when people can’t afford that “access” it’s useless to millions.

    The GOP 70-YO white male mysoginists on that secret committee are REALLY ICKY!

    But, both sides of the aisle are beholden to the 1% — wake up, Americans!

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  3. Den says:

    Term limits and eliminate lobbyists, two cures that will never be.

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  4. Micki says:

    Any gamblers here?

    Are SNAKE EYES ever a good thing in gambling?

    I would think they would be because the chance of rolling and doubles is fairly low, but I don’t know.

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  5. Den says:

    Gambling is ridiculous pastime used to separate one from their money.

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  6. Micki says:

    Gee whiz…I was just wondering if anyone could shed some light on the “meaning” of snakes eyes as an idiom, in gambling or otherwise.

    Jim …do you know? Are snake eyes “bad luck?” Can they be “good luck?” Are there many interpretations?

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    • Den says:

      snake eyes
      noun, North American, informal
      plural noun: snake eyes

      a throw of two ones with a pair of dice.
      the worst possible result; a complete lack of success.
      “his elegant, amusing book sadly came up snake eyes”

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  7. Den says:

    Or it could be a film with Hollyweirds most famous movie killer,
    Nicholas Cage:

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  8. Den says:

    When Redneck Army games go bad:

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  9. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    No Doc again today. 😦

    Almost no Carol, where DOES the time go?

    My dad was born June 29, 1908, one day before the Tunguska thing.

    WE HAD RAIN, just before I went out for my walk, around 8:00 p.m. It was quite a downpour, it should help out the poor trees, bushes and grass.

    Getting used to seeing the property next door ruined. It will look good once it’s beaten back into shape. I was the babysitter, the caretaker, and now the adults are back home, my job is done. Plenty of places to wander around on the ranch with an acre and a half, so I’m fine, I’ll live.

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