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    There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
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    Here's the wiki on the Pileated woodpecker (one of the world's largest woodpeckers); just by chance I was sitting on a bench on the Ottawa Parkway near Lincoln Fields station a number of years ago when I heard a loud pecking sound and eventually turned around, only to see one of these redheaded birds (cannot tell from memory if male) wailing away at a tree just a few yards away - I had never seen such a big bird before in person and was quite startled:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pileated_woodpecker

    Here's the wiki on Hemingway cats (so-called because the man was very fond of the type; they are born with extra toe[s] on as many as all 4 of their paws); our family had such a cat (from about 1970-1983), a largely tuxedo-like black and white coloured one with 2 toes on each front paw added (and one toe added to each back paw - not nearly a world record, but rare) that we named Sylvester - he was friendly, animated and intelligent: he pushed open my unlockable door at nights with his shoulder, and drank from our goldfish bowl without eating said fish, presumably to keep the flavour going (sadly, one night not long after Sylvester was put down for kidney troubles, the goldfish decided to jump out of his bowl, dying too):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polydactyl_cat
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    Here's the wiki re: 22 Degree Halo (a large rainbow-like halo surrounding the moon or sun in the sky, a not very common event afaik); I saw one of these myself around the sun (not in winter) in Brampton, Ontario (near Toronto) as a young man circa the 1980s (nothing compared to my seeing a man on a cross on the sun, as a young boy in Nepean [now part of Ottawa], which is naturally much harder to believe):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/22%C2%B0_halo

    Here's a link to something someone saw in the sky that looks somewhat rather less convincing to me than what I recall seeing as a young boy:
    foxnews.com/faith-values/Man captures image of Jesus shining through the clouds, says "I was enchanted":

    https://www.foxnews.com/faith-values...-was-enchanted

    Here's the wiki re: Meteor shower; again in Brampton, circa 1980's, I saw a small number of meteors streak briefly across the sky one night, giving off an eerie green colour before that faded - I had a nice view as I was just starting to walk down from a hilltop, and happened to directly face the sight, after a friend with me drew my attention to it:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteor_shower

    Once again something I saw in Brampton circa 1980s - here's the wiki re: Northern Lights (the ones I saw that one night were all red, covering most of the sky when I happened to look up - possibly not too uncommon to see, even for at that latitude):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora

    Finally, here's something else that may be just a bit fluky (this time re: the start of my life): my astrological natal (birth) chart has all the planets etc. concentrated on just one half of it:

    https://alabe.com/cgi-bin/chart/astr...&Submit=Submit

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natal_astrology
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    torontosun.com/sports/baseball/Toronto Blue Jays/Blue Jays legend Tony Fernandez passes away at age 57:

    https://torontosun.com/sports/baseba...ez-passes-away
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    edmontonsun.com/opinion/letters/letters-feb-16: Don't let virtue-signalling governments derail our oil and gas industry:

    https://edmontonsun.com/opinion/lett...d-gas-industry
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    nationalpost.com/news/'Important-that-we-work-together' Trudeau defends handshake with Iranian foreign minister [not to mention bow] months after plane crash:

    https://nationalpost.com/news/import...er-plane-crash
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    theguardian.com/world/2020/Feb/16/Iraq - [still more] rocket explosions near US embassy in Baghdad:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ssy-in-baghdad
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    US moves ahead with new nuclear warhead:

    https://torontosun.com/news/world/ne...uclear-warhead
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    In the no accounting for taste category:
    thestar.com/politics/federal/2019/08/27/Majority of Canadians [58%] have a positive view of socialism, poll says:

    https://www.thestar.com/politics/fed...poll-says.html
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