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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

This was a rather bizarre set of tweets from last night:

@estherysong tweeted last night:

“WHY are there so many fearless fruit flies on 14th from T to W?! cc @PoPville”

Which led to @VBagate’s tweet:

“In somewhat offbeat but important DC news, there is a freak swarm of flying ants or something like that near the entrance to Metro Center.”

@estherysong:

“flying ants is accurate. Did we do something to a DC Moses?”

Termites?

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“Dear PoPville,

A question that has been vexing my son and I for some time.

On Q street between 14th and 15th on the north side of the road, there are a series of two, adjoining rowhouses with narrow alleys on either side of them. But the rowhouses are connected on both sides by narrow passages between the houses that connect on the second story. Anyone know the story of these homes or why these are connected on the 2nd floor like this?”

Ed. Note: I know we’ve talked about these in the past – but I can’t find it in the archives. Anyone remember? textdoc can you find the old posts?

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‏@_TheHMS tweets us last night:

“@PoPville What’s the huge balloon looming in #navyyard? It seems to have landed on #mcdonalds on #southcapitol”

This is very likely the balloon from Air Photos Live, a “Digital Design & Imaging Service” last spotted in March. You can read some background on them after previous sightings here.

Of course it could just be a promotion for Jurassic World/hamburglar water glasses that deflated…

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“Dear PoPville,

I have lived in LeDroit for almost 8 years and have been by this building hundreds of times and have never seen a person go in or out. What is this place? Is it a real agency?”

District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency is for real:

“The HFA was established in 1979 to stimulate and expand homeownership and rental housing opportunities in Washington, D.C. We accomplish our mission by issuing mortgage revenue bonds that lower the homebuyers’ costs of purchasing homes and the developers’ costs of acquiring, constructing and rehabilitating rental housing. We embrace our responsibility with conviction and pledge our best efforts to serve as the city’s champion for homeowners and renters and to act as the city’s principal catalyst for neighborhood investment.”

Anyone ever interact with them through the DC Opens Doors or other programs?

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From the DC Cannabis Campaign:

“WHO: Cannabis Seed Sharers and Seed Seekers
WHAT: Spring Seed Share
WHERE: Libertine, 2435 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 and DC Cannabis Campaign Headquarters, 2448 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
WHEN: 5:30pm to 8:00pm, Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ Libertine
4:20pm to 7:00pm, Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ DC Cannabis Campaign Headquarters
WHY: To provide DC residents with the seeds to legally grow cannabis at home”

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Update: Thanks to Dani Paulson for sending some photos:

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