Cocaine in Spain arrives on Presidential plane

❝ Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tweeted Wednesday he’s launched an investigation after an officer traveling in a presidential plane to the G20 summit in Japan was found with 86 pounds of cocaine when he stopped off in Spain…

❝ El Pais first reported a Brazilian Air Force officer traveling with Bolsonaro’s G20 contingent was arrested at Spain’s Seville airport. Authorities said they found the packages in his hand luggage…

Har! Bolsonaro says he’s tough on crime. Including his staff members?

“Flying salt shakers of death” are heavy; but, they ain’t metal


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❝ If cicadas made horror movies, they’d probably study the actions of their counterparts plagued by a certain psychedelic fungus.

West Virginia University researchers have discovered that a cicada fungus called Massopora contains chemicals similar to those found in hallucinogenic mushrooms.

The fungus causes cicadas to lose their limbs and eccentric behavior sets in: Males try to mate with everything they encounter, although the fungus has consumed their genitals and butts.

❝ You’ve heard of “The Walking Dead.” This is “The Flying Dead.”

A bit of cross-pollination with zombie movies – and some truly interesting consideration of a species infected with multiple funguses.