Thursday, April 14, 2011

Back to the Future, Food Fight, -and- Back to School

In the News Today
  • Back to the Future - China bans time travel
  • Food Fight - Drake University pie battle unofficial breaks world record
  • Back to School - Google to sentence YouTube violators to "copyright school"

    On this Day in History: April 14, 1986 - Hindus crossing a bridge over the sacred Ganges river at Hardwar, India to bathe during the Kumbha Mela fete somehow stampede. 46 pilgrims are trampled.

    Born on this Day in History: April 14, 12935 - Loretta Lynn (1935 - ) Country music superstar Loretta Lynn grew up in a poor coal mining town, and married at the age of 13. Her more than 40-year career began in 1956 with hit songs such as "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl," and "Coal Miner's Daughter." In 2005, her collaboration with rocker Jack White won her another Grammy, and introduced her music to a new audience.

    Scripture of the Day

    Video of the Day -

    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
  • Massive "Coreflood" Botnet shut down by DOJ, FBI
  • Sharp begins shipping 70" HDTV
  • Acer unveils 3D desktop displays