The Internet Suddenly Spews Out Interesting Things

Nothing worth blogging about, but have been keeping busy the last couple of weeks and now with some free time, have found a few blog worthy net things around. One site in particular worth checking out is My new go to site to stave off boredom and kill time at work. Anyway, onto some other things…

The Rupublic of Molossia

The Republic of Molossia (moe-LAAHSS-eeyah) is a sovereign, independent nation, located in and completely surrounded by territory of the United States. With a total area of 9956 sRN (2.5 ha / 6.3 ac), Molossia is one of the smallest nations on earth, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in spirit. A sense of humor characterizes most Molossian people, which, coupled with the casual and comfortable western lifestyle, makes Molossia an enjoyable place to visit. [website] [wikipedia]

Republic of Whangamomona

In 1989 regional council boundaries were redrawn, with an emphasis on connected catchments. These revised maps made Whangamomona part of the Manawatu-Wanganui Region. Residents objected, as they wanted to continue being part of the Taranaki Region, and on 1 November 1989, they responded by declaring themselves the “Republic of Whangamomona” at the first Republic Day. Though the move began as a pointed protest, the town continued to hold a celebratory Republic Day once a year, during which a vote for President was held. [wikipedia]

Enviromental Space articles from New Scientist…

Phantom storms: How our weather leaks into space
Space radiation hits record high
Illegal toxic waste spotted from space

And another behind the scenes video for The Fantastic Mr Fox on how Wes Anderson videoed himself in every part and edited the performances together for his new film I still can’t wait for…

More of Our Doomed Planet

Pregnant teen drink driver does a runner

Police pulled the girl over on Saturday night and she recorded a level of 766 micrograms per litre of breath – more than five times the legal limit for her age of 150mcg.

Earlier in the week she had recorded a level of 828mcg – six times the legal limit – after she was spotted driving erratically.

Drought warning as the tropics expand

Reichler says that the expansion of the subtropics is more feared than the widening of the tropical zone itself. While the tropical belt is hot and humid, the subtropics suffer from severe drought. The Sahara and Sahel are both subtropical regions.

Dancing asteroid spirals close to Earth

The Earth had company this week when an asteroid practically grazed the planet – passing by just 400,000 miles away. That’s less than twice the distance of the Earth to the Moon.