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Jeopardy! World Bipolar Day! Ketamine! Frogpocalypse Now! Frankie Laine! Tom Lehrer!
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Published Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 4:11 AM EDT
Mar 30 2017

Today is Thursday, March 30, the 89th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 276 days remaining.

There are:
2 days until April Fools' Day;
10 days until Palm Sunday;
11 days until First Day of Passover;
15 days until Good Friday;
17 days until Easter Sunday;
18 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
19 days until Last Day of Passover;
23 days until Earth Day;
30 days until Arbor Day;
36 days until Cinco de Mayo;
45 days until Mother's Day;
59 days until Memorial Day;
596 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 1964, The TV game show "Jeopardy!" premiered on NBC. Its original incarnation on network television ran until January 3, 1975. The current version, a daily syndicated show produced by Sony Pictures Television, premiered on September 10, 1984, and is still airing, making it by far the program's most successful incarnation.

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Among other things, today is also World Bipolar Day..

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Frogpocalypse Now. In South Florida, cane toads are so numerous that they seem to be dropping from the sky. They're overtaking parking lots and backyards, can weigh almost six pounds, and pack enough poison to kill pets.

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Some persons born on March 30 who said interesting things:

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Today is also the birthday of Frankie Laine (1913-2007), an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spanned 75 years. He sang well-known theme songs for many movie Western soundtracks, including 3:10 To Yuma, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and Blazing Saddles, although he was not a country & western singer. Laine performed at three Academy Awards ceremonies: 1950 (Mule Train), 1960 (The Hanging Tree), and 1975 (Blazing Saddles).

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Quote of the day:

"The most challenging part of being a dad is trying to postpone the moment when they realize you don't know anything."
-Paul Reiser

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Speaking of World Bipolar Day, ketamine, a powerful anesthetic used as an animal tranquilizer and an illicit club drug, has been receiving growing attention for its potential to treat depression. It has been shown to relieve the kind of depression that no other drugs can affect. It's lifted even suicidal depression in just hours. With studies into ketamine going on for over a decade, a recent statement from the American Psychiatric Association says there is “compelling evidence” that it works, although its effects have been described as “transient.”

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The Universe is a beer bottle left in the freezer too long.

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Why do so many Republicans believe Trump's wiretap claims?

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Tom Lehrer is not dead! He just wants you to think he is. (Lehrer will be 89 on April 9.)

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Donald Trump and the myth of the coal revival. Even Robert Murray, the C.E.O. of Murray Energy, the country's largest private coal company, recently said that coal jobs weren't going to come back in the multitudes that Trump has promised. One economist, who co-authored a study of Obama's Clean Power Plan in 2014— a study paid for by the fossil-fuel sector- said, "I think it’s a load of crap that this will do anything for the coal industry."

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one prominent CEO predicts that within the next decade, more work in fast food restaurants will be taken over by robots.

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Have a great weekend. See you next week.

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