The photo to the left is from Pennsylvania and what resulted there from Hurricane Agnes in June 1972.
There was some similar flooding here in Washington Country, including some near my house (I remember seeing old home movies of the flooding that my dad filmed) but Pennsylvania was hit even harder with spots in Harrisburg ending the storm thirteen feet underwater.
Hurricane Agnes is THE storm that people remember most locally and it's hard to believe fifty years have gone by since the devastation that it brought to the Mid-Atlantic.
Newsweek reports a recent finding of forty-five eggs laid on a Texas beach by the Kemp-Ridley sea turtle, which is the smallest and rarest sea turtle among all sea turtles.
Apparently, some maintenance workers on the beach found a few of the eggs and helped twenty-five hatchlings reach the water, and later after the local agent was notified, even more turtles hatched and were assisted in making it to the water.
The Kemp-Ridley turtle is most often found in the Gulf of Mexico but has been found in the Atlantic Ocean in spots and is the only sea turtle that nests in the day rather than usual night for turtles.
Accuweather reports a record-breaking Burmese Python catch in the wilds of Florida that dwarfed the previous record high for weight.
This python weighed 215 pounds which obliterated the former record that was set in 2016 at 140 pounds and this could have been even worse as the python was a female, pregnant, and carrying one hundred and twenty-two eggs!
We have written before about invasive species and the issues that Florida has but that python (listed as the size of a large shipping container) would have been quite a problem on its own!
The Athletic looks back at the twenty-fifth anniversary of "Happy Gilmore"'s theatrical release and how Happy Gilmore became such an iconic film in the world of sports.
The author talks to star Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald who portrayed Gilmore's heel protagonist Shooter McGavin, director Dennis Dugan, who played the commissioner and is the father of former Phillies farmhand Kelly Dugan, who I once met at a Hagerstown Suns game as Kelly played for Lakewood, and co-writer Tim Herlihy for the ins and outs of the film and just how Bob Barker was selected to fight Gilmore and how that fight was planned.
I've written during basketball season about how impressed I was with WNBA player Chiney Ogwumike's work on ESPN's NBA Today and Forbes magazine, which isn't known for its sports coverage, writes about the importance of Ogwumike and her hectic schedule as an NBA broadcaster with playing with the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.
Ogwumike hasn't quite reached her former level of play after struggling with injuries and has played in only fifteen games, averaging six points in sixteen minutes per game.