China starts televising the sunset on giant TV screens because Beijing is so clouded in smog
”The futuristic screens installed in the Chinese capital usually advertize tourist destinations, but as the season’s first wave of extremely dangerous smog hit - residents donned air masks and left their homes to watch the only place where the sun would hail over the horizon that morning.
Commuters across Beijing found themselves cloaked in a thick, gray haze on Thursday as air pollution monitors issued a severe air warning and ordered the elderly and school children to stay indoors until the quality improved.”
The Pink Fairy Armadillo
Encased in a bony protective armour, this tiny rodent can burrow itself entirely underground in mere seconds when threatened.
Nothern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus oreganus) - San Mateo County, CA
“I lived in Charlotte, North Carolina from 1996 to 2013. About 3 to 5 years ago I was eating at a Burger King in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. At the time there was fires in California. The fires were on the news at Burger King and everybody was watching TV. Half of the people in Burger King were city employees and some state employees. Everybody in Burger King stated that California deserved the fires because they harbor gay people. The city employees made the comment first. People said the fires were an act of God and God was punishing California for its actions. The people all laughed at the fires. This was a uniform remark and everybody agreed. Me and my boyfriend got the impression that Charlotte, North Carolina may be responsible for the fires in California.”