Thursday, December 20, 2007

Driving Force, Animal Kingdom, -and- Don't Call

Driving Force - Oregon to require proof of residency for driver's licenses
Animal Kingdom - monkeys match humans in arithmetic tests
Don't Call! - UK drivers who use cell phones face jail time

On this day in history: December 20, 1971 - Talk show host Larry King, host of CNN's "Larry King Live," arrested in Miami on charges of grand larceny.

Born on this day in history: December 20, 1923 - Nadine Gordimer (1923– ) Born in Springs, South Africa, writer Nadine Gordimer takes on issues of race and repression in such works as "The Conservationist" (1974) and "The Pickup" (2001). She won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991.

Scripture of the Day: "In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child." (Luke 2:1, 4-5)

Video of the Day 1: Louie Giglio - Universe Comprehension

Video of the Day 2: Louie Giglio - Laminin

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The Wal-Mart Driver: A Wal-Mart driver was passing a rest stop and saw a little girl of about 5 years of age, standing alone near the entrance to the rest stop. The driver turned his truck around at the next exit and returned to the rest stop. He stopped, exited his truck, and walked to the little girl.

"Are you all alone, little girl?" he asked.

"I can't talk to strangers," she replied.

"Where are your parents?" he asked.

"I can't talk to strangers," she replied.

"Do your parents know you're here all alone?" he asked.

"I can't talk to strangers," she replied.

"Do you know your parents' phone number?" he asked.

The little girl removed her right shoe and held it up so the Wal-Mart driver could read the telephone number written inside the shoe. He called the telephone number, and the little girl's mother answered. The telephone number was the woman's cell phone number, and she and her husband and their other two daughters were 30 miles away, unaware that one of the girls had gotten out of the car while they were at the rest stop. The family quickly returned to the rest stop, reunited with the little girl, and thanked the Wal-Mart driver.

This is a true story.