Saturday, April 12, 2014

All That Exists

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“What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic."
--Carl Sagan

Did You Know . . .?

The Cleveland Indians once had a "10-cent beer night" that ended in the crowd rioting and attacking the players and umpires. Players and coaches used baseball bats to fend off the rioting fans.



On April 12, 1961, aboard the spacecraft Vostok 1, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin becomes the first human being to travel into space. During the flight, the 27-year-old test pilot and industrial technician also became the first man to orbit the planet, a feat accomplished by his space capsule in 89 minutes. Vostok 1 orbited Earth at a maximum altitude of 187 miles and was guided entirely by an automatic control system. The only statement attributed to Gagarin during his one hour and 48 minutes in space was, "Flight is proceeding normally; I am well."

Yuri Gagarin was killed in a routine jet-aircraft test flight in 1968.



universe  [YU-nuh-vers]

The Universe is commonly defined as the totality of existence, including planets, stars, galaxies, the contents of intergalactic space, the smallest subatomic particles, and all matter and energy. Similar terms include the cosmos, the world, reality, and nature.



David Michael Letterman
(born April 12, 1947)
David Letterman is an American television host and comedian. He hosts the late night television talk show Late Show with David Letterman, broadcast on CBS. Letterman has been a fixture on late night television since the 1982 debut of Late Night with David Letterman on NBC. CBS has announced that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as host of "The Late Show" in 2015.

Jennifer Marie Morrison
(born April 12, 1979)
Jennifer Morrison is an American actress. She is known for her role as Emma Swan in the ABC adventure fantasy television series Once Upon a Time, and Dr. Allison Cameron in House. She also portrayed Zoey Pierson in season six of How I Met Your Mother.

Andres Arturo Garcia Menéndez
(born April 12, 1956)
Andy Garcia is a Cuban American actor. He became known in the late 1980s and 1990s, having appeared in several successful Hollywood films, including The Godfather Part III, The Untouchables, Internal Affairs and When a Man Loves a Woman. More recently, he has starred in Ocean's Eleven and its sequels, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen, and The Lost City.

Shannen Maria Doherty
(born April 12, 1971)
Shannen Doherty is an American actress, producer, author, and television director best known for her roles as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210, and as Prue Halliwell in Charmed.


Life exists throughout the cosmos and is a consequence of matter in the universe.
--Paul Stamets


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