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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Daily Drift

The Daily Drift
Today's horoscope says:
This is a day full of successes for you -- a lot of your busywork is out of the way, and quite a few of your latest plans are working perfectly!
Feel free to rest on your laurels and take it easy today.
You have been doing a lot of running around lately, and your brain needs some time to slow down.
You can uncross your fingers now, because all those things you were hoping would fall into place have fallen exactly where you wanted them to fall.

Some of our readers today have been in:
London, England, United Kingdom
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Paris, Ile-De-France, France
Berne, Bern, Switzerland
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Makati, Manila, Philippines
Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Adelaide, South Australia, Austalia
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Bayonne, Aquitaine, France

as well as Slovakia, Malta, Bulgaria, Israel, Finland, Austria, Norway, Georgia, Mexico, Peru, Kuwait, Serbia, Bangladesh, Latvia, Greece, Scotland, Hong Kong, Denmark, Wales, Iran, Singapore, Poland, Taiwan, Sweden, Afghanistan, Belgium, Tibet, Croatia, Pakistan, Romania, Paraguay, Sudan, Vietnam, Argentina, Cambodia, Egypt, France, Estonia, Puerto Rico, Maldives, Qatar, Brazil, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Slovenia, China, Iraq, Ecuador, Nigeria, Colombia, Chile, Honduras, Paupa New Guinea, Moldova, Venezuela, Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Ireland, Czech Republic, Vietnam, Norway, Finland

and in cities across the United States such as Milpitas, Carlisle, Honolulu, Pompano Beach  and more.

Today is:
Today is Wednesday, June 15, the 166th day of 2011.
There are 199 days left in the year.

Today's unusual holiday or celebration is:
Nature Photography Day.

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Non Sequitur


Blogging Lite

Turns out Wednesday around here was as expected so we're blogging lite today.

The Night of the Blood Red Moon

Astronomer Mark Thompson explains why, on Wednesday, a lunar eclipse is set to dazzle night skies (but not in the U.S., sadly)  

One of the century's longest total lunar events treats viewers from Asia and Africa.  



Are people finally getting sick of Facebook?

Facebook was the phenomenon that dragged our social lives into the computer age. It was the idea that would eventually conquer the planet, destined to manage the connections between you and almost everyone you know.

But it appears that the world's most popular social network is beginning to lose millions of the friends that it had once gained so rapidly.

Figures released yesterday suggest that an exodus from Facebook may have begun in the United States, Britain and Canada, countries where the seven-year-old site was first taken up.

The suggestion is that long-time users are starting to suffer from "Facebook fatigue", having grown tired after years of using the site. The research indicates that, although Facebook continues to move towards 700 million users worldwide, the rate of growth has slowed for the second month in a row.

And just as people are tiring of Facebook. More employers encouraging Facebook at work
Figures, doesn't it.

Fire Sets Record

It's official: Wildfire Is Now the Largest in Arizona’s History.
The massive Wallow Fire that is raging through eastern Arizona and neighboring New Mexico has burned so much additional acreage that it has become the largest fire in Arizona’s history, officials said Tuesday.
The fire had burned more than 469,000 acres as of Tuesday morning, surpassing the 468,000 acres destroyed in the 2002 Rodeo-Chediski Fire, which affected an area not far away in Arizona’s White Mountains.
The big difference between the two megafires, though, has been the damage. The Wallow Fire has been far less destructive than its predecessor, destroying only 31 homes compared with 465 lost a decade ago.
wallow fire



Animal News

A A humble sheep in England's southwest was being hailed a hero Tuesday for saving his shepherd's life by helping detect a potentially deadly tumor.

District thinks it can save up to $15,000 annually.

Mockingbirds attack patients at Venice clinic
Patients arriving at an emergency care clinic in Venice are taking cover to avoid attacks from nesting mockingbirds.

Zebras run loose after escaping from owner
A baby zebra, born after the escape, has been the only one captured.

It's the kind of story that creates its own headline - Byrd Rescues Hawk.
Oregon's KGW-TV reports that Portland Police Bureau officer Cage Byrd - his real name - spotted a young red-tailed hawk standing outside a downtown hair salon on Tuesday.

Animal Pictures