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A Mystery door appears in Golden Gate Park.

mystery door

Is it an elf door?

A tiny addition in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is getting big attention on the Web. A photo on the neighborhood site Richmondsfblog.com first published a photo of a teeny wooden door that mysteriously appeared at the bottom of a tree with a small, gnome-sized gap.

The door has opened up plenty of interest on the Internet—and spurred visitors to the urban oasis to explore the door that's not on any map. It can be found by searching for the grove of old trees in the park's concourse near the Golden Gate Band Shell between the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences.

Creative theories about how it got there abound—mostly as fanciful as the mystery door itself. An elf? A fairy? A house for a mouse?

Kids and kids at heart weighed in with ideas. As “Dude” joked on the neighborhood website, “It’s a very tiny coffee shop. It’s already played out.”

A Massive storm cavers most of th North  Altantic

Storm spans the North Atlantic

Massive Storm

There is currently a massive storm churning over the Atlantic that spans the entire ocean basin, stretching all the way from Canada to Europe, and from Greenland to the Caribbean.

It's the same weather system that brought a massive spring blizzard to much of the United States and Canada earlier this week (on Tuesday (March 26), 44 of 50 states had some snow on the ground), and which has now ballooned in size, according to Jason Samenow, chief meteorologist with the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang.

Robert Oszajca, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service's Ocean Prediction Center, explained that the storm got this big by merging with several low-pressure systems that were hanging out over the Atlantic Ocean. The merging weather systems gave it more power, which was accentuated by a gradient between warm moisture from the southeast, delivered by the Gulf Stream, and frigid air from the north. This intensified the storm, causing it to spin, elongate and grow in size, Oszajca told OurAmazingPlanet.

Hope your Saturday is what you want it to be

Originally posted to eeff on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 03:30 AM PDT.

Also republished by MOT - Morning Open Thread.

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