Tag Archive for Caribbean

Jellyfish “sprite” sparks paranoia from “earth changes” websites (UPDATE: More sprites, from Hurricane Matthew)

UPDATE (2-Oct02016): Frankie Lucena has captured more incredible sprites, this time as a result of Hurricane Matthew. Check it out from the Weather Channel. A sprite (lightning) captured on camera from the Caribbean on September 18, 2016 has triggered posts on mystery-mongering fringe “news” sites that cater to end-of-the-world paranoia. Sprites are large-scale electrical discharges that…

“Sea” is for Cookie

Sometimes we see the darndest resemblances. Whoa! This sea creature looks just like Cookie Monster – latimes.com. This underwater Cookie Monster is actually a trio of purple sea sponges (Alpysina archeri) that have fused together to form a strong resemblance to the perennially hungry Muppet. Photographer Mauricio Handler stumbled across this “Cookie Monster of the…

Plane disappearance sparks nonsense idea about Los Roques curse

Are the Los Roques islands the new Bermuda Triangle? | World news | The Guardian. The archipelago off the coast of Venezuela, where fashion designer Vittorio Missoni’s plane disappeared mid-air, has a growing reputation for mysterious vanishings. The as-yet-unexplained disappearance last Friday of the plane carrying six passengers and crew, including Italian fashion mogul Vittorio…