Gongol.com Archives: August 2005
Brian Gongol

Agriculture (8.31.2005)
Miniature or Baby Corn is Really Just Prematurely-Harvested Sweet Corn

Threats to Western Civilization (8.31.2005)
Stampede in Baghdad Kills More Than 600
Shiite pilgrims were crossing a bridge when a rumor spread about a suicide bomber. No bomb went off, but people were trampled and others jumped from the bridge.

Weather and Disasters (8.31.2005)
Gangs of Armed Men Roaming Remains of New Orleans
Rescue workers told to ignore bodies since there's no way to deal with them. Many of the region's newspapers are flooded out, forcing them to rely on the Internet instead. The worst isn't over as the floodwaters continue to rise, magnifying the impact of problems like sewage (one wastewater treatment plant has released enough sulfuric acid that nearby homes were changing color) and explosive chemicals now spreading in the water. There's looting in Gulfport, too. The water is finally leaving Mobile.