It’s Friday, and you know what that means. Only a few more hours of “work” before you can leave all the important things you were pretending to do for Monday (…or run away from fires or hurricanes). And as usual, we are here to assist you in your procrastination with 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. So whether you want to see one of the cutest cats trending or learn more about DNA, Link25 (260) – The Angry Mother Nature Edition is sure to have something for you. Oh, yeah…and isn’t there something going on with hurricanes and fires?
All the records Hurricane Irma has already broken
The latest word from the National Hurricane Center is that Hurricane Irma has top sustained speeds of 175 miles per hour, and is moving towards the state of Florida. (Click on the image to read the full article).
McDonald's newest menu items should terrify Starbucks
McDonald’s newest beverages sound like something you’d order at Starbucks.
On Wednesday, McDonald’s announced that it had added a new set of espresso-based…(Click the image for the full story.)
This is actually very impressive.
Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won't Tell Me How
Rebecca Porter and I were strangers, as far as I knew. Facebook, however, thought we might be connected. Her name popped up this summer on my list of “People You May Know,” the social network’s roster of potential new online friends for me.
The People You May Know feature is notorious for its uncanny ability to recognize who you associate with in real life. It has mystified and disconcerted Facebook users by showing them an old boss, a one-night-stand, or someone they just ran into on the street.
These friend suggestions go far beyond mundane linking of…(Click the image to read the full story.)
Dad's face is priceless
Pacific Northwest Fires Smother Region in Smoke and Ash
Dozens of wildfires that have been raging across the Pacific Northwest flared up this week, unfurling a blanket of opaque smoke from the Cascades to the coast and raining ash down on cars, streets and people.
The blazes have forced evacuations…(click the image for the complete story.)
Hurricane Irma is so strong it's registering on devices designed to detect earthquakes
Hurricane Irma is so strong it’s showing up on seismometers — equipment designed to measure earthquakes.
“What we’re seeing in the seismogram are low-pitched hums that gradually become stronger as the hurricane gets closer to the seismometer on the island of Guadeloupe,” said Stephen Hicks, a seismologist at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom.
The noise is likely caused by…(click the photo for the complete story.)
Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Katia, all at once on 9/6/17
Live footage as Hurricane Irma destroys Maho Beach Cam in St Maarten 9/6/2017
Your Instagram Posts May Hold Clues to Your Mental Health
The photos you share online speak volumes. They can serve as a form of self expression or a record of travel. They can reflect your style and your quirks. But they may convey even more than you realize: The photos you share may hold clues to your mental health. (Click the photo for the full story.)
Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Affected 143 Million Customers
Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, said on Thursday that hackers had gained access to company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 143 million American consumers, including Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers.
The attack on the company represents one of the largest risks to personally sensitive information in recent years, and is (Click on the image to read the full article).
Got an office party coming up?
Restaurant made 1,000 meals for hurricane victims, hasn’t been covered by media. Let’s thank them
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, residents, businesses, volunteers, and responders are doing everything they can to help one another.
The folks at Sake Sushi Bar and Lounge in Port Arthur, TX are among those going above and beyond to lend a helping hand to those in need during these difficult…(Click the image to get the full story.)
DNA Doesn’t Look Like What You Think!
Officer who arrested Utah nurse fired from paramedic job
A police officer who was caught on video forcefully arresting a Utah nurse for refusing to allow law enforcement to draw a blood sample from a patient has been fired from his part-time job as a paramedic, according to The Associated Press.
The ambulance company’s president said Tuesday that Detective Jeff Payne was fired after a video of him surfaced in which… (Click on the image to get the full story.)
Happy Friday, everyone!