Thursday show 07-23-15
11 strange facts you didn’t know about the first Moon landing
You would expect that when NASA asks you to be the first man to walk on the Moon that they would consider the possibility of things going wrong. Well for Neil Armstrong he couldn’t afford the life insurance policy for an astronaut. However, along with Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin he wasn’t alone.
Summer is so bad here that cops ‘arrest’ weathermen
Fed-up police in the Canada’s Newfoundland and Labrador have become so desperate about the lack of good weather in recent weeks that they have issued a plea to locate the missing season.
Ancient Amazon Rain forest Was Once Used for Agriculture
The Amazon rainforest, often thought to have been pristine wilderness before the modern era, was once domesticated, and was reclaimed by the wild only in recent centuries, research increasingly suggests.
Uber has hilarious comeback to NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio
In reaction to a NYC bill, Uber has done something to push back in a way that is both unique and hilarious. The bill seeks to limit the amount of new drivers transportation companies can hire and, thus, severely limit the growth of alternative transport businesses such as Uber.
Residents sue Seattle saying new trash rules violate privacy
Environmental goals about garbage in this and other like-minded cities increasingly come down to three words: Throw less away. So Seattle residents are given different bins to put out on the curb — one for yard and food waste, another for recycling — and are encouraged to use ever-tinier cans for the stuff that really is trash.
Hoyer: ‘I Reject Any Premise that Planned Parenthood is Harvesting Fetal Organs, or Body Parts’
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said he rejected the “premise that Planned Parenthood is harvesting fetal organs” at his weekly pen-and-pad meeting with reporters on Tuesday.
Quiz: Who signed all 4 founding-documents?
He was the only person to sign all four of America’s founding documents:
Articles of Association – 1774
Declaration of Independence – 1776
Articles of Confederation – 1777
U.S. Constitution – 1787
Who was he? Roger Sherman.
Obama admin looks to ban some Social Security recipients from owning guns
Obama looks to ban Social Security recipients from owning guns
The Obama administration wants to keep people collecting Social Security benefits from owning guns if it is determined they are unable to manage their own affairs, the Los Angeles Times reported.