Friday, July 02, 2010

Hic!, Could It Be?, -and- Surf's Up

Hic! - Scots unleash world's strongest beer
Could It Be? - cell-phone radiation contributing to decline in bee population
Surf's Up - Finland makes broadband a "legal right"

On this day in history: July 2, 1937 - Attempting to become the first female pilot to circumnavigate the globe in an airplane, Amelia Earhart disappears over the Pacific with her navigator, Fred Noonan.

Born on this day in history: July 2, 1908 - Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993) Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Thurgood Marshall began working with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1934. His successful arguments before the Supreme Court earned him the role of chief counsel for the NAACP. His historic win in the Brown v. Board of Education case became a landmark victory for civil rights.

Scripture of the Day: The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? "I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve." — Jeremiah 17:9-10

Video of the Day: Sarge

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene at Walmart while journeying to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

Technology News
Apple blames antenna issue on software
iPhone upgrade gives woman someone else's photos
Air Force gadget steals power from enemy power lines
"Spider Boy" spins his own wall-climbing device

Waiting for Our Droid X Phones
While awaiting the delivery of our Motorola Droid X phones, humor often brings a brief respite to the tedium of the wait.

The Giant Olive
Yesterday, I photographed the Giant Olive—a local attraction located at a crossroads along the Corning-to-Chico route—for a news agency. It is an interesting structure.