Friday, October 16, 2009

I Feel the Earth Move, Short People, -and- Let's Make a Deal

I Feel the Earth Move - California staging massive earthquake drill
Short People - 10-pound, 22-inch Nepali teen bids for crown of world's smallest man ever
Let's Make a Deal - Louisiana couple trade cocatoo for two children

On this day in history: October 16, 1996 - 84 are killed and more than 180 injured in Guatemala City when 47,000 soccer fans attempt to squeeze into 36,000 seats at Mateo Flores Stadium.

Born on this day in history: October 16, 1854 - Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900 ) Irish-born Oscar Wilde came to fame with his book The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891). His comic plays such as The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) reflect Wilde's involvement in the 19th-century Aesthetic movement, which advocated art for art's sake. He was also the object of criminal suits involving homosexuality, resulting in his imprisonment.

Scripture of the Day: The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. - Psalm 34:17

Video of the Day: Cannibal Scorpions vs. Shrew - submitted by Darin

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this vehicle in the Walmart parking lot while driving to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

The Weather: If the weatherpeople be correct, we shall enjoy a sunny, warm day today, with the temperature reaching 85°. If their predictions continue to prove accurate, tomorrow shall be sunny and nearly as warm.

Technology News
Scareware turning to ransomware
Windows 7 improvements to help audio recording
90-foot drop can't stop robot cockroach

iPhone News
Augmented reality to the max with Layars for iPhone 3GS
Pepsi releases silly, tasteless iPhone app then apologizes--sort of