Midday open thread: Google maps, rhinos, and doughnuts

Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. Frankenstein’s Castle, and more:

In case you missed it, this story is amazing … and thank God for Google Maps: 

Trapped in an upside down car sinking into the mud, the cold water rising up to her chin, her location shrouded in fog, Amanda Nicole Antonio called 911 for help. […]

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday released the recording of her dramatic, 20-minute call to 911. Deputies rescued Antonio early Tuesday, but only because she was able to stay calm and help guide them to her location.


After a Krispy Kreme truck caught fire in Lexington Monday, the department posted comical social media photos of the “dismayed” officers, and the reaction went viral with the story reported nationally and worldwide. The doughnut chain promised the mourning officers Tuesday that more doughnuts were on the way.

With police escort, Krispy Kreme delivered dozens of doughnuts to the police department at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the East Sector roll call center on Centre Parkway. The delivery was made in a Krispy Kreme truck similar to the one that caught fire, and one of the grieving officers, Kyle Mounce, was on hand to receive the glazed-covered treats.

Oh, for crying out loud … was this actually an option?

The rhinoceros who touched a child after she entered its enclosure on Tuesday will not be “punished,” according to zookeepers.

The incident occurred on New Year’s Day at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida, when a 2-year-old girl was visiting the zoo’s “Rhino Encounter.”

Zoo officials have released new information about the incident, which they said started when the girl managed to get into the animal’s enclosure.

If you live in the Los Angeles area:

A new mobile app in Los Angeles will allow residents to feel a vibration of their phones, or hear a tone, to alert them of an earthquake that’s about to happen where they’re sitting, standing or laying.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and city officials on Thursday will unveil their new early-warning app — in conjunction with the U.S. Geological Survey’s earthquake early warning system — to help alert Southern Californians to take shelter in case nature strikes once again in an area prone to the next big quake.

On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: Today’s the day! The last day of the Gop House! Also, there’s a new one to take it’s place. Progress on the rules. Trump beclowns himself with his cabinet of idiots, again. The shutdown continues, ad the wall is nowhere in sight. But it’s all good in Maine.

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