Official list of street suffix abbreviations

Alley (ALY), Annex (ANX), Arcade (ARC), Avenue (AVE), Beach (BCH), Burg (BG), Bluff (BLF), Boulevard (BLVD), Bend (BND), Branch (BR), Bridge (BRG), Brook (BRK), Bottom (BTM), Bayoo (BYU), Circle (CIR), Club (CLB), Cliff (CLF), Common (CMN), Corner (COR), Camp (CP), Cape (CPE), Crescent (CRES), Creek (CRK), Course (CRSE), Crest (CRST), Causeway (CSWY), Court (CT), Center (CTR), Curve (CURV), Cove (CV), Canyon (CYN), Dale (DL), Dam (DM), Drive (DR), Divide (DV), Estate (EST), Expressway (EXPY), Extension (EXT), Fall (FALL), Field (FLD), Flat (FLT), Ford (FRD), Forge (FRG), Fork (FRK), Forest (FRST), Ferry (FRY), Fort (FT), Freeway (FWY), Garden (GDN), Glen (GLN), Green (GRN), Grove (GRV), Gateway (GTWY), Harbor (HBR), Hill (HL), Hollow (HOLW), Haven (HVN), Highway (HWY), Inlet (INLT), Island (IS), Isle (ISLE), Junction (JCT), Knoll (KNL), Key (KY), Land (LAND), Lock (LCK), Lodge (LDG), Loaf (LF), Light (LGT), Lake (LK), Lane (LN), Landing (LNDG), Loop (LOOP), Mall (MALL), Meadow (MDW), Mill (ML), Manor (MNR), Mission (MSN), Mount (MT), Mountain (MTN), Motorway (MTWY), Neck (NCK), Orchard (ORCH), Oval (OVAL), Park (PARK), Path (PATH), Pike (PIKE), Parkway (PKWY), Place (PL), Plain (PLN), Plaza (PLZ), Pine (PNE), Prairie (PR), Port (PRT), Passage (PSGE), Point (PT), Radial (RADL), Ramp (RAMP), Road (RD), Ridge (RDG), River (RIV), Ranch (RNCH), Row (ROW), Rapid (RPD), Rest (RST), Route (RTE), Rue (RUE), Run (RUN), Shoal (SHL), Shore (SHR), Skyway (SKWY), Summit (SMT), Spring (SPG), Spur (SPUR), Square (SQ), Street (ST), Station (STA), Stravenue (STRA), Stream (STRM), Terrace (TER), Turnpike (TPKE), Track (TRAK), Trace (TRCE), Trafficway (TRFY), Trail (TRL), Throughway (TRWY), Tunnel (TUNL), Union (UN), Viaduct (VIA), Vista (VIS), Ville (VL), Village (VLG), Valley (VLY), View (VW), Walk (WALK), Wall (WALL), Way (WAY), Well (WL), Crossing (XING), Crossroad (XRD).

I had no idea there were so many.

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Why aren’t they using this on the Gulf of Mexico spill?

Much Less expensive than any of the alternatives. a 20lb bag picks up 600lbs of oil and costs about $30 retail. Also can be disposed as solid (not hazardous) waste. Land farmed, composted, used for fuel, and 95% of oil can be recovered if desired. landfill is also legal but we encourage the most sustainable approaches.

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Love at first …

… sight not bite. 

Snakes usually have hamsters for lunch. But when rat snake Ao-chan and dwarf hamster Gohan-chan met at a Japanese zoo, it was love – and not at first bite. Now, the 120-centimeter snake and gray hamster are room mates, living together in a heated glass box.

Gohan-chan, whose name means “meal” in Japanese, was literally, meant to be the snake’s dinner. “When we first found Ao-chan, the snake refused to eat so we went to a pet shop but was told they were out of frozen mice and suggested we try a hamster. However the moment we put it in the cage, it was instantaneous friendship and the snake seemed to have no appetite for it,” said zoo keeper Kazuya Yamamoto.

But the love is obviously is shared only by the snake and the hamster. Hanna-chan, a mouse-hunting cat, has been eyeing Gohan-chan ever since Ao-chan decided to befriend it.

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European airspace rebooted

A visualization of the northern European airspace returning to use after being closed due to volcanic ash. Due to varying ash density across Europe, the first flights can be seen in some areas on the 18th and by the 20th everywhere is open.

The flight data is courtesy of flightradar24.com and covers a large fraction of Europe.

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