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The story of "Romance of the Skies" involves two suspected bombers, big insurance policies, a possible bad propeller, and a missing flight tape recording. Taking the Bible literally, that the earth was created in 7 days just 6,000 years ago, a group of creationists in Kentucky spent $25 million on a museum to prove it. Until the 1975 film ''Jaws'', most Americans knew nothing about the USS Indianapolis. After delivering the Hiroshima bomb to the island of Tinian, the ship was sunk by a Japanese submarine, and no distress signal was sent. Actor Robert Shaw created one of the most memorable movie scenes ever cast up on the big screen, even if he did get the date wrong. As the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in WWII, no one knew more about the military than Eisenhower. In his farewell speech, Eisenhower warned the American people, and coined the phrase '' Military Industrial Complex ''.
Watching this woman casually stroll down the hill from the railroad crossing, with the train whistle screaming in the background, it is obvious she has no idea what is about to happen. Dermatologists perform a multitreatment laser procedure that will gradually erase tattoos with little or no scarring. The process is painful, expensive and time-consuming. Fortunately, in each of these cases, a nice policeman was right there to help these folks up and into the squad car. The stated rationale for these laws is that the automatic and lengthy imprisonment of individuals who commit three or more felonies is justified on the basis that recidivists are incorrigible and chronically criminal, and must be imprisoned as a matter of public safety.
You can see the shocked look on the girfriend's face, right after she learned her boyfriend cheated on her with a non-inflatable woman. ''We got more information out of a German general with a game of chess or ping-pong than they do today, with their torture.'' Texas legislators have all kinds of excuses as to why they don't have time to vote, or vote for absent members. All done in violation of state law, without fear of prosecution. The Transportation Safety Administration my require travelers to obtain permission from the U.S. government to travel on any commercial airliner or ship that goes to or from the United States.
Some conspiracy theorists are suspect of the intense hunt for aviator Steve Fossett, and think it may be a ''cover story'' to hide the search for a missing nuclear missile. Penn told Letterman ''one of the things that's been said about him is he's shut down a television station. What happened is that since 1998 they had been encouraging the assassination of Chavez every day on that channel -- something that they would have gone to prison for here. And so he just didn't re-up that license.'' As usual, the deputy's version of what happened is substantially different than the people arrested, but eye-witnesses say the deputy kicked the door-open and entered the home after being asked to leave.
A Florida State University student was tasered after asking Sen. John Kerry about his failed bid for president and his membership in ''Skull & Crossbones''. The student was forced to the ground and cried out: ''Don’t Tase me, bro'', just before he was shot with the gun, which fires small dart-like electrodes with attached metal wires that connect to the gun. Welcome to full-spectrum ''1984''. A Florida State University student was tasered after asking Sen. John Kerry about his failed bid for president and his membership in ''Skull & Crossbones''. The student was forced to the ground and cried out: ''Don’t Tase me, bro'', just before he was shot with the gun, which fires small dart-like electrodes with attached metal wires that connect to the gun.
In 1944, Allied forces attempted to control bridges in Holland , skirting around the German defense line. The operation, immortalized in the 1977 movie ''A Bridge Too Far''  would have ended the war in 1944, had it succeeded. Actress Lois Maxwell, who starred as Miss Moneypenny in a string of James Bond movies, has died at age 80. When the judges of the television show ''Britain's Got Talent'' asked the next contestant what he was going to do for them, he said ''I came to sing opera''.  In the next 3 minutes, Paul Potts went from obscurity to fame. Take a break and sing along to this song.  If you can.

George Orwell wrote ''You had to live - did live, from habit that became instinct - in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.''
Six nuclear weapons left Minot AFB in North Dakota on a B-52, but only five arrived at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana.  Did someone, operating at the highest level within the Air Force, take that weapon? In developing countries, about 80% of illness is linked to poor water and sanitation conditions.  Click to learn more. Before the fork was introduced, people would largely eat food with their hands, calling for a common spoon when required. For aristocrats, though, table manners appointed that only three fingers should be used to touch the food, leaving the little and ring fingers unused.
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Most nights, he introduces himself as ''TV's Craig Ferguson'', and pronounces it a ''great day for America''. After that, no one knows what might come next - not even the host. The Chevrolet Volt is a concept electric car with a gasoline engine not attached to the drive-train, and it is only used to recharge the batteries for the electric motor. As another Osama Bin Laden tape is being released on the 6th anniversary of 9/11, many think it is a fake, that Osama is dead, and may have been for several years.
Some who saw this ad thought it was in poor taste, but many more thought it was hard-hitting, provocative and effective. The famous scene of Rocky running up the steps to the Philadelphia Art Museum has become a cultural icon. But, what happened to the statue at the top of the stairs?
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Without Willis Carrier, our lives would be considerably more uncomfortable, and vast areas of the world would be uninhabited. There wouldn't be a Las Vegas.
While nearly all the major papers still post profits, albeit smaller than before, a few prominent ones are losing boatloads of money. According to this 2007 article in Rolling Stone magazine, Operation Iraqi Freedom was never a war against Saddam Hussein's Iraq, as much as it was an invasion of the federal budget by private contractors, and no occupying force in history has ever been this efficient. A short list of simple things to improve your health and help you live longer.
You'll find me working hard having fun in Laughlin, Nevada from September 14th thru the 17th. But, my cell phone will be turned-on, so please call me to buy a plane or sell yours. Sun Country Airlines flies charters from many U.S. cities. Colorado Belle Casino
Although the percentage of individuals who are sexually active decreases with age, the study highlights the fact that a ''substantial number of men and women continue to engage in sexual activity.'' One of the funniest mug shots ever. Meet Carlton Davis. The Minnesota man, is facing felony charges for stealing a cell phone and purse from a woman he mugged on a St. Paul street. According to police, after the woman turned over her belongings, Davis announced, 'Now I'm going to suck your feet.' Which he did. The Moore County, Georgia  Sheriff’s Office charged Samuel James Johnson, 30, with felony crimes against nature and misdemeanor cruelty to animals. The British Empire was the greatest and most diverse the world has ever seen. At its height, it was seven times the size of the Roman Empire, its Navy ruled the oceans and a quarter of the earth was painted red on the map. As Britain's influence stretched across the globe, the moustaches worn by their fighting men and leaders flourished.
Most Senators just have bridges named after them, but Senator Larry Craig of Idaho has a stall in the men's room at the Minneapolis airport that has become a big tourist attraction with lots of photos being taken. The senator pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge stemming from his arrest at the airport when he was arrested by a plainclothes policeman investigating complaints of lewd behavior in the mens room. 500,000 Purple Hearts were ordered for the Invasion of Japan in 1945. When Japan surrendered following the dropping of the atomic bombs at Nagasaki and Hiroshima, most were not used. Click to learn more. If a 25 year old non-smoker invests what a smoker spends supporting his habit, in 40 years it could amount to a couple million dollars or more. Luciano Pavarotti - dead at age 71. Click to learn more.
The National Hurricane Center says the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane was the strongest to hit the United States in the past 100 years. Dawn Hoernemann of Minneapolis had her one-bedroom home on the market for four months. Then she buried a statue of St. Joseph upside down in her front yard, got 3 offers and sold her house. I want to believe. Personnel at the Minot, North Dakota Air Base forgot to remove the nuclear warheads from five advanced cruise missiles being loaded on a B-52 bomber going to Louisiana. The Book of Judith contains numerous historical anachronisms, which is why many scholars now accept it as unreliable history — it has been considered a parable or perhaps the first historical novel.
When you move next to a farm, don't complain when the farmer's cow moos a couple of times a day. President Bush either deliberately changed the history of three wars for his speech at the VFW Convention, or his speech writer has appeared on Jay Leno's ''Jay Walking''. What happened this week in the history of organized crime. The narrow-mindedness of amateur politicians in small communities is sometimes amazing.
Lt. Col. Steven Jordan was court-martialed for disobeying an order not to discuss what was going on at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. Chief Strong denies everything in his secretary's resignation letter. Read the comments posted by newspaper readers. In 1969, Tom Murton published an account of the endemic corruption in Arkansas prisons. It created a national scandal, and which was popularized in the 1980 Robert Redford movie, ''Brubaker''. ''I give to the people of the Philippines my solemn pledge that their freedom will be redeemed and their independence established and protected. The entire resources in men and materials of the United States stand behind that pledge.''
''It is sad that we live in a time when a talented and honorable person is impeded from doing important work because his good name has been dragged through the mud for political reasons.'' - President George W. Bush Jim Willess, who died in a 2007 crash of an RV-6, was an avid ultra-light and light aircraft enthusiast.  He wrote this checklist to help get your dormant plane ready for flight. To protect the Burbank, California Lockheed plant from enemy attack, it was made to look like a rural area, using camouflage netting and artificial trees. The con artists told the couple that gold coins were buried under their store. After digging, a  box is found. Inside is a letter saying that $70,000 in gold coins are buried a few feet below.  That's when things started to get weird.
They've been called radicals, militants or zealots. Christiane Amanpour calls them ''God's Warriors'', Jews, Christians and Muslims who have aggressively brought their religious faith into the political arena. Packed in heavy wooden boxes and transported by boats and barges, the treasure was dumped overboard near the mouth of Manila Bay. The Japanese recovered some of it, but most may still be there. The next time you pay $1.25 for a bottle of what you think is  ''pure spring water'', you'd better read the label. Orders for the new Cessna 162 Skycatcher LSA are pouring in, and it isn't just Light Sport License pilots who are buying.  Click to learn more.
A South Carolina woman pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal government of more than $20 million over 10 years, including two washers sold to the Pentagon for nearly $1 million. Richard Paey was convicted of drug trafficking under Florida's draconian law for possessing drugs he needed for his chronic pain. The Governor is considering clemency. In this 1994 interview, Dick Cheney says taking over Iraq would be a bad idea and lead to a ''quagmire''. Koko is a 35 year-old lowland gorilla who learned to speak American Sign Language when she was just a baby, who became famous not only for her language capabilities, but also her heart-warming relationship with kittens (captured in the book Koko's Kitten).
A new study shows smokers have poorer work performance and productivity, take more breaks, and call in sick more. In every city in America on the afternoon of August 14, 1945, crowds gathered around local newspapers, not so much for news, they could have gotten that from the radio, but for the celebration. The Minnesota Department of Revenue may be heartless, but they are helpful. Holding down CTRL and SHIFT and press ''B'' and it will read their entire collection manual to you. Substituting ''C'' will pause and restart the reading, and the same procedure with ''V'' will read a single page. The Electronic Privacy Information Center defends the funding of video networks by the Dept. of Homeland Security as a valuable tool for protecting the nation.
Are you smarter than the average person?  Take this one-minute I.Q. test and find out. A man called the restaurant in Mount Washington, Kentucky  impersonating a police officer and gave a description of a female employee, accusing her of stealing from a customer. The caller demanded the woman be strip searched. As soon as 21-year-old Matt Murphy snagged the valuable piece of sports history Tuesday night, his souvenir became taxable income in the eyes of the IRS. They left out ''If you loved me...''
Next to Vietnam, no topic in U.S. foreign policy generates as much historical controversy as the debate over the use of atomic bombs to end the Second World War. 50 years ago this week, Steve Weaver drove out of the showroom in his brand-new 1957 Chevy convertible. On December 15,1967 at approximately 5 p.m., the U.S. Highway 35 bridge connecting Point Pleasant, West Virginia and Kanauga, Ohio suddenly collapsed into the Ohio River. We could never do this, but, Hitler had an effective way to deal with resistance.  Click here to learn more.
Life is short. Watch a woman grows from a baby to age 50 in 50 seconds. Enquiring minds want to know.  Click Here. The first of Dubai's many ongoing mega-projects has literally changed the shape of the United Arab Emirates, re-contouring its coast with a new island mass that has altered sea currents and marred the once unbroken sea view from Dubai's natural beach. A security camera captures the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis during evening rush hour on August 1, 2007.
Hear the radio coverage of the end of the war with Japan. The Fuehrer received an incredible amount of fan mail, many were proposals of marriage from adoring women. We can't live without our cell phones, or can we? Our July 30th editorial was about the new U.S. Army advertising campaign, encouraging parents to talk their kids into joining-up.  Fark reader comments were generally positive, but some were not.
Hundreds of pilot and support positions will be opening-up as Virgin America Airlines expands service to 10 U.S. cities. Smokers would pay an extra 61 cents per pack of cigarettes to expand health insurance to about 2 million children under a tentative deal worked out between Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee. Take an introductory flight for $99 or less. Soon after the U.S. awarded the $592-million contract for a new embassy to First Kuwaiti General Trading , thousands of low-paid migrant workers from  Asia and the Philippines poured into Baghdad to work and live in terrible conditions.
Officials with the airline's pilots union had said that the company laid off too many pilots while in Chapter 11 restructuring; the airline said bad weather and pilot absenteeism were to blame. The autopsy doctors -- whose names were blacked out -- said that the bullet holes were so close together that it appeared the Army Ranger was cut down by an M-16 fired from a mere 10 yards or so away. Second hand phones purchased over the Internet surrendered credit card numbers, banking passwords, business secrets and even evidence of adultery. Rep. Don Young and Sen. Ted Stevens are under investigation in a continuing criminal probe of alleged political favors for an Alaskan company.
Like other Cirrus models, the SRS is made of composite materials and includes a standard BRS full airframe parachute. It is powered by a 100-hp Rotax 912S engine and has removable wings. The Minneapolis Police Department openly admits they are writing tickets just to raise revenue. Is your license plate light burned-out?  You're a vile law-breaker. By the time Howard Hughes was 60, he was the world's wealthiest man.  He was also completely nuts. In the 1960 movie ''Inherit The Wind'', Spencer Tracy and Frederic March played characters based on the real trial lawyers Clarence Darrell and William Jennings Bryan.
Dick Cheney is the man until the President comes-to. The speaker went on to say  '' In a democracy the people have some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the United States only Congress can declare wars.'' River-tubing isn't on the list of what a 500 lb. man can do. The bank is out nearly $270,000 when this woman spent a mistaken deposit to her account.  Think how many overdraft charges they're going to have to collect ... what... a couple of days?  Oh, never mind ...
The seller is a military intelligence officer in the United States Army with an extensive background in the Middle East,  and says he has constructed a fair, honorable, and successful plan to end the conflict. Being with pretty girls is all in a day's work for hard-working Virgin Airlines CEO Richard Branson. A federal bankruptcy judge Friday awarded Ron Goldman's family the rights to O.J. Simpson's canceled book, ''If I Did It,'' which the Goldmans want to rename ''Confessions of a Double Murderer.'' Emperor Qin ordered the construction of his tomb when he was 13 years old. The task involved hundreds of thousands of workers and thirty-six years to complete. Workers may have been buried alive to protect the tomb's secrets.
Dick Cheney is the most influential and powerful man ever to hold the office of vice president. This series examines Cheney's largely hidden and little-understood role in crafting policies for the War on Terror, the economy and the environment.
Pope Benedict XVI issued a statement saying other Christian communities are either defective or not true churches and Catholicism provides the only true path to salvation. The statement brought swift criticism from Protestant leaders.
Pop-up ads are irritating, but advertisers continue to use them because they work. Every weekday morning, at least 500 people fly in unmarked 737's from a private Las Vegas airstrip to spend the day working in Area 51.
Recently, I saw a couple attending a wake. They stopped on their way out to the lake cabin for the weekend, and were wearing bermuda shorts and shower clogs. What is appropriate? Click to find out. Over the next few weeks, similar stops by Moore are planned in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New Hampshire. WWF wrestler Lex Luger recently turned 49, an age many of his friends in the business will never see. This woman didn't think her cunning plan completely through, or read the fine-print in the Apple store ad.
''Great Wall of China!''  Now we learn that part of the fence built to keep Mexicans from crossing illegally into the U.S. was built about 6 feet into Mexico.  Click to learn more. The words ''Move Over'' are spelled backwards on the sticker, so a driver looking in their rearview mirror will see it spelled correctly. The last thing you might expect in the middle of the desert, a modern indoor ski resort. On June 25, 1876 thousands of Lakota Sioux and Northern Cheyene Indians attacked General Custer's 7th Calvary at the Little Big Horn in Montana. Click to learn more.

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