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20 years till seen again?

On April 8th there’s going to be a solar eclipse…  Eclipse chasers from Fresno will be travelling to Texas to be in the path of totality – Where the moon completely blocks out the sun’s direct rays.  Due to the moon’s shorter distance to Earth, the time of totality will be more than twice as long in Texas than in …

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VR Goggles For Mice?

Scientists at Northwestern University have developed tiny VR goggles for mice…  (Yep, you read that right!) They are allowing researchers to get deeper insights into the workings of rodent brains. (This brings to mind a Tom & Jerry cartoon, where Jerry the mouse is lying on a couch with what looks like a crash helmet on his head immersed in …

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Saved By A Chimp?

In 1952 The Today Show aired with Dave Garroway as host… The show wasn’t doing very well at all. That is until the addition of J. Fred Muggs… Now J. Fred Muggs was no ordinary man, nope. He wasn’t a man at all, but a Chimpanzee dressed in diapers like a baby… becoming an overnight sensation and signed up by …

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One interesting fact about Leonardo…

Everyone’s heard of Leonardo Da Vinci… There have even been films made about him. Considered as one of the most prolific inventors in history… …that spent hours upon hours creating and concocting inventions and innovations. In a variety of fields including flight, warfare, and public water systems. But did you know that Leonardo da Vinci’s last name… Da Vinci wasn’t …

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Are you on the road to nowhere?

I was reading an email today from a marketer… about 3 major factors that stop people from being successful. And the one that stood out to me was about not knowing where we’re going. (Something I felt like many times.) There was a quote from Henry Kissinger:enH “If you don’t know where you are going, every road will get you …

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Recovered after 28 years…

This morning, I was reading an article I came across…  You may have seen it especially if you’re a Formula One fan.  Former Formula One driver Gerhard Berger’s Ferrari was recovered by Scotland Yard.  After 28 years…  (Bet he didn’t think he’d be seeing that again!)  It was one of two Ferrari sports cars stolen, a red F512M Testarossa at …

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A Slippery Situation

A few years ago, when my lad was in nursery… At that time, we were living in a hilly part of the neighbourhood.  I think during that week we had a bit of snow and overnight it turned to ice. So people were being extra careful including me in the morning on the way to the nursery… And that day …

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Tin Lizzie

Picture this – back in 1922, this car race was up in Pikes Peak, Colorado… Everyone was flaunting their new rides, and Noel Bullock came with his Model T, calling it “Old Liz.” Now, Old Liz wasn’t exactly a beauty… Nope! With no paint and no hood – people started calling it “Tin Lizzie,” thinking it looked like a banged-up …

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5 Most Unusual Phobias

Everyone has something that makes them feel uncomfortable… Such as spiders or elevators but normally we tend to cope with them. It’s said that the greatest fear is public speaking, but most people can do it if they’re forced to. However, for some being in a certain situation or around a certain thing can cause so much fear that they …

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Highest Ever Speeding Fine

Speeding is the most common traffic offense with around 42 million speeding tickets issued in the US each year. In Finland, things work a little differently the amount you pay for a speeding ticket depends on how much you earn a year. In 2023 a 76-year-old Finnish millionaire got slapped $130,000 fine for going over the speed limit of more …