Monday, January 31, 2011

Stupid Criminals, It's a Gas, -and- Don't Speak

In the News Today
Stupid Criminals - woman falls through ceiling while hiding from cops
It's a Gas - African country set to make breaking wind a crime
Don't Speak - Dallas teen fined $637 for foul mouth

On this Day in History: January 31, 1961 - The United States sends its first monkey into space, Ham the chimpanzee. His Mercury/Redstone 2 achieves an altitude of 158 miles, a 19-minute ride that subjects Ham to a force of 16 times gravity. The space ape splashes down safely, his capsule is plucked from the ocean by the USS Donner.

Born on this Day in History: January 31, 1919 - Jackie Robinson (1919 - 1972) Georgia baseball player Jackie Robinson became a star for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, making him the first African-American major league player. Robinson was Rookie of the Year in 1947, league batting champion and 1949 M.V.P. His creation of the Freedom National Bank in 1964 made him the first African-American VP of a major U.S. corporation.

Scripture of the Day

Video of the Day - submitted by Cindy

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

Technology in the News Today
Google to Launch Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" on February 2
Symantec exposes innovative malware
Puzzlemaker unveils world's largest Rubick's Cube