Google spends a ton of money just to keep sharks from eating its underwater cables
Google already spends a lot of money deploying and maintaining its massive network of undersea fiber cables that it uses to help handle the enormous amounts of traffic it generates every day. And Network World reports that Google really does have to plug a lot of money into protecting its... Read more
Off-duty Dallas cop asked to leave theater after employee spots his handgun (VIDEO)
One couple’s evening out to the movies ended in frustration after the man, who is a Dallas police officer, was asked to leave the theater because he was carrying a gun. According to a report by a local Fox affiliate, an employee at the AMC in the Dallas suburb... Read more
809-pound tiger shark fed to Texas poor, homeless
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — An 809-pound tiger shark caught in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month has been cooked and served to more than 90 poor and homeless Texans. Timon’s Ministries in Corpus Christi set up the donation of about 75 pounds of shark meat. Executive director... Read more
This Worm is Truly, Deeply Terrifying
This unsettling creature is called Eunice aphroditois, or colloquially the Bobbit worm. These critters can grow up to three meters long and have pincers capable of slicing its (sometimes larger) prey right in half. Also? It injects a toxin into its prey to make it easier to digest. Yum.... Read more
TPWD Annual Public Hearing in Houston Next Week
AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will hold its annual public hearing at 2 p.m. Weds., Aug. 20 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The public is invited to give their input on agency related issues. Each speaker is given three minutes to address the Commission. The... Read more
Open Carry Texas met with anger, armed protestors at meeting Houston (VIDEO)
Open Carry Texas planned a march in Houston’s Fifth Ward, but when leaders from the area and the group met, things quickly got heated. Protestors, some of them armed, of the controversial group shouted, “You are not welcome here today or Saturday.” And the Fifth Ward’s leaders questioned the... Read more
Study: Amazon’s Biggest Fish Faces Threat Of Extinction
HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – One of the biggest fresh-water fish species in the world is in danger of dying out, reports Live Science. The arapaima can grow up to 10 feet long and weigh over 400 pounds. They are quickly disappearing from the Amazon River basin that has been... Read more
Judge rules AR-15s not covered under Constitution, and are ‘dangerous and unusual’
A federal judge upheld Maryland’s ban of AK and AR-styled weapons, erroneously referring to as “assault rifles,” and ruled their ban as constitutional under her claim that they “fall outside Second Amendment protection as dangerous and unusual arms.” She opinion, published Tuesday, also approved Maryland’s ban on other types... Read more