fjp451. The carbon dioxide build-up is reported everywhere. But who knows what 'stuff' lurks in the heart of the Galaxy? Here's an item, should it officially blow it's top, would kill any astronauts in space, and severely damage the ozone layer, plus a list of other things. It's called Eta Carinae. http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eta_Carinae. Reading several science accounts, it's one of those things that can happen NOW, or in a million years. It doubled its brightness between 1998-99, and currently can be seen without telescope.
On a more down to earth item, I was amazed the other day to come across a map of just the United States designated with tiny airplane figures, the number of jets at any one time in the air: Thousands. Talk about air-pollution.
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Phil, well, not "you" personally, I wouldn't think. But, culturally in the vernacular:
Perhaps the name of some notorius scold. A word employed in the phrase, To ride Skimmington; that is to ride on a horse with a woman, but behind her, facing backward, carrying a distaff, and accompanied by a procession of jeering neighbors making mock music; a cavalcade in ridicule of a henpecked man. The custom was in vogue in parts of England.
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