The Texas Connection Vol. 21

 
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It's About that Time, Y'all!
As always, welcome back to the Texas Connection. Grab your coffee and read this week's interesting finds from your Pals at Texas Humor. 
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Howdy, friends! Here's your news updates for this week:
In Your Neck of the Woods: 
Weird Finds:
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Until next week... stay newsy my friends.
 
 
 
 
 
No, the heat isn’t making you see things. That is a Floating Mesa out there in Bushland, Texas.
 
From the creator of everyone’s favorite roadside Cadillac Ranch, Stanley Marsh 3 brings yet another installation to add to your next road trip through Amarillo. Make your drive on a clear day Northwest on State Hwy 1061 and catch a glimpse of this optical illusion that will quite possibly make you believe that you just saw a floating piece of land. 
 
Want to make more of the drive? Don’t forget to stop by Cadillac Ranch, and pop into Palo Duro Canyon!
No, the heat isn’t making you see things. That is a Floating Mesa out there in Bushland, Texas.
 
From the creator of everyone’s favorite roadside Cadillac Ranch, Stanley Marsh 3 brings yet another installation to add to your next road trip through Amarillo. Make your drive on a clear day Northwest on State Hwy 1061 and catch a glimpse of this optical illusion that will quite possibly make you believe that you just saw a floating piece of land. 
 
Want to make more of the drive? Don’t forget to stop by Cadillac Ranch, and pop into Palo Duro Canyon!
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Eyeball Monster of Mustang Island…
 
Along the Gulf Coast of Texas lies the 18 mile long island called Mustang Island, stretching from Corpus Christi to Port Aransas. Usually this small island is just a nice place for tourists and locals to enjoy a day at the beach, but in April 2021, things were not as mundane as usual. 
 
A kid and his mom were walking along the beach when all of the sudden he started to feel a sharp stinging pain in his foot. They started to retrace their footsteps in search for the culprit in the sand that could have stung him. As they were searching they were shocked to look down, and see something staring right back up at them. 
 
 
Now don't get too freaked out this isnt turning into a Texas true crime column … not just yet. The little sassy stinging eyeball that you're seeing is called Rhizophysa eysenhardti. 
 
Also known as the “spaghetti Monster” this jelly is not actually a jellyfish, but instead a bajillion little organisms living in what's called a colonial organism. They all work together basically to be what looks to us like an eyeball, but they’re all in there doing their own thing and zappin anyone that comes close to it. These boys are also relatives to the Portugese Man of War.
 
And if youre like “Amber… that's a weird name for some sea slime”. Let me just tell you that, though the sting may not kill you, it's gonna hurt worse than a seat belt buckle on a hot day. 
 
So if you’re walking along the Gulf this summer, just remember if you see the sand making eyes at you… it's gonna be in your best interest to SEA your way out of the situation.
 
(Also if you get stung, dont do the dumb thing and let your friend Kyle pee on you. Just rub some sea water on it and get some ice.) 
 

We've Saved the Best for Last:

No games this week, just really cool waffle towels. 

 

Catch Us Next Week...

Catch ya' in next week's recap. Until then, have a great rest of your week and an even better weekend.

Sincerely, Your Texas Humor Team: Hanna, Sidney, Cass, John & Amber

 

 
 

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