After more than 140 years, ‘magnificent’ wild bison are back roaming Banff National Park

Wonderful!

After more than 140 years, plains bison are once again roaming their historical range in Banff’s Eastern Slopes.

Parks Canada has successfully relocated 16 wild bison from Elk Island National Park to the remote Panther Valley in Banff National Park.

For 16 months, the bison will remain in an enclosed pasture in the valley 40 kilometres north of Banff, and will be monitored by Parks Canada. In summer 2018, the herd will be released to explore a 1,200-square-kilometre zone in the Red Deer and Cascade river valleys where they will be free to interact with other native species and forage for food. Natural barriers and stretches of wildlife fencing will hopefully discourage the bison from leaving the zone.

Flight 666 (a 13-year-old plane) takes off at 13 o’clock on Friday the 13th for HEL — and everyone lives

Proving once again that superstitious fears are ungrounded, as always. 🙂

In a bold move against the forces of bad luck, Finnair flight 666 is safe after taking off just after 13 o’clock on Friday the 13th on a course for HEL, the code for Finland’s Helsinki Airport.

The Airbus A320-214 used in the 75-minute flight was also manufactured in December, 2003 — making it 13 years old.

Nevertheless, despite this intersection of unlucky numbers, the flight was uneventful, according to the flight tracking website Flight24Radar.com.

California, Nevada and Massachusetts legalize recreational marijuana

Woo-hoo!

Approved: California voters have approved recreational marijuana, a huge victory in the fight for cannabis legalization, paving the way for the largest commercial pot market in the US.

Approved: Massachusetts also voted for recreational pot, extending legal weed from coast to coast.

Approved: Nevada became the third state to approve a recreational cannabis law, making the west an even stronger region for marijuana sales.

Let freedom ring!

Thanks, science: You may be able to get drunk on an alcohol substitute without a hangover next morning

Interesting.

Thanks to science, you may soon be able to get drunk without feeling the effects the next morning.

A British scientist and longtime drug researcher has developed an alcohol substitute that still gives imbibers that sought-after buzz without the unsavoury side effects of a hangover the next day.

I guess he didn’t know there already exists such a thing. 😉