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Wood Stick Sculptures By Gil Bruvel

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2020/09/gil-bruvel-mask-series/

Cardboard Sculptures By Greg Olijnyk


Photography From Anna Devís and Daniel Rueda

http://www.fubiz.net/2020/05/31/amazing-architectural-photography-by-anna-devis-and-daniel-rueda


Glass Bottom Bridge In China

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2020/09/worlds-longest-glass-bridge/


Vases By Sandra Apperloo


A Transformed Lighthouse In Spain


News Of The Week

Quebec is set to start enforcing use of French only

https://montrealgazette.com/news/quebec/analysis-walking-in-camille-laurins-footsteps-caq-minister-plans-to-reinforce-french-language/wcm/7e5a7b76-156d-41dc-bf8b-0314396e5f32/

Keeping trash out of the Ocean:

Technology

Karate grannies of Nairobi

https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/2020/0902/Karate-grannies-As-assaults-persist-Nairobi-s-women-fight-back

Burger King is called Hungy Jacks in Australia

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/undertheinfluence/why-it-s-hard-to-find-a-burger-king-in-australia-1.5469678

A supercomputer figures out COVID-19 nuances

https://elemental.medium.com/a-supercomputer-analyzed-covid-19-and-an-interesting-new-theory-has-emerged-31cb8eba9d63

Animation depicts gravitational lensing

Light from galaxies behind a powerful gravity source appear around the edges deformed

RIP Diana Rigg


News of the Week


UFO lands in Congo, turns out to be an Internet provider balloon
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-congo-balloon/ufo-in-congo-jungle-turns-out-to-be-internet-balloon-idUSKBN25L2GU


Iran cuts water to Kurdish Iraq areas
http://www.basnews.com/en/babat/627754


Woman sues husband to stop his medically assisted death
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-medical-assistance-in-dying-supreme-court-injunction-1.5691456


Raging asshole puts metal shards in Babyfood for a blackmail scheme
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-53849726


Peace breaks out in Libya
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53863627

The UK is training the wrong militaries
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-military-training-china-afghanistan-israel-iraq-human-rights-abusers-list-a9690206.html?__twitter_impression=true


I hate this new editor

I can’t post anything like I could a few weeks ago, so I think this blog is dead. If the site goes back to a simple way to publish I might check back in. What the hell are BLOCKS!!!!???? It’s not a thing in writing.


Still More News


Child Trafficing ring busted in Michigan
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/08/15/child-trafficking-flint-string-probe-arrests/113215026/


COVID-19 virus traveling on frozen Chinese food packaging
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3096934/coronavirus-found-frozen-seafood-packaging-chinese-port-city


There was a Military COUP in Mali this week
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-mali-security/regions-presidents-plan-mali-visit-as-junta-opposition-close-ranks-idUKKBN25G0WM

Chicago slows crowding downtown by raising all the bridges at night

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-14/in-chicago-unrest-echoes-of-a-1855-beer-riot?srnd=citylab


USPS Ohio warns mail delivery delays, impacts Prescriptions and Ballots
https://www.dispatch.com/news/20200814/postal-service-reduces-mail-sorting-capacity-warns-ohio-some-absentee-ballots-may-not-be-delivered-in-time-to-count


Kyrgyzstan treating COVID-19 with Bloodletting
https://eurasianet.org/fighting-covid-in-kyrgyzstan-dog-fat-ginger-and-bloodletting


Libya is trading Oil for goods again
https://www.libyaherald.com/2020/08/13/benghazi-port-receives-398-containers-of-mixed-goods-25000-tons-of-wheat-28500-tons-of-barley-and-6000-tons-of-cement/


All The Week’s News

Banana Slugs slime Alaska
http://www.thebristolbaytimes.com/article/2032banana_slugs_ooze_over_much_of_coastal_alaska


Now that’s a facemask
https://www.boredpanda.com/leather-facehugger-mask-alien/?media_id=leather-facehugger-mask-alien-1-5f29598ee04ab__700


London cops just smash the windows if people leave a dog in their cars
http://camdennewjournal.com/article/police-save-hot-dog


Armed robbery of lemon-aide stand in Peoria
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200810/peoria-lemonade-stand-robbery-teachable-moment-for-bad-and-also-for-good


Legal battle, Pear vs Apple
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53740820


Turkey’s economy crashes
https://www.arabnews.com/node/1718666/business-economy


Cardboard recycling theives making $Millions
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53724620

Solar Panels that produce 1/3rd more power
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/15/uk-firms-solar-power-breakthrough-could-make-worlds-most-efficient-panels-by-2021?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

The New Zeland Wizard has NOT retired
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/new-zealand-wizard-insists-reports-of-his-retirement-have-been-greatly-exaggerated-1.5685059


Canada wants US the border to stay closed
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53742684


The Weekend’s Music

Pipeline funk

Dirty Projectors

Jade Bird

The Cooties

Black Tones

Bastille

SebastiAn


City-scapes By Atelier Olschinsky

https://www.behance.net/gallery/101791645/ED-20-V?tracking_source=best_of_behance


New News

Detroit man takes bet to swim across 7 foot deep pond and drowns

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2020/08/01/father-drowns-van-buren-twp-pond-after-alleged-bet/5562466002/

UK man burns down flat trying to propose to girlfriend

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-53678828

Canada’s last ice shelf collapses

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-canada/canadas-last-fully-intact-arctic-ice-shelf-collapses-idUSKCN2523JH

Stranded Japanese ship near South Africa starts leaking oil

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53702877


Illustrations By Kathe Butcher

Lyrical Illustrations by Käthe Butcher Explore Femininity, Emotion, and Human Intimacy


Bit Of News

Senate de-funds Stars and Stipes news
https://www.stripes.com/senate-passes-defense-bill-without-funding-for-stars-and-stripes-1.638750

Texas implements Death Panels because COVID-19 is out of control

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/coronavirus/article244443257.html

Russia sent mercenaries to Belarus to destabilize the country before elections

https://news.yahoo.com/belarus-detains-russia-wagner-mercenaries-ahead-tense-vote-172837583.html

Canada’s new Arctic war ship enters service (America has NONE)

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-canadian-navy-enters-new-era-by-welcoming-long-awaited-arctic-warship/

Michigan parents allow kids to access their gun, 4yo shoots sister

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2020/08/02/redford-parents-charged-nonfatal-shooting-5-year-old-daughter/5566797002/


The Week’s News

Rodents and Cockroaches moving into the Inland Empire, California

Rodents, roaches, no hot water: Restaurant closures in the Inland Empire, July 10-16

Disneyland’s 1955 Opening Day disaster

https://www.sfgate.com/sf-culture/article/Black-Sunday-Remembering-Disneyland-s-15410291.php#photo-8302441

Jordan finally taxing the rich, and they don’t like it

https://www.occrp.org/en/37-ccblog/ccblog/12775-cash-strapped-jordan-targets-premium-tax-evaders

25 Million Iranians have COVID-19
https://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2020/Jul-18/509150-rouhani-25m-iranians-infected-with-covid-19.ashx

China Flooding


http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-07/18/c_139222757.htm

Detroit man violates probation, turns himself in and brings doughnuts

Metro Detroit Man Who Taunted Police On Facebook Turns Self In, Brings Donuts

Distant solar system photographed for the first time

https://www.livescience.com/multiplanet-system-sun-like-star-first-photo.html


Comet NEOWISE

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200722.html


Digital Art By The Flood

https://www.behance.net/gallery/99864017/The-flood-Digital-paintings?tracking_source=best_of_behance


Frank Bohbot’s Photos Of France

https://www.behance.net/gallery/100753633/Les-Couleurs-de-Son-Enfance?tracking_source=best_of_behance


Painting On Water


Nako River Wetland Park China (Photos)


http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-07/18/c_139222778_4.htm


The Week’s News

Oregon man steals a car and crashes onto a woman, also in a stolen car.

https://nypost.com/2020/07/08/oregon-man-driving-stolen-car-crashes-into-woman-driving-another-stolen-car/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&__twitter_impression=true

First Trans SI Swimsuit model

https://www.vogue.com/article/valentina-sampaio-becomes-sports-illustrated-first-trans-model?utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social&mbid=social_twitter&utm_source=twitter&utm_brand=vogue

Chinese bus driver crashes bus into reservoir after government demolishes his house

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3092867/fatal-china-bus-crash-deliberate-act-revenge-driver-police-say

UK will dismantle 5G infrastructure. It will cost $2 billion.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53403793

Cairo pipeline catches fire

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/374480/Egypt/Politics-/Oil-pipeline-catches-fire-near-CairoIsmailiya-high.aspx

Go-Pro for insects

GoPro for Beetles: Robotic Camera Backpack Developed for Insects and Tiny Robots


Orb Installation In Taiwan Forest

Airy, Wooden Orb Inlaid with LED Lights Radiates Throughout a Dim Forest in Taiwan