Friday, May 18, 2007

Fighting Back, Mother Figure, -and- Brave New World

Fighting Back - mother holding 3-year-old fights off shark with camera
Mother Figure - dog nurses tiger cubs in China zoo
Brave New World - go-ahead for human-animal embryos

On this day in history: May 18, 1980 - After a 5.1-magnitude earthquake in Washington state, 57 people are killed in an avalanche of volcanic mud in the eruption of Mount St. Helens. The volcano spews out 200 million cubic yards of of pumice, ash, and debris which covers 24 square miles of the valley below.

Born on this day in history: May 18, 1946 - Reggie Jackson (1946 - ____) baseball player. "Mr. October" hit three consecutive home runs in the 1977 World Series and established or tied seven Series records; entered Hall of Fame, 1993.

Today's Video: Ford GT linelock

VIDEOS: The videos are now available via the link "Amazing and Amusing Videos" in the Links section, below the visitor counter.

Here is a photograph from last Saturday's car show. Click to enlarge.