Tampa’s Stench is Here to Stay: Characterized as a cross between “dead fish and rotten guavas” by the Tampa Tribune’s Steve Otto, the smell that has had Hillsborough County residents talking is evidently here to stay. Caused by the pesticide Paladin, the foul odor is a byproduct of strawberry farming, which means it’s likely to become the “new normal,” according to Otto. Are the strawberries worth it? Tell us by commenting below!
Bucs Fall in Season Opener: Tampa Bay’s season opener over the weekend was a heartbreaker for sure, but it was a close one. While the 18-17 loss to the New York Jets puts a big zero in the record books for the Bucs, another chance to score is on the horizon. The Bucs face down the Saints Sunday, Sept. 15 at home. How do you think they’ll do?
Is Florida’s Economy Facing a Flood?: Homeowners in flood zones can no longer count on Uncle Sam to subsidize their flood insurance. While the soon-to-go-into-effect Biggert-Waters Act is likely a smart fiscal move for the government,the Tampa Bay Times points out it could end up flooding Florida homeowners with payments they just can’t afford. In some cases, policy premiums could rise by as much as 600 percent. Those increasing rates could affect homeowners throughout the Tampa Bay area and, in turn, have a negative impact on the economy. What do you think about all this? Are you worried about your rates? Tell us by commenting below!
Rain Chances Drop: Just in time for the workweek, the rain chances for Tampa Bay are dropping. We’re looking at a 20 percent chance of rain on Tuesday, Sept. 10. But, don’t celebrate just yet: The high temperature is still expected to fall in the rather steamy 90 range, according to the National Weather Service.
Busting Myths MOSI Style: Can you really blow down a house by huffing and puffing? Is it possible to build a canoe out of duct tape? Why does toast always seem to land butter-side down? Get those and more of life’s most pressing questions answered at MOSI. Tampa’s museum is playing host to “Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition” soon. While the show doesn’t open until early next year, tickets just went on sale. Want to get yours early? Just visit MOSI’s website.