My Video pick of the week –
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles finally learn to use their weapons!
Video pick of the day # 2 – Had to have two coz I found this creepy one too where a mechanical mouth can make sounds now. So they’re sort of emulating the throught and making this piece of plastic make sounds. Although, I know some friends who would prefer to do other things with this mechanical mouth, it’s still a cool new piece of science that is slowly helping march us to the eve of our destruction as we are overtaken by machines. Oh and giant turtles.
On This Day – April 25
1898 – US declares war on Spain over Cuba
1901 – New York becomes 1st state requiring auto license plates ($1 fee)
1928 – Buddy, a German Shepherd, becomes 1st guide dog for the blind. 1st use of seeing eye dog
1952 – 6th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
1956 – Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” goes #1
1965 – 19th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
1990 – Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery
#1 Song Today, April 25, in the 80s
|1989||Like a Prayer||Madonna|
|1988||Where Do Broken Hearts Go||Whitney Houston|
|1987||I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)||Aretha Franklin & George Michael|
|1986||Kiss||Prince & the Revolution|
|1985||We Are the World||USA for Africa|
|1984||Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)||Phil Collins|
|1983||Beat It||Michael Jackson|
|1982||I Love Rock ‘n Roll||Joan Jett & the Blackhearts|
|1981||Kiss on My List||Daryl Hall & John Oates|
Fact or Fiction
It’s hotter in the summertime because the Earth is closer to the sun.
The Earth is actually closer to the sun in January, and farthest from the sun in July. It’s not the distance from the sun that causes the change in seasons, but our position relative to the sun. The Earth is tilted at a 23.5-degree angle to its orbit around the sun. In the summer, even though it’s slightly further from the sun, the northern hemisphere is tilted so the sun’s rays hit it more directly than they do in the wintertime, which is what makes it hotter. Because the days are longer in the summertime, the sun also has more time to heat up the Earth.
The Earth’s tilt is also why the seasons are reversed in the southern hemisphere.
Reason to party today – coz it’s happy hour somewhere in the world.
Malaria Awareness Day
National Pet Parent’s Day
20-Something Service Day
World Malaria Day
ANZAC Day (Australia)
National Flag Day (Swaziland)
Liberation Day (Italy)
Liberty Day (Portugal)
Sinai Day (Egypt)
Quote of the Day
“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt