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NIMBY (not in my back yard) usually applies to an unwanted development in ones neighborhood, but this dog took it to a whole new level.  Check out the video above.

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As you head outside this spring to get some gardening done, consider this…spiders eat 800 Million Tons of prey every year.  That is twice the amount of meat and fish humans consume yearly.Spider Consumption

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autonomous-drivers-licenseSam Schmidt, former Indy Racing League driver left paralyzed from the neck down after an accident, is the first person to receive an autonomous-only driver’s license. His Corvette has been modified with cameras and sensors which enable him to operate the vehicle with head movements, breaths and voice commands.

He is thrilled to have his mobility back after sixteen years in a conversion van. Schmidt, 52, says, “My wife hates driving that van.  It makes us look like we’re 75 and retired.”  Sam is anything but retired. He co-owns the racing team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and chairs the Conquer Paralysis Now foundation.

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The wreckage of a 1,600-year-old Roman ship was recently found in the ancient port of Caesarea in the Mediterranean. Divers have recovered bronze statues and thousands of coins. According to archaeologists, “metal statues are rare archaeological finds because they were always melted down and recycled in antiquity.”

Roman Shipwreck

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Smiley MomHere’s a little trivia for you.  The highest officially recorded number of children born to one mother…69.  The first wife of Feodor Vassilyev of Shuya, Russia had 69 children between the years 1725 and 1765.  She had sixteen pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets. Wow!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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A “Women’s History Month” inspired Fun Fact:  Marilyn Reece was the first woman to be registered in California as a civil engineer, and, in 1964, she designed the 405 / 10 freeway interchange.  Ms. Reece’s concept was to keep traffic gracefully moving at high speeds.  Her solution was long, sweeping curves.  Her vision was, and remains, a success.  This intersection has been described as, “…a work of art, both as a pattern on the map, as a monument against the sky, and as a kinetic experience as one sweeps through it.”Marilyn Reece 002

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Back in 1953, Swanson’s over-estimated the number of turkeys it would sell for Thanksgiving…by 26 tons!  An enterprising individual came up with the ingenious idea of slicing the turkey and repackaging with some trimmings. Voila, the TV dinner was born.

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Since post-season is upon us, we are due a little baseball fun. No matter who your favorite team is, if you are a baseball fan, you will enjoy these two plays: