Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cat Scratch Fever, Animal Kingdom, -and- Step On It

In the News Today
  • Cat Scratch Fever - Man gets Bubonic Plague from stray cat bite
  • Animal Kingdom - Crazed beaver attacks two girls swimming in lake leaving them with serious injuries
  • Step On It - Possible serial foot-licker in custody

    Technology in the News Today
  • Samsung Announces MV900 Flip-Screen Camera
  • Google Adds Panoramic Antarctica Images to Street View
  • Firefox 14 Encrypts Google Searches

    Born on this Day in History: July 18, 1937 - American journalist Hunter S. Thompson is credited for creating Gonzo journalism, a highly personal style of reporting where a writer become so involved in the story that they become central figures in their piece. His style made him counterculture icon. Thompson was known for his steady use of illicit drugs and love of firearms. He committed suicide in 2005 after several bouts of poor health.

    On this Day in History: July 18, 1960 - She was several inches short of five feet tall, even in socks and saddle shoes, and she weighed no more than 90 pounds, but her voice was that of a heavyweight. Just 15 years old but already five years into a professional recording career, "Little Miss Dynamite" Brenda Lee earned the first of her many smash pop hits when "I'm Sorry" reached the top of the Billboard charts on July 18, 1960.

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