Monthly Archives: November 2011

I have a penguin and I’m not afraid to use it

An Arizona burglary suspect was caught flat-footed after she threatened a gas station attendant with a concealed bomb that turned out to be a toy penguin, cops said The young woman claimed she had a bomb, demanded cash and threatened … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 30

It was on this day in 1979 that Pink Floyd released their album The Wall. The rock opera was inspired during the band’s 1977 stadium tour, when Roger Waters became so frustrated with the audience that he envisioned building an actual wall between him and … Continue reading

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Money = speech?

There is nothing illegal nor immoral about trying to talk your way out of a ticket that a state trooper is about ready to write up on you, is it? Most people give their best excuse for why they were … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 29

It was on this day in 1972 that Atari officially released Pong. A prototype of the game had been in a California tavern for the past two months, and the machine was so popular that it kept breaking due to an overflow of quarters. … Continue reading

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Teaching penguins to swim

When it comes to water, penguins aren’t naturals. As a matter of fact, “some of them are terrified,” says Bethany Wlaz,a keeper at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. So each time African penguins are born into the zoo’s breeding program … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 28

It was on this day in 1814 that The London Times became the first newspaper to be printed by an automatic press. Built by two German inventors, the steam powered machine was able to produce over 2000 pages per hour, compared to only 800 … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Junior said…

“History is a great teacher. Now everyone knows that the labor movement did not diminish the strength of the nation but enlarged it. By raising the living standards of millions, labor miraculously created a market for industry and lifted the … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 27

It was on this day in 1095 that Pope Urban II first urged Christians in Europe to wage war against Muslims in the Middle East. The Turks had control of Jerusalem, and they had banned Christian pilgrims from visiting the … Continue reading

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Rolling in the Sound of Deep Sunshine

 

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What Happened – November 26

It was on this day in 1864 that Charles Dodgson gave a handwritten manuscript to Alice Liddell. Entitled Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, it was based on a tale he had told the 10 year-old girl and her sisters during a fishing … Continue reading

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