For the lightning, try to find some low ground like a dip near you, if you can’t just lie down where you are and stay away from trees expecially tall ones, for they may explode when struck.
And for the people who asked me about the 2nd to last one, when the ocean recedes at a rapid rate, you should get to high ground cause… a tsunami is coming.
The tsunami one I know, and it’s really cool why I know it.
When that huge one happened on 26th December a girl was on the beach with her family (in Thailand I think) and the sea was just sucked away rapidly. Everybody watched it and took out cameras etc.
This little girl had done a project at school and learned that before a tsunami hits the sea pulls back very quickly. While a beach full of grown ups were standing around going ‘WTF is this? This is so cool!’ she ran up and down yelling at people what was about to happen and got a lot of people to get onto higher ground.
She came back to the beach for memorials and the release of paper lanterns.
Last night, someone appears to have deliberately set fire to the Manchester Dogs home. The home normally keeps around 200 unwanted dogs who are waiting for rehoming, and last night at least 50 of them were killed . I’m not sure how many of you are in the UK, but this is so, so sad.
This breaks my heart. More info here: https://twitter.com/manchdogs
Remember that time you said “burgers are great, but I wish the bun, the cheese and the sauce were the color of asphalt”? Well, your prayers have been answered! In Japan at least. Via independent.co.uk:
Burger King in Japan is taking bizarre fast food to new heights with black cheeseburgers complete with black buns, black cheese and black sauce.
The chain started the Premium Kuro Burger (kuro means “black”) in 2012, colouring the bread with bamboo charcoal and adding squid ink to the ketchup.
Last year it evolved to the Kuro Ninja, which had all the above with a slice of bacon for a tongue, and now Burger King is on the third generation.
Apparently Japanese customers quite liked the bamboo charcoal, so it is now in the cheese slices as well, along with beef burgers made with black pepper, an onion and garlic sauce with squid ink and the black bread.
I’m fascinated by black food and would love to try black cheese in a black bun. It’d have to be a veggie burger though
I was making myself a Bloody Mary in the kitchen and Burvil walked out from under the sofa and stared at me until I paid attention to her.
"Hello Burvil!" I said to her.
She then walked over to the oven (something she never does) and checked I was still watching her. Then she started peeling off a plastic layer of protective film I never knew was on there since the cooker got installed earlier this year.
I swear, she made sure I was paying attention and then showed me she’d found something that wasn’t supposed to be there!
If I ever lose something precious I’d better hope it’s wrapped in plastic. Burvil can find plastic anywhere.