Saturday, September 8, 2012

Recap of stories from this week and news of the weird

This week has been a spirited week! This week we had the DNC and the Bashing of the RNC. This week we have heard nothing in the news except Political analysis and Back stabbing campaign ads. I want to help us out of the funk that this week put us into. I want to recap this week, but in a humorous way. I also want to give you the Weird stories of this week to help kick start your weekend. I hope that you enjoy my collection for the week. 
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2,000 pound bacon cheeseburger made World Record

A Family of Ducks cross busy Highway

Dancing officers direct traffic at DNC

Seal holds hand with diver

Graveyards are going high-tech. A British funeral home has launched a company that places QR codes on tombstones. When scanned with a smart phone, the code launches a web page full of pictures and biographical information about the deceased.
The innovation is a logical progression in the digital age. Families often build web pages on social media websites for the departed where visitors can share memories and well wishes. Now, anyone visiting a graveyard with a computer in their pocket can learn about the lives of those buried there.
“To be able to scan a code and read about the people buried there immediately will bring memorials to life,” Stephen Nimmo, managing director of QR Memories, a subsidiary of funeral director Chester Pearce Associates in the United Kingdom, said in a news release
“Suddenly a simple plot in the ground with a stone on it reveals so much more.”
Each QR Code is about 1.5 inches square and generally cut into granite or metal. They can be placed on a tombstone, bench, or other location to memorialize the departed.
The websites are updatable and interactive, allowing anyone with a password to add photos and information, such as the birth of a grandchild.
The codes cost up to about $475, depending on materials and how they are applied to the tombstone or other memorial. An additional $150 buys unlimited hosting, administration and set up of the website, the Daily Telegraph reports.
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Could Betty White be the Clint Eastwood of the DNC

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Betty White did not perform at the DNC this year, although many people where encouraging her to do so.

Since the DNC was this week, all that was in the news was recaps of the Convention and of course, bashing of the other parties. Of course there were funny moments; inspiring moments, and even tear jerking moments on both sides of the political mesh up. I will share with you the parts of both conventions that I found to be either; engaging, funny, or heart throbbing to me. I hope I can share these clips without offending anyone from either political spectrum.

Here is Gabrielle Gifford’s leading the”Pledge of Allegiance”.

Clint Eastwood and the Chair with Invisible Obama.

The complete speech from Mitt Romney.

The complete Obama Speech.

The complete Clinton Speech.

Now the comparison side of the Conventions.

   It’s a bouncing baby boy-er, girl-er, beluga!

Baby beluga in the deep blue sea,
Swim so wild and you swim so free.
Heaven above and the sea below,
And a little white whale on the go.

“As we here at Animal Tracks continue to grieve, with animal lovers everywhere, over the recent death of the beluga whale that inspired Raffi’s timeless children’s song “Baby Beluga,” we are buoyed by this news: A brand new bouncing baby beluga was born this week at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
Is the baby a boy or a girl? Well, ummm, we’re not sure yet. Nobody is. The newborn is being allowed to bond with mom Mauyak (MAH-yak) in a secluded area at Shedd’s Abbott Oceanarium without any physical interaction with human handlers. The baby’s gender won’t be determined until the marine mammal staff thinks the time is right to do a physical examination.

In the meantime, we know these vital stats about the newborn calf:
·         The baby beluga arrived on the scene at about 2 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 27.
·         The calf is 4 1/2 feet long and weighs about 150 pounds.
·         The new baby is the sixth beluga calf born at Shedd.
·         The newborn has two older siblings also born to Mauyak: Qannik and Miki.
·         Mom Mauyak’s name means “soft snow” in Inuit. She weighs about 1,200 pounds and is about 11 feet long.
The newborn’s dad is named Naluark (nah-LOO-ark), and he weighs 2,100 pounds

Did you here that Ben and Jerry’s Ice creams logo and brands have been stolen and used for Porno films?

Did a group of people hack Romney’s Tax returns? They are claiming that they have them and will release his tax returns on September 28th of this year unless they receive a Million dollars. Will this make Romney release the other 8 years of tax returns or will he ignore the threat and expose only the past two years of tax returns?

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