Monday, October 08, 2012

The Tutors, Ouch!, -and- You Are What You Eat

In the News Today
  • The Tutors - Zombies teach CPR
  • Ouch! - 4-inch nail stuck in man's heart while he mows lawn
  • You Are What You Eat - Academy of natural sciences event menu includes crickets, worms

    Technology in the News Today
  • Foxconn Workers Strike Over iPhone 5 Quality Demands
  • Texas Firm Charged With Selling Tech to Russian Military
  • PhoneSuit Brings Android to Lightplay Mobile Projector

    Born on this Day in History: October 8, 1949 - Sigourney Weaver was born in New York City to a show business background. Her mother was an English actress and her father was president of NBC. Though self conscious about her height and looks, Weaver acted in off-Broadway shows, and had her big break in the 1979 film Alien. Weaver appeared in many films throughout the next three decades, including Ghost Busters, Working Girl, Aliens, and Avatar. Weaver has been nominated for three Academy Awards.

    On this Day in History: October 8, 1871 - Flames spark in the Chicago barn of Patrick and Catherine O'Leary, igniting a two-day blaze that kills between 200 and 300 people, destroys 17,450 buildings, leaves 100,000 homeless and causes an estimated $200 million (in 1871 dollars; $3 billion in 2007 dollars) in damages. Legend has it that a cow kicked over a lantern in the O'Leary barn and started the fire, but other theories hold that humans or even a comet may have been responsible for the event that left four square miles of the Windy City, including its business district, in ruins. Dry weather and an abundance of wooden buildings, streets and sidewalks made Chicago vulnerable to fire. The city averaged two fires per day in 1870; there were 20 fires throughout Chicago the week before the Great Fire of 1871.

    Scripture of the Day
    Video of the Day
    Walmart People - Click to enlarge