Thursday, August 12, 2010

Brave New Schools, Crime and Punishment, -and- Bad Hair Day

Brave New Schools - Web site lets college students gamble on grades
Crime and Punishment - man sentenced to play poker to avoid prison
Bad Hair Day - Paris Hilton sued for $35M for wearing wrong hair

On this day in history: August 12, 1948 - Russian schoolteacher Oksana Kosenkina is injured when she jumps out the window of the Soviet Consulate in New York City. Soviet officials claim they had rescued her from "White Russian" kidnappers, but Kosenkina says she was trying to escape from the Soviets. The US later expels the consul general, and the Soviets close their consulate.

Born on this day in history: August 12, 1881 - Cecil B. De Mille (1881 - 1959) Born in Ashfield, Massachusetts, film director Cecil B. De Mille made the first Hollywood picture in 1914, directing more than 70 films. A master of the spectacle, De Mille triumphed in The Ten Commandments (1923, remake 1956) and The Greatest Show on Earth (1952).

Scripture of the Day: Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. — 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Video of the Day: Rat Loves Cat! - submitted by Cindy

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

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