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Comment: 40 is young. (Score 1) 285

by Brad1138 (#48650617) Attached to: At 40, a person is ...
I don't like the term "middle aged". I am 47, but I don't think of my self as old or even middle aged. I haven't lost much of a step over the last 20 years, I can keep up with my son skiing (or he keeps up with me). I still think the same way I always have. Old is a state of mind, I plan on being young forever.

Comment: Re:6th sense (Score 2) 99

by Brad1138 (#48641767) Attached to: Birds Fled Area Before Tornadoes Appeared
We had a large 6.8 earth quake in early 2001 in Washington state. Our neighbor and friend had a smallish (about 10-15 lb) dog. When you opened the front door, if she didn't have ahold of her dog, it would bolt for the door and do everything it could to squeeze through the gap and run free for hours. You would try to keep the door barely open, or put your leg in it, but her dog would always do everything it could to get by.

The morning a few hours before the earth quake, she opened the front door and the dog wouldn't go near it. Your example is cool (thanks), but that isn't enough time to be helpful, if there was at least 15 to 30 minutes or so, of warning, then I think it could be useful.

Comment: 6th sense (Score 4, Interesting) 99

by Brad1138 (#48641647) Attached to: Birds Fled Area Before Tornadoes Appeared
It has long been reported that animals act odd before earthquakes, I had never heard about before tornado's. Animals do seem to have some "6th sense" that we just don't understand.

I had an idea over ten years ago, that I hoped could save lives and make me money, but I'll never do anything with it, so here it is:

One animal acting strange (as in before an earth quake or whatever) is nothing, but a large number of animals in a specific area, could very possibly be a warning of impending danger. If there was a (well known) web site that you could report your animal acting "weird", or out of the ordinary to, you would have random reports from all over the place, but if you mapped results in real time and saw a lot of activity in a specific area, that could be an early warning. I don't see why it wouldn't work, assuming the "animals act weird before events" theory is correct.

Anyway, if this works and saves lives, remember you heard it here first.

You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred. -- Superchicken