Scientists were hoping for giant flash on the moon that would intimidate the Soviet Union
Aim of mission was to launch the nuke by 1959
Plan was later scrapped due to possible danger to people on Earth
It may sound like a plot straight out of a science fiction novel, but a U.S. mission to blow up the moon with a nuke was very real in the 1950s.
At the height of the space [...]
From LA Times:
The federal government released its “obesity map” on Monday, outlining the rates of obesity and how rates in the states compare. Colorado gets the svelte bragging rights, with 20.7% of its adults obese. At the other end of the scale is Mississippi, with a rate of 34.9%.
IPOs are wildly profitable deals for Wall Street investment banks, and they come with huge bragging rights.
So it’s no surprise that the biggest Wall Street banks fought over the Facebook IPO for years.
The inside story of the Facebook showdown reveals a lot about the relative status of Wall Street banks in Silicon Valley these days, especially Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.
And it also reveals a lot about Facebook.
Facebook’s in its IPO “quiet period” right now, [...]
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She’s a tiny brunette with brown eyes, barely 10, and she’s naked – posing for the man who raped her and traded her photo like currency [...]
Even after some disappointing news came to light in the company’s latest public filing earlier this week, investors are jostling to get shares in Facebook’s epic debut in the stock market next month. Fuhgeddaboudit: Individual investors are unlikely to be able to buy Facebook shares before they start trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange.
There are three reasons for this: The big boys are at the front the line, you are at the [...]
Hey, Indianapolis. A Manning will be playing in your Super Bowl, after all.
No, not that one.
It’ll be Eli Manning leading the New York Giants to a Super Bowl rematch against the New England Patriots – and this time on older brother Peyton’s home field.
“It doesn’t matter to me where you’re playing it or the fact that it’s in Indianapolis,” Eli Manning said. “I’m just excited about being in one.”
(AP) New [...]
Dec. 8: Satellite image shows the Chinese aircraft carrier Varyag sailing in the Yellow Sea.
DENVER – DigitalGlobe Inc., a commercial satellite company, said Wednesday that it took a photograph of China’s first aircraft carrier during a sea trial in the Yellow Sea, off the Chinese coast.
The Pentagon did not confirm the image, but Stephen Wood, the satellite company’s director, said he’s confident about the Dec. 8 photograph due to the carrier’s location.
Although China insists [...]
By: CNN Political Producer Shannon Travis
Ames, Iowa (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has fresh bragging rights after picking up what is surely a coveted endorsement on Monday.
Cory Adams – the Republican chairman of Story County in Iowa – endorsed the Texas congressman’s presidential bid at a campaign event in Ames, Iowa.
That’s significant for a few reasons. Ames is the largest city in Story [...]
Washington, D.C. – The same organization that challenged NOAA to bragging rights for the best hurricane forecast last year using a trained chimp armed only with a pair of dice and a craps table is challenging the agency again: This time by putting two fifth graders up against the multi-billion-dollar federal agency.
“NOAA may have beaten our trained chimp, Dr. Hansimian, last year,” said David [...]
My sister buys organic food from farmerâ€™s markets. Organic fruit and vegetables, grass-fed beef,etc., and pays a premium for them. I buy the mass produced stuff from the grocery store for less money, and pay significantly less. But she gets better quality, more nutritious food with no additives or hormones thatâ€™s grown/raised by local farmers with a better environmental impact than corporate farms, so she gets to feel good [...]
With so much unfounded optimism pumped out by the MSM, a stock market crash seems virtually inevitable.
“New Normal: Bankrupt nation. Deflation. Zeros. Junk. No jobs. Depression
ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Yes, it’s going to get worse, a whole lot worse … Bill Gross warns this is the “New Normal. Forget 10% returns. Think 5%”. … Economist Larry Kotlikoff, author of The Coming Generational Storm, warns: “Let’s get real. The U.S. [...]
The overnight action was bullish compared to yesterday’s late selloff after probing the 1100 major resistance area. It is not unusual to see prices repelled the first time that a significant resistance area is challenged. It is also not unusual to see the market try that area again before either surpassing it or retreating further. The bulls were able to stave off any additional weakness overnight, despite the close near [...]