Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Stupid Criminals, Stick 'em Up!, -and- Window Seat Please

Stupid Criminals - beer bribe entices alleged burglar to leave
Stick 'em Up! - woman Twitters through bank robbery
Window Seat Please - all-pet airline hits skies

On this day in history: July 15, 1869 - During war with Prussia, French ruler Napoleon III commissions Hippolye Mege Mouries to find a butter substitute. A patent for margarine is issued, it being based on beef fat instead of milk fat. But even with the tactically superior spread, the war is still lost.

Born on this day in history: July 15, 1951 - Jesse Ventura (1951-) Born James George Janos in Minneapolis, Minnesota, professional wrestler and politician Jesse Ventura served in Vietnam in 1970, and, afterward, a popular wrestler and movie actor. In 1998, Ventura was elected governor of Minnesota, the first Reform Party candidate ever to hold state or federal office. Ventura chose not to run again.

Scripture of the Day: Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked; for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous. — Psalm 37:16-17

Video of the Day: London street has record cell phone texting injuries - submitted by Amber

Imagine my surprise when I arrived at a photo shoot this morning and encountered this scene! Click to enlarge.

HOT Weather!
It was hot yesterday!

At 9 PM last evening, it was still 99°!

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