We've been having crazy weather this afternoon. The sky went black at around 5, followed by a crazy storm with the first hail I've seen in two years. Now it's stopped raining, but the chickens that my neighbours have been raising are running around outside clucking like mad. Seems vaguely apocalyptic.
It also happens to be near the 30th anniversary of the huge Tangshan earthquake that killed upwards of 200,000 people (we had a small quake a few weeks ago, around 5.1 on the Richter scale). I was surprised and amused to learn that the Tangshan earthquake is actually at the centre of a few crackpot conspiracy theories.
Where do people get this stuff? My favourite new one is that the weather in Alaska is actually being controlled by the Yakuza and the Japanese doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo, using electromagnetic weapons they got from the KGB. Anyone else have favourite conspiracy theories?