Vietnam, Manatee Day, birdhouse attack, asteroid cities, retired crayon, mass-produced artificial blood
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Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 1:51 AM EDT
Mar 29 2017

Today is Wesnesday, March 29, the 88th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 277 days remaining.

There are:
3 days until April Fools' Day;
11 days until Palm Sunday;
12 days until First Day of Passover;
16 days until Good Friday;
18 days until Easter Sunday;
19 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
20 days until Last Day of Passover;
24 days until Earth Day;
31 days until Arbor Day;
37 days until Cinco de Mayo;
46 days until Mother's Day;
60 days until Memorial Day;
597 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,393 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1973, the last United States troops left South Vietnam, ending America's direct military involvement in the Vietnam War.

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Today is also Manatee Appreciation Day.

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Florida woman accused of attacking man with birdhouse.

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Some persons born on March 29 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"It's natural for humans to suppress urges, for when our desires are left unchecked they lead to broken relationships, prison time, and forest fires."
-Amy Sedaris

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How right-wing media saved Obamacare... Years of misleading coverage left viewers so misinformed that many were shocked when confronted with the actual costs of repeal. "Republicans lied about healthcare for years, and they're about to get the punishment they deserve."

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Instead of planting our buildings safely on the ground where they belong, why not strap one to a wandering asteroid and hang it over the city like a roving deathtrap of epic proportions? New York architects want to hitch a skyscraper to an asteroid and hang it over our cities. Please. I'm still waiting for my personal jet pack (which you'd need to get to and from this thing.

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Mice have been living off us even longer than dogs. They appeared around 15,000 years ago in Levant.

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Rising sea levels could decimate southern California beaches by 2100. Massive and costly interventions will be required to preserve the 310 miles of coastline that's poised to be affected.

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Crayola to retire color from 24-count crayon box for first time ever

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Researchers discover how to mass produce artificial blood. Researchers from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and NHS Blood and Transplant have discovered a way to mass-produce red blood cells in the lab, which could potentially allow hospitals and clinics to have an unlimited supply of blood donations.

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3 Mile Island, Eat Something on a Stick Day, fruit, spinach, breast milk, Martian monoliths.
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Published Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 12:03 AM EDT
Mar 28 2017

Today is Tuesday, March 28, the 87th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 278 days remaining.

There are:
4 days until April Fools' Day;
12 days until Palm Sunday;
13 days until First Day of Passover;
17 days until Good Friday;
19 days until Easter Sunday;
20 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
21 days until Last Day of Passover;
25 days until Earth Day;
32 days until Arbor Day;
38 days until Cinco de Mayo;
47 days until Mother's Day;
61 days until Memorial Day;
598 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,394 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1979, America's worst commercial nuclear accident occurred inside the Unit Two reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, PA.

The film The China Syndrome was released on March 16, 1979, 12 days before the Three Mile Island nuclear accident in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The accident portrayed in the movie was eerily similar to what happened at Three Mile Island. Coincidentally, in one scene, physicist Dr. Elliott Lowell (Donald Hotton) says that the China Syndrome would render "an area the size of Pennsylvania" permanently uninhabitable.

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Today is also National Something on a Stick Day.

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Florida man cited for eating pancakes in street.

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Some persons born on March 28 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own."
-Nelson Algren

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What gave some primates bigger brains? A fruit-filled diet.

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Maybe Popeye was on to something. Scientists convert spinach leaves into human heart tissue that can beat.

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Breast-fed kids may be less hyper, but not necessarily smarter, study finds.

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Proof of alien life or just a strange rock? Conspiracy theorists spot a 'huge tower' on the surface of Mars. Kinda looks like a monolith to me, Dave.

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There are people who spend their time yelling at the Mars Curiosity Rover on Twitter. "Do humanity a favor and self destruct."

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Trump lies- a lot- but the thing is, his supporters don't care. In fact, they like it.

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Viagra, World Theatre Day, Florida book/house burning, Hawking in space, scary "Life"
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Published Monday, March 27, 2017 @ 12:05 AM EDT
Mar 27 2017

Today is Monday, March 27, the 86th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 279 days remaining.

There are:
5 days until April Fools' Day;
13 days until Palm Sunday;
14 days until First Day of Passover;
18 days until Good Friday;
20 days until Easter Sunday;
21 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
22 days until Last Day of Passover;
26 days until Earth Day;
33 days until Arbor Day;
39 days until Cinco de Mayo;
48 days until Mother's Day;
62 days until Memorial Day;
599 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,395 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1998, the Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.

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Today is also World Theatre Day.

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Rather than donating his unwanted books, 10 homes and nearly 400 acres in Nassau County are now destroyed because a Florida man decided to burn a pile of paperbacks in his backyard.

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Some persons born on March 27 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"I think all this talk about age is foolish. Every time I'm one year older, everyone else is too."
-Gloria Swanson

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Donald Trump's delusional interview with Time magazine. Hey look, in the mean time, I guess, I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not. You know. Say hello to everybody OK?

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NASA's plan to use a giant magnet to make Mars habitable.An artifically-generated magnetosphere might allow the red planet to regenerate its atmosphere, warm up, and produce conditions conducive to life.

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Blame China? Amazon could be the one killing more American jobs. With The company's rapid growth and use of robots could be displacing more American jobs than Chinese outsourcing.

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Stephen Hawking, given two years to live in 1963, is going to space over 50 years later. Hawking gave an interview to Piers Morgan on “Good Morning Britain", where he confirmed that he'll be going to space on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spaceship. Branson actually offered him the trip in 2015 for free, and Hawking says "since that day, I have never changed my mind."

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Transient hypofrontality- temporarily slowing down parts of your brain- may, paradoxically, be the key to hyperperformance.

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Why the alien from the movie Life should actually scare you.

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ACA, National Puppy Day, Monkee mom inventor, Trump analyzed, smartphone sperm counts
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Published Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 10:26 AM EDT
Mar 23 2017

Today is Thursday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 283 days remaining.

There are:
9 days until April Fools' Day;
17 days until Palm Sunday;
18 days until First Day of Passover;
22 days until Good Friday;
24 days until Easter Sunday;
25 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
26 days until Last Day of Passover;
30 days until Earth Day;
37 days until Arbor Day;
43 days until Cinco de Mayo;
52 days until Mother's Day;
66 days until Memorial Day;
603 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,399 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Today is also National Puppy Day.

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Florida man arrested for disrupting 'Beauty and the Beast'.

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Some persons born on March 23 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Our society cannot afford a two-tiered system in which the affluent have access to superior education, while everyone else is subjected to a dull and incoherent classroom experience. Academic excellence, educational equity, and fairness demand a strong foundation of knowledge for all learners."
-E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Today is also the birthday of Bette Nesmith Graham (March 23, 1924 - May 12, 1980) an American typist, commercial artist, and the inventor of Liquid Paper. She was also the mother of musician and producer Michael Nesmith of The Monkees.

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"He's deeply, deeply insecure about how he's perceived in the world, about whether or not he's competent and deserves what he's gotten. There's an unquenchable thirst for validation and love. Thats why he can never stay quiet, even when it would be wise strategically or emotionally to hold back." Why Trump can never let things go.

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A smartphone app can accurately test sperm count. Actually, it's an attachment to your smartphone. Well then, that's better.

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Dilbert creator Scott Adams explains what made Trump a success. (Adams was one of the few observers who early on predicted the businessman would win the Presidency.)

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The scents in your body wash, chicken stock and canned drink all come from one company you've never heard of, and you encounter them about ten times a day.

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AT&T and Verizon are the latest companies to pull advertising from Google's display network amid concerns that the company does not do enough to prevent ads from appearing on YouTube videos promoting terrorism and hate speech.

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A mysterious 'robot' is spotted on top of Elon Musk's SpaceX drone ship in Port Canaveral. The equipment is believed to be SpaceX's highly anticipated 'Optimus Prime'-style robot that is rumoured to be working alongside Falcon 9.

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Have a great weekend... see you next week.

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P5, water, peeing, AHCA, disliking Likes, where to go when the nuke goes off
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Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 12:54 PM EDT
Mar 22 2017

Today is Wednesday, March 22, the 81st day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 284 days remaining.

There are:
10 days until April Fools' Day;
18 days until Palm Sunday;
19 days until First Day of Passover;
23 days until Good Friday;
25 days until Easter Sunday;
26 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
27 days until Last Day of Passover;
31 days until Earth Day;
38 days until Arbor Day;
44 days until Cinco de Mayo;
53 days until Mother's Day;
67 days until Memorial Day;
604 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,400 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1993, Intel Corporation unveiled the original Pentium microprocessor, the P5.

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Today is also World Water Day.

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Florida man arrested for disrupting 'Beauty and the Beast'.

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Some persons born on March 22 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Our society cannot afford a two-tiered system in which the affluent have access to superior education, while everyone else is subjected to a dull and incoherent classroom experience. Academic excellence, educational equity, and fairness demand a strong foundation of knowledge for all learners."
-E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

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Interesting fact: Fewer Americans would be insured with the G.O.P. plan than with a simple repeal.

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Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles: 17 hours without a laptop. The Department of Homeland Security will no longer allow passengers to carry electronics onto flights to the U.S. from 10 major airports in the Middle East and North Africa. Devices larger than a mobile phone- including laptops, tablets, and cameras- will need to be placed in checked baggage.

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Peeing on jellyfish stings does nothing. Except relieve the bladder, of course.

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My favorite comedian/talk show host, Craig Ferguson, made Today Show producers so nervous they used a five-second delay during the program.

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The 'Like' button ruined the Internet. Once other people start telling you what they like via Like buttons, you inevitably start hewing to their idea of what's good. And since "people tend to be extremely similar in their vulgar and prurient and dumb interests and wildly different in their refined and aesthetic and noble interests," the stuff you publish will start looking a lot like the stuff that everybody else publishes, because everybody sort of likes the same thing and everybody is fishing for Likes.

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Where to hide if a nuclear bomb goes off in your city. Your cellar is a good place to start...

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