Monday, November 04, 2013

In Case You Missed It!

Tomorrow India plans to launch a spacecraft that will go where no Asian nation has gone before:  Mars.  Critics point out that since 350 million Indians live on less than $1.25 a day and a third of the population lacks access to electricity, there are better ways to spend the more than $1 billion a year they put their space program.

Toronto’s Mayor, said to have been videoed smoking crack cocaine, is fighting back.  He has apologized for drinking too much, but says he is the victim of a liberal media conspiracy and won’t comment on the video because he hasn’t seen it.

There was a partial solar eclipse yesterday, not visible on the West Coast, too early in the morning for most people on the East Coast.  Which raises the question – like the tree that falls in the forest with no one to watch or hear, how real is an eclipse that no one sees?

A missing NYU student was found stuck between two buildings – a dormitory and a parking garage – in lower Manhattan.  So far no one is saying how he got into this predicament.

Experts say that girls who begin puberty early are at risk for lower self-esteem, depression, low academic achievement, obesity and hypertension.  If true, is there any way to delay puberty?  The experts don’t say.

Pot calling the kettle?  Google boss Eric Schmidt says it is “outrageous” if the government has spied on the company’s data centers. 


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