Apparently people get really bored in Missouri and then make a freaking awesome Coneman statue thing…
HOLY SHIT, GUYS! There was a landspout in my city tonight! The news is calling an EF0 tornado with wind at approx. 60mph, but it technically was a landspout. More info on landspouts here:
This is Peanut the turtle, shortly after being found in Missouri in 1993. She was taken to to a zoo in St. Louis where the six-pack ring was removed.
It seems that she was trapped in the plastic ring as a young turtle and was unable to free herself. Subsequently her shell moulded itself to the plastic ring and she grew in the strange shape you see here.
Unfortunately the damage is permanent, but peanut is expected to live a long life and today she serves as a mascot for the fight against beach littering.
Please, always remember to clean up after yourself at the beach.
Oh my god
I met that turtle in elementary school. She’s really cute. The MO Dep. of Conservation and Wildlife Resources has since found more animals effected by pollution like Peanut was and they go around to elementary schools in the state to teach children how to take care of their trash and help conserve wildlife resources/habitats.
best class period ever- getting to touch a turtle and sit on the playground lawn.
It’s worse than we thought…
“Because they did not have a state-recognized marriage, they were regarded as legal strangers despite even having set up the available legal protections for each other. Roger, in turn, was subjected not just to discrimination but police brutality and legal consequences. This tragic story speaks volumes about the consequences of continuing to deny same-sex couples the right to marry and how they continue to be treated as second-class citizens.”
This story is just the saddest thing.
Silver Dollar City - Opening Day 2013, a set on Flickr.Silver Dollar City, Opening Day 2013! Outlaw Run was FANTASTIC, and here are some pics of OR as well as some other additions and changes that were made over the winter.
KY3 Weather Blog
Only in Missouri could a report like this be perfectly normal.
I remember the first time I heard a meteorologist (it was Gary Lezak; I remember because he’s been the only meteorologist I’ve watched in the 20 years I’ve lived here in MO) mention Nevada in a weather report. Having grown up in California, I was confused by the pronunciation. Also, I have to admit that the Missouri pronunciation of Versailles makes me cringe…
Also, Missouri and its city names confuse me. I could go to Nevada, Versailles, Mexico and California, but never leave my state. LOL
By Joe Holleman firstname.lastname@example.org
Make no bones about it, this state loves its dogs — or at least loves to own them.
The American Veterinary Medical Association has just released its Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook. Missouri is fourth in the nation in dog ownership, with 45.9 percent of households owning a pooch.
The survey, conducted every five years, shows that Missouri trails only Arkansas (47.9 percent); New Mexico (46); and Kentucky (also 45.9) when it comes to owning a dog.
Missouri has less love for feline friendship, not cracking the top 10 in cat ownership with 32.2 percent of households owning cats.
Illinois is far less the pet-loving state. In that state, 32.4 percent own dogs and 26.3 own cats.
“This report reveals a tremendous amount of information about pets and their owners across the country; what’s constant and what has changed,” said Dr. Douglas G. Aspros, president of the AVMA.