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Known as the 'Cadaver Synod' , the posthumous trial of Pope Formosus resulted from the chaos of the ninth century as factions battled for control of the church. The Americans had the PT boat, and the German torpedo surface vessel was the Schnellboot, better suited for the open sea, and had a much longer range. Donald Travis Stewart is a leading figure in the New Vaudeville and Indie Theater movements, an author, journalist, playwright and stage performer. No matter how a storm chasing vehicle is equipped, nothing can stand up to the raw fury of Mother Nature in a bad mood. The massive El Reno Tornado took the lives of pro storm chaser Tim Samaras, his son Paul Samaras and Carl Young in 2013, leaving the twisted wreck of his storm chasing vehicle in its wake, serving as a stark reminder that storm chasing is an extreme pursuit fraught with danger.
The Spruce Goose was conceived during World War II, when German submarines were sinking hundreds of Allied ships, and there was a growing need to move troops and materials across the Atlantic Ocean. What ever happened to the Spruce Goose? Hi Yo Silverrrrr, AWAYBZZZZZZZZZZZZTTTT ... *thud*  (A cop tasered one of the riders.) For over 20 years, Air Journey has been the world’s leader in escorted flying Journeys, delivering exhilarating flying experiences to the world’s greatest destinations. Travel in a small group on a pre-arranged itinerary, or let us design the perfect journey for you. There is an Air Journey for every pilot As the Crossroads of the Pacific, Hawaii played a vital role in the development of both commercial and military air travel. This site has over 4,000 photos.
Florida Man was a Twitter feed, and now he has his own website, that curates news headline descriptions of bizarre incidents involving a male subject residing in the state of Florida. Between 1939 and 1945, the German U-boat fleet suffered heavy casualties, losing 793 U-boats and about 28,000 crew members, a 75% casualty rate. One of our children, who knows about such things, baked brownies for my wife Hazel to help her with pain when she was fighting cancer in 2019. Here is the recipe. This website offers viewers an interesting and interactive way to conceptualize global CO2 emissions, as well as the birth and death rates of different geographical locations. The simulation uses statistical data for these different rates to provide general information about worldwide trends.
Call me an old romantic, but there's nothing that warms my heart more than having someone beaten to death and beheaded. On 19 February 1942, 188 Japanese planes were launched against Darwin, whose harbour was full of Allied ships. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was only attacked once, but during the war, the Japanese fleet returned again and again to Australia, flying 64 raids on the northern port city of Darwin. Using the smartphone's GPS, findERnow is able to quickly locate the user's current location and the distance to the closest ER anywhere within the United States. Users can select the closest ER or another nearby ER in a map, or see them sorted by current driving time and distance in list format. Once selected, users are provided with 1-click access to directions to the ER. German spies nearly blew up the Statue of Liberty in 1916, closing the torch to tourists forever. Shortly after 2:00 am, on July 30th, an ear splitting explosion rattled the Brooklyn Bridge, swayed skyscrapers, and shattered glass windows throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. It was heard and felt as far away as Philadelphia, and in Baltimore, people spilled from their homes, fearing an earthquake was underway. Scientists would later assess the magnitude of the blast at 5.5 on today’s Richter scale.
A trip back to when life was simpler. Turn up your speakers and enjoy. Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. Interesting facts and information on the Gladiators who fought to the death in the Colosseum arena in Ancient Rome. Facts and information about the different types of Gladiators, the weapons, their armor and their different styles of fighting. How a gladiator lived, and died. Facts and information about the gladiator schools and how a gladiator might obtain his freedom. Things were normal at the railroad station in Antwerp, Belgium until the music started. Click to see what happened.
Read the lyrics here. ''The City of New Orleans'' was written in 1970 by Steve Goodman while riding the train, and its popularity may have helped save the railroads from extinction. Many performers have recorded this song, but Willie Nelson's 1985 Grammy-winning version may be the favorite.
My daughter Sarah was an attorney with the Screen Actors Guild in NYC, working to improve artists rights. She's now moved on to Hollywood, serving as a lobbyist for the Directors Guild, all while gaining a reputation as an expert on copyright law. Taught the little rascal everything she knows. If there is a Biblical explanation, it goes all the way back to Abraham. The Jews are descendants of Abraham’s son Isaac. The Arabs are descendants of Abraham’s son Ishmael. With Ishmael being the son of a slave woman and Isaac being his son with his wife, obviously there would be some animosity between the two. Dogs and Cats have different outlooks on life.
Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year. Click for more. December 25 was chosen as the date to celebrate Christ's birth, as it aligned closely with a major pagan festival, allowing the church to claim a celebration for Christianity, and made it easier to get converts for the new religion. If you want to imagine what this radio play feels like, think of It’s a Wonderful Life meets The Spirit of St. Louis meets Red Sovine’s classic Country Western ballad Big Joe and Phantom 309. Wealthy George Washington continued to live a luxurious life during the winter at Valley Forge, all charged to his Continental Congress expense account.
The sole ''no'' vote for war on December 8, 1941 came from Representative Jeannette Rankin of Montana. When asked to change her vote, she refused. She did the same thing in 1917. An old joke, but a serious article about the science of PMS, and some advice for men on how to be more compassionate to their partners during this time. Schizophrenia has a major impact in many ways. People may talk and not make sense, or they make up words. They may be agitated or show no expression. Many have trouble keeping themselves or their homes clean, like doing dishes. Something kept from the public: There is a duplicate Air Force One, and it is never more than 30 minutes away from the real one. When the President flies, anywhere he takes both of them.
Whether it's a cancellation, a long layover, a red eye flight, or sheer stinginess, if you fly a lot  you'll eventually find yourself having to sleep in an airport. The Vatican Bank scandal in 1982 was woven into the plot of Mario Puzzo's book and movie ''Godfather Part III''. Police ruled Calvi's death a suicide.  But, in 2003, the courts ruled it was the Italian Mafia who were responsible for the death. 'A Prairie Home Companion' was a weekly radio variety show created and hosted by Garrison Keillor that aired live from 1974 to 2016 Saturday nights on Public Radio. The show was extremely popular, especially in the Midwest where it was aired from the mythical town of Lake Wobegon, Minnesota. In 1909, the color photography pioneer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii began to capture Russia in color images on behalf of the czar, the scope and importance of his undertaking were clear. He planned to document the empire with the color photography technique he developed.
The American Psychological Association, published a study that suggests that modern day father can contribute to his children’s health and well-being by maintaining a healthy relationship with the other parent even in cases of divorce; providing emotional and financial support, appropriate monitoring and discipline; and most importantly by remaining a permanent and loving presence in their lives. According to Dr. Hamilton, widowers who do not remarry often become depressed, vulnerable to illness, until at last they feel that there is nothing left to live for, so they simply give up the ghost and die. Because we were fighting ourselves, all the casualties were ours. An estimated 50,000 Americans were wounded or killed during the three day battle at Gettysburg. Avon, Minnesota is about as close to Lake Wobegon as you can get, so it's where Garrison Kellior observed the 35th anniversary of ''A Prairie Home Companion'' in 2009.
Mid-sized and regional airlines in the US are suffering from a pilot shortage that could threaten the health of the broader US aviation industry. One thing that is important to remember is that Memorial Day is different from Veterans Day. It's intended to remember those who gave their lives, not everyone who's served. So, while it's always good to thank people for serving in the military, it's unnecessary to do on Memorial Day and some think it's even inappropriate, and wishing someone a ''Happy Memorial Day'' is really the wrong thing to say, it also isn't Christmas or New Years. Stolen Valor is on the increase, and a group of dedicated veterans is working hard to expose phony heros, POWs, Navy SEALs, Green Berets and others falsely claiming that they served in elite military units. Flight 847 was hijacked by members of Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad after taking off from Cairo.
Nearly a century of discord between North and South finally exploded on April 12, 1861 with the attack on Fort Sumter. Astoundingly, despite an estimated 3,000 cannon shots fired at and from the fort, not a single soldier was killed on either side. In the last dark nights of the Vietnam War, a secret government organization used a black helicopter for a single, sneaky mission, to tap phones in North Vietnam. Star Wars fans everywhere celebrate on May 4th. World War I pilot Lawrence Sperry is credited with inventing the autopilot, a device that later enabled him to become the first member of the mile high club.
Our brains are constantly betraying us, transforming our memories every time we think about them. The Masters has a set of odd rules and customs that just don't exist outside of Augusta National. For example, winning golfers must return their green jackets to Augusta National one year after winning the Masters, and they can only be worn while at the Masters. Like the sand in the traps? You can go to jail for trying to take some home as a souvenir. ''Patrons'' (''fans'' must be called ''patrons'') can use folding chairs, but armrests are not allowed. The AFL-CIO continues to do a good job telling the membership they are getting screwed by management. Some of the annual salaries and bonuses paid to the top people in American businesses are amazing, take a look. From 1861 to 1863, the price of wheat tripled, butter and milk quadrupled. Women began to protest the exorbitant price of bread, and took to the streets.
It was easy for fans to assume this was a Hitchcock film. A thriller with the right stars, a suspenseful plot with music to match, but it was actually directed by Stanley Donen. In August 1992,  FBI agents and U.S. marshals engaged in an 11-day standoff at Ruby Ridge with white separatist Randy Weaver, his family, and a friend in an isolated cabin in Boundary county, Idaho. Weaver's wife, Vicki, his 14-year-old son, Sammy, and a U.S. Marshal were killed during the siege. A Coddiwompler is someone who travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination. As a full-time RVer, that's a good definition of me. The movie, ''The Aviator'', did a great job recreating the crash of Howard Hughes' XF11 plane. The XF-11 was shattered into pieces with flaming debris scattered everywhere from backyards to the streets, yet somehow Hughes, bloodied, broken, and burned, was still alive.
Thoreau said ''Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.'' In 1986, retired U.S. president Jimmy Carter set up the global Guinea Worm Eradication Program, when 3.5 million people across rural Africa and Asia were afflicted by the excruciating parasite that has plagued humans for thousands of years. ''I'd like the last Guinea worm to die before I do'', Jimmy told reporters. He might just make it. John Belushi died at age 33 of acute cocaine and heroin intoxication. Belushi died in bungalow #3 of the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles. The last two stars to see him alive were Robert De Niro and Robin Williams, both of whom had visited Belushi, on separate occasions, shortly before his death. Listen to Limerick City Community Radio playing Irish music all day.
IOWA COLD CASES, INC. is a nonprofit organization committed to providing case summaries, articles and updates for Iowa’s unsolved murders and persons who’ve gone missing under mysterious circumstances. More than 600 missing victims or unsolved cases are currently featured on the Iowa Cold Cases website. For some reason, this photo of my son Glenn, my wife Hazel, and me watching a Thanksgiving football game a few years ago reminded me of the famous Norman Rockwell magazine covers. Half-way to Hawaii, Admiral Nagumo's Pearl Harbor strike force is driven off-course by a ferocious winter storm. On December 1st, President Roosevelt is given four Purple intercepts, one from Nov. 28: ''In a few days, US-Japan negotiations will be defacto ruptured....'' The Earth was known to be spherical in ancient times, but a handful of scholars throughout the centuries, claiming to represent the church, held to a flat Earth theory.
An amazing collection of photos and drawn images from blizzards and snowstorms in the United States that would have been lost forever if it wasn't for ''The Wayback Machine''. Potlatch was a festival of the peoples of the Pacific Northwest where the host gave gifts as a way to demonstrate wealth, generosity and social standing. Guests would reciprocate at a later time with items that matched or exceeded the value of the original gifts, or risk being humiliated. The famous painting of Washington crossing the Delaware on Christmas Day was created by German artist Emanuel Leutze, and displayed all over Germany to enthusiastic crowds. A second copy was then painted and sent to the United States. Emmanuel Leutze, who painted this picture in 1851, could not have known how the crossing of the Delaware actually looked.  So, how accurate is the painting?
For at least 12 days, between her passing, the funeral and beyond, Britain will grind to a halt. Whatever happens formally, the shock on the day of the Queen's passing will see Britain effectively cease to function. The day of the funeral, around two weeks later, will be declared a bank holiday, but ''shell-shocked'' mourning will continue throughout this time. In September, 1914, to protect Paris from the Germans, French soldiers were rushed to the front in taxis! Using a fleet of Parisian taxi cabs, some 600 in all, ferrying approximately 6,000 French reserve infantry troops to the front. Older people can't remember who they've told what. According to a study, older adults are more prone to destination-memory failure because they lose the ability to focus and pay attention with age. In other words, older adults use so much of their attention sharing the information, they forget to take notice of whom they were talking to when they shared it. In 2009, the recording sensation was Susan Boyle. In 1966, it was Mrs. Miller. The difference is, Susan Boyle can sing. Elva Miller owes her fame to her uniquely atrocious vocal style and to the fearless gusto with which she assails–and destroys–a song. Her debut album—Mrs. Miller's Greatest Hits, issued by Capitol Records in 1966—is a collector's item. It sold 200,000 copies and left an indelible stain on modern music.
One of the most astonishing things about the new Apple iPhone is how Apple managed to keep it a secret for nearly two-and-a-half years of development while working with partners Cingular, Yahoo, and Google. School children in Japan are taught a very sanitized version of what happened in the 1930's and 1940's. Research shows the average smartphone user checks his or her device 150 times per day, or about once every six minutes, even on long weekends. It wouldn't be Labor Day without the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. It wouldn't be Labor Day without the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. MDA is a nonprofit working to defeat muscular dystrophy and 40 related diseases through research, support services and public health education. From 1966 until when it ended in 2009, Jerry Lewis raised over $2 billion to fight the disease. And my wife and I watched it almost every year.
Paul Tibbets stands in front of the Enola Gay, the B29 bomber that delivered the atomic bomb to Hiroshima in Japan on August 6, 1945. Tibbets lived for decades with the memory of dropping the atomic bomb. Robert Ballard admitted his Titanic search in 1985 was a cover-story, he was helping the U.S. Navy find two missing submarines. Rumor has it, when he located the subs, as a reward he was pretty-much told where to find the Titanic. Eight years of Catholic grade school can scar a person for life. Just ask me. 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.
Ray Lamb owned Dakota Bank in Fargo, and banks in Hettinger, Drake, Buffalo, Bismarck, all in North Dakota, and the bank in Ada, Minnesota where I was president. People disappear in tough times. In the 1930's it was common for someone to ''go down to the corner for a pack of cigarettes'' and never be seen again. In 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. But, not knowing how to fly a multi-engine plane, she rode in the back as a passenger. Nobody remembers the names of the two male pilots, Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon. Gore Vidal quotes on life and sex.
Married in 1946, they saved their hotel receipt for their $7 honeymoon room.  Returning 60 years later, the hotel charges them the same $7 for the room. A story about the vivid memory of a young 12 year old boy, a rebuilt P-51 and its famous pilot. Google has finally defused the “Google Bomb” that has returned US President George W. Bush at the top of its results in a search on miserable failure. The move wasn’t a post-State Of The Union Address gift for Bush. Instead, it’s part of an overall algorithm change designed to stop such mass link pranks. In Greek mythology, Icarus, with feathered wings attached with wax, flew too close to the sun, fell into the sea and drowned. For hundreds of years, humans have watched birds and wanted to fly. Early attempts involved making wings out of wood and feathers and attaching the wings to a person's arms to try to fly. Unfortunately, the results were usually disastrous.
Hitler saw Leni Riefenstahl as a director who could use aesthetics to produce an image of a strong Germany imbued with Wagnerian motifs of power and beauty. The motion-picture director, actress, producer, and photographer is best known for her documentary films of the 1930s dramatizing the power and pageantry of the Nazi movement. But, she did so much more. Young surgeons rarely see the kinds of gaping, multiple-penetration wounds caused by automatic and semi-automatic weapon gunfire associated with gang violence in Los Angeles. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is an annual air show that attracts over 700,000 aviation enthusiasts from more than 80 countries every year. It's a huge (we mean the world's greatest!) aviation celebration, lasting for the whole last week in July. A Spanish-language flyer by the Red Cross provides detailed routes to the US southern border, shelter locations, and instructions on how to jump off a moving train safely.
The proposed ANWAR drilling area is in the coastal plain, but those against it show you photos of mountains and flower-filled valleys hundreds of miles away. Why? A cell phone app that’s flown under the radar for even die-hard music lovers. Radio Garden is a free app for iPhones and Android devices that brings in tens of thousands of radio stations broadcasting live 24 hours a day. On November 7, 1937, the Los Angeles Examiner published a prescient map predicting how Imperial Japan could attack the U.S. during World War II. Time Magazine compiled a list of 100 unique destinations, from the idyllic Portuguese town of Arouca, now home to the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, to the continent of Antarctica.
A lot of those great TV shows you watched as a kid had good theme music. Click to listen to them. Enquiring minds want to know. Some great stories from 2016 about some familiar names and faces. Betting fellow drinkers he could do it, Thomas Fitzpatrick stole a plane from a New Jersey airport and landed it in front of his favorite Manhattan bar. He repeated the stunt two years later. Uncle Jay had a unique and entertaining way of making today's news comprehensible to the innocent, the ignorant and the immature. Also children. Jay kept it simple, so even the famous people he talked about could follow along.
Breaking deposits into increments below $10,000 to avoid IRS reporting is committing a crime known as ''structuring'', whether the money is legal or not. ZergNet has an interesting way of showing dozens of stories on a single page.
''Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.''                   -  Walt Whitman  (1819-1892)
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Muslims are directed to offer five times prayers on Qibla direction. Holy Khana e Kaaba is regarded as the center of the Earth. Every Muslim living in various countries needs to access the compass to find out the right Qibla direction for offering prayers.
The shootout at the ''OK Corral'', combined with Wyatt Earp's penchant for storytelling, resulted in his acquiring a tough reputation. But, was it true? The Purple cipher carried the highest-level diplomatic messages of the Japanese Empire, and was of such remarkable value that it was given the code name ''magic''. In 1976, the swine flu vaccine killed more people than the disease. March 25, 1976: ''Ford Urges Flu Campaign To Inoculate Entire U.S.; He Will Ask Congress for $135 Million to Make Vaccine for a New Virus to Avert Fall and Winter Epidemics Ford Urges U.S. Flu Campaign To Inoculate Entire Population.'' Seventeen year old Joe Bush had a high school assignment to make a video reproduction. He chose history as a theme and tucked it all into two minutes.
Donald Travis Stewart is a leading figure in the New Vaudeville and Indie Theater movements, an author, journalist, playwright and stage performer. Have you ever wonder how would you look if you were a yellow character like the ones you see on TV? If one were to pick a defining moment in the story of the Black Hills coming under the control of the United States, it would likely be the 1874 Custer Expedition. Looking for a point of origin of the Spanish influenza that would eventually take the lives of 600,000 Americans, many point to what happened in Kansas on March 9, 1918.
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. Are you inspired to become your country’s keeper and recommit yourself to being an active, involved and thoughtful citizen—a Born Again American? In the Old West, the side-by-side double-barreled shotguns were a mainstay to settlers, miners, ranchers, and just about anyone who needed a weapon. Check your local laws before blasting away. In ultra-liberal Minnesota, looters are a protected species, and you could wind up being the bad guy.
Waiting for my marguerita in a Mexican restaurant, I accessed email on my iphone using their WI-FI, and suddenly everyone on Facebook knew where I was. Movies and TV shows would have you believe that traveling during the holidays is a terrible thing.  All of life's secrets are revealed in the movies.
We were always told that no two snowflakes were exactly alike. Well, that isn't true, but there are millions of designs. We were always told that no two snowflakes were exactly alike. Well, that isn't true, but there are millions of designs.
We were always told that no two snowflakes were exactly alike. Well, that isn't true, but there are millions of designs. We were always told that no two snowflakes were exactly alike. Well, that isn't true, but there are millions of designs.
Cancer is not one disease, but many diseases that occur in different areas of the body. Each type is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of cells.
Chicago also happened to endure a terrible fire that same day, but the Peshtigo, Wisconsin tragedy, taking many more lives, gradually slipped into obscurity. Instead of the loanshark-like terms of the typical payday loan, users have the freedom to pay Earnin whatever amount (including $0) they want for the service. All turkeys are tasty, but some are even talented. Enjoy your thanksgiving dinner. WSI Pilotbrief Optima is perfect for any pilot that requires a high quality and dependable professional briefing service.
With Japanese planes still swarming overhead, a reporter climbed to the roof of radio station and broadcasted the first eyewitness account of the attack. Getting Married with a Hundred Bucks on the 90th anniversary of Custer's Last Stand. (Photo taken years later in 2002.) My daughter Annie and husband Steve. There’s pretty much no place more picturesque than Alaska to take an RV road trip in America. My four year old granddaughter Audrey was in the hospital in Rome when she looked up and saw the Pope walk in the door. ''Papa Francesco!'' she said.
''The Far Side'' was a single-panel comic created by Gary Larson , running in newspapers from 1980 to 1995. Click to see some favorites. Zoom in to see planets closest to the sun. Select a planet to see its moons orbiting. Select ''Minor Body Names'' in Options and be amazed at what you didn't know was out there. Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. One of the most painful things a family can go through other than losing a child to death, is for that child to become an adult and then disown or estrange themselves from the parents.
Save a bundle. Get married in Las Vegas and have your friends and family watch it on the internet. The word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows' Evening also known as Hallowe'en or All Hallows' Eve. Sirius XM satellite radio carries music, news (both simulcast and syndicated programming), sports, talk radio, comedy, and even radio drama. Veterans over the age of 70 and US citizens over 80 can request a birthday card from the president.
Males of the species who stay with female mates tend to live longer, although some experts say it just seems longer. Seafood Watch raises consumer awareness with pocket guides, website, mobile applications and outreach efforts, encouraging  the purchase of seafood from sustainable sources. If you're spending the winter in Florida, and you've seen all the regular tourist traps, this book will give you some new places to investigate. This smartphone application enables the user to find local TV stations and show where to point the directional antenna on most recreational vehicles.
Florida Man began as a Twitter feed that curates news headline descriptions of bizarre incidents involving a male subject residing in the state of Florida. Flying to and from the lower 48 United States to Alaska requires good planning and preparation. Nomading is one that mostly younger people buy into because they think they can sidestep the responsibility involved in building a proper life. From 2007: Barack Obama, look out.
From 2005: Volkswagen is denying responsibility for the ad circulating on the Internet.  Click to see it. The benefits of ferrying bombers over the Atlantic were irresistible, a vital and important job, a chance to fly the latest aircraft, and big pay. But, the risks were colossal. If you know of a useful RV website I've missed, please email and tell me about it. Onerous tricks that web page designers, hosts, and advertisers use, like trapping you on their website by disabling your back button.
A ''Mittyesque'', denotes a person who spends more time in heroic daydreams than living in the real world. Last Week Tonight host John Oliver attacks America’s ''prosperity gospel'' preachers, evangelists who bilk followers out of hundreds of millions of dollars. An illustrated searchable online catalog of historical information about roadside and other permanent outdoor markers, monuments, and plaques. A lightning strike emits radio, a phenomenon that enables scientists to show lightning strikes in real time as they happen all around the world.
Before poor health stopped them, Danny and Sherry traveled the country with their Airstream, stopping to spend time in towns most of us drive right on by. The idea of living in your recreational vehicle and working a couple of months for Amazon might sound appealing, but it is back-breaking and stressful work. The ''Stolen 911'' website has a search feature to find your stolen property on Craigslist. Track any commercial or private flight plan, and see the activity at any airport.  Click here to try it.
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'Dangerous Flights' is a reality TV show following ferry flights across distances the aircraft weren't designed to fly and over sometimes hazardous routes. Watch the first episode on Amazon Instant Video for free.
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Banks charge $29 bucks for an overdraft for the same reason a Black Lab licks himself.  Because they can. A Layman's Guide to Batteries
Find an RV campground, state or national park, Walmart, Cabella's, and lots of other places to stay. Movie cowboys in the 1930's and 1940's were big stars, especially to a kid with a nickel for a ticket and a nickel for popcorn. Need tech support? Don't call the published number and wait on hold forever, here are better numbers. Seasoned RVers enjoy an occasional overnight stay in a Cracker Barrel restaurant parking lot, a few feet away from good eating. Click open ''trip planner'' and ''include cracker barrel restaurants along the way''.
The most irritating thing a website can have is a damn slideshow. This website tears them apart and shows the photos on one page.
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Wind and weather forecast for kiters, surfers, pilots, sailors and anyone else. If you ever find yourself on Wheel of Fortune and make it all the way to the final round, choose the letters G, H, P and O. Click to learn more. Spending is good only if the purchaser, or the recipient, values the gift more than the money it costs. Otherwise, there is a subtraction from society's store of value.
DuckDuckGo, a search engine that claims it gives its users complete anonymity, has seen a 33 percent increase in users since the NSA PRISM scandal broke. Watch the evolution of growth of the United States from the 13 colonies up to the present day -- with dates, wars, and purchases. Comic strip hero Mark Trail encourages you to get a NOAA weather radio. Click here to listen to broadcasts all over America. Listen to weather conditions and forecasts in your area by clicking here. New window not opening?  Bypass your pop-up blocker by holding down the [CTRL] key.
NASA provides custom tables, updated daily, showing future and past NEO close-approach data. Since 1996, has provided expert weather information to weather savvy users. SitePal uses a speaking avatar to enhance business websites. You type and she talks, click to give it a try. Now you can see what gas prices are around the country at a glance. Zoom into the map to see prices by ZIP code or by stations near you.
The Digital Public Library of America offers free access to libraries and museums across the country to anyone with an Internet connection. Forget the politics. Leni Riefenstahl was one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Her website is closed, but preserved here by the ''Wayback Machine''. The author says the chronology of Ancient Egypt is very incomplete and questionable in its assumptions, but this is complete enough for me. OOOOk-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain, and the ... HOLY CRAP ! ... GET IN THE CELLAR !
Who said that, or what did someone say? The story is about money.  It’s about how outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying America’s health care and creating even deeper budget deficits. Finding a summer job isn't just for college students, it can be perfect for senior cititzens as well, especially if they have an RV and nothing but time. Details, including photos and locations, of over 136,000 shipwrecks world-wide.
See all flight plan flights world wide in real time. Click on a flight, then try the cockpit view, amazing ! The British Museum presents ''Ancient Egypt''. Unassuming people getting in the ''Cash Cab'' were shocked to discover they were contestants on a television game show. Commenting on the new Indiana Jones movie, Harrison Ford said '' I'm delighted to be back with my old friends. I don't know if the pants still fit, but I know the hat will.''
Converting your salary or prices from years ago to a current value can be interesting. Click to try it.            New window not opening?  To bypass your pop-up blocker program, hold down your [CTRL] key. Information about the world's volcanoes. Your obituary is either your final whimper or your last hurrah. Write it the way you want to be remembered. The USGS estimates there are several million earthquakes around the world each year, and they locate about 50 of the larger ones every day.
 SNAP helps low-income people buy food with an electronic card similar to a bank debit card, eliminating the embarrassment of using food stamps. This is for all those people who find it more convenient to bother you with their question rather than google it for themselves. The Annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest is for opening sentences to novels that are so bad that they are good. I know you’re eager to find that lost item. But not yet. Don’t look for it yet.
Mad is an American humor magazine founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines in 1952. Offering satire on all aspects of American life and pop culture, the monthly publication deflates stuffed shirts and pokes fun at common frailties. When you add cyber-slacking to coffee breaks, smoke breaks, long lunches, and talking about sports, some employees don't get any work done at all. Colby's body was recovered after 9 days, just 100 yards from where his canoe had been found. He was uncharacteristically without his life jacket or shoes. Thoreau said ''Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.''
Former White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger was convinced that TWA flight 800 was accidently shot down by the U.S. Navy, because of articles he read on the internet. The First Lady is not elected, has no official duties, and receives no salary. But, as we have learned, they can go on lots of free vacations. An experienced storm-chaser shows us the structure of storms. Consider ordering his video. To view Michelangelo's masterpiece, click and drag your arrow in the direction you wish to see.
Between 1939 and 1945, the German U-boat fleet suffered heavy casualties, losing 793 U-boats and about 28,000 crew members, a 75% casualty rate. Pet ownership in the golden years can have a positive effect on a senior's physical and emotional well-being. Jerry Lewis raised a record $65 million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in his annual telethon on the 2008 Labor Day holiday. He paid his own expenses, and never took a dime for his efforts. If you want money for retirement, you're going to have to get a little selfish. Help your children only as a last resort. Too many parents are using needed retirement funds to bail their children out of various problems.
This series of photos from World War II was published by ''The Atlantic'' in 20 weekly installments in 2011. And, you thought your pension plan was bad. The connection between the Friday the 13th superstition and the Knights Templar was popularized in the 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code. Your cell phone is probably next to your missing television remote control. Use this website to find it.
World War II Today presents what happened on the day, seventy years ago. We could never do this, but, Hitler had an effective way to deal with resistance.  Click here to learn more. From the Spanish Conquistadors, to western outlaws, to simple pioneers crossing the prairie, legends abound regarding where these hardy pioneers hid their valuables. Are the side-effects of those drugs you are taking worth the benefits? Click to check them out.
For 20 years, until 2009, this magazine told the story of a town known simply as Deadwood. There is a reason Newman's sauce is more expensive, it's the best stuff you can buy in a grocery store. And, you can feel good, knowing  all profits go to charity. This web site tells you where the product you are looking for is being sold, and for how much. To find out which Walmarts allow overnight parking, pick a state map and select ''Walmart'' from the top menu.
Discovered by one of Napoleon's soldiers in 1799 durning a French expedition to Egypt, the stone provided the key to translating previously unreadable Egyptian hieroglyphs.  The Army Corps of Engineers dam construction and  lake reservoirs, and production of hydroelectric power also open up these river and lakeside areas to the public and provide recreation opportunities for fishing, boating and camping. Seeing faces in clouds or tree stumps and the like, is called Pareidolia, and we've all experienced it. But, the idea that an image resembling a woman is Mary, or a man's image is Jesus, is more common with faithful of Hispanic origin. You can't beat a great Denny's Grand Slam breakfast, especially if it is free.
My wife and I hit the road in our motorhome. Dead pool is a game of prediction where you guess when someone, usually a celebrity or world leader, will die.  Killing someone on your list is considered cheating, so play fair. Our Links page features news from a variety of sources, including some you won't agree with. Click on the map for weather warnings in your area.
Check the weather at airports all over the USA. Since 1994, seniors have been able to buy a lifetime pass to national parks for just $10, while younger visitors pay $80 a year. The great deal is over, but the new $80 for life price is still a good deal. Traveling first class on an Amtrak Superliner includes a private room, meals, and hotel-like amenities. And, no searches, just show your photo I.D. and get on the train. The Edmund Fitzgerald went down without a distress signal on Lake Superior with all 29 members of the crew perishing. Gordon Lightfoot's hit song helped make the incident the most famous disaster in the history of Great Lakes shipping.
My friend Dave Johnson is one heck of a saxophone player. Whether warning of danger or marking safe passage, lighthouses stand as beacons of safety and security. This website shows you which news stories are getting the most attention on the internet. The more interest ( traffic ) the bigger the text.  Point to any story to learn more. Known as a ''Summer District Work Period'', Congress takes August off to rest-up after their exhausting Tuesday thru Thursday normal work weeks, 7 months a year.
If you find the viral email you just received at it is demonstrably false. In 2005, Father Guido Sarducci graciously offered to step in for the ailing Pope John Paul II , and delivered the annual Easter message. South Dakota is a great place to go on vacation. Divorcing  E.F. Hutton, Marjorie Merriweather Post explored the world on the ''Sea Cloud'' with daughter, actress Dina Merrill (Mrs. Cliff Robertson), and a crew of 72.
The Healthcare Blue Book is a free consumer guide to help you determine fair prices in your area for healthcare services. To save Americans hiding in Iran after the Embassy take-over in 1979, the CIA created a fake Hollywood production company, and concocted identities for the location-scouting party that would go to Iran. The grandest canyon, the hottest desert, the tallest forest. They're all in our national parks—and they're like nowhere else on Earth. 825 newspaper front pages from 71 countries.
From 2004: Mayor Daley's administration spends nearly $40 million a year hiring hundreds of trucks -- primarily dump trucks -- that often do little or no work. Some truck owners have political clout, some are mob figures or their relatives.
The producers of ''Airplane!'' bought the rights to Arthur Haley's screenplay for the 1957 drama ''Zero Hour'', added a few lines, and had a major comedy hit on their hands. If you're following roads, this would be a good one to bookmark for future reference. Who wouldn't jump at the chance to get a free Cessna 150? New window not opening?  To bypass your pop-up blocker program, hold down your [CTRL] key.
The proposed ANWAR drilling area is in the coastal plain, but those against it show you photos of mountains and flower-filled valleys hundreds of miles away. Why? Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were entertained at a lavish White House black-tie dinner. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, and retailers have their best prices on dynamite merchandise to attract shoppers on that day.  The merchandise and prices are supposed to be a secret. See the ads here. Hemp was the primary crop grown at Mount Vernon by George Washington. The real reasons why marijuana is now illegal will surprise you.  Click here for more.
The restaurants in this article are in airports that are hubs of major airlines. So, these are places where you’d most likely have a layover between connecting flights. A huge percentage of ''fact'' emails are simply not true, some people get their jollys by spreading false stories. Learn how to check these out before forwarding them on. This is a pretty valuable resource, a list of VIP phone numbers for network executives and personalities, to be used for good or evil.  But, what will bloggers use them for?
Banks, insurance companies and other businesses that owe money to customers and cannot find them are required to turn the funds over to the state government. Click here to see if your state has missing money that belongs to you. Send me an email and tell me about the money you found!
Tesla was the inventor of alternating current, radio, and other amazing things. He died broke, without completing his project to transmit free electricity to the world.
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They left out ''If you loved me...'' How fast is your internet connection?  My notebook's Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Modem downloads about 1000 kbps in suburban Minneapolis, but only about 300 kbps in my Princeton, MN office, miles from a cell phone antenna.
This is the story of the four most critical hours in aviation history — an ordeal that began at 8:15 a.m., when the first indication that something was wrong came during a telephone call to American Airlines. Part Two Part One
Charles Fawcett lead an exciting life. Unfortunately, this can and does happen. CNN reports live and recorded news and weather 24/7. Hey Kids, are you confused by the news? So are your parents, and so am I. But, Uncle Jay will explain it to us.
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. Everyone snickered and smirked when 47 year-old single and unemployed Susan Boyle walked out on the stage to sing on ''Britains Got Talent''. Prepare to be amazed. Commenting on the new Indiana Jones movie, Harrison Ford said '' I'm delighted to be back with my old friends. I don't know if the pants still fit, but I know the hat will.'' The Bush White House is so concerned about Bush's security, the veil of secrecy extends over the president's bodily excretions. Click to learn more.
See what students and parents are saying about teachers in your local schools. See what Dwight Carlson's students say about him.
Google's new 411 service is free, fast and easy to use. Give it a try now and see how simple it is to find and connect with local businesses for free.
Learn more about donating a computer. Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of MIT's Media Lab, has an ambitious project called ''One Laptop per Child''.
Songs have been written about Henry Earl, and his face is on t-shirts and coffee mugs all over America. Click for more.
Modest Needs will send payment to a creditor for a relatively small emergency expense which the individual or family could not have anticipated or prepared for. Some ''dead-serious'' magazine articles from the 1930's and 1940's about aviation look pretty funny to us now. Check the status of any sex abuse case involving a Catholic priest or bishop by clicking here. Following the signing of surrender documents, Japanese delegates start to leave the U.S.S. Missouri. At this moment the sky is darkened by hundreds of U.S. planes, Navy fighters and Army Air Forces B-29s, hundreds of them. Most Japanese remained straight faced but a few raised their faces and opened their mouths. In wave after wave, they overflew the Missouri just as the sun broke through the overcast sky. World War II was over.
Free clinics and prescription drugs can be found, if you know where to look. Check your State by clicking here. Wannabes get a rush out of pretending to be a buyer and waste the time and effort of sellers everywhere. Some are famous, although they don't know it. Take a break and sing along to this song.  If you can. Remember the radio shows of your youth?  You actually had to use your imagination.  Click here to go back in time.
Special characters are made by pressing and holding one of the ALT keys, then typing the indicated numbers. You must use the numeric keypad on the right side of your keyboard. For example: ALT + 0200 = Č.  The letter appears after the Alt key is released. 5000 years of Middle East history in 90 seconds. The Breathing Earth website shows the impact different countries have on climate change.  Click to learn more. Fred Clark's obituary is a bit unusual.  For some reason, his survivors want you to know he never peed in the shower.
The story of Prince Charles possibly having a gay encounter was hot news in 2003. Stephen Colbert's reporting on the story is a comedy classic. Caution: may be NSFW. Abandoned and little-known airfields. Compare your hourly wage to the rich and famous. Will Carl Rove be arrested? Click here for a satirical vision of America's future. Don't worry, we pick on Democrats too.
Saint Bernadette looks like she died just recently. See who is giving money to politicians. Compare the buying power of Jack Nicholson and other movie stars, to yours, by clicking here. Having a green burial not only helps save the environment, it also saves your family a lot of money.
Colby's body was recovered after 9 days, just 100 yards from where his canoe had been found. He was uncharacteristically without his life jacket or shoes.
The missing funds includes about $9 billion in cash, most of the $12 billion in new $100 bills that were flown into Iraq by C-130 cargo planes. The cash weighed 363 tons.
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Ways to use cash to increase your life satisfaction include giving it away, taking relaxing vacations, or doing things you always wanted to do. Browse through billions of web pages archived from 1996 to now. Without the Internet Archive, much of the history would have been lost. Easy to do, just copy the URL from the top of the page you want to save, go to and paste it in the "Save Now" space. Presto-chango, it is done.

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