This is one boy’s amazing picture diary of his pet rodents doing very human tasks.
Talented Colin Mclaughlin, from Maryland, USA, has created a hilarious photo collection of his pet guinea pigs, Chester and Sam.
The two-and-a-half-year-old guinea pigs appear to love nothing better than playing football, reading the newspaper or even blending up a smoothie. (Caters News)
I really enjoy the photos 🙂
Hurricane Sandy, after killing at least 69 people in the Caribbean, streamed northward, merged with two wintry weather systems and socked the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes with wind, waves, rain and snow. Some figures associated with Sandy’s rampage through the U.S., as of Wednesday night:
— Maximum size of storm: 1,000 miles across
— Highest storm surge: 14.6 feet at Bergen Point, N.J.
— Number of states seeing intense effects of the storm: At least 17
— Deaths: At least 98
— Damage: Estimated property losses at $20 billion, ranking the storm among the most expensive U.S. disasters
— Top wind gust on land in the U.S.: 90 mph Islip, N.Y., and Robbins Reef, N.J.
— Power outages at peak: More than 8.5 million
— Canceled airline flights: More than 19,500
— Most rainfall: 12.55 inches, at Easton, Md.
— Most snow: 34 inches at Gatlinburg, Tenn.
— Evacuation zone: Included communities in more than 400 miles of coastline from Ocean City, Md., to Dartmouth, Mass.
By The Associated Press:
Sources: National Weather Service, FlightAware, Weather Underground, AP reporting.
Hurricane Sandy killed at least 45 people in the United States after it pounded the U.S. East Coast with a record storm surge, high winds and heavy rains.
In West Virginia and neighboring Appalachian states, Hurricane Sandy causes wet snow, high winds and blizzard conditions.
One interstate was closed as trucks and cars bogged down and many people were out of power.
In Photos: Mass Transit Damaged By Superstorm Sandy
There were violent storms from Indiana to New Jersey since Friday June 29, 2012.
This is a very bad disaster.
At least 13 people were killed and 3 million people are without power.
Emergencies were declared in Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, the District of Columbia and Virginia.
In West Virginia, trees fell on both sides of the train tracks.
232 Amtrak passengers were stranded Friday night on a train.
The storms also damaged a prison in Illinois and huge trees fell across streets in Washington area.
It is already spring but it snows again in western Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and western New York.
I think the REUTERS’s photo of the ice and snow coated tulips is very, very beautiful.
It reminded me of the beautiful AP’s photos of the freezing weather in Florida on January 7, 2010 >>> please click here.
On Saturday August 27, 2011, Hurricane Irene was a deadly category one storm when it made landfall at 8:00 am (1200 GMT) at Cape Lookout, North Carolina, near a chain of barrier islands.
At least eight people were killed so far.
It may make a direct hit on New York city by Sunday morning >>>please click here for ‘Hurricane Irene Pounded New York City, 21 Killed In East Coast – Photos’ <<<
Irene knocked out power supplies for some 900,000 people, triggered the cancellation of more than 8,000 flights, and forced nearly two million people to evacuate.
Hurricane Irene is still a dangerous Category 1 as storm nears North Carolina.
Hurricane warnings were issued from North Carolina to New York.
Today is my birthday.
I am very happy to be 8!
Aunty Selina sent me a cute E-Card from Maryland, USA and I also get E-Cards from Kaman and Kashah.
I also received 5 birthday cards.
I get Abang Muhammad’s card and birthday present from Chicago this morning because Kafah forgot to collect the mail yesterday 🙂
All together I get about 35 birthday presents and 249 pieces of stamps.
I am very happy because I get a stamp album and 132 beautiful stamps to start my stamp collection from my mother.
Abang Muhammad sent me 34 USA mint stamps, 15 other stamps were from Pak Cik Amin, about 6 stamps from Kaman and a stamp from Kashah.
Kaman also gave me a Malaysian mint stamp.
I also get a ‘Maisto’ Assembly Line Enzo Ferrari from my father!
I can assemble the beautiful yellow Ferrari myself because it is mine 🙂
I also get 2 ‘Hotwheels’ cars and a DIY metal plane from my sisters.
Other presents are 3 sheets of colourful stickers, lots of nice books, a set of colouful pens and lots of other wonderful things.
And I also started my silat class today 🙂
We had a tasty Domino’s pizza birthday dinner and my mother promised me a belated birthday cake.
I hope to get more stamps for my collection
Will Hurricane Earl hit the USA?
If it does, it is going to be disaster because Earl is a powerful Category 4 storm.