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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Best of Wild Weather Week VIDEO: Metrodome Roof Colaspe and Lighthouse becomes Icehouse


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Snow 1, Metrodome 0

Last Sunday, Minneapolis was feeling the weight of a big snowfall. And the city's Metrodome stadium, which houses the Minnesota Vikings, just couldn't take the pressure. After putting up a valiant fight, the inflated roof of the Metrodome collapsed, letting in a slew of snow and reinforcing the point that roof panels are no match for Mother Nature.

The implosion happened when the stadium was empty, so nobody was hurt. However, video cameras were rolling and captured the sudden stream of snow. Web searches on "metrodome roof collapse" avalanched into breakout status. Below you can watch the video that has to be seen to be believed.
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A frozen lighthouse

On the shores of Ohio, near Lake Erie, there stands a lighthouse that is literally frozen. Waves crashed onto the Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse and the subzero air temperature quickly turned the lighthouse, covered in water, into an ice castle.

The unusual and oddly beautiful sight caused a huge bump in Web searches for "frozen lighthouse" and "lighthouse frozen solid." During the week, lookups for both terms surged over 1,000%. You can check out some video of the lighthouse here. If anyone deserves a Hawaiian vacation it's that lighthouse keeper...
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Death toll from Pemex pipeline explosion rises to 27 in San Martin Texmelucan Mexico RAW VIDEO


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MEXICO CITY, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of an oil pipeline explosion in central Mexico rose to 27 with 52 injuries, state-run energy giant Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said in a statement on Sunday.

Earlier on Sunday, an official from the Puebla state government told Xinhua by telephone that the explosion took place after criminals tapping two oil pipelines running through Puebla town San Martin Texmelucan lost control of oil flow.

The Puebla official said that 33 homes were completely destroyed by the explosion and 32 more were seriously damaged. Pemex said that a total of 115 houses had been affected. Regional authorities are now moving 5,000 residents of the town to the Angeles Blancos emergency shelter and cleanup work is under way. Pemex said that the incident began at 5.50 a.m. local time. The fire had been put out by 10 a.m. local time. Pemex investigators are at the scene seeking the cause of the explosion. The area is now being guarded by 125 soldiers, it added.

Valentin Meneses, who heads Puebla's Interior Ministry, told media that 10 of the dead are from one family, whose home was close to the explosion site. He is at the scene of the incident. The nation's Interior Minister Francisco Blake Mora is traveling to San Martin. The two are set to give a joint press conference later on Sunday.

More than 25 vehicles were burned and windows were smashed in a three-kilometer radius of the explosion site, Alberto Perez, who mans the state's emergency service phone lines, told local media. The explosion took place close to San Martin Texmelucan, where Pemex owns a large chemical plant.
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Diver plunges 100 meters or 328 feet unassisted on one breath New World Record VIDEO


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 William Trubridge on Monday accomplished what had long been regarded as an impossible feat: swimming to a depth of 100 meters, or 328 feet, on a single breath and with only hands and feet for propulsion. The dive was made at Dean's Blue Hole in the Bahamas.


The New Zealander did not use swim fins; he wore no weights and required no heavy sled during the descent. Nor did he use an inflatable airbag to swiftly reach the surface after his dive.


Rather, he set a new unassisted freediving record and achieved the historic 100-meter mark -- previously attained only in an assisted manner, with weighted sleds and airbags -- while wearing only a thin wetsuit and displaying remarkable power of mind over body.


A diver cannot always see the surface at 328 feet. It's more than three times deeper than what's considered safe for recreational scuba divers, who must ascend from any significant depth at a painstakingly slow pace to avoid developing embolisms in the bloodstream, associated with breathing compressed air.


Trubridge held his breath for 4 minutes, 10 seconds, from start to finish.
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2010 TOP TEN Archaeology Discoveries






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Decades from now people may remember 2010 for the BP oil spill, the Tea Party, and the iPad. But for our money, it's a lock people will still be excited about the year's most remarkable archaeological discoveries, which we explore (along with one "undiscovery") in the following pages.

This was the year we learned that looters led archaeologists to spectacular and unparalleled royal tombs in both Turkey and Guatemala. An unexpected find brought us closer to Pocahontas, and an underwater archaeological survey in the high Canadian Arctic located the ill-fated HMS Investigator, abandoned in 1853.

Archaeologists weren't just busy in the field, though. A number of breakthroughs happened in the lab, too. A new radiocarbon dating technique was perfected this year that will allow scientists to date artifacts without harming them.

Laboratory analysis of the bones of a close relative of Lucy revealed how early hominins walked. And anthropologists in Germany announced startling news about the Neanderthal genome that might send you scrambling to submit your own DNA for sequencing.




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The Tomb of Hecatomnus
Milas, Turkey
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Paleolithic Tools
Plakias, Crete
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Royal Tomb
El Zotz, Guatemala
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Early Pyramids
Jaen, Peru
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HMS Investigator
Banks Island, Canada
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Decoding the Neanderthal Genome
Leipzig, Germany
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Child Burials
Carthage, Tunisia
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"Kadanuumuu"
Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia
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1608 Church
Jamestown, Virginia
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Nondestructive Radiocarbon Dating
College Station, Texas
Undiscovery of the Year

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Clovis Comet
North America

Sites Under Threat

For the third year, we also highlight five threatened sites that remind us of how fragile the archaeological record is. They include an ancient city in Iraq that is eroding into the Tigris and a painted cave in Egypt that's being slowly destroyed by well-meaning tourists.




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Hunter-Gatherer Landscape
California
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Underwater Shipwrecks
Massachusetts Bay
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Allianoi
Turkey
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Cave of the Swimmers
Egypt
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Ashur
Iraq
But it's not all bad news out there. One of the most alarming stories this year out of the American Southwest was the news that as part of a cost-cutting measure the Arizona state government closed Homolovi Ruins State Park. The closing raised fears that the park's significant cluster of Ancestral Puebloan villages dating from A.D. 1260 to 1400 would be left more vulnerable to looters. But at press time we learned the Hopi Tribe signed an agreement with the state to reopen the park. An innovative government-tribal partnership will allow the descendants of the people who once lived at Homolovi Ruins to safeguard its future.


Top 10 Discoveries: 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009

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Fight breaks out in Kansas City Missouri courtroom VIDEO

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KMOV.com
Posted on December 17, 2010 at 10:39 PM
Updated yesterday at 10:42 PM
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Special Weather Statement: POSSIBLE SNOW ICE ACCUMULATIONS thru Monday Night - Hermann Missouri Area

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Hourly Forecast for Sunday

Hermann, Missouri (65041)
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Humidity (%):
92% 81% 77% 77% 78% 72% 84% 88%
Wind (mph):
South
1 mph South
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South
1 mph South
(170°)
SSE
2 mph SSE
(150°)
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5 mph SSE
(160°)
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6 mph SSE
(160°)
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6 mph SSE
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6 mph SE
(140°)
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6 mph SSE
(160°)
Conditions:
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Probability of Precipitation (%):
30% 30% 30% 40% 40% 40% 40% 10%
Cloud Cover (%):
74% 83% 93% 94% 96% 92% 87% 82%
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Special Weather Statement
Statement as of 4:13 PM CST on December 18, 2010

... Light snow and ice accumulations possible through Monday night...

A couple of fast moving systems will impact the bi-state region
over the next couple of days.

The first will impact the area with snow and will begin moving in
later this evening for parts of northeast and central Missouri and
expand into west central Illinois and perhaps the far northern and
western Saint Louis suburbs by late tonight and Sunday morning.
The snow will then continue for areas mainly in northeast
Missouri and west central Illinois on Sunday and transition to
east of the Mississippi River by Sunday night.

This system will be unusual in that the snow that falls will be
localized in nature and not necessarily impact a widespread
area... at least at the beginning. Snow will become more widespread
later on Sunday. Snow amounts are expected to be an inch or less
for most areas... with localized amounts as high as 2 inches.

Another weak storm system will overspread light precipitation
beginning Monday and continue into Monday night. The precipitation
is expected to initially be snow for a brief time before becoming
rain... or for some parts of northeast Missouri and west central
and southwest Illinois... freezing rain or drizzle. This transition
is expected to occur by Monday night. Light ice accumulations
will be possible for areas that receive freezing precipitation...
especially on untreated surfaces.




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