Daily Archives: 30 July 30, 2009

Super Dad

While holding his kid who was holding his jumbo drink he catches a foul ball bare-handed.

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Beluga whale ‘saves’ diver

A drowning diver has told how she was saved by a whale that pushed her back to the surface when she suffered crippling cramps. Link

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Hawaii residents now taxed on Vegas winnings even if they lose

A new bill signed into law this month by Gov. Linda Lingle has some frequent Las Vegas visitors and local CPAs scratching their heads. Under House Bill 1495, no longer will gamblers be able to offset their winnings with their … Continue reading

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Tattood Texan Librarian Calendar

A fundraising activity for the TLA LIBRARY DISASTER RELIEF FUND, this calendar showcases the charms and often concealed art of 18 women of the Texas library community. As members of the Texas Library Association, these women volunteered to reveal their … Continue reading

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New York gives homeless people a one-way ticket to leave city

New York has found a novel, if expensive, way of dealing with its overcrowded shelters – buying one-way tickets for homeless families to leave the city. Under the initiative, by the administration of the mayor, Michael Bloomberg, hundreds of families … Continue reading

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Moviegoers often blink in unison

Worried you’ll blink and miss a crucial piece of the action? Then you can relax. While watching a film, we subconsciously control the timing of blinks to make sure we don’t miss anything important. And because we tend to watch … Continue reading

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Bag of Randomness

WifeGeeding’s trip to her ocularist went fairly well.  She can’t get fitted for a new prosthesis yet, so her old one had to be modified, but she still has some swelling, so we will have to make a return trip. … Continue reading

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