Friday, April 28, 2017

News for Week Ending Friday, Apr 28, 2017

1.   According to New York dermatologist Francesca Fusco, sleeping with your hair in a bun can lead to hair loss.  ***   Also, it leaves a lot of crumbs in your bed.

2.   North Korea has released a propaganda video that shows the White House in cross-hairs, then coming under attack.   ***   Of course, that’s all bluster. If they were really serious, the target would have been Mar-a-Lago.

3.   Nordstrom’s is selling jeans with fake mud for $425.   ***   Wow—I can’t imagine what the price would be if they had real mud.

4.   In an amazing discovery, two Harvard researchers have found a second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence in a records office in England.  ***   They say it was stored in a file cabinet, right next to the second set of stone tablets with the Ten Commandments.

5.   An article on lists the six dirtiest items in a hotel room.  ***  Number one dirtiest item:  The pay-per-view TV movies.

6.   On this date in history:  Apr 28, 1958 – Great Britain performs an atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.   ***  Or what is now known as the spot in the ocean previously occupied by Christmas Island.

7.   On this date in history:  April 27, 1861 – West Virginia secedes from Virginia.   ***  Yes, Virginia, there is a Secession Clause.

8.   On this date in history:  Apr 26, 1986 – Arnold Schwarzenegger weds newscaster Maria Shriver  ***  Ms. Shriver loved Arnold’s marriage vows, especially the part where he promised to hire a maid.

9.   On this date in history:  Apr 25, 1719Daniel Defoe publishes "Robinson Crusoe," the tale of a man stranded on a tropical island.  ***  I believe his was the version without the soccer ball.

10.  On this date in history:  Apr 24, 1969Paul McCartney says there is no truth to the rumors that he is dead.  ***  He said he checked the obituaries just to make sure.

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