Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wakeup Call, Animal Kingdom, -and- Can You See Me Now?

In the News Today
  • Wakeup Call - Car slams into house, lands on sleeping man
  • Animal Kingdom - Park ranger zaps man with stun gun for walking dogs off-leash
  • Can You See Me Now? - Dutch zoo fits elephant with contact lens

    Technology in the News Today
  • 'Smart Bullet' Self-Corrects Its Aim As It Flies
  • FBI Says Social Media-Sniffing App Will Protect Privacy
  • Microsoft's Next Office Suite, 'Office 15,' Enters Technical Preview

    Born on this Day in History: January 31, 1923 - Author Norman Mailer was born in Long Branch, New Jersey. He studied at Harvard and served in the Army from 1944 to 1946. His first book The Naked and the Dead won immediate acclaim. His writing style, New Journalism, combined the imagination of fiction with qualities of reporting. His work included the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Executioner’s Song. He died in 2007.

    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.

    Scripture of the Day

    Video of the Day - Submitted by Cap'n Jack

    Walmart People - Click to enlarge