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We went back to visit the moo cows today. You know, the farm shop with the milk vending machine.

Milk vending machines since have become something of a thing locally. Hippies!

Changing the subject – by a real lot – did you know they think they’ve found Sodom? An archeologist working on a site called Tall el-Hammam came upon a layer of weirdly burned roofs and melted stuff and said to himself say, this looks a whole lot like the wrath of God.

“The proposed airburst was larger than the 1908 explosion over Tunguska, Russia, where a 50-m-wide bolide” — a meteor that explodes in midair — “detonated with 1000× more energy than the Hiroshima atomic bomb.”


What was unlike destruction caused by earthquakes or warfare were pottery shards with their outer surfaces melted into glass, some bubbled as if boiled, “bubbled” and melted building brick and plaster, suggesting some unknown high-temperature event. Objects of daily life, carbonized pieces of wooden beams, charred grain, bones and limestone cobbles were burned to a chalklike consistency.

Other scientists have rubbished it, of course. They think he just dug up an ordinary smelter and flipped. The archeologist is from a Bible college, apparently.

When I went hiking in Exeter, Rhode Island, I often passed a residential road called Sodom Trail. I never dared go up it.


Comment from Mark Matis
Time: July 12, 2023, 8:16 pm

My bet is that is not the REAL Sodom.
It far more likely is in London!

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: July 12, 2023, 9:55 pm

Could use a new round of Sodom and Gomorrah’s, never mind the old ones.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 12, 2023, 11:15 pm

“Sodom Trail” eh? You say residential, but what was it before? Perchance an old dirt road?

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: July 13, 2023, 12:24 am

My question is:

What is “gomorrahy”?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 13, 2023, 12:39 am

@Rich — I’ve been told it’s like sodomy but with Cheez Whiz instead of Velveeta.

p.s. It’s an old wives’ tale that sadists use Miracle Whip.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: July 13, 2023, 1:39 pm

True, they use crunchy peanut butter.

Comment from Drew458
Time: July 14, 2023, 1:08 pm

Sodom Trail sounds like the back way to get close to where you wanted to go in the first place.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: July 15, 2023, 1:35 am

I used to live near a milk cattle ranch that sold pasteurized but non-homogenized milk.
That was darn good stuff.

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