Got a little time on Sunday to read the rest of the story? How about a video that makes you giggle? I spend a couple of hours on Saturdays looking for stories and items worth sharing.
- True facts about the octopus was posted two weeks ago by zefrank1 on YouTube. If you haven't checked out the "True facts" series, do it now. It's a little science, a little naughty and a lot silly. Warning: The narrative by Morgan Freeman just might cause a spit take.
- High school lip dub for Riley was posted a week ago by SPatelProductions. It was made for a Riley Dance Marathon involving 2,700 Avon High School students dancing to the 68-song Danthology 2013. You can donate here. It was filmed and Edited by Suketu Patel and produced by Nile Hairston and Mark Bode.
Cast of If/Then sings “Seasons of Love” from Rent to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on April 12. After the curtain call, the cast auctioned off a chance to join them on stage.
- Here are my picks of the week's Top 10 photos from the Associated Press.
- Here are The Journal Gazette's top photos of the week.
- Dropping the ball: A star player accused, and a flawed rape investigation by Walt Bogdanich in the New York Times makes my blood boil. Bogdanich takes an in-depth look at the case of Florida State University football star Jameis Winston, a rape allegation against him and how such cases are handled. (Badly, in case you had any doubt.)
- STEM myth: Is the U.S. losing the tech race? by Michael S. Teitelbaum, a senior research associate at Harvard Law School's Labor and Worklife Program and the author of "Falling Behind? Boom, Bust, and the Global Race for Scientific Talent," says that young people should not be misled by exaggerated claims of widespread shortages of scientists and engineers. He wrote this for the Los Angeles Times.
- Till death do us part: After 70 years of marriage, man and wife die 15 hours apart.
- Suspended: Teen pops prom question to Miss America
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