Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Job Insecurity, Quitting Time, -and- Animal Kingdom

In the News Today
  • Job Insecurity - Cash-strapped Argentine town pays employees by raffle
  • Quitting Time - Navy: Sub worker set fire so he could leave early
  • Animal Kingdom - 21-pound lobster to be released back into Cape Cod waters

    Technology in the News Today
  • The 10 Best Cheap Prepaid Phone Plans You've Never Heard Of
  • Netgear Wi-Fi Booster Fills Mobile Dead Zones
  • Amidst Sellouts, Google Debuts First Nexus 7 Commercial

    Born on this Day in History: July 24, 1969 - Once a dancer on the television show "In Living Color," Jennifer Lopez, often nicknamed J.Lo, is an American actress, singer, record producer, dancer, television personality, fashion designer and television producer. Lopez's first leading role was in the biographical film Selena, in which she earned an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress. To date, Lopez has sold over 25 million albums worldwide.

    On this Day in History: July 24, 1911 - American archeologist Hiram Bingham gets his first look at Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca settlement in Peru that is now one of the world's top tourist destinations. Tucked away in the rocky countryside northwest of Cuzco, Machu Picchu is believed to have been a summer retreat for Inca leaders, whose civilization was virtually wiped out by Spanish invaders in the 16th century. For hundreds of years afterwards, its existence was a secret known only to the peasants living in the region. That all changed in the summer of 1911, when Bingham arrived with a small team of explorers to search for the famous "lost" cities of the Incas.

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