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  • čas přidán 20. 02. 2024
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    In 2001, the city of Kerala, India experienced a freak storm event. Granted, storms are nothing unusual in India but this storm was unique because the rain was red. Blood red. The theories around this included everything from desert sand, to rust, to literal alien biology. But the truth, while much more mundane than aliens, tells us a lot about the weird connections that exist around planet Earth.
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  • @spidalack
    @spidalack Před 4 měsíci +2798

    As someone from Quebec, you can actually see the effects of acid rain on rock faces. It's kind of insane when you take the time to look at it.

    • @Ptaaruonn
      @Ptaaruonn Před 4 měsíci +70

      Here too, we had some monuments damaged because of it, mostly limestone ones.

    • @sab1751
      @sab1751 Před 4 měsíci +54

      Je me souviens de ces années là et les érablières "brûlées" par l'acide.

    • @unamedjoe830
      @unamedjoe830 Před 4 měsíci +44

      You find this in Britain too but usually on listed stone buildings with gothic features. Detail slowly decaying via acid rain

    • @satanicmicrochipv5656
      @satanicmicrochipv5656 Před 4 měsíci +7

      Acid rain.

    • @DomingoDeSantaClara
      @DomingoDeSantaClara Před 4 měsíci +85

      You can see the effects in the US too, their last president actually turned orange because of it.

  • @imspinningfree
    @imspinningfree Před 4 měsíci +2410

    As a kid I was terrified of quicksand because it cropped up all the time in kids shows and movies. Turns out, growing up in a landlocked county in the UK meant quicksand was never really a big problem and I am yet to encounter it in real life.

    • @kellydalstok8900
      @kellydalstok8900 Před 4 měsíci +148

      I once saw a woman trapped in quicksand on a tiny beach. She had ignored the warning sign. Luckily for her there were lots of people walking along the dike, because it was a pleasant Sunday afternoon. Someone was already pulling her out when we walked past.

    • @shigekax
      @shigekax Před 4 měsíci +95

      ​@@Jack_Russell_Brownit doesn't happen anymore because they passed laws to get rid of mysteries.
      Yay!

    • @jcortese3300
      @jcortese3300 Před 4 měsíci +12

      I think you can actually find it in the Severn Estuary, no joke.

    • @randommadness1021
      @randommadness1021 Před 4 měsíci +5

      ​@jcortese3300 was that not where those Asians all drowned about 15yr ago?

    • @debbiehenri345
      @debbiehenri345 Před 4 měsíci +39

      Huh! You should go to Scotland a bit more often. Close to my home, I stepped on what looked like perfectly sound grassy ground and went straight down, leg deep in sucking mud. I was alone and had to pull on grass clumps to get out.
      My mother went to wash her wellington boots in what looked like a shallow puddle, and actually stepped into an abandoned well. Luckily, most of it had been infilled with gravel, so she didn't go further than thigh-deep, my dad grabbing her quick before she went down too far. But it was scary to us kids.
      That was in the south of England.
      A friend saw someone step into a large hidden hole on the waterline of the beach at Alum Bay, Isle Of Wight. She went down up to her neck, and people had to rescue here from that.
      So, what was that you said about the UK...?

  • @ColtraneTaylor
    @ColtraneTaylor Před 4 měsíci +59

    It's official: Slayer has reunited and are playing a show in India.

  • @flightmaster9875
    @flightmaster9875 Před 4 měsíci +238

    I actually have valley fever, it’s a weird one. The fungal infection is encapsulated in my lungs by calcium deposits (basically bone) making it completely benign, unless the capsules ever pop, in which case I might die. Pretty freaky disease

    • @Cyan37
      @Cyan37 Před 4 měsíci +27

      That's terrifying. Sorry to hear you have to deal with this! Mentally as well!

    • @roidroid
      @roidroid Před 4 měsíci +5

      If it pops, can't it just RE-calcify?
      I mean it calcified somehow in the first place yea?

    • @NEW_INSITE
      @NEW_INSITE Před 4 měsíci +34

      I had San Joaquin Valley Fever as a child in 1965. It almost killed me. But I got over it. I too had the calcified granulomas in my lungs which always showed up on X-rays and looked like tuberculosis. That is until I actually got tuberculosis from being in the Army and in 1996 I came down with active tuberculosis. And I don't know if it was a remnants of the valley fever in my lungs or that tuberculosis or both, but it ate a hole in my lungs about the size of a half dollar in my right lung. I was coughing up a quart of blood a day until I finally got treated in a hospital with a huge cocktail of antibiotics. And actually the bleeding and coughing up of blood stopped after 2 days of being treated with the antibiotics. But I ended up having to stay in the hospital for about three more weeks until I tested clean of any active germs in my saliva. They kept me in one of those reverse atmosphere type of isolation rooms.. God bless you.

    • @catpoke9557
      @catpoke9557 Před 4 měsíci +4

      I'm glad your body was able to think of a unique defense mechanism to stop the spread. That's so lucky

  • @BuddhaStephy
    @BuddhaStephy Před 4 měsíci +208

    My sister died of valley fever when she was 20 back in 2004. It is scary and most definitely a real thing.

    • @KimiAvary
      @KimiAvary Před 4 měsíci +13

      I’m so sorry. Is Valley Fever deadly to everyone who gets it? Or just some people?

    • @bartolomeothesatyr
      @bartolomeothesatyr Před 4 měsíci +26

      Valley Fever has on tragic occasions been known to kill otherwise healthy people without any obvious risk factors, @@KimiAvary -- my sincerest condolences for the loss of your sister, @BuddhaStephy -- but it is not typically deadly for healthy adults with a fully functional immune system. As with many respiratory illnesses, risk factors like asthma, COPD, immune system dysfunction, and old age increase mortality risk.

    • @BuddhaStephy
      @BuddhaStephy Před 3 měsíci +6

      @@KimiAvary My sister unfortunately had type 1 diabetes as well. And it’s at about that age that kids with type 1 go through a rebellious phase where they neglect their health and just want to be normal and she wasn’t managing her diabetes very well and it ended up being too much for her body to handle. It was a very rare case but still needs to be taken seriously just in case.

    • @Starvaze
      @Starvaze Před 3 měsíci +1

      Oh great heavens. That's the year I was born (around march) well. I feel sorry for your loss.

  • @gwynn2528
    @gwynn2528 Před 4 měsíci +416

    My favorite weird place to live was a desert. There wouldn’t be a cloud in the sky and it would be raining because the wind was so ferocious. Sometimes there would be clouds and you’d see the rain, waaaay up there, being blown away to lands unknown. One time there was a whole inflatable pool that went sailing by. That place was bananas.

    • @clintbustwood4800
      @clintbustwood4800 Před 4 měsíci +46

      Grew up in Placitas, NM we’d get almost horizontal rain in the wet season sometimes. Grandma always told me that it meant that it was a witch’s birthday

    • @roidroid
      @roidroid Před 4 měsíci +30

      ​@@clintbustwood4800well it's always a witch's birthday somewhere. Cheers to that 🍻

    • @khadijamalik8558
      @khadijamalik8558 Před 4 měsíci +9

      Wow where did u live

    • @anonimothy5979
      @anonimothy5979 Před 4 měsíci +21

      I LOVE cool weather and unnaturally high winds because I'm a strange person, and when I spent a month and a half in Africa with my African friend, we stayed during the sweltering hot and humid season, which was quite hellish for me. Then on the very last day of the month and a half we were there, the cool, dry, windy season began. 60 mph winds of heavenly cool air, blowing all day and all night for the next 6 months, and we were getting on a plane to leave. I briefly hated my friend for regulating our schedule.

    • @Lucaz99
      @Lucaz99 Před 3 měsíci

      ⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠​⁠@@anonimothy5979I understand liking the cool, dry weather and the cool breeze giving you small chills but 60 MPH? 100km wind gusts?
      Yeah, I’m probably a pussy in this aspect, I hate strong winds in *cold* weather (lets say anything less than 10C/50 F). The winds feel like they’re freezing my very bones and its spreading throughout my body.
      I don’t think I’ve ever been more physically miserable then when I ended up getting soaked by rainstorm with extremely high wind gusts, even though I once was jumping from a rock that protruded above the water when the tide was coming in with some friends and we didn’t consider the waves. They slammed us against some jagged rocks and I particularly hit a patch of rock full of sea urchins. After that, I saw purple colored spikes being naturally expelled from my feet months after that. But the day it happened, it was a summer holiday and I was a broke 16 year old who both parents worked so I had to get a bus and walk home. Those suckers were buried deep ig
      All of this to say that yes, you’re a bit of a freak imho but you do you lol

  • @185MDE
    @185MDE Před 4 měsíci +2257

    Chair spin⁉️ Blood rain⁉️ Dogs and cats living together‼️ Mass hysteria❗️

    • @gtbkts
      @gtbkts Před 4 měsíci +27

      Ahhhhhh!!!!😅

    • @PrinceAlhorian
      @PrinceAlhorian Před 4 měsíci +75

      Who you gonna call?

    • @gencorp1659
      @gencorp1659 Před 4 měsíci +51

      Until Dickless here turned off the protection grid

    • @mckinleymorton
      @mckinleymorton Před 4 měsíci +24

      How come he gets to stand up?! He stands up! We all stand up! It'll be anarchy!

    • @sandyg.4994
      @sandyg.4994 Před 4 měsíci +9

      🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • @deandake9041
    @deandake9041 Před 4 měsíci +872

    My father had Valley Fever. He contracted it welding gas pipe lines working for Pacific Gas and Electric. It didn't make its'elf known until after 20 years had passed since he had done that kind of work. I caused lesions in his lungs that would bleed and drown him in blood. After they finally figured out what the hell was causing this, they removed 1/2 of one lung and 1/4 of the other. Then they blasted him with chemo and radiation to wipe out any of the remaining virus. At least that is how I remember it. He was diabetic so his kidneys were already compromised. The chemo finished off his kidneys. Basically, Valley Fever triggered a chain of events that eventually killed my father. Apperently it is an ancient virus left over from when Califonia was sea floor. It's able to live in desert soil a couple feet down. So yeah, it's dangerous digging holes in California.

    • @CyberMew
      @CyberMew Před 4 měsíci

      Ancient virus? Any idea what was the scientific name they had for it?

    • @jerry_moo
      @jerry_moo Před 4 měsíci +22

      Wait, isn't Valley fever fungal?

    • @RaynaMay
      @RaynaMay Před 4 měsíci +57

      My grandfather caught valley fever in 2018 on a trip to Las Vegas, it, unfortunately, led to his death. This is the only other instance where I've heard of it

    • @afn6224
      @afn6224 Před 4 měsíci +26

      That’s terrible. May his memory be a blessing.

    • @dxublexxsplicitxxsplicit4943
      @dxublexxsplicitxxsplicit4943 Před 4 měsíci +42

      ​@jerry_moo yes. An infection with the fungus coccidioides to be precise. Ancient technically but in the same way humans are Ancient. Its not this long lost sickness, it's been around basically forever

  • @Nefville
    @Nefville Před 4 měsíci +345

    I experienced Raining Blood a number of years ago at a concert in Indianapolis. I'll never forget it!

    • @arifhossain9751
      @arifhossain9751 Před 4 měsíci +60

      That's 2 places with blood rain that have India in the name. We're building a correletion here, folks! Statisticians! Get on this!

    • @Wolf-Spirit_Alpha-Sigma
      @Wolf-Spirit_Alpha-Sigma Před 4 měsíci +1

      @@arifhossain9751 Also, Native Americans, a.k.a. Indians were called Redskins (was it because of their skin hue?). In any case, pure correlation and you know what that means! - Aliens confirmed.

    • @michaelporzio7384
      @michaelporzio7384 Před 4 měsíci +77

      SLAYER!!!!

    • @lancemaltby895
      @lancemaltby895 Před 4 měsíci +43

      I too, have experienced this. In Milwaukee, standing under a lacerated sky.

    • @satanicmicrochipv5656
      @satanicmicrochipv5656 Před 4 měsíci +12

      🤘

  • @lynnmccurdythehdmmrc2561
    @lynnmccurdythehdmmrc2561 Před 4 měsíci +235

    Southern California desert, town called "Lake Los Angeles " had cement rain down on it. Came from the Monolith Cement plant in Tehachapi, Ca. 70 miles away.

    • @johndeaux8815
      @johndeaux8815 Před 3 měsíci +2

      For real? Just tried googling it and came up short.

  • @JamesFromTexas
    @JamesFromTexas Před 4 měsíci +366

    I used to be absolutely petrified of acid rain. They made it sound like it was going to be everywhere but I'm glad smarter people than me figured it out and stopped it before it became widespread.

    • @roidroid
      @roidroid Před 4 měsíci +50

      Acid rain was just *slightly* acidic, it damaged building over time. It's a similar problem with slightly acidic soils, you don't put certain kinds of building materials in contact with it coz over time they can very slowly corrode.

    • @toomanymarys7355
      @toomanymarys7355 Před 4 měsíci

      As an ecological threat, it was a fraud.

    • @palestar828
      @palestar828 Před 4 měsíci +6

      It wasn't seriously acidic I thought 🤷‍♀️

    • @raerohan4241
      @raerohan4241 Před 3 měsíci +3

      ​@@roidroid Sure, but it was still a big problem and it was a good thing people did something about it!

    • @roidroid
      @roidroid Před 3 měsíci +3

      @@raerohan4241 I didn't know anyone did anything about it. What a wonderful time that must have been.

  • @calculateddeclination5534
    @calculateddeclination5534 Před 4 měsíci +58

    I've never experienced blood rain but I've experienced softball sized hail twice. Both times i thought the whole city was done for. Softball sized ice chunks falling from the sky is terrifying.

    • @JeepnHeel
      @JeepnHeel Před 4 měsíci +10

      I don't know what is tougher -- being "that weirdo who carries a catcher's mitt everywhere" or living alone as the only survivor

    • @roidroid
      @roidroid Před 4 měsíci

      I guess it really is a good idea to keep a bat in the house 🏏

    • @Diwasho
      @Diwasho Před 3 měsíci

      Many a car insurance business has gone bankrupt that month.

  • @wknajafi
    @wknajafi Před 4 měsíci +140

    A rain of “blood” was mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle of AD685: “This year there was in Britain a bloody rain, and milk and butter were turned to blood.”

    • @DucatiDesmoRR
      @DucatiDesmoRR Před 4 měsíci

      It's spelled BloodRayne just google it :D

    • @palestar828
      @palestar828 Před 4 měsíci +2

      What does that mean exactly?

    • @wrightcember
      @wrightcember Před 4 měsíci +11

      @@palestar828Blood rain was commonly used to refer to periods of war or mass death :) hope this helps

    • @Froggycolouring
      @Froggycolouring Před 4 měsíci

      @@wrightcemberbut what about “milk and butter were turned to blood” that doesn’t really happen in war?

    • @Infinitetreee
      @Infinitetreee Před 4 měsíci

      i think they meant eatables turning into blood in the war after people die sort of like, milk and butter all for nothing kinda thing@@Froggycolouring

  • @chairpants
    @chairpants Před 4 měsíci +567

    Being from Kerala, I did indeed experience the red rain and it happened twice actually. 2nd time in a small scale. I remember trying to wash my face next morning (here we do collect rain water to be used later on for washing and stuffs because we have 4 months monsoon free water supply season) and noticed that the water is dirty. Then saw it's kinda red. It's not like blood, kinda like coca-cola. Color.
    Didn't taste or smelled weird. Anyway we all carried on using it but it was a little itchy.

    • @KimiAvary
      @KimiAvary Před 4 měsíci +29

      😳

    • @anandsharma7430
      @anandsharma7430 Před 4 měsíci +81

      As long as you boil it, should be ... oh wait, the algae multiply at high temperature, 121 C

    • @chairpants
      @chairpants Před 4 měsíci +70

      @@anandsharma7430 we do not drink rain water.

    • @squirlmy
      @squirlmy Před 4 měsíci

      If your Coca-Co!A is red, you have serious problems. Coke is actually the biggest water purifying organization in the world, they've always operated on the theory that pure, clean water is essential for making Coke taste consistently around the world, to standards much above purification standards used for ensuring health in water supplies around the world. And it should be caramel colored dark brown. You may need to get tested for color blindness. Most people think colors blindness is literally not seeing certain colors, but it also causes the brain to pick up false clues to color. I grew up in a house painted dark grey, and I needed friends and family to convince me it wasn't dark blue. Because that shade of grey was exactly how I saw dark blue.

    • @roidroid
      @roidroid Před 4 měsíci +25

      ​@@chairpantsdon't have to drink it to taste it, they washed their face.

  • @damesaphira9790
    @damesaphira9790 Před 4 měsíci +187

    I experienced tiny baby frogs falling in the rain. I was about 10 yrs old and I remember standing in the street in front of our house catching the tiny frogs.

    • @KimiAvary
      @KimiAvary Před 4 měsíci +14

      I’ve heard of frogs but haven’t experienced that. Cool.

    • @thebacongodfather777
      @thebacongodfather777 Před 4 měsíci +20

      hopefully you tell that to people at parties and stuff
      "oh yeah, that's pretty cool! hey, did i ever tell you about that time it rained frogs"
      "what"

    • @shuenshuen
      @shuenshuen Před 4 měsíci +7

      ​@KimiAvary you've heard of frogs..?

    • @damesaphira9790
      @damesaphira9790 Před 4 měsíci +12

      @@thebacongodfather777 They will think I lived thru the Egyptian plagues. LOL

    • @agnelomascarenhas8990
      @agnelomascarenhas8990 Před 4 měsíci +5

      Water spouts do happen. It's a tornado or something similar that lifts water in one place and drops it elsewhere.

  • @BlankSpacePub
    @BlankSpacePub Před 4 měsíci +172

    Writing from Ontario, Canada: my aunt told me about how it used to rain jelly when she was a kid in the late 50s and early 60s. Windshield wipers would just smear it around and they would have to stop the car until the jelly rain stopped. She always figured it had something to do with nuclear bomb testing, but who knows?

    • @personzorz
      @personzorz Před 4 měsíci +18

      Sounds like diaper gel from cloud seeding experiments

    • @BlankSpacePub
      @BlankSpacePub Před 4 měsíci +28

      @@personzorz Experiments by Johnson & Johnson.

    • @roidroid
      @roidroid Před 4 měsíci +33

      ​@@BlankSpacePubJohnson had some mad ideas, but Johnson had a level head & would typically stop things before they went into effect.

    • @Gwestytears
      @Gwestytears Před 4 měsíci +5

      ​@@roidroidwhich Johnson

    • @roidroid
      @roidroid Před 4 měsíci +17

      @@Gwestytears the wizard one

  • @CoolAsFreya
    @CoolAsFreya Před 4 měsíci +79

    We occasionally get "blood rain" in Australia, but it's just red desert dust being carried by the wind, and it always leaves a thin reddy-brown layer on all the roads and cars!

    • @mosh9216
      @mosh9216 Před 4 měsíci +4

      In Portugal we occasionally get that from the Sahara.

    • @GneasYTC
      @GneasYTC Před 4 měsíci +7

      Same here in Ireland, we occasionally get the red rain because of dust from the Sahara.
      I remember the first time, it was really weird seeing all the cars covered with a fine reddish dust for days afterwards.
      When it was explained in the TV news and newspapers later (pre-internet days), I was gobsmacked that dust could get blown all the way to Ireland from the Sahara. 🤯
      It was the first time I realised what a small planet we live on, and that everything really *is* interconnected.

    • @NEW_INSITE
      @NEW_INSITE Před 4 měsíci +3

      ​@@GneasYTCwe actually get tons of the Sahara dust over here in the United States. I live in the Southeast, in Georgia. Sometimes our cars are covered with it. In fact there is so much Sahara dust sometimes in the Atlantic Ocean Skies that it just kills the hurricanes because they can't get an updraft started.

    • @Aaa-vp6ug
      @Aaa-vp6ug Před 3 měsíci +1

      @@mosh9216I kind of forget the sand from the Sahara can get carried really far

    • @jarlboof
      @jarlboof Před 3 měsíci

      We get that like every year here in algeria, its cool to go outside and find yourself in blade runner 2049, sucks when you have asthma though.

  • @sideri214
    @sideri214 Před 4 měsíci +41

    joe, i LOVE your videos but i'd rlly like to see you add subtitles to them for accessibility! i have learning disabilities that make auditory processing hard and many of my friends are hard of hearing, so it'd make a big difference to make your videos accessible for all people, not only so i among others can enjoy them without struggling, but also so your content can reach more people! (you'd be surprised how the vast majority of youtube edutainment doesn't care about captioning for accessibility)

    • @GamingWithRabbit
      @GamingWithRabbit Před 4 měsíci +1

      Yes, everyone I know uses them now because of me 😅 I love them!

    • @magentasunbringer
      @magentasunbringer Před 4 měsíci +2

      there are CZcams subtitles though?

    • @sideri214
      @sideri214 Před 4 měsíci +4

      @@magentasunbringer the auto-captioning is never very functional :/ theyre a great starting point for content creators so they don't hafta subtitle it all from scratch, but they aren't a replacement for actual subtitles

  • @CheshireSmile33
    @CheshireSmile33 Před 4 měsíci +145

    Really got stoked with the chair spin opening 😂
    Acid rain tho! Like I used to lie awake as a child stressing out. I thought acid rain was gonna melt thru the roof like xenomorph blood.

    • @kaylielopez6460
      @kaylielopez6460 Před 4 měsíci +3

      Amazing stuff!

    • @Yesica1993
      @Yesica1993 Před 4 měsíci

      It's the same fear the climate cultists are now stoking.

    • @AaronLitz
      @AaronLitz Před 4 měsíci

      The worst acid rain is from 245 Trioxin pollution. Really bad outcome.

  • @thecellulontriptometer4166
    @thecellulontriptometer4166 Před 4 měsíci +49

    I was stationed in Djibouti Africa in 2011. Djibouti is one of the hottest most desolate places on Earth with annual rainfall of about 6 inches(compare to Dallas, TX at 36 inches). 30 miles west of the base lies the highly saline lake Assal. The water temperature of the water is around 90 F, it is about 500 feet below see level(Death Valley US is -280 feet). and it is so salty that the water is like syrup(I did swim in it). Normally in the "rainy" season of October and November the winds blow east to west coming off the Indian Ocean or Red Sea. One day in October, there was a wind storm that blew west to east across Lake Assal. That day for about 30 minutes, there was a sprinkle of rain. But the rain was white, and because everyone else was doing it, I tasted the rain and it tasted like a salt shaker. Imagine a place where sometimes instead of acid rain you get salt rain. That day the entire base was coated in a thin film of salt making everything look white. It was the strangest thing I have every personally witnessed.

  • @delishdida
    @delishdida Před 4 měsíci +34

    As someone from Kerala I can confirm that it was just that time of the century for earth

  • @nicolawebb6025
    @nicolawebb6025 Před 4 měsíci +4

    I lived in the Midlands, UK and we would often get a red dust on our cars. It turned out it was sand from the Sahara!!! It happens quite often even though it sounds mad

  • @debbiehenri345
    @debbiehenri345 Před 4 měsíci +20

    The weirdest rain I ever saw was lots of miniature straw tornadoes raining down on my street. They were these perfect little upside down cone shapes, floating down on a sunny day. Very pretty.

  • @marcosflores5280
    @marcosflores5280 Před 4 měsíci +2

    I remember reading about the "bloody rain" when I was an undergraduate at my university. I always wanted to know what happened with that study...
    Many thanks for bringing this up!

  • @JD-mm1zv
    @JD-mm1zv Před 4 měsíci +38

    As an Arizona native I have a telltale spot on my lungs indicating I had valley fever as a child. It is a fairly common outbreak after the monsoon season and mostly benign when contracted in youth, but can be more severe in adulthood. Kind of weird to consider its geographic range could expand.

  • @shawnpatrick423
    @shawnpatrick423 Před 4 měsíci +234

    You can still see the effects of acid rain in the area I grew up in (East Tennessee). If you go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you can still see huge swaths of trees killed by acid rain back in the '80s and '90s. As for "red rain", my parents could remember seeing in in Sevierville TN back in the '70s. My Dad said it was a thick red rain that coated everything.

    • @interstellarsurfer
      @interstellarsurfer Před 4 měsíci +5

      Thanks TVA. 😉👌

    • @floridajack7222
      @floridajack7222 Před 4 měsíci +2

      @@interstellarsurfer - what do you think the TVA (which specializes in non-polluting hydro-electric power) contributed to either acid or “blood” rain?

    • @interstellarsurfer
      @interstellarsurfer Před 4 měsíci +15

      @@floridajack7222 You don't know jack about the **Tennessee** Valley Authority, Florida man.
      The great majority of TVA's power production used to be coal based - and dirty high-sulfur coal at that. We here in Tennessee have been fighting with them for decades to shut that stuff down. It's been largely replaced by cleaner burning natural gas, and a little bit of extra nuclear capacity. As well as TVA no longer exporting energy out of the region, as they used to do a great deal of.

    • @nasis18
      @nasis18 Před 4 měsíci +5

      I'm from Western NC. I remember when I was a kid in the 90s, how bad the trees were in the Great Smokey Mountain Park were. I didn't really understand why they were like that from acid rain, but I knew it was bad.

    • @shawnpatrick423
      @shawnpatrick423 Před 4 měsíci +6

      @@nasis18 yea it's amazing how even today you can see whole groups of dead trunks. It made for good kindling when the 2016 wildfires happened. But I can still remember the horror stories that I used to see when I was a kid about acid rain. Used to think if it rained down on me, it would burn off my skin.

  • @anthonydavidson6139
    @anthonydavidson6139 Před 4 měsíci +24

    Here in Arkansas we had a rain once that dropped fish. I’m certain it was from a tornado or something on the lake like that, but when it rained it was dropping little minnows here and there. Some were even quite alive and flopping about.

  • @orchidrose1410
    @orchidrose1410 Před 4 měsíci +2

    My mom has valley fever, it’s so weird because at the time she was diagnosed she’d been misdiagnosed because she worked in an office in the city and it had been originally thought that it was mostly found in farmers and those who worked construction jobs.

  • @kaylielopez6460
    @kaylielopez6460 Před 4 měsíci +7

    0:00 limited edition Joe intro: the one of a kind chair spin! Get it while supplies last!

  • @sophiekarp1556
    @sophiekarp1556 Před 4 měsíci +2

    8:00 as you were going on about the red cells and aliens, I was about to ask "what about the green and the yellow samples that were found in the region?" makes complete sense now

    • @CraveyMike
      @CraveyMike Před 4 měsíci +1

      Hey sweetheart hope you're having a wonderful day ❤❤

  • @MarylandFarmer.
    @MarylandFarmer. Před 4 měsíci +9

    An interesting side effect of the acid rain was that the amount of sulfur coming down meant we needed less of it in fertilizer for crops. Still feels good that humanity turned it around even if I buy a lot more sulfur than dad did in the 90's.

  • @meleader
    @meleader Před 4 měsíci +7

    I live in SW Colorado, and our weather comes from the West. Lots of red dust in Utah and yes, we get (occasionally) red rain full of red dust. It could look like blood.

  • @CameraObscure
    @CameraObscure Před 4 měsíci +14

    I have not experienced coloured rain but back in the late 1970s in southern England mid-summer. It was a totally clear blue sky, not a cloud anywhere to be seen. I lived on top of a hill about 900ft above sea level so could see most of the horizon for miles, No clouds anywhere, but it started raining heavily solid consistent rain lasted about 10 mins. Have never experienced that again. Oddest weather experience for me to this day.

    • @idontcheckmynotifications
      @idontcheckmynotifications Před 4 měsíci +1

      This happens to me in Australia sometimes

    • @philondez
      @philondez Před 4 měsíci

      It happens where I live from time to time, often enough that my grandpa told me that if it rained while the sun was shining one day it was going to rain again the next day as well. He's yet to be wrong on that in my experience

    • @proloycodes
      @proloycodes Před 4 měsíci +1

      ​@@philondezinteresting. my grandpa said the same thing, and I'm Indian.

  • @clwest3538
    @clwest3538 Před 4 měsíci +3

    My dad grew up in Phoenix so we spent a lot of time visiting there ... but it took me living there a second time (went to hs there) as an adult to get Valley Fever. I went to sleep on a Thursday evening feeling like hooey and woke up Saturday afternoon with a friend trying to take me to the ER ... I was groggy but felt ok .... friend said I would wake up with glazed eyes and chug full glasses of water and sweat - never went to the bathroom though ... Doc said it was Valley Fever - got a chest x-ray and I have scar tissue from it ... I live in colder country now and can feel a burning when its really cold over where the scar is - strange feeling. This was in the '80s when all the new construction was being done on Squaw Peak Parkway (or whatever they renamed it to) and South Mountain area, thus a lot of ground was getting disturbed ... as the rest of the family had already left the valley, and I was the only one to get it, so I credit the construction dust.

  • @KryssLaBryn
    @KryssLaBryn Před 4 měsíci +18

    My favorite story of something weird falling from the sky was a cow.
    I don't know how true this is, but apparently some Japanese fishermen were out on the ocean one beautiful sunny day when suddenly a cow fell through their boat, sinking it.
    What. The frick.
    Their insurance company didn't really believe them, so they investigated what *really* happened.
    Turns out, the boat was sunk when a cow fell through it. Out of a clear blue sky.
    This was just a bit after the fall and break-up of the USSR, and the soldiers of the Red Army, having not been paid in forever, were as hungry as everyone else.
    Except they had access to an army's worth of supplies and equipment.
    So these three guys were cruising around the place in a small airplane when they spotted a cow in a field. Fantastic!
    So they land the plane, somehow manage to get the cow shoved in there, and hurriedly take off again, intending to take her back to their base for dinner.
    However, the cow, not unreasonably, freaked out, and made such a fuss that the pilot was afraid he'd crash.
    So, midair or not, they finally just opened the door and shoved her out.
    Where, several hundred feet further down, she managed to hit a Japanese fishing vessel, sinking it.
    Joe, if it's true, *please* do a story on it. It's too hilariously (except to the cow -and the fishermen, I suppose!) ridiculous.

  • @chaasokan124
    @chaasokan124 Před 4 měsíci +3

    Love your channel, just a heads up, my state in India is pronounced Ker-a-La, like Shang-gra-La. Thanks for all the amazing content!

  • @Jaysin412
    @Jaysin412 Před 4 měsíci +69

    There was a "red tide" outbreak one year I visited the gulf coast of Florida, and they said it wouldn't really affect anyone other than dyeing their skin, but still said to not swim.... Well, I swam in the gulf before I heard about it and literally turned orange. Especially anywhere I had metal jewelry on, mostly around the silver and stateless steel rings I used to wear... we drove to the Atlantic side of the panhandle to finish our vacation after that

    • @colorbugoriginals4457
      @colorbugoriginals4457 Před 4 měsíci +12

      maybe that is what happened to Trump!

    • @Jaysin412
      @Jaysin412 Před 4 měsíci +10

      @@colorbugoriginals4457 I wish I could say that he had any other excuse besides self tanner/tanning beds, but I can lie to myself like he lied to the U.S. citizens

    • @colorbugoriginals4457
      @colorbugoriginals4457 Před 4 měsíci +5

      @@Jaysin412 smooth 😅

    • @sootymammal2891
      @sootymammal2891 Před 4 měsíci +9

      The panhandle only has a Gulf side. You went to the Atlantic side of the peninsula.

    • @Jaysin412
      @Jaysin412 Před 4 měsíci +4

      @@sootymammal2891 yeah that thing. Lol. Only been there twice. We drove from Sanibel Island on the gulf-ish side to Miami. I'm from the north (PA)... I guess that makes more sense looking at the shape of Florida now. Lol. I feel dumb. I should know better! I'm about to turn 40

  • @shannonm7981
    @shannonm7981 Před 4 měsíci +29

    Kinda relevant, I was on a cruise around a month ago & it started raining heavily near the horizon. While I was watching it, I saw a waterspout start to form. Within a couple of minutes there were 4 right next to each other that kept dying off then coming back even stronger for over half an hour. It was surreal to see.

    • @kellydalstok8900
      @kellydalstok8900 Před 4 měsíci

      I saw the same phenomenon while on the ferry from Terschelling to Harlingen (Netherlands) one summer’s evening. According to my then husband who’s originally from the island of Terschelling it’s reasonably common.

    • @authordent170
      @authordent170 Před 4 měsíci

      Once apon a time I was a sailor , they where amazing to see but bad for the ship ; we called them Sea Sprites and was warned not to get too evolved in watching one as for they usually are in threes so as to avoid them getting close enough to damage or rearrange things for YA . Seen some very large ones that had me convinced that they were a tornado

    • @NEW_INSITE
      @NEW_INSITE Před 4 měsíci

      I was at Dauphin Island once back in the 1970s. It is located about 7 miles out in the ocean from Mobile Bay Alabama. Is connected by a land bridge. You used to have to take a ferry boat to get there. Anyway I was standing on the beach looking out at the ocean and saw this waterspout moving across the waves and it hit two shrimp boats which were close together. It caused both of these shrimp boats to spin round and round and got their nets all tangled up with each other. I'm sure that was a mess to straighten out later.

  • @fallandbounce
    @fallandbounce Před 4 měsíci +33

    Twice in the early '70's I saw foam falling from the sky. Once in southern NH, and once in southeast Massachusetts. Never knew what caused it.

    • @MasterOfYoda
      @MasterOfYoda Před 4 měsíci +17

      Foam in the early 70s was most likely the non-biodegradable detergents that were in widespread use back then. There were stories of rivers filled with this stuff and wind taking it up into the clouds.

  • @nunyabidness6820
    @nunyabidness6820 Před 4 měsíci +2

    - [00:00](czcams.com/video/QemgaXcOMdY/video.html) 🤖 Acid rain is harmful due to sulfuric acid, which resulted from emissions like sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide.
    - [02:12](czcams.com/video/QemgaXcOMdY/video.html) 🌧 In 2001, Kerala, India experienced unusual red rain, later found to be caused by an algal species.
    - [05:12](czcams.com/video/QemgaXcOMdY/video.html) 👽 Scientist Godfrey Lewis speculated the possibility of the red rain cells being of extraterrestrial origin.
    - [08:17](czcams.com/video/QemgaXcOMdY/video.html) 🦠 The red rain in India was caused by a different alga, Trentepohlia annulata, brought by air currents from Austria.

  • @yaddar
    @yaddar Před 4 měsíci +29

    You should cover the story of the volcano that appeared on a farm in Mexico during WW2

    • @squirlmy
      @squirlmy Před 4 měsíci +2

      Is that in reference to the previous video where he talks about mythical pictures on old maps like mermaids and dragons and in the same sentence names "volcanoes in Mexico"? lol. If that was intentional, well done. If not, that a really weird coincidence!

    • @RarebitFiends
      @RarebitFiends Před 4 měsíci +4

      ​@@squirlmyIt's probably a reference to the volcano named Paricutin located in the Mexican state of Michoacán which opened up in the middle of a farmer's cornfield in 1943. I suppose it could be whatever you were talking about too though.

    • @Dragrath1
      @Dragrath1 Před 4 měsíci +2

      This seems to be refering to the cinder cone eruption of Paricutin which erupted into a farmers field lasting from 1943-1952. Paricutin was the most recent eruption of the Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field and is believed to be a monogenic vent, a.k.a. a vent which erupts only once with subsequent eruptions needing to find a new conduit to the surface each time. Specifically its the explosive cindercone which is generally a product of an explosive gas rich lava eruption featuring a pyroclastic component in contrast to the more effusive spatter cone or the entirely explosive maar.
      The Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field has apparently been active for the last 7 million years erupting on average once every few centuries featuring over 1,400 known volcanic vents ranging from monogenic cinder cones and maars to the ice age stratovolcano Pico de Tancítaro. Older activity seems to have had more mafic magma that in addition to monogenic vents even constructed shield volcanoes while more recent times the magma is more siliceous and thus more explosive.
      There is also one other documented historical eruption from the Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field with the cinder cone known as Jorullo which lasted from 1759 to 1774.
      Interestingly both were monogenic cindercone vents erupting basaltic andesite to andesite composition magma which began to erupt in late September of that year featuring highly explosive volcanism that rated on the VEI(Volcanic Explosivity Index) as a 4 meaning that they each produced at least 0.1 cubic kilometers of volcanic ash tephra and pyroclastic flow deposits. Jorullo seems to have begun as phreatomagmatic activity as the magma interacted with water but both otherwise involved violent strombolian activity with at least Paricutin even demonstrating the more violent Sub Plinian eruptive activity near its eruptive peak in intensity.
      A Low VEI 4 is for comparison an order of magnitude larger than what was witnessed during the 2021 eruption of Cumbre Vieja a low end VEI 3 and approaching something on the order of 90 to 100 times smaller than Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai's big eruption which was either a peak VEI 5 or a low VEI 6 (the measurement and uncertainty margins lie directly on the arbitrary boundary for these two categories)
      Basically its a log 10 scale.

  • @neoachemist74
    @neoachemist74 Před 4 měsíci +3

    A similar situation caused the coral blight that nearly wiped out the Elkhorn coral on the reefs in the Florida Keys and the Caribbean. In the late 90's I believe. It hitched a ride on Sahara sand in a storm that blew across the Atlantic.

  • @Ninjagatan
    @Ninjagatan Před 4 měsíci +7

    Is it really that simple? Or is it From a lacerated sky?
    Bleeding its horror...
    Creating my structure...

  • @MuscarV2
    @MuscarV2 Před 4 měsíci +4

    It's so weird to hear that phone and email spam is still such a problem in the US, here in Sweden most people barely get any at all. I haven't gotten a single phone spam call in like 15 years, and only a handfull of spam emails has gotten through the spam filter for any of the several email providers I've used throughout the years.
    We also very rarely get any actual "spam" mail, never anything other than bills, local magazines and the odd deals pamphlet for some new local pizza or sushi place.

    • @squirlmy
      @squirlmy Před 4 měsíci +4

      Yes, what's even stranger is that in a video that describes acid rain being solved by regulation, spam is treated as an intractable problem that regulation couldn't possibly solve. In the 80s I thought Communism would bring dystopia, but it turns out uncontrolled Capitalism is doing just as good a job.

    • @idontcheckmynotifications
      @idontcheckmynotifications Před 4 měsíci +1

      Spam is an enormous issue in Australia, they get bots to call every number in succession

    • @NEW_INSITE
      @NEW_INSITE Před 4 měsíci +1

      I think the reason that the United States has so much of these scams and spamming going on is because just like in Sweden we have social security for the older people as well. But there's just such a larger population in the United States that many of the scammers, especially those from India, find the United States is a very easy target. God bless you.

  • @Tser
    @Tser Před 4 měsíci +158

    I was a conservation educator during the 80s and 90s. Acid rain was one of the topics I taught to grade school students across my state. Along with PFCs and leaded gasoline and similar, it's one of the things I point to when people feel helpless about climate change. It seems insurmountable and it seems like we're powerless against the fossil fuels and factory farming meat industry and political divide. But regulation works, and it takes a really long time to make an impact on these huge issues, but never give up. They *want* you to give up.

    • @squirlmy
      @squirlmy Před 4 měsíci

      Regulation is one thing, replacing what the entire world economy is based on... People think that the US dollar isn't backed by anything, but its really supported as the "petrodollar" because OPEC decided to price and sell their oil in US dollars. And, maybe the human race deserves to be driven to extinction, or at least end global civilization as we know it. Uncontrolled, run away climate change and the violence that results is really deserved in many ways. Like Armageddon without supernatural forces or a pesky Biblical deity!

    • @aserta
      @aserta Před 4 měsíci

      Education wasn't as bad then as it is now. The conservators (aka the nutcases) have been playing the long con around the globe.

    • @alexsetterington3142
      @alexsetterington3142 Před 4 měsíci +4

      You should have taught about climate change. Then I wouldn't have to hear about it all the time now.

    • @ImAGayAfricanJew
      @ImAGayAfricanJew Před 4 měsíci +1

      I do be bein gay doe!

    • @toomanymarys7355
      @toomanymarys7355 Před 4 měsíci

      Acid rain scare tactics were 95% a propagandistic lie.

  • @Amuzic
    @Amuzic Před 4 měsíci +3

    I have seen mud rain few years ago...here in eastern India. I noticed it right away...then next day it was in the headlines of local news...never made it to national level though...and i didn't hear any explanation afterwards. I am from foothill of Himalayas and my city is surrounded with lush evergreen forests...so it was not dust or anything for sure. And it rained the day before and after both of which were clear.

  • @janisi9262
    @janisi9262 Před 4 měsíci +2

    The Kentucky Meat Shower is my favourite occurrence of falling sky objects, largely because of the hilarious name.

  • @thomasbradbury1399
    @thomasbradbury1399 Před 4 měsíci +11

    I was working outside on a patio and a ring fell from the sky. I checked with all the guests and nobody claimed it. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out where it came from. I wear the ring to this day.

    • @Margrreet
      @Margrreet Před 4 měsíci +10

      A crow. They pick up shiny things.

    • @vulcanfeline
      @vulcanfeline Před 4 měsíci +1

      yes, a crow either
      a) giving you a present
      b) dropping it on something hard (your head) to see if it would break open (the ring) and there was something cool inside
      c) dropping something hard on it (your head) to see if it would break open and there was something cool inside
      lol. sorry, couldn't help myself

  • @TheKaurK
    @TheKaurK Před 4 měsíci +15

    This was awesome! Man I haven’t seen this channel in a while but I am so glad I caught the notification the moment it happened! I am not planning on losing track again. Going to go catch up on a whole lot of Joe Scott videos this week! ❤

  • @sab1751
    @sab1751 Před 4 měsíci +3

    Watched it on Nebula, very cool video and thank goodness we put a stop to acid rain.
    It was killing all the maple trees in Québec where I live and it killed some nice fishing spots too (for a while).

  • @88cameras
    @88cameras Před 4 měsíci +2

    My weirdest event of something falling from the sky. Was when my hope just slowly dropped off the nearest cloud. I later found out this happens after watching YT videos for some reason. 🤔

  • @jcortese3300
    @jcortese3300 Před 4 měsíci +21

    My favorite story of things falling from the sky is when it happened in India and a guy whose CZcams channel I watch made a video about it and made me snort coffee up my nose by inserting an unexpected History Channel logo into the video.
    I don't mind that the two scientists speculated about aliens, though. They were careful to say could, might, and possibly, so although it was a bit of a leap, they were just tossing the idea in the air and asking someone to prove it wrong. That's reasonable and is the job of a scientist.

  • @DruNature
    @DruNature Před 4 měsíci +1

    Joe, you are a legend, this video was 'omg' top tier man! I have been binging your videos lately and I cannot get enough.

  • @scilamaccagno2206
    @scilamaccagno2206 Před 4 měsíci +9

    Yeah! Chair spin! Thank you. 😅

  • @ivanhuerta4744
    @ivanhuerta4744 Před 4 měsíci +1

    Surprised to hear about the region I live in, here, in Spain. Always a pleasure to learn new things thanks to your job. Greetings from Palencia, Spain.

  • @persephoneblack888
    @persephoneblack888 Před 4 měsíci +6

    Once upon a time a small lobster fell from the sky. I live miles away from the coast. I'm still in a city they consider "coastal" but I'm 20 to 25mins from the nearest large beach (and I am close to lots of smaller inlets and such). My hypothesis is a seagull grabbed this little fella and then dropped him by accident. 😅 It was just in the middle of my street. It was jarring though to see a sea creature quite far from the sea.

  • @Snibble
    @Snibble Před 4 měsíci +1

    Yep, I was a kid in the '80's and was really uncomfortable walking in the rain. And I believe it contributed in me picking up smoking as well when I was 12 because I thought I was doomed anyhow.

  • @markedis5902
    @markedis5902 Před 4 měsíci +2

    A strange thing that fell from the sky where I live was rain, on a perfectly sunny day, without a single cloud in the sky. I thought that was rather odd!

    • @joeds3775
      @joeds3775 Před 4 měsíci

      God taking a leak.

    • @mariusnabal
      @mariusnabal Před 4 měsíci

      Yup I've experienced that once too - strange but true. Also, maybe even weirder, once saw a lightning strike on a sunny day with not a cloud in the sky.

  • @pondwatersal2208
    @pondwatersal2208 Před 4 měsíci +1

    I love to see an oakville blob mention, I wish more people knew about it! I've lived in that part of WA my whole life and my grandma lives in the oakville area, and the story has fascinated me ever since i first heard about it

  • @vinnylamoureux1187
    @vinnylamoureux1187 Před 4 měsíci +3

    As a kid (73 now) growinv up next to a carboard factory in Massachusetts, we were treated to 1/8" round balls of soot once a week or so when the cardboard folks blew down their smokestacks to clean them
    It covered everything. Incuding Moms ftreshly hung laundry. Dad used to co.plain, but was tod it had to be done. Lovely.

  • @MacVerick
    @MacVerick Před 4 měsíci +2

    In China, Myself and 3 other tourists experienced acid rain. It was very heavy rain so we ran from our bus to our hotel, only exposing ourselves very very briefly. We sat down in the hotel restaurant and after about 2 minutes we all started to notice our arms and necks were getting very irritated and all immediately went to shower it off. Strangely before this event we were at a music festival. As we were leaving, lighting struck the mountain and started a fire that grew very fast. It was a surreal evening.

  • @stephenbenner4353
    @stephenbenner4353 Před 4 měsíci +1

    Worse thing I ever experienced falling from the sky was golf ball sized hail back in 1998. There were a lot of insurance claims in the Shenandoah Valley that year.

  • @JtheRaven
    @JtheRaven Před 4 měsíci

    I have been watching your videos for so long. Always look forward to Answers with Joe

  • @StanleyOrchard
    @StanleyOrchard Před 4 měsíci +2

    We had a weird case of "clay" rain about ten years ago here in South Texas. All the droplets left a layer of silt on everything. Not as "cool" as blood... we don't get nice things down here. But I've only ever seen it once and it was strange.

  • @cookingforsingles
    @cookingforsingles Před 4 měsíci +2

    OMG! I know you'll never see this but please know how happy you have made me by doing the spinning thing! ❤️❤️❤️ I'm the one you had told in your livestream awhile back that the spinning was going away! I won't assume it's here to stay (not sure how behind on your videos I am right now 😂) but you have made me very happy in a difficult time in my life ❤

  • @chewy99.
    @chewy99. Před 4 měsíci +6

    3:41 ngl this was scary

  • @jobrady2009
    @jobrady2009 Před 4 měsíci

    Thanks for the spin and the drums... LOVE THAT!!!! your channel is the best... thanks for all you do.

  • @jx599
    @jx599 Před 4 měsíci +4

    Reminds me of the red dwarf episode:
    Stranger things have happened
    Only 2 spring to mind, the spontaneous combustion of the mayor of Warsaw in 1546 and that incident in 12th century burgundy when it rained herring

  • @zrhrrs
    @zrhrrs Před 4 měsíci +3

    1:08 Nitric and sulfuric acid aren’t the only acids; they make up most of the acidity, but there actually is some hydrochloric acid in acid rain.
    HCl really isn’t insanely dangerous. I’ve touched 38% and just washed it off a few moments later and it was fine.
    edit for clarity

  • @jellyphish_triplehelix3332
    @jellyphish_triplehelix3332 Před 4 měsíci +1

    Hey Joe, I love the videos and have been a long time viewer. I don't think it's too big of a deal, but I noticed your mic has a little bit of on echo in it.
    I thought I would mention it in case it helps. Thanks

  • @Robert08010
    @Robert08010 Před 4 měsíci +2

    It WAS also killing the trees above a certain altitude on our US mountain tops - or so I was told. On a camping trip in the Catskills, I was told by forestry services that you weren't allowed to camp above a certain elevation because campfires weren't allowed because of the risk of deforestation. You could hike up to the top but if you wanted to camp, you had to go back down below some altitude. And it was visibly noticeable that old growth trees were hanging on but providing no canopy and there was no story of smaller trees to replace the aging ones. Just a few shrubs. In other words, the "forest" was much thinner above that line. The acid rain was MOSTLY caused by the emissions from coal burning plants and was mostly resolved by the scrubbers on the smoke stacks. Meanwhile, acid rain did involve cars in that it was known to be able to damage the finish on your car.

    • @eekee6034
      @eekee6034 Před 4 měsíci

      You're right about coal plants and the scrubbers in the smoke stacks. It's got me wondering if huge wildfires could bring it back. I'm not sure, but I think I remember hearing about localised acid rain downwind of some wildfire.

    • @Robert08010
      @Robert08010 Před 4 měsíci

      Re wildfired, I don't know. Yes, localized near some foundries. But its a sulfur compound (Sulfur dioxide) that is the main component in acid rain. And that's where the burning of lots of coal comes in to play. So I think power plants were considered the biggest problem. @@eekee6034

  • @wendelynmusic
    @wendelynmusic Před 4 měsíci +19

    I grew up in Arizona and Valley fever was discussed as something everyone down there got but most people felt kind of icky for a day or two and then it was gone. Only occasionally did someone get badly sick from it. I suspect even if it's moving around more these days it will still be the same.

    • @ayysea5717
      @ayysea5717 Před 4 měsíci +4

      welll it’s different for different people. valley fever very well can be fatal. personally. i caught a case of valley fever a little over 2 years ago when i was 15. and it caused severe rashes all over my body and caused me to have a pleural effusion where my sack around my lungs basically filled with fluid slowly drowning me from the inside. i had to take anti fungal medication for 6 months after the diagnosis. i still have pictures of xrays where my right lung was almost completely collapsed and 3/4 filled with fluid.

    • @namedrop721
      @namedrop721 Před 3 měsíci +1

      Lots of people get Covid and only 15-30% have major permanent damage, even fewer die
      You seem to think that because something doesn’t kill everyone it won’t kill you
      And that’s one of the reasons we live in a shit world 😂
      Wear your seatbelt darlin, wouldn’t want you to be a statistic with that attitude

  • @TheConchell
    @TheConchell Před 4 měsíci +2

    I was a child in the late 1950's early 1960's when acid rain effected my area of south eastern Mass. I've always liked to walk in the first warm rains of late spring and during this time the rain that hit my arms and face stung a little on contact. It was uncomfortable enough to spoil my spring rain walks and I quit that year. I also used to be a big fan (and still am) of frogs and I was so pissed at the industries even back then that put profit before human and animal life. So glad when regulations were finally put in place for clean air! Like wanting clean and water should even be negotiable!

  • @benaldridge2887
    @benaldridge2887 Před 4 měsíci +1

    Ben from Wes Coast Aus. Love your work champ. You are da best✌️

  • @suzannehartmann946
    @suzannehartmann946 Před 4 měsíci +1

    My very first dog ever was Boomer. We got him in CA he traveled with us (military) to Virginia, Indiana, Germany, Texas and Arizona. Although elderly by then it was valley fever that took him. He was also the first dog for my two children. Still love you boy.

    • @CraveyMike
      @CraveyMike Před 4 měsíci

      Hey sweetheart hope you're having a wonderful day ❤❤

  • @Xanomenon
    @Xanomenon Před 4 měsíci +4

    I've had Valley Fever. It sucks. It felt like the flu, but with added chest pains. High fever for multiple days... it was not fun at all.

    • @fajaradi1223
      @fajaradi1223 Před 4 měsíci

      Does it comes with trouble breathing like asthma?

    • @Xanomenon
      @Xanomenon Před 4 měsíci +1

      @@fajaradi1223 I think it can. My symptoms were more focused on the chest pain and fever of 103+ for days. But it does go into your lungs, so could affect your breathing. But I was told the chest pain was the big added symptom I had.
      But I’m not a doctor. Just talking from my own experience and what I was told at the time.

  • @Sb129
    @Sb129 Před 4 měsíci +1

    I live in Arizona and I've probably had Valley Fever before but from what I remember, most people only get cold symptoms for like a day or two. And usually when it flares up in someone it is an out -of-state person or someone recently moved to AZ.

    • @NEW_INSITE
      @NEW_INSITE Před 4 měsíci

      Yes, I got the San Joaquin Valley fever in California when I was around 8 years old. We were a military family and moved from state-to-state every year or two. So I became real sick with the fever. I was sick for about 2 months and my parents said that I almost died. I have calcified granulomas in my lungs to this day from it. God bless you.

  • @Hoechachi
    @Hoechachi Před 4 měsíci +3

    You definitely hit the mark for me with this episode’s sponsor. I’ve been getting SPAMMED like crazy for years. I signed up with my fingers crossed 🤞🏻. I hate our society so much sometimes…

  • @fauzirahman3285
    @fauzirahman3285 Před 4 měsíci +1

    I used to work in a carwash in Brisbane, Australia and one day a lot of cars came in with very prominent red streaks all over it after a storm but I guess this is pretty normal in Australia due to the red desert dust being blown east.

  • @MisterDemonTC
    @MisterDemonTC Před 4 měsíci +2

    the bongo turn is back
    i can feel the world healing

  • @aogm720401
    @aogm720401 Před 3 měsíci

    Thank you for what you do, and for doing it with the drums intro.

  • @incubusprime2578
    @incubusprime2578 Před 4 měsíci +1

    @Joe Scott The audio in the video has a weird vibration sound up until the 9 minute mark. It kind of sounds like those toy microphones that echo when you talk into them. Just a heads up, man. Thanks for the hard work you put into these videos.

  • @kopaxson5202
    @kopaxson5202 Před 4 měsíci +1

    algae that grows in clouds sounds like something straight out of a fantasy story. What a neat concept.

  • @Judith_Remkes
    @Judith_Remkes Před 4 měsíci +4

    Yesss to the chair spin!
    Coloured rain could be fun, but...well...not like this, thanks.

  • @DmitryKiktenko
    @DmitryKiktenko Před 4 měsíci +1

    I love Joe's "......ALIENS!" teasers. :) Can watch that without smiling :

  • @GreenspaceGeckos
    @GreenspaceGeckos Před 4 měsíci +2

    Living in sudbury Ontario the rocks are black.... i was part of a project tracking ph of lakes in the area and 20 years ago this one lake was ph 2 basically vinegar, now the ph has recovered 6.5 which is much better and wildlife has returned

  • @nathansmith1085
    @nathansmith1085 Před 4 měsíci +2

    A close friend of mine, Joe Dirt, once found a space peanut from the sky. It was totally awesome!

  • @toontonic
    @toontonic Před 4 měsíci

    Interesting video, haven't heard of that happening.....and as always there is a perfectly logical explanation.
    Regards your sponsor Incogni, this is a legit service. Worth it.

  • @CitiesForTheFuture2030
    @CitiesForTheFuture2030 Před 4 měsíci +4

    Weird phenomena seem to happen quite frequently in China - incl. blood rain & strange colours in the night sky.
    You didn't talk about water spouts that can carry unusual organisms in the air & rain them elsewhere.

  • @yensid4294
    @yensid4294 Před 4 měsíci +19

    Red tides are caused by algae blooms so I assumed that red rain might be as well. Valley Fever has been present in the CA Central Valley for a while now. I had family members who lost their pet dog to it (probably from digging in the yard) Every now & then there is a local news story of someone being hospitalized with it. West Nile has also been problematic so mosquito eradication has been implemented. During the housing crisis there were many abandoned houses with unattended undrained pools & hot tubs that became prime breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Standing water was a big concern & PSAs about it were common for a time. There are devices you can purchase that will agitate the water in your pond or bird bath to prevent larvae. That is preferrable to aerial spraying of pestacides. Climate change has been affecting CA for decades.

  • @troym79
    @troym79 Před 4 měsíci

    I loved this video and busted out laughing at that pronunciation joke. Lol. Thanks for the awesome video! Stay safe!

  • @redmatrix
    @redmatrix Před 4 měsíci +1

    Joe Scott, I am studying sponsor segments in random youtube videos, as I watch them, and THIS video's sponsor segment was 5 minutes and 33 seconds long, which amounts to 33.88% of your video's runtime -- the highest I have encountered so far.

  • @riderouter
    @riderouter Před 4 měsíci

    I like the new look, but I also missed the chair spin! Thanks for bringing it back!

  • @sonkevnauss4376
    @sonkevnauss4376 Před 4 měsíci +1

    Acid rain nearly destoyed the lakes here in Eastern Canada. I remember they had to pile lime on the ice to try and reverse it and save sport fishing.

  • @nickiebrereton9505
    @nickiebrereton9505 Před 4 měsíci

    Love these videos! ❤ Keep it up!!!

  • @somedudeok1451
    @somedudeok1451 Před 4 měsíci +6

    As a kid, I once experienced some seriously red skies. Didn't rain, but in the middle of the day the sky suddenly turned red and stayed like that for the rest of it slowly turning intense yellow. Only in the evening did the sky return back to normal.

  • @melvinthemechanic
    @melvinthemechanic Před 4 měsíci +4

    5:08 thanks for giving me nightmares for life 😭😭

  • @tonydagostino6158
    @tonydagostino6158 Před 4 měsíci +4

    I hope you know you featured an optical microscope (twice) not an electron microscope, which you mention was used by Mr. Louis. Two radically different imaging tools

  • @alphonsobutlakiv789
    @alphonsobutlakiv789 Před 4 měsíci

    Once had a cloud only rain on my building, thought it was a rainy day, but went out at the end and just saw an oval around just my building wet on the ground

  • @jojojoy27
    @jojojoy27 Před 4 měsíci +1

    I had an experience with blood rain many years ago. I was a passenger in a car, we were going 100kms an hour on a rural road with trees on both sides. It started to spit rain but not enough to turn on the wipers. Then the driver said to me "That looks like blood." The drops on the windshield were a dark red and many had clotted. We pulled over, I was scared there was an animal caught in the engine. Checked the engine, nothing. Touched and smelt the drops, very strong smell of fresh blood. To this day I have no idea what happened. My best guess is that smoke from a nearby large abattoir was coming down in the rain?